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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Follow Me Through Darkness Playlist + Giveaway!

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The Follow Me Through Darkness tour is stopping by the blog today with the book’s playlist along with a giveaway! I haven’t read this one yet, but it sounds like a really interesting dystopian book that sounds right up my alley! Here’s some info on the book if it’s new to you:

Follow Me Through Darkness Playlist + Giveaway!Follow Me Through Darkness by Danielle Ellison
Series: The Boundless Trilogy #1
Published by Spencer Hill Press on October 21st 2014
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The truth won't always set you free.

Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose’s biggest worry was having the freedom to follow a path that wasn't chosen for her.

Less than a year ago, she believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside.

Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her.
Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland full of killing machines, secret organizations, and people who want to sell her back to the Elders for their own safety. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves.

All Neely wants is the truth, but each new piece of it drives her further from what she thought she knew. With only forty days until everyone she loves falls under the Elders’ mind control, Neely must decipher who to trust, what questions to ask, and how to get one step ahead of the Elders, who will do anything to keep their secrets buried.

Follow Me Through Darkness Playlist by Danielle Ellison

I spent four years between first draft and the release of Follow Me Through Darkness. Music was instrumental in setting the mood, in keeping me in the zone, and in creating the tension that I wanted to build in the novel. This is a longer playlist, because it’s four years of music! I found that I kept adding to the songs I already had, and none of this includes the Pandora playlist I created! (I’ve even added some notes that I made where I used particular songs during specific scenes.)

Back to December – Taylor Swift
A Book Like This – Angus & Julia Stone
There’s a Place for Us – Carrie Underwood
Haunted (Acoustic)  – Taylor Swift
Light You Up – Shawn Mullins
Aha!  – Imogen Heap (during fight scenes)
Over and Over – Three Days Grace  (fight scenes)
Ocean And Atlantic – Mayday Parade (fight scenes)
Land Of Pale Saints – Early Day Miners  (fight scenes)
Return Of The Native – Early Day Miners  (fight scenes)
If I’m Broken – Lanaé Hale
Cut – Plum
Innocent  – Taylor Swift
No Envy No Fear  – Joshua Radin (During a scene in the mountains)
Deserter  – Early Day Miners (during an argument between Thorne and Neely)
Quiet Place – Lanaé Hale
*Opened Once (Instrumental) – Jeff Buckley
Into the Ocean – Blue October
Back And Forth  – Lanaé Hale
Obsessions – Marina And The Diamonds
For You I Will – P`Nu`Bird and Teddy Geiger
Love The Way You Lie (Part II) – Rihanna ft. Eminem
Hymn Beneath The Palisades  – Early Day Miners
Take it All – Adele
Ocean Size Love – Leigh Nash (before she leaves…on the beach with Thorne)
Last Kiss   –  Taylor Swift (before she leaves…on the beach with Thorne )
Fireflies –  Owl City
Sort Of – Ingrid Michaelson (bathroom scene)
The Sound of Settling –  Death Cab for Cutie
We Are Okay –  Joshua Radin
Turning Tables – Adele
World Spins Madly On – The Weepies
All The Same – Sick Puppies
Break My Fall – Lanaé Hale
Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
Sans Revival –  Early Day Miners
Silent Tents-  Early Day Miners
Only Girl (In The World) –  Boyce Avenue
Lamb –   Gorecki
What the Lonely Say – Parlour Steps
I Never Told You  – Colbie Caillat
Bella – Angus and Julia Stone
Tell the Truth as if it Were Lies –Kathryn Williams
All of Me –Angus & Julia Stone
5 Years Time – Noah and the Whale
I Feel it All –Feist
I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Amy Millan
Hollywood – Marina and the Diamonds



About the Author

Danielle Ellison spent of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It’s probably the reason she can’t divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It’s also probably the reason she’s had so many different zip codes and jobs.

When she’s not writing, Danielle is usually drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. Danielle is also the author of SALT and STORM, a series about a snarky witch without magic. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.



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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Posted by on 10/14/2014 • 12 Comments

I don’t join giveaway hops very much anymore, but this is one that I love to do because books and candy go so well together, no? >.< I love this holiday, and I love to give back to my readers, so I’m joining in again this year for the Spooktacular giveaway hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. This hop has close to 300 participants so your chances of winning are wild! 😉

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Interview with Cat Winters, author of The Cure for Dreaming + Giveaway!

Interview with Cat Winters, author of The Cure for Dreaming + Giveaway!

Posted by on 10/13/2014 • 20 Comments

I read The Cure for Dreaming a few weeks ago and I absolutely loved it – see my review here! – so I’m stoked to have Cat Winters on the blog  today for an interview, and then you can enter to win something pretty sweet! And in case you haven’t stumbled upon this little gem, yet, here’s a bit about the book:

Interview with Cat Winters

The One About VooDoo

Hi Cat! Thanks so much for dropping by my little space on the web! I loved the Shadow of Blackbirds and am very excited to read this one!

Thank you so much for hosting me, Giselle! I’m thrilled you enjoyed In the Shadow of Blackbirds! Blogger support of that novel truly helped the book gain…

The One About Voodoo: Guest Post by Lisa Maxwell

The One About Voodoo: Guest Post by Lisa Maxwell

Posted by on 10/08/2014 • 9 Comments

I’m excited to be a part of the Sweet Unrest tour which is a perfect Halloween season read! Today I’ve got Lisa Maxwell on the blog talking about Voodoo! And before you leave, don’t forget to enter to win! 😉 In case it’s new to you, have a look at what Sweet Unrest is about:

Guest Post by Lisa Maxwell

 The One About VooDoo

In SWEET UNREST, native-Chicagoan Lucy Aimes is thrust into the world of New Orleans mysticism and is swept into a century-old vendetta that puts everything and everyone she loves into danger.

When I was writing the book, I had to learn what I could about Voodoo—as a belief, as a religion, as an art form. The Voodoo that appears in the…

Halloween Thrills & Chills: Deleted Scene from Mary: The Summoning

Halloween Thrills & Chills: Deleted Scene from Mary: The Summoning

Posted by on 10/06/2014 • 19 Comments

Who else is excited that Halloween is just around the corner? Well today I’ve got a sweet treat for you as part of the Halloween Trills & Chills event hosted by The Midnight Garden! I’ve got Hillary Montana here with a deleted scene from her book, Mary: The Summoning. I read this one a few weeks ago and let me tell you it’s one awesome creep-fest! In case you missed it, you can find my review here! Also, don’t miss out on any more Halloween fun and giveaways by visiting the other stops on this tour. You can find the schedule on this post below, or on the kickoff post here! And before getting to the deleted scene, have a look at what Mary: The Summoning is…

Guest Post & Giveaway: A Trick Of The Light

Posted by on 09/18/2014 • 1 Comment

I am so excited to be able to share with you today a guest post and opportunity to win a novel that I read and loved last year. To celebrate the paperback release of A Trick of The Light, Lois Metzger is here to talk about the unique POV of the novel and let me tell you, this is one perspective you have probably never read from before. First here is a little about the novel:

Click Here To Read Jenni’s Review of A Trick Of The Light

Guest Post from Lois Metzger

How I Came to Write a Book Narrated by a Voice in Someone’s Head

Years ago I wrote an opening scene for my novel, “A Trick…

Exclusive Sneak Peek at The Gifted Dead + Giveaway!

Exclusive Sneak Peek at The Gifted Dead + Giveaway!

Posted by on 09/10/2014 • 18 Comments

For fans of Urban Fantasy, I’ve got a treat for you today: an exclusive sneak peek at The Gifted Dead by Jenna Black as well as a chance to win!

Unique and Catchy Scene from The Gifted Dead!

Paris, France

Lynda Powell shut the bedroom door in her son’s face, turning the deadbolt despite Patrick’s Gift. If he wanted in, the lock would open for him, but at least she’d made her wishes clear.

“Mother, don’t be like this,” he said in the overly patient voice he’d been using with her ever since his father, her beloved Harry, had died.

Had it been only two months ago? The seemingly endless cycle of appeals had made it seem so much longer. Now word had come from the Abbey…

3 Year Blogoversary!

3 Year Blogoversary!

Posted by on 09/09/2014 • 69 Comments

Say what? Oh man! Has it been 3 years already? I feel like it was only a few months ago that I was brand new to this community, trying to figure out my way around blogging and finding out there was a whole community of book loving people out there. And these posts are really hard for me, because I feel like I can’t put into words what a wonderful experience blogging has been to me. It’s been an exciting and incredibly fun 3 years, and I plan to stick around for another lil while. 😉


A quick look-back!

First design (oh dear lord!): I’m not really sure why I chose pink. I don’t mind pink, but if you knew me you wouldn’t say I’m…