Today I'm taking part in the Blog Tour for Stones and Finger Bones by Jessica Minyard thanks to Xpresso Book Tours. Yesterday I posted my 4 star review of Stones and Finger Bones and now I have an excerpt and giveaway to share with you guys :)
Aurelia Barone, Jewel of Starry Stone, harbors no illusions about the purpose of her life as heir to the throne. But after two failed betrothals, she starts to feel like nothing more than a pawn being moved aimlessly about a game board.
Until the night she loses everything.
Kidnapped by a wise-cracking mercenary with more than one identity, Aurelia embarks on a mission across land and sea to avenge her father’s death.
But an evil is rising from the ashes of memory. Insidious magic is stirring. The dregs of a once-powerful nation are thirsty for blood and revenge.
They seek to harness Aurelia. To tempt her. To manipulate her.
And if necessary, to destroy her.
Usually I just shuffle through my Pandora stations, skipping songs I don’t want to listen too, which can also get distracting. I know book playlists are suuuuuuper popular these days, but maybe there’s something to be said about a well-crafted and tended collection of songs that remind you of your WIP. What better way to get immediately inspired and emotionally connected?
What better way to procrastinate, amirite??
Without further ado, I present to you, the playlist for Stones and Finger Bones!
All of these songs speak to the story in some way, whether it’s a lyric or a melody or a theme. Or the conjuring of an image or a mood. Or just a plain ‘ole sucker-punch to the feels.
I’ve got about 2 hours’ worth of songs right here, which is a good chunk of hopefully uninterrupted writing time.
WARNING: Some songs contain explicit language.
WARNING AGAIN: This is probably the most random collection of music, ever. Like, srsly.
She likes to sing loudly and dance on occasion without being particularly talented at either. Her interests include reading, writing, procrastinating, animal advocacy, musicals, accessories, memes, Harry Potter, and sweet tea.
Jessica lives in Kentucky with a spoiled pitbull.