Friday, March 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Stones and Finger Bones by Jessica Minyard- Playlist & Giveaway

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.

Add on Goodreads or check out my review!


Book Playlist
Okay, so I know a lot of writer’s don’t listen to music when they work. They find it too distracting. I, on the other hand, get too distracted without music. And when I get "in the zone" the music disappears and leaves only me and the page.

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!

*trumpet fanfare*

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.

The Playlist:

“You Had Me from Hello” Kenny Chesney
“Say Something” A Great Big World
“Between You and I” Every Avenue
“Complicated” Rihanna
“I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else” A Great Big World
“Broken Ones” Jacquie Lee
“Almost Lover” A Fine Frenzy “
Say You Love Me” Jessie Ware
“Somebody To You” The Vamps, Demi Lovato
“Not Meant For Me” Wayne Static
“You Save Me” Kenny Chesney
“A Thousand Years” Christina Perri (Twilight, ugh, I know, but the song works)
“Fall for You” Leela James
“Stupid In Love” Rihanna
“Me and You” Kenny Chesney
“Slept So Long” Jay Gordon
“Breathing” Jason Derulo
“Trying To Love You” Trisha Yearwood
“Seven Devils” Florence + The Machine
“Over You” Miranda Lambert
“Before I’m Dead” Kidneythieves
“Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo
“Fall For You” Secondhand Serenade
“The One That Got Away” The Civil Wars
“Ashes Like Snow” Lily Kershaw
“One” Ed Sheeran
“Run” Nicole Scherzinger
“Dove Season” In The Valley Below
“Complete Surrender” Slow Club
“Looking Too Closely” Fink

Jessica wrote and illustrated her first story in the fourth grade. “The Dragon of Grindley Grun” was about an evil wizard, a princess, and a dragon who was actually a prince. She likes to think her writing has evolved since that very first story, even though she still writes about magic and evil wizards...sometimes.

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.

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