Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Guest Post & Giveaway: Falling From the Light by Regan Summers
Books and Tales Guest Post – Regan Summers – Falling from the Light Blog Tour
I get really visual when consuming books and music. I don’t read without seeing pictures, and I don’t hear songs without developing a sense of atmosphere, or even weaving a little story to follow the theme.
I’m also a highly visual writer. I have to see a scene in order to describe it. I’ll have two soundtracks while writing a book. One is the actual soundtrack I listen to while writing, which is the silence inside of noise-cancelling headphones (or, better yet, the white noise of an airplane at 35,000 feet).
The other I spend hours building and adjusting, listening to the progression of the songs as the story develops, trying to capture the right mood and the highs and lows. This isn’t a symptom of procrastination. Or, it’s not only that. It’s easy to get lost in a story and find yourself writing in circles sometimes. Music triggers memory. You know how you’ll switch on the radio or walk into a store and hear a song that throws you straight back to a certain moment? That’s the purpose of the playlist for me. I can’t listen to it while I’m writing – in part because I really like the songs so I’ll pause to take them in – but they’re perfect for getting me back on track.
This is the playlist for FALLING FROM THE LIGHT. The playlists for DON’T BITE THE MESSENGER and RUNNING IN THE DARK were fast-paced and kind of tongue in cheek. This one’s a little more varied, and a lot more vulnerable.
1. Hold On – Alabama Shakes
2. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark – Fall Out Boy
3. Derezzed (Glitch Mob remix) – Daft Punk
4. Chandelier – Sia
5. That I do – Wye Oak
6. Madness – Muse
7. 2020 – Suuns
8. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
9. Arms – Christina Perri
(Please don’t show this list to Syd. She’ll be angry there’s not more metal.)
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: 11/24/2014
Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 94,500
Cover Artist: Croco Designs
All Sydney Kildare wants is a minute in the slow lane, some time to decide where she’s going with her vampire lover, Malcolm Kelly. But after sitting out the last battle, the powerful Master Bronson is giving orders again, and he isn’t above blackmailing his former courier to get what he wants.
With Mal sent to track a vicious killer, Syd is forced to infiltrate a pharmaceutical company responsible for a drug that turns vampires into real monsters. She’s unprepared and alone, but fiercely determined. If her investigation doesn’t satisfy the Master, Malcolm will pay the price. A wrong turn throws her into the middle of a vampire power play. Caught between twisting forces, with their freedom at stake, she’ll have to decide what’s more important: love, power or revenge. But choosing what feels right might turn out all wrong.
Buy it here: AMAZON | BN | KOBO
About the Author
Regan Summers is the author of the romantic urban fantasy Night Runner series. As a native Alaskan, she’s used to long, cold nights but thinks they’re better with a helping of sexy vampires. Don’t Bite the Messenger, the first in the series, was a finalist for the 2013 EPIC eBook Awards in the paranormal category.
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4 ebook copies of Falling from the Light by Regan Summers – winner’s choice of format
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