AOF: Book One Playlist

Back in 2016, I drafted up my “finalized” playlist for The Art of Falling. Of course, nothing is ever final when you’re constantly tweaking your work. So, while working on the sequel I was able to fine tune my playlist to become what I currently believe is the final playlist. Some songs were removed and replaced with new ones. Others moved to a different chapter that better suited  it. The mood and lyrics are as perfect as I can get to describing the story correctly. Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions.

  1. Panic! at the Disco: Lying is the Most Fun
  2. The Ballroom Thieves: Vampires
  3. Bring Me the Horizon: Follow You
  4. Circa Survive: Frozen Creek
  5. Kongos: Come With Me Now
  6. The Glitch Mob: Bad Wings
  7. Ellie Goulding: On My Mind
  8. Mieka Pauley: Marked Man
  9. Two Gallants: Despite What You’ve Been Told
  10. Adam Lambert: For Your Entertainment
  11. Snow Patrol: The Lightning Strike
  12. Breaking Benjamin: Evil Angel
  13. A Perfect Circle: Pet
  14. Cover Drive: No One Knows
  15. Sea Wolf: Wicked Blood
  16. Papa Roach: …To Be Loved
  17. Bastille: Flaws
  18. Fall Out Boy: Just One Yesterday
  19. The Classic Crime: Salt in the Snow
  20. The Paper Kites: Willow Tree March
  21. Emarosa: The Weight of Love Blinds Eyes
  22. Barlow Girl: Never Alone
  23. The Bravery: Bad Sun
  24. Kesha: Disgusting
  25. Silverstein: Burning Hearts
  26. Zedd: Clarity
  27. City and Colour: Thirst
  28. Jem: 24
  29. Linkin Park: What I’ve Done
  30. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus: Your Guardian  Angel 
  31. Radical Face: Welcome Home
  32. Relient K: Devastation and Reform
  33. The Hush Sound: Wine Red

REVIEW/SWAP: Sorceress Awakening

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It’s time for another book review and swap. This time, I’m featuring Sorceress Awakening, by Lisa Blackwood, yet another veteran Urban Fantasy author who has published several works for her series A Gargoyle and Sorceress.

This swap and review is special, because all revenue from the first three books of the Gargoyle & Sorceress series will go to purchase seeds and supplies for the propagation of tree seedlings to help combat climate change.

While reading the free sample of this book, I found it hard to turn off my editor/writer brain and let myself enjoy reading. There were a lot of moments where I had to pause and think of what I would change to “improve” the story. Please do not take this as a negative or as a reason to not give this book a chance – it’s worth the read! But I have a lot to say and won’t hold back on my honest thoughts and opinions. So, without further ado, I will dive into writing style, world building, and characterization.

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