Thursday, September 11, 2014

{Tour Stop} CALL ME GRIM by Elizabeth Holloway—Author Guest Post + Giveaway

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Call Me Grim
by Elizabeth Holloway


The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake -- and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn't shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron's the local Grim Reaper... and he only saved Libbi's life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place.


And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark... but only if she accepts Aaron's job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
 Publisher: Month9Books
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by Elizabeth Holloway


PLAYLIST FOR CALL ME GRIM


So, I’m a bit of a music nerd and when I was asked to put together a playlist for Call Me Grim, I jumped at the chance. Some of these songs are actually mentioned within the story, and some stand out as surprisingly fitting for different characters or scenes.

DISCLAIMOR: I had a serious band-crush on Metric while writing Call Me Grim, so they are on this list a lot. Also, forgive my absolute passion for Muse. It’s a sickness. Really. Send 

1)   Help, I’m Alive by Metric (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4M068MSUpU)

This song pretty much describes Libbi’s mindset at the beginning of the book. 

2)   Bad Romance by Lady Gaga (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0I)

I know. This song sort of doesn’t fit in with the rest of the songs on this list, but I had to include it. Libbi’s mom sings it in the bathtub in one scene. 

3)   Hysteria by Muse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPyhCNoS-Sc)

This is another song that makes an appearance in Call Me Grim. Libbi happens to be listening to this song when she pulls up to the house of a man who’s about to die. She decides it’s not an appropriate song to listen to (given the circumstances and the lyrics) and turns it off. 

4)   Black Sheep by Metric (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArkDWrHmmXI)

When I think of Aaron Shepherd, I hear this song playing in my head. It couldn’t be more perfect. 

5)   Some Nights by Fun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkBeOisNM0)

And this song is what I imagine goes through Aaron’s mind some nights. 

6)   Map of the Problematique by Muse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFRvIEBJqcA)

If I have a song that gives us a glimpse into Aaron’s mind, I must include a song that shows a bit of Kyle’s thought processes. This would be it in a nutshell. 

7)   You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM_p1Az05Jo)

This song and the next on this list both play on the radio during a pivotal scene near the end of the book. I’ll leave it at that. 

8)   November Rain by Guns N’ Roses (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-UaAxE)

See above comment. J 

9)   Time is Running Out by Muse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfwEUzzDtzo)

There is so much about this song that works for Call Me Grim, but I think the fleetingness of time is what really stands out for me. The clock is ticking from the moment Libbi is given a choice to either become a Reaper or die. This song represents that feeling of time slipping away. 

10)   Nothing But Time by Metric (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mldTf9s5kJ8)
This song might sound like a contradiction, compared to Time is Running Out, but it makes sense in relation to the book. This is the song I hear playing as the very last scene of Call Me Grim plays out.

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Elizabeth Holloway is a registered nurse living in Southern Pennsylvania with her two teen children, Bam-bam the dog, and Tinkerbell the cat. CALL ME GRIM is her first novel.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ HIDDEN MONSTER by Amanda Strong

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Hidden Monster
by Amanda Strong

Expected Publication: November 04, 2014
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing


SYNOPSIS:

For seventeen-year-old Samantha Campbell, running back woods trails usually means freedom from her less-than-perfect life. That is, until the day a morning run turns into a living nightmare. When Samantha wakes up to find herself bound to a dirty, pinstriped mattress, she realizes she’s anything but free. With a masked abductor repeatedly injecting her arm with an unknown substance while holding her captive, Samantha tries in vain to find out what he wants, but he refuses to speak. Until the day he breaks his silence and his twisted words are worse than what she’d imagined. He promises her one day she will fall in love with him but the best part will be that she won't know who he is... until it's too late.

Finding herself freed from captivity, with her captor still at large, Samantha is on guard against everything and everyone around her. Unfortunately, walling up her heart proves difficult when eighteen-year-old Blake Knightley moves in next door. When Samantha starts experiencing strange changes within her, she realizes her captor may have left her more damaged than she originally thought. Now she must turn to Blake for help in order to unearth the truth behind the monster who started this all... or risk experiencing worse things than just falling in love.

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Goodreads has this book listed as "Supernatural" ... so I am curious as to what fantasy element this story will have on top of the already crazy plot. 


What book(s) are you waiting on?
Happy Reading!