Monday, April 29, 2019

Book Blitz: NORTH TO NARA by Amanda Marin—Book Playlist + Giveaway

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North to Nara
by Amanda Marin


Neve Hall has always admired the good works of the civil servants who brought prosperity back to the Nation. She especially respects the Sufferers—empaths who, with the help of technology, anonymously bear others’ troubles for them. But when her assigned empath is abruptly retired, she uncovers certain secrets. Like the identity of her new Sufferer, Micah Ward... and the fact that behind his kind smile is a life filled with loneliness and pain.

The closer Neve grows to Micah, the more desperate she becomes to protect him from a cruel and gruesome fate. But in a world where only a few are allowed the luxury of love, saving Micah comes with a price: Neve must choose between her loyalty to the Nation or her heart—a decision that will take them both on a race for their freedom, and their lives.


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Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance
• Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
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by Amanda Marin

NORTH TO NARA PLAYLIST


Here are some actual songs I was listening to when writing and revising North to Nara. Can you guess which songs inspired which scenes or passages? Happy listening!

  • Nara | alt-J | Nara is a real place in Japan; both this beautiful city and this haunting song helped inspire my version of Nara, the place Neve and Micah long to go.
  • Move | Saint Motel | Micah knows he shouldn't break his contract with the Nation.. but Neve might just be worth the risk!
  • Geyser | Mitski | We're all passionate about something; Neve is passionate about Micah.
  • &Run | Sir Sly | Neve and Micah have a similar choice to make: will they run to or away from love?
  • The Idea of You | Billie Holiday | Old-school slow dancing, anyone? Yes, please!
  • Love is to Die | Warpaint | Oh, the complex emotions of falling in love...
  • Go! | M83 and Mai Lan | A perfect song for secret romantic meetups!
  • Some Kind of Love | The Killers | Micah admires the power of Neve's love in much the same way. *sigh*
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When Amanda was a child, her father traveled frequently for business, always bringing her back a book as a present. Whether she was getting lost in the pages of a tale about far-away knights, girls with supernatural powers, or kindly giants, she was quickly hooked on stories.


Over the years, Amanda has followed her own yellow brick road of reading and writing, and although her adventures haven't involved sword fights or saving the planet from certain annihilation, they have involved jobs in scholarly publishing and marketing, a modest amount of travel, and a lifelong love of novels.

Amanda holds degrees in English from Salve Regina University and Boston College. She lives in southern New Hampshire with her family and pet poodle, Snickers. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and several of its subchapters.



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