Today I am kicking off another blog tour for Amalie Howard. I have the awesome book, ALPHA GODDESS touring on my blog, Lady Reader’s Bookstuff.Amalie Howard and her upcoming new release, "ALPHA GODDESS" (March 18th) is touring with JKS Communications.
Check out the stellar Playlist and Amalie's reasoning for creating a playlist for each novel she writes. I hope you totally dig it!
*OFFICIAL PLAYLIST: ALPHA GODDESS*
Jaan by Talvin Singh, Anokha: Soundz Of The Asian UndergroundNeed You Now by Lady Antebellum, Need You NowRunning Up That Hill by Placebo, CoversLips of an Angel by Hinder, Extreme BehaviorBreathe by Greenwheel, Soma HolidayThe Crow & the Butterfly by Shinedown, The Sound of MadnessRun by Snow Patrol, Final StrawJar of Hearts by Christina Perri, Jar of HeartsLightning Crashes by Live, Throwing CopperAngel On My Shoulder (EDX's Belo Horizonte At Night Remix) by Kaskade & Tamra, The Grand (Mixed)Everytime (Valentin Remix)by Britney Spears, B In the Mix - The RemixesSilence by Delerium/Sarah McLachlan, The Annual Spring Disc 1Don't Trust Me by 3OH!3, WantI Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin, Dear AgonyInside the Fire by Disturbed, IndestructibleBreaking Inside by Shinedown, The Sound of MadnessSecrets by OneRepublic, Waking UpOne by Mary J. Blige & U2, The BreakthroughWeapon by Matthew Good, In a Coma: 1995-2005Gravity by Sara Bareilles, Little VoiceInside the Fire by Disturbed, IndestructibleBreaking Inside by Shinedown, The Sound of MadnessEasy (featuring Norah Jones) by Karsh Kale and Anoushka Shankar, Breathing Under WaterRaga Gaud Sarang: Gat in Fast Ada Chautaal by Ravi Shankar, Sprit of India
As part of my writing process, I create a playlist for every book that I write. I usually pick out a few of the songs beforehand when I have a budding idea for a story, but the entire playlist is a work in progress as the story develops. For me, the right piece of music can make a scene flow magically, whether it’s a romantic scene or an action sequence. Sometimes, I’ll have a certain song on repeat depending on the scene I’m writing.Most of the music in ALPHA GODDESS is alternative and rock with a couple pieces of electronica and even a smidge of country. Since half of the novel is written from Kyle’s point of view, I needed to really get inside of his head, which meant a lot of gritty, guitar-driven rock like I Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin. Kyle is a very tormented character. There are quite a few angry and emotional songs on this playlist—songs about unrequited love, rejection and loss. Don’t be alarmed—it’s all about what drives the creative process!
Hope you enjoy!
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A bookworm from the beginning, Howard grew up on a small island in the Caribbean with her nose buried in books. When she was just 13 years old, her poem “The Candle” was published in a University of Warwick journal, marking a sign of great things to come. Howard immersed her into other cultures, globetrotting through 22 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. After moving to the United States, she earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and French from Colby College in Maine. She also holds a certificate in French literature from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France.Traveling around the world, Howard has lent talents as a research assistant, marketing representative, freelance writer, teen speaker, blogger and global sales executive.Howard is a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society award, an international youth writing competition. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.Howard’s first book, “Bloodspell” (June 2011, Langdon Street Press) earned rave reviews and was named a Seventeen Magazine Summer Beach Read. Readers will hear more from Howard as she releases a pair of two-book series, “Waterfell” (November 2013, Harlequin TEEN) and “The Almost Girl” (January 2014, Strange Chemistry), as well as “Alpha Goddess” (March 2014, Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press) over the next two years.Howard lives in New York with her husband, three children and one willful feline that she is convinced may have been a witch’s cat in a past life.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR ALPHA GODDESS:
“I was absolutely immersed in Sera’s world! Alpha Goddess is a fiery, gripping twist on a timeless love story. The rich mythology and exotic themes were beautifully imagined and unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Brilliantly dark and powerful. A must read!”
–Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse Series.
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