Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Unforgiven (Soulkeepers #3) by Lori Adams #youngadult #paranormalromance #giveaway @LoriAdams33 @TastyBookTours

We have paranormal in the house today! I am stoked as we are bringing everyone the Unforgiven blog tour. This is a YA paranormal series by Lori Adams and the author has given us a fantastic guest post on music. I'm always curious if writers listen to music when they write, aren't you? Ms. Adams provides us with her inspirational tunes. There's also a giveaway so enter that too. Have a great day!

Soulkeepers # 3  
By: Lori Adams  
Releasing April 21st, 2015


Otherworldly desire and paranormal action reach new heights in the final installment of The Soulkeepers. As Sophia St. James moves Heaven and Hell to claim her destiny, questions are answered, secrets are revealed—and immortal love is tested.

After finally becoming a powerful Spirit Walker, Sophia St. James is shocked to discover that her conjured identical twin, Ka—along with her soul—have been dragged down to Hell by the relentless Demon Knight Dante. Sophia tries to hide the crisis, but there is little hope of keeping any secrets from her red-hot Guardian Angel. Growing suspicious, Michael has been making plans of his own that will bind him and Sophia together forever.

But Sophia is plagued with evil visions through Ka’s experiences in Hell. She is terrified that Dante will discover he has taken the wrong Sophia. Desperate to return to her original state before she withers away and dies, she risks everything to go where Michael can’t follow. To bring back Ka and save her own soul, Sophia must now enter the gates of Hell.

Praise for The Soulkeepers

“In a clash between heaven and hell, no one raises the heat like Spirit Walker Sophia and her Guardian Angel, Michael.”Cecy Robson, award-winning author of the Weird Girls series

“As romantic as it is addictive, with witty writing, an action-packed plot, and a face-fanning romance all in one, The Soulkeepers is quickly becoming one of my favorite paranormal series.”Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing

“If you are looking for an amazing and unique paranormal romance that never has a dull moment, has an intense love triangle, fabulous characters, and a captivating, action-filled plot, then look no further than this highly addictive series.”The Avid Book Collector


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Music as a Writer’s Muse

Yea! One of my favorite topics, music! Who doesn’t love music, right? I know a lot of authors talk about music influencing their work, and I completely get it. For me, it’s ‘mood music’, helping to set my mood for a particular scene or event. Sometimes it doesn’t take much, just the right poetic lyrics for a romantic interlude (“Depth Over Distance” by Ben Howard) or maybe something more aggressive for a fight scene (“The Darker Side of Me” by The Veer Union). When my characters were forced to descend into Hell, I found a song that literally transported me there with its looming sense of dread and thundering instrumentals (“Legions of Darkness” by Nox Arcana). I still get chills when I hear it.

So yeah, music gets my writer juices flowing. Lots of things can influence a writer’s work: movies, theater, books of course, even the odd relative, but for me music is a must. And I always make sure to pay homage to the music makers.

Each one of my young adult books in the Soulkeepers Series not only mentions songs that my characters are listening too, but provides a heartfelt thank you and a playlist at the end.

“As always, special thanks to the music makers who forever inspire me: The right songs are as important to my writing as the right words.”

So today I thought I would share the playlist from each book in the Soulkeepers Series. Some songs are mentioned in the books while others were purely inspirational to me.

Forbidden (#1) Playlist

~Aerosmith: “Dude Looks Like a Lady,” “Walk This Way”
~Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Sweet Home Alabama”
~AC/DC: “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell”
~Noah and the Whale: “5 Years Time”
~Rev Theory: “Hell Yeah”
~Gavin Rossdale: “Love Remains the Same”
~Mötley Crüe: “Saints of Los Angeles”
~Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo”
~Decyfer Down: “Fight Like This”
~TobyMac: “The Slam”
~My Chemical Romance: “Famous Last Words”
~Fuel: “Angels Take a Soul”
~Matt Nathanson: “Come On Get Higher”
~Two Steps from Hell: “Master Of Shadows,” “Freedom Fighters”

Awaken (#2) Playlist

~Anti-Heros: “All Hail Santa”
~Dean Martin: “A Marshmallow World”
~Clarence Carter: “Back Door Santa”
~Thousand Foot Crutch: “Fire It Up”
~T.Rex: “Christmas Bop”
~Straight No Chaser: “Who Spiked the Eggnog?”
~The Fratellis: “Chelsea Dagger,” “Henrietta”
~Blink 182: “I won’t Be Home for Christmas”
~Shemekia Copeland: “Stay a Little Longer, Santa”
~Tenth Avenue North: “By Your Side”
~Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: “Stars”
~Rihanna: “Russian Roulette”
~Trans-Siberian Orchestra: “A Mad Russian’s Christmas”
~The Dandy Warhols: “Bohemian Like You”
~Blue Öyster Cult: “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
~Tobymac: “Catchafire”
~John Williams: “Carol of the Bells”
~Fever Ray: “If I Had a Heart”
~Switchfoot: “The War Inside,” “Evergreen”
~Stereoside: “Tattoo”
~Nox Arcana: “Legions of Darkness”
~Two Steps from Hell: “Black Blade,” “Archangel”

Unforgiven (#3) Playlist

~Ben Howard: “Depth Over Distance” “Only Love”
~The Veer Union: “Darker Side of Me”
~The Pretty Reckless: “Heaven Knows”
~Michael Buble: “Let It Snow”
~Emblem3: “Sunset Boulevard”
~Butthole Surfers: “Pepper”
~Caught a Ghost: “No Sugar in My Coffee”
~Three Days Grace: “Painkiller”
~Strypes: “What a Shame” “Blue Collar Jane”
~Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss: “Simple Gifts”
~John Schmidt: “Pachelbel Meets U2”
~John Lennon: “Out of the Blue”
~Trevor Hall: “The Lime Tree”
~Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Devil’s Waitin’”
~Kongos: “Come with Me Now”
~Band of Skulls: “I Know What I Am”
~Nazareth: “Hair of the Dog”
~Seether: “Fake It”
~Trapt: “Headstrong”

“If music be the food of love play on . . .”
                                                                                                ~W. Shakespeare

(A big thank you to Reader Girls for the guest blog invitation!)

About the Author 
Lori Adams is the author of the Soulkeepers series: Forbidden, Awaken, and Unforgiven. She wrote her first book—about scary sharks—at the age of eight. Now she writes New Adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction. Originally from Oklahoma, Adams lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads

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