Author: Marilyn Almodóvar
Publisher: Iambe Books
Cover Artist: Devan Edwards of Nimbi Designs
Time has never been an issue for Baxter Jacobs, but then she never knew she had the ability to Bend it.
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Baxter inherits a pendant that will change her life. Connected to the pendant is a dark and mysterious young man named Declan Ashdown. Trapped in a Time loop for the past 122 years, Declan needs Baxter’s help to escape. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.
To acquire the power she needs to free him, she’ll become one of the Interred, those whose Magical abilities emerge as they come of age. When she does, she’ll discover that Declan isn’t the only one interested in the fact that she’s a Time Bender.
As the Interment arrives, Baxter knows this will be no Sweet Sixteen. A vengeful relative and the ruthless Council are determined to control her. Declan’s powerful and charming descendant, Jack Ashdown, claims he can save her. She’ll soon have to decide who she can trust, and how to master her new abilities before Time runs out.
I am so thrilled to be part of Marilyn Almodovar’s blog tour for her latest book, Interred! When I found out that Marilyn had put together a book playlist for me, I squealed with excitement (It really shouldn’t surprise you guys. I sort of really love my book playlists!) Not only does Interred sound all sorts of phenomenal, but Marilyn has put together a really awesome playlist with a short description on why she chose each song. I have a Spotify playlist made up as well as the YouTube videos for each song. Be sure to let us know what you think of Interred’s Book Playlist in the comments section below and please check out the information for the great giveaway that Marilyn is hosting (all information is at the bottom of this post!)
Playlist for Interred by Marilyn Almodóvar
This was one of the first songs I heard while editing the first draft of Interred. It sort of became a theme, since I could match every verse to every one of the main characters.
The Only Exception, Paramore
This song was the soundtrack in my mind to an earlier version of a scene between Baxter and her mom. Though the scene was later halved and most of the stuff that the song refers to was left out, it still describes how Baxter feels about relationships.
Lightning, The Wanted
I have a serious addiction to TW. (Have you seen The Wanted boys? No? Click on the video now!) *shakes head* That said, this song is just perfect, as I think it describes the relationship between Time Benders and Healers. That connection can get so intense it feels like they might as well be touching lightning.
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson
While searching for songs, I came across this one. *coughs* Okay, actually a version of it by the cast of Glee…because I’m totally obsessed with Glee. DON’T.JUDGE.ME. ;) As I listened to it, I could totally hear Baxter singing this at the top of her lungs. This song will probably be included in every single playlist for Chronicles of the Interred, just because it’s so Baxter.
It’s Time, Imagine Dragons
My son has been listening to this song for almost a year. When I actually paid attention to the lyrics, I realized this song fits Jack and Declan and their roles in the book. What I like most about the song is that some verses are just like some passages in the book.
Just a Kiss, Lady Antebellum
Interred’s first draft was action-packed and had very little in the romance department. It took two revisions before I actually considered allowing a romantic scene. I listened to this song over and over again, probably for an hour, while staring at the blank page in order to write that first kiss. Though the focus of the story is not romance, I couldn’t deny my characters a little bit of it. I have to say that Jack Ashdown made a pretty good case, and this song completely helped him get his way.
About the author:
Marilyn Almodóvar is the author of a series of YA paranormal novels. Born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Lyn is a lover of words whose reading tastes range from Victorian novels to the books of Stephen King. Her favorite past-times have always been reading and writing, two activities that let her escape to other worlds.
It was this love that propelled her to choose Theater and French as majors in University, with a minor in English Victorian Literature. Lyn lived for almost a decade in England followed by three years in France before returning home to the States. A self-confessed citizen of the world, she is fluent in English, French and Spanish, with basic knowledge of the Italian language.
Lyn could happily exist breathing the clean air of Narnia, trapped in a cupboard under the stairs with Harry, fighting alongside Captain Jack Sparrow, doing an internship in Torchwood, or traveling around time and space with the Doctor…as long as she can have Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Captain Mal as companions.
Lyn currently lives in Central Florida with her French husband, English-born eldest son, and French-born youngest son. Her debut YA Novel, Interred, was published by Iambe books on 01/22/2013.
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Don’t miss out on the great giveaway (open internationally)! You could win a signed paperback, autographed tote bag, a pendant and pin inspired by the book, and lots more!