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Friday, November 19, 2010

Win an ARC of Tempest Rising!!!

Hi All,

I'm giving away one ARC for Tempest Rising before the new year and this is your one and only chance to get it-- and I'll also throw some other goodies in to sweeten the pot (some cool swag, some Bath and Body Works shower gel, whatever other cool things I run across between now and the end of the contest).  In return, I'm trying to put together a cool playlist for Tempest and would love some recommendations for songs.  So, sometime between now and December 7th, think of a cool song or two (or three) that you think should go on Tempest's playlist.  The final version will go up on my website and be given away as a prize for another contest. 

I've listed the blurb below to help you figure out the mood and look forward to your suggestions.  All you have to do to be entered is to post a song in the comment section that you think will work for the playlist.  Thanks a bunch :)

Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her—and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance.


  1. Oh, great giveaway!!

    Ok I'm still thinking but being a So Cal girl a couple of songs that take me to the beach/ocean when I hear them....

    California by Phantom Planet (the OC theme song) and
    Island In The Sun by Weezer!

    I'll probably come back with more in a bit, not sure if either of these will actually work for what you are looking for! :)

  2. Um, Hawaiian slack key guitar music?

    "Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" by Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole

    That is the most well-known of his songs, I think, since it was used in a commercial.

  3. what about Bryan Adams I Do It For You - I know it's a little bit sad, but sometimes it fits the current mood...

    oh and I love Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Sheree, that's a great tip!

  4. "Beautiful World (We're All Here)" by Jim Brickman and Adam Crossley.

    Words include:

    You fell asleep under the starlit sea.
    It's time to wake up.
    The moon is high above you.
    We're all here because we love you.
    And when you finally open your eyes and ears,
    You'll see and you'll hear us sing.

    La la la la la la, it's a beautiful world and we're all here....

  5. Hi :)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win an ARC of TEMPEST RISING.
    I suggest Enya's Orinico Flow.
    All the best,
    PS - Text on blurb was hard to read, & I had to highlight it to read.

  6. I'd recommend some surf guitar music as well, but I don't know whether teen SoCal girls listen to that sort of thing anymore.

  7. Crash and Burn by Savage Garden

    This is a really cool contest idea!

    please enter me


  8. Thanks for your input so far, guys. I love the suggestions :) Keep them coming!!!

  9. I liked how Laney4 posted lyrics - so even though you'd have to listen to the song to really get it...

    Cary Brothers, Ride

    You are everything I wanted
    The scars of all I'll ever know

    If I told you you were right
    Would you take my hand tonight?
    If I told you the reasons why
    Would you leave your life and ride?
    And ride

    You saw all my pieces broken
    This darkness that I could never show

    If I told you you were right
    Would you take my hand tonight?
    If I told you the reasons why
    Would you leave your life and ride?
    And ride

    Also liked Sheree's idea for CA surf stuff - anything Jack Johnson

  10. Beverly Hills - Weezer
    It must be the CA/surfing thing that made me think of it.

  11. How about Surfing Safari by the Beach Boys.

  12. For surf guitar, I'd go with Duane Eddy although my favorite is his collaboration with the Art of Noise for "Peter Gunn". It even has an engine revving in the song. The original "Peter Gunn" is good, too, but a lot more sax.

    A song that's seasonal and surf guitar is "Sleigh Ride" by Los Straitjackets.

  13. Thanks so much everyone! I love some of the songs on this lis-- thanks for reminding me :) Keep your answers coming. A week and a half left until the contest ends!

  14. I was thinking that a young girl would like to listen to another young girl about her age and Taylor Swift popped into my head some of her songs like
    Beautiful Eyes,
    A Perfectly Good Heart
    Love Story.
    Then who doesn't love some of the songs esp. the ones sung in Hawaaian on the Lilo and Stictch soundtrack and lets not forget those Elvis' tunes Stich loves.

  15. I was thinking maybe some beautiful haunting music like The Sky and The Dawn and the Sun by Celtic Woman. It's a beautiful song.

  16. Continued from previous posting:

    Cary Brothers - Ride
    The XX - Infinity
    Duran Duran - Come Undone
    Fiona Apple - Never is a Promise
    Bjork - Hunter
    Plumb - Damaged
    Snow Patrol - Run
    Thirteen Senses - Into the Fire
    Sarah McLachlan - Ice
    Counting Crows - Colorblind
    U2 - With or Without You
    Jack's Mannequin - Dark Blue
    30 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie
    Citizen Cope - Son's Gonna Rise
    Coldplay - The Scientist
    Dispath - Prince of Spades
    Fair - Monday
    Future of Forestry - Twilight
    Moby - Porcelain
    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
    Sia - Breathe Me

  17. All About Eve- Martha's Harbor
    Beach Boys- Surfin' USA
    Yellowcard- Ocean Avenue

    What an awesome contest, thanks Tracy :)

  18. Another Now by Kate Alexa
    I Stand by idina Menzel
    This Ain't Goodbye by Train.

    This contest is cool. It makes me happy.

  19. Wonderwall by Oasis

    Thanks for this contest, so cool!


  20. Wow! Thanks, guys! I really appreciate all the great suggestions. I'm having so much fun over at iTunes these days :)

  21. How about We R Who We R by Ke$ha, The Dirty Dancing theme song and Light up the Sky by The Afters. Also Secrets by One Republic and Hey Soul Sister by Train.

    linze_e at

  22. Witch's Promise-Jethro Tull
    Just Another Day -Peter Yorn
    I'll Follow- 9 Inch Nails
    Lightning Crashes- Lifehouse
    In Your Eyes -Peter Gabriel
    Blue, Silver and Gold -Bad Company (newer version)
    Voices In the Sky-Moody Blues