Hey all. Sorry to disappear for a while. My life took a hammer blow and I am just now getting back on my feet. I am back now. Spending the day catching up on my edits, but I wanted to let you know about the Simon & Schuster Audio Giveaway.
Click the pic below to go to the site to register to win.LuLo FanGirl: DOING ALL THE FANGIRL THINGS… posted the blog tour for Somewhere Between Water And Sky by Elora Ramirez, and though I am not on the tour, I thought I would post it as well, just because the book sounds really good, so here’s the info:
I heard it said once that every human is a story with skin.
If this is true, paragraphs would be etched in the scars on my wrists.
Whole chapters could be written about the way my heart pounds when I startle awake.
And every single one of my tears could fill a book.
But stories, with all their promise, only leave room for disappointment. I don’t have room for that anymore. I left it all—the hope, the love, the promise—back in my old life with the ghosts I’d rather forget: Jude. Emma. Pacey.
This is how I dare to move forward and to believe in a new beginning. I let go of the old. I just grab the new and run. I don’t wait around anymore. I can’t.
Waiting leaves room for the voices.
Somewhere between water and sky, I’ll find a way to burn these voices to the ground.
“Usually, when I’m writing, I’ll create a playlist within Spotify to help me in between sprints and while editing. Music is huge to my process and I had a lot of fun with the songs for Somewhere Between Water and Sky. This book, Stephanie is learning that fun is good and her love of music, touched on briefly in Every Shattered Thing, really reveals itself (even in her lack of other pop-culture knowledge).
You can follow the playlist here.”
- Hurricane, MS MR
- Serial Doubter, Penny and Sparrow
- Medicine, Daughter
- Empty, Ray LaMontagne
- Bones, MS MR
- Things We Lost in the Fire, Bastille
- I’ll Keep You Safe, Sleeping at Last
- Ain’t it Fun, Paramore
- Rescue, Yuna
- Poison and Wine, The Civil Wars
- I Knew You Were Trouble, Taylor Swift
- Try, Pink
- Feels So Close, Calvin Harris
- Falling, Haim
- Farrah Fawcett Hair, Capital Cities
- Dance Apocalyptic, Janelle Monáe
- Say Something, A Great Big World
- Fall in Love, Phantogram
- Step Out, Jose Gonzales
- Safe and Sound, Capital Cities
- Strong, London Grammar
- Twenty Seven, MS MR
- Magic, Coldplay
- Rather Be, Clean Bandit
- We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow, Soko
- When We Were Young, Sucre
- Land of the Living, Matthew Perryman Jones
CLICK HERE to enter the Somewhere Between Water and Sky Giveaway
Elora Ramirez Bio:
Elora Ramirez lives in Austin, Texas with her chef-husband. At the age of four, she taught herself how to read and write, cutting her teeth on books like Dr. Seuss and writing anywhere she could find the space–including her Fisher Price kitchen set, the pages of picture books and Highlights Magazine. Since then, she’s grown to love the way words feel as they swell within her bones. Writing holy and broken is her calling, and pushing back the darkness and pursuing beauty through story is her purpose. She embraces the power of story and teaches women from all parts of the world how to embrace theirs. She has a knack of calling things out , the truth and the detail, the subversive threads that make a life a story. She loves hip-hop, wishes she lived by the beach and cannot write without copious amounts of coffee, chocolate, music, and her husband’s lavender liqueur.