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Aural Pleasures: TOUCHING FATE by Brenda Drake

Touching Fate Brenda Drake

Today we have author Brenda Drake, whose newest release Touching Fate hit shelves last month to great acclaim! Brenda has stopped by EverAfter to share the playlist for her book and we hope you enjoy! Be sure to pick up a copy of Touching Fate today!


1. How do you make your playlists for your books?

While I’m writing, I have Pandora on and I shuffle through songs. I keep a lists of songs that fit a scene or even the briefest moment in the story. The ones that really resonate with me and the story, I add to a YouTube playlist.

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Reviews, Books, Reviews

A Few Thoughts on Santino Hassell’s STYGIAN

Stygian Santino Hassell

I intended to write this piece as a straightforward, concise and informative review.  Like normal people do. Honest.  Alas, it morphed somewhat into a collection of distracted and disjointed musings on the book itself and my personal scattered reactions to it.  Regardless of the end result, I’d like everyone to acknowledge that I started off with a plan, and the best of intentions.  Sadly, the plan quickly went to hell, which coincidentally – as my gran would say – is paved with good intentions.  Then usually a swift clip around the ear would follow.

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Aural Pleasures: ILLUSION by Lea Nolan

Illusion Lea Nolan

Thanks so much for having me here at EverAfter Romance! I’m so excited to introduce you to Illusion, the third and final book in my Hoodoo Apprentice trilogy, which is out now, and to share a little insight on the music that inspired this book and the others in the series, Conjure and Allure.


Things aren’t always as they appear…

New school. Cross-country move. Broken heart. If only these were Emma Guthrie’s worst problems. Instead, she must battle a trio of enemies–human and spectral–who may or may not have joined forces against her and everyone she loves. All while pretending to be over Cooper Beaumont, her ex-boyfriend and true love, to shield him from her arch-nemesis’s revenge.

Worse, when the fight escalates, Emma is tempted to use black magic, which will endanger her soul. As her enemies close in, join forces, and fight with new and dark magic she’s never seen before, Emma must harness the power within her to fulfill an ancient prophecy, defeat a centuries-old evil, save her family, and reclaim the only boy she’s ever loved.


1. How do you make your playlists for your books?

I start with the book’s theme or what I have planned for the characters’ emotional arc and then try to match the tone of the music to what I expect the book will be about. So if there’s going to be a lot of sad or scary stuff happening I’m not going to pick a fun, up beat song. Instead, chances are I’ll find a tune that makes me want to curl into a ball and rock in a corner under a ton of blankets. In Conjure, the series’ first book, Emma had a massive and unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper Beaumont. She loves every single thing about him and nearly falls to piece whenever he looks her way. To me, that feeling was captured by Colbie Caillat’s Bubby.

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Exclusive Excerpt: BLOOD, SMOKE, AND MIRRORS by Robyn Bachar

Blood Smoke and Mirrors

Next week the Five Past Midnight anthology releases from Samahin Publishing with novels by Anne Hope, Corrina Lawson, Robyn Bachar, Cassi Carver, and Robin Bielman included! Today we’re happy to share an excerpt from Robyn Bachar’s Blood, Smoke, and Mirrors! We hope you enjoy and pre-order your copy of Five Past Midnight!


The café had a decent amount of customers when we arrived, despite the fact that it was the lull between breakfast and lunch. I set Tybalt up in a booth with a plate full of pancakes and a Chicago Tribune, and then hoped for the best. Squaring my shoulders, I pasted my friendly customer-service smile on my face and began my shift. My section kept me too busy to worry about silly details like the fate of magician/faerie relations throughout the Midwest. As closing approached, we had only three customers left in the café: a young newlywed couple who were regulars seated in my section, and Lex, who’d snuck in at some point and was sitting drinking a cup of coffee over in Maria’s section. She’d left early, of course, and I’d been ignoring him in the hope he’d leave, but he seemed determined to stay. Annoyed, I stopped at his table, coffee carafe in hand.

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