For What It's Worth

Monday, May 3, 2010

The FAWESOME contest!

What the heck is "fawesome" you ask?? Well - when one of Jeri's books was still in it's early stages she had gotten her draft back with notes and A+ awesome! written in the margin........she misinterpreted it to mean fawesome as in f***ing awesome (ala fugly) and it was her favorite new word......and then sadly she found out the truth.......but still hoped to make it a real word - so I'm just doing my part! (it's acutally in the Urban dictionary - but we'll just give Jeri the credit for making the word popular enough to add)

To the contest!!
The winner will get ALL six of Jeri's adult books that are currently in print (excluding Shade)! Click on my post HERE for details for all the books.

Requiem for the DevilEyes Of Crow (Aspect of Crow Trilogy)Voice Of Crow (Aspect of Crow)The Reawakened (Aspect of Crow, Book 3)Wicked GameBad to the Bone

*The Aspect of Crow series books are all signed by Jeri and I have signed book plates for all the other books and I have a little extra swag to add to the mix....*

I loved reading all the ghost stories from the Shade contest so I'm hoping to have a little fun with this one too!

If you know anything about Jeri, you know she LOVES nusic and it plays a huge role in both her writing and in the case of Shade and the WVMP series the plotlines. So in honor of that I want you to tell me if you have a playlist in your mind for your favorite books.

For me:
FantasiesWicked Game: I know Jeri already has a playlist for this book but the CD Fantasies by Metric fits the mood of this book perfectly. The vibe is pure Ciara - upbeat yet cynical and edgy if you listen to the lyrics.

The Sookie Stackhouse Series: I always think of Sookie and Eric when I hear Muse, especially "Supermassive Black Hole"

FoiledTwilight: Blue October Foiled. Since Stephanie listened to them a lot during the writing of the series it makes sense. To me it seems like they wrote the CD and novels together - they fit so perfectly.

Silversun Pickups: The lyrics of The Royal We from their CD Swoon in particular reminds me of that overall longing and mood that a lot of these paranormal love stories evoke.

*So what songs do you hear when your reading? Is there a song that when you hear it you think of certain characters?

Here are the rules!
•You must be 18 years or older to enter. International entries OK ( check this list) if your country is on it - you can enter and I'll ship it!
•All entries must be received by Sunday 5/9//2010 11:59 pm EST
•Tell me: *So what songs remind you of your favorite book? Is there a song that when you hear it you think of certain characters?
•Winner will be posted on this blog Monday 5/10/2010 - it is your responsibility to check back to see if you won.
•The winner has 7 days to email me with their address or I will pick another winner.

* If you already have one of these books and win you can pass on that particular book and I will pick another winner for just the books you passed on*

* I also have additional copies of both Wicked Game & Bad to the Bone (read by me so they would be a pass it on - NOT NEW) if you want a chance at those I will pick another winner - just add "pass it on" to your comment & you will be entered in both contests! Make sense?? I hope so! *

*Extra entries:
+ 2 if you're a follower of my blog
+ 1 if you follow me on Twitter (@teamsheltie)
+1 if you post a link on your blog or tweet about contest (include links for me to check)

Good luck everyone!!


  1. +2 - I'm a follower
    Please enter me in this great contest! Even though I have never heard music in my head when I am reading, I do see the book take place in my head like a movie.

  2. Sadly, I have to admit I usually just hear whatever song I listened to last... I don't really hear songs with characters. : ( However, I'd like to think that it's okay since I can listen to any kind of music no matter what I'm doing/reading. lol.

    I don't have any of these, but they all sound absolutely wonderful!

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  3. Hi Karen,
    thanks for this great contest!!!
    I usually don't hear song, but I sometimes hear what I would imagine the background noises would be.
    I follow your blog & you on twitter
    Tweeted contest here

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  5. The song "Resistance" by MUSE (off their latest album) ALWAYS makes me think of Clary and Jace from The Mortal Instruments and their relationship ... they fall in love, then find out they're brother and sister, but just CAN'T make their feelings disappear, no matter how much they try to push each other away ... the song is about loving someone despite others saying it's wrong ... in fact, I'm going to google the lyrics, that's how strongly I feel about this, hehe ... if you've read TMI, you'll see how perfectly this song fits ...

    is our secret safe tonight / and are we out of sight / or will our world come tumbling down?
    will they find our hiding place / is this our last embrace / or will the walls start caving in?

    (it could be wrong, could be wrong) / but it should've been right
    (It could be wrong, could be wrong) / to let our hearts ignite
    (It could be wrong, could be wrong) / are we digging a hole?
    (It could be wrong, could be wrong) / this is outta control
    (It could be wrong, could be wrong) / it could never last
    (It could be wrong, could be wrong) / must erase it fast
    (It could be wrong, could be wrong) / but it could've been right
    (It could be wrong, could be...)

    love is our resitance / they'll keep us apart and they won't stop breaking us down
    hold me / our lips must always be sealed
    if we live our life in fear / I'll wait a thousand years / just to see you smile again
    kill the prayers for love and peace / you'll wake the thought police / we can't hide the truth inside
    the night has reached its end / we can't pretend / we must run / we must run / it's time to run

    take us away from here / protect us from further harm / resistance!

    It always gives me the shivers, and never fails to make Clary and Jace pop into my head ... you should listen to it ... powerful stuff :)

    I'm a follower of your blog and Twitter ... Tweet Tweet: ... please pass it on (",)!

    P.S. I read your interview with Jeri and it really gave me the giggles, she sounds absolutely fawes0me :) ... and I totally believe she coined the word :D ... AND I'm going to be using it shamelessly from now on, because it's ├╝ber (",)!

    P.P.S. Don't you just love Urban Dictionary??! I have it on my favourites tab, lol, it's always great for wasting many hours and a good laugh :D

  6. Karen I really wish that I could say heard music when I read. I do not unless have something playing on my radio or CD player. However when I read the characters written by Lora Leigh or Patricia Briggs the song Born To Be Wild comes to mind.
    This is a great contest to promote the release of Shade and thanks for the chance to win all the books!!!!

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  7. I hope I can be entered even though I don't hear any songs in my head when I read:( I visualize everything and can imagine what the characters voices sound like but I don't hear songs.
    pass it on- I would love to read your copies:)
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  9. I actually don't hear music when I read or associate a song I hear to a book.

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    pass it on


  10. Don't normally hear music in my head when I am reading, though I read the YA book Sing Me To Sleep and after I finished it the song You Sang to Me by Marc Anthony popped into my

    now following you. +2


  11. I don't hear music when I read as I tune every thing out and concentrate on my reading. I do think of music for movies like Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Love Story, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Saturday Night Fever, etc.

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  12. I've only had a few songs that remind me of a book.

    Bring Me To Life by Evanescence always reminds me of Christine Feehan's Dark series. The lyrics just seem to describe perfectly what happens when the main characters meet.

    For Twilight, Calling You by Blue October & Breath by Breaking Benjamin always comes to mind.

    In A Big Country & Let The Music Play always reminds me of reading Harlequin romances as a teenager. I can't remember the title or author but I can remember the storylines.

    I follow.
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  13. Great contest!

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  14. I tend to imagine the scenes more movie like and having sound students as friends my head usually improvises sound tracks based on some of the things they've done.

    But the book i'm reading right now - Looking for Unicorns, reminds me a lot of Numb by Linkin Park...

    +2 GFC follower
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    Also, "pass it on"

  15. I already have both WVMP series books so I'll pass on those - for songs in my head it depends on what I listened to that day - or sometimes songs get stuck in my head for certain book characters.

    I'm a follower/twitter follower/ tweeted

  16. I don't hear music in my head when I read but like Beverly in the comments said I do see the story I'm reading in my head like a movie.

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  17. + 2 im a follower of the blog
    + 1 I follow u on Twitter (@nisetucker)

  18. The only time i've ever heard a song while i was reading was with The Host. The song was "Falling Away With You" by Muse. I was Muse mad for a month or two at the time,not that i'm not now but about halfway through the book that song would just go round and round in my head. :-)

    Pass it on!! ;-)
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  19. I used to pair music with books and characters all the time, but now I don't have a set-up where I can listen to music much while I'm reading. I listened to a lot of My Chemical Romance in undergrad when I was reading Eclipse, which fit okay in a weird way.

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  20. I dont hear songs when I'm reading. I'm a visual person so I just imagine everthing in my head.

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  21. Oh, this is fun. I relate books and music all the time. A Dustland Fairytale by The Killers reminds me of City of Glass by Cassandra Clare.

    Walking In My Shoes by Finger Eleven always reminded me of Murtagh from the Inheritance Cycle.

    So Cold by Breaking Benjamin makes me think of Twilight.

    The Horror of Our Love by Ludo reminds me of Irial and Niall from the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr.

    Those are just a few off the top of my head. :-)

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  22. +2 I'm a follower and would love a chance at these books. I don't however, hear music in my head while reading. If it's a great story, I'm living it line by line. Reading to me has always been a mini vacation, I'm whisked away to this new world where everyone else's troubles are paramount.
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  23. Do I still get +2 if you're in my Google Reader instead of a follower showing on the blog itself?

    I read WG and BTTB. Loved them!

  24. usually i need a quite place when i'm reading. coz if i listen to music while reading, i will not get into the stories and characters :)

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  25. Sorry I don't really hear music unless it's part of the story line & I know the song.. like in the WVMP books... I usually don't even like music playing when I'm reading [don't want to be distracted]..
    Thank you so much for having this contest Karen.. I'd love to get Jeri's new book, but Requiem is one I've been hoping for, for a long time..

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  26. Great Contest! I don't really hear songs, while I read. However, a lot of the characters in the books I read would go well to the soundtrack of SUPERNATURAL. That show does a great job with the music that fits the characters.
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  27. Paramore makes me think of the Twilight books.

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  28. I really don't think of any songs when I'm reading. When I was reading The Body Finder recently I thought of the song Crush by Jennifer Paige.

    Don't count me in for the Wicked Game & Bad to the Bone books.

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  29. Oh my god I love the aspect crow series :)
    I always wanted to read her other books
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  30. +2 New follower

    What a great contest. Thank you. I have not heard of this author. The books sound really good.
    Sue B

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  32. Oh yeah I don't really think about songs when I read books, but when I write and I hear a song on the radio or something that has to do with my story I usually write it down.

    For one of my stories I only have 3 songs at the moment.

    Brick by Boring Brick by Paramore
    Killing Loneliness by HIM
    Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace

  33. +2 follower

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    This is one fantastic contest!
    Anyway, the song I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas always reminds me Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Not really sure why since there are already lots of references to musicians in the book. :)
    Again, thanks for this!

    -Caitlin Gillbert

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  36. I needed some time to think on this one. Music is a really huge part of my life.
    Based on your recommendation, I've been reading the Aspect of the Crow trilogy. By the way, I love it. I was listening to Sigur Ros and Arcade Fire.

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  37. I'm a follower of the blog and I follow you on twitter. I dont hear music when I read but I certainly do when I write. the music helps me to get into a scene.

    Thanks for the contest and good luck to everyone! I would DIE if I won this as Jeri's books are harder to get hold of in the UK :)

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  39. Hey Karen, thanks for this truly fawesome contest!! :-)

    +2 I'm an old follower of your blog
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    +1 and posted the link to this contest on my right contest sidebar:

    I don't usually listen to music when reading as I prefer to focus on the story and the words, but there are definitely some songs which remind me of certain characters. (for example Evanescence and Nickelback songs come to my mind about Kate Daniels)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. I mostly only think of soundtracks when working on my own books, but I recently read Shade (by the amazing author in question) and there was a mention of one of Snow Patrol's albums, all I could hear were their songs from the Eyes Open album and the song Run from Final Straw. Great book, but I've never read any of Jeri's other works (I've been dying to pick up the WVMP series).

    Pass it on.

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  42. Awesome contest! Thanks!

    I definitely think of Twilight when I hear Blue October too! I'm so obsessed with the series that a lot of songs make me think of it. Here are a couple:

    Thinking of You by Katy Perry - Bella in New Moon
    All Around Me by Flyleaf for Bella and Edward on Isle Esme in Breaking Dawn lol

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    Thanks again!

  43. Awesome contest thank you! One of my favorite books is Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. Whenever I hear music by Enya I always think of that book.
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