For What It's Worth

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SHIFT Blog Tour Kick-Off!! Logan's "Sucks to Be a Ghost (Sometimes)" playlist

Hi and welcome to the SHIFT blog tour!  Thanks to Karen here at For What It’s Worth for hosting, and thanks to all the bloggers who’ll be taking part.  Most of all, thank YOU all for coming to SHIFT’s Book Birthday party!
Before we get to the main topic of the day (Logan Patrick Keeley), I want to officially announce the title of the third book in the Shade trilogy.  
First, there was SHADE…
Then, there was SHIFT…
And next summer….
probably on May 2…
although that can always change…
(you know how things are in publishing)….
There’ll be….
Why SHINE?  Well, obviously, it’s a five-letter word beginning with SH.  But once you’ve read SHIFT, you’ll understand why SHINE is a perfect title.
(Titles rejected as less than perfect: SHAFT, SHOVE, SHAVE, and SHARK.  Also, SHRUG.)
On to the post!  I decided that today’s installment should be about Logan, since it would be hosted by one of his biggest fans.  The Other Guy gets a lot of female attention, (especially from women over 30―what’s up with that?), so it always makes me smile when someone declares themselves Team Logan.
Because Logan is a lot like me.  Now, I can’t sing or play the guitar.  I’m rarely the life of the party.  And I’m not seventeen, a guy, or, you know, dead.
But Logan and I have many of the same hopes and fears.  We’re both a little (a lot?) self-absorbed, we’re both major hams, we both get ecstatic over shiny new things, whether it’s a band or the latest Vans skate shoes.  We both could not live without music, especially the Irish kind.  And no matter how many friends we have, we secretly believe that everyone thinks we’re a jerk.  
Since Logan expresses himself best through music, it seemed fitting to base his post around one of the many playlists he made Aura.  He created “Sucks to Be a Ghost (Sometimes)” after his death, during the period that SHADE takes place.  Most of the songs are about Aura, but some are about his struggles with death and regret and feeling invisible.
You can think of it as sort of a SHADE playlist from Logan’s point-of-view, though it doesn’t follow the story chronologically like the SHADE soundtrack does.

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This playlist is available―with my preferred choice of Flogging Molly song―for purchase from iTunes’s iMix site: Logan's Playlist: Sucks to Be a Ghost (Sometimes). Note: I make no money off the sales of my iMixes―I just like to spread the word about bands I love.
The first song, “The End is Where We Begin” by Our Lady Peace seemed like the perfect place to start, because of the title and the way it fades in.  These lines just killed me:
Here I am
Waitin' for one last chance,
'Cuz this time we got nothing left to lose,
And everything is ruined.
But the end is where we begin.
After he dies and comes back as a ghost, Logan and Aura pick up where they left off, but in a way they’re also starting over.  They can’t touch each other, so their relationship goes back to a more innocent, pure stage, when it was all about being together and sharing the things they loved, making each other laugh.  
For a while, anyway.
The line “everything is ruined” is total Logan.  He’s quick to declare disaster and blame himself for it, but just as quick to turn around and say everything will be fine―no, everything will be awesome, and he’ll be the one to make it so.
Nearly a year ago, Karen told me about Mumford & Sons, that they reminded her of Logan.  When I was writing his short story, I played their LP Sigh No More over and over, five or six times a day.  Often in tears.  Almost every track is made for Logan, and I imagine him singing different songs to different people in his life.
“Thistle and Weeds” at first seems like Logan wanting Aura to move on and stop wasting away with grief over him.
Plant your hope with good seeds.
Don’t cover yourself with thistle and weeds.
Rain down, rain down on me.
But then he screams, “I will hold on” again and again.  He can’t let go, not yet.
Interesting note?  The thistle is the national symbol of Scotland.  So maybe when Logan is telling Aura, “Don’t cover yourself in thistle and weeds,” it’s code for, “Stay away from that Scottish dude!!”  (It’s anyone’s guess who the “weeds” might be.)
Coldplay’s “Til Kingdom Come” appeared at the end of the SHADE playlist, and appears again at the beginning of SHIFT.  Aura describes it this way:
The one Logan created after he died, “Sucks to Be a Ghost (Sometimes),” was ending now, with a hushed acoustic tune. One voice, one guitar, the way he’d played for me so many times. The song was a bonus track―an afterthought for the artist, but a thread of hope for us.
A few minutes before Logan dies unexpectedly at the beginning of SHADE, he kisses her, his lips cold from drinking way too much, and whispers against her mouth, “Wait for me, Aura.”  They were his last living words.  When he disappears near the end of SHADE, he tells her not to wait for him.  He knows she needs to move on.
But she does wait, every night, listening to the mix CDs and playlists he made for her.  “Til Kingdom Come” ends like this:
I don't know which way I'm going,
I don't know what I've become.

For you, I'd wait 'til kingdom come,
Until my days, my days are done.
Say you'll come and set me free,
Just say you'll wait, you'll wait for me.
So time and time again, Aura and Logan hold on to each other, through life, and death, and much, much worse.  
Logan will have his own short story coming in September, in the ENTHRALLED anthology.  He is very excited about that.

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If you’ve read SHADE and/or SHIFT, what do you think of Mr. Logan Keeley?  (I promise not to feel bad if you think he’s a selfish, immature brat!)  Do you want to smack him or hug him?  If you haven’t read SHADE, what are some of your favorite love songs?  You know the kind I mean, the ones that rip your heart out.
Answer one or more of these questions, or ask Jeri a question, in the comments below to enter today’s drawing.  There will be two winners.  (leave your email address so I can contact the winner)
The Prizes: 
1) a signed copy of SHIFT, plus Logan’s playlist on iTunes, courtesy of Jeri.  (Note: due to iTunes’s rules, the playlist may only be gifted within the US.  International winners will receive a $15 iTunes gift card instead.)
2) an unsigned copy of SHIFT, courtesy of Jeri’s publisher.

*You are automatically entered to to win the Grand Prize by commenting.

*Contest open 24 hours after posting - Ends Wednesday April 27th at 9:00 AM
Open to international entries!

This daily Giveaway is open for 24 hours - winner announced tomorrow. Each stop on the tour will have a giveaway!
Every comment enters you to win the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY - which is just made of awesomesauce!! 

*Grand Prize: Annotated copies of both SHADE & SHIFT, plus a galley of the third book SHINE. There will be NO ARC's so this is an awesome prize!
Plus and iPod Shuffle!
Read all about it and comment on this post to enter.
*Author Bio: Jeri Smith-Ready’s next release is SHIFT (May 3), the second in the YA ghost trilogy that began last year with SHADE (which just came out in paperback April 5).  She loves to hear from readers, so please visit her at, or better yet, on Facebook ( or Twitter (@jsmithready), where she spends far too much time.

Karen here! I just want to tell you guys what a thrill it is for me to be hosting this blog tour. I have loved all of Jeri's writing for several years now.
As for the Logan question - yes, he's a selfish, immature brat! But what can I say, he loves with everything he's got and lives (or is dead??) in the moment. I love him and I'm always rooting for him. 
Team Logan!! C'mon you three girls out there! Who's with me??

One more thing - I happened to have got an early sneak peek at Logan's short story for Enthralled and it is one of my favorite things Jeri has ever written.

Next stop on the tour - Mountains of Instead - All things Scottish (Especially Zachary)


  1. Hooray for the giveaway and blog tour! would really love to win this :)

  2. I would love to win too! I would ask Jeri if the character are based off of people in real life and how she chose their qualitites?

  3. I would ask Jeri what prompted her to write about ghosts out of all the paranormal possibilities?
    Please enter me.

    mk261274 (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. I would love to win!!! Will there be a 4th book?

  5. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I <3 Logan. My favorite love song is Lucky by Jason Mraz. Thanks again!!

  6. I Loveeee it! Great giveaway.
    Those books looks great and I'd love to win \o/


  7. I have just read Shade...and yes I want to smack him.But I also want to smack Aura too. ;o)
    One song I am really into at the momment is 'She' by Lee MacDougall..and it reminds me of Aura and Zachary.
    twimom101 @ yahoo .com

  8. I reading Shade right now, so I'm still forming my opinion of Logan.

    Some of my favourite love songs are All My Life by K-Ci & Jojo, Kiss From a Rose by Seal, We Belong Together by Mariah Carey and The Only Exception by Paramore.

  9. Congrats on the new release! Can't wait to read Shift!

    Logan bothers me. I really find him childish.

  10. I just wish Logan would cross over and let everyone get on with their lives! I sort of pity him though because he has to actually SEE that people are moving on. I'm so torn!!

  11. Well it depends sometimnes I want to hug him and then there are other times I want to smack him. Like when he sang that song to Aura. I just wanted to hug him so hard but then just when u think he is ready to move on he turns Shade then I wanted to smack him so hard. But all I did was bawl. This is one of the best YA books I have read I love this series and can not wait for Shift to come out. Jeri I love all of ur books thank you so much for all of ur awesome reads.

  12. I have not had the privilege of reading this book yet, but it sounds great. I have a gazillion favorite love songs! I will say 'The First Time' by Lifehouse.

  13. Wow! This is such a great blog tour and giveaway.

    My question is for Jeri. Did your recent trip to Ireland inspire you to write any scenes for Shine? Or maybe a new book? Deets?

    Also, I have loved Logan since we discovered his tattoo.


  14. I loved Logan from the start and yes he might be a little self-absorbed but he REALLY loves Aura, and he knows her. They were best friends too! I can't wait to see what comes next on the tour =)

  15. Congrats!! Thanks so much for the chance. My favorite love songs are those by The Script. All of their songs. When 3's A Crowd by A Day To Remember is great too!

    sauvadeavelle @

  16. I feel almost as torn between Logan and Zachary as Aura, however, I'm pretty sure that NOTHING would keep me away from that amazing accent...Yes, I'm one of the over 30 crowd who is LOVING this character =) The Plain White T's - Rhythm of Love has reminded me of the book since I first heard it. Thank you for the playlist!! kchilyard (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  17. I've read only Shade and I'm pretty torn about Logan. Sometimes I want to smack the hell out of him, but he's so sweet sometimes as well. But mostly smack him definitely, especially by the end.

    vicky216n at hotmail dot com

  18. I absolutly adored SHADE! And I totally feel for Logan, even if he was a stupid head. :o) I can't wait to read SHIFT and SHINE. Thanks Jeri!


  19. WOOOO, SHINE!!! You're right, that's perfect, though Shrug would've been equally as awesome, lol.

    I love you, I do, but I think Logan is a bonafide brat. What can I say, I love Zachary. The Scottish boy stole my heart. :)

    Can't wait to read Logan's shor in Enthralled!

  20. Shine will be totally perfect title for the 3rd instalment. Just can't wait to read Shift!Thanks so much for the tour. It's fun and I can't wait to read all the post during the tour!

  21. I have to admit I'm intrigued by the sound of these, but haven't read any as yet.

    My favorite love song has got to be The Power of Love by Jennifer Rush. For me it is a very emotional reminder of my nan who passed away last year after an 8 year battle with cancer. She was my hero and I have very fond memories of her.

    I'm a UK entrant :) bookwormreviewed ATgmailDOt com

  22. OK, well, thanks for all your thoughts on Logan! He's going to go sulk now and wish I hadn't asked about the smacking. ;-) I am curious to see how readers change their view of him (or not) after reading SHIFT.

    To answer your questions:

    Krystal: I've never really based a main character on a real-life person. Occasionally I might have someone in mind for a minor character, though--not that I would ever tell! I discover the characters' qualities as I write the story. I get to know them by spending time with them, the same way I would get to know a real person. That might sound weird, I dunno.

    melissasmeanderings: Hmm, I didn't really set out to choose ghosts as opposed to another paranormal type--they sort of chose me when I had the idea for a world where a large portion of the population could see them. I guess I'm fascinated with that boundary between life and death. There's something tragic about ghosts and yet at the same time, they get a second chance at experiencing something sort of like life, at least in my universe.

    Dina: Nope, SHADE will be a three-book trilogy. ;-) I think the last one, SHINE, will be pretty long, though, to wrap up all the stories and mysteries.

    lostinthestacks: Yes, absolutely! My trip to Ireland and Scotland was all kinds of inspiration for SHINE. I'd written the rough draft, and now I can't wait to fill in the details and change a few things in the next draft, based on what I've learned and seen. There's no substitute for actually visiting the places the characters walk and talk. I feel very lucky to have been able to go. But now I miss it so bad! :-(

  23. since I haven't read the book. My favorite band is The Script. I love their songs they are heart breaking but not cheesy. I love them.


  24. I want to smack Logan at times, but some of the time i just want to hug him. It must be tough to see the people he loves move on when he can't.

    some of my faveourite love songs are:

    promise me - Kill Hannah
    (its more about heartbreak i guess, but heartbreak comes with the whole issue of love. plus it sort of reminds me about Logan and Aura - him knowing he's done something which means he's lost her)

    real thing - Boys Like Girls

    find a way - The Used

    emiiesweetie (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

  25. This is awesome! I'm going to start reading SHADE probably this week but with all that fuss I'm already excited for SHIFT :D
    I don't have any question for Jeri yet (maybe on one of the the next blog stops?) but I wish her lot of success. Can't wait to read your books!

    Oh, and my favorite love song is Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are, because it has beautiful lyrics :)

    judittten at gmail dot com

  26. I haven´t read it yet, but I would love to.
    One of my favourite love songs (and the first that came to my mind) is Here Without You by 3 Doors Down, every time I hear it, it makes me want si sing along. Aloud.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  27. I kind of felt pity for Logan actually

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, I can't wait to read Shift =D


  28. This is such a good giveaway! I've been dying to read SHIFT ever since i read SHADE! Logan...oh Logan is a man after my own heart. My boyfriend is Irish..The Keeley Brothers and Irish, yes please. I do want to smack him upside the head a lot but i also just want to hug him just the same. My favorite song would have to be....Its soo hard to choose. Right now Im on an 80s hiphop kick. I think my favorite song is For the First Time by The Script. I love love love this song, i belt it out in my car everytime i listen to it.

    kriggenbach95 (@) gmail (dot) com

  29. First off I loved Shade & can't wait to read Shift. I loved this post because I like reading about music and how it relates to the story and the characters.

    I both love & hate Logan. I love that he cares about Aura & wants what is best for her. I hate him because he ended up dying because he did stupid stuff, I am not a fan of the drinking & drugs. Not that anyone is perfect, but that really annoyed me about him. So sometimes I want to smack him & other times I want to hug him. I like both boys at this point in time (but I definitely like Zachary more), so we will see what happens after I read Shift!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  30. I was a true Team Zachary fan at the end of Shade. Now that I've read SHIFT though, Logan stole a little piece of my heart. Don't get me wrong I still love Zachary especially in a kilt. Little Lion Man was a perfect song for Logan in SHIFT as well.

    I love that SHINE is the title for Book #3. I can't wait!

    Awesome way to start the tour.

  31. I just bought Shade - and can't wait to read it!
    Some of my favorite love songs are "To be With You"by Mr. Big, "I Will Come To You" by Hanson and "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders!


  32. Title reveal! SHINE sounds so cool. I can't wait!!!!

    So, I love Logan. In fact, I'm Team Logan. His personality really shines, and we get so many different facets from him in SHADE. You write him really well.

    As for songs, I'm a huge Rise Against girl, so I love that you have one of their songs on your playlist. But the novel I'm working on has tons of Florence + The Machine references. I can't choose one favorite heartbreaking song, but I love hearing what every one else is coming up with.

  33. I would love to win!

    Ok so me and logan have a love/hate relationship. I love him in the book but I hate that he went and died on aura :( .

  34. Yay thanks for the giveaway! I just got a copy of Shade and haven't had a chance to read it yet. I'm not sure if its considered a love song but Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss makes me cry everytime I hear it.

    elainareads AT aol DOT com

  35. I love these songs!!!

    Adele-someone like you
    whitney houston i will always love you

  36. Well, I've read Shade! It was so awesome. As soon as I am able I will read Shift. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Logan...well right now, I'd like to smack him but at the same time I pity him. :(

    Ahhh, music, my other passion, aside from books of course :)! The playlist is great. One of my faves on this list is Famous Last Words by My Chemical Romance.

  37. Oops for got to put up my e-mail address:
    patriciamendoza AT gmail DOT com

    "Well, I've read Shade! It was so awesome. As soon as I am able I will read Shift. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Logan...well right now, I'd like to smack him but at the same time I pity him. :(

    Ahhh, music, my other passion, aside from books of course :)! The playlist is great. One of my faves on this list is Famous Last Words by My Chemical Romance."

  38. Well as I do have a copy of Shade, I'm going to have to go ahead and read it now (was planning on waiting for Shift too) just to see why everyone wants to smack Logan.
    Guns N' Roses - Every Rose Has Its Thorns my fav.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  39. Thanks for the giveaway! This series sounds amazing and I love your playlist.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  40. Awesome playlist! Shine is an AWESOME name for the third book, I still can't wait to read Shift though!!! :D

    And thanks for the giveaway!


  41. Ack! I forgot my email.

    angel28140 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    P.S. I notice I'm not the only Lisa commenting, so I'm Lisa the Rise Against lover ;)

  42. What an awesome post and also awesome title for book three.

    My favourite song has to be Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode - it's just so perfectly put together.

  43. I like Logan, I think it he got a raw deal and has a hard time dealing. I do want him to move on though so he can be at peace and Aura can move on.


  44. Sometimes Logan is selfish and immature, but it doesn't negate the times when he is loving and lovable.

    I am loving Aura's story :)


  45. I love how Logan is so exuberant about everything, and I can understand why Aura fell in love with him. But he's also so immature, and I can't give him much credit, mostly because of the way he died. It was just so stupid. I do feel bad for him in a way, but then he acts completely selfish and like all that matters is him in the spotlight. So yah, you could firmly say that I'm on Team Zachary. I don't quite make the 30+ crowd (haha, too funny) but I suppose I'm closer to that than a teenager.


  46. Sometimes I want to smack Logan.

    sgiden at

  47. I am currently reading Shade and I like Logan, but I think I'll be on Team Zachary once I finish the book. It's just a feeling I have. I did really want to smack him on the back of the head after he went off and died (I mean, seriously? I know people get stupid when they're drunk, but really?? How did he miss the sign that said it was a bad idea to mix alcohol with drugs???). I think it's probably the first time I've wanted to slap someone who just died. He does seem really sweet to Aura though.
    One of my favourite love songs: Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy. LOVE THAT SONG!

    Anyway, hooray for the giveaway! :)


  48. I love Logan. Granted he does overreact a little. But wouldn't we be more upset if he didn't? I know I would. I just have to keep telling myself how I would react in his position. It's a very difficult one. I'd want to hug him, because it's a tough situation. But then smack him for being a pain ;)

    And even though I've read Shade, one of my favorite love songs is 3 libras by A Perfect Circle.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  49. Great contest!! My favorite love song is Love Story by Taylor Swift!!! I hope I win!! Good luck to everyone!!

    lexirylie (at) yahoo (dot) com


  50. Since I haven't read these books, I would ask Jeri to send them to me so I can! ;o)

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

  51. I have Shade in my TBR pile, so I'm just waiting for darn school to end so I can *finally* get to it. But I guess that's good since I don't have to wait for Shift. ;D

    As for songs, I love anything by Safetysuit & WIlliam Tell.


  52. Shade was amazing! With Shift's release I am sure that Jeri will pile on the awesomesauce and give of a fantastic new read! I cannot wait.

    terilhack at gmail dot com

  53. Shade was amazing! I loved the characters and their story! Shift is so soon. Thank you for this great series!
    I love seeing and hearing all of the songs that were on your mind while writing. Makes the anticipation skyrocket.
    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  54. I have not read either book yet but they sound great. I would probably ask Jeri what the strangest thing a fan has ever asked her or said to her was. And if she has ever seen a ghost.

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  55. So this is totally wrong (commenting for the other team lol) BUT i HAD to just creep in and say:

    I AM IN LOVE WITH LOGAN KEELEY! he is a violet-punk-rock-irish-Aura Lovin-sex God Ghost! Honestly whats NOT to love!?

    *Creeps back out*

  56. I liked Logan, it was Aura who annoyed me. I felt sorry for him because his frustration is understandable. Even if he did make a very stupid mistake. Aura though, although she senses him she decides to fall into someone else's arms anyway. That I didn't sympathise with as much.

  57. I'm an over 30 year old who is Team Logan! LOL.

    Love the new title. How exciting. Can't wait to read Shift!

  58. @Brooke - You're totally safe here! I love Logan!

  59. I just have to leave a comment for the sole purpose of supporting Logan(and Jeri and Karen of course :), who is one of the few male characters that I absolutely love and that has moved me so deeply.

    Listening to Slow Hands by Interpol, always reminds me of Logan:

    "you make me wanna pick up a guitar
    and celebrate the myriad ways that I love you
    can't you see what you've done to my heart and soul?
    this is a wasteland now..."

    For me, that pretty much sums up Logan as a person and the way he feels about Aura.
    He is amazing and I love him!
    TEAM LOGAN all the way <3

  60. Ooooh! Love the title of the third book :D Thanks for the very awesome giveaway!


  61. ^Whoops! Clicked Post Comment before I answered the question :P Um, as of right now I kinda want to smack Logan. He's kinda a jerk-face...but at the same time I think he's a good person on the inside so I feel bad for him and kinda want to give him a hug.


  62. @Karen- yay! Now i'm just going to flood the comments with all the reasons why i love Logan.... just kidding i think your blog would crash because there are a bazillion reasons why i love that boy!

    @Just Another Book Blog- NEW.BEST.FRIEND. i absolutely agree with you! Logan is the only character in the history of EVER to make me bawl like a baby & be a crazy fan-girl at the same time! I told Jeri in a freakishly long e-mail that Logan's scenes like touch my soul. No Joke. just something about him! <3

  63. I love Logan! I was a little annoyed with him in the beginning about the way that he died, drug overdose seems like a stupid and selfish way to go. Later on though, I just wanted to give him a big hug :) He seems so lonely, it breaks my heart :'(

  64. @Brooke - I'm guessing Jeri gets a lot of those emails because I've sent several "you made me cry like a baby" ones to her.

    @Aten Ra - <33333

    Let's have a Team Logan party. It will be small but will have great music!! lol

  65. Wow, so many comments! Glad to see people feel strongly one way or the other--that's the important thing. (Although Logan is sad that he hasn't made the whole world love him, as is his goal in life, uh, afterlife now.) I can't wait to see the reaction to tomorrow's post about The Other Guy (shh, can't mention the name on Logan's day).

    June, great questions! Hmm, I haven't had many weird reader encounters at all. Usually the worst for me is at a booksigning when people ask me where the bathroom is. :-D And no, I've never seen a ghost, and I very much do NOT want to. I am very happy leaving the paranormal stuff to the imagination. :)

  66. I really dont like him some of the time. He seems like he wants everyone to stay with him and not move on after he made such a mistake, especially Aura. I can understand wanting them to forgive him, but sadly everyone else still has a life to live that he cant be a part of.

    For Jeri, what are some of the things you have found advantages in while writing a YA book over a Adult one?

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  67. Logan bugs me most of the time. I'll be reading, and sometimes I just want to slap him!


  68. The book sounds great :O Looking forward to reading it.

  69. I am officially an idiot for asking if people wanted to smack Logan. I might as well have asked if you wanted to smack *me.* (Don't answer that. ;-)

    Donnas: There are definitely some advantages to writing YA vs. adult. YA is less constrained in both plot and writing style, especially when compared with adult genres like romance and fantasy. Younger readers tend to be less set in their ways and expectations. Look at things like verse novels, or the use of first-person present tense. Very popular in YA but almost nonexistent in adult fiction.

    I think readers also cut teen characters a little more slack in the way they feel and behave, so we're allowed to paint them more realistically, more humanly. I think there's more emotional honesty in YA books for that reason.

    For instance, look at people's reactions to Logan's death and Aura's mourning. If they were adults, readers would be a lot less forgiving. But I think (I hope) I managed to make them believable and sympathetic despite being way less than perfect. I'm not interested in reading or writing about perfect people of any age, but I find that teens characters are judged less harshly.

    So as long as we create a good story and believable characters, we can write the books any way we want. Which is a wonderful creative freedom I definitely don't take for granted!

  70. uh-oh....someone's gunna haveta hold me back *glares at Luna*

    *calms self down* @Karen- Jeri is an evil genius & obviously uses readers tears for some sort of.... evilness...JUST KIDDING, I totally heart you Jeri!

    OH! and i'm totally down for that party! Will there also be irish drinking games involved? :P

  71. I like Logan a lot but I think he's stupid for what landed him in his afterlife. I like he-who-shall-not-be-named better :)

  72. I haven't read Shade yet, but I would really love to! Some of my favorite love songs include "Love Remains The Same" by Gavin Rossdale, "1,2,3,4" by the Plain White T's, and "Far Away" by Nickelback.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  73. Love the playlist

    I'm entering this cool contest :)

  74. I can't believe I still haven't read Shade. I bought it on your recommendation, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Love the tracklist!

  75. Hey! Thanks for this giveaway and thanks for hosting the blog tour.

    I guess you can say that in my opinion, Logan is just stalkerish. In a weird way. I mean, can't he just leave Aura alone? Can't he let her move on? Logan is dead and even though Aura can see him and he can somehow communicate with her, doesn't mean that he can have Aura all to himself. He needs to let it all go and let Aura move on to Zachary.


  76. Congratulations on the books! I haven't read any so I'm to share my favorite love songs! I really like Adele's songs, especially Someone Like You and Make You Feel My Love!

    Thanks for an international giveaway!
    aloveforbooks at gmail dot com

  77. I actually like Logan. He made a mistake, but who doesn't? Plus he tried to redeem himself in the end!

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  78. I liked Logan better in Shift and I like him even more after reading your post. I don't love him to bits but I like him fine. LOL. Logan isn't my cup of tea but he's not awful.

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  79. Great post!

    I like Mr. Logan Keeley, at least he tries to make up for the wrongdoings.


  80. Haven't read Shade yet - its on my bookshelf though! :-)

    One of my favourite songs is Billy Corgan's version of Landslide. I love that man!

    emkatt77 AT gmail DOT com

  81. ****WINNERS****

    Signed copy of Shift w/Logan's Playlist - Luarroyane

    Unsigned copy of Shift - Cynthia

    Thank you for all your comments!!

    Grand Prize winner announced on this blog May 11th!