Authors Are Rockstars Tour – Charmed Vengeance Playlist by Suzanne Lazear

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We felines are thrilled to once again be a part of the 2nd Annual Authors Are Rockstars Tour and are excited to share with you one of our favorite rockstar authors: Suzanne Lazear! As part of this fantastic event, Suzanne has put together a playlist for her second novel in her Aether Chronicles series, Charmed Vengeance, which is celebrating its release day today!! =^.^=

But before we get to the post, we’d like to share with you why we feel Suzanne is a rockstar. As some of you may recall, we got to interview Suzanne last year during the first annual Authors are Rockstars Tour event (to see this post, click here) when she was just a debut author. Since that post, she has published two full length novels for her Aether Chronicles series (she’s currently in edits for the third book in the series and writing book four) and wrote a short story for the anthology, Two and Twenty Dark Tales. It’s amazing what can happen in just one year, huh? Through all of this, she has continued to be a sweetheart to all of her fans and a big supporter of her fellow author friends. There isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t see Suzanne firing her “cupcake cannon” on Twitter in celebration of some event or achievement. Her excitement during these moments never fails to bring smiles to our faces…it’s impossible not to love her!

Recently Suzanne hosted a Read Along for the first book in her Aether Chronicles series, Innocent Darkness. She spent part of July and all of August setting up discussion posts on her blog for those participating and took time to chat with fans every Friday about that week’s reading on Twitter (#IdReadAlong). She even had prizes for those who were able to answer trivia questions based on the book. The entire event was a blast and we thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it on the days we were able to attend. In truth, we love Suzanne so much, we volunteered to be a part of her Airship Squadron (street team) and have been helping to spread the word about her books to folks throughout our city! It’s not every author who can say that they have a team of felines supporting them.

And we know we mentioned this last year, but we still have to give serious purrs to Suzanne for her taste in Steampunk clothing. She is truly one of the most gracious authors we’ve ever had the pleasure to meet and talk with. If you’ve not yet had the pleasure to meet Suzanne and discover her writing, what on earth are you waiting for? Go out and get a copy of her books now! Believe us when we say, you won’t be disappointed. =^.^=

Now put on your ear phones and turn up your volume because it’s time Suzanne’s:

Charmed Vengeance Playlist

I love music and listen to music as I write. I have a minor in music and music has been a very large part of my life. I often craft playlists for each book. When working on multiple projects at once, I use them to transition into the right frame of mind for that book.

Here’s the playlist I’ve made for CHARMED VENGEANCE, book 2 of my Aether Chronicles series. In some places I’ve indicated which characters I think they pertain to. In other places I’ll let you decide.

  1.  AFTER MIDNIGHT— Blink 182
  2. THROUGH GLASS –Stone Sour (Kevighn)
  3.  I FEEL SO –Boxcar Racer (James)
  4.  HEMORRHAGE (In My Hands) –Fuel
  5.  LITTLE TALKS –Of Monsters and Men (Noli and V)
  6.  OPHELIAC –Emilie Autumn (I listened to a lot of Emilie Autumn when writing ID)
  7.  SHAKE IT OUT — Florence + The Machine  (Noli and V)
  8.  SOME NIGHTS –Fun (This is Kevighn’s theme song for the series. I feel like this song was written just for him. If you listen to the song, there are book 3 spoilers. Did Fun read my draft? Anyway, it’s a pretty awesome song.)
  9. LITTLE LION MAN –Mumford and Sons (V)
  10. I’D DO ANYTHING –Simple Plan
  11. THE REASON –Hoobastank
  12.  NOT NOW –Blink 182
  13.  I WILL WAIT –Mumford and Sons (V and Noli)

What do you think? Do you agree? What songs do you think I’m missing? Are there particular songs that make you think of different characters?

For fun, here’s the list of songs for INNOCENT DARKNESS. Again, can you guess what songs go with what characters/scenes? I’ve filled in a few, but not all. Is there anything I’m missing?InnocentDarkness

  1. ACROSS THE SKY –Emilie Autumn (This is the book’s theme song)
  2. HELP I’M ALIVE —Metric (Noli)
  3. SHALOTT –Emilie Autumn
  4. THE ADVENTURE –Angels and Airwaves
  5. CRAZY FOR THAT GIRL –Evan and Jaron
  6. USE SOMEBODY –Kings of Leon (V)
  7. MAPS –Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Noli)
  8. GOTTA BE SOMEBODY –Nickleback
  9. IRIS –Goo Goo Dolls (Last scene of Chapter 33, just saying)
  10. SOME NIGHTS —Fun (Kevighn)
  11. ALL MY LIFE — Foo Fighters 
  12. SI BEAG, SI MOR –Irish traditional (This could be another theme song, the song itself is about a war between two factions of faeries)

Here’s a sneak peak at a few tracks from my in-progress playlist for book 3….

  1. VINDICATED —Dashboard Confessional
  2. IT ENDS TONIGHT —All American Rejects
  3. IT’S TIME —Imagine Dragons

So, there you have it. I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

About Suzanne:

spinningSuzanne Lazear is the author of the young adult steampunk fairytale series THE AETHER CHRONICLES. Book 2, CHARMED VENGEANCE, releases on 8-8-13 from Flux. An avid reader and baker, she lives in Southern California with her daughter, husband, and a small army of pillow pets. She’s also part of the Steampunk group blog Steamed http://wwww.ageofsteam.wordpress.com  Learn more about her at www.suzannelazear.com

About Charmed Vengeance:

Charmed Vengeance 1Publisher: Flux

Date Published: August 8, 2013

Series: Aether Chronicles #2

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Description:

When her true love, Steven, is forced to break their magical bond, Noli Braddock decides to join her brother on the crew of the Vixen’s Revenge.

With its gleaming brass, dark wood, and spotless clockwork gears, the Vixen’s Revenge is a beautiful airship. But Noli discovers a dangerous secret beneath its polished exterior—the crew has been hired to steal dozens of priceless Otherworld artifacts. Desperate to keep her past Otherworld experiences hidden from the airship crew, Noli fears that if she doesn’t risk telling her own secrets, the stolen artifacts will be used to destroy both of the worlds she loves.

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Posted on August 8, 2013, in Authors. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Love the playlists!! Going to have to go spend some money on iTunes now 🙂 Can’t wait to read CV. Hugs Suzanne!!

  2. OMG, I love the song Vindicated! Other greats on here, too, but I just feel like I’m in the only person in the world who knows Vindicated sometimes, so Yay!

  3. Great playlist! Thanks so much for being a tour host Cam and kitties ❤

    Hugs,
    Jaime