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Apr 6, 2013

REAL Blog Tour: Guest Post - REAL Playlist + Giveaway

Welcome to day six of our seven days of GET REAL fun! Wait, six? That means only three more days until you all get to meet the one and only, RIPTIDE! Woot!

This week has been lots of fun as well as informative, was it not? You guys got to meet the author, our leading MCs, the cast, and now, for today, you get to hear some kick-ass music that heavily influenced REAL.

This was the post that I was dying to share with you all because books and music are my thing, you know? Anyway, check out what Katy Evans had to say about the songs and how they relate to the characters and such and then let me know what you think of them!

About the book:

Author: Katy Evans
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: April 9, 2013

A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?

Book #1 of The Real Series
Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.

Guest post: REAL Playlist

Thank you all so much for joining our REAL Books Over Books blog tour!!

I’m so excited to be talking about REAL, especially now, so close to release day. I can’t wait to hear what you all think!

Let me just say that music plays a huge part of REAL, just like it plays a huge part of life. Music helps us cope, makes us happy, sad, and makes us feel less alone. Sometimes it even makes us feel understood.

Remington and Brooke take music very seriously. A lot of times, I found myself listening to the same songs they did!

REAL’s playlist for me includes:

Iris by Goo Goo Dolls

This is such a significant song; I even went to lengths to acquire the license of being able to quote some of the lyrics in REAL.

I Love You by Avril Lavigne

The moment I listened to this song, Brooke jumped in my head and wanted it. She has great taste in songs, I have to say. I love the upbeat tone and it captures falling in love so perfectly!

Love Bites by Def Leppard

Remington and Brooke are athletes and very physical beings, and this song captures their sexual awareness of each other perfectly.

This is a list of other songs I heard while writing, many of which they made me listen to!

  • High on You by Survivor (I always played this song when I worked on their meeting scene!)
  • Love Song by Sara Bareilles
  • In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
  • Come Away With Me by Nora Jones
  • All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You by Heart
  • Anyway You Want It by Journey
  • I Love You Like A Love Song by Selena Gomez
  • My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson
  • Flaws and All by Beyonce
  • The Fighter by Gym Class Heroes
  • That’s When I Knew by Alicia Keys

I can’t wait for you to read REAL and enjoy their music with them!

The first two songs are so perfect for Remy and Brooke that it's insane! Every. single. word. is them straight down to a tee. These two use lyrics and music and sound to communicate to each other so these two songs couldn't have been a more perfect fit!

The rest of the playlist is also amazing, as well, so make sure you have these songs on the loop while you're reading!

So, what do you think of Katy's picks? Leave her a comment below! Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway if you haven't already! Only a couple more days to do so!

About the author:

Katy Evans had a pet cougar while growing up; a big, fanged cat which later needed to be sent to the zoo for playfully trying to attach itself to Katy's jugular. From then on, she grew up with much safer companions like books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love, married him, and now they are hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches "The End." Which, is hopefully, only the beginning...

To find more about her, look her up on her website, Twitter, or Facebook, she'd also love to hear from you!

Connect with Katy Evans: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway Details:

  1. Must leave a blog post comment below.
  2. One entry per household.
  3. There will be seven (7) winners.
  4. You must be 13 or older.
  5. Giveaway is open internationally.
  6. Contest ends on Monday, April 8th, 2013.
  7. Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter.
  8. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
  9. Note: winners will receive the ebooks on April 8th in the evening.

Good luck!

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  1. Cannot wait to read this book. Love the cover. Love the songs and can totally see how they relateeeee :D xoxoxoox

  2. Actually, I was sold when I saw the cover and the synopsis was just icing on the cake.

  3. I can't wait for you guys to read it! I can't wait to hear what you all think!!

  4. Iris is THE song, another good point on why I should read this.... 2 more days... 2 more days!

  5. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com


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