Welcome to my stop on the Only the Good Die Young Blog Tour hosted by InkSlinger PR. For today's stop, I've got an awesome guest post by K.K. Hendin to share with all of you about the music behind the book. I'm super stoked that I've got the honor of sharing this list because music + books = so much win! Check it out and let me know what you think of all the songs! Also, don't forget to enter the epic tour wide giveaway below!
Stick around because there's a lot of fun to be had! So, without further ado...
About the book:
Author: K.K. Hendin
Release date: March 17, 2014
Age group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The first year of college is supposed to be about parties, parties, and getting the hell out of Texas. Instead, Milcah Daniels is spending her eighteenth year in and out of Houston's hospitals. Her hair is falling out, they’ve cut off her boobs, and if she makes it to nineteen, she’ll consider it a personal miracle.
Breast cancer really has a way of messing with a girl’s social calendar.
When Milcah’s temporarily discharged from the hospital, she’s determined to get a tattoo for every medical procedure she’s had. Her quest leads her to Skin Stories, a new tattoo parlor a block from her apartment. And to it’s infuriatingly sexy artist, Callum Scott.
Callum is everything Milcah wants, and everything she shouldn’t have now. A new relationship when the official prognosis is one to five years is a terrible idea. But Callum doesn’t know about the breast cancer, and Milcah’s not running to tell him.
But when the doctor says things are actually looking positive, her entire life turns upside down. How is she supposed to start living again when she’s finally learned to accept her death?
I spent a lot of time simultaneously attempting to draft this book and g-chatting one of my dear friends, Alex Brown. Somehow, our conversations ended up with us trading songs that made us cry. To get us in the mood of writing sad things, I guess ☺ or because we’re both twisted souls. Both of these are entirely possible.
Some songs that were on repeat while I was drafting:
- Dare You to Move by Switchfoot
- Fix You by Coldplay (or this version from the Sing-Off)
- Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine
- Let Love In by Goo Goo Dolls
- For Good from Wicked (Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel)
- Falling Slowly from Once (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)
- Leave from Once (Glen Hansard)
- Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
- Bright Lights and Cityscapes by Sara Bareilles
- Hero by Family of the Year (recommended to me by the lovely Tabitha Martin)
About the author:
KK Hendin's real life ambition is to become a pink fluffy unicorn who dances with rainbows. But the schooling for that is all sorts of complicated, so until that gets sorted out, she'll just write. Preferably things with angst and love. And things that require chocolate. She’s the author of the NA contemporaries Heart Breaths and Only the Good Die Young.
She spends way too much time on Twitter, where she can be found at @kkhendin, and rambles on occasion over at www.kkhendinwrites.blogspot.com.
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