11 September 2017

Tour & Giveaway: Joined: Book One by Mara Gan

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan.
Audience/Genre: YA/NA Sci-fi Romance.
Publication: September 12th 2017 by Inkspell Publishing, LLC.
Duty and prophecy get in the way of everything.

All I ever wanted to do was read my books, play my sports, and help people. Life and prophecy had other things in mind.

Helping people is what I do; as an empath and semi-frequent telepath, I can easily sense and understand people's needs and emotions. Sometimes even before they do. Being able to read everyone’s thoughts and feelings all the time can drive me crazy with anxiety, but that moment when I can finally make someone’s life better makes everything worth it.

Unfortunately, I’m also the next in line to rule the galaxy, I’m the only diplomat most planets will listen to, assassins try to kill me on an annoyingly regular basis, and a much-vaunted Prophecy has decreed that I’m going to die. Oh, and someone blew up my home planet.

Kind of a lot to deal with, right?

Too bad I just got another problem: a big, irritating, overbearing bodyguard with serious anger management issues.

And I think I’m falling for him.

Joined music playlist

My gym playlist is full of anything that makes me feel like I’m in a music video or need to run fast. I am one of those people who walk from machine to machine with a little bit of a dance step on the way. I’ve also been told that I lipsync while running… Apologies to everyone in my local gym for that!
Some of my favorite psych-up songs lately are:
Where My Girls At?- Dave Guetta
Cake by the Ocean- DNCE
Float On- Modest Mouse

When I’m on the train to work, I listen to a wider, somewhat eclectic variety of music, from new releases and to songs from the 90s. I’m not very good at making smaller playlists—I tend to make playlists of 150 songs!—so here’s a selection of 15 that I keep seeking out lately.
Feel Good, Inc.- Gorillaz
Clint Eastwood- Gorillaz
Where Did You Sleep Last Night?- Nirvana
Yellow Ledbetter- Pearl Jam
Lake of Fire- Nirvana
Disarm- Smashing Pumpkins
Way Down We Go- Kaleo
Fire- Barnes Courtney
No One Knows- Queens of the Stone Age
I Am the Highway- Audioslave
Pretty Pimpin’- Kurt Vile
Hurt- Nine Inch Nails (although the cover by Johnny Cash is also amazing)
Snow- Red Hot Chili Peppers (I swear one day I will learn all the lyrics)
Beast of Burden- Rolling Stones
Only Happy When It Rains- Garbage

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A Pacific Northwesterner by birth and disposition, Mara has lived in Washington DC, Oregon, Japan, and most recently the beautiful Pacific Grove, California, before returning to her roots inSeattle. By day she teaches history to unsuspecting teenagers, and by night she writes books and travels to far-flung places. She loves tobe with animals, read, play sports, and drink more London Fogs than is likely good for her.

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  1. My granddaughter would love to read this.

  2. What a unique cover! Sounds like a good read!

  3. Exciting times, CONGRATS on your awesome new release and the tour also. So excited for you and wishing you the best of luck.

  4. Joined sounds like a good read. Thank you

  5. An interesting playlist. I should read more sci-fi.

  6. Sounds like a good read. Thank you!

  7. The book sounds very intriguing, thank you for the reveal!

  8. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Joined: Book One. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.