No Easy Way Out is BORN!
For all of you left hanging from the edge of your seat at the end of No Safety in Numbers, this will come as a relief. No Easy Way Out picks up right where No Safety ended. But Edge, don’t get all pouty. Your person will be back there, hanging from you, real soon…
To go along with the release of No Easy Way Out, I have a few author interviews out there in the world. You can learn some behind-the-scenes tidbits in my Q&As on the book blogs Book2Buzz and The Hiding Spot–I’m giving away a copy of No Easy Way Out as a part of both interviews, so enter to win there today! There’s also some fun insider stuff up on the official No Safety in Numbers series website. I appeared on a local TV show this morning to talk No Easy Way Out for Books Over Breakfast. And on July 27, I’ll be appearing LIVE AND IN PERSON at Bookstock in Woodstock, VT.
Back to the soundtrack…
I am a mix person—love making mixes, always have, always will. Since high school, I have agonized over what carefully curated string of songs will EXACTLY capture every possible nuance of my feelings for the receiver of said mix. It’s a bit sad, really, the effort I put into these things. But also not at all because mixes are a sacred gift passed between friends.
So for all you Edges and Edge Hangers—dear readers, dear friends, here’s my soundtrack for No Easy Way Out. I’m not going to explain the relevance of my choices or even the character each song connects with. But feel free to make guesses in the comments! No spoilers, though, please…:)
- Feel So Close by Calvin Harris
- Underdog by Kasabian
- Bring Me To Life by Evanescence
- Just Say Yes by Snow Patrol
- Needing/Getting by OK Go
- My Moon My Man by Feist
- As Long As You Love Me by Justin Bieber
- Only Love by Ben Howard
- Mr. Brightside by The Killers
- Highway to Hell by AC/DC
- Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
- Die Young by Ke$ha
- Part of Me by Katy Perry
- Fences by Phoenix
- Secure Yourself by Indigo Girls
- Lay Me Down by Crosby & Nash
- Never Let Me Down Again by Depeche Mode
- Sabotage by Beastie Boys
Of course, the trouble with mixes is that they only capture my musical take on the story. Did any song(s) pop into your head while you were reading No Easy Way Out? Who’s your favorite character, and what do you think his or her favorite song might be? Or what song do you think they might really need to hear at a certain moment in the story?
So go forth and read No Easy Way Out, then listen to my mix (or make your own mix!), and leave me a message about it in the comments!