Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shiny New Website = ARISE Playlist Contest

I've had such a crazy couple weeks, bouncing around between book conventions.  And at the end of this week, I promise a long update on the Romantic Times Convention and Teen Book Con.  (I mean, you all want to know about the ridiculously cool YA authors, booksellers, librarians, and readers I met, right?) 

But I have other news I need to celebrate!  The day I got back from my world travels (okay, I just went to Chicago and Houston, but whatever), I saw my gorgeous, newly designed website:  Isn't it fantastic?  It has all the creepy beauty of my original design, but now it's much more interactive with my Twitter feed, the latest blog posts, pictures and playlists for my books, etc.

It is missing one thing, however: a playlist for ARISE!  I've already picked out the first fifteen songs, which will be featured (with story notes!) on and Amazon to get you ready for ARISE's release date of June 5th.  But I still need your help before the entire playlist is revealed.

I've listed four candidates for ARISE's "Bonus" song, i.e. the song that captures the overall feel of the HEREAFTER series.  The song with the most votes wins, and everyone who votes (via blog comments, Facebook comments, and Twitter @ mentions) is entered for a chance to win one of two signed ARCs of ARISE!!!  (Contest open internationally, and it ends Friday at 10 pm CST.)

So, here we go.  I love all three of these equally, but YOU get to decide which one wins!

1. Open Your Arms - The Editors
2. No Light, No Light - Florence + the Machine
3. C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars
4. The Write-in Option!  Suggest a different song and if I just can't help but love it, it wins!

I can't wait to read your thoughts on the new website, listen to your fantastic song choices, and give away some more ARCs of ARISE!!!


  1. Oooo!!! All are pretty darn good! But I like C'est la Mort by the Civil Wars.
    So my vote goes to C'est la Mort!

  2. I vote for No Light, No Light!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win ARCs! I can't wait to read it, whether I win an ARC or have to wait for my preordered copy :) Not sure how you're contacting winners, but just incase, I'll give you my email.

  3. 2. No Light, No Light - Florence + the Machine

    GummiBear TeeHee (FaceBook)

    LOVE your book btw by far my fav. :)

  4. I have to vote for No Light, No Light! :D

    Can't wait to read Arise!!

  5. Love the new website! It looks great and easy to navigate.
    My pick of the songs is definitely C'est la Mort!
    gbondi07 at gmail . com

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  7. HI! Super duper excited for Arise. Checked out your new website-very professional. I would vote for #3. C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars. It really captures the essence of the Hereafter series.My favorite verse from the song is:
    C'est la vie, c'est la mort.
    (It is life, it is death.)
    You and me,
    It talks about death,drowning and love. Thanks for the ARC giveaway!


  8. My vote goes to
    C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars
    it's just perfect!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  9. My vote has to go to "No Light, No Light". Florence and her magnificent machine are fantastic, and this song is dramatic.

    Bad, rhyme. I know. But with lyrics like these:

    'Cause it's so easy
    To say it to a crowd
    But it's so hard, my love
    To say it to you out loud

    chihuahuazero at gmail dot com.

  10. I'm going to have to go with a write in and vote for

    A Tout le Monde by Megadeth, don't let the band fool you. LOL!

    The song is partly done in French and it's all about death. But it's such a beautiful song!


  11. It's gotta be No Light, No Light. I love everything Florence and the Machine. Thanks for the chance to win!


  12. I vote for The Civil Wars' C'est la Mort. It's just too darn good, and it fits too darn well!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I'm so excited for ARISE's release! :D

  13. C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars
    :) *fingers crossed*
    -Steph Trujillo (name on facebook as well)

  14. I vote for C'est la mort -The Civil Wars

  15. C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars gets my vote :)

    myworldofbooks18 at hotmail dot com

  16. I like No Light, No Light by Florence&the Machine!

  17. I love Florence + the Machine! It has to be that one=)

  18. No Light, No Light - Florence + the Machine

    Love the revamp of your website. Thank you for the giveaway!



  19. Love that you're getting the readers in on things like this!! <3

    So hard to choose! Though I have to say my final vote has to be for:
    2. No Light, No Light by Florence & The Machine.

    However there is a song I thought about entering and I wanted to share it anyways. It's called:
    Lonely Hands by Angus & Julia Stone. It's so haunting and beautiful.
    (( )) <-- In case you want to listen to it!


  20. C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars...its perfect!

  21. I vote for no light no light by Florence + the machine...i Love this song!

  22. No Light, No Light - Florence + the Machine. Love that song plus she has such a hauntingly beautiful voice.
    so thats where my votes going :) Can't wait till June now! thank you :D

  23. 'cest la mort!!!!!

  24. Definitely "Open Your Arms" by The Editors, though all of those are GREAT songs.

    Thanks for the contest and the opportunity to have a say in the playlist...that's pretty awesome in itself! :D

  25. those are all really good songs, but my vote has to go to c'est la mort. it just seems to capture everything perfectly : )

    also i love the new website!

    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  26. I vote for C'est la Mort - The Civil Wars! Perfect fit :)


  27. My vote goes to No Light, No Light by Florence + The Machine! :D


  28. I vote for c'est la mort! I like this song I think it's perfect:)

  29. My vote goes to No light, No light by Florence + the machine! I love the band!

  30. My favorite is No Light, No Light by Florence + the Machine, it's a great song.
    Your new website is really nice, and I checked the FAQ, in France Hereafter was published in August last year, and its title is "Au-delà" :)

  31. As I love Florence + The Machine I vote for No Light, No Light。:)
    PS, I love your new website!

    1. C'est la Mort. This song goes with the book perfectly I think!

    2. Oops forgot to write my email:D it's

  32. I like all three songs but I'm gonna pick C'est la Mort by The Civil Wars as the song goes better with the story :)

  33. Those are all awesome songs. I just recently listened to Mumford and Sons (oh Marcus is so cute) "Ghosts That We Knew" and instantly thought of Hereafter. Love the new website color since it's my favorite.

    Email: dbookstrings(at)gmail(dot)com

    Ps: This isn't my entry, but People C'mon by Delta Spirit is another good one and reminds me of Eli.

  34. C'est la Mort by The Civil Wars! I love The Civil Wars. Florence is wonderful too, but C'est makes me think of your book and it fits beautifully. I'm dying to read Arise! Dying! :)))

  35. I vote for C'est la Mort:) It reminds me of your book soo much!

  36. Florence + the Machines! Love that song.

  37. These are amazing choices, but my favorite is definitely C'est la Mort by The Civil Wars. I can't imagine a more perfect song to fit the mood of ARISE. Thank you!!!

  38. I'll vote for No Light, No Light.

    Thanks jennifer
    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  39. Vote for Open your arms :)

  40. I will vote for No Light, No Light, I LOVE Florence + The Machhine!