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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Guest Post & Giveaway: Rising Shadows (World in Shadows, Bk 1) by Bridget Blackwood

Please welcome Author Bridget Blackwood to Enchantress Of Books!! 

Music is key when I write, music speaks to the soul and writing comes from the soul. I’ve been known to hear a song and see a new scene. I pick out songs that feels like they were written after reading a scene in my book. “My Medicine” by The Pretty Reckless matches Rachel’s early scenes in Rising Shadows. Waking up with no memory in a hospital, no idea what they've given you, finding out you’re more than human now. 

“My Medicine” by The Pretty Reckless
You hurt where you sleep
And you sleep where you lie
Now you’re in deep and
now you’re gonna cry
You got a woman to the left
and a boy to the right
Strat to sweat so hold me tight

Look up the word extreme in the dictionary and you’ll find a picture of Rachel and Bastien. They start with a bang right out of the gate and never slow down. The attraction is magnetic, it’s crazy and unexplainable. I was excited when I heard a song that gave insight to all that is Bastien and Rachel. 

“Extreme” by Valora
Slice like a knife, your middle name's Danger
Hunting tonight, you kill the park ranger
Saving the life of any old stranger
Your are large as a planet, but
Locked to ground with attitude for days
Rock to the sound of any song you play
Shocking the crowd, smile on your face
I just can't understand it, no

Don't you think you are a little extreme?
Don't you think you are a little extreme?
Maybe, but then again this life is short

You are exactly what I'm looking for
You are the key that opens up the door
I'll take anything from you
I'd long to love you
You are exactly what I've waiting for
Waiting has only made me love you more
Tell me what you're gonna do
I'm crazy into you

I’m a rock fan, but I listen to music across other genres in my free time. When it’s time to write, the playlist is filled with rock and heavy metal. I have a lot of favorites and I discover new bands/songs all the time. Do you have a song or band that you think is perfect for a book you’ve read? If you have a band or song I should give a listen to, please let me know!

Playlist for Rising Shadows
1. My Medicine by The Pretty Reckless 
2. Freak Like Me by Halestorm
3. Titanium: A Cover by Madilyn Bailey
4. Extreme by Valora
5. Not Strong Enough by Apocalyptica 
6. Oceans by Evanescence
7. Echoes of an Empire by Picture Me Broken
8. Carnival of Rust by Poets of the Fall 
9. Never Go Back by Evanescence
10. Secret Door by Evanescence

Rising Shadows World
(World in Shadows, Bk 1)
by Bridget Blackwood

Rachel Ryan wakes up with no knowledge of where she is or how she got there. Thrown into a world she thought only existed in myths, she finds more questions than answers. Shape shifters, faeries, and vampires hide in plain sight among humans. There’s a war quietly brewing in the shadows. Rachel stands between mankind and those creatures that live in the darkness. Enhanced with power she doesn't understand, she’ll tip the scales, but who is the real enemy?

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About the Author

Bridget Blackwood is a hopeless romantic and a fan of happily ever after. She grew up in East Texas where she met and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to Southern Illinois, it's been home for over a decade now. Bridget began telling stories at an early age, she writes in self-defense because the characters in her head are loud and bossy. A social butterfly by nature, Bridget loves to talk and laugh. When she isn't writing she enjoys watching horror movies, playing video games, and not cooking. 

 You can find Bridget at 



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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for letting me post on the blog!