Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Paranormals blog tour & Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the Paranormals blog tour! This tour ends November 4th, but you're not too late for some awesome giveaways! There are a lot of stops on this super cool tour, with amazing giveaways you can still enter! Today I have a blog post from author JL Bryan that includes his playlist from Alexander Death!


It’s Wednesday, so it must be time for the final playlist reveal. These are the songs I put together to represent Alexander Death. Here are why I chose some of them:

Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi featuring MGMT. I think this catches the mood of Jenny and Alexander’s situation early in the book.

Time to Pretend” by MGMT. Yeah, that’s two songs with MGMT, but that’s how it goes sometimes...I really couldn’t decide between these, so I used both. This is also about the time they spend at Alexander’s place. It really catches that mood of “Hey, let’s drop all our problems, and run off to Mexico for sex, drugs, and parties!” Of course, there’s already a worm of despair and destruction in a choice like that...

Falling Down” by Tom Waits, performed by Scarlett Johansson. This reflects Jenny’s spiritual state, though not necessarily her emotional state.

Schism” by Tool. A dark, tense song, good for the zombie-filled climax of Alexander. (The video goes well with a zombie story, too.)

Not to Touch the Earth” by The Doors. And this goes after the climax.

Not to touch the Earth,

Not to see the sun,

Nothing left to do but run run run

Let’s run

Run with me...

This Old Road” by Kris Kristofferson. I wanted to include this song for some mixed reasons that I’m not sure I can explain. But I do think it’s nice to have a much younger Kris Kristofferson in “The Highwayman” video on the previous soundtrack, and now this fairly recent, solitary song here. A song about a highwayman, and a song about a road. Hm.

Lullaby” by the Dixie Chicks. Well, it’s a lullaby, and it’s a simple expression of eternal love. Which is really the best kind.

View the complete playlist HERE on Youtube.

About the author:

J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA.

He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories. He is the author of The Paranormals trilogy (Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death). Fairy Metal Thunder is the first book in his new Songs of Magic series.

He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, his son John, two dogs, and two cats.


Find out more about The Paranormals trilogy:

Jenny Pox:
Jenny has a secret. Her touch spreads a supernatural plague. She devotes her life to avoiding contact with people, until her senior year of high school, when she meets the one boy she can touch, and she falls in love. But there’s a problem–he’s under the spell of his devious girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all. Now Jenny must learn to use the deadly “Jenny pox” she’s fought her entire life to hide, or be destroyed by Ashleigh’s ruthless plans.
Not recommended for readers under sixteen due to mature content.

Kindle (currently FREE!!!)

Tommy Nightmare:

While Fallen Oak recovers from the Jenny pox, someone new is hunting Jenny. Like Jenny, Ashleigh Goodling belonged to a pair of opposites with powers that mirror each other. Now Jenny and Seth must face the opposite of love…


Alexander Death:

While Seth searches for Jenny, Dr. Heather Reynard of the CDC unravels Seth and Jenny’s secrets. Alexander opens Jenny’s mind to her deep past, and to the full horrific extent of her powers. Torn between her feelings for Alexander and Seth, and between her past lives and her present, Jenny must prepare to face her enemies in the final, catastrophic battle…

GIVEAWAY: an Alexander Death inspired Bracelet with a skull for Alexander's powers! One lucky person who comments on this blog post will win!

The next giveaway is a Kindle Fire - skinned in the winner’s choice of Paranormals artwork and loaded with an AMAZING indie library! Simply fill out the form below (just once during the course of the tour) and you’re entered to win the latest and greatest from the biggest name in eReaders: an Amazon Kindle Fire! Open US/Canada. See full contest rules here.

Visit the other stops for more chances to win awesome giveaways! You can find a complete tour schedule at Kismet Book Touring.


  1. Amazing Series! Love the soundtrack.

  2. You're getting really good at this playlist thing! And I hear ya on the Dixie Chicks, Lullaby...LOVE IT! I've always liked their sound, controversy and all...

  3. Love the playlist. I could totally see Schism in that scene!

  4. The playlist totally fits! Awesome choices.


  5. Awesome soundtrack! I have not yet read Alexander Death, but if the soundtrack is any indication - it will be awesome!

    Ammy Belle
    apereiraorama @ gmail . com

  6. The playlist is awesome! this tour keeps getting better and better! Thank you for the giveaway


  7. Love the playlist! MGMT Has been a fave of mine for a while now! Glad to find a fellow listener :) Love you and this tour! So sad it's almost over!!

    <3 andra

    andralynn7@gmail DOT com

  8. You know, I've never heard of ANY of these songs...I guess I just fail at life...thanks for bringing me into the light :P lol

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  9. I always like discovering new songs and many of these are new to me. Will be checking them out now :)


  10. I haven't gotten to Alexander Death yet - so I'll have to wait for when I'm reading it to listen to the playlist but the lineup for it looks good thanks!
    tlabunski *((gmail))*
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  11. YAY! I'm so excited to read these books -- I read the first book in Jeff's other series and absolutely loved it. There's no doubt I'll be loving this one just as much! :)

  12. Great playlist. The songs really seem to fit the book although sadly I haven't heard them before. Sorry lol.

  13. LOVED Scarlett Johanssenn's CD - I think it was very underrated. But then again - so is Tom Waits ;-) Just downloaded Jenny Pox - looking forward to it.

  14. I loved the playlist! Thank you :)


  15. This is an awesome Giveaway! I just downloaded Jenny Pox from amazon :) The braclet is beautiful!

  16. Umm Tool...HELL YEA! I have a confession. I have a tool eye tattoo :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  17. Great Playlist & I Love the Dixie Chicks Lullaby. I just found you through another blog that I follow, Thanks for the contest and awesome blog tour. shadow31071 (at) suddenlink (dot) net

  18. I recently picked up Jenny Pox and look forward to the rest of the series so far :) Thank you for taking the time to share with us today.

  19. Got my copy of Jenny Pox. What a great sounding series. Thanks

  20. Sounds entresting going to have to add them to my list of books to check on.

  21. Loved Jenny Pox, somehow didn't know books 2 and 3 were out. I know, where have I been!? thanks for the chance to win the bracelet, I love it!

  22. Well considering I'm the Zombie Queen and Alexander is... You know- HIM... I can't even imagine anyone else getting this bracelet! Going to look at the rest of the playlist!!

  23. Another great playlist! Thanks for the chance to win! misscrazej(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. I look forward to reading Jenny Pox. I now have it on my kindle app and its on my TBR list!