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Monday, March 17, 2014

Playlist for Walk On The Striped Side by Jessie Lane (and a HUGE GIVEAWAY!)

Walk On The Striped Side
Jessie Lane

Does he have his claws in her for good? Or is she just yanking his tail?

Elena Demos’s life has been turned upside down. Her mother has passed away, leaving Elena and her two half-sisters to deal with their mother’s will and the crazy stipulations it contains. For the three sisters to inherit the substantial amount of money left behind, they have to go to work with two aunts they’ve never met, in the family business they’ve known nothing about, Amazons Inc. If that isn’t bad enough, she runs into the man who once broke her heart, and it’s only their first day on the job.

Gage Ivanov is a stupid beast. He let the woman who should be his mate go because she couldn't be told of his Other identity. Now, Elena’s back, but she refuses to give in to his demands for her to be his mate. The timing for all of this couldn’t be worse, either, because Gage and his circle of friends are trying to subdue a rogue pack of wolf shifters in Germany who threaten to out the Others to the world of humans. Will he be able to juggle the oncoming conflict and win back his mate?

Claws, love bites and handcuffs - OH MY!

The “Published” Playlist for Walk On The Striped Side
By Jessie Lane
This is the playlist that you can find in the back of Walk On The Striped Side. It isn’t filled with sappy love songs, because Gage and Elena aren’t sappy love song kind of people. In fact, the first couple of songs on the playlist really showcase the pain Elena is feeling after Gage breaks her heart at the beginning of the story. And that spoiler right there… that’s all you’re getting from me peeps.

Apocalyptica – End Of Me ft. Gavin Rossdale
I can’t even begin to express how AMAZING this song is. First of all, how many bitchin’ rock songs are out there that feature classically trained cellists? Add in the front man for the band BUSH and this song will more than likely be playing in my house until the end of time. It really hit home for me though for Elena. I’m not dropping spoilers for the book here, but let’s just say that the moment Gage breaks Elena’s heart, this is the song I here for her.

Papa Roach - I Almost Told You That I Loved You
One of my favorite songs of all time. Period. The End. ALL THERE IS TO IT. It’s explicit. It’s raw. It’s total kick ass. It’s ROCK N’ ROLL. For those of us who have loved and been burned, but still feel that lustful drive to be with that person who’s burned us… this song is for you. You can say this is on repeat on Elena’s soundtrack for a while after she meets up with Gage again after her heartbreak.

Save Me by Hinder
I think we’ve all either been the person, or known the person this song applies to. The person who’s on that path, bound and determined to do whatever it is they want to do, regardless if it’s good for them or not. Let’s just say that this song applies to both Elena and Gage at times in their story. Gage is bound and determined to get his mate back, and Elena wants nothing more than to hurt him in a way he’ll never forget. She’s all about the revenge.

Say You’ll Haunt Me by Stone Sour
This is Gage’s song. And I effin’ love this song to such a ridiculous degree that it can’t be measured. Gage’s varying emotions of loving Elena, but fearing here mortality. The intensity of belonging to someone heart and soul. That’s this song. Nuff said.

Papa Roach – Forever
Not everything about this song applies to Gage and Elena’s song. The reason I put this song on Walk On The Striped Side’s playlist is because for me, this is what was going through Gage’s head as he did what he did to break Elena’s heart at the beginning of the book. It also speaks to the fact that HE KNOWS he’s about to ruin the woman meant for him. He knows he’s going to shatter this beautiful thing between them, and yet he has to do it anyways. And walking away from it, he knows that he’ll still love Elena forever.

In The End by Black Veil Brides
My beloved other writing half, Melissa (otherwise known as Mel) loves Black Veil Brides. This song grew on me and then I realized this was perfect for a scene that’s towards the end of the book. I won’t tell you the scene – YES, I KNOW, I’M HORRIBLY MEAN – but what I will do is give you the WHY. This song is the representation of going into conflict with the knowledge that you might not make it out alive and being okay with that. If you were faced with the possibility of death, what would people remember about you? What kind of story would your life tell? *wiggles eyebrows* Bet you want to know what scene this song is for now.

Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love
Okay, so I fibbed. There’s ONE sappy love song on my list. But it’s also a song about a man being for his love. About a man who’s desperate for his love. Even through his gruff, growly persona, Gage is desperate for his love Elena.

I’m still working on Walk On The Striped Side. It should release after the beginning of 2014 in the late winter months of January or February. So there’s a good chance more songs will be added to the playlist between now and then. You can keep up with what I’m listening to for Gage and Elena’s story at:

About the Book:
Title: Walk On The Striped Side 
Author: Jessie Lane 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Expected publication: February 25th 2014 by Jessie Lane
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Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.

Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!

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