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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Blog Tour- JUBILEE MANOR by Bethany Hagen A Playlist and A Giveaway!

I am so excited to be hosting a spot on the JUBILEE MANOR blog tour! I adore this series it's full of mystery and romance and swoonworthy boys! I have Bethany's playlist to share with you today and of course I'll share the videos for them! And make sure to enter the giveaway to win a paperback of LANDRY PARK and an ARC of JUBILEE MANOR of the book!

Haven't heard of JUBILEE MANOR ? Check it out!

Author: Bethany Hagen
Pub. Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages: 400
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
The thrilling conclusion to Landry Park is full of love, betrayal, and murder--perfect for fans of Divergent, The Selection, and Pride and Prejudice.

In Landry Park, Madeline turned her back on her elite family, friends, and estate to help the Rootless. Now, in Jubilee Manor, she struggles to bring the Gentry and the Rootless together. But when Gentry heirs—Madeline’s old friends—are murdered, even she begins to think a Rootless is behind it, putting her at odds with the boy she loves and the very people she is trying to lead. If she can’t figure out who is killing her friends and bring them to justice, a violent war will erupt and even more will die—and Madeline’s name, her estate, and all the bonds she’s forged won’t make any difference.

This conclusion to Landry Park, which VOYA dubbed "Gone with the Wind meets The Hunger Games,” is a richly satisfying, addictive read.

Now on to the playlist! 
Jubilee Manor Book Playlist

I had a lot of songs that I listened to while writing Jubilee Manor, and while some of it was the same music I listened to with Landry Park, a lot of it was very different since Jubilee Manor, in a lot of ways, is a much darker and more violent book.  And these are in no particular order, since I listened to all of them a million times!

1.       Ludovico Einaudi, any song from Divenire or In a Time Lapse.  There’s something so sweeping and cinematic about Ludovico’s music that just makes it perfect for writing fiction.  His music sweeps from urgency to beauty to quiet reflection, much in the way that my brain progressed while writing Jubilee Manor.

2.     Dario Marianelli, Jane Eyre.  This haunting soundtrack is full of introspection and raw emotion, toggling between a lonely piano and a lonely violin.  I probably listened to this soundtrack a thousand times while figuring out the initial storyline for Jubilee Manor, and I think something of the fear and longing in the music can be felt in certain parts of the book.

3.     Snow Patrol, “The Lightning Strike.” I first heard this song when I was in college, and it’s one of those songs that once you hear it, you feel like you’ve always known it, because it just fits that perfectly with you!  This one I listened to a lot (mostly the beginning section, “What If the Storm Ends”) while I was writing scenes where I had to visualize a lot of moving pieces—a ball or the massive fireworks celebration towards the end.  I really like music that makes me feel like I’m envisioning a movie in my head, and this is definitely that kind of music.

4.    Alt-J, “Tessellate.”  This is one of my favorite songs to write kissing to (I have many.)  There’s something really physical and raw about the way he sings and breathes in the song, and it reminds me of how intimate the act of kissing is—sharing air and sharing space.  Alt-J actually has a lot of fantastic kissing songs, now that I think about it. 

5.     Sonic Area, “Never Ever More.”  This is a creepy song.  This is my dead bodies song. Whenever it was time for me to think about dead bodies, I’d turn on Music for Ghosts.

6.    Melanie Martinez, “Toxic.”  I’m a huge Britney fan, and this cover just gave me the chills, it was discordant and girlish all at once—which was why it was a perfect Cara Westoff song.

7.     Ben Howard, “Call Me Maybe.”  This is another chill-inducing cover that I played on repeat, especially with David and Madeline scenes that would have both elements of conflict and connection, which is what I hear so much of in this version of the song.

And that’s my essential Jubilee Manor playlist!

photo by Ritu Nanos
About Bethany:

Bethany is a a former librarian living in the Kansas City area with her husband and two children.

Her debut novel Landry Park came out from Dial/Penguin in 2014, and the sequel, Jubilee Manor, will be out August 11, 2015. She is am represented by Mollie Glick of Foundry Media.

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Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a paperback of LANDRY PARK and an ARC of JUBILEE MANOR. US Only.

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Check out the Tour Schedule!

Week One:
8/3/2015-The Bibliophile ChroniclesInterview
8/4/2015- Fiction FreakReview
8/5/2015- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
8/6/2015- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview
8/7/2015- Wishful EndingsInterview

Week Two:
8/10/2015- The Eater of Books!Review
8/11/2015- FiktshunGuest Post
8/12/2015- WinterHaven BooksReview
8/13/2015- Magical Urban Fantasy ReadsInterview
8/14/2015- The Reading Nook ReviewsGuest Post


  1. I love the playlist! I'm definitely listening them when I go to bed. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. These books sound amazing! I've hand Landry Park on my TBR for a while, but after reading the synopsis of Jubliee Manor, I definitely need to bump it up on the list!

  3. I love the cover! I like that you are inspired by music when you write. You must know your characters really well if you can pick songs for them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. (Alisha Sienkiel in rafflecopter)

    I absolutely love the cover! It's gorgeous. The book playlist is great too and so fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  6. <3 the first book was really good! So excited for the sequel.

  7. They look like cool books. Thanks for the giveaway!


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