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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Blog Tour- ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard Book Playlist and TWO Giveaways!

Hey y'all I am so happy to be hosting a spot on the ROSEBLOOD tour! I adore A.G. Howard and this book was absolutely fantastic! I have the book playlist to share with you today so check that out and make sure to enter the TWO amazing giveaways at the the end!

Haven't heard of ROSEBLOOD? Check it out!

Author: A.G. Howard
Pub. Date: January 10, 2016
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Goodreads

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera. 

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.
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Welcome to stop #2 on the RoseBlood tour! 

This is an encore presentation spotlighting five special songs from my officiaRoseBlood  playlist. At the bottom of this post, I'll reveal a link where you can find the full playlist. 

And don't forget to enter the rafflecopters; one is for a chance to win a RoseBlood hardback / mask set, and another is for today's INTL prize pack! 

Onto the encore... 

For any readers familiar with my books and my website, you'll know that I like to make and listen to playlists for every book I write, and I always share those songs with readers. Here’s my Splintered Series playlists, as an example.

Today, I'm spotlighting 5 songs that played a special role in the writing of RoseBlood.

Nature Boy by Aurora 

This song is a perfect reflection of Thorn through Rune's eyes: the enigmatic, broken, masked boy who appears and vanishes as if by magic, who seems to know all of Rune's secrets and how to heal her soul sickness with his violin,  who's trying to find his own truths, while trapped between loneliness and loyalty, and humanity and love.

In My Dream by Fyfe Monroe 

Just as Christine sings in the Broadway musical: "And do I dream again, for now I find, The Phantom of the Opera is there inside my mind," Rune's own dreams become more substantial than reality at times. This song embodies the eeriness and mystery behind those interludes. 

Midnight, Coldplay 

This ballad provided the perfect mystical, otherworldly mood for the romantic moments in the book, most especially during the rooftop scene, my personal favorite. I get all swoony just thinking about it... 

Bittersweet by Apocalyptica 

Thorn and the Phantom have a strained relationship throughout the story, a rift caused by Rune's presence at the academy. But this isn't a romantic love triangle. If anything, it's a triangle formed by a boy torn between his love for his father, and his blossoming feelings for a girl he has an otherworldly connection to. I could almost envision the father and son performing this duet as Thorn plays his violin (in place of a cello) -- the Phantom lost to bitterness from past experiences, and Thorn craving the freedom to have those very experiences for himself.

Sacrifice by Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke

Where would a Phantom of the Opera retelling be without some operatic inspiration? This particular heartbreaking melody inspired me while writing chapter 12, one of the most visceral, emotional, gritty, and riveting scenes of the book ... IMO, anyway. Stepping back in time into Thorn's childhood, and a pivotal moment between him and the Phantom that sealed their fates and destinies forever. 

There you have the highlights, along with some glimpses into the book. And now, you can find all 53 songs on the official RoseBlood playlisat this link.

Today's INTL giveaway pack consists of these two items: Metallic "Dream" Bookmark, and a Musical Score Phantom of the Opera tote. 

Good luck to everyone, and be sure to join us again tomorrow for stop #3!

About A.G. Howard
A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would've happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.

When she's not writing, A.G.'s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

Giveaway Details:

5 winners will receive a finished copy of ROSEBLOOD and a Mask, US Only.

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Exclusive Tour Stop Giveaways!

Make sure to stop by each blog below for a chance to win awesome prizes and the giveaways are International!

Stories & Sweeties- INTL Rafflecopter Stop #1: Masquerade Pendant, Eiffel Tower Key Chain, Emoticon Key Chains

Two Chicks on Books- INTL Rafflecopter Stop #2: Metallic "Dream" Bookmark, Phantom of the Opera Tote

Seeing Double In Neverland- INTL Rafflecopter Stop #3: Modern-gothic Angel of Music Print

Dark Faerie Tales- INTL Rafflecopter Stop #4: Signed Panoramic RoseBlood Poster

Bookemoji- INTL Rafflecopter Stop #5: 1 - Signed & Personalized Arc + Mask Set & a Super Secret Phantom-themed Prize. Please Note:  On this rafflecopter, participants have to answer a question after reading the last ½ of the chap on Pique to open the other entries.

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Tour Schedule:
10/24/2016- Mundie MomsSpotlight
10/24/2016- Stories & SweetiesGuest Post
10/24/2016- Adventures of a Book JunkieReview

10/25/2016- Once Upon a TwilightSpotlight
10/25/2016- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post

10/26/2016- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderSpotlight
10/26/2016- Seeing Double In NeverlandGuest Post

10/27/2016- BookHounds YAReview
10/27/2016- Dark Faerie TalesGuest Post

10/28/2016- FiktshunReview
10/28/2016- BookemojiGuest Post


  1. Awesome tour! I love all the music you have chosen. ;)

  2. Thank you for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this book!

  3. Phantom is one of my favs, and I can't wait to read this!

    Thanks to all the hosts for the interesting info on the book, and the generous giveaways!

  4. ahhh the music is so great!! I can't wait to read Roseblood!

  5. I am so bloody excited for this book!! It sounds fantastic :D

  6. One of my favorite pieces to play in my concert band is Phantom of the Opera! How cool would it be to carry my flute and music in this bag?!!

  7. With each stop I'm getting more excited! I love stories surrounding the Phantom. Can't wait to read what A.G. Howard did with him ;)

  8. Cool prizes. The excitement builds!

  9. Can't wait for this book and these prizes are simply amazing and I am crossing all my fingers for them!

  10. I LOVE novel playlists and for a book I can't wait to read? Just making the anticipation even stronger! So excited!!!

  11. I've been trying to score this book forever! I'm starting to lose all hope! 😫

  12. Can't wait to read this book! It sounds so amazing! Love the playlist!

  13. I love the cover and the sound of the book. Want to read!

  14. I'm so excited for this one--I love phantom of the opera! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  15. So excited for this novel! Always been such a big fan of Phantom of The Opera and thank you so much for this chance (:

  16. thanks for the awesome chance. I want to read this so bad

  17. I absolutely adore this and I am elated that it is only a few more months before Roseblood will be out. So excited!!!

  18. Def excited to read this! Fingers crossed! :D

  19. Still keeping my fingers crossed!!

  20. So hoping to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. Great playlist!!!! Nature is an amazing song.

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

  22. This book looks soooo amazing! Honestly A.G. Howard gets the greatest book covers!

  23. Phantom of the Opera is such a cool story, so I can't wait to read A.G.'s telling of it. Thanks for the amazing chance! :)

  24. Thanks for the chance! Can't wait to meet new characters.

  25. This book looks so intriguing - I love Phantom of the Opera so it is definitely one I will be snapping up! Great giveaway!


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