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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Blog Tour- ILLUSION by Martina Boone The Series Playlist & A Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for ILLUSION by Martina! As most of you know I am a huge fan of Martinaa's and over the years I have been lucky enough to get to know her and call her a dear friend as well!! I have the series playlist to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway for a chance to win the whole series!!

Haven't heard of ILLUSION? Check it out!

Author: Martina Boone
Pub. Date: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 480
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Barrie must rescue her beloved and her family from evil spirits in the masterful conclusion to the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy.

Caged by secrets all around her and haunted by mistakes that have estranged her from Eight Beaufort, Barrie Watson is desperate to break the curse that puts her family in danger—without breaking the beautiful magic that protects Watson’s Landing. To do that, she must heal the rifts that have split the families of the island apart for three hundred years, unravel the mystery of the Fire Carrier and the spirits he guards, and take control of forces so deadly and awe-inspiring they threaten to overwhelm her.

With the spirits that cursed Watson Island centuries ago awake and more dangerous than ever, she finds an unlikely ally in the haunting and enigmatic Obadiah, whose motivations and power she still can’t read—or trust. His help comes at a price, however, plunging Barrie into a deadly maze of magic and wonder, mystery and intrigue that leads through history to places she never imagined she could go.

Now on to the playlist! I'll add a couple videos for my favorite songs :)

There are two playlists on SPOTIFY for the book. The first contains all the beach music from the storywhich is a playlist that I put on any time I need happy-making music. Carolina Beach Music gave rise to the dance that Eight Beaufort teaches Barrie in the book, the Carolina Shag, but it’s just plain fun music. It makes me think of nights dancing on the beach under the moonlight, including songs by the Drifters, the Tams, General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board, the Zodiacs . . . It’s music you’ve probably heard before, but maybe not in this context. 

You can find that playlist here:

The second playlist contains all the music that inspired me for the book except for the beach music. 

That includes a wide range of music, much of it haunted or haunting. Here’s a list of the songs:

Rise Up, Andra Day

Blame It On Me, George Ezra

Dimming of the Day, The Corrs

Angel, Sarah McLaughlan

Feels Like Home, Chantal Kreviazuk

Hold On, Wilson Phillips

Everything I Do (I Do for You) Bryan Adams

Home, Daughtry

Wild Angels, Martina McBride

That Spotify playlist is here:

If you take the two lists together, the music is a mix of joy and haunting beauty, a bit like Watson Island. : )

About Martina:
Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. She’s the author of SIBA Book Award nominated Compulsion, book one in the romantic Southern Gothic trilogy, the Heirs of Watson Island, which was an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Bookstores Alliance, a Kansas State Reading Circle selection, a Goodreads Best Book of the Month and YA Best Book of the Month, and an RT Magazine Best of 2014 Editor’s Pick. The second book in the trilogy, Persuasion, will be published in October 2015.

She’s also the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a three-time Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, the CompulsionForReading.com book drive campaign for underfunded schools and libraries, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site devoted to the discovery and celebration of young adult literature and encouraging literacy through YA series. She is also a founder and permanent mentor at 1st5PagesWritingWorkshop.com, helping to shepherd aspiring writers into the publication process and help them find the right starting point for their novels in progress, Locally in her home state of Virginia, she is on the board of the
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, helping to promote literacy and adult education initiatives.

She lives with her husband, children, and a lopsided cat, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

Giveaway Details:
2 winners will receive hardcover sets of COMPULSION, PERSUASION, & ILLUSION, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
10/17/2016- Just CommonlyReview-Compulsion
10/18/2016- Kayl's Krazy ObsessionGuest Post
10/19/2016- Always MeReview-Compulsion
10/20/2016- YA Book MadnessGuest Post
10/21/2016- The Young FolksReview-Compulsion

Week Two:
10/24/2016- The Cover ContessaReview-Persuasion (repost)
10/25/2016- Good Choice ReadingGuest Post
10/26/2016- Curling Up With A Good BookReview-Persuasion
10/27/2016- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderGuest Post
10/28/2016- A Dream Within A DreamReview-Persuasion (repost)

Week Three:
 10/31/2016- Here's to Happy EndingsReview-Illusion
11/1/2016- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
11/2/2016- Bookish LifestyleReview-Illusion
11/3/2016- Dark Faerie TalesGuest Post
11/4/2016- Book BriefsReview-Illusion

Haven't started the series? Now's a great time!


  1. Thank you so much, Jaime! I love your intro and love you! I've come to value our friendship so much over the past years, and I am so grateful for all you've done for me and this series! Sending hugs!

  2. This series looks amazing. The more I learn about it, the more I want to read it!


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