Hello readers and welcome to my stop on Anna Scarlett's Degrees of Wrong Blog Tour hosted by Bringing the Epic!
Degrees of Wrong tells the story of Dr. Elyse Martin, a woman who is rescued (aka kidnapped) by the United Nations and hidden (more like imprisoned) on an undersea warship, given a lab, and recruited to find a cure for the HTN4 virus. However, her temper and insubordination don't exactly mix well with this military environment, and she captures the attention of the ship's captain, Nicoli Marek - young, smart, gorgeous, infuriating, and, oh yeah, engaged.
There was so much I loved about this book, so I jumped at the chance to put together my soundtrack to go along with it. And without further ado...
1. The Civil Wars - Poison & Wine
The perfect song about loving someone and not wanting to love them all at the same time. Just two voices and a piano - simple, honest, and raw.
2. Snow Patrol - Chocolate
This song has spunk to it, much like Elyse, and it does a great job capturing her vivacious attitude, the fact that her growing feelings for Nicoli unnerve her, and her deep love of chocolate.
3. Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Elyse is a doctor fighting to save the world, but she's also a woman who has lost everything she's ever cared about. This song does a fantastic job illustrating how much she wants Nicoli, but wants to respect that he's engaged to someone else.
4. Norah Jones - Turn Me On
Nicoli immediately comes to mind with every line of this song. He is a man who knows what he wants, and he is determined to have Elyse. This song oozes confidence and is so sexy!
5. Josh Groban - My Confession
This song plus thinking about Elyse and Nicoli may make you positively swoon once you've read this story! This could be a confession from either of them and how if loving the other is wrong, then forget being right!
6. Shania Twain - That Don't Impress Me Much
Elyse is the queen of snark, so this should be her dating theme song. It definitely does a good job showing what she thinks of Nicoli at first (or at least what she's trying to convince herself).
7. Matt Nathanson - Mercy
This song illustrates the tension between Nicoli and Elyse so well! Plus a few lines feel like they were written just for this book: "I need less drowning and more land" and "tie your hands and demand a salute." Perfect for this novel!
8. Coldplay - The Scientist
This could easily be a conversation between Elyse and Nicoli - nothing about their situation or feelings is simple, and falling in love has a way of complicating things. She's a scientist, he's open about his feelings and never even tries to hide them.
9. Ingrid Michaelson - Sort Of
Right away from the official book blurb, readers know Nicoli is engaged. I imagine these lyrics aren't too far off from the thoughts going through his mind as he knows he's supposed to marry one woman, but his love for Elyse is so much bigger.
10. Alice Peacock feat. John Mayer - Bliss
A sweet song about two people who never expected to fall in love, especially given everything. This is the song that would play during the ending credits if this was a movie.
And those are my soundtrack picks! For today's other stops on the Degrees of Wrong Blog Tour, Kristi at The Story Siren is doing a character interview while Erika at Moonlight Book Reviews is posting a review of the novel.
And now it's time for the giveaway! You all have the chance to win an e-galley of Degrees of Wrong plus some seriously great swag - signed bookmarks and book-themed chocolate! The winner will have to set up an account with Samhain Publishing's website, provide me with the account info, and then I pass it on and they transfer you the e-galley. Sound good to you? All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. International entries are welcome, though the chocolate can only be shipped in the US =)
*Contest is now over*
Also, there will be a launch party for the book on Twitter all day on August 28th, so make sure to check that out. Anna will be giving away 15 ebooks of the novel plus swag. One way to enter for an ebook is to change your Twitter profile pic to the book cover.
Thanks again for Lynn at Bringing the Epic for letting me be a part of this tour. Comments welcome, and, as always, happy reading!
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