Monday, June 10, 2013

Time After Time Playlist...and a Giveaway!

So, Tamara Ireland Stone, author of the awesome book Time Between Us, is a friend of mine, and, as it is with many of my friends, we bonded over our mutual love of awesome music. When Tarama asked me if I wanted to help her kick off the playlist blog hop for her new book, Time After Time, the continuation of Anna and Bennett's story from Bennett's POV, well, duh. Of course I did! Especially when I got to pick which song I wanted to feature!

Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds. 

It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?

Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.


I knew when Tamara shared her Anna and Bennett playlists for Time After Time that I would have a hard time picking a favorite song. Like Anna, I was in high school in 1995, so her anthems were my high school anthems, too. Some of Anna's songs from the Time Between Us playlists were MY songs, too. And the Time After Time playlist was more of the same...in fact, there is one particular song that I clearly remember belting out at the top of my lungs as I drove my friends around in my brown '85 Toyota Camry. (And, no, I'm not telling you what that song was, you cheater! You'll have to check out the other playlist posts or wait for the big playlist reveal...then maybe I'll tell you.)

But then I looked at Bennett's songs. Oh, Bennett. You and your musical taste. You'd probably be my favorite student if you were in my English class right now, and you'd stick around after class and we'd talk about our favorite bands and concerts.

One particular song from Bennett's playlist stood out to me right away. Because, not only do I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this song, but it's also featured on the playlist for IN REAL LIFE, the book of my heart that is taking a little breather right now. This song just speaks to me. It gets me right in the feels.

So, yeah, it's all about HERE WE ARE (CHANCER) BY SILVERSUN PICKUPS


Here we are
underneath a million leaves
in shadows of
compromising scenes

When I was young
I dreamed this would be
steamier

But I've got one chance to move you
One chance to move you
So here we are

I'm running out
of sounds to let you down
I can't call it all
or gain higher ground

Luck of the draw
is all that's allowed
Is it easier?

If it's the right time to lose you
Right time to lose you
So here we are

I've got one chance to move you
One chance to move you
Is it the right time to lose you,
Right time to lose you...

And here is this gloriously amazing live version that I found on YouTube (with bonus smexy dance moves to go with that smexy voice!):


I can't even handle the fact that I have never seen Silversun Pickups live. How has this happened, universe?! And after watching this live performance? Um...this needs to change, stat. Silversun, come back to LA like yesterday, please.

Okay, so...on to the giveaway! Tamara has generously donated two amazing prizes for me to give away here on the blog. One winner will get a signed hardcover of Time Between Us, and one winner will get an audiobook of Time Between Us! (US and Canada only...sorry, international peeps.) Just check out the Rafflecopter below!

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If you want to see what Tamara said about this song (and me! Tee hee), go check out her blog post today. And be sure you check out all of the other blogs posting playlist songs, so you can keep up with all the awesome music that influenced Time After Time!

31 comments:

  1. My favorite song right now is "Step Off" by Kacey Musgraves. I am obsessed with her whole album!

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  2. I love this post and this song! What a great choice! I wondered if it was on your IN REAL LIFE playlist, too... but, of course it is. Because we're *us*.

    This is such a beautiful, swoony song. Thanks for the fantastic post and for kicking off our blog hop in such style!

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  3. Favorite song right now would be Skyfall by Our Last Night (Can't get enough!)

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  4. My favorite song right now is probably Highway Don't Care by Tim McGraw or Done by The Band Perry. Summer=Me obsessing over country music.

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  5. It's Ready for Love by Bad Company :)

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  6. My favorite song right now is "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons.

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  7. I just wanna run by down town fiction :)

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  8. My favorite song right now is Heart Attack by Exo

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  9. Lately...my favorite song has been Love Somebody by Maroon 5.

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  10. Tim McGraw is always my favorite, and his latest Highway Don't Care is my current must-listen. Can't wait to read TIME AFTER TIME (Bennett's POV -- yay!). Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

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  11. My favorite song right now is anything from New Kids on the Block's "10" album or 98 Degrees' "2.0" because I know all of the songs by heart and am so excited about The Package Tour this summer! Yupp, I grew up in the 90s loving boybands and I'm proud of it!

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  12. My favorite song right now is "Do You Realize?" by The Flaming Lips.

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  13. Favorite song lately: Carry On by Fun

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  14. Favourite song right now is After Ever After! It's pretty addictive.

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  15. Favorite song right now is "Getting Lucky" by Daft Punk, I can't get enough of it!

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  16. My fave song right now is Remix by NKOTB,(though I'm not really a big fan- Silver Sun Pickups are my more my speed.)But bedise the fact that it's got a great beat and catchy lyrics, my love has to do with the meaning behind them than anything else.

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  17. Generally I name some classic rock song or something, but I've actually been listening to a lot of Demi Lovato lately. I'd say her song Heart Attack is my "favorite" right now. But really, the honor extends way farther than that.

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  18. My favorite song as of this moment is Siberia by LIGHTS. The meaning behind this song is really lovely!

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  19. I'm addicted to DEMI, and I adore her song Warrior. It's so powerful and personal and relatable.

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  20. I don't care... Because my daughter sings it all the time!

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  21. My current favourite song is "7 Days" by The Summer Set.

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  22. My favorite song is A Drop In The Ocean by Ron Pope.

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  23. At the moment it's Seven Nation Army :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    Rabiah

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  24. I think my favorite right now would be the one by Pink, featuring Mate Ruess from Fun., but I can't for the life of me remember the name right now.... well, that and" Daylight" by Maroon 5, though I actually prefer the version for the video that has all the people "playing for change." Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!! I would absolutely LOVE to have a signed copy of this book!

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    1. Oops, that's supposed to be NATE Ruess, not Mate ;)

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  25. I'm loving Gone by Philip Phillips, Love Somebody by Maroon 5, and Just Give me A Reason by Pink & Nate R from Fun. :)

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  26. I am definitely a rock fan. Don't tell anyone I know but I currently love Pink and Nate Ross. And according to other comments I am not alone in this. To throw some rock in the mix, I love Young Guns "Bones." Thank you for the giveaway. I LOVED Time Between Us and I would love my own copy so I can read it again & again.

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  27. My fav song right now is Bruno Mars, When you were mine.

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