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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Guest author Karen Y Bynum

Today I have the pleasure of having Karen Bynum here
while on tour for her for her YA Paranormal Witch Way to Turn.


Hi y’all! Thank you so much for having me here today! I’d like to share my soundtrack for Witch Way to Turn and a few of my favorite quotes from the book. Hope you enjoy! :)
Music Playlist:
  1.  "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis (Breena’s theme song)
  2. "In a Heartbeat" by Kevin MacLeod (Witch Way to Turn’s theme song)
  3. "Better Than I Know" by Adam Lambert
  4. "Awake and Alive" by Skillet
  5. "Burnin for You" by Blue Oyster Cult (Myles’s theme song)
  6. "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse Mccartney (Orin’s theme song)
  7. "Come As You Are" by Nirvana
  8. "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele
  9. "It's Not Me, It's You" by Skillet
  10. "Heart and Soul" by T'Pau
  11. "Apologize" by OneRepublic
  12. "Animal" by Neon Trees
  13. "Not Meant to Be" by Theory of a Deadman
  14. "Wait for You" by Elliott Yamin
  15.  "Because the Night" by 10,000 Maniacs
When I’m actually writing I don’t listen to music. It has to be really quiet. That way I can hear all the voices in my head. *winks* But when I’m driving or at my day job I must have music. Loud music! LOL My playlist for Witch Way to Turn was created after I finished writing the first draft. However, Breena’s theme song was in my mind throughout the entire writing process. It sparked a lot of emotions for the book.


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Witch Way to Turn
By Karen Y. Bynum
Witch Way Series Book #1

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
Date of ePublication: August 6, 2012
Print: October 1st

ISBN: 9781616503994
Number of pages: epub 237
Word Count: 78,000


Blurb/Book Description:

Can you give one guy your heart and another your soul?

The last thing eighteen-year-old Breena Cross needs in her life is more complications. It’s all she can do to balance studying, working, trying to keep her foster-sister safe and drooling over the new guy at work. But things go from complicated to crazy when a fit of rage ignites the dark magic inside her and she finds herself fending off the supernatural underworld.

Myles, Breena’s drool-worthy coworker and vampire convict, is carrying a load of secrets--one of which is that he’s fang-over-lip in love with Breena and in danger of violating the terms of his sentence.

Orin is a soul-hungry assassin sent to kill Breena. However, he takes one look into her eyes and sees his own lost humanity. For once thinking of someone other than himself, he chooses not to end her life, even though it means risking his own.

Despite a convict and an assassin fighting over her, all Breena wants is custody of her sister. But to do this, she will need help from both Myles and Orin. And if Breena doesn’t learn to control the darkness within, she could lose her sister…forever.

WARNING: Contains strong language and some graphic content.

Author Bio:
Karen Y. Bynum is an author of young adult paranormal fantasy.  Her novel Witch Way to Turn is published through Lyrical Press.  She grew up in Hickory, North Carolina where mountains and magic surrounded her.  Even as a child, she wrote her own faery tales and prattled incessantly to her imaginary friends.
After graduating from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Communications, she went on to become certified in culinary arts from The Art Institute of Charlotte.  But it wasn’t until her aerospace engineer husband accepted a job in Virginia and they relocated that she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.
With the support of family and friends, Karen embarked on a journey with the voices in her head.  They wouldn’t stop talking (yes, she does answer back) and their stories took shape.
Karen currently lives in coastal Virginia and enjoys reading, tweeting, writing and spending time with her husband and their spoiled rotten Vizsla named Rusty.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jacqueline!

    Thank you so much for inviting me on your blog today! :)

    Faithfully writing,
    ~karen

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