Monday, September 9, 2013

Guest Post (Playlist) + Giveaway: For Everly by Raine Thomas

Title: For Everly
Author: Raine Thomas
Release date: May 27, 2013
Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC
Age Group: New Adult (17+)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.

Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.

In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.

When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.

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Playlist for FOR EVERLY by Raine Thomas

  1. When I think of Everly Wallace, I think of a determined young woman with a lot of focus. By working so hard to overcome the hardships of her past, she’s missing out on experiencing life in the present. To me, Alicia’s Keys’ “Girl on Fire” reflects Everly’s character.

She's just a girl and she's on fire
Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway
She's living in a world and it's on fire
Filled with catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away

Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
She got both feet on the ground
And she's burning it down
Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
She got her head in the clouds
And she's not backing down

This girl is on fire...
This girl is on fire...
She's walking on fire...
This girl is on fire.

  1. Cole meets his match in Everly. Before he knows how it happened, she comes to mean more to him than he ever anticipated. I think of OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself” when I think of Cole learning to follow his heart after years of thinking mostly of himself.

I stared up at the sun,
Thought of all of the people, places and things I’ve loved.
I stared up just to see
With all of the faces, you were the one next to me.

You can feel the light start to tremble,
Washing what you know out to sea.
You can see your life out of the window tonight.

If I lose myself tonight,
It’ll be by your side.
I lose myself tonight...

  1. The core of For Everly’s plot centers on Everly’s dark past and Cole’s attempts to help her cope with it. The problem is that she’s not ready to accept his help. Fun’s “Carry On” conveys the message Everly has to learn.

Though I've never been through hell like that
I've closed enough windows to know you can never look back

If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone
Carry on
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground
Carry on.
  1. As Cole and Everly’s relationship progresses, they share more time together. Maroon 5’s “Daylight” reminds me of their parting after a night that changes everything.

Here I am staring at your perfection
In my arms, so beautiful
The sky is getting bright, the stars are burning out
Somebody slow it down

This is way too hard, cause I know
When the sun comes up, I will leave
This is my last glance that will soon be memory

And when the daylight comes I'll have to go
But tonight I'm gonna hold you so close
Cause in the daylight we'll be on our own
But tonight I need to hold you so close.

  1. Despite herself, Everly is unable to fight against Cole’s attempts to break down her defenses. “With Ur Love” by Cher Llyod is the perfect song to represent this element of the story.

Baby, you the best 'cause you worked me out
I keep building walls up but you tear 'em down
I'm fighting, I don't wanna like it but you know I like it
But you know I like it, like it, like it

Used to always think I was bullet proof
But you got an AK and you're blowing through
Explosive, you don't even know it, I want you to know it
I want you to know it, know it, know it.

  1. “The Reason” by Hoobastank is probably my all-time favorite love song. The opening lyrics truly capture Everly and Cole’s relationship…it’s not perfect, but they’re perfect for each other.

I'm not a perfect person
There's many things I wish I didn't do
But I continue learning

I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I've found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you.

About the Author
Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA Fantasy/Romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy and the Firstborn Trilogy, and a New Adult Contemporary Romance, For Everly. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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  1. Thanks so much for participating in the FOR EVERLY tour!

  2. This book sounds really good and it sounds like Cole will end up melting my heart. Great giveaway.

  3. Sounds like a nice book!

  4. Seems to be a great book! Can't wait to read it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! :D

  5. The book sounds like it should have been in my house yesterday!!
    Thank you for the giveaway and chance to win.

  6. I want this book now.Im excited to read it!

  7. Thank you so much @Say, @TAwnya, @Vera Machado, @Paula, @Anita and Ms. Raine Thomas for the comments.. thank you :D


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