Saturday, March 30, 2013

Jade C. Jamison's Bullet Blog Tour

Some of you may remember my Rock Star Week ~ where I featured a different author of a Rock Star Romance per day? Well, Jade was one of those authors and I love ALL her books~ Now, BULLET I freaking adored and I'm going to share my review again with you in case we have anyone that didn't get a chance to see exactly HOW MUCH I adored Bullet! But I was lucky enough to get a Playlist out of Jade for Bullet! See one thing I have in common with Jade besides living in the same state and very near one another, is that I too am a HEAVY METAL girl! I love ROCK always have always will ~
Now without further adieu here's Jade's Playlist for Bullet:

Playlist for Bullet

I always play music when I write, and Bullet was no exception. In this playlist, some of this music I was just listening to some of it was for inspiration (which I note below):

Full CDs: 

New American Gospel-Lamb of God (just because I’m a huge LoG fan!) 

Blood-In This Moment: This album is crucial for many reasons. First off, if the character of Val in full metal persona should remind you of anyone and she doesn’t remind you of Lita Ford, she should remind you of Maria Brink. More than that, though, there are two songs that I played a lot while writing particular scenes. The song “Burn” helped me when I wrote the scene where Val realizes who she really loves (“There was a song in my head that played, one that would never be written, one I’d never sing, but one that my soul was singing for him, crying for him, one that would never not need him”—chapter 36) and “Adrenalize,” for the HOT scenes before—chapters 35 and 36). 

Shadows are Security-As I Lay Dying: In case you hadn’t already heard, former bassist for AILD, Clint Norris, was the inspiration for Jet’s look, so I had to channel that through the music, especially the songs where he sings clean vocals: “Through Struggle,” “Confined,” and “The Darkest Nights.”

No Time to Bleed-Suicide Silence (fueled writing the scenes where Ethan and Val first meet). Also “…and Then She Bled”—the feel of that song goes well with the scene where Val was drugged (chapter 26).

The Black Crown-Suicide Silence: Because I imagined Fully Automatic to sound a lot like Suicide Silence, I listened to all their music, especially when I wrote the scenes where Val first meets the band (honestly, I listened to all three CDs while writing the first five or six chapters of the book!)

The Cleansing-Suicide Silence

Songs: 

“Tempest”-Deftones (various Brad and Val scenes, not to mention that this is one of my new fave songs!)

“Moon Baby”-Godsmack (Ethan on guitar having an alpha male moment when Val first meets the band)

“So Hott”-Kid Rock (Sweetheart Dance)

“Gone Sovereign/Absolute Zero”-Stone Sour (Another new fave song, and a little angry, good for channeling Ethan)

“Still Swingin” and “Where Did the Angels Go”-Papa Roach (more new favorites)

“Pleasure and Pain”-Gemini Syndrome (Good for channeling how Val feels about Ethan)

“Soldierhead”-Newsted (Another new favorite song!)

“Chalk Outline”-Three Days Grace (Fave)

“Forgive and Forget” and “Relentless Chaos” Miss May I (More for channeling the “feel” of Fully Automatic) 

“Hollow”-Alice in Chains (Fave)

“Crewcabanger”-Chelsea Grin (Ethan and Val get NASTY in the hallway! Also reminiscent of Fully Automatic’s sound) 

“94 Hours,” “Parallels,” and cover of Judas Priest’s “The Hellion/ Electric Eye”-As I Lay Dying (one of Val’s favorite bands, so I had to listen!!!)

“Open Your Eyes”-Guano Apes (Wake up, Valerie!!!) *********************************************************************************

Hmmmm I'm sure some of you ladies may have found a few "new" songs to add to your Playlist! If you haven't had a chance to check out Bullet I'm strongly encouraging you to add this to your TBR ASAP~


An Epic Rock Star Novel

What if you discover the man you want is toxic?

She tasted a little bit of heaven with him, and now they’ve gone through hell and back, but can their relationship take anymore?

Valerie Quinn is a na├»ve college freshman when she meets on-the-rise rock star Ethan Richards. He’s an idealistic, handsome, reckless young man, but he’s captured her heart. She doesn’t give up on him and eventually his walls crumble down. By the time Valerie has given herself to him completely, she discovers he’s damaged and may be beyond help. Can she save Ethan and their relationship before he implodes, or will he self-destruct and take her with him?

******************************* My Review of Bullet *******************************

I've been reading Jade's books for quite awhile now so when I was offered and ARC of Bullet I was all over that...It had ROCK STARS in it and the cover is SMOKING!!!!!!!!!! As soon as I started reading I was already........................................ This book is told from Valerie's POV! "Val" has left home to attend college! As most freshman entering college this is the first time she's ever been away from home. Val was raised by her two loving church going parents! She's had a stable home life albeit a bit "sheltered." Val is the first to admit that along with her naiveity! When she arrives at her dorm that first day she finds her roommate Charlene! Oh yes, Charlene! I knew from the first description of their encounter what I was going to feel for Charlene and I have to give props to Val for "trying." I think I would've done this.................... It's not long before Val notices a "HOT" guy in one of her classes! Yep, the hottest guy she's seen on campus thus far. Val comes up with an excuse to introduce herself to said guy and we are then introduced to Ethan!!! My first impression of Ethan had me........... Well Val & Ethan have something in common and folks that's their love for heavy metal music! They become instant friends and start hanging out together! Ethan invites her to a show at and that's all she wrote!!!! When he admits to Val he's a guitarist in band, Bullet, he takes her back to his "hometown" and introduces her to the "GUYS." Okay when Val lays eyes on Brad, the other guitarist & lead singer, my first thoughts were HECK YES........oh another gorgeous creature!!! Dear Lord, I definitely would've........................... The guys ask Val to sing a song while they are "jamming" and we learn that Val can SING! We also learn during this trip that when Ethan's playing guitar he's lost, completely, in his own world and he is unaware of anything/everything going on around him but really that's not a big deal to me it's the little glimpses we start getting of Ethan and what appears to be some "dark" secrets that sets the stage for the rest of the book. See even though Ethan & Val are really close friends Val also has fallen in love with Ethan but he doesn't know that! That left me a little................................. But also hopeful because perhaps Ethan will notice. Ethan ends up taking another girl to a dance so Zane asks Val to go and after some hesitation and Zane telling Val that Ethan already asked someone else Val agrees. Well Ethan has NEVER seen Val all gussied up so his reaction was described as something like this............ Zane and Val go back to his dorm room after the dance and a little bit of this.......................................... goes down and once Val essentially puts a stop to it, she really only considers Zane a friend, guess who walks in? Yep, Ethan that's who. Guess who starts to give Val the cold-shoulder, Ethan that's who. Guess who pissed me off ~ Ethan that's who, lol! Remember Charlene? well don't forget about her okay? She is a piece of work and there was a part of the book where I wanted to .................................... I think I gave you a little background information at least enough to get you going! I don't want to reveal too much with "words" cause I love to try and draw you in with how I was feeling while reading the book! I will tell you this Val finally finds the courage to admit things to Ethan and he has some notion she's too good for him since she is his "muse." They do start "dating" and well after a little bit the book made me do this (for the first time)............................. Val returns home at the end for her freshman year and ends up catching a show that Ethan and the guys in, . Val ends up being invited into the band by Brad and the rest of the guys as their lead singer! She accepts and the FUN begins!!!! Oh yes, you see this is where Jet/Clayton, a guitarist in another band, enters into Val's life after a little bit ;) This book had parts where I was.............................. there was A LOT of this...................................... trust me that's a great thing! Of course, there was................. Sadly Ethan seemed to spend more time............................. I spent a lot of time doing this................................ as well as.............................................. and probably equal times being................................. and the ending? Well the ending was FANFREAKINGTASTIC it was AWESOME it was EXACTLY the way this book needed to end! It HAD to end this way! I was so......................................................... Jade has written a powerfully emotional story that will stay with you for a very long time after you have finished it! I finished it days ago and read plenty of books since and I still can't shake it from my thoughts! I had to "sit" on it before I did my review! I find that the more emotional a read is for me the more time I need to process my feelings. To say I LOVED this book is such an understatement!!!! I did laugh, I cried, man did I cry, I was angry, spitting mad, and I got to the end sat back in my chair for a second then looked at my two dogs, hopped up and was doing this........................................ This book was BEYOND 5 STARS for me! Jade thank you so much for knocking my socks off!!!! As soon as Bullet was released I purchased it! I had to OWN this one it definitely is a kick ass book! I recommend you purchase this one immediately and start reading it, but a word to the wise don't expect to be able to put it down so you better have some "free" time or expect NO sleep cause once you start there is no stopping!!!!!!

Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado, moved from one city/town to the next, and she’s decided she likes it so much she wants to stay…although travel is not out of the question.  She lives in a big town in Colorado (not unlike Winchester!) with her husband and four children.  She is working on becoming a crazy cat lady.  Okay, so maybe not.
Still want more?  Jade has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Theater, a master’s degree in English, and a master of fine arts in Creative Writing.  Obviously, she loves school and the student loan folks love her.  She works in human services by day, teaches English and creative writing at night, and—in between playing soccer mom and community leader—writes like a fiend.  Someday soon, she’ll narrow it down to just writing, but let’s get all those kids off to college first.
************************************ GIVEAWAY **********************************
Jade is giving away 2 signed paperback copies of Bullet and a $15 Amazon or B&N Gift-Card ~ See Rafflecopter below to enter this giveaway~
Now for those of you who stopped by today if you haven't read Bullet yet then Jade is gifting an e-copy of Bullet to one lucky winner that stopped by my blog. All you have to do is comment below about any part of this blog post as well as leaving your e-mail address and winner will be chosen no later than April 1st and notified via e-mail.
To purchase Bullet follow one of these links:

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  1. LOVE your graphic reviews:) Great song selections too and some I haven't heard before that I'll have to check into. Got this book on my wishlist!

  2. I'm gonna have nightmares tonight about that baby up there with the knuckle tattoos!

  3. Great review and giveaway, cannot wait to read it -

  4. I love In This Moment! I have a Pandora station set to ITM and listen to it when I run!

  5. I would love a chance to win this book!

  6. i would love to win this book!!!! Thanks for the chance :)

  7. Thanks for the giveaway.. I really love your review and the way you did it!

  8. Love, love, love rocker books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Great review!

  10. That GIF above the kissing couple... I'll admit it, I screamed when I first saw it *cringe*
    Kinda reminds me of Dobby from HP!