Today's spotlight is a tiny bit different in that I knew Emily Taylor quite well during our Inkpop days (for those who don't know, Inkpop was a writing site run by HarperCollins; it was shut down a little over two years, now). While we don't chat as much as we used to, I can honestly vouch that not only is she an extremely sweet girl with a heart of gold when it comes to all us little people, but she's an excellent writer and deserves the world.
That's why, when I first heard she was being published by REUTS last year (and good gosh that still feels like yesterday), I couldn't be happier, and I knew that I wanted to spread the word.
Besides, I opened up an email concerning this blog tour yesterday and found an especially awesome treat for anybody who loves music. Or, if you're like me, you love listening to special music: also known as the music playlist you listen to over and over again because it inspires you to write a certain special something.
Without further adieu or teasing, check out Emily Taylor's playlist inspired by A SOUL TO TAKE (and click on them to find either the official music video, or the best-quality lyric video that I could find):
OR, here's all of those songs in a Grooveshark Playlist for easier access
Now that your head's full of awesome music, I invite you to for the second time in as many days to check out Emily Taylor's A SOUL TO TAKE, coming from Reuts Publications September 9, 2014:
A Soul to Take
The world has changed. Demons are no longer legend, but part of life, integrated into our society . . . or so the Government claims. Things are never that simple, though, and neither side favors the new union. Agent Elixia Albelin knows the dark nature of demons firsthand, and will do everything in her power to protect the innocent from their wrath.
But when a mission from the Agency goes sour, Elixia finds herself in a predicament. Murdered, with her last living family-member kidnapped, her only hope is an offer from the very thing she despises: a demon. It’s no ordinary demon offering the contract, though, and his motive for such a deal is unclear. But if she’s to discover the truth and save her sister, she must commit the greatest taboo for an Agent:
Sell her soul.
Now, Marked and shackled to the terms of the contract, she must try to uncover the mystery of her sister’s abduction before her new “owner” comes to claim what is his. Her past may hold answers, but what happens when her investigation finds something far more sinister? Something not even the demons can condone?
Besides writing, Emily Taylor currently studies Music Technology at her state’s Conservatorium and recently helped on Respect Cat Production’s feature film, In a Corner, as a Script Advisor. After great success on InkPop and Figment, A Soul to Take is her first formally published work. You can see more from Emily on Facebook and Twitter.
Dying, and demons, and contracts. Check out A SOUL TO TAKE @emtaylorinkie via @Rae_Slater (Click to Tweet)
@emtaylorinkie shares her musical inspiration for A SOUL TO TAKE on this blog tour spotlight via @Rae_Slater (Click to Tweet)