TGIIF is a new feature here at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands in which I will feature an indie author and indie band/musician every week. If you are an author or musician interested in being featured, please check out this blog post for more information!
Hi there and welcome to round two of TGIIF! I am very excited to be sharing another one of my FAVORITE authors today as well as an amazing band I think you guys are going to want to keep your eyes on!
Today’s Indie Author Is…
I stumbled across the absolutely AMAZING Nyrae Dawn almost exactly a year ago when I picked up her book, Charade. All it took was that one book and I knew I would be a fan-girl of hers for forever. Seriously, that book captured me on the first page and it has yet to let me go. Since reading Charade I have read the sequel Facade and a book she co-wrote with fellow awesome author Jolene Perry called Dizzy.
Nyrae has mastered the art of publishing across several platforms in many different ways. She can be found writing Young Adult and New Adult books under the name Nyrae Dawn and Adult books under the name Kelley Vitollo. Some of her books are self-published, some of her books are published through Entangled, and some are published through Grand Central Publishing. Regardless of what genre the book is or how it is published, what you will get is an awesome story. I’ve compiled a list of all her books below with all the links you could ever need. I am also sharing the book playlist I compiled for my latest read of hers, Facade. I hope you all enjoy and decide to pick up one of Nyrae’s books!
Charade (Games #1)
Facade (Games #2)
Masquerade (Games #3)
The Hook-Up Doctor’s Guide (What A Boy Wants #.5)
What A Boy Wants (What A Boy Wants #1)
What A Boy Needs (What A Boy Wants #2)
Out Of Play
Lucky Break (Shamrock Falls #1)
Luck of the Draw (Shamrock Falls #2)
Just My Luck (Shamrock Falls #3)
I picked each of these songs for different reasons. Some of them reminded me of a specific character or moment in the book. Others, like “Bleed” by Hot Chelle Rae and “Broken” by Lifehouse were picked because I felt they encompassed so much of what the book was about. If you’ve read Facade, what songs would you pick for the book? If not, what do you think of the playlist anyways?
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Today’s Indie Artist Is…
This band is signed with I Am Mighty Records, and independent label based in the U.K. that I am a fan of. They let me know when their artists release something new, I freak out over the awesome music, and then share it with you guys. I say it’s a pretty good relationship. Alexander has been one of my FAVORITES from I am Mighty Records. Their songs are of the variety that happen to get stuck in your head all day long but that’s okay, because they also sort of really rock. Right now Alexander has two music videos out which I am going to share with you guys today! Also be sure to check out their website and other fun links that I have listed below!
You Lost Yourself