by Cherie Colyer
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Published: December 20th 2011 by Omnific Publishing (first published December 18th 2011)
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Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.
Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.
Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.
Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.
PLAYLIST FOR EMBRACE
BY CHERIE COLYER
It’s great to be here! I love music, although I have to admit I don’t listen to music while I write. I tend to start singing along with the songs instead of increasing my word count. I’ve always found it funny that I can block out the TV better than I can the radio. Below are the songs that I’d include on a CD if Embrace came with one. I hear them whenever I reach specific scenes in the novel. They’re also songs Madison loves.
Crash into Me by Dave Matthews Band
Get Some by Lykke Li
Friends and Family by Trik Turner
Is This Real? By Lisa Hall
Far Behind by Candle Box
Fallin’ by Alicia Keys
Glycerine by Bush
Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
You Found Me by The Fray
Silent Lucidity by Queensryche
Higher by Creed
Each of these songs has an important place in the novel, but three of them had always come to mind, even in the early drafts.
Crash into Me is a favorite of mine. It takes me back to when my husband and I first started dating. He’d sing along with such passion and he’d give me this sultry gaze that weakened my knees. It’s a gaze Isaac inherited. Isaac plays this song the first time he’s alone with Madison.
You Found Me does a wonderful job of encompassing Madison’s feeling of being lost. One of the things I really like about her is that she’s not afraid to lean on her friends. This song can easily related to how much she needs Kaylee and Josh, how Kevin is willing to be there for her no matter what, and how Isaac will find Madison no matter how lost she becomes.
Like Scott Stapp in the song Higher, Madison is willing to let Isaac and her friends help her escape to a new world, one you can’t see through normal eyes.
About the author
Cherie Colyer is the author of YA paranormal thriller/romance, EMBRACE (available now), and HOLD TIGHT (August 2013), from Omnific Publishing. Check out her website and blog for news on her books and bonus material. Follow Cherie on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates on writing, books and special offers.
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