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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Blog Tour + Contest: This Song Will Save Your Life

Posted by Irish in Blog Tour, Contest, Guest Post12 Comments

Blog Tour + Contest: This Song Will Save Your Life

Hello Internet!!

I’m very excited to be a part of the This Song Will Save Your Life paperback blog tour. I enjoyed this book by Leila Sales (my review) and I just love the new cover for the paperback release. This edition will be available in stores on 14 April 2015. As part of this tour, Leila is here to talk about one of the songs that saved her life and you can see her answer below.

This Song Paperback Cover


Elise Dembowski is not afraid of a little hard work. In fact, she embraces it. All her life, she’s taken on big, all-encompassing projects. When she’s fifteen, she embarks on the biggest, and most important, project of them all: becoming cool. Except she fails. Miserably. And everything falls to pieces.

Now, if possible, Elise’s social life is even worse than it was before. Until she stumbles into an underground dance club and opens the door to a world she never knew existed. An inside-out world where, seemingly overnight, a previously uncool high school sophomore can become the hottest new DJ sensation. Elise finally has what she’s always wanted: acceptance, friendship, maybe even love. Until the real world threatens to steal it all away.


Guest Post



“Rave On,” by Buddy Holly

The first time I remember ever having a favorite musical artist, it was Buddy Holly. I was four years old, and my favorite color was purple, and my favorite animal was a horse, and my favorite band was Buddy Holly and the Crickets, and that was that.

My love for Buddy Holly has waxed and waned since then, but it has never gone away. When I was in college, I wrote a YA novel about a girl who traveled back in time to 1958 and met Buddy Holly. This was my own personal fantasy, and fantasies are always a good place to find story ideas.

This manuscript never got published—which is for the best, since I think I’ve become a stronger writer since then—but it did win one of my college’s writing prizes. A cash prize, which was a very big deal since at the time all my other spending money came from occasional seven dollar-an-hour babysitting gigs.

It was one of the first times I thought, “Maybe I could actually make a living writing about things that I love.” And now that’s exactly what I do!


•             Learn more about This Song Will Save Your Life

•             Learn more about Tonight The Streets Are Ours

•             Tell Us About Songs That Saved Your Life on Social Media with #SongsThatSavedMe

•             Add Tonight the Streets Are Ours to your to-read list on Goodreads.

•             Visit Leila’s website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Tour Schedule                                                        April 2, 2015                                     April 3, 2015                                       April 4, 2015                                       April 5, 2015                              April 6, 2015                                April 7, 2015                                           April 8, 2015                 April 9, 2015                                             April 10, 2015                                 April 11, 2015                                       April 12, 2015                                        April 13, 2015                                                          April 14, 2015                                 April 15, 2015


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12 Responses to “Blog Tour + Contest: This Song Will Save Your Life”

  1. Emma @ Miss Print

    My first answer to this was Unwell by Matchbox Twenty but one that really, truly got me through some awful times was Celtic Thunder’s version of The Galway Girl–I blasted it (and most of their music) every night after I came home from visiting my mom in the hospital last year.
    Emma @ Miss Print recently posted…Poetically Speaking with Tessa Gratton

  2. Amber @ YA Indulgences

    “This was my own personal fantasy, and fantasies are always a good place to find story ideas.” Such true true words. <3 It's so great that that's the first encounter of actually being paid for writing.

    Oh gosh, just one song that saved my life? Without a doubt, it would be Never Too Late by Three Days Grace, Until The End by Breaking Benjamin and Whispers In The Dark by Skillet. I was originally going to just say Never Too Late, then decided I couldn't leave out the latter two! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I'm really just jumping up and down at the chance, haha.
    Amber @ YA Indulgences recently posted…Wondrous Covers Wednesday (#30)