Tune in Tuesday: Existentialism On Prom Night + Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

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Tune in Tuesday: Existentialism On Prom Night + Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

Tune in Tuesday: Existentialism On Prom Night + Shade by Jeri Smith-ReadyShade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Series: Shade #1
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Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a crucial gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.

Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and talk to ghosts. This mysterious ability had always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she could undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because Dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding - and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

As Aura's relationship with with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart... and clues to the secret of the Shift.

 

Last week I read Shade and Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready and I could not stop thinking of this wonderful song by Straylight Run that has always been a favorite of mine: Existentialism On Prom Night.

It just encompasses the essence of these books and the feelings I was left with after reading them. And the video is just amazing! I really love it. Take a listen and tell me what you think! :)

 

 

 

When the sun came up,
We were sleeping in,
Sunk inside our blankets,
Sprawled across the bed,
And we were dreaming,

There are moments when,
When I know it and
The world revolves around us,
And we’re keeping it,
Keep it all going,
This delicate balance,
Vulnerable all knowing,

Sing like you think no one’s listening,
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
Just a little bit,
You would,
Sing like you think no one’s listening,
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
Just a little bit,
You would, you would…

Sing me something soft,
Sad and delicate,
Or loud and out of key,
Sing me anything,
we’re glad for what we’ve got,
Done with what we’ve lost
Our whole lives laid out right in front of us,

Sing like you think no one’s listening,
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
Just a little bit,
You would,

Sing like you think no one’s listening,
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
Just a little bit,
You would, you would…

Sing me something soft,
Sad and delicate,
Or loud and out of key,
Sing me anything.

 

 

About Jeri Smith-Ready

Award-winning author Jeri Smith-Ready lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats. Her plans to save the earth were ruined when she realized she was more of a “problem maker” than a problem solver. To stay out of trouble, she keeps her Drama Drive strictly fictional. Her friends and family appreciate that.

When not writing, Jeri she can usually be found—well, thinking about writing, or on Twitter. Like her characters, she loves music, movies, and staying up very, very late. She is represented by Ginger Clark at Curtis Brown, Ltd.

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

16 Responses to “Tune in Tuesday: Existentialism On Prom Night + Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready”

  1. Mandie Baxter

    Awesome song pick and FREAKING AWESOME books! I read them a few weeks ago, both books in less than 2 days. Just couldn’t stop reading! Can’t wait for Shine.

  2. Marissa Odom

    OMG Jess this is amazing. SO FREAKING GOOD! I need to go put it on repeat for like a week now. Love it so hard. 

  3. Jessica S.

    This is, as Rob Gordon would say, one of my all-time Top 5 favorite songs.  Love love love love this.  Have not read Shade and Shift but if it makes you think of this song?  Sold.

  4. Jen D.

    Haven’t heard of this group before but, I do believe I just became a fan. I also gotta get on this Shade / Shift thing.

  5. Jeri Smith-Ready

    Jess, thank you so much! It means so, so much to me when readers connect music to the books. Music itself is obviously a big part of them, and a big part of me. I’m so thrilled Shade/Shift inspired a Tune In Tuesday post for you. 

    Off to download this song now! Straylight Run has a new fan in me, that’s for sure.

  6. Karen

    I haven’t heard this song in a long time. Good choice and I love the video.
    Jeri seems to inspire quite a few Tune in Tuesday’s.  Her writing does that to you.

  7. smiller

    Existentialism On Prom Night is one of my favorite songs! Great pick for these books, too :0)

  8. Katelyn's Blog

    I can’t believe I am actually leaving a comment admitting this but I have not read that series yet *hangs head in shame* This is my first time ever hearing this band, I really like them…A LOT!

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