Sunday, October 9, 2016

Race the Darkness (Fatal Dreams #1) by Abbie Roads

Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads

Release: October 4th, 2016
Romance Subgenre: Romantic Suspense, Paranormal
Series: Fatal Dreams #1

Cursed with a terrible gift...

Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn't have to question you-he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night-the voice of a woman begging him to save her.

A gift that threatens to engulf them.

Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except...there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

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Woah, this book is for real. It’s dark and mysterious and so far out of my element that it reading it was like being transported to a different world. I’m glad I read Race the Darkness though. Xander and Isleen’s story is going to haunt me for days, possibly weeks. And you know what? It’s a great read for October, for right before Halloween.

I made a playlist for Race the Darkness that tried to match the vibe of the book. I wanted it to feel dark, heavy and almost gothic. Luckily, there is lots of good material out there like that. I even found four songs in which the lyrics match Xander and Isleen’s story as well. Enjoy!

“Hands" by Emily Jane White

A deathly guise took you by night
And those hands turned the tide
You were harmed by unsaintly arm
We will take you in our arms
This ain't no dream

“To Whom It May Concern" by The Civil Wars
Why are you so far from me?
In my arms is where you ought to be
How long will you make me wait?
I don't know how much more I can take
I missed you but I haven't met you
Oh but I want to

“Don't Forget About Me” by Cloves
Where ever you've gone?
How, how, how?
I just need to know
That you won't forget about me

“It Will Come Back” by Hozier
It can't be unlearned
I've known the warmth of your doorways
Through the cold, I'll find my way back to you
Oh please, give me mercy no more!
It's a kindness you can't afford!
I want you baby tonight, as sure as you're born

What did you think of Race the Darkness?
Are there any songs that remind you of Xander, Isleen and their HEA?

About Abbie Roads
Seven Things about Abbie Roads:
  1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?
  2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
  3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.
  4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?
  5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
  6. She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.
  7. Her first book will be out October 2016 through Sourcebooks.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is so cool! I love your playlist for RACE THE DARKNESS! Love it!

    Thanks so much for reading the book and making such an awesome list of music!