08/11/13 Music # , , , ,

Becomes the Color


Absolutely obsessed with this song and this artist. This song somehow manages to be sensual, thought provoking and slightly disturbing all at the same time. If you haven’t listened and/or checked out Emily Wells, please do so we can gush together.



I became the color
I become the daughter and the son
When the feast is over
Welcome to another one

Lay my body down down
Down upon the water
Wrapped up in the clothes of my mother and my father
O this is longing
I want to be complete
I was waiting round in a little jump seat
I had a hunger
A mouthful of interludes
You’ll do anything just to get rescued
I had longing
Isn’t that the key
Take take taste taste sweet
They said I’d gone south
I’d gone asunder
They don’t know hunger or what I been under
They were all laughing
Thought i was debris
I was just free

We were ready to behave
But there’s no freedom
Without no cage

Whatever you think you’ve become
Don’t worry bout it dear it’s where you come from.

O no no, save me from my misery
There’s no such, thing as living comfortably
There’s no such, thing as going home
I’m not formed of myself alone
All the other others they’ll just fade to black
When you think you have me’s when i don’t look back
Keep on laughing, callin’ after me
Keep on laughin’, I’m just free

We were ready to behave
But there’s no freedom
Without no cage

Whatever you think you’ve become
Don’t worry bout it dear it’s where you come from.

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12/18/12 Music , Song of the Week # ,


This week’s song is an oldie but goodie.


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11/28/12 Music

Pride and Parenthood

Most of you know that my son, Kenneth Zink, has been composing original score music for my trailers since 2009. At that time, he was just seventeen years old. Book trailers were a “new thing” and original music to go with them was even newer.

Kenneth just got better and better, composing an entire score for Prophecy of the Sisters as well as music for the rest of the trilogy and A Temptation of Angels (2012) and pieces for other authors. In the meantime, he developed an interest in writing and the two of us began working closely on a number of projects (none of which I can talk about just now). Music took a backseat to those projects and to his own novel (in progress) until friend and fellow author A.E. Rought approached him to create trailer music for her upcoming novel, Broken.

I blurbed Broken and thought it would be a great project for Kenneth. Something different and a little edgy, brooding, less classic than the music he’d composed for me. I think the resulting piece is an awesome backdrop to Anne’s trailer.

I hope you enjoy both and pick up Broken when it comes out January 8th!

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11/27/12 Music , Song of the Week

Dirty Thirty

I know, I know! I’ve been away SO LONG. I’m sorry. The only excuse that I have is that I’ve been writing A LOT and have tons of exciting stuff I’ll be sharing with you very soon.

In the meantime, I’m back with the Song of the Week. This one should give you a feel for what I’ve been working on since I’ve been listening to this kind of thing a lot lately.

Hope you enjoy Dirty Thirty by The Crystal Method!


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10/23/12 Music , Song of the Week # ,

Walking This

This week’s song is courtesy of my latest Pandora station. Kye Kye keeps coming up while I write, and although I’d never heard of her before now, I’m totally enamored with the mellow, sensual sound.

Hope you guys like this as much as I do.

Also, I will have an announcement soon. *ahem*


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10/02/12 Music , Song of the Week # ,


Those of you who were recommending songs on Facebook today for the Song of the Week are probably going, “Wha?”

That’s because no one actually recommended this, but I came across it while browsing the ones you DID suggest and loved it so much I decided to go with it. So in a way, it WAS from you. 😉

Anyway, I love it! I’ll try to use some of your other recommendations next week.


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09/18/12 Music , Song of the Week


Lately, all my best music recs for Song of the Week have come from Kenneth. This one, called Amalgam by the band Halos, is no exception. I am obsessed with this band. Their sound falls somewhere between Brand New (my favorite band of all time) and The Fray.

Hope you guys enjoy it!


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09/11/12 Music , Song of the Week #

Into the Fire

After buying Bruce Springsteen’s CD, THE RISING, right after it was released, I found that I couldn’t listen to it without sobbing. All the songs on the CD were written for 9/11, and it was just too heart-wrenching for me to listen to it.

So I got in the habit of listening to it once a year on 9/11 and just letting myself cry my eyes out. I have to confess that this song in particular still does that to me, but somehow, it also gives me hope. I thought I’d share it with you today.

May your strength give us strength

May your faith give us faith

May your hope give us hope

May your love bring us love.

Not much more to say on a day like today.


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09/04/12 Music , Song of the Week # ,

About Today

Last week, Kenneth reminded me about this song by The National after we watched WARRIOR, one of those hidden gems on Netflix that make streaming worthwhile.

The song played during the final fight scene between two brothers with a history of pain and loss. Standing in stark contrast to the brutality of MMA, I think it was a bold, interesting choice for that scene.

But also, it’s just an amazing song! Hope you guys enjoy.


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08/28/12 Music , Song of the Week #

Thank You by Alanis Morisette

I’ve had this song stuck in my head ever since I heard it (for the first time in many years) in THE WAY, a movie I proselytized about in yesterday’s post.

It’s not new, but it’s still awesome. Every now and then, I just need a reminder to thank the universe for ALL the experiences that come my way, because yes, even terror and disillusionment bring growth and discovery. And what is life without those things?


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07/17/12 Music , Song of the Week # ,

Say Hey!

Oh, my gosh, you guys… I LOVE this song so much. Because it made me smile! And dance!

And any smile that can make me smile and dance is a winner.

Plus, the video is so happy making, and I’ve never listened to anything by Michael Franti before. So thanks to Jessie for the smile, the dance, the happiness, and the new music.

Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!

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07/10/12 Contests & Giveaway , Music , Song of the Week , Uncategorized # , ,

No Light, No Light + Winners!

This week’s song comes to you courtesy of Melissa, one of my favorite bloggers and readers. I LOVE all of Florence + the Machine’s music, but this is probably one of my favorites.

Thanks, Melissa!

I also need to announce the winners of the Escape Into Books Super Summer Giveaway. *cue drum roll*

The winners of a massive summer prize pack are… Nevey and Christina.

Congrats, you guys! Both winners were chosen by the RNG (Random Number Generator). Please email Rebekah at with your full name and mailing address and we’ll get your prize packs right out to you.

Everyone else; stay tuned for the next giveaway. And in the meantime, enjoy this week’s song!


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07/03/12 Life , Music , Prophecy of the Sisters , Song of the Week # ,


This week’s song is brought to you by Andrew, one of my favorite UK readers. I just adore Agnes’s voice, and her piano playing is just gorgeous. Reminds me a bit of A Fine Frenzy!

I actually had three different people email me with great song recommendations, which is funny, because usually I’m begging you guys for suggestions on Facebook and Twitter. This is a wonderful abundance of good music! You’ll be hearing the others in the next couple of weeks.

Also, a quick reminder that all three Prophecy novellas, Whisper of Souls, Mistress of Souls, and Rise of Souls are officially out. And speaking of abundance, the Circle of Fire paperback released today, too, which sort of officially ends the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy. Now that all three books are out in paperback, it’s a great time to read the trilogy if you haven’t already. It’s the story of my heart, and I feel so privileged to be able to tell it.

What a wonderful ride it’s been. Thank you all for sharing it with me.

And here’s to more great stories…


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06/12/12 Contests & Giveaway , Music , Song of the Week # ,

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

I’m on deadline this week and didn’t have time to poll you guys for a song, so here’s one of my tried and true favorites.

Hope you enjoy it!

And check back tomorrow for the Escape Into Book Summer Reading Giveaway! I’ll be giving away two big summer reading packs with tote bags and other summer essentials along with some of my favorite addictive reads. I want to help you guys start your summer off right!


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05/29/12 Music , Song of the Week #

Shadow Days

This week’s song is straight from me to you. I’m really loving this new one from John Mayer. He disappointed me for awhile there, but this makes me think he might just be back.



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05/22/12 Music , Song of the Week #

Blunderbuss by Jack White

Sorry for the radio silence these last few days. I took a much-needed weekend off (after realizing I hadn’t had one since Christmas and handing in a big project Friday morning) and am still easing back into things.

Maybe the Song of the Week will help! This one was recommended by Stacee (@ivygirl702). Jack White is, in my opinion, one of the most talented musicians of our generation.

Love this! Hope you do, too.


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05/15/12 Music , Song of the Week #

Youth Without Youth by Metric

I had so many great song recommendations to choose from this week that I had a tough time picking one. In the end, I went with this one from Rachel. It had just the beat I needed after a loooong few weeks of writing.

Plus, I’m thinking it might help me push through the next two days, which are going to be hardcore.

I made a note of the other recommendations, though, and will choose from them for the next couple of weeks. So if you offered up a recommendation, stay tuned!


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05/08/12 Music , Song of the Week #

Leave the Lights On by Meiko

This week’s song was recommended last week by Cat! I loved it then but had already chosen a song of the week, so I’m giving it to you this week instead.

Hope you enjoy it and that you all are having a great week!


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05/01/12 Music , Song of the Week #

Let It Burn by Red

I’m SO LOVING this week’s song, Let It Burn by Red, recommended by long-time reader (and writer!), Nazarea. I chose this one because it’s a band I’ve never heard of with a sound I really love, and that’s what Song of the Week is all about.

That said, I got tons of awesome recommendations (my readers prove over and over that they have incredible taste in music), so I’ll pull from them for next week’s song, too!


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04/17/12 A Temptation of Angels , Music , Song of the Week # , ,

This Time Tomorrow

Before I get to this week’s song, I have a few orders of business!

First, a big thanks to MTV’s Hollywood Crush for the AH-mazing review of A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS. Hollywood Crush calls Temptation “a heavenly read” so please head over there, share the link on Facebook, tweet the link, and leave a comment to show them — and me! — some love!

I also received wonderful reviews from bloggers Well-read In YA, Lauren’s Crammed Bokshelf, and WTF Are You Reading (one of my favorites for it’s mention of “no wing molestation”). If you read and enjoyed A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS and reviewed it on your blog and I’ve missed you, please send an email to Rebekah at with a link and we’ll try to post it for you here. I truly appreciate all reviews, bloggers or otherwise.

On a related note, if you enjoyed the book and haven’t yet left a review on B&N, Amazon, etc., please do!

I spent the weekend and the Houston TeenBookCon and had SUCH A WONDERFUL time. I wish I had pictures for you guys, buy I’m an in-the-moment kind of person and rarely remember to take them. I had an amazing time, though, meeting hundreds of readers and bloggers and hanging with so many incredible authors. It was a reminder to me that while I tend to be introverted and covet my alone-time, it really is good for the soul to interact with others who share your passion, even if you have to force yourself out the door to do it. As a bonus, A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS was sold out by lunchtime, which was pretty awesome.

This week’s song was posted on my Facebook wall by my beloved Caroline when I left for Houston, It’s one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy it!


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Michelle Zink is the award-winning author of over seven novels. She lives in New York with too many teenagers and too many cats.
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