Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Aqua by M.A. George!
April 16, 2014
Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels. The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt. And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.
Especially not water.
“Black” ~ Pearl Jam
Okay, so Layla doesn’t actually mention the specific song—just the glory that is Pearl Jam—but I have it on good authority that “Black” is the track Layla cranked up as she revved her Volkswagen Rabbit for the long drive to Texas. She may have hit the repeat button a time or two. Or four.
“Pour Some Sugar on Me” ~ Def Leppard
“Kashmir” ~ Led Zeppelin
It’s Led Zeppelin, people. Layla says this one needs no explanation.
“Pumped Up Kicks” ~ Foster The People
When the ocean proves too fraught with danger and peculiarity, Layla reluctantly abandons swimming. She finds a reasonable substitute in jogging (with the ability to carry along an MP3 player being a huge bonus). This track is perfect for a pleasant jog. Too bad she has to take off in a fleeing sprint somewhere mid-song…
“Skin” ~ Zola Jesus
You won’t find this one referenced in the book, but I got approval from Layla to include it. This song was a frequent flyer on my own playlist while writing Aqua, because it’s just a cool song. Every time I hear it, I see slow motion clips of Layla, Tristan, Pyke, and Zría navigating the ocean depths. Plus, watery explosions are always cooler in slow motion.
She sincerely hopes people out there enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it. And if anyone hears of work for a super top secret agent, she’s now available (Discretion guaranteed…).