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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Musical Moments: Guest Post: Dead Rules Playlist by Randy Russell

It is my pleasure to welcome Randy Russell to Book Angel Booktopia today, I cannot tell you how excited I was when I discovered Dead Rules was to be published in the UK. 

Title: Dead Rules
Author: Randy Russell
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: 29 March 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

When high school junior Jana Webster dies suddenly, she finds herself in Dead School, where she faces choices that will determine when she, a Riser, will move on, but she strives to become a Slider instead, for the chance to be with the love of her life--even if it means killing him.

Review HERE

My Playlist for DEAD RULES
(Quercus Books UK, March 2012)

By R.S. Russell

Writing about dead kids in love, I found Lifeboat Party early on in the process and played it often to welcome each of the characters in Dead Rules to their time in the book. You’re invited, too. Watch out for the bass player – he’s got a thing for you.

For Jana, the new girl in Dead School, it’s a little crazy being dead, but not as crazy as A Crazy Little Thing Called Love. There’s an advert on this video (but Freddy’s worth the wait).

This is the bowling scene from Dead Rules, where Jana began her quest by dying there.  As a ghost, Mars has just Seen A Face. And, yeah, she’s got a boyfriend.

My favorite character in Dead Rules is Wyatt, who finds beyond death that one side of his face and body has been sanded by pavement. It doesn’t stop him from being Smooth (by Rob Thomas and his buddy Carlos).

Michael, the cad? Well, he makes a run for it. Joe King Carrasco knows how. “Let’s Go” already.

And for everyone who understands reading as a temporary relationship between the reader and the author, this song is one I share between just you and me. Day is Done.

For all of you that have read the book I am sure you will agree just how perfectly these songs fit the story. 
Thanks for sharing Randy

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  1. Love the shoes in the last one!  Nice find!!!

  2. some awesome songs here, I can't wait to read this book so I can see where all these fit into it! 


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