[Jaguar Sun Blog Tour] Jaguar Sun Playlist

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The Jaguar Sun Blog Tour and Martha Bourke stops by my blog to share with us the playlist for her novel, Jaguar Sun, the first book in the Jaguar Sun Series!

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Martha Bourke grew up in Burlington, Vermont, often considered a hub of “free thinking.” She was encouraged to write, act and be creative at a very young age. For most of her life, Martha has had a fascination with languages, culture and mythology – a passion that now colors and enriches her stories. A Spanish teacher, Martha continues with art on the side. She has written novels, short stories and poetry. But she admits to being totally “hooked” on YA Paranormal Romance.
Martha and her husband of thirteen years have carved out their own little piece of Vermont in the Massachusetts countryside. When not writing, Martha loves spending time with their animals, listening to good music, taking photographs, and adding to her Converse collection. She is currently working on book two of the Jaguar Sun Series, Jaguar Moon.

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Jaguar Sun
by Martha Bourke

DECEMBER 21, 2012 Will that fateful day destroy our world, or did the Mayans have something else in mind? Maya Delaney knows. Unfortunately. Maya Delaney is just an average sixteen-year-old. She’s busy dealing with exams, her soon to be ex-boyfriend and fitting in. But Maya’s got bigger problems. She’s hiding a major secret from her dad and having strange visions she can’t control. In her struggle to figure out who she is, she learns that she is meant to fulfill an ancient Mayan Prophesy and bring forth a New Age on earth. Will the spirit magic Maya wields be enough to defeat Toltec, an evil society bent on keeping her from her destiny? Or will that destiny destroy her?


It seems lots of writers have playlists for their books these days. I think that’s probably what inspired me to create one. I can’t listen to music when I write. It’s too distracting. But, I love to create playlists to listen to around the house or in the car. It helps to keep me inspired.

I’ve listed the playlist for Jaguar Sun below. For some songs I’ve explained a little bit about why it made the list. I have fairly eclectic taste, so most of you will probably find at least one song you know or can relate to in some way.

Uprising — Muse (Muse is one of my all-time favorite bands. And Maya and the shifters are definitely leading an uprising to change the world!)

Everybody’s Changing — Keane (I love Keane. And it’s a great second song for the playlist, as Maya must be feeling that way at times.

Fall On Me — REM (This is actually my favorite REM song. But it also really fits the Mayan message about honoring nature.)

Bring Me to Life — Evanescence

Clocks — Coldplay (The clock ticks for Maya the entire book as she races the Mayan calendar.)

Animal — Neon Trees (This is kind of an ode to the shifters in Jaguar Sun.)

Tu y Yo — Ricky Martin (The title translates to You and I. It’s Matt and Maya’s song. It’s fitting that it’s in Spanish. At the end there is a woman doing a very indigenous chant that suits Maya well.)

Walk On — U2 (I hear this as Maya walks to her fate.)

Apocalypse Please — Muse (Also known as Emergency, this one is probably self-explanatory.)

Butterfly, Butterfly (acoustic version) — a-ha (Yep, they’re still around! This is Maya’s song and it suits her to a “T.” I’ve posted the lyrics for you below.)

Butterfly, Butterfly (a-ha)

Butterfly, butterfly
Flying into the wind
You can be sure of it
That’s no place to begin
Over thinking every little thing
Acknowledge the bell you can’t unring

Tomorrow, you don’t have to say what you’re thinking
You don’t have to mean what you say

Butterfly, butterfly
Flutter in to the skies
Butterfly, butterfly
Their molecular cries

Chrysalis dreams waiting on the fifth in-star
These stained glass wings could only take you so far
You don’t have to say that it matters
You don’t have to turn something in
Stay with it through thick and thin
Butterfly, begin

Butterfly, butterfly

Tomorrow, you don’t have to mean what you say
Left without a reason to stay
Comes the last hurrah
Here’s our last hurrah

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My name is JoAnne and I am a sucker for fairy tales. When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming a princess, finding my handsome prince and living happily ever after. But my parents talked me into taking up law instead. I get a strange high from reading young adult and new adult novels. I know people secretly judge me for reading books not for my age. But frankly, I don’t care. I know what makes me happy – coming-of-age stories, spine-tingling romances, fictional boyfriends, and fairy tale endings.

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