For this #MusicMonday, I have selected a song from one of my favorite bands: 30 Seconds To Mars.  As most fans of the “Dream Catchers Series” know, this band has been my muse since the first book.  Tortured, the fictional band in “Dream Catchers” has taken shape while listening to 30STM’s music.  While writing “Breaking The Moon”, the band’s album This Is War came out and like their first two albums, this one fit right in with my soundtrack to the series.  Over time, the songs didn’t just represent Jordan and Haley any longer but also Cami and her sometimes difficult relationships.

SONG: “Alibi” (Purchase on iTunes)

ARTIST: 30 Seconds To Mars

BOOK: “Take Me Home” (Purchase on Amazon / Barnes & Noble)

CHARACTERS: Cami Woods and Danny DeSano

INSIGHT: In “Breaking The Moon”, we get a sneak peek of the argumentative relationship Cami has with Danny.  “Take Me Home” dives deeper to show the exhausting, confusing and destructive marriage the two hotheaded Italians have with one another, ultimately ending with Danny cheating on Cami while pregnant with their child.  The song “Alibi” is about being knocked down, but getting back up again.

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Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.

One thought on “Take Me Home Soundtrack Selection: “Alibi” by 30 Seconds To Mars #MusicMonday

  1. When Cami finds herself living a life she never imagined it wasn’t in a good way. Single and a sometimes single Mom to say she hit rock bottom would be an understatement. She didn’t only lose her husband – she lost herself. It was a much needed getaway in Florida that really rocks her world. Running into an old friend and spending some time at the New York Yankee’s training camp really puts some life back into Cami.Finding the strength to ignore the adversity of dating someone a decade younger than she – Cami finds herself again. The ‘self’ she never knew she could be.I cried with Cami, I rooted for her, and I laughed with her. Sandy Lo really knocks it out of the park (har har?) with the next installation to her Dream Catchers series. I give this book a five star beach read! Download it today!

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