Playlist: Marked Duology by Jennifer Snyder

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Marked (Marked Duology, #1)
Marked (Marked Duology Book 1) by Jennifer Snyder
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

A mysterious stranger she can’t stay away from.  A birthmark with a hidden meaning and one bite that changes seventeen-year-old Tessa Morganton’s destiny forever…

Life for Tessa had been steady and calm—with the exception of her overly jealous boyfriend—until the moment Jace Fowler walked into her life.

Jace—incredibly charming with boy band good looks—is someone whom Tessa can’t seem to stay away from… no matter how much she knows she should.

After surviving a strange animal attack, Tessa learns just how mysterious and secretive Jace really is and that his secrets not only involve himself…but her as well, making Tessa question everything she’s ever believed regarding her life and those around her.

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Excerpt

I noticed him the first moment he stepped into the diner, along with every other female both young and old. There was something about him that made it hard to look away. Maybe it was the smooth confidence in his stride, or his boy band good looks. Whatever the reason, I found it nearly impossible to not stare, even in the presence of my boyfriend.

His eyes shifted to mine and lingered long enough to make my heart flutter. There was something in their glint that struck me as lonely, but it was overshadowed by something else swirling beneath the surface of the rich honey color, something intriguing I couldn’t name.

Changed (Marked Duology, #2)
Changed (Marked Duology Book 2) by Jennifer Snyder
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Would you fight to the death to prove you are worthy to stand beside the one you loved?

Eighteen-year-old Tessa Morganton’s life has flipped upside down. After learning Jace’s secret and discovering the man she’d thought all her life was her father isn’t, she must also cope with the reality of what she’s now become—a werewolf.

Tessa tries to maintain her normal life while her body changes more and more each night as the full moon grows closer, but when Shelby comes back to pay her a visit, Tessa soon realizes turning into a wolf may not be the only dilemma she will have to overcome.

As the Wolf Moon draws near, Tessa uncovers some things about Jace and Shelby’s relationship and exactly what Pack Law entails in the untraditional situation Jace has created for them all.

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Excerpt
An itch began to spread slowly from my bite mark and across my entire body. It never seemed to be satisfied, and I worried that if I continued to scratch it the way that I was, I might draw blood. My eyes flickered toward my bedroom window while I anxiously awaited Jace’s tapping. When was he going to be here? I didn’t want to change in my bedroom!

And then he was there—his smiling face filled with excitement, staring at me through the glass. I pushed the window open, but didn’t smile in return.

“Ready?” he asked, his amber eyes twinkling in my bedroom light as he removed the screen from my window.

I shook my head. “No, I’m not feeling so well.”

“You’ll be all right; it’ll go away shortly. Trust me, Tessa, come outside,” he whispered into the night, his gaze shifting toward the full moon.

Even though my legs were trembling beneath me, I still managed to climb out my window without falling on my face thanks to Jace. The cool night air gently swept across my skin, cooling my itch upon contact. Jace took my hand in his and slowly we began walking away from my house and out into my darkened backyard.

Marked Duology Playlist by Jennifer Snyder

Music is something that is important in different ways—to some it is an important part of their culture, others say it’s a mood shifter, while some feel it’s the rhythm of life. To a writer…it can, more often than not, be their muse.

For me, music ignites the sparks of my imagination like nothing else. I listen to Pandora while I’m cleaning the house or cooking. The radio while I’m driving around town running errands. This is how I work out tough scenes in my head or find inspiration for certain scenes that I know will come later.

As I sat down to rewrite (for the millionth time, remember this duology was three years in the making) Marked and Changed there were a few songs that spurred scenes and dialogue more than others. These are the songs my family had to endure on repeat for I have no idea how long if I’m being perfectly honest. As to why these particular songs ignited something within me…I can’t say because I don’t know. You might look at this list and think to yourself “How in the world did she write a book like Marked or Changed listening to that music?” I have no better answer for this question than I don’t know…because I don’t know.

Without further ado, here is my short list of songs:

This song was on mega repeat! I think my eight-year-old knows all the words by heart now!

This song was played a lot during the writing process of Changed.

This was another one that was on repeat during the writing of Changed.

I heard this song on the radio one day and raced home to write the first “date” scene in Marked for Tessa and Jace. For some reason it triggered a lot of dialogue and such for that scene.

I know, I know some people can’t stand this song…but I just love it!

The beginning to this song still gives me goose bumps every time!

And there you have it, my playlist for the Marked Duology! Thanks for having me!

About Jennifer Snyder


Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

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