Friday, March 22, 2013

Of Gaea by Victoria Escobar

Book Info-
Of Gaea
Book #1 in the Of Legacies Series
By Victoria Escobar
Publication Date: March 20, 2013

Ari had always taken her mobility for granted. She was a track and field star, an archery champion and an Eskrima pro. One selfish action changed all of that, though. Now confined to a wheelchair, Ari yearns for those days to return.
Ari has been searching the last eight months for a cure with no progress.  Her best friend Sasha is the only thing keeping her from completely giving up. Following some vague advice, Ari turns away from medical science and starts researching alternative methods of healing. Suddenly, she finds herself tangled in a web of lies, questioning everything she’s ever known as truth. 
She’s thrown headfirst into a world of good and evil, magic and Gods she didn’t know existed. Ari learns she will have a choice to make on her eighteenth birthday that will change everything. For everyone.   But how does she know her choice will be the right one?

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Guest Post: Author's Playlist

Music is nearly as essential to writing as a good imagination is in my opinion.  I’m not sure I would have made it through writing my first novel without it.  I would like to thank Amy & KJ of Fated Paranormals for hosting me today.  ^_^ 

There were periods while I was writing Of Gaea that passed in silence.  Those periods were few and far between and after reading the book you can probably guess which parts they were. 

My taste in music is very broad and eclectic.  I have a little bit of everything in my music library because as I write I usually listen to whatever suits the personality of the character in the scene.  It helps me get into the character’s mindset.  For Of Gaea, it was a lot of rock and heavy rock.  My playlist was set up with artists like Death Cab for Cutie, The Birthday Massacre, Egypt Central, RED, Evans Blue, Skillet, Five Finger Death Punch, Sixx AM, etc etc.  ^_^

This playlist isn’t in any order and these are mostly songs for the mindset of the characters from the book rather than songs for the book itself.  So without further ado, here is my playlist for Of Gaea:

                           1.) Death Cab For Cutie - Pity And Fear
                           2.) The Birthday Massacre - In The Dark
                           3.) Emanuel - Scenotaph
                           4.) GPKism - Corpus
                           5.) Enya - Tempus Vernum
                           6.) My Darkest Days - Without You
                           7.) Omnisoul - Waiting (Save Your Life)
                           8.) Red - Never Be The Same
                           9.) Saliva - Bleed For Me
                          10.) Three Days Grace - Riot
                          11.) Lacuna Coil - Our Truth
                          12.) The Naked And Famous - Young Blood
                          13.) My Chemical Romance - Demolition Lovers

It’s a fair balance of genres, I think.  And, if you’re familiar with any of these songs, you’ll notice some of the lyrics contain a shared meaning.  I’m tickled with the results.  
Again, thank you to Amy & KJ for having me and I look forward to hearing your opinions on my picks! ^_^

I would have to say that's quite the range! I love My Darkest Days, it is my absolute favorite, but I found I liked Three Days Grace, My Chemical Romance, I like this list mostly. I cannot wait to read the book now, the playlist has me already. Thank you for sharing!! ~~Kj~~

About the Author:

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Victoria was born in sunny Florida, except it wasn’t sunny; it was the middle of the night. Midnight actually, well, two minutes past, but she tried really hard for midnight.
Victoria has been to twenty one schools in her lifetime. With all the continual switching around, she’s relied on her imagination for friends and books for close companions. In high school she remained apart from the whole and spent most of her time in the library either reading or writing.
Currently, Victoria has set down roots in New York with her family. She still reads and writes every day. She finished her debut novel Of Gaea in the winter of 2012 and is working on the sequel and many other projects.


  1. Thanks so much for participating! ^_^ I'm so glad you like the music.