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Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Lynn Rush on the theme song of a hero

Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Lynn Rush on the theme song of a hero

by davincikittieMay 10, 2012

Please help me welcome Awaited author Lynn Rush to GT today!

I’ve got a full playlist of songs for AWAITED on my site so check them out.  But one in particular really stood out to me while writing and editing Awaited.

Hero, by Skillet…


Have you listened to it yet? **grin**

Sure, Russell is nearly “super human” since he’s a Guardian. I mean, it takes a sword to the neck to kill him, but still, inside, he’s struggling.  Nearly four centuries of protecting his Queen, helping her find her prophesied mate. But now what? Without a purpose, he’s floundering.

Now I know songs can be interpreted many different ways. But let me share with you a few lines that really stuck out to me while writing and editing Awaited:

I need a hero to save me now

I’ve got to fight today to live another day

Just a step from the edge

**I’ve got a HERO living in me**

**A hero’s not afraid to give his life**

I think what really rings true for Russell are the last two that I starred. He does have a hero living in him, he’s just lost sight of it. And once he finds that spark (cue in sweet, adorable, delicate soul, Annabelle) he realizes a few things:

  • He will be HER HERO to keep her safe
  • He will lay down his life for her

I love songs that trigger thoughts and emotions in me, even if they differ a bit from what the songwriter/musician intended, but isn’t that what makes it fun?

I mean, everyone who reads Wasteland, Awaited, or Prelude to Darkness isn’t going to have the same ideas. Or see things exactly as I’d intended.

But that’s what makes book writing/reading crazy-fun!

What songs really rock your world?

More about Awaited

Wasteland Trilogy #2

Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark.

He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate soul to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon—her voice.

Read GraveTells’ review of Awaited here

Read GraveTells’ review of Wasteland here


Awaited Buy links: Amazon (ebook, paperback), B&N, Crescent Moon Press 

Wasteland Buy Links: Amazon (ebook, paperback), B&N, Crescent Moon Press

Prelude to Darkness Buy Links: Amazon (ebook), Crescent Moon Press

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About the author

Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake.

Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of 15 years and jogging with her two loveable Shetland Sheep dogs. 

Connect with Lynn online at…



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What are some of your favorite hero theme songs?

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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • May 10, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Oooohhh favorite Hero theme song? So hard to pick just one. I really love music when I write. And the songs can change from one day to another, depending on what my characters are up to. *wink*

    A lot of people hate on Nickelback, but I like their song “Savin Me”. You can also go with the obvious one “Hero” from Spiderman that the lead singer did with Josey Scott from Saliva- that’s an awesome song.

    And because I have a ridiculous crush on him and his sleeves tattoos) Gary Allan’s “The One” is beautiful. 🙂

  • Bridget
    May 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I would have to say hero by the foo fighters.

  • bn100
    May 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Everyday Superhero by Smash Mouth

  • May 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I’m gonna have to agree with The Captain and say the Nickelback song! I know it’s clique, but it’s so good!

    Thanks for having GT on your tour and for stopping by today, Lynn!

  • Erica
    May 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Hero Chad Kroger

  • Tina B
    May 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I have a few… First, Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler ~ Second, Eye of The Tiger by Survivor ~ Third, Jukebox Hero by Foreigner.
    I could probably come up with more, but it’s getting late and my brain is not fully working right now. 🙂

  • Linda Thum
    May 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I like the themesong from Braveheart, gives me goosepimples!

  • Susan W.
    May 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    One of my favorite songs is All I Want Is You by U2 for John Matthew in Lover Mine. If Ward hadn’t put it in the book I might not have heard it. Now it’s one of my favs.

    What about the 1970’s song Kiss You All Over by Exile. I can picture if for many books! 😉

  • May 14, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Congrats to The Captain on winning the Awaited ebook!

    Thanks to Lynn for being a guest on GT and to everyone who participated in the discussion and giveaway!


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