I love when authors create a "Play List" to their books. I think it really helps to see where their headspace was while writing and what may have driven them in one direction or another. Today I'm taking part in Dina Rae's book tour and she has provided us with her play list for her new release Bad Juju (doesn't this look like a great Halloween read?).
Black Magic Woman: Santana
Wish I could have found a song called Black Magic Man! A Haitian bokor, also known as a sorcerer, teaches two teens the dark arts.
I'm in Love with a Stripper: T. Pain
Jake LaRue has a major crush on his foster mother who works at the local stripclub.
A Question of Lust: Depeche Mode
Jake and his friend, Henry, cast love spells on those they lust.
Lots of Voodoo research went into the book.
Put a Spell on You: Credence Clearwater Revival
Two teens learn how to cast a variety of Voodoo spells.
Dead: Chemical Romance
Lucien Nazaire, a ninety-seven year old bokor, keeps on cheating death.
Hypnotized: Fleetwood Mac
Henry Novak disappears while in Haiti on his church's mission trip. Once found, his parents believe he is hypnotized.
Can't have a Voodoo story without zombies. The story goes into how the dead are resurrected.
This song is about regret. Lucien's whole life is plagued with regret.
Redemption Song: Bob Marley
Redemption is the major theme of the book.
Jake LaRue lives in foster care with his abusive uncle. The Voodoo lessons give him a sense of power within an otherwise helpless situation. Although the boy is a loner, he feels an instant connection with his classmate, Henry, and introduces him to Lucien.
Henry Novak has Asperger’s Syndrome. He fixates on historical events, most recently the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Like Jake, he becomes passionate about the dark side of Voodoo. They learn how to cast spells on those they hate and lust, leading up to dire consequences.
Several months after the Haitian earthquake, Henry convinces his family to volunteer with their church in the island's reconstruction. Their mission turns into a nightmare when he mysteriously walks off of the campsite.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dina Rae is a new author here to stay. As a former teacher, she brings an academic element to her work. Her three novels, Halo of the Damned, The Last Degree, and Bad Juju weave research and suspense throughout the plots. Her short story, Be Paranoid Be Prepared, is a prequel of sorts to The Last Degree, focusing on the James Martin character. Dina also freelances for various entertainment blogs.
Dina lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs outside of Chicago. She is a Christian, an avid tennis player, movie buff, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories. She has been interviewed numerous times in e-zines, websites, blogs, newspapers, and radio programs. When she is not writing she is reading novels from her favorite authors Dan Brown, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Brad Thor, George R.R. Martin, and Preston & Childs.
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