Posted May 10, 2012 by davincikittie in Informational

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

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. 

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What are some of your favorite hero theme songs?

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue and GraveTells have won several blogging awards, and GraveTells recently celebrated its five-year anniversary! 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.