Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fan Appreciation and SWEET TEMPTATION News

Moments ago, I finished a gigantic revision of my new book, Sweet Temptation. For those of you who haven't heard, this book is the entire Sweet trilogy from Kaidan Rowe's point of view - it's a companion novel. It was my toughest book yet. It's due to publish September 8th, 2015. We're officially under the one-year mark, woohoo!

During the summer I had a bit of fun with y'all on Facebook and Twitter. I asked for songs that you think should be included in Kaidan's book, and you provided in a big way! It took a while to go through them all and choose. I've listed the 40+ songs to be tentatively featured/mentioned in Sweet Temptation. Please note that this list is subject to change, as needed.

I can't thank you enough for your input!! Even my husband suggested one that I ended up loving and using ("Mad World"). Hope you enjoy!


Chapter Headers:
“Bite My Tongue” by You Me At Six
“Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz
“Casual Sex” by My Darkest Days
“Down In The Valley” by The Head and The Heart
“Murder On The Radio” by My Favorite Highway
“I’m Not The One” by 3oh!3
“Undressed” by Kim Cesarion
“Born To Die” by Lana Del Rey
“Hero/Heroine” by Boys Like Girls
“Like Sugar” by Matchbox 20
“Voodoo Doll” by 5 Seconds of Summer
“Demons” by Imagine Dragons
“Save Yourself” by My Darkest Days
“Logan to Government Center” by Brand New
“Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak
“No Interruption” by Hoodie Allen
“Without You” by My Darkest Days
“Hospital For The Souls” by Bring Me The Horizon
“Before The Fall” by The Rescues
“My Demons” by Starset
“Let It Rock” by Kevin Rudolph
“Secret Love” by Hunter Hayes
“Monster” by Skillet
“Walk Away” by The Script
“Only Exception” by Paramore
“Aviation High” by Semi Precious Weapons
“Daylight” by Maroon 5
“Worth Dying For” by Rise Against
“Alive” by P.O.D.
“Sabotage” by Beastie Boys
“Hurricane” by MS MR
“Mad World” by Gary Jules
“The Only One” by Hot Chelle Rae
“Run” by Matt Nathanson & Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland
“Feel Again” by OneRepublic
“When You Can’t Sleep At Night” by Of Mice and Men
“Work Song” by Hozier
“Wrap Myself Around You” by Kill Hannah
“Angel With A Shotgun” by The Cab
“Drive” by Incubus
“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea
“Young Volcanoes” by Fall Out Boy
“Free Now” by Sleeping With Sirens

Mentioned within chapters:
“Sex and Candy” by Marcy Playground
“Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against The Machine
“I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift
“You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful” by One Direction
Nine Inch Nails (in general)

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And now for the super duper exciting part!!! The other fun thing I decided to do was to use fan names in the book. I asked readers to let me know if they were interested. Hundreds of tweets and Facebook messages gave me LOTS to choose from! I was able to work 13 names into Sweet Temptation. I cannot guarantee that your character will be flattering - they are not based on you guys, they're just pretend characters to whom I've attached your names. All I can promise is that each character has an interaction with Kaidan of some sort (mostly smexy). If you entered this contest and your name is on this list, then consider yourself the winner! It wasn't feasible to include last names.) SO CONGRATS!!



Thank you all so much! I'll post a juicy teaser this fall. Until then, please enter to win signed bookmarks - open internationally. I love you guys!

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  1. YAY!! So so excited for Sweet Temptation!!
    I'm very much intrigued by some of the songs from that list that I haven't heard of before, so I will be giving them a list, I'm sure! Others I've heard and I think they're absolutely spot on!!

    Thank you so much for being awesome, Wendy!!

  2. Omg omg omg omg. Thank you thank you thank you!

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for all the love and support along the way!

    2. You're most definitely welcome. You deserve all the love and support you receive plus many times more cuz you're awesome :)

  3. Yay! Never mind that I have one of THE most popular names from late 70s/early 80s...I'm going to cheerfully pretend the "Jen" in there is ME, even though there are, literally, a zillion and one of us Jen's out there... (PS: I spell Jen with one 'n', too, so even more reason to think it's me....hahaha!)

    1. This is exactly what I told myself.. down to the Jen with one N... because seriously.. I think it looks silly with two ;) I'm so happy that we get to be one of Kaidan Rowes' conquest ❤️ *i sigh for kai*

  4. Gah! I love that Voodoo Doll and Demons are there! :D

  5. Now I am even more excited for this book! :-D Thanks for giving us your wonderful stories and providing such a cool opportunity even though I didn't win. :-D What a fun idea and I'm hoping you have similar trouble with names in the future. :-P Just kidding ... sort of. Haha I can't wait for the teaser!! <3

  6. I can't wait for September. You know it should be September 1st, then I'll feel like it's a birthday present lol. And can't we just rewind to the 8th of this month, cross out the 4 in 2014 and put a 5 ;) Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. What a great list of songs and names (even if mine didn't make it...LOL). Can't wait for the book!! Thanks Wendy!!

  8. OMG OMG !!!! Can't wait for 2015 !!! I am so excited :) I so love Kai and a whole book inside his sexy head is a dream come true !!! Thanks Wendy !

  9. OMG thank you so much for writing this trilogy. I feel in love instantly with all of the characters and cannot wait until 2015 for Sweet Temptation. Thanks again Wendy

  10. Both my name AND the song I recommended are on the lists featured above (Bite My Tongue and Jessica!)... Life is pretty awesome right now!!! After a hard day at school, Wendy, you have COMPLETELY MADE MY DAY!! Thank you so much x
    P.S: I'm soooooo excited for Sweet Temptation to come out! AHHH, MORE KAIDAN ROWE!! ;)

  11. My name didn't make it in BUT my song Aviation High diiid!!! YAAAY!!! THANK YOU so much Wendy for being awesome and for writing this book!!!!!! 2015 couldn't come fast enough. :D

  12. Oh sweet Mary and Joseph is that my name?! Yes it is! This has seriously made my day, like i cannot, like i seriously can't. Thank you so much Wendy Higgins you are such a doll. I have so many feels going on right now like i can't wait for Sweet Temptation, i need it now but i guess i can wait... KAIDAN! I need me some hot stuff. (#isigh4kai) thank you Wendy your books are amazing i will always read anything and support you ! That music list though... Lana Del Rey. Yaaas. Cant wait to listen to it when i get home. You go girl! But thanks for the giveaway continue with your amazing work. Peace.

  13. I entered my name as "Cates," it being my nickname! But hey my whole first name made it! CATHERINE! So hurray for me! Hahaha! Thanks to the one who made the entry and especially to you, Wendy! Awesome gift for my birthday this October! More blessings to you Wendy! :))

  14. Ohhh I see a Jen! :) My real name's Jenelle, but I entered as Jen and there are tons of Jens out there, but hey close enough! :) And the fact that a Sleeping With Sirens and You Me at Six song made it to the list makes me so happy, I love Free Now and Bite my Tongue! So so so excited for Sweet Temptation!

  15. Hi! I have to tell you that I'm so happy we could know Kaidan's POV!!!! I'm very happy I found an awesome book like Sweet Trilogy <3 Congrats, You are awesome!!! :)