August 13, 2015

SECRETS DON'T KEEP by Elora Ramirez {Giveaway/Playlist}

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My name is Kera Collins, and I would do anything for a golden nod.

At first glance, my life appears perfect: the best friends, the best school, the attention of Dex Albright, the deliciously irresistible grandson to the Headmaster. All I need is the prestige behind La Boheme, an elite secret society formed within the walls of my school, and my life would be complete. Once I’m in, I’ll be the one with all of the secrets.

It’s just…no one told me these secrets could kill.


Playlist — Before I ever start writing a book, I form a soundtrack for the scenes and characters in my head. SECRETS DON’T KEEP was no different. Most of these songs came with ideas for scenes about a year ago. The first song, Tiff, helped me crystallize the library scene at the beginning of the book. I write with silence, but I brainstorm and edit with music. You can find all of these songs here.

1.       Tiff, POLIÇA
2.      Fancy, Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX
3.      Waiting Game, Banks
4.      Hypnotic, Zelia Day
5.      Psychosocial, Brooke Fraser
6.      Lies, Marina and the Diamonds
7.      Say My Name, ODESZA and Zyra
8.      Bennie and The Jets, Miguel and Wale
9.      Who We Are, Imagine Dragons
10.   Talk is Cheap, Chet Faker
11.    Elastic Heart, Sia
12.   Every Other Freckle, alt-J
13.   Blow, Beyoncé
14.   Black Jeans, Mayan
15.   Lovechild, Rebecca Clements
16.   Sweet Ophelia, Zelia Day
17.   Drop it Like It’s Hot, Snoop Dogg
18.   Them Girls Be Like, Fifth Harmony
19.   7/11, Beyoncé
20.  Hurricane, Halsey
21.   The Devil Within, Digital Daggers
22.  No Church in The Wild, JAY-Z
23.  Got It, Marian Hill
24.  Avalanche, Walk the Moon
25.  Left Hand Free, alt-J
26.  Partition, Beyoncé
27.  Down for Whatever, Chelsea Lankes
28.  Brain, Banks
29.  Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Lorde
30.  Seven Devils, Florence + The Machine
31.   I Bet My Life, Imagine Dragons
32.  Heavy in Your Arms, Florence + The Machine
33.  Flashed Junk Mind, Milky Chance
34.  Beg For It, Iggy Azalea and MØ

35.  Reflections, MisterWives

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Elora Ramirez has been telling stories her whole life.

It started when she was four, when she taught herself how to
read and write as a way to entertain herself while her grandmother kicked and danced in aerobics class. She cut her teeth on books from Dr. Seuss and writing anywhere she could find the space -- including her Fischer Price kitchenette, the pages of picture books, and Highlights Magazines.

She's matured a bit since then, now choosing to write in the
margins of her books and on the mirrors of her apartment ideas and thoughts surrounding story and what makes us human. You can read more on her blog,

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