We’re so pleased to welcome author Eli Lang and the Skin Hunger blog tour, book two in the Escaping Indigo series from Riptide Publishing! Eli has put together a character profile and is also offering a giveaway, so be sure to check out those details below.
I asked on Twitter if anyone had ideas for blog posts for this book tour, and one of the suggestions was to list Skin Hunger’s characters’ favorite magazines, movies, Instagram accounts, books, etc. I thought it’d be a lot of fun to do something along those lines, like a character profile. So here are the profiles for Skin Hunger’s main character, Ava, and her love interest, Cara. I hope you enjoy!
Birthday: November 13 (Astrological sign: Scorpio)
Favorite Food: Chicken enchiladas with salsa verde
Favorite Movie: Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back
Favorite Book from Her Gran’s Shelf: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (epic fantasy with intrigue, adventure, and romance—what’s not to love?)
Favorite Drummer: Thom Green of alt-J
Favorite Magazine: Modern Drummer
Favorite Band: Apocalyptica
Favorite Instagram Account: @citizenkanewayne (Amazing photographer who goes on tour with bands like Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups, and Declan McKenna)
Birthday: July 1 (Astrological sign: Cancer)
Favorite Food: Warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of almond milk
Favorite Movie: House of Flying Daggers (Dancing, adventure, gorgeous costumes, romance. Cara always cries at the end—and she’s not too embarrassed to admit that)
Favorite TV Show: So You Think You Can Dance (she loves watching all the different styles)
Favorite Book: After the End by Alex Kidwell
Favorite Song to Dance To: Don’t Swallow the Cap by The National
Favorite Dance Style: Contemporary, with ballet a close second
Favorite Instagram Accounts: @sonyatayeh and @traviswall (Both fantastic choreographers) @jajavankova (Amazing hip-hop dancer)
About the Book
Ava should be living her dream as the drummer for Escaping Indigo. The problem is, she’s secretly in love with her bandmate, Tuck. But he’s fallen for someone else. Being a drummer is still the best, but for Ava, every day is also a reminder of what she can’t have.
With her grandmother moving into assisted living, Ava figures it’s a good time to head home and help out. And if it lets her get some distance from Tuck and his girlfriend, all the better. But Ava hasn’t visited her family in years, and home isn’t really home anymore. Instead, it’s the place she’s been running from, full of memories of everything her parents wanted for her—and everything she didn’t want for herself.
But on the airplane, Ava meets Cara, and the two women feel an immediate connection. And when they bump into each other a second time, it seems like fate. Cara offers Ava something she’s never had—someone to love who loves her back. But to be with Cara, Ava may have to change her whole life around, and that’s something she’s not sure she’s ready for.
About the Escaping Indigo Series
Escaping Indigo is a busy band, whether they’re playing edgy rock music in a darkened theater, touring the country together, or meeting up with other musicians at a summer festival. And they’re always writing new melodies, new riffs, and new lyrics to tell their stories.
Micah, a drummer, is hoping to leave the memories of his old band behind by going on tour with Escaping Indigo as a stagehand. But there he meets Bellamy, the lead singer, and he finds himself tangled in a romance that makes him face everything he’s lost.
Ava, drummer for Escaping Indigo, is hoping that time away from the band will give her a chance to sort through her complicated feelings for her best friend, who’s in love with someone else. But a chance meeting with a beautiful woman leads to an unexpected romance that makes Ava rethink her plans for her future.
From unrequited love to finding your way, old friendships to lost dreams, surprising secrets to unexpected encounters, Escaping Indigo has a song to suit.
About the Author
Eli Lang is a writer and drummer. She has played in rock bands, worked on horse farms, and has had jobs in libraries, where she spent most of her time reading every book she could get her hands on. She can fold a nearly perfect paper crane and knows how to tune a snare drum. She still buys stuffed animals because she feels bad if they’re left alone in the store, believes cinnamon buns should always be eaten warm, can tell you more than you ever wanted to know about the tardigrade, and has a book collection that’s reaching frightening proportions. She lives in Arizona with far too many pets.
To celebrate the release of Skin Hunger, one lucky winner will receive an e-copy of both Escaping Indigo, the first in the Escaping Indigo series, and Half, also by Eli Lang! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 18, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!