I’m EXCITED for Emily Snow’s latest release, Uncovered. I’ve gotten at glimpse at part of it and it’s a sexy, mysterious page turner!
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My name is Lizzie Connelly, and I have it all. The gorgeous apartment. The new job most women would rip out their own souls for—working for Margaret Emerson at Emerson & Taylor. I have one of those lives you’ve always dreamt about, the kind you only see on HBO. But, the thing is, that life is a lie. A façade.
It all started with one call. “Everything you know about your story—your father’s story—is a lie. It’s up to you to uncover everything.” One call, and I turned my world upside down to dig my way into Margaret’s life—the woman who I’d never laid eyes on until recently. My stepmother who took everything after my father died fourteen years ago.
The plan was simple—figure out what role she played in my father’s death and expose her to the world.
But here’s another thing: simplicity doesn’t exist, and my plans are flawed from the beginning because I never anticipated Oliver. Sexy, too smart for his own goddamn good, and infuriating, he’s the one person who could blow my plans to uncover Margaret. She’s his mother, and in another life, that would have made him my stepbrother.
I want to pretend that none of that matters, that I can simply finish what I came to do without sparing him a second glance and another thought.
Like I said, though, there’s no such thing as simplicity.
My real name is Gemma Emerson.
And this is my story.
Exclusive from Emily
One of the things that is super important to me while I’m buried in the writing process is the presence of music. If I have a good playlist going, I can write uninterrupted for hours. Whenever I start a new story, one of the first things I do is open Spotify to begin a brand new playlist. At the moment, Uncovered has a total of 108 songs that really inspired me as I wrote Lizzie/Gemma and Oliver’s story. Chances are that number will increase—whenever my kickass readers message me with a song they feel totally represents the book, I always immediately update my playlist. J
Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite music behind the novel (I promise I won’t spoil anything, though)!
1. “West Coast” by Lana Del Rey
At the beginning of the novel, Gemma returns to Los Angeles—the city she was born in. Although the song didn’t come out until halfway through my writing process, I played “West Coast” so. Many. Damn. Times. The lyrics are sexy and intoxicating, and I found that it inspired several tweaks during the revision process.
2. “Seven Devils” by Florence + the Machine & “Rev 22-20” by Puscifer
I literally get chills every time I play either one of these songs, because the lyrics are so powerful. These songs talk about burning kingdoms down and sinning, and both are specifically mentioned during scenes in Chapter 10 & 11.
3. “Three Wishes” by The Pierces
The first time I heard this song, I thought it perfectly described Lizzie/ Gemma. The lines, “We’d be so less fragile if we’re made from metal. And our hearts from iron and our minds from steel,” summed up the emotions Gemma felt in several scenes throughout the book, but the song was especially inspirational during a revelation in Chapter 9.
4. “Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rihanna
Admittedly, this song shows up on a lot of my playlists (what can I say, it’s awesome?) but there’s a scene between Oliver and Gemma where one of my characters is listening to this song, and it really set the moment.
5. “Here In My Room” by Incubus
One of my FAVORITE scenes in the entire book happens during a party for Oliver. Although Gemma and Oliver aren’t in a good place with each other at the time, this song by my favorite band sums up the entire scene. Listen to the song—the words will make you swoon!
Bonus Song: “Mz. Hyde” by Halestorm
The idea for Uncovered actually shoved into my mind when I first heard this song a year ago. I knew I had to write a book about a woman torn between two identities—Lizzie and Gemma.
Thank you so much to Holly for having me as a guest on her blog today and to you for taking a peek at this UNCOVERED exclusive! If you’d like to listen to the rest of my gargantuan playlist—seriously, it’s really long!—check me out on Spotify!
To make it easy on you here’s the link to Emily’s Uncovered playlist on Spotify 🙂
Watch the Uncovered Trailer
Emily Snow is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic romance series Devoured, which includes Devoured, All Over You, and Consumed, as well as the new adult novel Tidal. She loves books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, she writes stories about all three.
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