Blog Tour: The Last Hurrah by Victoria Anders

We are excited to be the next stop in the blog tour for Victoria Anders’s new short story, The Last Hurrah! We’ve got the blurb, pre-order links, and a playlist to go with the book!

Releases February 5th!

But first, a bit on why this book is so meaningful…

100% of the profits from the first 90 days of release for The Last Hurrah will be donated to The NIVA Emergency Relief Fund. NIVA is the national independent venue association of over 3,000 venues in 50 states and Washington D.C. that banded together to ask the U.S. government for targeted legislation to help them survive during COVID.

They were the first to close. They will be the last to open. They are 100% shut down for an indefinite period of time. They have ZERO revenue. They are small businesses in danger.

To learn more, visit saveourstages.com

Blurb

3 nights, 2 days, and 1 massive music fest . . .

I’ve been content sweating under the covers, hiding from life all summer. That’s what happens when you suffer from a broken heart.

After being away most of the break, my best friend returns and tries to draw me out of my funk. She can try all she wants, but I’m not leaving my bed until school starts.

But then she dangles tickets to The Last Hurrah. Broken heart or not, this weekend-long music festival is not to be missed.

I expect the music and ambience to be awesome. What I don’t expect is for my heart to forget it’s been crushed when I meet the cute and quirky Link. We team up on a scavenger hunt for tickets to a super-secret show from our mutually favorite band: Black Moon.

Suddenly, the dark clouds resembling a shattered heart are breaking up.

Until we cross paths with my crowd-hating ex during the middle of our quest. I’m abruptly torn between my feelings of the past and my new attraction for Link.

Will I lose focus on the finish line of the scavenger hunt by folding into the reason I hid all summer long?

The Last Hurrah could turn out to be more than just a music festival. It could be the biggest turning point of my life.

The Last Hurrah is available for pre-order at most online retailers.

Playlist

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ZfSPgzmnoUztiye7im3UG

CHAPTER 1

Somebody Else, The 1975

Having a broken heart sucks. 

Having your first one sucks even more.

Seeing your ex with someone else is the ultimate suck.
Our love has gone cold. You’re intertwining your soul with somebody else.

CHAPTER 2

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Al Green

Yeah, I had to go old old school here! But, as the lyrics say,
Please held me mend my broken heart and let me live again.
Hello! The Last Hurrah tickets. That’s how Everly will start to live again!

CHAPTER 3

Steal My Sunshine, Len

You should never let anyone steal your sunshine.

Because you never want to say,

So I missed a million miles of fun

Missing miles is no F-U-N.

CHAPTER 4

This chapter is a two-songer. It just has to be.
Seeing Wynn at a place Everly never would’ve imagined hurts.
But by the end, a light gets brighter

SONG 1

When Doves Cry, Prince

How can you just leave me standing

Alone in a world that’s so cold?

SONG 2

You and Me, Bowling for Soup

We have nothin’ to lose.

When you need to heal, take the steps forward
because you have nothing to lose but the pain.

CHAPTER 5 & 6

Ho Hey, The Lumineers

This song could be the theme of the entire book
and works perfectly for both Everly and Link.

This song could be the theme of the entire book
and works perfectly for both Everly and Link.

I been livin’ a lonely life…

I don’t think you’re right for him…

I belong with you, you belong with me

CHAPTER 7

Kiss Me, Sixpence None the Richer

This song could be on the playlist for every single one of my books.
It never gets old.

Kiss me down by the broken tree house

Wynn = the broken tree house

CHAPTER 8

Head Over Feet, Alanis Morissette

This is Everly’s ode to Link.

But really, credit should go to Everly for seeing a different path.

You’ve already won me over in spite of me

Don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet

CHAPTER 9

Another two-songer. Because two themes needed anthems.
It really could’ve been a three-songer.
Honorable mention goes to Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn.

SONG 1

Cry Me a River, Justin Timberlake

Wynn, you can suck it.
The bridges were burned. Now it’s your turn, to cry

SONG 2

Love Song, Lana Del Rey

Find that someone that accepts you for YOU.

And allows you to be YOU.

I’m a fucking mess but I…
It all comes down to make the sound of our love song

Epilogue

Pocketful of Sunshine, Natasha Bedingfield

Yes, this song may be annoying at times.

But then you watch Easy A for the 100th time
and you realize this song is truly a gem.

Everly is Link’s pocketful of sunshine, taking him away to better days.

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