Author’s Spotlight ~ Jessica Miller

Posted March 25, 2014 by Michelle in AuthorsSpotlight / 0 Comments


Today on the Blog we have the awesome

Jessica Miller

and her book The Wanderers


Jessica is a budding new author with a passion for writing in her veins. She stems from the suburbs of Pennsylvania where most of her time is spent writing, listening to new music, or reading a good book. When not busy writing, Jessica works part–time in a salon where she enjoys making people look beautiful. You can catch up with Jessica on her blog or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.





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The Wanderers
by Jessica Miller

Paperback, 372 pages
Published December 6th 2012 by Jessica Miller

What do you do when you learn your family is the one who’s holding all the secrets? Secrets that could get you killed…

Ella is looking forward to starting college in the fall with her best friend Josie. She’s looking for a place where she can get away from her overbearing parents and two older annoying brothers. Unfortunately Ella realizes that sometimes the past comes back to haunt you.

Ella soon learns that the man who terrorizes her dreams is in fact real and coming after her.

When one of her classmates is murdered, Ella slowly recognizes this is not some strange coincidence. Ella fears that the boy she’s falling in love with is the one who stalks her dreams and no longer knows who she can trust.

When she finally learns the truth of her family’s deepest secret, Ella has to face her demons by taking out one of the people she thought she could trust…before they kill her.


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Chapter one

Consolation prizes (Opening sequence) * Sia – Breathe me

Courage is (Drive to cabin) * The Airborne Toxic Event – Missy


Chapter two

Bird on a wire (Party at Kevin’s cabin) * Neon Trees – Everybody talks

Don’t let me be misunderstood (Ella’s talk with Kevin) * Of Monsters and Men – Love, love, love

Dog days are over (Dancing with friends) * Group Love – Tongue tied


Chapter three

Who’s in your corner (Ella’s fight with Dean) * Mumford and Sons – Timshel

Splishing and splashing (chilling with Josie at pool) * Matt Kearney – Hey Mama


Chapter four

Less is more (skinny dipping in the lake) * Fun – Some nights

Walk this way (search for Jake) * Florence and the machine – Seven devils


Chapter five

Head full of doubt road full of promises (Ride to airport) * Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

Welcome to the black parade (Tour of school) * The Airborne Toxic Event – Gasoline


Chapter six

Step by step (Party at Fraternity) * Fall out boy – Grand Theft Autumn

It’s a man’s world (Introduction of Tristan) * Mirah – The Garden

Free your mind (Talk with Cadence) * Ben Francis Leftwich – Stole you away

You spin me right round (Ella returns to the party – keg stands) * Fun – We are Young

Hello, goodbye (The morning after, Tristan checks on Ella) * The Blakes – Don’t Bother me


Chapter seven

Get it while you can (Hanging with Jack at student center) * The White Stripes – We’re going to be friends

You can’t always get what you want (First day of school) * The Black Keys – Hell of a season

Pour some sugar on me (Study session) * Bright Eyes – First day of my life


Chapter eight

Never say never (Party at fraternity) * The Airborne Toxic event – It doesn’t mean a thing

Hit me with your best shot (Playing pool) * The Airborne Toxic Event – The girls in their summer dresses

White blank page (Ella trying to paint) * Sarah McLachlan – Bring on the wonder

Call me, maybe? (Tristan’s distant behavior) * Massive Attack – Teardrop


Chapter nine

Please allow me to introduce myself (Getting ready for initiation) * Modest Mouse – Missed the boat

Super massive black hole (After party) * The Airborne Toxic Event – Changing

True colors (Tristan and Ella’s private talk) * Band of Horses – The funeral

Take me as I am (On the stairs) * Imagine Dragons – It’s Time

Too close (Study break) * Digital Daggers – Head over Heels

Everybody talks (Study session with Jack) * Noah and the Whale – 2 atoms and a molecule

Momma said knock you out (Fight with Skylar) * Rise Against – Prayer of the Refugee


Chapter ten

Unnecessary roughness (After fight) * The Airborne Toxic Event – Happiness is overrated

Child’s play (Paint fight) * Walk the Moon – Anna sun

Shake me down (Find out about Skylar) *  Gary Jules – Mad world

Rolling in the deep (When Tristan returns from police station) * Natalie Merchant – My skin

Chapter eleven

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Morning after with Tristan) * Maroon 5 – Sweetest goodbye

Your place or mine (Tristan asks Ella out) * Dashboard Confessional – El Scorch

Hell in a hand basket (Getting ready for her date with Tristan) * The Airborne Toxic Event – Something new

It takes two (First dance) * James Morrison – Better man

Bright light, city nights (On the roof) * The Black Keys – Meet me in the city

Giving him something he can feel (First kiss) * Fiona Apple – Across the universe

Yesterday was just a memory (ride home) * Norah Jones – Wish I could


Chapter twelve

I ran so far away (Ella’s run) * My Chemical Romance – Helena


Chapter fourteen

Dream a little dream (Ella’s nightmare)  * Plumb – Damaged

One drink, two drink, red drink, blue drink (Drinking in Tristan’s room) * Phoenix – Consolation prizes

Dare to be me (Playing truth or dare) * Ida Maria – I like you so much better when you’re naked


Chapter fifteen

Let’s pool our luck (Tristan surprises them with a pool) * Portishead – Glory box

Safe and sound  (Ella attends to Tristan’s wounds) * Sarah Bareilles – Courage is

Confessions (Ella tells Tristan about her past)  * Damien Rice – Delicate

Say goodnight not goodbye (Tristan and Ella’s night together) * Plumb – Cut


Chapter sixteen

My momma told me (Breakfast with Ella’s mom) * Postal Service – ‘Such great heights’

Fading fast (Skylar’s memorial) * Eva Cassidy – ‘Fields of gold’ (live)

Party like a rock star (At the club) * Beyonce – Single Ladies

Breakup or makeup (Ella and Tristan’s fight) * Sara Bareilles – Gravity


Chapter seventeen

Hope is gone (Opening sequence) * Marina and the Diamonds – Lies

Hanging by a thread (Tristan and Ella’s argument outside)  * Mumford and Sons – After the storm

The usual suspects (Tristan talks with Ella in the quad) * Fisher – I will love you

Things aren’t as they appear (Ella’s date with Jack) * Sense Field – save yourself

Dance with the devil (Ella finds out about Jack’s secret) * Mumford and Sons – Thistle and weeds


Chapter eighteen

Helping hands (Tristan fixes Ella’s headache) * Cyndi Lauper – Fearless

Trick or treat (At Halloween store) * Monster mash

Two faced (Decorating the masks) * The Black Keys – Dead and gone

What was the question (At the police station) * Mumford and Sons – Broken crown


Chapter nineteen

Say yes to the dress (When Tristan runs into Ella in the hotel) * Travis – More than us

Do’s and Don’ts (At the salon) * Gavin Degraw – Let it go

Once around the dance floor (Dancing with Dixon) * Adele – Crazy for you

Where I belong (Dance with Tristan) * Colbie Caillat – I never told you


Chapter twenty

Hand in hand (Dancing with Tristan in hotel room) * Otis Redding – I’ve got dreams to remember

My heart will go on (Ella invites Tristan to spend the night) * Foy Vance – Be the song


Chapter twenty-one

What a mess (Return to the dorms) * Adele – Set fire to the rain

To eat or not to eat (Dinner in hotel room) * The Airborne Toxic Event – All I ever wanted

Sweet dreams (Tristan and Ella say goodnight) * Lauren Hill – Selah


Chapter twenty-two

Starry starry night (Ella takes a break on balcony) * Florence and the Machine – Falling

Two freaks or better than one (hanging with Josie) * Pink – Troubl

Giving thanks (Tristan puts Ella to bed) * Juliana Hatfield – Make it home


Chapter twenty-three

So much for the after glow (Ella wakes up) * Ok Go – Shooting the moon

How much is that doggie in the window (Time at animal shelter) * Plain White T’s – Rhythm of love

Breakfast with a breakup (breakfast with Tristan) * Mumford and Sons – Where are you now

Saying goodbye (Tristan tells Ella he’s leaving) * Glen Hansard – Leave

Aftermath (Ella’s reaction to losing Tristan) * Pink – ‘Glitter in the air’

Getting to know your strength (Dinner with Gabe) * Jet – Move on


Chapter twenty-four

It’s a dead man’s party (Halloween party at sorority house) * Florence and the Machine – Bedroom Hymns

Twist and shout (Ella dances with Tristan) * Lana Del Ray – Summertime sadness

Party crashers (escaping the guards) * Remy Zero – Save me


Chapter twenty-five

Lonely hearts (Tristan explains why he left) * Ron Pope – A drop in the ocean

Monsters in the closet (When Ella finds Josie) * Jason Walker – Down

Endless wonders (when Ella receives her powers) * Innerpartysystem – Don’t sto

When all said and done (Ella says goodbye to Tristan) * Kate Voegele – Hallelujah


I would like to Thank Jessica for stopping by my blog today and sharing with us her playlist for her book! How awesome is that playlist!!!

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Have a great day and Happy Reading!


About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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