Ocean’s Fire author Stacey Tucker is here to get you motivated — one awesomely badass song at a time!
About ‘Ocean’s Fire’
Once the Greeks forced their male gods upon the world, the belief in the power of women was severed. For centuries it has been thought that the wisdom of the high priestesses perished at the hand of the patriarchs – but now the ancient Book of Sophia has surfaced. Its pages contain the truths hidden by history, and the sacred knowledge for the coming age. And it is looking for Skylar Southmartin.
Busy picking up the pieces after her mother’s untimely death and trying to finish her veterinary degree, Skylar has no idea that she is the link between four mystical women in her life, and the perfect storm the Great Mothers have been waiting for. Meanwhile, she’s just reconnected with the first and only love of her life, Argan – but Joshua, a dangerous, irresistible stranger, threatens to ruin everything she’s trying to build. Amidst unraveling family secrets that shatter her views of the world and call into question everything she’s ever known, Skylar must fight off Joshua’s maddening pull and get a handle on her own budding powers… before it’s too late.
Author Stacey Tucker’s 15-ish songs to cheer on your inner badass
We are all the leading characters of our own story. And if you’re like Skylar from Ocean’s Fire, you strive to kick ass once in a while, because honestly kicking ass all the time is exhausting. And like Skylar, you know when it’s time to dig deep, there’s no greater power to help you connect to your grit than that of a song.
When you’ve got to dance…
Dancing connects us to the power of our body. It is expressive, primal, and if done right, freeing. There is a reason dance and drum are an integral part of tribal life all over the world. It connects us to our emotions, and to our imagination. When fear is absent in the raw emotion of dance, only confidence remains. Moving to the beat of a great song is a celebration of you, and that’s badass.
When you’ve got to rock…
You can’t be badass without having an edge. And to find your edge, you have to find your anger. We all could use more healthy outlets to release the inner ire our society tells us is wrong. The power of a strong song can connect to that anger and give you the courage to give fear the finger. Rock on.
“Warrior Daughter” by Wildwood Kin
“Wicked Ones” by Dorothy
“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette
“Little Bird” by Annie Lennox
No matter how old you are, or how young, the original BoHo Badass herself has to be on this list…”Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks
When you’ve got to lick your wounds…
Even the most badass people have setbacks. It’s a part of the process. Temporary defeat gives us the opportunity to go within, reassess everything, and find the strength to try again. And in those moments, it’s important to feel sad and acknowledge the pain. Songs that speak to the hurt validate our feelings and tell us it will get better…someday.
We can be thankful there are as many different songs in the world as there are ways to wear the badge of badass. Wear yours proudly.
About the author
A desire to build a bridge between today’s science and the magic of a time forgotten has landed Stacey Tucker in the world of fiction writing. She continues to redefine the word “feminine” in America by speaking to women’s groups on cultivating the fire within as a catalyst for self-transformation. She is the author of Ocean’s Fire, book one of the Equal Night Trilogy, which is available now wherever books are sold.