This, by far, is the most fun I've ever had writing a blog post. I love music, but I don't usually write to it. Typically I craft a book in silence and the accompanying music comes after, after I've really fleshed out the emotions I'm going for, after I know the characters. Then I can listen to a song, or a group of songs, and I am immersed in the book.
I put together a short playlist of songs that really capture the spirit and emotion behind my first two paranormal romance novels, LIQUID LIES and A TASTE OF ICE. Enjoy!
The Playlist: Lots of twists and turns in this book, along with a healthy dose of action. As kidnapper and captive, they shouldn't want each other, but they do. The playlist is aggressive with a measure of restraint, but full of yearning and the inability to have what you truly want.
"Not Enough Time" -- INXS
[If I could just be everything and everyone to you ...]
"Sun / Rise / Light / Flies" -- Kasabian
[I chase the devil just for one night ...]
"I Want It All" -- Kosheen
[Every night, I know where you sleep, and it's hurting me ...]
"Terrible Love" -- The National
[And I can't fall asleep, without a little help ...]
A TASTE OF ICE
The Playlist: A heavily emotional book, dealing with two people--one of them severely damaged--who desperately need each other for a great many things other than love. This playlist is beautiful and sad, but with an ache that only hope and a happy ending can bring.
"Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" -- The Smiths
[See, the luck I've had can make a good man turn bad ...]
"Poison & Wine" -- The Civil Wars
[Your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine ...]
"Bullet Proof ... I Wish I Was" -- Radiohead
[Every day, every hour, I wish that I was bullet proof ...]
"Turn Out the Light" -- The New Amsterdams
[Turn out the light, I'll stay if you want me to ...]
**Do you have a song you associate with your favorite romance novel? Or, if you're a writer, how do you craft your playlists?**