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Sometimes, I find inspiration in the simplest things. It can be subtle, like a stirring in the back of my mind that I don’t really notice at first, and it can be a thunderbolt. It can strike me hard, right down to my soul.
Today, I was looking around on iTunes for new music, something that seems to happen with alarming regularity… I’m a music whore. Honestly, I can buy albums and listen to them non-stop, well beyond the point where most people would be sick of hearing the same tunes. But, I find myself quickly aching for something new, something fresh. I have so much music, I could probably find that fresh, new feel among the albums and bands I haven’t listened to for a while.
I digress. Let’s get back to why I suddenly felt the need to blog.
So, I’m looking on iTunes, scoping out all my favourite bands (Seether, 30 Seconds to Mars, Red, The Starting Line, Tupelo Honey, 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse and the list goes on) and I’m finding nothing new… so I’m going to give up.
And then I see in the list of similar bands to one of my favourites that an OLD favourite, Breaking Benjamin, has a new ablum out after forever and ever and ever (yeah, it’s been a while, I’m not forgiving them for that). So I check out the new album, and…
OH. MY. GODS!
It’s like a thunderbolt, and it hits me hard in my soul.
I’ve just completed the first draft of Snow’s book, Unleash (Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series book 6). It ended at close to 94,000 words and I think it might grow a little during the edits. For now, I’m setting it aside to work on a series proposal (more about that next week) and planning the next Her Angel series novel.
To celebrate completeing the first draft of Unleash, I decided to write some tour posts for the Vampirerotique Winter Book Tour that kicks off next week. I’m doing something different this time, and each post is a labour of love, and takes me a while to write, so I need to get ahead of myself to keep on top of then.
But as I was working on them, a song came on my iPod that was utterly perfect for Snow, and his heroine. It immediately made me think of them and I just had to share it in this post.
The song in question is Holding On To Heaven by Nickelback, and it goes a bit like this…
I’ve posted my soundtrack for Heart of Darkness before but I’ve made an addition to it and with the book just out I thought it was a good time to post it again. So, what songs did I write the book to and would I use if someone made a movie of my vampire romance novel? Read on to find out…
Heart of Darkness
- Storm – Lifehouse
- Never Say Never – The Fray
- Make Me Believe – Tupelo Honey
- It’s Not Over – Daughtry
- Alibis – Marianas Trench
- Endlessly – Green River Ordinance
- Not Alone – Tupelo Honey
- Fallen – Sarah McLachlan
- Everything – Lifehouse
- Moment – Aiden
- Invincible – Chantal Kreviazuk
- You and Me – Lifehouse
- If You Want Me – One Less Reason
- Right Here – Staind
- Night of the Hunter – 30 Seconds to Mars
- From This Fall – 7 Days Away
- Heavenly Answer – BulletProof Messenger
Now you know what you should be listening to when reading the book. Storm is very much Aleksandr’s theme tune, as it was for Julian from Love Immortal too. It’s a song that really speaks about both of those vampire heroes.
Heart of Darkness
A vampire prince on a four hundred year old mission to avenge his murdered sister…
Aleksandr Nemov wonâ€™t stop until the last of the vampire hunterâ€™s progeny is wiped from the Earth. Each kill has stolen a piece of his humanity, pushing him towards the black abyss all vampires hold within their hearts. Now he is teetering on the edge, close to devolving into a beast, and time is running out as he tracks the last hunter to Prague. There he finds a beautiful woman who could be his one chance for salvation, but is it already too late for him?
A vampire guard who will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves…
Elise is dedicated to her duty. Itâ€™s the only thing she has left. All that changes when she meets Aleksandr in Prague and her master grants him permission to stay at her bloodlineâ€™s mansion. She knows all about Aleksandr but none of it prepares her for how she feels when the legendary princeâ€™s hunt becomes one for her heart. Elise battles him with all of her strength but can she stop herself from falling for the handsome hunter? When he reveals the depth of the corruption in his soul, will she have the strength to face the pain in her past and do whatever it takes to save him?
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genre: paranormal vampire romance
length: 130000 words
released: October 2011
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Here’s the last of my soundtracks. This time it’s for my vampire romance, Forbidden Blood. This is a bit of a harder rock mix / alternative with some slower tunes in it. I’ve used a lot of these while writing the story, and Blood on my Hands by The Used is definitely the hero’s theme!
1. Blood on my Hands – The Used
2. What Have You Done? – Within Temptation
3. The Kill – 30 Seconds to Mars
4. Save Me – BulletProof Messenger
5. I Want You to Know – 7 Days Away
6. Breaking Inside – Shinedown
7. Stolen – Dashboard Confessional
8. Bliss – Aiden
9. All or Nothing – Theory of a Deadman
10. Breathing – Lifehouse
11. Believe – Staind
12. All I Wanted – Paramore
13. Sky is Falling – Lifehouse
14. Your Guardian Angel – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
I think this one really suits the story very well, and it’s more of a 50/50 split in harder rock and softer tunes. I’ll be listening to this while I’m doing the second draft on the story in a couple of weeks time!
Well, I made a soundtrack list up for my paranormal romance, Love Immortal too, as I had so much fun thinking one up for Heart of Darkness. This one has a slower pace, more love songs and ones that are a bit more emotional. I think it reflects the story well, and some of these were used when writing scenes in the book.
1. So Far Away – Staind
2. You – Fisher
3. Storm – Lifehouse
4. Make Me Believe – Tupelo Honey
5. Mercy – OneRepublic
6. We are Broken – Paramore
7. Learning – Green River Ordinance
8. Bend and Not Break – Dashboard Confessional
9. Heaven (Little by Little) – Theory of a Deadman
10. What About Now – Daughtry
11. I Will Love You – Fisher
12. When it all Falls – 7 Days Away
13. Wait For Me – Theory of a Deadman
14. Wake Up Call – BulletProof Messenger
So again… do you think they’re good tunes for a soundtrack for a long paranormal romance? Nice and emotional, harder in parts… I think they’re good.
I was procrastinating on Saturday and decided to write up a soundtrack for Heart of Darkness. I always write to music, choosing specific songs for certain scenes, so this is just an extension of that. Here’s my soundtrack for this vampire romance novel:
Heart of Darkness
1. Never Say Never – The Fray
2. Make Me Believe – Tupelo Honey
3. It’s Not Over – Daughtry
4. Alibis – Marianas Trench
5. Endlessly – Green River Ordinance
6. Not Alone – Tupelo Honey
7. Fallen – Sarah McLachlan
8. Everything – Lifehouse
9. Moment – Aiden
10. Invincible – Chantal Kreviazuk
11. You and Me – Lifehouse
12. If You Want Me – One Less Reason
13. Right Here – Staind
14. Night of the Hunter – 30 Seconds to Mars
15. From This Fall – 7 Days Away
16. Heavenly Answer – BulletProof Messenger
It was a bit longer than the other two soundtracks I’ve devised for Love Immortal and Forbidden Blood, but I now have all three of them made up as playlists on my iPod and computer. Rocks. I’ll post my soundtracks for the other two soon.
What do you think? Good choices?