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Why I Love Making Book Soundtracks
How did I learn to do this, you ask? Why, I learned it while on an exotic mission to save pygmy anteaters from certain destruction in deepest Australia, of course.
Oh, all right, that’s not true.
I learned to do it by making cheesy mixtapes for boys I liked. I admit it!
And as every self-respecting, starry-eyed girl can tell you, you have to pick just the right songs! To tell him how much you love him and why you’re perfect for him and how he’s hurt you and how you’ll never get over him as long as you live!
Ummm. Not that I ever did any of that.
Fortunately, I can now apply these skills to the forces of good. Like making playlists for my novels.
As it turns out, one of my favorite parts of writing a book is creating a playlist to match the story. Collecting the exact right songs is so essential to me, in fact, that I can’t fully wrap my mind around the characters unless I’ve done it. And re-done it. And done it again. Because the process of shaping a playlist helps me clarify who my characters are, how they feel, what they struggle with and what they need in a way that nothing else can. Selecting these songs and putting them in the correct order helps set the emotional and thematic tone for the story – for me and for my readers.
The soundtrack to Fault Lines – my latest release and the final installment of my Recovery Trilogy – sets the stage for the deep emotional journey of the heroine.
Sarah is a strong, competent, beautiful woman who was raped by her uncle at fourteen years old. Fault Lines tells the story of her recovery — of her bravery, her pain and her compassion. It’s a realistic story about a real woman with a true-to-life problem. A woman who has struggled and made mistakes, but who finds genuine and intense love in the end with a kind, hot man. She earns her happy ending and receives the joy and peace that all of us real women deserve.
The songs on the Fault Lines soundtrack reflect Sarah’s struggle as well as her courage, resilience and triumph. Here they are…
1. Jet Black, Jawbreaker
2. Wolves, Phosphorescent
3. Rearview Mirror, Pearl Jam
4. Somewhat Damaged, Nine in Nails
5. Disintegration, The Cure
6. Close Your Eyes, Kristin Hersh
7. Hold On, Hold On, Neko Case
8. That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore, The Smiths
9. Yes, Anastasia, Tori Amos
10. Crystalline, Björk
11. My Body is a Cage, Arcade Fire
12. Ain’t No Grave, Johnny Cash
You can download the playlist directly from iTunes here and listen to it along with the book.
And you can read more about the soundtracks to the other books in the Recovery Trilogy here.
Hope you enjoy them!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Hot, realistic
Publisher: Carina Press
Publishing Date: Sept. 24, 2012
Series: Recovery Trilogy #3
Can be read as a stand alone? Yes
“This is a beautiful, heart-wrenching, and heart-warming story…The story blends heartache with
new beginnings, making Jane an inspiration to the other characters in the book as well as readers.”
4.5 Star review of I’ll Become the Sea, RT Book Reviews
Back Cover Blurb:
Sarah Murphy plans other people’s weddings. She’s gorgeous
and successful, but she also carries a dark secret.
At one of her events, she meets Joe Sullivan, a sexy photographer
with a difficult past of his own. When he snaps a rare
unguarded photograph of her and captures the real person
hiding behind the facade, she feels exposed. To restore the
upper hand, she tries to do what she always does: use sex to
defuse the situation.
While Joe is eager to deepen his relationship with Sarah,
he’s aware of her emotional shield and the way she disconnects
from her body. Seeing her at her most vulnerable
doesn’t scare him off, but he needs to know what she’s hiding.
Sarah has a tough decision to make. Does she want to go on
living a lonely, emotionally frozen life? Or can she finally
risk revealing the truth and move forward with Joe?
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