Throughout May, some of the amazing authors from Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing will be sharing the music that inspired their books!
Music plays an essential part in my writing process and I can't wait to see what music everyone is listening to!
For Today's #MusicMay, we have the fantastic Kasi Blake who shares with us some of her musical inspiration!
In my book Crushed, there is a scene that has been tagged “the red dress scene.” The main character, Kristen, goes on a date with the boy she is falling hard for, and his name is Zach. It is a bittersweet moment because he is leaving town. They don’t think they’ll see each other again. She shows up wearing a sexy red dress, and the two of them dance amid lit candles on his terrace. The song that was playing for them and for me was “Lady in Red” by Simply Red.
Most of the time my characters are not listening to the song that I am playing. That was just an extreme case. But it worked.
While writing my Order of the Spirit Realm series, starting with the book Bait, I listened to a lot of different music. The key male character in these books is a guy named Nick Gallos; although, he also goes by Tyler Beck and lives a second life as a rock singer. Nick Gallos is a vampire hunter. He and his friends grew up wanting to have a rock band, so they did. They tour the world and slaughter vampires when they aren’t on stage.
Nick’s band plays some songs during the course of the books that are unknown to readers. They are songs I made up because the band has to have their own music since they are so famous. But they also play a few songs that were written by other bands. One of them is “Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue.
Here is the list of music I listened to while writing the Order of the Spirit Realm books
1. Kickstart My Heart (Motley Crue)
2. Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)
3. Waiting for Superman (Daughtry)
4. Down (Jason Walker)
5. Losing My Religion (REM)
6. Knocking on Heaven's Door (Guns N Roses)
7. Don't Fear the Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult)
8. Cry Little Sister (G Tom Mac)
9. Runaway Train (Soul Assylum)
10. Ghost of Me (Daughtry)
11. Do You Wanna Touch Me (Glee)
12. Don't Cry (Guns N Roses)
13. You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
14. I wanna Be Sedated (Ramones)
15. You Really Got Me (Van Halen)
16. Hard Rockin Bod, Gold Digger, etc (songs by Bad-Rock) Sorry, they are only in my head
Playlist can be listened to here:
Bait is free to download here: https://www.amazon.com/Bait-Order-Spirit-Realm-Book-ebook/dp/B00CJ182E4
Vampires Rule is free to download here:
Crushed is free to download here: