It’s hard to put into words how much music affects my mood and enhances my life. This is especially true when I’m writing. The sound of songs I love playing in the background enhances my creativity in so many ways. My taste in music is very eclectic. Rock will always be number one with me. But, I can get into a good country or bluegrass song, too. The following links are the songs I listened to over and over again when I was writing Superstition. I’ve really been enjoying listening to all of them again while I’m putting this post together.
A few years ago I wrote this little blurb and I think it sums it up best: Music…moves me, inspires me, touches my deepest emotions and my darkest desires. It gives me wings to soar over the highest summits. A song can change my day, my mood, my world. Sing to me and I’m yours forever. Take my music from me and I will simply fade away like a vanishing mist…Veronica
Superstition Play List
Casper: Derek Blake
This is my amazing oldest grandson, aka D-Rock. I’m biased, but I think he’s just great! He lives in Fort Collins, CO, and plays regularly all over Colorado and on many nationwide tours. When he released this song last year, I just couldn’t stop listening to it, especially when I was writing.
Beneath Your Beautiful: Labrinth
This song…wow! The lyrics, the singing, the music, all of it, just gives me goosebumps. It inspired the dance scene in Superstition.
The Sound Of Silence: Disturbed
I loved the original, but I really LOVE this version. The gritty sound of David Draiman’s voice just moves me. The song didn’t inspire anything in my book. But just listening to it when I’m writing is inspiring to me.
Down: Jason Walker
This song was relatable in the worse way when I was very depressed about trying to switch genres from historical romance to contemporary paranormal romance. I listened to it way too much and let it get me ‘down’ way too much.
Tougher Than The Rest: Chris LeDoux
As I mentioned before, I’m a rocker chick, and not a big fan of country. But thanks to my upbringing, I am a country girl in some ways, too, and there are some singers and some songs that just inspire me regardless of their genre. Chris LeDoux and his songs touch me deeply. I listen to them when I’m writing because they tell a story and I’m telling a story. His words have meaning to me. Tougher Than The Rest…the song and the video just make me what to write about dynamic heroes and the fierce women they love! His songs are constants when I’m writing any book.
Look At You Girl: Chris LeDoux
Another song I love to listen to when I’m writing, especially when I’m writing a love scene. When this song is playing, I can clearly see my hero looking at my heroine with the greatest love and deepest devotion ever. Inspiring? Oh, so much! Candles burning softly are a must when listening to this song.
Riding For a Fall: Chris LeDoux
Just another Chris LeDoux song that I find has so much meaning to me. Every book hero and/or heroine tempts fate. In a romance novel there is no escape from the destiny set in motion from the very first word, and that is what creates the conflict we all love to read about. For some reason, I wasn’t able to just post the link, so you’re getting the entire video picture. ??
Bella’s Lullaby: Carter Burwell
If you know me at all, you know that I’m a HUGE Twilight fan, also known as Twihard or Twiheart. I love this beautiful piano solo and I love to listen to it when I’m feeling mellow and writing is coming easy. A glass of wine is always nice with this song, too.
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
Another beautiful song from the Twilight Saga. It was perfect for the wedding scene in Breaking Dawn, Part One, and it makes me think of my own hero and heroine in Superstition. Their love is so great that not even forever is long enough.
Feel Like Makin’ Love: Kid Rock
Kid Rock is one of my all time favorite musicians. I love everything he does, but this song was just seemed to be one that fit my mood while I was writing Superstition. Mateo and Dawn always feel like makin’ love.
Crave You Flight Facilities
The title caught my attention…Mateo craves Dawn’s blood. Then the line, ‘dripping in gold’ made me think of the goldmine in Superstition. Boom!
Beauty of the night: Mads Langer
I loved this song as soon as I hear the title, because my hero, Mateo, could only come out at night. Night time felt special—beautiful—when he was with my heroine, Dawn.
Walls On Fire: Stevie Nicks
Everything Stevie does, I love. This is an old song, but I enjoyed listening to it when I was writing. Mateo is my favorite book hero…I loved writing about him. He sets my world on fire.
Poison: Alice Cooper
I’ve always liked this song. But, it related to Superstition, because it makes me think about how Dawn would get sick when Mateo bit her. His vampire bite was like venomous poison. Perfect!
I Will Follow You Into The Dark: Death Cab For Cutie
My talented grandson played this song at one of his concerts I was fortunate to be at, and the words reminded me of how Dawn would follow Mateo anywhere, even if it meant she could die.
I love Halestorm. I love this song. Sometimes, I just need to rock out when writing. When this song comes on my playlist, I take a break from the computer and dance around the room and do a little head banging. It’s probably scary to see (I’m old), but it keeps me young and it’s inspiring. Haha!
Tomorrow I will post the blurb from the back cover of Superstition, and my favorite scene from the book. Thank you for joining me on this journey.
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