Hello everyone! So today we have Rinda Elliott on our blog to give us the 'Songs That Most Remind Me of the Characters in FORESWORN' and of course to celebrate the upcoming release date of the 3rd book in the Sisters of Fate series, Foresworn. Check out each songs below, read the excerpt and don't forget to join on the giveaway!
"Songs That Most Remind Me of the Characters in FORESWORN"
Thank you for having me on your blog! And for the interesting topics! I chose Songs That Most Remind Me of the Characters in FORESWORN because I am a music lover. In fact, I’m kind of a fanatic who has purchased more music than I could ever keep up with. So, it was easy to choose this topic because I actually put together soundtracks for all of my books. They don’t always make sense to anyone but me and some can be all rock, some trip hop, some all instrumental, but most are a mix of both.
I also usually pick one song to be the main song. It could be that a particular song sparked the idea for the book or sometimes, I’ll be walking with my iPod and one song will strike me as perfect for a particular couple in my books. For instance, in book one of the Sisters of Fate books, FORETOLD, one song actually sparked an image of Raven and Vanir in a scene so vividly, I ran home and wrote what ended up being the opening scene. (Originally, that scene was in the second chapter.) Every time I heard the song after that, I wanted to work on the book. I even thanked the band in the acknowledgments. The song?
Across the Stream by Elsiane.
In book two, FORECAST, half of the soundtrack was from the Butterfly Effect. They just fit Taran. One song in particular stood out.
Beautiful Mine by The Butterfly Effect
As for FORESWORN, book three, I’ll share most of the soundtrack. I would usually put this playlist in, go for a walk or run errands, clean…whatever I needed to get done while I got into the mood for the story. I did listen to it while working, but often had to set it aside during the harder scenes because…well, I have a tendency to start singing if there are lyrics. (You never want to hear me belting out Still Here. Never.) Or I chair dance. (I have to remove bands like Crystal Method, Ladytron or Rob Dougan from my soundtracks sometimes so I’ll stop dancing.) While working, I usually end up playing a lot of moody instrumental bands like Mogwai, Solar Fields, H.U.V.A. Network, Daft Punk, Zoe Keating, All India Radio, etc.
But here are the songs that made up the FORESWORN soundtrack. I’ve included links to Youtube on them all in case it’s someone new to check out.
The Incision by Alone Architect (The main song)
Come Crashing by Digital Daggers (The other main song-wanted both.)
Out of Myself by Riverside
Moth to Flame by Alone Architect
Red Sky by Thrice
Black by Kari Kimmel
Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys
Psyche by Massive Attack
Not Alone by Alone Architect
Mine Again by Black Lab
These Good People by The Gathering
Psymbiology by Psymbience (This is my brother's band. He’s not on Youtube and there are several places you can hear this entire song, but there’s a sample at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/psymbience)
The Devil Within by Digital Daggers
Helix by Break of Reality
Say Goodbye (I Won't Even) by Adaline
Still here by Superchick
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I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children.
I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
You can find me at http://relliott4.wordpress.com & http://www.deadlinedames.com
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