Monday, September 30, 2013

Winners & Tuneage

My fantasy romance novel is
available for purchase at:
Print version: Coming soon!
Winners
And the three winners of the random* drawing for free e-book copies of my debut fantasy romance novel, That Fatal Kiss, are:

T. Drecker
Gill Fraser Lee
Jackie

Congratulations! Please e-mail me to let me know the preferred format for your free e-copy. (If you're not in possession of an e-reader, I can provide a PDF instead; just let me know.)

Tuneage
As I worked on That Fatal Kiss, I noticed that the styles of music to which I seat-boogied depended upon whose point of view concerned me at the moment. When I wrote from Persephone's point of view, I felt like a laughter-loving gal who tears up a dance floor whenever the opportunity presents itself. So for the goddess, it was all about the New Wave and Post-Punk. But when I wrote from Hades' point of view, I found myself feeling dark and broody, like I imagine the Lord of the Underworld felt until he'd secured Persephone for his bride. Invariably, this meant I tuned into Goth-type Rock. In both cases, there were tunes which came to mind that fit certain bits of the story. And in Persephone's playlist, particularly, there were some songs I listened to repeatedly as I wrote, so now I always think of the book (and the actor I envisioned in the role of Hades in the as-yet-not-optioned-for-film movie) when I think of those tunes. Anyway, I hied myself over to Grooveshark and made up a playlist for each Immortal, which I share with you here:

Persephone's Dance & Laughter-Lovin' Playlist



Hades' Dark & Broody Goth Rock Playlist




*The drawing was conducted via random.org.

20 comments:

  1. Cogratulations to your winners!!! :D

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  2. Totally cool idea! Surely you've already cast the movie version...I have a guess as to who would play Hades...
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  3. I won?! YAY!!! I'm so excited to read this, Mina!
    Congrats on That Fatal Kiss!

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  4. @JoJo - hope to have the print version ready by the end of the week! :-)

    @Tina - Ooooh, Hades speculation! Maybe that should be a blog post next month! ;-)

    @Jackie - e-mail me at aoorooo at gmail dot com with your preferred e-book format! :-)

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  5. Congrats to the winners! :)

    I also make WIP playlists, and assign songs for different characters. Sometimes it ends up helping me procrastinate rather than write, but I do find it really helpful in the long run. It's neat how you characterized those two with songs. :)

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    1. LOL, I'm with you on the procrastination concerns, but then I reckon it's all part of the creative process, right? :-D

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  6. GOSH, I cannot wait to read this book!! UGH.
    I always feel awkward when I have a playlist for my books because I listen to rock...and that's what I write my books to mostly because there's a lot of action and adventure...but mostly, I always imagine people think instrumental would be better. I love how your choice of music goes perfectly with which ever character you're writing from!

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! Working in the music's tricky, as folks' tastes vary so widely. But, you know, you put it out there and some peeps will dig it while others don't. But I admit to thinking, like you, that some folks would prefer to read by instrumental music. For me, music with lyrics will fade from consciousness if I'm engrossed in a tale (but I still like to have that pounding beat...uh...pounding). :-)

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  7. Good music for dark fantasy! And congrats to the winners. I often create playlists for my fiction.

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! I always think it's fun to learn what music has inspired authors' books.

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  8. Hey! I have been AWOL from blogging for like, forever, but wanted to say Congratulations to you on the debut novel!!!! That's so freakin' awesome!!!! I hope it sells a gazillion copies!!!!

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    1. Me too! ;-)

      Great to see you pop up again in the blogosphere, Chris!

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  9. Congrats to the winners! That's some good music.

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  10. Great lists! I love music but I can't write with music in the background--unless it's instrumental. I just can't help myself and as soon as my fave song comes up, I start singing... so no. No music for this writer chick. =)

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    1. OK, I will admit that, now and again, I'll pause to croon along with a tune, but mostly I do OK w/songs playing, even loudly, in the back ground. :-)

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  11. Oh, I love the playlists, what a great idea. Just read about your novel over at Yolanda's and I just love the cover. The book sounds fantastic. Congrats!

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  12. It's been way too long since I dropped by! CONGRATULATIONS on the book. Just picked up my copy. I am looking forward to reading it. I love making playlists for my stories. Just finished doing mine up for this year's NaNo novel.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Ms. Twist! And Lord, woman, I'm waaaaay behind on my blog visits due to all the travel I've had to do for the day job this month. I definitely owe you a visit as well! Good for you, doing NaNo - I haven't the requisite fortitude!

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