As many of you know, each book I write has a “playlist”, which means there are certain songs I listen to while writing that book. It helps put me in the right frame of mind because I’m conditioning myself to write a particular story whenever I hear those songs (not saying this will work for everyone, but it works for me). Since many of these songs are recommendations that you, readers, have given me, around the time a new book releases, I post the songs I listened to while writing it. So here is Twice Tempted’s playlist. Remember: Music tastes are as personal as reading tastes, so if you don’t like some of the bands/songs, no problem. Just please don’t tell me that I shouldn’t, because if it’s listed, then I like it even if you don’t, and no arguing on your part will change my mind :).
Layout is band name: song; other song (if more than one from the same band). Bands are in alphabetical order, not in order of preference.
The Automatic Automatic: Monster
Band Of Horses: Is There A Ghost; The Funeral
Bat For Lashes: Glass
Califone: Funeral Singers; The Orchids
Cold: Cure My Tragedy
Dommin: My Heart, Your Hands
Evanescence: My Heart Is Broken
Fireflight: For Those Who Wait; Unbreakable
Five Finger Death Punch: Far From Home
Flo Rida (with Sia): Wild Ones
The Fray: The Fighter; Heartless; Turn Me On; Run For Your Life; The Wind; 1961; Munich; Rainy Zurich; Be Still;
Gotye: Somebody That I Used To Know
Gym Class Heroes: The Fighter
In This Moment: A Star Crossed Wasteland
Katy Perry: Wide Awake
Kill Hannah: Lips Like Morphine; Mouth To Mouth
The Killers: Miss Atomic Bomb
Lifehouse: Crash And Burn
Mat Kearney: Breathe In, Breathe Out
Mumford and Sons: Babel; I Will Wait
Neko Case: Hold On, Hold On; Nothing to Remember
One Republic: Secrets
P!nk: Blow Me One Last Kiss; Try*
Papa Roach: Scars; Forever
Seether: Here And Now; Master Of Disaster; Pass Slowly
Sia: Breathe Me
Skillet: Hero; Monster; Awake And Alive
Skylar Grey: Coming Home (Part 2)
Snow Patrol: I’ll Never Let Go; Called Out In The Dark; New York; In The End; The Symphony
Stone Sour: Through Glass
Temple Of The Dog: Hunger Strike
Tenth Avenue North: Healing Begins
Tim McMorris: Overwhelmed
We Are The Fallen: Bury Me Alive
* If P!nk and I were BFF’s (we’re not) and she told me she wanted to write lyrics that reflected some of the emotional struggle in Twice Tempted (she didn’t), I couldn’t have asked for better than the chorus to Try:
Where there is desire there is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame someone’s bound to get burned
But just because it burns doesn’t mean you’re gonna die
You’ve gotta get up and try…
Now, have to get ready for my “Strange Brew” panel with Pamela Palmer, Kim Harrison , and Vicki Pettersson at the Virginia Festival of the Book today. If you’re in the Charlottesville, VA area around 2pm today, come check it out!
ETA: And don’t forget about the group signing tomorrow in Richmond!
Hosted by Fountain Book Store.
March 24th, 2:00 pm
Supernatural Sunday Spectacular with Kim Harrison, Vicki Pettersson, Pamela Palmer, and Jeaniene Frost.
Event location: Sam Miller’s restaurant
1212 East Cary Street
Richmond, Va 23219