Writing a novel is typically a solitary journey, but as I’m crafting my stories, I garner inspiration from anything and everything: books, movies, TV shows, nature, friends, family, life experiences, and most especially, music. During my forty-five minute commute to and from work every day, I listen to dozens of songs, and while I’m listening and driving and singing and thinking, the feelings that those songs evoke in me often transform into the soundtrack of my story. The songs listed below are a few of my favorites, but more than that, they evoke feelings in me that I attempted to evoke in readers in the fourth and final installment in my Night Blood series, Day Reaper.
Listen and enjoy!
Day Reaper – The Soundtrack
Uninvited Alanis Morissette
Issues Escape the Fate
Follow Breaking Benjamin
Those Who Slay Together, Stay Together Chiodos
Thinking of You Christina Grimmie
Weight of the World Evanescence
New Divide Linkin Park
Take Me To Church Hozier
Issues Julia Michaels
A Dangerous Choice
On the brink of death, Cassidy DiRocco demands that New York City’s master of the supernatural, Dominic Lysander, transform her—reporter, Night Blood, sister, human—into the very creature she’s feared and fought against for months: a vampire. The pain is brutal, she could lose the career she’s worked so hard to achieve, and her world will never be the same. But surviving is worth any risk, especially when it means gaining the strength to fight against Jillian Allister, the sister who betrayed Dominic, attacked Cassidy, and is leading a vampire uprising that will destroy all of New York City . . .
When she awakens, however, Cassidy realizes the cost of being transformed might be more than she was willing to sacrifice. But if Cassidy hopes to right the irrevocable wrongs that Jillian and her army of the Damned have wrought on New York City, she’ll need to not only accept her new senses, body, and cravings, but wield them in her favor. Irresistible and enigmatic as Dominic is, he no longer has command over the city or its vampires. Only Cassidy has the connections to convince the humans, Day Reapers, and the few vampires still loyal to Dominic to join forces. And maybe, if Dominic can accept her rising power over the coven he once commanded for the past several hundred years, the