WINNER! Threw the names in a hat. Kristi email me your address at: christie(at)christie-craig.com so I can send you ARC and t-shirt.
Are you big music fans? Do you remember the theme songs to movies?
I love music, but I’ll be the first to admit it’s not as big a part of my life as I would like it to be. You see, most of my problem is that I can’t listen to music with lyrics and write at the same time. I get pulled into the story of the song and yanked out of the story I’m trying to write. And since I spend about eight to twelve hours a day writing, it doesn’t leave a lot of time to indulge in music.
However, a question I often get asked is if I have a theme song for a book, or if my character has a theme song. Until recently, every time a person asked me that question, I’d panic a little. Had I skipped some important step in creating my character and her world by not finding her a theme song?
And then it happened. A friend pointed out a song that she felt was Kylie’s theme song. For those of you who don’t know, in addition to my humorous romantic suspense novels, I also write a YA paranormal series for St. Martin’s Press/Griffin called Shadow Falls under my pseudonym, C.C. Hunter. Anyway, when I listened to the words to the song, I was shocked. It was so darn perfect. But when I saw the video, I was really blown away. This was Kylie’s story. So many of the elements in the video had meaning to her story. It was and is so inspiring that almost every day before I start writing, I go watch, and listen, to the video.
And because it’s less than a month away when Taken at Dusk, my third book in the Shadow Falls series, will release, I’m also going to post the amazing video that R.M Brand did for my book. (Isn’t she talented?) Because this is a wide-screen video, please double-click on the video to maximize in your browser.
Or, you can just go view the video at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNcfLU8nkG4
And today, to celebrate the upcoming release, I’m going to give away an ARC of Taken at Dusk and a Shadow Falls T-shirt. So make sure you leave a post and tell me how you feel about music and how it ties into the books and movies you also enjoy.