Friday, July 22, 2011

5 0n Friday - Set 76 - Please welcome guest blogger A. C. Ruttan

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

And for today's set, I'm handing over the mic to my very good blog buddy, Amy - whom I've also met In Real Life. I can tell you that there is almost nothing sweeter than finally meeting dear friends face to face - and I have every intention of meeting as many of you as possible.

Amy's latest book was released in July from Samhain Publishing. An urban fantasy featuring portal keepers and demons - and set in the Canadian arctic! How's that for pushing boundaries? Incarnate is a paranormal thriller sure to be the perfect antidote to this summer's sizzling temperatures. Until the two main characters meet up, that is.

Here's a peek into her creative process, where music plays an integral role.

Welcome, Amy!

Thanks for having me, Julia! :)

When I wrote Incarnate, it was dark.

Darker than I usually write, so I had to make a playlist that was darker than any music I usually listened to.

I became so immersed in the music to keep me in the mood to write Incarnate that I would listen to these CDs when I had my shower or in the car.

I know, TMI, but I had to stay focused. This book was so different in so many ways.

That's why when I sold it I had to get a whole new name for this side of my writing. :)

Most of my list is Breaking Benjamin. Not very mixed I know, but their music set the tone I was looking for.

Awesome set, Amy! I have several of these on my Dean-and-Sam Supernatural playlist.

You can check out her web site at A.C. Ruttan.

Thanks, Julia for allowing me to share my 5 on Friday. :)

1 - I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin

2 - Into the Nothing - Breaking Benjamin

3 - Dance With the Devil - Breaking Benjamin

4 - Topless - Breaking Benjamin

5 - Enter - Within Temptation


Jamie said...

One of the best things about 5 On Friday is getting to hear groups you know nothing about. Breaking Benjamin is way outside my normal listening range, butI like their lead singer so they will be worth a second or third listen.

Linda said...

My youngest daughter Jamie introduced me to Breaking Benjamin so it was very nice to be able to expand my knowledge of their music with this week's set!

I'm going to have to see if I can find Amy's book somewhere, it sounds good!

Mike Golch said...

a interesting set,thank you for it.

Amy Ruttan said...

Thanks for visiting, Jamie. Yes, Breaking Benjamin is very much outside my normal listening range, but another friend introduced me and I was hooked! They're fantastic.

Thanks for dropping in, Linda. My favorite CD by Breaking Benjamin is Phobia. They have, I think, 4 but I'm not 100% sure. I know I have three of them.

Mike, thanks for dropping in. When Julia mentioned 5 on Friday I knew I had to participate! I love music and this was awesome fun! :)

Julia Smith said...

Amy - thanks for sharing this great set. It really works for that dark, emotional, action-packed mood. I know I can turn to these for inspiration, myself.

Arlee Bird said...

Amy, I'm not real familiar with this group, but as I listened to the songs I realized I had heard them before. Good stuff and sounds fitting for the theme of your book. Best of success to you.

Julia, enjoyed Amy's guest spot.

Tossing It Out

Travis Cody said...

Dark indeed. I like the sound though.

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