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.
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