No doubt about it, music feeds my Muse.
For HAVEN, she required daily doses of industrial rock, techno (big beat and minimal), electro, breakbeat, and house. Sounds loud, right? Well, Haven IS a dance club. *grins* And my Muse likes to shake it on the virtual dance floor.
Muse required techno and house music to paint club scenes, hard-driving big beat techno and breakbeat for action sequences, and a little industrial rock for the scenes in between. Of course, she also demanded silence from time to time, to listen to the winds snap around my house, swirling fog over my roof and the nearby hills… And poignant moments required a softer, gentler type of tune…
* Industrial rock – Nine Inch Nails (NIN) – The Fragile, With Teeth
* Big beat techno – The Prodigy – Music for the Jilted Generation, The Fat of the Land, Invaders Must Die
* Minimal techno – Justin Maxwell, John Tejada
* Electro – Bass Kittens – Inside the Electron
* Electro – Volsoc – Compuphonic
* Breakbeat – Bass Kittens – Four Things I Hate About You
* Breakbeat – Meat Beat Manifesto – Actual Sounds and Voices, Satyricon
* House – DJs Stacy Burket and Steve Lawler
* Kate Bush – The Sensual World
I’ve made a HAVEN playlist on Spotify -
About the Book:
Genre – Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher – Champagne Books
Date of Publication – July 2, 2013
San Francisco nightclub owner Carina Tranquilli works hard, plays hard, and never allows the death of her parents and her twelve-year memory gap to get her down. But her life takes a left turn when a witch attacks her on her twenty-fifth birthday.
Three hauntingly familiar vampires emerge to reveal she possesses a latent power. To protect her from their enemies, they admit to wiping her memories clean and abandoning her as a child, but now they need her help. As she struggles to evade her new protectors and even newer enemies, she meets Alexander, an enigmatic, undead musician. Insta-lust flares, leaving her wanting more.
With evil’s minions hounding her every move, and everything she thought she knew turned on its head, Carina must harness her burgeoning power, unravel her vampire family’s web of deceit, and fight to have a love life…without getting killed in the process.
Talk time was over. We stared. And stared. And stared some more.
His smoky blue eyes bled to black and his power pushed at me, hot and hard, causing a response inside me, like a rumbling volcano deep in my core. My eyes widened. Was this the power my family had mentioned? No longer dormant and infinitely more intense than a little static electricity in my palms.
Alexander crushed his lips to mine. Need roared through me leaving me breathless with edgy hunger.
My hands burrowed into his thick, silky hair, holding his head as if he might try to escape. He growled his approval against my lips, his kiss growing more insistent. His tongue explored my mouth. He tasted metallic, like the blood he’d consumed. Again, I found I liked the taste. My tongue danced with his and delved into his mouth, searching for more penny metal flavor. He groaned and tightened his embrace.
I thought we’d devour each other forever, but Alexander stiffened and his head snapped up. His eyes glinted black as night, wild with lust and…aggression? He bared his teeth in a snarl, canines morphing into fangs.
Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for vampires and the Fae. When not writing, you’ll find her exercising, reading a good book or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.
Connect with Celia:
Web site: http://www.celiabreslin.com/
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Contest ends August 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EDT