Music for Love’s Nest: Episode Two #music #soundtrack

In this second episode of Music for Love’s Nest, the following set of songs helped to inspire the characters, their feelings and motivations, and their emotional beats. Again, I tried to stick to music that also supported the world-building, so I preferred epic, magical sounds, music that supported rhythm and dance, as well as songs that felt like taking flight or reminded me of birds.

1.  This song helped me to craft some of what I felt Mateo was going through emotionally.

Love Love Love by Of Monsters and Men


The Dance by Charlotte Martin

3. This performance of Suede–not the album version–was also on the playlist.

Suede by Tori Amos

That’s all for Episode Two! More later this week!

Music for Love’s Nest: Episode One #music #soundtrack

So,  I almost always have songs that become a kind of soundtrack to any book or novel that I write. In the case of Love’s Nest, there were quite a few songs and I decided to make a little series with some of the songs just for fun.

The following set of songs were part of the inspiration behind the visual world-building. There are a lot of avian aspects to the world of Love’s Nest and songs that made me think of flight or birds were all played together when working out scenes of fairyland description. Also, of course, anything that made me think of fairy tales or magic.


The Supine by Andrew Bird


Your Bones by Of Monsters and Men


Such A Common Bird by Ane Brun

*ETA Some songs do story-hop and can be used as inspiration in more than one story/book in my life, but some songs get so ingrained as being part of that particular book that I can’t hear them without being sucked into that universe all over again and they absolutely can’t be used in a soundtrack for another book.  It’s weird. Am I the only one like this? Let me know if you do this kind of thing, too!

Don’t forget! August 16th is the last day to comment to win for a free copy of Love’s Nest!

Lizzie Bennet’s Diaries


The fact that this exists makes up for a lot of terrible things in the world. Sometimes human beings make me so happy with their creations and their brains and their love of life, literature, characters, and creativity.

Lizzie Bennet Diaries – Watch and love!


In other news, Earthly Desires is now available at Barnes and Nobel as a NOOK book,, AllRomanceEbooks, and Ellora’s Cave.

In addition, my co-author, Keira Andrews, is hosting a contest on her blog for a free copy of the book. Just answer her question and we’ll decide on a winner next week!


Lastly, the song that is keeping my mood from going under today. It’s been a total life saver. Thank you, Of Monsters And Men.