I can’t believe it’s less than a week now until the UNBROKEN release! I’ve been sending out review copies to bloggers, and I can’t tell you how nervous I am seeing all those ‘currently-reading’ statuses on Goodreads… For so long now, this book has felt like my own private world: I’ve been locked away writing it, and only shared it with a few super-trusted friends and critique partners, so now, to have it going out for the first time for you to read…Eek! It’s like I’m asking you all out on a date for the first time, anxiously hoping you say yes!
I hope so much that you love reading this book as much as I’ve loved writing it. Anyway, to distract me from all of these butterflies, how about some music? I love, love, LOVE putting together playlists for my writing. Songs that inspire me, songs that capture the mood of certain scenes, even music I think the characters will like. Here are a few tracks that really stuck with me for UNBROKEN. Enjoy!
Treacherous – Taylor Swift. Anyone who thinks Taylor is still sweet and innocent hasn’t listened to this song! It’s all about seduction, and doing something you know is wrong just because it feels so right. Definitely one for Juliet and Emerson!
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap. “A moment/ a love/ a dream/ a laugh/ a kiss/ a cry/ our rights/ our wrongs.”
Somewhere With You – Kenny Chesney. I think of Emerson listening to this, in the years after Juliet left.
4. Decode – Paramore. This was a big part of writing all the painful fight scenes. “How did we get here?/ I used to know you so well.”
5. Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch. I’m not usually into dance music, but I love her voice, and there’s something so haunting and desperate about this song, it really captures the need Juliet feels.
Nightrocker – The Chalets. I don’t know how I heard this song (I think it was used on Grey’s Anatomy once? And yes, I still watch that show. I can’t quit it!), but anyway, it’s a crazy, sexy, wild ride… Just like Juliet and Emerson 😉
Oklahoma Sky – Miranda Lambert. This is such a beautiful song to finish with, all about the sweetness and inevitability of love; how the right person makes everything worthwhile. I have to believe in my happily-ever-afters!
There you go! Hope you enjoyed the songs, and be sure to check back tomorrow, when I’ll be giving away a free ebook of Unbroken!