Hey darlings! Special edition of Music Monday today to showcase my latest release, due to hit e-shelves tomorrow!
Today I’ll be sharing with you the musical inspiration for my urban fantasy, Hunting for Spring.
Hooked by Seabound
This introduces a long running theme for the playlist of this book–industrial and EBM music. That’s right, kids, I was an alternative club kid. It actually makes sense since I spent my club nights in Philly, so the memories involved helped me write the settings. There’s a great sense of sadness in a lot of these songs and the electronic element reminds me of the city.
Inside of You, In Spite of You by Thoushaltnot
A surprisingly sexy song with the low vocals and pulsing beat. So you can bet your bottom dollar I played it a lot while writing the sexytime scenes in this book. Brenna and Conor have this undercurrent in their relationship, both with jagged edges after living their lives as loners. The magnetism of this song worked so well for those scenes!
Six Underground by Sneaker Pimps
This song does a spectacular job in setting up a gritty city vibe. The trip-hop tune has a casual, coolness that helps establish tone in urban fantasy so well. One of the things I love most about urban fantasy stories are the cool, slick-talking characters throughout, ones that dabble in darkness a bit more than the average.
Illusion by VNV Nation
This song is fragile and beautiful, one that sort of reminds me of Brenna. She’s such a lonely, broken character who’s so afraid to trust. Her prickly shell is just an illusion for the sweet, scorching woman within and Conor manages to elicit that from her at the very beginning. Since she’s lived on the outskirts of both the human and supernatural world, she’s careful to whom she grants her trust.
My World by Colony 5
I actually hadn’t listened to this band until I was making this playlist–a friend of mine gave the suggestion. Colony 5 was a perfect fit for this piece, a dark, fast beat that took me to dark street alleys and the shadows of monsters lurking in the night. It worked well for a lot of the action sequences, where Conor and Brenna are taking names and kicking ass.
For the rest of the playlist, as well as all of my other book ones, find me on Spotify: KMcIntyreMT