As I write, I play the tunes I imagine making up the background music in my scenes. Genres vary. I have my favorites, of course, but I hope to bring in a variety of styles to match what’s going on. After my book “goes live,” I share my fantasy soundtrack… You know, it case the book were to become a movie, ha!
At the very least, if you want to listen while you read, maybe this list below will add to your experience.
The Fantasy Soundtrack to A Thin Witchline Between Love & Hate
You can listen here on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37mc0mnpiZ8WmPqVMBw1y3
Here’s the list: I thought it might be fun for you to play these songs while you read – just to get a flavor of what I heard in my head while I wrote and pictured scenes. If you have an Alexa, or stream / download music on a device, here’s the A Thin Witchline Between Love & Hate fantasy soundtrack:
- Can’t Find My Way Home, by Blind Faith – Play at the beginning of Chapter 1 when Lucie gets into the cab.
- Wasted Time, by Eagles – Play in Chapter 2 when you read the line: I’d probably regret that.
- Couldn’t Get It Right, by Graham BLVD – Start in Chapter 4 when Templeton asks, “What do you expect from witches?” Let it play to the end of the chapter.
- Your Love, by The Outfield – Play in Chapter 6 when Rabbit comes over for dinner.
- Beautiful Night, by Paul McCartney – Play in Chapter 9 when Lucie is dancing with her preferred partner (NOT Guillaume) at the Witches Gala.
- After Midnight, by J.J. Cale. – Start in Chapter 10 when Lucie covers her face with a throw pillow… and Rabbit arrives.
- (You Love) Like Nobody Loves Me, by Tal Bachman. – Start in Chapter 10 when you read the line: How dare they behave that way in my home? (This song might seem unusual for this scene… but somehow it works.)
- Creep, by Radiohead – Play in Chapter 14 when Lucie receives a surprise – and unwelcome – visitor during the night.
- Magic Man, by Heart – Play in Chapter 16 when Templeton says: “You know how I feel about coincidence.”
- Wagon Wheel, by Old Crow Medicine Show – Play a little bit of this song in Chapter 18 when Rabbit drives Lucie to the Congress of Empire Witches.
- Shadow on the Sun, by Audioslave – Start the song right at 4 minutes and 30 seconds in… Start it in Chapter 24 when you read the line: “My body bucked like an abused marionette.” And then let it play to the end… (A little over a minute.)
- Scar On The Sky, by Chris Cornell – Play in Chapter 25 when you read the line: It was a silver charm bracelet. Play until the song ends or until you reach the Epilogue.
- Rusty Cage, by Soundgarden – Start at the beginning of the Epilogue. The song is longer than the Epilogue, but hey, let it play on!
I could have added a lot more songs to this playlist. (I actually removed Darkness, by Leonard Cohen and Feeling That Way, by Journey because the list was just too long.)
Making a book playlist is a lot of fun – a blending of two of my favorite things: music and stories.
What about you?
What do YOU hear when you read A Thin Witchline Between Love & Hate? Tell me the song and chapter, but don’t reveal too many details that might fall under “spoiler alert!” Another reader might not be as far along in the book as you are!