If you are a long-time reader of my books, you probably already know I share a fantasy soundtrack of music I listened to (or envisioned as part of a scene) when writing.
I put these playlists together on Spotify AND then will share in a blog post (like this one) just where the songs fit best as you read. Sometimes it’s not even the whole song but just a line or a chorus.
The Fantasy Soundtrack to Crossing the Witchline
You can listen to the full songs here on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2C10AdZX1KzF0dvStF7hWP
Overall Theme Song for the Entire Book: The Last Remaining Light, by Audioslave
Believe it or not, I paired it down to these key tracks – I had even more! Enjoy the playlist!
- Unbelievable, by EMF – Play when you start reading Chapter 1.
- Hey Hey Hey, by Michael Franti – Play softly when Lucie meets Loren for lunch at Ruby’s bistro in Chapter 1.
- Lonelier Than This, by Steve Earle – Play during the first half of Chapter 2 until Flame reveals a bottle of champagne.
- I Will Survive, by Gloria Gaynor (or I Will Survive, by Cake) – Play when Lucie and Flame go to a Karaoke bar in Chapter 2. If you’re *really* feeling the ‘70s, you can also play Witches’ Song, by Marianne Faithfull after I Will Survive.
- The Middle, by Jimmy Eat World – Play in Chapter 3 when Lucie begins a road trip with Big Rabbit.
- The Last Remaining Light, by Audioslave (Theme Song) – Gets played twice. First, the beginning of the song accompanies a demon conjuring in Chapter 9 when Lucie says: Oboedite mihi, oboedite mihi, oboedite mihi. Then, in Chapter 16, start the song again at about the 3:40 point when Lucie is searching for books in a spellbinding library and suddenly asks, Who needs help?
- Shine, by Collective Soul – This was actually a contender for overall theme song for Crossing the Witchline. Play in Chapter 16 when Lucie drags a trunk to the middle of the room.
- Machinehead, by Bush – Play in Chapter 17 when Lucie says, Again, you don’t want to know…And I think we have bigger problems right now.
- One More Light, by Linkin Park – Start playing at the beginning of Chapter 18.
- Shapeshifter, by Marcy Playground – Play in Chapter 21 when Flame hisses from his perch on top of the refrigerator.
- Strong Enough, by Sheryl Crow – Play at the beginning of Chapter 23 when you read the line: Naked except for the necklace hanging from my neck, I descended into the dark.
- I Choose Me, by 3rd Secret – Play in Chapter 23 when you read: I slept through my alarm.
- No Way Out Of Here, by Unicorn – Play at the end of Chapter 23 when Lucie looks down at the floor and nods.
- Alive, by Pearl Jam – This was actually another contender for overall theme song. Play this song when you start reading the Epilogue.
What about you?
As you read Crossing the Witchline, you might “hear” other songs in your head. I’d love to know if you do and what they are – 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!