Nearly every single one of my books has had a playlist to accompany it - a soundtrack that I put together and played whilst I was writing that particular book, and my newest novel 'Unbreakable' was no exception.
Set mainly in a small town in central Kentucky, a lot of the music on this particular playlist has a bit of a laid back, almost country feel to it, but practically every single one of the songs on this playlist helped inspire some aspect of the book. Most of these songs mean something. So, just what kind of stuff was I listening to when I wrote 'Unbreakable'?
You can check out some of the songs from the playlist right here...
Little Big Town - Tornado
Mariah Carey - Vision of Love
The Eagles - Victim of Love
I've always loved this song, and again it captures the mood of 'Unbreakable' perfectly.
Carrie Underwood - Last Name
This is actually probably the only song on this playlist that doesn't really bear any relevance - lyrics-wise - to the story in 'Unbreakable'. But, for some reason, I just loved listening to it when I was writing the book. It's a fabulous, fun song, there are a few parties thrown in 'Unbreakable', and I guess this is one of those songs that would've been played at one of those parties.
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Still Unbroken
It's the lyrics to this one that I love, and the whole feel of the song. It had to be on this playlist.
Cher - One by One
Another song I have always loved, and again it's the lyrics and the feel of the song that I like. They fit the mood of the book, and certain scenes in 'Unbreakable' just perfectly.
Got to have a fun song in there somewhere!! And, as I mentioned before, there are a few parties thrown in 'Unbreakable', and this would definitely have been played at those parties! Besides, Sheriff Ethan Everett in the book was a bit of a womanizer in his past, so, you could say this is a pretty apt song in reality... ;)
Little Big Town - Front Porch Thing
Porches are actually mentioned a lot in 'Unbreakable'... No, seriously, this is another great song from one of my favourite bands, and again, it kind of captures the mood of 'Unbreakable'.
Bonnie Raitt - Something To Talk About
And there are a lot of people giving even more people quite a bit to talk about in this new book of mine, believe me...
So, there you have it. Just some of the great music that helped inspire 'Unbreakable'.
And, if you'd like to check out my brand new HOT romance (it does get a bit steamy at times, and I'm not just talking about the weather...), and find out just what Sheriff Ethan Everett does with those handcuffs when he's not on duty, you can check out 'Unbreakable' HERE over on Amazon. It's available to download now!
And if you'd like to read the first two chapters for FREE - a kind of try before you buy, if you like - you can do that by clicking HERE.
Small-town secrets, unbreakable love...