August 26, 2012

Love Chosen by Marie Ann Kirk: Guest Post & Giveaway {Bewitching Book Tours}

Music Playlist for Love Chosen, Book One of The Fae Dragon Chronicles

First, I’d like to thank you for having me on your blog. What a fun topic to discuss today.

Before I go too far, I should mention I tend to go on and on. Hey, I’m a writer. It’s a curse. I’ll try to behave, but I’m just sayin’ in advance, I’m sorry. One of my girls has accused me, more than once, of having a severe case of word vomit…she isn’t wrong.

So, I created two playlists for Love Chosen, actually. One was for when I was writing the novel, and the other one was for when I typed and edited. Here’s why: when I’m creating the story, I’m much less productive if I’m singing, chair-dancing, and jamming out to the music—which I tend to do. So, when I’m in the “writing” phase, I listen to a certain style of music…a type that isn’t distracting. When I’m in the less creative phase, I allow myself more freedom with my choices.

Here’s a list of the artists and songs I listened to while writing Love Chosen:

Enya- Watermark
Watermark 2:25
On Your Shore 3:57
Exile 4:19
Evening Falls 3:45
Na Laetha Geal M’oige 3:56

Enya-The Celts
The Celts 2:57
I Want Tomorrow 4:02
Fairy Tale 3:04
Epona 1:37
Boadicea 3:32

Enya-Shepherd Moons
Shepherd Moons 3:42
Book of Days 2:32
Lothlorien 2:08
Ebudae 1:54

Clannad (The Best of)
Theme from Harry’s Game 2:29
Buachaill On Eirne 3:03
Robin (The Hooded Man) 2:47
Caislean Oir 2:10

Trans-Siberian Orchestra-Beethoven’s Last Night

In its entirety…

So, that’s the playlist for when I wrote “Love Chosen.” It’s inspiring music, sensational music; yet it’s not exactly on the “Top 10 Pop Sing-Along.” As I said, it isn’t distracting.

Now, here’s a list of the artists and songs I listened to while editing Love Chosen (this is the music I can sing along to, chair-dance with, annoy fellow writers when we’re camped out on a writers’ retreat with…ya know, the fun stuff:

Lily Allen (Now known as Lily Rose Cooper). I saw her on SNL in 2007 and fell in love with her music-Alright, Still
Smile 3:16
LDN 3:10
Alfie 2:45
Nan, You’re a Window Shopper 2:58
Everything’s Just Wonderful 3:28
Friday Night 3:06

Lily Allen-It’s Not Me, It’s You
Everyone’s At It 4:38
I Could Say 4:04
Never Gonna Happen 3:28
F**k You 3:43
He Wasn’t There 2:51

Katy Perry-One of the Boys
I Kissed a Girl 2:59
Hot and Cold 3:40
Waking Up in Vegas 3:19

Kate Nash-Made of Brick
Play 1:11
We Get On 4:34
Skeleton Song 5:07
Merry Happy 5:27
Nicest Thing 4:04

The Ting-Tings-We Started Nothing
That’s Not My Name 5:47

The Proclaimers-Sunshine on Leith
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) 3:39
Then I Met You 3:50
Sunshine on Leith 5:16
I’m On My Way 3:45
It’s Saturday Night 3:24
Teardrops 2:32
Oh Jean 5:56

And those are my Playlists for Love Chosen. I listened to other music, don’t get me wrong. Pandora is an amazing thing and I don’t remember if I had it then or not (I definitely have an account now), but I love music, many different genres. These two playlists are the songs I remember listening to the most, though, through this story.

If you find a new favorite song because of me, well, that will be wonderful. Just fyi, though…a few of them are rated explicit, so be careful what you hear. Myself, I think I’ll go listen to some old favorites.

Happy listening…

Thanks for stopping by Marne Ann!

The Fae Dragon Chronicles, Book One
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Number of pages: 277
For millennia, dragon and fae have peacefully co-existed, but the fae themselves have lived segregated and very different lives.

Now a malevolence threatens to separate them all permanently. Can a Queen's guard and a rebellious outlaw join forces to defeat this common enemy?

Tyler's touch sparks fierce desire, drawing Issie to him, but she despises his way of life and all that palace society represents. If he learns she wields majic to help the less fortunate escape the kingdom, he'll charge her with treason. Her punishment - death.

Issie is a sassy rebel who is constantly looking for ways to circumvent the conventions of their society. Tyler's head warns that she's a non-majical lower, beneath him. His heart sees by her inner strength and outer beauty. Only a binding love will lend them strength to save her life - their world.

Author Bio: Marne Ann Kirk grew up wild, exploring the vast high deserts and mountains of the West with her family as a child. Marne Ann loved making up stories and, well, lied about just about everything. Thankfully, she grew out of the lying stage...now she calls it story-telling.

Her debut novel, “Love Chosen: Book One of The Fae Dragon Chronicles,” is available now. “Love Dared: Book Two of The Fae Dragon Chronicles,” is coming soon. “Goddess on the Run,” a paranormal romance, will be available September 17, 2012. You can find out more about Marne Ann through her publisher, Crescent Moon Press, or visit her: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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15 comments:

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    1. No under terms and conditions it states that it is US only

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  2. Gook morning, Kate and Jess! (It's still morning in Colorado). I hope you're having a fabulous day. Thank you, again, for having me here. I'll stop by every so often and see if I can chat with anyone...
    LoSt, I'm sorry the contest isn't international, but Love Chosen is available in e-book, if that helps ;-)

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    1. GOOD morning...Coffee, anyone? My eyes are now uncrossing, I promise...

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  3. A morning if sunshine... And books! Ya! Another contest and a hooray!

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  4. Since the playlists are so good, I'm gonna have to try the books!

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    1. Aww, thanks! I enjoyed the music. I hope you enjoy the stories. If you entered the raffle for Love Chosen, good luck!

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  5. I have a lot of this music, Marne! Can hardly wait to read the books!

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    1. Do you? Very cool. My favorite thing lately is Pandora, because I can create playlists with music just for me, you know? I LOVE that station(?)
      Good luck with the contest and I hope you enjoy the books. If y'all read my books, please feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you thought!

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  6. Thanks so much for letting me hang out with you today! It was fun!

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  7. Love Chosen sounds great, I love the cover its absolutely beautiful. Great play list. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  8. Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Congrats on the new release! Sounds fabulous :)

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  10. This sounds great!! Id love to read it! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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