Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Ten Years and Brahms inspire novel-in-progress

Music and word lovers, join me in the journey where music enhances fiction! If you have a favorite artist/song and would like to see it potentially worked into my novel-in-progress, comment here with the artist name, song title and a bit about its style/genre/lyrics.

I’m mentioning inspiring artist’s songs in The Song of the Ocarina. It’s one of the elements readers liked most about my first novel Rhythms & Muse. (“Look Inside”–even just its first and second pages–on Amazon and you’ll see how songs play into and enhance the plot.)

Allow me to share a few songs mentioned in Ocarina, the first book in my Delfaerune Rhapsody young-adult series. (It’s a trilogy about 7′-tall, wingless, Celtic Fae saving the world in New Zealand.)

Linkin Park’s “Papercut relates to a moment when Lark, the heroine, feels a loss of identity.

• Lark, also the faerie realm’s musical prodigy, plays Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” on the piano in her bedroom after returning to the faerie realm from the human world.

• When Noel, the hero, sides with his estranged Dark Fae family, Breaking Benjamin’s “Crawl will inspire the mood.

• Uncle D’s “True Kiwi Way”is a little New Zealand ditty mentioned when Lark meets her kiwi “familiar.”

• Lark’s Noble Fae sister sings 10 Years’s “Through The Iris”  with her Dark Fae boyfriend.

• Brahms’s “Lullaby” is the first song Lark plays on the ancient magical zither when she holds it again for the first time in three years.

2 thoughts on “Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Ten Years and Brahms inspire novel-in-progress

  1. Kan’nal “All Things Change”, not only is it one of my favorite current songs it was appropriately first heard at Froud’s FairyCon in it’s first year in Sedonna and then again in Oregon. Alternate choice or additional choice is Ego Likeness “Wolves”, both groups are too little appreciated and hauntingly magical.

    • Excellent! I’m going right now to check those out so I’ll know when to include them in the story where their mood fits. Cheers.

      (Posted later.)
      Oh yes, the haunting melodies of these will fit VERY nicely! Thank you.

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