Well today I am very happy to welcome you all to my 2nd stop on the Daughters of the Sea Blog Tour!! Earlier this week I had the great pleasure of reviewing Forsaken book #1 in the series, you can see that post by clicking on the title of the book. And today I am really excited to welcome the great author of this wonderful series, that I have to say has quickly won my heart; Kristen Day!!
So I will turn my blog over to her and let her tell you the story behind her soundtrack for Forsaken, enjoy it, I know I did!
Like most authors, music has a profound effect on my writing process and creative juices but not in the traditional sense. I don’t listen to music while neither writing, nor do I base any characters on the bands or musicians that I fangirl over. For me music is much more sacred; its purpose stronger than any other influence vying for my attention. Music is my portal.
My entire life music has been my safe place. A place I could fade into and lose myself. As someone who has seen the perilous evil this world has to offer, I needed that place to make sense of my pain, my anger, my hatred, and my sorrow. It was there that I could allow those feelings to emerge and be contained. It was there that I learned how truly devastating the effects of darkness can be. But it was also there that I turned that pain into strength.
Throughout the years I’ve had several musicians that gave me that secret world to disappear into, but Evanescence and Sarah McLachlan are the main two. Now I use those same songs as a tool - to take me back to how I felt. With my mind and heart immersed in that world of emotions, I can channel them into my characters and allow them to come to life through their words. So, I want you to open up your heart and allow yourself to fall away into the soundtrack I’ve chosen for Forsaken. Each song brings to mind a certain scene in the book and conjures the feelings swirling within Stasia - good and bad. See if you can match the song to the scene, or better yet, just listen and enjoy your musical journey through the world of Forsaken!
About the Author
I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I've been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). I love all books, but really enjoy writing young adult, paranormal romances. I've loved to write for as long as I can remember. My first published work was my poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, I know) that won me 5 gold stars and a spot in my elementary school's poetry book. That's when my addiction to the written word officially began. I was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh – it’s okay.
When I'm not writing I'm making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband. I graduated from Appalachian State University and dream of becoming a full time novelist.
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It's a Giveaway!!
Author is giving away:
A Finn necklace
Assorted swag made by Cassie’s Crafty Creations
An ebook set of the entire trilogy
Signed paperback set of the entire trilogy