Telling a story through a writing playlist

(This post originally appeared on Bookish Things & More on September 23, 2013 as part of the Sins of the Lost blog tour)

Music plays an enormous role in my writing. It inspires me, drives me, helps me power through the dreaded writer’s block…and I suspect it even influences the direction my stories take at times.

In fact, when I began writing down the titles of all the songs on my playlist for Sins of the Lost, it was a little freaky, because I realized that many of them, if woven together in the right order, could almost tell the story all on their own. But if I was to list them here in that order, it would be spoilerish…and we wouldn’t want that now, would we? ;-)

Instead, I’m going to leave you with that little teaser and simply list them alphabetically…

Because I’m evil that way.  :-)

Animal I Have Become (Three Days Grace)

Breaking the Habit (Linkin Park)

Demons (Imagine Dragons)

Burn it Down (Linkin Park)

Dance with the Devil (Breaking Benjamin)

End of Me (Apocalyptica with Gavin Rossdale)

Heaven Coming Down (The Tea Party)

In the End (Linkin Park)

Love Hurts (Incubus)

Never Too Late (Three Days Grace)

No More Heroes (Slash)

Riot (Three Days Grace)

Suffer (Staind)

Who Wants to Live Forever? (Queen)

Writing’s on the Wall (The Tea Party)

You’re a Lie (Slash)

You’re Going Down (Sick Puppies)

If you’ve read the book, what do you think of this list? Appropriate or not? Is there something else you think belongs on here? Tell me in the comments!

And if you haven’t read the book…admit it, you’re curious now, right? 😉


Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilim child of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.

With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic –­ leaving little time for her fledgling
relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.

Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.

Sins of the Lost (Grigori Legacy #3): available now on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iBooks



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