Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: July 1st, 2014
Number of pages: Approx. 315
Word Count: 87,000
Cover Artist: Judyta (Feainne) K.
Curiosity killed the cat, and nineteen-year-old Adelaide was next. She could barely remember the moments during her childhood when she knew magic existed, but she never stopped searching for it since. On the flipside, monsters from the magical world never stopped searching for her either.
Their paths finally cross in time for Adelaide to realize she should have stayed on the human side of the east coast. Unlike college, she can’t get out of trouble with a cute smile and a cuter wardrobe.
These monsters are out for blood, her blood, but she’s in luck. They will spare her life in exchange for one favor, and that favor is named Leon Colton.
Music is an essential part of the writing process. It’s also a virtual equivalent of a cheat-code when it comes to getting in the zone for books. Certain songs can reflect certain moods and lyrics can relate to certain characters. I definitely utilized music when it came down to writing my new book, Burning in a Memory. I use tunes to quickly channel feelings and can hit replay as many times as I need. While Spotify mood playlists or Genius suggestions makes things easier, I usually like to pick out my own playlist.
So because music is so important, I mocked up a short playlist of songs that I relate to with Burning in a Memory (and their youtube links).
· Jenny was a Friend of Mine- The Killers
o Fun fact: This song has the line “I know what you’re doing here” which inspires one of the main conflicts in the book.
· My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark- Fall Out Boy
· Dance With the Devil – Breaking Benjamin
· Time is Running Out- Muse
· Bulletproof- La Roux
· Airplanes- B.o.B.
· Titanium (feat. Sia)- David Guetta
I’d love to hear from the people who read Burning in the Memory as to whether or not they follow the sound track. Especially if they believe there are any more fitting songs out there!
The best part about associating music with books is the ability to almost instantly relive the story over and over again. It’s a habit that should be done with every loved book—for writers and readers alike!
About the Author:
Born and raised in Florida, Constance Sharper juggles following her writing passion with completing her doctorate degree. She's been a lover of urban fantasy and young adult books, and published The Airborne Saga as her first series. She continues to write multiple books in the same and similar genres. She currently lives with her beagle and wishes a Starbucks would open up nearby.