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You’ve noticed how listening to a particular type of music, or even a specific song, will put you in a mood to do certain things. Well, authors are no different. Many of us go so far as to create a special play list to listen to as we work on each project. It sort of prepares our mind, gets us into ‘character’, to live in that world and write what we see.
Today, Jennifer is here to talk about the music she listened to as she worked on THE VAMPIRE HUNTER’S DAUGHTER.
Top Ten Songs on my Vampire Hunter’s Daughter Playlist
So, a lot of people seem really interested to know what kind of songs are on my playlist for The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter. So, I’m going to give you the top ten songs. There are several playlists that I have for the book, because I use different music for different scenes, but I’ll give you the ones that I like to listen to the most.
1. Arms by Christina Perri
This song is from her album Lovestrong and it’s one of my favorite ones because I use it a lot to write scenes with Chloe and Drew. If you have read the book and listen to the lyrics, you will see why this is their song.
2. Rolling in the Deep by Adele
Rolling in the Deep is from Adele’s album, 21. I use this song for a lot of different scenes, mostly beginning fight preparations. I love the drum beats in this music, it gets the adrenaline going.
3. Bury me with my guns on by Bobaflex
This is from their album Chemical Valley. I like to use this for fight scenes because I can totally envision Chloe running around with her guns and fighting vampires.
4. 9 Crimes by Damien Rice from the True Blood Soundtrack
I like to use this song when I’m writing sad scenes or anything really emotional. The original version of this song by Damien Rice is different, but still good.
5. In this River by Black Label Society
I love this song. I got to see it live once! Anyway, again, I use this song for sad or emotional scenes.
6. Master of Puppets by Metallica
From the album Master of Puppets.
Ok, so, I’m a huge Metallica fan. I listen to a lot of Metallica when I’m writing anyway, but here is one that I love to use for fight scenes.
7. Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
I normally listen to a lot of classical music or music without lyrics when I write. But, Moonlight Sonata was used a lot while I was writing The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, for all different kinds of scenes.
8. Crystal by Stevie Nicks
From the Practical Magic soundtrack
I love, love, love this song. It’s one I listen to just to relax me and get me in the mood for writing. It gets the flow going.
9. I will follow you into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
From the album, Plans.
This song is great for emotional scenes. I use this song for lots of different places in The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter.
10. Broken by Lindsey Haun
From the Broken Bridges Album
This is a great song. I play this song whenever Chloe is feeling defeated and needs strength to go on.
So, there you have it – what it takes one writer to get her head into her story world and record the story for you to enjoy.
The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter
Genre: YA Paranormal
This special edition of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter contains parts I-VI, the complete collection. Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters.
Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community. When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.
Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder. With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.
Experience the world of vampire hunter’s, vampires and mythology with Chloe in this exciting series.
I took the first book off the stack and examined the cover. It was titled Vampires throughout History. The cover was leather and so old it was stiff and cracked in spots. The pages showed signs of age too, yellowing and stiff to the touch. There was no table of contents, so it looked like I was going to have to scan the entire book for what I was wanting. I flipped the pages carefully, so as not to tear any of them.
After an hour of scanning and about half way through the book, I found something referring to vampire children.
Although extremely rare, the natural-born offspring of vampires exist throughout the world. These rare beings are called the dhampir. Dhampir are usually the product of a vampire and mortal. The most common of these unions is a male vampire impregnating a mortal woman. Vampires, both male and female, are seductive in nature and some mortals came willingly to these unions. However, the majority of dhampir born were produced through an act of rape.
Solitary by nature, it is uncommon for a vampire to settle with any one mate for long. The children of vampires, the dhampir, more often than not exhibit all the characteristics of their vampire parent. The strength, speed and agility are the usual hereditary traits that the children develop. They are not always born with these traits but develop them as they grow into adulthood.
The dhampir are day walkers. Some of these children are sensitive to the sunlight but will not perish in the direct rays. Most have no sensitivity at all. Drinking the fresh blood of mortals is also not usually required of the dhampir; however, some have a liking for it. Very few actually need it to survive.
Most dhampir are rejected by the vampire species because of their mortality and weaknesses. Mortals often reject the dhampir, as well, due to their vampirism, so they frequently remain outcast.
Dhampir are known for becoming vampire killers. Their closeness to the vampires and their vampire characteristics make them powerful vampire hunters. The unique ability to track and kill vampires is specific to only the dhampir and the mythological race of vampire hunters.
Historically, dhampir became vampire hunters as a trade. Towns and villages became plagued by vampires who were terrorizing their homes and killing their people. The dhampir accepted contracts in exchange for monetary payment and used their likeness to their vampire counterparts to exterminate the vampires.
Holy crap, that was a lot to process. The more I read the passages, the more I understood that my being a hunter was more than my heritage; it was my history and my future. Everything about my bloodlines had hunters involved.
Part I of THE VAMPIRE HUNTER’S DAUGHTER is FREEEEEE!
The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter Complete Collection:
Jennifer Malone Wright
Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fourteen all the way down to six months, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction.
When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last ten years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.
Jennifer is also the author of The Birth of Jaiden, a paranormal novel filled with action, suspense, and even a love story.