Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Guest post: Darkness series by Stacey Marie Brown

Stacey Marie Brown

The Darkness series is one of my favourites so I am excited to be able to host author, Stacey Marie Brown on the blog today to share with us the Darkness series music inspiration; it’s a great playlist!


Darkness of Light (Darkness, #1) Fire in the Darkness (Darkness, #2) Dwellers of Darkness (Darkness, #3) Blood Beyond Darkness (Darkness #4)

Books in reading order:

1.   Darkness of Light
2.   Fire in the Darkness
3.   Dwellers of Darkness
4.   Blood Beyond Darkness


Music was and is a huge part of writing the Darkness Series. The songs below immediately take me to the mood and feeling I want when writing. It will keep growing as the series continues. There are some songs by The White Strips, Imagine Dragons, and the Fall Out Boys that are good for getting into my action/fight scenes. Eli’s theme song when it comes to Ember is “Run Right Back” by the Black Keys. When I want to get into his mind I listen to “Evil Ways”. Ember’s for Eli is “Howl” and to get into her head is “Demons” and “Radioactive”.

Darkness Series Inspiration Music

*Killing The Light- B.R.M.C
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Everlasting Light- Black Keys
*Evil Ways- Bues Saraceno
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My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark- Fall Out Boys
*Demons- Imagine Dragons
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White Rabbit- Jefferson Airplane
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Howl- Florence & The Machine
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Seven Nation Army- White Stripes
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Run Right Back- Black Keys
*Make Me Wanna To Die- The Pretty Reckless
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People Are Strange- The Doors
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What Light- Wilco
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Train Song- Ben Gibbard & Feist
*Tautou- Brand New
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Everything You're Breathing- The Parlor Mob
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Slow Life- Grizzly Bear
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Only For The Night- Florence & The Machine
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Come Undone- Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
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Hearing Damage- Thom Yorke
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Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
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Seven Year Itch- The Fumes
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Seven Devils- Florence & The Machine
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I Only Want You- Eagles Of Death Metal
*Icky Thump- White Stripes
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Creep- Radiohead
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Psychotic Girl- Dan Auerbach
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Heavy In Your Arms- Florence & The Machine
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I Can't Hear You- The Dead Weather
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Someday Baby- R.L. Burnside
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Hang Me Up To Dry- Cold War Kids
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Crawl- Kings Of Leon
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Sweetest Kill- Broken Social Scene
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Hurricane Drunk- Florence & The Machine
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Grounds For Divorce- Elbow
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The Prowl- Dan Auerbach
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Hang You From The Heavens- The Dead Weather
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Cosmic Love- Florence & The Machine
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Punching In A Dream- The Naked And Famous
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The End Of The Line- The Love Me Nots

Music can change your mood; affect how you see something…What is the song which really gets to you? Good or bad.

Stacey Marie BrownAbout the author: Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.

She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family's farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly



Synopsis....

1.   Darkness of Light - Amazon 

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for troubled teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.

2.   Fire in the Darkness - Amazon 

It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.

And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.

Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.

Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?

No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.

3.   Dwellers of Darkness - Amazon / TBD

Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. Em would be 22 now—if she were human. She’s not. She is a Dae—part Demon and part Fay—with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her more of a freak.

Life has become further complicated for Ember since returning from the Otherworld. Besides being continuously hunted by the Seelie Queen, Ember is at the top of the Unseelie King’s list, after breaking her oath with him. No one breaks a vow with the Unseelie King without extreme consequences.

Adding to Ember’s problems is a certain Dark Dweller whose mood has become violent and cruel. As much as she’d like to deny it, there is an undeniable connection between them. Eli is sexy, gorgeous, and frustrating as hell. She also knows he is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever. 

But her problems go way past him. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound escalates even more as they prepare to obtain the Sword of Light—the only weapon able to kill the Queen. 

But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.

4.   Blood Beyond Darkness - Amazon

After months of searching, Ember and her friends have finally located the Sword of Light, the only weapon capable of destroying Queen Aneira and ending her rule. This is Ember’s destiny. Or so she thought. Now a pact to save the man she loves changes everything.

In this final installment in the Darkness Series, when the truth comes to light, Ember will learn some things are better left in the dark as her world is ripped even further apart. It is no longer a rabbit hole, but a never-ending black void full of endless lies, betrayals, and secrets.

The fight for Earth has begun, and Ember will have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save millions of innocent lives and those she loves.

But this price may be too high—even for her.



5 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great series. Adding it to my TBR list.

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  2. Discovering an author's music playlist is great fun because it lets readers in on their state of mind when they wrote the book, and what an eclectic mix! I wasn't familiar with this series until now, but I just won an Amazon gift card this morning via a newsletter, and I think I know what titles I'm going to buy!

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  3. I love looking at an author's playlist for their books, it is so interesting and so much fun.

    This looks like a great series!

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  4. These sound good, and I like the playlist. Sadly I cannot read and listen..mainly because i start singing like an idiot!

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