Music is a key thing to get me into the mood for a book. Heck, I’ve even got so enamored on a song that I’ve concocted a whole story around just the one song. Once the book is written, I have nothing to do with that song or artist for a few months because I’ve just over played them. I don’t particularly plan on who I am going to listen to during the day. I just put my computer or Spotify on shuffle and listen to whatever comes my way.
However, if I’m going to be writing dark fantasy, I like to listen to Ballad Metal, what I call it, with such bands as Nightwish or Kamelot or even some instrumental collections to bring me into the other world where dark elves and even vampire fairies exist. If my muses decide they want to focus solely on vampires, then I break out one of my favorites either Type O Negative or Concrete Blonde. When I get down and dirty and into the action scenes or big fights, then I pop in Disturbed or Cradle of Filth so I can see the battle happening before me in either the guitar riffs or the screaming of the lead singer. For other things it all depends. I shy away from country and rap only because I’m not a fan of the genres.
When it comes to writing grim reapers, I don’t have a specific playlist in order. But I do like to listen to darker music. Inklubus Sukkubus comes to mind as well as Abney Park. Instrumental tracks by Nox Arcana are some of my favorite as well. Usually what Goth bands I have go into the cue so I can think about death. Listening to Abba wouldn’t really get me into the dark place I need to get to at times in order to write about someone getting killed.
But then again the songs sneak in there and it’s always interesting to find out what comes out of my brain when the unexpected song comes on.
Death’s Revival Blurb:
Becoming a grim reaper was right up my alley. I enjoyed being dead. I helped souls crossover into either Heaven or Hell with my fellow reaper, Than. For two years, I enjoyed my life and then the killings started. Psychics were being murdered at haunted sites and souls disappearing. Someone was tampering with the fabric of the universe, trying to draw something evil into this world. To do that, the killer needed the souls of the psychics and the ghosts he could gather to open the doorway. I was charged with saving those souls and find out who the serial killer was. Yeah, being used as bait was definitely not my first choice, but who can kill a grim reaper? I’m already dead. With Than’s help, I’ll stop the evil from penetrating this world so I can get back to my soul gathering. I mean the dead stay dead, right?
Crymsyn is a National Bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends.
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About the author: Crymsyn Hart is a National Bestselling author. Her worlds are filled with luscious vampires, gorgeous gods, quirky witches, and everything else that goes bump in the night. Hell, there is even a delicious cheesecake god floating around, but if I were you I wouldn’t eat his brownie cheesecake.
Crymsyn worked as a psychic for many years in Boston while attending Emerson College. She graduated with a BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing. Crymsyn shares her life with a small zoo, three playful puppies and her hubby Mark. If you come after dark, you’re more then likely to find her snuggled up with a gory horror movie, or a bloody vampire movie.
Crymsyn has a collection of Living Dead Dolls and five bookshelves overflowing with books. Of course there’s always room for more.
Book Synopsis for Death’s Dance: Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are.
Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost.
From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance.
From there things went from bad to worse.
Death’s Dance is Book One of the Deathly Encounters Series
Book Synopsis for Death’s Revival: Becoming a grim reaper was right up my alley. I enjoyed being dead. I helped souls crossover into either Heaven or Hell with my fellow reaper, Than. For two years, I enjoyed my life and then the killings started. Psychics were being murdered at haunted sites and souls disappearing.Someone was tampering with the fabric of the universe, trying to draw something evil into this world. To do that, the killer needed the souls of the psychics and the ghosts he could gather to open the doorway.I was charged with saving those souls and find out who the serial killer was. Yeah, being used as bait was definitely not my first choice, but who can kill a grim reaper?I’m already dead.With Than’s help, I’ll stop the evil from penetrating this world so I can get back to my soul gathering.
I mean the dead stay dead, right?
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