“Musical Inspiration for So I Married a Werewolf” by Kristin Miller
I’m a creature of habit. I always have been, and I probably always will be. I’ve rarely made apologies for it. I eat the same breakfast every day (and boy, do I mean every single day), watch the same amazingly ridiculous reality television shows (Deadliest Catch and Judge Judy are my absolute favs!), and wear the same pink fuzzy socks when I write. (I’ve got many pairs of the same pink fuzzy socks—don’t worry!)
I also have a writing ritual that may be a little bizarre: I listen to the same songs over and over again when I write a book. When I first start, I turn on Spotify or iTunes radio and rotate through songs while I type the first few chapters. As I’m writing, I try to notice when the words are sticking, or when they’re flowing. If the writing is moving along at a naturally quick tempo, I drag the song to a playlist. By the time I have between five and ten songs, I’m ready to go! I get off the radio station and listen to that playlist over and over…and over again.
I’m not exactly sure why certain songs work well for some books and don’t work well for others, but I’ve found a system that works and I’m sticking to it.
In a way, the lyrics echo the themes in So I Married a Werewolf. Carter Griffin, the hunky werewolf hero, is an extreme playboy who doesn’t want to settle down. Unfortunately, to earn the promotion of his dreams, he must prove he’s over his foolish ways…by choosing a mate. His best friend happens to be a female packmate, who is also secretly in love with him. She knows she shouldn’t take him up on his “marriage bargain”, but she could use the money he’s offering to put her brother through college. As they are thrust closer than ever before, Carter’s possessiveness kicks into high gear.
Soon, he doesn’t want her to be anywhere but in his arms.
But she has seen him play the game a million times before. She has watched girls plan their futures with Carter, only to be left confused and alone. She’s determined not to be one of them.
Once they’ve crossed the line there’s no going back.
Will a relationship ruin their friendship…or spark a love neither anticipated?
1. Stay by Rihanna
2. Say Something by A Great Big World
3. Story of my Life by One Direction
4. Beneath your Beautiful by Labrinth
5. I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You by Colin Hay
6. Forever by Ben Harper
7. Please Stay by Duffy
8. Glitter in the Air by P!nk
About the Book
Title: So I Married a Werewolf
Author: Kristin Miller
Release Date: July 28
Genre: Paranormal Category
Publisher: Entangled Covet
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Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has a problem. He’s been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he’s over his playboy ways. But Carter’s already walked the matrimonial road and bought the stinkin’ T-shirt. Besides, a werewolf only gets one fated mate. Been there, done that.
All werewolf dog trainer Faith Hamilton wants to do is earn enough green stuff to put her younger brother through college. Okay, okay, so she also totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It’s too bad size 12 and plain isn’t his type. At all.
The two friends strike a deal to help one another out. They must face a variety of challenges from a psycho ex-girlfriend to a Yorkie with a shoe fetish…and that pesky problem of only having one-fated mate in a lifetime. Will a relationship ruin their friendship…or spark a love neither anticipated?
I love the title. Imagine!!
Thanks so much! When it struck me, I knew it was the one!
I’m not familiar with this series, but I like the looks of it. I’ll be adding to my TBR list. Thanks for the suggestions and the contest.
Thanks, Melanie! Hope you enjoy!
I am a creature of habit too, but the same breakfast every day!? That’s a little much. I alternate between two different things: cereal and toast. LOL Coffee is a must though. I SO want to read this one, because, well, have you seen the title? Hehe
Thanks for stopping by, Carmel! For me, it’s coffee and a granola bar. Where it differs is the brand, flavor, etc. I like that I can grab and go if I need to. I’m not pinned down to a table. Also, if I have something else for breakfast (if Dear Husband decides to take me out, for example), I’ll save the granola bar as a snack for later.
I’m right there with you!!! There’s certain things that I *have* to do each day and everything has a place… and it bothers me to no end if anything deviates. This book looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sh aring!
Thanks Erin! I am sooo a creature of habit, though my desk is admittedly messy. Everything “should” have a place. Whether or not it stays there is a different story. I hope you love the book!
Thanks so much for having me here at Romancing the Dark Side! I’ve been a fan of the blog for awhile, so I’m honored to have So I Married a Werewolf be a feature today.
Thanks Kristin it was a pleasure to have you on the blog! I didn’t realize this was book 3 so I’m going to have to start from the beginning and get to know all these hunky weres! <3
This sounds like a fantastic book! Thanks for sharing the music. It’ll be fun reading this book while listening to the music 🙂
WOW, it’s awesome to have such a short play-list to help you write, but don’t you get really sick of those songs once you finish a book?
I also wanted to say thank you to Lori for hosting this awesome giveaway! There is a problem with the FB page link for Covet, but I have liked them…
Have a fantastic week 🙂
I have this series on my TBR pile. I need to check it out soon.
I also tend on listening to the same songs when writing…my journal. It feels relaxing. Or I have a playlist and play it on and on and over again. It’s actually the first time I see a playlist post and recognize some songs in there. 😛 I love the cover of the book by the way. Nice post! 🙂
Great post! I don’t do much writing, but I do constantly listen to individual songs/playlists FOREVER. It seems like it’d be a good way to influence the way you wanted your writing to go 😉