Some authors can write listening to music, but I find it to be a huge distraction. I do, however, listen to music during my creative thought process. Sometimes I hear a song and think how perfect it seems to fit with a scene, and in other cases the song title itself sneaks into the book. "Blinding" was the biggest inspiration for "Sterling". I'll never be able to hear this song without thinking of the book.

I thought it would be fun to share the music I'm listening to as I write each series. Sometimes the songs disappear from the playlist and I occasionally go back to check them, but I listed them just in case they're not on it.


Sterling by danni dark on Grooveshark

O' Death by  Jen Titus
Blinding by Florence and the Machine
Time is running out by Muse
Me I'm not by NIN
The Mezzanine by Liz Durrett
Get out Alive by Three Days Grace

Twist by danni dark on Grooveshark

Mouth by Bush
Captive by Liz Durrett
In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
Too Close by Alex Claire
Hardest of hearts by Florence and the Machine

Impulse by danni dark on Grooveshark

Timebomb by Beck
Running up that Hill by Placebo
Symphony Number 25 in G Minor by Amadeus Mozart
Womanizer by Britney Spears
Salvation by the Scanners
Protoge Moi by Placebo
In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins

Gravity by danni dark on Grooveshark

No Light by Florence and the Machine
I Will Corrupt You by Depeche Mode
Samson by Regina Spektor
This Night by Black Lab
Heavy in your Arms by Florence and the Machine
I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan
Gravity by Sarah Barillas

Shine by danni dark on Grooveshark

Scars by Anna Nalik
You'll Never Walk Alone by Liz Durrett
Shake it out by Florence and the Machine
Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones
Northern Lights by 30 Seconds to Mars
Sadie's Song by Kate Herzig
Everything you Do by Carl Anderson (youtube)
The Race by 30 Seconds from Mars
So Whatcha Want by the Beastie Boys
The Funeral by Band of Horses
Who Wants To Live Forever by Queen
 I Wanna Know what Love Is by Foreigner 
This Woman's Work by Kate Bush
Feels like Home by Bonnie Raitt
CLOSER by danni dark on Grooveshark

Kiss with a Fist by Florence and the Machine
Sweet Caroline by ?? (it was a remake)
Lover's Eyes by Mumford and Sons
Here with Me by Dido
Comatose by Skillet
Bring me to Life by Evanescence
Open your Eyes by Snow Patrol
Run by Snow Patrol
Hold you in my Arms by Ray Lamontogne
Have no Fear by Birdy York
Be Still my Love by Bush
Ghost of you Lingers by Spoon
Never Let me Go by Florence and the Machine
Something by "Across the Universe" soundtrack
I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
Green Eyes by Coldplay
I Gave you All by Mumford and Sons


Seven Years by danni dark on Grooveshark
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Baba O'Riley by the Who 
Machinehead by Bush
Everlong (Acoustic) by Foo Fighters
 Try by Pink
Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac
Awake my Soul by Mumford and Sons
Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon
Home by Philip Phillips

2 Six Months by danni dark on Grooveshark
Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones
 Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran
Thunderstruck by AC/DC
A Little Less Conversation by Elvis
Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker
Misty Blue by Etta James
Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan
A Beautiful Lie by 30 Seconds to Mars
Shook me All Night Long by AC/DC
Big Shot by Billy Joel
Human by Christina Perri 
She's always a Woman to Me by Billy Joel
Give me Love by Ed Sheeran
Coming out by Diana Ross
Stubborn Love by the Lumineers
Just Breathe by Pearl Jam
Best Laid Plans by James Blunt

3 Five Weeks by danni dark on Grooveshark
Night of the Hunter by 30 Seconds to Mars
Somebody that I used to know by Gotye
Yesterday by the Beatles
Your Wildest Dreams by the Moody Blues
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
Clementine by Sarah Jaffe
With or Without you by U2
If You See Her, Say Hello by Bob Dylan
Far Behind by Candlebox
Let her Go by Passenger
How can I tell you by Liz Durrett
She Wolf by David Guetta
I Just Want to Make Love to you by Foghat
This Love by Maroon 5
Love Will Find a Way by Tesla
You Were Always on my Mind by Willie Nelson
Closer by Nine Inch Nails
Love Me Again by John Newman
Isabelle by Michael Kaeshammer
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
I bet my life by Imagine Dragons


4 Four days by danni dark on Grooveshark  
Return to Innocence by Enigma
Song to the Siren by This Mortal Coil
Captive by Liz Durrett
Silent all these Years by Tori Amos
Like Real People Do by Hozier
Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood
Lullaby by Billy Joel
Howl by Florence and the Machine
Stand by Me by Ki Theory

Sally's song by Amy Lee
Pompeii by Posthumus
I Can't Help Falling by Elvis
Lakota Healing Song