Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Music Inspiration for ASCEND by Alexandria Anthony & Giveaway

Title: Ascend: The Vampire Destiny Series Book 4Author:  Alexandra AnthonyPublished:  June 1st, 2013Word Count:  approx. 54,000Genre:  Paranormal Erotic RomanceContent Warning:  Erotic/sexual material and minimal violence.  Recommended Age - 18+

Waking up as an immortal…

Josephine Anderson awakes as true vampire, leaving her half-human life behind.  She has little time to adjust to the change however; her evil father has gone missing and wants nothing more than to destroy her and her vampire mate, Stefan Lifsten.  But they have other plans…

Secrets and revelations are revealed…

Josephine and Stefan head back to her childhood home to search for the lost journal her uncle kept – a journal that may unlock Stefan and Josephine’s shared past.  While searching, Josephine’s world is once again turned on its axis when she meets Liev Banin, who reveals a long-kept secret that will change everything for Josephine….and her family.  


Still reeling from their discovery, they are rocked to their very core when a trusted friend betrays them…and threatens to destroy them all.

*This is a romantic, erotic book.  It contains sexy vampires, graphic language, adult content and situations that aren't for the faint of heart.   Consider yourself warned.*

About the Author:

Alexandra lives in the Midwest.  She enjoys a steamy romance, a happy ending and isn’t afraid of things that go bump in the night.

She is the author of two paranormal, erotic series: The Dark Hart Chronicles and The Vampire Destiny Series.

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What type of music is behind your inspiration for Ascend?

I have a varied list that I use when I write…especially the sexy, steamy scenes I write.
I have two playlists that I use when writing…the first one I’ll share is aptly titled, Sexy.
Apologize – One Republic
Be Still My Love – Bush
Closer – Nine Inch Nails
Come on Get Higher – Matt Nathanson
Do I Have to Say the Words? – Bryan Adams
Here With Me – The Killers
How – Maroon 5
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
Never Gonna Leave this Bed – Maroon 5
Turning Page  - Sleeping At Last
You Can Leave Your Hat on – Joe Cocker
Erotica – Madonna
Everything Will be Alright – The Killers
I Drove All Night –Roy Orbinson
I Shall Believe  -Sheryl Crow
Criminal – Fiona Apple
Smooth Sailing  - Queens of The Stone Age

And of course, I also have a playlist that I use for general writing purposes.  It features a lot of the above songs, with a few additions I’ll list below:
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Time Is Running Out- Muse
Skyfall – Adele
Some Unholy War – Amy Winehouse
Black – Keri Kimmel
A Dustland Fairytale – The Killers
Read My Mind – The Killers
Just Give Me a Reason – Pink
Miss Atomic Bomb- The Killers
Newborn – Muse
No One Knows- Queens of The Stone Age
Asleep to Dream –Fiona Apple
Smile Like You Mean It – The Killers
Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys
Joy Ride – The Killers
All These Things I’ve Done – The Killers
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
Madness – Muse

I need music to write.  I’m not sure if it’s the influence of the music, but I’ve tried to write in silence and it just doesn’t work.  I do most of my best writing when I tailor my music choices to the type of scenes I’m writing. 

Ascend: The Vampire Destiny Series # 4 by Alexandra Anthony:


  1. Great playlist, coping it down for when I have more time to haunt youtube LOL Thank you for sharing with us today, I have added this series to my wishlist and am looking forward to the fun reading it.

  2. I need to catch up. It seems like I am way behind on a great series.


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