Hey, guys! I have some new releases to share today (YAY!) and as always, I wanted to add my own flair. Welcome to Havenwood Falls, the musical edition.
Anyone who follows me knows how insanely important music is to my life. As a creative it fuels me. As a mom to both a dancer and a violinist, it fuels our family. Today, we are having a quick chat with the authors of the first three Havenwood Falls novellas to check out how music fits into their new releases.
Havenwood Falls Series Information
Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story.
These are New Adult paranormal romance in the Havenwood Falls series of New Adult and Adult fantasy novellas featuring a variety of supernatural creatures. The series is a collaborative effort by multiple authors. Each book is generally a stand-alone, so you can read them in any order, although some authors will be writing sequels to their own stories. Please be aware when you choose your next read. We do recommend that you read Forget You Not first as an introduction to the town and its eccentricities.
Watch for Havenwood Falls High, a Young Adult series launching in October 2017.
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Kristie Cook ~ Forget You Not
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Two years ago, Kaela Peters nearly killed her fiancé by ripping his throat out. Once she gained control over her vampire urges, she hoped to rekindle their love, only to find him on one knee again—now with her best friend. She can’t blame them for their betrayal, though. They’ve been compelled to forget that she even existed. But she can’t forget them, so when she receives an unexpected job offer far away in the Colorado mountains, she seizes the opportunity to escape her past and the painful memories.
If only she’d known she was running right into her true past and memories that cut even deeper.
Her real name isn’t Kaela Peters, Havenwood Falls and her new job are not what they seem on the surface, and the love of her life isn’t the ex in Atlanta. As she starts piecing together the fragmented memories of her past and hermoroi heritage, the passion of old love reignites. Until she discovers that the triggering of her vampire gene may have been foul play with dire consequences—and Xandru Roca, the epic love she’d left behind, has something to do with it all.
Kristie, if you had to pick a theme song for your story what would you choose?
Never Forget You by Zara Larsson
Kaela walks into a karaoke bar. What song does she sing? Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow (hahaha!)
Who would your characters want to see come to Havenwood Falls for a concert?
Well, I can see Xandru being a big Linkin Park fan…
Even though Kaela’s former life was all about the night life, clubs, bartending, etc., she was never into the club music. She’d prefer to see Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, or Mumford & Sons.
I think they’d both love to see Imagine Dragons together.
Tell us about your music taste when writing:
Linkin Park has always been a huge influence on my writing. So has 30 Seconds to Mars and Breaking Benjamin. I wrote this one so fast, though, that I never put together a playlist.
E.J. Fechenda - Fate, Love, & Loyalty
Aster McCabe couldn’t be happier with her job managing Coffee Haven and baking blueberry scones the whole town raves about, especially her sweet and sexy boyfriend Patrick. She loves her simple, small-town life in Havenwood Falls. At least, until her sister suddenly shows up with trouble not far behind.
The sisters’ relationship has always been volatile, especially with the pressure of being the Alpha’s daughters and the expectation to be perfect. Reeve never failed in that department, and Aster grew up in the shadows of her sister’s success. But when Reeve left for college, Aster blossomed. So she’s dealt a painful blow the moment her sister walks in the door and meets Patrick—a mountain lion’s call to its mate couldn’t be any more obvious. Neither can it be controlled or refused.
When an unstable Alpha from another den claims Reeve as his mate, Aster, bitter over the recent betrayal, practically draws the guy a map to Reeve’s location, unknowingly putting her entire family and den in danger. Aster must figure out how to right her wrong and save her family. But loyalty and love are further tested when a stranger appears with the potential to forever change Aster’s fate.
Alright E.J. we need a theme song to listen to while reading this little gem. What is it? Be My Fire by The Blue Stones
Your MCs walk into a karaoke bar. What song do they sing? Okay, I see Aster and Reeve, after reconciling and having a couple of adult beverages, singing Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
BIG news! Havenwood Falls is getting a major concert. Who do your characters hope it will be? Imagine Dragons
Final musical thought? I have a diverse taste in music and each book has its own playlist. Music helps sets the tone for what I'm working on.
Check out E.J.'s Spotify playlist HERE If you guys don't use Spotify, you should. It's FREE and many, many authors make playlists for their stories which you can search.
Susan Burdorf - Old Wounds
Betrayed by love, Sherry Grimes flees the city, seeking solace in an unfamiliar place that calls to her from deep in the mountains. But her search for comfort goes awry when she’s chased by a wolf through the forest, falls, and blacks out. She awakens in a strange room with a mysterious and forbidding—yet undeniably sexy—man by her side. So much for finding solitude. But despite the craziness that brings her to the small eccentric town, she discovers herself drawn into the magic that is Havenwood Falls.
Russell Higgins had long ago given up the idea of finding the one he could trust his secrets to—until he met Sherry. One look at the feisty woman with a broken heart has him defying his pack and rethinking his own ideas of his perfect mate. What he can’t deny is the wolf inside, claiming the human as his.
Bradley Monahan wants Sherry back, and he would do anything to make that happen. Even fight the mysteries of a town that doesn’t forgive transgressions.
While love may heal old wounds, it’s the fresh ones that Sherry must overcome to find her way back home. Wherever that may be.
Susan, Old Wounds needs a theme song, what do you choose? Unexpected Love by Charice (if you have not heard this girl sing you MUST correct that)
Sherry and Rusty walk into a karaoke bar. What song do they sing? She loves Cher so probably they start with I Got You Babe and end the night with the Carpenters song We've Only Just Begun or Ryan Adams song Everything I Do I Do For You
Who would your characters want to see come to Havenwood Falls for a concert? They like the oldies so maybe Three Dog Night or The Moody Blues (Their song Somewhere Out There is my fave all time song)
Tell us about your musical tastes when writing:
I have a Pandora station, well several, actually. I listen to an eclectic mix of music which is not really related to scenes I am writing. I like Lady Antebellum, James Blunt, Charice, or Christina Perri, or The Civil Wars, or One Republic (Secrets gets me pumped every time - I keep seeing that scene from the Nicholas Cage version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice when this song plays and the Tesla coil shoots electricity everywhere).
There you have it, some musical love for you to check out. I jammed to E.J.'s playlist, I'm stoked the Havenwood Falls characters are excited for an Imagine Dragons concert (cause I'm going to see them in November!) and yes, Charice does have a beautiful voice!
Now run to your favorite e-book retailer and grab up these new releases NOW while they're only 99¢.
I'll bring you more Havenwood Fall, the musical, soon. Until next time, happy reading AND happy listening.