Stay Playlist

Since I typically write paranormal/horror, my usual writing playlists are filled with epic songs from soundtracks with lots of NIN and Marilyn Manson thrown in. With STAY, I needed something different. While this novel is just as dark—if not darker—than the books I usually write, it’s a different kind of dark.

STAY is the first book I’ve written with a contemporary setting and no elements of fantasy. And yet it was one of the scariest books I’ve ever written. After all, the truth is often worse than fiction. Unlike ghosts, demons, and zombies, being kidnapped and forced into human trafficking is something that really could happen.

I needed music that set the mood for not only fear, but a sense of hopelessness and utter despair the characters felt. I am not a fan of slow, sad music, so this is as close at it comes for me. Here is the playlist I listened to on repeat while writing STAY 

1.)   Imagine Dragons- Demons

2.)   Of Monster and Men- Little Talks

3.)    Imagine Dragons- Bleeding Out

4.)    One Republic- Counting Stars

5.)    One Republic- Come Home

6.)    Animals- House of the Rising Sun

7.)    Tom Petty- Free Fallin’

8.)    Tom Petty- Mary Jane’s Last Dance

9.)    One Republic- Secrets

10.)  Coldplay- Fix You

11.)  Goo Goo Dolls- Iris

12.)  Tom Petty- I Won’t Back Down

13.)  Jason Mraz- I Won’t Give Up

14.)  Katy Perry- Unconditionally