This post is going to be a bit different. I wanted to introduce to you guys three of the major tracks on the East of Eden playlist. The full playlist will be released during my blog tour this December, but for now, let’s get into the theme of the second book, shall we?
If you guys aren’t completely familiar with these songs, here they are for your listening pleasure. And if you are, enjoy the listen anyways!
COME WITH ME NOW – The Kongos
Why I Chose It: Just listen to it. It’s angry. It’s a touch jaded. It’s cynical. You are your own worst enemy until you assimilate into that enemy itself.
There’s a lot of debate over whether they say WAR or WHOA at the beginning of each line, but seeing as how WAR is one of the Four Horsemen, I’m on the WAR team. But I’m sure you could guess that.
I had the pleasure of watching this video a few weeks ago, and it is fantastic. It just adds to the jaded effect.
DO I WANNA KNOW? – Arctic Monkeys
Why I Chose It: This song personifies one of the two new main villains of the novel, which isn’t saying much since just about everyone is a villain, but that’s what so great about it. We get to see 50 sides of evil from 50 different ways, and there is always someone worse to take their place. I enjoy the perspective and there are going to be a lot of warped things going on and this just embodies the disturbing things.
LOVE RUNS OUT – One Republic
Why I Chose It: Another self-explanatory one. It’s another great song about giving everything you’ve got to the point of obsession, past the point of burnout. That commitment to seeing things through to the end, no matter the cost. This one is about a relationship, and a destructive one at that. You know it’s bad, and you know it’s going to cost you in the end, but you’re not one to throw in the towel to avoid the “spite your face” situation.
It’s about coming to terms with the devils you’re creating and accepting them for their new-found reality.
So that’s the preview! And if you haven’t figured it out by now, there are going to be a lot of villains making an appearance in the second novel and a few returning ones. A bunch of questions are going to get answered in the second book (try as I might, nothing is ever a plothole).
Amelia’s missing memories, what secrets Camael is guarding, where is Enoch, what happened to Adam during the Fall, and a bunch more will be answered in the second book.
And be prepared because the answers aren’t nice. They aren’t politically correct.
The books I write are a blend of romance, suspense, paranormal, fantasy, and horror. They aren’t for everyone. Some things are too one way for some and too far the other way for others.
But I’m warning everyone now. This book is dark. I wouldn’t never call it disturbed, but you don’t want to bring it home to Mama unless you are Mama’s husband.
It is dark fantasy. Or paranormal suspense. Or romantic horror. I don’t know what it is, but what I do know is that the concepts and theories are adult and controversial in nature.
On top of the chaos I’ve already unveiled, we’re going to touch base on rape, incest, bestiality, murder, suicide, and a lot of other things. It is HELL after all.
But like I said earlier, I don’t do plotholes. You just aren’t ready for the deep end yet.
So bring your swimmies, boys and girls. The sea doesn’t care if you’re friend or foe.