A musical tour of HEART OF DARKNESS

I found as I wrote Meriel and Dominic that they both had some old school love song vibe –

This one – You’re All I Need by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – was one of the songs on the book’s tracklist

And when Meriel is really falling in love with Dominic –

Florence + The Machine – Dog Days are Over

But at the same time, Dominic has a hard edged nature and while there were moments of sweetness on the tracklist, there were a lot more like this:

Stone Temple Pilots – Down


Ministry – Just One Fix

And this one sort of fits the world Heart of Darkness resides in

Tool – Sober (an oldie but one of my all time favorite songs)

I am so excited about this world and these witches and the Others in the series. I truly hope you all enjoy it as well!

If you’d like to win a signed copy (once I get them, hopefully soon!) or a Kindle pre-order all you need to do is reply to this post to enter. Do you love music? What’s your favorite song right now?
I’ll choose a winner tomorrow, October 27 at noon pacific!

30 comments to “A musical tour of HEART OF DARKNESS”

  1. Susan Helene Gottfried
    October 26th, 2011 at 11:10 am · Link

    Sober is one of my all-time favorite songs. Also one of the only Tool songs I can stand (just not a Stoner Rock girl, I guess).

    Neat list you’ve got here, lady!

  2. Jane
    October 26th, 2011 at 11:11 am · Link

    I remember Tool. My favorite song right now is “If I Ever Feel Better” by Phoenix. I heard it while watching a rerun of “Entourage.”

  3. Regina Ross
    October 26th, 2011 at 11:20 am · Link

    i love all kinds of music ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mel
    October 26th, 2011 at 11:29 am · Link

    I have so many favorite songs I can listen to over and over. The ones that stand out the most are: Disintegration by the Cure (I also like the same title by Jimmy Eat World, Adele: Someone Like You.

  5. Jordan H
    October 26th, 2011 at 11:31 am · Link

    Sober by Tool is an awesome song, its been awhile since I’ve heard it. My favorite song at the moment is Hometown Glory by Adele. I listened to it the first time because you put it on the playlist at the back of Never Enough and can’t stop listening to it now *grins*

  6. Alexandrea Ward
    October 26th, 2011 at 11:40 am · Link

    I absolutely love music. I think my favorite song right now is by Adele “Someone Like You”. That song just gets to me.

  7. Pam B
    October 26th, 2011 at 12:03 pm · Link


    Love music of all kinds and have an eclectic mix on my ipod. However all day I have had Maroon 5’s song bouncing around in my head (probably because it is played all the time) Moves like Jagger.

    So I guess that is my favorite today (tomorrow there will be another favorite).

    Thanks for your stories and the chance for a giveaway


  8. cathyf
    October 26th, 2011 at 12:04 pm · Link

    I love all types if music. I love country, mariachi music,
    rock en espanol, 80’s “new wave” music, the hair bands from the 80’s. Right now I am loving The Script and Adele.

  9. Pamk
    October 26th, 2011 at 12:09 pm · Link

    Love old motown and classic rock. I have eclectic tastes in music and like lots of different things.
    Can’t wait to read HOD.

  10. Debbie D
    October 26th, 2011 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I’m loving Dominic’s playlist….although he may need a little Nine Inch Nails in there.
    I like all kinds of music….although I’m a rocker at heart รขโ„ขยฅ
    My favorite group is Pearl Jam and right now my favorite song is their “Just Breathe”. Eddie Vedder has one of the best voices I’ve heard ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

  11. Julie K
    October 26th, 2011 at 12:36 pm · Link

    I loved reading about your playlist.

    I think I have been watching to much DWTS cuz I am stuck on Broadway show tunes.

  12. Alaina
    October 26th, 2011 at 12:42 pm · Link

    im kinda in a weird music place right now.. HUrt from johnny cash.. im sexy and i know it from LMFAO (watch the music video its hilarious) the game by Alyssa Reid .. transsiberian orchestras’ christmas in sarajevo.. anything by Mumford and Sons.. and Adele’s Set fire to the rain

    i love music.. i love just about any type of music..

  13. Gayle C
    October 26th, 2011 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Right now I’m obsessed with One Eskimo their whole album is good. I love your cover art it really catches the eye.

  14. Joder
    October 26th, 2011 at 1:01 pm · Link

    Very eclectic choice of music, but some of those I really enjoy. I enjoy music, but my favorites are from the 80’s. The Go-Gos and Rick Springfield are my ultimate favorites.

  15. Louise
    October 26th, 2011 at 1:13 pm · Link

    Love, love, love music. I listen in my car and on my phone throughout the day. My favorite right now is Changing by The Airborne Toxic Event.

  16. Mary I
    October 26th, 2011 at 1:23 pm · Link

    I love music and I think there is some for every mood, every story, every character. I have been waiting for Heart of Darkness since I finished Goddess with a blade. I like the songs you chose for the characters in this book. I thought Animal by Neon trees might be appropriate for these two. Paralyzer by Finger 11 too. Harder to Breathe from Maroon 5 maybe. Muriel and Dominic (from what I’ve read so far . . . ) seem drawn to the savage and rough and wild aspects of each other, to the the potential for intensity and challenge in a relatively easy world. It’s hard to pick a favorite song but I am listening to: Early in the Morning by Robert Palmer, Turning Tables by Adele, Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae, Super Bass by Niki Minaj, and Moves like Jagger .

  17. Francesca from UTCBookBlog
    October 26th, 2011 at 1:36 pm · Link

    I am dying to read this!!!!! I love to see the music behind the words! Thanks for posting. I am obsessed with Adele at the moment and listening to Set Fire To The Rain.

    Under The Covers
    *fingers crossed that I win this*

  18. Chelsea B.
    October 26th, 2011 at 1:56 pm · Link

    I love music! Don’t know how I would get by without it. My favorite songs right now are Gonna Getcha Good by Shania Twain and Jesssie’s Girl– Glee version. Yes, I know. Crazy different ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Lindsay
    October 26th, 2011 at 2:37 pm · Link

    My favorite song changes with my mood…right at this minute…my favorite song is Singin’ in the Rain by Gene Kelly. It fits the weather and my mood.

  20. Limecello
    October 26th, 2011 at 2:40 pm · Link

    No need to enter me in the drawing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve already got the digital copy coming to me.
    As for music? Love it. dearly. I’ve rather eclectic tastes, but I have to admit pop music is a big part of what I listen to.
    I’m a big fan of Adele, but I’m a bit afraid she’s suffering from the radio overplaying and I’m going to be well less fond of her. Florence and the Machine, Frou Frou’s Breathe In, and Adam Levine is growing on me a lot.
    I also loved Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon, With or Without You by U2, The World I Know by Collective Soul… Third Eye Blind, so on and so forth.
    And… I’d go gaga over someone who could play Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto.

  21. Diane Sadler
    October 26th, 2011 at 4:25 pm · Link

    I’m not a music person; I would rather listen to audiobooks than music!

  22. Christine
    October 26th, 2011 at 4:28 pm · Link

    I keep thinking of the song Witchcraft every time I think of this book and that’s what always comes in my head. So I have been humming it alot lately

  23. Iswari Sharma
    October 26th, 2011 at 4:28 pm · Link

    Lauren – Thanks for the chance to win and your question is so easy too! Music is everything to me. So much so, that I sometimes wonder why I don’t have a profession in it in some shape or form. I always have a song going through my head at all times of the day when I am not actually listening to something. I have always liked all types of music in any language. I do tend to lean more towards alternative rock, though I recently discovered Friendly Fires recently and am currently loving them.

  24. Jessie
    October 26th, 2011 at 4:41 pm · Link

    Tool is my favorite band! right now I’m listening to a lot of Foster The People, just loving their stuff

  25. elaing8
    October 26th, 2011 at 5:49 pm · Link

    I usually listen to music mostly at night.I need it to get to sleep.
    Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Theory of a Deadman. Love this group.

  26. Maryam Salim
    October 26th, 2011 at 6:49 pm · Link

    I always love looking at your track lists. I’m still loving anything by Adele. Also Cold Play’s PARADISE, One Republic’s GOOD LIFE and Bruno Mars’ . Then there’s Rihanna’s WE FOUND LOVE and LMFAO’S PARTY ROCK which keep moving at the gym ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Lindsey E
    October 27th, 2011 at 3:00 am · Link

    Right now We Found Love by Rihanna keeps me in the car until it finishes and anything by David Guetta.

  28. CrystalGB
    October 27th, 2011 at 6:54 am · Link

    I love music. My favorite song right now is Blake Shelton’s God Gave Me You.

  29. Spav
    October 27th, 2011 at 12:50 pm · Link

    I love music. Lately I’m listening to a lot of song by Led Zeppelin.

  30. Rachel Riddles
    October 28th, 2011 at 3:18 pm · Link

    YOu have the best taste in music, and thanks to you I’ve discovered Kings of Leon and Florence and the Machine.