Monday, November 10, 2014

Vincent by D.B. Reynolds

 Vampires in America Book #8
Author: D.B. Reynolds
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Release Date: November 1, 2014

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I get asked a lot about what music I listen to when I’m writing. The truth is that I don’t.

Music is very important to me, all kinds of music. But I have one of those brains that automatically starts memorizing the lyrics or rhythm or melody to any song it hears. That’s too distracting when I’m trying to write, since I need to disappear into my story in order to do it justice.

But that’s not to say that music doesn’t affect my writing. It absolutely does. Sometimes when I’m writing a particular scene, I can hear a song playing in the background. Or I’ll hear a song by one of my favorite artists and the emotion it inspires brings to mind a scene that I just have to write and incorporate into the book I’m writing, or maybe the next one.

So, here are a few songs that have inspired me emotionally when writing certain scenes. In some cases, I’ve indicated the specific scene or book.

Desperado (Linda Ronstadt) (should be Raphael’s theme song when we meet him)
It Doesn’t Matter (Alison Krauss & Union Station) (Raphael – Cyn’s theme song!)
Someone Like You (Rod Stewart) (Jabril – but it’s Cyn’s song)
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye (The Casinos) (Raj and Sarah’s wedding dance - Vignette)
Iridescent (Linkin Park) (Duncan – Emma at the funeral)
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long  (Otis Redding)  (Betrayed)
Love Don’t Die (The Fray)  (Vincent  - end of the final fight sequence)

 (These are among the songs on my action/fight scene playlist – the only time I sometimes listen to music as I write)
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)
Castle of Glass (Linkin Park)
Burn It Down (Linkin Park)

Sinaloa, Mexico . . . haunting deserts, hot nights, and vampires, who’ve been there for hundreds of years, watching from the shadows, playing their games, manipulating humans, and surviving at any cost.

Vincent Kuxim, powerful and charismatic, was made vampire by an ambitious leader looking for soldiers to pave his way to the rule of all Mexico. But more than a century later, Vincent’s Sire is looking over his shoulder as Vincent closes in for the kill, ready to claim the title Lord of Mexico for himself.

Lana Arnold is a bounty hunter, smart, beautiful, and determined to chart her own future. So when the most powerful vampire lord in all of North America enlists her help in tracking down a very old and elusive bloodsucker, Lana sees nothing but opportunity. 

There’s only one catch. The client wants her to take Vincent—a vampire she neither knows nor trusts—along on her hunt. Then again, maybe it’s herself she doesn’t trust, because Vincent Kuxim is sex walking in a pair of tight black jeans.

Thrown together by circumstance, Vincent and Lana soon find themselves battling an evil they didn’t know existed in a fight that makes Vincent all the more determined to destroy his Sire, seize Mexico for himself . . . and keep Lana by his side forever.

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About the Author:
D. B. Reynolds is the RT Award-Winning author of the popular Vampires in America series of Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. 

She lives with her husband of many years in a flammable canyon near the Malibu coast, and when she’s not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else’s. 

Visit her blog at for details on all of her books, for free stories and more. 

D.B. Reynolds Giveaway
1st Prize a copy of VINCENT e or print (signed) winner's choice, plus a $25 Amazon gift cert
2nd Prize a copy of VINCENT e or print (signed) winner's choice, plus a $10 Amazon gift cert 

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  1. Fabulous song choices D.B.!! I'm a huge Rock fan, so Linkin Park and Metallica sit high on my playlist. I loved VINCENT along with all your VIA series and I'm looking forward to more!!

  2. I can hear the songs - excellent choices, DB! I understand completely about the silence needed thing. Music will drag my brain away. Now VINCENT - just keeps getting better, kiddo! Great set-up for DECEPTION, March, 2015. And blessings be upon you for not making us wait a year. Yay!

  3. Love the song choices thanks for sharing and thank you for an amazing series

  4. Thank you for sharing your music list :)