About this time last year, I read and reviewed a book called You Are Mine, which I really enjoyed. I’m excited to announce that I’m taking part in the blog tour for it sequel, Mine To Spell, and that I’m lucky to be hosting Janeal Falor, who will be sharing a short guest post on what music was her inspiration for this story.
While I typically do my writing in silence, music has a big impact on my creative process before I write. It gets me in the mood and helps me to feel the things my characters will feel. The Mine series is tricky to get songs that fit it, though. Most music is too modern or too upbeat or just too not right.
While preparing to write You Are Mine I listened to a lot of classical music and The Piano Guys. But that mix just didn’t feel right for Mine to Spell. At all. I searched for something else, but nothing ever came until I heard “Brave” by Sara Bareilles and dun, dun, duuuunnn! That was it! Not only does it work for the entire series, but they really fit Cynthia’s story perfectly. Plus, in addition to being a fantastic song, I think it has a great message for us all.
About the Book:
Title: Mine to Spell (Mine #2)
Author: Janeal Falor
Publication Date: May 5, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations.
For once, Cynthia isn’t going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She’s going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn’t a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough.
About the Author:
Amazon best-selling author Janeal Falor lives in Utah with her husband and three children. In her non-writing time she teaches her kids to make silly faces, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and attempts to cultivate a garden even when half the things she plants die. When it’s time for a break she can be found taking a scenic drive with her family, fencing, or drinking hot chocolate.
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