Hello Everyone! It’s Monday so that means music:) Today I am doing something a little different. In approximately an hour a cover reveal blast will be launched for the soon to be released Lyrical Muse Anthology! (3CM Media) This anthology is a team effort between myself and several very talented authors… Lyrical Muse is a collection that reflects life’s rhythms through the stories of everyday people.
So I thought it might be fun to share some of the music that inspires the authors of Lyrical Muse🙂
So enjoy and allow the Muse to lead you on a musical journey:)
Also please make sure you check back to see the fantabulous cover designed by the talented Joy Stroube!
ENTER THE WORLD OF LYRICAL MUSE
Ronda L. Caudill PhD, Jamie White, C. P. Bialois and Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
‘Music Heals the Spirit as the Words Give Life.’
I was born and raised in Virginia. Writing has always been a passion of mine. I earned Ph.D. in Education from Capella University. The two writers who inspired me the most are Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. My discovery of Mr. Poe when I was eleven years old opened up an entirely new world to me. It is a world that I have shared with my daughters. I am blessed with a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters who both inspire me and support me. I am thankful to them for their love, encouragement, and support (and many new ideas). http://www.rondacaudillbooks.com/
“The song that is inspirational to me is ‘Gone With Sin’ by HIM which is such an inspirational song to me because it is darkly romantic and very haunting, just like the books I write. This song just reaches down and touches my soul.”
JamieBMusings is a music addict, book lover, pet servant & NaNoWriMo survivor. When she’s not busy writing posts for Culture Shock, she’s taking pictures for her new obsession (That Photo Blog) and spending time with her husband and pets. Her first book, The Life and Times of No One in Particular, was released in May 2012. http://www.jamiebmusings.webs.com.
“This song is so dark and haunting. It’s a great story song, filled with highly-charged emotion and it got me thinking of a story possibility. I decided not to go nearly as dark as the song does, but I listened to it, and many other related songs, during the writing of this story to get me in the right mood.”
CP Bialois completed his first full-length novel, Call of Poseidon, in 2007. Armed with a finished product, Bialois began working on another book, The Sword and the Flame: The Forging, unsure of what he would ultimately be doing with either. As with many others in the later part of the first decade of the 2000’s, he found himself out of work and looking into new options. Over the next two years, he would spend most days at the library, completing an additional half-dozen works.
With five books currently out, Bialois is planning for the release of many more and enjoying the feedback he receives. The up-and-coming author takes inspiration from favorites such as Steven King, Tom Clancy and Sue Grafton. His love of history, fantasy and old monster movies has also served as a muse. http://cpbialois.webs.com/
“it’s Life Won’t Wait by Ozzy Osbourne. It’s a mix of aggression and calmness that helps to get me motivated as it reminds me there may not be a tomorrow to do everything we want to do.”
Michelle Cornwell-Jordan is a New Adult/Young Adult-Paranormal Author. Her titles include a YA Novella series Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy and upcoming novel Chrysalis. She is also the producer of the online radio segment IndieReview Behind The Scenes, where she and her co-host Jamie B Musings interviews Indie Authors and Musicians. Michelle has been married for 18 years and has a 15 year old daughter. A book lover, her favorite genre has always been paranormal adventures. Another love is writing. Michelle has been writing about as long as she has been a bibliophile! Losing herself in a fantasy world that she is creating on paper is how she loves spending her spare time. Oh, and one final secret about Michelle is that she believes that she also has a secret power, but if she told, she would have to zap ya! http://michellecjordan.wix.com/author#!
“I enjoy all types of music. But lately I have really enjoyed the darker sounds of Lana Del Ray. Her haunting lyrics that goes straight to the heart and rips away all masks and pretensions of what society might feel is right. In my opinion, Lana’s music has the rhythmic quality to appeal to a mass audience, but her subjects speak about passion in all it’s forms: love, hate, sadness. I enjoy listening to her songs, when I need to feel deeply when writing a scene”