Music to Write Catholic Vampires To

One of the joys of writing, for me, is the excuse to play through a ton of music. It’s basically a soundtrack in my head, like with any film. This would probably explain that I tend to listen to a lot of John Williams and Hans Zimmer while I write.

Though of all the books in the Love at First Bite series, Good to the Last Drop is the one where I’ve used the most music while writing through everything. Heck, there are at least one or two chapters where I did nothing but play these pieces on a loop.

Some may need some explaining.

Some are even spoilery.

But I don’t think It’ll be too much of a problem if I post these here.

Heh

Our first, Within Temption: In the Middle of the Night

This one almost work for my main character, Marco Catalano. Heck, if this doesn’t sound like a Marco theme song, nothing does. It was perfect for several of the opening chapters, which took place over the course of one night. One very, very long night. With a lot of shooting, and a lot of vampire minions… who explode.

Our Solemn Hour

This one …  mostly just sounded cool. Though there’s a lot of lyrics here that could match the book, if you cared to play mix and match. I don’t. It was just fun.

A Demon’s Fate

This one is just amusing on several different levels. In part because I’ve already used this for a villain’s theme. Either it’s a spoiler, or maybe I just like the song.

Cruxshadows: Helios

Sorry I don’t have a lyrics video for this one. I guess I’d have to make one if I wanted it. But in any event, this was also an early chapter. In part, it was a fight scene. In part, because it was a relationship song. Listen when you’re halfway through, maybe you’ll hear it.

Winterborn

This was for Chapter 20….

Chapter 20 was awesome. I didn’t see it coming.

I didn’t even like the person I killed there.

But damn, did it work.

Angelus Everlasting

This is one that I put on a loop during a chapter. It’s during the final shootout. It works as one part character development, and one part battle music.

 Nightwish: Ever dream
The final battle. If you listen to just the last half of the song, you can hear it ratchet up the drama and the tension, until you can almost see the firefight going on, can’t you?  It’s a bit of a love song. It’s a bit of a battle song.And again, this is what I looped for our final shootout.

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About Declan Finn

Declan Finn is the author of Honor at Stake, an urban fantasy novel, and nominated for Best Horror at the first annual Dragon Awards. He has also written The Pius Trilogy, to be released by Silver Empire Press. Finn has also written "Codename: Winterborn," an SF espionage thriller, and "It was Only on Stun!" and "Set to Kill," murder mysteries at a science fiction convention.