Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Author Playlist: Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney

Release: February14th, 2017
Romance Subgenre: New Adult, Young Adult

The end of an Empire, the rise of a Queen

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long-lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows.

Author Playlist
I'd like to welcome author Mallory McCartney to the blog! Mallory has been extremely generous in the sharing of her playlist for Black Dawn. Seriously, look at all those videos! Thanks for sharing, Mallory!

Thank you for having me! 😊 A little backstory before I get into my playlists, music and I have had a long-time love affair. When I was younger, I would go through obsessive phases where I would discover every musical and indie band I could get my hands on, and listen to them on repeat. This hasn’t changed much. Not saying that I don’t love listening to the top radio songs (believe me I do) but I have a love for finding the underdog bands, and just musicals in general. When I started high school, I was in choir, Concert Band and Jazz band. In grade twelve I took vocal lessons, and throughout college, and to this day, going to live concerts is my favorite thing to do. Losing myself completely in live music, is the same feeling I get when I write, and it consumes me.

So, saying that, all my books that I write have very specific influences and Playlists! Black Dawn was fun, writing third person, with each chapter a different character, I found bands that would help me construct the core of each character, or the echo of their emotional traits. When I write, it’s like I’m watching a live scene in my head, and I am running behind, trying to catch what the music paints for me, and what the characters are unfolding in my head.

Here is Black Dawn’s Playlist:

"Glass Heart Hymn" by Paper Routes (this song is Memphis through and through for me)

"Sweet Spot" by Wild Beasts

"Organs" by Of Monsters & Men (Nyx)

"Only You" by Ellie Goulding (Nyx)

"Colors pt. II" by Halsey (Emory & Adair)

"Palace" by Wild Beasts (Memphis)

"Good Gracious" by Ellie Goulding (Emory)

"Pull me Back to Earth" by Friendly Fires (Brokk)

"Childhood’s End" by Majical Clouds (Adair)

"Mecca" by Wild Beasts (Adair)

"Love the way you Lie" by Eminem (Memphis & Nyx)


"Windows" by AWOLNATION (Memphis)

"Drinking Lightning" by AWOLNATION (Nyx)

"Jailbreak" by AWOLNATION (Adair)

"Woman, Woman" by AWOLNATION (Memphis)

"Dream" by Imagine Dragons (Emory)

"Midnight City- " by M83

"Beyond The Flames" by Killswitch Engage (Brokk)

"Always" by Killswitch Engage (Brokk & Memphis)

"Time will not remain" by Killswitch Engage (Brokk)

"Love Like Ghosts" by Lord Huron (Nyx)

"Yawning Grave" by Lord Huron (Adair)

"The Arena" by Lindsey Sterling (a big one for Emory, Memphis and Adair)

"Night Visions" by Lindsey Sterling (Nyx)

"Take Flight" by Lindsey Sterling (Emory)

"Tiptoe" by Imagine Dragons (Black Dawn Rebellion)

I’m going to throw in an extra in for you this time as well! Here is one song for each of my main characters that are shaping them for book two, Queen to Ashes.

Azarius & Lana- "You’re Mine" – Phantogram

Adair- "Bloom"- Paper Kites

Emory- "Brave Enough"- Lindsey Stirling

Nyx- "The Phoenix"- Lindsey Stirling

Brokk- "Pools"- Glass Animals

Memphis- "Stubborn Beast"- Bear’s Den

About Mallory McCartney
Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.

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