It’s day four of our spotlight on mysteries and thrillers, and I’ll admit, today is the day I have been looking forward to. Jennifer Harlow was my first guest invite for this celebration and I was super excited when she said yes. So let’s sit back and learn a little more about Jennifer and enjoy a playlist for her newest release, High Moon.
Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Atlanta home but that restless itch is ever present. In her free time, she continues to scare the beejepers out of herself watching scary movies and opening her credit card bills. She is the author of the Amazon best-selling F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad, Midnight Magic Mystery series, The Galilee Falls Trilogy, and the steampunk romance Verity Hart Vs The Vampyres. For the soundtrack to her books and other goodies visit her at
Come Play with My List for High Moon– Jennifer Harlow
I don’t do silence. I can’t. I grew up surrounded by chaos instrumented by three demons by the names of Ryan, Liam, and Trevor, my three younger brothers. These were not, and still aren’t, studious, well behaved darlings who liked nothing better than to sit down with a good book or play with her dolls like their angel big sister. No, these boys had enough energy and testosterone to supply an entire Starbucks and bodybuilding gym with some still left over to attempt to “kill” or “wrestle” their sister and each other. Screams, whining, and loud bangs on the television were staples of my youth. So when I moved out on my own, I soon discovered I needed the noise. There is always a television or radio on, even as I fall asleep. This is true when I’m writing as well. I can write pretty much anywhere (if you have a strong desire to stalk me, see the acknowledgments pages of my books to see where I write), but the one thing that helps get my creative juices flowing the most is music. The right song can make or break my scene, even inspiring me on some occasions.
As I was writing High Moon, like its three predecessors in my F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Series, I found that certain songs really helped pump up the visuals and mood. They helped me get to a place where I needed to get inside my head to convey what was going on in my imagination and translate that to the page. Music just adds so much more to the experience. So I started compiling playlists for the books. Like the book, the soundtrack has a narrative flow in line with the book. You don’t have to like all the songs, I have eclectic taste, but at the very least if you sample them, you’ll get a feel for the book. So here it is, the playlist for High Moon:
- Remedy by Little Boots
- Can’t Fight the Moonlight-LeAnn Rimes
- Let My Love Open the Door (E. Cola Mix) – Pete Townshed
- All I Want Is You- U2
- Only You-Yaz
- Teenage Dream- Katy Perry
- Take Me Home- Phil Collins
- Skin- Oingo Boingo
- Ready Steady Go- Paul Oakenfold
- Dream On- Aerosmith
- The Hounds of Winter- Sting
- The Violet Hour- The Civil Wars
- Hold On- Tom Waits
- Place Called Home- Kim Richey
And for all the playlists to all my books, visit www.jenniferharlowbooks.com. They’re also on Spotify.
CLASSIFIED: A F.R.E.A.K.S. LOVE STORY
Telekinetic Special Agent Beatrice Alexander has fought a horde of zombies, psychotic vampires, even a troll. But now she faces her greatest challenge: love.
Fully recovered from her holiday from hell, Bea has returned to the F.R.E.A.K.S. with a mission, to gain the love of her werewolf team mate, Will Price. Of course nothing is ever easy when it comes to love and war. And when the killing fields of a pack of murderous werewolves is discovered in the wilds of North Carolina, the situation goes from complicated to deadly. Because though Bea always seems to get her man or beast in the end, this time she does not know if she will survive with her love intact. Or her life…