Brave the Heat Soundtrack by Sara Humphreys
I love music but if it has lyrics then I can’t listen to it while I write. I find it too distracting. However, music plays a big part of the creative process for me. Whenever I’m plotting out a book, I look for songs that inspire me. I create a soundtrack for each couple’s story and one song will usually rise above the rest and become their theme song.
The theme song is the most important because it embodies the heart of the book.
Sometimes I find it by chance on the radio and or even in the movies. Jordan and Gavin’s song isn’t exactly perfect in terms of the overall lyrics but the title fits and the mood is on point.
Stay with Me by Sam Smith.
Now, I know that song is about a one-night stand but at the core of it, there’s longing for more. And that is the heart of Gavin and Jordan’s love story. Brave the Heat is a second chance romance and once Jordan comes back to town after fifteen years away…all he wants is for her to stay with him.
The songs that I choose help me create a movie in my head and then I can put it on paper. When I’m deep into plotting, I even dream about the characters I’m working on. If I ever get stuck, then I put the soundtrack on and let my imagination go wild as I fall asleep. Usually the answer reveals itself at about four in the morning. I even keep a little notebook by my bed to write down the ideas so I won’t forget them.
Here’s the full soundtrack for Brave the Heat.
**I was clearly on a Bon Jovi bender.**
How about you? Are you inspired by music?
Sara Humphreys is the award winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, UNTAMED, won two PRISM awards–Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.
She loves writing hot heroes and heroines with moxie but above all, Sara adores a satisfying happily-ever-after. She lives in New York with Mr. H., their four amazing sons, and two adorable pups. When she’s not writing or hanging out with the men in her life, she can be found working out with Shaun T in her living room or chatting with readers on Facebook.