Music is my major inspiration when writing. I love sharing playlists, both the music inspiring the work and the music the author recommends to accompany the work.
Heidi Garrett, author of the Daughter of Light trilogy, joins us today to share the playlist for Half Faerie.
The (Mostly) Blues and Rock & Roll playlist for Half Faerie
(Isolt’s Enchantment) The Delphinus Choir—Euchari/Garmarna
Melia—Ch 1. Ylandria: All I Really Want/Alanis Morissette
Elynus, On the Matter of grey faeries and the muannai: Ch 10. The Siren Call: Don’t Fear the Reaper/Blue Oyster Cult
Pressina to Elynus—Ch 13. Spellbound: Back to Black/Amy Winehouse
Melia in the Enchanted Gardens—Ch 21. Pebble Rock: What a Wonderful World/B. B.
Ryder to Melia—Ch 28. The Priest of Idonne: Something About You/Boston
Flora to Melia—Ch 40. Flora’s Plan: You Learn/Alanis Morissette
Melia to Goring—Ch 45. A Dinner Party: Right Through You/Alanis Morissette
Plantine to Umbra—Ch 53: Umbra’s Influence: Going Under/Evanescence
Tatou to Melia—Ch 54 Regret: Guardian/Alanis Morisette
Melia to Plantine—Ch 56 True Love: The Gift/Lone Justice
What do you think? Evanescence is a huge influence for my paranormal and urban fantasy writing. I've been listening to them since I heard Bring Me to Life for the first time in 2003. There is just something about the sound that brings out the witchy side of me :)
Isolt’s Enchantment: the beginnings
Daughter of Light Trilogy #0.5
By- Heidi GarrettGenre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales
Long before the half-faerie Melia was born in the mortal world, the god Vulcan married Isolt of the Waters. When she betrayed him, the seeds of a great war were planted in the Void.
In Idonne, a young scholar studies Isolt’s story, along with tales of dwarf magic and the birth of a malevolent entity in the Void, Umbra. The stories awaken his dream of a life filled with adventure and heroism.
Daughter of Light Trilogy # 1
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales
She doesn’t believe in love, and she doesn’t believe in herself.
The crucible of her parents’ dark ambitions will forge her destiny.
Her consciousness will be transformed.
The journey will be epic.
Melia is an eighteen-year-old half faerie, half-mortal who longs to fly like the full-blood faeries. She also yearns for a life that's truly her own, which might prove more difficult than sprouting wings. Her faerie mother practices black magic, and her mortal father plots to bring war to the enchanted world. No matter how she tries to escape their long shadow, Melia is unable to distance herself from her parents’ obsessions.
After the half-faerie is accused of being her father's spy, her friend advises a trip to the Illustrator. The mysterious woman marks Melia's forehead with a strange emblem. She claims it will draw a young priest from distant lands who will come to the half-faerie's aid. Spooked rather than comforted, Melia dismisses the woman's words. Rather, she travels to the mortal world to confront her father.
Whimsical and edgy, Daughter of Light is a spinoff of the 14th century French fairy tale “Melusine.” A high fantasy with fairy tale elements and an intriguing cosmology, it's a great choice for readers who have loved Lord of the Rings.
Daughter of Light Trilogy # 2
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales
Expected Publication Date- July 30th, 2015
In Illialei, a light queen practices black magic.
In Tyrannis, the dragonwitch rises to power.
In the mortal world, Umbra pursues the half-bloods as vessels of incarnation.
Energies in the enchanted world are shifting and new alliances are forming; the battle between Dark and Light has begun. Melia is desperate to make things right with Ryder, the young priest from Idonne, but first she must warn the half-bloods in the mortal world that Umbra is coming for them—and face the powerful dragonwitch and her spectacular Dragon Carnivale.
About the Author-
Heidi Garrett is the author of the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. She's also the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.
Heidi also collaborates with B. J. Limpin. They've cooked up a yummy paranormal romance, Cupcakes & Kisses!
Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.
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