Kimberly Derting’s Desires of the Dead Playlist


Today, Kimberly Derting is guest blogging about her playlist for Desires of the Dead. Thanks for stopping by, Kim!

I love talking playlists!  Not because I write with them (I don’t).  But I still use them … when I get stuck on a scene, there’s nothing better than music to put me back in the mood and help me work out the kinks.

With The Body Finder, it wasn’t really a specific playlist; mostly I just listened to a lot of Evanescence (I love their moody, haunting melodies).  But there is one song by The Toadies that always makes me think of the serial killer scenes: Possum Kingdom.  It’s an oldie, but damn, it totally smacks of creepy, crazy psycho.  Don’t believe me … see for yourself:

Desires of the Dead was another story (literally, ha!).  I had a full playlist, complete with artists and songs that reminded me of different scenes throughout the book.  They’re completely random, and sometimes kind of weird, but for whatever reason, they totally worked for me.

Here it is:

  • “Dead Hearts” – Stars
  • “violet!” – Jeremy Messersmith
  • “Who’d Have Known” – Lily Allen
  • “Breathing” – Lifehouse
  • “All I Wanted” – Paramore
  • “Hello” – Evanescence
  • “Disappear” – Beyonce
  • “Stand My Ground” – Within Temptation
  • “My Heart” – Paramore
  • “Smash Into You” – Beyonce
  • “Sparks” – Coldplay
  • “Everything” – Lifehouse
  • “Disenchanted” – My Chemical Romance

Note:  The playlist is missing one song: “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes” by Ke$ha.  Yes, you heard me:  Ke$ha.  By the way, I love the dollar sign in her name.  From now on I’m signing my name with a $ too!  🙂 Unfortunately, there’s no “S” in Kimberly Derting, but there is in my middle name.  So how about Kimberly $u$an Derting?

Okay, maybe not.

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