If you haven't read Donna's first book-A Change of Plans-you should run right out and get it. You'll love it. It's a great adventure love story. It's a big win!! Click here to check it out.
I thought it might be fun to have you check out all the songs Donna listened to while creating both A Change of Plans and her newest novel, Torn Canvas. I think her playlist is pretty fun because she lists the songs according to character and why she chose them. See what you think
ØBecause both Lyn and Braedon played piano, she listened to a lot of the following artists and the songs below are some of her favorites:
· Cristofori’s Dream by David Lanz
· Resta Con Me by Ludovico Einaudi
Anything by The Piano Guys but especially their classical/modern mash-ups like BourneVivaldi, Rockabel’s Canon, etc.
· The Chicken Race by Greg Maroney
· Helen Jane Long
o Lost Wind
Even a hero needs rescuing sometimes
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Ø Because Jimmy was all about Power Metal, she liked to listen to YouTube videos from bands like Dark Moor, Sonata Arctica, Night Wish, and Rhapsody of Fire. Some of her favs were Dark Moor’s (love the killer guitar playing):
· In the Heart of the Stone (which is a group Jimmy also liked)
· Vivaldi’s Winter
Ø Jori loved to listen to Lyn and Braedon play, and Jori was also friends with Jimmy, so she would listen to the songs above while writing Jori’s tale. But he was already firmly planted in Finnish Power Metal bands like:
· Sonata Arctica
o My Selene
o Misplaced Lyrics
o Abandoned Pleased Brainwashed Exploited:
o Island of My Heart
o The Dawn
I have to tell you that I know Donna quite well and think she is amazingly talented. She is super fun to be with. I really admire the way she thinks of
others and makes sure everyone feels included.
|Author of the Safe Harbors series and Second Chances 101, Book 5 in the Ripple Effect series. A wife, mother, grandmother, Harry Potter geek, Army veteran,
and karate black belt.
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Modern-day pirates took more than Jori Virtanen’s friends; they stole his face. Not only does the twenty-four-year-old former model have to confront months of reconstructive surgery, he discovers his previous life was as superficial as his looks. Jori struggles to make a new life for himself as an artist while evading the press. They expect a hero, but he knows the truth. His beauty masks a beast.
Olivia Howard’s given up a normal life for her job, and the sacrifices are finally paying off. The twenty-six-year-old talk-show host’s ratings are heading to the top of the charts. Her dream is to make a difference in people’s lives, but the studio wants mind fluff—like interviewing hot model Jori Virtanen. When Olivia learns the guy helped rescue passengers on a cruise excursion from kidnappers, she knows this is the story she needs to make her case. The only problem is the hero was injured, and now he’s disappeared.
The more Olivia learns about the man behind the scar, the more intrigued she becomes. But Jori is no girl’s happily ever after. Once she finds him, Olivia has to free his heart and help heal the beast.