In this age of immersive media, sounds and images that reflect a book are not far from an author's mind. For CROWN OF ICE I developed a rather eclectic playlist of songs that I'd love to share with you. This is music you can listen to as you read, and the sequence generally follows the arc of the story --
Daughter – Human
Evanescence – Going Under
Daughter – Winter
Evanescence – Bring Me to Life
Florence + The Machine – Cosmic Love
Zedd (feat. Foxes) – Clarity
Brunnuhville – The White Forest
Evanescence – My Last Breath
Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana
Josh Groban and Lana Fabian – For Always
I also have collected many images that reflect CROWN OF ICE -- they are posted on my Pinterest page for CROWN, so please check it out:
CROWN OF ICE:
Thyra Winther's seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can't reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she's doomed to spend eternity as a wraith. Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal. A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai's childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra's willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts -- to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup's devotion and the fire of a young man's desire, the thawing of Thyra's frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.
CROWN OF ICE is a YA Fantasy that reinvents Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" from the perspective of a young woman who discovers that the greatest threat to her survival may be her own humanity.
CROWN OF ICE is published by Month9Books. It is available in eBook and Paperback editions: