People often ask me where I get inspiration for my books. Fair question, right? I’d be lying if I said I came up with everything from the smoothly running cogs of my imagination. Sure, my sick and twisted subconscious does the heavy lifting, but more often than not, the spark of creativity comes from music. And not just any music does the trick. No pop, R&B, rap, or country for me. My Primani are edgy, aggressive, violent, and moody--okay, so that’s just Sean... His brothers aren’t moody. Darkness Calling is Sean’s story though so I’ll focus on him. I’ve created my favorite Primani across all five of the books. His personality comes from the music of Staind, Linkin Park, 3 Doors Down, and many other alt rock bands with moody sounds and tormented lyrics.
The storyline for Darkness Calling is my most intense yet, and I think Sean and Aisling approve. If you haven’t listened to the gut-wrenching acoustic version of Simple Man, go do it now! Here are some of the songs that influenced scenes and flow as I wrote this story with tears in my eyes and a glass of bourbon in my hand.