Title: WitchbloodAuthor: Emma MillsPublisher: Self PublishedPublication Date: 9 Jan 2012Synopsis from GoodreadsWhen Jess steals a glance at a gorgeous guy in a Manchester nightclub, little does she realise how he is going to change her life…or should that be death? Yet, the vampire clan could never have predicted what they were taking on.
With Luke pronounced ‘off-limits’ and the blood of a vampire simmering in Jess’s body, can she forget the love of her life and move on? If not, she will risk exposing the entire Northern vampire clan to untold dangers, in order to live her life the way she wants.
Can Jess be sure that Luke is all he appears to be? Will she succumb to the attraction she desperately tries not to feel for Daniel? And why does she still crave a packet of crisps more than a tasty teenage boy’s blood?
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Whilst making the book trailer for my debut YA novel Witchblood, I had the tricky task of finding a piece of music perfect for the soundtrack. This is tricky mainly because I had no idea how to find music I could freely use, without copyright complications. I knew the type of track I wanted: something beautiful, haunting, maybe something with a little indie/folk, or with a Coldplay feel. Or maybe someone like Birdy or Adele. So I started searching and came across a website called ccmixter.org where all the music is created under the Creative Commons License, and is freely available to use in videos and projects. Luckily for me, because the website is huge and has thousands of tracks, I stumbled upon the perfect track after only about half an hour of searching.
That track is called ‘Too Young’ and is by Alex Beroza with vocals by someone called Snowflake. I love this song, it’s perfect for representing Jess, the lead character in Witchblood, and everything that she is about.
Jess is young, only 17, and yet she feels so much, and has faced so much already in her life. She is confused by her feelings for Daniel, and isn’t sure who to trust as she faces a new life.
The lyrics could have been written for Jess, and mixed with the haunting vocals and beautiful guitar work, that carries just the right amount of sadness, I found a perfect song. Here are some of the choice lyrics:
“Somewhere, there’s an answer, somewhere there is someone listening.”
“You’re too young, to be on that bridge, your too young to believe you are less than sane, your too young to be standing on the edge.”
“You just want to be understood, you just want to be guiltless if you could.”
“You're silient. I know your strength will win.”
Credits: "Too Young" by Alex (feat. Snowflake)
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