Tuesday, November 14, 2017

My Novels Have Soundtracks!

by Madelle Morgan

As I write this, Seduced by the Screenwriter is being formatted. It'll be available on Amazon by December. It's the second book in the Hollywood in Muskoka series, and is definitely the most emotional, hottest romance I've ever written. Needless to say, I'm very excited about the release.

The Soundtrack

I plot using the screenwriting three act structure  approach, as described in my April 2016 post. I imagine these contemporary romance novels as movies. Movies have soundtracks! Therefore I created playlist "soundtracks" for Caught on Camera and Seduced by the Screenwriter.

Within a chapter, there's a cue to listen to a song that matches the emotions of the scene, just like in a film soundtrack. Each song in the playlist reflects and enhances that stage of the hero or heroine's emotional journey.

It was a challenge to find songs that would appeal across generations and had the right visual (YouTube) and auditory resonance with the characters' emotions. It took me ages, but I'm passionate about film and music so it was a labor of love. I discovered fabulous artiststoo many to include in a 19 or 20 song playlist. Fortunately there will be at least six books in the series! By the way, each can be read as a stand alone romance.

Playlist Options

Readers who subscribe to a music streaming service such as Apple Music, Spotify or Google Play Music can create a playlist from the song list in the front matter of the novel, or on my website

Alternatively, readers can open my Seduced by the Screenwriter playlist on YouTube in their browsers. The video format allowed me to include in the playlist two YouTube movie clips that fit with the story.

Smartphones, Tablets, MP3 Player...

You'll need a device with Internet access or an MP3 player to listen to music while reading. That's the downside. For convenience, readers would likely prefer to be able to click on a link to the song within the ebook. Unfortunately that's against Amazon rules.

Yes, it's a little more work to listen to music at specific points in the novel. On the other hand, every time the reader listens to the playlist, they'll recall the emotional roller coaster of the love story and the HEA!  Worth it, right?

Seduced by the Screenwriter Blurb

Traumatized by a deadly underwater dive, police diver Catrina Turner abandoned her career and escaped to Muskoka, Canada’s upscale, private vacation destination favored by wealthy celebrities. She and her retired police dog Titan provide security services to safeguard empty luxury homes over the winter. Her PTSD is a tightly-held secret… until an affair with a visitor changes her life.
Hollywood screenwriter Chett de Groot needs a hit to save his career. He accepts a movie star’s offer to use her secluded lake house as a writing retreat, and discovers a closet full of her old movie costumes.
Lonely, freezing in Muskoka, and out of ideas, Chett entices the beautiful security guard to wear costumes and role-play in love scenes for inspiration. They discover how satisfying acting can be. Soon Catrina’s ad-libbing passionate lines in scorching “performances” that knock his thermal socks off.
Chett secretly writes Catrina’s terrifying dive into a spec script. Then a film producer makes Chett an offer he can’t refuse. But when Catrina finds out, will he lose her forever?
Ebook available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited in December 2017.

About Madelle

Madelle Morgan is a Canadian author who writes romance set in Canada. 

Caught on Camera is a Hollywood wedding romance set in Muskoka, Canada—summer playground of the rich and famous. It's Book 1 in the Hollywood in Muskoka series.
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 Madelle's romantic thriller Diamond Hunter is available on Amazon in Kindle Unlimited.

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Judith Ashley said...

Very creative, Madelle!!! And obviously a labor of love. Will "Seduced by the Screenwriter" by available outside of Amazon when you launch next month?

Madelle Morgan said...

Judith, I'm going to make the novel exclusive to Amazon in Kindle Unlimited for at least six months. A lot of romance readers subscribe to KU! The paperback will be available in January on aMAZON.

I'm planning an extended launch period, with a review tour and giveaways January - March, the time period of the novel. A feature in InD'tale online magazine is scheduled for the March issue. In June 2018 I will publish wide (like Caught on Camera, book 1) unless the Seduced KU reads are high.

In December I am "soft-launching" the ebook at 99 cents with the hope of generating some Amazon and Goodreads reviews. :)


Maggie Lynch said...

Interesting idea on developing the playlist. I'm one of those writers that doesn't associate music with books at all, unless the book is about a musician. However, I still appreciate the playlist for listening to after reading the book. Yours is very diverse! That must have been some research project.

Congrats on your release and I hope you sell lots and lots.

Diana McCollum said...

Wow, great research on putting together the play list! I admire you for that. 'Seduced by the Screenwriter" sounds like a fantastic story. Good luck on sales.