I am delighted to welcome Dana R. Lynn to the blog today! I just got to see her at #CFRR2017, so this second chance to chat with her about Plain Retribution is icing on the cake! Today, Dana shares with us the songs that inspired her as she wrote her newest book.
Hey Carrie. Thanks for having me on your blog again. I really love the opportunity to connect with readers.
As I was thinking about what to write about, the idea of listing a playlist of songs that inspired me as I wrote really caught my attention. Even though my heroine is deaf, I definitely was inspired by specific songs. This was a highly emotional and angsty story for me to write. These songs fit the mood and helped me visualize scenes and the feelings of Miles and Rebecca. They are full of emotion and determination.
Praise You in This Storm by Casting Crowns
Rise by Katy Perry
Revelation Song by Kari Jobe
My Life is in Your Hands by Kathy Troccoli
Hold Me Jesus by Rich Mullins
Winter by Tori Amos
King of the Jungle by Steven Curtis Chapman
Stand by Susan Ashton
He Is Not Silent by Out of the Grey
Song for the Broken by BarlowGirl
Most of these songs deal with relying on God even during the hard times. Both Rebecca and Miles have suffered through traumatic events. Events that tested them, changed them, and made them stronger. They have learned to have faith even in the dark.
In Miles’ case, he also needs to learn to learn that his worth comes from God, and not in what he has done.
Thanks for letting me come on and share, Carrie!
My pleasure, Dana! You are always welcome here!
Ten years ago while on rumspringa, Rebecca Miller and her friends were kidnapped and held captive…and now, living in the English world, she’s nearly abducted again.
One by one her friends who once helped send their abductor to jail are targeted, and she is next…unless police officer Miles Olsen can stop a killer. Deaf since birth, the only person on the force that Rebecca can communicate with is Miles, and he needs this case to redeem himself of past mistakes.
When the relentless killer tracks them deep into the heart of Amish country, protecting Rebecca must be Miles’s sole focus. Because a mistake this time will cost something worth more to him than his job—the woman he’s falling for.
Dana grew up in Illinois, but now resides in rural Pennsylvania with her husband, three children, and enough animals to start her own petting zoo. She is a teacher for the Deaf and hard of hearing during the day, and an author of romantic suspense by night. She has been on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list for religious fiction, and was a finalist in the 2017 New England Readers’ Choice contest. Her friends know to beware…anything they say may someday show up in a story.
I have an extra copy of Plain Retribution to give away to one of my readers, courtesy of Love Inspired Suspense and CFRR2017. (US only please) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? Which of the songs from Dana’s playlist are your faves? Any that are new to you?