Thursday, February 16, 2012

P R Mason and Fated Hearts

I'm excited to welcome YA author PR Mason to my blog today. Her latest indy release is Fated Hearts (Is that a gorgeous cover, or what?!?!). She's giving away a download to one lucky commenter, and she would like to share some thoughts on the story and about music:


Lately, I've been obsessed with the interaction of music and fiction. Although no one knows who first said it, a popular quote states that: "music is what feelings sound like." Feelings are at the heart of fiction also. The goal of all good storytelling is to evoke emotion in the reader with the plot and its characters. As a writer, fiction and music coalesce when a song conveys the emotion I am striving to communicate in a particular scene or sequence of scenes. Then that song can serve as an inspiration.

My recent release Fated Hearts, which is a paranormal romance novella, deals with the issue of predestination and puts the main characters in some pretty emotional situations.

Here's the blurb:

EVE has always played by the rules, afraid to take chances. HOLDEN wants to change that. She's certain they've never met before...or have they? Holden seems so familiar, but who is he? What is he? Yesterday her biggest challenge was trying not to bomb on her SATs. Today, paranormal forces have transformed an ordinary high school dance into a test of fate vs. free will and loving Holden could be Eve's end.

Fated Hearts is available at Amazon:

I've compiled an unofficial soundtrack for FATED HEARTS. See what you think.

1. Love Lockdown, by Kanye West Chapter 1 = A Dance

2. No Air, by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown Chapter 2 = Holden

3. Without You, by David Guetta Chapter 2 = The Roof

4. Clubbed to Death, by Rob DouganChapter 3 =Who is he?

5. Fly, by NickiMinajFt.Rihanna Chapter 4 = Finale

You can click on the link to hear the playlist via Youtube:

Please let me know what you think of the soundtrack. Leave a comment and be entered to win an ebook copy of FATED HEARTS.

I love to hear from readers. Here are my links to find me:



Twitter: - !/prmason




Confucius Cat said...

Thanks so much for having me on your blog. So sweet of you. P.R. Mason

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

WELCOME PR!!! GREAT to have you here! I LOVED your previous YA romance Entangled and can't wait to read Fated Hearts.

Your cover is wonderful! Please tell us who created it.


Becke Davis said...

I LOVE paranormal romance - I'm going to go check out your book right now!

Jennifer Tanner said...

Your post reminded me that I was much more into music in high school than I am now. While NPR has replaced the pop radio stations I used to listen to, I still remember those angst-filled lyrics...and "try" to apply them to my stories.

Gorgeous cover! It will certainly grab a prospective readers attention. Best of luck with the debut!

Carrie said...

Hey, that is a great cover - and your music choices are awesome. The youtube video really helps those of us ahem, oldies, who don't listen to current music, I'm stuck with my 70's classic rock!

Linda Wisdom said...

Great post, PR! I like your soundtrack. I always think music when I write. It's great for adding layers.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx for stopping by, Becke!

I'm sure you'll enjoy PR's books. :-)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Jen,
I remember some real angsty lyrics from my school days. Sometime I felt like the singer/songwriters were tuned into my life! Ah, the good olde days...


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Carrie!
Appreciate you stopping by, and the 70s was about the time I quit listening to anything but classical music. :-P It is all pretty much lost on me these days.


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

HUGS, Linda!

BIG THANX for stopping by! I'm one of those weird writers who doesn't listen to music when I write. Maybe I'll try it on the new WIP. ;-)


Jo Robertson said...

Hi, P.R.! Congratulations on release of "Fated Heart." I enjoy reading YA's even though I'm an adult. Thissounds like a good one!

Great soundtrack for your book. I like all the selections!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Nice to meet you today. I agree, great cover. I am not much help with the music because I am not familiar with any of the songs or artists. I was a fan club president for a country artist if that tells you all...

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Jo!
Thanks for stopping by today. Appreciate your support. :-)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Appreciate you popping by, Paisley m'dear!

Glad you said you weren't familiar with any of the songs or artists because I wasn't either. ;-) Of course, I don't know any country performers either. I'm all classical, all the time!


Cheryl Brooks said...

I'm often inspired by a song, but rarely listen to music while I write. It's too distracting! Looks like a great story. Congrats on the new release!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Welcome home, Cheryl!
I know you were on vacation and hope you had a GREAT time. Glad to see I'm not the only one who gets distracted when trying to write to music. :-)

Thanks for dropping by!