I love music and I listen to a LOT of it. It's rare for me not to know all the words to all the pop songs on the radio. When I was in the process of finishing up writing Invisible Ink, I spent a lot of time in my car thinking about the story and listening to the radio.
Here is a list of just a few of the pop songs that will always make me think about my characters, Lex and Jake, and why. They aren't the GREATEST SONGS EVER, but they will always make me think of Invisible Ink. :)
Talking Body - Tove Lo
This song is just super, super sexy and makes me think of my characters every time I hear it. It's about being so obsessed with someone you never want to get out of bed with them. My favorite line is
Love, give me love
Anything you want I'll give it up
Lips, lips I kiss
Bite me while I taste your fingertips
Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
Yeah, I know, I'm super cheesy and Nicki Minaj is annoying. I just really love these lines and they make me think of Jake Reed.
He ain't even gotta try to put the mack on
He just gotta give me that look
When he give me that look, then the panties comin' off, off,
Excuse me, you're a hell of a guy
You know, I really got a thing for American guys
I mean sigh sickenin' eyes
I can tell that you're in touch with your feminine side!
The Vamps - Somebody to You
This song by the Vamps is super catchy, and when I listen to the lyrics, it sounds like the perfect fangirl anthem because they are clearly singing about a person they love but don't really know. This doesn't relate directly to Lex and Jake, but it DOES relate to the fact that my fangirling inspired me to write the story in the first place.
I used to run around
I didn't wanna settle down
But now I wake each day
Looking for a way that I can see your face (Yeah you!)
I've got your photograph
But baby I need more than that
I need to know your lips
Nothing ever mattered to me more than this (Yeah you!)
Good for You - Selena Gomez
Because Selena sounds so submissive in this song, it definitely makes me think that Lex could relate. My favorite line is:
Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight
Do my hair up real, real nice
And syncopate my skin to your heart beating
Now that you're hot and bothered, you have to wait. Jake and Lex's story comes out Dec. 31. Pre-order it at http://mybook.to/invisibleink!