My Personal Playlist for Dragon’s Guide to Slaying Virgins
Despite how I try, I always end up listening to music I can sing along with when I write. I also live in South Korea, home of K-pop, so you may find some songs you’ve never heard before. There are so many emotions in this book and I think that is definitely reflected in how eclectic the music was that I was listening to. The following were the top 10 most played songs from my iTunes during the time I was writing Dragon’s Guide. All of these songs are available on iTunes and Amazon or you can listen for free through Youtube.
10.) Break Free by Ariana Grande
9.) Eyes, Nose Lips by Taeyang (English Title)
8.) How to Save a Life by The Fray
7.) Breakeven by The Script
6.) Queen Hearts by We the Kings
5.) It’s My Life by Bonjovi
4.) Fiction by Beast (English & Korean Title)
3.) Die Young by Ke$ha
2.) I’ll Get Lost, You Go Your Way by G.Na (English Title)
1.) Say by John Mayer
Dragon’s Guide to Slaying Virgins
Genre: PNR/Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Otherworld Romance, LLC
Date of Publication: June 26th, 2015
Number of pages: 474
Word Count: 104K
Cover Artist: CL Smith
Lady Morgan is a Knight of Queen Mab’s court. She’s earned it too – while most other Fae were playing tricks and using come-hither glamours on the unsuspecting, she was out saving the day – and finding true love. But when fate steals her one shot at happiness, Morgan decides to find out if there really is no job, too big to handle alone. Armed with a strong sword arm, a never-ending supply of wit, and very little magic, she is willing to take on the most dangerous of enemies…
Vallen is what most knights would consider their mortal enemy: a Dragon. He’s also Sir Vallen, a member of an ancient order, and the years since he joined have made him as hard and grumpy on the inside as he is scaly on the outside. His honor would never allow him to take the easy path, though, only the right one… which leaves him in something of a predicament when he first meets Lady Morgan…
When the strings of fate cross, Knight and Dragon set aside their differences to fight a common foe – and find the second chance at love they never knew they were looking for.
The journey was pleasant and uneventful. It was enough to almost make me forget that I was on a mission to slay a Dragon and avenge my fallen love. “What are you going to do after you slay Avery?” Heather interrupted my thoughts.
“I don’t really know, to be honest with you. I was going to track down the Dragons that rescued me, and I still may, but I’m not sure how many more Dragons I really want to face in my lifetime.” I sat perplexed. For the first time in months I felt like I almost had my life back, and in many ways it was thanks to Sir Vallen and his brother. Though my blood still boiled when I thought about how they had dumped me in another realm.
“Do you think you will keep fighting, or settle down?” She was full of questions this morning.
“I have been waging war for most of my teenage and adult life now. I’m not entirely sure I want to do that anymore, but I’m not really good at anything else.” What other work was there to do? I wasn’t a farmer. Fae or not, I had a black thumb that made anything that wasn’t a weed shrivel and die within days. I couldn’t see myself crafting as an artisan did, or even building. I shook my head. “I really don’t know,” I said again, but this time more for my own benefit than hers.
She sat in quiet contemplation of my words. When she finally spoke again it was with a new perspective of the world. “I don’t know what I want to do with my life when this ‘adventure’ is over. It makes me feel a little better that you don’t know either. I thought something was wrong with me for not knowing.”
“I don’t think not knowing makes you lost. I think not caring does. Whatever I do when this is over, I will still help others. I’ve never heard anyone regret their life when they lived it showing kindness and helping others” As long as I am helping people, I know I will find joy in what I do, I thought to myself.
About the Author:
Isabelle Saint-Michael is a cupcake enthusiast, shoe addict, and globetrotter. She is known for her sense of adventure and geeky hobbies. She is frequently seen haunting coffee shops and pubs into the wee hours of the morning. No matter where she goes, shenanigans and mirth are never far behind.