Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Adding Depth to Words with the Magic of Music Playlists with Nollen Bradley

Adding Depth to Words with the Magic of Music Playlists

The unique sound, mixed with the right key followed by the perfect notes strung together and injected with the word you want to hear or word describing something you have experienced. All formed together into a sound that creates an emotion or just simply, bring back some distant memory. For better or worse we seem to carry an unknown desire to reach above ourselves to experience these things with the help… of music. Whether it to be classical, outlaw country to heavy metal.

What is more supernatural than the right song at the right time to imbed a feel. In reality, it’s above the paranormal. What other force on earth can change our view of situations or make us feel like we are not alone. This powerful force has done everything for humanity… good and bad. It has caused lives to be lost, lives to be saved. Music has caused honorable men and women to stand and shed a tear from pride.

We hear it as we watch our favorite sporting event before a big play increasing the intense moment and the suspense. Hence, the reason more and more authors are using playlists. It increases the ability to create an almost 3d feel to the words they write on paper. It assists the process by bringing to life the emotion for which we try and create.

Guardian unforgiven, Werewolf Awaken takes this to a new level. Mark Melbourne a small-town Kansas veterinarian has always heard music. To him, it is as if the band themselves were playing. Every word, every note, Right down to the baseline and drum sets. He never understood why. Mark usually hears outlaw Country but after meeting a newcomer to the area, the music changes, as does he.

From the cool sound of Staind front man Aaron Lewis to Metallica. Creating the environment that shows the exact changes Mark experiences, not that he wants to. Constantly being pushed into decisions he never wanted to make. As the story turns dark, so do the songs Mark hears, telling him something or just warning him. Hard to know, only he can determine their meaning.

In today’s multimedia World, a music playlist is a great tool for authors. It gives readers another avenue to the insight from which the authors mind was at the time of writing. The playlist adds value to the work because it gives a sound behind the words described on the paper. Pushing the story in the readers mind.

Take a look at my new book Guardian Unforgiven: Werewolf Awaken on Amazon, NOOK, Kobo and ibooks

Check out the music playlist for Guardian Unforgiven: Werewolf Awaken on Spotify 


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Guardian Unforgiven
Book One
Nollen Bradley

Genre: Werewolf Erotic Thriller

Date of Publication: 7-05-2017

ASIN:  9781521565940

Number of pages: 241
Word Count: 81,290

Cover Artist: Nollen Bradley

Book Description:

Family secrets are hard to hide, sometimes they claw their way out.

The werewolf, most believe to be folklore or legend. For centuries, the existence of werewolves were kept secret and guarded by a warrior class of lycan descended from a fierce ancient line known as the Guardians. These Guardians, sworn to uphold the peace between the wolf and humans. But, some werewolves not satisfied with living in secrecy start lashing out, hunting and killing all with the ancient gene to push humanity into extinction.

Now, only a few descendants are left with the cursed bloodline, some don’t even know they have it…   

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Excerpt 3

"...Getting up slowly recouping from the severe burning lacerations on my back, fighting the urge to turn, the Alpha female hits my side throwing me back onto the ground as she jumps on top. Her enormous body weight started to crush me. I punch her in the ribs with everything I had but it was only enough to piss her off.
 I grabbed a piece of drift wood next to me and I jam it in the Alpha’s jaw sideways with my hands on each side of her mouth, and push as far back as I could. She started chomping the wood as I keep pushing with every ounce of strength I could muster.

 The growling from the irritated Alpha was deafening. Her saliva drooling over my face as the splinters from her grinding the drift wood fell into my eyes. My aggravation escalating, without thought, I started feeling the beast within start to emerge."

About the Author:

Nollen Bradley is a pen name for Bradley Noll an American author residing near Leavenworth Kansas. The married, father of two grown children is new to the published author scene even though he has been writing song lyrics, poems and short stories all of his life.

Brad grew up on a farm outside of Winchester Kansas learning the value of hard work. Following college, Brad spent twelve years as a Paramedic until his second back surgery ending his successful career where he received several letters of commendation.

Brad spent time farming in his off days feeling the everyday pressures of the weather, markets and juggling the debt that is associated with large business. Brad also spent several years as an amateur Rodeo Clown (Bullfighter) working several local rodeos in the IPRA circuit. All the while, continuing to write songs and preform at local venues. Following a music CD he produced named “Make Believe” with eleven of his original songs and while in the process of producing his second Album he realized his talent was more suited for writing then music.

Brad takes the experience from the sweat stinging his eyes from the heat on a hot July day in Kansas. The heartache from having to tell a parent or a child that their loved one has died and there was nothing he could do, to the struggles of trying to pursue a dream and watching it crumble in front of him.

Brad has developed a style that draws on real life experiences to provided exciting yet believable story lines that captivate readers. Writing unbelievable tales with the realism of the struggles from everyday life in the painful cookie cutter suburban age. 

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1 comment:

Nollen Bradley said...

Thanks for letting me do a guest blog. Nollen Bradley