The Sumage Solution: A Playlist for Max & Bryan & Ketchup (San Andreas Shifters Special Extras)

Let’s talk music, Gentle Reader!

It must be something about writing in a contemporary setting, but for the first time, with The Sumage Solution, I actually found myself thinking about the music I associate with my main characters.

As a sort of a teaser for this upcoming novel I present unto you a…

A Playlist for Bryan & Max

  • Ask the Magic 8 Ball by Less Than Jake
  • You Look So Fine by Garbage
  • The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage by Panic! At The Disco
  • Beyond the Invisible by Enigma
  • Absurd by Fluke
  • Sinner by Curve
  • Skin Against Skin by DJ Krush
  • Eyes, Lips, Body by Ramshackle
  • Pedestal by Portishead
  • Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want by Muse
  • Original Bedroom Rockers by Kruder & Dorfmeister
  • Thanks for the Memories by Fall Out Boy

A Poem for Max

One of the very favorite classical poems that I remember loving, and so very Max:

“On Aphrodite’s island all I found
was a token gallows where my image hung . . .
Lord give me strength and courage to behold
my body and my heart without disgust.”
~ Horusev

And in case that makes you think this book too serious (it isn’t, but Max can be rather over-dramatic in his self-recriminations) I give you: 15+ Tactics for Writing Humor

Meanwhile, here’s a snapshot of my life in social media:

What was the cat’s name? Hestia

Finally, join me on Reddit Tomorrow!

{Coop de Book: Gail’s monthly read along for July is The Sumage Solution by G. L. Carriger.}


The Sumage Solution: San Andreas Shifters #1 by G. L. Carriger
Contemporary m/m paranormal romance featuring a snarky mage and a gruff werewolf. Hella raunchy. Super dirty. Very very fun. Spin off of Marine Biology.

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5 Responses

  1. Becs said:

    The last band in the playlist is Fall Out Boy not Fall Out Boys. And technically the song title is spelled Thnks fr th Mmrs since the lead singer Patrick Stump took out all of the vowels because people were complaining his song titles were too long.

  2. Rhiannon Lynn said:

    Sudden thought. There are some Nightwish songs that feel amazingly appropriate with your great book (truly wonderful – I introduced my mother to all of your books, and she thinks that they’re great fun) – all from the early albums –
    In alphabetical order – “Come Cover Me”, “Ever Dream”, “Ghost Love Score” (the live version, from a concert in Romania is phenomenal, as is the instrumental version..), “Nemo” (all about being lost and alone…), “Wish I Had an Angel” . There’s probably a few more, (like “Dead Boy’s Poem”, which is very sweet) but if they take your fancy, they’re from the earlier albums – “Wishmaster”, “Century Child”, and “Once”. If nothing else, “Ghost Love Score” in the instrumental version is just WOW, and in the live sung version (sung by Tarja) is beautiful.
    If you can find the time, try them out.

      1. Rhiannon Lynn said:

        If you can spare the time, do have a listen. Their songs are magical – and bits of the song “Gethsemane” (which is more about the pain of unrequited love and the torture of parting from a lover) might be appropriate as well.


        1. Rhiannon Lynn said:

          And from the latest album (couldn’t resist, the songs are so good!) – “Élan” and “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” (which is appropriate, given, well, shifters…)

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