SUGAR CRUSH brings together horror novelist Jack and bakery assistant Gabriel. Jack is a huge fan of the horror genre, so I had to add some horror movie soundtracks to my playlist. I'll be honest, I'm pretty much like Gabriel in that I shy away from anything with blood and gore, but researching horror soundtracks was really interesting, as were the discussions I had with my husband (he's a big fan of horror movies).
All of the music on this list conveys the vibes and emotions of both characters in particular scenes, and I think it's a fun mix. Please let me know what you think! Or, if you have any suggestions ― I love getting new music recs!
My personal preferences lean toward hard rock, but I am happy listening to anything from heavy metal to show tunes (the latter being where I first discovered Michael Ball, and I highly recommend his version of "Love Changes Everything," but that's another story for another day).
What's SUGAR CRUSH about? Read on…
When horror novelist Jack Kramer is guilted into joining his best friend’s softball team, he’s not expecting to come face to face with the inspiration for his next novel. But one look at Gabriel Spencer and his muse is off and running.
Bakery assistant Gabriel abhors anything with blood and gore, but he’s intrigued by Jack and agrees to help the sexy author. He’s not expecting the white-hot attraction that builds every moment they are together, or how to handle dating someone who pushes him so far outside his comfort zone.
Happiness versus horror, sunlight versus shadows, early riser versus night owl, the men couldn’t be more different. Opposites attract, but are they too dissimilar to write their own happy ever after?
And now, The Playlist:
Suspiria Original Soundtrack - Goblin
"Orange Colored Sky" - Michael Bublé (album: Special Delivery)
"I Think We'd Feel Good Together" - Rob Thomas (album: The Great Unknown)
The Thing (complete score) - Ennio Morricone
"Fly From the Inside" - Shinedown (album: Leave a Whisper)
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" - The Darkness (album: Permission to Land)
"Lips on You" - Maroon 5 (album: Red Pill Blues)
Halloween Original Soundtrack - John Carpenter
"Your Song" cover by Lady Gaga (album: Revamp)
"You and Me" - Lifehouse (album: Lifehouse)
"Smile" - Sixx:A.M. (album: This Is Gonna Hurt)
"Vicious" Halestorm (album: Vicious)
"Driving Rain" - Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (album: Living The Dream)
"Over It" Bullet For My Valentine (album: Gravity)
"You Had Me From Hello" - cover by Michael Ball (album: A Love Story)
"Just the Way You Are" - Billy Joel (album: The Stranger)
"Perfect" Ed Sheeran (album: ÷ (Divide))
You can listen to Sugar Crush's playlist on Spotify, right here.
I'm looking forward to sharing Jack and Gabriel's story with you, and I'm so excited to be a part of the Love Is All anthology again this year with such an amazing group of authors.
Happy reading (and Happy Listening if you check out the playlist!),