Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blog Tour: Tyger Tyger - Kersten Hamilton

I am excited to be a part of the Novel Noise blog tour for Tyger Tyger. You can follow along with the tour stops over at the Novel Noise tour page, located hereI had a chance to read and review Tyger Tyger a couple of months ago, and it has become one of my top reads of 2010. I also was able to interview Kersten after reading the book as well, and her answers do tie in to the guest post topic. If you want to learn more about Kersten and her books, her website can be found here.

What role did music play in creating this book? You've mentioned that your characters have "theme songs"; can you tell us what songs go with each character, and why are those their theme songs?

Even though my brain does not process music the way other people’s brains do (see my interview) I often listen to a song repeatedly before I sit down to work on an emotionally intense scene. Here is a peek at the songs I am using as I write book two of The Goblin Wars, In the Forests of the Night. My nieces, who have both read Tyger Tyger, suggested most of them and they are perfect.

Teagan’s song has always been “Fix You” by Coldplay because of this line: “lights will guide you home…and ignite your bones…and I will try to fix you.” That’s Teagan’s heart for the world!

Finn’s song is Teardrop, sung by Newton Faulkner, because for Finn “love is a doing word.” 

Teagan and Finn together have a song: Run by Snow Patrol:  “Light up, light up as if you have a choice…even if you cannot hear my voice.”

Abby's song is totally 4 Non Blondes, What's Up?

Aiden’s song can only be Orange Nickelodeon by the Irish Rovers, but I can’t find it on the net. I have it on vinyl. :)

As I have mentioned before, Thomas, who plays a big part In The Forests of the Night, song is Viva la Vida by Coldplay.

Finally, John Paul Wylltson and Aileen.
John Paul’s song is 100 Years by Five for Fighting.

Aileen’s song is Dante’s Prayer by Loreena McKennitt.

As you can hear, In the Forest of the Night is a *very* intense book. :) I would love to hear from your readers who have read/reviewed Tyger Tyger—what songs would you choose for each character?

Thank you so much for letting us "hear" your character's theme songs. I, for one, absolutely love "Fix You" and think it fits Teagan perfectly! I also love the other songs and think that they also fit well with the characters! I enjoyed this glimpse into their world, and hope that everyone else does too!


Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Wow- awesome post! Love the song choices. I'll definitely keep them in mind when I read the book here soon! It'll be interesting to see how I think they tie in. Thanks for the stop, Kersten and Corrine!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

That was amazing! Perfect songs! *sigh* I just finished the book last night and I'm missing Finn and Teagan.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ok I may visit your pages a hundred times today listening to all these :)

Corrine said...

Kari, you definitely need to read the book. It is ridiculously awesome!!

Juju, Sounds good! I know I had them playing throughout the day yesterday too. They are good, eh? I love Finn and Teagan, but I absolutely adore Aiden too! So sweet!! I'm happy you enjoyed Tyger Tyger! :D

Raymona said...

Read the book, love the songs.

Rebecca Ryals Russell said...

What a great Blog Tour idea. With my first coming out in April I've started looking around. I really like this one.

Megwi said...

Love this interview! I've watched the videos I don't know how many times now. Thanks! Have you seen the Tyger Tyger trailer?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnFjfMwT7I0