New Website!

Hey guys! I’ve got a new website — I’ve moved on over to a self-hosted site at CaraLynnShultz.com. It’s got a new look, too — thanks to my wonderful husband, Dave Ciancio. Come visit me over there!

It’s Music Monday — and this week, I’m giving you guys another preview at a song from The Dark World playlist. Check it out!

One of Brendan’s, ahem, naughtier quotes was requested on Instagram. Anyone remember what scene in Spellcaster this is from?


I’m doing something a little different with the playlist for The Dark World. With Spellbound and Spellcaster, the official playlists included songs that were tied to certain scenes—either the characters were listening to the songs at the time, or the song just reflected the overall mood of the scene.

With The Dark World, I’m still pairing scenes and songs. But I’m also picking songs that I think reflect the overall atmosphere and mood of the book. So with that in mind, here’s the first song I’m putting on The Dark World soundtrack: Paramore’s “Let the Flames Begin.” 

…Ranks right up there with my favorite Emma moments.

Also, I just got a fun app that allows me to make all my quotes look purty, so I’m giving all my quotes from Spellbound and Spellcaster (and maybe a couple from The Dark World, *cough* out May 27 *cough*) the same treatment. Any requests?


A lot of writers hole up in a quiet room, needing absolute silence when they write. Others like to be in a crowded coffee shop, feeding off the frenetic energy of the caffeinated customers around them.
Me? I need music. Music is as much a part of my characters’ lives as it is a part of my writing process. And with Spellbound and Spellcaster, I had specific songs in mind for each character during key scenes.
And it’s the same with the characters in The Dark World.
As I count down to the release of The Dark World, I’m looking back at Brendan and Emma’s music picks — and on Mondays, I’ll post songs that tease the overall mood of The Dark World and hopefully give some insight into the characters of Paige Kelly and Logan Bradley.
So, let’s start at the beginning, with the Spellbound playlist!

Tell me: Do you guys listen to music when you write?

My New Favorite Photo

My New Favorite Photo

I’m sick with bronchitis on my birthday (boo) but I have a photo of a cat riding a piece of bacon through space (yay. So much yay.).

This is my new Twitter background.


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