A THOUSAND DOORS Contest - Match The Song To The Life

I always have a soundtrack for my books, and A THOUSAND DOORS is no different… except this one was compiled en masse, with each author offering their own song to match their story. Can you match the song to the life? Leave a comment with your answers and if you get it right, you’ll be eligible for a fabulous mystery prize. (Contest closed!)


1) H; 2) C; 3) D; 4) E; 5) O; 6) K; 7) P; 8) B; 9) L; 10) N; 11) J; 12) M; 13) I; 14) F; 15) G; 16) A

Listen to the soundtrack


Soundtrack for A DEEPER DARKNESS

Funny thing about writing this book. I needed to get into the right frame of mind to allow myself to experience Samantha Owens loss on a visceral level. One can imagine how horrid it must be to lose one's family, but to really feel it, you need an anthem. I latched on to Johnny Cash's version of Hurt, by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, right away, and lived inside that song for the three months it took me to pound out the draft of this book. 

Strangely enough, I'd only ever heard the Cash version. In a spooky coincidence, when I went to D.C. to do research, I was sitting at a stoplight at the steps to Georgetown University, which figures prominently in the story. The radio was on, and I suddenly heard the strains of music I'd become so familiar with, but they were different somehow, wrong. It was the original version of the song, the one I'd never heard. Coming to me as I sat, taking mental notes on the feel of the Georgetown campus.

Now that's an anthem.

The remaining songs fell into place as well, and this soundtrack became my daily prayer, my north, my south, my east, my west. Each song built on the next, telling the story of Sam, and her loss, and her revival, and ultimately, her happiness, touched by sorrow as it is, and always will be. 

I hope you enjoy it!

Here's the Line-Up:

Hurt - Johnny Cash 
My Immortal - Evanescence 
Three Wishes - The Pierces
Hero - Regina Spektor
Life - Josh Rouse 
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straights 
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana 
Never Talk About It -  Tift Merritt 
The Rat - Dead Confederate 
Alone And Forsaken - Neko Case 
Marilyn Dean And James Monroe - John Kilzer 
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straights 
Bring Me To Life - Evanescence 
An End Has a Start - Editors 
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Winter Sleep - Antonio Vivaldi Elements: Four Seasons ( V ) 18
I Had a Farm (Out of Africa) - John Barry 

Some Wonderful Advance Praise for WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE

I am so honored to have received the following endorsements for WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE from these three amazing authors, all of whom are incredible writers, and among my all time favorites! If you aren't reading them, you must, must, must!

"JT Ellison gets her Hitchcock on, expertly ratcheting up the tension, twisting her finely honed plot, and just plain messing with her characters' heads until the superbly explosive end. Not to be missed!"
- Lisa Gardner, #1 NYT bestselling author of LOVE YOU MORE

"WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE is riveting! J.T. Ellison is in top form with this stunning novel of psychological suspense. WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE is atmospheric, emotional, eerie and impossible to put down."
 – Carla Neggers, NYT bestselling author of SAINT'S GATE

"This is one of those novels that grips you from the very first page. Excellent and intriguing with full blown characters that come alive. It's a novel not to be missed."
- Heather Graham, NYT bestselling author of GHOST WALK


Taylor Jackson #7 A Gothic Suspense Coming 9.20.11

WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE will be in stores September 20. I am so excited to start sharing all the fun stuff for this book - but let's kick things off with the soundtrack, shall we?

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