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Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Soundtrack for Snow Blind

My contemporary Christian Gothic romance, Snow Blind was recently released from White Rose Publishing. Being a Gothic, naturally the hero, Shale was the dark and brooding sort. Like many writers, I find inspiration in music.

While writing Snow Blind I found inspiration for Shale's character from listening to the album Jubilee by Ten Shekel Shirt. The album deals with themes of freedom, forgiveness, redemption and fresh starts. If you read Snow Blind you'll understand why songs like Jubilee, Surprised, Fragile and Love From a Lesser God were perfect for Shale.

Ten Shekel Shirt is headed by Lamont Hiebert. Lamont is also the Co-Founder and Director of U.S. Prevention for Love146 - an international organization working to abolish child sex slavery and exploitation. Many of his songs reflect his commitment to social action and to the restoration of survivors of abuse and exploitation.(Note: Snow Blind is not about child exploitation, but I'm happy to spread the word about a great CD and a worthy cause.)

Recently Lamont launched a new site, which features a video for the song Fragile.  In a LOVE146 blog post Lamont explains Although I am a Co-Founder and US Prevention Director for Love146...I long for survivors of every kind to be successful in the restoration process. Unfortunately, one of the greatest challenges we survivors face is the lie of self-blame...If you have information about suspected abuse or exploitation you can find ways to report it at www.itsnotmyfault.org.

Here's a bit from the lyrics of Fragile

Did your angel fall
Leave you all alone in that place
Did your hero fail
Leave hope without a sail

You are fragile and afraid
Walking a tightrope and trying not to sway
You are fragile and ashamed
But you're not the one who is to blame.


BTW, a simple way of contributing is to use the search engine Goodsearch and select LOVE146 as your charity.

6 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

The lyrics are lovely and so is your cover. Very nicely done!

Celia Yeary said...

What an intriguing story! Good luck with sales--this is a great way to find new books. Celia

Kasey said...

Beautiful lyrics. Thanks for leaving the information about Love146. I've actually been wanting to see what I can do to help this issue so it's good that I found a new resource to research!

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LoRee Peery said...

Snow Blind is on my to buy list. The album sounds intriguing as well.

Kara Lynn Russell said...

Thanks everyone for leaving comments. Kasey, I'm glad I could point you to Love146.

Jean P said...

Beautiful lyrics. Very interesting post, thank you for sharing it.

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