When your male lead character is a part-time drummer, it’s only fitting to create a playlist. Not only that, Brian is the one “responsible” for me turning what was originally planned to be a stand-alone novel into a series.

I chose the opening song, “Breathe,” because in Brian’s first scene he’s wearing a Dark Side of the Moon t-shirt. Each song is related to a scene in the book. Some I reference by name. Others are ones I envisioned Brian and his band performing. This is the longest of the three playlists.

This live performance by The Eagles is one of my favorites. And yes, Brian can play drums like that.