In my urban paranormal fantasy THE ARROW, research scientist and reluctant goddess Fynn Kildare finally gets her man. That man happens to be rock star Komo, the son of Dionysus, the love of her life since they were children together in her family’s commune Brigid’s Keep. When a local pharmaceutical company run by witches and demons threatens to unleash a catastrophic virus, Fynn must decide between Komo’s drug-fueled ecstatic life on the road or her family’s work to fight to save humanity. Enter Eli, a surfer biker half-demon who, though bred to kill Fynn instead falls madly in love with her.
We’re talking an epic goddess/demon/god love triangle, a rock star lifestyle of fairy tale proportions, evil witches, ancient dieties, demons, corporate greed, and a very gnarly party drug called Nine that has the apocalypse written all over it.
While you are reading, have a listen to the playlist.
With or Without You (U2)
Fynn loves Komo so much. She understands what he needs. She’s good for him. He loves her too, but there is so much agony between a goddess of fertility and a god of madness.
Indian Summer (The Doors)
This old song evokes the fuzzy-headed, achingly beautiful memories Komo and Fynn share of their gorgeous childhood in Brigid’s Keep when everything was windflower crowns and faeries.
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Fynn loves Komo while they attend Athenian School in self-imposed exile, but she can’t stand Komo’s faithless heart anymore.
What About Love (til Tuesday)
Fynn tries to protect her heart from Komo. At first. She is so tired of living on hope.
Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
Komo adores Fynn. He knows they belong together on a cosmic level.
Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac)
Eli is tortured by his desire for Fynn. Her power terrifies him but she’s his reason for living and he will do anything to protect her.
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns n Roses)
Eli’s billionaire brother Cain loves Fynn to distraction. To Cain, Fynn embodies everything innocent and pure and he will stop at nothing to possess and control her.
Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Komo may be the rock star god, but it’s the recovering demon Eli who embodies the soul of this song for Fynn.
Fans of The Arrow are welcome to leave their own song suggestions in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.