Friday, June 02, 2017

EVA Retreat Playlist

Hi! This is for the wonderful writers at the EVA Writing Retreat. Here are some song suggestions for your own Pied Piping the Muse!


“Main Theme” from A Dangerous Mind soundtrack (inspirational, Ivy-league setting, a bit eerie)

“Main Title” by Danny Elfman from the Sleepy Hollow soundtrack (horror, menace, scary chase)

“Main Title” by Jerry Goldsmith from the Basic Instinct soundtrack (classy, mystery, suspense)

 “Requiem, K. 626: Confutatis” by Mozart found on the Amadeus soundtrack (sublime melancholy, dark forces, aftermath of a mentor’s death)

“You’re So Cool” by Hans Zimmer from the True Romance soundtrack (whimsical romance, innocence)

“The Yearning/Sirens Suite” (whimsical romance, heroine) from the Sirens soundtrack by Rachel Portman


1492: Conquest of Paradise soundtrack by Vangelis (dreamy, inspirational, seafaring)

 “Main Title” by Hans Zimmer from the Rain Main soundtrack (sexy, exotic, urbane)

“Requiem, K. 626: Introitus, Dies Irae, Rex Tremendae Majestatis, Confuctatis, Lacrymosa” by Mozart found on the Amadeus soundtrack (sublime melancholy, dark forces, aftermath of a mentor’s death)

“Early 18th Century Gypsy Music” by Bubak and Hungaricus found on the Amadeus soundtrack (wild bohemian celebration)

“March Past of the Kitchen Utensils” by Rachel Portman from the Sirens soundtrack (whimsy)

“Cursum Perficio” by Enya from Watermark (action/battle, fantasy)

 “La Resa Dei Conti” by Ennio Morricone from the For a Fistful of Dollars soundtrack (western epic, action)

Batman soundtrack by Danny Elfman (dark hero, action)

“Carmina Burana” by Orff (epic action/battle, victory)

“Charging Fort Wagner” (epic action/battle) and “An Epitaph to War” (melancholy, epic hero) by James Horner from the Glory soundtrack

“The Raiders’ March” (epic hero) and “Truck Chase”? (action/chase, adventure) by John Williams from the Raiders of the Lost Ark soundtrack

“Anakin’s Theme” by John Williams from the Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace soundtrack

“Main Theme” by John Williams from the Schindler’s List soundtrack (major heartstring plucking)

“Hoedown” by Aaron Copeland (western imagery)

“Main Theme” from the How the West Was Won soundtrack (epic western, cowboy hero)

“Main Theme” from the Silverado soundtrack (western imagery)


 “Main Theme” from The Natural soundtrack (mid-western imagery, Americana)


“Main Theme” by Hans Zimmer from the Crimson Tide soundtrack (meltingly gorgeous hero, action/adventure)

“Introduction (Titles)” by Danny Elfman from the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack

“The Imperial March” (epic black moment, menace) from The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack by John Williams

 “Flight to Neverland” by John Williams from the Hook soundtrack (whimsy, innocence, adventure)

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King by Howard Shore (epic action/battles, fantasy)

 “Han Solo and the Princess” (epic romance) from The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack by John Williams

“Main Theme” by John Williams from the Born on the Fourth of July soundtrack (tragic hero, sadness, heartbreaking reflections)

 “Libra Me” by Elliot Goldenthal from the Interview with the Vampire soundtrack (melancholy, horror, vampire, gothic)


 “Dracula – The Beginning” and “Vampire Hunters”  (menace, horror, vampire) and “The Brides” (dark seduction, romantic horror, vampire) by Wojciech Kilar from the Bram Stoker’s Dracula soundtrack

“Main Title” (epic hero, romance, adventure) and “Promentory” (romance, adventure) by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman from The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack

“Harvest” (melancholy mid-west) and “Days of Heaven” (melancholy mid-west) by Ennio Morricone from the Days of Heaven soundtrack

“Aquarium” by Saint-Saens (dreamy, flowing, gorgeous)

“Duel of the Fates” by John Williams from the Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace soundtrack (epic action/battle)

 “Love Theme” by John Williams from the Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones soundtrack (epic romance)

“Progeny/The Wheat” (exotic epic setting), “The Battle” (epic action/battle, epic hero), “Barbarian Horde” (epic action/battle, epic hero) by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard from the Gladiator soundtrack

“Humming Chorus” by Puccini from Madama Butterfly (romance, melancholy)

 “Main Title” by Ennio Morricone from TheGood, the Bad, and the Ugly soundtrack (mysterious/dark hero, western setting)

“Forrest Gump Suite” by Alan Silvestri from the Forrest Gump soundtrack (mid-western setting, innocence)

“Main Title” (gentle Irish pluck, sweeping romance, inspirational) and “Tryouts” (inspirational action) by Jerry Goldsmith from the Rudy soundtrack

“Main Theme” by Maurice Jarre from the Lawrence of Arabia soundtrack (epic exotic setting, sweeping romance, epic hero, sheik stories)

“Main Title” by James Horner from the Willow soundtrack (swashbuckling action/chase, fantasy, romance)

“Main Theme” by Jerry Goldsmith from the Patton soundtrack (epic military hero)

Black Hawk Down soundtrack by Hans Zimmer (intense action/ battle, exotic setting, mournful, soulful farewell)

The Last Samurai soundtrack by Lost Summer (hero, epic battles, eastern influence)

The Passion of the Christ soundtrack by John Debney and Mel Gibson (hero, inspirational, exotic locale)

The Aviator soundtrack by Howard Shore (action, Hollywood/Coconut Grove vibes)

Sideways by Rolfe Kent (jazz, lounge-lizard groove)

Music by Tangerine Dream in general (for instance, Risky Business)  (dreamy, modern, exotic, futuristic)

Music by Vangelis in general (for instance, Chariots of Fire, Mutiny on the Bounty, Alexander)  (dreamy, exotic)

Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis (dreamy, futuristic, sexy, noir, action)

Music by Brian Eno (for instance, Music for Films, More Music for Films)   (dreamy, modern, exotic, futuristic)

King Arthur soundtrack by Hans Zimmer (hero, epic battles, knights…)

The Ring/The Ring 2 soundtracks by Hans Zimmer (eerie, action and suspense)

Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events soundtrack by Thomas Newman (menacing, playful darkness)

First Knight soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith (romance, knights…, heroic)

Congo soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith (Africa, exotic, adventure, suspense)

Van Helsing soundtrack by Alan Silvestri (adventure, monsters, menace)

Finding Neverland soundtrack by Nick Ingman (gentle, elegant, old fashioned, tragic)

Hero soundtrack by Tan Dun, Itzhak Perlman, Kodo (heroic, epic battles, eastern influence)

Troy soundtrack (heroic, epic battles, exotic locale, tragic)

The Merchant of Venice soundtrack, David Juritz, leader (historical – Europe, elegant, tragic)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek (sublime, sensuous, eerie)




 Happy writing!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

***Free*** Novelette on the Radish Mobile Reading App!

Secrets, Lies, and Heartaches…

When shy, lonely new girl in town Carley Rios first went on a hot social media app, she was only trying to find a friend…and maybe something more. Then she reads an anonymous, heartfelt confession that she thinks is about her and, soon, one sexy, sinful confession leads to another, as well as a game of secret admirer.

Who is he? She’s about to find out as her true love sets up a meeting with her, whispering in her ear and revealing his identity in a breathless heartbeat…


This is "Sweet Secrets," a novelette that starts off the rest of the Aidan Falls new adult romance series. When this story ends, HONEYTRAP will begin, then SUGARBABY!

If some of these titles sound familiar, it's because they were previously published under "Crystal Green." However, I just got the publishing rights, and I decided to rename one of the three works. "Sweet Secrets" used to be called "Whisper," but I wanted to keep to the "sweet" theme of the entire series, so voila!

Also, "Chris Marie Green" is now the author rather than "Crystal Green." I'm in the process of putting all my "grittier," "hotter," and/or "darker" work under that pen name because "Crystal Green" will now be devoted to writing sweet romances such as the Heroes of the West series. In fact, since I also just got the rights back to four of my old Special Editions, I'll be revising those so that they are sweet, as well! (They'll also belong to "Crystal.")

Anyway, as I mentioned, "Sweet Secrets" is free on Radish (click here to go to the app, but you'll find "SS" quicker if you go through your phone app). For the time being, my user name on Radish is still "CrystalOh," but I'll be switching that to "Chris Marie Green," too.

I hope you read all five chapters and continue with the series when HONEYTRAP goes live on Radish 11/30/16!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Backlist, Radish, and General Craziness!

I just got the rights to indie publish seven of my Harlequin backlist books! Three are former Blazes (one novella and two vampire stories) and four are ex-Special Editions!


So busy times ahead... I just put the first Aidan Falls reissue up on Radish, so you can start reading the "Sweet Secrets" novelette now! (Formerly "Whisper," w/a Crystal Green. Now it's written as Chris Marie Green.) HONEYTRAP will follow on the same day "SS" ends on Nov. 30. Then SUGARBABY will go up!

I'm also prepping my Rough and Tumble books for publication. Covers should be done after Thanksgiving, but I already put up the new website at www.roughandtumblebooks.weebly.com.

Then, after my third Heroes of the West Montana Sky Kindle Worlds book goes up December 15 (as Crystal Green), I'll be able to turn my attention to the Harlequin backlist. Good times!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Scavenger Hunt!



Ready for some fun? Join this scavenger hunt for the Montana Sky Kindle Worlds books! There'll be prizes the next few weeks, but the party kicked off today with me, writing as Crystal Green. Click here!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Announcement!

Guess who just got back the rights to indie publish 6 of her hot romance books? Crystal Green! I obviously have a lot of work to do on my three core Rough and Tumble novels (Rough and Tumble, Down and Dirty, Hot and Bothered), as well as my three new adult Aidan Falls romances ("Whisper" [which I'm renaming "Sweet Secrets"], Honeytrap, and Sugarbaby). I'll be working on Aidan Falls first, because I'm planning to serialize them for the Radish mobile reading app. (Due to time constraints, I've been unable to work on the second House of the Satin Glove novel, so Aidan Falls will be posted there in the meantime!)
So if you've tried to buy any of these books, they are not available for the time being. You'll know when they're back up for sale under new covers and my CrystalOh pen name!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New Reissue from Chris Marie Green!


Just in time for Halloween--a Vampire Babylon novella for only 1.99!

A vampire in New York…

Ginny and her twin sister are only two of many glamorous creatures who stalk the nights during the decadent ‘70s, partying at hotspots like Studio 54, where bloodplay is just one of many wicked delights. There are no rules for them, only pleasure…until Ginny does the unthinkable after a passionate bite.

Falling for her prey.

But her twin isn’t about to let Ginny leave her so easily, and she’ll do anything to stop her, even if it means destroying the first soul-stirring feelings Ginny has felt since she actually lost her soul…


Available at:





If you read my Vampire Babylon series, you might remember that one of the main vampires in the Hollywood underground, Sorin, the Master's lieutenant, had twin vampire daughters. They abandoned him years ago, and he never knew why--or where they went. This steamy paranormal romance novella covers all that and then some!

Just a note: "Double the Bite" is a reissue. It was first published in the FIRST BLOOD anthology.

Happy Hunting!