Book of the Month: Playlist for Vernal by Randi Cooley Wilson


Book of the Month

randiRandi Cooley Wilson is a “New Adult” Paranormal/Fantasy and Contemporary Romance author. A resident of Massachusetts, she makes stuff up, devours romance books, drinks lots of wine and coffee, and has a slight addiction to bracelets. For more information visit:






Music played a huge part in my writing of Vernal. It not only helps me visually, but a particular song can take me away into the scene, helping set my mood, or the emotional temperature of the character or scene. While the playlist morphs as I write, some of the songs on it might help give you an idea of what the storyline is about, and what Serena and Tristan are feeling and going through on their journey. Enjoy! XOXO

Take It All by Ruelle

Hypnotic by Zella Day

Wild by Royal Teeth

Redemption by The Strange Familiar

Angels by The xx

This Love by The Veronicas

First Defeat by Noah Gundersen

The Wolf by Mumford & Sons

Renegades by X Ambassadors

Rain by Creed

When It All Falls Apart by The Veronicas

End of All Time by Stars of Track and Field

Not A Love Song by Cam Nacson

Yours by Ella Henderson

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vernalSerena has a bright future etched in stone.
Tristan has a dark past that haunts him.
Together, they have a love that can never be.

Sheltered, and unable to escape her bloodline, Serena St. Michael has spent the last two years training at the Royal Protector Academy. Struggling with a dark past, Tristan Gallagher’s current assignment is to protect a lifetime of secrets. One chance encounter will change everything. Serena must decide if she will follow her heart, forsaking all she’s ever known and risking a future worse than non-existence. Tristan will break every rule to save Serena, even if he can’t keep her. In their world of darkness, one love will ignite an ancient war. When pasts collide with the present, and secrets are revealed, will love be enough? Or will one lie destroy it all?

When you’ve hidden behind a mask for so long, would you reveal yourself for love? Vernal, the first novel in The Royal Protector Academy series is a dangerously exciting and darkly romantic tale that will take your breath away