Thank you for having me here, today, Kitty Kelly.
Music is a big part of my life, writing related or not. Every story I write tends to have a playlist all its own, or so they did until I began writing the Tulle and Tulips series. These wedding planners and the people entering their lives seem to share a commonality – someone is starting a new phase of their life. So far, that commonality has led to a commonality in music.
Every song that makes it onto a playlist reflects a tone or message of the story I’m working for. Sometimes I can use the same playlist for more than one book, most often I find myself starting from scratch.
My music choices are influenced by my kids, TV shows, movies, and iTunes recommendations. I’ve included a list of most of the Tulle and Tulips series playlist, including a few links to some favorites.
Skinny Love by Birdy
Not by Cheyenne Marie Mize
Weightless by Courtney Jones
Killing Time by Daniel O’Brien
Far From Home by Five Finger Death Punch
Holding a Heart by Girl Named Toby
Turn to Stone by Ingrid Michaelson
Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum
I Should Go by Levi Kreis
Family Tree by Matthew West
Learn to Fly by Shannon Noll
Any piece of music by Philip Wesley
For the light and romantic mood in Tulle and Tulips I turn to Philip Wesley. This is a frequently played one for me. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTbcQ-pCGl0)
Turn To Stone by Ingrid Michaelson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RPVp2HPMdo)
Holding A Heart by Girl Named Toby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQonkFNR2To)
Tell me: What are some of your favorite songs? How does music impact your life?
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Monday mornings have a reputation for sucking, and today is no different for Burton Anderson. One year ago, his “perfect” life full of prestige, money, success and travel crumbled in the glaring light of betrayal.
This morning? This close to making his new construction business a success, a date gone awry has left him handcuffed to a toilet in a housewares store. Naked. And the first customer of the day is coming down his aisle.
Planning and shopping for other couples’ Big Day is about as wild and crazy as buttoned-up Leigh Schyuler gets. Until she gets an eyeful of Hearth and Home’s daily special. He’s definitely a “designer” temptation while she’s “off the rack”.
But there are risks, and then there are risks. Burton isn’t sure he can once again trust his heart to a woman who holds the power to ruin him. And Leigh discovers too late that indulging in a little no-strings sex is tying her dream of Devoted Love into hopeless knots…
Warning: Contains a hard-hatted, hard-bodied hero who’s good with his hands, and a woman who’d like him to build a bridge over her sexual boundaries. Nuts and bolts never had it so good.
This title releases August 20, 2013.