Nothing is better than music, right!?
My debut series, Bayou Stix, is about the band Bayou Stix. The characters are musicians, but the books are more about the people in the band over the actual band. There are band things covered, but I focus more on the people and less on the act in my books.
Why did I choose to make my characters musicians? Well, because I love music. It’s something I’ve always loved. Music is one of the most amazing things on the planet. Music has the innate ability to invoke emotion. It can alter your mood with only the beat of the bass and the lyrics of the songs. It’s almost mystical and if you think about it… it’s magical.
Every book of mine has a Playlist for this reason. When you listen BEFORE you read, it gives you some insight into what might happen in the book. It keeps you guessing. When you listen AFTER you read the books, you can relate certain songs to specific situations in the book.
Here’s the playlist for Alluring Surrender.
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Shinedown – All I Ever Wanted
John Legend – All of Me
Maroon 5 – Animals
Juvenile – Back That Thang Up
Ne-Yo – Because Of You
Art Of Dying – Best I Can
Calvin Harris – Blame
Jason Aldean – Burnin’ It Down
The Chee-Weez – Callin Baton Rouge
Gloriana – Can’t Shake You
Kardinal Offishall – Dangerous
Evans Blue – Erase My Scars
Maroon 5 – Feelings
Pitbull – Fireball
Drake – Forever
R5 – Heart Made Up On You
LSU Tiger Marching Band – Hey Fightin’ Tigers
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
Maroon 5 – It Was Always You
Nick Jonas – Jealous
Glee Cast – Loser Like Me (Glee Cast Version)
Hoobastank – Magnolia
Katy Perry – Not Like The Movies
Imagine Dragons – Nothing Left To Say / Rocks
Spank the Monkey – One and Only One
Chase Rice – Ready Set Roll
Luke Bryan – Roller Coaster
Shinedown – Save Me
Nickelback – Savin’ Me
A Great Big World – Say Something
Journey – Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Escape the Fate – Something
Lifehouse – Storm
Hoobastank – The Reason
Madison Rising – The Star Spangled Banner
Colbie Caillat – Try
Muse – Undisclosed Desires
Linkin Park – Until It’s Gone
10 Years – Waking Up
Tyler Farr – Whiskey in My Water
Chris Young – Who I Am With You
It can be found on Spotify HERE.
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Remember, Alluring Surrender, Book 5 Bayou Stix is out THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 and is up for Pre-Order everywhere.