Life, Love, and Music ~ A Playlist

Happy Friday everyone! Like quite a few authors out there, I love to listen to music while I’m working. It can sometimes help drive my scenes forward, or keep me motivated to push forward. I’ve been working on a YA/NA novella project along with several other things. I will reveal the cover (yes I already have it) as I get closer to being able to release the book. In the meantime, here is the playlist of music I listen to while working on this story…

Kissin’ in the Tail Lights

Monday has rolled around once again. Yep. Like a bad penny, it just keeps turning up. Control the things we can and let go of the things we can’t. That’s what my mom always says. So I’m controlling Monday the only way I know how…musically (and for all my non country loving fans, I promise we will be getting back to something a little harder in the near future, but for now, we need to keep it country). New discovery for me folks! Shane Lee. Hope you enjoy and don’t be afraid to go doin’ a little of your own Kissin’ in the Tail Lights. :) P.S. look at that little countdown time over there…who’s getting excited?

Whatever She’s Got

We are gearing up for the release of the first book in the McGregor series ~ Anything but Safe! We are ten days out and what better way to start off the countdown than with a little country music in honor of this sweet contemporary western romance?

All of My Tomorows

Hey everyone! Sorry for my absence here lately. Had some family issues and an impromptu trip to California, which was long over due even if it wasn’t under the best circumstances. Good news is, it’s Monday. You know what that means? Music! I’m working on Justin Trent’s story and not long ago, I bought Colt Ford’s album. It’s not typically my style, but I find myself discovering new songs that really grab me. This was one of them. No official video, but you get to hear the music that is Justin through and through.

Enjoy your Monday everyone!

Head Above Water

Today’s music Monday is brought to you by Theory of a Deadman and my current story, Bewitching Ways. This song is one of Avalynn’s favorites. It is a good one and of course, I do like TOD so it helps. Hope you enjoy. Feels kind of perfect for a Monday too. Bonus!

I’m going to get back to writing. Have a great week everyone!

Cowboys and Angels

I have a confession to make. I’m a YouTube surfer. I get out on there and click videos until my eyes can hardly stay open (Now you know why some days there are no words added to an MS). Now I have a pretty varied collection when it comes to music, but I proudly admit that I am a country girl at heart. Blame it on being born in Texas, blame my parents, blame Garth, Tim, and Kenny. So you guessed it. Another country music post. I came across this one and I just had to pull it for a Music post! What a great song!


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are all looking forward to a great week. Me? Well I have Debora Dennis here later this week for a Friday Flirt and that is going to be fun. I love when my critique partners are able to join me on my blog. If you didn’t see the news on Facebook, I contracted another book. Yay! A Soul to Keep was contracted by a new publisher, Hearts Desire Press. I’m really excited about working with them. Other than that, I’m just listening to the music that inspires me to write more stories! Like this one that was introduced to me by the lovely Molly McClain last night. Give it a listen.

Getting in the Holiday Spirit

This time of year (from about October through January 1st) is my favorite time of year. Some years are better than others. Easier to cope with. In my personal life there have been a lot of struggles that I’m working to overcome. In my writing life it has been a good year. Christmas has always been a favorite time of year for my family. I have many favorite things that I like to indulge in to help me get into the spirit of the season. 
Love making baked goodies and treats for friends and family. Seasonal candied popcorn has become a new favorite. Snuggling up with my little men, with cups of hot cocoa, and watching Christmas movies (which we did again last night and watched Arthur Christmas). Decorating the tree which is insanely full of ornaments, including some from my childhood. And Christmas music! There is just something about music that can help lift your spirits (or mimic your mood if that is what is needed). I saw this video on Facebook a week or two ago and loved it so much, that I wanted to share it here on my blog so not only could you all enjoy it, but I could come back to it when I needed a pick me up.
Hope you enjoy Angels We Have Heard on High, by the Piano Guys. The video is not only fun, but amazing and makes me wish I’d learned to play a musical instrument and stuck with it.
May your hearts be filled with love, joy, and laughter as we close in on the holiday. Create new memories, remember old, and indulge in traditions that have been passed down through the years and maybe entertain the idea of starting a few new ones. Enjoy the time with your loved ones and do whatever makes you feel fabulous this time of year. For me, it is spending time with my friends and family. Creating wonderful things to give to those I care about. And remembering that this time of year is about living, loving, and giving of yourself to others.