Laid Bare With Flair Contest – Day Fourteen!

More Flair today! Today I thought I’d offer up a cool mini playlist for my upcoming book Trinity! Five songs, a few for story, a few for the characters. This is an iTunes playlist so I can only send them to people who have the ability to receive music from iTunes.

I make playists for every single book I write. It guides me through the story, giving me a touchstone to return to if I get interrupted and keeping my head in the book.

In Trinity, we’ve got a heroine who has been alone for a lot of her life. Even in a room full of people she was different, an outsider. The heroes are both rooted in family. Jack with his chosen family and Galen with his very insular world of cat shifters. This particular book is very related to my playlist because part of Renee’s personality is that she loves disco music. There’s also some sexin type songs, some rock, some emo ballads, etc.

Today’s question: What book did you finish most recently and do you have a song or type of music you’d associate it with?

I’ll choose a winner tomorrow! Remember, I’m in DC so my schedule will be off this week!

38 comments to “Laid Bare With Flair Contest – Day Fourteen!”

  1. Lea
    July 16th, 2009 at 4:32 am · Link

    Hi Lauren:

    Actually, I’m just finishing “Undercover”, by you know who.

    I’ve had a really hectic schedule myself the past couple of weeks so fitting in my reading has been tough.

    That being said, I listen to a lot of John Mayer’s work and “In Your Atmosphere”, is one of the songs that I would associate with “Undercover”, but the other one is “Live To Tell”, by Madonna.

    Thank You!
    Have a great day.
    L 😀

  2. Karin
    July 16th, 2009 at 4:50 am · Link

    I have a series of lists of songs on my Nano so that when I walk I can set the pace depending on the terrain. However, the list I most use is the 50’s

  3. Lisa J
    July 16th, 2009 at 6:12 am · Link

    I just finished Thief of Mine by Amarinda Jones. No music is associated to it for me, but I usually don’t listen to music when reading.

  4. Zarifina
    July 16th, 2009 at 6:13 am · Link

    I just finished reading “Leave Me Breathless”
    by Trista Ann Michaels. I can’t really think of a song that talks about threesomes. Maybe the theme song to the show Three’s Company? lol

  5. Heather
    July 16th, 2009 at 6:22 am · Link


    I have read about 10 books in the last few days. I would have to say the biggest song that impacted a book I was reading was Who We Are by Ryan Calhoun and I was listening to it as I read “The Wedding Girl.”


  6. Christine
    July 16th, 2009 at 6:42 am · Link

    Silent in the Grave. This was a Historical so I don’t really have any music in my head for this one specifically.

  7. limecello
    July 16th, 2009 at 6:59 am · Link

    I just finished “The Soldier” by Rhonda Nelson, literally less than 10 minutes ago. Songs? Ummm… well I’ve recently rekindled my relationship with my ipod, and song after song that slayed me played. One really struck me – and it’s killing me I can’t think of it right now. So… I’ll go with… Corner of Your Heart – Ingrid Michaelson. And as I look over the lyrics, it’s exactly how the heroine is. (But in a good way.)

  8. Amelia
    July 16th, 2009 at 7:06 am · Link

    I finished Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu. I didn’t think of any music for this book as Marjorie incoporated it in the book, but I could hear the songs in my head as I read the book.

  9. Valerie
    July 16th, 2009 at 7:15 am · Link

    I’ve had a bit of a lull in reading lately. I usually read on the train on the way to work and back and I can sometimes get up to five books read in a week, plus a few e-books at the weekend.

    This past two weeks, the train schedule has been topsy turvy due to working on the tracks and I’ve had to take new routes and watch where I’m going so I don’t miss my stop. Now that I’m familiar with them, I can tuck back into a book next week.

    I don’t usually think of music when I read a book. I don’t listen to music very much as my tastes are very different than my husbands, so I only listen to my types of music when he is out of the house…hehe!!

    I guess as I like dark, paranormal romances, I could associate Evanessence and Nightwish to some of the books I read.

  10. Roberta Harwell
    July 16th, 2009 at 7:22 am · Link

    The last book I finished was “Meant To Be” by Donna Marie Rogers. It was great. I don’t associate music with books. Sorry. Have a great day.

  11. Melissa Conatser
    July 16th, 2009 at 7:25 am · Link

    The last book I read was Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh.

    I don’t listen to music very much and have never thought of associating music with a book.

  12. Tracy
    July 16th, 2009 at 7:28 am · Link

    I just finished Sweet restraint by Beth Kery, and the song that comes to mind while reading this book is Mercy by Duffy, and Won’t go Home Without You by Maroon 5. Great Question!

  13. Christina Mays
    July 16th, 2009 at 8:30 am · Link

    I am reading several books at once. I have a book for my commute, one for home, one for day and one for evening. The book that I just finished is Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris. Music that I associate with it is the Crash Test Dummies, Oingo Boingo, Fastball, Days of the New and Depeche Mode.

  14. chey
    July 16th, 2009 at 9:05 am · Link

    Hi Lauren

    I just read Going Overboard by Christina Skye. I don’t associate any music with it.

  15. Amy Kathryn
    July 16th, 2009 at 9:07 am · Link

    I just finished sweet persuasion by maya banks…i liked techno and some blues with that one.

  16. Melissa
    July 16th, 2009 at 9:07 am · Link

    Burn by Linda Howard.
    Hmmm….maybe I Should Be So Lucky, lol.
    Oh, and Christina, I love the musicians you’ve got listed there!!
    I’m not so much one to associate things with music. If I hear a song I really like, it might make me think of a book, person, show, etc., but the opposite is usually not true…unless I’ve read about authors playlist, then I’ll hear those songs w/ certain scenes. I have to say you and Megan are the ones that started that trend in my head…..

  17. Marjana Kaly
    July 16th, 2009 at 9:13 am · Link

    Last night I just finish reading Made for Sin by Celia May Hart and no song for this book.

  18. Jody F.
    July 16th, 2009 at 9:48 am · Link

    I just finished Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn and definitely had Bad Moon Rising by CCR running through my head.

  19. Gloria T.
    July 16th, 2009 at 9:57 am · Link

    I’m just finishing “Undercover. I don’t listen to music when I’m reading. It distracts me from the book.

  20. Diane M.
    July 16th, 2009 at 10:10 am · Link

    Reading Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh but the song is Heal the World is just sticking in my mind.

  21. Calila
    July 16th, 2009 at 10:58 am · Link

    Just finished a contemporary romance. I don’t really associate songs with books that much.

  22. Jane
    July 16th, 2009 at 11:33 am · Link

    I just finished Laura Griffin’s “Whisper of Warning.” I did not have a song associated to the book.

  23. Jeanette Juan
    July 16th, 2009 at 12:00 pm · Link

    I recently finished Lora Leigh’s book Nauti Dreams and i constantly listened to Jordin Spark’s song “Battlefield”

  24. Blanche
    July 16th, 2009 at 12:52 pm · Link

    I just finished an anthology called Games Girls Play by Deanna Lee and it was HOT HOT HOT! I seem to be humming “We’re Having A Heatwave” a lot now…..not sure if it has to do with the book, my own personal summer I’m having or the actual 100 plus temps outside….could be from all 3! :mrgreen:

  25. Pat Cochran
    July 16th, 2009 at 1:44 pm · Link

    I find that I am finishing a book every couple
    of days, the most recent, which I finished
    yesterday, is Christine Wells’ Wicked Little
    Game. I immediately began Janelle Denison’s Wild For Him.

    I sing in the choir at our church so most of the music running through my head tends be of the ecclesiastical vein. The latest I remember “singing in my head” is one of my special favorites, “Fly Like A Bird.”

    Pat Cochran

  26. Raonaid Luckwell
    July 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm · Link

    The book I finished recently was Hidden Currents by Feehan, and really never thought of a song associated with it.

    I’m reading two books at the moment, Angie Fox’s second book (love that author) and I tend to think of the classic biker songs for the biker witches for that one.

  27. Sandy M
    July 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm · Link

    Just finished Elisabeth Naughton’s Stolen Fury. I never thought about putting a story to music before, but this one would have to be something fast and furious, mysterious to keep up with the action!

  28. Cybercliper
    July 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm · Link

    Just finished Sharon Sala’s the Healer. Loved it!! Let’s see, mountains of West Virginia, Native American Healer, small town, I’d have to cast it with bluegrass from the 40s or earlier (Cold Mountain soundtrack comes to mind) and Native American Prayer drums.

  29. alba
    July 16th, 2009 at 5:11 pm · Link

    I just finished a garden in the rain listened to my all time fav The Celt by Enya.

  30. bridget3420
    July 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm · Link

    I just finished Predatoress and I have the song “Another One Bites The Dust” stuck in my head:)

  31. Sue Brandes
    July 16th, 2009 at 5:42 pm · Link

    Twilight series and the haunting song that Edward plays on the piano to Bella. I think it’s called her lullaby.

  32. Diane Sadler
    July 16th, 2009 at 6:35 pm · Link

    I just finished Branded by fire by Nalini Singh and I didn’t have any particular song in mind other than I love this country western song right now called: I told you so by Carrie Underwood a remake of Randy Travis’ song

  33. Heather Brewer
    July 16th, 2009 at 8:44 pm · Link

    I just finished Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh and I don’t have a particular song in mind to go with that book. The book rocked.

    I also finished Drop Dead Georgous by Kimberly Raye and I can’t think of a particular song for that either. It would definitely have to be something played in a Honkey Tonk based on the location of the book.

  34. Michelle B.
    July 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm · Link

    I just finished Scent of a Vampire by Jude Stephens, can’t wait until the next one comes out. Well, I listened to Oh My Goth! by Razed In Black, Supernatural Black Hole by Muse, and Echoed Kisses by Saphara a lot while reading this book.

  35. Beverly G.
    July 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm · Link

    I just finished Lori handlands book Doomsday can wait and i have to say

    the song by REM its the end of the world as we know it rings in my head everytime i read that book

  36. Edie
    July 17th, 2009 at 3:03 am · Link

    Recently re-read Kenyon’s Dance with the Devil, and had Rage Against the Machine’s Killing In the Name, not terribly original.. but hey it was playing on the stereo and it fit.

  37. Edie
    July 17th, 2009 at 3:18 am · Link

    BTW – can anyone guess the main lines which fit the book best?? 😀

  38. Alex D
    July 18th, 2009 at 7:41 am · Link

    I just reread and finished Fight Club by Chuck Palanhuik and I associate it with the movie soundtrack with Where is My Mind by The Pixies.