Books and Music, Part 2

You have to bear with me as I’m on a books and music kick this week. I promise this is the last post on this topic.

For now.

I shared yesterday about the songs that played in my head (and my ear pods) while I was writing Heart of Clay, today I’ll give you the scoop on the other books.

In Country Boy Vs. City Girl, Josh was a successful, urbanite with a lucrative career and six-figure income until he decided to become a farmer. Jenna, the girl in love with him, decided she could give up the city easier than she could Josh and follows him  to the farm.

They are both stubborn and strong-willed, which leads to some interesting situations. But despite that, Josh tells Jake, their hired hand, that the only adventure he needs is the one he is on with Jenna.

The inspiration for that thought came from the song Places I’ve Never Been by Mark Wills. It is just an awesome song and really sums up Josh and Jenna’s story.

When I was finishing up the last few chapters of the book, the song that I kept coming back to was Vince Gill’s Let’s Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye. 

If you want to find out why that song fit so well, you will have to read the book. I’m not going to spoil the ending for you!


Not His Type, the last book in The Women of Tenacity series, was so much fun for me to write.

I love the characters, I love the story, I love the way Jake and Anna interact with each other and the people around them.

The one song that resonated with me throughout the entire story is Joe Diffie’s So Help Me Girl. I think part of the reason for that is because Jake knew Anna was not his type, fought against his attraction and fell in love with anyway. There is a point in the story where he finally admits he loves her that really fits so well with the song. If you’ve read the book, let me know if you found that passage!


I am currently working on a holiday romance. The name has not yet been determined and I haven’t nailed down the cover art.

What I can tell you about the book is that there is a cowboy, actually a ranch full of cowboys, a jilted woman, an orphan and a whole lot of fun.

The song that jumped into my head when I started writing this story is It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Barbara Mandrell. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. And once you meet the characters, especially our hero, Trey, you’ll understand why this song is such a great fit for the story.

Stay tuned for more details…

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