Thursday 13: Dangerous in a Kilt Playlist (post by Anna)Recently, I wrote a guest post for the Romancing the Book blog, which featured my playlist of songs that inspired or evoked aspects of the Psychic Crossroads series, particularly the first two books. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the playlist for my newest erotic romance, Dangerous in a Kilt.
Dangerous in a Kilt Playlist
- “Mr. Mysterious” by Vanessa Amorosi, from the album Hazardous. This song inspired the opening scene in Dangerous in a Kilt, where Erica and Lachlan meet. I love the tongue-and-cheek aspects of the song, which mesh perfectly with the tone of the characters’ meeting.
- “The Lovers” by Emma Shapplin, from the album Dust of a Dandy. I’d often crank up this song to get me in the right place to write about Erica’s inner battle between succumbing to her intense desire for Lachlan and her burning need to know more about him.
- “Control” by Delta Goodrem, from the album Child of the Universe. This song serves as the theme for Erica’s tense relationship with her ex, Presley Cichon, and her battle to overcome that demon.
- “Sleep Til the War is Over” by Rob Thomas, from the album Cradlesong. I listened to this song when I needed to get in Erica’s mindset, as she deals with her legal troubles, dumped on her head by her ex. The song also bleeds over into her angst over getting involved with the secretive, but incredibly hot, Lachlan.
- “We Will Not Be Lovers” by Shaye, from the album Lake of Fire. This one also evokes Erica’s dynamic with Presley, and her determination to shove him out of her life whether he likes it or not.
- “Only One” by Katharine McPhee, from the album Hysteria. I knew from the moment I first heard this song it would find a place on my playlist for this book. The lyrics are perfect for both of the men in Erica’s life—for her obnoxious ex, the man who framed her for embezzlement; and for the new man in her life, who refuses to share his past with her.
- “Hot to the Touch” by Grace Potter, from the album Midnight. I latched onto this sexy song as the theme for Lachlan and Erica’s physical relationship.
- “Call My Name” by Charlotte Church, from the album Tissues & Issues. Erica has totally lost her head over Lachlan and she loves the way he says her name, making this steamy song perfect for the book.
- “Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labrinth featuring Emile Sandé. Erica longs to get under Lachlan’s façade and find out what makes him tick, and in his own way, he yearns for the same thing with her.
- “The Divide” by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, from the album The Lion The Beast The Beat. This fantastic song speaks to Erica’s struggle to overcome obstacles others have set up in her path, and her need to strike out on her own path.
- “Got a Light?” by Tara MacLean, from the album Wake. This quirky little song makes me think of Erica, who has her own quirks and often baffles Lachlan. By the way, Tara MacLean was part of the trio Shaye.
- “No Second Chance” by Blackmore’s Night, from the album Shadow of the Moon. A beautiful song about failed love that evokes a pivotal sequence in the book, when Erica and Lachlan reach their moment of darkness and all seems lost.
- “Flight” by Lifehouse, from the album Out of the Wasteland. I listened to this song over and over and over while writing and editing Chapter 31. You’ll just have to wait for the whole book to find out what that chapter is all about, since I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise!
A feisty American. A hot Scot. Passion ignites.
Good-girl Erica Teague is out on bail, charged with a crime her ex-lover committed. Her desperate bid to experience one wild night of sizzling sex, before her trial and certain conviction, lands her in the arms of Lachlan MacTaggart, a hot Scot with a secret past. She can’t resist his offer to enjoy one month of sex and companionship with no strings. But when their hot fling gets personal, can their passion free their imprisoned hearts?