For me, music is a family affair. In my teens and early 20s, I spent a lot of time seeing bands: punk, rockabilly, ska, rock, metal, you name it. Before kids, my husband and I spent a lot of time in blues clubs and going to festivals. Once our children started developing their own interest in music we expanded our musical road trips to include Taylor Swift, EDM, death metal (I still shudder a little when someone mentions the Black Dahlia Murder), Imelda May, George Ezra, Purity Ring. Anyway, you get the point.
When I write I often need to block out the real world while I dive into my pretend world with my pretend people and their pretend problems. The music I listen to helps create a type of magic that allows me to tap into that special well of creativity we all have buried deep inside. Below are the first 20 songs on the playlist for my debut Beautiful Crazy (out November 1). For the complete list and play links to Spotify and Google Play Music playlists, check out my website at www.kaseylane.com/bcplaylist.
- Light a Way by Volbeat
- Big Bad Handsome Man by Imelda May
- World in Flames by In this Moment
- Alias by In Flames
- Collapse Zeds by Dead (Feat. Memorecks)
- What's Mine Is Yours by Sleater-Kinney
- Sound of a Revolution by Sonic Boom Six
- Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
- 11:11 by Rodrigo y Gabriella
- The Bleeding by Five Finger Death Punch
- Dear God by Avenged Sevenfold
- Into the Ocean by Blue October
- Lullaby for a Sadist by Korn
- The Outlaw Torn by Metallica
- Top Yourself by The Raconteurs
- Grow Old With You by Matthew Mayfield
- Over and Over by Tim McGraw and Nelly
- Moondance by Van Morrison
- Last Rockers by Vice Squad
- She by The Misfits
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He’s a sexy suit who gets what he wants
Kevan Landry is trying to keep her life on track and her brother in rehab. If her fledgling marketing firm can sign the hot new band, Manix Curse, it will make a world of difference. Mason Dillon heads the most successful music PR firm in Portland. He’s desperate to breathe new life into the company by signing Manix Curse.
The last thing either one needs is a one-night stand with a smoldering stranger…
The stakes are high when a battle for the band—in the bedroom and the boardroom—becomes a battle of the heart. But if these two can set aside their differences, they may find they’re the right mix of sexy savvy to conquer both their worlds.
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Award-winning author Kasey Lane writes sexy romances featuring music, hot guys with ink, kick ass women, and always a happily ever after. A California transplant, she lives with her high school crush turned husband, two smart, but devilish kids, two dumb-as-rocks Papillons, and a bunch of bossy chickens in the lush Oregon forest. Visit her website where you'll find her swearing too much and talking about the San Jose Sharks, tattoos, and Jack White.