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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Musical Moments: Guest Post: Tera Lynn Childs: Not a Soundtrack

How excited am I to host a Musical Moments post by Tera as part of the UK Blog Tour, such a fab guest post, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did:


I will be the first person to admit that I have terrible taste in music. My preferences are very eclectic and vary greatly from grunge to country to pop to Broadway show tunes. Some songs I love because I enjoy singing along and because they make me feel like moving and dancing to the beat. Others I get attached to because of moments or experiences I associate with them. Like I remember blasting Whoomp There It Is From my car after school during senior year, or how I first heard Mercy by Duffy when my mom and I were watching an amazing hip hop dance routine on So You Think You Can Dance.

With one exception (a book that isn’t ready for the world yet) I don’t make soundtracks specific to the book I’m writing, I just make a playlist of songs I like at the moment. When I write, I like to be out of the house and in a cafĂ© or coffee shop. Because of all the ambient noise and interesting conversations I have to listen to music. It’s best if it’s a song I’ve heard a million times because it becomes white noise, not distracting me from the story. Occasionally I’ll take a break and rock out for a few minutes, just to give me a break before diving back into the work.

Anyway, my point is that I don’t have a Forgive My Fins soundtrack, and I can’t remember the songs I was listening to when I wrote it three years ago. But here are the songs that are shuffling and repeating on my iPod right now.

• Animal by Neon Trees

Oh I love this.

• Better Than Revenge by Taylor Swift

Dog Days Are Over by Florence and The Machine

I didn't include the vide for this one as I have used it LOADS - one of my obsession songs [ : D ]

• Paris (Ooh La La) by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

• What the Hell by Avril Lavigne

• Firework by Katy Perry

I think this is one of the only Katy Perry songs I actually like-not overtly suggestive for my girls

On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez

Rolling in the Deep by Adele

Another of my obsessions lol

• The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars

• Born This Way by Lady Gaga

I am sure you will agree that is really a fantastic eclectic mix. Thanks so much to Tera for writing this guest post for me.

Title: Forgive My Fins
Series: Fins
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Templar
Publication Date: 1 July 2011

Synopsis: From Amazon

When a mermaid has her first kiss, she 'bonds' for life with the person she kisses. For Lily, a mermaid princess living in secret on land, this means she has ended up accidentally bonded to her obnoxious neighbour, instead of to the boy of her dreams. So begins a tidal wave of relationship drama, as Lily discovers that happily-ever-after never goes as smoothly as you plan it to.

Review HERE

Find out more about Tera at her website HERE

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