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Music and From the Files of The Otherworlder Enforcement Agency



Okay, I’ll admit it. My taste in music is questionable. In fact, some would say it’s downright bad, or at least a little odd. And really, my taste is a little crazy and a more than a little varied. If I’m totally honest, half the time I have no idea what band or song I’m listening to. And when I jam out (and I totally jam out), I sing what I think are the lyrics.

The lyrics I sing are rarely correct. Much to my husband’s annoyance.

Therefore, when the topic of music was suggested for this blog post, I panicked a little bit. How would people react to my Pandora mix station of Wicked, George Jones, Metallica, Maroon 5, and Roxette? If I told them Paramore, Evanescence, Meatloaf, Bruno Mars, and George Strait were in there too, would they totally disown me?

And OMG, what if word leaked out that I regularly rock out to Glory of Love and Sympathy for the Devil? Okay, and this week I’ve been listening to Pancho and Lefty (the Willie/Merle version) on almost a daily basis—let’s just let that secret out right now so you all understand what you’re in for with this post.

And what if people find out exactly how many Led Zeppelin CDs I have?

So, if anyone is still here, I think of these songs when I desperately try to apply songs to my books. Keep in mind, my knowledge of actual lyrics is limited (i.e. probably entirely wrong).

Glory of Love, Peter Cetera – I don’t care if it’s old and melodramatic. I love it SO much. And I think it applies to all of my heroes…more or less.

Marry You, Bruno Mars – My husband, total sweetheart that he is, proposed to me with an animated movie he created and set to this song. It was freaking adorable and romantic. Therefore it applies to all my romance-related books.

Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye – The chorus is very applicable to how my heroine feels for a lot of Lycan Unleashed. At least, how I interpret the lyrics. 😀

Listen to Your Heart, Roxette – Because it’s a pretty, romantic song. And I haven’t done the best job ever of leaving the 80s/90s behind.

Dangerous, Roxette – I don’t think the lyrics to this song make a lot of sense—at least, not how I sing them. Luckily, making sense not a requirement for me to enjoy a song. I apply this to the books too, because it’s my list and I’m listening to it right now.

Holy cow this song list is getting sappy. And weird. Far sappier than the actual books, I think.

All right, let’s turn the tables before my taste in music scares you away from my books (if it hasn’t already). Any songs that you apply to books you read? Any particularly sappy, horrible songs that you rock out to when no one is looking?

Answer the questions in the comments and be entered to win a 1 ecopy of Lycan Unleashed and a signed bookmark featuring the series.



  • Lori H February 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

    No, I don’t usually think of or listen to music when I’m reading. I like to concentrate on the book that I’m reading however I do love to rock out too.
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  • sandyg265 February 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I usually like quiet when I read.

  • Brenda H February 11, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I secretly enjoy some of the rap my son listens too. I find myself tapping my foot. LOL As far as songs and reading– I’m so in my head when I’m reading that I tune out music.

    • Tiffany Allee February 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one enjoying songs secretly, Brenda!

  • bn100 February 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Don’t listen to music when I read.

  • Ruth Ayres February 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    No distracting music. I want quiet so I can concentrate on the book.

  • Viki S. February 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I don’t listen to music while I read. Too distracting.

  • erinf1 February 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I don’t listen to music while I read. I consider it a waste of electricity cuz I tune everything out 🙂

  • Regan Summers February 11, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I rock the hell out of Broken Arrow by Rod Stewart. This isn’t exactly a secret since pretty much everyone I know has had this inflicted upon them.

    Also, I can’t not sing along with Black Velvet by Alannah Miles if it comes on the radio…or the mixed tape I made myself. >.>

    • Tiffany Allee February 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      How can one not sing Black Velvet when it comes on? Do you pop the mix tape into a cassette player now and then? haha

  • Barb P February 12, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I usually read when I’m in bed or when I’m waiting to pick my son up from school. I pretty much like it quiet in order to concentrate on the story. Thaks for the awesome giveaway!

  • LisaC February 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Me too on the quiet while reading. You might get me to admit owning some Led Zep, though.

  • Tiffany Allee February 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks everyone for the great comments! Now that I think about it, I never listen to music while reading either. I block out the rest of the world and barely notice when my husband is asking me questions. But, all bets are off when I’m cleaning. That’s when I turn it up and rock out (and the hubby locks himself in the office). 🙂

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