Playlist: Taking Chances by Loni Flowers

Friday, November 2, 2012

Taking Chances
Taking Chances by Loni Flowers
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance 
Date of Publication: March 1st, 2012
Number of pages: 382 
Word Count: 86,000+

At age twenty-three, Alex has had a hard life. His parents died when he was quite young, leaving his grandparents to raise him. Right before his high school graduation, his grandparents passed on too, leaving him all alone. After losing everyone he's ever loved, Alex turns to the streets in a self-destructive pattern until he finally ends up in Springhill, where he tries to make a new life for himself.

Clair’s childhood was normal until age thirteen, when her father left the family and she never heard from him again. Consequently, her mother went into a deep depression, forcing Clair to grow up quickly. After finishing high school, Clair’s heartache over her father’s absence as well as her unbearable mother drive her to strike out on her own. But having nowhere to go and no family to speak of, Clair wanders aimlessly from town to town, homeless, and without purpose. Looking for work wherever she goes and living hand to mouth on the streets is tough, Clair discovers, but living with her mother is worse.

Now twenty-one years old, Clair has found her way to the last place she and her family took their final vacation as a family--Springhill. While in town, she crosses paths with Alex and their ensuing relationship grows faster than expected. Soon Clair wonders if coming back to Springhill and meeting Alex was the best decision or the worst decision she ever made.

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Today I wanted to share with you the playlist I have for my debut novel Taking Chances. Since my novel is a contemporary romance, go ahead and prepare yourself for sappy love lyrics of the sort. It’s just how I write.

Typically I don’t listen to much music or anything for that matter when I write because I’m easily distracted. In order to write with music on, I usually have to listen to songs I don’t know. If I do know them, I just sing along and hardly anything gets written. I know… I’m a complex individual. Haha… not really.

I do have a few songs that I use to help kindle a certain mood whenever I’m trying to write a particular scene. Not all the lyrics of a song fit, but for the most part the meaning behind the song is there. And many times these lyrics will help spark an idea, so that is always a plus!
I listened to this song about a million times!
And I listened to this song about a billion times. I just couldn’t get enough of it!
This is one of those songs that are pretty self-explanatory when listening to it.
This song is a perfect fit for that 1st kiss and all those feelings that go along with it.
This is one of those songs where not all the lyric fit but sparks plenty of feelings of really needing someone when you’re going through something.
This one is a perfect fit!

Did you recognize any of these songs… love them… hate them? Let’s hear it!

Well that’s it for now. I hope these songs weren’t too sappy for you. I could go on and on and you might be grateful that I’ve decided to end my list where I did.

There are so many awesome songs out there in all kinds of genres that have amazing, meaningful lyrics; it’s easy to find a song for every situation.

I thank you for having me today and allow me some time to “talk” to your readers.

About Loni Flowers

Loni Flowers lives in Eastern North Carolina with her husband; two wild toddlers, who never slow down for a second; and three couch-potato dogs, who only raise an eye when foods around. She spends her days working full-time for a well-known bank. When she's not playing on the internet or chatting on Twitter or Facebook, she spends her free time with friends and family waiting for the next big idea strike.

She enjoys reading most anything, but is a sucker for a good romance story. Contemporary romance is her writing genre of choice but isn't opposed to writing something different should an excellent idea hit.

Some of her favorite authors include: L.J. Kentowski, Stefne Miller, Cassandra Clare, J.K. Rowling, and Karen Marie Moning, Nicholas Sparks, Jodi Picoult... just to name a few.

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