Chick Lit Rocks!


We all know chick lit rocks.  You wouldn’t be here, reading this post if you didn’t think so, right?  Well, you’re in luck because all of the blogs today are featuring playlists to go along with their awesome novels!

I’m featuring Honor’s Lark once again.  This was a really easy post for me, since I already had a playlist made up for the book.  Writing Honor was very natural, because I understand a lot of the issues she’s facing in her life – feeling lonely, unloved, unaccomplished.  This playlist was the music I was listening to while writing, the music that spoke to me about those feelings.

The main song on the Honor’s Lark playlist is “I Choose You” by Andy Grammer.  Andy is definitely my favorite male solo artist.  My friends know him as my future husband! He has a stage presence that’s fun, energetic, and a little crazy (but not CRAZY crazy).  At the same time, he can sing a love song with intense emotion.  “I Choose You” is all about the idea that each individual has the option to choose the person that is right for them.  As he says in the song, we don’t get to choose our heights or our ethnicity, but we do get to choose the person we love. This song was a huge inspiration for me when writing the book, because the world it takes place in believes the opposite: that who you love is destined and you have no say in the matter.  Honor and Sedric are determined to have their say.

If this playlist were a soundtrack to the Honor’s Lark movie (which doesn’t exist, but totally should), this song would play in the trailer and during the climatic scene where… haha, I’m not going to spoil what happens!

Other songs on my Honor’s Lark playlist:

  1. “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me,” by Hunter Hayes – If Honor’s Lark were a movie, this song would play over the opening credits.
  2. “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” by The Band Perry
  3. “Everyone is Gay” by A Great Big World – this song might not actually appear in the Honor’s Lark movie, but maybe in one of the sequels.  I based my world on the idea that there is no concept of heterosexuality or homosexuality.  Same-sex and opposite-sex couples are treated equally and respected equally by society.
  4. “Burn,” by Kat Robichaud (and The Design)
  5. “Where I Stood,” by Missy Higgins – this song would play when Honor dances for Sedric for the first time
  6. “Back Home,” by Andy Grammer – this song would play when Honor goes to visit her family
  7. “Drunk Last Night,” by Eli Young Band
  8. “Rockstar” by A Great Big World
  9. “Burn” by Ellie Goulding
  10. “I Choose You” by Andy Grammer
  11. “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” by Eli Young Band – this song would play when Honor has to make a choice about her career.
  12. “Kiss Me Slowly,” by Parachute – this song would play over the end credits

Honor is also a fan of classical music, because of her dance background, but since she lives in a different world/universe, her classical composers wouldn’t be the same as ours.  Think of composers similar to Beethoven and Chopin.  I didn’t add any to my playlist, but let me know in the comments if you have any favorites!

To listen to the entire playlist, check it out on Spotify!


Purchase Links:

Honor’s Lark on Amazon

Twenty-Five on Amazon

Twenty-Five on Smashwords

List of Participants & Links

Laura Kenyon

Gina Henning

Lauren Clark

Laura Chapman

Jennifer Farwell

Bethany Turner

Clodagh Murphy

Stacey Wiedower

Tracy Krimmer

Jillianne Hamilton

Kristina Knight

Jennifer Collin

Whitney Dineen

Maggie Le Page

Karen M. Cox

T. A. Munroe

K.J. Farnham

Heather Balog

Serena Clarke

Miss Chick Lit Pageant


Hello all!  In case you didn’t know, May is Chick Lit Month, so a bunch of my chick lit writer friends and I are celebrating this week with chick lit-themed posts and giveaways.  My two e-books, Twenty-Five and Honor’s Lark, will be on sale for $0.99 all week, and on Friday, the other ladies books will also be on sale for $0.99.

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Physical Inspiration for Honor – Zoe Saldana

Our first post is the Miss Chick Lit Pageant and my contestant is Honor Sandoval from Honor’s Lark!

Welcome, Honor!  Tell us a little about yourself.

“I’m Honor Sandoval and I’m here representing Linhill*.  I’m a 30 year old former ballerina with a love for baking and sarcasm.  Not really sure what I’m doing here because I really don’t need anyone else’s validation.”

*Linhill is the city Honor lives in, in the fictional region of Belburn, in the Lark universe.

Swimsuit Competition:

Honor, what are you wearing at the beach this summer?

“I like clean and classic styles.  I love this suit because it looks like something I could have worn when performing with the dance company.”

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Talent Competition:

Honor’s talent is an original solo ballet she choreographed.  Something along the lines of this:

Her dance is inspired by the range of emotions she went through when she injured herself and ended her ballet career, lost both her lifegivers, and met the love of her life, Sedric.


Honor, which awesome fashion trend do you wish would make a comeback? And which awful fashion trend do you hope to never see again?

“Like I said earlier, I simple simple and classic styles.  I love leggings and billowy tops & dresses that allow for maximum comfort.  I hate anything binding.  I don’t want to tie myself down in life, why would I in my clothes?”

Thanks, Honor!  Good luck in the Pageant!

Now it’s time for a GIVEAWAY. You can be a beauty queen too with this $100 gift card!$100

In order to be entered, respond to the same interview question Honor was asked during the pageant: which awesome fashion trend do you wish would make a comeback? And which awful fashion trend do you hope to never see again?

Post your answer in your blog’s comment section, along with your e-mail address (Make sure you underline, bold, and highlight this as we must have a way to contact the winner!) A winner will be chosen via on Monday, May 18th.

The contest is open to international readers, so don’t hesitate to answer if you aren’t in the US.  You can earn more entries by visiting all of the participating blogs (see list of links below).  That’s 19 chances to win!

US/Canada winner – $100 gift card to Sephora

UK winner – £65 gift card to Lush Cosmetics

Australia winner – $125AUD to Mecca

HonorsLarkCoverPurchase Links:

Honor’s Lark on Amazon

Twenty-Five on Amazon

Twenty-Five on Smashwords

List of Pageant Participants & Links

Pippa Franks

Laura Kenyon

Gina Henning

Tracie Banister

Cat Lavoie

Amy Gettinger

Celia Kennedy

Glynis Astie

Engy Albasel Neville

Tracy Krimmer

Cait Reynolds

Franky Brown

Monique McDonell

Colleen Oakes

Whitney Dineen

Maggie Le Page

Kathryn Biel

Laura Chapman