Songs That Have Influenced Your Favorite Romance Authors
Every author has their own writing process, and for some of your favorites, that process includes some great tunes. Whether it’s a country song to add to that Western atmosphere or a show tune that brings on the warm, fuzzy feeling of romance, these 6 songs have helped bring some truly great romance stories to the page!
Are you an aspiring author with a song you love to write to? Or do you always have to have music on while you read? Share the songs that uplift your romance experience in the comments below!
Over the years, New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates has shared plenty of songs that have helped bring her cowboy romances to life! Whether it’s sharing her playlist for Claim Me, Cowboy, or taking us behind her love of cowboy heroes just in time for the release of Cowboy Christmas Redemption, you can always count on Maisey Yates for your perfect country playlist.
We’re continuing with the Western romance theme with USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella, who recently celebrated her 300th book! Back in 2016, she visited the Harlequin Blog to discuss the inspiration behind A Maverick and a Half, which included the theme song to the TV show Maverick!
The Men of Haven series is a fan favorite for a reason–the strong, protective heroes and edge-of-your-seat storylines just can’t be missed! Author Rhenna Morgan shared her playlist for Wild & Sweet, the second book in the series, on the Carina Press Blog, which included this Ellie Goulding hit!
Who can argue with a Disney classic? Certainly not Lucy Parker, who revealed her musical inspirations behind Pretty Face, the second book in her London Celebrities series. Can you listen to this song without singing along? We sure can’t!
Finally, we’re taking you back to 2014, when New York Times bestseller Shannon Stacey wrote a blog post on the influence of My Fair Lady on Falling for Max! It may not be her favorite musical, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t leave a big impact.
Will you be listening to any of these tunes while you read your next romance novel? Let us know in the comments what’s on your playlist now!