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Friday, March 23, 2012

Musical Impressions 2: Jaycee Delorenzo

This week's Musical Impression is for a new friend of mine, Jaycee DeLorenzo. She already has a great playlist  on her blog for this story, which you can find here. The songs I've chosen today are a bit different from those but hopefully, she'll think they work!

You might note I said 'songs' and not 'song'. Yes, second week in and I'm breaking my 'one song' rule, but it was so hard trying to decide between Ivy and Ian's voice that I thought it was only fair they should both get a say. Also, I think the lyrics of these two work really well together :-)

Constructive criticism welcome.

The Truths About Dating and Mating

Spunky Italian girl Ivy Rossini loves to talk and push the boundaries. She gets to do both alongside her best friend, reputed bad boy, Ian Hollister, as they host The Truths about Dating and Mating, a sex-edutainment program for Riordan College's radio station. For Ivy, Ian has always been like an overprotective big brother - but that's about to change with a near kiss. With the memory of the moment fresh in her mind, she finds herself aroused by his slightest touch and fantasizing about finding out for herself what those girls on campus mean when they say he's an "intense lover." 

Ivy has always been Ian's one ray of sunshine, the only girl who really sees beyond his bad boy reputation. It's only fair he protect her from the typical jerks around campus, or so he tells himself. But when he sees her in a steamy embrace with another guy, he's forced to reconcile the sexy, confident woman she's become, with the "little-sister" he's always looked out for. 

With their friendship hanging in the balance, can they follow the advice they give their listeners to communicate, be honest, and trust in themselves - and each other - or will foolish pride ruin their fledgling relationship before it even gets off the ground?




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123 comments:

  1. Ha! Love these choices of music! And Jaycee's book idea sounds like a fun read. I'd pick it up at the book store.

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    1. Thanks Emily, and I look forward to this one too :-)

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  2. Now that's a book blurb that makes me totally want to read on! I like the idea of two songs, btw!

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  3. Sounds like a sweet, romantic story.

    And I especially love the Complicated song. That does sum up the blurb.

    ........dhole

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  4. Wow - great choices this week, Sarah. They definitely fit your blurb.

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  5. Wow, these are both great choices! The second one absolutely blows my mind because that song has several of the lines from my story - the one about being blind and seeing you watching me from the corner of your eye...I got chills when I heard those lyrics. Also the one about what if your answer isn't yes - that reflects the part I'm editing right now. Seriously, I still have chills. Bravo! And thank you so much for doing this!!! I'll have to add these to my playlist!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments. I know it's not the end of the world if someone doesn't like their songs, but I want people to love them :-)
      Let me know when the book is out by the way so I can give you a shout out.

      And I'll send you those others later.

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  6. Whoa, these are amazing! I was jamming to both songs and they fit the blurb super well. Oh, and I have to admit that I'm the author's critque partner and know personal that these songs rock for it! You did a great job. New follower :D

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    1. If anyone apart from Jaycee knows whether they fit, it's you, so thank you :-)

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  7. I love the different takes you took on this synopsis with--you're right about the lyrics being complimentary, but the tones are different. And I feel like I can see the snapshot moments in this novel just from the synopsis and these songs. Very perceptive. There would certainly be some sexy moments in this book.

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    1. I'm getting the idea that this book might have a few moments too :-)

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  8. Hi Sarah,
    Good Choice
    Thanks for sharing these collections
    Keep us inform
    I thought that I am already there but
    To my surprise no way
    Thus I am in now
    LOL
    Keep posting
    Thanks for dropping in
    Best
    Phil

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    1. Hey Phil, good to see you and thank you for your kind words :-)

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  9. Great choices! And sounds like a cute story. I like the multiple POV here.

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    1. I like 'he said, she said' stories. Definitely fun :-)

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  10. Great choices! Sounds like a good story, too.

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  11. Wonderful choicces of music, as you know I always have music on my blog. Loved the story also.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Oh yes, I always like to hear what new song you have when I come visiting :-)

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  12. As always, you managed to find the right music for the excerpt. Well done Sarah.

    Jaycee, I really enjoyed the excerpt.

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  13. breaking the rules already I see how it goes:)

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    1. Yeah baby, 'cause that's the way I roll
      (just don't tell me Mum!)

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  14. I just love your blog! Everything you do is SO MUCH FUN!

    And the blurb was great. Definitely well done. :D

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  15. Two awesome songs Sarah... great fits for story blurb...Makes me want to read the story even more:)

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  16. Great choices Sarah - I loved the way they fit - and I love the sound of this blurb too - it sounds like it'd be a great read.
    By the way - there's a little something over at my place for you if you want it!
    Happy Sunday
    Laura x

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    1. I didn't manage to squeeze in an awards post before the A - Z but I hope you know I appreciated it :-)

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  17. Sarah - Oh, this is an excellent fit of music to story!! You are a genius at this.

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  18. #1, I love hearing new music, so this was an awesome post!

    #2, Well chosen songs, indeed!

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  19. Interesting idea for a story - like the idea of them struggling to follow their own advice.

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  20. Perfect music for a perfect excerpt. I especially like this part because I left a Sunshine award for you over on my blog: "Ivy has always been Ian's one ray of sunshine, the only girl who really sees beyond his bad boy reputation."

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    1. :D Glad you like the excerpt. :D

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    2. I know I didn't have time to post about it, but thank you for the award. I love getting them :-)

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  21. The book blurb sounds fabulous, and I love your choices!

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  22. Sexual tension is always a draw. Many sitcoms use it to keep us interested in the characters and set up for humor or a moment of truth.

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  23. Trust vs. pride. One will build relationships while the other will undermine and erode away at them. And I love the song Complicated!

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    1. Indeed, it can be a very damaging combination.

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  24. It's so cool to hear the music after reading the blurb--it totally sets the tone!

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    1. It helps when I get sent fun blurbs like this :-)

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  25. Sarah, you've chosen great music to suit the synopsis. I enjoyed both. Well done.

    Denise

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  26. I can't listen to the music because everyone else in the house is asleep but I LOVE the synopsis and want to read the book!

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  27. I don't know either of these songs--but they fit so well and I might just have to go download Complicated. Great! :)

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  28. I love the name Ian. For some reason, it just always sounded hot to me. Maybe I'm colored by my Shameless love.

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    1. Probably the same reason I've wanted to name a character Lip since I've been writing again :-)

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  29. The blurb and the music totally rock! Nice way to set the mood. :)

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  30. I like the premise. I think you've done a good job choosing the songs. Haven't heard either one before. I'm a dinosaur, I know.

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    1. Not a dinosaur, there are just SO many songs out there. It's like books, you can't know them all!

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  31. Don't know these songs,but I like them both. Do you have songs in mind, know what you're looking for? Or do you hunt around til you find the right one. I don't know how you do it.

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    1. Sometimes I start with a particular song, or band, then I start messing about on youtube. Often the songs listed down the side will be similar to the one I'm listening to - then there's my daughter, she loves to make suggestions :-)

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  32. Like others, I didn't know these songs before, but I think they were a great choice!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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    1. Thanks Shannon, and I'm glad to introduce you to something new :-)

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  33. Digging the story and the songs. I love mixing them together to find the matching theme. Keeps the inspiration alive. :)

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  34. Sounds good to me. I have an Ian too. Such a great name. I love when music and writing go together.

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  35. That's a good book blurb, and that second song goes with it perfectly. I hadn't heard these songs before either. Yep, I'm also a dinosaur! LOL!

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    1. Well then we can all be dinosaurs together :-)

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  36. I'm not familiar with these songs but they sound great and seem to match the story premise really well. You definitely have a talent!

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    1. Thanks Lynda - now if only I could make a career out of it :-)

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  37. Great songs and they are the perfect match to the description. Thanks for introducing me to some great new artists.

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    1. You're very welcome, and I'm glad you liked them :-)

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  38. I like the sound of the story as well as those videos.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them. Have a lovely weekend :-)

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  39. Awesome book blurb! And the songs match the premise well. Very cool. :)

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  40. I like the way you posted a song for both of the characters! And they seem to fit them perfectly, from the blurb. :)

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    1. Glad you liked them, I couldn't leave either of them out :-)

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  41. Excellent! No criticism necessary, constructive or otherwise. Creativity at its best!

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  42. I love Jaycee! And these were awesome Sarah :)

    I'm okay if you break your one song rule :)

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    1. Thanks Cassie, I might be breaking it again tomorrow :-)

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  43. Love the music AND the story set-up! Awesome!

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  44. I don’t normally read romance but from the blurb you wrote, I would definitely read this one. And the song selections fit the two POVs. Nice!

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  45. Jaycee's books sounds great and I love the songs you've chosen!

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  46. Wow, I love Jaycee's blurb. And it seems you've chosen two perfect songs, Sarah!!

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  47. This is a great book blurb. Very concise and well constructed. Sounds like the plot and characterization is nailed!

    Cheers!
    Jen

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  48. Musical Impressions - I love the concept!
    Not too familiar with the songs but they seem to fit...

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  49. The book blurb sounds excellent. What a brilliant setting for a YA novel. It even got me remembering 'those days' and that's almost dabbling in the realms of ancient history!! I prefer the second song, Complicated, and thought it matched the story mood perfectly.

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    1. THank you for the compliments on my burb! :D

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    2. I think it was the setting that attracted me too, can't wait to see what Jaycee does with it :-)

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  50. Seems like a match. Loved listening to the first song and seeing the lyrics that kept up the rhythm. Interesting and exciting.

    Stopped in to say hi and join your site. Maybe we'll hook up during the A to Z madness!

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    1. Welcome, and I'm glad you liked it. I'll be sure to follow your posts :-)

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  51. Love the rule breaker in you.
    I haven't heard either of those
    X

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    1. Heh, that's what rules are for - especially when you make them yourself :-)

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  52. Never heard either song before, but really liked them both. I think I liked the 2nd one best though. :D

    I've tagged and awarded you on my blog. :D

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    1. I think the second song takes it this week :-)
      Thank you so much for the award, I'll be over to thank you properly soon :-)

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  53. Hi Sarah! I'm just stopping by to say hello before the A-Z challenge begins. Glad to see you'll be playing along. I'm a new follower here :)

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    1. Hi Martha and welcome to you. Looking forward to checking out your blog later too :-)

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  54. The book sounds great and the songs are perfect. I hadn't heard either before, but I really like them. I get so much great new music from you. :)

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  55. Great video. You do a wonderful job with it.

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