12 November 2013

Blog Tour: Christmas at Carrington's by Alexandra Brown

Today, I am thrilled to welcome Alexandra Brown to my blog as part of the special blog tour for her brand new book, Christmas at Carrington's! I'm reading the book at the moment and it's a great read so far, and I'll be reviewing it later in the week, but until then, you can enjoy Alex's piece on her 'Christmas at Carrington's' playlist, and writing a festive novel in summer!

Christmas at Carrington’s Playlist

Check out Alexandra's Christmas at Carrington's playlist here!

Writing a Christmassy novel in the middle of summer is an interesting experience, especially as I was in Spain for part of the time, lounging by a poolside sipping a caipirinha while writing about snow rooms and steaming mugs of banoffee coffee. So, to really get my Christmas mood on, I listened to loads of festive tunes, watched all of the Christmas films and forced down a few tumblers of Baileys, and I don’t even like Baileys… MUCH.

Here is a list of some of the tunes I listened to, and I’d like to give Miss Sarajevo a special mention because it’s my go-to song for guaranteed tears – it gets me every time and I always listen to it before writing a very emotional scene. And sad things can happen at Christmas time too…. right? But of course there’s also plenty of love, laughter and festive happiness in Christmas at Carrington’s.    
Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young

Single Ladies - Beyoncé

My World is Empty Without You – Diana Ross & The Supremes

Last Christmas – Wham

Hey Sexy Lady - PSY Gangnam Style

Strangers In The Night – Frank Sinatra

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael BublĂ©

Miss Sarajevo – U2 and Pavarotti

Queen of Starting Over - Beverley Knight

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Let It Snow – Dean Martin

Do What You Want – Lady Gaga

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade

Thanks so much, Alexandra!

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