Not So Fiction Friday: Music Playlist & $175 Giveaway!

So. A few weeks ago (ok, more like over a month ago), I posted a bit of fiction staring my newest fictional characters, Sebastian and Lea (click here to check out the first "chapter"). And sometime last weekend, I vowed that I'd post a bit of fiction this week, and I thought to do so today for "Fiction Friday".   But, ya see, somewhere within the second page of writing, the story just stopped happening, and 1 ½ pages really isn't enough to post. But, for anyone who really cares, next week I got you! So instead, here's a bit of music that I luurrvvveee <3

I created this playlist the first fall semester of law school while struggling through finals studying, but the songs are so good that I've been listening to them ever since. I plucked quite a few of the songs from Vampire Diaries scenes because, for anyone who watches, you know that soundtrack is always amazing. It's rather mellow-toned (did I just make that word up?) with somewhat upbeat tracks sprinkled in. And I just love the way the songs all go together, and blend kind of seamlessly into one another. It's a quick 30-minute playlist full of songs that will both inspire you to think deeply about your life and dance around your room. As these songs got me through some rough and rigorous weeks, you'd think this playlist would make me sad. But on the contrary, the beautiful melodies of some songs and the soft, sultry voices on others make me smile. I hope it does the same for anyone who listens to it.

Wires by Athlete on Grooveshark

       "Wires" by Athlete               

We Are Young by 3OH!3 on Grooveshark

       "We Are Young"  by 3OH!3

Tighten Up by The Black Keys on Grooveshark

       "Tighten Up" by The Black Keys

Superhuman Touch (Album Version) by Athlete on Grooveshark

       "Superhuman Touch" by Athlete

Sex on Fire (Album Version) by Kings of Leon on Grooveshark

       "Sex On Fire" by Kings of Leon

Science of Fear by The Temper Trap on Grooveshark

       "Science of Fear" by The Temper Trap

I Need To Know by Kris Allen on Grooveshark

       "I Need to Know" by Kris Allen

The Big Bang by Rock Mafia on Grooveshark

       "The Big Bang" by Rock Mafia

& because this music playlist is so perfectly timed, I'm linking up with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants for #backthatazzup Friday!

Do you have a certain set of songs that just gets you through it?


Oh! And I mustn't forget -- this unbelievable giveaway, hosted by Allie, that I'm participating in this month. I mean, hello?! It's $175 cash. Need I say more? (I know some of ya'll only clicked this post for the premise of that cash money. It's ok, you're forgiven.) So enter below for some Holiday shopping money or just a little extra cash! "May the odds be ever ..." :)




















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Happy Weekend!