KA Book Music

I’m thinking you get I like music. Like, I really like music.

Because I do, I sprinkle it liberally here, there and everywhere in my life…and in my books. And with my books, it’s not just my Rock Chicks (though, there’s so much music in that series, it has it’s own page, see here).

I live and breathe music, definitely have a soundtrack to my life, and I wish I could do a soundtrack to my books. I do my best with the songs I introduce to you in my novels and my hope is that you listen to them while reading but if you’re not into that, after you’re done.

Because the music is so important to me in my books, not to mention the fact that folks have requested it, here’s a list of artists and songs mentioned throughout my series.

If I didn’t like them all on some level, I wouldn’t mention them. So check them out!

The ‘Burg Series

For You

  • “Hot, Hot, Hot” – Buster Poindexter
  • “R.O.C.K. in the USA” – John Mellencamp
  • “Jesus is Just Alright” – Doobie Brothers
  • “Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen
  • “Somethin’ in Your Mouth” – Nickelback
  • “Landslide,” “Monday Morning,” “Dreams,” “Rhiannon” – Fleetwood Mac
  • Norah Jones
  • “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight,” “Night Moves,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” – Bob Seger
  • “Mony Mony” – Billy Idol
  • “Shout” – The Isley Brothers
  • “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi

At Peace

  • “Paradise City” – Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • “Hell’s Bells” – AC/DC
  • “Panama” – Van Halen
  • Poison
  • Whitesnake
  • Ratt
  • Black Sabbath
  • “Layla” – Derek and the Dominoes (Eric Clapton)

Games of the Heart

  • “Stairway to Heaven” – Led Zeppelin
  • “Trouble” – Pink
  • “Achy-Breaky Heart” – Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” – Big & Rich
  • “Not an Addict” – K’s Choice
  • “Fell on Black Days” – Soundgarden
  • “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves
  • “Ice Cream” – Sarah McLachlan
  • “We’ve Only Just Begun” – The Carpenters

The Promise

  • “Canon in D” – Pachelbel
  • Godsmack
  • “Wherever I May Roam” – Metallica

Hold On

  • “River Deep, Mountain High” – Celine Dion
  • “My Heart Will Go On” – Celine Dion

Chaos Series

Own the Wind

  • “Heartbeats” – Jose Gonzalez

Fire Inside

  • “We’ve Got Tonight,” “You’ll Accomp’ny Me,” “Hollywood Nights,” [album] Nine Tonight (Live) – Bob Seger

Ride Steady

  • “What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
  • “Rocky Mountain Way” (cover) – Godsmack

Walk Through Fire

  • “Far Behind” – Candlebox

Colorado Mountain Series

Sweet Dreams

  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” – Guns ‘n’ Roses

Lady Luck

  • “Amos Moses” – Jerry Reed
  • “Disco Inferno” – Fifty Cent
  • Outkast
  • Eminem
  • Jay-Z
  • House of Pain
  • Beyoncé
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Alicia Keyes


  • “Drift Away” – Dobie Gray
  • “Holding out for a Hero” – Ella Mae Bowen
  • “Fade into You” – Mazzy Star
  • “Feel Like Makin’ Love” – Bad Company
  • “Leah” – Bruce Springsteen
  • “Sweet Jane” – Cowboy Junkies (org. Velvet Underground)
  • “She Brings Me Love” – Bad Company


  • “Colder Weather” – Zac Brown Band


  • “867-5309/Jenny” – Tommy Tutone
  • “When Will I Be Loved,” “It’s So Easy” – Linda Rondstadt
  • “Time in a Bottle” – Jim Croce
  • “Holly Jolly Christmas”
  • “It’s the Most Wondful Time of the Year”
  • “Come to Me” – Goo Goo Dolls
  • “Simple Man” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “Work Song” – Hozier
  • “Free” – Zac Brown Band

Fantasyland Series


  • “Crash Into Me” – Dave Matthews Band

Ghosts and Reincarnation Series

Lacybourne Manor

  • “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Mercedes Benz” – Janis Joplin

Sommergate House

  • “I Will Always Love You” – Dolly Parton

Penmort Castle

  • Foreigner
  • Bay City Rollers
  • Nazareth
  • “Tell me More and More and Then Some” – Nina Simone
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Sarah Vaughn
  • Duke Ellington
  • Billie Holiday

Fairytale Come Alive

  • “Thunder Road” – Bruce Springsteen
  • “Tiny Dancer” – Elton John
  • “Someday My Prince Will Come” – Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Heaven and Hell

  • “American Woman” – The Guess Who’s 14 minute live version

The Three Series

With Everything I Am

  • “Ode to Joy” – Beethoven

Wild and Free

  • “The Wind” – Cat Stevens
  • “Just Breathe” – Pearl Jam
  • “The Eagle and the Hawk” – John Denver

Unfinished Heroes Series


  •  “Tough” – Kellie Pickler


  • “Let Her Go” – Passenger
  • “Say Something” – Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera
  • “Beautiful War” – Kings of Leon


  • “Stay Alive” – Jose Gonzalez