To help you get in the mood for HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF, I’m going to post the playlist I used while I was writing it.

To remind you of the plot:

Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble.

For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question.

If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .

I was writing about Alaska, a place that’s open and grand and sort of dramatic. And because the characters are dealing with issues a bit more serious than my previous books, I went a little more emo with the playlist. There’s a shameful amount of techno, but there’s some good stuff on here, a little road trip music, some sexy stuff, songs that sort of capture the sensations I was trying to imagine running and fighting as a wolf in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. I used some of the same songs for THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF, I’ll post that list next month.

Ramble On – Led Zepplin

Solisbury Hill – Peter Gabriel

Strange and Beautiful – Aqualung

(This is the song I heard in my head when I imagined Mo meeting Cooper. Everything in the room sort of slows down and all she can do is stare at his mouth. His yummy, toothy mouth.)

Lacrymosa – Evansecence

Haunted -Evanescence

Time is Running Out – Muse

Gravity of Love – Enigma 

Heartless (Swinghouse Session) – The Fray 

(Seriously, I love that song. It’s Kanye without having to actually listen to Kanye.)

Black Milk – Massive Attack

(This is, well, the “getting down” song. It is weird that my characters have one? BTW, Mezzanine is such a great album. If you don’t own it, you should.)

Icarus – Mythos

The Bird and the Worm – The Used

Unstoppable – ES Posthumus

Pompeii – ES Posthumus

Nara – ES Posthumus

My Lover’s Gone – Dido

Apologize – Silverstein

(A slightly more rocked out version of the One Republic classic. Love it.)

Mother Just Can’t Get Enough