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Music that inspired Bash and Lux's story in SAY THE WORD...

STW Song Inspiration

  1. Song for You by Jesse Thomas
  2. Boats & Birds by Gregory and The Hawk
  3. Be Be Your Love by Rachael Yamagata
  4. Thinking of You by Katy Perry
  5. A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope
  6. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
  7. I Almost Do by Taylor Swift
  8. Human by Christina Perri
  9. Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars
  10. Secrets by Mariah McManus
  11. Say Something by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  12. Shame On You by Mariah McManus
  13. Stay by Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko)
  14. Unarmed by Mariah McManus


While I'm on the subject of music, I have to give HUGE thanks to singer-songwriter Mariah McManus. We may be strangers, but I feel as though I've come to know her through her beautiful music. Her songs -- especially Unarmed, which inspired the title of this novel -- helped me every step of the way. Give her music a listen, you won't regret it.