Playlist & Contest: S.C. Stephens

StephensTHOUGHTFULS.CToday we welcome S.C. Stephens to Romancing the Book as she celebrated the release of Untamed.  Before we get to her playlist, let’s learn a little more about her and Untamed.

S. C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.  In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.  She and her two children reside in the Pacific Northwest.

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UNTAMED by S.C. Stephens
Thoughtless (# 5)
November 3, 2015
Forever Trade Paperback

The spotlight doesn’t only shine. Sometimes, it burns.

Being the bad-boy bassist for the world’s hottest band has earned Griffin Hancock some perks: a big house, a fast car, and most importantly his incredible wife Anna. The one thing it hasn’t brought him is the spotlight. Anna tells him to be patient, that his talent will win out. But Griffin is through waiting for permission to shine.

Without warning, Griffin makes a shocking decision and takes the gamble of a lifetime. Suddenly he’s caught up in a new level of lights, cameras, and chaos–one that pushes his relationship with Anna to its limits. Anna has always found his unpredictable behavior sexy, but lately he’s seen an ache in her eyes, and it has his soul in knots. Just as the recognition Griffin seeks is finally within reach, the thing he loves most in life could be slipping through his fingers . . .



So many songs were crucial to Griffin and the band coming together in Untamed, but here are a few of my favorites!

FIGJAM by Butterfingers. This song just oozes with Griffin’s confidence and self-assurance. Every time I hear it, I think of him.

A Light That Never Comes by Linkin Park. This was my go-to writing song. I have multiple versions of it, and whenever I needed to be in the zone, I put them on repeat.

Until It’s Gone by Linkin Park. Linkin Park is the band I picture as the D-Bag’s sound, so several of their songs are on the series’ playlists. I chose this one for Untamed because it highlights Griffin’s struggle so well.

Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice. Besides the fact that this song is still awesome (I mean, how can you not sing along when you hear it!), Griffin is tremendously proud of the fact that he knows all the words. It had to be on the playlist for that reason alone.


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17 thoughts on “Playlist & Contest: S.C. Stephens

  1. laurie says:

    for me the one song is ‘everything i do, i do for you’ b/c it reminds me of my mom who did a lot for me growing up

  2. erinf1 says:

    ‘Im A Bitch’ by Alanis Morissette 🙂 I just always identified with that song. Thanks for sharing!

  3. LeAnn Storm says:

    I would say a good song for me is To Make You Feel My Love. This song was played at my wedding and it’s the perfect song to describe my relationship with my husband. I love the playlist! <3

  4. Jennifer says:

    This is hard…first thought is “Summertime’s Calling Me” by the Catalinas because I am always ready for the next summer. Some of the best times of my life happened during this season. And the beach is my happy place.

  5. Katie Lowden says:

    All My Life KC and JoJo- first song I danced to, to my now husband. We’ve been together almost 18 yrs!!

  6. Clarisa Barahona says:

    Mine would be It’s Not Over Yet by for KING & COUNTRY. I’ve had to overcome many things in my life & am still fighting to overcome some, but I know that the fight is not over yet; always keep on fighting ?

  7. Sharon Broom says:

    Mine would be ‘Into the Groove’ by Madonna – “Only when I’m dancing can I feel this free, at night I lock the door where no-one else can see”. (I’ve just seen all the other answers and feel that I should have put something romantic or loving, but I love dancing and having a good time and this song just reminds me of when I was younger and how I still feel now!)

  8. Dawn Bryant says:

    Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis
    This was always the first song my dad would play/sing to me when he would play at home or with his family. It was a song he said would keep our love for each other alive long after he was gone. He passed in 2008, and every time I hear this song I cry but also remember all of the great years we had together! Thank you!

  9. Michelle Dodd says:

    Ironic by Alanis Morissette I’m a bit introvert yet some bizarre things have occurred in my life making quite the irony that I end up in crazy situations when I am so mellow, so definitely Ironic

  10. Julia Lis says:

    If I had to pick one song for the playlist of my life it would have to be Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls. When my mom was sick in the hospital she would make me play this song for her. Kind of a sad story, I would say after she had a hysterectomy she got an infection which ate all her cartilage in her left leg, doctors thought she wouldn’t make it but miraculously she pulled through. It’s been five years since this happened, and we still listen to the song today. 🙂

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