Hey, y’all! I’m BA Tortuga, resident redneck and playlist junkie.
I’m well-known for needing a playlist to write and this was true even when I wrote Old Town New. That was the olden days when playlists were called mix tapes.
What? It’s true, young’uns. Life happened before Pandora radio. 😉
This playlist is pure early 2000s county, balls to bones, with a hefty dose of Tim McGraw. Old Town New is the Live Like You Were Dying album and every time I hear the album, I think of Danny’s strength, Quinn’s faith.
Tim McGraw – Old Town New
Tim McGraw – My Old Friend
Tim McGraw – Can’t Tell Me Nothin’
Tim McGraw – Something’s Broken
Kenny Chesney & Uncle Kracker – When The Sun Goes Down
Kenny Chesney – I Go Back
Toby Keith – Stays In Mexico
Tracy Lawrence – Paint Me A Birmingham
Lonestar – Let’s Be Us Again
Brad Paisley w. Alison Krauss – Whiskey Lullaby
Brad Paisley – Mud On The Tires
Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road
LeAnn Rimes – Nothin’ ‘Bout Love Makes Sense
Julie Roberts – Break Down Here
Lee Ann Womack – I May Hate Myself In The Morning
Darryl Worley – Awful Beautiful Life
Keith Urban – You Think Of Me
Keith Urban – Days Go By
Keith Urban – You’re My Better Half
Much love, y’all.
About the Book
Title: Old Town New (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 161 Pages
Categories: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska
Blurb: Danny Avers is a teacher in small town Colorado. Back in the day, before high-speed Internet, social media, smartphones, or streaming anything, Danny’s just trying to live down his wild teenage years and carry on the only way he knows how: one day at a time. The last person he expects to see back in town is Harlan Quinn, his old best friend and former consummate bad boy. And when he finds out Quinn is the new sheriff and his new neighbor, it’s even more of a shock.
Quinn knows there’s more to his old hometown than meets the eye. There’s more to Danny than old memories and quiet living too. But as in the past, stirring things up is Quinn’s specialty, and he sets out to do that, in more ways than one, pushing Danny to admit there’s more to life and that their old town just might manage to be new again. That’s if old town thinking doesn’t get them both killed.
About the Author
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head. Find her on the web at www.batortuga.com