Featured Playlist: After the Rain by Renee Carlino (Giveaway!)

RENEE CARLINO FANS! We have a couple of surprises planned to celebrate the upcoming release of After the Rain! :D *squeee* You'll want to stay tuned to the blog, each week leading up to Release Day, for some fun posts and great prizes!

To start, I have a playlist from Renee herself, a collection of songs that inspired her while writing After the Rain. I looove the music she chose! (Fun fact: The first Review + Playlist post that I ever did was for her novel Sweet Thing! It's what actually inspired the Playlists feature on this blog!)

Once you've listened to all of the amazing songs, enter to win a paperback copy of After the Rain!

Release Date: November 11, 2014
From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth. 
Under the bright arena lights of a rodeo show, young Avelina Belo falls for a handsome cowboy with a larger-than-life personality. After a whirlwind courtship, she happily moves away from her family in northern California and settles into married life with her cowboy on a seven-thousand-acre cattle ranch in Montana. One freak accident later, Avelina’s hopes for the future come to an end.
Nate Myers graduated from UCLA medical school at the top of his class, ready to follow in the footsteps of his father, a superstar cardiothoracic surgeon. Six years later, Nate’s career is being ruined by a malpractice suit. Questioning himself for the first time, he retreats to a Montana cattle ranch to visit his uncle and gain perspective. There, he meets a beautiful young woman named Avelina who teaches him more than he ever knew about matters of the heart.


| Track 01. "Fall Creek Boys Choir" by James Black & Bon Iver | 

| Track 02. "Old Enough" by The Raconteurs |

| Track 03. "Freedom at 21" by Jack White |

| Track 04. "I Know Places" by Lykke Li |

| Track 05. "I'm Scared" by Duffy |

| Track 06. "I Need My Girl" by The National |

| Track 07. "Here Comes the Night" by Arcade Fire |

| Track 08. "Disappear" by Mikky Ekko |

| Track 09. "Upside Down" by GoldFord |

| Track 10. "Hannah" by Ray LaMontagne |


Enter here to win (1) PAPERBACK copy of After the Rain! Open to *US* entries ONLY! Winner will be selected on 10/27 at 5 PM PST!


| Sweet Thing | My Review + Playlist  |

| Sweet Little Thing | My Review + Playlist |

| After Sweet Little Thing: Author Interview |

| Nowhere But Here | My Review + Playlist |


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Renée Carlino lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog, June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.