One month to mass market Pink!

Happy September, all! Stay tuned for Secret History of the Pink Carnation trivia and contests coming up as we celebrate a Month of Pink….

In honor of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation‘s imminent mass market debut– and to give us something with which to dance in the new month– voila the one, the only, the original Pink Carnation Playlist.

I Want You to Want Me
, Letters to Cleo.

I love soundtracks. They’re like having a mix tape with none of the bother of having to mix one. While I was writing Pink I, I was a little obsessed with the Ten Things I Hate About You soundtrack. This song, to me, just screamed Amy—it had her verve, her impetuousness, and it was great for getting up and dancing around the computer.

Cruel To Be Kind, Letters to Cleo

Yep, more Letters to Cleo. The title sounds like something Miss Gwen would say (and does, at one point), but also fits quite well with Richard’s philosophy of life. Silly Richard.

Enjoy the Silence, Depeche Mode.

Richard and Amy in the study. ‘Nuff said. I’ve always loved this song. There’s something very dark, seductive, and powerful about it.

Please Forgive Me, David Gray.

Please forgive me if I act a little strange? Hmph. Just because a man has a dual identity….

One Girl Revolution, Superchic[k].

Hell hath no fury like an Amy scorned. Hurrying to finish Pink I in the late spring of 2003, I moved on from the Ten Things I Hate About You soundtrack to Legally Blonde (gearing up for law school in the fall). The defiant tone of the music perfectly suited Amy.

What are your suggestions for the Pink playlist?


  1. Jessica S. on September 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I just saw an episode of “Drop Dead Diva” where the lead (a fellow alumna of my undergrad U) sang a duet of “I Want You to Want Me” with another actress. So it’s been in my head for days!!!!

    I think this is an awesome playlist!

  2. Kelley on September 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I love this new cover Lauren! I put off reading the series so long, because the covers made me think it was a different kind of series than it is and it wasn’t one I thought I’d like. But after I found out what the series really was when I met you a couple years ago at Readers and Ritas I knew I would have to read them. And I finally did manage to get to them all in audio this year and did the entire series. Just finished Blood Lily this weekend. Now I’m ready for Mistletoe!

    So to make a long story short, had the original covers been more like that I’d have probably tried them sooner since I don’t read a lot of historical fiction like Philippa Gregory and the like, which is what the original covers, as gorgeous as they were, made me think of.

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