Character Playlist (and a Giveaway!): Distorted by Christy Barritt

July 2, 2017 Author Interview, Christian, Christy Barritt, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance 49


A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed Christy Barritt’s latest thriller, Distorted. In case you missed that review, I absolutely loved it! (Catch up here) One of my favorite quotes from the novel is when the heroine, Mallory Baldwin, says:

“Through the grace of God, I’m a victor not a victim.”

But that doesn’t mean she’s not still traumatized by what happened to her. On the contrary. But Mallory Baldwin IS a survivor, and Barritt weaves into the core of her fictional story a victim-turned-victor who reflects the not-so-fictional atrocities and evils of human trafficking … as well as the grace of God that heals.

Today, Christy Barritt gives us even more of an glimpse into Distorted’s heroine by sharing Mallory’s playlist!!

Don’t you LOVE these fight songs!!! Sometimes we need to remind ourselves to fight for our recovery, don’t we? “Overcomer” by Mandisa is one of my personal faves and is, in fact, what I wake up to every morning on my phone alarm. “Fight Song” is another fave, and I don’t think Mallory (or Christy) would mind if I shared this rendition that I also have on my phone. There are no words in this version but the music and the setting still inspires me and reminds me that God’s grace is what gives me the ability to become a victor!

about the book

Mallory Baldwin is a survivor. A former victim of human trafficking, she’s been given a second chance, yet not a night goes by that she doesn’t remember being a slave to weapons dealer Dante Torres. Despite being afraid of the dark and wary of strangers, Mallory is trying to rebuild her life by turning her tragedy into redemption.

To former Navy SEAL Tennyson Walker, Mallory seems nothing like the shattered woman he rescued two years ago, and he can’t help but be inspired by her strength and resilience. So when a stalker suddenly makes Mallory vulnerable once again, Tennyson steps up as her bodyguard to keep her safe.

Mallory and Tennyson’s mutual attraction can’t be ignored, but neither can Mallory’s suspicion that Tennyson is keeping a terrible secret about her past. As the nightmare closes in, it’s not only Mallory and Tennyson’s love that comes under fire but their very lives as well. Will their faith sustain them? Or will the darkness win once and for all?

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about the author

USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”

Christy, a Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author, writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She has more than fifty books published with over one million copies sold.

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Christy Barritt is offering an autographed copy of Distorted to one of my readers (US only). This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? Have you heard the songs on Mallory’s playlist? Which is/are your faves?


49 Responses to “Character Playlist (and a Giveaway!): Distorted by Christy Barritt”

  1. Sabrina Templin

    Overcomer, Fighter, Stronger are some of my faves 🙂

  2. MH

    It’s Not Over Yet, Overcomer, Fight Song, Rise Up, Stronger have definitely been played in this house. I particularly like the Piano Guys’ Fight Song/Amazing Grace instrumental.

  3. Shash

    All great songs! I love Fight Song! I’d have to say that’s my fav.

  4. Meredith Miller

    Fight Song and Shake it Off are my favorites from the list. I love The Piano Guys too! That cover of Fight Song is on my YouTube playlist.

  5. Paula S.

    I don’t listen to much music. I have classical to 80’s rock on my iPod. Just don’t like ” We are the Champions” ever since I was forced into a strike where I worked and they played it when the majority voted to strike! It cost me thousands of dollars in income. Not a good memory. Didn’t want to be in the union anyway but I needed the job!
    Looking forward to reading this book!

    • Carrie

      no, i don’t think i would like that song either after that lol

  6. danielle hammelef

    I’m singing “It’s Not Over Yet” right now in my head. Love this group.

  7. Chanel M.

    I love You Make Me Brave by Bethel Music. It’s so uplifting and beautiful. Overcomer and Rise Up are great too. I also love the Piano Guys; they are amazing. All in all, great musical selections.

  8. Stacy

    Shake It Off is my favorite as it came out when I needed to hear the title words.

    • Carrie

      i think it’s something we all need to be reminded of from time to time

  9. emilee

    They are all fun songs but Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger and Rachel Platten’s Fight Song are my favs!

  10. Courtney Clark

    What a great playlist – I know almost all of them!

    The Piano Guys are soooo awesome — I’ve loved that version of Fight Song for a while! And, the only thing left to say: FIVE DAYS IN SKYE and that castle!!!! (I forget the name, but that’s the one #OurJames takes Andrea to!)

    • Carrie

      YESSSSSSS #myJames, Scotland, and a castle is my dream summer vacay 😛

  11. Winnie Thomas

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Piano Guys! Their Fight Song version is amazing!And may I just mention that they’re from Utah? I also loved Distorted. It kept me on the edge of my seat!

  12. Connie Scruggs

    I love It’s Not Over Yet and Stronger.
    For King and Country is one of my favorite groups.

  13. Julie Waldron

    Of the few songs I know on the list, Shake It Off is the one I like best. So it would be that one.

  14. Nicole

    I’ve heard about half. It’s Not Over Yet and Overcomer are my faves from that list.

    • Carrie

      you should look them up on YouTube or something – they’re so good!

  15. Connie Saunders

    Many great songs but I especially like Fight Song, Stronger and Shake It Off!

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