On November 22 the first book in my new series, Blue Line, will be released and I couldn’t be more excited. These are super fast and dirty reads fill with hot men in uniform. Each book in the series will feature a new police officer from the Middleburg Police Department. In celebration of the new series take a look at the eye-candy that are inspiring the characters. And come back next week to see the ladies of Blue Line. Continue reading
Hello you sexy beasts, I’m back! It has been four months since I posted anything here, and I apologize deeply for that. But my absence was for good reason. I was very busy cooking this little cutie… Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot about music and how it affects my writing lately. For each story/book I write I usually try to pick out either a specific song, or specific genre of music to play while I’m writing. For The Arrangement that song was “All of Me” by John Legend.
I seriously think I listened to that song on repeat for months while I wrote some of the most emotional scenes between the main characters. Even now, when I listen to it on the radio it conjures up the late nights of writing my first book, and probably always will.
For Standby it was more a type of music than a certain song. I listened to lots of Adele and Kelly Clarkson while writing the first book in the WQUZ News Series. I wanted that independent, strong woman vibe to come through when I wrote Mira’s character.
As I am writing my modern adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk (still unnamed) I’ve been listening to “Close” by Nick Jonas and Tove Lo.
This one fits the main characters, Jax and Harper, so perfectly I almost couldn’t believe it the first time I heard it. The feel of the song, the lyrics, everything just snapped into place. Plus, I’m not even going to deny that I have serious lady boner for Nick Jonas.
(Oh damn, oh damn, oh damn!)
I’m so perplexed
With just one breath, I’m locked in
Oh damn, oh damn, oh damn
(I’m so perplexed)
On that, it’s almost shocking
I know, I know you know you’re scared
Your heart, your mind, your soul, your body
They won’t, they won’t, they won’t be careful
But I guess that you don’t know me…
‘Cause if I want you, and I want you, babe
Ain’t going backwards, won’t ask for space
Cause space is just a word made up by someone who’s afraid to get too…
Part of the reason I think I’ve been struggling with Breaking, the second book in the WQUZ series, is because I haven’t found that song that puts me in the right head space yet. That combined with my epic pregnancy brain is making for a rough go. So I’m looking for help from anyone reading this. I need a song about a woman in love with a man, but maybe doubting herself a little. Thinking she’s not good enough. Or a song about a man who wants her to see how fantastic she is, like he does.
Throw your suggestions at me in the comments!
It’s here, The Arrangement is finally here! (cue shameless plug on where you can buy it!)
All Romance: bit.ly/21Jg5Ht
Also available on iTunes, but I am Apple illiterate and don’t know how to get the link.
One more day until release! Woo Hoo! And I just realized I’m doing a count-up, not a countdown. Whatever, between the pregnancy brain, my full-time job, raising a three-year-old, trying to write two books at once, and doing promo for The Arrangement my brain is totally fried. You’ll take what I give you people!
I’m very lucky to have tons of family and friends that encourage and support my writing. I know not everyone has that, and I certainly don’t take it for granted.