Wednesday, October 7

#WriterWednesday: Play The Song

It's release week! It's release week! I know, I've had several over the past couple of months and guess what - it's not slowing down! And I love it.

Light My Fire, Start Me Up and Call Me are three of my absolute favorite books, and a big part of the reason is music. I've told you guys before that I like to write to music (jazz/classical as I'm drafting and more personal stuff as I'm editing). While I'm drafting a book, songs will pop into my head that seem to fit the hero or heroine or the theme of a book or sometimes a specific scene.

That happened a LOT while I was writing the Anthem Trilogy. A few current releases made the cut into the final playlist, but a lot of oldies made the final  cut, too.

Here's a peek inside the playlist for Light My Fire, Start Me Up and Call Me:

1985 by Bowling for Soup
Springsteen by Eric Church
Raise Your Glass by Pink
Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash
Light My Fire by The Doors
Dance Forever by Allstar Weekend
Daylight by Maroon 5
Cruisin' by Smokey Robinson
Come Over by Kenny Chesney
(Kissed You) Goodnight by Gloriana
Here Comes Goodbye by Rascall Flats

Tell me, does music make it's way into your books? What are some songs that influence you?

Blurb for Call Me:

Katrina Phillips is itchy. The job that has always challenged her seems stifling, her friends are all pairing off and she's been without male companionship for seven long months.

Josh Hanna is paying off a debt: fly to LA, play backup for the house band during the season finale of Star Power and then back to his boring - and sober - life in San Francisco.

But five years hasn't been long enough to douse the flames between them, and its hard to remember why things went so badly in the first place...

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Blurb for Light My Fire: 

Lily MacIntyre's life is offtrack, and she knows exactly how to right it: shed her America's sweetheart image in a big way. Getting down and dirty in a limo with rocker Nate Lansford seems like the perfect solution. Plus, she's had a mad crush on him practically since birth. The only problem? Nate is her brother's best friend…and he doesn't see her as anything other than a surrogate little sister.

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Blurb for Start Me Up:

Matchmaker Nina Wright might work in LA but she keeps Hollywood types off her client list. She doesn't need their drama and she doesn't like the way so many of them exchange lovers like last year's accessories. But she needs one happy, high-profile client to get her business off the tabloid pages and back on solid ground.
Hollywood hottie Chase MacIntyre wants the gossip surrounding his lastest fling to stop and he knows exactly how to do it: show up on his next red carpet with a new woman and once he meets Nina Wright he knows she is the woman to stop the presses.

The problem? Once they're under cover, this business-only agreement is definitely too hot to handle…

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  1. I do love your cover sequence. And some of your playlist, too. As we know, mine is pure silence, the sweetest music of all to this writer! :-)

  2. What a fun series this is! Looking forward to the read, Kristi...and like Liz, I work in silence, but I play my story soundtracks in the car, where I sing and get into the music. And always, a song can inspire an idea or a scene... Congrats!!!

    1. Yes, music is one of my big inspirational things...maybe that's another post! Thanks, Nan!!