Friday, 28 March 2014

Fantasy Cast Friday - The First Christmas Without You


Your book is being made into a movie! (Come on... which author hasn't dreamt about this happening? I do it all the time...) And they want you to choose the cast! Yes, you have been given carte blanche to pick the actors you'd like to see bring those characters you've so lovingly created to life! Absolutely anyone you like! Anyone! Who in the world do you pick?

That's what Fantasy Cast Friday is all about - the chance for authors (and readers) to share who they'd love to see play the characters in the books they've written, or read.

So, even though I've already posted this once a few weeks ago, I've done a little bit of updating, and I've decided to post it again. Because I really like this fantasy cast for my first book published through the fabulous HarperImpulse - The First Christmas Without You...


The Blurb

Jessie Collins has always wanted to visit Lapland.  But this Christmas, more than any other, it’s also a place she feels she really needs to be as she tries to come to terms with a painful event in the past, and a future she really needs to start living.
 
 

Can a strange young man called Mikku, lights in the sky, and a magical little town in the Arctic Circle really help her find the strength she needs to move on?

The First Christmas Without You – a magical Lapland fairytale…
 

So, who would I choose to play the main characters if this book was made into a movie? Read on to find out...



Jessie - Rachel Weisz


Jessie is a woman in her early 40s, a young widow who's trying hard to come to terms with the loss of her soul mate - her husband. And someone who I think would be perfect for that role is Rachel Weisz. She's about the right age, and I think she could play Jessie beautifully. She might have to try speaking with a bit more of a northern English accent, but I'm sure we could sort that out... 


Mikku - Alexander Skarsgard

 
Jessie meets Mikku - a young Sami man - on her first full day in Lapland. A mysterious man that Jessie feels drawn to almost immediately, he becomes a friend, her guardian angel if you like; someone who helps her through the journey she has to take and the decisions she has to make in order to start living again. And who would I choose to play him? Step forward Alexander Skarsgard! He's Scandinavian (Swedish), looks good, and he was the first name that sprung to mind when I thought about Mikku. I think he'd be perfect...


Zac - Hugh Jackman


Zac is a Scottish ski-instructor living and working in the resort Jessie is visiting. Tall, dark, and handsome (of course!), is he going to be the man to help Jessie put her life back together? And just who would be perfect for the role of this sexy ski-instructor? Hugh Jackman, that's who!

Can he do a convincing Edinburgh accent, though? Who cares. That's something we could work on...




Matt - Ben Barnes

Matt is Jessie's younger brother, and he's very close to his sister. I imagined him, when I was writing him, to be quite tall, with long-ish dark hair and a beard - he's a biker, and plays in a rock band in his spare time. And besides, I really love that look! So, I think that Ben Barnes - when he's sporting this look in particular - really fits the bill!



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So, there we have it. Those are my choices for Fantasy Cast Friday.

Fancy taking part yourself? Whether you're an author, or a reader who'd just like to share your own fantasy cast for one of your favourite books, get in touch and I'll make sure you get your chance to choose your own Fantasy Cast List...

Now, it's back to the writing, and back to the dreaming... ;)
 


You can download your own copy of 'The First Christmas Without You' HERE from Amazon, but you can also find out details of where else it's available, and check out all the other fabulous books HarperImpulse have to offer by checking out the books page on their website - you can find it HERE! What are you waiting for?


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Meet the Author - Georgia Hill



Meet the Author today is with another fabulous fellow Harper Impulse author - the lovely Georgia Hill

Want to find out more about Georgia? Read on! And if you're a fan of Strictly Come Dancing, you might just be interested in her series of dance-inspired books... you've got to check out those stunning covers


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Bio


I used to live in London, where I worked in the theatre. Then I got the bizarre job of teaching road safety to the U.S. navy – in Marble Arch!

A few years ago, I did an ‘Escape to the Country’. I now live in a tiny Herefordshire village, where I scandalise the neighbours by not keeping ‘country hours’ and being unable to make a decent pot of plum jam. Home is a converted oast house, which I share with my two beloved spaniels, husband (also beloved) and a ghost called Zoe.

I’ve been lucky enough to travel widely, though prefer to set my novels closer to home. Perhaps more research is needed? I’ve always wanted to base a book in the Caribbean!

I am addicted to Belgian chocolate, Jane Austen and, most of all, Strictly Come Dancing. Keep dancing, everyone!


Say it withSequins: The Rumba and Say it withSequins: The Waltz– are both out now with HarperImpulse.



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What made you want to write romance?

Whenever I watch or read anything, the human dynamic fascinates me. Yes, I like description and plot – but what draws me in is how the characters relate to one another. And, if there’s a suggestion of romance, even better. Best of all, is a ‘will they, won’t they?’ relationship. So, it seemed natural, for me, to write romance. It’s what I love to read too.


What was the inspiration for your current book?

This follows on from the answer above. I’m a huge Strictly Come Dancing fan. I love the sparkles and the show biz! What intrigues me most though, are the relationships which form between dancer and celebrity. Like most writers, I love to people watch and it can be a real challenge to decipher exactly what sort of relationship is going on. Are they really good buddies, or is there ‘chemistry’? Or do they simply hate one another? The idea for ‘Say it with Sequins’ grew from there. I added in the extra challenges, which the contestants have to do, in order to give a new dimension to a television reality show. Looking back, the 1990s film ‘Strictly Ballroom’ probably sowed the seeds. I adore that film!


Are there any authors out there who have inspired you? And if so, who?

Lots! I always have a book on the go and feel lost if I don’t. Jilly Cooper has always inspired me; I love the humour in her books. Other writers I enjoy are Barbara Erskine, Nora Roberts, Kate Morton, Susanna Kearsley, Rachel Hore, Julia Quinn, Fiona Walker, Katie Fforde, Sebastian Faulks and the paranormal/crime/thriller writer Phil Rickman - he’s impossible to categorise but comes highly recommended and writes fantastic dialogue. I’ve enjoyed reading two-narrative, partly historical novels lately and would love to write one. See the next answer!


Do you plan your stories before you start writing them, or do you just ‘wing’ it?       

I’m not a planner. I start with the characters, build up a picture in my head of what they’re like and go from there. If I know what’s going to happen, I find it a chore to write. However, I’ve a dual narrative, which is 90% through the first draft and have got into trouble with it, as the plot is complicated. If I’m ever going to finish it, I’m going to have to find a way to plan it out. Currently, I have two huge sheets of paper stuck on the wall, with colour-coded plotlines mapped out on them. Then ‘Say it with Sequins’ intervened and I’ve left my characters to their own devices for a bit. Wonder what they’ve been getting up to?


Can you tell us anything about any future projects you’re working on?

I’m torn between ‘Say it with Sequins 4’ and finishing the dual narrative at the moment. I also have a ‘Calamity Jane’ update forming in my mind and there are two characters and a spaniel called Daniel from another idea who are being very insistent!


You’re having a dinner party, which 4 people – living or dead – would be your ideal guests?

I’d have Jane Austen. We know so little about her and her life; I’d love to quiz her. I can’t imagine she’d be a terribly comfortable guest to be around though. I get the impression she’d sit there and observe us all, memorising us as characters for another novel! I’d also have Miranda Hart as I think she’d be good fun, David Mitchell because he’s so witty and Stephen Fry – so if we needed to know anything, we could ask him. I’d be exhausted at the end though, trying to keep up with the intellectual banter. Maybe I’d be unusually quiet and concentrate on pouring the wine!


Five words that describe you.   

Imaginative. Talkative.  Humorous. Independent. Dog-lover.


What makes you laugh?    

Clever witty people, satirical shows like ‘Have I got News for You’, Morecambe and Wise, Miranda Hart and my dogs. I hate practical jokes with a passion.




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Amazon author page - http://amzn.to/1rtLH4n



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Georgia, thank you so much for a fabulous Meet the Author, and by the way, I'd love an invite to that dinner party of yours! ;-)  

Wishing you loads of success with the 'Say it with Sequins' series, and as an avid fan of Strictly Come Dancing, I can't wait to read them!  


And if you'd like to check out Georgia's Fantasy Cast for Say it with Sequins: The Rumba, you can do so HERE! It's a good one... 

Friday, 21 March 2014

Fantasy Cast Friday - 'Unbreakable' by Michelle Betham


As there are a few free slots available for Fantasy Cast Friday, and I just happen to have released a new book this week, I thought I'd be a little self-indulgent today and make use of one of those free slots to do my very own Fantasy Cast List for that aforementioned new book.

So, here we go - Unbreakable... small-town secrets, unbreakable love...
 

The blurb


Cassidy Cooper lives an ordinary life in north east England, bringing up her son and working in the office of a local college.
 

But when her American granddad dies, and her Kentucky-born mum insists they travel over to the US, to Glenville, the small town she was born and brought up in, to attend his funeral, Cassidy suddenly has to face up to a past she’s deliberately tried to push aside. Because the last time she’d visited that town things had happened; things Cassidy hadn’t dealt with very well. She hadn’t really dealt with them at all. Was she going to have to deal with them now?
 

Ethan Everett is the Sheriff of Glenville. Hot, handsome and slightly maverick in his ways, his life is carrying on the way it always has done, until Cassidy Cooper walks back into town. They have history. They have a past. And that past is something they now all have to face.
 

As secrets buried within this small town threaten to tear lives apart, and change them forever, can love really be unbreakable? 


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My Fantasy Cast...


Sheriff Ethan Everett - Timothy Olyphant


Timothy Olyphant as US Marshal Raylan Givens in 'Justified'

Yes, this inspired piece of casting must have come as such a shock to everyone out there (everyone who knows me, anyway...). But, as it was Mr. O's character of hot, kick-ass US Marshal Raylan Givens in Justified that inspired my very own hot, kick-ass lawman - Sheriff Ethan Everett - there was absolutely nobody else out there who could fill those cowboy boots. Nobody. Not even Ryan Gosling. It's just not happening. I mean, come on, nobody can rock double-denim like Mr. O... and that is a notoriously hard look to pull off... 



Cassidy Cooper - Kate Hudson



The second I saw this picture of Kate Hudson, I saw Cassidy. That's exactly how I imagine this character to look. However, we'd have to make sure Ms. Hudson could do a good (northern) English accent, as Cassidy is one of the few British people in the book. But I'm sure we could work on that...







Ava Cooper - Meryl Streep


Absolutely no doubt in my mind about this piece of casting. Meryl Streep is one of my FAVOURITE actresses of all time, and when I was writing Unbreakable, she was exactly who I pictured when I wrote the character of Ava Cooper, Cassidy's mum; a woman who plays a major role in the story... but I'm not giving anything else away, just that Ms. Streep would be perfect for the role. Totally, totally. perfect!


Mason Cooper - Nicholas Hoult

Mason is Cassidy's teenage son, and an integral part of the story. He's a character that needs to be young, handsome, dark-haired... he's a young man who's also very level-headed, and I think Nicholas Hoult would most definitely fit the bill! And the bonus is that he's English! So no need to faff about with an accent. Although, saying that, Mason is also from north east England, so Nicholas may have to work on that Geordie accent a little bit. We'd make him "posh" Geordie, though, and yes, there is such a thing, before you ask. 


Beau Bennett - Walton Goggins 

Beau Bennett is Ethan Everett's one-time best friend turned adversary. And another character who plays a major role in the story, and an even bigger one in the follow-up, but that's something for later in the year. Now, I actually struggled with this role, but not because I had no idea who I'd cast. I knew exactly who I wanted to cast, but, by casting my ideal actor I was running the risk of making this look like a Justified love-in (Walton Goggins plays Boyd Crowder, Raylan Givens' one-time friend turned adversary in Justified). But then I thought, what the hell? There's no secret that Unbreakable sort of sprang from a little bit of Justified fan-fiction (albeit purely in my head), so why not just cast who I pictured as that character when I was writing it? And the utterly fabulous Walton Goggins (don't you just love that name?) is the man I pictured playing Beau when I was writing him. And check out that smile! I adore that smile. Seriously, though, this man plays the best bad boy I have seen in a long time! I just love the guy...


Rayner Marshall - Kate Walsh   

Rayner is Ethan Everett's ex-wife, and a bit of a larger-than-life character in some ways. I've made her a bit of a fiery red-head in the book, and she certainly has her moments, that's for sure! Who would I cast in the role of Rayner? I've always liked Kate Walsh, ever since I saw her in Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. I think she could really bring Rayner to life.



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So, there you have it. My ultimate fantasy cast for my brand new, HOT romance Unbreakable. And if you'd like to check out the first two chapters for free, you can do so HERE

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And if you'd like to take part in Fantasy Cast Friday, just get in touch! 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Good days, and bad... the ups and downs of a writer's life...


As writers, and I'm sure most authors out there would agree with me, we have good days, and we have bad days. For me, yesterday was one of those bad days. It was one of those days where you feel like it's all for nothing, you're not good enough, your writing's crap... you get my drift. How am I feeling today? Better. Because all those feelings were, to all intents and purposes, irrational. I am good enough, it isn't all for nothing (although, that's still the one feeling that refuses to go away quickly, but I never did expect to become the next Jackie Collins overnight...), and if my writing wasn't good enough why did a publisher - the one publisher I really wanted to take notice of my writing - want me to sign a 3 book deal? But days like yesterday do happen. And I think my bad day happened because the past few weeks have just all caught up with me. No other reason. It's a bit like coming back from a really great holiday and suddenly realising that real life has just hit you in the face but you're not completely ready to cope with it just yet. Does that make sense?

For the past month or so I've been completely engrossed in making sure my latest (self-published) novel Unbreakable was ready to release. I've spent days re-reading, editing, re-reading again, editing some more, and so on. That's all I've been doing for weeks. So my mind has been on nothing but those characters, that story; I've been listening to the same music soundtrack constantly, making sure my head was in the right place in order to make this book the best it could be. I have lived that story over and over in my head so many times I could act it backwards! I have gone through everything those characters have gone through probably a hundred times over, which is why it's felt really strange this week to let them go. 

Which brings me onto something else that I, as an author - not sure this applies to all authors, though - experiences. Loss. Of characters, that is. And what the hell do I mean by that? Well, I'm one of those writers who can lose myself completely in the story I'm writing. For the time I'm working on a particular book I eat, sleep, breathe, live, almost, the characters' lives and what they're going through. They become such a huge part of me that it really does leave a ridiculously empty feeling once I finally put that book out there. It's almost like saying goodbye to someone you really don't want to leave. And I think that's contributed partly to the weird few days I've been having this week. Have you got no life outside of your writing, I hear you ask? Well, to be honest, at the moment, no, not really. Money's tight so there are no holidays to look forward to or short breaks to take my mind off things, and going out is a luxury we can only dream of right now. And as I'm someone who just can't switch off if I'm at home and therefore within reach of my desk, then my mind is totally on my writing. Totally. I can't really relax and forget about it, not even if I wanted to. And sometimes I do want to, believe me. But writing is such a huge part of my life. A huge part. And I never want that to change.

But, am I the only writer out there who becomes so involved with their stories and characters? Or am I just weird? There are probably some authors out there who just bang out the books and can quite easily leave one behind to move onto a new one, but it's never really been that easy for me. And because all that work on Unbreakable was done in such a condensed amount of time, everything was intensified slightly, which has made the come-down from working on and releasing that book even harder to get used to. I mean, let's face it, I hadn't even written that book four months ago! All of it, the whole idea for the book, it all came completely out of the blue but I just fell in love with the fictional small town I created, with the characters; with the story. And it just feels strange to have let them all go out there into that big wide book world. Even though I am working on a follow-up. So I will be spending time with those characters again. 

So, today doesn't feel as bad as yesterday did. Today I feel more confident, more driven; ready to get back to work on the final installment of the Striker trilogy. Today could very well turn out to be one of those good days. And tomorrow, well, that might even be a great day. But, as a writer, I know the bad days will hit again. But I also know those days don't last. They're all part of this writing journey I'm on, and, quite honestly, there's no other journey I'd rather be on right now. Unless it was a journey to the set of Justified to spend a day with that hot, kick-ass lawman Raylan Givens... he is, after all, the inspiration behind my own hot, kick-ass lawman Sheriff Ethan Everett in Unbreakable... And speaking of Unbreakable, keep an eye out here tomorrow because I'll be doing my very own Fantasy Cast Friday for my brand new, rather sexy romance... Yep. Sheriff Everett may be a lawman, but he doesn't always use those handcuffs for the purposes for which they're (officially) provided...

Justified's Raylan Givens - the inspiration behind my own kick-ass lawman, Sheriff Ethan Everett in 'Unbreakable'.


If you'd like to check out the first two chapters of Unbreakable - try before you buy, if you like - you can do so HERE. Unfortunately, I don't think there are any real "hot" scenes until at least chapter 4...

And Unbreakable is available to download HERE from Amazon.


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Meet the Author - Nikki Moore



Meet the Author this week is with the lovely Nikki Moore. A fellow Harper Impulse author, her book 'Crazy, Undercover, Love' will be released on April 24th through HarperImpulse. More about that later...

Want to find out more about Nikki? Then read on...


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When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer?
 
As soon as I started reading! I loved getting lost in a good story and thought it would be really cool and exciting to be able to create stories with my own characters in them so they could get up to all kinds of fun stuff! I don't think my outlook has changed much – its just that the fun stuff is balanced with more serious, dramatic side of life too :)

I was lucky that my parents were voracious readers who have been supportive of my dreams. And I had the most amazing English teacher at secondary school who gave my short stories grade A's and encouraged me to write  – thank you Mr. B! I'm also incredibly fortunate that my aunt is Choc Lit author / creative writing tutor / comp judge / RNA anthology editor Sue Moorcroft. She has been an invaluable source of information, inspiration and support.


What made you want to write romance?

I just love writing about love! It's what makes us human. Most people enjoy a good love story … whether it's reading romances, or watching films or hearing about our friends' love lives.

It doesn't matter who you are, I think everyone has the capacity to find romantic love at least once in their lifetime. It's that possibility – the excitement, the fall, the deep connection, the potential for a happy ever after – that I think makes romance so appealing.



Was it always your intention to find an agent/publisher, or did you ever think about, or indeed go down, the self-publishing route?

I tried twice (and not with a lot of conviction) to find an agent. I got form rejections. In the summer of 2013 I decided to give myself a year to find a publisher for Crazy, Undercover, Love (previously called The Lost Weekend)  and if I couldn't I would self-publish, then get on with the next book. Happily I didn't need to do that. After a one to one slot at the Romantic Novelists Association Conference 2013 the fabulous Charlotte Ledger loved my voice and made me an offer in October and Crazy, Undercover, Love is due out on 24th April!

But I would say that I don't have anything against self-publishing; I've read some amazing self-pubbed books. However it needs to be done properly in terms of having the book professionally edited and also investing in/creating a good quality cover. I know they say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but that is what people invariably do (one of the many reasons I accepted the HarperImpulse contract was because of the amazing covers). What's also important to know about self-publishing is the enormous amount of time you might have to invest in promo, possibly much more than authors who have 'traditional' deals. I've heard of self-pubbed authors who've had to spend so much time on promo they don't have time to write the next book, which when you're trying to create a readership is mega important. You need to get that next book out!



What was the inspiration behind your current book?

I always worry I sound a bit weird when I say this :) but I had a dream one night about this couple stranded in a cabin somewhere. They were arguing about career versus love, and I woke up with the characters alive and kicking in my head and begging for their story to be told...

I started the book a few days later - almost four years ago now - and the storyline has evolved a lot since then, with the book undergoing MANY rewrites and swapping location to a weekend in Barcelona, a city I love, but I feel I've done justice to those characters (Alex and Charley) and their story.

I only hope readers feel the same!

Of course dreams are a product of our memories, emotions, anxieties, fears and aspirations so I guess it's not that weird if they're a source of inspiration for writing sometimes :)



Do you listen to music while you write, or are you someone who needs complete silence to work?

I have music on in the background when I write. It either has to be a low enough not to distract me – white noise if you like – when I'm editing or I choose specific albums and crank them up when I need inspiration and am creating stories. I listen to a wide variety of music, from rock to R 'n' B to pop to ballads. I have eclectic tastes!



Is there a particular time of the day in which you prefer to write?

I'm better writing in the mornings but have children to sort out for school and a day job to get to so my morning writing time is severely squeezed. Therefore I tend to write mostly in the evenings once my youngest is in bed.


Paperback or ebooks – do you have a preference?

I adore reading paperbacks in the bath (I've found it's difficult to relax if you're worried about dropping a gadget worth hundreds of pounds in hot water) but I do most of my reading on my tablet nowadays. I love that I can have hundreds of books stored on something I can shove in my handbag!



How did it feel the first time you saw your name on the cover of that book you’d written?

Absolutely incredible! It felt like all the years of hard work had been worth it... but I also knew that everything leading up to that first publication was just my apprenticeship – now the fun and hard work really begins...
  

What do you like to do to relax?

I love spending time with my family and friends, going out and meeting new people and trying new things, dancing, reading, watching films and going for walks along the beautiful local beach.


Would you ever go on a reality TV show? And if so, which one?

Never! I would never want to expose myself to that level of scrutiny … although as an author I guess that's something I may have to get used to ?! 



What makes you laugh?

The hilarious things my children say and do! Being a parent is ridiculously hard work but the rewards are more than worth it. Laughter is one of those rewards. 


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Crazy, Undercover, Love - Book Blurb


Uber-feisty career girl Charley Caswell-Wright travels to Barcelona for a weekend assignment as PA to the gorgeous Alex Demetrio, CEO of Demetrio International.

But she's there under entirely false pretenses: to get her life back on track. Having lost the job she worked so hard to earn, she’s determined not to give it up so easily, especially when she didn’t deserve to lose it in the first place.
Mr Dreamy CEO is her only chance of clawing back her career – and her reputation. So she has to keep things strictly professional… boy, is she in trouble!


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Nikki Moore lives in beautiful Dorset and writes short stories and sexy contemporary romances. A finalist in several writing competitions including Novelicious Undiscovered 2012, she graduated from the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers' Scheme after four years and and has contributed to their magazine Romance Matters. She has far too much fun attending the annual RNA conference and has previously chaired a panel and taken part in a workshop at the Festival of Romance.

She blogs about some of her favourite things – Writing, Work and Wine – at www.nikkimooreauthor.wordpress.com and believes in supporting other writers as part of a friendly, talented and diverse community.

You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NikkiMooreAuthor or on Twitter @NikkiMoore_Auth and she invites you to pop in for chats about love, life, reading or writing!




The first chapter of her book Crazy, Undercover, Love can be read for free in the HI sampler at:


She is also a contributor to the RNA/Mills and Boon Anthology Truly, Madly, Deeply  available to buy at:

Mills & Boon


You can also pre-order a copy of 'Crazy, Undercover, Love' HERE.
 

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, Nikki. And thanks for a fabulous Meet the Author post! Wishing you loads of success with 'Crazy, Undercover, Love'!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

'Unbreakable' - the soundtrack to my latest HOT romance!

I think most people who know me know that, for me, music is probably one of the biggest influences on my writing. Songs have been known to save me from a bout of unwelcome writer's block, inspire a scene or a chapter, or even an entire book! Take my music away from me and I'm left with nothing, really. 

Nearly every single one of my books has had a playlist to accompany it - a soundtrack that I put together and played whilst I was writing that particular book, and my newest novel 'Unbreakable' was no exception. 

Set mainly in a small town in central Kentucky, a lot of the music on this particular playlist has a bit of a laid back, almost country feel to it, but practically every single one of the songs on this playlist helped inspire some aspect of the book. Most of these songs mean something. So, just what kind of stuff was I listening to when I wrote 'Unbreakable'?

You can check out some of the songs from the playlist right here...



Little Big Town - Tornado  

  

I don't know what it is about this song, but I just love it! And the whole feel of the track just sets the mood for 'Unbreakable'. A great song, and probably my 'Unbreakable' theme tune...


Mariah Carey - Vision of Love  


A beautiful song for a book that is, first and foremost, a love story. 

The Eagles - Victim of Love



I've always loved this song, and again it captures the mood of 'Unbreakable' perfectly.


Carrie Underwood - Last Name 



This is actually probably the only song on this playlist that doesn't really bear any relevance - lyrics-wise - to the story in 'Unbreakable'. But, for some reason, I just loved listening to it when I was writing the book. It's a fabulous, fun song, there are a few parties thrown in 'Unbreakable', and I guess this is one of those songs that would've been played at one of those parties.


Lynyrd Skynyrd - Still Unbroken 



It's the lyrics to this one that I love, and the whole feel of the song. It had to be on this playlist.


Cher - One by One  


Another song I have always loved, and again it's the lyrics and the feel of the song that I like. They fit the mood of the book, and certain scenes in 'Unbreakable' just perfectly.


Hayden Panettiere - Telescope 



Got to have a fun song in there somewhere!! And, as I mentioned before, there are a few parties thrown in 'Unbreakable', and this would definitely have been played at those parties! Besides, Sheriff Ethan Everett in the book was a bit of a womanizer in his past, so, you could say this is a pretty apt song in reality... ;) 


Little Big Town - Front Porch Thing  



Porches are actually mentioned a lot in 'Unbreakable'... No, seriously, this is another great song from one of my favourite bands, and again, it kind of captures the mood of 'Unbreakable'.



Bonnie Raitt - Something To Talk About



And there are a lot of people giving even more people quite a bit to talk about in this new book of mine, believe me...



So, there you have it. Just some of the great music that helped inspire 'Unbreakable'


And, if you'd like to check out my brand new HOT romance (it does get a bit steamy at times, and I'm not just talking about the weather...), and find out just what Sheriff Ethan Everett does with those handcuffs when he's not on duty, you can check out 'Unbreakable' HERE over on Amazon. It's available to download now! 

And if you'd like to read the first two chapters for FREE - a kind of try before you buy, if you like - you can do that by clicking HERE.

Small-town secrets, unbreakable love...