Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I’d like to say a big thank you to Leah for having me do a guest spot on her blog!

I’ve been crazy busy these past few weeks as my second book, His Darkest Embrace hits the shelves on Tuesday, October 26th! I’m excited, scared, excited and freaking terrified! Writing a book is like having a baby…it cooks for a long time and then the inevitable happens…it arrives and you go Holy Crap….I made that?

But enough about that. I’ve been doing a lot of guest blogs etc and want to talk about music instead of my jaguars.

I am the kind of writer who can’t listen to music while actually writing. I’m a singer and well when a song is playing that I know, I can’t turn it off and will start to sing. It’s hard to write and sing at the same time. I will however listen to music to get me in a certain frame of mind for a scene. For example, at the end of the last book I wrote there was an intense fight scene and I listened to the soundtrack of BlackHawk Down. The music was heavy, aggressive and perfect for where my head was at.

The same goes for when I’m writing an emotional scene. Nothing words better than listening to a sad song that pulls at the heartstrings.

So my question today is, what song brings you to your knees? The one that makes you cry no matter where you are?

What about your fave party song? The one that lifts your spirits whenever you hear it?

I’ll check back and share my picks and am looking forward to hearing yours!

His Darkest Embrace

A solitary hunter with no regard for the human world, Jagger Castille is a shifter living on the edge. A woman who calls him enemy will give him reason to live . . .

Jagger is a creature of the night—Skye Knightly soars in the sun. Natural adversaries, they are now joined in a mission entrusted to Skye’s family centuries ago: nothing less than the salvation of the Earth.

Wounded and bitter, Jagger sought escape in the solitude of the jungle, driven by a need to disappear forever . . . until a mysterious shifter who calls to his soul and feeds a yearning long forgotten pulls him from his dark path. A courageous warrior, Skye’s passion is equal to Jagger’s—but can she trust a man whose secrets are as devastating as her own?

Each is the other’s sole hope for survival. But a dark and twisted truth is leading them toward the ultimate sacrifice for a love they may never live to claim.

You can buy His Darkest Embrace at

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Available in eFormat: HarperCollins

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  • October 21, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Okay, so we are totally on the same wave length. I'm a singer as well, and I get so jealous of others when I see the soundtrack they make for writing a book etc. While both music and writing are a HUGE part of my life, I just canna combine the two! As for songs that always get me in the gut, I will say River Flows in You by Yiruma, Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah and (don't laugh!) Minnie Ripperton's Lovin You. Minnie actually wrote that song for her daughter (who is the comedic actress Maya Rudolph, SNL). Even though she made it into a love song, the emotion was about the overwhelming feelings of love her her new baby. She died very young and every time I hear it I cry for her because she never got to see her grow up, and despite the corniness (new word?) of the tune, she pours her heart out. SO, I love it, and used to sing it to my son when he was a baby all the time. *sniffle*

  • October 21, 2010 at 7:09 am

    I love music too…but I'm a fan of the oldies.

    I get real emotional when I here Somethings Gotta Hold of my Heart by Gene Pitney.

    One of my fav party songs is Creedence Clear Water Revival's Heard It Through The Grapevine…it is soooooooo GROOVY!!!! Hehe!!!

    in Germany

  • October 21, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    For me it sometimes depends on my frame of mind at the moment. There have been times that I've caught myself listening to Nearer My God To Thee from the Titanic soundtrack and balling like a baby. Another song that makes me cry like a little baby is Angel by Sarah Mclachlan. I just cannot listen to that song all the way through without crying. I also agree with Christine, Hallelujuh by Jeff Buckley is another one that gets me in the gut. It's weird though because I only get emotion to his version of it. As for songs that get me in a good mood Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley always brings a smile to my face.

  • October 22, 2010 at 1:36 am

    These are good! Hallelujah is a wonderful song. For me, it's Travellin Soldier by the Dixie Chicks…i can't listen to that song without crying.

    And yes, CCR rocks!

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