Music as scene motivation

As I have mentioned before, I listen to songs obsessively when I’m writing, sometimes listening to one song on repeat for an hour while I write a scene.  I make up the playlists by going through my extensive music library and listening to snippets to see if they fit the emotions I think I’ll need…

Did you know I wrote fantasy romance, too?

Don’t worry, nobody does! However, one of my goals is to have the third book in the series out. If I’m lucky, I’ll have time to maybe beef up the first book.




Look at those covers, aren’t they gorgeous?

Anyway, the Soulbounded trilogy tells the story of two Romani boys who give into their taboo attraction and, as a direct result, find out that neither of them is who they thought they were. The fate of the world rests on them winning a battle they had no knowledge of and are completely unprepared for.

The fact that the boys and their friend Maria are Romani is integral to the story. It effects their actions, their beliefs, and what they see as viable options for action.

Mary Newman was nice enough to lend me her blog to discuss some of the issues I had with writing this book. In case you missed it, I’m posting it here.

Heaving Chests

Hi all, It’s another sunny Colorado day and I’m starting at it out my window. Life is glamorous. I actually caught myself writing the phrase ‘his chest heaved’ yesterday, and made myself laugh. I kept it in. It’s a classic and it does happen. There was no bodice ripping, but mostly because everyone was naked…