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Music Mondays- Play Nice

This Monday, LP Maxa is popping in to discuss her musical inspiration for her rockstar romance, Play Nice!

Play Nice coverSo for Play Nice I had a lot of different songs going through my head. Obviously there were a few Van Morrison songs, because he is Lexi’s favorite. Into the Mystic is one of his popular well known songs, it’s one of my all-time favorites. The other song, He Ain’t Give You None, is a little less known but I just love the raw sound of his voice in it. There is just something about Van Morrison that soothes my soul. He instantly calms me. And I knew I had to pay him some respect in the book.

Into the Mystic — Van Morrison

He Ain’t Give You None – Van Morrison

Right before I decided to start writing The Devil’s Share series, I read Rocks by Joe Perry. I’ve always been an Aerosmith fan, I get it from my dad. So I have to give them a little love as well.

Ragdoll – Aerosmith

The love between Amy and her brother Luke in this book is actually based on real people. My friend Angela has this amazingly talented little brother who is in a band called Dear You. This is my favorite song by them.

Have You Already Forgotten My Name – Dear You

I love the sound of this band, all their songs. It’s almost like, collectively they are an old soul. This music makes my happy.

S.O.B. – Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

And last…If I could compare The Devil’s Share to any current rock band it would be Rise Against. I love how they can sound really chill and then in the next song really grungy.

Audience of One – Rise Against

My play list is a little all over the place, but that’s how I listen to music. I love it all, and I just have one giant shuffle going on at all times. The old deserves respect and the new deserves a chance. That’s my music philosophy.

lpmaxaPlay Nice has been out for a few months now and I know readers are ready for Smith’s story. Play Dirty, book two, will hopefully be out in a couple of months. It’s completed and is with my editor, so fingers crossed, it will be out before the end of the year. I’m on twitter @LPMaxa and Facebook under L.P. Maxa, and I’ve listed my website as well.

www.lpmaxa.com

Get a copy of Play Nice here!

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I split my time writing and working my day job as a massage therapist. If it’s a creative pursuit though, chances are I’ve dabbled in it. Hell, I’ve played around with soapmaking, beer brewing, cupcake baking, tea blending and everything else under the midday sun. At the end of the day, my constant is always reading, writing and editing. I’m an Aries-Taurus cusp–which to any astrology buffs should tell you plenty. I hit the East Coast convention circuit pretty hard and chances are, you can find me vending for Solstice Brews while simultaneously promoting my books.

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