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Music Monday- On the Ropes

And it’s another Music Monday, this time with Dania Voss and her book, On the Ropes!

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1. Thunderstruck – AC/DC:
The hero Luke Stryker is a star baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cobras, I imagined him walking to the pitcher’s mound to this song.
​2. The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett​:
This was the first song at Jake and Cassie’s wedding, Abbey the heroine, and Luke became emotional as they watched the bride and groom dance to this song.
3. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole:
Luke and Abbey danced together for the first time in 10 years after a terrible break up to this song at Jake and Cassie’s wedding reception. Even after 10 years apart, they’ve not forgotten each other.
4. We Are Family – Sister Sledge:
Luke and Abbey reunite during a wedding weekend filled with family and friends.
5. Catch My Breath – Kelly Clarkson:
Abbey’s trying to catch her breath and reconcile her feelings after not seeing Luke for 10 years.
What are you currently working on?
Evernight Publishing just recently accepted The Warrior’s Whisper, it’s the followup to On the Ropes.
It’s Heath and Leah’s story who we meet in On the Ropes. Heath is a former Marine who was injured in Afghanistan and he’s known Leah all of her life.  She’s his good friend’s younger sister so he’s always felt she was off limits.
 
My current WIP is Hannah’s Bliss, the next in my Windy City Nights series that follows The Warrior’s Whisper. It is Rocco and Hannah’s story who are also introduced in On the Ropes. Rocco is a sexy Italian American who also served in Afghanistan and Hannah is an event planner. They come from vastly different backgrounds but will eventually find their way.
On the Ropes

Ten years ago he let her get away. Does he have what it takes to make her his for good? 

By all accounts Luke “Strike ‘em Out” Stryker lives a charmed life. He’s won 4 World Series Championship rings and is the Chicago Cobras star pitcher. He’s gorgeous, wealthy and is dating one of Hollywood’s biggest A-list actresses.

But things aren’t always as they appear.

Abbey Jayne has been nursing a broken heart since Luke Stryker betrayed her ten years ago. She’s spent the last ten years focused on her career and education, trying to get over him.

Forced to see him again at her sister’s wedding, Abbey vows to not let Luke ruin her weekend.

An accident days before the wedding has Luke re-evaluating the harsh realities of his life and future. A future that must include his one true love Abbey.

A terrible misunderstanding drove them apart ten years ago, but Luke is determined to win Abbey back by the end of the wedding weekend. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her they belong together. Failure is not an option.

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Music Mondays- Both Sides Now

Fill your Monday morning with excitement!

Today let’s welcome Megan Slayer who’s featuring her book, Both Sides Now

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If You Want Blood – AC/DC   – Michael is very much the showman musician and he puts his all into his performances. He also puts his all into his job at the school. He’ll go the extra distance and this song always reminds me of how much he works to keep the balance between his two lives.

You Can Dance – Bryan Ferry – This one’s a very sensual song. I see the dance of two lovers, Michael and Niall, sorting out their feelings, fumbling towards the goal of getting together and having a hot time while doing all of that. Plus it’s a very progressive song which matches Michael’s personality.

This Time It’s Different – Evans Blue – The name of this song fits the story the best. For Michael and Niall, this time around, it’s different. I love the tune of the song and the way the singer blasts through the lyrics. One of the lines is about being broken and that fits Niall. He’s convinced he’s not enough to keep his partner happy and it’s up to Michael to prove him otherwise.

Erase My Scars – Evans Blue – This song goes along with Niall’s personality and his need to be loved despite his past. He’s not broken, per se, but he’s been through the wringer in life. He needs someone to come along and help him erase those scars. Michael wants to be that person.

My Hero – Foo Fighters – Now you’d think this might mean Michael is Niall’s hero because he’s the leader of a metal band, but you’d be wrong. Niall is Michael’s hero because he’s comfortable in his own skin and Michael’s still working on getting to that point.

I’ve got to say it’s a weird play list. That’s me, though. That’s how my brain works. It might not make sense if you see the pieces, but all together it fits. There are more songs, but these the ones that stand out for me.

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When she’s not writing the stories in her head, Megan Slayer can be found luxuriating in her hot tub with her two vampire Cabana boys, Javier, Luke and Jeremy. She has the tendency to run a tad too far with her muse, so she has to hide in the head of her alter ego, but the boys don’t seem to mind.

When she’s not obsessing over her whip collection, she can be found picking up her kidlet from school. She enjoys writing in all genres, but writing about men in love suits her fancy best. The cabana boys are willing to serve, unless she needs them. She always needs them. So be nice to Javier or he will bite–on command.

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