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Music Monday- Lust, Sex, and Tattoos

Just another Music Monday…here with some new tunes to spice up your morning!

Today let’s welcome Sheri Velarde who’s here to discuss her book Lust, Sex, and Tattoos!

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Lust, Sex and Tattoos is very much a rock n’roll kind of book, so it is only natural that is have a rock soundtrack. Here are my top 5 favorite songs for this book and its characters Ben and Karen!

Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters. This song is exactly what Karen is going through. She is learning to fly so to speak and finding herself for the first time in a long time.

You’ve Got Another Thing Coming by Judas Priest. Again Karen is finding herself and her own strength and this is a classic song about not taking guff off of anybody!

They’re Coming to Take Me Away by the Butcher Babies. Karen just got out of this phase of her life, where she lost herself and almost went crazy. I have met the ladies in this band and they just kick major butt and their music means that to me, kicking butt and taking names.

The Pretender by the Foo Fighters. (They are my favorite band!) Before Ben Karen was with a pretender. A mean pretender. Nothing more to say.

Back in the Saddle Again by Aerosmith. Let’s just say this is how Karen feels after meeting Ben.

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I already have a four more releases to come out over the first three months of this year. I have a short story in the “Snowed In” anthology from Torquere Press. I have a vampire story soon to be released on Three Worlds Press. I have a collection of vampire shorts coming out on Valentine’s Day and a re-release of a shifter story due out in March on Stoker Publishing. Besides those releases I am working on three novels at the moment and lots of shorts in between. I like to be busy and always have more than one project going at a time.

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I am all over social media and can be found at the following links!

Website URL: www.sherivelarde.weebly.com

Blog address: http://sherivelarde.weebly.com/books-and-more-blog

Facebook address for yourself and your Facebook author page:

Personal: https://www.facebook.com/sheri.velarde.1

Author: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheri-VelardeKelly-Ryan/632892500084202

Twitter handle: Sher_V

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Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8102988.Sheri_Velarde

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Music Monday- Play Dirty

Guess who’s back for another Music Monday?

Rockstar romance author, LP Maxa, and this time to showcase the musical inspiration for the second book in her Devil’s Share series, Play Dirty!

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If you haven’t checked out the songs for Play Nice, the first book in the series, check them out here!

These are some songs that really embody Smith as a character. Music is really powerful for me. It inspires me, it makes me remember, it sparks a lot of my stories. So here is part of my play list while writing Smith’s story in Play Dirty.
First up is Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty. If you’ve read Play Dirty then you know why. I love this song for Smith and Dylan. Smith is this bad boy with a dark as hell past and he’s bound to hurt her. He knows that she is everything good and light. But he just can’t stay away.

Next up is If I Didn’t Know Better by the Civil Wars. It’s got such a sweet slow hypnotic sound. And it’s sexy as all get out. I absolutely love this song. This version is actually my favorite and it’s a cover done on Nashville. I can’t for get enough of these two singing together.

Chris Stapleton singing Tennessee Whiskey. Does it get any better than that?! It’s soulful and it’s sweet. And you know all my Devil’s Share boys love their whiskey.
Hurricane by the Band of Heathens. Number one, it’s about New Orleans which is where Smith is from. Number two, another haunting song. It’s dark, but it’s so good.
And last, Everlong by the Foo Fighters. Just a great rock love song. This is the acoustic version, because it’s my fav.
I’m currently working on Jacks’s book, which I’m almost positive we’ll call Play Fair. I am so excited to get the next book in the Devil’s Share series out to you guys. I love to hear from readers, so feel free to contact me. All my info ( Facebook, Twitter, newsletter, blog and email) is on my website http://www.lpmaxa.com and you can also find me on Instagram at lpm0118.
Play Dirty
by LP Maxa
PILLS. PAIN. LOSS. LOVE.
Smith James doesn’t need drugs. He just likes them a whole lot. And as bassist for the Devil’s Share, they are easy to come by. So are the women. With a steady supply of both he doesn’t have to think too hard about his past. But when a beautiful physician’s assistant joins the tour, Smith can’t help but want…more.

After watching her high school boyfriend OD, there is no way Dylan Lawson is going to fall for a rock star with a tenuous hold on sobriety, no matter how sexy his New Orleans drawl. She’s been hired to do one job: monitor the health of the lead singer’s girlfriend and her unborn baby. But once Smith flashes that sweet, vulnerable smile, Dylan can’t help but want…more.

And more is what they’ll get. Love on tour is never simple, and with a music festival in Smith’s hometown, a place he’s avoided for years, near his illiterate, abusive, meth-addled father, Smith is one bad night away from a relapse. But with her heart already lost, Dylan is willing to do whatever is necessary to save him—even play a little dirty.
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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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Readers can find Megan at:

http://wendizwaduk.com/indexMegan.htm

Come check me out! I love visitors!!!

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.

She also masquerades under the name Wendi Zwaduk and is published through Loose ID Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, MLR Press, Resplendence Publishing, Totally Bound Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Changeling Press and Decadent Publishing.

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