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Music Monday- Scrying for Summer

Return of the Music Monday!

This one will be delivering a hefty helping of Scrying for Summer which will release tomorrow with Loose Id! Who’s excited? I know I am!

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(Warning, this playlist was eclectic)

MSI- Straight to Video

This one jumped into my head early on, probably because Jev’s character is a club kid in the alternative scene, and while this isn’t the fare they played at Nocturne when I was a teenager, I do have strong memories of that timeframe with this song. The spunkiness and energy of the song fit a lot of the interim scenes of the book and their jaunts through Philly.

Don Henley- The Boys of Summer

How do you have a summer-themed book without this song? Honestly, this one took me back too, because I had a summer I spent falling in love at diners, and this song was always playing on the radio in the background. The nostalgic feel of this fit the book so, so well, and really helped me nail down some of the sweeter, more intense moments between Liam and Jev.

The Outfield- Your Love

Another super summery song for me, probably due to the heavy nostalgia-laced riffs throughout. Seriously, try to listen and not sing along with this song. It’s impossible. Regardless, this was another song I tuned into when I was writing down the sexier and deeper moments between Liam and Jev.

D.H.T.- Listen to Your Heart

Another classic from my summer love in diners, this version of Listen to Your Heart was CONSTANTLY on replay, and I couldn’t help indulge in writing the deepest, shard-slicing moments of Liam and Jev’s romance to this song. Seriously, points of this book broke my heart, and I connected to these characters in a really unique way, probably why the story came so effortlessly.

Sonic Boom Six-Floating Away

More summer-nostalgia-fueled songs, except this one has a darker note that I’ll always adore. Also, must pause a moment to pimp the ever loving hell out of Sonic Boom Six. This song always transports me to a slightly melancholic but beautiful place, of remembering the past, and of the mistakes once made, which fits Liam’s state of mind perfectly.

For the rest of my playlist, check out kmcintyremt on Spotify!

The next project on the horizon is Rising for Autumn, book THREE in the Philly Coven Chronicles. This one deals with Alanna and Sam, necromancers galore, and more Coven politics! I am typing away at the moment because I can’t wait to share it with you all!

For more news on the Philly Coven Chronicles, or my other popular series, Take to the Skies, check out my Facebook, or follow me on Twitter! To those looking for more fun reads, check out my author Amazon page or friend me on Goodreads!

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Music Monday- What You Want

Musical Mondays for all!

Today let’s welcome Landra Graf with her book What You Want to discuss her musical inspiration for the book!

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Say You Do by Dierks Bentley – This song makes me think of early on in the story, when both hero and heroine have met, but she’s trying to convince him to agree to a little dessert.

Come a Little Closer Baby by Dierks Bentley – This is an end of the book song. One that has all the Happily Ever After and sexy I could dream of. Also, this guy’s voice… if you can’t tell I love it.

Come Over by Kenny Chesney – I easily got into the mood for writing Kanoa and Laney’s scenes leading up to the big smexy moments listening to this song.

Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum – This song means a ton for my heroine, Laney. I can’t say specifically why, but kisses are a big deal.

Like a Wrecking Ball by Eric Church – One of the naughtiest country songs I’ve heard in a while. It fits my characters and came in handy for the more sensual moments in this book.

What’s your next project on the horizon? What You Want is the second in the Desperately Seeking Submissive series. The third one, What You Desire, is coming in April and features one of the characters from this story. What You Crave, the first book in the series, is available now.

Where can your readers find you? I’m always wandering Facebook via Landra Graf. My website is another way to check out my books and what I’m up to. If you want the latest news I highly suggest signing up for my newsletter, which I share with the awesome Catherine Peace.

 

What You Want

When her sister gets sick on the night of her 1Night Stand date, Laney Malcolm is asked to fill in and pretend to be her twin. Treating it as a lark, she looks forward to an adventurous event with a free dinner and not much else. She isn’t prepared for the fierce attraction nor the urge to help the Hawaiian, tattooed submissive she’s introduced to.

Kanoa Mahelona has spent the last year trying to find himself, but he’s tired of random hook-ups and women who only want him for his bad-boy image. Madame Eve helped his boss, so he turns to her for assistance. Attractive and damn good at breaking through his barriers, the blonde Domme challenges him in a way he can’t seem to turn down.

Only she’s not who she appears to be, and, once the truth comes out, it may be too late to go back.

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Music Monday- Web of Secrets

More music to liven up your Monday!

Today let’s welcome Terry Poole featuring her book, Web of Secrets!

I am a huge fan of soundtrack mixes by Felicjl on Youtube. Sometimes the words of a song are distracting and I need the pure music. Emotional soundtracks are perfect for angst, Legendary for action.

Jann Arden, Where No One Knows Me – The song is about starting over. That describes Kelly and Nathan when they rediscover each other. If they accept the challenges facing them, they can start over and have the love they were denied as teens.

Lykke Li, No Rest For The Wicked – This song is about separation, caving into pressure and missing the one that got away. Nathan and Kelly were forcefully separated as teens but never got over each other.

Staind, Believe in Me – The name says it all.  Trust me to be there for you, believe in me. Both Nathan and Kelly need to learn to trust each other and the strength of their love in order to survive.

Tyrone Wells, Sink or Swim – The challenges facing the men will either make or break them.  Choices must be made and the consequences faced.

I am currently working on two projects.

The first is a ghost story tentatively called Seeing is Believing.  An unassuming writer witnesses the murder of a police detective.  Imagine his shock when he wakes to find the dead detective at the foot of his bed. There is mayhem, betrayal, a murderer on the hunt and of course love.

I’ve also begun writing a sequel to Web of Secrets that I’m calling Price of Secrets. Just when everything seems to be going good for Kelly and Nathan, an old case of Kelly’s reopens wounds as treachery and revenge endanger both the men lives.

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When you want it hot, dive into Poole.

Brilliant surgeon Nathan Kirkfield comes face-to-face with his childhood demons when his parents’ deaths force him back home to settle the family estate. Sent to oversee the sale of the house and contents is former FBI Agent Kelly MacNiel, now of the MacNiel Auction House; he couldn’t possibly have imagined he’d find the young man from a case gone horribly wrong grown into a devastatingly attractive man. The two of them discover a connection built in the ruins from that tragedy.

Now Nathan must decide if he can accept the changes in his life that this relationship will bring while struggling with his boss’s harassment and her threats to destroy his work. To complicate matters, unexplained break-ins lead to an attempt upon Nathan’s life. If Kelly doesn’t conquer the monsters that besiege him, everything he’s come to love will be at stake.

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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.

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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