ROCK ME TWO
TIMES has a core of musicÖof course! Thatís a no brainer. Itís the driving
force behind the relationship that keeps the members of the band Toxsin
together. I also used it as a draw between the two main characters, Syon and
Kate. The reason was simple: anyone who can compose music has my profound
respect. I know what itís like to craft my passion into a story and I think
musicians are the same, just crafting with sound.
For certain, there are times I am listening to a piece of music and it just puts
me into a mood. Adele has that sultry voice that makes me think of slow,
enticing motions on a dance floor, ones that set the mood for moving on to the
bedroom. Her song Set Fire to the Rain is a favorite of mine.
My personal taste in music tends to run all over the place, yes, ADHD, yet as an
author, I can call it Ďcreative voiceí now. Iíve latched onto a group called
Globus and have spent a lot of time listening to their music lately. One of my
favorite of theirs is Amazing Grace, but not the version that first
springs to mind. Globus has composed a song about a manís struggle to find his
personal saving grace in their version of the song.
I donít actually listen to music while I write. When Iím at the keyboard, I tend
to be very intent on what I am writing, to the point that I chip the paint off
the keys because I am hitting them so hard. My husband just shakes his head. I
do listen to music when I am between scenes and sitting at my sewing machine,
waiting for the next scene to form in my head. Every Hero tends to have their
own song by the time I get done writing a book, but Syon didnít. I came to the
conclusion it was because he was an artist in his own right and no other
musicianís work could define him.
So Iíll leave you with a song I think suits him, Wheel in the Sky, by
Journey. Syon was always in motion, pulling Kate into the center of the comet
that was the force of his life. At least that was the story I tried to write. It
was fun and intense, just like a Rock Star should be. I hope you take an evening
to read it.
Dawn Ryder is the erotic romance pen name of a bestselling author of
historical romances. She has been publishing her stories for over eight years to
a growing and appreciative audience. She is commercially published in mass
market and trade paper, and digi-first published with trade paper releases. She
is hugely committed to her career as an author, as well as to other authors and
to her readership. She resides in Southern California.
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First in Dawn Ryderís sizzling new Rock Band series.
Rock star Syon Braden writes and plays the most extremeóand profitableómusic
from the depths of his shredded heart. Heís got a double platinum record,
adoring fans, and success for his band Toxsinóbut itís what he canít have that
he craves. Custom leather designer Kate Napier has her sights set on success,
and that means keeping irresistible rock stars like Syon out of her bed. The
chance to tour with the band and provide them with a fantastic custom wardrobe
is too major an opportunity to turn down. But immersion in the dark, wild world
of Toxsin on tour means Kateís about to get rockedÖhardÖbody and soul.
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