On the Road to GRL 2015 and today we are with Simone Anderson. Simone is from West Michigan as Greg and I are, so it is feeling like home around GGR lately.
Simone talks about music and we are highlighting 2 of her books today. Each book comes with a Playlist that represents the book.
Comment for a chance to win any back list title that Simone has written, see her Author page of a listing.
Enjoy the music,
The Guest Post: Simone Anderson talks about Music
Music is streaming from my daughter’s bedroom. A conglomeration of instruments as she teaches herself to play the piano in addition to practicing her sax and flute. It is at odds with the music I have chosen for the soundtrack for my current work in progress (WIP). The music in the soundtrack doesn’t tell the story in the same way that film score for a Hollywood movie does or the composers behind some of the classic pieces of music. It is a mish mash of music from folk music to Viking Metal to New Orleans Jazz. There is music to make love to and music to fight to. There is no true rhyme or reason to why a song is chosen and ends up on a sound track other than “that feels right” or no it doesn’t.
Every book I write has a sound track to it. It’s a lot like having the title. Need the title and the music to go with it.
The book I’m working on is set in New Orleans, so there are pictures of New Orleans from when GRL’s first conference, where I have met some of my closest friends, and souvenirs to bring back all the memories and sights and sounds.
I’m looking forward to reconnecting with friends I’ve met once again in San Diego this year. To creating new memories that a character may stand up and shout – “Wait, that one, that’s where I live.” And I’m obliged to write it there.
Somewhere in the ether is the Soundtrack for Promises, released last November from Resplendence Publishing. Internet Radio/Music sites make it easy by selecting a theme or era you’re in the mood for.
Meet the Author:
Simone currently lives in West Michigan with her family, but has lived in a handful of states and Japan and traveled to many more of each. She has been writing all of her life, seriously in the past few years, when her writing took on a dark and delicious twist. A college student, she offsets the tedium of lectures by thinking up new and interesting ways to torture her characters, occasionally shrieking in the middle of class “I got it!” to the puzzlement of those around her.
Baynebridge Cormack, youngest son of a high powered business man, leads a carefree and often reckless lifestyle. While on vacation with friends, the luxury starship they are riding on rips in half, separating Baynebridge from his friends and leaving him with life-threatening injuries, vulnerable to kidnappers and slavers.
Rogan, Captain and owner of the SkyHawk, takes the young man aboard when no other ship will, knowing the danger he’s in and trying to hide his whereabouts from those trying to force the Confederation’s political hand.
The two men fall in love against the odds, but can their love survive run-ins with saboteurs, kidnappers, and unexpected danger from within Baynebridge’s own family?
Christian Williams has lived with his secret his whole life, and he’s not ready to give it up. He’s especially not ready to face the consequences.
Consequences be damned, Hayden Medema is tired of living a lie. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is dead and gays are serving openly in the rest of the military. The Navy SEALs should be no different.
After coming face to face at a gay bar in a different city and a whirlwind weekend of sex, Christian and Hayden along with fourteen other SEALs are sent on what appears to be another routine mission, until someone learns their secret and everything goes horribly wrong.
Simone Anderson is giving a lucky reader the chance to win an e-copy of any of her Back List titles, all you need to do to enter is leave a comment below.
Comments must be time/date stamped by Midnight Pacific time on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, to be eligible. One winner will be selected at random on Thursday, the 6th, and notified via email for prize delivery. (Void where prohibited) Best of Luck!
On the Way to GRL 2015 with Simone Anderson was last modified: July 29th, 2015 by GGR-Review