Words & Music Monday: Blog Tour – CURSED by Angela Addams
Today’s Words & Music Monday is a special post stop on Angela Addams’ CURSED blog tour. Here, you’ll learn a little about the music that inspired the writing and characters of that story. You can also click HERE to read our review of the book.
I love listening to a variety of music…as long as it’s hard and fast and dirty….okay…so I like a particular kind of music, specifically the kind that isn’t overly mushy or sentimental. I’m a weird kinda romance writer. My heroes tend to be rough, bad boy alphas and my heroines are strong, determined women. When it comes to writing, I’m not the kind of author who can listen to music as I’m working. I find it too distracting. Before I start writing though, or when I’m in the middle of writing and pause to hash out a plot snag, or details of a scene, or character profiling, I listen to music a lot. It inspires me in unusual ways. Here are some of the songs that influenced aspects of Cursed.
Melissa Auf Der Maur – Followed The Waves – This song inspired parts of Darcy…in fact it’s like her theme song. “My heart lies to you. Never have me true.” She is motivated by vengeance and tangles her heart up by accident. Great song and I am partial to female artists. Powerful women, folks, it’s always about the powerful women.
Nine Inch Nails – Ruiner – NIN is my favorite band of all time and is the inspiration behind Riot (the band featured The Order of the Wolf series) When I listen to Ruiner I think about how Raven reacts to what Darcy has done to him. “You had to covet what was mine.”
Stupid – Sarah McLachlan – I like to write about torment, especially women who are tormented by actions or decisions they’ve made. When the heart is involved we don’t always make the best choices. “Love has made me a fool…How stupid could I be?” This song helps me think about forbidden longing and desire, perfect for Darcy and Raven.
Satellite Mind – Metric – “Heard you f**k through the wall…” I’m a fan of most of Metric’s songs and find that many of them inspire my writing. This song always gets me pumped to write erotic scenes. It gets me thinking about sexuality and how we connect to other people around us, sometimes in very intimate ways without even realizing it.
NWO –Ministry – This is a throwback to my goth years. I’ve never outgrown Ministry. I love the anger of this music. It pumps me up, especially for fight scenes. This song puts me in a good mood (I told you I was weird) especially after a bad day. I always think about it when I’m writing anything aggressive.
So there you have it, a sound track of sorts for Cursed. It’s an interesting mix but perfectly embodies what goes into any piece of writing. Chaotic emotions and a roller coaster romance.
Her biggest mistake comes with fangs…and a nose for tracking her down.
Wherever there’s a lying, cheating scumbag who’s broken a woman’s heart, Vengeance Dealer Darcy Wells is there. So what if she isn’t the most skilled witch around? She’s only using one spell, which leaves the hapless male suffering tormenting lust for one woman. Her.
The beautiful part? This curse comes equipped with a blinding agent, allowing her a clean getaway. Unrequited lust, coming right up! As far as Darcy is concerned, it’s justice served. Her next target: Raven Glock, rock band bassist and drop-dead-gorgeous sex god.
When Raven lays eyes on the luscious Darcy, he gives her what he promises all the starry-eyed groupies who toss their panties at him—one unforgettable night in his bed. Sex with Darcy is so epic that he forgets his cardinal rule: to get her out before morning.
At the crack of sunrise, Darcy serves Raven a face full of cursed ash. But something goes horribly wrong…and she finds herself magically tethered to one pissed-off werewolf.
Worse, breaking the spell could cost her everything…maybe even her life.
Warning: Sexually explicit language, tattoos, piercings, and giant…um…feet. Wet panties are a given. Author assumes no responsibility for spontaneous ravishment of significant others, pool boys, or local pizza delivery personnel.
For more stops on the blog tour… check out these participating sites…
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8/7/2014 Literary Nymphs Hotlist
8/9/2014 Reading Between the Wines Book Club
8/11/2014 Books Make Me Happy
8/13/2014 Sallie’s Book Reviews and More
8/13/2014 Dawn’s Reading Nook
GRAND PRIZE – ebook copy of Cursed, signed bookmark, wolf necklace (pictured)
2nd – ebook copy of Cursed, signed bookmark
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