Music Monday – Michael Buble: Santa Baby

This is one of those songs that’s cute and all about the material things one wants for him or herself for Christmas. The song itself is harmless, but it fits completely with the thoughts of one of my characters in my upcoming book Christmas Wishes. In the story, Santa’s son and lead reindeer (shifter) Rand, believes that humanity is nothing less than spoiled and greedy and he wonders what it’s all for…

The book will be out next week.

What’s on your Christmas list for Santa to bring?

~lissa

Music Monday – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I love this version of the song. I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And I have incredible respect for Lady Gaga and the voice she’s got, the talent she possesses.

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and here in Charlotte, it’s gloomy and chilly and it’s feeling a little different today. I haven’t been in the holiday spirit and I don’t know that I will at all this season, but it never hurts to try with a little music…

~lissa

Music Monday – Halestorm: I Am The Fire

It’s no secret, or shouldn’t be that I love hard rock and heavy metal. I grew up in the 80’s when glam rock was all the rage. I will be honest and say that I thought I would grow out of it. I’m 45 years old. Shouldn’t I be listening to something milder? Not still wanting to bang my head? Maybe. I don’t know. But so far, I still love it. I still love the rawness, the screams, the hard beats that you can’t find in any other sort of music… It makes all your insides jump until your blood is pumping in a way that you didn’t know it could.

Halestorm is one of my favorites… And this song… This is one that I’ve needed lately.

“Am I brave enough
Am I strong enough
To follow the desire
That burns from within…”

You’ll hear more from them in weeks to come…

~lissa

Music Monday – Hallelujah

The last weeks, months, year have been especially awful in one regard or another. I don’t get political on my blog or on social media. I’ve pulled away from social media for the most part and don’t have plans to return to the drama and negativity anytime soon.

Given the state of things around this country I call home, yet fail to understand most of the time, and the state of the world we all live in, the only world we have, the following performance from the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies in Vancouver by K.d. Lang of the late Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, should serve as a reminder that we all need to come together, to love one another, to respect one another, and that when we do, it’s a beautiful thing.

~lissa

Music Monday – Crazy Train

I’ve been feeling really off lately. I’m struggling to write all the words, or any words at all. I’m writing, but man, it’s like pulling teeth and it’s been painful. I’m just not feeling the stories that I need to write. I’m actually feeling that what I’m writing isn’t what I’m really wanting to write.

Other parts of writing life are crazy, too. Trying to get the last two book vendors, Kobo and Google Books to take down my books from Ellora’s Cave has been worse than pulling teeth. Kobo hasn’t responded at all. And Google Books said they are not, at this time, going to comply with the request. I’m still fighting it and the books will come back out, even if Kobo and Google Books won’t play nice.

So, Crazy Train seemed appropriate for the moment.

And let’s not talk about the fact that the holidays are, well, here, pretty much…

~lissa

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