LissaLogoYellow_reasonably_smallI’ve been working on Eli’s Promise (male/male) edits over the weekend and writing on Slide Down On Me (contemporary erotic). Working on two such different books is hard sometimes, but music helps me differentiate the moods and the tone I’m going for.

And yeah, there’ve been a lot of 80’s classics going through my earbuds. Glam rock. Pop Metal. Hell, I don’t care what anyone calls it. It was fun. It was sexy. It was pushing a line and pissed off Tipper Gore on Capitol Hill. It was also when MTV was about the music, the videos, the bands and artists.

And to 15-19 year old girls in the mid-late 80’s…these bands were everything. At least where I was from…

We definitely liked a little Poison…

And a little Great White…

I never went in for the lead singers either… I always wanted the bassists with the exception of former (maybe, who the hell knows) Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. Damn that was a hot man… Still is.

But music sets a mood for a book, at least for me, from beginning to end. And when a reader comes to me and says that they can hear a particular song when they read a book of mine, and it’s the one I was hearing when I wrote it… That’s flippin’ cool.

Have a great Monday, y’all…

~lissa