Thursday, April 30, 2015

Guest Post by Author Amanda J. Greene

Music as Inspiration by Amanda J. Greene

Hi everyone,

I've been asked where I find the inspiration for my books. Honestly, ideas just pop up and I'm not entire sure where they come from. Music, though, is very influential. A song can change my mood. I can go from being stressed to the point of pulling my hair to being as calm and relaxed as if I were on a beach, drink in hand, and my feet in the sand. (My husband knows I had a rough day at the office if hears me playing Dean Martin - perfect chill out music.) Some songs speak to me and can transport my imagination to a different world. There have been instances where a song can create a scene, a character, or even an entire plot for a series.

I'd like to share some of the songs that helped me develop my upcoming release, Surrender to the Chase (Under Realm Assassins #2).

Ride - Chase Rice 

Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park 

When writing the scene of Ethan and Fraya in the car (a 1970s Camero) I was listening to Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

About the author:

Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.

Surrender to the Chase
(Under Realm Assassins #2)
Expected Release:  May 12/15

A year after the tragic death of his close friend and fellow assassin, Ethan Halstead is ready to take up his sniper rifle once more. But his first assignment is nothing he ever expected. Ethan must hunt and retrieve a beautiful, spirited, alluring werewolf.

Knowing no other way to escape an arranged marriage, Fraya flees from her pack. As she contemplates slipping across the border and heading to South America, she is captured by a dangerously seductive vampire who plans on escorting her back to her family. Even as Fraya vows to make Ethan’s mission as difficult as possible, she can’t resist the riotous desire he sparks within her.

But Ethan isn’t the only predator that peruses Fraya. A powerful rival pack’s alpha wants to make her his mate. Will Ethan be able to keep Fraya safe and return her to her pack? Or will he surrender to temptation and claim Fraya as his own?

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