Posts Tagged ‘Elisabeth Staab’

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Guest Post: “One of These Things Is Not Like the Other” by Elisabeth Staab

By The Rules Elisabeth Staab

I love the way the landscape of publishing is changing. It’s definitely a fun, exciting time to be a writer.

When I released At the Stars, the first book in my Evergreen Grove series, my heroine landed unexpectedly in a tiny town with no plans. Her first friend in this strange place was a colorful hairdresser/motel handyman named AJ, who had a slightly sketchy past as a male escort. He was so much fun for me, but so “out there,” and as much as I loved him I hadn’t given much consideration to him as a future hero of his own story.

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Aural Pleasures

Aural Pleasures: ACTS OF CREATION by Elisabeth Staab

Acts Of Creation Elisabeth Staab

Today we have Elisabeth Staab answering our questions on how music is part of her creative process and she’s sharing her playlist for her newest New Adult release, Acts of Creation!

He’s living a lie.

Dante Ramos: Champion. Ladies’ man. Party animal. Women want him, and men either want to be him or put his lights out for sleeping with their girlfriends. It’s all an act. Inside, he’s so full of self-loathing he’s on a fast-track to self-destruction.

She’s living in the shadows.

Meeting Michelle at a support group for assault survivors shows Dante a new world of possibilities. Finally, someone in his life might understand him, and she creates in him a fierce need to protect. Trouble is, Dante lives his life in the spotlight, and the only thing Michelle wants is a place to hide.

How do you make your playlists for your books?

I usually start with a song for the couple, one that for me fits the tone of them and their story, and then I build the reset from there. In Acts of Creation it was “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran. After that, everything on the playlist is chosen because it either reminds me of one of the main characters, or the two of them together, or there’s something about the tone of the music that fits the book to me.

Do you use the entire playlist for the whole book or specific parts for certain sections or types of scenes?

Usually I build the playlist for the book as a whole, although sometimes a song evokes feelings for a special scene. In Acts of Creation, I played Springsteen’s “Human Touch” a lot when I was writing the big love scene between Dante and Michelle.

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Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Hot Hometown Hunks Box Set

Hot Hometown Hunks Box Set

Today we have a special Steals & Deals Alert for the EverAfter Community. The Hot Hometown Hunks Collection is up for preorder for $0.99! Take advantage of this great price for SEVEN full-length novels. The collection releases on October 6th, and will only be available for six months before it goes away forever!

A Hot Hometown Hunks Collection

You know the guy. The hometown hunk who can make hearts race and knees shake with a flash of his abs or one crooked smile. From enemies to lovers to second chances, these sizzling, seductive, and satisfying full-length novels are guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.

Let Me Love You by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristin Miller

Winery owner Lucy Stone isn’t looking to settle down with one man. But when she wins a date with blazingly hot firefighter Joey Brackett at a charity event, everything changes. As things heat up between them, Lucy must choose between what she thought she wanted, and what her heart tells her she needs.

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