Thanks so much to Lila for inviting me to stop by today! I love a good blog party, especially if there’s tequila to be had. (There is tequila here, right??)

This morning I woke up thinking about the next scene in my current work in progress. It’s a side project I’ve been working on while researching my next historical romance. But this new story has taken over my October. Seriously. Everything comes back to it, no matter where I am or what I’m doing. To be frank, it’s more than a little distracting!

I’m rationalizing my piles of laundry and missed phone calls with the promise that my temporary bout of creative insanity is actually a good thing. The story will come from a purer, deeper place–no contrivance and no self-consciousness. Or it’s be an irredeemable hot mess. Either way, it’s kept me entertained.

That thrill of creative overdrive is a theme I explored in my latest historical romance, SONG OF SEDUCTION. In it, a widowed violin prodigy named Mathilda begins a steamy affair with the composer she’s idolized for years, only to learn he stole the symphony he’s most famous for. The hero, Arie, is obsessed with composing a redemptive masterpiece. Something of his own. Something worthy of the praise he’s unjustly received for years.

Turns out all he needed was the love of a good woman.

Suddenly all the false notes and forced motifs become more organic, coming straight from his heart and his places of deep fear. It’s not a pretty process, believe me. But it forges not only a symphony that rocks the music world of the early 19th century, it binds Arie and Mathilda in a union that transcends their love of music.

Obsession, see? It’ll tear people down or make them even better, even stronger. Because I love me some happy endings, I obviously prefer the latter!

QUESTION: What’s floated your boat right proper of late? Something (or, hey, someone) you can’t get out of your head? TV show? Particular song? Creative writing project that has you tied in knots? I’d love to see that I’m not alone in occasionally going a little crazy!

One random commenter will receive a digital copy of SONG OF SEDUCTION, which is available now from Carina Press.

Great to have you at the PRINCESS BLOG PARTY, Carrie! :)  Her giveaway is a digital download—OPEN TO EVERYONE!

To win Carrie’s giveaway you must:

1. Answer Carrie’s question(s) below in your comment.

2. You MUST be a follower/subscriber of Lila DiPasqua’s blog (through Google Friend Connect).

3. You do NOT have to repeat any extra points you’ve earned if you’ve already stated them in prior posts for this blog party.  Only post NEW points as in new tweets/facebook comments about the Princess Blog Party.

* Winner will be announced on SUNDAY–selected from a random commenter on this post.

NOTE: The more you comment on the posts during the month-long PRINCESS October Blog Party, the more points you earn toward winning a signed copy of the next in the sexy Fiery Tales series, THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED…plus SIGNED copies of Nora Roberts’ BLACK HILLS and Eloisa James’ A DUKE OF HER OWN! You *must* be a follower/subscriber (through GFC) to this blog to be eligible to win!


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