by Christine Warner
Are you ready?
I’ve always been a little jealous of other authors who share their play lists that they listened to when writing a book.
I’m one of those writers who has to work in peace and quiet. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I love music and wish I could have some tunes filling the air while I write, but I guess I have a short attention span because if I do try and have music playing, I get a little side tracked. I’ll start singing, or I’ll want to get up and move around—as in dancing, which is kind of a scary sight lol—or I daydream and come up with story ideas from the lyrics as I picture scenes in my head. Which isn’t bad, but it’s not very good for my productivity. Lol
But, on the flip-side, I do have an awesome perk when writing that not all other authors enjoy.
What, you may ask?
I have writing buddies.
Libby, my golden retriever and faithful writing companion who always lends a soft snore to our quiet writing hours. Smokey, the softest cat in the world who has a way of staring me down with a stern stare—as if he’s going to slap a ruler between his paws if I veer off my writing path. I almost fear taking a break when he’s around. lol
I also have another kitty friend. My pal Chocolate who is 19 years old. He basically just snuggles up beside me and sleeps, and sometimes gets a little cranky if I move around too much, but his presence is always a comfort.
So, even though I don’t have awesome lists of songs that I enjoy listening to, I am lucky to having my furry friends to keep me company. And, in their own way, they do create a bit of background music as they grumble, groan, and snore.
A Friendly Engagement
Release Date: June 23, 2015
What’s a little engagement between friends?
Omar Esterly is married to his job. But when Omar sets his sights on a potential, family-oriented client, his confirmed bachelorhood becomes a problem. Fortunately, his friend and employee, Devi Boss, has the perfect plan…
Okay, so it wasn’t exactly Devi’s plan to become her friend’s fake fiancée. Lies aren’t her style. However, Omar offers her a big, beautiful raise – enough to track down the missing father she’s never known – and Devi reluctantly agrees to the whole engagement hoax…
This was supposed to be a no-strings-attached win-win for both Devi and Omar, but when they cross the line between friendship and…well, something more, Devi realizes she’s made a huge mistake that just might cost her both job and friend – falling for her fiancé.