Today we have author Emily Ryan-Davis here with us to talk about the tunes that inspire the stories and also share a little about her latest release, Dial M for Menage. She's also sharing a great giveaway for readers to enter so don't miss the fun. To enter just follow the Rafflecopter prompts.
What? No mood music?
I enjoy music, especially the heavy, hot, growly stuff from those late ‘90s/early 2000s bands like Rammstein, NIN, and Godsmack. There’s just something about a deep masculine voice and a driving beat that gets to me. Those snarling men are my favorite companions when it’s time to hit the treadmill or pound some pavement. Sometimes, though, I feel like my playlist is stuck in 2004, so I check out book playlists on my fave authors’ websites.
You know what I’m talking about, right? Those lists of music that inspired the books? I browse those lists and wish I had something sweet like that on my website, but then I remember the last time I listened to music while writing, I wrote a Depeche Mode song into a honkey tonk bar.
Yeah. Not appropriate.
At one point in “Dial M for Ménage,” Kat and Liam are off on a road trip and Kat’s looking for tunes on Liam’s mp3 player. Not gonna lie: I completely blanked. Um… Something by 3 Doors Down? (Are they still hot?) Just…don’t judge me, k?
I’m thinking about this today because someone on Facebook put a call out for songs good for love scenes. Tons of people replied with everything from Kings of Leon to AWOL Nation (and, naturally, NIN) but I couldn’t respond. Music doesn’t equal sex to me; music brings something into the scene from the outside, and to me, the hottest part of a love scene is the emotional intimacy I draw out of the characters. There’s a particular music to the rhythm of ragged breaths and bare limbs sliding together. That’s the music I want to hear when I’m reading or writing a book.
That’s the music that rings true.
Since I know I’m a music anomaly, I’d like to find out from you mood music lovers - what songs do you think would provide the sexiest backdrop to a sweaty threesome? I’ll write down your suggestions and maybe my next book will get its own playlist.
Ménage on 34th Street
Author: Emily Ryan-Davis and Elise Logan
Category: contemporary erotic romance, m/m/f, holiday
Katrina and Liam Holland have the perfect marriage, a home in the trendiest part of Baltimore, and a scorching sex life. As another Christmas approaches, there's only one thing still on Kat's wish list: Hunter Croft. But she made peace long ago with his decision to choose the marines over their relationship. Until seeing him again arouses feelings she thought were in the past…
Hunter has spent a decade outrunning his attraction to both Kat and Liam. But now that he's stateside, his self-control crumbles when he comes face-to-face with the two people who star in all his favorite fantasies. Their reunion is both erotic and emotional—and has Hunter wondering if three's really a crowd, after all.
Liam can't imagine his life without Kat. But he can imagine a future where the three of them live and love under one roof. Liam and Kat have shared their bed with other men, but Hunter is the only one who could ever have a place in their hearts. And this holiday season, Liam intends to make their dream a reality.
Dial M for Ménage
Series: sequel to Menage on 34th Street
Author: Emily Ryan-Davis
Category: contemporary erotic romance, m/m/f
Length: Short novel
Katrina Holland began the new year by waking up with two men in her bed. Introducing marine Hunter Croft into her marriage was passionate and explosive—for Katrina and her husband Liam. But now that the honeymoon period is over and they've returned to the real world, can this arrangement ever work?
Liam Holland thought he had it all—a beautiful wife, great home, and a solid career. Only one thing—one man—eluded him. When he saw an opportunity to grab Hunter, Liam reached out with both hands, determined not to let go. But as the first rush of passion fades, Liam must identify exactly how far he's willing to go to keep Hunter a part of their lives.
Hunter needs something only Liam and Kat can give him. But while he's willing to change some aspects of his life to be with the couple, he's a marine before all else. When a reassignment means relocation, he'll need to move on—with or without his two lovers.
See how Kat, Liam and Hunter's love began in Ménage on 34th Street.
Available March 3, 2014
About the Author:
Emily Ryan-Davis is a lifelong East Coaster whose passion for the written word saw her through jobs
writing obituaries, press releases and grants before she decided “I’m going to do this” and sat down to write a book. And then she wrote a book. Several, actually, in a variety of steamy romance sub-genres.
Life has undergone many changes since that first book. Now she spends her days writing full-time and parenting even-fuller-time. All the usual author loves apply, with chocolate, coffee and cats at the top the list.
Connect with Emily:
Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/emilyryandavis
Street team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/128230420699654/
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