Edgy Romance with MV Ellis

I am loving being able to present different authors on my blog. The experience affords me an opportunity to learn more about what drives a writer to put themselves on the line. Quite simply it is scary place to be. You are out there vulnerable to criticism. Writers, I have decided are brave in a…… Continue reading Edgy Romance with MV Ellis

Moonstruck, starstruck and Mamma Mia all makes sense

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXmaZCm7fqs If you recall my bucket list post, you will be aware that Cher is an idol of mine. I thought I would use that in this post and share Cher (don’t you love the assonance, I think that’s the right poetic device) because this segment comes from Mamma Mia Number 2. If you haven’t…… Continue reading Moonstruck, starstruck and Mamma Mia all makes sense

Keeping a blog interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8EKEFQ_vU My determination to keep my blog interesting has me coming up with a variety of ideas. Sometimes though it is about my novel and using music to give insight into my couple in Unexpected Obsession, is so much fun. I get to play with some of the older Italian songs like this one. I…… Continue reading Keeping a blog interesting

Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

I am totally in love with the Sicilian group, Il Volo. The truth is I love anything Italian but these voices are magnificent, individually unique and yet they blend perfectly. You will find I will choose Il Volo often because of the emotion they are able to express so beautifully. Someone suggested I translate the…… Continue reading Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

Un ora sola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8bUQ5_U8-I This has been one of my favourite songs for a long time, and though an old song, the message is powerful. I love the sentiments expressed, the desperation for an opportunity we let slip away. One hour, just one hour, to say all the things that should have been said. How many of us…… Continue reading Un ora sola

A song can capture the mood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Pj6gEIbMU&list=RDe7Pj6gEIbMU As much as I like blogging there are times when music can say so much more with so much excitement for the soul and joy for the ears, and pleasure for the eyes. YouTube is a treasure trove. A rumba began its slow siren song. The purer beat, rich in melody, was a welcome…… Continue reading A song can capture the mood

For the Italians out there, do you remember this one?

  I am loving the idea of sharing the music that I hear when writing.  Notice I said hear and not play?  I don’t really even know why I make the associations but something about the essence of the characters is locked up in my mind with a particular song.  Next thing I find myself…… Continue reading For the Italians out there, do you remember this one?

The Dreamer never dies

I wonder how many of us do keep the dream alive instead of giving in and thinking it too late to want more. I am not sure I can ever stop dreaming and reaching for whatever is out there no matter what I tell myself. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Again…… Continue reading The Dreamer never dies