Happy Wednesday, all.
It’s Hell Week at the day job and I had to call for back up. Thank goodness, that ho-bag LIssa Trevor wasn’t doing anything but hanging around Spankin’ Mr. Darcy. LOL! Making her Seven Scribes debut, please welcome the lovely and talented, Lissa Trevor!!!!
Dorothy had “Off to See the Wizard.” Rocky Balboa had “Eye of the Tiger.” Mrs. Mia Wallace had “Girl You’ll Be A Woman” by Urge Overkill. Music matters! I always write to music. I’m a big fan of 80’s hair bands. Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf brings to mind adolescent fantasies of Simon LeBon stalking me through the jungle and I can’t hear Warrant’s Cherry Pie without thinking of a dance club in Poughkeepsie NY called Primetime where a boy named Adrian serenaded me. Yo Adrian!
But when I had to write in 19th century English for my erotic Pride and Prejudice mash-up SPANK ME, MR. DARCY, I couldn’t have TLC’s “Waterfalls” playing in the background or anything that I knew the words too. When you’re trying to write authentic dialogue, having Pitbull crow, “Mr. Worldwide I pop up and greet her. PPP Peter Pumpkin Eater. With no religion, make them believers. I always hit two. Call me Jeter,” just snaps you right out of the story where you’re having a polite battle of words before the master gets out the whip.
But I had to persevere. I put on Bizet’s Carmen. But I wound up singing the lyrics I hadn’t spoken since high school French class with Madame Cohen. Realizing I was easily distracted, I tried Vivaldi and Mozart. But I wound up nodding off in the writing chair, leaving Jane and Bingley staring at each other longingly. Andreas Vollenweider and Bond helped. They were classical, but edgy and it allowed me to get into the groove. But once I was there and the scene was set – or rather the dungeon was occupied, I needed something with a beat and heart. I needed something as passionate as Elizabeth’s fine eyes and something as fierce as Darcy’s pride.
I reached deep into my 80’s roots and here’s what I came up with, The Netherfield Dungeon Mix:
“Love Story” by Taylor Swift
“A Kiss From a Rose” by Seal
“I Want to Sex You Up” Color Me Badd
“Killing me Softly” by The Fugees
“Payphone” by Maroon Five
“Africa” by Toto
“Obsession” by Animotion
“Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns and Roses
“Butterfly” by Crazytown
“Tonight I’m Loving You” by Enrique Iglesias
“Whistle” by Flo Rida
“Love Bites” by Def Leppard
“Whenever, Wherever” by Shakira
“Wannabe” by The Spice Girls
“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga
What’s your theme song? One lucky commenter will receive a pdf copy of SPANK ME, MR. DARCY.
Lissa Trevor has her stilettos firmly entrenched in the romance community. Spank Me Mr. Darcy is her debut novel from Riverdale Avenue Books. She is a frequent reader at Manhattan’s Between The Covers events, where her novellas Wild Oats and Timelash from Coliloquy’s Entwined volumes 1 & 2 have been very popular. Lissa also created an erotic story template for Coliloquy’s ValEntwined promotion that allowed readers to download a personalized ebook starring themselves and their significant other. You can find her at http://lissatrevor.wordpress.com/