Cherrie Lynn

Archive for October, 2010

Sunday, October 31st, 2010
I Am So Obsessed

…with this video. We were just discussing our favorite hot videos at Romance Divas and I had to give it a shout out–metal’s bringing the sexy!

LOVE this band. And I’ve already figured out this is definitely Ghost and Macy’s song. :-)

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Playlist Ahoy!

I thought I would go ahead and post the playlist for Far from Heaven while it’s fresh in my mind. Once I create the book page, I’ll move it there.

WOW. I must say, these songs really saved me while I was writing this book, and at least one of them presented itself almost…supernaturally. “Walk Away” by 5FDP is a song I’d heard before and dismissed, for the most part, though I really love the band. But while I was struggling with a particularly intense scene between Ash and Madeleine, it came up in my playlist, and the entire first verse just took my breath away. It was so fitting, I almost cried. It’s definitely *their* song.

It’s moments like that I live for and it’s the reason I will always write to music. “Stargazer” by Rainbow is so epic it’s practically a playlist of its own. I had it on repeat quite a bit, especially toward the end (RIP, Ronnie James Dio. Your voice was inhuman).

Anyway, I’m sure it’ll all make much more sense once the book is out, but without further ado, behold my own personal soundtrack to Far from Heaven:

“Walk Away” by Five Finger Death Punch

“Say You’ll Haunt Me” by Stone Sour

“Nightmare” by Avenged Sevenfold

“Stargazer” by Rainbow

“Help I’m Alive” by Metric

“Lights Out” by Breaking Benjamin

“All I Ever Wanted” by Otto’s Daughter

“A Drowning” by How to Destroy Angels

“Turn So Cold” by Drowning Pool

“You’ve Seen the Butcher” by Deftones

“Goodnight” by The Birthday Massacre

“Collapsing” by Demon Hunter

“Seen It All” by Korn

Enjoy! While I’m here, I’d also just like to say THANK YOU! At the moment, Unleashed is selling like gangbusters in the Kindle store (#199 as of 9:00 a.m.). I am amazed and truly humbled that so many are taking a chance on my little debut effort. I remember looking at those bestseller charts long ago and wishing I could be on them. And there I am! So, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Coming Up Next

It’s official! My fourth book with Samhain, Far from Heaven, will be an April 2011 release. Needless to say, I am thrilled.

This one is related to Sweet Disgrace, following the misadventures of one of Damael’s demonic buddies. It seems poor Ash has had his eye on a certain soul for centuries–he wants her, and he wants her bad. Madeleine has been a source of saintly torment for him throughout every life she’s lived on earth. Now, finally, he’s found a way to steal her soul…but only if she doesn’t steal his heart first.

That’s a brief summary, anyway…of course, I’ll post the official blurb and all that good stuff as soon as I have it.

Now it’s time to throw myself into Gabriella’s book! I know a lot of you will be happy to hear that. ;-) Nothing is official, but if all goes well, hopefully you can look for this one late next summer. I’m really excited about revisiting the Rosses.

It’s hard to believe Halloween is next weekend! I hope everyone is having a great fall.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
Sweet Disgrace Out Now!

It’s release day!

It’s always so exciting to have a new story unleashed on the waiting masses (and hopefully there are masses…and they’ve been waiting, heh)–but it’s perhaps a wee bit more exciting today, because this is my first paranormal and I’m very anxious to see how it will go over.

Sweet Disgrace is a story that was born from the premise of a movie. I actually never watched the movie; I can’t even remember the name of the movie…but I was bored and flipping around the channels one day when I came across it. Apparently, whatever the title was, it intrigued me enough to pull up the info screen–and it was about a demon and an angel fighting over the soul of…I think it was a waitress. Wow, I’m just a wealth of information here. Anyway, writer brain kicked in and I immediately thought, “What if the demon and the angel fell in love?” And a plot bunny was born.

From the start, I knew the soul these two were fighting over would be a rock star, because hey, I love rock stars. At first the conflict came about because the rock star, Adam, was going to die soon and he was on the path to hell. The angel was desperately trying to steer him away. But it wasn’t working for me. It just wasn’t going in a direction I particularly wanted to explore. So, I tried to think of reasons that Adam might be so entrenched in his path to hell that there was practically no way in…hell…he could get out of it. One day the light bulb went off. Of course! Silly wabbit, he sold his soul.

That’s when the wheels really started turning. It was a lot of fun writing Celeste and Damael, and I found it interesting (and a little difficult)  to write a hero that starts out the story as the villain. Damael was my first go at attempting to pull this off, so I hope I succeeded. I also enjoyed writing Adam and his bit of back story so much that I might even try my hand at a full-fledged rock star romance someday, sans paranormal elements. Seems only natural, right? We’ll see how that pans out. :-)

So, there you have it, a little background on Sweet Disgrace. I hope you’ll pick it up, and that you’ll enjoy following these two mortal enemies on their path to love everlasting.