Saturday, December 06, 2008

Happy St. Nicholas Day

It's the day to awake with gold covered chocolate coins and a gift in your shoes! I figured I'd celebrate on my blog by mentioning my current book for sale.

Rescued By the Magic of Christmas is only on the shelves for another few days though it will be available on-line after that. The story behind the story is on my website, but I haven't spent a lot of time talking about the book since I've been so busy with finishing and revising my current project. I thought I'd revisit a couple of things for any of you who might have be new to the blog and/or this story!

The Book Soundtrack: These are the songs I listened to over and over again while writing the book. It helped me get a feel for both the story and the characters so I could dive right into writing.

Carly's song: Where are you, Christmas? I remember watching the newscast of the missing climbers in 2006 and seeing Brian Hall's sister talking to reporters. I couldn't imagine what she was going through. Of course, that led to a what if question. What if she wasn't just the sister of one of the climbers, but the fiance of another. The first time I heard this song by Faith Hill, I immediately thought of my heroine Carly who not only lost her fiance and brother on the mountain, but also her dreams and Christmas.

Jake's song: First Time This song by Lighthouse seemed perfect for my mountain rescue hero. The lyrics really fit him and how he feels about Carly. I usually always have a Lighthouse song in every book soundtrack. I just love them!

Carly and Jake Romance song: Keep Holding On I couldn't find the official music video so went with my old X-Files standby. This song was very popular when the three climbers went missing on Mount Hood and from the time I started coming up with my romance novel knew it would part of the soundtrack.

Iain's song for Carly and Nick's song for Hannah: Wherever you will go I was driving in the car when this song came on the radio. I was trying to find a pencil and pen to write down some lyrics so I could google the title. I was also crying because the lyrics were perfect for what Iain and Nick would be thinking about Carly and Hannah.

A funny fictional Mountain Rescue newscast that still cracks me up:

Plight Of Missing Hikers Will Make Great Movie

Oh, yeah. If you want to know which tree I ended up buying, check yesterday's comments. Thanks for all your opinions!


Dru said...

I've read the book and enjoyed it.

I can't wait to see your new Christmas tree.

Good luck with your revisions!

Have a good Saturday.

Jane said...

Yay, you got the tree. I would have bought the same one.

Brandy said...

Still wishing you good things for your revisions!
Glad you got a tree!
I love that Christmas song. And the video for the last one made me smile, because they were finally together in the ending. *G*

Have a great day!

Virginia said...

Loved your videos, I hope everything goes well with your revisions.

I am glad you got your tree and hope things go well with the decorating.

Virginia said...

Loved your videos, I hope everything goes well with your revisions.

I am glad you got your tree and hope things go well with the decorating.

catslady said...

We just helped my daughter put up her tree - she just moved nearby with her new husband and it's great having her here. I'm having my big tree trimming party next week but it looks like she is going to continue the tradition :) Hope we get to see a pic of yours!

Sarita Leone said...

So interesting to see more of the story behind the story, thanks.

When I bought Rescued by the Magic of Christmas I picked up two copies, one for me and one for my mom. My mom finished it in one night, and had to wait (impatiently! *G*) for me to finish. I took an extra two days, just because things were busy around here. We both loved the story, and had a great time talking about it. My mom said that the next time she sees your name on a book cover she's going to pick it right up because (and these are my mom's words) "she knows how to tell a love story."

Hope you have a nice Sunday.

Sarita Leone said...

Didn't think to add that I completely agree with my mom! :)

Amy said...

I think Lifehouse could market to no one but writers and have a VERY nice career on that alone. I use their songs in EVERY book soundtrack. The Calling is another one who's there often.

kimmyl said...

Hope you have a lot of fun decorating your tree.

Rottie_mom said...

Thanks for sharing the backstory!

Your book is still on my list. Hoping to get it on my next paycheck (having to get new tires sigh lol)

Oh ment to say when I saw the pic with the kitten in the tree. About 10 yrs ago, Pirata (my skinny calico kitty) got out of my bedroom and decided to climb our christmas tree. Which got the attention of Bonzo our bernese mountain dog who thought cats were snacks. I noticed the tree was moving and meowing lol. Got a hold of Bonzo, caught the tree, my sis took Bonzo from my while I got Pirata out of the tree and safely back in my room LOL.

Melissa said...

Aw, Sarita. That really made my day. I rarely get reviewed except for RT and they don't like my books so it's to hear that from readers and other writers. Thank you and please pass my thanks on to your mom.