Music to Inspire

Please welcome guest author Anna James to the Cafe.

Hi Everyone,

My name is Anna James and I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense with strong heroes and heroines that conquer life’s trials and find their happy ever afters.

I’d like to thank the folks at Contemporary Romance Café for having me here today.

As a writer, I’m often seeking inspiration for my stories. Nothing works better for me than listening to music.

Music has the power to elicit strong emotion from deep inside us. A bouncy melody can make us happy while poignant lyrics make us sad. Songs can remind us of “the good ol’ days’ or fill us with regret with what might have been.

My new release, CHASING MEMORIES – Book 2 Forevermore Series, was inspired by several different types of music including inspirational lyrics about overcoming huge odds, relaxation tracks, and good old fashion love songs that made me weep (in a happy way), with a little meditation, and several long walks to clear my head thrown in for good measure.

Here’s a little snippet from the story to whet your appetite:

Lucas paced back and forth in his office at the Acquati hotel in Miami Beach. He paused, then glanced down at his watch. Almost ten o’clock. He’d meet India in a few minutes.

He couldn’t believe his luck. Showing her around Miami would provide the perfect opportunity for them to spend time together. Time he needed to figure out if her memory loss was real or a complete fabrication. If she did have amnesia, then what did and didn’t she remember?

She still hadn’t shown any signs of recognizing him, although she’d definitely been attracted. So had he. He closed his eyes as the image of her in nothing but an oversized T-shirt floated into his mind. When she’d opened the door… Lord Almighty. Seeing those firm, high breasts and miles of shapely legs on display, he’d gone rock hard. Wanted nothing more than to pull her gorgeous body into full contact with his and kiss her senseless. He hadn’t acted on the impulse, thank God. No way could they get involved. He needed answers only she could provide and he couldn’t risk alienating her, regardless of how sexy and alluring he found her. And he damned well needed to remember that.

AnnaJamesCoverCHASING MEMORIES – Book 2 Forevermore series

Trouble gets closer with every beat of their hearts…


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AnnaJamesAuthorPhotoAnna James writes contemporary romance novels with strong, confident heroes and heroines who conquer life’s trials and find their happily ever after. While she’s been writing for years, her first published story released in 2010. Since then, Anna has penned five novels, seven novellas and one short story.

She is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America), CTRWA (Connecticut Romance Writers of America), CORW (Charter Oak Romance Writers) and CR-RWA (Contemporary Romance – Romance Writers of America).

Anna is married to a wonderful husband who spends countless hours picking up the slack around the house so she can pursue her dream of writing, is the proud mother of five fabulous children, and a big, loveable rescue dog the entire family adores.

Although she’s lived in several locations throughout her life she now calls Connecticut home. When not writing, reading, or plotting, she can be found spending time with family and friends.

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