Play. Or be played.
The music should be enough. End of story. But Aaron Major is finding out it’s not, and now his agent has hired a firm of suits to help launch his debut album, turning his life into a goddamn circus. Smile here. Play there. Be nice. Well, screw that. If Aaron wanted to spend his time shaking hands and kissing babies, he would’ve gone into politics.
Helping launch the career of country singer Aaron Major should be a cakewalk for PR pro Melody Sharp. Aaron is charming, sexy, and oh-so-appealing when he’s on stage. Off stage, though, he’s her worst nightmare. A stubborn, ornery, reclusive nightmare without a lick of business-or fashion-sense. The only way he’s going to make it in music is with a serious makeover-and quite possibly a personality transplant.
Soon, they’re engaged in a game of give and take, and though it’s Melody calling the shots, it’s Aaron who holds all control…
Thanks for having me, Leisha! I had to laugh when I received the request for this blog post to talk about my writing process and environment, because I’m the poster child of what NOT to do!
I sit at my desk now with about ten word documents, a few pdfs, and tons of photos open on my computer because I’m juggling several projects at once. And my office? I don’t think I could find one spot in this room worthy of a photo for this post! It’s such a mess!
There was a time when my space was really cute, but now it’s just piles of books, papers, and things everywhere. It doesn’t bother me though. All I need to write is my computer. Mostly, I do it in my office. But I try to get to coffee shops a few times a month, and once I get too sore from 14+ hours at the desk, I have to move to a chair or the couch. I also bring my laptop down to the kitchen if I’m really rolling. Then I can go about my evening with the family, but if something strikes me, I can easily get back into my story.
It’s really different with each book, and it’s become a lifestyle. I fit writing into life and life into writing. Which is a perfect career for a mom, because we do this every day with everything we do!
I once read that Nora Roberts said that she works on one book at a time. Writes and writes until it’s finished, then she shovels out the house, and starts over again. That’s really what I do, the shoveling part anyway. But because of deadlines and the speed which has become common in romance writing, my projects collide. So sometimes I’m writing during the day and editing at night. In either case, I always need that “shoveling out” period!
Clare James writes contemporary romance and new adult novels with spunky heroines and sexier-than-sin heroes. Her books have made several best-selling lists including the tender love stories in the Impossible Love series; the steamy romantic comedy Dirty Little Lies; and the touching family drama Wednesday. She’s also the author of a new series with Entangled’s Brazen line about the women of Elite PR and their very naughty clients. The first two books in the series are out now! A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on – mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and young son, and is always on social media chatting with readers.