On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
Dr. Rachel Miller has no recollection of what happened that night she climbed in the car with her husband and he drove recklessly into a tree. She has no clue as to why she survived and he didn’t. Nor does she understand why strangers are coming up to her on the street and telling her things she can’t recall about a life that seems so long ago. But Dane Stone knows.
Dane Stone is Rachel’s business partner…and her deceased husband’s best friend. He knows about the notes, the hotel receipt, and the reason she got in the car that night. It’s for her protection that he keeps the secret, but inside he’s dying to tell her.
Music and Writing
Music touches me greatly in the creative process. Lyrics and melody have a way of pouring through to my soul and giving me an incredible muse. Every book I write, I create a playlist. It was actually a song that created the entire plot for my book. Gravity, by Sara Bareilles, was my inspiration. The song is about someone so drawn to someone else, that it’s almost like gravity that does the work. Bruce Springsteen’s Secret Garden was another key player in the writing of this book. Rachel is very guarded with her heart, but once someone breaks in, it’s worth it.
Listening to music tends to bring out a more emotional response in my writing. I drive an hour, one way, to work, and I find songs that relate to my characters and what they’re going through. Since I use Spotify, I download the songs I like and replay them when I get home and write. For “The Secret He Keeps”, I listened to a lot of Lady Antebellum, Ed Sheeran, and Otis Redding. I even list songs they dance to in the book. For that scene, I replayed the song until the scene was finished!
Julieann Dove lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently!
Other Books by the Author
December 7th: Launch
December 8th: Linda’s Book Bag & Bottles & Books Reviews
December 9th: Kindle and Me
December 11th: Becky on Books & The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
December 12th: Nicole’s Book Musings
December 13th: Book Lover in Florida & underneath the covers
December 14th: Grand Finale
– 1 winner will receive a signed copy of Waking Amy (US only)
– 1 winner will receive an ebook of Waking Amy (open internationally)
– Ends December 18th