Showing posts with label Spanish guitar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spanish guitar. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Music that inspired The Devil is Smooth Like Honey

Can you believe that's it's been less than six months since I published Always be a Wolf? In no time at all, I created the sequel - The Devil is Smooth Like Honey and baby, it's hot stuff!


El narco. A monster. Un diablo. Jorge Hernandez had been called many things and it always made him laugh. If there was one word that could be used to describe him, it would be untouchable. Corrupt politicians combined with his charming disposition had contributed to Jorge’s success but it was often the underlying threats behind his handsome smile that sealed the deal. He was unstoppable.
In Paige Noël, he had met his match. A woman who’s as dangerous and sadistic as she was soft and gentle, the last thing he expected was to propose after an explosive first meeting but the intense fire between them was as addictive as the thrill of violence and power.
When some of his personal enemies turn up dead, Jorge shuffles his daughter into a Canadian school, deciding that things are getting a little too hot in Mexico; but does life ever slow down in this dark, underground world?
The devil is smooth like honey but is heaven ever far away?


Of course, just like any book that I write, there is a list of songs that I was drawn to through the writing process. You might be surprised by a few.....

1. LAY IT ON THE LINE - TRIUMPH
This is the first song that captivated me, back in chapter one when Jorge is arriving in Toronto after a less than stellar trip from Mexico.


2. ONE DAY - ASAF AVIDAN

I think that once you read the book, this song will make a lot of sense...




3. Miracles - JEFFERSON STARSHIP

It seems like the strangest choice for a book about a group of criminals, however, this song really captures the relationship between Jorge and Paige. 



4. SHOUT AT THE DEVIL - MOTLEY CRUE

If there was a song that captured Jorge Hernandez, this is it! 








5.  NO MORE MR. NICE GUY - ALICE COOPER

This song stems from a line in the book where Jolene insists there will be 'no more Mrs. Nice Guy' for her...




Throughout the writing process, I also listened to a great deal of Spanish guitar and developed a deep love for the beauty of the music. This is one of the places I would listen:




That about covers everything for this book. I'm already discovering the music that I will be listening to for the next one;-)





Check out the CBC interview!