"Like many authors, music plays a vital role in creating scenes in my mind. I picture moments happening right in front of me, like a movie, and I need that soundtrack. As I write, I like to create a playlist based on the characters, the events in the story, and even a “theme” song for a couple. I might play that song hundreds of time as I work on a book, or on a particular scene.
For Rafe and Jeremy in Private Eye, the theme song was Let It Go by Fauxliage. For Mark and Zane, it was With or Without You by U2. For Christian and Kevin, it was Sanctuary by Alex Clare. Now, with the release of the fourth book in the Liaisons Series, Fall Apart, I’ve created another playlist. If it weren’t for amazing musical artists like Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran, I don’t know if I could’ve finished this book.
If I had to choose a single song as the theme for Damon and Alarik, the main characters of Fall Apart, it has to be Ed Sheeran’s Kiss Me. The big love scene wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for that song. Yet, without writing spoilers, there are other scenes in the fourth book even more important—those moments where character emotions are exposed in as raw a way as I could write. Ellie Goulding’s I Know You Care perfectly captured my feelings as I struggled through some of the most difficult scenes I’ve had to write.
As you’re reading, do you remember particular songs and think: “Oh, that would be perfect for this moment!”?
Or is it just me?"
Fall Apart (Liaisons #4) by S.E. Culpepper
Series: Liaisons Series
Paperback: 486 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 27, 2013)
Amazon: Fall Apart (Liaisons #4)
Dodging his ex, giving the Best Man speech, and smuggling home extra slices of wedding cake are Damon Wright’s only plans on his buddy’s wedding day. Capturing the attention of a renowned photographer with twice the sexual magnetism of James Bond doesn’t even make the list. Accustomed to a life spent keeping his head down, managing family obligations, Damon is unprepared for even a lukewarm pursuit, much less the hot, focused advances of a man like Alarik whose sophistication leaves Damon reeling. Tired of the vapid, morally bankrupt and grasping fellows so common in his line of work, Alarik is through serving as just another step for mercenary men on the ladder to success. Damon’s kindhearted reserve excites a profound response within him, enticing him with the idea of an honest future. Compelled to dig beneath the surface in search of something lasting, Alarik can’t help but wonder if falling in love can be as easy as breathing. Yet, fairytales don’t exist in the pace of real life; they disappear in shadow. Absorbed by the happiness of finding one another, Damon and Alarik never see the darkness coming…
Other books in the Liaisons Series
Private Eye (Liaisons #1) by S.E. Culpepper
Publisher: S.E. CULPEPPER (June 15, 2011)
Amazon Kindle: Private Eye (Liaisons #1)
Question Mark (Liaisons #2) by S.E. Culpepper
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 8, 2012)
Amazon: Question Mark (Liaisons #2)
Amazon Kindle: Question Mark (Liaisons #2)
Lost Won (Liaisons #3) by S.E. Culpepper
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 8, 2013)
Amazon: Lost Won
Amazon Kindle: Lost Won
About the Author: S.E. Culpepper lives and works in Oregon. After graduating college in New Mexico, she served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for four and a half years before deciding to strike out on her own as a writer. S.E. is addicted to YouTube, reading, and chocolate, not necessarily in that order. In her free time, she visits parks with her son, studies for her Masters, and bakes. S.E. loves hearing from readers and she makes it a point to get back to them. Contact her through her website: seculpepper.com.
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