July 11, 2016

My Favorite... Song, Book & Movie with @tarataylorquinn

I don’t have a particular song that inspires me to write. But I am completely inspired to write by music. Every single book has an album or soundtrack that is played over and over again during the entire time I’m writing the book. Before I start a book, I listen to music, various albums, until I find the one that ‘feels’ right. It has to evoke the emotion I think the particular book will require.
I have several ‘go to’ choices. Soundtracks from Forrest Gump, The Godfather, Princess Bride, The Perfect Storm, Pride and Prejudice, Chocolat, and Finding Forrester. I also am particularly moved by Pachelbel’s Canon and have an entire collection of various renditions done by artists from all over the world. All of Enya’s albums are in my collection. Songs of Sanctuary by Adiemus, and Autumn by George Winston are also particular favorites. And a lot of times, when I’m working particularly long hours, to the point of grueling, I turn to The Voice of the Feminine Spirit, by Cecilia.

There are no particular books that inspire me to write. But probably every good book I’ve ever read did so!

There are two movies that come to mind when I’m writing, but only to describe a particular look on a face or a tone of voice. The first is Top Gun. There’s a scene with Tom Cruise talking to Kelly McGillis and the intent, intense emotions shining from his eyes, the tight grip of his chin – they come to mind a lot! Also Dirty Dancing, where Baby tells Johnnie that what she fears most is going through life never feeling again like she feels when she’s with him. Her tone of voice when she’s telling him that is what comes to me when I’m writing. The emotion it evokes really speaks to me.

Can you tell, I write from the heart? Intense, emotional fiction. That’s me!


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The Promise He Made Her
(Where Secrets are Safe #9)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance

A man of his word

Dr. Bloom Freelander thought it was safe to breathe again when Detective Sam Larson put her abusive ex away for good. She's been moving on, running a private practice and providing psychiatry services to The Lemonade Stand women's shelter. But now that her ex is a free man, she's in danger once again.

Forced into protective custody, Bloom can't help but fall for her protector. But she has every reason to doubt the handsome detective's word. Sam broke his promise to her once. Who says he won't break it again—along with her heart this time?

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Other Books in the Series

  Love by Association His First Choice (Where Secrets are Safe)

About the Author

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

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