February 1, 2017 @ 6:29 AM

Valentine's Day is near. How early do you start shopping for cards, flowers, candy, and other cute trinkets for your significant other?

When I was much younger, I'd make mix tapes of favorite love songs to give to special people on my list.

These days, I wish my books came with a soundtrack.  Music has always been a huge part of my creative process, especially when I’m writing romance.

I've blogged about this before. I immerse myself in love songs, playing them over and over again until the project is complete.

But never the same songs. Each novel has specific tunes that strongly resonate with me regarding plot and character.

More often than not, my book titles have been inspired by a song title or lyric. (It&............

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