Roxanne D. Howard
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance,
modern-day fairy tale, Fairy Tales Revisited
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC.
Date of Publication: August 23, 2016
Number of pages: 105
Word Count: 33,013
Molly Ivers has always known she’d marry a foreign man with a delicious accent. Six months ago, in a night of unbridled passion, she gave her virginity to her friend and sexy-as-can-be neighbor, rocker Evan Castle. Unfortunately, thanks to his swarm of constant groupies, things didn’t work out, but they remained friends. Now, after having just broken up with her boring, run-of-the-mill right-wing boyfriend, she’s on the verge of finishing her graduate degree and moving to Paris. She's desperate to shake things up--and find that sexy foreign man.
She’s had a crush on Nicholas Sullivan, her British professor, for as long as she can remember. So when opportunity comes knocking to spice up her appearance, in the form of a French life coach, she hires Jean Luc Dubois to help her lbecome more Parisian and hip, to reflect the person she is within. Thanks to Jean Luc’s magic, she starts to catch her hunky English prof’s eye, but the more time she spends with Evan, the more she begins to realize that her Prince Charming might just be the one she’s known all along.
Guest Blog Post #1 – The Playlist behind Chicks Dig the Accent
Hello, my name is Roxanne D. Howard, and I write contemporary erotic romance. My newest book, Chicks Dig the Accent, is an erotic romantic comedy and modern-day fairy tale, loosely based on Cinderella. The art of Molly and Evan below is by Bianca Duarte.
Much of the playlist for this book was very Bon Jovi-centric, due to the fact that I wrote the character of Evan Castle with a young Jon Bon Jovi in mind. Two songs that have special significance to the book from the playlist are “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel, and “Make a Memory” by Bon Jovi.
The main character of the book, Molly Ivers, is a grad student about ready to go to Paris for a special internship. She is approached by a life coach who sees potential in her, and like a fairy godfather, he helps her transform her appearance to better fit into Parisian society. Molly gave her virginity to her friend, Evan Castle, a while back in a night of unexpected passion. He’s always adored Molly just the way she is, and if I had to pick a song about how he feels about her, Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” would be it.
In the song “Make a Memory”, after Evan and Molly slept together the first time, it didn’t work out because of the invasiveness of the groupies that are known to hang around Evan from his rock band shows. Throughout the story, as Molly changes her appearance and prepares for her new road in life, her love life changes as well, and “Make a Memory” is what I would classify as Evan and Molly’s theme song. I hope you enjoy Chicks Dig the Accent. Here is the playlist behind this fun, sexy novella, out now with Loose Id Publishing:
- Strangers –Bon Jovi
- Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
- American Woman – The Guess Who
- How Do You Talk to an Angel – The Heights
- What a Girl Wants – Christina Aguilera
- Gira Con Me – Josh Groban
- Make a Memory –Bon Jovi
- Home – Phillip Phillips
- Cinderella - Daughtry
- Always –Bon Jovi
What songs on this playlist have a special meaning or memory to you?
Roxanne D. Howard is an author with Loose Id. Her first novel, At the Heart of the Stone, was released in February 2016. She is an Army veteran, has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English, and enjoys reading classical literature and Stephen King. She is also an avid musical theater nut and loves everything related to marine biology. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, several pets, and loves to spend time with her husband and children when she's not writing. Roxanne and her family currently reside in the Midwest United States. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and she can be contacted at email@example.com.
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