#Top5 – Songs for Anita by Natasha Moore
Actually, these are some of the songs I listened to while I was writing THE JULY GUY, my first book for Entangled, part of the new August imprint. The heroine, Anita, is a strong, confident woman, the kind of woman I wish I more like. So I played a lot of strong, positive songs by some of the best female artists out there to boost my own confidence and get into Anita’s head. Here are 5 of my favorites.
Pink – Raise Your Glass – I love Pink. Her songs are so powerful and full of messages to be yourself and to not worry about what other people think. I have tons of Pink songs on my playlist, but this one always gets my blood pumping and the fingers flying on the keyboard.
Sara Barielles – Brave – Who doesn’t sing along (and dance along) with this song about not being afraid to speak up, to be yourself and let everyone know what you think?
Rachel Platten – Fight Song – I don’t know any woman who doesn’t stomp her feet when she hears this song. It hits me on such a gut level I still get tears whenever I hear it.
Katy Perry – Roar – Katy Perry has caused a scene from the first time she kissed a girl and I’ve been a fan ever since.
Lady Gaga – Edge of Glory Just one of the many songs I love from this strong, confident artist, perfect inspiration for Anita.
And by time I listened to all these songs, I was totally in the mindset of my character, Anita, and I was good to go. I loved writing her so much!
Art professor Anita Delgado spends eleven months of the year working. July is her month to cut loose, paint, and pick a guy to make the summer memorable. But this year she isn’t in a tropical location with an exotic man like she’d planned. She’s stuck in small-town USA dealing with a lake house she doesn’t want, inherited from a grandmother she never knew. A summer fling might be the only thing to get her through the next few weeks.
Salvage specialist Noah Colburn is running for mayor. If he doesn’t, an absolute idiot is going to ruin his beloved town. So he’s stepping up. It’s what he does—with his teenage daughters, with the family business, and now with Lakeside. But when the newest resident of the town asks him to renovate her grandmother’s house—and have a four-week fling —he’s tempted. Tempted to step out of the mold and take just one thing for himself. But the gossip mill in the town is notorious.
Anita’s learning it’s hard to have a fling when the town follows your every move, and it’s even harder when the July guy makes it clear one month is never going to be enough…
Natasha Moore fell in love with the written word as soon as she could read. She’s the author of more than twenty romances, and believes that stories of love and hope are important. Love can happen at any age and she often writes about vibrant and passionate characters finding love later in life. She’s a snowbird, spending the winters in sunny Florida, and the rest of the year in beautiful western New York with her real life hero who is happy to tell everyone that he’s her inspiration.