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Author Amy Andrews Talks About Her Musical Inspiration for ASK ME NICELY

 Ever wonder what music has inspired your favorite stories?



As I grappled with the mood, tone and logistics of the opening smexy scenes of Ask Me Nicely, one of the things I didn’t grapple with was the down and dirty soundtrack running through my head.

Firstly as Sal, egged on by too much tequila, makes a pass at Doyle, the one man in the world she really, really shouldn’t (she’s his boss for god’s sake!) this sexy Chris Isaak song came to mind –

Baby did do a bad, bad thing!

And then as Doyle stopped trying to be the gentleman and started to realise how desperately Sal needed some sexual healing that night, this song from Jace Everett took over –

And he did do bad things to her!

Music is great for setting atmosphere and these two songs really helped set it in stone, not only for Sal and Doyle but also for my muse who can be quite a demanding mistress. She likes to be romanced too! She likes to be in the mood. She likes to get her groove on especially if there’s potential for smexy. She’s quite fickle really but luckily she’s also a sucker for a slow, hot, throbbing melody.

Trust me she (and Sal) were very satisfied!

Oh, yes they were! 😉 Thank you, Amy, for sharing your musical inspiration with us!
(In case you missed it, my review of ASK ME NICELY is here…)


About the author:

Amy Andrews is a multi-published, award- winning author of 50+ romance novels across both traditional and digital platforms. She writes for Harlequin Mills and Boon, Entangled, Harper Collins Australia, Momentum Publishing, Escape Publishing and Tule. She’s sold in excess of a million books worldwide and has been translated into over a dozen languages. In her spare time she is a PICU nurse and mother of two teenagers. She lives on acerage on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany.


About the book:

She craves what only he can give her. But he’s not giving in without a fight…

Veterinarian Sal Kennedy’s lost her mojo and is desperate to get it back. In fact, as the anniversary of the tragedy that destroyed her life looms large, she’ll do anything to erase the painful memories, including overdoing the tequila and making a pass at the most annoyingly inappropriate man on the planet.

Fellow veterinarian Doyle Jackson is her flatmate and her employee and therefore strictly off-limits. Unfortunately, Doyle knows how to bring the goods and make her mojo sit up and beg. Doyle is only too happy to oblige Sal in her hour of need, but then she demands more, and she’s perfectly happy playing dirty to get it. He wants more, too—more than just sex, that is, and it’s something Sal’s not willing to give. But Doyle is in this for the long haul now, and he’s prepared to fight even dirtier to get what he wants. Even if that means they both keep losing all their clothes in the process…


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