Friday In Focus with Darcie Boylen

Posted 7th October 2016 by Emma in FIF / 0 Comments

TGIF!!!! Today I am excited to be joined by Darcie to talk about her top 5 tunes for writing.

My Top Five Writing Tunes

Thanks so much for inviting me to your lovely blog! Today I want to share with you my top five romance novel writing tunes.

  1. Living Inside My Heart by Bob Seger

This beautifully romantic song conjures images from the movie About Last Night and the intense love that develops between the characters played by Demi Moore and Rob Lowe. It’s a good song for inspiring me to write emotionally intense scenes when the characters are falling deep in love.

  1. Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

This is a feel-good, sing along classic. It always makes me smile and it energises me. At my Christmas wedding several years ago, my husband and I had this song played after we’d said our vows.

  1. Frank Sinatra’s It Had to Be You

This is a romantic song about finding the right one. As I write romance novels, the reader needs to buy into the central romance to enjoy the story. This song helps me to focus on why the characters want each other and no one else. It’s also a key song in When Harry Met Sally, the movie that features the popular friends to lovers trope.

  1. Adele’s Someone Like You

The rawness of Someone Like You is just perfect. The road to finding true love is often a rocky one and some people have ‘the one that got away’ in their past. This person can reappear in their lives and there can be a second chance at love, or getting over ‘the one that got away’ can be helped by falling for ‘the one’.

  1. Stone Sour’s Through Glass

This song is apparently about singer Corey Taylor’s anger at how the music industry can be fickle and more about appearances than raw talent. For me that translates to life in general and to how true love is about more than appearances; it’s about the person underneath it all. We all age (if we’re lucky) and outer beauty fades, so for love to endure, it has to be about a real connection with someone, not about their outer shell.

Friday In Focus with Darcie BoylenSomething Old Something New by Darcie Boleyn
Published by Carina on 16th May 2016
Pages: 282
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A heartwarming, giggle-inducing romance from Darcie Boleyn, just in time for the wedding season!Will you marry me…again?
When Annie Thomas agrees to give her ex away at his wedding to his boyfriend, she thinks she’ll be fine. With her three children at her side, she can handle anything. Then she finds out her gorgeous first ex-husband Evan Llewellyn is flying in from his glamorous life in New York to attend as well!
An unexpected pregnancy ended their relationship and as she stumbles through the ups and downs of life as a working single mum – helping everyone else find a happy ending along the way – Annie refuses to believe their old and incredibly hot spark can still exist.
It’s only when she and Evan are forced to face up to the past together that they’ll discover if they can have their own happily-ever-after too!
Praise for Darcie Boleyn:‘A beautiful and heartwarming tale, that really tugged at my heart strings…a delightful debut novel from Darcie Boleyn.’ ― Gilbster (Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer)
‘The sort of book you want to read on a cold winters night, put on your fluffy pyjamas, grab a hot chocolate and immerse yourself in the delights of Wish upon a Christmas Cake.’ ― The Book Review Café
‘What a gorgeously delicious book this is! It just makes me wish I was reading it by a roaring fire, with snow outside on the ground and a plate full of mince pies beside me!’ ― Goodreads Review
‘Wish Upon a Christmas Cake is very much a story of loss and true love with a sprinkling of Christmas thrown in for good measure.’ ― By The Letter Book Reviews

About Darcie Boleyn

Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.


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