#guestpost – When Stories Come to Life

Hey, romance addicts. Author Addison Brae joins us today to share how she makes stories come to life. Yeah, cool stuff. She has a romantic suspense for you guys to check out. Welcome, Addison.

How often do you want to reach into the pages of a book and grab a bite of pie or sip the cocktail the character is drinking? Maybe recreate an outfit a character wears? Banana Republic still features Mad Men-inspired suits that would make anyone feel a little like Don Draper. The Harry Potter series spawned interest in Quiddich, and we all know children named Bella, Emmett, and Edward named from the Twilight series. When readers have that visual effect, it is a sign they relate to the story.

While I write, I see my novels as movies. You can see it in action if you watch the Dark Energy book trailer. Another way my first romantic suspense novels come to life is in song. The adorable hero named Jon writes a song called Dark Energy about Gillian, the badass main character. In the first book, Becker Circle, Jon admires Gillian’s tenacity to fight off and survive rotten luck, which inspires him to write the song. As I wrote Dark Energy: Return to Becker Circle, the song spoke to me. It needed to be written in reality. 

Dark Energy, the song, symbolizes a debated cosmic theory. Some astronomers believe dark matter allows gravity to pull stars, suns, and planets together in the way I see some people draw other people together. Dark energy is the vast empty space that opposes dark matter. Dark energy slips into our lives’ voids and tries to disrupt in the same way it pushes matter apart to destroy the universe. In the two books, the main character is the dark matter in many people’s lives while dark energy tries to destroy her universe. The song describes her courage to fight back. Here is my favorite verse:

I create my own history

Don’t push this on me.

Tipping the balance

Shed some light and set it free

This dark energy.

Dark Energy, the book’s and the songs’ titles, hold poignant meaning now as people have struggled so much over the last year. Both are dedicated to all whose livelihoods depend on bars and restaurants and desperately need a break from dark energy. We can inspire people to keep repelling their dark energy and get to the other side.

Music lovers can find the new songs Dark Energy and Dark Energy .germans mix by Brian Miller on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube, and digital music retailers and streaming sites.

Next time you read, look for the things you would like to come alive. Maybe they already have.

Thank you, Addison! All right, romance addicts, take a gander at Addison’s romantic suspense, Dark Energy, book two in the Becker Circle

Dark Energy: Return to Becker Circle by [Addison Brae]

Cybercrime doesn’t talk. It creeps in and destroys lives right under Gillian’s nose when a cryptojacking scheme lands her boss, Pinkie, in jail. Gillian had just started over with a new career, boyfriend, and confidence after escaping a vicious murder investigation that shattered her ability to trust. Then Pinkie’s arrest leaves her struggling to run his two bars while also unraveling the conspiracy.

Gillian will not let her mentor and friend go down for something he didn’t do. Neither will Jon, the most talented musician on the bar’s stage and the perfect boyfriend…until his good fortune sends her reeling. Gillian forces herself to trust the cops, people who hurt her, and known criminals. Will it be enough to free Pinkie and save her life?

Nice! Let’s get to clicking!

About the Author

Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. She has been writing since childhood and continues today with articles, video scripts, and other content as an independent marketing consultant. Addison enjoys traveling, collecting interesting cocktail recipes, reading, jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing, and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy.

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Tirgearr Publishing

Amazon, BookBub





Text “AddisonBrae” to 888.431.1137 or visit addisonbrae.com/contact and be the first to receive a text message (no more than 1 per month) on book launches, appearances, and book sales.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me, Layla! Such fun to stop by your blog. Readers – thank you for loving a good story. as long as you keep reading, we authors will continue to give you lots of books from which to choose! GUESS WHAT? There’s a SALE on Dark Energy May 7-13, and Becker Circle, the first book in the series until May 7. Both are 99c on Amazon during the sale.


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