Hello and happy Monday, I wish you had a wonderful weekend!
Monday or Sunday, my days are starting to look alike a lot, since I am immersed into editing my 5th book, and determined to have it released to my editor as soon as possible. I promise I will share a teaser soon, in the meantime – and if you haven’t seen them yet, you can read some teasers here.
What is on your speakers lately? Recently I came across a debut album by Roxanna (I also love its name Exotica), which includes a string of moving ballads with smooth jazz and flamenco influences, and is produced by Mark Portmann (Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion) featuring Chris Botti. Her voice is beautiful, and her tunes are a perfect background for me while writing and reading, but I also love listening to her album when my friends come over for a glass of wine and a cozy dinner.
Roxanna’s video “Here with me” is very much in sync with mood of my novels (and we both seem to have some mysterious plots in our stories as well!). In the video, Roxanna, finds her mysterious lover, James, waiting for her by the smoky bar in a 1920’s themed, romance narration. James and Roxanna lock lips in a cloudy figment of her imagination, as she emphasizes that the best times were in her lover’s arms. Ironically, at the end of the video, Roxanna wakes up next to James and attempts to sneak away with a bag of money; however, the suave, sophisticated actor replies, “You’re not going anywhere, kid.” This romantic prequel connects the love story to Roxanna’s previously released single, “Unforgotten,” which also features James Scott.
Wishing you all a lovely Monday! And a happy holiday to all my friends in the US who celebrate today!
See Roxanna’s music video “Here With Me” bellow: