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by Mia Downing
GENRE: Paranormal Erotic Romance
When I told him to go to hell, I never realized it would be a trip for two.
All I wanted was luck—the good kind. I’d lost my job, a jerk hacked my bank account, and I caught my best friend screwing my fiancé. When stood up by my Internet date in a bar, I met the perfect man—tall, dark, and handsome in the most expensive suit. He was out of my league, but I didn’t want forever.
I barely remember the words he whispered under the veil of sin and seduction. I didn’t believe in Satan, God, Heaven or Hell. I thought he was kidding. A figment. A dream.
I was wrong. With one, breathless yes, my fate was sealed.
Businessman by day, demon by night, Leo Weston now owns my soul in exchange for good luck. Time is ticking as he works to secure my mother’s soul, too. Somehow, I have to take him down despite him being so damned gorgeous, glib, and devious. Will my gift of twisted luck be enough to save her and protect my heart?
“What would you give, Olivia, to have your revenge?” he asked.
“I don’t want revenge.” But honestly…I’d sell my soul for some good luck.
“What did you say?”
I frowned. “I don’t want revenge?”
“No, the other.”
“I don’t recall saying that out loud.”
He leaned closer and practically whispered, “Say it anyway.”
I licked my lips, unable to tear my gaze from his chocolaty one. “I—” I licked my lips again. “I’d sell my soul for good luck.”
“Would you?” He leaned forward on his elbows, interested and eager for my answer.
“Would you?” I countered, shocked by his words and that I’d even contemplate this to begin with. People didn’t sell their souls. I didn’t believe in God, Satan, hell, or heaven. When I was little, God hadn’t helped my mother or me when we’d needed him most. I sure as hell didn’t see any help on this horizon.
“I already did. Paid the piper, too.” Blatant honesty and sadness quirked in a slight smile.
Now I sat a little taller. Had this guy been through hell and back? No way could someone fake that look, the one of cold despair. I knew it too well. I had seen it on my mother’s eyes, viewed it in the mirror when I gazed at myself. I had thought Mr. Perfect hot and out of my league, but this…maybe this soft admission put him square in my playing field.
Hi, I’m Mia Downing. I want to thank Ally for having me today.
I always create a playlist for my books, and Twisted Luck is no different. What was different, though, was that usually my books have songs for the heroine and the hero in their point of view. Twisted Luck is Olivia’s point of view only, so it was interesting that Leo didn’t get any songs that featured him.
I have no clue what sparks a song to work, because usually, the lyrics don’t really match the story. I think a lot of these songs feel empowering, which Olivia needed for her point of view given what she faced.
The neat thing is that when a song works, I actually won’t hear it playing as I write. I just see and hear the dialogue I write down. I only hear the lyrics when the song is no longer working. Then I change to something else to see if it works.
Here’s my playlist for Twisted Luck! I’ve included YouTube links in case you want to listen. Enjoy!
1) Ex’s and Oh’s by Elle King
This song started it all. I had heard it first as part of an HBO commercial, and I couldn’t get it out of my head.
2) Stitches by Shaun Mendes
This song was perfect for the middle, and I did a lot of pondering while driving back and forth to work. This played on every radio station, so it wasn’t hard to find during my commute!
3) Mercy by Muse
This song helped me find a way through some of the portions that seemed to have no solution or way to work. I love Muse!
4) Three Wishes by The Pierces
I found this one during the final editing phase, and it worked perfectly while I was trying to string some conflict threads together.
5) With or Without You by 2Cellos
This song in the original version by U2 has been a staple for all of my books. It’s a great song for the sexy times. Finding an updated version by these talented artists was wonderful.
6) Hello by Adele
This played a lot during the ending, which was about when it came out. I had a lot of angsty moments between Olivia and Leo, and this song was perfect.
7) Alive by Sia
Sia is always empowering, and the lyrics are moving as is the music. I used this one a lot when Olivia had to deal with Samuel, Leo’s father.
8) Devil, Devil by MILCK
9) Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift
This was an awesome song for the middle of the book when Olivia needs to make Leo fall in love with her. I love the lyrics as well as the drums in the background.
I hope you enjoyed my playlist! Thank you for stopping by.
Mia Downing started creating heroes at age four, but her heroes back then rode ponies to the rescue and only kissed her on the cheek. Today, Mia's heroes still rescue those in need, but the price of their toys and the expertise of their seduction leads to a whole lot more. When Mia isn't busy creating new stories for her readers she fills in as an underwear model for a prestigious lingerie company. She also lives in New England with her family, and enjoys horses and knitting.
Fun facts: Mia can juggle (poorly,) create balloon animals and face paint. She was the hit entertainment of two family parties. No clown suits were involved.
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