Sunday, February 25, 2018


With: S.M. West

Congratulations to "Taurus", the winner in S.M.'s giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I have a few ‘must-haves’ when in my writing cave that help get me into the groove. Coffee is always a great start, or sometimes wine depending on the time of the day. I usually have my Pinterest board open with my visual inspirations for the world and characters I’ve created. And finally, I’ve got to have music. In fact, most times, before I even type one word, I’ll play a few songs to get me into the minds and hearts of my characters. This was no different when I wrote Green, my latest stand alone romantic suspense.

I had so much fun pulling together the songs for Anna and Coop’s story. These characters are an unlikely duo and not only because of their 12-year age difference. Coop’s a beast of a man, tall, broad and muscled, and Anna is petite, dainty and lithe. And where Anna is sheltered, some would say green, Coop has seen and lived more things than most. The Green playlist inspired scenes, the essence of Coop and Anna, or just gave me the ‘vibe’ of their story. What I love most about Green’s playlist is how diverse the music is from Alternative to Jazz to R&B. The songs capture the vulnerability of Anna, a prisoner with no hope of a future, as well as the raw, virile energy of Coop. And let’s not forget the chemistry! The push and pull between these two while they fight their attraction as well as battle the danger and the ticking clock is intense!

If you want to check it out, or like to read with music, here’s Green’s playlist:

S.M. is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card and an ecopy of RED to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry.

SM West is back with GREEN, the next installment in the Love in Color series. Protecting her were his orders and hiding was her life, but falling for each other was never part of the plan. Fans of SACRED by SL Scott and SCANDALOUS by LJ Shen will devour this hot and sexy romantic suspense where hope and friendship grow into something more.


Green. The color of hope.

ANNA MARI is living for today, not daring to hope for tomorrow. She’s a pawn in her grandfather’s game, and time is her enemy. Her freedom is the prize.

 DAVIS COOPER is licking his wounds of betrayal when he’s assigned to babysit his boss’s sister. The pretty little thing who’s most definitely off-limits.

Though they struggle to set boundaries, the root of their friendship grows into something more. But none of that matters – Anna’s fate is sealed and neither hope nor love can save her.  

RED is on sale for just $.99 until March 1st! Grab your copy today!

About S.M. West:
S.M. West writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotica and whatever her heart desires. She spends most of her time juggling a day job, being a mom, wife, and writing. She's a self-professed junkie of many things, including a voracious fan of music, a born wanderer, a wine aficionado and chocolate connoisseur.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Feb. 26th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. 


  1. Sounds like a great series, I'm not familiar with it but I'm intrigued!

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com

  2. You are a new-to-me author. But the series sounds intriguing. Thank you for the chance.


  3. Blurb says, "Anna’s fate is sealed and neither hope nor love can save her." Oh my. You know I just HAVE to read it now, right?
    Maureen has my email address....

  4. interesting titles

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  5. How do you decide on the music genre you play prior to writing?

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  6. Sounds like a good story, I would be interested in reading this book.

  7. I always enjoy the mix of music and how it's incorporated with storylines. Interesting concepts any way you look at it!

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