L.C. Chase’s Top Five Music Choices for Writing – and Giveaway!

Long and Short Reviews welcomes L.C. Chase who is celebrating the recent release of Waves of Winter, a novella in the World of Love series. Leave a comment and you’re entered to win one of two (2) ebook copies of Waves of Winter!

L.C. Chase’s Top Five Music Choices for Writing – and Giveaway!

I am a huge fan of music. Always have been, always will be. Even though I don’t listen to the thrash metal as much as I used to. 😉 I have music going pretty much all day every day. I have an eclectic selection of genres to choose from, depending on my mood or activity: working out music, housecleaning music, chill bath music, and of course, writing music. I have everything from classical to heavy metal on my ipod, all into “mood” folders. Instead of a specific soundtrack from writing Waves of Winter, I thought might do a top five of the music I listen to while I write.

This was a whole lot harder than I’d imagined, which means it is in no way at all exhaustive. I love far too much music to widdle down to just five. Sometimes I’ll play certain songs on repeat because they so perfectly fit the scene I’m writing. When I really thought about it though, these five get the most overall writing play.

Led Zeppelin

I’m a huge fan of Led Zeppelin, have all their music, and so wish I’d been able to see them live. My favorite albums to listen to while writing are In Through the Outdoor and Physical Graffiti. It’s the mood of the groove that always works for me.


The Dark Knight Soundtrack

Composed by Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard. This has been a long-time favorite of mine when writing. While the music does have its dark moods, there is an underlying note of hope and victory. There’s a sense of rising from ones troubles, fighting through the darkness, and coming through the other side stronger, better…free.


Spy Game Soundtrack

Composed by Harry Gregson-Williams. I actually can’t quite pinpoint why I love writing to this soundtrack. Maybe because for a spy movie, much of the music is “quiet” for lack of a better word. It runs the gamut from intense and pulse-quickening to softly romantic and relaxing.



Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack
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Performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Romance is what this soundtrack is all about. I’m honestly not sure I’ve ever heard music quite as beautiful as on this disc. There is so much beauty and light and hope and peace in the notes that is the perfect music to play while writing heartfelt romance. To my ears, this is the sound of falling in love.


Ed Sheeran

Because how can one not love Ed? 🙂 I just love his voice and lyrics and groove. Many a song of his has ended up on repeat, perfectly conveying the mood or situation a character found themselves in. He somehow manages to pack a world of emotion into every song.



The west coast of Vancouver Island is one of the few places to boast world-class winter surfing, and Vancouverite Kellan Tremblay hits the waves as often as possible. On the ferry crossing to the island, he meets Australian Jax Colston. Jax is there for some snowboarding. He’s intrigued to discover that not only is winter surfing a thing, but you can surf and ski in the same day. Sensing a kindred spirit, Kellan offers to play tour guide and gives Jax a place to stay in his spare room.

The two men bond over all things surf and snow, and it isn’t long before their passion for life lands them in bed together. Neither wants the week of cold days and hot nights to end, but Jax has to go home soon. Still, Jax doubts he’ll stay away for long. The draw of fresh powder, the long hot nights and the thrill of just being with Kellan will keep him coming back for a long time….

About the Author:  Cover artist by day, author by night, L.C. Chase is a hopeless romantic, free spirit, and adventure seeker who loves hitting the open road just to see where it takes her. When not writing sensual tales of beautiful men falling in love, she can be found designing romance novel covers, taking photos, drawing, horseback riding, or hiking the trails with her goofy four-legged roommate.

L.C. is a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist; an EPIC eBook Awards winner for Pickup Men; a nine-time Ariana eBook Cover Art Awards winner, and Bronze winner in Sinfully’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for Cover of the Year. She also won runner-up for Best Gay Contemporary Romance and Best Gay Book in the 2016 Rainbow Awards for A Fortunate Blizzard; honorable mention for Best Gay Contemporary Romance in the 2015 Rainbow Awards for Pulling Leather; and Best Gay Mystery/Thriller in the 2012 Rainbow Awards for Riding with Heaven.

For more info, visit L.C.’s website at www.lcchase.com, sign up for her super sporadic newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dadf1f743af7/lcchase-book-news, or occasionally find her on facebook at www.facebook.com/authorlcchase.

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Character Interview with Bridge from LET IT RIDE by L.C. Chase – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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20 Questions with Bridge

By L.C. Chase


G’day everyone! Welcome to my Let It Ride blog tour and a peek into the world of rodeo cowboys. (The official schedule can be found here.) This wouldn’t be a proper tour without some prezzies, of course. Read on for giveaway details—and one very special prize! Thank you to Long and Short Reviews for hosting my cowboys, and to all of you for hopping in the saddle to ride along!


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For today’s post, I was thinking it might be fun to have a little interview with pickup man extraordinaire, Bridge Sullivan. I found him setting up a table for their traditional post-rodeo poker game, and he was gracious enough to sit down and answer a few…speed questions. I call them speed because I have a little stopwatch and he has 15 seconds to answer each one. Oh, the pressure. 😉


How old are you?

28 but I look younger. [he preens]


What do you think your life expectancy is?

Hell if I know. Today’s all I’ve got so I have to make the most of it, right?


What is your height?

Six feet two inches.


What is your job?

Pickup man!


What is your favorite color?

[his eyes go all dreamy for a second] Violet.


Nice! Okay, what’s your favorite food?

Enchiladas. The best in all of California are right here in Folsom.


I’ll take your word on that. What’s your favorite beverage?

Iced tea with a big fat lemon wedge.


What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Gotta go with chocolate. Who doesn’t like chocolate? By the way, do my questions count against the 20 questions?


Nice try. Next question: What are you most afraid of?

That this interview will never end.


Ha-ha. Do you hate anyone?

There are a couple people I don’t want anything to do with, but I don’t hate them. Life’s too short to waste on hating when you can be happier loving.


*Swoon*Have any deep dark secrets?

Maybe. [he gives me a crooked grin]


Do you love anyone?

Maybe. [his grin stretches into a smile]


What do you do to relax?

Kick back with my friends, play some poker, shoot some pool.


What are you going to do now?

Play poker!


Do you have any pets?

Can horses be pets? I have five of them.


Who is your hero?
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At the risk of offending Kent, Marty’s my hero. He’s one of the strongest, bravest, kindest, most genuine people I know, and I would do anything for him.


[I have to admit I have a soft spot for Marty too] What is your greatest weakness?

Hmm…letting you talk me into this. [he winks] Are we are 20 yet?


Almost. Where is your head at?

[he glances away and I follow his gaze to see Eric looking back]


Next! Where did you lose your virginity?

In a barn when I was fifteen.


Why were you born?

To kick ass!


LOL! Congratulations, you survived 20 questions.

Finally. You should stay and play a few hands with us. [and I do]

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The Blurb:


Pickup man Bridge Sullivan is the kind of cowboy everyone wants—as a brother, a friend, a lover. People think he’s straight, but Bridge isn’t one for labels, and when a sexy male paramedic jump-starts his heart, he charges in with all guns blazing.


New York City transplant Eric Palmer grew up in foster care. While he always had a roof over his head, he never felt love or a sense of belonging . . . until he joined the California rodeo circuit as a paramedic and found a band of brothers who took him in as one of their own. Now, one in particular is making Eric’s pulse race.


When things heat up between Bridge and Eric, Bridge has to prove to Eric he’s not just experimenting with the rougher sex, while Eric must overcome his fears of being unwanted and cast aside. He knows that trusting Bridge may be the key to his happy ever after, but getting in the saddle is much, much easier than learning to let it ride.


You can read an excerpt and purchase Let It Ride here!


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About L.C. Chase:


Cover artist by day, author by night, L.C. Chase is a hopeless romantic and adventure seeker. After a decade of traveling three continents, she now calls the Canadian West Coast home. When not writing sensual tales of beautiful men falling love, she can be found designing book covers with said beautiful men, drawing, horseback riding, or hiking the trails with her goofy four-legged roommate.


L.C. is a 2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Pickup Men; a 2013 EPIC eBook Awards Finalist for Long Tall Drink; and a 2013-2014 Ariana eBook Cover Art Awards Finalist. She also won an honorable mention in the 2012 Rainbow Awards for Riding with Heaven.


You can find out more about L.C., story extras, works in progress, and cover designs at her website, on her blog, or on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.


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The Big Tour Contest:


In celebration and thanks, I’m offering goodies for three lucky readers . . .


COWBOYS IN PIXELS: One ebook copy of any title in my backlist. Open to worldwide entries.


COWBOYS IN PRINT: One signed paperback copy of Long Tall Drink, the extended edition. Open to worldwide entries.


COWBOYS IN PENCIL: One original 8” x 10” graphite pencil artwork by yours truly. The finished artwork will be revealed on the last stop of the tour on Tuesday, June 3. Entries are limited to US and Canada residents only.


What do you have to do to win? Just answer one or both of these questions in the comments section below:

1 – Who is your favorite cowboy of all time—fictional or real, past or present? Mine is Clint Eastwood as “Blondie” from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly movies. 😉

2 – Give me your best guess on what the pencil drawing is of—cowboys are a given so you’ll have to be a bit more creative. 😉

Don’t forget to leave your email address too! Contest closes at midnight Pacific Time, on June 4th. Winners will be drawn randomly on Thursday, June 5th.