Friday, February 10, 2012

Smitten with Katie Reus and ALPHA INSTINCT with giveaway

Awright - Let's get this party started!!!  Please welcome Ms. Katie Reus for the kick-off of BBPR Smitten with Film and Music.  What yummy does she have in store for us..........

Katie Reus

Thanks so much for letting me blog here during Smitten with Film and Music!

Music is a form of poetry and while I’m not a huge fan of poetry, I love music. It has the power to change my mood, which is often a good thing. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of nursery rhymes (new baby in the house!) but in the mornings I usually go for a jog/walk and I ALWAYS bring my iPod along. On my current play list you’ll find artists such as Foster the People, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, Macy Gray, Breaking Benjamin…and I could go on forever. I like to have a mix of everything, but when walking I usually keep it upbeat until that final stretch where I’m warming down.

Music, just like reading/books, is so subjective. And thank God for that. What one person might consider the sexiest song alive might be like fingernails on a chalkboard to someone else. When Artemis let me know that the theme for the next couple of days was Smitten with Film & Music, I knew music would be my topic of choice.

When I think of sexy music, there is one man that immediately comes to mind. Marvin Gaye. I’m completely smitten with his voice. It’s like pure sex and if I could bottle it up, I totally would. Let’s Get It On is one of my all-time favorite songs. There is nothing subtle about that song. The lyrics are so in-your-face sex and when I hear it, I can’t help but want to dance just a little (or a lot). With lyrics like: ‘Let's love, baby, Let's get it on, sugar’, ‘I'm askin' you, baby to get it on with me’, and ‘If the spirit moves you, let me groove you good’ that song is just plain sexiness. It’s an older song, but to me it will always be a classic.

I tried to find a good video with Marvin Gaye but could only find one with the lyrics. And really, all I’m interested in is the lyrics and his voice anyway!

While Marvin Gaye has a voice I’m absolutely smitten with, there are two other men who have voices with the ability to make me melt. They’re not musicians (that I know of) but Mike Rowe & Sean Connery also have delicious voices. Yum!

What about you? What song when you hear it makes you want to melt? Or, ahem, ‘dance’?  One reader who comments on the blog today will be randomly selected to win a print copy of Alpha Instinct (US eligible only), the first book in my new paranormal series. Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by!

Alpha Instinct official blurb:

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

A little about me: I’ve been reading romance since a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.

Thanks again for letting me blog here today!

To enter the giveaway be sure to answer Katie's question and leave your email address in the comments.  Giveaway runs through February 17, 2012 - US only.


  1. Oh yeah ... Marvin Gaye and his Sexual Healing were awesome. Now someone who used to make me want to, ahem 'dance', was Teddy Pendergrass before his accident which left him mostly paralyzed and therefore his singing just didn't quite have the power it did before. His Turn Off the Lights and Come Go With Me ... well gives me delicious shivers just thinking about them. You can hear snippets of them on Amazon at Gonna have pull out the CD now.
    I wanna win a copy of Alpha Instinct.
    WildAboutBones at gmail dot com

  2. When I was a younger and more romantic age the voice was Barry White. Deep and soulful.
    But you can not beat watching Christian Kane perform.
    The man gets better as he ages.

  3. Thanks for the linkage, Wild About Bones (heh, freaking love your handle, btw). I'm on my way to check it out!

  4. Hi DogsMom! Ah yes, Barry White never gets old! His voice gives me shivers (the good kind) ;) And thank you VERY much for the link to Christian Kane. I used to love watching him in Angel and now drool over him in Leverage.

  5. Oh that was a tricky one. I love my music and I would have to say that "Business Time" from Flight of the Conchords is one of my fav lurve songs.

    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  6. Sara Bareilles makes Love Song Epic in her vid.

    while really I love Ingrid Michaelson's You and I because it sums up a relationship for me. Trusely a love song.

    This sounds like a fabulous start on a new series.
    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  7. I have to go by memory here (I'm deaf but I used to hear). There is something about Aerosmith's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, that hits me right at the heart. The lyrics melt me like you wouldn't believe, to have that kind of connection your afraid of missing out on the one you love. Here's a YouTube link:

    Now if we're talking dancing. Nothing beats Harry Belafonte's Dayo (The banana boat song). All you have to do is read the lyrics and it's enough to get your hips moving. Of course I love this Beetlejuice version:

    Awesome interview, I look forward to reading Alpha Instinct. (Hugs)Indigo

  8. Hi Teril and Kaya! I haven't heard of those musicians but I'm going to check out the links! Thanks for stopping by and sharing :)

  9. Hi, Indigo! Yes!! I love that song by Aerosmith. Great choice! Thanks for stopping by today :)

  10. The one song that makes me melt is "Anytime, Any place" by Janet Jackson. I absolutely love that song!!! ;-) I like the sexiness & erotic vibe it creates!!
    Check it out:


  11. Thanks for the great post! Congrats on the new release! Love the cover and the premise of your new book ;)

    I love Bryan Adam's Anything I do I do for you. Love, love, love that song :)

  12. Great picks jfort & Erin! Thanks for stopping by :)

  13. Congratulations on the book! I would say Have you ever really loved a woman.


  14. Oh Marvin Gaye-Lets get it on is a good one. my mind is drawing a complete blank on another has been a long a week.

  15. I am a music addict (just not as much as I am a bookaholic). I can think of tons of songs that make me want to dance around, some Pink, Pitbull, shinedown, Nickelback, etc. or ones that are nice and mellow like Mat Kearney, Need to Breathe, Lissy and more...but ones that make me melt? I guess I am not much of a love song kind of girl, how bout love songs that are a little dirty? I have a great playlist for that hehehe, my husband is a fan =) some Puddle of Mud Spaceship anyone?

    Congrats on the new baby! I don't know how you can do that and have a book being released, so kudos to you!
    eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. As strange as it may sound to most people, there are many songs by Metallica that I think are very sexy. There is something about the beat, the lead singer's voice, and everything that just melts me.

    Congrats on the new baby! And of course on the release of the first book in your new series.

    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  17. I agree tha Sean Connery's voice is so sensual.
    I loved I Want To Kiss You All Over by a group called Exhile in the 70's...and of course Barry White.
    Thanks for this giveaway chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  18. Katie, congrats on your little one! Oh and the book too!

  19. BN, *very* nice choice! I love the lyrics :)

  20. That's okay, Anne! Thanks for stopping by. Hope your weekend is much better :)

  21. Hi Lexi! I like dirty songs too *g* (Uh, did you see the lyrics to Let's Get It On, lol). I'm a fan of Pink too! I've got a handful of her songs on my iPod (perfect for when I'm working out!). Thanks for stopping by :)

  22. June, that is absolutely not strange. I totally dig Metallica. They're an amazing band that has withstood the test of time, they're *still* popular and they're not afraid to sing about political issues. Love them! Oh, and thanks :)

  23. Hi Carol! I know exactly what song you're talking about! It has the best beat :)

  24. Thanks Artemis! And thanks for having me here today :)

  25. Oh, I agree with Carol. Sean Connery and Exhile are great. I have to add Trace Adkins voice to the list. I love that deep sound of his!

  26. I don't know...I don't really have a song that makes me melt there is one that makes me cry because it reminds me of my mother and that would be evanescence my immortal. Always gets me.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    mary_reiss @

  27. Oh yes, Let's get It On definitely qualifies as a dirty one =) hahaha!

  28. Love Aerosmith's Don't Want to Miiss a Thing. And Breathe by Faith Hill it was my wedding song and makes me want to dance.
    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  29. I Wouldn't be a Man by Josh Turner is a dancing song if I've ever heard one! I also love Lee Brice's new song A Woman Like You makes me melt! If a guy would just sing that song to me I would be his forever! ( my bf hasn't taken that hint yet though. :/ )

  30. A song that I really enjoy and love to is Luke Byran's I Don't Want This Night To End. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! aujo12 at yahoo dot com


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