Thursday, August 29, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Matchpoint by Elise Sax

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Elise Sax, author of Matchpoint here today with a playlist. Welcome!



A lot of writers listen to music while they write. Music helps set the mood for a scene, which allows a writer to transport herself and write the best she can.

Writer friends of mine have contacted me when they stumble on the best music for their books, the magical song that gets their fingers dancing on their keyboards and gets their books going.

As you can imagine, writing a book is hard work, and sometimes the words don’t want to come. Music helps make it happen, but it has to be the right music. You don’t want to listen to Nicki Minaj while you’re writing a sad death scene. You don’t want Celine Dion when you’re writing an action scene.

Writing MATCHPOINT had its own playlist, but mostly, music was not involved. Most of MATCHPOINT is comedy, and comedy has its own rhythm. When I listen to music, it alters the dialogue, throwing off the rhythm of the banter, and rhythm and pacing are very important when trying to be funny.

So, during much of my writing, I have the television on in the background. The sound of people speaking, helps me enormously stay on rhythm, and keeps my fingers moving. So, here’s my MATCHPOINT playlist, some spoken, some sung.

Comedy scenes:
Gilmore Girls (Perfect pacing and rhythm for my writing. I wish they made more seasons!)
Big Bang Theory (I love this show. So funny and uplifiting.)

Scary scenes: (there are a couple really scary scenes in MATCHPOINT, which I wrote late at night in my dark office. Scared the pants off of me, and this music really helped)
Dark Knight soundtrack
Lord of the Rings soundtrack
Braveheart soundtrack
Gladiator soundtrack

Love scenes: (Yes, there are some in the book!)
Pride and Prejudice soundtrack
Diana Krall (The Very Best of Diana Krall)
Melody Gardot (My One and Only Thrill)


About the Author
Elise Sax worked as a journalist for fifteen years, mostly in Paris, France. She took a detour from journalism and became a private investigator before trying her hand at writing fiction. She lives in Southern California with her two sons. An Affair to Dismember, the first in the Matchmaker mystery series, is her first novel.

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Lovably troublesome Gladie Burger runs into sizzling danger and a fiery love triangle in the second installment of Elise Sax’s hilarious and sexy Matchmaker romance series.

Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist’s chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead—and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie’s first real client. Now it’s up to Gladie to find Belinda a man and keep her from being locked up behind bars.

As if that weren’t enough distraction, two gorgeous men are vying for Gladie’s attention: Spencer, the playboy chief of police, and Holden, Gladie’s secretive, gorgeously muscled neighbor. Still, Gladie’s not complaining about having a helping hand or two when the case leads her to a dangerously bizarre cult. She may have met her match—and if she’s not careful, it could be her last.

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  1. Looking forward to reading Matchpoint, I really enjoyed An Affair to Dismember. It took me a while to pick it up and start because it seemed more romance by the cover than a mystery. Not that I don';t enjoy romance and mystery together.

  2. I haven't read the first yet but they both look like something I would love. I love romance and mystery combos.