Current work: Med duo
Listening to: Silje Nergaard and George Shearing
I’d like to wish everyone all the very best for the holiday season – with thanks to my readers (without whom I couldn't do my job) and to the friends I've made in this business, who make my life a brighter place.
And the best way a romance author can do this is to introduce you to a new gorgeous hero, yes?
So here’s Ben Sharkey. I discovered him on YouTube when I was finding background music for the current book. I like his voice (though I think if he had a little polishing through vocal coaching, he would be absolutely stellar and I’d be one of the first in the queue for his CDs). And he’s also extremely cute – it’s the smile and the eyes that really do it. And the sense that he’s a nice guy who’s a lot of fun. (We need more people like this in the world. People who bring a bit of sunshine into people’s lives.)
This is the first one that caught my attention – ‘The Way You Look Tonight’
And because I’m generous (all right, because I’ve teased certain people since Friday), I’ll share some others:
It Had to Be You (one of my favourite songs – and also used in one of my all-time favourite movies, When Harry Met Sally)
You and I (Piano, eyes, smile. Yes. It’s that smile – and it’s monochrome so it’s very moody and sexy).
Everything (it’s the eyes here – not so keen on the song)
And finally, because it’s Christmas, this one. Happy Christmas – and may 2008 bring you joy.
Actually, no – not finally. Finally, here’s something you can really chill out to. George Shearing is an astoundingly good pianist (and considering he was born blind… this is astonishing). The Shadow of Your Smile is just beautiful (and the Bach he’s slipped into this version works very nicely indeed). Just close your eyes and enjoy.