Read the #RomanticSuspense Dark Energy by Addison Brae @AddisonBrae1 #RLFblog #rockmusicThe more powerful your enemies, the more friends you need. Will Gillian sacrifice her life to keep a promise? Dark Energy, a thrilling romantic suspense story of love and surviving evil by Addison Brae, is dedicated to anyone whose livelihood depends on bars.

Addison, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Dark Energy and the accompanying song of the same name.

Dark Energy by Addison Brae

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Cybercrime doesn’t talk. It creeps in and destroys lives right under Gillian’s nose when a cryptojacking scheme lands her boss, Pinkie, in jail. Gillian had just started over with a new career, boyfriend, and confidence after escaping a vicious murder investigation that shattered her ability to trust. Then Pinkie’s arrest leaves her struggling to run his two bars while also unraveling the conspiracy.

Gillian will not let her mentor and friend go down for something he didn’t do. Neither will Jon, the most talented musician on the bar’s stage and the perfect boyfriend…until his good fortune sends her reeling. Gillian forces herself to trust the cops, people who hurt her, and known criminals. Will it be enough to free Pinkie and save her life?

When stories come alive

Have you ever read a book with a cake or a cocktail recipe you’d love to try? Maybe a character wears an outfit that would be fun to recreate? How about a story that has a song you’d rather hear than imagine? These are the details that make a story relatable and the characters come alive.

Wearing one of the Mad Men-inspired suits from the clothing line at Banana Republic would make anyone feel more like Don Draper. Harry Potter series spawned interest in Quiddich and wearing the famous sweater vest as well as beverage recipes, strange candy flavors, and Hogwarts-like interior decorating. And we all know children named Bella, Emmett and Edward named from the Twilight series.

In Becker Circle, my first romantic suspense, the adorable hero wrote a song called Dark Energy for the main character for which he falls. He admires her tenacity to fight off and survive rotten luck that continues to land on her. As I wrote Dark Energy, the follow-up book to Becker Circle, it hit me the song needed to be written in reality.

Dark Energy, the song, symbolizes a debated cosmic theory. Some astronomers believe dark matter allows gravity to pull stars, suns, planets, and other matter together in the way some people draw other people together. Dark energy is the vast empty space that opposes dark matter. It lurks and slips into the voids of our lives trying to disrupt like it pushes matter apart as it attempts to destroy the universe. In the book, the main character was the dark matter in many people’s lives while dark energy tried to destroy her universe. Here is my favorite verse from the song:Read the #RomanticSuspense Dark Energy by Addison Brae @AddisonBrae1 #RLFblog #rockmusic

I create my own history
Don’t push this on me.
Tipping the balance
Shed some light and set it free
This dark energy.

Dark Energy, the book’s and the song’s title, holds poignant meaning now as people have struggled through 2020. Both are dedicated to all whose livelihoods depend on bars and restaurants and desperately need a break from dark energy. We can inspire them to keep repelling their dark energy. We can all get to the other side.

Music lovers can find the brand new song Dark Energy on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, and all major digital music retailers and streaming sites.

Where to buy Dark Energy

Amazon (99c through December 16)
Barnes and Noble
Author proceeds go to Hope’s Door New Beginning Center to help fight domestic abuse.

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Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.
Addison writes new adult and adult romantic suspense and young adult contemporary fiction. When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy.
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