Guest Blog – Taige Crenshaw

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Rhythm Maker – Indigo Rain

By: Taige Crenshaw

There is a subtle rhythm that beats when you read. One you probably don’t even notice it.

From that first word of any book you read it pulls you in and takes you on a journey. Each step gives you various beat that resonate with you. That first blush of meeting and the little catch that you get when you read it. The foray of the characters as they do that dance of seduction which keeps your heart racing as you wonder when will they or will they at all. Then when they do you your pulse skyrockets with each kiss, caress and thrust as they come together. Then you go on the journey of their affair.

The up rhythms of them getting to know each other after the sexual encounter. A laugh at their antics which makes your body move in time with them. That little sound you make as something they do pleases you. The humph as they act the fool. The sway as you enjoy this journey that makes you go up then down and all around. When that obstacle comes and your fist clenches while your heart wonders how can they fix this and the tears fall with the person most devastated after that moment. Then ultimately the triumph they get when they overcome it all to be together. Your soul rejoices and you love it. Once done you exhale and that dance is done at least until the next time.

All this is rhythms that comes from within. One that is individual as each of you. No two rhythms you feel are the same. Heck when you reread the book the rhythm changes. I love reading books and how it makes the rhythm of my soul move. And this is what I work for when I write. A rhythm that will resonate in a reader. Make them become part of the fabric of the dance I am creating in my story. Let me share with you the rhythms I felt when I wrote Indigo Rain.

In writing Indigo Rain my new release there was a distinct rhythm I felt with each word. From the opening scene with Kalina Erutan my heroine you feel her power and frustration as she hunts for escaped convicts. Since it’s not usually her job she is ready for it to over. Yet the encounter is not as easy as it seems. The complication leads her into the path of the hero. Kalina frustration and various moments in the book made me think of a bass guitar overlaid with the pounding of drums driving her on. In each moment you can feel it and it resonates in you.

Ryne Garon my hero is usually contained yet when he meets Kalina he is out of control. His primal side flares and he wants her. He might be one of the most feared agents in the Phoenix Intelligence Agency but this Amazonian Warrior knocks him on his ass both figuratively and in reality. Her prickly nature is an aphrodisiac. Her drawing a weapon only entices him to disarm her and then have his way with her. Ryne’s rhythm is an electric guitar mixing with a clarinet and sax. They play in accompaniment driving each other higher and higher making your body move.

As Kalina and Ryne go through their journey and their rhythms merge and play off each other they create a pounding scathing sexy melody that tantalizes and teases. As each layer comes the way the instruments are played change. They make you weep as Kalina and Ryne fight to get their happy ever after. Only together can they succeed in a crescendo of rhythms and riffs, which makes you, dance and weave.

As Indigo Rain progressed I felt the back beat of the many varying rhythms that drives the story. Made it pulse in my soul as I put it on paper. It was a stupendous feeling. I’ve been called everything from writer, author, storyteller and all the in between. I am all those things and so much more. Of all the names I’m called I like to call myself … Rhythm Maker.

Taige Crenshaw is a multi-published author with books available at Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Loose Id, Total-E-Bound and Summerhouse Publishing. Taige has been enthralled with the written word from time she picked up her first book. It wasn’t long before she started to make up her own tales of romance. With novels set in today, in alternate dimensions, or in the future she writes with adventure, fun sassy heroine’s, and sexy hero’s. Always hard at work creating new and exciting places Taige can be found curled up with a hot novel with exciting characters when she is not creating her own. Join her in the fun, frolic, interesting people and far reaches of the world in her novels. You can find out more about Taige at her website: or blog:

Indigo Rain
( – To save the world and humanity from extinction from a being that can herald Armageddon a woman must trust a man whose race destroyed the people she held most dear. There’s more at stake… their hearts.
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2 comments to “Guest Blog – Taige Crenshaw”

  1. Mar
    April 14th, 2011 at 6:50 am · Link

    I’m not gonna lie, I had goose-bumps reading this entire post. It’s like I heard her ‘voice’ in my head. Such feeling…loved it.

    And thanks for introducing me to a new author, can’t wait to get my hands on Indigo Rain.

  2. Taige Crenshaw
    April 15th, 2011 at 12:46 pm · Link

    Hi Mar,

    Glad I gave you goose-bumps. This is how I feel when I get into a story when I write or read it. Stories that give me goose-bumps are keeper books on my shelf.

    Thanks for reading the post.