Guest Post by Nigel May
Nigel May’s gritty and glamorous new novel, Deadly Obsession, sees some explosive, sexy, murderous action taking placing at The Kitty Kat nightclub. To celebrate its launch, Nigel filled us in on the top 10 tunes that are guaranteed to see him hot-footing it to the nearest dance floor.
My Top 10 Dance Floor Fillers
- DEAD OR ALIVE
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
An awesome tune that reminds me of being a teenager and listening to the Top 40 charts on the radio every week to see if your favourite song has reached No.1. When this did I was so pleased as I’d already bought about three different versions of it!
- BEE GEES
This seems kind of apt given what happens at The Kitty Kat nightclub in Deadly Obsession! Poor Amy, for her that night is a real tragedy! I love 70s disco and nobody did it better than the Bee Gees. Such a great tune, although trying to sing it gives me a sore throat as the pitch is so high. It’s how they wore those tight trousers!
The best band ever! Nobody tops Abba for poppy joy and Dancing Queen is a song that will live on forever. Laura and Amy in the book are the ultimate dancing queens, they love to throw a move or two.
- DAVID GUETTA AND KELLY ROWLAND
When Love Takes Over
Happy summer vibes. Makes you want to go to the nearest beach, throw off your flip flops and feel the sand between your toes while sipping on a huge fruit-covered cocktail.
- KIM WILDE
Another blast of 80s pop that I adore. Kim Wilde is such a great singer and she’s kind of been the soundtrack to my life. I have loved her ever since Kids In America back in the early 80s.
- DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES
Great Motown songs will always see me on the dance floor and even though Diana Ross and The Supremes have sung many awesome toe-tapping songs this will always be my favourite as it’s so upbeat and jolly.
- MARK RONSON
A modern classic. A huge slab of bass beat and a corking set of vocals. Is there anyone on earth who doesn’t like dancing to this?
Another sunshine-dipped sound of summer. Chilled out on holiday around a swimming pool with this on the radio and a good book in my hand…bliss!
A brilliant dance tune with those wobbly electric vocals that always seem fun to sing along with when you’ve had a drink or two. Every karaoke night out should include a bit of Cher.
Wonderful vocals, a fabulous video and a song that I have to turn up full blast on the CD player in my car to try and sing along. Luckily Sia’s brilliant voice drowns out the nightmare that is my own! I gave it a mention in Deadly Obsession as it is one of the best tunes from the last few years. I adore it.
DEADLY OBSESSION by Nigel May
What would you do if you saw your husband killed right in front of you … identified his body … had him cremated … then six months later received a letter written by him two days ago?
Amy Barrowman grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. So when she falls in love with millionaire Riley Hart and he asks her to marry him she can’t believe her luck. She has found true love and her happy ever after.
Riley Hart is a Millionaire Man about Town. Men want to be him and women want to bed him. But to achieve Riley’s status, you have to tread on a lot of toes and make a lot of enemies.
When Riley is gunned down at the nightclub they own, Amy is determined to avenge his death. She receives a mysterious letter detailing a list of suspects including Riley’s sworn enemy, actor Grant Wilson. But with an obsessive passion brewing between her and Grant and a dangerous assassin trailing her every move it would seem Amy has opened a deadly and tempting Pandora’s Box. In settling the score for her husband has Amy put herself into terrible danger?