Guest Post – Explicitly Yours (A Platonically Complicated Novella) by Mika Jolie


The final frontier. The end of dating. The number one cause of divorce.

I bet you every man who is about to take the plunge experiences a wide range of feelings. As a guy, whose wedding day is only seven days away, I know this.

Anxiety—Nerves are kicking in. Yeah, even confident, cocky guys like me are bound to face nuptial stage fright.

Let’s face it, forever is kind of a long time, right?

Excitement—Coriander and I are going to make it official. I’m marrying my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with.

Nothing can top this moment.

That is until I got the biggest surprise of my life…

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Explicitly Yours Playlist
by Mika Jolie

I don’t always listen to music while I write. But every so often the lyrics of a song hit me or convey every emotion one of my characters is feeling. When that happens, I can crawl into my writing cave, put that song on repeat and delve into a scene.

Below is the playlist for Explicitly Yours. To me, each song expresses Coriander’s and Dean’s friendship and their love for each other. I hope you enjoy listening to the playlist as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Remember with the right music, you either forget everything or you remember everything.


I Love You Will Still Sound the Same
Oh Honey

A Love Supreme
John Coltrane

A Thousand Years
The Piano Guys

Marry You
Bruno Mars

Let’s Fall in Fall
Diana Krall

Ed Sheeran

All of Me
John Legend

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
Otis Redding

Dusk Til Dawn
ZAYN and Sia

Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus

Dean Martin

You’re the One That I Want
Grease Soundtrack

Mika Jolie lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she loves writing about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, she can be found on a hiking adventure, driving her boys around to their activities, or sneaking in a date with her hubby.

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