Title: Pushing the Boundaries
Series: Off Limits #1
Series: Off Limits #1
Author: Stacey Trombley
Genre: YA Romance
Publishers: Entangled Teen Crush
(Jan 16, 2017)
Paperback: 185 pages
Elias needs his job as a translator to provide for his siblings. He can’t afford to break the rule forbidding him from socializing with a client. Except this girl Myra insists on going outside the city to capture the perfect picture, and he steps in as her guide in order to keep her safe.
The deeper they travel into the country, the harder they fall for each other. Now they’re both taking risks that could cost each other their dreams.
If they get too close—it could ruin both their lives.
Music always plays a big role in my writing. It’s such a great way to find inspiration and promote more *feeling*. I usually use Spotify for my book play lists (I make one for every one I write, and even some I don’t end up writing!) Some songs are fitting for the whole book, the theme, the setting etc, or one scene or one character but they all have a place and feel like part of the book by the end of it (sometimes it even feels weird that readers don’t know the songs!)
Here is my official Pushing The Boundaries Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/1256535719/playlist/6icxoIgai82mQym1kJbOjh
In that playlist are some great songs, like Heart Attack by Demi Lavato which totally fits my character Myra. She’s afraid of love and closed off emotionally but somehow there is that one boy who finds a way to cause all the walls to crumble!
“You make me glow, but I cover up
Won’t let it show, so I’m
Putting my defenses up
Cause I don’t wanna fall in love
If I ever did that
I think I’d have a heart attack” (Heart Attack Demi Lavato)
Better Together by Jack Johnson, which is fitting for both characters but Elias especially since he’s the one who really peruses her, who believes they are better together. Also, I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift, which unfortunately isn’t on Spotify but I still loved for this book.
“Love is the answer,
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together” (Better Together, Jack Johnson)
I also have several songs by Nu Look (Time, Until When, Rein Que Toi, Haiti, Quel Espoir) who is an amazing Haitian artist who sings in Creole (the language of Haiti). All of this songs are very cool, not that I can understand most of the words! But the feeling behind them, and the music is what really matters!
More songs from my Pushing The Boundaries playlist:
Natalie Imberglia- Torn
If I Ain’t Got You- Alicia Keys
Summertime Sadness- Lana Del Rey
Sparks Fly- Taylor Swift
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