Sunday, February 2, 2014

Guest Post - "Sixteen" Book Playlist by Emily Rachelle


Hey folks! Today I'm pleased to have a guest post from an author friend of mine, Emily Rachelle.
She has a new book out, called "Sixteen", and this is her music playlist for it!
A little description on Sixteen.

Nicole "Nikki" Johnson has never gotten along with her mother, so when she meets a great new guy, it's no surprise that Matt's age is all her mom sees. Just because he's twenty-four and she's sixteen doesn't mean he's a creeper! Thankfully, Nikki's dad allows Nikki and Matt to be together and see how things work out. Their relationship is fantastic and Nikki is on cloud nine...

Until the Fourth of July picnic, when things go too far. Now a very changed Nikki has to make choices that will affect her every relationship - with Matt, her parents, her best friend, and most importantly, God.
I haven't read this book yet, but the premise sounds interesting! You can buy it to read for yourself on Smashwords or Amazon.

Now, without further adieu, here's the playlist! Songs selected specifically for this book.

(Collected and arranged/notes by Emily Rachelle)
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield - This is Nikki’s theme song.

Won’t Stop - OneRepublic - I think of this sort of as Matt’s theme song, although it’s mostly about when he and Nikki met.
Today Was a Fairytale - Taylor Swift - This song reminds me of their first date, but also their budding relationship as a whole. It’s very sweet and first-love-y. Nikki and Matt’s Song #1.
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis - I’m not a huge fan of this song by itself, but it really fits the conflict between Nikki and her parents when it comes to her relationship with Matt.
She’s In Love With the Boy - Trisha Yearwood - Self-explanatory title. ;)
Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift - Nikki and Matt’s Song #2.
It’s Your Life - Francesca Battistelli - Near the climax of the book, Nikki has to make some major decisions and changes in her life. This song spotlights that scene.
Say Goodbye - Mandisa - One of two songs I chose for the “turning point” of the book.
Only Grace - Matthew West - Second “turning point” song.
Two Heartbeats - Lenka - Beautiful song. That’s all I’m saying.
Sunshine - Lucas Grabeel - I have a lot of songs about Nikki (she is the main character) and thought this was a perfect song to focus on Matt’s view of her and their story.

Ho Hey - The Lumineers - This song doesn’t fit exactly with my book, but I chose it because the general feel matches one of my favorite scenes in the book.
When You Love Someone - Bethany Dillon - Another song about Matt and Nikki’s relationship, from Nikki’s perspective.
You’re Still the One - Shania Twain - Nikki totally picked this song. I can’t stand it. But I let her keep it in here.
I Won’t Give Up - Jayesslee - Matt and Nikki’s Song #3.
There Goes My Life - Kenny Chesney - For the modern-day scenes in the book, Matt either takes a backseat or isn’t even present. So I wanted to close with a song that kept in mind he’s still a crucial part of both Nikki/Nicole’s and Claire’s lives, and basically sums up the book from his point of view. This was the first song I put on the playlist, actually. Of all the songs on this playlist, this one is my favorite, the best one for Matt, and the one that best matches the story as a whole.


Visit Emily's blog to enter a giveaway in which you can enter to win...

  • First prize: $10 Kindle Gift Card + Sixteen Ebook

  • Second prize: $5 Kindle Gift Card + Sixteen Ebook

  • Third prize: Saving Mars pin + Sixteen Ebook



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