06 August 2015

Blog Tour: For The Love of Ash by Taylor Lavati Guest Post + Giveaway

For The Love of Ash by Taylor Lavati
Synopsis: Maggie Larken is a reformed party girl. After her parent’s death, she’s left to raise Asher, her nine-year-old brother.

Luke Wilson has done everything his parents have ever asked of him. A new teacher, Luke constantly questions where his life is headed.

When Luke and Maggie meet, neither is in the market for a relationship. But sometimes life has other plans. Both navigate new waters as they try to decide where their priorities should lie, while also seizing what they want.

In this heartbreakingly real tale of love, Maggie and Luke discover what being a family truly means.

*This book is a standalone and NOT part of a series. This book contains mature content.

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Meet Taylor,
Taylor Lavati is a twenty-something year old author residing in Connecticut with her husband and dog. She writes both Young Adult and New Adult with ranging genres from fantasy to dark romance and all the niches in between. If she's not behind a computer screen or scribbling in her notebook, she's playing video games, going on hikes, or spending time with her family.

Romance with a bit of CHAOS.

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Guest Post:
I love trying to integrate music into my writing. I feel like the two arts are so similar that it should be an easy task. However, when I try to put a playlist to a book, it’s so much harder to pick just ten songs to fit an entire book. It’s nearly impossible to take your own tastes out of the matter and focus on lyrics and what fits. I think that’s what makes it so much fun.

When I write, I need complete silence to focus. However, once I start editing, the music turns up and inspires me to add to scenes. Whenever I find a song that fits a mood or a phrase or a chapter, I jot it down. An example is when I first started writing For The Love of Ash a song popped on the radio and it actually inspired a lot of who Maggie’s character is. The song was Human, by Christina Perri. If you’ve heard the song, you know how powerful those lyrics are.

Has this happened to anyone else? Have you ever felt so inspired by a song that you did something spectacular? While songs have this power, I think books do as well. A character can resonate with someone and make you want to change. A scene could change your view on something and your life is forever different.

Here are some of the songs (my playlist) that inspired me to write For The Love of Ash. They go in order of the flow of the book so just from the songs you can kind of see the arc of the story and the hardships on the characters. What songs inspire you? What do you think fits with the book? If this were turned into a movie, could you see these on a soundtrack?

    Want to Want Me—Jason Derulo

    Stolen Dance—Milky Chance

    Jealous—Nick Jonas

    Me and My Broken Heart—Rixon

    Skinny Love—Birdy

    Take Me Home Tonight—Jamestown Story

    Save Tonight—Eagle-Eye Cherry

    Human—Christina Perri

    Lovesick Fool—The Cab

    Stay—Florida Georgia Line

    I’m Not Okay—My Chemical Romance

    Change—Taylor Swift

    All That Matters—Justin Beiber

    Make You Feel My Love—Adele

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