Piper’s Top Five Songs while writing Hidden Impact
I’ve actually set up a YouTube playlist for the entire Safeguard series (click here to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4scixRwhjv6LWMHuyxM1_YUPn-MZ9Vho), but these were my top five songs while writing HIDDAN IMPACT:
不想懂得 (Bu Xiang Dong De) by Angela Chang from “Romantic Princess”
I don’t have more than a few phrases in any of the Chinese dialects but I do watch a few Chinese and Taiwanese dramas with subtitles. I actually prefer the original soundtrack with subtitles because I enjoy the original acting voices better. This song from Romantic Princess stuck with me when I first watched the drama and I loved the translation.
新窩 (Xin Wo) by Fahrenheit and S.H.E from “Romantic Princess”
Another, more upbeat song from Romantic Princess is sung by two musical groups. One of the singers is actually the hero in the drama. Lots of fun there. Again, I loved the translation and the song kept my writing moving along.
Hero by Skillet
Awake and Alive by Skillet
What I’ve Done by Linkin Park
Romantic suspense is edgy and for me, I tended toward songs by Skillet and Linkin Park to catch the right mood for the action scenes. These definitely put me in the right frame of mind to dive into the action and also keep going through some of the introspective moments for my hero, Gabriel Diaz.
I’d love to see additional music suggestions similar to my top 5, or a few new Asian drama recommendations. I watch Chinese and Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai dramas. Anyone have any great romantic dramas to recommend?
He’s not the hero she’s looking for…
As part of the elite Centurion Corporation team, military-veteran-turned-mercenary Gabriel Diaz is a natural defender. He’ll do anything to ensure a mission is successful. Anything but get emotionally invested—he learned the hard way that can be deadly. Easy bodyguard jobs in between the more challenging missions are all he’s interested in now.
Maylin Cheng is desperate and running out of time. Her younger sister has gone missing but no one seems to take her concern seriously. Her last hope lies in asking an aloof bodyguard for help. He dismisses her outright, but all that changes when she is almost killed in a not-so-accidental hit-and-run right before his eyes.
As Maylin leans on Gabriel, she begins to rely on him for more than just her safety. But as their attraction grows, so does the danger surrounding them. When the elaborate web they’re trapped in unravels, Gabriel will do anything to protect them. Even if that means putting his heart in the crosshairs.
About the Author:
Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has recently received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.
Now, PJ is exploring the complexity of romantic suspense, incorporating her interests in mixed martial arts and the military into her writing.
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Review of Hidden Impact
Review (4.5 Stars): I loved Gabriel and Maylin in Hidden Impact and I would love to have someone like Gabriel protect me. He was the perfect Alpha male and the perfect guy to protect Maylin, even though he didn’t want to get involved with her in the beginning. There were so many twists and turns during this story, I couldn’t help but be on the edge of my seat.
Hidden Impact was an exciting thrill-ride with enough chemistry and suspense that will have you wanting more of these sexy heroes. I loved meeting each of these brave people and I can’t wait to see what is in store next for this series. Can’t imagine what danger they will find themselves in next.
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