Oh, look: I have not, in fact, been better at keeping up my blog than I was last year.
(This is why I don't make New Year's resolutions, so I don't have to say I broke them. And yet, the fact remains that I have not, in fact, been better at keeping up my blog than I was last year.)
In my defense, I may possibly have been a little distracted lately.
Yeah. Well...Let me make it up to you! A friend of mine has written a book that released today, and I figure if I share it with you all will be forgiven because it's just that good:
ABOUT SOME KIND OF MAGIC
"An amazing first novel." —Sydney Landon, New York Times bestselling author
In this sparkling debut novel, Mary Ann Marlowe introduces a hapless scientist who's swept off her feet by a rock star—but is it love or just a chemical reaction?...
Biochemist Eden Sinclair has no idea that the scent she spritzed on herself before leaving the lab is designed to enhance pheromones. Or that the cute, grungy-looking guy she meets at a gig that evening is Adam Copeland. As in the Adam Copeland international rock god and object of lust for a million women. Make that a million and one. By the time she learns the truth, she s already spent the (amazing, incredible) night in his bed.
Suddenly Eden, who's more accustomed to being set up on disastrous dates by her mom, is going out with a gorgeous celebrity who loves how down-to-earth and honest she is. But for once, Eden isn't being honest. She can't bear to reveal that this overpowering attraction could be nothing more than seduction by science. And the only way to know how Adam truly feels is to ditch the perfume—and risk being ditched in turn.
Smart, witty, and sexy, Some Kind of Magic is an irresistibly engaging look at modern relationships why we fall, how we connect, and the courage it takes to trust in something as mysterious and unpredictable as love.
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Okay, that's the official stuff. But this is my blog, so here's my take:
I had the privilege of being one of Mary Ann's betas, and I can tell you that the book is a joy. It's sexy and engaging and witty (especially about the music world, and even more particularly about music fandom, which is where I met Mary Ann, and let me tell you, she knows whereof she speaks!) and genuinely romantic. The book also raises fascinating questions of the impact of one's upbringing and levels of honesty, in the most natural and unobtrusive way, and the main characters are people with whom I would love to spend any amount of time. (Speaking of which, where can I find me an Adam?) (I mean, seriously, where?)
And as though that weren't enough, there's a giveaway to help launch this gem, in which one winner will receive a $50 Amazon OR Book Depository Gift Card (International), and three winners will win a signed copy of SOME KIND OF MAGIC (US only). (Click on this nice clicky link here to enter.)
So, you know, if you are a sane and sensible person who, like me, is looking for a way to duck out of the world just now for a bit, this is a really good place to duck into!