Hey, Fearless Leader has written a book!

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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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So that’s the official stuff, and having had the privilege of being one of her betas, I can tell you personally that the book is a joy. It’s sexy and engaging and witty–and so good about the music world, duh!–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?)

*ahem*

Right, where was I? Ah, yes! There is also a giveaway, a thing I am always in favor of, 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.)

In summation: This is an awesome book by our very own Lizzy, and if you are looking for a way to duck out of the crazy for a bit check it out, it’s a great place to duck out into!

Let us turn our thoughts today…


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Some dreams need work to hold onto–let’s keep working on this one, okay?

 
As George Washington wrote to the Jews of Newport:

It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for, happily, the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.

(Source: Touro Synagogue)

Can you be in Austin this March?

For SXSW, of course:


 


 
More info (although no word on the exact schedule yet) at the SXSW website!

So we missed it live…

But we got a video!:

It’s a half hour, so give yourself some time. Or you can skip ahead to around 18:00 (-11:30) or so.

 
FYI: Info on Toyota Texas Music Revolution here.