First: results for Battle of the Bands. I suspected that Boyce Avenue would win this battle, though not by the margin it did. I was surprised by how many of you didn't actually like the song by either party. One of you said that you would give the win to the neighbor's cat (if it were an option). LC voted for Miley just to piss off Stephen T. McCarthy (hahahaha) and some of you abstained. In the end, it looked like this with your votes:
Miley Cyrus - 5 votes
Boyce Avenue - 24 votes
Obviously, not even close.
For me, this was a tough battle, and not because I don't like either version;) I actually like the way Miley sings the chorus of the song, but am not crazy about her interpretation of the rest of it. I really like Boyce Avenue on everything but the chorus (it's too pretty for me). The exception is the final time through on their version. I like that a lot. Overall, I agree with the majority and vote for Boyce Avenue... but I think there are things to like in the MC version and can understand a vote cast her way.
Second: LC wrote in his DiscConnected blog that he is not feeling inspired to blog of late. I agree with him. I am struggling. Working on my novel takes so much time and I just don't want to sit in front of the computer and try to work up something clever or uber-honest here. So, there might not be a whole lot happening on this blog for a while. Not apologizing (for all of you who will want to tell me not to apologize in the comments:) but explaining. ALSO, I plan to post more often on my other blog stuff like this: click here. If you want a few minutes of something fun, I hope you follow over there. Obviously, not every post will be your cup of joe, but some should tickle you.
Third: Carol Kilgore is releasing her newest novel, Secrets of Honor. I am so happy for her. I volunteered to share the details with you, so here they are...
BLURB for SECRETS OF HONOR
By the end of a long evening working as a special set of eyes for the presidential security detail, all Kat Marengo wants is to kick off her shoes and stash two not-really-stolen rings in a secure spot. Plus, maybe sleep with Dave Krizak. No, make that definitely sleep with Dave Krizak. The next morning, she wishes her new top priorities were so simple.
As an operative for a covert agency buried in the depths of the Department of Homeland Security, Kat is asked to participate in a matter of life or death—locate a kidnapped girl believed to be held in Corpus Christi, Texas. Since the person doing the asking is the wife of the president and the girl is the daughter of the first lady’s dearest friend, it’s hard to say no.
Kat and Dave quickly learn the real stakes are higher than they or the first lady believed and will require more than any of them bargained for.
The kicker? They have twenty-four hours to find the girl—or the matter of life or death will become more than a possibility.
Carol sees mystery and subterfuge everywhere. And she’s a sucker for a good love story—especially ones with humor and mystery. Crime Fiction with a Kiss gives her the latitude to mix and match throughout the broad mystery and romance genres. Having flexibility makes her heart happy.
You can connect with Carol and her books here:
Under the Tiki Hut blog: http://www.underthetikihut.blogspot.com
Website with Monthly Contest: http://www.carolkilgore.net
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