4 Aug 2016

#Excerpt: THE BAD DECISIONS PLAYLIST by Michael Rubens + #Giveaway

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I have an explanation of some excerpts from the novel for you plus a US only giveaway for a chance to win one of three copies of the novel! But first, let's learn more about the book...


Author: Michael Rubens
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: August 2, 2016

Austin, 16, a self-described screwup, finds out that his father isn’t dead. He’s alive, and moreover he’s Shane Tyler, a famous singer/guitarist/song writer—Austin’s dream for himself. But Shane is battling his own demons, and Austin must figure out how to grow up on his own terms.

Pages 30-31, starting with “I’m sorry I’m late,” and ending with “Excellent. Well done.”

Austin, forced by his mother to undergo math tutoring, shows up late to his tutoring session only to find that it’s a peer tutoring session, and his tutor is Josephine – who is not at all happy to have been kept waiting.

Page 48-49, starting with “When I get downstairs...” and ending with “Because facing me is Shane Tyler.”

This is the scene where Shane, Austin’s supposedly dead father, reappears (at this point Austin doesn’t even know that Shane is his father – to him, he’s just Shane Tyler, semi-legendary musician). The scene takes place after Austin’s tutor has quit in a huff and Austin has nearly gotten fired from his job, two facts that would get him in terrible trouble, and two facts that he mistakenly thinks his mother knows about.
Michael Rubens is the author of The Sheriff of Yrnameer and Sons of the 613. He was a producer for several years for the Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and has written and produced for CNN, Oxygen, the Travel Channel and other networks. It’s theoretically possible that you saw him as the host of Eclipse Chasers: Ghana on the Travel Channel. He was also, for a very brief period, the World’s Least Effective Bouncer. He lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, New York, and feels that the practice of writing one’s bio in the third person is somewhat questionable.

He is represented by John Silbersack at Trident Media Group.

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Week One:
7/25/2016- The Cover Contessa- Guest Post
7/26/2016- Owl Always Be Reading- Review
7/27/2016- Once Upon a Twilight- Excerpt
7/28/2016- James and the Giant Book- Review
7/29/2016- Fall Into Books- Guest Post

Week Two:
8/1/2016- YA Book Madness- Review
8/2/2016- Curling Up With A Good Book- Guest Post
8/3/2016- Here's to Happy Endings- Review
8/4/2016- Books and Ladders- Excerpt
8/5/2016- Riddle's Reviews- Review
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