From Michelle: Have we ever got a ab fab kick-off 4 2010! Liz Maverick's here today because she generously "won" a high bid in the 2009 Brenda Novak Online Auction for Diabetes Research. But Liz would have ended up here in the pink anyway, since I can't seem to keep quiet about her wicked hip and hot new romance, "Crimson & Steam." There's just no reason not to place scoring it at the top of your To Do in '10 list. So please offer Liz your lustiest "Ring in the New" Bella buongiorno...
From Liz: Happy New Year, Bellas! Resolutions tend to be rather specific things like a promise to lose weight, a pledge to go out more and finally meet that someone or a vow to be a better person in some specific way. As I wrote in my newsletter earlier this week, I used to make plenty of resolutions. Then it dawned on me that I was not actually getting progressively richer or skinnier—nor was I becoming imbued with a greater sense of inner peace as planned.
I still make a few token resolutions just to make sure I clean my apartment, floss and ingest enough Omega-3s during the year. But I now prefer to think of New Years as a reminder to take a really deep breath. The clicking sound coming from one of those old analog clocks with the black-on-white numbers as it flips at midnight is a sweet sound, indeed. It’s as if the whole world agrees on something for a second in time—fresh start, anything is possible,
I’m a big believer in reinvention, grand adventures and giving oneself permission to do out of the ordinary things, and this happens to be a Blue Moon New Year. The phrase “once in a blue moon” suggests a rare event. So more than ever, this is the time to do something extraordinary and step out of your comfort zone—whether it takes a phone call, a couple of steps outside your door or a long plane ride.
"Crimson & Steam" is actually the result of just such a reinvention. It’s a hybrid book, an “out-of-the-box” book, as they call it. It combines romance, paranormal, futuristic, and steampunk historical elements. In short, it’s not normal. None of the books in the Crimson
I hope this is a true Blue Moon year for all of you. Happy New Year!
Did this New Years feel different to you from years before? Did you make resolutions? Did you breathe a sigh of relief that we could put the 00’s to bed or were you sorry to see the year end?
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