Announcing two upcoming events for my Rhythms & Muse
debut novel and music CD
EVENT #1: Novel and CD signing
Sunday, May 22, 2011
11 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Tempe Marketplace)
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy. #1150
Novel ($17), CD ($6), or both ($22) available for sale on-site with cash, or check to vIDEAn Unlimited
Win free attendance to an upcoming Catch Your Dream workshop,
helping you move forward with your life dream.
I am one of 24 featured authors at this super fun girl’s night out event June 4, 2011. You’ll be up-close and personal with all the authors, learning and sharing about their books and writing. You’ll also have the chance to see the photo shoot for a book cover by model Jimmy Thomas.
Dinner. Bookstore. Raffles prizes. Goodie bags. Movie fest. I hope you’ll consider getting in on the fun!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
2 p.m.– 11 p.m. (or overnight)
Tempe InnSuites Hotel and Suites
1651 W. Baseline Road
Tickets: $20 for general admission, or $39 including dinner with the authors.
Information and tickets at arizonadreamin.wordpress.com.
Praise for Rhythms & Muse
“I rarely read fiction, but had this book recommended to me by a friend. I started the book on the plane on a recent trip and could not put it down! So well written, the descriptions make me want to take a trip to Idaho and of course I loved all the romance!” — Deb Ortega, Amazon.com review
“Love your writing! What a pro, the way you wove the past and the present together seamlessly.”— Andrea Beaulieu, author Finding Your Authentic Voice and Ah Ha!: 100 Flashes of Insight and Inspiration From Your Authentic Voice (www.yourauthenticvoice.com)
“Wonderful. I love the way you took us from the present back to the past to weave the storyline for each of the main characters. I am recommending the book to my daughters and granddaughters who are searching for their life rhythms.”—Margaret Jacoby, SPHR, the Goddess of Compliance with MJ Management Solutions (www.mjms.net)
“One of the best ‘chick flicks’ I have ever read. Rhythms & Muse, Ann Videan’s freshman release, engages your heart and spirit with the same lilting energy as a romantic soft rock ballad. If ever a dream was meant to be realized, this book is that dream, and you will gladly enfold yourself in its verbal magic.”– JM de Biasi, literary critic, bibliophile
“Definitely a page-turner! I loved the great dialogue, flashbacks and dreams, and the juxtaposition between the ’70s and current day. Plus, a lovely ending.”— Laurie Fagen, writer, publisher SanTan Sun News (www.santansun.com)
About The Novel
Witnessing a horrific car accident seen many times before in her dreams spurs award-winning singer Alexandra Lauren to reevaluate her glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. With her lofty musical goal now tarnished by reality, and her unfulfilled memories from her senior year in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, haunting her, Alex takes a bold step to change the rhythms of her life. Leveraging her newly acknowledged intuitions, she makes a plan to reconnect not only with her musical touchstone and high-school sweetheart Matthew Roberts, but with her desire to impact lives for the good through the innocence and beauty of music.
Even though Matt holds Alex in his heart as his only muse, he resolves to ignore her existence. He cannot stay in control with her powerful presence in his life. Besides, how can he ever forgive her? In alliance with their charismatic friend Daniel, her betrayal demolished Matt’s joy in creating their hit single, not to mention their future lives, together.
Can anything in this world shift Matt’s resolve to distance himself from Alex? And, with Daniel still pursuing Alex even as his wife Kathy looks on, can Alex actually find fulfillment? Will music draw the estranged soul mates together again and guide them to realize their dreams?
About the Music CD
A solid 1970s folk and rock-ballad influence on five original tunes inspired by songs “written” by characters in the Rhythms & Muse novel. The author composed and sang all the vocals, played piano and guitar on select compositions, and mixed the tracks in GarageBand software.
Where To Buy (if not at event)
Novel: createspace.com/3485275 [CreateSpace E-Store, best benefit to author]
Music CD: createspace.com/1913103 [CreateSpace E-Store, best benefit to author]
Book, music CD and MP3 files: www.tinyurl.com/ANVamazon [Amazon, most convenient]