October 1, 2013

Back to School Blog Tour: Part I

So we're a month into the new school year and who isn't excited that the kiddies are back to school!? To celebrate this wonderful time of year, I'm hosting a double header today--a review for Linda Budzinski's The Funeral Singer as well as short interview with Cassie Mae (author of How to Date a Nerd) for their BTS Blog Tour! 

So, without further ado...onto Part I of the BTSBT:

Let's start off with a bit about Linda Budzinski's The Funeral Singer with a blurb from her publisher Swoon Romance:

Being a funeral singer was a dead-end job until it led her to him ...

Seventeen-year-old Melanie Martin has witnessed her share of lame eulogies and uninspired epitaphs while singing part-time at her dad's funeral home. She's determined to be more than a funeral singer, more than just someone's "beloved wife" or "loving mother." 

When Mel's impromptu rendition of "Amazing Grace" at a local rock star's graveside service goes viral on YouTube, she becomes an Internet sensation, gains thousands of fans and followers, and snags a hot rock star boyfriend--Zed Logan, bass player for The Grime. 

But instant fame isn’t easy—and neither is love. Especially when Mel realizes she’s falling for another guy—one who may just want her heart more than her voice…

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So I can't write up a better summary than that so I'll just leave it as is ;) Melanie lands everything she dreams of--or so she thinks. She goes from freak-funeral-home-girl to rock-stardom--that's all one can ask for, right? Well...then things get messy. Who doesn't love a novel full of teen angst and confusion? This book totally held my interest because of the odd nature of it--ummm, funeral home...dead people? Not your average setting! Definitely not a hard book to get through. There's just enough romance in there to cause some pitter-patter in your heart!

Sidenote: I thought Zed to be a sketchbag from the first page he appeared--CALLED IT!!!

The Kindle edition of The Funeral Singer is available for purchase on amazon.ca!

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About the Author

Linda Acorn Budzinski decided in the second grade that she wanted to be a “Paperback Writer,” just like in the Beatles song. She majored in journalism in college and now works in marketing and communications. She spent 18 years at a trade association in the funeral service industry, where she discovered that funeral directors are some of the bravest and most compassionate people on earth. Linda lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Joe, and their chihuahua, Demitria. She has two step-daughters, Eris and Sarah. THE FUNERAL SINGER is her debut novel. She is represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.

You can follow Linda on Twitter, Facebook, and on her Blog

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