Blog Tour: The Kiss Off & Top 10 Man Bands

Hello, hello! It's been a quiet posting week, and I apologize, but I'm making up for it today! I am happy to be hosting not only a review of Sarah Billington's upcoming novel The Kiss Off, but Sarah also graciously agreed to do a Top 10 post and picked the super fun topic "Man bands." And so, without further ado, I'll let you get to know Sarah a little better a`la her taste in music, and then I hope you stick around to read my review. (And, if you leave a comment, there's a blog tour-wide contest going on for book prizes.)

Top 10 Man Bands
I love Man Bands. That’s probably why I wrote about one as they rocket themselves to international superstardom in my May 15 release, young adult comedy novel, The Kiss Off.

Do you know what I mean when I say Man Bands? How do YOU differentiate between bands with dudes that dance, and bands that rock out, playing their own instruments thank-you-very-much?

Me? I say Boy band (epic dancers) and Man bands (rock Gods)

But then you get Man bands that play pop, which some people consider to be BOY band material, and then you get boy bands that play rock…wait…no…do you? I can’t actually think of any.
Without any further rambling – here is Sarah Billington’s Top 10 Man Bands!

(If you don’t feel like reading down, then click below and watch the awesome.)

10 Green Day
Back when Billy Joe had blue hair and I was listening to music on tape (I swear to God I’m not an old lady) I first heard a very different Green Day to what they are now, in the song When I Come Around.

9 Offspring
I play their greatest hits album all the time, but my fave Offspring song is totally You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.

8 Shinedown
I’m not really into screamo music, but I do love their songs Second Chance and If You Only Knew. I listen to them heaps and am totally NOT sick of them. I don't know how.

7 Son of Dork
Busted 2.0 with more band members and more fun music. Each song is like a YA story. Pretty sure there’s going to be a Westend musical about their one and only album, too. Did that happen? Totally watching out for THAT.

6 Everclear
A favourite from back when I was in year 7 and bought the CD with an MA+ rating (15 and over) which they TOTALLY shouldn’t have sold me. I’ll never NOT love these guys.

5 Busted
Listening to these guys is like watching your brother play the perfect prank on someone. If you have a brother.

4 Hot Chelle Ray
Totally fun band I love right now.

Here we go…the holy trinity of Man Bands for me. My Top 3 Man Bands also happen to be the inspiration behind the band Academy of Lies, in The Kiss Off.
Am I waffling again? WITHOUT FURTHER ADO!

Sarah Billington’s Top 3 Man Bands
3 Simple Plan
Still curse the day when years ago I bought SUPER AWESOME tickets to their show and got so sick that day I thought I was going to die.

2 All Time Low
Until making the playlist above, I’d never seen one of their music videos. But I could tell they would be good fun, from their music. I could just tell.

1 McFly
Britain’s favourite (am I being controversial by saying that?) record-breaking band. To me, these guys are the ultimate larrikins.

With millions of exceptions (this isn’t a definitive list, after all) I pretty much love bands with a sense of humour in their lyrics, and some power pop or rocking tracks.
How about you? Who are your faves that I should scurry throughout the interwebs to listen to THIS VERY MINUTE?

Thanks for having me, Rebecca! This was super-fun.

I, for one, really enjoyed this Top 10 list! Thanks, Sarah! And I love the way you differentiate boy band and man band...
Now that you've gotten to know a little about Sarah's musical side, would you like to know about The Kiss Off and its man band? Thought you might...

The Kiss Off
Sarah Billington
Poppy Douglas is just another high school girl with a guitar and YouTube channel, recording a song every now and then as inspiration strikes. And one night, at a party, watching her newly-minted ex make out with his new girlfriend, inspiration strikes like lightning. The result: The Kiss Off, a song that quickly becomes a YouTube favorite. When a chance encounter on the bus, followed by repeat encounters around town, suddenly Poppy is making connections with the boys of hometown band Academy of Lies. They remix The Kiss Off, and its popularity skyrockets even more. As her song takes over the radio, her new "boyfriend" and buddies start moving in swanky circles, and more attention is turned her way, Poppy starts to realize there's more to show-biz than meets the eye. And when the public eye is on you, nothing - and I do mean nothing - goes unnoticed.

The Kiss Off is a fun read that deals with some pretty serious issues that are timely and relevant. Some of them are not necessarily "general" in nature (paparazzi and hordes of screaming fans are not the typical high schooler's problem), but others are very real. Like sexting, and privacy - online and in person - and what happens when people you love and trust do things that hurt you. Not to mention trying to figure out the whole messy world of high school romance. Poppy and her friends learn some lessons the hard way, and also have some amazing adventures. While I wasn't able to relate to Poppy's situation, I was able to root for her as a character - wanting her to open her eyes and see things, cheering when she seemed to see the light and cringing when she slipped up. Again. It's a real novel, with real teenage characters who could actually be walking the streets of my town. When a fun read makes you think about stuff, I think that's a good thing - and The Kiss Off definitely meets that description.

eBook provided by author for review.


The Girl Who Could Silence The Wind

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
Meg Medina
Candlewick, 2012

This is one of those stories that can't be nailed down to a single time, or even a single place. It's got a trace of wildness, and a simple beauty. Just a hint of magic, and a heaping scoop of spunk; years of secrets, and a thousand dreams.

Sonia Ocampo has been cursed with a blessing. The day she was born, the raging winds of a horrible storm ended, and from that point on, everyone believed she was blessed with a special connection to Heaven. The villagers of Tres Montes would come, bearing milagros (prayer charms), begging for her intercession on their behalf. For sixteen years, things seemed to "work," but then something goes horribly wrong. Desperate for an escape, Sonia leaves for the Capitol - to work in a rich widow's house, with three other Tres Montes girls, hoping to lose her blessing along the way. Even in the beautiful Capitol, life is not easy for Sonia, nor is she safe from the burden of her "gift." Her brother, Rafael, is also trying to make things better - but his plans and dreams go horribly awry. At last, Sonia realizes she must face the truth. All of it. And only by bringing the truth out into the open can her family, and the community of Tres Montes, find the healing and new beginnings they so desperately need.

This story has some very poignant, even sad, moments. But it also has a rare beauty. Sonia and her friend Pancho have a truly beautiful relationship, and I loved watching them grow. It's sweet, it's pure, it's real. There's a multicultural flavor to The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, but not so much that it becomes part of a separate people (if that makes sense). As I said, there is no time or place - this could be any number of small towns with a quiet routine and slow, almost forgotten, economy. (Obviously it's historical fiction, but there's no set time period - that I could tell, anyway). While the story concluded beautifully, I can't help but wish there were more.

ARC provided by publisher for review.


Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters
J. Sterling

Not only is Chance Encounters an Indie read, but today is its birthday! I think this may be the first time I've been able to review a book on its launch day, a very fun milestone.

Caroline Weber had the dream life. You know the kind: successful college graduate with an internship she loves, and the world's greatest boyfriend, Clay, who is in agreement about their five-year-and-then-forever plan. But sometimes, things are too good to be true. Or maybe just too good to let you see the deeper truth. After a chance encounter with the devastatingly handsome Jackson, Caroline can't fight the magnetism between the two. Meeting Jackson sparked something deep inside her heart, way down in her soul. She doesn't know what to call it, doesn't even want to label it, and struggles to balance the intensity of her attraction to Jackson with the knowledge that she has all a girl could ask for in Clay. When Clay proposes, Caroline finds herself at the center of a minefield, and all of her choices start to catch up with her. She finally admits some truths to herself, and with the help of her best friend Bailey, tries to keep her head up and her heart in some sort of repair. She's the lucky girl - she has the picture perfect life. The details are not important. And then she gets a phonecall, and everything becomes crystal clear. Life is messy, and so are relationships. But that's what makes them worth fighting for.

Chance Encounters is a quick read. Caroline is a likable character, even as she struggles so fiercely in the midst of this "love triangle." Rather than just blindly following passion, Caroline really does try to figure out how to do things right -- it just takes her a while to figure out what "right" is. While I've never been in her situation, I was able to understand her. And Bailey is awesome! As are Tommy and Alex (you'll have to read it yourself to find out who and why). I'd definitely recommend this as a quick read for when you want something fun but not fluffy.

eBook provided by author for review.


Mini Reviews

A little something different today: a set of mini reviews. These are books I've read, but don't necessarily feel like doing a full review for. Basically, I'm just giving you an extra taste of my eclectic reading habits.

I've Got Your Number
Sophie Kinsella
Random House, 2012

I'm a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella, and always look forward to a new release. This one did not disappoint, and I read it in a day. Poppy is a character you can root for, and her interactions with Sam are priceless. I loved the addition of getting to read the actual texts and emails - they really help flesh out the story and their individual personalities. After a moment of "NO WAY!", things came around, and I consider this quintessential Kinsella. And a great weekend read. Also, there are footnotes throughout the novel, which I find to be particularly fun and quirky.

Mary Engelbreit's Fairy Tales: Twelve Timeless Treasures
HarperCollins, 2010

You know I have a thing for fairy tales, but did you know I've also been a fan of Mary Engelbreit's art for years? I am. A huge fan. So when I saw this at my library, I scooped it up. Featuring twelve fairy tales, including my favorite 'Beauty and the Beast' (along with 'Cinderella,' 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'The Little Mermaid,' 'Thumbelina,' and 'Snow White and Rose Red'). Some of the stories have been tweaked a little to de-emphasize the whole Prince-love-everything's perfect effect, but they're still fairy tales. And the illustrations? Oh my...I want some of them framed!


Giveaway Winner!

Friday the 13th is one reader's lucky day! On this second giveaway announcement of the week (these are kind of fun, y'all...I wish I could afford to do one every week!), I'll be announcing the winner of an ARC of Julianne Donaldson's debut novel Edenbrooke! The clean romance...the thrilling adventure...the smoldering hero!

There were 6 entry comments left, and I tossed the numbers into the handy-dandy number generator at Random.org, and it spit out this result:

Comment #4 belonged to Emily! Congratulations, Emily! I've emailed you, and you have 48 hours to reply before I have to return to Mr. Random and find a new winner.

If you didn't win, keep your head up and your eyes open. You never know when another giveaway may pop up, whether here or elsewhere. And I hope you do manage to find and read Edenbrooke!


Triple Threats

Triple Threats
Airin Emery
Lechner Syndications, 2011

Triple Threats is actually the fourth book in The Dance series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. Though it is obvious that characters know each other within a series context, the story itself is not connected to anything preexisting. In fact, it's sort of a distinct "episode," with its own focus, narrative and cast.

After a chance summer workshop in musical theatre, Lori has fallen in love. Not only do you get to sing and wear cool costumes, but the dance numbers are freer and more flexible, even more fun, than what she performs in ballet. Promising her mother that she'll stick with ballet, Lori manages to score voice lessons - and an audition at a local college theatre's production of Guys and Dolls. When she lands a part, Lori is over the moon happy. She enjoys practice -  learning the songs and dance routines - and makes two friends: Dane (gorgeous child star, wanting to make it as an adult) and Courtney (super talented, but fighting for a chance to make her dreams come true). Together, the trio enjoy every minute of their first real musical theatre performance, and look forward to new adventures in the future.

Triple Threats is a quick read, both in terms of time-span of the story and in how fast it can be read. The characters are interesting, and the story was unique - I have not read another book about ballet dancers transitioning to musical theatre before, and actually, I'm not sure I've read about musical theatre. One thing that really bugged me though is the tense of the novel. It's some form of present tense, and reading it is like reading a play script - I felt like I should have been directing people to go to position X, smile just so and then say their line. It was a bit frustrating, but maybe that's just me.

eBook provided by publisher for review.


BBE Scavenger Hunt Winner!

I hope everyone had a great long weekend, and got to spend plenty of fun, quality time with friends and family. Because I timed the BBE Scavenger Hunt giveaway to end right at the beginning of the holiday weekend (bad planning on my part, haha), I decided to wait until today to pick my winner ...

... Are you curious to find out who's going to be the lucky winner of a mystery prize pack?

Wait no longer, dear readers, because the entries were jumbled and Rafflecopter picked lucky #11 as the winning entry!

Christina, of A Reader of Fictions, you are lucky #11!

Christina left a comment saying the book(s) that have drawn her in and not let go have been:
Recently Starters, Croak, Spellcaster, Scarlet...the list goes on.

I haven't read any of those yet (but Scarlet is totally on my To Read Soon list), but thank Christina - and everyone else - for sharing their arresting reads.

Check your email Christina!

And for everyone else - don't despair, there's another giveaway going on right now! It ends Friday morning, so enter quick (shortcut: click the Edenbrooke cover image under "Giveaway" in the upper lefthand corner of the blog).


The Big Scrum

The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football
John J. Miller
HarperCollins, 2011

Being the football nut I am, there was no way I could pass this one up. I haven't read much football history, and had no idea Teddy Roosevelt had anything to do with football - let alone saving it. Boy, did I learn a lot! John Miller did a wonderful job of blending fact and narrative - even though I was reading a lot of history and biography, it read like a story. Or possibly a collection of stories, since Roosevelt is not the only person spotlighted.

The Big Scrum is a look at the beginning of football in America: the very beginnings of "'pick-up games" and the evolution into a bloody battle-esque game that raised eyebrows even as it attracted a growing fan-base. To understand football, you have to understand everything surrounding it's "birth" and evolution, and Miller introduces the ideologies and mindsets that helped football prosper. Movements such as "Muscular Christianity" and the growing realization that a healthy, active nation will become a powerful nation. I loved getting a glimpse of the way "athletics" infiltrated society - even appearing in popular literature. I also loved watching the development of a distinctly American game - football - out of the English traditions of soccer and rugby.

In addition to the cultural and intellectual history presented, Miller also looks at the lives of key players in the development of American athletics, as well as football itself. While the primary focus is on Roosevelt: his life, his impact on society and nation, as well as his personal involvement with physical exertion and contests, particularly his love of football, other figures who are mentioned are examined more closely, to offer insight into their various positions on the issue. It adds a roundness, a completeness to the argument that my inner-historian appreciates. (My inner-historian also geeked out at Miller's use of a variety of sources, including a lot of primary sources that really added depth and merit to the study). And of course, I loved the story too, the way football grew, was attacked and almost did not survive, and then through masterful negotiations and much passion, it rose from the mud as that glorious past time I live for every fall.

A wonderful nonfiction offering that reads as a pleasure book, with a ton of historical information presented in a manner that intrigues and excites rather than overwhelms. (Why didn't anybody tell me you could do history like this?) It's football history, yes, but a reader with an interest in Teddy Roosevelt or America in the Gilded and Progressive eras will also appreciate The Big Scrum.

Book provided by my local library.


Blog Tour: Hearts That Survive

The 100th anniversary of the Titanic's tragic sinking is very close, and this is the second Titanic novel I've read this year. Today I'm reviewing Hearts that Survive for a Pump Up Your Book! blog tour. If you'd like to check out the other stops on the tour, click the banner above. But wait until you read my review first, okay?

Hearts that Survive
Yvonne Lehman
Abingdon, 2012

Lydia Beaumont had it all: wealth, status, the company of a handsome and successful gentleman, the not-so-secret-love of an up-and-coming and kind young man, and a suite on the greatest of all ships' maiden voyage. With both gentlemen. And a secret that would change her life forever. This secret prompts Lydia and John Ancell - the young visionary behind Ancell (Toy) Trains - to plan a quick wedding aboard the Titanic. It's a perfect plan: a wealthy railroad heiress, wearing a brand new wedding dress from a renowned fashion designer, on the maiden voyage of the Ship of Dreams. And it is a perfect, beautiful wedding - the night of April 14th. But things take a shocking turn in the night hours following the reception, and history of a very different kind is made. Lydia escapes, as does her new friend Catherine, and Craven Dowd - the manager of her father's business, and her 'second suitor.' John stays on the Titanic.

What follows is a story that is poignant and very human. As they struggle to orient themselves in their new reality, Lydia and her friends must come to terms with who they are and what life means. And love - the thread that connects all the mismatched pieces of life is love. Always love. Even in the face of such wrenching tragedy, life goes on. Lydia marries Craven and finds herself in a fulfilling and, eventually, happy life. Catherine and her maid Bess travel north, to Nova Scotia, finding a place to call home, hearts to love, and the peace that passes all understanding. The survivors keep living, and have children who have children. And all the stories, from the ship and beyond, slowly come circling back together in a way that creates a beautiful story - and also reflects the intricate weave of life. When all the secrets are revealed at last, and lives are rattled on their foundations, the Love present in those foundations is strong enough to let life continue.

I don't want to give out too many details, while some of the secrets are revealed right away, others are a little more layered. Maybe less secrets and more tiny details that click into place. Hearts that Survive is an excellent exercise in creating a story that involves many separate stories gathered in one neat arc. With so many separate stories, there are a lot of perspective/point of view changes -- though most of them occur at chapter breaks, and it's normally easy to pick up and bounce between to the two main stories of Lydia and Catherine. Having read Promise Me This, earlier this year, I was better prepared for the emotional impact of reading a story where you know hundreds of people are going to die. And Lehman works in some beautiful historical details, with special attention to clothing and jewels, which my girlie-girl heart loved. All in all, despite the sad beginning, Hearts that Survive is a story of Hope, and of Love.

Book provided by publisher for review.


Blog Tour: Edenbrooke + Guest Post & Giveaway!

I've got a lot of fun stuff for you today, as I happily host today's stop for the Edenbrooke blog tour! What kind of fun stuff? How about a guest post, the definition of a new genre, a review and a giveaway! Let's start with a quick introduction, followed by a short guest post from the lovely Julianne Donaldson.

Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a 500-year-old castle. After earning a degree in English, she turned her attention to writing about distant times and places. She lives in Utah with her husband and four children. Edenbrooke is her first novel.

I asked Julianne what it was like to write a dashing hero (and yes, the hero of Edenbrooke is quite dashing!), and here's what she had to say:
What is it like to write a dashing male character? Well, in my opinion, it's the most enjoyable part of writing. I have always loved a good romantic hero, but the problem with other books is that there's a limit to how much you can get of that hero. But writing my own hero, Philip, gave me an endless access to him. I could dream up anything I wanted. I could make him as witty, or sexy, or charming as I wanted. I could put him together with my heroine in a hundred different scenarios and discover what he would say or do. It was so much fun, I almost couldn't finish my book because I couldn't stop writing it. Now I’m having just as much fun writing about the dashing hero in my next novel. Writing really is the best job to be had.
Edenbrooke is a proper romance. If you're like me, you're probably wondering what makes a romance "proper" versus "improper" - well, I've got an answer for your question.
A Proper Romance is Shadow Mountain Publishing’s brand of clean, smart, engaging, romantic stories that will never embarrass the reader.
 I for one, love this proper romance concept - there's a lot more to a good love story than tumbling into bed (or the closet or behind the bushes or wherever else authors stick people) at every turn. And many times, all those "encounters" don't actually add anything to the story. So if an author can write a powerful, moving, flustering love story without resorting to a blush-inducing scene, then I give them cookies! (Virtual, of course, otherwise that'd get expensive. And probably awkward).

Have I got you intrigued yet? Want to know more about the story of Edenbrooke, with it's proper romance and dashing hero? Keep reading - after my review, you'll find the details on how you could win an ARC of Edenbrooke for your very own reading pleasure!

Julianne Donaldson
Shadow Mountain, 2012

Marianne Daventry is not a proper, elegant young lady. She'd rather be at home in the country than in London for The Season. She does not sing. She loves the outdoors and riding horses. And she has a penchant for twirling - a habit that often has less-than-fortunate results. So when her grandmother decides to transfer her entire estate to Marianne rather than The Nefarious Nephew, it comes with one condition: Marianne must learn to behave as a proper, elegant, very wealthy young lady. An extended visit at Edenbrooke with her twin sister Cecily, and the Wyndham family seems to be the perfect opportunity for Marianne to learn graceful manners. And escape the confines of Bath. What Marianne does not expect however is to encounter a highwayman, then meet - and insult - an infuriating (and devastatingly handsome) young man named Philip at a roadside inn. This is only the beginning of her adventures in this quest for manners, and what follows is a story that will keep you reading til the end.

Philip is no random gentleman at the inn, he's actually a son of the Wyndhams. A discovery that quite undoes Marianne when she finally arrives at Edenbrooke. She quickly comforts herself with the idea that he's the younger son, and therefor not the Lord that Cecily plans to marry. (The poor Lord does not know this, by the way, it's an idea that Cecily has hatched in her own mind). As Marianne and Philip become friends, Marianne finds herself slowly coming to terms with her past hurts, and beginning to grow and flourish in the healthy, happy environment of Edenbrooke. Things change however when Cecily appears on the scene, and swiftly takes control of Philip's attention and time. Marianne is devastated, but her loyalty to her sister has always been strong - even has it slowly destroys her spirit.

After misadventures, misunderstandings, failed proposals and scandalous behavior (on the part of Cecily!), Marianne's story comes to a dramatic conclusion with the reappearance of the highwayman and his dastardly designs on her fortune (and person). In perfect storybook fashion however, Philip arrives on the scene just in time, with Marianne's father in tow, and suddenly Marianne's faced with a very different reality. One that might not be as devastating as she thought. And when Cecily makes a most unprecedented move -- well, let's just say that Marianne has become an elegant young lady, worthy of her grandmother's fortune.

The story is amazing. Very sweet, very amusing. I loved Marianne as a character, and enjoyed watching her grow as well as her interpretations of Cecily and Louisa's behavior. And Philip. Oh, Philip. He smolders. Seriously! He smolders. Do I need to tell you how awesome that is? Their relationship is beautifully presented (without any blush-inducing "encounters," and develops naturally. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel, and look forward to more from Julianne Donaldson.

ARC provided by publisher for review.

Would you like to win a copy of Edenbrooke for your own reading pleasure? I've got one ARC available for a lucky reader in the US. To enter, just leave a comment on this post - and include your email address, so I can contact you if you win!  Winner will be emailed and have 48 hours to reply; if winner does not respond, I will pick another winner.
Giveaway will end at 9:00am EST, Friday April 13th.


Blog Tour: Clockwise

Today I'm happy to announce I'm a stop on the Clockwise blog tour, hosted by the lovely Missy. After you read my review, feel free to swing by and see what else is happening along the blog trail (just click the banner above). Also, at the end of the post are three easy steps to get a free copy of Clockwiser - the sequel to Clockwise!

Elle Strauss

Casey Donovan has a problem. Not just any problem, but a big problem. She trips a lot, and normally with little warning or explanation as to why. And she's been tripping for years. Doesn't seem like a big deal, right? Well, when you realize that Casey and her best friend Lucinda use "trip" as code for "goes back in time over a hundred years," then it becomes a bigger issue. And if anyone is making skin-to-skin contact with her when she trips, Casey takes them along with her. This, my readers, is when things get interesting. Really interesting. Because the totally hot and entirely unattainable Nate asks Casey to dance - and she trips. During the dance. Taking Nate with her. Back in time to 1861 Cambridge, MA. What happens next is one crazy ride, hopping in and out of time, and with more than one close call.

I really enjoyed Clockwise - Casey is a character I could root for, even if she couldn't see her own coolness. After Nate's initial shock (and hello, who wouldn't be shocked?), he sort of adjusts to the whole concept of "tripping," and even seems to set up return trips for himself. Nate and Casey both grow a lot as characters, and as friends, aided in large part by their time together in 1861 & 1862. Slowly, Casey begins to come to terms with her talent/ability, and even discovers a few other travelers! At the same time, pieces of her own life story are starting to fall into place, and she eventually discovers a possible answer for why she travels.

Casey and Nate's misadventures made for laughs, quiet smiles, and the occasional mental cheer session as they sifted through their differences and issues and learned to trust themselves and each other. They're likable characters and I look forward to seeing what happens next in Clockwiser.
Speaking of Clockwiser, if you'd like to receive a free ebook, go like Elle's facebook page AND leave a comment on this post (with your email address, please!). See? Nice and easy.
Book provided by author for review.


New Books!

It's that time again: a recap of my monthly book acquisitions! Some of these are ebooks, some are "real" books. Some will be appearing on this blog as part of blog tours (yay!). And there's even at least one that will be part of a giveaway. Yup, another giveaway!

((Speaking of giveaways, have you checked out the totally awesome BBE Scavenger Hunt giveaway yet?))

Now then, the books of March...


For Review:

Net Galley:

EarlyBird Read from RandomHouse:

I'm really excited about March's books, and can't wait to share them with you! A couple will be appearing this week even, so make sure you stay tuned!