Quentin: This is turning into a full-time job.
Jason: We never do four posts in a week.
Jake: You're both so lazy. <kisses Jason>
Jason: Are you having fun?
Jake: Yes. I'm learning a lot about giveaways and widgets and shit. Did you know you can only run a giveaway on Facebook with a third-party app?
Jason: I didn't know that.
Quentin: Now ask me if I care?
Jake: I wasn't talking to you, jackass. Let's move on.
Quentin: So, people have been asking me, what is Brad's new book about?
Jason: Which is what brings us here today. The description is after the jump.
Jake: It ain't much.
Quentin: One paragraph. I'm probably going to get into trouble for saying this, but I feel people should know that the blurb describes maybe 15% of the book.
Jake: It barely scratches the surface.
Jason: Short and sweet. That's how Brad wanted it. "The less people know, the more they'll enjoy it."
Quentin: Jake, tell us about the giveaway.
Jake: It runs for 48 hours. The prize is another $25 Amazon gift card. Open to all readers worldwide, but once again, you must have an account with Amazon in some country. There are three ways to enter.
- Tweet about this post. The tweet and verification are built into the widget. It tells you how to find the link to your tweet and paste it into the entry so that we can verify you sent it. Since that's kind of a pain in the ass, it's worth 10 points.
- Answer a Three Amigos question. If you are a regular reader of the blog, you will know the answer. 5 points.
- Answer a question about The Nothingness of Ben. 5 points.
Jason: Can someone do all three?
Jake: Absolutely. If you tweet, and you read Brad's first book, and you read the blog, you can enter to the tune of 20 points. That increases your chances of being randomly selected by Rafflecopter.
Quentin: We want to stress, we do not pick the winners.
Jason: Can we give the answer to the contest question?
Quentin: Yes. But we can't announce the winner until we verify the email. Jake, what's the answer?
Jake: "Born to Run". Bruce Springsteen. A couple of people answered "Slowhand" by Eric Clapton.
Quentin: Ben said that's a good guess, but Brad told me he's never seen that album cover in his life.
Jake: That's it for the giveaway. Read the Terms and Conditions. Quentin wrote them and they're pretty funny.
Quentin: Enough chat. Onto the description of The Return by Brad Boney...
Music. Topher Manning rarely thinks about anything else, but his day job as a mechanic doesn't exactly mesh with his rock star ambitions. Unless he can find a way to unlock all the songs in his head, his band will soon be on the fast track to obscurity. Then the South by Southwest music festival and a broken-down car drop New York critic Stanton Porter into his life. Stanton offers Topher a ticket to the Bruce Springsteen concert, where a hesitant kiss and phantom vibrations from Topher’s cell phone kick off a love story that promises to transcend ordinary possibility.