Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book Tour: Playing The Maestro by Aubrie Dionne Interview & Giveaway

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
ISBN: 1622668723
Number of pages: 190
Word Count: 48k
Cover Artist: Jessica Cantor

Book Description:

Melody Mires has sworn off dating musicians, but when the sexy European conductor Wolf Braun takes over her struggling symphony, her hesitation almost flies out the window with the notes of her flute—until he opens his mouth. Wolf is arrogant, haughty, and seems to have a personal vendetta against Melody. Oh, and he’s her boss. If she wants to keep her job as principal flutist, she’ll have to impress Wolf while simultaneously keeping her undeniable attraction to herself.

Wolf came to America to get as far away from his past as possible, and to recover some of the swagger he had as one of the world’s best maestros. He never imagined being forced to reassess the entire orchestra’s talent—and potentially fire anyone who doesn’t make his cut. Dating the attractive flutist is out of the question, but as their feelings reach a fever pitch, can they risk both their careers for a chance at love?

Two Quickie Teasers: 

"Every one of the musicians she’d dated was the same as her: burned out from practicing to beat the chair ahead of him, teaching five million lessons a day to make ends meet, scrambling for gigs two hours away on the weekends, so involved in a dying art form that he didn’t even know the Bruins were an ice hockey team."

“Why would a flute prodigy from Julliard want this little Civic Symphony seat anyway? Seems to me a girl who played the Mozart G Major concerto in front of the New York Phil at age seven could get a seat in any orchestra. Age seven. When I was seven, the only thing I was playing was pretend flute on my toothbrush.”


1.     Where did you get the idea for the novel?

Usually I write fantasy and science fiction. My editor at Entangled Publishing asked me if I could write a contemporary romance for their new Bliss line. At first, I had no idea what I was going to write. I decided, since this was a new genre to me, to write what I knew. I’m a professional flutist by day, and I’ve played in orchestras all my life, so there it was!

2.     Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title?

Yes, it started out as My Maestro. But, that implied first person, whereas the story was written in third person. So, I suggested “Playing Under the Maestro.” That was a little long, so they went with “Playing the Maestro.” I love it. It fits the book so perfectly. Stacy Abrams, my editor, is a genius.

3.     Which came first, the title or the novel? 

The concept came first, then the title, then the novel itself. I was brainstorming in Barnes and Nobles with my writer friend, Sarah Gilman. We were in the Harlequin section, looking at their titles. She actually came up with the title first. J Thank you, Sarah! You should check out her Entangled Publishing title, Out in Blue. It’s awesome.

4.     Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you?

My love of music and my musical career brings excitement to my life each day. I’ve soloed in front of orchestras, met some of my best friends at gigs, traveled, and made some lasting connections. Music is a great thing to get into and get your kids into. It will bring them such joy.

5.     What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?
I’m currently reading Flawed by Kate Avelynn. It’s a beautifully written book.

6.     What was your first book that you ever wrote (very first one you wrote, not published)?

That was way back in high school. I wrote a book about a flutist who goes back in time and convinces the minstrels in the king’s court to let her join their band. Although greatly inspired, I’m glad it never saw the light of day!

7.     What is your writing process?
I aim for 1k a day 365 days a year. So, if I miss a day, I try to make up for it the next day. I write in the morning before work, and at night after work. Sometimes I stop when I reach the 1k, and sometime I just keep going!

8.     Who are your favorite authors of all time?

Patricia McKillip, Tad Williams, Charlotte Bronte, and Jane Austen.

9.     At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say? 

I always try to write something like “I hope you enjoy it.” If they give me their name, I definitely write it in.

10.  What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m a big Star Trek TNG fan. I’m going to a convention for the first time in June and I can’t wait! I’ve already signed up to get my picture taken with the cast members who played Beverly Crusher and Data. I’m going with my sister, and she said she wouldn’t be caught dead with me if I wore a costume, so I might just go with the communicator- maybe some Vulcan ears. J

11.  How do you react to a bad review?

Ug! I don’t even read them anymore. They frustrate me and stop my creativity. People can write the meanest things. They don’t respect other’s creations. But enough on my rant about that! There’s enough negativity in the world- So I try not to create more.

12.  How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?

I’m not sure I did very much. Just called my parents to let them know!

Thanks for the interview!

About the Author:
Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation--favorite character was Data by far--and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "a concert flutist" when she grew up. She majored in flute performance at the University of New Hampshire on a full scholarship, then secured two teaching jobs at a University and a local community music school. While playing in orchestras and teaching, stories popped into her head, and she used them to make the music come alive for her flute students. Her students said they were so good, she had to write them down! Maybe they were right, who knows? Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

She is represented by
Dawn Dowdle and writes sweet and adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary romance.





    Here is my website ::

  2. You'll also opt in purchasing a survey scanner if you should happen to feel that you need better probabilities in finding the ore that you would like to mine. It also happens sometimes that your character will say something silly. We design and manufacture the full range of conveyor components used in materials handling equipment, whether for new systems or replacement parts to any existing equipment.

    Here is my weblog :: mining

  3. Reporting of factual information in a free and fair manner is
    the very essence of this profession. Or, when we
    speak of American capitalism, do we mean jobs for our people, medical care for all of us,
    decent wages and decent retirements. They’re the real Mc - Coy and are
    as old as the date on their front page. Some say it would have,
    because there is an ongoing collaboration between the two groups in attacks on Israel.

    I want them to be thrilled by the idea that
    each of us is capable of running into high adventure
    on every street corner and in every friendship.

    My homepage - click here

  4. For instance, they may select a type of lettuce that has purple coloring in it as well as green.

    In addition, fertilizer restores to the soil nutrients that are
    absorbed by years of growing the same vegetable plants
    in the same location. Subtle gardening themes act upon the subconscious, and merely
    give the observer a pleasant feeling.

    Feel free to surf to my blog :: overjoyed

  5. I am genuinely happy to glance at this blog posts which consists of
    tons of helpful data, thanks for providing these information.

    Take a look at my weblog; 8560dn

  6. Since the admin of this site is working, no uncertainty very quickly it
    will be well-known, due to its quality contents.

    my web site - gold jewellery

  7. Extremely informative article. Nonetheless,
    the expense color and multifunction shade laser
    printers should have been addressed. They're still more costly than inkjet printers although worth the extra expenses.

    Feel free to visit my website:

  8. You are welcome Patty. Many thanks for visiting and I hope you keep returning for more efficient
    suggestions and tech details. And don't forget to tell your buddies!

    Visit my web-site; xerox phaser 8560 ld

  9. Hi there everybоdу, herе every ρerson is shaгing such knowlеdge, so it's good to read this web site, and I used to go to see this blog all the time.

    Also visit my web-site:

  10. Do you want to a high sort of loan remedy, which gap which occurs betwixt financial gain and cost.
    Free of cost petition form is available for all and gives the urgencies because
    wealth lenders do not let the borrowers contact the loan practical use form for the
    want of good assets and inpriceless control. payday lenders

  11. If yes, then you will be nerve-wracking to get easy cash without any legal document.
    Because day loan message companies are more afraid astir your instant state instead than to send in the request
    form leading of 2. The account for this is because at that place is commonly a fee to widen your
    consequence in you loan postulation state castaway. Just sound on the web
    entryway of any medium of exchange disposition both can have financial
    emergencies. Whereas they are solely fashioned to be fast
    and easy, the individual in your checking business relationship inside smallest doable time period.
    With the help of 12 period of time day loans, one can easy get cash locomote from 1000-25000.
    Being abbreviated term unlocked loans services, these loans so not these loans as at that place
    is no assets bill of exchange responsibility. Some lenders do
    not ask for faxing of any documents as they can wonder
    rate for sill loans is quite an sensible.

    It agency that receiver is not needed to security interest time
    intense and feverish procedure in the past. Whenever you utilize for your
    own accomplished easy cash loans in essence no bank card petition form, we bill of exchange will have to face a very
    high rate of interestingness. payday loansPay day loans installations a
    thrust expenses, free marketplace bills, ambulant expense, on with inferior bills.
    Most of the loans in our info to get loan One should have US nonmigratory.
    It is because of the risk the loaner is unheralded
    traveling or a very imperative fixing work, how will you gather the cash
    in hand. They are present finances anyplace in the compass of 100-1500.
    They acquire your medium of exchange at a low interestingness rate, and bills,
    fuel bills or bar bills. Moreover, you do not have to drink any lick their pressing cash need difficulty without any hassles.
    If the defrayment is in a higher place your impact blessing of practical
    use by loaner. The loaner will not ask for different activities
    like the wonder tax are large than other kinds of loans.
    The day loan online is safe, fast and also return
    in expertness it 1500 for the fundamental measure of
    14 to 30 days. It is a way of expression that he would unquestionably to Obama Loan
    Modification Plan.

  12. Great info. Just what I needed before hitting Best Buy tomorrow.

    Here is my web-site ...

  13. This is exactly what comes about when you let a great number of straight people into clubs, dammit.
    This also is the reason why I need to move to Manhattan before
    I recieve too old to go out at nighttime. Love this picture, and you're simply right, DB might have a hottifying effect, cause Hizzoner looks good!

    Feel free to visit my page:

  14. You can fix a day of a time unit for the payments,
    Skipped payments etc can also employ for diminutive loans without any difficulty.
    payday loansYou dont have to
    face any formalities of prolonged work or run without

  15. Ι'm extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it's raгe to ѕеe
    a great blog like this οne today.

    Hегe is my ρаgе: games on facebook []

  16. hmm, is the fact that safe? because sometimes the formula of the liquid can
    break the jewelry.. surely we must get it done carefully,
    so that our lovely jewelry is good and appears new..

    Also visit my homepage; danon jewellery uk

  17. Hey There. I discovered your weblog the use of msn. This is an extremely
    smartly written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and return
    to learn more of your helpful info. Thanks for the post.
    I'll certainly comeback.

    Here is my weblog: pilgrim jewellery bargains ()

  18. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I'm kinda paranoid about losing everything I've
    worked hard on. Any tips?

    Also visit my web page prgrammable cat flap

  19. When I initially commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same
    comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
    Appreciate it!

    My page - xerox 8560mfp

  20. I beliеve that is οne of the so much significant infоrmation for me.
    Anԁ i am happy reading your article. Howeѵeг shoulԁ commentаrу on somе nοrmal thingѕ, The website taste
    is ideal, the aгtiсles is really еxcellent : D.

    Excellent ϳob, cheerѕ

    Here is my web ѕite: fаcebook Italіano :
    : www.moodify.Info ::

  21. Useful information. Fortunate me I discovered your web site unintentionally, and
    I'm shocked why this accident did not took place earlier! I bookmarked it.

    my webpage - xerox 8560 drivers

  22. Nice answers in return of this issue with real arguments and describing
    everything regarding that.

    Also visit my webpage: LG 42LS5600 Review

  23. though that expected a lot more deeper focus and I'll handle them in different blog posts: 3D printing, and mobile app.

    Also visit my homepage ... xerox phaser 8560 Yellow ink (

  24. It's appropriate time to make a few plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I've learn this submit and if I could I wish to recommend you some fascinating things or advice.
    Maybe you can write subsequent articles relating to this article.
    I wish to learn even more things approximately it!

    Here is my site; xerox 8560mfp\/d

  25. I am now not positive the place you are getting your information, but good topic.
    I must spend some time learning much more or figuring out more.
    Thank you for fantastic information I used to be in search of this information for my mission.

    Feel free to visit my homepage ... rosacea []

  26. Issue resolve with Samsung ML-1520 on WIN 8 Pro 64 little bit.

    Thanks to you !!!!!!
    Great !!!!!!

    my blog post ... xerox phaser 8560 printer ()

  27. I have been surfing οnlіne more than 3 hours theѕe ԁаys,
    but Ӏ by no meanѕ fοund
    any intеresting article likе yоuгs.
    It's beautiful value enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made excellent content as you probably did, the internet can be a lot more helpful than ever before.

    Feel free to visit my web site ... facebook and marketing