Oh yes we did title this post with an SAT style analogy puzzle.
Perhaps to show that as adults we have conquered all of those mean testing gimmicks and as readers will never again agree to dance around words like trained monkeys. (With the exceptions of Scrabble [Words with Friends] and Boggle [Scramble with Friends], of course.) We are reappropriating the equation to show our power!
Or, perhaps it’s because we just got done reading the opening to Beautiful Player and are a little loopy from how Will and Hanna make us feel.
(Player comes out 10/29, people, and that equation is something like: Patience : Us Reading This Whole Book :: Style : The 80s – i.e. in short supply.)
To reveal the first few chapters of Player yourself, click here.
But wait—more things on the internets for the impatient!
If you can’t wait to hear more from Christina Lauren until 10/29 and Beautiful Player‘s release, you can catch the writing duo (Christina + Lauren) + Alice Clayton (Wallbanger anyone!?!) + The Fantabulous Nina on episode #1 of their brand new podcast, Blushes.
What will they talk about? Books! And not the kind of books that you were assigned in school, where they also dreamed up those analogies. (Thought, undoubtedly they’ll hit on some old favorites, we’re sure.) They will talk about books they love, pop culture stuff, and anything that anyone anywhere in the world should care about.
Blushes casts off Tuesday, 10/22 – and you’ll be able to find it on the Apple iTunes store, free o’ charge.
So this is us telling you to get lost – leave XOXO After Dark and visit that (wonderfully lengthy) excerpt of Beautiful Player, find that Blushes podcast, get out of here and go check out these wonderful new online happenings.
But then come back. Because we promise to keep you informed on all the good things. All the good things.
Beautiful PlayerChristina Lauren
A bombshell bookworm + a chronic casanova = a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school. Book 3 in the bestselling Beautiful Bastard series.
In this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight, Caroline is kept awake night after night by her neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall, but the ecstatic response of what seems like an endless parade of women. Clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, Caroline finally confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and so the fireworks begin...
Beautiful BastardChristina Lauren
An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Book 1 in the bestselling Beautiful Bastard series.
Beautiful StrangerChristina Lauren
A charming British playboy. A girl determined to finally live. A secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color. Book 2 in the bestselling Beautiful Bastard series.
Beautiful BitchChristina Lauren
Chloe and the Beautiful Bastard are back, and they're going to France...and then things really get interesting. Book 2.5 in the bestselling Beautiful Bastard series.
Beautiful BombshellChristina Lauren
A beautiful bastard of a groom-to-be. A bachelor-party-crashing bride. And one unforgettable night on the Vegas strip. Book 2.75 in the bestselling Beautiful Bastard series.
Beautiful BeginningChristina Lauren
An exasperated bride who just wants to elope. A determined groom whose only focus is getting to the wedding night. And a whole lot of name calling. Book 3.5 in the bestselling Beautiful Bastard series.