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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Man Crush Monday, #YAReaderAppreciationWeek, guest author Shannon Lee Alexander

All week long I'm participating in YA Reader Appreciation Week. Several authors including myself are giving away a ton of prizes to celebrate. And to kick things off, today I've got author, Shannon Lee Alexander, talking about her current man crush.

Let's meet Charlie Hanson from Love and Other Unknown Variables, Ms. Alexander's upcoming release! (BTW, I'm in the middle of reading this and you totally need to grab this one up when it's released!)

Meet Charlie Hanson, king of the nerds at the Brighton School of Mathematics and Science and narrator of Love and Other Unknown Variables. This tall, lanky senior loves quantum physics, mind-blowing calculus problems, prime numbers, pi, and Fibonacci. He may also love his sister’s best friend, a new girl in town with an infinity tattoo (even if she so obviously doesn’t understand the mathematical implications of infinity), doodles on her sneakers, and a voice sweet enough to rock the planet right out of its orbit. She certainly knocks Charlie out of his.

Preorder your copy of Love and Other Unknown Variables today. You’ll definitely want to get to know Charlie a better. He’s got quite a story to tell. Plus you know what they say about nerds…wink, wink.

Tweet about your favorite geek on Twitter today. Be sure to tag me @Shanlalexander and be sure to use the #LoveAndOtherUnknownVariables hashtag. A winner will be chosen at random to receive a Teal Toes prize pack. Teal Toes is an organization dedicated to spreading ovarian cancer awareness, a cause near and very dear to my heart.

Love and Other Unknown Variables releases from Entangled Publishing October 7, 2014.

Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. A senior at Brighton School of Mathematics and Science, he knows he’ll graduate, go to MIT, and inevitably discover the solutions to the universe’s greatest unanswerable problems. He’s that smart. But Charlie’s future blurs the moment he reaches out to touch the tattoo on a beautiful girl’s neck.

The future has never seemed very kind to Charlotte Finch, so she’s counting on the present. She’s not impressed by the strange boy pawing at her until she learns he’s a student at Brighton, where her sister has just taken a job as the English teacher. With her encouragement, Charlie orchestrates the most effective prank campaign in Brighton history. And in doing so, he puts his own future in jeopardy.

By the time he learns Charlotte is ill—and that the pranks were a way to distract Ms. Finch from Charlotte’s illness—Charlotte’s gravitational pull on Charlie is too great to overcome. Soon he must choose between the familiar formulas he’s always relied on, or the girl he’s falling for (at far more than 32 feet per second).

To preorder Love and Other Unknown Variables, click here. 

Author Bio: 

Shannon Lee Alexander is a wife and mother (of two kids and one yellow terrier named Harriet Potter). She is passionate about coffee, books, and cancer research. Math makes her break out in a sweat. Love and Other Unknown Variables is her debut novel. She currently lives in Indianapolis with her family.

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