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Dancing Queen by Erin Downing

September 29th, 2006 (05:02 pm)
cheerful

Current Mood: cheerful
Current Song: Dancing Queen by ABBA

Dancing Queen by Erin Downing is as fun as the title song by ABBA.

Olivia can't wait to go to London. Not only will she be working at the hottest music television station in England, but she'll be following in the footsteps of her late mother. She brings her enthusiasm and her music knowledge - and, unfortunately, her tendency to spaz.

She hoped to be rubbing elbows with the pop elite at her new job. The first celebrity she runs into - almost literally so - is Josh Cameron, a singer who is as charming as he is famous. He is cool, calm and collected, standing upright; she is flustered, having issues with a revolving door and has fallen on her rear. She is embarrassed; he is amused. No one is more surprised than Liv when Josh keeps in touch with her and asks her out.

London life has a lot to offer Liv. She loves her job, but must work long days for a demanding boss. The small-town American girl also has to deal with her roommates: one high-maintenance girl from Texas, the other a sweet soul from Sweden. Then a VJ contest is announced at work, psyching up all of the interns. Will Olivia think of something that will get her noticed, or will her performance fall flat? When Josh finally finds the time to pencil her into his busy schedule, can she admit to him - and herself - that their relationship is headed nowhere?

Dancing Queen is filled with music references, making readers want to get up and dance. A song title is assigned to every chapter, and the title song Dancing Queen by ABBA plays a major role throughout the story. The author even created an iMix on iTunes - Erin's Dancing Queen Playlist.

If you love music -
If you wish you could work at MTV -
If you truly listen to your heart -
If you like the film What a Girl Wants -
Get Dancing Queen by Erin Downing and prepare to boogie!

My favorite line of the book: "Is it because of the song about pancakes?"

Bonus Tracks
Erin posted the list of chapter titles:
Super Freak
She Drives Me Crazy
Don't Worry, Be Happy
9 to 5
Life In the Fast Lane
West End Girls
I Will Survive
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Afternoon Delight
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Should I Stay or Should I Go
I Think We're Alone Now
Love Is a Battlefield
You're So Vain
Sunglasses At Night
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
Dancing Queen

Read my interview with Erin Downing.

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