Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Finish The Perfect Love Song Contest

Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author and nominee for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Fiction Novel of the Year, returns this holiday season with The Perfect Love Song.

The Perfect Love Song, Callahan Henry tells the story of Jimmy Sullivan, who has been living on the road with his brother, Jack, and their band The Unknown Souls. The road is Jimmy’s only home and music his only savior until he falls in love with a beautiful girl, Charlotte Carrington. Spending time with Charlotte inspires Jimmy to write a love song for her, which becomes an overnight sensation and is dubbed “The Perfect Love Song.”

As Jimmy finds himself caught up in the desire for fame and fortune, the genuine lyrics of the song are overshadowed by his career ambitions. He begins to lose touch with Charlotte and makes a decision to miss his brother’s wedding in Ireland for a chance to put on a show in New York City.

But on Christmas Eve Jimmy comes to a crossroads: Will he finally get the chance to perform on one of the biggest stages of his career?—or will he find his way back to his family, to Ireland…and to the love of his life, Charlotte?

Patti Callahan Henry says of her exploration of love in the novel: “I often find myself writing about injured souls and how they find a way to heal and move through the world in a creative and healing way. Love, I believe, is often the catalyst for a new life and I explore the myriad ways this occurs: love of music, of story, of life, of a person—love at all really.”

The Perfect Love Song, Patti Callahan Henry gives readers a heartwarming holiday tale about second chances, about the hope for redemption—and about the choices one makes in life that may close one door, but open another…

What do country music star Dallas Davidson ("Gimme That Girl", "All About Tonight") and Patti Callahan Henry (New York Times bestselling author) have in common? Well, a country song. Although this song hasn't climbed the charts just yet. In fact, this song hasn't even been written…

Patti Callahan Henry's new book, THE PERFECT LOVE SONG, features the first two lines of a love song written for the one of the main characters. She thought it would be a good idea to hold a contest to see if anyone would like to finish the song. This is where Dallas Davidson enters. He and Patti grew up in Georgia where his parents and Patti’s are neighbors. Patti is a huge Country Music fan and has been following Dallas's career from the beginning before five of his songs hit #1. Even Patti's children have all of Dallas hit songs on their ipods and know all of the words by heart. Yet, the two writers have never yet met…

Have you ever wanted to write a love song?

Well, now is your chance to… FINISH THE PERFECT LOVE SONG!

To celebrate the October 12th release of THE PERFECT LOVE SONG by Patti Callahan Henry, American country music songwriter Dallas Davidson will be judging entries to find THE PERFECT LOVE SONG.

Start with the words Jimmy sings to Charlotte and finish the love song:

“I cannot find or define the moment you entered my heart.

When you entered and turned a light on in the deepest part…”

How To Enter:

Beginning October 12, 2010 at 12:01 AM (ET) through December 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM (ET), go to www.perfectlovesongbook.com/contest, and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions.

For all the rules and regulations go here for more information.

Here’s what people are saying about The Perfect Love Song:

“I fell in love with both Patti Callahan Henry and her work.

The Perfect Love Song is a lyrical and heartwarming tale of love and forgiveness.

Patti takes you to those places in the heart you didn’t even know you wanted to go.”

—Pat Conroy, New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad

“Patti Callahan Henry’s The Perfect Love Song is a wonderfully romantic

and inspiring novel about love and redemption that sings with emotional truth.

An essential read by a master storyteller.”

—Cassandra King, author of Same Sweet Girls

“Her characters are so real, you feel as if you’ve known them a very long time.”

—Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed

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