Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Book Tour & Giveaway - On the Rocks by Erin Duffy

On the Rocks

By: Erin Duffy

Releasing April 22nd, 2014


A heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook Age-the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a modern young single woman-from Erin Duffy, the author of Bond Girl

Six months ago, Abby's life fell apart for all the world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her-on Facebook-while she was trying on dresses for the big day.

When the usual remedies-pints of Ben & Jerry's, sweatpants, and a comfy couch-fail to work their magic, her best friend, Grace, devises a plan to get Abby back on her game. She and Abby are going to spend the summer in Newport, in a quaint cottage by the sea, enjoying cool breezes, cocktails, and a crowd of gorgeous men.

But no matter how far away they go, Abby and Grace discover that in the era of social media-when everyone is preserving every little detail of their lives online-there is no real escape. Dating has never been easy. But now that the rules are more blurred than ever, how will they find true love? And even if they do, can romance stand a chance when a girl's every word and move can go viral with a single click?


As a little girl, I dreamed of getting engaged, though I guess that doesn’t make me any different from any other little girl on the planet who used to wear a pillowcase on her head and pretend it was a veil. I don’t know why girls dream of wedding days the way boys dream of playing professional baseball, but for whatever reason, I was obsessed with the thought that somewhere in my future a day would come when I’d be able to wear a pretty white dress and look like a princess. Deep down, we all want the fairy tale, and if I have to fault anyone for being able to single-handedly combat all of the progress of the women’s movement and still convince little girls that the proverbial dream life begins at the end of an aisle standing next to a man, I blame Walt Disney. Feminism may have come a long way since our grandmothers’ time, but Gloria Steinem is no match for Cinderella, which I’m sure is hugely frustrating for her. It has to be painful admitting that your biggest adversary

is actually a cartoon wearing one shoe whose only friends are a pack of mice. Whatever. As far as I’m concerned, Cinderella can suck it. 

Since everything happened, I had turned myself into a hermit, rarely leaving my apartment for anything other than my walk to and from work. I saw no reason to leave when I could have food, movies, dry cleaning, and alcohol delivered. I had no interest in being out there anymore with normal people who had normal relationships and didn’t have to wear a big hat and sunglasses every time they walked by Vera Wang to keep from being recognized by the salesladies. I was pretty sure if they saw me they were going to chase me down the street and hit me with a bill for Grace’s champagne. I was fairly certain they didn’t appreciate customers who downed their Moët and then left an expensive gown in a heap on the floor while they bolted from the store in tears, but in my defense, at the time, that was not how I saw that afternoon ending.  

Fate can be a finicky bitch. 

After that I just gave up. I know I probably shouldn’t have, but I resigned myself to a life alone, broke, and, apparently, fat. Not exactly how I pictured my thirties starting out. I don’t know what I did to anger the universe so much that it felt the need to sucker-punch

me the way it did, but I figured there wasn’t much point in worrying about it anymore. Instead, I locked myself in my apartment, let my bills pile up, let my friendships wither away, and let myself dry up like a prune. It might not have been the best of coping mechanisms, but the sad truth was, my apartment was the only place left on earth where I felt safe. The only way the universe could screw with me in there was if it put Häagen-Dazs out

of business or blew up my cable box.
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Author Info:
Erin Duffy graduated from Georgetown University in 2000 with a B.A. in English and worked as a trader on Wall Street, a career that inspired her first book, Bond Girl. She lives in New York City.

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