Guestpost: My Most Embarrassing Musical Moment by Aubrie Dionne + Giveaway

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playingthemaestroblogtourWe are very happy to welcome author Aubrie Dionne here at Book Lovers Inc today. Aubrie is not only a writer, she’s also a very musical person and plays and teaches the flute. Her newest release, Playing the Maestro is a contemporary tale about musicians and their entanglements. Today Aubrie will tell us an embarrassing story about herself. Make sure to tell us about one of yours in the comments to win your own copy.

Playing the Maestro starts out with Melody’s most embarrassing musical moment, and something I’ve always feared- not having your music on the first day of rehearsal. In fact, sometimes I check to make sure I have my music two or three times before I leave the house! In Playing the Maestro, the violinist, A.K.A. Melody’s ex claims he sent her the music and she lost it. See- he has a sister who wants Melody’s principal chair. So, what do you think really happened?

My most embarrassing moment was at a musical festival in high school. I was first chair in an All New England Band, and I had this solo in the middle of a piece after a whole bunch of measures of rest. I’m not sure what happened, because I’m usually a good counter- I use my fingers just to make sure I keep track by pressing down a key of my flute per measure. And, I’d nailed the solo in rehearsal. But, this time, during the concert, the measure seemed to go by too fast, and I missed the entire solo. There was silence when the flute should have been playing.
I was mortified.

Usually the conductor has the soloists stand up at the end of a piece, but this time, he just went right on to the next piece. I’m not sure if he knew what to do about it, either. But, there was no standing ovation for me. I felt like crawling under my chair and dying. Not only that, but the second flute was good enough, she could have played it, and I bet she was wondering why she just didn’t pick up her flute and come in for me.
Music mistakes happen, let’s face it. The more you can look back and laugh at them, the better! If anything, it makes for a great story!

Playing the MaestroAbout the book:

Melody Mires has sworn off dating musicians, but when the sexy European conductor Wolf Braun takes over her struggling symphony, her hesitation almost flies out the window with the notes of her flute—until he opens his mouth. Wolf is arrogant, haughty, and seems to have a personal vendetta against Melody. Oh, and he’s her boss. If she wants to keep her job as principal flutist, she’ll have to impress Wolf while simultaneously keeping her undeniable attraction to herself.
Wolf came to America to get as far away from his past as possible, and to recover some of the swagger he had as one of the world’s best maestros. He never imagined being forced to reassess the entire orchestra’s talent—and potentially fire anyone who doesn’t make his cut. Dating the attractive flutist is out of the question, but as their feelings reach a fever pitch, can they risk both their careers for a chance at love?
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Aubrie DionneAbout the Author:

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012. When she’s not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She’s a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.
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Aurbie brings you 2 chances to win today.

1. For winning an ebook copy of Playing the Maestro all you have to do is leave a comment telling us about one of your embarrassing moments.
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Giveaway ends on Saturday, March 30, 2013 ; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

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About Susi


Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • Aubrie March 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks so much for having me on your blog! I’m also a vegetarian and a geek. 🙂 Been one my whole life.

  • kp March 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    one of my embarassing moments was while in school…i don’t have the best singing voice and kept singing after group had stopped…off key and all!

    • Aubrie March 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Awww…I’ve seen that happen in band as well. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lily B March 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    the most recent one that I can remember was when I met my husbands father, I actually had trouble working a microwave and he looked at me funny and it was bad for me because it was a microwave and my parents owned one but it functioned differently.

    • Aubrie March 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      I have trouble with all digital things, microwaves included! Thanks for sharing!

  • Natalie J. Damschroder March 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I hesitated before coming to read this post, because other people’s embarrassments hurt me as much as my own. God, Aubrie, I feel for you!

    The embarrassing moment I always think of when asked this question was back in college. My now-husband had come back to school to take me to the President’s Ball. I had a fancy cocktail dress and super-high heels, and we were eating in a very fancy Victorian house-turned-restaurant. On my way back to the table from the restroom, a woman stopped to compliment me on my dress. To this day, I don’t know if I thanked her and sidestepped to my seat at the next table, or thanked her and TURNED to step to my seat. All I know is that when I went to smooth my dress to sit, it was ALL tucked up into my pantyhose.

    • Aubrie March 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Yup, that’s happened to me before…twice. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah Gilman March 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Aubrie! I feel your pain! My sophomore year, I was the piccolo player in the All New England festival orchestra. There was a big piccolo solo after a long, looong period of rest, and I was terrified b/c it was my first year in NE’s. At one point in rehearsal, I was so focused on counting, so so so focused, I didn’t notice the orchestra had stopped and the humorless director was talking. O_O

  • erinf1 March 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Thanks for the fun post! Luckily I don’t have any big embarrassing moments to share but I cringed reading everyone’s comments 🙂

  • bn100 March 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    can’t think of any

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