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“In The Mood” with Margot Berwin and Giveaway! {Blog Tour}

by Margot Berwin
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Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the Scent of Darkness Blog Tour. For today’s tour stop, please enjoy a guest post by author Margot Berwin and enter the giveaway for your chance to win some amazing prizes!






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Title: Scent of Darkness 
Publication Date: 1/29/2013
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 240
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[note color=”#ff758c”]Overview:
Evangeline is eighteen years old when her grandmother gives her the ultimate gift-a scent she has created just for her. From the moment Eva places a drop on her neck, her entire life changes.

Previously unnoticed, she becomes the object of intense desire for everyone around her. Men dance close to her; women dip their noses deep into her hair; even the cats outside her bedroom cry to be near her. Gabriel, the quiet student Eva has admired from afar, falls head-over-heels in love with her. But soon the gift begins to control Eva’s life: strangers follow her around, sniffing and touching her at every turn. When Eva meets Michael, an artist who barely registers her smell, Eva wonders if he is the one person who can love her for herself. Or is her scent impossible to escape?

A bewitching, wildly imaginative novel steeped in the mythology of perfume, Scent of Darkness seduces the reader’s every sense. [/note]







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With Margot Berwin


I’ve had two books published in the last couple of years, but there’s still time in between when I’m not writing and I’m waiting for the inspiration to hit.

Usually I’m working to pay the bills, running to stay in shape and going out trying to meet the love of my life. But there are certain things that I do to keep the creativity flowing–here’s a top five list of how I get IN THE MOOD:



What am I looking at most when I’m tapping the keyboard? My nails! Right now they are pink with red tips. A French manicure with a red-hot twist makes me want to keep my fingertips on those keys.  I’m also really into blues right now—teal and sky blue on alternating nails helps me relax and stay focused.



Tunes keep me locked into the mood I need to be in to write a particular piece. Say I’m writing about a broken love affair-I might listen to Adele’s Rolling in the Deep or Amy Winehouse’s Love is a losing game. Or one of my all time favorite

Get and stay in a dark mood, songs—So Cruel by U2.



I live in Manhattan so this one’s not tough. I can walk out my door and see something pretty original spray-painted on the side of the building next door. Or on the sidewalk. It might be gone in an hour or two so it’s fun to catch it when it’s fresh and to know that I saw something that was here and gone in the blink of an eye—or the spray of a hose.


4.My Column—I keep busy with my sex and dating advice column—DIRTY TALK with Margot Berwin. The folks in Bushwick Brooklyn (or anywhere really) send me their questions and I do my best to be helpful. Check it out! (it’s in the “in the hood” section).

This week’s column was about waxing and shaving—Scent of Darkness is somewhat about shaving too. Guess I’ve had that topic on my mind! Write me a question if you want—I’d love to hear from you!


5. Round-trip perfume

I’m a huge perfume fan as you can tell from the topic of my book. If I need to unwind from a particularly stressful day I’ll use my nose. I’ll walk from my apartment on 14th street, all the way uptown to Bergdorf’s fragrance department and have myself a time of it amongst all the beautiful cut glass bottles and awesome un-affordable scents!









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10 audiobook boxed CDs narrated by the author Margot Berwin open to US Shipping

10 Scent of Darkness candles open to US Shipping

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About Margot Berwin

Margot Berwin earned her MFA from the New School in 2005. Her stories have appeared on, in the New York Press, and in the anthology The Future of Misbehavior.

Her first novel Hot House Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire was published in 2009 by Pantheon. Her new novel, SCENT OF DARKNESS, also by Pantheon is coming out on January 29, 2013.

Margot Lives in New York City.

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