How would YOU solve the ‘ultimate paradox’? Could you?

On March 8, 2012 by Aimee

Thank you, up front, to “I Am A Reader, Not A Writer” and Bookworm Lisa for hosting this awesome Lunar Love Giveaway Hop!

Just this past Monday, my second novel, Hide & Seek, released! Let me tell you a little bit about it:

Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine

Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman.

Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus.

That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future.

Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others.

Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him.

Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always.

With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can.

Find him.

The question isn’t can she … but will she?

Dying to read this right now? You can buy it … or hope to win. Or buy it if you don’t win … or buy it to support an author and with your second copy, give it away. :)

Now, you might be wondering how this fits into the lunar element of this blog hop. Well first, it’s a paranormal story, but more importantly, Lexi and Tripp’s story is based on Zeus’s ultimate paradox.

What is the ultimate paradox?

The myth states that Zeus created the fox to always get away, and the hound to always catch his prey. Well if they are playing the same game, and the fox must get away from the hound, but the hound can always catch his prey, can either do either?

You see, a paradox is an unanswerable conundrum.

A game that cannot be won.

In Lexi and Tripp’s case, and by reading the blurb, you may get the gist of their conflict. The question is … will they, or won’t they be able to get around it?

Zeus got around this little problem by sending the fox and hound to the stars — as Canis Major and Canis Minor. Tada! A little mythology lesson combined with some astrology.

But … I have a big question for you! First … a giveaway:

What I’m giving away:
– An ebook copy of Hide & Seek
– A printed, signed Hide & Seek bookmark

I would love it if you (buy my book, but this is a giveaway, so… these are all totally optional, just giving you a chance to connect with me):

– Add one (or all!) of my books to your Goodread’s list (just click a picture and it’ll take you right there)

Hide & Seek by Aimee LaineLittle White Lies by Aimee LaineInto The Unknown Cover - Anthology from three authorsSurrender by Aimee LaineAfter Dark by Emi Gayle

– Subscribe to either my newsletter (monthly update) or my blog (per post update). Both are accessible in the right sidebar

– Follow me somewhere:

To win, just:
– Please do one (at least) of the above optional goodies and
– Answer the ultimate question in the comments! (This will tell me that you stopped by).

Ultimate question:

How would YOU solve the unsolvable — the ultimate paradox?

Post your answer before 11:59:59 on March 13th, and I’ll choose and post the winner by the 14th.

As always … thank you!

25 Responses to “How would YOU solve the ‘ultimate paradox’? Could you?”

  • I would look within myself and find the answer (cheesy i know! lol)

  • Knowing me? I would break all the rules to solve it. lol
    Lauren

  • There is a solution to all situations. If you step out of the situation an look at it from the outside the solution will come to you. This is why everyone is always telling everyone else what they should do and how they should do it. It’s easier to see a solution when your not involved in it.

  • I already follow you, but I will add Hide and Seek to my goodreads list, since I really want to read it. lol! And, IMHO, there is nothing truly unsolvable. There’s always compromise. Then again, is the fox really caught if she lets the hound win? Does the hound loose if he stops chasing the fox and lets her come to him? Sometimes, we just have to look at things from a different angle.

  • I follow you on Goodreads as Lioness, I subscribe to you newsletter, and two of your books are on my TBR list (because I really want to read them :P ). If I had to solve it, I would probably get a TON of research books to look for loopholes, and talk to some of my friends who are masters at loopholes.

    cigam9(at)gmail(dot)com

  • magic 8 ball? I follow on FB. thanks for being part of the hop

  • I would rip a dimension hole open. I added your books to my ‘to-read’ list on goodreads ;)

  • fb follower
    stephanie christmann

    I definitely think she CAN find him, but WILL she? Maybe not, that would make the book better.

  • Since you can’t solve the “unsolvable”, I would just go with the flow and hope for the best! I’m a new follower via Twitter @MamaHendo3.

  • I am a newsletter follower and I added Hide and Seek to my GR to read shelf.

    I would think about the problem and share with people who I think could possibly help and see what we come up with.

    acm05atjuno.com

  • Thank you for the great giveaway I love blog hops! Hide & Seek sounds like a great book will add to my read list! Im a email subscriber too.
    Follow on facebook – latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

  • Following you on Twitter (@DarleneBookNook)

    I would attempt to solve the ultimate paradox with a lot of prayer!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  • the unsolvable can be fixed by good talent and then good detective and then the paradox can be takent care of by the person who has control fo the box all he or she has to do s figure the puzzle

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  • I subscribed through email (same email posted with this comment), and I followed via Facebook (Tracy Awalt Juliano).

    I would solve the unsolvable in a very simple way… place it in God’s hands. There is nothing He can’t solve!

  • Id do whatever it took

    flanagan@mebtel.net

  • twitter follower
    lilblupixie

    flanagan@mebtel.net

  • Hmm I have no idea how I’d solve it…probably by asking others for help!

  • Rock, paper, scissors…edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Thank you!

  • I follow on Twitter @epiloguereview

    How would I solve the unsolvable? I would do something that has never been done before.

  • I follow you on FB

    I don’t think I would be able to solve the unsolvable, I would leave it up to fate

    june111(at)att(dot)net

  • I signed up for your newsletter.

    I added all your books to my TBD list in Goodreads.

    I’d ask an expert for help.

    • I signed up for your blog.

      I wasn’t able to confirm the newsletter subscription.

  • I would look within myself and find the answer.

  • To solve the unsolvable requires cake, nice moist chewy chocolate cake with extra thick fudge icing and a good cuppa. Once these criteria are met the answer will be known
    I follow on twitter @ZDz59001 and facebook Denise Zaky.
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Congratulations, Tracy Awalt Juliano! You’ve been selected to receive the prize! :) And I LOVE your answer, by the way.

    As for me? How would I solve the unsolveable? Well … you’ll just have to read Hide & Seek to find out … because that’s where my answer is. :)