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Friday, April 29, 2016

Blog Tour- THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi An Interview & Giveaway!


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on blog tour for THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi! I freaking LOVED this book it was so magical and beautiful!!!! I have an interview with Roshani to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway for a finished copy of the book! 


Haven't heard of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN? Check it out!

Title: THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Pages: 352
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire...

But Akaran has its own secrets -- thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.

A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-Touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.



Now on to the interview!

Hi Roshani! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books! THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN was freaking awesome and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! I am so happy that you could stop by for a visit!

Thank you for having me!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN and the characters?

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN is my love letter to fairytales from all over the world. There’s constellations that spell out your doom and destiny, a demon horse you’ll want to exchange BFF necklaces with, a princess who’s power hungry and a king with his heart on his sleeve. 

Is this a standalone or a series (I know this answer but thought it would be cool for my readers to know)? And if it’s a series do you have a title for book 2 yet? And if it’s a standalone what are you working on next?

Standalone! But there’s a companion coming out in April 2017 (don’t hold me to this date!) that follows the adventure of two side characters in TSTQ. I just finished my horrific draft of the companion, so now it’s with my editor waiting to be hacked at and cobbled into something resembling a book. I’m also working on a YA heist fantasy set during La Belle Epoque in Paris.  

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

Only one. Kamala is, without a doubt, based on the strange sense of humor me and my best friends share. (Yes. I did write myself as a flesh-eating demon horse. I regret nothing.)

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

Favorite: Mother Dhina. I didn’t have quite enough room to flesh out her character as much as I would’ve liked, but I found her arc very satisfying. I hope I get to share a little more about her with readers soon! She’d surprise you.

My least favorite character to write was Amar. (Shocker!!!) I *adore* him, truly. But he was persnickety. I couldn’t always guess what he would do in a situation and more importantly *why* he would do something. Getting to know him was rough. He’s frustratingly enigmatic. Still, he was also the most satisfying to write J 

What is your favorite passage/scene in THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN?

I’ve talked a bit about this, but THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN went through many revisions, both before/after I signed with my brilliant agent and before/after we accepted SMP’s offer. But there’s one passage that never changed even from my first draft. I love this, and I think it speaks a lot to the deep bond you create when you’re in love:

“Neither the secret whirring song of the stars, nor the sonorous canticles of the earth knew the language that sprang up in the space between us. It was a dialect of heartbeats, strung together with the lilt of long suffering and the incandescent hope of an infinite future.”

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

Not much, actually. TSTQ drew a lot from the childhood stories I’d grown up with and my own studies majoring in 14th Century British Lit (try explaining that one at parties). In a way it was the best kind of research because all I did was go on walks and think about the stories that made me feel most at home.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

Koschei The Deathless from Catherynne Valente’s DEATHLESS. Loved him. Without fail, I ALWAYS go for the villain type or the most magnetic dude. Loki, Scar, The Darkling, Jafar (in my head, I prefer the tumblr fanart of what he looks like) Malfoy, Gansey, etcI love them.

What inspired you to write YA?

I don’t think I ever consciously decided to write YA. I’ve always been a huge reader. I wrote fanfic in middle school/high school and still consider myself a fan/reader first and a writer second. When I started writing, I wanted to write what I wanted to read! So, I wrote about people who looked like my family members and had magical adventures based off of our own folktales. The YA community is incredible and YA books are truly magical because they speak to a thousand different experiences growing up and each one is more unique than the last. I just wanted to add my own story in there :)

Lightening Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
I’m reading a couple books at once. I loved SIX OF CROWS and Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse short stories, so I’m in the middle of SIEGE AND STORM. I’m also reading THE PRINCE, which is Book 3 in Tiffany Reisz’s incredible THE ORIGINAL SINNERS series (love the writing and deft characterization). And I’m reading SIX GUN SNOW WHITE by Catherynne Valente, which is a Western retelling of Snow White.

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?
Slytherin

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter!

Favorite Superhero?
Never had one. But my favorite villain is Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Favorite TV show?
I loveeee VIKINGS and I just finished the Jonathan Strange miniseries and loved that one too!

Sweet or Salty?
Sweet!!! I have the worst sweet tooth.

Any Phobias?
Being awake but not being able to wake up.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?
Erdepends on my mood. I go through phases of my existence where I only listen to three songs over and over every day.

My get-pumped-to-write song is Tyga’s “Faded.” (I listen to a lot of hip hop). My get-ready-to-write-a-swoony-scene is Zhu’s “Working For It.” And my WITHOUT-FAIL-MAKES-ME-GRIN is Talking Heads “This Must Be The Place.”

Spring Movie you’re most looking forward to?
TARZAAAAAN!!!!


Thanks so much Roshani for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN!



About Roshani:
Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she’s learning a new kind of storytelling.



Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
4/25/2016- Dark Faerie TalesGuest Post
4/26/2016- Fiction FareReview
4/27/2016- Once Upon a TwilightInterview
4/28/2016- Pandora's BooksReview
4/29/2016- Two Chicks on BooksInterview


Week Two:
5/2/2016- BookHounds YAReview
5/3/2016- The Eater of Books!Guest Post
5/4/2016- Mary Had a Little Book BlogReview
5/5/2016- Brittany's Book RamblesInterview
5/6/2016- Storybook SlayersReview



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dying To Read (153)- WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones


Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!


I freaking love this cover and have had this on my TBR for a while! I need this book now! I mean Goblin King?? Reminds me of Labyrinth!



Title: WINTERSONG
Author: S. Jae-Jones
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Thomas Dunne
Pages: 400
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world. 
So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Release Day Blitz- THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by Renée Ahdieh & A Giveaway!


I am so excited that THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by Renée Ahdieh releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Renée Ahdieh, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a paperback of THE WRATH & THE DAWN and a hardcover of THE ROSE & THE DAGGER and an awesome candle from The Melting Library’s Etsy Store, US Only!  So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.


 Title: THE ROSE & THE DAGGER
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, & audiobook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks 

The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.
Praise for The Rose and the Dagger:

“Above all there is the shattering, triumphant catharsis of love… In a story about stories, love is ‘the power to speak without words.’ Thrillingly full of feeling.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Fiery romance, a spirited heroine, shifting loyalties… With more than a few heartrending twists and turns.”—Booklist 


Excerpt:








About Renée:
Renée lives in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, will be published on May 12th, 2015. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters.

She’s also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of theScience Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.












Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a paperback of THE WRATH & THE DAWN, a hardcover of THE ROSE & THE DAGGER, and a His Calipha candle from The Melting Library’s Etsy Store, US Only.



Ends on May 3rd at Midnight EST!


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Blog Tour- HEIR TO THE SKY by Amanda Sun An Interview & A Giveaway!


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on blog tour for HEIR TO THE SKY by Amanda Sun!I have an interview with Amanda to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway for a finished copy of the book! 


Haven't heard of HEIR TO THE SKY? Check it out!

Title: HEIR TO THE SKY
Author: Amanda Sun
Pub. Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Hardcover, eBook
As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits—by her duties as a member of the royal family; by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman; and by the edge of the only world she’s ever known—a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. She is the Eternal Flame of Hope for what’s left of mankind, the wick and the wax burning in service for her people, and for their revered Phoenix, whose magic keeps them aloft.

When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks, and other terrifying beasts. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself.


Now on to the interview!

Hi Amanda! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books! HEIR TO THE SKY was fantastic! And am so happy that you could stop by for a visit!

Hi! And thank you so much for having me! ^_^

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about HEIR TO THE SKY and the 
characters?

Sure! HEIR TO THE SKY is about Kali, the heir to a kingdom of floating continents in the sky. They float above a monster-ridden abandoned earth below. But when she falls of the edge of her home one day, she miraculously survives, and meets Griffin, a rugged monster hunter who promises to get her home safely. And the closer she gets to home, the more her world unravels.
Also there are pygmy goats. And dragons. And monsters of all sorts.

Is this a standalone or a series? And if it’s a series do you have a title for book 2 yet? And if it’s a standalone what are you working on next?

It’s actually a standalone, although my head is full of ideas for a sequel! I’m working on a few things. I have a short story coming out in the anthology STRANGERS AMONG US this August. My story is about a boy who lives in a world in his headhe cant speak, and hes sold to a warlord. Its a darker story about revenge and the potential we all carry within ourselves to perform dark deeds. And I have a few short stories I’m working on, as well as a top secret novel that I will be working on more once my baby daughter lets me. ^_^

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

Yes and no. I firmly believe that as writers, we lie about the truth. That is, everything we write is like a dream, distorted fragments of things we’ve experienced or thought about, twisted into new and different shapes. There are fragments of my best friends in Kali’s best friend Elisha, for example. And they all have a bit of me in them, too. I do have to say that Griffin was influenced by the Final Fantasy character Noel, from FFXIII-2. Video games in general were a big influence on this book, as I’ve always loved the floating continents from games like Skyward Sword, Chrono Trigger, and FFVI.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

I loved writing Griffin! He knows all the strategies to take down monsters and look for safe havens and plants around them. He also has a big heart, and a tragic past. He trusts fully, even when he knows better. I also love Aliyah, because she’s such a big personality. Strong, protective, and deadly with her behemoth-fang spear.

Least favorite is probably Sayra, because I feel sorry for her. She’s not up to the task of survival like Griffin or Aliyah are. She cries a lot, and she can’t settle into life on the earth. I feel like that sometimes, more powerless and cowardly than I want to be. I don’t like what she reflects in myself.

What is your favorite passage/scene in HEIR TO THE SKY?

My favorite scene has to be the swamp and the treehouse. Everything in the swamp is iridescent at night, glowing and unfurling with a strange glittering beauty. But it’s dangerous too. My other favorite is the end of the book, which I can’t say much about. I hope you enjoy these scenes when you come to them!

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

A lot! I didn’t know much about survival skills. I learned all kinds of fascinating things about how to survive in the wild, what you can eat, how to find water, and how to make tools. I researched a lot about the Himalayas and mountain climates so I could figure out what could survive on floating continents and whether life was feasible up there. I also drew on a lot of my background in Archaeology for designing Kali’s kingdom and its religion around the Phoenix. Most of the names in her kingdom like Ashra, Burumu, Nartu, and the city of Ulan are derived from Akkadian words for flight, soaring, wings, and so on.

What inspired you to write YA?

I always say YA chose me! As I grew up, I liked to write about characters who were slightly older than I was. But when I got to be a teen, my characters stopped aging. I love the energy that teen characters have. They know they can save the worldthey arent discouraged or jaded. They believe theres more if they can only grasp it. Plus YA has so much exciting genre meshing. You can break all kinds of rules and it only makes things more exciting!

Lightening Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
I’m in the middle of THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp. I’m a slow reader at the moment because my baby daughter just started walking and can’t be left alone for even a minute. But I manage to get a few pages here and there. And I’m dying to read Jodi Meadow’s new book THE MIRROR KING. Yay!

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?
I’m actually a proud member of Slytherin. OK, I’m not ruthless or anything. I’m quiet and shy. But I’ve always been drawn to Slytherin because I find it the most interesting house. The odds are stacked against you, and who doesn’t like rooting for the underdog? Plus, aren’t all authors a little devious and mean? Let’s face itmaking readers cry is our ultimate goal.

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter for fun, Facebook for pet and baby photos. ^_^

Favorite Superhero?
Superman, as in the original movies. He’s just so honest and straightforward and his heart’s in the right place. He’s also kind of awkward, like me.

Favorite TV show?
Beauty and the Beast from the 80’s (Vincent and Catherine!) I’m also partial to Deathnote and Boys over Flowers.

Sweet or Salty?
Salty, mostly chips of all kinds. Om nom nom.

Any Phobias?
Oh god yes. Spiders. They’re the reason I’m trained as an archaeologist but working as a writer INDOORS. My Ancient Near Eastern prof had horror stories about the whispery sounds of camel spiders AKA tarantula things climbing on the ceilings of their tents. Yeah, I’ll stay here, thanks.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?
The Humming by Enya. It gets so stuck in my head. Plus I’ve been watching a ton of documentaries about space and the universe lately, and the song sort of echoes the vastness that I’ve been pondering. You know, between changing diapers.

Spring Movie you’re most looking forward to?
Alice Through the Looking Glass. I’m a huge Alice in Wonderland fan, so much so that my new baby girl is named Alice. ^_^

Thanks so much Amanda for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read HEIR TO THE SKY!

Thank you for having me, and Happy Reading!



ABOUT AMANDA SUN:
I’m a YA author and proud Nerdfighter. I was born in Deep River, Canada, a very small town without traffic lights or buses, and where stranger safety is comprised of what to do if you see a bear—or skunk. I started reading fantasy novels at 4 and writing as soon as I could hold a pencil. Hopefully my work’s improved since then.

​In university I took English, Linguistics, and Asian History, before settling into Archaeology, because I loved learning about the cultures and stories of ancient people. Of course, I didn’t actually become an archaeologist—I have an intense fear of spiders. I prefer unearthing fascinating stories in the safety of my living room.

​The Paper Gods is inspired by my time living in Osaka and travelling throughout Japan. That and watching far too many J-Dramas. I currently live in Toronto with my husband and daughter. When I’m not writing, I’m devouring YA books, knitting nerdy things like Companion Cubes and Triforce mitts, and making elaborate cosplays for anime cons.


LINKS: Website | Twitter | Facebook


Giveaway Details:

3 Finished Copies of HEIR TO THE SKY (US Only)
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Meet The Newbies- Featuring Parker Peevyhouse & WHERE FUTURES END & 2 Giveaways!



I am thrilled to be hosting Parker Peevyhouse for the Meet The Newbies Event! WHERE FUTURES END sounds fantastic! I have a Q&A to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway below! 

Haven't heard of WHERE FUTURES END? Check it out!

Title: WHERE FUTURES END
Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Pages: 304
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes& Noble | iBooks
Perfect for fans of innovative storytelling, like Marcus Sedgwick's The Ghosts of Heaven and David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks, Where Futures End is a collection of five time-spanning, interconnected novellas that weave a subtly science-fictional web stretching out from the present into the future, presenting eerily plausible possibilities for social media, corporate sponsorship, and humanity, as our world collides with a mysterious alternate universe.

Five teens, five futures. Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world. Brixney must escape a debtor colony by finding a way to increase the number of hits on her social media feed so she’ll attract corporate sponsorship. Epony goes “High Concept” and poses as an otherworldly being to recapture her boyfriend’s attention. Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard. And Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all. 

These are stories about a world that is destroying  itself, and about the alternate world that might be its savior.  Unless it’s just the opposite.
Now on to the interview!

Hi Parker! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books! I am so happy to be hosting you for A Perfection Called Books Meet The Newbies Event! I can’t wait to read WHERE FUTURES END and I can’t wait for my readers to either!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about WHERE FUTURES END and the characters?


Where Futures End is about five teens living at five different points in the future. Dylan doesn’t fit in anywhere and wants to escape to one of the magical lands he read about in fantasy novels as a kid.  Brixney has the worst job ever, waiting tables at a restaurant where she’s always on camera. Epony uses the cameras that blanket LA’s streets to promote her unusual music career. Reef is a bounty hunter searching for viruses in a virtual reality video game. And Quinn is coming of age in a post-apocalyptic world where time is starting to lose all meaning.

Is it a standalone? If not do you have a title for book 2 yet and if so what are you working on now?

It’s a standalone. I’m working on another futuristic YA novel now that’s about three teens who grew up under very unusual circumstances. But that’s all I can say at the moment. ;)

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

No, but I had some pretty odd experiences waiting tables as a teen (like trying to eat all the discontinued ice cream pie before it melted) and I included them in Brixney’s section of Where Futures End.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

My favorite character to write was Dylan, because he is lost in his dreams of other worlds, which I can relate to. :) He and I both love science fiction and fantasy novels and movies, and it was fun to have him refer to all my favorites. He’s also really impulsive, so I got to do some interesting stuff with him. 

My least favorite characters to write were the adults, because they don’t get to do much in the story. 

What is your favorite passage/scene in WHERE FUTURES END?

I loved writing Brixney’s conversations with one of her customers, Michael. Brix is cynical and smart-mouthed—she’s been living too long in a debtors’ colony with no way out. Michael is sincere and open and a little strange. The first time Michael tries the foam-food at Brix’s restaurant, he gives his honest opinion of it: “So far it’s not burning my mouth at all.” And Brix answers, “I’ll tell my manager to start printing that on the cups.”

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

The section of Where Futures End that I had to do the most research for was the post-apocalyptic section. I researched info on how people might live outside of cities, and I found out interesting stuff like how clothing can be made from softened tree bark. I also watched a lot of “Life After People” videos so I could envision what cities might look like after decades of neglect (=covered in plant-life and teeming with unsavory creatures).

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I’m reading a lot of other 2016 debut novels. SCARLETT EPSTEIN HATES IT HERE is one of the funniest, realest YA novels I’ve ever read; and THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD is mystical and romantic. I can’t wait to read Stephanie Kuehn’s new novel, THE SMALLER EVIL—her books are always super smart and pleasantly creepy.


What inspired you to write YA?

I’ve always loved writing stories about teens. YA literature can be deep while still remaining accessible. It can play with difficult ideas and terrible questions, and yet people are still excited to read it. YA is like the popular nerd—it’s got all the best qualities together in one package.

Lightening Round Questions

If you were to be sorted by the Sorting Hat, which Hogwarts House would you be sorted into?
Ravenclaw

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter

Favorite Superhero?
Ninja Turtles

Favorite TV show?
I just discovered The 100 and I’m obsessed!

Sweet or Salty?
Salty

Any Phobias?
Post-apocalyptic cannibalistic zombies (which are not allowed in my books, haha)

Song you can’t get enough of right now?
I Don’t Even Know Your Name by Shawn Mendes

Upcoming Movie you’re most looking forward to?
Kung Fu Panda 3: So Many Baby Pandas!!

Thanks so much Parker for answering my questions! 

It was my pleasure and thank you for asking them!





Credit Crystal Jones
About Parker:


Best Secret Decoder Ring Skills


Nickname: Peeves
First Day of School: February 9, 2016
Homeroom: Penguin/Dawson
Grade: Science fiction
Extracurricular Activities: Wizard’s Chess, Space Camp
Favorite Class: Cryptozoology
Favorite Quote/Motto: “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - St. Francis of Assisi.


Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Bio:
Parker Peevyhouse writes fiction about teens in unusual situations. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has worked as an instructor and tutor and currently volunteers with teens. She can usually be found wandering local trails, playing board games, or watching science fiction movies. Her first novel, WHERE FUTURES END, will be published by Penguin/Dawson in early 2016.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter


Giveaway Details:

1 Pre-Order or Finished Copy of Any Debut Novel Featured on Meet the Newbies, International (as long as The Book Depository ships to your country)
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book swag giveaway (US/CA)

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Tour Schedule:



April:
  1. Rachel - Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw  - f
  2. Danielle - Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer
  3. Shannon - Crossing The Line by Meghan Rogers
  4. Alyssa - These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
  5. Rachel - A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  6. Nori - Love, Lies & Spies by Cindy Anstey
  7. Sarah - Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  8. Jess - The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M Parker - f
  9. Rachel - Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  10. Eileen - My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul
  11. Jessica - Beyond The Red by Ava Jae
  12. Crystal - A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
  13. Rachel - The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter  
  14. Jaime - Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
  15. Nori - Emerge by Tobie Easton - f
  16. Crystal - Stone Field by Christy Lenzi
  17. Shannon - The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
  18. Alyssa - Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan  
  19. Rachel - Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
  20. Shannon - After the Woods by Kim Savage
  21. Jaime - Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse
  22. Lisa - Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods - f
  23. Rachel - The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  24. Alyssa - Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk
  25. Eileen - Dreamology by Lucy Keating
  26. Aentee - Wandering Wild by Jessica Taylor
  27. Nori - Underwater by Marisa Reichardt
  28. Crystal - Into the Dim by Janet B Taylor
  29. Jess - This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp - f
  30. Lisa - Summer of Sloane by Erin L Schneider


May:
  1. Jaime - The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
  2. Rachel - The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
  3. Liran - The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry --
  4. Nori - Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers
  5. Shannon - Even If The Sky Falls by Mia Garcia
  6. Rachel - Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie - f
  7. Jessica - Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
  8. Lisa - The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin
  9. Shannon - The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
  10. Rachel - The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
  11. Kristen - Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
  12. Danielle - Jerkbait by Mia Siegert
  13. Brittany - Please Don't Tell by Laura Tims - f
  14. Rachel - The Reader by Traci Chee
  15. Lisa - 26 Kisses by Anna Michels
  16. Rachel - Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup
  17. Alise - Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
  18. Rachel - The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  19. Lisa - The Way I Used To Be  by Amber Smith
  20. Rachel - Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake - f
  21. Liran - Firsts by Laurie E. Flynn
  22. Rachel - Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
  23. Danielle - Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath
  24. Jaime - Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  25. Kristen - The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  26. Rachel - The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele
  27. Eileen - Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace - f
  28. Rachel - Of Blood and Shadow by Kerri Maniscalco
  29. Aentee - Revenge and the Wild  by Michelle Modesto
  30. Rachel - Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  31. Liran - All The Feels by Danika Stone


June:
  1. Shannon - How It Ends by Catherine Lo
  2. Andye - Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost send info
  3. Empty f
  4. Alise - The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison
  5. Sarah - Signs of You by Emily France
  6. Brittany - The Way Back To You by Michelle Andreani
  7. Rachel - How To Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather
  8. Sarah - SLIP by Kara Bietz
  9. Danielle - Timekeeper by Tara Sim
  10. Andye - Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley - f
  11. Rachel - Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  12. Alyssa - Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
  13. Jaime - Fear The Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  14. Alise - Ripple by Heather Smith Meloche
  15. Rachel - Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana
  16. Nori - Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Penaflor send info
  17. Rachel - Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally - f
  18. Kristen - Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  19. Shannon - Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
  20. Danielle - Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
  21. Rachel - The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill
  22. Andye - Bound By Blood and Sand by Becky Allen
  23. Rachel - Ever The Hunted by Erin Summerill
  24. Shannon - Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee - f
  25. Danielle - Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
  26. Jess - The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati
  27. Rachel - Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
  28. Empty
  29. Nori - A Song to Take the World Part by Zan Romanoff
  30. Alise - A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess


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