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Monday, January 23, 2017

Blog Tour- DAMAGED GOODS by Jennifer Bardsley An Interview & Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for DAMAGED GOODS by Jennifer Bardsley!  have an interview with Jennifer to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway!!

Haven't heard of DAMAGED GOODS? Check it out!

Title: DAMAGED GOODS (Blank Slate #2)
Author: Jennifer Bardsley
Pub. Date: January 17, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 300
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD
Blanca has everything she ever wanted, a hot boyfriend named Seth and the loving support of her foster father, Cal. She’s finally escaped the abusive control of her birth father, Barbelo Nemo, and her tortured childhood at Tabula Rasa School.

But the scars of Blanca’s Vestal upbringing run deep, especially when the FBI start asking questions. Blanca feels abandoned by Seth who is hunting for Lilith, Blanca’s only blood relative. The Defectos, a support group of Vestal-Rejects, offer Blanca comfort instead.

While the Vestal order crumbles, Chinese rivals called the Guardians rise to power and wrest control of important Tabula Rasa contacts. Now Blanca’s life is in peril once more, and this time, Blanca struggles to recognize friend from foe.

Now on to the interview!

Hi Jennifer! First I want to say welcome back to Two Chicks on Books! DAMAGED GOODS was absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And am so happy that you could stop by for a visit!

Jennifer: Thank you so much for having me on your blog!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about DAMAGED GOODS and the characters?

Jennifer: DAMAGED GOODS is about a girl named Blanca who grew up in a quasi-religious cult called the Vestals. Now Blanca’s (almost) all grown up, and she’s struggling to overcome nineteen years of brainwashing. Can she trust her boyfriend, Seth? Does her adopted father Cal have her best interest at heart? To add to Blanca’s confusion, the FBI is investigating the Vestals and Blanca is their key 
witness. Blanca wants justice, but she also wants to protect the people she loves.

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

Jennifer: All of my characters are fictional, but I did put a lot of my passion about mothering into the character of Pilar. I don’t yell as much, but I am pretty fierce when it comes to protecting my children.

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

Jennifer: My favorite character to write was Cal McNeal because to me he represents the type of father everyone would like to have. Cal will do anything to maintain a positive relationship with his son Seth, and even though Cal makes mistakes he always tries to fix them. The YA community talks a lot about book-boyfriends, but I think book-fathers are equally important.

What is your favorite passage/scene in DAMAGED GOODS?

Jennifer: I don’t want to give away spoilers, but the airplane scenes were fun to write, especially the second one. Hopefully, I catch a lot of people off guard and freak them out.

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

Jennifer: I spent an extensive amount of time researching brainwashing for both GENESIS GIRL and DAMAGED GOODS. If the FBI ever got ahold of my record at the public library, they would probably think I’m plotting to form an evil cult.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

Jennifer: This might sound cliché, but I have to say Peeta Mellark from THE HUNGER GAMES. I love his kindness and devotion.

What inspired you to write YA?

Jennifer: When I was in high school I never got to read anything fun. All of my time was devoted to trying to take down my academic nemesis, and beat him to the valedictorian stage. I was obsessed! If a book wasn’t on my AP reading list, I didn’t read it. Now I’m enjoying a much more relaxed approach to reading, which is why GENESIS GIRL and DAMAGED GOODS are meant to be entertaining, fast-paced, and fun.

Lightening Round Questions

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

Jennifer: ALTERATIONS by Stephanie Scott

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

Jennifer: Hufflepuff

Twitter or Facebook?

Jennifer: Facebook!

Favorite Superhero?

Jennifer: Princess Leia

Favorite TV show?


Sweet or Salty?

Jennifer: Sweet

Any Phobias?

Jennifer: Playdough

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Jennifer: “Beautiful Things” by Gungor

2017 Movie you’re most looking forward to?


Thanks so much Jenny for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read DAMAGED GOODS!

About Jennifer: (Insert Author Photo)
Jennifer Bardsley writes the parenting column “I Brake for Moms” for the Sunday edition of The Everett Daily HeraldShe also blogs at Teaching My Baby to Read with the mission of sparking a national debate on the important roll parents play in education. Jennifer is a graduate of Stanford University and a member of SCBWI. She lives with her husband and two children in Edmonds, WA.
GENESIS GIRL will release in 2016 and is about an 18 year-old girl whose lack of a virtual footprint makes her so valuable that she is auctioned off to the highest bidder, the sequel  will come out in 2017. Jennifer is represented by Liza Fleissig of the Liza Royce Literary AgencyLLC.
Follow the Jennifer on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Goodreads.

Giveaway Details:

(1) winner will receive a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), US Only.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
1/16/2017- The Avid Book CollectorExcerpt
1/16/2017- Sammeh Lurves ReadingReview

1/17/2017- Lisa's Loves(Books of Course)Guest Post
1/17/2017- I am not a bookworm!- Review

1/18/2017- Sharon Lee Hughson, AuthorInterview
1/18/2017- Bookish HollowReview

1/19/2017- Hidden Worlds BooksGuest Post
1/19/2017- Taylicious ReadsReview

1/20/2017- Bibliobibuli YAInterview
1/20/2017- AbooktropolisReview

Week Two:
1/23/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
1/23/2017- Jenn Blogs BooksReview

1/24/2017- Read Coffee and TeenExcerpt
1/24/2017- Michaela DaphneReview

1/25/2017- So Few BooksInterview
1/25/2017- Book Review BeccaReview

1/26/2017- QuillableGuest Post
1/26/2017- Rockin' Book ReviewsReview

1/27/2017- LILbooKloversInterview
1/27/2017- The Starving BookwormReview

It’s not too late to start this series! Grab book 1 now!

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