Book Three: The Program Readalong {2 giveaways}

Welcome to the third book check in for my Readalong of The Program series! Hopefully by now you have finished reading The Remedy (probably my favorite in the whole series) and have started on to book four, The Epidemic. You have until April 15th to get to know how closer lead to The Program and the suicide epidemic.

Since The Remedy is probably my fave of the series I was really blown away by how Suzanne connected the stories and the characters involved. She was kind enough to answer some questions for me so I could share some insight with you guys:

1) Even though The Remedy is the prequel to The Program, and is a completely different kind of story you managed to connect it to things that happened in The Program without it feeling forced. How difficult was that to do?

I’ll be honest, I didn’t intend to connect them. The Remedy was a new story about a girl who offers closure to grieving families. At the end, I wrote a few lines about how the world of The Remedy eventually lead to The Program, but in a subtle way. Sort of a nod to my readers. But the minute I reread the story… I realized how much they did connect. I contacted my publisher and we all realized how perfect it was!

And then I rewrote most of the book. But since it was a prequel, that helped keep it fresh without having too much trouble connecting the stories. Of course, it made writing the sequel—The Epidemic—extremely difficult. I had to write between two stories.

2) I know you came up for the idea for The Program by seeing a story about suicide clusters. How did you come up with the idea for The Remedy and the idea of a closer?

After my grandmother passed away, I was lost. I would have given ANYTHING for even five more minutes with her. It was that idea that lead to the concept of closers. I’d already done a lot of research on grief therapy because of The Program. The ideas came together. What if role play therapy grew more extreme? What if the person you loved could be “replaced” temporarily so that you could say all the things you needed to say? What if you could close that loop of grief?

I became obsessed with the idea of how complicated grief would make someone behave. The Remedy was born.

3) Quinlan is quite the interesting character. Without giving anything away, what was your inspiration for writing her?

Quinlan was fascinating for me to write. I loved everything about her. Her strength and her compassion, but also her vulnerability. She wanted a family. She wanted a life of her own—and to find that, she took over someone else’s. To me, the strongest part of the story is seeing her slowly lose herself in the role she’s playing. To see her love that family, and for them to love her back. It’s messed up, but you WANT her to have that life. Even if it’s not her own.

4) And because he is all sorts of imperfectly perfect, tell us a little more about my love, Deacon. You know you want to. 🙂

Deacon is exactly right for Quinlan. He’s a filthy liar; they all are. But he doesn’t play games—not intentionally. He’s obviously in love with her—desperately and stupidly in love with her—but there’s more going on. It’s about more than just them and he knows that.

He’s an excellent closer, but he doesn’t feel compassion for the families in the same way that Quinlan does. He’s argumentative, hates authority, and trusts only Quinn. He fights for her. He also breaks her heart.

He does what he thinks is right, but watching HIM get his heart broken is painful. And the payoff… well, to me the final chapter of The Remedy is worth the wait.

Those answers really shed some light on this book for me! Thank you Suzanne for taking the time to answer those. You are the best!

 

Giveaway for a signed copy of The Remedy ends at 11:59pm EST on April 15, 2018. It is US ONLY!

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If you have read The Remedy already you know that Quinlan has a Rolling Stone shirt that she becomes attached too. It is mentioned throught the book and becomes a part of who Quinn is. Well when Suzanne and I were together in DC for ApollyCon, she ran out one day and came across a shirt and purchased one for me to give away. The shirt is a size small. I think it could fit someone that is a smaller medium. This giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on April 15, 2018. It is US ONLY!

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Reading Schedule

The Program: March 17-March 25
Post/Giveaway Day for The Program: March 26
The Treatment: March 25 – April 1
Post/Giveaway Day for The Treatment: April 2
The Remedy: April 1 – April 8
Post/Giveaway Day for The Remedy: April 9
The Epidemic: April 8 – April 15
Post/Giveaway Day for The Epidemic: April 16
The Adjustment: April 15 – April 22
Post/Giveaway Day for The Adjustment: April 23

Now tell me, what did you think of The Remedy? Hope you are enjoy this readalong!

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Blog Tour – There’s Someone Inside Your House By Stephanie Perkins ~Author Q & A {+ a Giveaway}

Guys…I am having a MAJOR fan girl moment here. Actually I am having a major fan girl year if I’m honest. You have all heard it before so you know what a HUGE fan of Anna and the French Kiss I am. I read it in 2010 and as cliche as it sounds it changed a lot for me. It brought me to blogging and it brought me to reading and it brought me to all of you amazing people. And it has also brought me opportunities I never dreamed I would have like getting to not only meet Stephanie Perkins, but to get to interview her for my blog. See, FAN GIRL MOMENTS!

Okay, now that that is out of the way, on to the interview with one of my favorite people ever! (and if you read this Stephanie I know I still owe you candies and a card that I have now promised. :-))

1) Stephanie, it is no secret that I am probably the biggest Anna and the French Kiss fan around. I’m not very quiet about my love. There’s Someone Inside Your House is a huge departure from that (but it still has that Perkins charm). What made you decide to go in a different direction from what you are known for?

Andi! I adore you! Merci for your unwavering support of that book and those characters. It always means a lot to me, and I’m honored to be here on your blog today. (Sorry for all the blood.)

It’s funny, because I absolutely understand why this book feels like a leap to my readers, but it was such a natural step for me. I’m a longtime horror fan, and I’ve always enjoyed slashers in particular, which often use humor and self-awareness to help balance out the tension. Those are things that I’m really drawn to, no matter what type of story it is.

2) When I was reading TSIYH I noticed a lot of things that felt very Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and even Halloween: H20 in some of the scenes which warmed my late 90s loving heart. As a fan of horror movies, what made you decided to use the more “fun” horror titles as inspiration?

Ha! It’s like I anticipated this question in my last answer. So I’ll just add that yes, exactly, those were all huge influences. I was a teenager in the 90s, and those were the popular teenage horror films. It makes sense that they left such a strong impression on me.

3) I know authors do a ton of internet searching when writing a book. I’ve heard many of authors saying if we could only see their search history. What were some of the weirdest things you had to Google when researching TSIYH?

Oh, this question is so fun! I’m a tremendously curious person, so my search history—in general—was already pretty terrible. Tons of death and gruesome crime scenes in there, but I suppose this novel added graphic knife-wound images to my government file.

Some of the more challenging research for this book involved me interviewing athletes, because I’m not athletic and several of these characters are. It probably says a lot about me that I know significantly more about the psychology of serial killers than the rules of football.

4) You know I have to ask this, what’s next after TSIYH? Any chance there will be a revisit to my favorite SOAP kids? Maybe a Meredith book or a book that includes a certain couple ({clears throat} Anna & Etienne) and their current life? Basically what are you working on?

It’s not out of the question, though it’s not something I’m discussing yet. All I can say is that I’m working on more than one project right now, in more than one genre. I’m glad you’re interested, though!

 5) And the one question I ask all authors that I interview on my blog, what is the one item of clothing or accessory that you could never live without? Basics aside of course.

When I’m in public, I like to wear vintage-style dresses, but at home I live in grungy old Radiohead concert T-shirts. I probably have twenty of them. So, I’m gonna say Radiohead wins this round.

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Did I mention this was a dream come true?!?! Thank you so much Stephanie for taking the time to answer my questions. #4 has me totally intrigued!

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Blog Tour – There’s Someone Inside Your House By Stephanie Perkins ~Author Q & A {+ a Giveaway}There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers
on September 26th 2017
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Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

About Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss. She has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. Stephanie lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband. Every room of their house is painted a different color of the rainbow.

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Week One:
September 18 – Mostly YA Lit – Author Q&A
September 19 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
September 20 – Peace Love Books – Review
September 21 – Lost in Lit – Book Photography
September 22 – Novel Novice – How You’re Going to Feel While Reading TSIYH
 
Week Two:
September 25 – Stories & Sweeties – Review
September 26 – In Wonderland – Book Photography
September 27 – Book Addict’s Guide – Bookish Candle
September 28 – YA Romantics – Horror Movie Quiz
September 29 – Twirling Pages – Author Q&A
 
Week Three:
October 2 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – 5 Reasons to Read TSIYH
October 3 – Oh the Book Feels – Review
October 4 – Andi’s ABCs – Author Q&A
October 5 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Event Recap
October 6 – YA Bibliophile – Top Fall Activities as Inspired by TSIYH
 
Week Four:
October 9 – ButterMyBooks – Author Q&A
October 10 – BookCrushin – Top 10 Horror Villains in Movies & YA
October 11 – The Wednesday Blog for Books – Review      
October 12 – Swoony Boys Podcast – Dream Casting
October 13 – Don’t Fold the Page – Review

 

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Guest Post – Riveted Lit Q&A with All in Pieces author Suzanne Young

I was contacted by the wonderful people at Riveted Lit (Simon Teen) to do a really cool thing. They knew how much I loved and want to support Suzanne Young‘s newest book, All in Pieces, so they gave me the opportunity to do that by “interviewing” Suzanne for the Riveted Lit blog. It was probably the coolest thing I have done in a long time when it comes to blogging. The people at Riveted and Suzanne were fabulous and I hope to work with them again.

Anyway, in case you missed it, here is the heartfelt Q&A with Suzanne.

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Hi all! I’m Andi from Andi’s ABCs. I started Andi’s ABCs in January of 2013 as a way to share my love of accessories, books and clothes. Since then my main focus has been on books, mostly Young Adult but some New Adult, Romance and Adult mixed in, but I do share my love of accessories and clothes and my new card making obsession on the regular. And I offer guest opportunities for readers, authors, publicists and bloggers to do the same with my weekly feature The ABCs.

Anyway, I was super excited when I was contacted by Riveted to guest post and interview the wonderful Suzanne Young. Suzanne’s newest book, All in Pieces, is by far one of my favorite contemporary reads of 2016! There was something so magical about the story and Suzanne’s writing. The book just felt so honest and had raw emotion. It showed the reality of people that live hard lives and make hard decisions way before they should have to. The thing about All in Pieces is it was real. I never once felt like I was reading a story. I felt like I was in the story and that is something that rarely happens. I strongly feel this is a book everyone should read.

Now, on to the Q&A!

Suzanne! All in Pieces is so fantastically fantastic! It is pretty different than your series The Program (which I also love). Where did the idea to tell this story come from?

I wrote it shortly after my grandmother passed away, and I was emotionally devastated. As I was grieving, I thought a lot about where and how I grew up. I started writing All in Pieces, thinking about kids in low-income areas, thinking about those who society turned their backs on. I poured all of my grief, heartache, history, and most importantly—my gram’s fierce love—into this story.

I have seen you say many times that All in Pieces has been 10 years in the making. What was it like to work on one book for so long?

Well, I wrote the first draft of this book (which is pretty different from the finished version) in about 2006-2007. It was a short fast draft, but I became obsessed with the characters. I worked on it for about six months and sold it soon after. But… then I changed publishers and we got the rights back to it. After that, I worked on it on and off, sharing with editors, but never finding the right home.

Then I randomly mentioned the book to my editor, and told her it was the truest thing I’d ever written and she asked to read it. She emailed to tell me that she loved it and that she felt the book to her core. All in Pieces finally found the right home

For a small book (under 300 pages) you pack a ton of feeling and emotion onto the pages. So much in fact as a reader you forget you are reading. What was that like for you? Did it put a toll on your emotions?

Like I mentioned, my grandmother died shortly before I wrote this book. I think I sobbed a good 75% of the time, and laughed the other 25%. It’s so real and emotional—I couldn’t have accomplished that if I hadn’t actually felt it and soaked my keyboard with tears.

Let’s talk about Savannah for a minute. That girl broke my heart. She was trying so hard and it just never felt like it was enough. Where did your motivations come from to give your readers a character like Savannah that was broken yet strong?

A little bit from myself, how I grew up. Also from a person I greatly admired. But the character came together and I think my favorite part about her is that she is so hard, so tough—but when it comes to Evan or her friends, she is loyal and loving. I like how fiercely she loves and protects them.

Savannah also deals with some pretty serious stuff concerning her ex-boyfriend. It was a truly important part of the story and I admit it was hard to read. Was that tough for you, as an author (and mother) to write?

Yeah, it really was. I think so many of us have experienced that feeling of being powerless, of violation. It wasn’t hard to tap into the emotion, but it sure was hard to stay there. It brought up a lot of bitter resentment. But in the end, it wasn’t Patrick’s story. I wanted to get Savannah to a better place.

And Cameron. Sweet, adorable Cameron. He was the perfect person to come into Savvy’s life just when she needed it. Why was he so important for you to have in your story and for Savvy?

I liked that he didn’t give up on her. So many other people had, including some of her family members. He also didn’t pressure her—only proved that he’d be there. She didn’t need Cameron, that’s not what he’s about. But when she was able, she let herself care about him and was able to have a loyal, trusting relationship with him.

What is the one thing you want everyone to know about All in Pieces?

I know that All in Pieces is not everyone’s story, but it is a story that’s important to me. It’s very real, very authentic. The friends in All in Pieces become each other’s family. And I thought that was an important story to tell.

Lastly, when I interview authors on my blog I always ask the same final question. What is the one item of clothing you could never live without?

Ooo…. I love this fuzzy, multi-colored sweater I have. Although I don’t get to wear it too much since I live in Arizona

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Guest Post – Riveted Lit Q&A with All in Pieces author Suzanne YoungAll in Pieces by Suzanne Young
Published by Simon Pulse
on November 8th 2016
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From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes a heartrending new novel about a girl struggling to deal with anger issues while taking care of her younger brother with special needs.

“Anger-management issues.”

That’s how they classified Savannah Sutton after she stuck a pencil in her ex-boyfriend’s hand because he mocked her little brother, Evan, for being disabled. That’s why they sent her to Brooks Academy—an alternative high school that’s used as a temporary detention center.

The days at Brooks are miserable, but at home, life is far more bleak. Savvy’s struggling to take care of her brother since her mom left years ago, and her alcoholic dad can’t be bothered. Life with Evan is a constant challenge, but he’s also the most important person in the world to Savvy.

Then there’s Cameron, a new student at Brooks with issues of his own; a guy from a perfect family that Savvy thought only existed on TV. Cameron seems determined to break through every one of the walls Savvy’s built around herself, except if she lets herself trust him, it could make everything she’s worked so hard for fall apart in an instant.

And with her aunt seeking custody of her brother and her ex-boyfriend seeking revenge, Savvy’s fighting to hold all the pieces together. But she’s not sure how much tighter she can be pulled before she breaks completely.

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Blog Tour: Disruption by Jessica Shirvington – Q & A

I was lucky enough to get to read Jessica Shirvington’s newest book Disruption (out now) a few months back and I fell in love. So when I was given the opportunity to interview Jessica I jumped on it.

  • With all of the technology in the world changing, what feels like daily, Disruption is a concept that is very relevant. How did you come up with this idea for a book that is so now?

The idea for Disruption started with a funny conversation I had with a friend. She was telling me all about her internet dating experiences and I was laughing as we walked through a busy city area. Everyone around us had their heads down, on their phones, and I said, ‘Wouldn’t it just be easier if we got some kind of alert or text message to tell us when we walked by someone who could be a good match!’ It was such a random thought, but it stayed with me that day and the next until I started to think about how something like that could actually be a possibility. That led to the idea of combining microchipping, smart phones and pheromones… (It sounds really weird but it all worked out!).

  • Maggie is after revenge from the get go and wants it at any cost. Was it hard to write her and her motivations, especially after Quentin was brought into her life?

Maggie’s personality and motivations were what drove the story, without those traits and purpose I can’t imagine how the story would have turned out. Therefore, staying true to her character was always my main priority. Sure, there were times I wanted to shake her or gently point her in a new direction but Maggie is really strong so there was never any genuine way, other than to let her story play out in the way it did. When Quentin comes into the picture, he challenges her in a new way. It starts to create cracks in her armor but she doesn’t just crumble – that’s not Maggie’s style.

  • Speaking of Maggie and Quentin…holy chemistry! How did such a great love-hate romance come to fruition?

The elements of the above question also answer this question in many ways. Maggie has a purpose, one that defines her and one that she will not put on the backburner, will not sacrifice for anything or anyone else. She has worked way too hard to let emotions get in the way now. So this created a great dynamic between Quentin and Maggie.

Likewise, Quentin is a strong person too. He is moral and loyal but he isn’t a fool and he won’t be pressured or swayed easily. The push/pull between the two characters was a lot of fun to write.

  • I know the sequel, Corruption, has been out in Australia for some time. With it still months away from the US release, what can you tell the US readers to expect for the second half of the dulogy?

Corruption sees a great progression for the characters. So much has happened and their lives and hearts are forever altered. They now need to deal with the reality they are faced with. They must admit failings and take responsibility but they must also find courage and press on. The challenges that are before them are huge and they quickly discover they don’t even know half of what has been going on behind the scenes.

  • I ask this question in every interview I do. What is the one piece of clothing or accessory you couldn’t live without?

Jeans. I have a heap of them. But my standard blue skinny jeans are my go-to wardrobe choice. I’d be lost without them!

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Blog Tour: Disruption by Jessica Shirvington – Q & ADisruption by Jessica Shirvington
Published by HarperCollins
on October 4th 2016
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The heart-stopping first chapter in bestselling author Jessica Shirvington's Disruption series.

What if a microchip could identify your perfect match?
What if it could be used against you and the ones you love?
Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it.

The heart-stopping first chapter in bestselling author Jessica Shirvington's Disruption series. What if a microchip could identify your perfect match? What if it could be used against you and the ones you love? Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it. Two years ago, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of the people she loved most was taken from her, shattering her world as she knew it. Now, Maggie is ready. And Quentin Mercer - heir to the M-Corp empire - has become key to Maggie's plan. But as the pieces of her dangerous design fall into place, could Quentin's involvement destroy everything she's fought for? In a world full of broken promises, the ones Maggie must keep could be the most heartbreaking.

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Thanks Jessica for taking the time out to answer some of my questions.

Check back tomorrow for my review of Disruption. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it!

 

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Blog Tour : 738 Days by Stacey Kade Q & A (+ giveaway)

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Today on the blog I have Stacey Kade, author of the newly released 738 Days. She is doing a Q&A for me and I’m so excited. I seriously loved this book so much so it was fun to find out some of the inner workings of Stacey’s mind when writing it.

 

The description of the book is very reminiscent of some popular news stories from the past few years. Was that your motivation for the story?

I’m a little bit obsessed with true crime, so yes, definitely. It was specifically the Elizabeth Smart case that triggered the idea. This is kind of a long story, so bear with me.

I was working as a copywriter for a large insurance company at the time. And one day, I was walking by the company museum/media center and found a crowd gathered around the television. This wasn’t long after 9/11, so the museum TV was always on CNN and a crowd watching meant bad news.

I stopped to find out what was going on. I don’t remember much about what was known at the point, but the conversation I had there is burned into my brain.

As part of my job, I frequently worked with the corporate lawyers in getting approvals. One of them—Dee—was one of the people there watching CNN when I arrived. Dee had a reputation for being tough but professional. Still, what she said at that point took me completely off guard.

She clucked her tongue.  “That’s too bad. They’ll never find her alive.

My face must have shown my shock. Because she just shook her head at me, like I was hopelessly naive. “They never do.” And then she walked away, continuing to her office.

I knew logically that she was right. She was just saying what everyone else was thinking. (At that point, it was still years before Jaycee Dugard would be found alive. Same with the women in Ohio: Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Georgina DeJesus.)

Still, I couldn’t help but think about the girl, Elizabeth, if she was still alive and what it must have been like to know that, with every hour going by, more and more people were writing you off as a lost cause, dead.  It struck me particularly hard as I have a sister who, at the time, was just a year younger than Elizabeth.

That conversation, that moment, stuck with me. Especially when, against all odds, Elizabeth was found alive nine months later. (When that news broke, I went out of my way to tell Dee, who was as pleased as anyone that there was a happy ending.)

The media response to her recovery was huge. Elizabeth Smart’s face was everywhere. And again, I found myself trying to imagine what that must have been like. How do you go back to being a normal teenager when you’ve lived through something this horrible and everyone in the world knows the awful details?

It’s not just the trauma of the events themselves but how those events and the publicity around them change how people see you. You’re stuck with a label (victim or survivor) as soon as people realize who you are. How do you find your way through that? How do you date or have a relationship without that label hanging over your head?

All of those questions were at the heart of what would become 738 DAYS.

What made you decide to tell the story from the perspective of years later and not right after she got back?

I wanted to write a romance. Setting the story immediately after her escape would have put the major focus on her recovery, which is fine but not the story I wanted to tell. I felt like Amanda needed time to heal—emotionally, physically, and psychologically—before romance could be a possibility. The trigger, in this case, is that she’s been free now for as long as she was held (738 days) and in her head, that is the mile marker by which she feels she should be recovered. Of course, that’s not really a rational expectation, given what she went through, but it is the key to her frustration with herself and why she’s so motivated to pursue change.

Amanda and Chase seem like complete opposite stories. Amanda a tragedy and Chase a typical ‘Hollywood’ story. What was your inspiration to connect these two characters? 

Years after the Elizabeth Smart coverage, I read a brief “celebrity gossip item” that indicated that Natalee Holloway’s mother was dating Jon-Benet Ramsey’s father. I don’t know if it was true or not, but it made sense to me that these two people would, perhaps, understand each other better than the average person.

For Amanda and Chase, I wanted two people who truly understood the darker side of fame. Amanda’s family needed the media exposure to keep the focus on the search for her, but the public interest in her case didn’t go away when she was found. Instead, she’s somewhat of a public figure, even though she doesn’t want to be. Chase knows that the public that adores you one second can turn on you in the next. Fame is a perishable commodity. He needs it, she doesn’t want it. I liked the idea of that being an obstacle or conflict in their relationship.

If you could cast your book who would play Chase and who would play Amanda?

I always “cast” my books when I start writing because it helps me visualize the scenes. I doubt that my casting would hold up in a real-world movie or tv scenario, but Anna Kendrick for Amanda—because I think she’s fantastic and has the capacity to show vulnerability without seeming or timid—and a cross between Ben McKenzie and Jensen Ackles for Chase.

If you could write a book with one other author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I’m kind of a control freak, unfortunately. It’s true in general, but particularly with writing. So, I’m not sure either of us would enjoy a co-authoring experience!

What books have you read lately that you would recommend?

Oh, gosh, I LOVED Borderline by Mishell Baker. I adore a good urban fantasy, and I think they’re kind of hard to find nowadays. I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.

And the questions I ask everyone, what is the one accessory or clothing item you couldn’t live without?

Yoga pants! Best invention ever.

Blog Tour : 738 Days by Stacey Kade Q & A (+ giveaway)738 Days by Stacey Kade
Published by Forge Books
on June 7th 2016
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At fifteen, Amanda Grace was abducted on her way home from school. 738 days later, she escaped. Her 20/20 interview is what everyone remembers—Amanda describing the room where she was kept, the torn poster of TV heartthrob Chase Henry on the wall. It reminded her of home and gave her the strength to keep fighting.

Now, years later, Amanda is struggling to live normally. Her friends have gone on to college, while she battles PTSD. She’s not getting any better, and she fears that if something doesn’t change soon she never will.

Six years ago, Chase Henry defied astronomical odds, won a coveted role on a new TV show, and was elevated to super-stardom. With it, came drugs, alcohol, arrests, and crazy spending sprees. Now he's sober and a Hollywood pariah, washed up at twenty-four.

To revamp his image, Chase’s publicist comes up with a plan: surprise Amanda Grace with the chance to meet her hero, followed by a visit to the set of Chase’s new movie. The meeting is a disaster, but out of mutual desperation, Amanda and Chase strike a deal. What starts as a simple arrangement, though, rapidly becomes more complicated when they realize they need each other in more ways than one. But when the past resurfaces in a new threat, will they stand together or fall apart?

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About Stacey Kade

As an award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead.

She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and two retired racing greyhounds, SheWearsThePants (Pansy) and Shutter. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find her parked in front of the television catching up on her favorite shows (Scandal, The Vampire Diaries, Almost Human, The Walking Dead, and Sherlock, among others.)

Stacey is the author of the The Ghost and the Goth trilogy (THE GHOST AND THE GOTH, QUEEN OF THE DEAD, and BODY & SOUL) and The Project Paper Doll Series (THE RULES and THE HUNT). You can find her (far too often) on Facebook and Twitter as well as http://www.staceykade.com

Tour Schedule:

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6/27: Andi’s ABCs – Q&A

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