Friday, January 6, 2017

ROCKSTAR BOOK TOUR: Character interview + Giveaway!

About the Book:
Author: Breeana Shields
Pub. Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook
A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive like-- a poison kiss-- and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya a poison maiden is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.

This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. 
Interview with Marinda & Deven:

Thank you so much for the chance to chat with y'all! I know you have a lot going on, so let's get to it!

Deven- what was your first impression of Marinda?
The first thing I noticed about her was her devotion to her younger brother. She’d do anything for him.

What do you admire most about one another?
Marinda: I love how well Deven listens. He’s always fully present in any conversation.
Deven: I’d have to say her loyalty. Marinda doesn’t love very many people, but she’d crawl over broken glass for the ones she does.

Marinda, if you weren't a Visha Kanya what do you think you'd being doing in your spare time?
I’d love to own a bookshop like Japa’s—that kind of quiet life would suit me perfectly. Unfortunately, my life has been anything but quiet and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon.

Deven and Marinda, Working for Japa seems like such an amazing job! What are some of your favorite stories?
Deven: Any adventure story—pirates, explorers, high-stake heists—I love it all.
Marinda: I didn’t learn much history as a child, so I can’t get enough of it now.

Favorite thing about living in Sundari?
*Glancing sidelong at each other, and then answering in unison*  “The waterfalls.”

Fast round!
Early bird or night owl?
 Night owl
Sweet or salty ?
Relaxing evening or afternoon adventure?
Afternoon adventure!

Early bird or night owl?
I’m definitely a night owl.
Sweet or salty?
Sweet. I can’t get enough pastries.
Relaxing evening or afternoon adventure?

Relaxing evening.

Okay, can I just say how freaking ADORABLE and sweet are they!? I can not wait to read more of their story in the future!
3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of POISON’S KISS, US Only.

About Breeana:
Breeana Shields graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English.
Her debut young adult fantasy, POISON’S KISS, will be released from Random House in 2017 with a sequel to follow in 2018.
When she’s not writing about herself in the third person, Breeana loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, her three children and an extremely spoiled miniature poodle.

Follow the rest of the tour! 
Week One:
1/2/2017- Literary Meanderings - Interview
1/3/2017- Fiction Fare- Review
1/4/2017- It Starts at Midnight- Excerpt
1/5/2017- One Night Book StandReview
1/6/2017- Brooke- Reports- Interview

Week Two:
1/9/2017- Curling Up With A Good BookReview
1/10/2017- Brittany's Book RamblesGuest Post
1/11/2017- ParajunkeeReview
1/12/2017- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
1/13/2017- IceyBooksQuote Candy

1 comment:

  1. *Glancing sidelong at each other, and then answering in unison* ... CUTE... This is one of my most anticipated reads of 2017, so excited!!