May 6, 2016

Hurricane Kiss Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Welcome to Day #5 of the Hurricane Kiss Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal (5/1/16), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Deborah and 5 chances to win a SIGNED copy of Hurricane Kiss, as well as a chance to win a 6-book YA Prize Pack from AW Teen in the Grand Prize Giveaway

For sixteen-year-old Jillian McKay, the threat of Hurricane Danielle means a long car ride with her neighbors—including River Daughtry, the former star quarterback of Harrison High. The guy who was headed to glory until suddenly he disappeared to a West Texas juvenile detention center. Once cocky and flirtatious, he’s now silent and angry. When their evacuation route is gridlocked, River is the first to recognize the danger they’re in. Together he and Jillian set out to seek shelter in their abandoned high school. As they wait out the storm, they confront the past and realize survival is about more than just staying alive—it’s about fighting for yourself.

5 People I'd Want to be Trapped in a Hurricane With 
by Deborah Blumenthal
A survival expert like Bear Grylls.  I’m sure I’d be ready to give up in no time, but if Bear Grylls was there, he’d be upbeat and find ways to keep us alive, in spite of the storm. 

Someone like George Clooney who’d tell smart, funny stories and keep the mood upbeat. 

Someone with a strong spiritual presence like Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Catholic and Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar who would keep my spirit strong in spite of the storm. My mom, although sadly she passed years ago, because in the face of a category 5 hurricane, you need the comfort of having your mom around. My husband, because he’s my best friend.

Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist with work in many national newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times Magazine. Her other novels include The Lifeguard, Mafia Girl, and A Different Me. She lives in New York City. 
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Today is the last day of the tour! Check out the previous stops below for more chances to win!
Blog Tour Schedule:
May 2nd – Bookhounds
May 3rd — A Belle's Tales
May 4th — Good Choice Reading
May 5th — The Book Cellar

Giveaway: (1) SIGNED copy of Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal - Open to US only!

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  • One (1) winner will receive a 6-book YA Prize Pack featuring AW Teen's spring lineup (Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal, Of Better Blood by Susan Moger, Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown, Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs, Dig Too Deep by Amy Allgeyer, and South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf).
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  1. I have seen this book around, and it sounds so awesome! That guest post was definitely nice, too =]

  2. Future Shock has def got me excited!!
    Samantha D