Thursday, 16 January 2014

Afterparty Blog Tour: Spotlight, This or That & Giveaway

Hey guys and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler! I have a cool This or That post from Ann for you guys to check out, and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom. Thanks to Amber and Jean from Book Nerd Tours for organizing this :) You can check out the full tour schedule here.

Emma is tired of being good. Always the dutiful daughter to an overprotective father, she is the antithesis of her mother -- whose name her dad won't even say out loud. That's why meeting Siobhan is the best thing that ever happened to her...and the most dangerous. Because Siobhan is fun and alluring and experienced and lives on the edge. In other words, she's everything Emma is not.

And it may be more than Emma can handle.

Because as intoxicating as her secret life may be, when Emma begins to make her own decisions, Siobhan starts to unravel. It's more than just Dylan, the boy who comes between them. Their high-stakes pacts are spinning out of control. Elaborate lies become second nature. Loyalties and boundaries are blurred. And it all comes to a head at the infamous Afterparty, where debauchery rages and an intense, inescapable confrontation ends in a plummet from the rooftop...

This explosive, sexy, and harrowing follow-up to Ann Redisch Stampler's spectacular teen debut, Where It Began, reveals how those who know us best can hurt us most.

Release date: December 31st 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary


This or That

Paris or Venice

Venice!  As much as I’m dying to go to Paris with my husband and do a romantic fantasy thing: Venice.  I was there when I was in college during a very, very cold winter when there was snow falling into the canals, and it was a magical New Years. 

Deodorant or Perfume

Unscented deodorant.  I’ve been searching for the perfect perfume forever.  I tried Crystal for a while, but it got old quickly.  If I ever do find it, I’ll change my answer.

Winter or Summer

Summer!  Long, long days and the beach and the feeling of freedom and possibility.

Vampire Diaries or Twilight

Okay, so vampires scare the heck out of me and I refuse to attach the word “favorite” to anything involving vampires.  (I am very fond of zombie spoofs, though.)

Angels or Demons

Angels. Intimations of the divine and flashes of hope rather than glimpses of Hell.

Fall or Spring

Spring, for all the retro reasons.  April in Paris, chestnuts in bloom.  Even in California, where things are always in bloom, in spring, more things are in bloom.  Plus, it’s almost summer!

Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter

Harry Potter.  No disrespect, Lord of the Rings, but no hesitation in my vote for Harry.

Ice Cream or Sorbet

Red bean ice cream.  Or chocolate chip ice cream.  Or chocolate-raspberry ice cream.  Or peach ice cream.  And then, just maybe, a lemon ice.

Coke or Pepsi

Coke!  Pepsi always tastes like an accident to me, as if something is slightly awry at the soda factory.

Cabin in the woods or Condo on the Beach

Condo on the beach.  In fact, we have been know to rent condos on the beach.  Time shares on the beach work well, too.  Although, if we could find a cabin on the beach, that would be just about ideal.

Kisses or Hugs

Depends from whom.

Cash or Card

Card.  So easy.

Print or Ebook

Print.  I love everything about print books.  The heft, the smell, turning the pages, and the type face on the white paper.  I love books as physical objects.

Voice or Text

Voice.  I want to get as close to the person as I can, and voice does this for me.

Batman or Superman

Superman!  I used to play Superman when I was a kid.  I would always try to position myself so I could be Superman.  The “man” part of it, apparently, hadn’t quite penetrated.  But when the “man” part did penetrate, Wonder Woman!

Wheat or White

Crusty, sweet, warm Italian bread: white.

Romance or Passion

Romance is passion. 

Night or Day

Night.  Everything seems to be heightened and intensified at night.  Plus, when I’m actually getting a ton of work done at 3 a.m., it feels as if time has stopped and I’ve been given the gift of a secret bonus day.

About the author:

Where it Began marks the YA debut of Ann Redisch Stampler. She is the author of several picture books, including The Rooster Prince of Breslov. Her books have been an Aesop Accolade winner, Sydney Taylor notable books and an honor book, a National Jewish Book Awards finalist and winner, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year. Ann has two adult children and lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband.

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1 comment:

  1. LOTR or HP is such a hard choice! lol I probably would have said HP too. Never heard of red bean ice cream before but now I'm curious. Thanks for sharing this!


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