Howdy, Peeps & Peepettes! Happy Thursday! Yee Haw! Check out AToMR’s and Good Choice Reading’s tour schedule for day three of the Cicada bloggy blitz tour! Lot’s of fun, festivities and GIVEAWAYS! Even an awesome GRAND PRIZE! Check it out and follow along! ♥
Hey, Peeps & Peepettes! Happy Tuesday! Check out AToMR’s and Good Choice Reading’s tour schedule for day two of the Cicada bloggy blitz tour! Lot’s of fun, festivities and GIVEAWAYS! Even an awesome GRAND PRIZE! Check it out and follow along! ♥
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Summary From Goodreads:
Summertime for Blair Reynolds and her friends had always been carefree and fun… until the summer they happened upon something that was not human. As they band together in a fight for their lives, Blair’s true love becomes something more than human. Something unnatural. And their survival depends entirely upon their ability to keep a secret.
"Andrew looked back over his shoulder a couple of times. His brows were knit together with that look of knowing that he occasionally got from time to time. And a dark feeling grew somewhere deep within my stomach."
"Cicada" is still touring the beautiful country of Romania on Bianca Calin’s beautiful blog! Check it out and ENTER TO WIN a copy of “Shades of Grey”, “Little Orphan Anvil”, AND “Cicada”!!!! ♥ (Google will translate the page for you)
Belle Whittington it’s the author of “Cicada”,a very interesting book.She was very kind and gave me an interview.Thank you,Belle!
1.For starters, tell us something about you.
I have been daydreaming stories for as long as I can remember. My first recollection of wanting to be a writer was when I was in the second grade, and my teacher, Mrs. Rambin, would have us lay our heads on our desks after lunch while she read us stories full of magic and imagination.
Most of my early writings were stories with a twist of science fiction…even my earliest poems. I remember sitting on the dam of a neighbor’s pond around the time I was eleven, writing a story about space travel. In fact, I still have that little handwritten story. It’s still bound in the same yellow notebook that I put it in way back in the sixth grade!
Growing up in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas, afforded me summers full of adventure with my friends. I call on those adventures and memories a great deal for my YA stories. Cicada has a lot of the energy of those childhood adventures spun throughout. One of them is something that actually happened to me when I was thirteen years old. I was on one of my adventures in the woods with my dog, Dusty. We made our way through the woods to a neighboring pasture and crawled through the barbed wire fence. When we got to the top of one of the rolling hills in the grassy field, I realized I was standing in the middle of a giant circle imprinted in the pasture grass. No one had ever told me about crop circles at that time in my life, so I just thought it was an odd occurrence that there was a strange circle in the tall grass. Now that circle is forever memorialized in a YA novel, Cicada!
Nowadays, I work at a day job in higher education and spin my tales during those off hours that I’m not working on assignments for my English classes at University of Houston, where I’m earning my degree in hopes of teaching English at the college level one day…unless, of course, I become a best-selling author!
You can find me online at these locations. I’d love for you to stop by!
I’d like to thank the awesome students in Mr. Cook’s class for sending me the most gorgeous thank you cards I’ve ever seen! :-) Each and every one of them was an original work of art, and the notes on the inside of each one were so heartwarming! These lovely cards are a reminder of why I write YA! <3
If you’d like to see these beautiful cards, you can check them out on my Facebook Fan Page! :-)