Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Secret to Letting Go by Katherine Fleet blog tour $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
The Secret to Letting Go by Katherine Fleet
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published by Entangled Teen
To be released February 1st, 2016
Goodreads Book Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26877648-the-secret-to-letting-go
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One summer can change everything… Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, who seems every bit as naive and eccentric as she looks. Trouble is, she’s hard to ignore, with her beautiful piercing eyes, pitiful-looking dog, and unsettling tendency of finding trouble.
Clover Scott lived her whole life off the grid and arrives on the Gulf coast in search of her grandparents. She never expected to nearly drown, or get caught in a hurricane, or fall in love with the boy who rescues her. Now, she has a chance to rewrite her life’s story, to finally fit in somewhere, but Daniel wants answers about her past. When the police start asking questions about the disappearance of her parents, she must make a choice: go to jail or confess her secrets—even if they might destroy her chance at a happily-ever-after.
About the Author:
When she’s not writing, she spends her time baking, chauffeuring her three amazing, talented kids around, and having sun-filled adventures with her husband and wonderful friends in Curaçao. She is also a very thankful breast cancer survivor. In 2007, she joined RWA and has enjoyed the support and camaraderie of the YARWA and OIRWA writing communities.
She’s participated in NaNoWriMo since 2012 and is an active supporter of the associated Young Writers Program. She is represented by super-agent Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency. The Secret to Letting Go is her debut novel.
You can connect with her at www.KatherineFleet.com.
Author Website: www.KatherineFleet.com
Author Twitter: @KatherineFleet Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKatherineFleet/
Author Instagram: @katherine_fleet
Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14439407.Katherine_Fleet
Can you tell us about your book, The Secret to Letting Go, in 35 words or less?
Hi, and thanks for having me! My debut is a contemporary YA about Clover, a girl who is alone, homeless and looking for a place to finally call home. Instead she finds Daniel, the boy who keeps trying to save her. Whew, that’s exactly 35 words!
What was your favorite scene to write?
This is tough to answer without giving away any of Clover’s secrets! I love gripping, emotional scenes. So I loved writing the scenes near the end of the book where Clover faces tough realizations about her past and helps herself and others come to terms with their guilt. Of course, I also loved writing the cute scenes between her and Daniel.
What was the hardest scene to edit out?
I was lucky that my editor let me keep in most scenes, even though I was slightly over the preferred word countJ I did have to edit out a scene between Clover and her grandfather. Her grandfather is a gruff, cantankerous man, who is not used to having a teenager in his life, so I loved every scene where Clover works past his stern exterior and sees the lonely man underneath.
Is this a standalone or part of a series?
This is a stand-alone book.
Do you have a favorite quote from the book?
This is a quote from Daniel, and it says so much about the struggles they are both going through:
His mouth curved into a sad smile. “Maybe you’re right. Maybe neither one of us is ready for this. You can’t take two broken halves and expect them to fit together into something whole. I don’t know much about love, but I’m pretty sure that’s not how it happens.”
Are you currently working on anything else?
Yes! I have several completed books. One is a romantic suspense featuring a young woman from Northern Canada (where I used to live) who gets drawn into a deadly treasure hunt with a morally corrupt young man on the Caribbean island of Curacao (which is where I currently live). Definitely inspired by “Romancing the Stone.”
What is the best book you’ve read recently?
I just finished Falling into Place by Amy Zhang and really liked it. I loved how she constantly switched POVs, but never lost me as a reader. I like books that are different, with unique voices and styles.
What is currently in your TBR pile?
Top of my list is Room by Emma Donoghue. I can’t watch the movie until I read the book, so I have to get to it soon. I’m also looking forward to reading debuts by two of my fellow Entangled authors: Brenda Drake’s Thief of Lies and Pintip Dunn’s Forget Tomorrow!
*Thank you for stopping by Cassandra M's Place Katherine.*
“So, I’ll see you tomorrow at noon?” She nodded so hard, her teeth probably rattled. “I’d like that.” It wasn’t like we were arranging a date, so why did her enthusiasm make me straighten up and puff out my chest? “We can meet at the beach next to the pier. My friends and I’ll be surfing. You bring the preserves, and I’ll bring the stove.” Uncertainty flickered across her face, and her mouth opened and closed like a fish out of water. I should have used her reluctance to back out, but instead I reassured her. “We won’t be hard to find. We’re just north of the pier, and this way we can meet on neutral territory.”
Her expression turned blank. “You know…in case I’m secretly a serial killer. There’s always safety in numbers.” Her lips twitched upward, and she laughed. The sound tinkled through the air like wind chimes on a breezy day. “I already know you’re not a bad person.” “Oh yeah?” She nodded. Her unwavering stare made me want to squirm in my shoes. “True evil can never be hidden. It’s always there, if you know where to look. When I look at you, I see only good things.” I snatched my gaze away from hers and tugged at the collar of my shirt. I wanted to know how she could talk with such authority on the subject. I wanted to know what evil she’d seen, but I wanted even more to escape the narrow store aisle. Warning bells pealed in my brain. She’s crazy. Don’t get involved. Giveaway Info: $25 Amazon Gift Card (US / Canada) a Rafflecopter giveaway