Hey guys! I'm so excited to share the tour for Cascading Petals by Jane C. Brady with you all today! The tour is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours, and you can find the tour schedule here! Cascading Petals is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance that was released on December 5th 2017. Keep reading for more info on the book, a giveaway and my interview with the author!
Despite the years of bullying in school, Jewel Hart has remained sweet and kind. She has it all—a great life, a great family, and beauty—but she has never been able to obtain the one thing she wants—to belong.
When Jewel meets Kaiden Carter, a good-looking, charming new student at York Mills High, things start to look up. On the surface, he is perfect, but Jewel can’t shake the feeling that everything is not as it seems.
When the devastation of the rising suicides in her school hits too close to home and drives Jewel into a deep despair, she clings to Kaiden’s strength to find her way back. Through the pain and fear surrounding her, she finds hope and the will to go on. But just as she picks herself up, tragedy strikes again, threatening to steal her last glimmer of hope. How will she go on? Can she ever find her place in the world?
Can you describe yourself in five words or less?
I’m passionate and caring.
What has been the best part about being an author for you?
The most rewarding part is having happy readers and receiving their emails.
What things do you think aspiring authors should avoid? Are there any common traps?
Aspiring authors should know there are do’s and don’ts in writing a book. In my opinion, every author should at minimum take a creative writing course and learn the craft of writing.
Common traps for new authors: getting too many opinions on your work, which leads to confusion and frustration. You can’t please everyone. Also, embrace healthy criticism by editors and beta readers looking to give helpful insight, as it will make your work so much better. Don’t lose heart.
What are your favorite scenes to write (romantic scenes, dialogue, or anything else)? Why?
Scenes layered with emotions that will move the reader.
If you could pick three songs to represent Cascading Petals, which would they be?
Three songs that would represent Cascading Petals are Dancing in the Sky by Dani and Lizzy, Mean by Taylor Swift, and Don’t Laugh At Me by Mark Willis.
Who is your favorite character from Cascading Petals?
If I had to pick one character, it would be Kaiden.
Jane comes from a family of six sisters and lived in a Tennessee plantation house for several years while growing up. She now lives in Western Canada but dreams of owning a vacation home in South Carolina. She lives with her husband (her high school sweetheart), two teenagers, and two dogs. When she grows up, she’d like to be her brilliant sixteen-year-old daughter (minus the mood swings).
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