Hey guys! I'm so excited to share the blog tour for The Time Traveler's Guide to Modern Romance with you all today! Keep reading for my interview with the author and a giveaway! And you can check out the tour schedule here.
About the Book
Title: The Time Traveler's Guide to Modern Romance
Author: Madeline J. Reynolds
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Pub. date: March 4, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Synopsis: Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to offer. He'd rather go on an adventure than spend one more minute at some stuffy party. When his grandfather gives him a pocket watch he claims can transport him to any place and time, Elias doesn't believe it...until he's whisked away to twenty-first-century America.
Tyler Forrester just wants to fall hopelessly in love. But making that kind of connection with someone has been more of a dream than reality. Then a boy appears out of thin air, a boy from the past. As he helps Elias navigate a strange new world for him, introducing him to the wonders of espresso, binge-watching, and rock and roll, Tyler discovers Elias is exactly who he was missing.
But their love has time limit. Elias's disappearance from the past has had devastating side effects, and now he must choose where he truly belongs—in the Victorian era, or with the boy who took him on an adventure he never dreamed possible? (synopsis from Goodreads)
Can you describe yourself with five words or less?
Thoughtful, passionate, shy, determined, nerdy
What is your Hogwarts house?
Ravenpuff, although if I have to pick just one then Ravenclaw
Can you introduce us to the main character of The Time Traveler's Guide to Modern Romance?
Elias Caldwell (Eli) is from the Victorian era but travels through space and time to the present. He was a trouble maker in his own time but really, he is just trying to find where he belongs and feels most at home. He meets Tyler Forrester, a documentary filmmaker who only cares about getting into film school until Eli shows up in modern times and changes everything for him.
What three songs would you pick to represent The Time Traveler's Guide to Modern Romance?
“A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “The Only Exception” by Paramore, “Cosmic Love” by Florence and the Machine
What's your favorite quote?
“We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars,” Oscar Wilde
What scenes are your favorite to write (dialogue, romantic scenes, or anything else)?
I actually do really enjoy writing dialogue in scenes. Having characters interact with one another helps me to work out their personality quirks and their overall voice.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
My advice is to write what you love and tell the story that your heart has been aching to write. Don’t worry about the business side of writing or how the book could be marketed or if it will sell. Instead, and this might be a cliché but it’s true, write the book that you want to read that isn’t already on the shelf. If you love what you’re writing then that passion will come to life in your work.
About the Author
Madeline J. Reynolds is a YA fantasy author living in Chicago. Originally from Minneapolis, she has a background in journalism and has always loved storytelling in its various forms. When not writing, she can be found exploring the city, eating Thai food, or lost in an epic Lord of the Rings marathon.
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