Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Blog Tour + Fantasy Casting + Giveaways: Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal

Welcome to Day #2 of the Hurricane Kiss Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal (5/1/16), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Deborah and 5 chances to win a SIGNED copy of Hurricane Kiss, as well as a chance to win a 6-book YA Prize Pack from AW Teen in the Grand Prize Giveaway!

Hurricane Kiss Fantasy Movie Cast by Deborah Blumenthal
Kristen Stewart would be a perfect Jillian, although she’s 25 now and no longer a teenager.

For the role of River, some possibilities are Alex Pettyfer (although he’s 25),
Ansel Elgort if he grew his hair long and streaked it blond, or maybe Cody Simpson.

I could definitely see someone like J.K. Simmons, who played the sadistic music instructor in Whiplash as Coach Briggs.

For Jillian’s mom, I could see Julia Roberts, and for River’s dad, maybe Dennis Quaid.


Stop by Good Choice Reading tomorrow for Day 3 of the tour and another chance to win! 

Blog Tour Schedule:
May 2nd – Bookhounds
May 3rd — A Belle's Tales
May 4th — Good Choice Reading
May 5th — The Book Cellar
May 6thA Dream Within A Dream  


Title: Hurricane Kiss 
Author: Deborah Blumenthal 
Publisher: Albert Whitman 
Published: May 1st, 2016 
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Albert Whitman 


For sixteen-year-old Jillian McKay, the threat of Hurricane Danielle means a long car ride with her neighbors--including River Daughtry, the former star quarterback of Harrison High. The guy who was headed to glory until suddenly he disappeared to a West Texas juvenile detention center. Once cocky and flirtatious, he's now silent and angry. When their evacuation route is gridlocked, River is the first to recognize the danger they're in. Together he and Jillian set out to seek shelter in their abandoned high school. As they wait out the storm, they confront the past and realize survival is about more than just staying alive--it's about fighting for yourself. 


About the author:
Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist with work in many national newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times Magazine. Her other novels include The Lifeguard, Mafia Girl, and A Different Me. She lives in New York City.

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  • One (1) winner will receive a 6-book YA Prize Pack featuring AW Teen's spring lineup (Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal, Of Better Blood by Susan Moger, Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown, Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs, Dig Too Deep by Amy Allgeyer, and South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf).
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  1. I love seeing who the author would cast as their characters. I'm not much of a Kristen Stewart fan, though. The book looks interesting.

  2. Ohhh I love fan casts... they are always fun and I actually like K Stew so I'm a fan!

  3. This sounds like a fun one and perfect for summer and what a fun cast she picked out too!

  4. I love seeing who people would cast!

  5. Neat seeing who they would cast. Stewart is weird..but this sounds good.

  6. Such a fun post! And I love the cast :)

  7. Karen M.5/06/2016

    Interesting choices for the cast - the book looks good.

  8. I saw this book on Amazon while browsing the other day, and promptly added it to my "Romance: Contemporary and Historical" wish list! (I have a total of 56 wish lists on Amazon, lol.)

    The plot is VERY compelling, because of the mention of hurricanes. As you know, I live in an area known for "visits" from these storms. Thank God we haven't had any of them for several years now!

    I LOVE that the characters take shelter in an abandoned high school. This gives the story a sense of imminent danger, while also giving the characters a chance to get to do some soul-sharing.

    I missed the giveaway....but I wanted to comment anyway, because I wanted to let you know how MUCH I want to read this book!!

    Thanks for sharing!!! HUGS!! <3 :)


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