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Heartbreakers Blog Tour: Day 2


Swoon-worthy kisses, sizzling romances, and epic tales of heartbreak. Welcome to the Heartbreakers Blog Tour. 


Here you'll be introduced to some of the brightest and best young adult / new adult authors around, as well as snag sneak peeks at upcoming titles guaranteed to get your emotions running high and your heart racing. 


And don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY at the end of this post for chances to win a FREE Kindle, loaded with titles from our participating authors. Who can resist a HEARTBREAKER?


DAY TWO: JEN McCONNEL and EILEEN COOK


Jen McConnel is the author of The Secret of Isobel Key:
"Lou is in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. Fresh out of college, she’s unemployed and unsure of herself. But when she gets the chance to escape to Scotland with her best friend, it could be the answer to her quest for self-discovery. The trip is not at all what she expected, especially when her tour guide turns out to be the dreamy historian Brian, and together they embark on a hunt for information about Isobel Key, a woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century."


Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.  

1. Heartbreak can come in many forms: a messy breakup, a disappointing setback, death of a loved one, or a broken friendship. Has writing ever had a hand in helping you deal with a wounded heart?


Awesome question, and I think the answer is yes! I wrote a lot of angsty poetry when I was younger, and now I sometimes find myself dipping into memories of heartbreaks past when I’m writing scenes. It’s great to have enough distance from some memories that they’ve become inspiration! 

2. Top 5 songs about heartbreak? 5 films?


I’m going to go with films that make me cry in a really satisfying way (in no particular order): MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, ROMAN HOLIDAY, AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, YOU’VE GOT MAIL (it’s heartbreakingly sweet!), and BEFORE SUNRISE. I love a bittersweet love story!

Thanks so much for joining us on the tour Jen! Want more Jen? Of course you do! Check out her website / Pinterest Twitter / Facebook

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Eileen Cook is the author of The Year of Mistaken Discoveries:

"As first graders, Avery and Nora bonded over a special trait they shared—they were both adopted. Years later, Avery is smart, popular, and on the cheerleading squad, while Nora spends her time on the fringes of school society, wearing black, reading esoteric poetry, and listening to obscure music. They never interact...until the night Nora approaches Avery at a party, saying it’s urgent. She tells Avery that she thought she found her birth mom—but it turned out to be a cruel lie. Avery feels for Nora, but returns to her friends at the party.

Then Avery learns that Nora overdosed on pills. Left to cope with Nora’s loss and questioning her own actions, Avery decides to honor her friend by launching a search for her own birth mother. Aided by Brody, a friend of Nora’s who is also looking for a way to respect Nora’s legacy, Avery embarks on an emotional quest. But what she’s really seeking might go far deeper than just genetics…"

Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight different languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV.  She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and dog and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.
 


1. Heartbreak can come in many forms: a messy breakup, a disappointing setback, death of a loved one, or a broken friendship. Has writing ever had a hand in helping you deal with a wounded heart?    

Writing is a great way to deal with all sorts of heartache.  One thing I love about writing is the chance to think of the perfect thing to say. You know when you are in an argument with someone, and hours after the fight you think of the PERFECT thing to say? When you’re writing all you have to do is scroll back a few pages and put that response in. It’s very satisfying. The other thing I like about writing, or reading about other’s heartbreaks, is that you realize you aren’t alone. When someone stomps on your heart it feels like you are the only one and that no one has ever felt as bad as you do. When you read about someone else who has had their heart busted and has survived it gives you hope. 

2. Top 5 songs about heartbreak? Top 5 films?      


Song in no particular order:

Someone Like You Adele
Nothing Compares 2 U  Sinead O’Conner
With or Without You  U2
Irreplaceable by Beyonce
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

Movies (In case you can’t tell I’m a big old movie fan)

Love Actually
Casablanca
Gone with the Wind
The Philadelphia Story
An Affair to Remember

Thanks so much for joining us on the tour Eileen! Want more? Of course you do! Check out her website / Twitter Facebook.

1 comments:

  1. Jen McConnel said...:

    Thanks for hosting us today, Judith (and organizing the tour!) Happy heartbreaking! ;)

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