Thursday, October 27, 2016

Blog Tour - Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

I am thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Aprilynne Pike's Glitter. I have a fun Q & A with Aprilynne Pike to share today but first, in case you missed them, here are the rest of the stops on the tour. There are reviews, interviews, and even some excerpts of the book. Be sure to check them out!

Week One:

10/17/2016- Tales of the Ravenous Reader- Interview
10/18/2016- Lisa Loves Literature- Review
10/19/2016- Pandora's Books- Excerpt
10/20/2016-  BookHounds YA- Review
10/21/2016- Two Chicks on Books- Interview

Week Two:

10/24/2016- Brooke- Reports- Review
10/25/2016- Brittany's Book Rambles- Guest Post
10/26/2016- Seeing Double In Neverland- Review
10/27/2016- A Glass Of Wine Blog- Interview
10/28/2016- Mundie Moms- Review

Just in case you did not have this title on your radar ... here is a little about the book

Author: Aprilynne Pike
Pub. Date: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Amazon, Barnes And Noble, iBooks, Goodreads

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life.

Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.

Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.
But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.
I am so excited to share this Q and A that I did with Aprilynne. It's fun and teases the novel perfectly (in my opinion). She offers up with a Glitter inspired drink might look like, as well as some insight into writing the novel.

Twitter pitch Glitter (140 characters or less)

Oooh! This is fun! Hmmmm….

In a futuristic society that mimics the past, a 17yo turns to dealing a designer drug to save herself. Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette.

If Glitter were to have a signature drink what would be included?

Absinthe. Really, really expensive absinthe, (also known as La Fée Verte, the Green Faerie) in a crystal goblet with a custom platinum absinthe spoon. One of history’s most magical drinks in the most expensive possible container. 

What was your favourite discovery you made while researching this novel?

I loved finding out about the Hameau de la Reine, which is in the complex of the Palace of Versailles. Marie Antoinette thought the plight of the peasants was rather quaint and simple and wanted to have a place where her life could be as easy and worry-free. *koff* So she built a fake farm! It had a water wheel and a cottage, and she had chickens and lambs. Oh! And she would dress up in her idea ofpeasant clothes and have, essentially, stay-cations there with her children. Ah, royalty.

If you could travel to anywhere, in any time period, when and where would you want travel

This feels like a total cop-out, but it would have been true if you had asked me before Glitter too! I would really love to visit 17-18 th Century France! It was an amazing time for the wealthy—extravagance, high fashion, incredible food—though admittedly a really awful time for the many, many poor. Thus the French Revolution. But I would just love to visit the Palace of Versailles in the … oh, mid-1700s.

Is there a song you listened to while writing Glitter or a song you used for inspiration?

I typically find a new musical to listen to over and over again with each new book I write, but for Glitter I ended up keeping the same one as for my last book, Earthrise, and that is Matilda, the Musical. I think I’ve kept this one longer than some of my others because Tim Minchin is such a talented but also intricate lyricist. I am constantly finding new nuance and meaning and internal rhyme when I listen to the words. Also, the song Quiet might be the most impactful song of my adult life. I seriously feel like he wrote it just for me. I have been known to put just that one song on repeat—especially during revisions—and listen to it for hours.

A huge thank you to Aprilynne for taking the time to answer these questions for me.

As part of the blog tour there is a giveaway where you could win one of three copies of Glitter! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is US ONLY.

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Aprilynne Pike is a critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and their four children.

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