Monday, November 18, 2013

Saving Georgia by Kristen Flynn Blog Tour

 Saving Georgia
By Kristin Flynn
Genre: YA Fantasy

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: Oct 29, 2013

Pages: 352 pgs

Formats Available In: eBook & Print


Even for a normal girl, senior year of high school sucks; but for a girl who has mental and emotional issues the stress is just torture. That’s what it’s like for Georgia, who was orphaned at a young age and tortured beyond belief. She finally obtains a peace in her life, but then finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between a cowboy (who’s her best friend) and the popular quarterback.

Prom and graduation are just around the corner. Georgia must decide who she wants to pursue a relationship with but cannot handle the pressure. Senior year gets a little chaotic, and just when Georgia thinks she has found a place safe enough to grow emotionally, things turn to disaster. This year turns out to be more than anyone anticipated and she thinks everything is OK, but is it?

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Author Info
So being a writer you’d think I’d come up with some interesting story about myself. Funny lines, heart stopping stories… wrong. All wrong. Here’s the basics: I was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. I currently reside in Smithfield, NC with my amazing husband that I have been with for 7 years. We have three wonderful children who like to keep us busy! I love to cook and bake, but it can be a challenge to find something everyone likes! Someone is always complaining and refusing to eat what I slaved over a hot stove for. That is part of the reason I should invest in wine. I drink it. A lot. I started writing when I was VERY young. Pretty much since I could put pen to paper stories started to come! I was first published when I was 13. Cool right? No, it wasn’t smut. Actually, it was poetry. I have 5 sisters and one brother. I am very proud of my family! Fun stuff to know: I love Moscato. I don’t have a favorite color, although my husband might disagree with me on that one. I talk in movie quotes, and it gets annoying at times. I have a severe addiction to Ginger Ale of all things. Without enough sleep, my family avoids me because I revert back to a toddler. I love to smile and laugh, often at my husband’s expense. He does the same thing to me, it’s all fair game. I HATE talking on the phone. But it is a necessary evil. I don’t know how to handle people when they are crying. It gets awkward and I don’t know what to do. Please don’t cry in front of me. I love deeply, and I’m a fiercely loyal friend. I won’t and don’t judge people; I’ll be friends with anyone. I’m a die-hard Red Sox fan- my best friend is a Yankee’s fan. Case in point. Bored yet? OK. Let’s wrap this up. Walking Dead, Son’s of Anarchy and book boyfriends. Oh and Luke Bryan – Oh! And I can't cook a baked potato to save my life. Seriously, it's a lost cause.


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Excerpt #1

“Hey Georgia, is there anything I could do that you wouldn’t forgive me for?” Shane asks me, without breaking eye contact.

“Like, if you kill someone or something” I ask.
“Anything, anything at all” Shane continues. “From small things to big things, is there anything you wouldn’t forgive me for?”
“Hurting people is kind of a big thing for me.” I confess.
“OK good.”
“Why?” I ask, wondering what is this guy up to. Is he going to make Jason or Harper disappear? Is he going to paint the water tower or something?
“I want to make sure you forgive me for what I am about to do.” He says, closing his eyes.
Oh this must be bigOh dear, what is going to happen. My body starts to shake, freaking out that he is going to get hurt or something it going to tear him apart from me.
“What…. What are you about to…” and before I could finish my question, Shane’s hand is holding the back of my head, and his lips are on mine, pushing against my open l mouth. Butterflies fill my stomach and I feel a pull in the deepest part of my belly. I’m so taken aback and surprised I can’t move, then suddenly I am kissing him back. My hands pulling his gorgeous brown hair, my legs wrapping tighter around his waist, and my mouth is hungrily searching for his. My skin is a million sensations; cold from the water, and slightly burned, but tantalized by the sensation of Shane touching me. My chest rises and falls with such bravado in my heady need for affection. I’m beguiled in this transaction of kisses and tongues. He lifts me from my bottom, wades out the water and lays me down on a towel. The beach is empty for all but us, and I feel the weight of my best friend on top of me. He puts his knees between mine, and moves my hair from my face; looking down at me he smiles and kisses me ever so gently.

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t

• Your book career is just as demanding as being a mother.
• How invaluable a crock pot dinner truly is, and take out.
• That you can take on the personality of your characters quite easily, and your significant other
and children will think you have multiple personalities – and you just might.
• How little sleep you will get, because the characters in your head won’t shut up.
• How this is seriously a full time job, just like owning your own business – however it’s not like
you can delegate any jobs to anyone.
• If you’re a writer – don’t be an editor – you’re just going to see what you wrote the first time
and it’s probably not right.
• Once your family and friends buy the book – it’s up to you to make it sell; it won’t sell itself no
matter how much you want it to.
• You need two types of friends- The ones who will support you and make you feel loved when
you need it; and the ones who will be real with you. If you have one who does both – you’re
• Everyone is going to give you unsolicited advice. Listen to all of it, and just take the parts that
you’re comfortable with. You can’t think of everything.
• If you don’t get out of the house when you’re writing – pajama’s will become the unofficial

The Writing World’s Author Interview With Kristen

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 

I love reading and writing. I am the oldest out of a big blended family of 7 kids. My youngest sister was born 2 days before my high school graduation. I also love to draw, though I am not the best at it. I love making friends!  I have an awkward sense of humor, and a love for learning, and snuggling in bed with my boys or husband watching bad TV. 

What do you do when you are not writing?

Normally you can find me singing horribly off key, cooking for anyone who will eat and playing with my boys.

Do you have a day job as well?

I do, I'm an personal assistant for an Commercial Insurance agent.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book? 

I wrote a book that was published in 2010. However, this is my first self published novel, and for all intents and purposes I'm treating this as my first. I starting writing Saving Georgia official this past summer (20130 but it was an idea I was toying with for years in the making. I finished it this summer as well.

How did you choose the genre you write in?

I don't like to label myself as a specific genre to write in, because I want to keep my options open. However, I chose to put this book in the new adult/ young adult area for the subject matter at hand, and I felt that this was the most appropriate and classy way to handle the touchy subject matter.

Where do you get your ideas?

Life in general! There's tons of personal things in my books that really hit home for me, which also gives me the feeling of laying naked on the pages - which excites and scares me. It's not just my life I take from, but the lives of those around me as well. 

Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Oh yes. Who doesn't.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?

Yes I do. Always - it's the best way to help prevent writers block and make sure there's a great cohesiveness to the story.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?

There's a few that I really loved, "Invincible summer" by Jean Farris was a big one for me - and Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors. Jasinda Wilder and Kelly Elliot are currently a big inspiration for me as of now - giving me hope that I can make my own dreams to come true.



Kelley Snyder said...

When will the next book come out?!! I would like to know what happens to Georgia!!

Kristin Flynn said...

It's out now!


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