Blog Tour-Author Interview | CORRUPT ME by Jillian Quinn

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Hello everybody! Today I am pleased to announce that my second post in the Corrupt Me Blog Tour by Jillian Quinn is an Author Interview! I had some questions for Jill about her novel, which was released yesterday, and she answered.

Not only is Jill a new author, but she’s also one of my book blogger friends. Her blog is Rant and Rave About Books, and she has wonderful and honest reviews about books that she’s read on there as well.


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Where to Buy:


Amazon (universal link) myBook.to/CorruptMe

Barnes & Noble http://tinyurl.com/zmewnm4

Kobo http://tinyurl.com/hs57ewx

iBooks http://tinyurl.com/jno2tzhl

Corrupt Me by Jillian Quinn on Goodreads

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Stalker Links


Facebook | Twitter | Author Website | Goodreads Profile


Interview:


1. What romance novels inspired you to write Corrupt Me? 

A romance novel did not inspire Corrupt Me, but I was inspired by Mafia movies as well as the novel and the movie, The Godfather. I was having one of my Mafia movie binge days, switching from the movie Goodfellas to The Godfather, both of which are my favorite movies of all time, and I started to think about the relationships between both Karen and Henry in Goodfellas as well as Michael and Kay in The Godfather.

2. What are some romance novel pet peeves of yours?

Female characters without a backbone are very common in romance novels, and as a strong female, I do not appreciate reading about a weak heroine who allows the man to walk all over her, only to take him back without another thought.

3. What were a few inspirations for your main characters?

In Goodfellas, Karen was strong and stood up to Henry, and I always respected her for that, where Kay backed down to Michael in The Godfather and let him control her and the kids until she finally had the nerve to leave him. Izzie’s character was inspired by the portrayal of Karen Hill by Lorriane Bracco in Goodfellas.

4. If you had to choose one author to co-write a book with, who would it be and why? What would the book be about?

I would want to write a book with Jamie McGuire because I love her books and because her book, Beautiful Disaster, is what hooked me on new adult romance novels. I had never read one until Writers Digest mentioned her book in one of their newsletters, and I have been hooked on the genre ever since. I’d like to write a romance novel involving addiction with Jamie, if that were possible. She creates amazing characters with a lot of depth and addiction is something I would like to write more about someday.

5. Are there any other books that you’re currently working on? If so, what’re they about?

My next novel, Parker, is a hockey romance novel that is part of the Face-Off series. Parker comes out on February 14, 2017. I am also releasing Divine Powers, a fantasy romance novel about witches and magic on May 9, 2017. I’m also working on a companion novella for Corrupt Me that I am planning to give out for free to all of my newsletter subscribers as well as writing other books in the Philly Corruption and Face-Off series.


Thank you Jill for giving me this chance to ask you questions concerning your first novel, Corrupt Me. If you’re interested in Jill’s future work, check out her author website here. Happy reading!

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The Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

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Once Upon a Time, there was a Tale as Old as Time…

Hello peoples! *Slides into frame like Jessethereader* So today I’ll be doing a tag I was tagged in by Bookfandom1001. She’s also the creator of the tag, so all hail Lena. I’m so excited to do this because, if you didn’t know Belle is my favorite Disney princess, and the live-action movie is coming out at the end of the year, AND it’s going to star Emma Watson as Belle. I’m so excited for that, and I think this is a wonderful tag to get me even more pumped up for it (even though I still need to wait months until it’s released…) Let’s getting tagging.


Rules : 

1)Tag at least four people

2)Thank the creator

3)Make sure you answer honestly


Belle: Someone who is willing to sacrifice themselves for someone they love?

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 Well there are loads of protagonists that would sacrifice themselves for someone they love, because they’re the heroes, but I’ll have to go with Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games for this one.

Beast: A good character development? 

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There are some characters I can think of that have good character development, but one that stands out for me is Eadlyn from The Heir and The Crown.

Lumiere: A character that gives good relationship advice?

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Hmm… this one is a bit difficult. I’ll have to go with Iko from The Lunar Chronicles on this one. Even though she’s an android, she has human-like feelings and emotions that makes her the best friend Cinder could ask for.

Cogsworth: A loyal character (a person you can trust)?

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For this one, although it’s not technically a book, I’ll go with Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He’s a Hufflepuff so he’s bound to be loyal and trustworthy. He is the embodiment of the Hufflepuff house in every shape and form.

Mrs. Potts: A mothering character (a character that you would want as a mom)?

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My answer for this will always and forever be Mrs. Weasley from the Harry Potter series.

Gaston: A character you hate that everybody else loves? 

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Well first off, I’m pretty sure everybody hates Gaston. Gaston is known throughout the entire Disney universe as being a big twat. I think I’ll go with Cath from Fangirl on this one. I don’t hate her, but I had found myself getting annoyed at her and her decisions throughout the book.

The Enchantress: A person who put a curse on someone?

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That’s pretty specific. Hmm… I really have no idea. Er… I guess Harry Potter from Harry Potter? That works, right? Yeah, there. That’s my answer.


I Tag…

Words&Dreams

Having Tea While Reading

Flavia the Bibliophile

Debbie’s Library

And, like always, you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to. If I didn’t tag you, you’re free to do the tag yourself as well.


In hope y’all enjoyed this tag. These are always fun to do, and I hope you like them as well. I’m 9 followers shy of 100 followers on this blog (*gasps*) I know right! So I was wondering what I should do once I hit the 100 follower mark? I could start a Bookstagram account, host another Q&A, a Book Giveaway, anything! Just let me know what you’d like me to do once I hit 100, even if it’s something I didn’t list, because that’s a huge milestone for me. Thank you all for reading, I appreciate it as always.

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Passenger (Passenger #1) REVIEW

passengerPassage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them—whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.

*This Review is Non-Spoiler!*

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The Mystery Blogger Award

Hello peoples! I decided that today I’ll be doing my first ever award on this blog. When I say ‘this blog’ I mean my WordPress blog. I’ve had Blogger and Weebly, and have been nominated for awards on both, so it’s not my first time doing an award post. But I haven’t seen this one thus far, and I was nominated by Romana over at A Book Nerd, so I decided that I’d complete the task set upon me. Also check out the creator of this award, Okoto Enigma. Now, let’s get started!

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Rules:


  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share your link to your best post(s)

3 Random Facts About Me:


  1. Uh… I had to take years of speech lessons because I can’t talk properly.
  2. My favorite video game would have to be a tie between Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Infamous: Second Son.
  3. I secretly used to wish I had braces… up until the point where I had to actually get braces.

Romana’s Questions:


Favorite Christmas song?

Er… I don’t know… I guess All I Want For Christmas Is You, just because it’s constantly stuck in my head during Christmas-time, I don’t even know why.

Favorite Christmas food?

Hmm… I’m having trouble here. I’ll have to say pie of any kind or green bean casserole.

Favorite Christmas book?

I’ve only ever read one book that I would associate with Christmas and that’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I think Harry Potter is pretty Christmas-y, I mean, it’s always taking place in the novels one way or another.

Favorite Christmas Memory?

Oh gosh, I don’t know! I have the worst memory when it comes to my own past. Ironic and strange, I know. Well this Christmas was pretty cool, so I guess that? I really have no idea.

Random: Do you lick or bite into your ice cream? 

Lick, duh! I’m not a weirdo like my parents. Yeah, they bite into their ice cream! What the heck? I always cringe and have to turn my head away from them whenever I see them doing that.


My Best Post:


I’ll just leave a link to my top 4 most popular posts.


Nominees:


I don’t usually tag so many people, but I have to tag 10-20, so I’ll just be tagging 10 people. Don’t feel inclined to do this, you don’t have to if you don’t feel up for it.

Words Malarkey

A Book Blog

Luv to Read

Tea Time with Hann

Twin Tales

Having Tea While Reading

The Bibliophile Blogs

Flavia the Bibliophile

Bookfandom1001

Thieving Books


My Questions:


  1. What milestones (blogging and in life) will you be surpassing in 2017?
  2. What TV shows or movies are you looking forward to watching in 2017?
  3. What book that you’ve been holding off for ages, are you finally going to tackle in 2017?
  4. What’re your 3 most frequently used apps on your phone?
  5. If you were to put two characters in an arena to battle to the death, who would you choose?
  6. Random: Would you rather have a wheel for a foot or a magnetic head?

Hopefully you guys enjoyed this post, and thanks again, Romana for nominating me. It means a lot.

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