Saturday, October 25, 2014

2014 YA Contemporary Scavenger Hunt: MEET ANGIE STANTON!

YA Contemporary Scavenger Hunt

If you're so inclined (or want a free copy of THE SOUND OF LETTING GO), pop on over to Jenny Hubbard's site to read my thoughts about murky line between fiction and nonfiction. Meanwhile, I'm thrilled to be hosting the delightful Angie Stanton to get the "Scavenger Scoop" on her new novel, ROYALLY LOST, including some personal "facts" that find their way into her amazing books. And, if you want to win a copy of Angie's book, just leave a message in the comments below (North America only)!

WotS: Royally Lost is set in Europe. Have you been to Europe? 
ANGIE STANTON: Yes! In fact, I took the exact trip that Becca takes including the side trip to Prague. Most everything in the book I saw first hand. Except the chapter where they swim in their underwear.

WotS: Describe Royally Lost in 10 words or less. 
AS: American girl, dashing prince, on the run from the world. (That was hard!)

WotS: How has the writing process changed for you between writing your first novel and your most recent one? 
AS: I’m much more organized and do more research Writing is no longer a hobby, writing is my life. I can finish a book much faster than when I started.

WotS: Is there any other genre that you'd ever consider writing in? 
AS: Time travel. I’m not sure what genre that would be.

WotS: What do you like to do when you're not reading or writing? 
AS: I’m a reality TV show junkie. I love Survivor, Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol. My DVR is busy.

About Royally Lost...Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. Then she meets Nikolai.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for--he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.

When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?

About the Author... Angie Stanton never planned on writing books, she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in a rural setting with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn't work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head she began to write them down and the rest is history.


Michelle Santiago said...

prague is one of my places on my bucket list. so cool that angie took the same trip as her heroine.

i'm from the US.

chelleyreads AT gmail DOT com

Christina Fiorelli said...

Oh I'd LOVE to win your book!! LOVE how you actually followed your main character's travels - lots of authentic reactions and description :)

LOVE the romance!!

thank you so very much :)

Wonderful event to have a blog hop with awesome authors!!

ccfioriole at gmail dot com

Christina Fiorelli said...

LOVE how she actually traveled the same countries she wrote about, so it's really personal :)

LOVE her romance!!

thank you so very much :)

ccfioriole at gmail dot com

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

I LOVE books that have to do with traveling! This one sounds like so much fun I can't wait to read it :) Great interview!

peacelovebooks5 (at) aol (dot) com

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! I actually had the opportunity to meet Angie Stanton at the CBC event in NY, but she was not able to be there so I couldn't meet her in person or have a book signed by her. I remember coming across Royally Lost while surfing through Goodreads and I loved the cute synopsis. After since, I really wanted to read it. Thank you once again for this awesome chance! :)

twitter handle: @Me_chelleLee

Unknown said...

This sounds like a fun read :)

Unknown said...

This sounds like a really good read! I love that Angie Stanton said: "writing is my life" That's a cool thought

Unknown said...

This sounds like a really good read! I love that Angie Stanton said: "writing is my life" That's a cool concept

Unknown said...

This sounds like a really good read! I love that Angie Stanton said: "writing is my life" That's a cool thought

Unknown said...

This cover is so cute! I also love how she described the book in 10 words. That is what makes me want to read it! Thank you for the giveaway! My email address is mariah(dot)college(at)hotmail(dot)com.

lostbraincell said...

I love that this book is set in Europe! It will be like taking a trip there when I read it! Sounds like a fun read!

Emma A. said...

This sounds really cute! Thank you!

Rachel said...

Awww this book sounds so adorable! I love contemporaries like this :) Thanks for the giveaway!!! I love Europe, I've visited various places, Prague is beautiful :) Lovely interview!

Unknown said...

The book reminds me a bit of the movie The Prince and Me which I absolutely love and sometimes binge watch.

Add to that a story set in Europe with a getaway to Prague and I am sold!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This book sounds amazing! I hadn't heard about it until now, but I am definitely adding it to my TBR list!

Thanks so much for the giveaway and great interview.

Unknown said...

Sounds good!

Ivey said...

I adored Royally Lost! It was such an adventure for me! I love traveling so Royally Lost is a favorite!

Breenah A said...

Ooh, Prague! That would be a great vacation.

i*Heart*BigBooks said...

Thank you for the interview!! loved it!

Dawn Simon said...

Your books sounds like a fun read! Nice interview!

My kids, by the way, had 4-H guinea pigs. Not the same as 4-H pigs, but I thought I'd mention it. ;)