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March 16, 2017

Blog Tour: Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin – Interview and Giveaway

 

Hello Readers!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin

presented by Entangled Teen!

We are so excited to have Casey on the blog today for quick Q&A!

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and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

 

At Beverly Hills High, you have to be ruthless to survive…

Adrianna Bottom always wanted to be liked. But this wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Now, she’s in the spotlight…and out of her geeky comfort zone. She’ll do whatever it takes to turn the rumor mill in her favor—even if it means keeping secrets. So far, it’s working.

Wear the right clothes. Say the right things. Be seen with the right people.

Kevin, the adorable sketch artist who shares her love of all things nerd, isn’t exactly the right people. But that doesn’t stop Adrianna from crushing on him. The only way she can spend time with him is in disguise, as Princess Andy, the masked girl he’s been LARPing with. If he found out who she really was, though, he’d hate her.

The rules have been set. The teams have their players. Game on.

Secrets of a Reluctant Princess by Casey Griffin
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thank you for having me! I’m so excited to be here to talk about my new book with you and to share a bit about it.

 

 

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

“Princess Diaries meets Dungeons and Dragons.”

 

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

It all began with a toilet. No, really. An aspiring inventor I knew half-jokingly decided that what the world really needs is a toilet bowl that glows in the dark, preventing the midnight visitor from having to turn on the light.

Apparently something like this already existed, but it got me thinking. What if someone made a fortune off a product like this? We’re talking big toilet money and fame: TV, radio, billboards. Now how embarrassing would it be for their teenage daughter? Embarrassing to her, but hilarious to everyone else. Now have it take over her life, including her love life, and the Porcelain Princess was born.

 

 

Tell us about the main character(s).

Andy is quirky and a little awkward, so she can be funny at times, even if she doesn’t think it’s so funny. Having been teased relentlessly at her old school, Andy starts off at her new school by walking on eggshells to avoid it from happening again—especially now that her claim to fame is toilets.

 

Kevin, the love interest, is totally cute and very confident in himself. He’s sure of who he is (a geek and proud of it). I think that quality, along with his sense of humor, are the most attractive things about him.

 

 

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

“I try to ignore the square Costco building on the plot of land next to this one, even though I can see it peeking through the trees. I block out the sound of Jake-braking and honking from the road. Instead, I imagine the world of Asdor as he sees it. One of magic and mystery, where anything is possible, where my embarrassing life isn’t scheduled to broadcast on TV every Friday night. A world where I can be myself. Where I can talk to Kevin freely.”

 

 

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

Without giving too much away, it was tough to forgive a certain character in the novel. I had to put myself in their shoes to figure out why they did what they did and to remind myself that we all mistakes. I felt like it said more about the main character’s personality and qualities that she could find forgiveness.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now?  Any new books coming out?

What don’t I want to be working on right now? There’s not enough time to work on all the projects I’m excited about exploring—both YA and adult. Now that I’ve just finished the third novel in my Rescue Dog Romance series, I’m writing a proposal for another contemporary teen romance novel (geek couture related, of course). And if I ever learn how to manipulate time, I’d eventually like to self-publish my book Dreamcatchers (plus the rest of the series), which got me to the finals in the ABNA contest.

 

 

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thank you so much for having me. I hope that I’ll get to chat with you again soon :)

About Casey Griffin

Casey Griffin can often be found at comic conventions on her days off from her day job, driving 400 ton dump trucks in Northern Alberta, Canada. As a jack of all trades with a resume boasting registered nurse, English teacher, and photographer, books are her true passion. Casey is a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel finalist, and is currently busy writing every moment she can.

 

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  1. Emily Endrizzi
    3/16/2017

    I have been bullied in the past. Not my favorite memories. Lol. I haven’t been LARPing before, but I do know that it stands for Live Action Role Playing.

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