Monday, March 2, 2015

Last List Blog Hop: Q&A + GIVEAWAY: Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross

Welcome to the Last List Blog Hop which is being hosted by the fabulous folks over at Cuddlebuggery!

What is the Last List Blog Hop? 
It's a way to help promote the MG and YA authors affected by the recent announcement that Egmont has closed it's doors!

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Tear You Apart 

Author: Sarah Cross
Series: Beau Rivage #2
Publication: January 27, 2015
By: EgmontUSA
 Tear You Apart
  If you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive.

Viv knows there’s no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey.

But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princesses twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything—but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she’ll join him and be his queen.

All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her?


Hi Sarah! 

Thanks for joining me here on the blog. 

*offers you a cupcake* 

Like you, I grew up on the Disney version of fairytales--all of which left me with unrealistic expectations of hair and romance. However, when I learned the truth behind most of those stories, I decided maybe frizzy hair and clueless boys weren't so bad after all! :D 

If you had to spend one day in any of the non-Disney fairy tales which one would you choose? 

Do I get to choose which day it is? If so, I'd want to be the princess in "The Traveling Companion" on a day when she's decorating her garden with the skulls of the suitors she's had killed. (A princess with a garden of skulls! Okay, so maybe she's not very nice, but I love that combination. Can you imagine what the Disney version would look like?) If not, I'd pick "The Princess and the Pea," because the worst thing that princess has to deal with is insomnia.

Which character in TEAR YOU APART was the most fun to write and why? 

Probably Luxe (girl with a Goldilocks curse) because she's always complaining. She is so bitter about those bears.

If Viv had her own theme song, what would it be?

"Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" by Ke$ha or "Criminal" by Fiona Apple (and not because of the apple connection).

The best piece of writing advice you ever received was...

This is really basic, but: when you're tagging dialogue, don't worry about overusing "said." You don't have to mix it up just for the sake of variety. If your characters are exclaiming, pontificating, bellowing, and ejaculating every line it gets distracting. "Said" is unobtrusive. (In middle school I wrote an entire novel without using "said." I thought I was fixing a problem. So you can see why I value this advice.)

I ask all of my blog guests this one...brownies, cupcakes or ice cream? 

Cupcakes! I've probably eaten more ice cream in my life, and I'm definitely more likely to try weird ice cream flavors (wasabi cupcakes? Um . . . no), but there's something about the cuteness of cupcakes that makes them so much more appealing. Also, my Snow White and Rose Red e-short story "Twin Roses" takes place in a cupcake cafe, not an ice cream shop, so my loyalties must lie with cupcakes.


Sarah Cross is the author of the fairy tale novels Kill Me Softly and Tear You Apart, the superhero novel Dull Boy, and the Wolverine comic "The Adamantium Diaries."

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