Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Poison: The first Taste

The first time I held my first novel in my hands was a day I'll never forget.  It was a culmination of hard work, dedication, blood, sweat, and tears!  So when I heard about Bridget Zinn, I wanted to be part of the blog tour to announce her first book PoisonPoison was released on March 12, 2013, but, unfortunately, Bridget wasn't able to hold her book in her hands.  She won't get the satisfaction of seeing it in a tangible, fabulous, a-day-you'll-never-forget way.

Bridget died two years ago and after reading about her, all I can say is that I wish I had gotten the chance to know her.  I will read Poison and, through her written words, will get to know her better.  You can meet her at the end of the blog and I'm sure when you're finished getting acquainted, you'll want to read Poison, too!

Information about Poison and Bridget:


Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she's the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom's future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king's army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she's not alone. She's armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can't stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she's certainly no damsel-in-distress—she's the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

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Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the "summer of love" and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect."

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers' copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.

Please visit these blogs to read their thoughts on Bridget and Poison.

MARCH 12 E.M. Kokie Nyrae Dawn Julie "Manga Maniac Cafe" Abby Niles Pam "Bookalicious" van Hylckama Jennifer McAndrews "Honestly YA" MARCH 13 Kate Treadway "Verb Vixen" Martha Brockenbrough Cameron Y. - What the Cat Read Bobbie Gould Molly "Wrapped Up in Books" Eileen Li MARCH 14 Ashley Walsh "The Quiet Concert" Jennifer Rummel "YA Book Nerd" Tammy Hall Laura Kaye Melissa Simmons Shelley Bunnell Kate Bourne "The Book Monsters" Taneesha "A Diary of a Book Addict" MARCH 15 Caroline Starr Rose Lindsey Loucks Amy Alessio Elyana Noreme Rachel Patrick "Beauty and the Bookshelf" Sonya "Sony the Book Lover" Elizabeth Seckman MARCH 16 Sara Bennett Wealer Amy Plum Betty G. Birney Elizabeth Otto Ellen Faith Celeste Holloway MARCH 17 Janet Fox Erica "The Book Cellarx" Amy Stewart "Simple Love of Reading" Libby Fischer Hellmann Melody May Rebekah Faubion MARCH 18 Jon Goldhirsch MaryAnn Oprea @ Chapter by Chapter Jennifer L. Armentrout Brenna from Esther's Ever After Lauren Thoman "The Housework Can Wait" Annabelle Hammond "Read Write and Read Some More MARCH 19 Lucia "The Loyal Book" Jessica Miller "I Read to Relax" Melissa de la Cruz Sara Hayet "The Page Sage" Tara Hudson Rebecca Lamb MARCH 20 Johanna Wright Tara @ Shhh... Not While I'm Reading Michelle "Much Loved Books" Kristina Snyder Zoe Dawson Peter Salomon MARCH 21 Gwenyth Love "Rants n Scribbles" Sarah Evans Robin Bielman Mundie Moms (Katie) Cynthia Leitich Smith Tamson Weston MARCH 22 Lucy "The Reading Date" Carrie Ardoin "Sweet Southern Home" Tracy James Jones Nikki Wang "Fiction Freak" MARCH 23 Amy Thau "Tripping Over Books" Ashley G. "Wholly-books" jone "Maclibrary" Jaime @ Twisting the Lens Crystal "Winterhaven Books" Allison Kirk Jess "Book Rook Reviews" MARCH 24 Lucy Softich "Adventures in Bookland" Stephanie "Poetry to Prose" Caren Crane "Romance Bandits" Lori Degman Beth Saxton DJ MARCH 25 Michael Gettel-Gilmartin "Middle Grade Mafioso" Ruth Tenzer Feldman "Blue Thread" Lynne Kelly Hafsah "Icey Books" Samanthe Beck MARCH 26 Becca "I'm Lost in Books" Brook Gideon "Dead Gideons" Natalie J. Damschroder, for Everybody Needs a Little Romance Beth Revis Damaris "Good Choice Reading" MARCH 27 Amy G. (Kissed by Ink) Stephanie Ruble Angie Manfredi "Fat Girl Reading" Rachel Coyne Chris Miller MARCH 28 Natalie J. Damschroder Sara Shafer Audra "The Society" Laura Hernandez "Reviews at mse" Stephanie "Love Life Read"

The fabulous Inara Scott was the force behind this blog tour and I'd like to thank her for allowing me to be part of it.