This is Bridget's first YA release. For her blog tour, authors are talking about their first...whatever. Mine is about my first release. I remember my first release almost seven years ago. It was a short story titled A LOVE REWRITTEN that was part of the DREAM BY THE FIRE anthology with Freya's Bower. A LOVE REWRITTEN was the first story I'd completed, my first submission and my first contract. It was a huge and exciting time. I remember the nerves as my work was judged by the world for the first time. How each raving review lifted me up and each scathing one knocked me down :) How I was glued to the computer for the days after release, researching my name, over and over again. I appreciated every comment that was made about my book, yes even the not so flattering ones, because it meant someone had actually taken the time to read my book. It was surreal moment. It's still surreal and still as exciting.
So even though Bridget can't be here in body, let's make her release day just as exciting and surreal!
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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About Bridget Zinn
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.
Date's for Bridget Zinn's Blog Tour:
Date's for Bridget Zinn's Blog Tour:
Julie “Manga Maniac Cafe”
Pam “Bookalicious” van Hylckama
Jennifer McAndrews “Honestly YA”
Kate Treadway “Verb Vixen”
Cameron Y. – What the Cat Read
Molly “Wrapped Up in Books”
Ashley Walsh “The Quiet Concert”
Jennifer Rummel “YA Book Nerd”
Kate Bourne “The Book Monsters”
Taneesha “A Diary of a Book Addict”
Caroline Starr Rose
Rachel Patrick “Beauty and the Bookshelf”
Sonya “Sony the Book Lover”
Sara Bennett Wealer
Betty G. Birney
Erica “The Book Cellarx”
Amy Stewart “Simple Love of Reading”
Libby Fischer Hellmann
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
Lucia “The Loyal Book”
Jessica Miller “I Read to Relax”
Melissa de la Cruz
Sara Hayet “The Page Sage”
Tara @ Shhh… Not While I’m Reading
Michelle “Much Loved Books”
Gwenyth Love “Rants n Scribbles”
Mundie Moms (Katie)
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Lucy “The Reading Date”
Carrie Ardoin “Sweet Southern Home”
Tracy James Jones
Nikki Wang “Fiction Freak”
Amy Thau “Tripping Over Books”
Ashley G. “Wholly-books”
Jaime @ Twisting the Lens
Crystal “Winterhaven Books”
Jess “Book Rook Reviews”
Lucy Softich “Adventures in Bookland”
Stephanie “Poetry to Prose”
Caren Crane “Romance Bandits”
Michael Gettel-Gilmartin “Middle Grade Mafioso”
Ruth Tenzer Feldman “Blue Thread”
Hafsah “Icey Books”
Becca “I’m Lost in Books”
Brook Gideon “Dead Gideons”
Natalie J. Damschroder, for Everybody Needs a Little Romance
Damaris “Good Choice Reading”
Amy G. (Kissed by Ink)
Angie Manfredi “Fat Girl Reading”
Natalie J. Damschroder
Audra “The Society”
Laura Hernandez: Snorkle “My Sentiments Exactly!”
Stephanie “Love Life Read”