It’s a good day for a cover reveal. And this one is GORGEOUS!
However, the back is a bit teeny. To save your eyesight, here is the book blurb:
Everyone has a wish. Desiree’s just got real.
For forty-five years, eternally-eighteen-year-old Desiree has been in a sort of limbo, granting wishes for others while never receiving her own. Now it’s her turn, and she’s finally going to get what she asked for so long ago: a second chance at life.
Once back in the real world, Desiree meets Dara, a girl who must beg for money in order to buy food. With nothing to give her and powerless to grant a wish for her, Desiree begins to wonder if she would have been better off staying where she was.
There’s one other thing Desiree hadn’t bargained for. Not being a genie means not being with Kaf. And that’s a huge problem because falling in love with her chauvinistic, exasperating, gorgeous boss was the last thing Desiree expected.
Wow! Now, you have to admit, a genie for a protagonist is fairly untrodden territory in the world of literature–at least in the 21st century. I like that Desiree still has her heart in the right place, even though she is conflicted about which world is the right one for her.
Now, let’s meet up with the author of this book, and see what makes her tick:
Shawn McGuire is the author of young adult novels that blend contemporary settings and issues with a touch of fantasy and magic. She started writing after seeing the first Star Wars movie (that’s episode IV) as a kid. She couldn’t wait for the next movie to come out so wrote her own episodes. Sadly, those notebooks are long lost, but her desire to write is as strong now as it was then.
Her books deal with harder topics (dating violence, death of a sibling, divorce, substance abuse, runaways, etc.) because she believes it is important to talk about these things. Those kinds of topics can be hard to handle and a bit overwhelming, so she infuses a bit of humor in her work as well because she also believes that a sense of humor can help you get through just about anything.
Shawn lives in Colorado with her family where she loves to read, cook and bake, craft, decorate her house, and spend time hiking and camping in the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
Hmmm…I think she and I would get along fairly well. However, I didn’t have the same reaction after I saw the first “Star Wars” movie. Instead, on the drive home, I imagined the car to be the Milennium Falcon under attack. Mom was glad when the trip was over…
As mentioned, this is the third in a series. Let me introduce you to the other two:
And now for what every blog tour needs: those author links:
BARNES & NOBLE:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/shawn-McGuire
KEEP IN TOUCH:
Congratulations, Shawn, and best of luck to you!