Monday, March 12, 2018

March Madness: Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

Today I'm so STOKED to be sharing this fun, birthday-themed miniature Q&A session with Kristen Simmons. But first, here's all the deets about her newest novel, Pacifica. :D

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Title: Pacfica
Author: Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: March 6th, 2018!

From Goodreads...
Marin is cosario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him. Sailing the ocean to chase adventure is in her blood. But these days no one cares that the island town her people call home is named after her grandfather. They have a new leader, one who promises an end to their hunger – and one who thinks that girls are meant for the kitchen or the brothel. Marin knows she's meant for more than that, and with the sudden influx of weapons on the island, and rumors of a pending deal with the enemy oil nation in her wake, she knows a big score to gain the council's favor is the only way to save her people, and herself.

Ross lives a life of privilege. As the president's son he wants for nothing, but he longs for a life of adventure. On a dare, he convinces his best friend Adam to sneak out to the Docks, the site of local race riots between the poor Shorlings and the upper class. But when Adam is arrested along with the other Shorlings, and not even the president is willing to find him, Ross finds himself taking matters into his own hands. He journeys back into the Docks, ready to make deals with anyone, even a beautiful pirate, if it means Adam's safe return.

When Marin and Ross meet in dangerous Shoreling territory he sees a way to get his friend back and she sees her ticket home. The ransom a president’s son would command could feed her people for years and restore her family’s legacy. But somewhere in the middle of the ocean, Marin must decide if her heart can handle handing over the only person who has ever seen her as more than a pirate. 

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Ice cream or cake?
I have to eat a gluten free diet, but that said, STILL CAKE! There is nothing in the world like a good red velvet cupcake. Yum!

Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate, of course!

A big surprise party or a small gathering of close friends?
Always a small gathering of close friends. With cake.

Homecooked meal or a night out at your favorite restaurant?
A night out is always fun! I love trying new foods!

And lastly, who would be more fun at a party: Chase and Ember from Article 5 or Lena, Ty, and Colin from Metaltown? :D
Ha! The Metaltown crew for sure! Colin can dance, Lena can sing, and Ty can sneak in Matchstick, who can provide the fireworks. Though I love Chase, he doesn't exactly kick up his heels in a party situation. And Ember, well, she's running for her life, so she's probably busy anyway.

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog, Kristen, and congrats on your newest release! 😊
Thanks so much for having me, Holly! 

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