BLOG TOUR | INTERVIEW + GIVEAWAY (US ONLY) 05/07: LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS BY KIMBERLY KARALIUS

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Love Fortunes and Other DisastersBOOK: LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS

AUTHOR: KIMBERLY KARALIUS

PUBLISHER: SWOON READS


Synopsis1

In the tradition of Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, one girl chooses to change her fortune and her fate by falling in love.

Love is real in the town of Grimbaud, and Fallon Dupree has dreamed of attending high school there for years. After all, generations of Duprees have successfully followed the (100% accurate!) love fortunes from Zita’s famous Love Charms Shop to happily marry their high school sweethearts. It’s a tradition. So she is both stunned and devastated when her fortune states that she will NEVER find love.

Fortunately, Fallon isn’t the only student with a terrible love fortune, and a rebellion is brewing. Fallon is determined to take control of her own fate—even if it means working with a notorious heartbreaker like Sebastian.

Will Fallon and Sebastian be able to overthrow Zita’s tyranny and fall in love?url


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  • What inspired you to write your upcoming novel, Love Fortunes and Other Disasters?

Love Fortunes and Other Disasters was inspired by a few different ideas, but the biggest one was the funny conversations I had with my fellow English majors in college. Since girls outnumbered boys, there wasn’t much of a dating scene, so we used to joke that we’d grow up to be glamorous spinsters (and by “glamorous,” I mean with a butler and a mansion full of adorable dogs). I always wanted to turn those conversations into a YA novel, so the town of Grimbaud and Zita’s sometimes-heartbreaking love fortunes were born.

  • How long did it take you to finish writing it?

About five months. That was a lot of time using my lunch hours and staying up late writing!

  • How would you describe it to new fans?

Love Fortunes and Other Disasters  is set in a contemporary world, but it has magic, and the town of Grimbaud is a place where people wear their hearts on their sleeves and trust in the love fortunes they receive to guide them to their true loves – or prepare them for being alone. In a town like this, how do you reclaim the right to choose how you want to give your heart? Fallon Dupree and her friends are about to find out as they fight back against the town’s sole love fortune-teller, Zita.

  • Are you planning or working on another project?

Yes! I’m working on my next book for Swoon Reads. I’m looking forward to revealing what the new book is, but in the meantime, it’s a secret J

  • Give me one word that best describes it.

Whimsical.


about the author

Kim Karalius (c) Phillippe DiederichIf you gave her a wish bone, Kimberly would wish fervently for snow in Florida. Her love for 90s cartoons (or any cartoons, really) knows no bounds. She might be the only person you know who can be completely engrossed in watching silent films. Being in Florida certainly has one big perk: going to Disney World. Which she does. Frequently.

Kimberly holds an MFA in fiction from the University of South Florida. Her fiction has appeared in literary journals such as Luna Station Quarterly, The Medulla Review, and Hogglepot. Her chapbook, POCKET FOREST, was published by Deathless Press in August 2013.

LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS (Swoon Reads/Macmillan May 2015) is her debut novel.


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RULES:

  •  Must be a U.S. resident (Publisher’s Rule)
  • ENDS AT 05/18/15
  • entries are being checked. invalid entries may lead you to disqualification.
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LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS Blog Tour Schedule:

5/1: Stories and Sweeties
5/4: Endlessly Reading & Word Spelunking
5/5: Lost in Literature
5/6: The Escapist
5/7: Jasmine Pearl Reads (This is me! 🙂 )
5/8: Book Rook Reviews
5/11: Bumbles and Fairytales
5/12: Books & Cleverness

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