Friday, June 28, 2013

Wistful YA~TRIANGLES & Author Kimberly Miller

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Meet KIMBERLY MILLER.

She received Bachelor's degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master's degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and young adult novels. She grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband and three cats. When she's not writing, she loves to travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She always takes her Nook with her. Spencer Hill Press | My Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook | Goodreads

We're fortunate to have her here today, to share her wisdom, journey, and leave her splats in the Alleyway! She's sharing her YA novel TRIANGLES!

Hi Kimberly! Nice to see you. What initially inspired you to write this story?
My love for the island of Bermuda. It’s one of the safest, cleanest, nicest islands I’ve traveled to, and I’ve been to many islands in the Caribbean. The people are amazing, the island is fantastic, and the weather is beautiful. Plus, they have the Bermuda Triangle! I’ve cruised to Bermuda and stayed on the island several times. Also, I wanted to write something that hadn’t been done for the YA market, and the Bermuda Triangle seemed like a great idea!

I love the way you mentioned the Bermuda Triangle! You make it sound exciting, like a tourist destination instead of some mystery puzzling man for the last umpteen years. :) Let's give the readers the description of TRIANGLES.


B&N | AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY
TRIANGLES by Kimberly Ann Miller

Genre: YA contemporary fantasy
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: June 18, 2013
Pages: 216

A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life—her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who's practically stalking her—seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser's suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she's full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.


She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?

Did you have any specific method for developing this idea?
Not really. As ideas come to me, I stick them in an idea file on my computer. When I pick an idea to start writing about, I take that idea and expand on it. As a matter of fact, for Triangles, I had this in my file: BERMUDA TRIANGLE - girl on a cruise, goes through the triangle, something happens. That was it! From there, I developed the idea as I wrote it.

What's your favorite part of the story?
I love the parts where the guys fight over the main character. Those scenes are my favorite to write!

What can your fans expect from you next?
I just signed the contract for the companion novel, Parallel Triangles. It has the same theme with a different cast of characters going through the Bermuda Triangle!

Ooh...that's exciting and it sounds so good!! Best of luck with that. Thank you so much for being here.

Lastly, Alleywalkers. Check out this AMAZING giveaway Spencer Hill Press is doing for TRIANGLES. 


THE TRIANGLES 
WIN A FRIKKIN' CRUISE SWEEPSTAKES

The Grand Prize Winner gets to go on a cruise!*
Two runners-up will win $50 gift cards
from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, or their local bookstore (winners' choice).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
To enter, please send a copy of this entry form and at least one the following:
• A printout of online purchase confirmation, register receipt, or photocopy of your receipt
• A photo of you with the paperback edition of the book or with the book pulled up on an e-reader or computer screen

• A drawing or other artwork depicting you with the book

Super cool, right? Interested in entering, go HERE for the form and more details!

What do you think about the Bermuda Triangle? Does it exist or not? 


16 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me! Happy reading, everyone! :)

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  2. Congrats to Kimberly! Her novel sounds awesome. I've never been to Bermuda. Must put it on my travel list!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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    1. It does sound quite different. I'm looking forward to reading it. I just have to hack through my already mountainous TBR pile!

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  3. The Bermuda Triangle had always fascinated me Kimberly, so this is a great idea for a YA.Thanks for the heads up SA.

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    1. You're welcome! I think it's a great subject to explore.

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  4. Yay for Kim! I'm excited to read this one.

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  5. Thank you all! I hope you enjoy it :)

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  6. Thank you all! I hope you enjoy it :)

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  7. Ooh that's an awesome prize!

    I think the triangle exists, but whether it's just in people's minds is another question entirely.

    The story sounds wonderful. :-)

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  8. Tweeted and shared. Much chocolate luck!

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  9. I am not entering! But I wanted to say I loved this interview. I jotted down notes for a novel last year when I visited Bermuda -- I loved the island so much, and I can't wait until that one bubbles it's way up the To Be Written stack. I can't wait to read yours. It sounds exciting!

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    1. Isn't Bermuda amazing? I could live there! I've been there several times and cannot think of one bad thing to say about it! Hope you have fun writing yours like I had fun writing mine :)

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    2. Don't you love taking notes while traveling? So many amazing story ideas can grow from being in a different space. Love that!

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  10. Congratulations, Kimberly! Your cover is super! Great interview too. :)

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  11. Thank you all for the kind words! Hope everyone has a great weekend and a fun 4th! :)

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  12. Hi Kimmmy! I love your bit about the idea..sounds like me! Can't wait to read Triangles!

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