Monday, May 29, 2017

VIOLET GRENADE by Victoria Scott!

I am thrilled to be part of this next virtual book tour and to have this author visit the Alleyway! I'm a big fan of her work. :) Everyone, give a warm welcome to Victoria Scott, author of a few books you just might have heard of such as TITANS and the FIRE & FLOOD Series. She's here to share about herself, her latest release (it's so awesome!), and offer up a giveaway.

Here's the deets on her latest release:

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by Victoria Scott

Publication Date:  May 2, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen

DOMINO: A girl with blue hair and a demon in her mind.

CAIN: A stone giant on the brink of exploding.

MADAM KARINA: A woman who demands obedience.

WILSON: The one who will destroy them all.

When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in secluded West Texas. Left with few alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval. But after suffering weeks of bullying and unearthing the madam’s secrets, Domino decides to leave. It’ll be harder than she thinks, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the person living inside Domino’s mind. Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.

Welcome Victoria! It's wonderful to have you visit us. I'm already all fangirl over Domino. Such a fantastic character. Can you describe her for the readers without giving too much of the story away?
Yes! Domino is a teenaged runaway with a tragic past. She loves graffiti art and speeding trains and colourful wigs. Oh, and she has a second personality in her mind named Wilson.

Ooh... *sits down to be more attentive

I read an answer to a question you were asked, where you said that the book "...reads a little like a fantasy, but it's contemporary." Can you elaborate on that?
I think it’s the setting. It takes place in a made-up West Texas town called Pox, inside an old, ramshackle farmhouse. Each floor has a theme, and certain girls who live on those floors. These girls wear flowers on their labels that rank their hierarchy within the house. I think it’s hard to imagine this would actually exist, so that part feels fantastical, but the story itself is contemporary.

How is Violet Grenade different from your other books?
It’s the first contemporary book I’ve read for young adults. I wrote Hear the Wolves, which is also a contemp, but that was a middle grade novel. I also think this is the darkest book I’ve penned outside of Hear the Wolves. Man, it’s just…it’s a different book. It will take a special reader to really appreciate this one. But I know there are enough of you out there. *wink* 

Okay, ...darkest book... even more of a fangirl, now.

How have you seen the publishing world change since your first book released? Positives & negatives?
So much of it is online now. That’s great when you want to gauge your book’s appeal with readers, but hard when it lands flat for someone and they want to ensure you know about it. Ha!

What is up next for you?
I’m writing a new young adult novel that I can’t talk too much about yet. But I hope to have exciting news very soon!

I'm sure it's amazing! Looking forward to you sharing the news. Thank you for taking time to leave your signature in the Alleyway! Best of luck with everything...always... <3 


Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of eight books for young adults. 
Her novels are sold in fourteen different countries, and she loves receiving fan mail from across the world. Victoria loves high fashion, big cities, and pink cotton candy. You can find her online at


Okay, I am all goo-goo over this gorgeous cover! Have been since the first time I saw it. What are your thoughts when you first saw it?


  1. thanks so much for the chance!

  2. is this giveaway international ?

  3. That is one gorgeous explosion of violets. Congratulations to Victoria.

  4. That is one gorgeous explosion of violets. Congratulations to Victoria.

  5. Congratulations, Victoria. What a fascinating story. As a Texan, I like novels set in Texas. Wishing the best for you.


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