May 04, 2016

Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal - Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Welcome to Day #3 of the Hurricane Kiss Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal (5/1/16), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Deborah and 5 chances to win a SIGNED copy of Hurricane Kiss, as well as a chance to win a 6-book YA Prize Pack from AW Teen in the Grand Prize Giveaway!

Two Truths and a Lie with Deborah Blumenthal

1. Two truths and a lie about Deborah Blumenthal:

a) When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up and become a pathologist.
b) When I was in high school, I was obsessed with the music of Bob Dylan.
c) I grew up in a household with lots of dogs.

Answer (highlight to reveal): The lie is (c).

2. Two truths and a lie about Hurricane Kiss:

a) The book was inspired by my escape from Hurricane Rita.
b) I changed the beginning of the book many times over.
c) The character of Coach Briggs was based on a high school football coach in Houston.

Answer (highlight to reveal): The lie is (c).

3. Two truths and a lie about Jillian McKay:

a) Jillian’s house in Houston is based on my house in West University.
b) Jillian’s secret hideaway above her bedroom is the playroom my daughter Sophie had above her bedroom.
c) Jillian and her brother had a pet snake.

Answer (highlight to reveal): The lie is (c).

4. Two truths and a lie about River Daughtry:

a) River was inspired by a legendary high school football player in Texas.
b) River’s name was changed four times during the writing of the book.
c) What River witnessed in the locker room was changed in the course of writing the book. 

Answer (highlight to reveal): The lie is (a).


Stop by The Book Cellar tomorrow for Day 4 of the tour and another chance to win!

Blog Tour Schedule:
May 2nd – Bookhounds
May 3rd — A Belle's Tales
May 4th — Good Choice Reading
May 5th — The Book Cellar
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For sixteen-year-old Jillian McKay, the threat of Hurricane Danielle means a long car ride with her neighbors—including River Daughtry, the former star quarterback of Harrison High. The guy who was headed to glory until suddenly he disappeared to a West Texas juvenile detention center. Once cocky and flirtatious, he’s now silent and angry. When their evacuation route is gridlocked, River is the first to recognize the danger they’re in. Together he and Jillian set out to seek shelter in their abandoned high school. As they wait out the storm, they confront the past and realize survival is about more than just staying alive—it’s about fighting for yourself.


Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist with work in many national newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times Magazine. Her other novels include The Lifeguard, Mafia Girl, and A Different Me. She lives in New York City.


  • One (1) winner will receive a 6-book YA Prize Pack featuring AW Teen's spring lineup (Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal, Of Better Blood by Susan Moger, Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown, Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs, Dig Too Deep by Amy Allgeyer, and South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf).
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