Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Last Kiss Blog Tour: Character Interview

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I'm very excited today to be a part of the promotional tour for Bethany Neal's upcoming young adult release, My Last Kiss. I really enjoyed this one (my review will be up later this week) and was thrilled to get the opportunity to interview Ethan, main character Cassidy's boyfriend. Be sure and check the bottom of the post for a list of participating blogs so you don't miss out on any reviews, interviews or guest posts, and welcome to Supernatural Snark Ethan!

In her ghostly form, Cassidy is able to picture where she wants to be and then show up there. If you had the same ability (but maybe with a longer range so you could travel anywhere in the world), where’s the first place you’d go?

A secluded island paradise somewhere out in the middle of nowhere. Turquoise water, warm sunshine to soak in, and nobody but me for miles. I could use some alone time after the last few weeks I’ve had. 

Though things between you and Cassi unraveled a bit in the weeks leading up to her death, the two of you had a really beautiful relationship. Aside from that first night on the bridge when you were fourteen, what’s your favorite Cassi moment?

Oh, man, picking one favorite feels impossible. Every moment with her—even the boring ones in Spanish class or waiting in line for lunch—seem like the glue that holds me together. There was this one time though when I surprised her at a dance competition. It was the first time I’d ever seen her dance. Like for real dance with toe shoes and tights, the whole deal. She took my breath away. I know that’s cheesy to say, but whatever. She honestly did and I don’t think I’ve recovered since.

Your reaction to seeing Cassi as a ghost was relatively mild and you seemed to accept her as real fairly quickly. If your roles were reversed, what do you think Cassi’s reaction to your ghost would have been?

Denial. Cassi is a champion at carrying on with life as if nothing is wrong when the world is crumbling around her. It usually works to her benefit, but not always. I guess, you all know that pretty well by now, but I’m certain she’d convince herself I was real the same way I did with her.

By the way, I didn’t accept her as a ghost so much as in my sleep-deprived brain I thought the twenty straight hours of begging and praying had paid off. I chose to believe she was real and there for me because if I didn’t I wouldn’t have survived.

One of the staples of high school is voting people into various categories like “Best Smile” or “Most Likely to Succeed” before everyone goes off to college. To help those who have yet to meet you, Cassi, or your friends, please assign each of them an appropriate yearbook superlative so we might get to know them better.

“Most Misunderstood” Cassidy Haines
“Biggest Player” Mica Torrez
“Most Likely to Rule the World” Aimee Coutier
“Most Likely to Get Teachers to Adjust Her Grades” Madison Scott
“Most Likely to Ask You to Cover For Him While He Skips Class” Caleb Turner
“Most Likely to Be a Contestant on The Bachelorette…and Lose” Drew Ridelle

What’s one thing your relationship with Cassi has taught you about yourself?

There’s more than one way to love somebody and there’s an infinite number of reasons to love. I had no idea I was capable of loving someone while simultaneously hating them.

If a book about Cassi’s life in the weeks leading up to her death and just after was titled My Last Kiss, what would the title of a book about your life during that time be?

I’d title my book My First Last Chance. Or The Day My Heart Was Torn Out of My Chest and Replaced by the World’s Hottest Ghost then Torn Out Again, but I think the first one is more catchy.

If someone were to ask Cassi to describe you, what three words do you think might show up in that description, and would you agree with her assessment?

Forgiving, loyal, and clueless. I agree with the first two, but the last isn’t entirely true. I knew our relationship was about to change. I just had no idea how drastically.

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions Ethan!

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MY LAST KISS


What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?

Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss--the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died--is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn't a suicide as everyone assumes. She can't remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she's worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.

If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she'll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made–good and badthat led to her last kiss.



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BETHANY NEAL


Bethany Neal writes YA novels with a little dark side and a lot of kissing from her Ann Arbor, Michigan home. The things she is obsessed with include, but are not limited to: nail polish, ginormous rings, pigs, dream analysis, memorizing song lyrics, pickles, dessert, predestined love, not growing up, sour gummy candies, music videos, Halloween, and fictional boys who play guitar.

MY LAST KISS is her first novel.


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BLOG TOUR

Below are this week's tour stops, don't forget to stop by and check them out! The full list of participating blogs is available at The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club.

JUNE 2ND
Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks - Musical Inspiration
Stay Bookish - Review

JUNE 3RD
Supernatural Snark - Character Interview
Istyria book blog – Review

JUNE 4TH
Reader Girls - Ghostly "Rules"

JUNE 5TH
Book Addicts Guide - Open Interview
Anna Reads - First Fictional Crush 
A Backwards Story – Review

JUNE 6th
Lady's Book Stuff – Playlist revealed
Book Munchies – Review
Paper Cuts – Review

37 comments:

  1. Oh I am truly looking forward hearing about your thoughts on this book! It sounds pretty good, but I am a little concerned about how this book could possibly end. Need me a HEA!

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    1. I know you do, me too! This one doesn't have an HEA per-se given she's dead, but I was pleased with how it all ended:)

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  2. Thanks for the interview! I love when it's about the characters so we can discover a little more about them!

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    1. Me too, I adore character interviews! Glad you enjoyed:)

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  3. A secluded island somewhere sounds heavenly right now, well, as long as there was running water and lots of food. :P

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    1. She is dead yes, but I liked how the ghost aspect was handled in this one:)

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  5. I'm so interested in this book. I'm eager to see what you think of it. Great character interview! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I really enjoyed this one Lisa! It has some things in it that would typically bother me - cheating, a ghostly romance, but everything was handled in a way that just worked for me:)

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    2. I'm so happy to hear that! I have it coming up on my review schedule soon. :)

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  6. I love the sound of this book. I will have to add it to my TBR list. I like the whole idea of Cassidy as a ghost and picturing where she wants to go, then going there…such a unique premise. I completely agree with the secluded island answer, btw. :)

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    1. Yes, I could use a nice island vacation right about now:)

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  7. Oooh, thanks for sharing! Adding this to my tbr pile.

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you like it:)

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  8. Oh, boy. This sounds a little intense. Ethan is definitely intense, especially with his love of his now-dead girlfriend. Poor dude.

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    1. I definitely felt for him in this one Mary. Their relationship was really beautiful though, it made my heart hurt.

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  9. Cassidy was quite the character haha she really did play with two boys' hearts, so I get Ethan's answer to his story title. I'm not sure I'd like her much in real life!

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    1. She did, but it didn't irritate me the way it usually does. She actually seemed genuinely torn rather than just going "I'm attracted to both of you, this is so hard!" :)

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  10. I think I would like this book. It looks kind of spooky!

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    1. It is! It had a good mystery, I honestly couldn't figure out who pushed her:)

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  11. Ohhhh this sounds eerily spooky romance... It reminds me of the film Ghost a bit! I'm really intrigued by this book and Ethan sounds like a great character. Great interview, Jenny, loved the questions! :)

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    1. Thanks Emma! I hope you pick this one up:)

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  12. This one sounds SO good! I was curious before but this interview has me REALLY wanting to read it! Awesome interview Jenny!

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    1. YAY! Can't wait to see what you think Candace!

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  13. This sounds quite good and I love the idea of transporting to a secluded island..as long as there is coffee!

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    1. And chocolate. I would definitely need chocolate on my island. And a refrigerator to keep it from melting ;-)

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  14. I'll admit to being lured in by that cover (can you blame me? it's gorgeous) but reading this interview with Ethan has made me even more curious! He sounds so SWEEET!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Jenny!! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. Isn't it GORGEOUS? Love it:) Hope you love this one Rashika!

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  15. I loved this "There's more than one way to love someone and infinite reasons to love." Beautiful. I have this coming up and I am so eager to read it after reading this post!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what you think Heidi!

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  16. I'm actually dying to get my hands on this one since the cover and synopsis make sit osunds SOOO GOOD! LOL :)
    I really love this character interview and now i'm even more excited for the book!

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  17. Awesome interview, I really love the "most likely to" question, so fun! This book is on my TBR pile, can't wait to get to it!

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  18. I'm really really curious about this book, and your interview questions being as unique as ever made me even more curious!
    I cannot wait to read your review before deciding to read it or not!
    Thank you, Jenny!

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  19. I love this cover and admit I'm so curious about My Last Kiss. I can't wait to see your review, Jenny :)

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  20. What a wonderful interview. Ethan sounds like a great character. I've been curious about this book, but I have the feeling that I'll read it soon.

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  21. I loved the quote about love! That is so darn true! :)

    I know someone I must get this for!

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