Sophie Bloom’s junior year has been a bit of a train wreck. After the world’s greatest kiss re-awakened Sophie’s true identity as Persephone (Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity), she fought her dragon-lady guidance counselor to the death, navigated mean girl Bethany’s bitchy troublemaking, and dealt with the betrayal of her backstabbing ex, Kai (sexy Prince of Darkness). You’d think a girl could catch a break.
With Zeus stepping things up, it’s vital that Sophie retrieve Persephone’s memories and discover the location of the ritual to stop Zeus and Hades. So when Aphrodite strikes a deal that can unlock Sophie’s pre-mortal past, what choice does the teen goddess have but to accept?
The mission: stop media mogul Hermes from turning Bethany into a global mega-celebrity. The catch? Aphrodite partners Sophie and Kai to work together … and treat this suicide mission as a date. Which could work out for Sophie’s plan to force Kai to admit his feelings for her–if she doesn’t kill him first.
Add to that the fact that BFF Theo’s love life and other BFF Hannah’s actual life are in Sophie’s hands, and suddenly being a teenager—even a godlike one—seems a bit like … well, hell. Whatever happened to dinner and a movie?
The YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology fireworks continue to fly in My Date From Hell. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book two of this teen fantasy romance series. Breaking up is easy; dating is deadly.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Well, first and foremost, I’m writing romantic comedy. So while it’s a lot lighter than many other YA novels out there, it still needs to resonate for my readers in terms of relating to the characters and their flaws. I want to create stories that allow my readers to just laugh, love and lose themselves.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Keep reading. Good, bad – all stories have something to teach us. Read stories from around the world, read stories that play with language, stories with heavy thematic issues and ones with a lighter touch. And then as you read, keep crafting your own voice.
Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
1. YA romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she’s compensating.
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter.
3. Sassy minx.
Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
Writes about: where love meets comedy. Awkwardness ensues.
My first YA romantic comedy novel entitled Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls, was geared toward a reading audience of 16+. My tween daughter put her foot down and said if I was going to be spending that much time at the computer, it better be for a series she could read. So I wrote this trilogy for her. Plus I loved Greek myths and fairy tales growing up and was always fascinated by the idea of playing around with them.
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