Not Okay, Cupid Blog Tour: Author Interview with Heidi R. Kling

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Not Okay Cupid Blog Tour

Not Okay CupidNot Okay, Cupid (High School Heartbreakers #1) by Heidi R. Kling

Published by Entangled Crush

Published on January 11th, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27840786-not-okay-cupid

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Not-Okay-Cupid-Heidi-Kling-ebook/dp/B01828N3JG

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/not-okay-cupid-heidi-r-kling/1122956723

Entangled Pub: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/not-okay-cupid/

Her wicked revenge, or his wicked heart…

Hazel McCallister loves her life. Perfect grades. Perfect best friend. Perfect boyfriend. Until her perfect boyfriend cheats on her with her perfect best friend. Now Hazel’s in free fall—until her best friend’s brother, Felix, gives her the perfect idea. Reclaim her power by taking revenge on her cheating ex.

Felix James loves his life. Casual relationships. Loads of surfing. He’s as drama-free as they come. But he can’t stand by when his sister steals her best friend’s boyfriend, and the dude insists it was Hazel’s fault. So Felix vows to help turn Hazel into a girl her ex can’t resist—so then she can break his heart.

With an alliance in place, Hazel’s revenge is all but assured. But with each piece of payback, she feels a stronger attraction to Felix, even though revenge will turn her into a girl Felix could never be with. And soon Hazel has to make an impossible choice: revenge…or Felix, the boy who’s stolen her heart.

WARNING! This book contains betrayal, revenge, and that most tempting vice of all, the bad boy you know you can’t have.

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About the Author:

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After earning her BA in Literature & Creative Writing Literature from UC Santa Cruz and finding her voice in YA, Heidi went on to earn her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. She has directed and written children’s theatre on both coasts and lives with her husband and two children in Palo Alto, CA.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2936539.Heidi_R_Kling

Website: http://heidirkling.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeidiRKling

Tumblr: http://heidirkling.tumblr.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heidi.r.kling

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Read below for an excerpt from the book:

I watched in horror as Kimmy’s lips grazed Jay’s ear. He leaned back and laughed. What the heck was going on?

“Oh God!” Hazel said, grabbing my hand. “Look at her hand.”

Kimmy’s hand was riding high up Jay’s shorts. High, high. Like top of thigh high. The kind of move that usually let me know a girl was ready to get down to business.

“Dude,” I said, because what else could I say?

Hazel swallowed. “Did you know about this?”

“Me? No way. Hell no. I’ve been looking for her all day, too. Look, Baze, don’t overreact. We don’t know anything. Who knows. He might have…lost a match and she’s…comforting him. Or his turtle died and they’re planning a eulogy together?” I was grasping and we both knew it, but I couldn’t stand to see that pained look on her face. “I once heard the best eulogy for a frog. It was amazing. It was all about the life cycle from tadpole to amphibian to…”

“Shut up, Felix.”

“Shutting up.”

Hazel brushed past me and barreled toward them. It was no turtle eulogy, and I knew it. I mean, I didn’t know I knew it, but I knew the look of two people who were digging on each other, and those two were certainly all about the other one. God, poor Hazel.

Oh no. There she goes.

I had to follow her. I had to help.

“Excuse me,” I said to a group of three ladies in my way. Two of them grinned at me, one glared. The glaring one was a girl I’d forgotten to call back. I ducked, sheepishly, with a little apologetic wave, and came out on the other side.

I’d never even heard Hazel raise her voice, never mind cry. Never mind cry in public. But I didn’t need to use my astute Sherlock skills to see Hazel was on the verge of doing all three. She stopped close to Jay and Kimmy, like she was verifying what she was seeing was real.

One more intimate touch from Kimmy on Jay and that was it. Hazel moved in for the kill.

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Read below for a special author interview with Heidi R. Kling:

Can you tell us about your book, Not Okay, Cupid, in 35 words or less?

Not Okay, Cupid is a revenge story, but it’s really about settling for the wrong person, and the wrong life…and realizing you can correct it before it’s too late.

What was your favorite scene to write?

I really like the very last scene because it pays homage to one of my favorite 80’s movies. I don’t want to tell which one because it’s spoiler-y. My second favorite is the cooking scene. 🙂

What was the hardest scene to edit out?

My characters tend to ramble sometimes and those are tricky to edit as they bounce back and forth in time. My daughter, who is Felix’s biggest fan, said, “It’s so funny how he says something and then he thinks about other stuff for like AN HOUR before talking again.” Ha.

Will Not Okay,Cupid be a standalone or part of a series? If a series, how many books will there be?

It’s the first book in a holiday trilogy! I’m working on the second one now, a Halloween book about the daughter of a famous actress set in a costume shop in Upstate New York. The third is a Christmas book.

Are you currently working on anything else?

Yes, I have many projects going! My debut novel SEA, is being reworked for a release along with its sequel OF EARTH AND SKY. I’m also working on the holiday trilogy I talk about above.

How much romance can readers expect to see in Not Okay, Cupid?

There’s a lot of flirty banter and emotions! I find it very romantic. 🙂

How did you celebrate the Holidays?

We are currently up skiing in the Tahoe mountains for New Year’s Eve and we celebrated Christmas at home with the family.

What 2016 release are you most looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to Evelyn Skye’s, THE CROWN’S GAME.

Thanks for stopping by YaReads!!!

Thanks so much for having me!

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The Tour Schedule:

January 11th
The Phantom Paragrapher – Review
The Book Beacon – Top Ten Post
January 12th
Cassandra M’s Place – Promo Post
[Not] Write in the Head – Promo Post
January 13th
Addicted to Books – Review
RoloPoloBookBlog – Review
January 14th
The Procrastinator’s Corner – Review
The Shadow Realm – Promo Post
January 15th
Book Briefs – Review
YaReads – Review
January 16th
The Rest Is Still Unwritten – Review
Roxy’s Reviews – Guest Post
January 17th
The Rest Is Still Unwritten – Guest Post
January 18th
Beanie’s Book Blog – Review
January 19th
Crossroad Review – Promo Post
January 20th
Just One More Chapter – Promo Post
January 21st
Jody’s Book Reviews – Promo Post
January 22nd
OriginiquEquanimity – Review
Media Geeks Unite – Promo Post
January 23rd
YaReads – Interview
January 24th
Adventures in Writing – Review

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