Welcome to our stop on After Hours tour for Claire Kennedy. This tour is hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club Tours.
Author: Claire Kennedy
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: June 16th 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Isa, Xavi, Peter, and Finn know that a job at the high-end Waterside Cafe isn't just about waiting tables. It's about the gossip, the hook-ups, the after-hours parties and, most of all, it's about Tips.
Tips--the high-stakes game based on dares. Whoever completes the most dares wins the collected money. A sum that could change a wasted summer into a Summer to Remember.
Isa is the new girl with an embarrassing secret, and as long as she stays on top of her game, she sees no reason why anyone could ever find out.
Xavi will do anything for the money...absolutely anything.
Peter, Xavi's stepbrother, has been in love with her for years, and he thinks the game is the perfect time to confess his feelings.
Finn is in the game just for the thrill. He has enough tips coming in to keep him happy...even if those tips come with some conditions.
From seduction to stealing to threats, the dares are a complete free-for-all, and only the best can win.
The sophisticated Waterside Cafe is anything but classy behind the scenes...and things are about to get dirty.
This or That
Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset! I like sunrises, too, but seeing as how I hate getting up early I will pass on the sunrises in favor of some quality time with my pillow.
Salty or Sweet? I don’t eat desserts, but I still have to go with sweet. Chocolate might be one of the best things ever.
Country or Rock & Roll? This is so hard! Is it cheating to say both? I love a good country song and I adore rock, too.
Winter or Summer? Summer, hands down. Sorry, Jack Frost.
Homebody or Wanderlust? It really depends on the day, but overall wanderlust wins out for me.
First Line or Last Line of your novel? (Which do you prefer to write.) First line! It has so much promise! Of course, writing the last line is always very emotional and something of a relief.
Indoors or Outdoors? Outdoors—preferably on a day with a nice breeze. ☺
Netflix or Live TV? Netflix. I did away with live TV years ago and I don’t miss it.
Apple or Android? Apple! I love my iPhone, iPad, Apple TV…am I sounding like a commercial yet? ☺
Cats or Dogs? Cats. I love dogs, too, but cats almost always win on account of being low maintenance and full of personality. Sorry, puppies.
At age 15, Amanda finished her first novel and continued to write in college, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing.
Amanda is an avid volleyball player and spends time playing both indoors and out. When Amanda isn't writing, she enjoys being entirely too busy and trying new things. Endeavors as of late include appearances in music videos, TV, and movies, rock climbing, and attending as many concerts and shows as her schedule allows.
Amanda headed up the Do The Write Thing for Nashville Project (with co-organizers/authors Victoria Schwab and Myra McEntire), which tapped some of the biggest authors, editors, and agents in the industry for an online auction that raised over $70,000 for Midsouth flood relief.