Blog Tour: Finding Thor by Kai Strand | Interview | Excerpt | Giveaway



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Finding Thor
Author: Kai Strand
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Romance
Released: March 31st 2016
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press

Tragedy has left Cara Cassidy broken and the only thing keeping her from giving in completely is her guilt. Until Nik Rock.

Nik stirs up feelings in degrees she has never experienced, and causes her to do things that most assuredly give him the wrong impression – like kiss him before their first date. Somehow, he breaks down the walls around her emotions until she has no choice but to forgive herself and feel again.

But a mysterious, troubled past follows Nik, and Cara may prove to be his weakest link.

When a royal princess shows up looking for Nik, and an international gang arrives looking for missing jewels, Cara lands in mortal danger. Will she be able to save herself? What will happen to her newly repaired psyche if she loses Nik?



INTERVIEW


Have you found your Thor? Kai Strand wants to help with that. She has joined us today to talk about her young adult romantic suspense, Finding Thor. Be sure to check out the giveaway below.

International intrigue hits small-town America.

Tragedy has left Cara Cassidy broken and the only thing keeping her from giving in completely is her guilt. Until Nik Rock.

Nik stirs up feelings in degrees she has never experienced, and causes her to do things that most assuredly give him the wrong impression – like kiss him before their first date. Somehow, he breaks down the walls around her emotions until she has no choice but to forgive herself and feel again.

But a mysterious, troubled past follows Nik, and Cara may prove to be his weakest link.

When a royal princess shows up looking for Nik, and an international gang arrives looking for missing jewels, Cara lands in mortal danger. Will she be able to save herself? What will happen to her newly repaired psyche if she loses Nik?

Romance, mystery, and high stakes – just another day in high school.

OUaT: Describe Finding Thor in five words

Kai: Intrigue. Romance. Restorative. Heart palpitations.

OUaT: Would Finding Thor make a better movie or televsion show?

Kai: It’s a standalone so Cara & Nik’s story is complete. Therefore, it would make a better movie. They’d have to get someone super swoony to play Nik though.

OUaT: Who is your favorite supporting character in FT?

Kai: Hands down, Kelly. She’s Cara’s best friend. She knows Cara’s history and is there for her 100%. But beyond that she’s strong and funny, no-nonsense and in-your-face when the situation warrants. I love Kelly. Here’s one of my favorite Kelly scenes:

EXCERPT

Do you think they’ll let you wear that dress?” Cara asked, eyeing how the fabric skimmed over Kelly’s hip bone and even showed the curve of her thigh.

“What are they gonna do? Make me take it off?” Kelly asked.

“Kick you out.”

“I’ll wear a long wrap over it, so they won’t know until I’m already in.” Kelly closed herself into the dressing room again. “So, what do you say? Nik Rock is Towering Inferno, right?”

Cara didn’t answer because standing three feet in front of her was Nik.

He raised his eyebrows at Kelly’s statement and Cara wanted to crawl under the dressing room door and hide.

“Cara, don’t you think so? I mean ‘call the fire station’ hot just isn’t good enough for him,” Kelly said. “Damn, this is even hard to get out of.”

“What exactly is Towering Inferno, anyway?” Nik asked loud enough for Kelly to hear.
“Oh sssshyte.” The door to the dressing room cracked open and Kelly’s eye peered out. Seeing Nik, the eye slammed closed. “Hi, Nik.”

“Kelly? Right?” Nik asked. A smile quirked his lips and he nodded in greeting before she chuckled and slammed the door shut, screaming like a crazy banshee chick.
During that thirty-second greeting, Cara’s body had experienced dramatic temperature fluctuations from scorching hot embarrassment to frigid fear of having been caught, back to bubbling molten lava humiliation. Beads of sweat actually formed on her forehead and she knew her skin now had a strange underlying red tint, which under her oddly pale coloring looked more like a sickly orange.

When Nik’s attention swung back to her, she saw concern flicker across his expression before he masked it with mirth. She gulped. Seeing amusement in his eyes, even a slight amount, made her stomach flutter and her head spin. She took a step backward and his expression grew wary.
Then a horrible thought struck her, and she blurted it before she could stop herself. “Are you shopping for prom?”

OUaT: Finally, why Thor?

Kai: It’s pretty personal. Thor is my favorite Marvel character, though I’m not as obsessed with comics as Cara. But if I was, I’d probably hold men to the impossible standard of living up to my idea of Thor, like Cara.

When her children were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers Kai entertains children of all ages, and their adults. Learn more about Kai and her books on her website, www.kaistrand.com.


Swag alert! Looking for your Thor? Look no further, Kai’s got you covered. Enter to win a custom tote bag for all of those books you like to carry with you, and a Thor baseball cap. Easy entry for those in a hurry, or many other ways to earn more entries for contest junkies. FT swag pack can only be shipped in the United States. If first winner is International, an Amazon gift card will be substituted and another winner will be chosen.



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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the tour. Good luck to your readers in the giveaway.

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  2. Love the hat! Thanks so much for the chance!
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