Today we are SO excited to be the tour stop for the official blog tour of Kelley York’s Made of Stars. Kelley stops by with a guest post — a letter to her teen self that will rock your socks off. Made of Stars is a young adult contemporary thriller/romance that was released October 1, 2013 by Entangled Teen. For more about the tour, visit Rockstar Book Tours.
About the Book
Made of Stars
By Kelley York
Pub Date: 10/01/13
Pub: Entangled Teen
Genres: YA, Contemporary
When eighteen-year-old Hunter Jackson and his half sister, Ashlin, return to their dad’s for the first winter in years, they expect everything to be just like the warmer months they’d spent there as kids.
And it is—at first. But Chance, the charismatic and adventurous boy who made their summers epic, is harboring deep secrets. Secrets that are quickly spiraling into something else entirely.
The reason they’ve never met Chance’s parents or seen his home is becoming clearer. And what the siblings used to think of as Chance’s quirks—the outrageous stories, his clinginess, his dangerous impulsiveness—are now warning signs that something is seriously off.
Then Chance’s mom turns up with a bullet to the head, and all eyes shift to Chance and his dad. Hunter and Ashlin know Chance is innocent…they just have to prove it. But how can they protect the boy they both love when they can’t trust a word Chance says?
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“A Letter To My Teen Self”
By Kelley York
Dear 15-year-old Kelley,
Things get better.
This is the first thing I will say to you, because at this point in your life, you’re thinking they never will. You’re feeling alone and unsure of yourself and, frankly, your head is a complete mess. You cut and you seclude yourself and you struggle to get the drawings out on paper, the words onto a computer screen, because your creative outlets are the only things keeping you sane.
And that’s okay.
This will still be true when you’re in your twenties.
This is also okay, so don’t feel like this is a failing on your part.
A boy is currently breaking your heart in ways no one’s heart should ever be broken. You’ll meet another boy who offers to break his face for you. Keep hold of this boy because he will be your best friend, and in many ways, he will save your life.
These years are later going to be a blur for you. If I could get you to change anything about them, it would be to take your damned medicine whether you like it or not, and to grow a thicker skin earlier in life, because it would save you a lot of heartache. Don’t let people walk all over you. But don’t worry, by the time you’re me, you’ll have lost your patience for that.
Things. Get. Better. You’ll find your soul mate and she’ll drive you nuts with how much you love her.
Above all else, you’ll have an outlet—your books, your writing—to reach out to people going through what you’ve gone through. You’ll be able to help and to let them know they aren’t alone. You’ll be able to tell them with all confidence:
Things get better.
About the Author
Once upon a time, Kelley York was born in central California. And it’s there she she still resides with her lovely wife, step-daughter, and an abundance of cats, while fantasizing about moving to England or Ireland. She has a fascination with bells and animals, is a lover of video games, Doctor Who, manga and anime, and likes to pretend she’s a decent photographer. Her life goal is to find a real unicorn. Or at least write about them.
Kelley is a sucker for dark fiction. She loves writing twisted characters, tragic happenings, and bittersweet endings that leave you wondering and crying. Character development takes center stage in her books because the bounds of a person’s character and the workings of their mind are limitless.
Her first book, HUSHED, was released by Entangled Publishing in December 2011. Her second and third books, HOLLOWED and SUICIDE WATCH, were released in 2012, and her next Entangled book, MADE OF STARS, is slated for October 1st, 2013. She is currently seeking representation.
Connect with Kelley
Now comes the fun part! Today’s giveaway includes:
1 signed copy of Made of Stars and some bookmarks (US Only)
1 eBook Package of Hushed, Suicide Watch, and Hollowed (International)
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Check out more of the tour
9/30/2013- Shortie Says– Review
10/1/2013- Reading In Twilight– Interview
10/2/2013- Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews– Review
10/3/2013- The Blog of Sid Love – Guest Post
10/4/2013- Curling Up With A Good Book– Interview
10/7/2013- My Daily Romance– Review
10/8/2013- Reading with ABC– Guest Post
10/9/2013- Sarah Elizabeth’s Bookshelf– Review
10/10/2013- Mom With A Kindle– Interview
10/11/2013- Such A Novel Idea– Guest Post