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Hooked Blog Tour [character interview+giveaway]

Hi guys! Today, we have a tour stop for Hooked blog tour. This is hosted by Kismet BT. 🙂

I am so excited and happy to be a part of this blog tour, and as part of the tour I was also given an e-ARC (kind of like a complementary copy). I’ve read the book last month and it was really awesome, I loved it. (I’ll post my review tomorrow, so you might want to check that out,hehe).

We have an exclusive character interview today (yey! can’t wait for you to read it) and there’s a daily giveaway plus there’s a Harlequin grand prize pack. You must enter, because awesome prizes awaits you! 

Oh, and a special announcement guys! this is GOOD news. Everyone who pre-orders Hooked between the dates January 7 – January 29 will receive an official hot pink Hooked wristband and autographed Hooked bookmark swag pack (as pictured below). Simply email your proof of purchase dated between between January 7 – January 29, to to receive your swag pack.  US/Canada only.

What a generous and prize-filled blog tour. Anyway, without further blabbers from me…theCHARACTER INTERVIEW!
Good day Ryan and Fred! Welcome to Coffee, Books and Me. 🙂
Thank you for having us!

How are you guys?
Ryan: Fine.
Fred: Nervous. 
(aww. Fred is such a cute gal)

You’ve been classmates since freshmen year, but I’m curious, how and when did the both of you see each other in a different light?
Ryan: I guess I’d been in a couple of classes with Fred, but I hadn’t really noticed her till junior year.
Fred: Gee, thanks, Ryan. 
Ryan: *shrugs* Sorry, but it’s true.
Fred: You were too busy admiring your own brilliance.  
Ryan: *lowers chin*  You’re the quiet one.
Fred: Well, it’s true. Admit it.
Ryan: It’s true. I wasted a lot of time being stupid and chillin’ with the wrong friends. And if there was a way to crawl into a time machine and get those years back to be with Fred instead, I’d do it. *reaches for Fred’s hand*
Fred: *smirk-smiles* Good answer.  I may have noticed Ryan before he noticed me, but I began to see him differently, probably at our first golf tournament.
Ryan: For me it was at our first golf practice.  *exhales*  Her swing blew me away. Then she was everywhere I looked.  I began to see her in my head even when she wasn’t around.  To be honest, it scared me a little.

(Ryan is so sweet!)
First impression on this “re-meet”?
Fred: I pretty much thought he was a jerk.
Ryan: I thought she was crazy, joining an all boys’ golf team and all.

Since we’re on the subject of firsts, I would like to invite you guys to play a short game of Q&A with “first thought’s the answer” (about the both of you) with me, game?
Fred/Ryan: Okay.

Favorite color?
Fred: Blue
Ryan: Fred’s eyes.
Fred: *blushes*
(this couple causes ants to crawl around here,lol)

Biggest dream.
Fred: I want to play golf for a Division 1 college team.
Ryan: I want to make it to Friday without pissing off my parents.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
Fred: I wish I could express myself better with my words.  People think I’m shy—and I am—but I am definitely not weak.  I just have a harder time expressing myself, especially with people outside my tribe.  I would also try to be less serious—wait.  You said “one thing.”  That’s two.  Sorry.
Ryan: Me? Ask Fred. I’m sure she’s got a list.
Fred: Not really. Well, maybe one or two things…
Ryan: What?
Fred: Your putting needs work.
Ryan: You are possessed.
Fred: Tell me about it.

Your best quality.
Fred: *sinks lower in the chair* I’m not comfortable with this question. Ask Ryan.
Ryan: Have you seen her play golf?! She’s got the most natural swing I’ve ever seen.  But her best quality? That’s easy: everything.  
Fred: Ryan, stop it.
Ryan: Can’t help it. *pulls Fred closer*
(seriously, these people! lol.)

Pick one distinguish physical quality you admire about the other?
Fred: I think I love his hands best.  I love watching him swing a golf club too.  I love…
Ryan: Fred? Everything.
Fred: *lowers her eyes*
Ryan: But I can’t live without seeing the smile in her eyes every day.  *lowers gaze to meet Fred’s* And the way she wraps a strand of her hair around her finger whenever she’s deep in thought, like in class at school? Drives me crazy.  Good crazy. Yep, that’s it. The girl drives me good crazy.
(quite obvious Ryan,lol)

If stuck in an island, would you pick Ryan/Fred to stay with you?
Ryan: *leans head toward Fred* Yup.
Fred: *pauses*  Hmmmm.  *narrows eyes*  Ryan, of course, but I might have to take Sam Tracy with us.  He’s a little bit more versed in wilderness survivor skills.  One of us has to be practical.
Ryan: *presses hand to heart* That.Hurts! *pauses* But Fred’s right. I’d be a disaster.  See?  I told you she was smart.  
Fred: *smiles*
Ryan: Okay, dammit. Bring Sam too.

Why golf?
Fred: I’ve loved the sport ever since the first day I picked up a club at the course where my dad’s a grounds keeper. Probably a year or so ago.  It’s the only thing I’ve ever been really good at too.
Ryan: So not true.
Fred: True.
Ryan: Not. You’re good at a lot of things. Like school. All the teachers love you. You’re just too shy to admit it.  And you make really good macaroni and cheese.
Fred: *shakes head*  Well, what about you?
Ryan: Pretty much the same for me.  I’ve loved golf ever since I was a little kid and my dad took me to play at the country club near our house practically every weekend.  But, in my case, I’m really not good at much else.  That’s a fact.
Fred: So not true.
Ryan: Very true.
Fred: Gah!

Good answers guys! Thanks for being such good sports. Last one. If you were to give advice to fellow teenagers, what would you say to them and why?
Fred: Don’t let anyone stand in the way of your dreams, even your own insecurities.
Ryan: *points thumb at Fred* What she said.

Thanks for dropping by guys! Best of luck to your golfing and schooling. 😉
Thank you for having us!
 I really enjoyed that interview with Ryan and Fred. Hope you did too!

About Hooked

Title: Hooked
Author: Liz Fichera
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: January 29, 2013

Get hooked on a girl named Fred…HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Why is a girl taking my best friends spot on the boy’s varsity golf team?SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys’ team? Everyone will hate me – especially Ryan Berenger.HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred’s got to go – especially now that I can’t get her out of my head. So not happening.SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he’s not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.But there’s no denying that things are happening as the girl with the killer swing takes on the boy with the killer smile…

Hooked Book Trailer 

Contest Info:  There are two giveaways for his tour!
1.) The first giveaway is a copy of Hooked by Liz Fichera for the tour stop here in Coffee, Books and me (each tour stop)
Enter via Rafflecoper.
2.)The second giveaway is Harlequin Grand Prize Package, including 2 copies of Hooked  1 copy of Speechless, 1 copy of Pushing The Limits, 1 copy of Indigo Awakening and 2 Harlequin Notebooks.
Simply enter via the Rafflecoper widget and get extra entries for tweeting (once per TourStop), following Jordan on twitter, leaving your mailing address (for faster shipment of the prize) and for leaving a comment at each Tour Stops (one extra entry for each TourStop). Grand Prize Winner is drawn from all entries throughout the Tour. 
See full contest rules here.

About Liz Fichera 

Liz is an American author living in the American Southwest by way of Chicago.Born and raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, after college, never expecting to live more than one year among cactus and people who’d never seen snow. She was wrong. It certainly didn’t hurt that she met her future husband in Phoenix too.Most of her stories are set in the American Southwest because she thinks the desert is a cool place. Living in Phoenix, she’s surrounded by Native American culture and influences, not to mention intriguing Hohokam petroglyphs and centuries-old canals. There are over 20 tribes in Arizona and she’s lucky to be neighbors to the Gila River and the Salt River Indian Communities.When she’s not busy writing her next novel, she likes to travel, visit museums, support local theater productions, hike, and pretend that she’s training for a triathlon. She posts a lot of photos from her desert and mountain hikes on her Facebook and Twitter pages. In no particular order, she has been chased by javalinas, rattlesnakes, coyotes, and even one curious black bear. She would love to connect with you there too!

check out the Tour Schedule:

(check out the other blog tour stops for more special contents and many chances of winning in the giveaway,:))
Monday, January 7th –  Books Complete Me

Wednesday, January 9th –  I Like These Books 

Friday, January 11th –  Page Turners

Monday, January 14th – Coffee Books and Me
Wednesday, January 16th – Letters Inside Out

Friday, January 18th – Book Nook
Tuesday, January 22nd – Harlequin Blog
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