Welcome to this stop on the Poison Blog Tour. This is a very special blog tour as we honor the memory of Bridget Zinn and spread the word about her amazing book. Today I will share with you one of my firsts, and I have chosen to talk to you about my first car. Before I get onto that though, I'm going to give you more information about Bridget and her debut novel.
Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the "summer of love" and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect."
Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers' copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.
You can find out more about Bridget on her website here.
Release Date: 12th March 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she's the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom's future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.
But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses.
Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king's army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she's not alone. She's armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can't stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she's certainly no damsel-in-distress—she's the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.
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My First Car:
First of all I just want to explain that I wanted to talk about something different to the usual, e.g books. Believe me I love them but my love for them has gone on forever, practically all my life so I can't actually pin point a first. Instead I chose my first car. Driving in general for me gives me such freedom and I love being able to just go and get away whenever I want or even need to. So the big question after you pass your test or in my case before, what will you have for your first car?
This in itself is a hard decision, you want something that's going to be safe and reliable but also something that's to your taste and style. You want to get have the feeling that such a powerful vehicle is your own. I did look at many cars online but there was only one type that I really wanted.
My mother and father when they were younger had the old style Mini as their first car and all I can say is, that's what I wanted too. Yes I knew there were many cheaper options out there that were brand new, but they weren't going to be as safe as an used Mini.
So just before my 17th birthday we went to a Mini dealer near me and I found my car! It was an 05 silver Mini with racing stripes and a union jack on the roof, and I could get it for the same price as a brand new car of another make and model. Yes it was second hand and used but it was gorgeous and it could be all mine. I had to get my dads approval first but a week later we went and put down a deposit.
It's been exactly a year since we bought it and I love it so much. I passed my driving test last year and now I can go wherever I please (As long as I have petrol that is!) The thing is until you can drive and you have your own car sitting in the drive, waiting for you, you do not understand the freedom and thrill that comes with driving. I love driving but if you'd told me that two years ago I would have laughed in your face. What makes it all better is, I have the best car, the one I'd always wanted, for my first car. Yes my parent's probably worried I was going to damage it but they trusted me to keep it safe and I have. It's like my baby and it always will be, even in 15 years or more, it will still be my favourite car in the world. After all, your firsts are the ones that will stay with you forever.
Well there you go! Do you have any firsts you wish to share, leave them in the comments! I would love to know more! Thank you all for stopping by and please help promote both Bridget and her amazing book, Poison. Her friends, family, Authors, Bloggers and I cannot thank you enough for supporting Bridget, and helping make her dream come true. Thank you!
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