Welcome to a blog post that I am MASSIVELY excited about.
A little over a year ago, at the Ontario Teen Book Fest, I met an author by the name of Ann Stampler. Not only is she a fantastic, unique young adult author (amongst other books), she’s fantastically sweet and she’s amazingly supportive of the entire YA community: authors, aspiring authors, bloggers, everyone.
And I’m happy to talk about Ann’s most recent release, Afterparty. It was released this past January, but due to some hiccups, it didn’t get nearly enough credit or recognition or promotion so my dear friend from Read Now Sleep Later put together this amazing tour to tell all of YOU amazing readers about this fantastic book :)
But first, let’s learn more about Ann!
About Ann Stampler
Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of young adult novels Where It Began and Afterparty, as well as several picture books, including The Rooster Prince of Breslov. Her books have been an Aesop Accolade winner, Sydney Taylor notable books and an honor book, a National Jewish Book Awards finalist and winner, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year. Ann has two adult children and lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband.
Emma is tired of being good. Always the dutiful daughter to an overprotective father, she is the antithesis of her mother–whose name her dad won’t even say out loud. That’s why meeting Siobhan is the best thing that ever happened to her… and the most dangerous. Because Siobhan is fun and alluring and experienced and lives on the edge. In other words, she’s everything Emma is not.
And it may be more than Emma can handle.
Because as intoxicating as her secret life may be, when Emma begins to make her own decisions, Siobhan starts to unravel. It’s more than just Dylan, the boy who comes between them. Their high-stakes pacts are spinning out of control. Elaborate lies become second nature. Loyalties and boundaries are blurred. And it all comes to a head at the infamous Afterparty, where debauchery rages and an intense, inescapable confrontation ends in a plummet from the rooftop…
This explosive, sexy, and harrowing follow-up to Ann Redisch Stampler’s spectacular teen debut,Where It Began, reveals how those who know us best can hurt us most.
About the Blog Tour
Make sure you follow the entire blog tour, either at all the stops below, which feature giveaways, reviews, deleted scenes and more! Also, follow the tour with the hashtag #afterpartybooktour!
Not only will you get a copy of the book, but you will also receive a ton of stuff that is directly related to the book, which Ann spent some time tracking down, which is just plain awesome. Those items include:
Emma’s contraband Sephora make-up
Emma’s Kate Spade make-up bag
Emma’s Bob Marley t-shirt
Emma’s vintage mother-of-pearl barrette
Emma’s cat’s eyes sun glasses
Emma’s ice blue nail polish
The sparkly hair pins Dylan pulls out of Emma’s hair
Dylan’s Kurt Cobain t-shirt
Siobhan’s gold nail polish
Mara’s Bakelite-style orange bracelet (+ two more)
Mara’s (tiny) Felix-the-Cat ring
An Afterparty tote bag
Here’s how to enter! (For full rules in this giveaway, please visit this link)