Yay, today the blog tour for this book is hitting my blog! Hello, and welcome! You don’t know how excited I am to be part of this tour.
The book sounds absolutely fabulous, I got it pre-ordered, I can’t wait to read this one myself. Not only because of the cover (though it is fabulous), but also for the catchphrase (we definitely need more convention books), but also for the blurb.
So for this tour I got some basic information (author/book), but also an excerpt and a giveaway (sorry guys, US/CAN only, I wish it were different).
Three friends. Two love stories. One convention.
Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.
Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
Queens of Geek, an empowering young adult novel by Jen Wilde, is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.
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Jen Wilde is a writer, geek and fangirl with a penchant for coffee, books and pugs. She writes YA stories about zombies (AS THEY RISE), witches (ECHO OF THE WITCH) and fangirls (QUEENS OF GEEK). Her debut series reached over three million reads online and became an Amazon bestseller.
When she’s not writing, Jen loves binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix, eating pizza, traveling to far away places and going to conventions in Marty McFly cosplay.
Jen lives in a sunny beachside town in Australia with her husband and their cheeky pug, aptly named Heisenberg.
Excerpt time! Squeee!
This is it, you guys,” I say as we approach. “Everything we’ve always dreamed about. This is our Holy Grail.”
Charlie, Jamie, and I stand before it side by side, tears in our eyes as we admire its indescribable beauty.
“Our Disneyland,” Charlie adds, her pink hair blowing slightly in the warm breeze.
Jamie nods as a wide smile spreads across his face. “Our Graceland. I can’t believe we’re actually here.”
We each take in a deep breath.
“Are we truly worthy of so much awesome?” I ask.
Charlie takes a brave step forward. “Yes. We are.”
When we say it, it’s a whisper, like the name itself is to be cherished: “SupaCon.”
We take the final steps toward the building.
Crowds of cosplayers line the entrances.
I smile at those who look my way.
We pass Batman posing for a photo with Groot, Jessica Jones walking hand in hand with Michonne, and Goku lining up behind Darth Vader to buy coffee. A little girl dressed as Captain Malcolm Reynolds runs toward a group of Marty McFly cosplayers and asks for a closer look at their hoverboards.
My geeky kindred spirits.
“For years,” I say as we get closer, “we’ve stalked the SupaCon posts of strangers on the other side of the world. And now here we are.”
“Charlie!” A woman with curly blond hair is speed-walking toward us, waving and smiling.
“Oh, hi!” Charlie lights up with excitement and hugs her. She gestures to us. “These are the friends I told you about: Taylor and Jamie. Guys, this is my new manager, Mandy.”
“Hey,” Jamie says with his stellar grin.
I nod. “Hi.”
“Hey, welcome to SupaCon! How was your flight?”
“Long,” Charlie replies. “When did you get here?”
“Yesterday. Had to get a few things organized.” She starts rummaging through her handbag. “I’ve got three passes for you all, but I’m afraid I could only get one VIP pass for you. Your friends will have to stay on the public floors while you do your publicity rounds.”
Charlie’s smile fades, and she glances at Jamie and me apologetically. “Mandy, isn’t there anything you can do? Maybe you could call the studio and tell them these two are my entourage. I need them.”
Mandy shakes her head slowly. “Sorry, all the VIP passes were snapped up months ago. I don’t have the pull to get any more. I can get you guys inside now without lining up, but if you want to attend any panels or signings, you’ll have to line up like everyone else.”
My shoulders tense, and my palms start to get clammy. The thought of spending the next three days in lines with hundreds of people makes me break into a nervous sweat. Jumping the lines was supposed to be one of the perks of tagging along with Charlie.
Sensing my quiet panic, Jamie flashes me a reassuring smile. “It’s all good, Tay.” He leans in, his brown eyes looking at me from behind dark lashes. “At least this way, we don’t have to worry about Charlie’s fangirls swarming all over us everywhere we go.”
I push up my black, thick-rimmed glasses and look away, choosing to focus on his Converse sneakers instead. “Okay.”
Mandy watches me curiously, her eyes darting between me and Jamie, then landing back on me. “I love your cosplay! Queen Firestone, right?”
“Yep!” I grin, smoothing out my coat.
I’ve never cosplayed before, but I couldn’t resist the chance to dress as my literary hero for SupaCon. I look down at my outfit, quietly congratulating myself. I nailed it.
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