Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: It Had to Be You by Lizzy Charles @lizzycharles_ @chapterxchapter @EntangledTeen

It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1)
by Lizzy Charles
Publication Date:  May15, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush

James Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter?

Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains red-hot romance, all the feels, and a soul-mate bad boy.

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Interview with Lizzy Charles

What inspired you to write It had to be You?

My initial inspiration for It had to be You came from a place and a television show. I’m a die hard Gilmore Girls’ fan (Team Logan pre Netflix special and now I’m simply Team Rory) and Rory’s elite high school, Chilton, always fascinated me. Pairing that with a nearby gorgeous college that’s nestled in rolling hills, and Brockmore Academy, America’s most elite (and fictional) boarding school, was born. Once I could visualize the school, I knew I had to write a boarding school romance.

Of course, a novel needs characters so the idea simmered in my head while I figured my main characters out. I’m a big fan of Donald Glover (also known as Childish Gambino) and once I fell in love with his work on Community I knew he was my James. Edelweiss is a blond version of Rey from The Force Awakens Brave, bold, kind, and good to her core.

Can you tell us a little bit about the next books in It had to be You or what you have planned for the future?

I’m currently plotting the next book in the series but unfortunately as things stand, my lips have to be sealed. So sorry! Wish I could tell you more.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in It had to be You?
Sure! I’d love to.

James is contagious, intelligent, and has a long history with not only the girls at Brockmore Academy, but also neighbouring schools. He is captain of the football team but also has time to submit short pieces of literature to literary blogs and publications.

Edelweiss, a homeschooled diplomat’s daughter, enters Brockmore with zero history of attending traditional school, which is exactly why she’s there. She’s organized, with a to-do list of experiences she must have before she goes off to college. Unfortunately, no one prepared her for high school, and she’s forced to turn to James, the only guy she was told to avoid, for help.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

My hands down favourite author is J.K. Rowling, which seems a little obvious but she honestly transports me like no one else. Lately though I’ve been digging these time traveling romance novels by Susanna Kearsley! I’m absolutely addicted and won’t even eat when I’m reading one of them. It’s a great diet. 

If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?

This question is so much fun. My first impulse is to time travel to the past so I don’t know what my own future holds, but with that said I’m trying to live more boldly, so I’d jump forward to the year 3500. Hopefully I’ll see amazing new forms of energy uses, hear the story of how humanity saved itself and the world from it’s own environmental crisis, and go on some amazing space crafts!

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

You bet. Meet Professor Lupin. He chases dementors away with his cockapoo cuteness and loyalty. 

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today.

Thank you so much for having me. It was really fun!

Lizzy Charles writes young adult contemporary romance. She’s a tea fanatic, guacamole expert, and sushi lover. When she’s fixing lunches, dressing kids, or wiping pizza sauce off sticky hands, she escapes to La La Land and imagines all sorts of little love stories. Lizzy loves her daily dose of fitness and is also a RN so she can triage any symptom you send her way. Her best friend from high school is also her husband. Oh and she has a little pup named Professor Lupin who is pretty much the glue to the whole writing operation.


·        Prize 1- $25 H&M Giftcard
·        Prize 2- $25 H&M Giftcard

Open to US or International (if no H&M near them if international, they will receive a $25 amazon card)


Bea LaRocca said...

Congratulations on your new book release and have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!