You know I'm all about the rock star/pop star crush books, so I reached out to Kimberly King to interview her about her latest boy band crush book that releases today. Check out the interview and book blurb below.
We both have YA books with a character getting to date her rock star/pop star crush. What inspired you to write about this?
I design my own covers, so before I ever write a book, I like finding a couple that inspires me. As soon as I saw this couple, I knew he’d be the perfect boy band crush.
Who was your music crush?
This is really going to date me, but Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block was who I’d daydream about dating, haha!
Favorite music when you were a teen?
Bryan Adams, but really any 80’s love songs.
What was your favorite book when you were growing up?
I didn’t have any favorites when I was growing up, but I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books, Nancy Drew, and Anita Stansfield.
I have a special love for YA books as those are the books I devoured growing up. Why do you like writing YA books?
I loved my high school years! I had such great friends, but I didn’t have a love life. Like, at all. I think I went on maybe three dates, haha! So writing YA romance fills the hole I obviously feel after all these years. Just kidding! I love writing about the innocence of young love, and adding lots of humor adults don’t typically get to experience since we’re mostly over those awkward years.
What is your favorite book now as an adult?
It’s hard to say what my favorite book is now, but I’m leaning toward Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King.
I always reread my favorite books. Do you reread books and if so, which one(s) have you read over again?
I do reread most of my books, not just my favorite ones. But there is one book I fell in love with when I was younger—The Alchemist—that I won’t reread. Finishing it was such an amazing experience, and I’ve been afraid of losing the magic of such a powerful ending if I read it again.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Jane Austen—I love her sense of humor—and my favorite modern-day authors are Michelle Pennington for her sweet romances and Jessica Marie Holt for her humor and lovable characters.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently writing a modern-day twist of The Frog Princess called Kissing the Prom Queen.
Where can we find you online? (Social media sites, website, etc.)
On Facebook : Author Kimberly King
On Twitter: @kimkingwrites
On Instagram: where_is_my_eggroll
This or That Questions
Autumn or Spring? Spring
Ocean/Lake or Mountains? Mountains
Dramas or Comedy? Comedy
Favorite singer: Too many to ever list—it depends on my mood and what I’m writing!
Song you could listen to on repeat for hours: Jesse’s Girl by Rick Springfield
Favorite show to watch: I’m not huge into shows, but I’m always up for a romantic comedy movie. Like, always.
Actor/Actress who you’ll watch in anything: Cameron Diaz
Your bio: I am a young adult author who loves creating stories that are light, fun and will hopefully make you laugh. Some of my books are magical, and some of them are just good clean romances. I live in beautiful northern Utah with my husband, six children and three cats. I love a good thunderstorm, baking, and going on drives with my family. When I’m not writing, I’m reading (or cleaning, because six kids, haha!) And of course, my favorite thing ever is hearing how people met their spouses/significant others.
Book Blurb: Want to date a celebrity? Just don't lose your heart.
Val Hartman can hardly believe it when dreamy Zac Miller, lead singer of the Spud Rockets, is in town for the summer. Even more shocking is when they hit it off and he asks her out. But dating a rockstar has its own set of rules, and she’ll have to follow them to stay in the game.
It doesn’t take long to discover that nothing is fair when dating a celebrity, and when a secret is exposed, all that they’ve built falls apart. Add in a troubling phone call that takes Val out of town in a hurry, and everything important in her life is about to be lost for good.
The only way to make things right again will have to be something huge, but it will be the last thing Val ever expects.
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