I am thrilled to welcome Author Jacqueline Green to the blog today for my stop on the KISS AND TELL Blog Tour for an awesome interview in which she talks a little bit about the book, her characters, saying goodbye to the series, and what it’s like working on both sides of the industry.
I was only recently introduced to this series but from the moment I read the description I knew it was going to rock. I have not yet discovered those twists and betrayals in this final installment in the series, but I have my purchased copy on my Kindle and I can’t wait to dive in and find out just who the darer is.
If you haven’t yet discovered this series for yourself, now’s the perfect time. Because all the books are available to read right now, so there’s no year-long wait between each title. And if you’d like to know just a little bit more about each of the books, their details and places to find them online are also included below.
About KISS AND TELL
Title & Series: KISS AND TELL (Truth or Dare #3)
Author: Jacqueline Green
Release date: February 3, 2015
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Since their dangerous game of truth or dare began, Tenley Reed, Sydney Morgan, and Emerson Cunningham have lost almost everything. Closely guarded secrets, romantic relationships, and sought-after spots at the top of their school’s social hierarchy-all gone in the blink of an eye.
Now the darer has upped the stakes, leaving another body behind in the girls’ isolated beach town of Echo Bay. And if they can’t untangle the twisted web leading to whoever is behind the mysterious deaths, one of them could be next. But what happens when the trail leads to those they trusted, those they loved?
Filled with intoxicating twists and shocking betrayals, the final installment in the Truth or Dare trilogy will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Q&A with Jacqueline Green
Q. For those readers who are new to the Truth or Dare series, how would you describe it in 25 words or less?
A. When three girls get swept up in a real-life game of Truth or Dare, things turn deadly. The question is: who’s the darer?
Q. Who has been your favorite character to write about – Tenley Reed, Sydney Morgan or Emerson Cunningham? And why?
A. I think Emerson surprised me the most. She grows a lot as a character throughout the series, and I really enjoyed peeling back her model-perfect facade to reveal the very real–and often very flawed–person underneath. Plus, the romance between her and Josh was my favorite romance to write!
Q. The first book in the series was your debut novel. What was it like having to say goodbye to these characters when you reached the end of KISS AND TELL?
A. It was a milestone for me. I’d lived with these characters for over three years, so ending the series really felt like a goodbye–the end of a great chapter in my life. When I read over the final, finished chapter of KISS AND TELL for the first time, I teared up!
Q. Which of the three covers in this series is your favorite and why?
A. I feel so lucky with these covers; I love them all. But I think I will always be more partial to the first one. I will never forget how blown away I was when I first saw it. Everything about it–from the colors, to the image–was perfect. Plus, it was my book in actual book form. It was a big moment.
Q. What has it been like being a full-time writer after having worked in publishing? Do you find you have more “free” time or are your days and nights filled with your characters and their stories? Are there things you miss now that you’re on a different side of the industry?
A. Great question! I’ve loved being a full time writer, but it was definitely harder than I’d expected. I did miss the industry side–reading manuscripts before they took book form; building buzz for amazing books that the world had yet to see; seeing the trends and challenges and bestsellers from an inside perspective. But I felt so lucky to be writing full time. It was amazing how immersed I could become in my characters; I could live in their lives all day if I wanted to. There are definitely challenges that accompany that – it was often hard to turn the work side of myself “off” with no set hours – but more than anything it felt like such a luxury to be able to let that be my main focus. I have a baby now, so I’m back to splitting my time: mom and writer. It’s the best of both worlds, but I definitely look back on my “full-time writer” period as a special one.
Q. What is your favorite passage or quote from KISS AND TELL? And why is it a favorite?
A. The end!!! I won’t give anything away by including a passage, but after years of writing about these characters and their stalking, murderous darer, it was so cathartic to write those final scenes. I had so much fun revealing the answers to all of the series’ mysteries!
About Jacqueline Green
Jacqueline Green received a BA from Cornell University and an MFA in writing for children from the New School. She grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and now ives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their tiny dog. Kiss and Tell is the final book in the Truth or Dare trilogy. Her website is jacquelinewrites.com.
Other Books in the Series
Title & Series: TRUTH OR DARE (Truth or Dare #1)
Release date: May 14, 2013
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook
When a simple round of truth or dare spins out of control, three girls find it’s no longer a party game. It’s do or die.
It all started on a whim: the game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin “Angel” Thomas to prove she’s more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn’t even there; she was hiding behind her camera like usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they’re forced to play along—or risk exposing their darkest secrets.
How far will Tenley, Caitlin and Sydney go to keep the truth from surfacing? And who’s behind this twisted game?
Set against the backdrop of Echo Bay, an isolated beach town haunted by misfortune, Truth or Dare is a highly charged debut that will keep readers in suspense from beginning to end.
Title & Series: SECRETS AND LIES (Truth or Dare #2)
Release date: May 6, 2014
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook
Can you keep a secret?
Tenley Reed and Sydney Morgan have never seen eye to eye — until now. United by a common goal, they are determined to find out who was behind their friend’s murder. Joined by Emerson Cunningham, a gorgeous but troubled teen model, the girls start their own investigation. But in the isolated beach town of Echo Bay, it’s hard to know who’s a friend and who’s an enemy.
Secrets and Lies is the second book in the Truth or Dare series — and will keep readers in suspense from beginning to end.
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The Tour Schedule
Feb. 11th – Dream Within A Dream – Review
Feb. 13th – Reading Lark – Interview
Feb. 16th – Books Ahoy – Review
Feb. 17th – Fiktshun – Interview
Feb. 19th – Swoony Boys Podcast – Review
Feb. 23rd – A Peek At My Bookshelf – Review
Feb. 26th – The Vivacious Hobo – Review
Feb. 27th – Book Hooked – Review + Interview