If you're a teenager in a small, rural area, how do you exist when your eccentric, free-spirited parents are the town freaks everyone laughs at?Find It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo
For sixteen-year-old Rainbow Honeywell—or Rain, as she insists on being called—the answer was to become the queen of all pranks. She never wanted to be a troublemaker, but the label quickly stuck when everyone in Huntsville, Kansas, became a target. All she wanted was to deflect the negative attention off her parents, but Rain's plan backfired to the max, landing her in a heap of trouble with the local authorities and expelled from high school.
An unexpected inheritance offers Rain an opportunity for a new beginning when she and her family move across the country to the quaint beach community of Turtle Bay, Florida.
Determined to make the best of her second chance, Rain vows to walk the straight and narrow, hoping her parents will fly under the radar while she soaks up some fun in the sun, sandy beaches, and hot, tanned guys. Unfortunately, she picks the wrong new friends, and a late night party lands her back in the kind of trouble she had been hoping to avoid. As the newbie in town with a record, Rain takes the brunt of the punishment when an unforgiving judge chooses to make an example out of her and slaps her with enough community service hours to keep her busy until she is old and gray.
Facing the harsh reality of paying for the actions of others while atoning for her own past sins, Rain is paired up with Josh Shaw, a judgmental local lifeguard whose love for the beach and the environment is eclipsed only by his distaste for those who trash it. As far as Josh is concerned, Rain is guilty and got what she deserved, regardless of her side of the story. To make matters worse, a tropical storm sits in the Atlantic, threatening to wreak havoc on the small beach community.
Things slowly change as Rain begins to appreciate her surroundings through Josh's eyes, proving she is not the person he thinks she is. Their feelings for one another blossom as the tropical storm grows into a hurricane and bears down on Turtle Bay. With impending danger looming, the small beach community must come together in order to ride out the storm.
Now are you ready for the interview?? I know I am.
Welcome to Consuming Worlds! I am so glad you could stop by today. Thank you so much for allowing me to interview you on my blog.
Thank you so much. It's my pleasure.
Do you need anything before we get started? Water, coffee, chocolate? *eyes huge bowl of chocolate*
I will never say no to chocolate!
*hands Rain a bowl of chocolate* Me either! *high fives* You are a girl after my own heart.
Down to business…
1) If you could live inside any story, what would it be and why?
Well, I certainly wouldn't live within any romance story. Who needs that kind of drama? I could so see myself in the world of Harry Potter. The Sorting Hat would obviously put me in Gryffindor, and Harry, Hermione, Ron and I would be the best of friends. I would be an exceptional wizard.
2) You have quite the imagination and spunk. Can you tell us about one of your escapades? I love, hearing about them by the way, maybe you should turn them into a book some day.
Some of my pranks would probably make pretty interesting stories, but I would have to change the names to protect the innocent, or not so innocent—namely me. It took a great deal of planning, but one of my favorites was the time my crew and I broke into the high school and put dead fish in the air conditioning vents. It took like a week before they figured out where the smell was coming from.
Sounds like a pretty great Senior prank. That is until you get caught.
3) When you decide to publish (and you will) will you write under your real name or will you use a pen name?
A pen name for sure. If I ever made it big and became famous, I'd be worried about some creeper stalking me.
4) Do you think things would have ended the same way for you if you had chosen a different path at the beginning of the summer? Why or why not?
I'm not sure there was another path to take. I mean, I'm not sorry I started hanging with Evan. Don't get me wrong, it sucked getting nailed with all those community service hours for something that wasn't my fault and that I didn't do, but because of Evan I met Farah and became close with Josh. I'll never forget what happened, but I also can't live my life by regretting anything.
I'm so glad to hear you say that! You are a very smart girl. In case you didn't know.
5) So, I hear you like to write. Care to finish this scenario? You are lying on the beach when a sea monster rises from the depths of the ocean. Armed with nothing but your sunglasses and towel, tell us the story of your triumph over the sea monster.
The long-necked creature with blazing red eyes and black leathery scales rises from the incoming waves, standing as tall as a sky scraper. Clusters of happy-go-lucky beach goers begin to panic and scramble at the sight of the behemoth. Mothers and fathers clutch onto their crying children as the monster surveys its impending meal. Raising its horn-covered head into the sky, the creature lets out a blood curdling screech before smashing its enormous tail to the ground, sending a ten-foot wall of water toward the shore. People tumble and spin in the water, fighting to keep from being dragged out to sea and into the monster's clutches.
What the unsuspecting serpent doesn't realize is that it picked the wrong beach to terrorize. I am Rain the Conqueror. Within my veins lies a blood-line of generations of creature hunters, blessed by the gods and tasked to protect the people of Earth from the serpents of the Underworld.
Leaping to my feet, I charge toward the water with my sunglasses in hand. The sea monster spots me and makes its move, swallowing me whole as I expected it would. The poor sap was already dead and didn't even realize it. With the push of a button, the seemingly harmless pair of sunglasses morphs into the mystical Blade of Paswal, a double-bladed Katana sword, passed down from one serpent hunter to the next. Forged from Tavien steel, the razor-sharpened edge of the blade slices through the creature's belly like a hot knife through butter, spilling me from its gut and into the blood-soaked water.
The shoreline shakes like an earthquake as the monster crashes to the ground. The defeated behemoth's body convulses as I stand near its mouth, looking it dead in the eye. "This is for ruining my new bikini," I say as I leap on top of the creature's head and plunge the Blade of Paswal into its skull.
And that is a perfect example of why you would make a great wizard at Hogwarts! And a pretty awesome author too. That was definitely some creative story telling. I loved it.
You are so awesome Rain! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I look forward to reading your future books. J
That makes me so happy to hear. Thanks for allowing me to stop by.
About the Author~
USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iPhone and iPad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.
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