Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blog Tour: One Wish Away by Kelley Lynn

One Wish Away
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release Date: November 11th 2014
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Be careful what you wish for…

Lyra has always been ahead of the curve. Top of her class in school, a budding astronomer, and with a best friend like Darren she barely has time to miss the mother who abandoned her family years ago. She's too busy planning to follow in her father's footsteps, and to become the youngest astronomer at Space Exploration and Discovery.

When a star goes missing Lyra is determined to get to the bottom of it only to discover her braniac dad is the mastermind of a top-secret government experiment. They promise to build a perfect world, one galaxy at a time, but with every tweak of the present, a bit more of the future starts to crumble.

Lyra has to go undercover to reveal the truth and let humanity decide if the consequences are worth more than wishing on a star.

One Wish Away
by Kelley Lynn

I inhale the dry night air as if I could pull the stars from the sky and feel their fire in my chest. My loud exhale causes Darren to raise his head from the telescope. His sympathetic brown eyes meet mine. “Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the best interview in the history of interviews. But give yourself a break. It was your first one.” 
            I let him have the telescope. I’m too busy wallowing. Now, thanks to the nightly news, all of Arizona has seen that interview. 
Don’t they do editing for things like that? Couldn’t they have made me look a little less like a stuck-up, know-it-all? Even hate myself after watching that interview.
            “I looked like a total nerd. A loser. Self absorbed. I studied really hard.” I mock the words I said and tuck my hands into my flannel shirt.
            Darren shrugs. “You are a nerd. And that’s why we won.” His lips curl into a light smile. “But you’re not a loser.”
            I give a halfhearted nod and twirl my hair. A few pieces are stuck in my fingers so I discard the strawberry blonde strands out the tree house window. 
            Keeping my eyes on the stars, I say, “You guys all did really well. I should have said that.”
            Darren sits next to me. “If everyone knew you like I do, they’d know you’re not self absorbed… most of the time.” 
            The corner of my lip tugs. 
            I reach over and pull his beanie over his eyes and then push him so he rolls farther back into the tree house. Before he can see again, I jump to my feet and rush to the telescope, trying to put on a stern face. “If you’re not going to look, I will.”

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Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

1 comment:

  1. I've always loved astronomy so that along makes me want to read this book. The blurb and excerpt were great, I'm excited to check this out!! Thanks for sharing :)