Welcome back, Adventurers! Have I got a treat for you today! Not only am I interviewing the boy who never grew up, but I’ve also got the inside scoop on a Treasure Hunt hosted by his lovely author, Kara Swanson! Are you ready to join the Lost Boys and fight Hook for some awesome bookish swag? Here’s how!
Treasure Hunt Rules
There are a total of 36 posts throughout the month of June with hidden keywords. Collect them all and arrange them to find the message, which you will then submit on the Post-Tour Stop to win a pirate’s chest of awesome prizes! And if you’re the first to solve and submit your answer, your treasure will contain an extra special gold piece: a signed and annotated Advanced Reader Copy of Dust! What are you waiting for? You can start the adventure here: https://gracebought.wordpress.com/2020/05/31/dust-blog-tour-kickoff/
Sorry, what’d you say? Oh, you want my clue? Well, you’ll just have to wait till the end for that 😉 We’ve got an interview to do! Everyone, please welcome, PETER PAN!
‘Ello there, mates!
Hello, Peter! We’re so glad to have you with us today. Let’s start with some easy questions, shall we? What is your favorite season?
Summer! All play and fun and sunshine!
What about your favorite food?
CHOCOLATE CAKE! With loads of icing.
Great choice! You can never go wrong with chocolate.
Now we’re getting into some of the deep questions. What is your greatest fear?
Fear? Me? *Peter smirks* Ha! Nothing.
…except maybe growing up. And snakes in my bed. Both are rather beastly.
That would be terrible! And along that train of though, what is your biggest regret?
*Peter shuffles uncomfortably* Probably Claire’s brother, Connor. I said some…things to that lad I wish I hadn’t. *crosses arms stubbornly* But I’m not saying a word more on that!
Ok, let’s change track and talk about something happy! What’s your best childhood memory?
All of it? So many grand adventures and getting out of scrapes with the Lost Boys. We also played a lot of jolly pranks on the pirates and that codfish!
Who do you admire the most and why? I’m guessing it’s not the codfish 😉
Myself! Because I’m pretty bloody awesome!
*Kara smacks a hand over Peter’s mouth and mutters apologies for his swearing. He’s spent way too much time with pirates.*
Well, all right then, mister ‘pretty awesome’, if you could only keep three things you currently possess, what would they be?
Tink…my blade…and maybe a bit of gold I stole from Hook? Could always come in handy.
Smart boy! As for how it might come in handy, what is one secret dream that you have?
*Peter rubs a hand over his face, groaning dramatically* Do I REALLY have to answer this?
*Kara pokes at him.* Yes, you do.
*Peter groans again*
*Kara tells him to stop being a baby.*
*Peter rolls his eyes* Alright. Whatever. I’d secretly like to…see a play someday. Like the stories Wendy would tell–but with real blokes acting it out. Might be kind of fantastic.
*Kara grins* That’s actually sweet!
*Peter snorts* Better not tell anyone I said that!
Then you’re really going to hate this next question. What is one thing that makes you cry?
*Peter groans loudly, starting to walk away.* What am I? A bloomin’ flower? I’m not answering that.
*Kara grabs him and drags him back* C’mon. I know you can do it. I’ll give you a slice of cake if you just finish the interview…
*Peter raises an eyebrow at her* …the whole cake?
*Kara snorts* Fine, just do it, please.
*Peter grins and gives a dramatic bow* For cake, I’d do most anything. Alright, last thing that made me cry… losing Tink. That hurt a bloody lot.
I’m sure it did. Now, hang in there. I promise this is the last question. What is one hope that you have for the future?
To eat some chocolate cake! And maybe take some of you readers to Neverland with me. We’d have a jolly old time.
And I’m sure they would love to come! Thank you, so much, Peter. You’ve done a splendid job. Now go have some cake!
The rest of you jolly adventurers, join in! Grab yourself a slice of your favorite dessert and read on to take Peter up on his offer!
The truth about Neverland is far more dangerous than a fairy tale.
Claire Kenton believes the world is too dark for magic to be real–since her twin brother was stolen away as a child. Now Claire’s desperate search points to London… and a boy who shouldn’t exist.
Peter Pan is having a beastly time getting back to Neverland. Grounded in London and hunted by his own Lost Boys, Peter searches for the last hope of restoring his crumbling island: a lass with magic in her veins.
The girl who fears her own destiny is on a collision course with the boy who never wanted to grow up. The truth behind this fairy tale is about to unravel everything Claire thought she knew about Peter Pan–and herself.
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As the daughter of missionaries, KARA SWANSON spent her childhood in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Able to relate with characters dropped into a unique new world, she fell in love with the Fantasy genre and was soon penning stories herself. She is the author of the 2018 INSPY Award Finalist, The Girl Who Could See and the upcoming Enclave release, Dust.
Follow Kara on Facebook or join her Starchasers group where we have loads of fun getting to know one another and nerding out on all things bookish! And, lastly, you can find all things Kara on her website and even sign up on her newsletter to receive a free short story!
And at long last, we come to what you’ve all been waiting for. My clue! Please note it is capitalized with no punctuation.
Did you miss stop #24? Find it here: https://wearethefutureblog.home.blog/2020/06/20/why-care-what-you-read-and-dust-tour-stop-24/
Ready to move on with the hunt? Stop #26 can be found on June 21 here: http://www.klpiercebooks.com/2020/06/21/dust-blog-tour-stop-26-dust-review/
Farewell, and happy adventuring, treasure hunters!