We're kicking off Inara Scott's blog tour for her new release The Candidates, the first book in the Delacroiz Academy series. Inara has a character sketch of her main character, but first, here's a little bit about the book:
And here is what Inara has for us:
"Fourteen (almost fifteen) year-old Dancia Lewis is is girl everyone sees but no one knows. She likes it that way. In fact, she does everything in her power to make it that way. Because Dancia is dangerous. From crashed cars to guys in comas, Dancia can Make Things Happen just by thinking about them. Horrible things. Things that hurt people. Even when – or perhaps especially when – she’s trying to help. Dancia lives in a small town in Washington state, in the shadow of Mt. Rainier. She’s pretty sure one day Rainier is going to explode and dump lava all over the city and everyone she knows. Her luck is just like that.
Dancia is tall, with white-blonde hair that hangs in ringlets all over her head when she’s lucky, and in a frizzy blonde afro when she isn’t. She lives with her grandma, a small, gnome-like figure whose tastes run to matching track suits and baby-doll make-up. Thanks to Grandma’s medical problems, Dancia does most of the work around the house. This results in less-than-perfect laundry and a weedy backyard, but it also means Dancia gets to do things like drive the car home from the doctor’s office when Grandma has her eyes checked.
Yes, it’s a little thing, but you’ve got to enjoy the little things in life, right? Especially when the big things are so completely messed up."
Thanks so much, Inara!
If you want to learn more about Inara and the book, visit her website at inarascott.com. The Candidates will be released on Tuesday! And if you want to follow the rest of Inara's tour, click here for more info!
And now, the best part: thanks to the generosity of Disney Hyperion, you'll have the chance to win one of two copies of The Candidates! Just fill out the form below, and good luck!
And be sure to check out the trailer!