15 May 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Cilantro In Apple Pie by Kimberley Nadine Knights

The Cilantro In Apple Pie by Kimberley Nadine Knights.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary.
Publication: May 5th 2016 by Ravenswood Publishing.
Fragnut. Confused? Well so is everyone else at Lumiere Hall Prep when sixteen-year-old Rubie Keane rolls in from Trinidad and Tobago talking her weird lingo. Not that she minds the culture confusion; she's determined to leave the past behind her and be overlooked—but a certain stoic blue blood is equally as determined to foil her plans.

Gil Stromeyer's offbeat personality initially makes Rubie second-guess his sanity, but she suspects his erratic outbursts of violence mask a deeper issue in his troubled, charmed life. Despite his disturbing behavior, a gradual bond forms between the two. However, on the night of the annual Stromeyer gala, events unfold that leave Rubie stripped of her dignity and kick Gil's already fragile world off its axis.

Both their well-kept secrets are uncovered, but Gil's revelation proves that sometimes the best remedy for a bad case of lost identity, is a dash of comradery from an ally packed with flavor.

The Cilantro in Apple Pie was so well received at the launch on May 5th that we are pleased to share with you a special character interview with the cold and silent Gil Stromeyer.
Please read as we ask some of the questions sent in by readers

1. What's it like being one of the richest people in Massachusetts?

I wouldn't know. That title belongs to my father.

But you’re his son.

Someone has to be.

2. What's your favorite color?

*Grumbles* Black

3. Do you think you'll get married one day?

No – but if I do that female better be prepared.

4. Do you have a dream?

I don’t dream

Why not?

Next question

5. Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs?

On planet earth.

6. Who do you see yourself still in contact with 5 yrs from now?

If she’s willing to stay for the ride, Rubie

You guys are pretty close.

Are you asking me or telling me?

I guess it's an observation

Then I guess you're right

7. Can I ask why you two are so close?

You can ask but that doesn't mean I'll answer. *stares at interviewer* I believe everyone by now knows our story so reiterating won’t make it any more true. But if you need a different statement I’ll just say she’s the only person who sees me.

Can you elaborate?

To most I’m defined by your first question in this interview. To Rubie…I’m a robot who couldn’t smile even if I was programmed to. (actual small smirk)

She told you that?

In her own colorful words

8. Any new additions to the glossary?


9. Any new favorite words?


10. What’s that?

Stick around and find out.

11. You're a very private person so we’d like to thank you for taking the time to talk with us.

Thanks for having me, but next time, please call my brother Reed.

Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)
$25 Amazon Gift Card
- ends May 19th:

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Kimberley Nadine Knights knew when she kept willingly opting out of parties so she could stay home and write instead, that she was destined to be an author.

Born and raised in the tropical twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago, when this Caribbean girl isn't creating new plotlines for her ever growing lineup of fictional characters, she spends her time strumming her guitar to indie rock songs and snapping once in a lifetime photos halfway across the globe in countries such as Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and France.

She's an avid fan of The Walking Dead series and firmly believes that The Food Network should consider her being a judge on the next Chopped challenge.
Visit her website http://kimberleynknights.wix.com/author and learn more about this up and coming author.

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  1. Sounds like a great read.

  2. Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway

  3. I love imperfect main characters. When they have their quirks that make them stand out it is even better.

  4. I liked the interview!


  5. Sounds like a great read, loved the character interview! Thanks :)

  6. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book sounds very intriguing!

  7. Gil must have been having a bad day when you interviewed him! ;) This book definitely sounds like a good read!

  8. Great interview. The book seems interesting and I'm looking forward to reading it. I love the title.