12 June 2017

Tour & GIveaway: Phoebe Pope by Nya Jade

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The Year of Four
Nya Jade
(Phoebe Pope, #1)
Publication date: October 28th 2012
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .

Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.

As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feelings for actor and teen heartthrob Colten Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears to be majoring in winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that Phoebe may be at the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the target of shape-shifting assassins who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.

Now Phoebe’s lessons about Shaper’s enemies and spycraft take on great importance as a menace stalks the campus, with Phoebe as its target. Meanwhile, what began as an unlikely relationship with Colten, quickly morphs into heartache when she suspects that something sinister lurks beneath this movie star’s glitter and fame. Suddenly, Phoebe’s caught in a mesh of lies, betrayals, and danger where she doesn’t know who to trust, and needs to rely on herself—and her secret power—to get to the truth and to stay alive.


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The Blood of Kings
Nya Jade
(Phoebe Pope, #2)
Publication date: April 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

According to the press, Phoebe Pope and teen movie star Colten Chase are no longer an item—which is just how the happy new couple like it. And yet there’s trouble in paradise . . .


Phoebe is haunted by dreams that show her things she can’t possibly know about—including a pact between Colten and a wanted assassin. In the daylight, she struggles to keep a newly emerging power hidden, even as her hands itch to wield it.


Meanwhile, in the wake of their escape from a Vigo crèche, Phoebe and her fellow Hyphas study under lock and key at the Campus Below. As the foursome wait to see who among them will fulfill the prophecy, someone dear to Phoebe is kidnapped by a powerful Vigo determined to use her to spy on the Shaper royalty. When the Hyphas are called to the Royal Court, Phoebe refuses to heed warnings of imminent danger for she will do whatever it takes to rescue her loved one.


But once at court, nothing is as it first appears. A sinister force controls some royals, while others whisper behind closed doors about forbidden alliances. And as Phoebe draws on her courage to complete the task set by her enemy, she makes a startling discovery—one that upends her father’s memory.


With dangerous conspiracies surfacing, Phoebe must uncover what the Royal Shapers really want from her, and decide whether there’s room for Colten in her unraveling life.


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Guest Post...

Hello! Thanks so much for hosting me here today!

The idea for The Year of Four story initially came to me as a big screen movie. That's how I pictured it. So, I set out to write the screenplay. At that time, I'd written a romantic comedy screenplay and thought it would be fun to write another one with teen characters and paranormal elements. It was easier said than done. I couldn't figure out how to weave the story's many layers into a vivid screenplay. But I couldn't let the idea go. So I decided to write the book instead. I figured that with some luck, someone else would write the screenplay one day!

One of my favorite Academy Awards categories is the one for “Best Adapted Screenplay.” I'm fascinated by a screenwriter's ability to transform an author's words into something that can live on the big screen. I try my best to finish a book before I see its film version. This gives my imagination an opportunity to create its own images first. Now and then, I stumble across a movie that I didn't know was based on book. And it's always a treat when that movie inspires me to read its source material. Here are two such movies.


Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory – The Gene Wilder version.

I was a young child when I saw this movie for the first time. I fell in love with it! In fact, I convinced myself that the movie had been made just for me. Finally, someone understood what it meant to love chocolate so much! I remember crying when Charlie got his golden ticket. I think I felt joy and envy in equal measure. Everything about the movie was pure magic-- the story, the music, and the characters. And as much as I love Johnny Depp (that's a conversation for another time), the Willy Wonka character belongs to Gene Wilder. This movie was my introduction to Roald Dahl. And I've been a fan ever since.


The Bourne Identity

The first time I saw the Bourne Identity, I had no idea that it was based on a book. Matt Damon's performance was amazing and the pacing was great. I saw the movie two or three times before I bought the book. Anyone who has read the book probably knows these two facts: Robert Ludlum's writing is fantastic. And the movie is nothing like the book! I love the movie, but the book is so much better. That said, I understand the choices the screenwriters had to make. There are simply too many layers in the book to fit into one movie. I often wonder about the thought process behind deciding which plot points to keep and which ones to delete when turning a book into a movie.


What movie inspired you to read the book?
- Nya



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Author Bio:

Nya Jade has enjoyed a fun career as a singer-songwriter. Her music videos have aired on the Vh1, BET and MTV networks and she’s opened for some of the biggest names in music. Nya’s music has also received recognition in major publications, including USA Today and the LA Times. She took a break from writing and performing music to write The Year of Four, her first YA novel. When she isn’t writing, Nya can be found hanging out with family and friends, reading or bargain hunting for her next pair of funky shoes. Nya lives with her family in California.

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