Guardian of Secrets | Blog Tour | A Book and a Latte

Today, I have a treat for you as part of Brenda Drake’s Blog Tour for GUARDIAN OF SECRETS… an interview of Gia Kearns by Arik Baine! Check out the Library Jumpers series below, the interview, and be sure to enter the giveaway!

Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake | A Book and a Latte | bookandlatte.comGUARDIAN OF SECRETS
(Library Jumpers #2)
by Brenda Drake

Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens.

Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it.

And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia.

Maybe. If she survives.

THIEF OF LIES (Library Jumpers #1)

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.

Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1):

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Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2):

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Interview of Gia Kearns by Arik Baine

You used to live in Boston’s North End with your father. If you were to take me on a tour of your neighborhood, what would you want to do?

I’d take you on walking tour to see some of the historical buildings in the area, such as Paul Revere’s house, and drag you along Hanover Street to browse the shops. After, we’d eat at one of my many favorite Italian restaurants. The Italian food in the North End is so good. Then I’d take you to get a delicious cannoli at Mike’s Pastries. My fav is chocolate chip.

I’ve been in your apartment. I know, I’m sorry about the damage. It’s somewhat small. Are all the apartments in Boston like that or is it because it’s just you and your father living there?

Well, not all in Boston are. North End apartments do tend to be tiny. Ours is small, but its two bedrooms, and just big enough for Pop and I. He got the apartment before I was born. He says he’ll never move, because he’s marked my growth on the frame of the bathroom door. Well, that was before … you know. Anyway, I loved living there. It’s like living in history.

I’m always surprised how much you can eat. You seem like you’re always hungry. What is your favorite food?

Well, duh, see the answer above. Italian all the way! Carbs, sauce, cheese … it’s heaven on a plate.

When you’re nervous, you get this cute little twitch at the corner of your mouth. Is that from an accident or a family trait?

I used to think it was from accident, but recently found out I inherited it from my mom.

You just recently found out you were betrothed to Bastien when you were a baby. How do you feel about it … about him? 


You’re blushing.  

I’m not.

You are.

You caught me off guard, is all. As I said before, there’s no way I’m keeping that promise. It’s archaic anyway. No one’s telling me who I’m going to marry.

You didn’t answer the last part of the question.

I don’t know. He’s arrogant, but nice. His people really like him. But I have eyes for someone else.

Now, I’m blushing.

Guys don’t blush. Do they?

I’m not certain. Perhaps. One last question, you’ve handled yourself well with all this danger happening around you. How are you holding up? 

I’m terrified at times, but there’s so much at stake. I have to do what’s expected of me, I guess.

Brenda Drake | A Book and a LatteAbout Brenda Drake

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Brenda Drake is a New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1), Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2), Touching Fate (Fated Series #1), and Cursing Fate (Fated Series #2). She grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. She hosts workshops and contests for writers such as Pitch Wars and Pitch Madness on her blog, and holds Twitter pitch parties on the hashtag, #PitMad. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment). Look for her upcoming novels, Thunderstruck, Seeking Fate (Fated Series #3), and Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3) coming soon from Entangled Teen.

Many thanks to Brenda and Chapter by Chapter for having me as part of the tour! Be sure to follow the tour for more amazing content and a chances to win! 


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2 Responses to Tour + Giveaway | GUARDIAN OF SECRETS by Brenda Drake

  1. Fay Tannerr says:

    I’m most excited about reading what happens next in Guardian of Secrets!

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