Happy Thursday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THIS IS FOR TONIGHT by Jessica Patrick! I’m so excited because today I have an interview with Jessica to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to for you to find out more about it, PLUS enter for a chance to win a print copy!
This Is for Tonight by Jessica Patrick
Published on May 4, 2021 by Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
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Andi Kennedy knows the best cure for her breakup is a weekend at a music festival with her twin brother. Nothing gets her mind right like great bands, footage for her popular YouTube channel, and cute boys-including the charming guy in the next campsite.
But the daylight reveals the guy is Jay Bankar, popular YouTube prankster. Andi can’t stand Jay, but when she enters a contest to win an interview with the headlining band, he’s her biggest competition.
The interview will be huge for Andi's channel, and she'll do whatever it takes to win. But as she and Jay go head-to-head, Andi discovers there's more to him than his jerky on-screen persona. Soon she must decide what's more important-winning, or giving a second chance to a guy who couldn’t be more wrong for her.
What would you do if you spent the day with Andi? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?
We would go to a music festival, of course! We would have all of our favorite bands pre-selected, and we would spend the day wandering from stage to stage, checking out our faves and discovering some new bands. We’d eat a ton of festival food – pizza, of obviously, but also anything that looked good. I’d help her film some segments for her channel, then we’d hang out on the lawn and dance around with other fans and go home completely exhausted.
Man, it’s been so long that I’ve gone to a concert, I’m really wishing this could actually happen.
If Andi were to hang out with characters from other books, who would they be and why?
Andi would definitely be good friends with Vada and Luke from More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn. They would all have a blast talking about music and going to see a show together or hanging out at the Loud Lizard. And, since Luke has a podcast and Andi has a YouTube channel, they could teach each other all the YouTubing and podcasting tips and tricks.
Would you rather be a superhero or a supervillain? What would your powers and name be and why?
I am not built to be a supervillain – I’m way too much of a rule follower. Being a villain would give me so much anxiety! As I get older, I don’t want any drama at all; I just want everyone to be nice and everything to be peaceful. So, I think that would be my superhero power – just being able to take everyone down a notch. Calm you down, help you think straight, release some serotonin. I’d be called The Big Chill.
If you buried a time capsule with three items inside, what three items would you choose and why?
I’d bury my first three YA novels, this one, In Real Life, and Push Girl. I’m hoping to have a long career publishing YA, so it will be fun to look back on my first three books a long time, and a long career, from now and see how far I’ve come.
What was your favorite bit of research you ended up not using?
My main research was my two trips to Coachella – a lot of my actual experiences ended up making it into the book in some form or another. One that didn’t – the first year my friend and I were hanging out in the parking lot and we ended up chatting briefly with a cool guy who was parked near us. The following year we saw the same guy in the campground right next to us! In a festival with tens of thousands of people, this was a pretty wild coincidence, especially because none of us had camped the prior year. We invited the guy to come hang out at our campsite with us…and he turned out to be so annoying. It was such a disappointment – especially because we couldn’t get the guy to leave. I’d hoped to put something like this in the book, but it didn’t really work because it is Andi and Jordan’s first visit to Cabazon.
What is your favorite quote, scene, or moment from This is for Tonight?
This quote has been in the book since the very first draft, and when I pulled the ms out to work on it after a long break it made me legit LOL:
“But this is Jay Bankar. He tricked me into thinking he was a decent person and now he wanted to eat my bacon. Nope nope nope.”
What do you think about This is for Tonight? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!