Monday, March 2, 2015

Empty Cup Blog Tour with @Chapterxchapter

Welcome to the Empty Cup Blog Tour!  Enter the giveaway
and then read on down the blog for an interview with the quirky main characters!

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Winner will be drawn March 27, 2015

· Two (2) winners will received a physical copy of Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan (US/Canada)
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan (INT)

~About the Book~

Title: Empty Cup
Publication date: November 3, 2014
Publisher: Rebelight Publishing Inc.
Author: Suzanne Costigan

Mom’s new boyfriend is creepy.

On the night of her seventeenth birthday, Raven finds out he isn’t just creepy, he’s dangerous. He leaves Raven broken and bleeding, but Mom blames her for what happened. She kicks Raven out of the house with nothing but a blanket to protect her from a frigid winter night.




As Raven struggles with the aftermath of the ultimate betrayal, she seeks solace in her imagination and a teacher who seems to understand her situation. She ultimately discovers that her world won’t change if she relies upon someone else to do it. Real change begins within.

“…Sure to prompt reflection and provocative discussions on important issues.”
-Allan Stratton, author of Leslie’s Journal

“Not an easy story, but an important one. Compelling, powerful, and engaging.”
-Eric Walters, author of Power Play.

~About the Author~

Suzanne Costigan is a child welfare advocate, supporting high risk children in her home, and an active member of the Winnipeg writing community. Empty Cup is her first novel.

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
~Character Interview~

Author Szanne Costigan interviews Raven and Cole one week before the story begins:

Raven: Omg, are you stoned and we're being interviewed?

Cole: Uh, yeah.

Raven: You're going to embarrass me on this blog. 

Cole: Come on Raaavenn. I'd never do that. *LOL*

Interviewer: Did you just say that you're stoned? 

Raven: *points her finger* He is. He always is.  

Interviewer: Do you have a drug problem, Cole?

Cole: I'll take the fifth. Thanks.

Interviewer: The fifth? As in you're not talking about it?

Cole: Coorrrect.

Raven: He's dealing with some stuff... uh, his parents, umm--

Cole: Not talking about it. Neither are you, thanks. 

Interviewer: Okay. Well, we were here to discuss your plans for after high school. Should we talk about that?

Cole: I plan to watch TV. 

Raven *rolls eyes* I'm not sure what I want to do yet. I'll need to work and save up. I'll still be working at The Funky Bean and I'm hoping for full time so I can get my own place. Live with a friend maybe. Lyla.  

Cole: He He, yeah, you need your own place. You could live with me you know. 

Raven: Like hell. No way. 

Cole: What? Why not? 

Raven: Well for one - you're stoned all the time.

Cole: Maybe I won't be when you move in. 

Raven: I'm not moving in!

Interviewer: All right... so, Raven, you want to move out on your own. Do you plan to go to college or university?

Cole: You should, you're smart. 

Raven: I'd like to. But I don't know what I want to do yet. I'd need to pay for it, so part-time maybe. Ideally, I won't be here in Winnipeg, so I would go to school somewhere else. 

Interviewer: You just said you wanted to work full time at the Funky Bean. 

Raven: Yeah, I do. I mean. I will work there, as long as I'm living here. But one day, I don't want to live here. I want to go away, you know, with someone. 

Cole: Someone? Who?

Raven: I don't know yet. 

Cole: One of those knights in shining armor you always draw? Going to whisk you off into the sunset? *LOL*

Interviewer: You'd like to leave Winnipeg? 

Raven: Yes. 

Interviewer: If you left Winnipeg, where would you go? 

Raven: Anywhere my mom is not. 

Interviewer: Interesting. You don't get along with your mother?

Cole: *LOL* She's a high strung biatch! Raven shouldn't live with her now. 

Raven: Cole, leave it. I'll umm... take the fifth. 

Interviewer: I see. Ok, well... you like to draw?

Raven: Yeah, I love to draw. I have a sketchbook in my room. 

Cole: She's a good drawer.

Raven: Shut up, Cole. 

Cole: What? She is! You are!

Interviewer: Well, I do wish you both all the best with your last semester of grade 12. Cole, I hope your TV watching dreams come true. And Raven, you never know, maybe your knight in shining armor will find you and you both live happily ever after.

Cole: Ahem... I'm that knight. 

Raven: Shut up. Cole... 


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