Last Chance Summer
Publication date: May 26th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
In Shannon Klare’s fun and sexy YA novel Last Chance Summer, a teen is shipped off to work as a counselor at a summer camp―only to butt heads with her co-counselor.
Alex is a sheriff’s daughter with a less than pristine reputation. When she’s caught drinking at a party by her dad’s deputy, she’s in deep trouble. With an already incriminating incident in her past, Alex’s parents ship her off to her aunt’s summer camp to work as a counselor.
What’s worse than spending your summer deep in the mosquito-infested woods of Texas?
Being paired with an obnoxious co-counselor who wants nothing to do with you.
Alex is determined to make the best of her summer, even if it means putting up with Grant, who has secrets of his own that he’s determined to protect. Can Alex and Grant put their egos to the side and find the bright side of a summer that neither of them signed up for?
- What is on your nightstand?
Way too much stuff:
- Nine or ten books
- A lamp
- Yarn and a crochet hook
- One cup of water
- One phone charger
- A pair of headphones
- What author would you totally fan?
Dan Brown. I like the way he blends historical elements with the present, and interweaves both to create a setting that is believable and intriguing. Even in his stories that don’t rely on history, I still appreciate his presentation of the plot and the way he draws in the reader. Getting to meet the person who crafted those stories would be amazing!
- What makes you cringe?
The misuse of “their”, “they’re”, and “there.” I know that’s probably the worst thing to cringe over, but I hate typing out an email or text and not realizing that in a hurry I’ve used the wrong one. I’ll realize it after the fact and will just sit there shaking my head at the mistake. On the flipside, reading something where the wrong one was used is equally cringe worthy.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
In theory, I would love to plot out every point and write my story in this nice and organized manner. In reality, that never happens. I usually start with a rough idea of the plot – beginning, middle, end. Then I’ll start writing from the beginning and will hope I can eventually reach the middle I envisioned. Because I don’t write point-to-point, I also end up wasting too many words and too much time trying to get to the middle. I know that, but in many ways plotting as I go allows the story to be this living and evolving thing that I get to enjoy as I write. The characters control the story more than I do. Weird, but it is what it is. Maybe one day I’ll become more of a plotter, but for now I’m not.
- Is there a word you love to use?
There isn’t one word in particular, but I do say “in theory” a lot. A friend pointed that out to me this year, and I’ve come to realize she’s absolutely correct!
Also, if you have any pictures of your pet you would like to share, please attach them. My readers love animals!
I have two dogs! This is Nala. She’s our four month old, Black Mouth Cur/Golden Retriever mix who keeps us on our toes. She loves digging in the mud, playing fetch, and chasing birds. Next we have Max. He’s our ten year old Basset Hound who is beyond spoiled. My husband and I got him not too long before we got married, and he’s been by our side through all the moves and changes we’ve had over the last decade. He’s super chill and loves lounging around the house with his favorite blanket, barking at our neighbor dogs, and playing chase. Love these pups!
Shannon Klare is a writer, teacher, reality TV fanatic, and movie connoisseur. When she isn’t writing or daydreaming new plots, Shannon can be found frequenting Starbucks or hanging out with her family. SURVIVING ADAM MEADE is her debut novel.
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