Monday, August 5, 2013

Day One of No More Goddesses Blog Tour

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“Kim Baccellia has mixed Egyptian mythology and romantic elements into a delicious fizzy cocktail that will leave the reader shaken and stirred! Romance and adventure are around every corner, but in the end, it’s friendship that really matters.” –Joyce Sweeney, author of Players, Headlock, and Free Fall

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Fun Audrey Hepburn Trivial

When I first came up with the premise of NO MORE GODDESSES, I pictured a teen who loved vintage clothing, romance, and classic movies. I tried to think of a 50/60s icon that would be PERFECT.

Then I thought of Audrey Hepburn.

What’s not to love about this movie star? I threw myself into researching all I could about her which including Netflixing most of her movies and reading her bios.

The more I read about Audrey, the more I totally fell in love with her.

When it came time to query my story, more than a few came back saying that no teen would know who Audrey Hepburn was which is kind of funny as that following year Blair in Gossip Girl favorite fantasies involved her in an AH movie. Then actress Emma Roberts appeared in a magazine dressed from a part in Funny Face.

Plus Balzer + Bray came out with a children’s book about Audrey which introduces a huge new generation to this amazing star:

I thought it would be fun to share some trivia I’d discovered while researching Audrey Hepburn.

What book really touched Audrey’s heart as she said she could relate with the author?
What was her father’s pet name for her?
Which movie was her favorite?
What organization was very important to her?
What was Audrey’s dream as a child?
Who was her favorite designer?
Which 2 smells represented freedom to her? This was during the war.
How many of her movies were set in Paris? What are the names?

Okay, here are the answers!

The Diary of Anne Frank. Audrey lived in the Netherlands during Nazi occupation. The book touched her so much as she was the same age of Anne and had witnessed firsthand the horror of the Nazi occupation. She was 13 when her beloved uncle was executed. She also helped with the Resistance.
MP-‘Monkey Puzzle’.
The Nun’s Story
She wanted to be a prima ballerina but the war and being under Nazi occupation cut that dream short.
Givenchy. They stayed close friends until her death
The smell of English petrol and English cigarettes
Six. Sabrina, Funny Face, Love in the Afternoon, Paris-When It Sizzles, How to Steal a Million, and Bloodline.

**More fun facts can be found in Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto.

About Kim Baccellia:

When writing No More Goddesses, Kim Baccellia watched almost all of Audrey Hepburn’s movies and learned to love this famous icon. She went on to watch and read all she could on Audrey. She has always had a secret desire to travel to Egypt and visit the pyramids. The closest she’s come to fulfilling this dream are her younger sister Autumn and Egyptian-national brother-in-law Eihab, who were kind enough to share some things with her, including a Hathor sistrum and some incense.

Kim’s other works include Crossed Out, a YA paranormal, and a YA multicultural urban fantasy, Earrings of Ixtumea.

A member of YALITCHAT and RWA, Kim is writing book two in the Goddesses series. She’s also revising a New Adult multicultural suspense adventure novel. She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and two parrots.

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NO MORE GODDESSES giveaway: Kim is giving away a NO MORE GODDESSES themed prize package! It includes:
iTunes $15 gift card (the main character, Jordan, loves Taylor Swift!)
a French tote bag
Audrey Hepburn buttons (Jordan is a fan!)
The contest is open internationally, and runs until September 6, one week after the blog tour ends.

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