Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blog Tour and Giveaway: My Lady Jane

Welcome to the blog tour for My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows! I'm really excited to be hosting these three wonderful ladies on my blog tour. Be sure to check it out, and enter the giveaway!

Meet the Lady Janies!

Alyssa: Hi ladies! My first question for you - how did the idea for the book originate? How did you three decide to work together on the project? 

B: Cynthia told me her idea over lunch one day. I thought, “There’s no one else I’d want to write a book with. Except maybe Jodi Meadows.” So, I said yes.

J: Brodi and Cynthia announced to me that they were writing a book together and asked if I wanted to write it with them. They didn’t tell me anything about it until after I’d agreed.

C: I’m devious that way. I’m also not very good at pitching my ideas, so it’s kind of a miracle that I got these two suckers to agree to write a comedy about the tragedy of Lady Jane Grey.

Alyssa: How did the title come about? Did any one of you chose it?

J: I’m pretty sure Cynthia came up with the title. 

C: I’m pretty sure I did, too. Although I don’t remember coming up with it.

Alyssa: Did you three do many retreats to get together and write parts of the book?

B: We would meet for a week at a time at my condo in Midway, Utah. We’d write a chapter a day, and then read them out loud at night. And laugh our butts off. 

J: It’s basically the most fun way to write a book . . . ever. 

C: It was. It kind of spoiled us for writing our solo books.

Alyssa: Are you allowed to tell us who wrote which character's point-of-view? Perhaps give us a hint!

J: I think it’s pretty obvious who wrote which character! But if you’re still not sure after you’ve read it, ask us and we’ll tell you. 

Alyssa: My last question - will there be more books to follow this story? Jane-related, or perhaps another alternative history retelling?

J: We are always writing books. 

About the Authors:

We're the authors of the upcoming young adult novel, MY LADY JANE, which will be out with HarperTeen on June 7, 2016. Our group is made up of Brodi Ashton (author of the EVERNEATH series and DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY), Cynthia Hand (New York Times bestselling author of the UNEARTHLY series and THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE), and Jodi Meadows (author of the INCARNATE and the ORPHAN QUEEN series). Between the three of us we've written thirteen novels, a bunch of novellas, a handful of short stories, and a couple of really bad poems, but this is the first time we've taken a stab at writing a book together. We're friends. We're writers. We're fixing history by rewriting one sad story at a time.

About the Book:

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey.

Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong.

The Giveaway:

Win one of three (3) copies of My Lady Jane! Open to anyone in the world, as long as The Book Depository ships to you.


  1. This book really has me intrigued! I love Tudors and paranormal stuff so this one sounds like a must read! I think if I was rewriting history, I'd do a book about Anne Boleyn giving birth to a son and have the rest of Henry's wives as mistresses to be fought!

  2. I absolutely adooored this one!! I'm a bit ashamed to say that I'm not really sure who wrote each POV either!!
    Great interview, Alyssa!

  3. As I love Diverse reads and equality, I would love to read a story rewritten about Martin Luther King Jr. I mean, come on! I guess it would be along the lines of literary fiction, but I would so read it.

  4. I've heard a lot about this book. Thanks for the giveaway alyssa

  5. This sounds really good. Honestly if I could rewrite any story in history I would go with the one of Anne Boleyn.

  6. I would definitely rewrite the story of Joan of Arc , as she was such a controversial warrior and military leader . Thank you for the giveaway :)

  7. I just got this :-) I think it will be a fun one!

  8. I would rewrite the story of Christopher Columbus. In my rewrite, Columbus actually sails to India and I imagine an America untouched by his influence.

  9. I would like to see a rewrite of Jane Austen!

  10. Eee, I loved My Lady Jane. <3 Sniffs. Such an awesome book :D I love love love this interview. Thank you for sharing Alyssa :D You are awesome.

  11. Does myself count? Lol. I'd love to write me into another era!

  12. OH my gosh! I just finished reading this a few days ago and it was so silly and cute, just loved it!
    I think it would be pretty interesting to re-write Marie Curie's story!

    Great interview, Alyssa!

  13. I would rewrite a story about cleopatra!!!! thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Oh, I want to read this book so much! I love these three authors and I don't need to read the book to know they are perfect together.
    I'd love to see a story about Joan of Arc, I love everything I read about her.


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