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#BlogTour: WHAT THE FLOWER SAYS OF DEATH by Danielle Koste // #Interview + #Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post of

WHAT THE FLOWER SAYS OF DEATH by Danielle Koste!

I have an interview with the author about her book plus give you the chance to win a copy and some other goodies, so be sure to read all the way to the bottom. But first, let's learn more about the book!


WHAT THE FLOWER SAYS OF DEATH

Author: Danielle Koste
Series: N/A
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: September 25, 2018

Summary:
Violet Holt has already met Death once.

After a failed suicide attempt, she finds herself dumped by her callous mother on the doorstep of her family’s desolate oceanside estate. With only the company of her estranged grandmother, comatose grandfather, and the monsters in her head, at least there was no one to interfere with her plans to try again on her eighteenth birthday.

No one, except maybe Jack: a skeleton of a boy who says he’s there to rake her grandmother’s leaves, yet seems more experienced at stalking than grounds-keeping. She knows he’s keeping a secret behind his gentle smiles and aloofness, but it’s difficult for Violet to be put off by his untimely thin-air appearances when figuring out the mystery of his true identity makes for such a good distraction.

Violet’s trauma is deeper than the wound on her wrist though, and it cannot be simply whisked away in a whirlwind of guessing games and pleasant gestures. She struggles to reconnect with her grandmother, find forgiveness for her mother, and closure with her grandfather’s dire condition, all while battling the strain of it all on her family. Even with a flicker of something hopeful blossoming within herself, Violet knows her birthday plans must be inevitable.

Death wouldn’t be there for her if it wasn’t.
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Describe your book in 10 words or less.

Danielle Koste: WHAT THE FLOWER SAYS OF DEATH is: A love story. Violet, learning to love herself and life.


What do you hope readers take away from this novel?

Danielle Koste: WtFSoD is a story about beginnings. I’d like people to take from Violet’s story that it’s never too late to make those hard decisions, to stop running from the things that scare you the most, and that endings aren’t really endings, they’re just the beginning of a new chapter.

What was your favourite scene in this novel to write?

Danielle Koste: There are a lot of scenes that standard out, but one of the most vivid scenes for me personally is Violet’s dream after the rain storm in the barn. Without giving too much away, it was just one of the most visually striking moments in my head and I really tried my best to do it justice in the book.


What is the strangest/weirdest thing you had to research for this book?

Danielle Koste: It seems silly now but I guess I would have to say scenery of the area, Newport. I’ve never been to Newport, so I spent a lot of time researching the city and surrounding area to get an idea of the setting of the novel. I probably did an unnecessary amount of research about native trees and plants.


Which character would you like to spend a day with and what would you do?

Danielle Koste: I feel like other readers might have a different answer, but I would definitely want to spend time with Violet. Out of all my characters in published novels and in pieces I’m still working on, Violet has always been the character I connected with most, personally. I wouldn’t mind taking her for coffee and catching up.
Danielle Koste is a born and raised Canadian, but currently lives with her significant other in the equally snowy and cold Stockholm, Sweden. While working a day job and learning the language of the locals, she spends her free time honing the craft she's always had a passion for.

When procrastinating, Danielle likes to enjoy other forms of rich story-telling, besides the obvious abundance of novels filling up her apartment and Kindle. Movies, music, and video games are among her favorite time-wasters.

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1 comment:

  1. That cover drew me in right away! The synopsis also sounds super intriguing--this isn't one I've heard much about. I will adding this my neverending TBR and hopefully have a chance to pick it up!

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