The time it was about Jubilee Manor

Posted August 18, 2015 by Stacee in Blog Tours and Hops, Book Promo, Giveaways, Interviews / 2 Comments

I read and really enjoyed Landry Park when it came out and I was really excited for Jubilee Manor.  So, of course when I saw the blog tour for JM, I couldn’t wait to sign up.


Before we get to Bethany’s interview, let’s check out her new book!

JubileeManorIn Landry Park, Madeline turned her back on her elite family, friends, and estate to help the Rootless. Now, in Jubilee Manor, she struggles to bring the Gentry and the Rootless together. But when Gentry heirs—Madeline’s old friends—are murdered, even she begins to think a Rootless is behind it, putting her at odds with the boy she loves and the very people she is trying to lead. If she can’t figure out who is killing her friends and bring them to justice, a violent war will erupt and even more will die—and Madeline’s name, her estate, and all the bonds she’s forged won’t make any difference.

This conclusion to Landry Park, which VOYA dubbed “Gone with the Wind meets The Hunger Games,” is a richly satisfying, addictive read.

Sounds good, right?


1. How have Madeline and David changed from Landry Park?

I think in Landry Park, we are really seeing Madeline and David figure out exactly what they believe about their world and the people in it. And in Jubilee Manor, we see them forced to act on the things they believe. They are forced to take a stand, for better or for worse, and face the consequences of their beliefs.

2. What makes a good villain and how did you incorporate that into Jubilee Manor? 

I think several components make a good villain, but one of the most important is conviction. I think a villain has to really and truly believe in what they are doing—in other words, they can’t just be evil for the sake of being evil. So without giving too much away (hopefully), I will say that the villain(s) in Jubilee Manor behind the string of gentry murders believe wholeheartedly that they are doing the right thing.

3. Describe Jubilee Manor in 5 words. 

Blood and silk…bodies everywhere.

4. What is the one thing about publishing you wish someone would have told you?

I wish I would have known how much it changes your relationship with writing. Before I got my book deal, in a way, I was writing for myself. Now I write for other people—which is amazing but also terrifying when you think of all the new expectations and demands.

5. You wake up and discover you are Bella in Twilight. You know how it plays out. What do you do differently? {Huge thanks to Bookish Broads for letting me use this question!}

You know, I don’t think there’s anything I would have done differently. Bella made a lot of hard and smart decisions for being seventeen, so I think—if I here her age and facing her challenges—I might have done all the same things. Not to mention, I would never change the fact that I’m solidly #teamedward.


BethanyBethany Hagen was born and raised in Kansas City. She grew up reading Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, and all things King Arthur, and went on to become a librarian.

Landry Park is her debut novel.


Huge thanks to the ladies at FFBC Tours for the invite and to Bethany for taking the time.  Make sure you’re checking out Bethany’s website, following her on Twitter and Tumblr, and adding all of her books to your Goodreads TBR shelf.

Click here to check out the rest of the tour for additional goodies.

Now.  Haven’t had a chance to get your greedy hands on a copy of Jubilee Manor? Well, there’s a great giveaway to win a signed copy of Landry Park and a signed arc of Jubilee Manor.


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