Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Top 5 Movies & Televison Shows that Influenced Holding Court by K.C. Held #Giveaway YA Mystery @KCHeld


Please welcome K.C. Held to the blog today!!

In writing Holding Court I wanted to combine elements from some of my favorite movies and television shows. So without further ado, I give you:

The Top 5 Movies & Televison Shows that Influenced Holding Court

1. Gilmore Girls

The setting. In creating the town of Lunevale I wanted to emulate the Stars Hollow feel of Gilmore Girls—the close-knit, picturesque small town filled with offbeat characters.



2. Amelie

The character of Amelie has a way of figuring out what people need regardless of what’s on the surface. She’s whimsical and charming, and I’m fascinated with the idea that the smallest gesture can change someone’s life.



3. Pushing Daisies

I love the off-kilter world of Pushing Daisies with its quirky characters and the witty, fast-paced mix of humor and mystery. Not to mention Ned, a character with an unusual gift, in love with someone he can never have. 



4. Veronica Mars 

Veronica is a whip-smart wisecracker who’s figuring out how to define herself, and who doesn’t let danger stand in the way of her search for the truth. 



5. The Princess Bride

A hilarious Happily Ever After fairy tale full of off-the-wall characters engaged in a madcap adventure featuring “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles.” It’s eminently quotable, an attribute I definitely took advantage of in writing Holding Court.



Book Title: Holding Court

Author: K.C. Held

Release Date: March. 1, 2016



About Holding Court:

Sixteen-year-old Jules Verity knows exactly what's in store at her new job at castle-turned-dinner-theater Tudor Times. Some extra cash, wearing a fancy-pants dress, and plenty of time to secretly drool over the ever-so-tasty--and completely unavailable--Grayson Chandler. Except that it's not quite what she imagined.

For one, the costume Jules has to wear is awful. Then there's the dead body she finds that just kind of...well, disappears. Oh, and there's the small issue of Jules and her episodes of what her best friend calls "Psychic Tourette's Syndrome"--spontaneous and uncontrollable outbursts of seemingly absurd prophecies.

The only bright side? This whole dead body thing seems to have gotten Grayson's attention. Except that the more Jules investigates, the more she discovers that Grayson's interest might not be as courtly as she thought. In fact, it's starting to look suspicious...


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Holding Court by K.C. Held

Meet the Author:


K.C. HELD was born and raised in California with stopovers in Honduras, Mexico, and France. Married to her high school sweetheart, and mom to two avid bookworms, she holds an MFA in costume design and is an accomplished seamstress with a background in opera, theater, film, and television. Although she once spent a summer working in a castle, there were no dead bodies involved.

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