Monday, December 8, 2014

S is for an interview with a Saturn guy, A is for American Girl on Saturn, and R is for Reality


S is for an interview with a Saturn guy

Today Spaceships Around Saturn's Benji Baccarini stops by to fill us in on how life after lockdown has been!

I know you're happy to be out of the Branson house and back home, but I do have one question about your stay. How were your lemon ice cubes?

I can definitely breathe easier outside of lockdown. As far as the ice cubes go, hell yes! They were awesome. Definitely something I'll try again, although I may not do as well without the help of Emery & Chloe. 

How has the fandom acted toward you guys since your time on 'lockdown?'

The fandom has been... clingy? I get it. Lockdown was scary for them, but it's been insane. The screaming and crying and hysteria is overwhelming. It was crazy before, but lockdown brought it to a whole new level. 

Who is your favorite band/musician?

I'm a huge Bruno Mars fan. I love Katy Perry too. She amazes me. I'll admit, though - Chloe's hooked me on Sebastian's Shadow, and Aralie's slowly working on getting me into Mutilated Arteries. My favorite music will always be indie coffee shop type music, though. 

Has music always been your passion, or was there ever anything else you wanted to be while you were growing up?

Music is my life. I was a local "coffee shop indie artist" until I hooked up with the rest of SAS. I'll play music until the day I die - whether it's with SAS, alone, or with another group. 

I know that being the heart-throb of SAS, management doesn't want you involved in a romantic relationship, but is there anyone you've had your eye on?

Well... I don't mind the "no relationship for the heart-throb" rule. I've had some relationship problems in the past, and it's tough to maintain a strong relationship when you live the life I do. I'm okay with my situation. Is there anyone? Haha, sort of, yeah. But right now, there's nothing either of us can do about it, so I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens down the road. 

What are your thoughts on the new music video?

Honestly? I think it's sorta lame LOL. It's so typical boyband-ish. I wish we could've done something different. I wanted a video montage of photos from lockdown, but management wanted to capitalize on the romantic element. I'll probably get in trouble for saying that. The only thing that saved this video is the Branson sister who starred in it. 

Rumor has it that your best friend may or may not be Tank Rodriquez? 

Tank's my boy, for sure. People would bromance-ship us if he was in SAS. Hell, people probably do some kinda Benji/Tank bromance shipping anyway. I never really understood that stuff. I mean, what would they call us? Bank? Tenji? It's all so lame. 

Anything you'd like to tell the Saturnites?

Buy our album! Come to our shows! And have fun. And thanks bc you guys let me play music for a living. Oh! And some chick named Nikki Godwin keeps harrassing me to tell you guys to buy her books. Legally. Because I hate thieves. She didn't pay me to say that part either. I really do fucking hate thieves. 

Thanks for stopping by and have fun on the rest of the tour! 

Thanks for having me. ;)


A is for American Girl on Saturn

American Girl on Saturn isn't only a novel by Nikki Godwin, but a song by Spaceships Around Saturn that Milo Grayson wrote about Chloe Branson. Any Saturnites remember the song he sang for her in the treehouse? Yup. American Girl on Saturn is that very song! :) Maybe one day there will be a song about Darby McMillon! You never know, they may sing a theme song for her Vlog.....or maybe just Tate will!

R is for Reality

Darby McMillon has always pictured and dreamed of the day she would meet Spaceships Around Saturn. Every Saturnite in the galaxy envied the Branson sisters and longed to be one of them. The only question is... can reality ever measure up to the dreams Darby conjured in her mind?



You'll just have to find out on August 29th when you buy your copy of Kids In Love!

#KidsInLove #SaturnSeries

<3



As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 

H is for Happy Birthday, I is for Isabella's Vinyl, and P is for Paparazzi




Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to be in Emery Branson's mind? Well, wonder no more! Here's a small segment based during American Girl on Saturn of Emery getting ready for her birthday party!!

I hate this stupid kitty cat shirt. It's so stupid and pink and I can't believe my mom really thinks I'd wear this stupid thing for my birthday. Kittens are for five year olds. I'm six. I don't wear stupid kitty cat shirts anymore. 

I peek outside the door to make sure my sisters aren't around. They're always sneaking out of their rooms to see these boys. It's stupid. Milo is so boring, and Jules is a jerkface. I don't know why they even like them. At least Tate is funny and Benji is cute. 

As fast as I can, I run down the hallway and into Benji's room. I slam the door shut behind me and then listen really good to make sure no one is coming. I don't hear anyone. They're all helping Mom get ready for my party. Except Aralie. She's probably hiding in her room with her headphones in thinking about how much she hates Jules. But then she'll kiss him later. I don't understand any of it. 

I walk over to Benji's clothes and look through them. He dresses better than the other boys in Spaceships Around Saturn, so if I want to look cool, I gotta wear something of his. I'm not wearing this stupid kitty shirt. I don't care what my mom says. Ohhh, there's that red one he had on the other day. I don't know what SLUT says, but I don't care. SLUT is cooler than this dumb smiley faced kitten. 

I pull Benji's shirt over my head like a ninja on a secret mission. I definitely look cool now. Time to party!


You gotta love Emery! :)

I is for Isabella's Vinyl

One of the best parts of being "in with the band" is the special perks that coincide with it. In Darby's case, that means access to VIP shows - such as the one in Kids In Love. The guys perform a special private acoustic show at a historic record store in Darby's town called Isabella's Vinyl. The show, of course, is amazing and intimate and every Saturnite's dream. But what happens after the show is another story... 

To find out what happens next, you'll have to buy Kids In Love! :P


P is for Paparazzi

Darby McMillon never had to worry about photographers snapping pictures of her every move before meeting the SAS guys. She didn't have to worry about people chasing her down for a picture in the produce department of her local grocery store. The Branson sisters have to worry about just that every day of their lives now that they're dating SAS boys, but when word leaks around the universe that there may be a spark between Darby and Tate, the paparazzi are more than interested in what's going on. Can Darby handle the fame?


Hopefully, you've all got your calenders marked to buy Kids In Love on August 29th. If not, go mark them!!

#KidsInLove #SatunSeries

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As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 


S is for Sierra Springs Zoo



Everyone who keeps up with Nikki's books knows that she likes to work in places and characters from her other series and stand alone novels. Kids In Love is no exception. In Nikki's LGBT book Breaking Saint Jude the main character's dad is the veterinarian at Sierra Springs Zoo, and Darby's sister Maggie is his assistant. As a treat for the McMillon family, the SAS guys take them to the Sierra Springs Zoo to see Maggie! 

How does a day at the zoo with SAS go for Darby and her family go? Find out in 17 days when you buy your own copy of Kids In Love!!

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As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 

E is for Emery




The Branson sisters are all part of the Saturn world, but Emery is a bit too young to attend events, walk the red carpet, and do the many things her older sisters (who are Saturn girlfriends) get to do. However, Emery is very popular with the Saturnite fandom, so today we’re celebrating her on the Kids In Love countdown with Emery’s top five moments!

5) Crushed ladybugs
Emery picks up the remote, turns the TV on, and flips directly to the music channel for the premiere. As the beautiful boy next to me predicted, she invites herself to divide Jenji in half and inserts herself into the equation.
Ten seconds later, Emery stands up. 
“I can’t sit by you, Jules,” she says.
She gravitates in our direction and crawls into the gap between Tate and Noah. 
Then she makes her announcement. “Jules smells like crushed ladybugs.”

4) Being Forced to Keep Secrets
“Next month,” Lauren says. “We had planned to go sooner, but since Paige’s trip got unexpectedly cancelled, we rescheduled so she could go with us. It’s not really fair that she has to miss out since other people apparently had issues.”
“Yeah,” Emery agrees. She props her little elbows on the table and leans forward. 
We all wait in this epic moment of silence – like in a movie – waiting for the building to explode or zombies to erupt from the ground. 
“That’s like…” Emery pauses and looks at me. Then she looks back at Paige and Lauren. “It’s like when you tattle on someone because they are naked in your sister’s room. Then you get in trouble for tattling, but the naked person doesn’t get in trouble for being naked.”

3) The Scarf
“My blue scarf,” I say. “Blue is subtle and serious and…”
“Boring,” Emery says with her mouth full. “Can we talk about something else? This is my birthday, and I don’t wanna talk about those stupid boys.”
The gig is up. Emery really does know. I don’t know what she knows or how she knows, but she spilled my Milo secret moments ago inside. She definitely knows. 
Aralie sighs. “Have you heard us say their names? No. We’re talking about clothes and accessories.”
“No, you’re not,” Emery says. “No one wears a scarf in the summer. It’s too hot.”
*****
Aralie tackles us and kisses Emery on the cheek. Emery laughs and tells us that we’re annoying just like Tate and Noah, but she giggles until we hear the ladder creak again. 
We pull apart instantly and sit perfectly still. I can’t even hear myself breathe. I knew it’d come down to this. Someone would eventually come out here to offer an apology on behalf of the band. 
Then Emery says exactly what we’re all thinking.
“Uh oh. Here comes a scarf.”

2) Life sucks
“Is our house always this damn quiet?” she asks, hands on her hips.
“Aralie, language,” Mom reminds her. “We’re just used to having company.”
“Mom,” Aralie says in that ‘who are you kidding’ tone. “The house was never this quiet before lockdown. Emery isn’t even talking. It’s like someone died. Do you know how much our lives are going to suck after lockdown ends?”
Emery stabs the elephant with her gray crayon, over and over, like she’s murdering the paper. It rips, and the crayon marks on the table. 
“My life sucks right now!” Emery screams, throwing her crayon against the wall. 

1) Playing House
Emery stands up and walks around the room. She stops in front of Jules. 
“Since Aralie won’t marry you, I guess you can be my dog,” she says. 



As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 

A is for Aralie Branson and C is for Crazy Fans


Aralie Branson stopped by to let us in on some Saturn info!


What is the best and worst part of being a Saturn girlfriend?
Best part: I never have to worry that my boyfriend won't be able to pay for our date.
Worst part: Everything else. I know that sounds terrible. Jules is great – seriously, absolutely amazing. But all this fandom craziness and paparazzi and stalkers and crap? I could do without all of it. 

How has yours and Jules' relationship changed since lockdown ended? Do you try to talk to each other daily?
It's been a little different because he's so busy, and the band has had nonstop promo events, but we text all the time, and he calls me when he has a free minute just so we can actually talk for a moment. It's a lot of work, but you do what you have to.

What is the craziest thing that has happened to you since it became public knowledge that you were dating a SAS guy?
People seriously sit outside our house, outside of the gates, taking photos of us. They take pictures of us in the grocery store. We're like small town celebs now. I hate it. I feel like one of those crazy old ladies because I want to scream, "Get the eff off my lawn, motherf*ckers!" 

How did meeting Darby McMillon go over, and what did you think of her?
Umm... Well... It went. Darby and I are very different. She's nice and all, but I pretty much hate the fandom, and she's one of the fandom queens, so we are from two very different worlds. 

Are you nervous about senior year and how people are going to treat you because of your new-found fame?
I'm dreading going back to school because I like being normal. I know, I know - I threw away normal when lockdown happened, and I chose not to be normal by dating Julian Rossi. My parents have already said that if it's too bad, I can do homeschooling to get my diploma. I'm pretty sure I'll be dropping out of public school the first week. 

If you could go back and change one thing about lockdown, what would it be?
Emery's birthday party. I would've jumped across the table and slapped Jules instead of just screaming at him. (Sorry, Em. Love you. But YOU were the one wearing the Benji mask, so you technically started everything.) 

Have your feeling toward Noah Winters changed any, or is he still the most annoying person in the universe to you?
HAHAHAHA! There was a lot of miscommunication and misinterpretations during lockdown. Now that all the secrets are out and we're all acting like humans (except Tate, obviously), Noah's definitely cool. I can totally hang with him.

Are there any Saturn secrets you can let the fans in on?
Hmm... Chloe has a very exciting job offer/proposition in the works, and we're waiting for a phone call from someone very awesome to confirm if it's going to go through. I'm SO excited for her, and I can't wait for her to be able to announce it! :D

Also, thank you for having me today! I apologize for my late arrival. My driver had a terrible sense of direction and got us lost a few times. Better late than never, though, yes?



I was going to do a segment on Crazy Fans, but I think Aralie summed it up in her interview -
"People seriously sit outside our house, outside of the gates, taking photos of us. They take pictures of us in the grocery store. We're like small town celebs now. I hate it. I feel like one of those crazy old ladies because I want to scream, "Get the eff off my lawn, motherf*ckers!" "
She's not even in SAS, so you guys can imagine the insanity the guys get!

As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 


And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 

P is for Premieres




There is always something magical about video premieres from your favorite musician. What if you and your family got invited to go to the premiere? Imagine getting to walk with the band past all the adoring, screaming, and crying fans and getting to see the video the first second it's shown to the world. Well, courtesy of Tate Kingsley, Darby and the rest of the McMillon family get to do just that!

Darby, of course, is worried about tripping in front of all those cameras and fans. She's stressing over what to wear, and she knows that this is the moment entire world will know that she is in with the band. So, there's a lot of pressure on her.

Find out how she handles her first big appearance when you buy your own copy of Kids In Love!

Andddd stop by tomorrow because Aralie Branson is coming by to fill us in on her life as a SAS girlfriend!

#KidsInLove #SaturnSeries

<3

As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 

E is for Envious Fans and S is for SAS's Security Team



Hey Saturnites! Sorry I missed my post yesterday, but I was pretty busy and didn't have time to do it. Today you get two posts in one!

There's one thing every Saturn girlfriend, and anyone close to the SAS boys, have to deal with - envious fans. You have fans who want the boys to be happy, even if that means their crush is dating another girl, but others won't stand for it. Darby soon finds out that some of her fandom friends who she thought would never turn on her start sending death threats. They accuse her of 'changing' and 'neglecting her vlog'. She learns very quickly that not everything is stardust and moonlight in the SAS world.

Can she get her Saturnite status back on track, or will she lose everything she's worked for over the years as she gets closer to Tate Kingsley?


SAS Securitttty

Everyone who is anyone in the SAS fandom knows who Tank Rodriguez is. He's tall, built, Cuban, Benji Baccarini's best friend, and SAS's head bodyguard. When Tank isn't helping out the SAS guys, he's privately employed by the Branson family to watch out for Chloe and Emery (Aralie said she didn't need a bodyguard!), and he mainly sticks with Chloe, Milo, and Benji during Saturn events. 

Let's move on to Axel. On planet Saturn, it is his job to make sure the candy-loving boy, Tate Kingsley, remains safe at all times. Watching out for Tate means he also watches out for Darby. Want to know more about Tate's bodyguard? Of course you do. ;)

So make sure to buy your own copy of Kids In Love on August 29th and learn more about all of the SAS bodyguards! :)

#KidsInLove #SaturnSeries


<3


As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 




V is for Video Shoot




Darby is one of the few Saturnites to ever step foot onto a Spaceships Around Saturn video set. The music video (song title to be announced at a later date :D) for their latest song is based in a snowy scene that Darby describes as "the middle of December dropped into a California summer." Rumor has it that one of the girls from the first book will be the star of the video?

Which Branson sister will be the girl in the Winter Wonderland themed music video? Chloe, Aralie, or Emery? Find out in Kids In Love on August 29th!

#KidsInLove #SaturnSeries

<3


As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 



O is for Obsessions




Obsessions come in many forms. I tend to obsess over fictional characters to the point it's unhealthy, but hey, I'm a writer so it's okay... right? A lot of people obsess over boybands. One Direction being the most popular like everrrr, but for Darby nothing, and I mean NOTHING, touches Spaceships Around Saturn (Tate Kingsley in particular).

When she finally meets the SAS guys, it's a dream come true, but the question she ends up debating in her head is... are they really all she's made them up to be in her head?

There's only one way to find out! Make sure to grab a copy of Kids In Love on August 29th!

#KidsInLove #SaturnSeries

<3


As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 

L is for Loving a Band Member



In honor of today's title, we have the band member who Darby McMillon loves the most- THE Tate Kingsley-  is stopping by to answer a few questions


What was your initial thought when you met Darby?

"Oh cool! The internet girl! I think she likes me..."

How has your life changed since lockdown ended?

It just hasn't stopped. Lockdown was actually a nice vacation. We've had radio interviews and appearances pretty much every day since we left the Branson house. But it's been fun!

Do you plan on getting Darby to help you with your pranks later?

Hahahaha! If she's willing!

What is you best memory from your lockdown at the Branson house?

Watching Chloe and Aralie get pissed off because of my head on their doors. I can't believe they seriously blamed each other for that. They're not clever enough to come up with my pranks! Emery, though, now she's a different story. 

What has been your favorite thing ever said to you by a fan?

Oh that's a tough one. I've had some people say some crazy stuff to me. I think the best one was the girl in Minnesota who just started screaming 'Blueberry pancakes!' over and over, like right in my face. When I asked her what she was talking about, she said she loved SAS and we saved her life and she needed us to know that. I guess it worked because she definitely got my attention. 

How has the shooting from a few months ago affected your life on tour? 

So much more security! I thought we'd be cool and get to wear bulletproof vests and stuff, but management just told Tank to hire more people for the security team. I try not to live any differently, though. It was just one crazy dude with a gun. It's not like people shoot at us regularly.

Do you still collect phone numbers, or has that ended since meeting Darby?

If a girl offers me her number, I take it - you know, to be polite. But I never call any of them. 

Anything you'd like to say to the Saturnites?

THAAAAANKKKK YOUUU for sticking around and believing in us and having our backs and being the best fans in the universe. I can't wait to see you guys on tour! Bring me candy! :D


As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 

N is for Night Sky



There are very few things more romantic than lying on a trampoline with your crush under a night sky full of stars. For Darby, it's probably THE most romantic thing ever seeing as it's Tate Kingsley she's lying beside. They draw patterns in the stars and each make a wish.She's a girl full of wishes, but that night she only gets one wish on one star.

What is it she wishes for? You'll have to wait and find out on August 29th! :)

<3



As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 



I is for Interview With Chloe Branson




Today Chloe Branson joins us on our countdown to Kids In Love!

I think every Saturnite wants to know, how has dating Milo Grayson has changed your life?

It's been so super crazy! Simple things like grocery shopping have turned into a paparazzi frenzy. People notice us everywhere we go. There's no privacy at all, anywhere. I'm still trying to adjust to life on the 'other side.'

How did your meeting with Darby McMillon of Darby's Daily Dose of Drama go?

Darby's so sweet. I think the reality of SAS was a bit of a shock to her, but she seemed to enjoy the entire experience. I think she's absolutely great. 

Rumor on the street is that Spaceships Around Saturn's new single is actually about you. Can you verify this, or is it classified?

Well, I'm not supposed to verify anything, but I'll say this. The song was written by Milo during lockdown, and there are quite a few similarities between the girl in the song and myself... ;)

So what has the band been up to lately?

Since lockdown ended about a month ago, the guys have been insanely busy. I've only seen them a few times, mainly at events. They just wrapped up shooting a music video, and they're about to head back on tour - hopefully no gunshots this time around!

I know your social media accounts have been attacked in good and bad ways by the Saturnites. How do you handle all the negative posts from the fans, and how do you react to the positive ones?

I wasn't prepared for the social media attacks at all. I knew the fans would react, both positively and negatively, but some of the things that have been said to Aralie and me have been outrageous. People tell us everything from how much they love us to how they hope we die slow and painful deaths. I do what I can to ignore most of it. There's no way to reply to everyone, even the positive ones, so I just report/block the bad stuff and continue to live my life as best I can. That's all you really can do.

Is Noah still your best friend since lockdown has ended?

I adore Noah! Like I said earlier, the guys have been so busy that it's hard to see them, but I text with him on a regular basis. He keeps me informed of everything that's going on, even things I don't want to know - like what Jules has for breakfast or what color boxers Tate is wearing that day. 

How has Emery reacted to the fame of being a Branson sister?

If anyone loves fame, it's Emery! She'll pose for the camera any day. It drives my mom crazy. Emery never meets a stranger, and she's the first to speak up and let everyone know exactly how special she is. Sometimes I just want to pretend not to know her! haha!

You guys can see exactly how Chloe and Darby's meeting went down on August 29th in Kids In Love!
#KidsInLove #SaturnSeries

<3

As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 

S is for Shopping With SAS






Imagine going to the mall and every store is open to only you. You don't have to wait in lines, and you don't have to worry about arguing about with other shoppers about who got to the cute blue shirt first. That's how it is to go shopping with Spaceships Around Saturn. The entire mall is their playground and there are no rules. 

What will happen when Darby gets to go shopping with the guys? Find out on August 29th when Kids In Love is released into the universe!

#KidsInLove #SaturnSeries 

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As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 

D is for Darby Mcmillon



Darby McMillon is the queen of the Saturnites. Before the guys were a big hit around the world, she was the only person that dug deep enough into the internet's depths to find out the latest gossip on the Spaceships Around Saturn guys. It made her happy to be able to fill the rest of the world in on her boys. Now her life is becoming what she's dreamed of for the last three years.She's getting the real scoop from the guys themselves! Can she handle the excitement and the pressure, or will she crack from it all and lose everything she's dreamed of?

Make sure to pick up a copy of Kids In Love on August 29th, and find out yourself! 

#KidsInLove #SaturnSeries

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As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 




I is for Interview with Nikki Godwin



Today Nikki Godwin, author of the Saturn series, the Drenaline Surf series, and Falling From the sky, stops by to let us in on some secrets floating around in the Saturn atmosphere!

What has been your favorite experience from the Saturn series thus far?

It's always super exciting to hear from readers who loved the book. Reader e-mails are by far the best, and I get a lot of Saturn feedback.

If you had to be anyone in the entire Saturn series, who would you choose to be and why?

Although I'm not really like her, I wish I could be Aralie. She's very self-assured, knows who she is, and doesn't let the craziness get to her.

How many books do you have planned about the SAS guys?

There are seven installments - five full length books and two shorter ones.

Who is your favorite member of SAS?

Benji Baccarini

I know you like to cameo other characters and places from a lot of your other stories into each other. Can we expect any cross over in the Saturn series from your other books?

There will definitely be cross over between my Saturn series and my Drenaline Surf series, so if you haven't read the Drenaline Surf books yet, go look them up! It's always more fun to auto-recognize the cross over and shout outs when you read them. It's like being in on a secret.

Would you want to be a Branson sister?

I AM a Branson sister lol, but you know, our last name is Godwin.

Are there any Saturn secrets you can leak into the galaxy for the Saturnites?

Hmm. The future for SAS holds... a wedding... a funeral... a break up... a hook up... and a whole lot of drama! ;)


Stay with us for the next 31 days and get in on all the other Saturn secrets we're going to leak for you guys! Also, don't forget to use the hashtags #KidsInLove and #SaturnSeries and tag me (@EmilyGodwin17) or Nikki (@NikGodwin) and join us in the excitement! <3




As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 



K is for Kids in Love






Hey guys! I'm super excited to be doing another Saturn countdown, and I hope you're excited too! I don't know if you guys are aware but the next installment of the #SaturnSeries is coming out August 29th!  So, I'm here to get you pumped up for it! If you're on Twitter, make sure you use the hashtags #KidsInLove or #SaturnSeries and tag Nikki (@NikGodwin) or me (@EmilyGodwin17) and share your excitement with us! 

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As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever. 






Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Release Day Nikki! (August 29th 2013)




Hey, Saturnites! I'm so sorry for the late post! I wanted to wait until I had buy links for American Girl On Saturn before I posted my big release day post, buuuuuut it appears Amazon is being weird. Here's the quote straight from the author herself.

"Bear with me, you guys. Amazon's Kindle site doesn't seem to want to publish American Girl On Saturn. I've been fighting with it since this afternoon. Hopefully it'll work itself out soon!"

So Kindle owners, we hope to have the book to you guys as soon as possible! She's still trying to work it out. (If you use Smashwords to download your ebooks, you can pick up AGOS there!) We WILL get this book to you through Amazon soon, though!

Nook owners, the link will be at the bottom of the post for you to click on so you can get your own copy of AGOS!!

I can officially say this countdown is over!! Thank you so much to all the people who joined me every day and kept up with the Saturn love! I love you guys and so does Nikki!!

And thank you Nikki for allowing me to saturnize my blog! Love you!!

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The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

About the Author of American Girl on Saturn





Here are a few facts you did and didn't know about Nikki!

1. Her favorite color is orange.
2. She's a Liam Payne girl.
3. She's a Capricorn (did you guys know that a Capricorn's ruling planet is Saturn?)
4. She has a one-click addiction when it comes to music.
5. It only took her two months to write American Girl On Saturn (while working a day job!)
6. She loves One Direction.
7. She has the best twenty-year-old sister everrrrr!
8. She hates the smell of coffee.
9. After she read The Outsiders by S E Hinton, she decided she wanted to be an author.
10. The character she is most proud of is Cricket from her novel Three Words Cursed (coming out in Nov.)


Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she's not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.



The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

My Top Ten Favorite Lines from American Girl on Saturn





Before I post my top ten lines, I want you to know that it was extremely hard for me to not post the entire book on here. Nikki's got a way with words and can make anything sound beautiful! So, I had to pick just ten. Some of these don't seem impactful, but trust me, they are in context! Others, I just really liked! :)



I cringe and wish there was a way I could slip in between the couch cushions to the land of lost pennies, dust bunnies, and bread crumbs.

“Since Aralie won’t marry you, I guess you can be my dog,” she says. (Emery to Jules)

Hours later, Aralie compares the bug zapper to an electric chair for mosquitoes. (< Totally a comparison I would make!)

That’s like…” Emery pauses and looks at me. Then she looks back at Paige and Lauren. “It’s like when you tattle on someone because they are naked in your sister’s room. Then you get in trouble for tattling, but the naked person doesn’t get in trouble for being naked.”

Noah walks over to me with one arm outstretched.
“Did you completely die inside without us?” he asks, pulling me into a one-armed hug.
“I did,” Emery answers. “Chloe only did sometimes.”


Then Emery says exactly what we’re all thinking.
“Uh oh. Here comes a scarf.”


“But here’s the thing,” he says. “I may bleed every single day for the world, but I bleed the most for you.” 

“My wish is for you to be my firefly,” I say. “After lockdown ends, we’ll only see each other in moments, for short flickers of time.”
“And it’ll always make us smile,” Milo says. 


It may be summer, but I’m thankful for that sliver of winter.

And then there’s an ever-familiar flutter. 


 
Make sure you guys get the book in TWO DAYS!! and read these lines in context for yourself!! :) 




The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

The SAS boys' second mom is..




Shelly Branson is obviously the Branson sisters' mother, but near the end of the book, the SAS boys begin to think of her as their second mother, too. She's a very crafty woman who has her hands full trying to keep Emery from smothering Benji and Aralie and Jules from killing each other. God only knows what she'd have done if she knew Chloe and Milo snuck out together every night. She loves her family and her five new 'sons'.

Make sure you guys buy the book in 3 DAYS to get to know Mrs. Branson better!!



The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.