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Friday, January 12, 2018

Re-Release Blitz: SLUMBER by Christy Sloat An Excerpt & Giveaway!


I am so excited that SLUMBER by Christy Sloat is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Christy Sloat, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a finished copy of the book courtesy or Christy. and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.



About The Book:

Title: SLUMBER (Slumber Duology #1)
Author: Christy Sloat
Pub. Date: January 12, 2018
Publisher: CHBB Publishing 
Pages: 234
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: AmazonB&NTBDGoodreads

Not all princesses get their happily ever after...



They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane.

I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend.



I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under. I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real.



I’m crazy. I’m not a princess.



They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right?



They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am.

When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me.



Could it be possible that my dreams are more than just the imaginings of a delusional girl? Could they be truth?



Excerpt:

I woke in the middle of the night hearing screams fill the air. This was not uncommon at all, but tonight I wasn’t expecting it. Normally when Adele’s meds are changed, she wakes screaming that she can’t sleep. Adele’s room is across from mine. She is roughly in her twenties and I never learned how she ended up here. I try not to talk to the other patients. I don’t know why it is, but I don’t fit in with these people. To them I’m the murderer and they tend to think less of me. That’s fine. I am what they say I am. That’s why I’m here, right?

They told me I stabbed my boyfriend, Phillip, but I don’t remember doing it. I actually don’t remember Phillip at all. No recollection of having been in a relationship either. I must have killed him or else I wouldn’t be in Spindle Ridge.

Dr. Altman says that I have to believe that I did it or we will never get anywhere. I’ll admit it’s hard to believe that these hands could stab a person twenty times. No matter how I imagined it, it is always hard to believe. 

I sat up listening hard for the screams. When they came again I noticed they were not female, they were male. The screams were deeper and reached a longer distance than Adele’s cries ever could. I wondered if the whole building could hear him.

I pulled my covers up over my neck and covered my face. I just wanted to sleep and fall back into the dream I was having. It was beautiful, and if I had my way, I would stay there forever.

Wait!

I sat up fast. Closing my eyes, I tried to remember the dream to the last second. It wasn’t the same dream as the one’s prior. This dream was different! This dream was me and a boy.

I never dreamt of anyone but my parents and the evil woman. The dream’s soft lullaby came back to me as I remembered where I was.

The smell of fresh grass came across my senses.

The sky so blue as I lay on a blanket. I rolled over and saw the face of a boy. He was everything that Spindle Ridge wasn’t; he was beautiful. He had long, shaggy, but not unruly, hair that touched his collar. When he smiled at me, he looked like a boy in love. In love with me.

“Get up you lazy sack!”

I opened my eyes and was pulled back into the now. I was forced to leave the dream behind as I was being pulled out of bed by two nurses.

About Christy: 


I am Southern California native, now living in New Jersey! How did that happen? I am married and have  two beautiful little girls who love to read just like Mommy. I have had a passion for books since I was a little girl and an imagination for just as long. I hope my books can inspire others to read and to write too.

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Giveaway Details:
1 winner will win a finished copy of SLUMBER US Only.


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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Blog Tour: MAD MAGIC by Nicole Conway An Interview & Giveaway!



Hey everyone! I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for MAD MAGIC by Nicole Conway! I loved this book and I adore Nicole so I'm super excited to be on this tour!

I have an interview with Nicole to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway below!


Haven't heard of MAD MAGIC? Check it out!


Title: MAD MAGIC
Author: Nicole Conway
Pub. Date: November 14, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Pages: 300
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksTBD
Mad Magic is a beautifully dark and rich Young Adult fantasy from Nicole Conway, bestselling author of the Dragonrider Chronicles.

Josie Barton is a high school student living in terror. Invisible creatures torment her everywhere she goes, constantly getting her into trouble at school, and even haunting her apartment. But just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse... she meets the guy from across the hall.

Zeph Clemmont is a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a curse that threatens to end his life. Survival means he will have to swallow his pride and trust Josie with all his darkest secrets.

With the help of a gun-slinging shaman and the enigmatic Prince of Nightmares, Zeph and Josie are only a heartbeat away from defeating one of the most diabolical faerie villains their world has ever known.

Now on to the interview!

Hey Nicole!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! MAD MAGIC was freaking AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about MAD MAGIC and the characters?

MAD MAGIC was a blast to work on. I fell in love with all of the characters so quicklyespecially Eldrick, who I originally intended to be a villain. Turns out he had a mind of his own! When I first started developing the story, I wanted to reinvent the world of faeries and magic in a way that I hadn’t seen before, but still harkened back to the traditional lore and stories we all know. The end result was a wild and suspenseful ride not even I had anticipated!

So do we have a title for book 2 yet?

I have titles for the next 2, actually! VICIOUS VOWS is volume 2 and WICKED WAYS is volume 3! Both will bring in familiar faces while adding in new baddies and allies and of course, more familiar faces from folklore reimagined for the Mad Magic world!

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

I like to take bits and pieces from people I know and combined them into one character, but MAD MAGIC was different in that for the first time one of the characters took on a lot of personality and physical traits from someone I knew. Eldrick was based on a young professor I had in college. He taught Shakespeare and was, just like Eldrick, a sharp dresser with a very refined demeanor. He also had perfect glossy black hair. All the female students were wild about him, which I don’t think he realized. Hah!

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

Tough one! I loved Zeph and Eldrick both especially when they had scenes together. They feed off of one another like siblings bickering in the backseat on a family road trip. Their banter kept me grinning and chuckling the whole way through. My least favorite was probably Lumi, but only because she is a challenge. She’s extremely complex, and I guess I should get used to her because we will see much more of her in the future!

What is your favorite passage/scene in MAD MAGIC?

I think the battle at the wedding venue is my favorite. I love writing big battle scenes, magical explosions, and action and emotions ran hot during that whole scene. It was fun!

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

I looked a lot into folklore from Irish, Scottish, and old world English origins. I also researched Mongolian beliefs and spiritual rituals, as well as looking into a lot of the Japanese stories. Since the theory behind Mad Magic is that fae are everywhere, and different cultures simply named them something different all over the world, it was interesting to look for parallels and similarities.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

Oh that’s a tough one. Well, I’m a sucker for elves (thanks to a childhood obsession with Lord of the Rings). So for those of you who’ve read my Dragonrider books, I’d marry Kiran in a heartbeat. I love the strong, silent, mysterious types. Eldrick has a touch of that, too, and I share his love for coffee but Im not sure hed approve of my lack of fashion sense.

What inspired you to write YA?

YA happened sort of by accident. Previously, I’ve written more in the middle grade spectrum. But as my storylines grow and add in more adult elements, namely romance and battles, I’ve bled over into YA. To me, it’s all just stories, so I have a hard time determining which age group a book belongs to. I let my agent advise me in that department!

Lightening Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

Just finished Origin by Dan Brown and moving onto Artemis by Andy Weir. I don’t actually read much YA Im always afraid of cross-contamination. I cant accidentally copy what Ive never read!

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

Ravenclaw!

Twitter or Facebook?

Facebook

Favorite Superhero?

Daredevil

Favorite TV show?

Stranger Things

Sweet or Salty?

Salty

Any Phobias?

I’m not a fan of heights.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

I’m an oldies person, which pains me to say cause I remember these songs being brand new, but I love listening to the 90’s and early 2000s hits.

2018 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Oh man, 2018 is going to be my year! The Incredibles 2, Pacific Rim 2, Basically all the new Marvel movies, Mission Impossible 6, The Crimes of Grindelwald, need I go on??


Thanks so much Nicole for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read MAD MAGIC!

About Nicole:

My name is Ashley "Nicole" Conway. I'm originally from North Alabama and attended Auburn University where I earned a BA in English with a concentration in Classics & Mythology. I'm happily married and have one son, Ethan.  I also have a cat, Mr. Darcy, and a dog named Phoebe.

Writing has been a passion of mine since childhood, and to be able to do it as a full-time career is something I take as a great blessing and honor. My heart is in children's literature, specifically middle-grade and young adult fantasy. I'm best known for my MG/YA fantasy series THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, which is published by Month9Books. The second series, THE DRAGONRIDER LEGACY, just launched this fall!

My other works in include MAD MAGIC (2017), THE DISTANCE BETWEEN STARS (2017), SCALES (tbd), and SHATTERBEAST (tbd).

I am represented by Fran Black of Literary Counsel.

Look for my books on Amazon.com and at your local Barnes & Noble Bookstores!



Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, US Only.


1 winner will win a finished copy of MAD MAGIC, US Only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway




Tour Schedule:
Week One:
1/1/2018- BookHounds YAInterview
1/1/2018- Confessions of a YA ReaderReview

1/2/2018- Wandering Bark BooksExcerpt
1/2/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview

1/3/2018- Lost in Ever AfterInterview
1/3/2018- Two Chicks on BooksInterview

1/4/2018- Book BriefsReview
1/4/2018- Ikram Reads A Lot- Review

1/5/2018-  Books and Ladders- Review
1/5/2018- Rambling ReviewsReview

1/6/2018- Just CommonlyReview

Week Two:
1/8/2018- Once Upon a TwilightExcerpt
1/8/2018- Step Into A Book WorldReview

1/9/2018- Blushing BibliophileReview
1/9/2018- Book-Keeping- Review

1/10/2018- Novel NoviceGuest Post
1/10/2018- Pervy Ladies BooksReview

1/11/2018- My Crea Bookish KingdomReview
1/11/2018- The Book Recluse ReviewReview

1/12/2018- Owl Always Be ReadingExcerpt
1/12/2018- AbooktropolisReview


Friday, December 29, 2017

Top 10 of 2017 Day 5- Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2018!


Welcome to the last day of the Top 10 Books of 2017! We hope you all have been having fun! To close out the week we’re looking forward to 2018 so today’s topic is….. Top 10 Books I'm looking forward to in 2018. (This list should be comprised of books released ONLY in 2018)

And make sure to stop by my co-hosts sites Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader Seeing Double in Neverland and the lovely ladies at Take Me Away To A Great Read! And check out Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales Instagram she will be running the giveaway for that component. Oh and make sure to sign up with the linky to share your lists! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway today! You'll have to check out my co-hosts blogs to see who is hosting it!

I am seriously dying to get my hands on these books! Some of them don't even have covers yet! And yes they're all Reverse Harem books!

1. ALLISON AND THE TORRID TEA PARTY by C.M. Stunich.




2. 
THIRST (The Kresova Vampire Harems: Aurora Book 1)  by Graceley Knox & D.D. Miers.



3. DARK GLITTER by Tate James & C.M. Stunich.




4. THE NINE (Foxfire Burning #1) by Tate James & C.M. Stunich.




5. DRAGON'S DESIRE (The Dragon Shifter's Mates Book 3) by Eva Chase.




6. HOPELESS MAGIC (The Hopeless Series Book 1) by A.K. Koonce.




7. THE VIPERS NEST (Kit Davenport #4) by Tate James.




8. HUNTED A Reverse Harem Fairy Tale Retelling (Haven Realm Book 1) by Mila Young.




9. EMERALD (The Silvia Saga #1) by Jenna Lee 




10. WINGS OF ICE (Protected by Dragons Book 1) by G. Bailey 




Did any of my favorites make your list? Thanks so much for participating in this year's Top 10 of 2017 it was a blast and we hope to see you next year! 

And remember to stop by my co-hosts sites for their lists!

Make sure to fill out the linky to share your lists! 



Thursday, December 28, 2017

Top 10 of 2017- Best Book Boyfriends!


Happy Day 4!!!!! It’s Best Book Boyfriends of 2016 time!!! 

And make sure to stop by my co-hosts sites Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader Seeing Double in Neverland and the lovely ladies at Take Me Away To A Great Read! And check out Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales Instagram she will be running the giveaway for that component. Oh and make sure to sign up with the linky to share your lists! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway today! You'll have to check out my co-hosts blogs to see who is hosting it!

This is by far one of the hardest categories for me! There’s so many swoon-worthy guys and even more so this year since I've become addicted to Reverse Harem books!!! There are no honorable mentions because my post would have been a mile long but I wish I could have added more! Also no YA book boyfriends this year I have been on a new adult and adult book reading spree so this is stock full of hot men!

1. Tee, Dee, & Rab from C.M. Stunich's ALLISON'S ADVENTURES IN UNDERLAND, This a a Reverse Harem and if the MC can have all the boys so can I lol :)



2. Seamus, Michael, Patrick, & Mich from Savannah Skye's A WITCH'S HAREM. 4 smoking haw Irish lads and I can't/won't pick just one.






3. Nate and Aaron from Eva Chase's DRAGON'S TEARS, yes this is another reverse harem but at the moment I'm a little mad at two of the boys so only Nate and Aaron make the cut.





4. Rylen from UNDONE by Wendy Higgins. He's my pilot hawtie and such a sexy man with a good heart!






5. Lucian from PLAYING WITH MONSTERS by Amelia Hutchins. This is my bad boy boyfriend and when I say bad I don't mean bad boy with a good heart I mean a seriously sexy bad boy.






6. Tor from FANTASTICAL by Kristen Ashley, no this book wasn't published in 2017 but I read it in 2017 so it counts! Tor is a haw prince from a fantasy realm and he is a bit of a bad boy but has a great heart and is sexy as hell.






7. Brando from BELL OF ETERNITY by Martina Boone. I fell in love with Brando in LAKE OF DESTNY so I was happy he got his own book and love story!





8. Wes, Austin, and Caleb. And River and Cole from Tate Jame's KIT DAVENPORT Series. Yup another Reverse Harem and nope I won't choose they're all sexy and amazing in their own ways.



9. Desmond Flynn from A STRANGE HYMN by Laura Thalassa. Des is a Fae king and The Bargainer and he's dangerous and sexy!



10. Ryker from the COLLECTOR series by Stacey Marie Brown, It was hard to pick a boy from all of Stacey's series but the hot viking fae won my heart!





So what about you? Who's your top 10 book boyfriends of 2017? Make sure to fill out the linky so I can see and make sure to stop by my co-hosts blogs to see their lists and enter today's giveaway below!


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top 10 of 2017- Best Indie Authors


Welcome back!! Today’s topic is Best ________ Of 2017 (Readers/Bloggers choice. Please fill in the blank with ONE or more of these topics - Villains, Contemporaries, Dual POV's, Novellas, Adult titles, New Adult titles, Love Triangles, Couples, Bad Boys or Debuts. REMEMBER - this list MUST be from books you've READ in 2017)

And make sure to stop by my co-hosts sites Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader Seeing Double in Neverland and the lovely ladies at Take Me Away To A Great Read! And check out Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales Instagram she will be running the giveaway for that component. Oh and make sure to sign up with the linky to share your lists! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway today! You'll have to check out my co-hosts blogs to see who is hosting it!

I decided to do Indie Authors since there are so many good ones out there that I think people should meet!All of the links go to their facebook pages so if you don’t follow them go do it! They are definitely not in order. If I could I would have made them all #1!




























10. Eva Chase.




Did any of my favorites make your list? Fill out the linky and let me know! And good luck with the giveaway! 






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