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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Release Week Blitz- FATE’S DESTINY by Debbie Cassidy With Teasers & A Giveaway!



I am so excited that FATE’S DESTINY by Debbie Cassidy is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Debbie Cassidy, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $15 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of Debbie 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: FATE’S DESTINY (Heart of Darkness #3)
Author: Debbie Cassidy
Pub. Date: August 20, 2019
Publisher: Debbie Cassidy
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 192
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon
READ FOR FREE ON KU!

A winter king with no memory of who he used to be, a rag tag group of rogues, and a journey that will test us at every turn.

With Veles and The Raven at my side and with Morrigan’s power surging through my veins, anything feels possible. But our quest comes with harsh challenges, and we will be tested, mind, body and soul. A frozen wasteland lies between us and our goal, and hunger closes in.

The Autumn kingdom is our salvation…If we make it. But only the strongest will survive.

I hope I’m among them…

Buy the first 2 books!


Excerpt:






About Debbie:

Debbie Cassidy lives in England, Bedfordshire, with her three kids and very supportive husband. Coffee and chocolate biscuits are her writing fuels of choice, and she is still working on getting that perfect tower of solitude built in her back garden. Obsessed with building new worlds and reading about them, she spends her spare time daydreaming and conversing with the characters in her head – in a totally non psychotic way of course. She writes Urban Fantasy, Fantasy and Reverse Harem Fantasy. All her books contain plenty of action, romance and twisty plots.

Connect with Debbie via her website or Email her at debbiecassidyauthor@gmail.com
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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $15 Amazon Gift Card, INTERNATIONAL.





Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Blog Tour- STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE by Zoraida Córdova With An Interview & Giveaway!

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I am stoked to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE by Zoraida Córdova! I have an interview with Zoraida to share with you today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!

About The Book:



Title: STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Pub. Date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 352
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindleAudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD


Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy's family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. But now she's back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, Jules and Izzy will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other.


Now on to the interview!
Hey Zoraida! First I want to say welcome back to Two Chicks on Books! It’s been a while and I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about the STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE and the characters?

Star Wars: A Crash of Fate is the story of two unlikely friends. Izzy is an aspiring 

smuggler and Jules is a starry-eyed farm boy. They have 24 hours to deliver a 

package or die trying. (And also fall in love along the way.)  It’s set on the world of 

Batuu which is the setting of the Galaxy’s Edge theme park. The First Order is on 

Black Spire Outpost and the Resistance is somewhere on the planet. Jules and Izzy 

navigate the dangers and feelings for each other. It’s about family and finding the 

place and people you belong with. The thing about Star Wars is that there’s always 

some sort of war happening, so the questions I wanted to ask is: why would these 

two people choose each other even when the odds are not on their side?

What are you working on now?

I’m working on Incendiary, a high fantasy about a memory thief working to bring down a corrupt king. The world is loosely inspired by medieval Spain. That comes out April 2020. I also have a YA anthology which I’m co-editing with one of my best friends, Natalie C. Parker. It’s called Vampires Never Get Old and it features 10 stories from authors like Julie Murphy, Victoria Schwab, Dhonielle Clayton and more.

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

I really love Jules Rakab. He’s just so earnest and sweet. He’s definitely got room for a dark side, but he chooses to have hope and see the best in people. He also loves his home planet of Batuu.

What is your favorite passages/scenes in STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE?

I loved writing the prologue because that’s where we get to see the real bond between Iz & Jules. Other than that there’s a cavern/cenote scene that is super romantic. It was inspired by this song Créeme by Maluma & Karol G. Here’s the music video.



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

I rewatched the movies, which I do multiple times throughout the year anyway. I also read Legends and Canon books to familiarize myself with what other authors have done. Everyone has such great contributions to the galaxy. I also got the big Star Wars visual encyclopedias.

Who is your ultimate book villain?

The Darkling from The Grishaverse. He’s terrible but I’m still fascinated by him.

What inspired you to write STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE?

When was brought on for this project I had to give a pitch for the story. I knew it had to be romance and it had to be set on the planet of Batuu. Izzy and Jules took shape right away. Izzy is an aspiring smuggler and Jules is a starry-eyed farmboy. My inspiration was Before Sunrise, where a couple falls in love in a day. Adding Star Wars hijinx and certain doom, plus the backdrop of the First Order and Resistance on the planet definitely have me great material to work with.

Lightning Round Questions

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

On my TBR is The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen and an ARC of Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez (out January 2020).

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

GRYFFINDOR, BETCHES. *cough* Gryffindor.

Twitter or Facebook?

Instagram

Favorite Superhero?

Spider-man (Tom Holland) and Captain America

Favorite TV show?

Supernatural & Sailor Moon

Sweet or Salty?

Salty

Any Phobias?

Just the usual petrifying fear of dying.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

I’m not up to date with much music so my most listened to song in the last 2 years is Felices los 4 - Maluma feat. Marc Anthony

2019 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Last Christmas! I love Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. Plus, I’m a sucker for Christmas romances.

Thanks so much Z for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE!


Thank you & Welcome to Batuu! 





About Zoraida:
Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series and The Vicious Deep trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old, a YA anthology forthcoming from Imprint/Macmillan in fall 2020.  Her upcoming YA novels include Star Wars: A Crash of Fate (Disney/LucasFilm 2019) and Incendiary, book 1 in the Hollow Crown duology (Disney/Hyperion 2020). Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she’s planning her next adventure.

Photo credit: Sarah Younger


Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a finished copy of STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE, US Only.


Tour Schedule:
Week One:
8/5/2019- Kait Plus Books- Excerpt
8/5/2019- Careful of Books- Spotlight

8/6/2019- Country Road Reviews- Excerpt
8/6/2019- Lifestyle Of Me- Review

8/7/2019- Character Madness and Musings- Interview
8/7/2019- Moonlight Rendezvous- Review

8/8/2019- The BookWorm Drinketh- Excerpt
8/8/2019- A Bookish Dream- Review

8/9/2019- Do You Dog-ear?- Review
8/9/2019- Dani Reviews Things- Excerpt

Week Two:
8/12/2019- Eli to the nth- Review
8/12/2019- What A Nerd Girl Says- Review

8/13/2019- Jena Brown Writes- Review
8/13/2019- A Dream Within A Dream- Excerpt

8/14/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
8/14/2019- Wishful Endings- Review

8/15/2019- FyreKatz Blog- Review
8/15/2019- Novel Novice- Excerpt

8/16/2019- Little Red Reads- Interview
8/16/2019- Book-Keeping- Review

Bookstagram Tour Schedule:
Week One:
8/5/2019- moonlight_rendezvous- Review
8/6/2019- whatanerdgirlsays- Review
8/7/2019- tawney_goodtwin- Review
8/8/2019- wishfulendings- Review
8/9/2019- adreamindream- Review

Week Two:
8/12/2019- Jena Brown Writes- Review
8/13/2019- dwantstoread- Review
8/14/2019- GRgenius- Spotlight
8/15/2019- A Bookish Dream- Review
8/16/2019- Novel Novice- Review

Monday, August 12, 2019

Blog Tour- THE NANNY RULES by Melynda Price Excerpt & Giveaway!




I am stoked to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for THE NANNY RULES by Melynda Price! I'm featuring the book today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!

About The Book:








Title: THE NANNY RULES
Author: Melynda Price
Pub. Date: August 12, 2019
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 200
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksKobo

Don’t touch the nanny. It’s one rule I’m most certainly going to break.

Since becoming a single father, I have two things that keep me sane—my daughter Lily and playing football for the NFL. But when my meddling sister hires a nanny without my knowledge, I’m not thrilled to come home and find the woman has taken over my house. Our instant attraction is one more complication I don’t need in my life.

But my daughter loves Amelia, and I will do anything for that tiny munchkin. Even if it means walking around with blue balls most of the time. Why does the nanny have to be so sweet—and drop dead gorgeous? She’s driving me crazy. Never in my life have I wanted a woman more.



I just need to make it through this season. I can do that. Hands free, of course. But then there’s that moment, and I know she’s thinking what I’m thinking and, well, yeah. Screw the rules...


Now on to the excerpt!

The Nanny Rules by Melynda Price


It’s not great inside my head right now, and the least amount of time I spend in there, the better. Exhaling a sigh, I abandon my quest for sleep and head to the kitchen. I don’t usually drink in season, but I’m making an exception tonight. Anything to dull the thoughts ruminating in my mind. I shuffle into the kitchen; the full moon is filtering in just enough ambient glow that I’m not in total darkness. Heading for the cupboards, I pull out a glass and a bottle of whiskey. I pour a finger. What the hell, might as well make it two. Grabbing a can of Coke from the fridge, I pop the top. The sharp, hissing snick fills the room and I dump a splash into my glass to cut the whiskey’s bite.
“Can’t sleep either, huh?”
I jump and spill Coke over my hand. “Fuck, you scared the shit out of me,” I snap, craning my neck to find Amelia’s shadow at the kitchen table.
“Sorry. Bad dreams,” she explains.
I grab my glass and head to the table, surprised when I find myself asking, “Want to talk about it?” It’s not that I care as much as I could use the distraction. Talking about someone else’s problems might be better than agonizing over my own. Nonetheless, she seems surprised by my offer, but I’m more surprised by her response.
“Nope. Want to talk about why you’re up in the middle of the night drinking whiskey?”
“Nope,” I reply without hesitation, and take a long pull from the glass. The warmth coats my throat and settles in my stomach. It’s with great anticipation that I await the dullness to hit my brain.
I let my eyes rest on her, knowing I’m nothing more than a shadow, but from where I’m sitting, the moonlight illuminates her. She’s dressed in the same tank top and pajama shorts get-up she was wearing the day I met her. Her hair is piled on top of her head in a messy bun I find ridiculously sexy.  She’s got this head of thick jet-black, wavy hair that seems to have a mind of its own. I occasionally catch her attempting to wrestle it into submission. Most days she loses the battle and lets it hang wild and free, accentuating her soft feminine features and those expressive dark brown eyes a man could get lost in. I’d be shocked if she was a speck over five-four. And those curvesho-ly hell.
“I should let you be alone, then.”
Her chair scrapes against the tile as she stands, giving me a full-frontal shot of her barely contained breasts straining against her tank top and those sexy turtle-print shorts. Her waist is tiny, her hips femininely flared.
Against my will, my cock stirs. She has no idea what she does to me and I intend to keep it that way. I’m not thrilled I’m getting hard for my daughter’s nanny. I don’t need my life getting any more complicated than it already is, and revenge fucking Amelia to get back at my dead wife is just fucked up on so many levels.

“Yeah, you probably should.” My response comes out gruffer than I’d intended, and I feel like a prick when I see her flinch, a flash of hurt entering her eyes. But I drown my guilt by tipping back my glass and draining it. She says nothing else and neither do I as I watch her take her leave, eyes glued to that incredible ass. I’m such a douche bag



About Melynda:
Melynda Price is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romance. Her Against the Cage series has finaled in many awards such as the RONE, USA Today BBA, Golden Quill, National Readers’ Choice, and New England Readers’ Choice.

What Price enjoys most about writing is the chance to make her readers fall in love, over and over again. She cites the greatest challenge of writing is making the unbelievable believable, while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion and unique twists and turns. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to her well-crafted books. She currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband and two children where she has plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with her Chihuahua and a hot cup of coffee to write.


Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $15 Amazon Gift Card, INTERNATIONAL.






Tour Schedule:
Week One:
8/12/2019- BookHounds- Excerpt
8/12/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Excerpt

8/13/2019- Simply Daniel Radcliffe- Review
8/13/2019- Twirling Book Princess- Excerpt

8/14/2019- Becky on Books- Review
8/14/2019- Country Road Reviews- Excerpt

8/15/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews- Review
8/15/2019- Colorimetry- Excerpt

8/16/2019- Jaime's World- Excerpt


8/16/2019- Smada's Book Smack- Spotlight

Blog Tour- RULES OF A REBOUND by Nina Crespo Excerpt & Giveaway!




I am stoked to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for RULES OF A REBOUND by  Nina Crespo! I'm featuring the book today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!

About The Book:





Title: RULES OF A REBOUND
Author: Nina Crespo
Pub. Date: August 12, 2019
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 200
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksKobo

Natalie Winters thought she’d married the man of her dreams…but her marriage ended way too soon in a nightmarish divorce. She even has to share custody of the dog! The stress is killing her, so she decides to take a night off and attend the Breakup Bash—a private party for women celebrating their breakups—with her friends.

Former executive security specialist turned bartender Rome Collier is drawn to the woman easily trading sexy banter with him. And if she wants the “Do Me” condoms she accidentally throws across the counter at him, she’ll have to claim them…personally. Their flirtation turns into so much more, and every scintillating night they spend together is better than the last.

Strong, protective...and hot, Rome is everything Natalie ever wanted in a man. All she has to do is convince him he’s more than a rebound.

Each book in the Breakup Bash series is STANDALONE:
* The First Rule of Hook-Ups


* Rules of a Rebound

Now on to the excerpt!

Rules of a Rebound by Nina Crespo


She held out the money. “But I need to pay.”
“You will.” Rome’s mouth lifted with a faint lopsided smile before he turned away.
His self-assuredness made Natalie’s heart fluttered. She was all into compensating for whatever transgressions he accused her of. Was it wrong for her to strip off her clothes, lay on the bar, and give herself to him as payment? Yeah, it was definitely inappropriate, no matter how much the thought of doing it turned her on.
The woman Rome served at the bar smiled coyly up at him and brushed her fingers over his forearm.
As his deep chuckle floated over the woman’s laughter, Natalie suppressed an eyeroll. And a tinge of envy. Obviously, she wasn’t the only one willing to be his sexual sacrifice. So what? Like she cared if some bottled blonde flirted with him. Technically, she’d caught his attention first. Yes, things had gotten a little messy in the process, but she’d still landed him. Experiment over. Time to go. Cori and Alexa were probably wondering where she’d run off to.
As she went to put her money down and leave, Rome opened a mini fridge and grabbed a bottle of champagne. He stripped off the foil covering, deftly loosened the wire cage, then draped a towel over the bottle. As he pointed it away from the crowd, he twisted the bottom of it, and a muffled pop reverberated. Rome glanced over at her and winked.
Seriously. Did he think opening that bottle would impress her? But as much as she tried, she couldn’t stop a laugh or tear her gaze away from him as he served champagne to customers at the bar.
Natalie put her purse on the counter. Staying until he came back to her was purely about principle. No way in hell was she leaving her party favors behind so he could use them on some other woman later on. He had her “Do Me” condoms, and she wanted them back.
Minutes later, Rome returned to her with a cocktail glass filled with ice, amber liquid, and topped with a maraschino cherry. He set it in front of her.
“Sorry. I’m all out of condoms to pay for my drinks.”

He nudged the glass closer. “This one’s on the house. Try it. I think you’ll like it.”









About Nina:
Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

Stay connected with Nina on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or through her newsletter.



Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $15 Amazon Gift Card, INTERNATIONAL.




Tour Schedule:
Week One:
8/12/2019- Country Road Reviews- Excerpt
8/12/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Excerpt

8/13/2019- Reese's Reviews- Review
8/13/2019- Jaime's World- Excerpt

8/14/2019- Simply Daniel Radcliffe- Review
8/14/2019- Lisa Loves Literature- Spotlight

8/15/2019- Eli to the nth- Review
8/15/2019- BookHounds- Excerpt

8/16/2019- Becky on Books- Review
8/16/2019- Colorimetry- Excerpt

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