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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blog Tour- Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins and a Giveaway!



Hey y’all! Ok I am super excited for today’s post! First of all I adore Wendy Higgins and her books! I was so crazy about Sweet Evil I made everyone I knew read it! I was stoked when we got the opportunity to host the blog tour for Sweet Peril this book rocked as much as book 1 and had some seriously steamy scenes!!!!

Ok so here’s my post it’s a music post with videos!

Anna, what are your three favorite songs?

“Young Volcanoes” by Fall Out Boy - I love the line about the foxes hunting the hounds because that’s my life right now, trying to get the Nephilim to rise up and fight the Dukes. It’s a turn of the table, but we’re like Young Volcanoes. We’re wild, and when it comes down to it, we plan to explode.




“Your Hands” by JJ Heller - This song is so sweet and the singer’s voice is beautiful. It reminds me of the day I stood at the ledge of LookOut Point and raised my hands to the sky. My favorite lines are “When my world is shaking, Heaven stands. When my heart is breaking, I never leave Your hands.”




“I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift - I mean, come on guys! This is SO Kaidan, Rowe, right? Sometimes when I hear this song I think back to our early days and I get those crazy, wild butterflies again. He was, and is, trouble. And I knew it, but I still fell hard.





Kaidan, what three songs do you use to decompress?

“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, “Sail” by Awolnation, and “Madness” by Muse. Bloody brilliant, those ones. The key is volume: the rattle-your-ears kind of high volume with loads of bass. If you’ve had a shit day, give it a go, luvs. You can thank me later. *winks* Jaime just has to add that these are some of her favorite songs right now! Kaidan has awesome taste!




And someone tweeted Kaidan this song and it's SO perfect!!! Se we thought we should add it! Jaime loves this band too!






About SWEET PERIL



Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?



About Wendy Higgins

After earning a bachelors in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.

She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.

Giveaways

All giveaways are US only.
One entry per household.
Must be 13 or older to enter.
Books will be sent directly from the publisher.
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Only one mandatory entry to leave a comment with the answer to this question: Team Kaidan, Team Kopano, I can’t choose or I don’t know yet?

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The prizes:

1 Grand Prize Giveaway - engraved “Kaidan Rowe Sweet Peril” drumsticks, fruity scented lip balms, a paperback copy of SWEET PERIL and a signed SWEET PERIL bookplate

5 Winners for - a paperback copy of SWEET PERIL and a signed SWEET PERIL bookplate.

Giveaway ends May 10th at 12:00 a.m. PDT.






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Make sure to check out the tour schedule for some awesome reviews, guest posts, and interviews!

Week One

Apr. 22nd - YA Sisterhood - Guest Post
Apr. 23rd - Tater's Tall Tails - Kaiden Interview
Apr. 24th - Supernatural Snark - Review + Excerpts
Apr. 25th - Books with Bite - Anna Interview
Apr. 26th - Tales of a Ravenous Reader - Guest Post

Week Two

Apr. 29th - Bewitched Bookworms - Guest Post
Apr. 30th - Two Chicks on Books - Guest Post
Apr. 30th - Curling Up with a Good Book - Review
May 1st - Magical Urban Fantasy Reads - Guest Post
May 2nd - The Book Cellar - Guest Post
May 3rd - Fiktshun - Guest Post

Monday, April 29, 2013

Giveaway!!! Signed Sets of Wake and Lullaby by Amanda Hocking!




Hey ya’ll I have an awesome giveaway for you! The lovely Rachel from Fiktshun is a huge fan of Amanda Hocking and Amanda is a huge supporter of Rachel! So she decided to send her a boat load of signed books! And Rachel being the generous one that she is wanted to share the love. Yep that means she has given me books to give away here at Two Chicks on Books! I have 5 signed sets up for grabs so make sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Want to see the boat load of books? Look at the slideshow and then come back here to enter!


Oh and not only do I get to share the love but Rachel has asked Rachel of Parajunkee’s View and Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads to host giveaways as well so you have 4 different blogs you can enter to win a signed set from. So make sure to check their blogs in the near future for more chances to win!

The Giveaway








The Giveaway

What’s Up for Grabs
A signed set of WAKE and LULLABY in paperback format for (5) Winners.

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About WAKE (Watersong #1)

Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.




About LULLABY (Watersong #2)

Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers.

While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. Gemma's powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new "sisters," the harder it is to resist entering their magical world. It's a realm both dark and beautiful, and where she's plagued by strange hungers and unspeakable needs. Just as she's drifting far away from her old life, Harper and Daniel find her...but no one can deny how much she's changed. All she wants is to return to her family and the mortal world, but how can she do that when she's become something else entirely—and will they still love her once they learn the truth?

Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.


The Watersong Series






About the Author

Amanda Hocking is the USA Today bestselling author of the Trylle trilogy and six additional self-published novels. After selling over a million copies of her books, primarily in eBook format, she is widely considered the exemplar of self-publishing success in the digital age.


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Friday, April 26, 2013

Of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe Excerpt and Giveaway

Hey all! I have a special treat for you today! I got to beta read OF SILVER AND BEASTS by Trisha Wolfe and let me tell you this is one book that you can’t miss! It has everything action, swoon-worthy romance, cage fighting, mythology, and just damned good story telling! And this excerpt is just a sneak peak for you all! Make sure you buy this one! Oh and you all will fall head over heels for Caben ;) And make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a gift card or swag!





***Excerpt***
“What’s your rank, baby blue eyes?” the guy asks, pushing off his cot and stalking toward the prince. Everything in me screams to act, but I don’t want to declare alliances this early on. Not without understanding the dynamic of placements and bonds already formed among these people. But I’ll not let this hulk of a man harm the prince. I brace my heel against the wall, ready to push off and lunge. Prince Caben rises to his feet, slowly turning to face him. He straightens his spine, squaring his shoulders. “I don’t have one. And my name is Payne. Not ‘baby blue eyes’, meathead.” Big guy laughs, his husky voice bounces off the rock walls. “I’m Crew”—he beats his chest hard once, like a barbarian—“and I’ve won three fights. I’ll win the next two and be the one awarded the freedom ring.” He leans down toward Prince Caben, leveling their faces. “So don’t even think about you or your princess over there walking out of here. I’m ranked as a Colossal. The strongest Colossal in Bax’s league.” Princess? I nearly scoff. Then I realize what the problem with Crew is: he feels threatened by Prince Caben. That revelation almost makes me laugh out right. What does a big stack of muscles like Crew have to fear from the prince? The other prisons slowly circle around the stand-off in the center of the cell. Tension thickens the musty air. It coils around my spine, tightening my muscles. If I allow the fight to continue without interruption, will the guards stop it? They’d want their fighters in pristine shape, wouldn’t they? Prince Caben doesn’t back away from Crew. Instead, he moves into his space. I roll my eyes. Stupid, conceited man. “Freedom ring?” the prince questions. “As in, there’s a chance to leave?” He rubs his chin, and I notice the dark shadow of facial hair that has darkened his features overnight. “Is there a season that has to be won, or can someone gain five wins during their entire imprisonment?” Crew’s eyebrows pinch together. He’s clearly despondent that he hasn’t succeeded in intimidating the prince. “We’re in a season right now, you weakling. If you don’t win—you’re dead. Which by the looks of you, will happen in your first match.” Prince Caben nods, as if he’s simply piecing together a jigsaw puzzle and not being told of his demise. “What is the cuff for?” He points to the iron clamp around Crew’s wrist. “It’s our biometric monitor.” Crew shoves the cuff up close to the prince’s face. “See those three blue lights? Those are my wins. When the fifth lights up, I’m outta’ here.” “Has anyone ever won the freedom ring before?” Prince Caben asks. Crew’s massive arms tremble. “No,” he grinds out. “But I will.” He cocks his cuffed hand back, then sends a blow to Prince Caben’s chin. Hell. I’m up and racing across the cell before the prince hits the ground. Crew spots me from his peripheral. He turns and swipes the air. I duck, roll, and come up behind him. I jump on the cot and leap onto his back. “You squirrely little ...” he mumbles, trying to reach over his shoulders to get a hold on me. Tightening my arms around his thick neck, I squeeze. He gasps for air, and rams my back into the wall. I wheeze as the air whooshes from my lungs, pain splintering through my already bruised chest. But I hold tight, bearing down harder, and cut off his supply of oxygen. Finally, I feel Crew weaken beneath my hold. He drops to his knees, and I only release him once I’m sure he’s knocked out. Stepping around the now limp Crew, I glance at all the wide eyes studying me, and meet the prince’s. Fury ignites his stormy blue irises. He picks himself off the floor and heads toward one of the side chambers, throwing the tattered material aside as he stalks inside. I follow after him. When I step inside the tiny, dank room, my eyes trail Prince Caben as he paces. He reaches each side of the small chamber with three quick strides. Back and forth. On his third round, I open my mouth and get out a single syllable before he holds up a hand, halting me. He drives his hand through his dark hair. “Thank you for making me look like a spineless jerk.” He shakes his head and faces me. Taken aback, I say, “This is my duty to protect—” “No. In your country it was your duty to guard me. In my world and here”—he opens his arms wide—“a man fights his own battles. He does not depend on a woman to fight them for him. You just disgraced me.” Fire simmers in my core. “I’m still assigned as your protector no matter what realm we inhabit, Your High—” I stop myself before addressing him by title out of habit. “Your pride is polluting your reasoning.” He laughs. “Yes, well. Thanks to your show out there, I no longer have my pride to worry about.”


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Swoon Thursday (4)- Reboot by Amy Tintera



Ok so you said you’d like me to keep doing Swoon Thursdays and I am here to please! Thanks to the lovely ladies at YA Bound for this awesome meme! I love being able to share swoon-worthy snippet with you!

So this week I’ve decided to share a swoon-worthy scene from one of the books I’ve read over the past week! This book was awesome and I know you all will be dying to get your hands on it after this passage!


REBOOT by Amy Tintera

This is one of those books that I didn’t know I was going to love as much as I did! I seriously can’t wait for the next book I the series. I totally fell for Callum!

“Callum you’re in your underwear.”

“I have pants on. Sort of.” He reached for me again, his eyebrows furrowing when he took one of my hands in his. “You’re cold. Come here.”

“Aren’t you cold?” I asked as he pulled me into his lap and I wrapped my arms around his shoulders.

“No. It’s not cold.”

I thought he was going to kiss me, but instead he leaned forward and buried his head in my neck, his lips gently pressing against a spot that made my stomach do a happy dance.

“You smell so good,” he mumbled, kissing my neck again.

So what did you think? Does this make you want to add it to you TBR? I’d love to hear what you think!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dying to Read (26)- The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater



Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!

This week the book I’m dying to read is The Dream Thieves by Maggie Steifvater!!!!! I loved The Raven Boys and I have been desperately missing the characters in this series and Ronan especially! I’m hoping he’ll be the focus in this one. It looks like it by the description!


The Dream Thieves (The Raven Boys #2)
Maggie Steifvater
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
ISBN: 0545424941

The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...

 So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Release Day Blast- Scorched by Samantha Young and a Giveaway


 Ari Johnson wishes adjusting to living with her boyfriend was her only source of excitement and anxiety.
She wishes a lot of things.
But then wishing was what got her here in the first place.

Ari chose to be a Guild Hunter. She wanted to hunt dangerous Jinn and destroy them before they could harm innocent people. But now that Ari is a member of The Guild, she finds herself in the impossible position of hunting her ex-best friend – human-turned-dangerous sorcerer, Charlie Creagh. As Ari struggles to come to terms with her duty, an ancient Jinn and his companion want revenge on her for using the command of the Seal against them; the White King refuses to give up on his quest to resurrect Lilif, and Asmodeus isn’t done toying with her.

When Ari can take no more, rushing to the Sultan Azazil’s side to demand of him the favor he owes her, the events she sets in motion will not only alter everyone’s lives, it will kindle a darkness that will shake the realms to their very core.

About the Author

Samantha Young is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET.


She is a 27 year old Scottish book addict that graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2009. She studied ancient and medieval history at uni, and it was in her  first year there, in the middle of a classical literature lecture, that she first came up with the idea for The Tale of Lunarmorte. She’s  been writing since as long as she can remember, and she writes in a number of genres including romance, paranormal, urban fantasy, fantasy, and contemporary.
She loves pulling pieces of historical fact (or mythology) and twisting it to fit my stories, and she is more than thankful her degree is being put to good use in her writing. She began self-publishing in 2011 and now writes full time. 


Where to Stalk



Fire Spirits Series (books 1-3)

Where you can buy 
Samantha Young's books:



GIVEAWAY:
One lucky winner will win an ebook set of the Fire Spirits series (Books 1-4)
4 winners will win an ebook copy of Darkness Kindled


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Swoon Thursday (3)- The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson



Ok so you said you’d like me to keep doing Swoon Thursdays and I am here to please! Thanks to the lovely ladies at YA Bound for this awesome meme! I love being able to share swoon-worthy snippet with you!

So this week I’ve decided to share swoon-worthy scenes from one of the books I’ve read over the past week! This book was the perfect finale and I know you all will be dying to get your hands on it after this passage!


THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson

This series is one of my absolute favorites and the ending was perfect but bittersweet. I will miss all of these characters and this world! One of my top 5 book boyfriends comes from this series and that’s why I needed to share a little bit of Hector and Elisa with you!

He lifts his head and considers me thoughtfully. Then he tips up my chin with his thumb and kisses me again—a sweeter, gentler kiss that feels like sun breaking through the clouds.

The pit of my stomach buzzes as I press my forehead into his chest, saying, “I told you that you would kiss me again.”

He laughs. “It’s the ‘and more’ part I remember most vividly.” He gently pushes me away, putting a safe cushion of distance between us. He grabs my hands and lifts them to his lips. “When we reach Bassajuan, maybe I can get you to myself for a while.”

The earth tilts a little.

“In the meantime,” he adds. “I really should teach you how to care for tack. I find myself in need of a distraction.”

I grin. “Good idea.”

So what did you think? Does this make you want to add it to you TBR? I’d love to hear what you think!





Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dying to Read (25)- Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas



Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!

This week the book I’m dying to read is Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas!!!!! I loved Throne of Glass and I have been desperately missing Chaol and Celaena and Dorian too lol.


Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
Sarah J Maas
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN: 1619630621

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.


After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

 So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Blog Tour- Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris Meet Taylor Barclay and a Giveaway!



Today I have an awesome blog tour post! I love Liz Norris and her books! Unbreakable was an amazing follow up to Unraveling and I am truly sad to see the series end! 

So today I get to introduce you all to Taylor Barclay! Yes he was in book 1 and no I didn’t like him very much but, that was because I didn’t truly know him and everything that makes him tick until Unbreakable. Now that I know Barclay I can honestly say Ben Michaels who? I fell hard for Barclay in Unbreakable and in this post you will see why. Oh and make sure to enter the giveaway there’s lots of books up for grabs!


Unbreakable
Elizabeth Norris
Hardcover: 496 pages
Release Date: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN-10: 0062103768

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

On Taylor Barclay

I do a lot of brainstorming and outlining before I start drafting. I even write up character notes.

That doesn't mean the story never surprises me, though. I often have breakthroughs as I'm drafting—a moment where I realize there's something else. A new twist, a different plot direction, another character: it's like I missed a big piece of the story in my planning and I just didn't know it until that moment.

Taylor Barclay was one of those.

He didn't exist in my original notes. And then as I wrote the scene in Unraveling where Janelle hacks her dad's laptop (Chapter 16:23:33:54), Barclay inserted himself into the manuscript (in a form of a conflicting evaluation) and I knew exactly who he was.

He's this guy:


(Side note: I'm a Tim Riggins fan. Aren't we all?)

Anyway, I knew his backstory right away. In fact, even though he was a minor character in most of Unraveling, I thought of him like a main player, because I knew what he was doing behind the scenes. He was important even though he wasn’t on the page.

So naturally when it came time to write Unbreakable, I knew Barclay needed a bigger on-page role in the story. I wanted people to know him like I did.



He appears for the first time on page 46 of in Unbreakable, but it’s not really until chapter 04:11:47:08 that Janelle, and thus everyone else, learns more about him.

Here are Eight Things About Barclay that were in the first draft of Unbreakable but were edited out for space. (It’s a long book)


1.    He’s only a jerk because he’s confident. And he’s confident because he’s usually right. On his North Point entrance exam (a six hour test required in order to get into IA training), he had a perfect score, achieved by leaving one question blank and getting the rest of them right.

2.   He grew up poor with a single mother and an older brother, Tomas. They were always clipping coupons and hoping there was enough money at the end of the month for food.

3.   Tomas was always considered the smart brother, the one who would go on to do great things, which pushed Barclay to work even harder.

4.   He drinks hot cinnamon tea every night before going to bed. And he wakes up early to go for a run and then hit the gym before heading into work.

5.   His idol is Clyde Tolson, the guy who founded IA. He also came from a similar background as Barclay and achieved great things for Prima.

6.   He was picked on in elementary school, until he got bigger and fought back.

7.   He doesn’t ever want a desk job—even if it’s the head of the IA or something prestigious. Paperwork bores him. He always wants to be in the field.

8.   When his mother died, Barclay let his ex-girlfriend Hayley move into his mother’s house. He and Tomas both had city apartments of their own, and he didn’t want to move back into the house he grew up in. He felt like it was a step backwards. He also felt guilty that he broke up with Hayley. He loved her and cared for her, but he knew he couldn’t give her the attention or life she deserved. Too much for his attention was devoted to IA.

***Excerpt***

And here's an excerpt of "Operation Monument," Barclay's short story which will be part of the Unbreakable Extra Content. This excerpt is taken from near the beginning of his short story. Barclay has just found out that his partner and mentor, Eric Brandt is dead. He’s been told to take a few days off so he’s gone to Eric’s house to examine the scene.


I head to the kitchen and grab the scotch from the cabinet above the fridge. Not the every day stuff or even the good stuff that we used to toast every-time we completed another mission. I go for the unopened bottle that he got from the Governor six years ago for exposing a terrorist threat within New Prima. A bunch of environmentalists planned to bomb headquarters and try to shut down interverse travel. Eric stopped them, almost single-handedly.

    
He was saving the scotch for something big, something worth celebrating. I’d asked him one time about it, and he told me it was for when he did something worthy of a monument. Those are my words. He was more eloquent about it, talking about how he wanted to be heroic, but the words don’t matter when they mean the same thing.
    
They certainly don’t matter now.

    
There won’t be any monuments erected in Eric’s honor. Not now that he’s dead.
    
I fill a glass too full, sit on his couch like I have so many times before, and then I drink it straight from the bottle.
    
It’s good. Doesn’t even burn on the way down, but it still makes my eyes water and my body heavy.
    
The last time I cried, I was five and my brother accidentally broke my nose. He teased me about crying until I punched him and made his nose bleed, too.
    
This time, I’m alone, and there isn’t anyone I can punch in the face in order to feel better.


About Elizabeth:
Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan's recent snowpocalyptic winter. She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together. Her first novel, UNRAVELING (Balzer+Bray, April 2012), is the story of one girl's fight to save her family, her world, and the one boy she never saw coming. Also the film rights to Unraveling have been optioned by MTV! Article to link to is here http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/mtv-elizabeth-norris-unraveling-381733

Where you can find her:

Giveaway:

There will be 5 awesome prizes!!!!!

Grand prize: A signed copy of Unbreakable, the Unraveling paperback and some 
swag.

Winners 1-4: A copy of either Unraveling or Unbreakable their choice.

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Tour Schedule:
There will be a mix of reviews, guest posts, and interviews! So make sure to check out all of the stops!
4/15/2013   All Things Urban Fantasy     
4/16/2013   Two Chicks on Books  
4/17/2013   A Book and a Latte      
4/19/2013   Shortie Says      
4/22/2013  Katie's Book Blog
4/23/2013  Supernatural Snark             
4/24/2013  Justin's Book Blog              
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Twitter Events!!

 Liz Norris will be doing an Unbreakable Twitter Teaser with PageTurners (April 21st, 8pm ET) and BookHounds (April 22nd, 8pm ET) hosting. Followers can send @pageturnersblog and @maryinhb page numbers from Unbreakable and Liz will respond with a line from the book and bit of back story or insight about it. There will also be a giveaway both nights. On April 24th, at 8pm ET, Liz will be participating in a Live Chat with @mundiemoms hosting. Hashtag for all three Twitter events: #BeUnbreakable

Unbreakable Presale Information!

You can purchase Unbreakable through Books of Wonder until the release date and you'll not only get a signed copy, but it will include an exclusive extra content booklet that includes:

An Alternate Beginning
A Pivotal Scene from Ben's POV
A Pivotal Scene from Barclay's POV
An Alternate Ending
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