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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blog Tour- VENGEANCE ROAD by Erin Bowman An Interview and Giveaway!

I am so excited to be hosting a spot on the VENGEANCE ROAD blog tour I am loving all the western books coming out and this one was absolutely awesome! I have an interview with Erin to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway to win a hardcover of the book!

Haven't heard of VENGEANCE ROAD? Check it out!

Author: Erin Bowman
Pub. Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.

In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.

Now on to the interview! 

Hi Erin! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books! I am super excited to read VENGEANCE ROAD I love westerns and am so happy that you could stop by for a visit!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about VENGEANCE ROAD and the characters?
Vengeance Road is a Wild West revenge story set in 1877 Arizona. It follows Kate Thompson as she attempts to avenge her father’s murder only to find herself entangled in a bloody quest for lost gold. Along the way, she’ll cross paths with the notorious Rose Riders, a vicious gang led by Waylan Rose, as well as make a few allies, among them a pair of cowboy brothers and a young Apache girl. Everyone is shades of gray in this novel, and that was my favorite part of writing it.

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?
Not really. I tend to put pieces of people I know into all my characters, but I’ve never modeled a character after one specific person.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?
Kate was my favorite, which is maybe unsurprising since the book is narrated in first person and I spent a lot of time in her head. She is so plucky and stubborn and spitfire; such a fun character to write. As for least favorite? I actually loved writing all the characters in this book. But I will say that I found writing the villains challenging. They are very, very bad people and sometimes it’s difficult to get into that mindspace.

What is your favorite passage/scene in VENGEANCE ROAD?
The opening scene of Chapter 7, when Kate and the Colton brothers reach White Tank is definitely my favorite. Just thinking about that scene makes me smile.

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
I just finished reading an ARC of Susan Dennard’s TRUTHWITCH (so good!), and I’m dying to get my hands on Rae Carson’s WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER. I’m so pumped to see more westerns hitting the YA shelves.

Lightening Round Questions

Twitter or Facebook?  TWITTER ALL THE WAY! (I think I check into facebook about twice a year)

Favorite TV show?  Firefly

Sweet or Salty?  While writing: salty. For dessert: sweet.

Any Phobias? Clowns. *shudders*

Fall Movie you’re most looking forward to?  Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT! So excited for another western to hit the big screen.

Thanks so much Erin for answering my questions!

Thanks for having me!

About Erin:
Erin grew up in rural Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood telling stories. It is rumored that her first words were not "Mama" or "Dada," but "Once upon a time." In middle school, when kids were going off to sleep-away camp for the summer, Erin was attending writing camp and penning short stories.
She studied web design (and minored in Creative Writing because she couldn’t stay away from stories) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York. After several years working in advertising and designing websites for various brands, she moved from Boston to New Hampshire, where she now lives with her family and writes full-time.
When not writing, Erin can often be found hiking, geeking out over good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. She drinks a lot of coffee, buys far too many books, and is not terribly skilled at writing about herself in the third person.
She is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger, and is the author of the Taken Trilogy (available from HarperTeen) and Vengeance Road (HMH Books for Young Readers).

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of VENGEANCE ROAD. US Only.

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Check out the Tour Schedule!

Week One:
8/24/2015- CreatyvebooksReview
8/25/2015- Ohana ReadsReview
8/26/2015- Novel NoviceGuest Post
8/27/2015- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
8/28/2015- A Perfection Called BooksReview

Week Two:
8/31/2015- The Book Cellar- Interview
9/1/2015- Fiction FareGuest Post
9/2/2015- Moonlight Gleam ReviewsReview
9/3/2015- Once Upon a Twilight - Interview
9/4/2015- Mundie MomsReview


  1. Love a historical novel with a strong heroine! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Cannot wait to read this book - I've heard nothing but good things about it!!! :)


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