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Monday, June 6, 2016

Debut Author Bash Featuring Nicole Castroman BLACKHEARTS & A Giveaway!

I am so excited to be hosting Nicole Castroman during the 2016 debut authors bash tour! I adore Nicole she's such a sweetie and I freaking LOVED BLACKHEARTS and am dying to get my hands on book 2, BLACKSOULS! I have an interview with Nicole to share today and make sure to enter the giveaway below for a copy of the book and the giveaway is international!

Haven't heard of BLACKHEARTS? Check it out!

Author: Nicole Castroman
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Pages: 384
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks
Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop himuntil he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward "Teach" Drummond, son of one of Bristol's richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There's just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents' deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to CuraƧao
where her mother was bornwhen she's stuck in England? 

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

Now on to the interview!

Hi Nicole! First I want to say welcome to back Two Chicks on Books! I freaking LOVED BLACKHEARTS as you know and I am thrilled to be hosting you for the 2016 Debut Author Bash!
For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about BLACKHEARTS and the characters?

BLACKHEARTS is a Blackbeard origin story. This is what I like to think led a young man to leave everything he knew behind to become one of the most notorious pirates to sail the seas. If you’ve seen Blackbeard’s jolly roger then you’ll understand why I decided to write this story as a romance.  
Yay for a sequel and congrats btw! So what can you tell us about BLACKSOULS? And when will we see a cover?

Ha! The cover for BLACKSOULS has already been released and it is amazing!

So will we possibly see any other pirates in book 2?

Definitely. And I can’t wait for readers to meet them. :) I don’t want to give anything away, which is why I have to be brief. But be prepared to fall in love with them like I have.
How has this experience been for you? Being a debut author?

Honestly, being a debut author has been so much fun. I’ve met so many amazing people and it’s exciting to see people’s reactions to BLACKHEARTS. There are a lot of things that you don’t have any control over and so it’s important not to stress out about those things. Keep your eye on your own prize and try not to worry about the rest.
I know you’re part of a debut author group has that been an asset? I’m asking for future writers.

It’s been a great way to meet other amazing authors who are going through the same experience of bringing a novel into the world. :)
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

I would say, never give up! If you can’t picture yourself doing anything other than writing, then keep at it.
Thanks so much Nicole for answering my questions!  And if you need a beta for BLACKSOULS you know where to find me ;) ;)

About Nicole:
Nicole was lucky enough to come with her very own best friend...she has a twin sister who can read her mind and finish her sentences for her.

At the age of 13, she went to Europe for the first time and it changed her life. She loves learning about different people, languages and cultures and speaks fluent German. She knows enough Spanish to get herself into trouble and can still read the Cyrillic alphabet from when she studied Russian.

She received her B.A. from Brigham Young University and has lived in Germany, Austria and two different places called Georgia. One is located on the Black Sea. The other is the state of Georgia where she now lives with her handsome husband and two beautiful children who continue to amaze her.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed hardcover of BLACKHEARTS! International.

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  1. this is such a cool giveaway. I have been hearing a lot of great things about this book. i would love to add it towards my summer reads. thanks for hosting. cheers

  2. Because history + pirates + YA. Plus, it's very different than anything I've read lately.

  3. Thanks so much for joining the 2016 Debut Authors Bash!


  4. I want to read this book because so unique from other books, it's YA, and it has pirates and romance!

  5. I've heard so many good things about this one! The covers are amazing. I've never read a pirate book, I'll have to pick it up.

  6. Because I absolutely love reading pirates books and this one really looks and sounds absolutely fantastic! Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

  7. PIRATES!!! Yay!! Funnily enough I have just finished making some pirate bunting.

  8. I LOVE pirate stories. Love reading about sailing the high seas!

  9. Because pirate stories are the best kind of stories!

  10. I love adventure and pirates. Blackhearts looks so exciting. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

  11. I would love to try something a little different and pirates are definitely a change up for me, and kind of fascinating. I've read maybe one or two pirate stories, but that was when I was a kid. Thanks for the chance!

  12. I have been seeing Blackhearts everywhere and I have been meaning to read it!
    Samantha D

  13. I want to read BLACKHEARTS because it has so many lovely reviews and a gorgeous cover!

  14. I cannot wait for Blacksouls! That ending of Blackhearts left me hanging and I need more!!

  15. OMG I'm dying to read this book! I love pirates stories, I'm actually a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean. Books, movies, TV series, I just love it! Especially if it's about Blackbeard before becoming a pirate. It sounds so interesting! Thanks you so much for the chance!


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