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Monday, October 31, 2016

Month9Books Halloween Spooktacular and a Giveaway!

Hello and Happy Halloween Everyone! We here at Month9Books love Halloween so we decided to share some of our favorite Halloween or scary books and not just feature them but give them away!

The Undertakers Series by Ty Drago! We love Zombies and we know you will too!

Two And Twenty Dark Tales & Very Superstitious these 2 anthologies are perfect to scare you on Halloween!

Into The Dark & Into The Light by Caroline Patti body swapping can be freaky as heck!

Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Show and Mc’Graves Hotel by Steve Bryant full of ghosts and creatures perfect for the middle grade crowd!

The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman. A historical fantasy set in an insane asylum is the ultimate read on Halloween!

Hair in All The Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley for all the werewolf lovers in your life :)

Minotaur by Phillip W. Simpson what is more scary that being inside a creature’s lair? Hearing the story from his POV for sure!

Giveaway Details:
1 Winner will receive a Middle Grade Pack with all the Undertakers Books, Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Show and Mc’Graves Hotel, & Hair in All The Wrong Places, US Only.

1 Winner will receive a YA pack with Two And Twenty Dark Tales & Very Superstitious, Into The Dark & Into The Light, The Requiem Red, & Minotaur, US Only.

3 Winners will receive an eBook pack of all the books featured, International.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Blog Tour- A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU by Claudia Gray An Interview & Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU by Claudia Gray! As most of you know I am a huge fan of Claudia's and over the years I have been lucky enough to get to know her and call her a dear friend as well!! I have an interview Claudia to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway for a finished copy of the book!!

Haven't heard of A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU? Check it out!

Title: A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU (Firebird #3)
Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Pages: 432
Publisher: HarperTeen
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
A million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.

Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.

So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

In the epic conclusion to Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.

Now on to the interview!

Hi Claudia! First I want to say welcome back to Two Chicks on Books I always love to have you here for a visit! A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU can’t come soon enough I am dying to read it!

I'm so, so glad you're looking forward to the book! Working on this series has been maybe the most fun I've had as a writer, so hearing that people have enjoyed reading it means a lot.

For the readers: can you give us a small recap for the Firebird series so far and the characters?

The Firebird series began with Marguerite Caine, the daughter of two famous scientists, chasing the person she believed was her father's killer through alternate dimensions. In each world, she leaps into another version of herself, so she not only has to figure out how each alternate reality differs from our own, but also who she is there, and the roles the different people in her lives play. On that adventure, she both fell in love with grad student Paul Markov and learned that the evil Triad corporation, led by tech titan Wyatt Conley, intended to dominate the multiversewith her as their unwilling tool.

Since then, she's visited many new dimensions, trying to outwit Triad, and bonding more closely with Pauleven though their friend and ally Theo Beck's unrequited feelings for Marguerite have made that awkward at times. Triad's ultimate gambit in book two: Kidnapping Paul's spirit and splintering himsending pieces of his consciousness into different dimensions. Marguerite managed to put him back together again, but he's been changed by the experience. He's angrier, more volatile, more unsure. Paul has pushed her away "for her own good," and Marguerite doesn't know how to make things right again.

And now in book three, she's pitted against her ultimate enemy: Another Marguerite, the cruelest, most dangerous possible version of who she can be. To save her dimension and countless others, she has to outwit this wicked Marguerite, and she can only do that by confronting and understanding the darkness within herself. Can she do this before reality itself is torn apartand will Paul be by her side, or lost in the coming madness?

So I know this isn’t the first series you’ve finished but can you tell me how finishing the Firebird series was different from finishing the Evernight series? And what are you working on now?

Both the Evernight and Spellcaster series felt satisfying to finish. I loved, and still love, those characters, but I knew I was leaving them precisely where I wanted to. Now, I feel like I do that for Marguerite, Paul, Theo and company in A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU as wellbut in all honesty, when I wrote the last sentence of the first draft, I burst into tears. I did the same thing on revisions, too! This series and these people mean a lot to me, and in some ways I wish I could keep telling their stories forever.

Right now I'm writing the second novel in my DEFY THE STARS series, which starts this April. It's been described as "Battlestar Galactica" meets "Casablanca," and takes place 300 years in the future where colony worlds are rising up against Earth, where artificial intelligence plays a role in war, and where a young soldier and a AI prototype are forced to work together on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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

Nope. I've only ever directly based one character in any of my books on a real-life person; in STAR WARS: LOST STARS, the character of Yendor bears a strong resemblance to my friend Rodney, even though Yendor's a Twi'lek and Rodney is, unsurprisingly, a human being.

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

For this series? My favorite to write has been Theo, because he has such a distinctive voice and attitude that spending time with him is a lot of fun. (Also, he has the kind of voice that could deliver exposition without it sounding like exposition, which may be the greatest favor a character can do for an author.) Least favorite? 
Gosh, in this one I don't know that there's anyone I disliked writing. Some characters were tougher than othersPaul's so quiet and guarded that he's challengingbut I still loved writing for him.

Of anything I've ever written? Theo is probably tied for all-time favorite at the top with Verlaine from the SPELLCASTER books. Least favorite? C-3PO in STAR WARS: BLOODLINE. I mean, I love Threepio and all, but he's much, much more difficult to write than you'd think.

What is your favorite passage/scene in A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU?

I can't really describe it without being too spoilery! But it takes place in Singapore, about three-quarters of the way through the book, and involves a very important meeting. My very close second favorite is a scene between Marguerite and Paul in Russiabut not the Russiaverse we first got to know in A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU.

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

A short list of things I looked up? The history of the theory of plate tectonics. The scaffolding for the painting of the Sistine Chapel. Grammar for another language Marguerite speaks in this book, one very unlike the ones she's been able to speak before. Student IDs in the USSR. The housing situation in Singapore. Geography for the city of Rome. Cabins in aircraft carriers. How to save yourself in one very particular emergency that takes place. Outdoor cafes in Ecuador.

Man, I'm going to miss this series.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

You know, I'm still in love with Peeta Mellark. It's going to be a while before any guy can live up to the combination of "enduring, selfless love" and "ability to make cupcakes."

What inspired you to write YA?

I feel like the things we go through while coming of age are some of the most universal experiences that exist. Touching base with that time of life, with those concerns, makes me focus on the absolute purest essence of the characters. I'm not sure precisely why that is, but it's true.

Lightening Round Questions

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

I'm working on a first draft right now, so I'm reading nonfiction, a book called DR. ECHENER'S DREAM MACHINE, about the development of the Graf Zeppelin in the first half of the 20th century.

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

I keep thinking I'm a Ravenclaw, but on every single test, I come up Gryffindor. Who am I to argue with the Hat?

Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter. As you know if you follow me there

Favorite Superhero?

Professor X, who has had the good fortune of being played onscreen by two of my favorite actors, Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy.

Favorite TV show?

At the moment, "Mr. Robot."

Sweet or Salty?


Any Phobias?

Not in the truest sense of the word. Not a big fan of spiders, though.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Listen, just because I've been listening to the "Hamilton" soundtrack for a year now doesn't mean I have a problem.

Winter Movie you’re most looking forward to?

We have tons of good space adventures coming this winter! "Passengers," "Star Wars: Rogue One," "Arrival" I'm going to be in the front row for each one.

Thanks so much Claudia for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU!

Thanks for having me! I hope people will enjoy the book. 

About Claudia:
Claudia Gray is a pseudonym. I would like to say that I chose another name so that no one would ever learn the links between my shadowy, dramatic past and the explosive secrets revealed through my characters. This would be a lie. In truth, I took a pseudonym simply because I thought it would be fun to choose my own name. (And it is.)
I write novels full-time, absolutely love it, and hope to be able to do this forever. My home is in New Orleans, is more than 100 years old, and is painted purple. In my free time I read, travel, hike, cook and listen to music. You can keep up with my latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via TwitterTumblrPinterestGoodreads or (of course) my own home page.

If you want to contact me, you can email me, but your best bet is probably to Tweet me. I don’t do follows on Twitter, but I follow everyone back on Tumblr, Pinterest and Goodreads.

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU, US Only.
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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
10/24/2016- Seeing Double In NeverlandRecap of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU
10/25/2016- BookHounds YARecap of TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU
10/26/2016- FangirlishWhat we can expect in A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU
10/27/2016- FiktshunExcerpt from A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU
10/28/2016- Two Chicks on Books-Interview

Week Two:
10/31/2016- Novel Novice - Series Playlist
11/1/2016- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview
11/2/2016- Page Turners BlogSeries Photo Board
11/3/2016- Dark Faerie Tales- -Interview
11/4/2016- Mundie Moms - What's up next? Info about Claudia’s new book(s)

Haven't started the series? Now's a great time!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Blog Tour- THE BOUND by K.A. Linde A Review

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Cyrene Strohm is a Queen’s Affiliate, a high-ranking official of the court of Byern, with power and privilege to spare. But she’s also a keeper of dangerous secrets: like the fact that she holds the heart of the King, and that she possesses magic in a world where magic no longer exists. Determined to discover what this means and how to use her newfound abilities, Cyrene sets off for the distant land of Eleysia. An island nation where Affiliates are strictly forbidden from entering. But the journey is perilous, and the destination may mean utter ruin, as Cyrene comes to learn that everything she’s been told her whole life – about her court, her homeland, and even herself—are bound in a beautiful lie.      

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My Revew: 4 stars!

Damn KA sure knows how to leave you with a killer ending! I honestly liked this better than The Affiliate and if it hadn't ended the way us did it would have received 5 stars. I loved the travel and adventure in this one and getting to meet Dean. He's the prince I'd choose since I always felt the romance between Edric and Cyrene felt too forced and now I know why!. I love KA's worldbuilding and I can't wait for the next book!

 Staggering down the hallway, she didn’t even look up when she heard her name. 

 “Hmm?” she asked. 
 “Cyrene, there you are!” Someone grabbed her shoulders, and she tipped her head to look up into the most beautiful face. She smiled and felt a renewed burst of energy flow through her. 

 “Hey,” she whispered. 

 “Hey,” he said, threading his fingers through hers. A shiver ran up her back. He glanced around the empty hallway and then tugged her away from the main corridors. She turned a corner, and he pressed her back into a darkened alcove. His mouth was only inches from hers. 

 Her exhaustion was wearing off from the excitement of being with him. 

 “I was really worried about you,” he breathed. 

 “You don’t have to worry about me,” she said, trapped in his gaze. She teetered on her tiptoes and nearly brushed their lips together. Her heart was racing ahead of her. This felt almost better than reaching for her magic. Definitely better than moving one drop of water at a time all day. 

 “You’re wrong.” Then, he softly dropped his mouth down on hers. His lips were tender and slow as they caressed hers. “I will always worry for your safety.” 

 Cyrene’s cheeks heated, and she sighed, leaning back against the hard stone of the alcove. “I didn’t mean to worry you.” 

 His hands pushed up through her hair and tilted her head back up to look at him. She closed her eyes and sighed. She was so tired, and just the feel of his fingers was lulling her to sleep.

 “That feels good.” 

 His mouth found hers, and despite her exhaustion, she pushed back against his lips with more force. She refused to let the fact that she was tired get in the way of her time with him. 

 “Whoa,” he said, pulling back from her. He rested his forehead against hers, and she could tell he was breathing heavily. “As much as I want this, and I do, I want to make sure you’re okay. This didn’t scare you away?” 

 She shook her head. “This, most certainly, does not scare me.” Then, she kissed him again for good measure. 

 He laughed. “Good. Because I’ve been wanting to kiss you since I first met you.” 

 “You have not!” she insisted. 

 “Are you kidding? A gorgeous, feisty woman who wasn’t afraid to put me in my place the first time she met me? I mostly certainly have.”    


The Affiliate: Book 1 "With rich romance and twisty political intrigue, THE AFFILIATE is a breakneck fantasy ride that's perfect for fans of THE SELECTION or THRONE OF GLASS." --Susan Dennard, NYT bestselling author of TRUTHWITCH On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition when she's chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland--an Affiliate to the Queen. Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene's position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have... King Edric himself. Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom. Find out in this first book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's new Ascension series. Great for fans of Game of Thrones, Tudors, and Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series.   

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K.A. Linde grew

 up as a military brat and created fantastical stories based off of her love for Disney movies, fairy tales, and Star Wars. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler, loves reading young adult novels, and dancing. Additionally, K.A. has written more than a dozen adult novels and is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Lubbock, TX with her husband and two super adorable puppies. K.A. Linde loves to hear from her readers! You can contact her at kalinde45@gmail.com or visit her online at one of the following sites: www.kalinde.com www.facebook.com/authorkalinde @authorkalinde   

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A Sky Filled with Sparkling Stars24-OctReview, Excerpt
Aira Reads24-OctReview
Books & Tea24-OctReview
Books Need TLC24-OctReview
Books,Dreams,Life24-OctReview, Excerpt
Literary Dust24-OctExcerpt
Literary Misfit24-OctExcerpt
Memórias da cat24-OctReview, Excerpt
Movies, Shows & Books24-OctExcerpt
Ramblings From This Chick24-OctReview
Reading is Sexy24-OctReview
Sarah Dale24-OctReview
T & G Book Boutique24-OctReview
T & G Book Boutique24-OctReview
What Is That Book About24-OctExcerpt
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews24-OctReview, Excerpt
Prisoners of Print25-OctReview
Smut Book Junkie Reviews25-OctReview, Excerpt
Globug Needs A BOOK 25-OctReview, Excerpt
The Review Loft25-OctReview, Excerpt
Vera is Reading25-OctExcerpt
Whatever You Can Still Betray25-OctExcerpt
Have Words Will Scribble26-OctReview, Excerpt
Penny For My THoughts26-OctExcerpt
Reese's Reviews26-OctExcerpt
The Book Hoarders26-OctReview
The Book Maven26-OctReview
The Lovely Pages Reviews26-OctReview
Two Chicks on Books26-OctReview
Two Chicks on Books26-OctReview
BCS Reviews27-OctReview, Excerpt
Beneath The Covers Blog27-OctExcerpt
Book Boyfriend Blog27-OctExcerpt
Collector of book boyfriends27-OctExcerpt
Collector of book boyfriends27-OctExcerpt
Desert Divas Book Addiction27-OctReview, Excerpt
Escape Inside the Pages27-OctReview
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty27-OctExcerpt
Pervy Ladies Book Blog27-OctReview, Excerpt
Romance Book Nerd27-OctExcerpt
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium27-OctReview, Excerpt
Whatever You Can Still Betray27-OctExcerpt
Words with Sarah27-OctReview
Adventures in Writing28-OctExcerpt
EskieMama Reads28-OctExcerpt
Evermore Books28-OctExcerpt
FMR Book Grind28-OctReview
Friends Till The End Book Blog28-OctExcerpt
I Read Indie28-OctExcerpt
Just Me & My Kindle28-OctReview
Mia's Book Blog28-OctReview, Excerpt
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Quesarasera Book Blog28-OctExcerpt
Renee Entress's Blog28-OctExcerpt
Reviews from the Heart28-OctReview
Staci Murden28-OctReview, Excerpt
Typical Distractions28-OctReview, Excerpt
What Is That Book About28-OctExcerpt
Curled Up and Cozy29-OctReview, Excerpt
Dark Faerie Tales29-OctReview, Excerpt
Good Choice Reading29-OctReview, Excerpt
Hello Beautiful Book Blog29-OctExcerpt
Nerd In New York29-OctReview
Novel Grounds29-OctReview
Novel Grounds29-OctReview
Omg Books and More Books29-OctReview
Tales of the Ravenous Reader29-OctExcerpt
Those Crazy Book Chicks29-OctExcerpt
Ashley Book Blog30-OctReview, Excerpt
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Beyond the Book Reviews30-OctReview
Book Lovers Hangout30-OctReview
Cocktails and Books30-OctReview
Crazii Bitches Book Blog30-OctReview, Excerpt
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Book Starlets31-OctReview, Excerpt
Bookalicious Babes Blog31-OctReview
British Book Binge31-OctReview, Excerpt
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents31-OctExcerpt
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog31-OctExcerpt
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