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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Release Day Blitz- FOR THE HUNT by Debbie Cassidy With An Excerpt & Win A $15 Amazon GC!



I am so excited that FOR THE HUNT 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: FOR THE HUNT (For the Blood Book 4)
Author: Debbie Cassidy
Pub. Date: June 18, 2019
Publisher: Debbie Cassidy
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 107
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon
READ FOR FREE ON KU!

There is no pixie dust in faerie...

In faerie The Hunt is the top of the food chain, and me? I'm the head of the viper, or so they tell me. But that's a lie. Something is rising, a dread, a fear that cannot be named, and I'm about to dive right into the thick of it. Now, if only I can get the guys and The Hunt to work together then maybe we can all come out of this unscathed.

Join Eva and the guys as they adjust to life in faerie in this sequel novella to the For the Blood Series.

Buy the first 3 books!

Excerpt:
I moved atop Elias, the tempo of my rhythm increasing as I approached climax. He thrust his hips up to meet mine, his fingers biting into my hips with pleasant intensity. I tipped my head back, and one of his hands relinquished its hold on my hip and moved to my breast. He was rough, kneading and tugging just the way it worked with us.

Close, so close.

Oh God.

Awareness rippled through me, a tugging of a different sort. The Hunt. The dead. I had to… Oh God… The orgasm ripped through me, accompanied by Elias’s moan. Green flashed before my eyes and Caister’s voice cut through my groan.

“If you’ve quite finished.” He stood at the head of the bed dressed in his inky-black Hunt gear, leather and cotton and more leather. His emerald gaze swept over my naked form with something akin to arrogant ownership. The heat of passion died as anger flared to life in my chest, along with the bite of something else that I couldn’t define.

“Get out.” Words that should have been clipped came out breathless, which annoyed me more.

Elias cursed colorfully and attempted to pull out of me.

I placed a hand on his chest to hold him in place. “Not you.” I glared at Caister, ignoring the flutter in my belly at the way his eyes blatantly roved over my body. “You. Get out now.”

He crossed his arms and raised his attention to my face, slow and leisurely. “We have a calling.” My horn materialized in his hand. “Blow this for a change.”

I glared at him, resisting the urge to take the horn even though every fiber of my being wanted to. “The dead can wait a few minutes.”

His jaw clenched and his eyes flashed emerald. “Your orgasm can wait a few hours.”

“Fuck you, Caister.”

A dark look flashed across his eyes and his lip curled. “You wish.”


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.




Friday, June 14, 2019

Blog Tour- THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS by Joe M. Solomon With An Interview & 4 $20 Amazon GC Giveaway!



I am stoked to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS by Joe M. Solomon! I have an excerpt to share with you today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!

About The Book:






Title: THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS
Author: Joe M. Solomon
Pub. Date: June 11, 2019
Publisher: NES Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 538
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksKobo

March Madness has begun and college basketball playoffs are heating up, not that Robert Walker—a graduate student from Texas—particularly cares. He has decided to skip classes for the day, sleep in, and get some rest. Unfortunately, a brief spat on the phone with his fiancée makes that impossible. Hoping to take his mind off of it, he scans through TV channels in search of entertainment and instead finds one news report after another that warns of violence erupting in the streets.

People are randomly and savagely attacking one another all along the East Coast from Maine to Florida. Some speculate it may be related to strange lights that have appeared in the sky above the outbreaks. Before any solid conclusions can be drawn, however, the brutality spreads, sweeping across the country until it hits Houston, then proceeds on to the West Coast. Robert, a handful of classmates, and a few others manage to survive the first wave and find themselves in the midst of civilization’s blackest hour, surrounded by pandemonium, bloodshed, and masses of people who have been stripped of their humanity. Hours later, as those strange lights continue to dominate the sky, the vicious horde undergoes a new transformation.



There is no escaping the horror. Unable to reach his fiancée by phone, Robert sets out to find her, joined by a small ensemble of fellow survivors. The thirty-five miles they must cover are fraught with danger, and their terror grows with each step they take as they witness the genesis of a new Earth. Can they find a way to stop it? Will they even survive it? 

Now on to the interview!



Hey Joe!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

Thank you for the interview. I’m happy to be here celebrating the big release.

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about the THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS and the characters? 

In The Light: Houston, Texas, a handful of college students find their worlds turned upside down when mysterious lights abruptly appear in the sky and dramatically change (for the worse) anyone who looks up at them. Chaos and violence erupt. But this is only the beginning. And these students, boasting a variety of personalities and backgrounds, will have to work together to survive.

What are you working on now? 

I am working on an anthology that will include sci-fi, suspense, and horror stories, some with humor mixed in. I am also working on my next novel, which will follow the anthology.

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

No. They are a combination of personalities I have rattling around in my imagination: What if you insert this attribute into this deranged person or vice versa?

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

Anthony was my favorite character to write. I wanted him to be horrible, awful, just a terrible person no one could root for. At the same time, I didn’t want him to be too terrible since everybody has a little goodness in them. However, if something unfortunate happened to him, I wanted readers to cheer.

My least favorite character to write is one who presents one face when you meet the person, but secretly possesses a nefarious motive. I know it is a simple character. We’ve all met people like that, too. But I hate writing characters like that. In Anthony’s case, he at least proudly proclaims that he is a snake so you know exactly what you’re getting.

What is your favorite passages/scenes in THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS?

This is an early scene in which Robert and Alex (Alexandria) are trying to wrap their minds around the chaos that has erupted, chaos that spilled into Robert’s studio apartment in the grad house. They are just coming out of hiding. Robert had sought refuge in a closet while Alex hid in a bathtub with a torn shower curtain thrown over her.

* * *

“Not good,” Robert told her softly. He stood slowly, the movement inspiring a moan. 

“Are you okay?”

With an almost catlike grace, she hopped out of the tub. “Are you?” she asked.
Robert gaped.

“Four years of high school basketball,” she said. “But you know that.”

He nodded.

“You want to turn that off?” Alex pointed at his cell phone. “Might need the juice later.”

“Oh. Yeah yeah,” Robert said almost as an afterthought, then nodded toward the next room. “I guess we should go out there, huh?”

“I guess.”

“Okay. I have to officially say this: I’m scared shitless. I know I’m the guy, but

“What, are you crazy?” Alex interjected. “This isn’t about opening a door or picking up a check on a first date. This is the end.”

Robert nodded and took another nervous deep breath. “Yeah. Yeah.” He expelled it. “The Doors.”

Her brow crinkled in confusion. “What doors?”

“The Doors. Jim Morrison. This is the end. You know.”

“The Doors.” Watching him with an eagle eye, she added, “Right. Right.”

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

I had to research various aspects of NASA, learn about SOFIA (The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy), nuclear submarines, military compounds, and detailed mapping of certain parts of Houston that Google Maps don’t really show, as well as surrounding areas.

Who is your ultimate book villain?

Pinhead from The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker.

What inspired you to write this story?

I always begin with, “What if. . . ?” From there I plug in different ideas, and this was the result of them.

Lightening Round Questions

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

Cell by Stephen King. HG Wells’ Complete Short Stories.

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

I’ve never read Harry Potter, so I have no idea.

Twitter or Facebook?

Facebook

Favorite Superhero?

Man of Steel version of Superman

Favorite TV show?

On the air now: Modern Family.

Sweet or Salty?

Salty

Any Phobias?

No

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

“Duality” (Slipknot)

2019 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Endgame on dvd

Thanks so much Joe for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS!

Thanks again for the interview. I hope your readers will enjoy the story.


About Joe:
Joe Solomon earned both master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University and is a writer, a director, an independent filmmaker, and a composer.  His first novel—a supernatural thriller entitled The Darkness: Giger, Texas—reached #2 on Amazon's Best Seller list and is available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook. His next novel—The Light: Houston, Texas—will release June 11, 2019. He has also completed a collection of short stories that arose from the macabre and will release next year.

  

An award-winning screenwriter, Joe has completed seventeen screenplays and nine stage plays. He has also been very active in the independent film industry, directing four short films, one feature film (post production), and six music videos. His screenplays have won Best Screenplay at the Mediterranean Film Festival (Cannes, France), been Official Selections at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, been a Finalist in the American Movie Awards, won the Final Draft Screenwriters Award, won the Screenwriting Showcase Award, reached the Second Round in The Sundance Feature Film Program, and been a Finalist in the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. His music videos have won Best Music Video at the Honolulu Film Awards, the Silver Remi Award for Creative Excellence at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, won the Maple Leaf Award at the Canada International Film Festival, been an Official Selection of the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema—Milan, been an Official Selection of the Switzerland International Film Festival, won Best Director—Music Video in the Honolulu Film Awards, and been a Finalist in the American Movie Awards. They have also been Official Selections of many additional international film festivals.


Giveaway Details:
4 lucky winners will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card, International.




Tour Schedule:
Week One:
6/4/2019- BookHoundsInterview
6/5/2019- Book Sniffers AnonymousExcerpt
6/6/2019- Simply Daniel RadcliffeReview
6/7/2019- Tyto ForestExcerpt

Week Two:
6/10/2019- fictitious.foxReview
6/11/2019- Lifestyle of MeReview
6/12/2019- The Tired BuyerInterview
6/13/2019- Burgandy IceExcerpt
6/14/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Interview

Week Three:
6/17/2019- Pacific Northwest BookwormReview
6/18/2019- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt
6/19/2019- Owl Always Be ReadingGuest Post
6/20/2019- Adventures Thru WonderlandReview
6/21/2019- BookbriefsReview

Week Four:
6/24/2019- Smada's Book SmackSpotlight
6/25/2019- Don't Judge, ReadInterview
6/26/2019- KayBee's Bookshelf, A Literary BlogSpotlight
6/27/2019- A Gingerly ReviewReview
6/28/2019- PopTheButterfly ReadsReview

Week Five:
7/1/2019- Reads & ReviewsReview
7/2/2019- Jaime's WorldExcerpt

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Blog Tour- FOREVER CHOSEN by K.L. Bone With Teasers & A $25 Amazon GC Giveaway!



I am stoked to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for FOREVER CHOSEN by K.L. Bone! I have an excerpt to share with you today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!

About The Book:



Title: FOREVER CHOSEN (A Vampire Brides Novella)
Author: K.L. Bone
Pub. Date: May 22, 2019
Publisher: K.L. Bone
Formats: eBook
Pages: 170
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

Forever comes at a price.

Five hundred years ago, Hayden fell into Caleb’s brutal hands, the ruthless vampire who first claimed his mortal life, then his mind. Tortured into absolute submission, Hayden spent centuries at the powerful lord’s right hand, a broken shell of the man he had once been. Until the night he was sent to kill ‘her’. Katherine, a young woman whose innocence and sweet nature woke a part of him Hayden had thought long dead.

After joining forces with the local vampire coven, Hayden turned on his master, betraying the man he had sworn to eternally obey. However, before the villain could be laid to permanent rest, Caleb vanished.

Katherine fell hard for Hayden’s protective nature, while his mysterious aura captivated her. Yet after only a single night in his arms, Hayden pushed her away, stating their love could never be. Confused by the rejection, Katherine struggled to move forward, left with no options but to deny her heart the battered soul it craved.

Now, Caleb has returned, set on delivering vengeance against both the man who betrayed him, and the catalyst for his defection. Katherine and Hayden must discover a way to avoid Caleb’s evil intent, while determining if there is any future for their love.

Forever Chosen is a novella featured in the Vampire Brides series. Books in the Vampire Brides series can be read in any order.

Don’t miss a single bride!

Forever Bound by Karpov Kinrade
Forever Claimed by Kim Loraine
Forever Magnolia by Dyan Chick
Forever Blood by Lisa Manifold
Forever Kept by Patricia D. Eddy
Forever Still by Corinne O’Flynn
Forever Desired by Ariel Marie
Forever Onyx by Alice K. Wayne
Forever Chosen by K.L. Bone
Forever Immortal by Amelia Hutchins
Forever Taboo by Nichole Chase

Find all the books in the series here:



Now on to the excerpt!














About K.L:
K.L. Bone is a bestselling author of dark fantasy and paranormal romance. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The bestselling Flames of Kalleen paranormal romance series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination.

Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Dublin. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.


Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card, International.





Tour Schedule:
Week One:
5/27/2019- BookHounds- Excerpt
5/28/2019- TMBA Corbett Tries to Write- Review
5/29/2019- Treestand Book Reviews- Review
5/30/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews- Review
5/31/2019- Midwest Romantic- Excerpt

Week Two:
6/3/2019- K.L. Novitzke Author- Excerpt
6/4/2019- Down the Rabbit Hole- Review
6/5/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Excerpt
6/6/2019- Bookbriefs- Review
6/7/2019- Adventures Thru Wonderland- Review

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Blog Tour- CHARLIE & FROG THE BONEY HAND by Karen Kane With An Excerpt & Giveaway!



I am stoked to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for CHARLIE & FROG THE BONEY HAND by Karen Kane! I have an excerpt to share with you today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!

About The Book:



Title: CHARLIE & FROG THE BONEY HAND
Author: Karen Kane
Pub. Date: June 4, 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 272
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

All Charlie Tickler wants is for his parents to listen.

All Francine (a.k.a Frog) Castle wants is to be the world's greatest detective.


So begins the friendship of Charlie and Frog, who soon become a crime-solving duo, restoring order to Castle-on-the-Hudson.



Charlie, the new kid at the Castle School for the Deaf continues to find unexpected mysteries in the sleepy town of Castle-on-the-Hudson with Frog, his new friend and crime-solving partner. Just when Charlie thinks everything has settled down, a piece of the school's famous history goes missing, and it's up to the Charlie and Frog to solve the case, before it's too late.


Now on to the excerpt!













About Karen:
Karen Kane’s path to Charlie & Frog led her from a small village near Rochester, NY, to the bustle of Washington, DC. The people she met along the way inspired her writing with their warmth and humor, especially those in the Deaf community. Karen graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she’s not writing, Karen spends her days as a sign language interpreter at Gallaudet University or lost in the stacks of her local library. Charlie & Frog is her first novel.


Giveaway Details:
3 lucky winners will receive finished copies of CHARLIE & FROG THE BONEY HAND, US Only.




Tour Schedule:
Week One:
6/3/2019- BookHounds YAExcerpt
6/4/2019- Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt
6/5/2019- Twirling Book PrincessExcerpt
6/6/2019- Little Red ReadsExcerpt
6/7/2019- The Suburban LifestyleReview

Week Two:
6/10/2019- BookishRealmReviewsReview
6/11/2019- Lifestyle of MeReview
6/12/2019- NerdophilesReview
6/13/2019- Two points of interest- Review
6/14/2019- Owl Always Be ReadingReview

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