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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Blog Tour- RED AWAKENING by Janet Elizabeth Henderson With An Interview & Giveaway!



I am stoked to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for RED AWAKENING by Janet Elizabeth Henderson! I have an interview with Janet to share with you today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!
About the Book:



Title: RED AWAKENING
Author: Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Pub. Date: October 28, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 300
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&NiBooksKobo

Praise for the Red Zone series: "Imaginative, totally preposterous and I absolutely loved every word!" - Marta, Goodreads

In a future where corporations and nanotech implants run the world, Mace Armstrong is in the wrong place at the wrong time... Literally.

The mission is simple: find a way into CommTECH’s state-of-the-art compound, bug the lead scientist of their bio-engineering team before they release an implant that will kill millions, get out without anyone knowing he’s there. For an ex-army ranger, even one out of his element by a century, it should be a walk in the park. Right?

Wrong.

Because Mace isn’t the only one who breaks into the secure facility. With the building overrun with terrorists, he has to find a way out before he compromises himself and the entire Red Zone team to the enemy.

But there’s no leaving without the woman who inadvertently helped him get into the building in the first place: Keiko Sato, CommTECH’s press secretary. She’s brilliant, beautiful, and knows how to hold a grudge. Against him. She has no idea what secrets he and his team are harboring, or that she’s calling to the animal that’s been locked inside of him for a century.

Even as she argues with him about everything, Mace is determined to protect her. He got her into this mess, and he owes it to her to get her out of it.

Whether she wants him to or not.


Each book in the Red Zone series is STANDALONE:
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Red Zone
* Red Awakening


Interview:
Hey Janet!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! RED AWAKENING sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

Thank you for having me here, Jaime! 😊

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about the RED AWAKENING and the characters?

Red Awakening is Die Hard, with romance, and a shifter-twist!

It’s got a building full of terrorists, a hot couple who annoy and attract each other at the same time, and a hero who can’t afford to get swept up in any arrests because his DNA would go on record. Considering his genetics have been fused with an animal, he’d turn into a science experiment for any government that got their hands on him. The book is a race against time, as Mace and Keiko try to get out of building alive, before the terrorists or the government get their hands on them.

How many more books are planned for the series?

Millions! Seriously. My head is FULL of ideas!

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

Keiko is loosely based on one of my sisters, who is tiny, hilarious, smart and has a violent streak a mile wide!

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

I LOVE Mace! He’s huge, often unintentionally politically incorrect, but has a deeply personal need to protect the women around him, especially Keiko. It’s a need that often gets him into trouble like finding himself stuck in a building full of terrorists because he couldn’t run without Keiko. Or getting his ass kicked in a fight with a female terrorist because he won’t hit backMace is a complete teddy bear of a man if you get past his grumpy assed attitude!

I also loved writing the twin bad guys in the book. 😊

And my least favorite had to be Miriam Shepherd. She’s so freaking evil!!

What are your favorite passages/scenes in RED AWAKENING?

There are so many!! I love the scene where Keiko finds out about Mace’s animal for the first time and starts ranting and throwing mugs at his head. That was fun. 😊 And I also love the scene where the stresses of the night eventually hit Keiko and she goes into shock, forcing Mace to rely on his animal for something good to tell her to get her out of it. Mace has had a rough life, and there just aren’t that many good stories in it. But the way he cares for Keiko in that scene melts my heart every time I read it.

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

I did a LOT of research for this book! It’s set a hundred years in the future, where the world has split into two over the use of implanted tech. Because of that I spent a lot of time researching things like RFID implants that let you scan your hand to access your bank account, or computer lenses that let you scroll the internet with a blink. That sort of thing. Also, the main characters are a bunch of former US Army Rangers who were caught in the blast of an experimental weapon and instead of dying, wake up a hundred years later, genetically changed. Each person is joined with a different animal. The animal lives on their skin as a tattoo, but can separate from the human body and function alongside them. The human has attributes from the animal they’re joined with, so I spent a lot of time researching the animal in this book. I won’t tell you what it is, because that will ruin the surprise! I also went to Houston on a visit and toured the areas that I wanted to use in the book although, I adapt them slightly because the book is set in the future. Like I said, theres a lot of research behind this story and series. And I loved doing it!

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

I have a few! 😊 I love Lucas Hunter and Kaleb Krycheck from Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling books, and Zacarias De La Cruz from Dark Predator and Gator Fontenot from Night Game, both by Christine Feehan. But, if I had to pick one, it would probably be Gatorno, Lucasmaybe Zacarias? Yeah, I cant pick!

What inspired you to write Paranormal/sci fi romance?

I love reading these books, and my favorite authors weren’t writing fast enough for me! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next Nalini Singh Psy/Changeling book, or the next Christine Feehan Ghostwalker book, so I wrote my own version to keep me busy while they wrote theirs!

Lightning Round Questions

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

I’m rereading Christine Feehan’s Dark Carpathian series.

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

Can I be a Huffle-claw? Or a Raven-puff? 😊

Twitter or Facebook?

Facebook.

Favorite Superhero?

Wonder Woman

Favorite TV show?

Still Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sweet or Salty?

Sweet

Any Phobias?

Car washes dont ask!

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Postmodern Jukebox’s version of Creep

2019 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Star Wars, the Rise of Skywalker



Thanks so much Janet for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read RED AWAKENING!






About Janet:
Janet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she’s been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and is working on her 19th book. Her books have won several awards, including the Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense. When she isn’t living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine



Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $15 Amazon Gift Card, International.



Tour Schedule:
Week One:
10/28/2019
Interview
10/28/2019
Excerpt
10/29/2019
Excerpt
10/29/2019
Excerpt
10/30/2019
Excerpt
10/30/2019
Interview
10/31/2019
Review
10/31/2019
Review
11/1/2019
Review
11/1/2019
Excerpt

Blog Tour- LEGACY by Shannon Messenger With A Giveaway of The Entire Series!




I am thrilled to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for LEGACY by Shannon Messenger! I am spotlighting the whole series today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!
About the Book:
Title: LEGACY (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8)
Author: Shannon Messenger
Pub. Date: November 5, 2019
Publisher: Aladdin
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 816
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Illusions shatterand Sophie and her friends face impossible choicesin this astonishing eighth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Only this first edition includes an exclusive extra scene from Tam’s point of view as well as beautiful illustrated endpapers from Shannon Messenger.

Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities.

And Sophie’s not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imaginedand their roles have already been chosen for them.


Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everythingespecially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy. 


About the series:

Title: FLASHBACK  (Keeper of the Lost Cities #7)
Author: Shannon Messenger
Pub. Date: November 6, 2018
Publisher: Aladdin
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 848
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

A New York Times bestselling series
A USA TODAY bestselling series
A California Young Reader Medalwinning series

In this unforgettable seventh book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must let the past and present blur together, because the deadliest secrets are always the ones that get erased.

Sophie Foster doesn’t know whator whomto believe. And in a game with this many players, the worst mistake can be focusing on the wrong threat.

But when the Neverseen prove that Sophie’s far more vulnerable than she ever imagined, she realizes it’s time to change the rules. Her powerful abilities can only protect her so far. To face down ruthless enemies, she must learn to fight.


Unfortunately, battle training can’t help a beloved friend who’s facing a whole different dangerwhere the only solution involves one of the biggest risks Sophie and her friends have ever taken. And the distraction might be exactly what the villains have been waiting for.

Title: NIGHTFALL (Keeper of the Lost Cities #6)
Author: Shannon Messenger
Pub. Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Aladdin
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 576
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated.

The Neverseen have had their victoriesbut the battle is far from over. It’s time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Reexamine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her enemies.


All paths lead to Nightfallan ominous door to an even more ominous placeand Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they’re facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before.

Title: LODESTAR (Keeper of the Lost Cities #5)
Author: Shannon Messenger
Pub. Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Aladdin
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 688
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Dark schemes unfold--and Sophie's loyalty is pushed to the limit--in this thrilling fifth book in the best-selling KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES SERIES.

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities--but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.

The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she's warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.


A mysterious symbol could be the key--if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world's underbelly and the Black Swan aren't the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn't stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

Title: NEVERSEEN (Keeper of the Lost Cities #4)
Author: Shannon Messenger
Pub. Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Aladdin
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 672
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Sophie Foster is on the runbut at least she's not alone.

Her closest friends from the Lost Cities have gone with her to join the Black Swan. They still have doubts about the shadowy organization, but the only way to find answers is to start working with them. And as they settle into their new lives, they uncover secrets far bigger than anything they’d imagined.

But their enemies are far from done, and unleash a terrifying plague that threatens the safety of an entire species. Sophie and her friends fight with everything they havewith new allies joining thembut every choice has consequences. And trusting the wrong person could prove deadly.


In this game-changing fourth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must question everything to find a truth that will either save her worldor shatter it.

Title: EVERBLAZE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #3)
Author: Shannon Messenger
Pub. Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Aladdin
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 624
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.

Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappersbefore they come after her again.

But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes.


In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.

Title: EXILE (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2)
Author: Shannon Messenger
Pub. Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Aladdin
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 576
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD


Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled into her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny--the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities--her life finally seems to be coming together.

But Sophie's kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying riskone that puts everyone in incredible danger.

As long buried secrets rise to the surface, it’s once again up to Sophie to uncover hidden memoriesbefore someone close to her is lost forever.


In this second book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must journey to the darkest corners of her luminous world in a sequel that will leave you breathless for more.

Title: KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES (Keeper of the Lost Cities #1)
Author: Shannon Messenger
Pub. Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Aladdin
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 496
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepathsomeone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. Its a talent shes never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.”
There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memorysecrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humansthat other people desperately want. Would even kill for.


In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.


About Shannon:

SHANNON MESSENGER graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learnedamong other thingsthat she liked watching movies much better than making them. Shes studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but realized her real passion was writing stories for children. Shes the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with an embarrassing number of cats. Visit her online at shannonmessenger.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @sw_messenger and on Facebook @KepperOfTheLostCities.


Giveaway Details:

4 winners will receive FULL hardcover sets of THE KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES Series, US only.




Tour Schedule:
Week One:
10/21/2019
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10/22/2019
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10/23/2019
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10/24/2019
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10/25/2019
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Week Two:
10/28/2019
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10/29/2019
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10/30/2019
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10/31/2019
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11/1/2019
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Week Three:
11/4/2019
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11/5/2019
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11/6/2019
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11/7/2019
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11/8/2019
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Week Four:
11/11/2019
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11/12/2019
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11/13/2019
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11/14/2019
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11/15/2019
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