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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Blog Tour: WOUNDED HEROES ANTHOLOGY With An Interview & $10 Amazon GC #Giveaway!


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WOUNDED HEROES ANTHOLOGY blog tour! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway below!



About the Book:

Title: WOUNDED HEROES ANTHOLOGY
Author: Pamela Ackerson, Debra Parmley, Teri Riggs, Maggie Adams, Nia Farrell
Pub. Date: November 7, 2019
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 131
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, TBD

Five Degrees of heartwarming to melting stories ─ Five stand-alone love stories with swoon-worthy heroes that will leave you breathless from award-winning International, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors Pamela Ackerson, Debra Parmley, Teri Riggs, Maggie Adams, and Nia Farrell.

* A Rosa for Russell ~ Who in their right mind falls in love with the enemy?

** Two Step, New Steps  ~ Wounded cop Len Yardley doesn’t expect to find love while he’s healing from a gunshot wound but the air force veteran can’t help falling for perky Leanne Bobbin who brings out his protective instincts and makes him laugh.

*** Bringing Her Home ~ Can Thomas Raintree bring home the woman he loves, but had to leave behind?

**** As Time Goes By ~ Blake’s determined to find out who killed his best friend, and his widow holds the key ...not only to the murder, but also to Blake’s heart. 

***** Fallen ~ An Army chaplain priest’s faith is tested when he falls for his PTSD therapist.


Interview:

Two Chicks Interview

Hey Ladies!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! WOUNDED HEROES ANTHOLOGY sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about the WOUNDED HEROES ANTHOLOGY and the characters?

Pam: Rosa and Russell were originally introduced in my novel, Garrett’s Ghost. They had a story needing to be told. It was fun. It’s been a long time since I’ve written any Civil War stories.

Debra: My story in the anthology, Two Step New Steps, features Leanne Bobbin, a recent college graduate newly hired to be a bank assistant manager. Her new boyfriend, an Air Force veteran and Bartlett cop, is on desk duty healing from an injury when the bank she works at is robbed. Leanne was also the sister in Check Out, a military romantic suspense set in Bartlett, TN where I live. Leanne had a college campus stalker in Check Out.

Teri: A detective working on a sex trafficking case is sent to rescue his ex. Tommy, the hero, is an Alpha who based a major life changing decision on his need to protect his woman. Jessica, my heroine, is hurt that Tommy disappeared from her life without explaining why. When he shows up to rescue her, she’s not sure she can trust him again.

What are you working on now?

Pam: I’m working on my Pambling Roads Journals (U.S. States), and creating a group of short stories all revolving around Clere’s Restaurant.

Debra: I’m working on To Catch an Elf (release date Dec. 22nd, which has a creepy elf and a stalker, a heroine who is a house sitter who is also dog sitting and air force hero Ted Barr, who is the twin of Jack Barr, the hero of Montana Marine, and the hero of A Triple C Ranch Christmas Wedding (release date Dec. 3rd).

Teri: -A paranormal (my first) about 3 sisters with psychic abilities.

Maggie: A Feisty Heroines anthology with other NY Times and USA Today authors. Why should the guys have all the fun. 

Nia: I’m working on More (Avenging Angels Book 5) by Nia Farrell, Casey (Guarded Hearts Book 2) by Nia Farrell and Claire Marta, and world-building for a dystopian MC that I’ll be writing for the Twisted Steel anthology out next year.

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

Pam: No. I avoid doing that. Although I have based characters from parts of some people’s personalities.

Debra: All of the officers in the Bartlett Police Department inspired me to write my first police hero, Len Yardley in the short story Two Step, New Steps. He is also an Air Force veteran and my husband is also.

Maggie: In a way. My brother-in-law was a federal agent, a marine, who died unexpectedly.  I knew my characters grief from my sister-in-law’s sorrow. 

Nia: Father Vincent’s visionary experience was inspired by a true story. Something similar happened to a man when visiting Normandy Beach, where he received his calling to be an Army chaplain.  Father Vincent experiences his epiphany on a Civil War battlefield.

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

Pam: I adored Russell. He refused to give up or give in to the injustices happening around him.

Debra: My least favorites were the bank robbers and my favorite in this story was Len. He’s a good cop.

Teri: Jessica. I love writing strong female characters.

Maggie: Favorite - Dixie from my debut novel, Whistlin’ Dixie.  Least - Marcus Davis from Cold as Ice. His cold, villainous character was almost snakelike. 

Nia: Fallen only has two on-screen character, but Father Vincent’s tortured soul was more demanding as a writer. Ilsa had her own issues, but his involved a crisis of faith.

What is your favorite passages/scenes in WOUNDED HEROES ANTHOLOGY?

Pam: When Rosa and Russell first met. (Russell is severely injured and in a POW hospital)
She scoffed. “You’re a big flirt. Trying to sweeten me up, aren’t you?”
He winked. “What’s your name, lass?”
“Rosa.”
“Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. A Rosa for Russell.”

Debra: “Hands up!” the one with the red tennis shoes screamed and shot his gun once into the air, hitting the ceiling tile.
          “Everyone get down on the ground!” the other one yelled.
          Leanne, in the office, had turned toward them, frozen in shock, where they hadn’t seen her yet.
          Bang.
She jumped, dropping the paperwork onto the floor as she slid around behind the filing cabinet hoping they wouldn’t see her or find her.

Maggie: In my story, I love the in-your-face attitude of Lizzie when she confronts Tank.

Nia: I had four relatives who were POWs at Andersonville prison, so Pam’s story really resonated for me. But I kept going back to how much Father Ralph in The Thorn Birds and hoped that readers would find Father Vincent as compelling.

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

Pam: I did a lot of research on the Andersonville Civil War POW camp in Georgia. We also toured the site and spoke with the employees there. I picked their brains and got as much information as possible.

Debra: I worked as a head teller at a bank in the 80’s so I pulled from that and from attending the Bartlett Citizens Police Academy in 2018. I live in Bartlett, TN where the story is set.

Teri: I spent a lot of time researching the Russian Mafia.

Maggie: Rankings and military protocol was the most research I did. 

Nia: My brother is a retired Army major but I had to research the priesthood and Army chaplains, look at Army bases, and determine the best choice for my story. Georgia summertime and a vintage church building with faulty air conditioning raised the heat level before a word was spoken.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

Debra: Usually the current hero I am writing.

Teri: Roark from the In Death series.

Maggie: Nick from Cold as Ice.  He’s dominant, stubborn, sarcastic and charming, all 
at the same time. 

Nia: Mr. Darcy, written as a Dominant in my book Pride and PunishmentAn Erotic Retelling of Jane Austens Beloved Classic. I’m an Austen fan, to the point of naming our daughter Darcy.

What inspired you to write romance?

Pam: I’ve written time travel science fiction for over twenty years. My books have relationships in them but never really had romance. This was my dabble into the world of romance stories, and I enjoyed it very much. All of my books have a promise of a better tomorrow and are about hope. Perfect for writing romance!

Debra: I love happy-ever-after endings.

Teri: It’s what I love to read.

Maggie: I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 35 years.  I kinda like our love story and wanted to share it.

Nia: My husband. I was an avid reader when he encouraged me to write. Now I have nearly 60 titles under four names, plus a documentary screenplay.

Lightning Round Questions

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

Pam: My next book on my TBR is Breaking Free of the Pieces by Shelby Reeves.

Debra: The 12 Cozy Mystery Carols of Christmas there are 12 different authors and all but one is new to me.

Teri: Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich. Shamed by Linda Castillo is next on my list.

Maggie: Morgan by Nia Farrell

Nia: I have a ton of titles on my Kindle. Latest book read was Vargr by Cari Silverwood. The next are must-reads for researchsome steampunk titles and the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe.

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

Pam: Ravenclaw

Debra: Gryffindor

Maggie: I’d like to say Gryffindor but probably Hufflepuff. Lol

Nia: Gryffindor

Twitter or Facebook?

Pam: Twitter

Debra: Facebook

Teri: Facebook.

Maggie: Facebook

Nia: Facebook

Favorite Superhero?

Pam: Superman

Debra: Superman

Teri: Ant man.

Maggie: Wonder Woman

Nia: Superman

Favorite TV show?

Pam: Supernatural and BobHeartsAbishola

Debra: Big Bang Theory

Teri: Too many favorites.

Maggie: HGTV anything

Nia: Outlander, Vikings, and Drunk History. Dancing with the Stars is my guilty pleasure.

Sweet or Salty?

Pam: Sweet

Debra: Sweet

Teri: Sweet and salty mix.

Maggie: Depends on the questions. Lol

Nia: Both

Any Phobias?

Pam: Not really, I’m not comfortable around large crowds or large groups of people.

Debra: Deep water/drowning

Teri: Heights

Maggie: I’m terrified of heights, deep water, and close spaces.

Nia: Not really.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Debra: Happy Pharrell Williams

Teri: Go Rest High On That Mountain

Maggie: Christmas songs!!

Nia: I listen to more classical music. Vivaldi, Beethoven, and William Boyce are favorites.

2019/2020 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Debra: Minions 2 I love those little yellow guys!

Maggie: Frozen II

Nia: Our last film was Downton Abbey. Our next will be A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Sadly, I’m behind on the Star Wars franchise.


Thanks so much for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read WOUNDED HEROES ANTHOLOGY!

About the authors: 

Pam Ackerson:


Wife, mother, international and Amazon bestselling author, and time traveling adventurer. Born and raised in Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pamela Ackerson now lives on the Space Coast of Florida where everyone is encouraged to reach for the stars! A hop, skip, and jump from Disney World and fun-filled imagination and fantasy. Non-fiction, WW2, inspirational, self-help marketing and advertising, historical fiction, time travel, westerns, Native American, and children's preschool/first reader books.








Debra Parmley:
Debra enjoys writing historical romance and writes a 1920's flappers romance series, each book about a different flapper. She also writes contemporary and holiday romance, a dystopian romance trilogy; paranormal romance, fairy tale romance and poetry.

She is a professional speaker and a world traveler who often brings home folk tales and music from countries she has visited.

Her five favorite things are shooting primitive archery with her Mongolian horse bow, shooting long guns, shooting pool, walking on the beach, and hearing from her readers. Each card and letter is a joyful treasure, like finding that perfect shell on the beach.

DebraParmley.com

Teri Riggs:


Teri Riggs is a USA Today Bestselling author. As a child, Teri made up her own bedtime stories. When her children came along, Teri always tweaked the fairy tales she told her daughters, giving them a bit more punch and better endings when needed.

Now she spends her days turning her ideas into books. She lives in Marietta, GA with her husband.






Maggie Adams:
Maggie Adams is an international and Amazon Best Selling romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin' Dixie, debuted in Amazon's Top 100 for Women's Fiction, humor, on November 2014. Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with her books. HerTempered Steel Series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into international recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK and her follow-up paranormal series, Legends, looks to do the same! She is the recipient of the Dayreader Reviews Best of 2015 for Leather and Lace, the Readers Favorite Award for Something's Gotta Give in 2016, the Indie Romance Convention Romantic Comedy Award 2017 for Forged in Fire and the 2017 New Apple Awards nomination - Suspense for Cold as Ice.



Author Nia Farrell is a four-times Golden Flogger Finalist, a founding member of the Wicked Pens, and a multi-genre author who is published in nonfiction, poetry, music, articles, and children's books, with one documentary screenplay under her literary belt. She had nine nominations in the 2016 Summer Indie Book Awards; her BDSM MMF ménage erotic historical As Wicked as You Want was voted #1 Erotica and #10 overall in The 50 Best Indie Books of 2016, and Pride and Punishment was voted Best Historical Romance in the 2017 Menages Romance Readers Favorites.







Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.



Tour Schedule:
Week One:
12/2/2019
Guest Post
12/3/2019
Interview
12/4/2019
Interview
12/5/2019
Excerpt
12/6/2019
Review

Week Two:
12/9/2019
Review
12/10/2019
Excerpt
12/11/2019
Review
12/12/2019
Review
12/13/2019
Review

8 comments:

  1. I love to read anthologies and this one is unlike any I've read before.

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    1. I agree. I love reading anthologies. We wanted to do something just a little bit different. :-)

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  2. Thank you for telling me about this book series, it looks great.

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  3. Thank you. We hope you love it.

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  4. Thanks for hosting us! I hope that our stories resonate as strongly with readers as they do for us.

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  5. It sounds good just by reading the blurb but the interview made me more interested in reading this!

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  6. We're looking forward to hearing how much everyone enjoyed our stories. All the authors were awesome to work with. :-)

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  7. Thank you for sharing our anthology.

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