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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Blog Tour- MALFUNCTION by @Nina_Croft With An Interview & #Giveaway! @entangledpub


I am thrilled to be hosting a stop on the MALFUNCTION by Nina Croft Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:
Title: MALFUNCTION
Author: Nina Croft
Pub. Date: January 20, 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 269
Find it:  Goodreads, Amazon, B&NiBooksKobo

Investigator, Sergeant Logan Farrell, has never been convinced the human race deserves saving. But it looks like he’s got the job anyway.

It’s been five hundred years since we fled the remnants of a dying Earth in search of a new home. Twenty-four ships, each carrying ten thousand Chosen Ones. All sleeping peacefully...until people start dying in cryo.

Malfunction or murder? Hopefully, the former—a serial killer in the fleet would be drastic for morale. But Logan is determined to find the truth. Unfortunately, he’s got a new partner—and he works best alone.

Katia Mendoza, hot-shot homicide detective, has been woken from cryo to assist with the investigation. But is she really interested in solving the case, or does she have her own agenda?

Before he can answer that question, though, they become targets themselves.

Nothing like a few near misses with death to bring a couple together, and Logan finds himself falling for the alluring detective. But he doesn’t know that Katia is hiding a secret.

It’s not only humans who fled the dying Earth.

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

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

I have a series called Dark Desires, it’s set around a thousand years in the future after humanity has fled a dying Earth and found a new home. A little while ago, my publisher, asked me if I’d like to do a Dark Desires Origins series set 500 years earlier when the fleet that left Earth finally reach the system that will become their new home.
What most of the fleet don’t realize is that it’s not only humans that escaped the destruction of Earth. One of the ships carries a cargo of supernatural beings, captained by a thousand year old vampire, Ricardo Sanchez. Rico is the hero of Break out, book one in the original Dark Desires series, and just about my favorite character.
Malfunction is the first book in the new series and tells the story of Katia, a werecat and Logan a human, as they fall in love while investigating a series of murders and trying to stay alive.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on Destiny’s Heart, book 2 in my Dark Desires Origins series. And I’m having  a lot of fun!

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

Absolutely none. One of the things I love about writing science fiction/paranormal romance is that I get to make stuff up! Including the characters.

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

My favorite character to write was Katia. I just loved her attitude, she’s such a bad-ass! Closely followed by Rico who kept trying to take over the book.
I can’t really say which was my least favorite to writeI loved writing them all, even the bad guys. But my least favorite character was Captain Stevensshe was such a hypocrite!

What is your favorite passages/scenes in MALFUNCTION?

I loved writing the scene when Logan finally discovers that Katia isn’t human and that he’s actually stuck on a spaceship with a bunch of vampires, were-animals and demons. And he has no way to get off.

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

Very little. No one knows what the world will be in the future or what space is like 500 years away from Earth. And just because we’ve never seen something does not mean it doesn’t exist. Space is so vast that there could be absolutely anything out there. Which means as long as I can make it believable, I don’t have to limit my world.
Having said that, I did spend quite a lot of time on the NASA site looking at pictures of space while I was designing my star system.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

Hard one. I think Jericho Barrons out of Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series because he’s so bad. Or maybe Daemon Sadi from Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy, because he’s even badder. I love a bad boy hero!

What inspired you to write romance?

I love a happy ending. Plus my mother read a lot of romance, so I grew up, from an early age, hiding behind the sofa to read them in secret. I learned a lot from those books.

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 reading Fire in His Blood by Ruby Dixon

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

Gryffindor

Twitter or Facebook?

Facebook

Favorite Superhero?

Iron man

Favorite TV show?

Firefly

Sweet or Salty?

Salty

Any Phobias?

Heights just a little bit.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Whatever It Takes Imagine Dragons

2020 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Dune


Thanks so much Nina for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read MALFUNCTION!

About Nina:

Growing up in the cold, wet, north of England, Nina Croft spent a lot of time dreaming of faraway sunnier places and ponies. When she discovered both, along with a whole load of other things, could be found between the covers of a book, her life changed forever.

Later, she headed south, picked up the perfect husband along the way, and together they volunteered to work in Africa. There they discovered a love of exotic places and a dislike of 9-5 work. Afterward they spent a number of years travelling (whenever possible) intermingled with working (whenever necessary.) Eventually they stumbled upon a remote area in the mountains of southern Spain and the small almond farm they now call home.

Nina spends her days reading, writing and riding her mare, Gencianna, under the blue Spanish skies—sunshine and ponies. She reckons this is proof that dreams really can come true if you want them enough.

Nina's writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction




Giveaway Details: International
1 winner will receive a $15 Amazon GC, International.




Tour Schedule: 
1/20/2020
Guest Post
1/20/2020
Interview
1/21/2020
Interview
1/21/2020
Guest Post
1/22/2020
Guest Post
1/22/2020
Review
1/23/2020
Review
1/23/2020
Review
1/24/2020
Review
1/24/2020
Review



Blog Tour- FISH OUT OF WATER by @JennSommersby With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @dramatwit


I am thrilled to be hosting a stop on the FISH OUT OF WATER by Jennifer Sommersby  Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:
Title: FISH OUT OF WATER: A Little Mermaid story (The Girl Without a Phone)
Author: Jennifer Sommersby
Pub. Date: December 6, 2019
Publisher: Young Actors Project (YAP)
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 272

Be who you were born to be …

Marina Andersen’s structured life is ruled by the Three S’s: Swim. Study. Succeed. But all this routine and order leaves little time for what she really wants to do: SING. Try telling that to her overbearing father, a former rock legend whose personal demons keep Marina’s extraordinary musical talents behind closed doors.

After a chance performance at school drops a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—and a gorgeous young rocker—at Marina’s feet, she’ll have to decide what lengths she’s willing to go to in pursuit of the one thing that reminds her heart to beat.

While navigating the rough seas of managing her father’s expectations and finding her own voice, will Marina summon the courage to show her dad who she really is inside before their family is dashed like a galleon in a storm?

***

Brought to you by the hugely popular YouTube series, The Girl Without A Phone, from the Young Actors Project, in collaboration with YA novelist Jennifer Sommersby, Fish Out of Water is a timeless, heartwarming tale inspired by the beloved Little Mermaid. Join Marina—alongside friends Lily and Sierra—in this fresh new adventure meant to inspire the reader to find their own song.


Chapter 1
Just an Illusion
Sometimes I swear I see her sitting in the bleachers.

When my goggles are fogged or when the seal against my face has broken and water has seeped in and the chlorine stings my eyes. You’d think I’d have a resistance to that sting after all these years. I don’t. 

It’s those moments when I think I see her sitting there, cheering me on, that steal my breath.

The eighth anniversary has just passed. Seeing her—or thinking I see her—happens more often around this time of year, when the leaves change and the air has a bite to it, reminding you to take a heavier coat and not just a cute sweatshirt or cardigan, or you’ll shiver through all your classes. 
But then I blink my stinging eyes a few times, readjust my goggles against my face, look back to the bleachers, and it’s not my mom sitting there but someone else’s. It’s those moments I feel most alone in the world. My father is usually there, but instead of cheering, he’s hunched over his silver clipboard, a stopwatch in his hand. I can tell what the rest of the day will be like with a single glance at the shape of his mouth. 

Parents sit in groups, high-fiving and hollering. She used to high-five and holler too. The stakes were a lot lower then. A meet, good or bad, meant a trip to the ice cream shop after. Nowadays, a bad performance in the pool means hours more in the pool. 

I blink again. The mirage fades. Again, someone else’s mom.

The squeeze of grief, like a hand wrapped around my heart—it never goes away. Well-meaning folks say it gets better with time, and maybe with a hundred more years, it will.

Then the start beep goes off, and I hit the water, racing against the dolphin-like bodies on either side of me, and she floats out of my mind as quickly as she floated in.




About Jennifer:

I am a writer, copy/line editor, bibliophile, and mom of four living in the Great White North.

Represented by Victoria Doherty Munro at Writers House.

Romantic comedies under Eliza Gordon.










Giveaway Details: International
5 winners will receive an eBook of FISH OUT OF WATER, International.




Tour Schedule:
Week One:
1/20/2020
Excerpt
1/20/2020
Excerpt
1/21/2020
Excerpt
1/21/2020
Review
1/22/2020
Review
1/22/2020
Review
1/23/2020
Excerpt
1/23/2020
Review
1/24/2020
Review
1/24/2020
Review

Week Two:
1/27/2020
Review
1/27/2020
Review
1/28/2020
Excerpt
1/28/2020
Review
1/29/2020
Review
1/29/2020
Review
1/30/2020
Review
1/30/2020
Review
1/31/2020
Review
1/31/2020
Review




Monday, January 20, 2020

Blog Tour- THE BEST MAN PROBLEM by @mariahankenman With An Interview & #Giveaway! @entangledpub


I am thrilled to be hosting a stop on the FINDING SOUL by T.L. Searle Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:
Title: THE BEST MAN PROBLEM (Mile High Happiness #2)
Author: Mariah Ankenman
Pub. Date: January 20, 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 150
Find it:  Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle,  B&NiBooksKobo

Lilly Walsh is used to keeping things buttoned-up and aboveboard. After all, the last time she hooked up with someone in a wedding party, it nearly cost her her wedding planning business. Thankfully, those rules don’t apply when she meets a handsome stranger in a hotel bar. One bad pirate joke leads to the best night of her life, but come morning, she’s got a wedding to plan.

Lincoln Reid never imagined he’d see the woman who rocked his world last night and then ran out on him ever again. But there she is, planning his best friend’s wedding with the same passion and drive that brought him to his knees. She’s adamant that wedding planner and best man can never mix, but that just means he’s got four weeks to make her see him as more than just a one-night guy. Because he’s itching for more than one night...or five, or ten…

Interview

Hey Mariah!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! THE BEST MAN PROBLEM sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about the THE BEST MAN PROBLEM and the characters? 

Lilly is a rule following wedding planner, but one night she throws caution (and her panties) to the wind and indulges in a steamy one-night stand with the sexy Lincoln. Everything is great until she discovers Lincoln is the best man in the new wedding she’s planning, yikes! She doesn’t get involved with wedding attendants for past reasons, but Lincoln is just so sweet, funny, and helpful she’s finding him harder and harder to resist. 

What are you working on now? 

Right now I’m hard at work on Mo’s book!

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

My awesome hubby might have inspired my need to write a sweet, nerdy, sexy computer programmerJ

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

I love writing all my characters, but my favorite is Mo, hands down. I love writing the oddballs.

What is your favorite passages/scenes in THE BEST MAN PROBLEM? 

Any scene where Lincoln tells a pirate joke because I just love a punny joke.

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

I interviewed a lovely friend who worked as a wedding planner. I also asked my hubby a ton of programming questions…most of which I still do not understand, lol!

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend? 

Rahul Khan from Wanna Bet by Talia Hibbert.

What inspired you to write romance? 

Romance is all about hope and love, something the world desperately needs. That’s why I write it.

Lightning Round Questions

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

My TBR pile is so big I could build a house out of it, but currently I am reading Tomboy by Avery Flynn.

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in

I was surprised to find out I’m a Slytherin. It’s probably because when I set a goal I won’t stop until I accomplish it.

Twitter or Facebook? 

Twitter

Favorite Superhero? 

Storm from X-Men

Favorite TV show? 

Scrubs

Sweet or Salty? 

Salty

Any Phobias? 

Sinkholes and Heights.

Song you can’t get enough of right now? 

Anything by AJR

2020 Movie you’re most looking forward to? 

Antebellum



Thanks so much Mariah for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read THE BEST MAN PROBLEM!




About Mariah:

Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and loving husband who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes.

Whether she’s writing hometown heroes or sexy supernaturals, Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone’s day a little brighter with one of her books.




Giveaway Details: International
1 winner will receive a $15 Amazon GC, International.





Tour Schedule: 
1/20/2020
BookHounds
Interview
1/20/2020
Books,Dreams,Life
Guest Post
1/21/2020
Two Chicks on Books
Interview
1/21/2020
Lifestyle of Me
Review
1/22/2020
She Just Loves Books
Review
1/22/2020
Precious books world
Review
1/23/2020
Becky on Books
Review
1/23/2020
Underneath the Covers
Guest Post
1/24/2020
Novel Novice
Review
1/24/2020
Eli to the nth
Review


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