2.23.2015

More Than Comics Release Day!

Hey guys! I know it's been quiet around here, but I just wanted to give a shout out to Elizabeth Briggs and her new release MORE THAN COMICS! I got a chance to read it before the launch and I loved it. I think you will, too.



 More Than Comic (Chasing The Dream, #2)

Release Date: 2/23/15ebruary 23, 2015

They're friends online - but can they be more in real life? 

Writer Tara McFadden has been friends with artist and drummer Hector Fernandez for years, long before his band became famous on reality TV – yet they’ve never met in person. They finally have a chance to connect offline when they’re both sent to Comic-Con to promote the graphic novel they collaborated on. 

Hector's secretly been in love with Tara for as long as he can remember, and once they meet, she sees him in a new light. All the years of longing lead to an incredible night of passion after one of his concerts, but neither is sure if their online relationship can translate into a real life romance – or if this will ruin their friendship forever. 

Over four crazy days at Comic-Con, Hector and Tara must decide if they want a future together. But when their story seems to be over, it’s up to Hector’s entire band to make sure he and Tara get their happy ending. 


Here's an excerpt from Tara's POV:


The lights dimmed and the entire crowd seemed to jump to its feet at once, including me. Fog crept across the stage and a red glow slowly illuminated the darkness. The stadium was silent except for the buzz of excitement, the anticipation for the band about to come out. My chest was tight, my breathing difficult, my heart a speeding train that threatened to derail at any moment.

Just when I thought I couldn’t take any more of it, the room burst into sound with the opening of “Uprising” by Muse. The lights brightened, gradually revealing the band already on stage. Maddie on the right, her fingers flying across her guitar, the fake wind blowing her hair like in a music video. Kyle on the left, rocking out behind his keyboard, his black hair hanging in his eyes. And Jared in the middle, playing bass.

A spotlight flashed on him when he started singing. In person he was even more drop dead gorgeous than on screen, with his tattooed arms, sinful blue eyes, and naughty smile. His voice had a way of creeping into your very soul, and he had this crazy magnetism that made it nearly impossible to take your eyes off him. Especially when he wasn’t playing and could grip the microphone like a lover and croon into it. No wonder so many ladies threw themselves at him.

But while everyone drooled over Jared, my eyes sought out Hector, who had gone shirtless tonight. It was harder to see him in the back, but I could still glimpse his muscular arms and shoulders while his drumsticks danced through the air. He was an animal, pounding against the drums like he was possessed by something, yet somehow never completely losing control.

The big screens beside the stage flashed between the different band members and showed Hector from behind, giving a shot of his smooth back, all those coiled muscles flexing and rippling while he played. Sweat slicked his arms as he poured himself into the music, his drumsticks moving fast yet never missing a beat. He was glorious. Strong. Powerful. And ridiculously sexy.

I wanted to lick the sweat off him, which was sort of gross, but I didn’t care. I’d do it to taste him, to explore that hard, muscular body with my tongue. And my hands. And every other part of me.

I couldn’t deny it any longer. Meeting Hector in person had awakened something in me. I’d always found him hot, of course. And sure, I’d fantasized about him a few times, but I’d never seriously thought of him as anything more than a friend. He’d always been too far away, too off limits, too impossible to even consider. But now he was more than a daydream I tried desperately to ignore—he was a very tempting reality.

Once we’d come face to face a flick had been switched, and I felt something…more.

And seeing him play tonight? That made me want him.



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Author bio:

Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She plays the guitar, mentors at-risk teens, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of small, fluffy dogs.

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11.08.2014

#GETLUCKY: Blog Tour Edition

Or, I can't wait for you guys to meet Lucky & James!

Win a mug and get the book and use them together! 



Available now! 


Tour Schedule

November 7th: Me, My Shelf and I REVIEW
November 8th: The Cover Contessa 10 RANDOM THINGS
November 9th: Step Into Fiction REVIEW
November 10th: Dream Within A Dream DREAM CAST
November 11th: Sleeps On Tables REVIEW
November 12th: Ex Libris A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ZORAIDA CORDOVA
November 13th: Nay's Pink Bookshelf REVIEW
November 14th SMW Book Blog REVIEW
November 17th: The Reading Nook SPOTLIGHT


Happy hopping ^_~

~Z 

10.27.2014

The Halloween Book Trail!



Welcome to 5th stop of The Woods Trail! You're almost there!


This is the first ever Halloween Book Trail, featuring your favorite YA & MG authors! This trail is based on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes presented by the Apocalypsies. In THIS trail, you’ll find all kinds of posts, and discover new authors and their work.

How do you play? Easy. Every post contains information that will lead to killer prizes! Books, swag, locks of hair... there's something for all! 

At the end of each blog you’ll find a link that will take you to the next stop in the trail. By the end, you’ll find a quiz. Now you’ll be happy you read all the posts! Submit your entry to the quiz for a chance to win one of 5 grand prizes!

Now, who the hell am I? 
My name is Zoraida C√≥rdova. You might remember me from some mermaid merman books I wrote. I actually do love long walks on the beach. In addition to writing about things that go bump in the (ocean) at night, I write New Adult romance. If that's you're thing, go check it out



** Here is the Halloween Q&A that you came for! **



If your MC went trick or treating, what would they dress up as and why?

If Layla Santos from THE VICOUS DEEP Trilogy dressed up for Halloween, she's definitely be a vigilante. Layla's not the kind of girl who is afraid of the unknown. She's in love with a merman, after all. But even though a mermaid would be fun, she'd much rather be able to help others. Because she wouldn't change herself to be supernatural, she'd be the kind of superhero that learns how to kick ass without any magic. Layla would be Hit Girl. 





If you were stranded on a deserted island or haunted house, how do you survive?

In a haunted house, I'd set it on fire and then run out of there like a bat out of hell. 
In a deserted island, I guess it depends if I'm alone. Is my threat other people or animals or nature or all of the above. OMG I'M GOING TO DIE. WILSON WHERE ARE YOU?




Please share a photo of your favorite Halloween costume you’ve worn.

I LOVED the X-men tv show growing up and still do. I went as Rogue in 2008.

But my new favorite one is this Day of the Dead inspired make up I did this week! It is appropriate considering the witchy YA series I have coming up in 2015. 



What magical/supernatural creature do you secretly want to be? 

That's easy....a mermaid.
Wait...no a were-unicorn.
No... a mermaid unicorn.
No... a half angel half mermaid that lives on the shores of Acapulco.
Maybe I'll stick with mermaid.


What is your favorite sentence/paragraph from your novel?
"That's because I will never be done with you." 
And then she kisses me again. I hold her tight against me because I'm afraid if I let her go, she'll be gone for good." ~Tristan Hart. The Vast & Brutal Sea.

The Vicious Deep Trilogy is available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook!

Thank you for reading and participating! But before you go, I’m giving you a bonus contest, open to U.S. & CAN only. It's a mystery swag pack with VICIOUS DEEP/mermaid stuff. Trick or treat?




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You're almost there! For the last stop on the trail, visit David James, author of BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY!




10.17.2014

NetGalley, Full Metal Jackets, and Halloween Trails!

Or, Even though I'm still in denial that it's October, there is nothing I can do except cry carry on. There is so much happening this Fall/Winter in Zoraida Land.

My New Adult romance debut, LUCK ON THE LINE is on NetGalley! If you want to read it and review it on Goodreads, please do so by following this AWESOME LINK.  

This is the full jacket: 



Can't wait? Pre-order it now! If you do choose to pre-order it because you love me so much, you are entered into this contest to win a special edition series mug.

pre-order links:



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On the YA front, a couple (a lot!) of stellar YA & MG authors have joined in a Halloween blog hop. It's called The Halloween Book Trail. Click on the banner to take you to the website. It starts October 27th and ends November 1st!




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On the writing side, I'm on deadline for the second book in the ON THE VERGE series (New Adult), as well as the first book in a witchy new series (Young Adult).

So I best get to writing like, 
Zoraida  

10.09.2014

LUCK ON THE LINE PRE-ORDER!


Or, order my book and get stuff!



About LUCK ON THE LINE:

Series: On the Verge #1
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release date: November 11, 2014

To turn her life around, she’ll have to stand the heat. To fulfill his dreams, he’ll have to get Lucky.

Despite her name, Lucky Pierce has always felt a little cursed. Refusing to settle for less or settle down, she changes jobs as often as she changes boyfriends. When her celebrity chef mother challenges her to finish something, Lucky agrees to help her launch Boston’s next hot restaurant, The Star. Even if it means working with the infuriating, egotistical, and undeniably sexy head chef.

James loves being known as Boston’s hottest bad boy in the kitchen, but if he wants to build a reputation as a serious chef, he has to make this restaurant work and keep his scandalous past out of the headlines. Getting involved with his boss’s spoiled, sharp-tongued daughter is definitely not on the menu.

As the launch of The Star looms and the tension and chemistry heat up in the kitchen, they’re going to need more than a little luck to keep everything from boiling over.



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But first! Here's a little teaser...


want more?


but also...




Pre-order today and win things!

Luck On The Line (On the Verge #1)

You can also add ALL of the books from the ON THE VERGE Series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/138019-on-the-verge


BONUST CONTEST: Share the cover and get entered for a chance to win this exclusive LUCK ON THE LINE mug plus a special postcard.




9.30.2014

LUCK ON THE LINE teaser!

LUCKY TEASER_1

Cover reveal is on 10/6/14

Pre-order links are here:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1yu7O0J
iBooks: http://bit.ly/1rpLRe7
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1qCyuCh
Nook: coming soon!
run like,
Zoraida

#GetLucky

Or, Zoraida learns how to use Adobe Illustrator

The rumors are true. I've figured out a very basic way to design things on Illustrator. It's a lot of fun playing with color and fonts. It's better than losing 100 hours on Tumblr. I made these images to go with my upcoming release!

What is LUCK ON THE LINE about? Well it goes something like this:

To turn her life around, she’ll have to stand the heat. To fulfill his dreams, he’ll have to get Lucky.

Despite her name, Lucky Pierce has always felt a little cursed. Refusing to settle for less or settle down, she changes jobs as often as she changes boyfriends. When her celebrity chef mother challenges her to finish something, Lucky agrees to help her launch Boston’s next hot restaurant, The Star. Even if it means working with the infuriating, egotistical, and undeniably sexy head chef.

James loves being known as Boston’s hottest bad boy in the kitchen, but if he wants to build a reputation as a serious chef, he has to make this restaurant work and keep his scandalous past out of the headlines. Getting involved with his boss’s spoiled, sharp-tongued daughter is definitely not on the menu.

As the launch of The Star looms and the tension and chemistry heat up in the kitchen, they’re going to need more than a little luck to keep everything from boiling over.

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I'm having a lot of fun making these, so you have been warned.
#GET-LUCKY-KISS-BARTENDER #GET-LUCKY-Lick-the-cook GET LUCKY TEASER 1 GET LUCKY TEASER 2

7.14.2014

You Ain't Never Met a *Witch* Like Me

Or, something bruja this way comes. 

I have a new book deal. I won't tell you all the details yet. But this is the most important part: 

Zoraida Cordova’s ENCANTRIX, in which a teen girl in family of powerful Brujas, accidentally banishes them in a bid to avoid her own magical destiny, then ventures into the otherworldly land of Los Lagos to save them, with the mysterious but alluring Nova as her guide, who seems to have an agenda all his own, to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks Fire, by Adrienne Rosado of Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (World English)

Time for a gif., image, and video hint - party.












6.16.2014

The Vast & Brutal Sea Blog Tour!


The blog tour is here! Keep track of all guest posts and reviews for the 3rd and final installment of The Vicious Deep Trilogy!

But first...check out the book trailer! 




Blog Tour Stops

June 16th - Review - Doctor's Notes
June 17th - Review - & Dream Casting! Sarah @ Catching Books
June 18th - Review - Bo-ok Nerd Canada
June 20th - Q&A - Burning Impossibly Bright
June 21st - Review + Q&A Seeing Double in Neverland
June 23rd - Review - Jess @ Step Into Fiction
June 24th - Review - In Bed with Books
                - Guest Post on Supporting Characters - In Bed with Books 
                - Review - Sarah @ Ink Bitten
June 25th - Q&A w/ Twinja Book Reviews
June 26th - IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!
June 27th - Q& A  - Wake Up @ 7 Blog
June 30th - Mermaids at Latinos in Kid Lit
July 1st - LAUNCH DAY!!!
             - Q&A w/ Chapter by Chapter
July 2nd - Review @ Bumbles and Fairy-tales
July 3rd - Review and Q&A w/ Scott Reads It
July 4th - Review and Q&A w/ Ohana Reads


adding more every week!

Don't forget to order your copy of The Vast & Brutal Sea for a chance to win prizes!

Buy links:
Indie Bound * B&N * Kobo * Books of Wonder

How the giveaway works:

All you have to do is order The Vast & Brutal Sea OR order the The Savage Blue from now until July 8th and you’re entered into the contest! 

After that everything else is bonus points (Tweets, Likes, and shares). Just remember to save your receipt to claim your prize! International. For full list of prizes go here <--


JUST ADDED 7/1/14

Trident with a garter! I doubled it up and put it around my arm, but it goes around the thigh. #badassmermaid








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5.21.2014

Pre-order The Vast & Brutal Sea!

Or, look at all the shine prizes!


This is the end, guys. Tristan's journey comes to a close with The Vast & Brutal Sea. Help me celebrate it with a bang!

Here's how it works, from now until JULY 8th, you have the opportunity to win LOADS of mermish prizes! As the month goes on, I'll add more things.

RULES;
#1 - Order The Vast & Brutal Sea OR The Savage Blue .
#2 - Fill out the Rafflecopter below
#3 - Save your receipt to claim your prize!

B&N * Indie Bound * Kobo *

WHAT DO YOU WIN?

For starters here goes:

1. An annotated copy of The Vicious Deep OR The Savage Blue. Take your pick!  The. Will. Be. Doodles. (1 winner)





2. How badass will you be wearing the Trident of the Skies around your neck? (1 winner)



3. THREE winners will receive a quartz charm! (Look at my crooked pinky!)

4. 5/31/14: A 30 minutes Skype session with ME! We can talk about the weather, writing, Orlando Bloom's face, more writing, your favorite color, life, cupcakes. I can even show you how to do mermaid make-up. LOOK, I'M SO NICE.




5. Mermaid charms! Aren't they pretty?

6. #Badassmermaid trident on a garter







And that's just the start. I'll be adding some more goodies as the weeks roll by.


Here is a sharable Instagram photo. Just hashtag #TeamMermaidContest




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5.11.2014

Book News!

Or, book babies in the works!


Thanks to my wonderful agent, I'm joining the New Adult contemporary romance writers of the world. I feel like a lot of the stories I wrote in college would now be considered NA. Back then (and I mean like four years ago) my short stories about 20 something year old girls wandering through life looking for the proverbial meaning of love, happiness, success... Yeah, those stories didn't get such a good reception. Not highbrow enough. Not quite a good fit in the market. But now the market is changing and changing some more. I can't wait to show you these stories.


Write on like,
Zoraida

5.03.2014

Sign Up For The Vast & Brutal Sea Blog Tour!

Or, it comes out in two months OMGGGGGGG.


The Vast & Brutal Sea comes out July 1st. It is the third and final installment in The Vicious Deep Trilogy. If you haven't seen the covers together, here they are again.



This means it's blog tour time! Bookmarks, giveaways, and all things under the sea! If you'd like to take part of the festivities, fill out the form below. Book bloggers, BookTubers, and mermaid enthusiasts are all welcome. The blog tour will kick off July 1st and go on for three weeks. Sign up is on going...

BUT FIRST!

While I can only provide ARCs through NetGalley, I have ONE ARC of V&BS up for grabs! The first 30 entries for the blog tour will be put in a raffle. One lucky blogger/booktuber gets it. Easy peasy. Warning, I've been cuddling with them, so it might smell like my shampoo. Please make sure you click on the *Review* box in the form below so I know you plan on, well, reviewing it.



Happy Hunger G---
I mean, Happy Entering? Blog Touring?

Just Happy Like,
Zoraida