Love on the Ledge and Luck on the Line are on sale for 99 CENTS each on Amazon and iBooks. The sale ends on January 5th, 2016!

To celebrate, I’m sharing snippets of each book and sending you some swag! If you’ve purchased the books, simply email me proof of purchase and your mailing address to zoraidawrites@gmail.com. Then, I’ll send you the swag!

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Meet Sky Lopez!

9781626816657_FC“The first time I’ll wear white to a wedding, I won’t be the bride.

I turn in the full-length mirror, admiring the way the soft white satin hugs my Hamptons-summer-kissed skin. When I tried the dress on back in April, it was snug on my hips. Then, I was in Boston working night shifts at the hospital that included a steady supply of pastries, cold pizza, and coffee. When I wasn’t working the graveyard shift, I was clinging to the arm of my perfect boyfriend with one hand and downing cocktails with the other. I’ll say one thing about this break-up—it’s the only one that’s ever caused me to lose weight instead of pile it on.

That and wedding planning.

Wedding planning is a stressful business, especially when the groom is your uncle, and your entire family gets to see your life plans spectacularly come apart at the seams.”

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Meet Lucky Pierce!

 

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“The universal rule of servers is: the bigger the order, the bigger the prick.

It was true during my year of “soul searching” after high school graduation, bartending at El Gallo on Espanola Way, when sunburnt moms sent back LITs for being too strong.

It was true the year after that at the Old Post in Missoula, Montana when diet-obsessed sorority girls asked for the Country House Special Sauce Deluxe burger, but, you know, without the onions and tomatoes and, oh, no special sauce.

And it was true, when I made health shakes at Super Green Joe’s in Brooklyn the year after that. If I hear “is that protein gluten-soy-dairy-free and fair trade?” one more time…

Now at The Red Cup, Mr. Tall Vanilla Latte No Whip, No Foam, Extra shot, Half Skim, Half Whole, Pump of Hazelnut is a pretty big prick.”

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If you’re attending RT 2015 in Dallas, TX, then find me and say hello!


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You can find me at the following events.

New Adult College Game Night

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 8:15pm to 10:00pm

Location: Lobby Level

Room: Reunion A

College settings are hotter than ever right now and whether you’re a recent or very distant alumni, we can all experience campus life together! Come sporting your college team T-shirt and some comfy pajama pants. Share a table with your favorite NA author, play college-themed games, eat your way to the “freshman 15” with our junk-food feast and win prizes — hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards to your favorite places! Come early! The first 200 attendees receive a Between the Covers gift bag, so get those pom poms ready. It’s Game Night!

YA Spooky Slumber Party

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 10:15pm to 11:55pm

Location: Lobby Level

Room: Landmark A

Put on your jammies and join us for some spooky, silly fun and games! Challenge your favorite YA authors to time-honored slumber party favorites like Truth or Dare and Boy Meets Girl, and create your very own spooky flash fiction. Snacks and prizes abound — and the best slippers win!

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YA: The Writing Life

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Atrium Level (2nd Floor)

Room: Gaston

For our first YA panel of the conference, we’ve assembled experts from various subgenres to provide Writing Life info for you. Join these experts — whose fields span from Sci-Fi to Horror, Fantasy to Contemporary — as they give you valuable tips on everything from hitting your deadlines to the day-to-day business of being a professional writer.

Giant Book Fair!

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Lobby Level

Room: Landmark Ballroom & Reunion Ballroom

I’ll be signing THE VICIOUS DEEP (YA), LUCK ON THE LINE (NA) and LOVE ON THE LEDGE (NA)

There will be swag! Find me in ROW 5 of NEW ADULT LANE

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Humble Beginnings: Your Favorite YA Authors Share Their Teen Writing

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Location: Atrium Level

Room: Gaston

Authors are blessed by the writing gods from the moment they pick up a pen or touch a keyboard — aren’t they? Decide for yourself as more than a dozen YA authors read excerpts from the poems, stories and fan fiction they wrote as teens.

Participating in the FAN-tastic Day Party, Saturday, May 16 7:00-7:35pm

Location: Exhibition Level

Room:Marsalis Hall

 

See you in Dallas!

~Zoraida

 

 

 

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Also, Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Today is the launch of LOVE ON THE LEDGE, book 2 in the On The Verge series.

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I’m going to tell you about it (briefly) in photos. The novel is about Sky Lopez.

Sky! (Naya Rivera)

 

She’s in an inbetween time in her life. So she turns to planning her favorite uncle’s wedding. As one does.

She’s accompanied by her cousin Leti, and BFF River.

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She isn’t looking for love, but enter Hayden Robertson, a roofer with a heart of gold. Lets have a big shout out for #TeamNiceGuy

Hayden (Matt Barr)

They’re all in the Hamptons. While Sky is trying to plan the wedding, it is a whole lot of Murphy’s Law. But there’s the beach, and Hayden, and kissing.

BUT Hayden and Sky have problems! They both have baggage and in comes their issues. Not to mention Sky’s family is a little bit intrusive. Also, there’s this guy named Xandro who really thinks he and Sky belong together. He has a big ego.

Xandro (Justin Baldoni)

Oh, yeah, Sky and her family are Ecuadorian-American (It’s a real thing I promise)

But back to Sky and Hayden. Did I mention Hayden?

Moar Hayden

That’s a super brief not-actual-summary of LOVE ON THE LEDGE. I loved writing this book. Thank you all for your support.

BUY YOUR COPY TODAY! Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | B&N | Audible 

Add it to Goodreads 

Keep track of the LOVE ON THE LEDGE blog tour hosted by Me My Shelf & I!

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May 4th A Dream Within A Dream REVIEW
May 5th LuLu FanGirl 10 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ZORAIDA
May 6th SMW Book Blog REVIEW
May 7th Underneath The Covers SPOTLIGHT
May 8th Book Briefs REVIEW
May 9th Book Angel Booktopia REVIEW
May 10th Lovely Reads REVIEW
May 11th I Heart YA Books REVIEW
May 12th Nay’s Pink Bookshelf REVIEW
May 13th #TheBookNerdLife REVIEW
May 14th Burning Impossibly Bright REVIEW
May 15th One Curvy Blogger REVIEW
May 16th The Cover Contessa MUSIC PLAYLIST
May 17th Me, My Shelf and I REVIEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the TEAM RED–but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

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About me:

zingeorgiaI’m Zoraida Córdova, author of The Vicious Deep trilogy (YA), and the On the Verge romance series (NA). I love magical creatures and bacon. Not in the same sandwich though.

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page

***SCAVENGER HUNT***
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Team Blue, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
 Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
 Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 26th, at noon Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LET THE HUNT BEGIN!

***MEET DEIDRE MAPSTONE, AUTHOR OF The Bandamann Saga: SIGRUN***

Grew up in the city of Rochester, NY. Graduated college with a BS in Art Education. Married my high school sweetheart right after college. Became a stay at home mom after the birth of our second child. Busy taking care of my family; my husband, our daughter and our two sons.
Decided to write when my daughter encouraged me to turn a dream into a story. Hence, Sigrun was born.”

For more information, please visit her site at: http://ddzines007.wix.com/sigrun

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Lundgrens own and operate Sigrun: A family restaurant on the shores of Mount Desert Island, Maine. They are a hard working, every day, American family. But like every family, they have their secrets, some stranger than others. The way these secrets unfold may surprise you.

Their tale begins with a familial ease considered unique to most, but their seemingly perfect relationships are ordinary compared to what hides beneath the surface.

Click on the book cover to buy!

 

*** EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ***

“Here is a menu that the restaurant in my story would use.”

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From Chapter 10 – Testing the Waters

…“Hey, hey there, Lyla.” Liam tried to be consoling. “We all agree with you, don’t we guys?” The two youngest nodded their heads in silent agreement. “See? We’re all with you on this. This was just a first step. A semi-test. We just needed to stretch it out and see what it could do, what e could do with what we’ve got. We, none of us except for Tillie here, have really had a chance to see what we’re capable of in this department. This was just to see it in action. What is the trouble with that? Are you okay, Lyla? Lyla?” Liam grabbed her arm as she rose.

Lyla levitated. She suddenly straightened into a standing position and brought  Liam up with her. She felt very powerful. Liam felt a surge of energy from her arm. He released her like he’d been shocked. Suddenly, the wind picked up coming off the ocean. The waves crashed into the shore and their blankets got soaked. The tide came in fast. Faster than they had ever seen it. Tillie scrambled around and tried to gather their things while she kept a worried eye on Lyla.

“Lyles! Lyla! What’s wrong? What did we do? Stop it, please!” Tillie shouted as she and Adrian picked up the bag and blankets. She looked as though she was about to cry. Adrian put his arm around her and they took a step back from Lyla and Liam.

The tide rushed in around their feet. It was fast and strong. In and out and
every time it came in, there was a bit more water. Tillie wanted to run. She was scared. Adrian sensed her fear and held her fast.

“It’s going to be okay!” He had to shout over the wind.

The rest of the people on the beach cleared out fast. Fires were put out by the
rushing tide and people scattered upward toward the town. The four of them were alone now on the beach. Liam stood in front of Lyla, between her and the ocean. “Lyla! Stop this! It’s okay! It’s going to be alright!” He shouted at the top of his lungs, but it was as if no one was even in front of her at all. She threw her arms up and looked possessed. Tillie buried her head into Adrian’s shoulder and wept. Adrian dragged her a few more steps back, away from shore.

Liam remembered just then what Lyla had said about Mom touching her arm and ‘bringing her back to earth’. He grabbed both her arms in the air. There was a strike of lightning across the water and a loud crack of thunder just as Liam flew back and landed in the next incoming wave. Lyla also flew back and landed softly in the surf. She was sitting upright and her eyes grew big. Her arms fell by her side and she fell back into the water, unconscious.
Liam was the first to her side and picked her head up out of the water. Tillie
screamed as Adrian ran over to help Liam. The surf calmed down and Liam picked Lyla up out of it and carried her away from the water.

As they walked away from the ocean, it receded to its normal level. The wind
turned steadier and died down. Lyla hung in Liam’s arms like a wet rag doll. Tillie had tears streaming down her face. Her hands over her mouth, she followed silently behind them.

As they reached dry sand, all they could hear was the soft surf and Tillie
muttering, “Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God,” over and over. Liam placed Lyla down in the sand as gently as he could. Adrian stood just behind him, to Liam’s right.

“Is she alright? Is she conscious yet? Tillie, will you please stop?” Adrian turned around and grabbed Tillie’s shoulders. He grabbed so hard she jumped, then was silent. He eased up on his grip looking at her apologetically.

“Oh, God! Oh, God! What happened? What did we do? Did we do this, Ade? Oh, God!” Tillie was properly hysterical now. She went back to her mumbling.

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Add SIGRUN to your Goodreads! Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Deidre Mapstone, and more!

To enter, you need to know that my lucky book number is

96 

*wink* Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team RED and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

***CONTINUE THE HUNT***

BUT DON’T GO YET! I’m giving away some swag.

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To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, the wonderful Elizabeth Briggs!

Good luck!!

 

 

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Hello all!

I’m so glad to share with you that I will be reading in May’s Lady Jane Salon! LOVE ON THE LEDGE launches on May 5th. Those of you who attend Lady Jane will get to hear my read from it for the first time on May 4th! An excellent day for nerds everywhere. I hope I see you there! May the Fourth be with you!

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NYC’s First & Only Romance Reading Series

As seen in Time Out New York and The New York Post…

Join us Monday, May 4th, 7-9 PM at Madame X (Loft level) when we celebrate spring with five

great romance fiction readings.

Guest authors: First-timers to Lady Jane’s: Mary T. McCarthy, P.A. DePaul and Catherine

Stine also W/A Kitsy Clare; returning to our Salon stage: Isabo Kelly and Zoraida Cordóva (meeee).

Admission: $5 dollars/person. Net proceeds support Win.

Cash bar with $5 cocktails & “mocktails.”

Copies of Scribbling Women & the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them, a nonfiction

charity anthology of bestselling romance authors to support Win, and guest authors’ books

available for sale (cash only).

 

Launched in February 2009 by authors Hope Tarr, Leanna Renee Hieber and Maya Rodale and

book blogger, Ron Hogan, Lady Jane’s Salon® is NYC’s first, and still only, monthly reading

series devoted to romance fiction, now with eight satellite Salons nationwide. Visit us online:

www.LadyJaneSalonNYC.com ~ www.LadyJaneSalonNYC.com/blog,

http://www.facebook.com/LadyJanesSalon & http://twitter.com/LadyJanesSalon.

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