#GetLucky Things

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.

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#GETLUCKY, Book Babies, and Pre-Orders.

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The Whiskey Priest

Or, my fourth novel is coming out soon.

LUCK ON THE LINE is my first New Adult Contemporary Romance. I’m super proud of it. It takes place in Boston, a city I love more and more every time I visit. It also helps that I’ve finally figured out the T and can get around more easily. My last visit included lots of bars, a Fenway game, and lots of walking. It was all in the name of research, I promise.

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Fenway booze

Even though the restaurant LUCK ON THE LINE takes place at is fictional, I wanted to have elements to pull from while writing. If you ever get a chance, eating your way through Boston neighborhoods is a very good life choice.

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Fenway Dahgs

I don’t know a lick about baseball. To me it’s not that exciting to watch the game as much as it is to watch the people watching the game. There’s a big scene in LUCKY that’s set at Fenway. Also, Fenway dogs, everyone. Do it.

So what is this book I’ve been referring to as LUCKY on social media? Here’s the synopsis:

“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 Hughes 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.

THERE YOU HAVE IT! Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting teasers form the book and I reaaaaalllyyyy hope you like them. Want to #GetLucky? Pre-order on Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks! Add to your Goodreads.

Help me get the word out by sharing these badges!

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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.


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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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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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

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