Wednesday, April 24, 2013

BLOG TOUR Sacrifice by Stacey Rourke

Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear.

As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception?

Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style.


Rowan has never been anything but honest about what he is … a pirate and demon that has found himself tangled with the Dark Army. For centuries his only motivation has only been his own self-serving needs. But changes are stirring within this seductive swashbuckler now that he’s met the Conduit. Meeting Celeste awakened a yearning within him to claim her as his own. Can he resist the temptation to use his ability against her when with a simple touch her mind can become his to bend and play with?


Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012. 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the Gryphon Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects.


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Sunday, April 14, 2013


THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE and I have a special announcement to make. I've been kind of MIA lately and that is because I've been super busy working on writing my own book! I'm doing my best to try and balance reading, blogging, and writing - but it's kind of a day to day struggle! So, I promise I will continue to try and do my best! But now onto the fun stuff.

Today I celebrate my birthday and twenty-five years since I made an appearance into the world! In honor of my birthday, I have a few things to share with you. First, is this lovely photo of me as a wee little baby. I couldn't find one in my stash of me as a newborn, so you will have to settle with me being a chunky infant instead. You're welcome. Second, is something I have been dying to share with you all for some time. MY BLURB! Yes, it's finally perfect and ready for the world to see!

Also, do you see the nifty little banner up there? Well the silhouette is actually a picture from my cover shoot! I just couldn't wait until May to share some of them so I had to be creative and find a way to do that without giving away too much. I think I did a pretty swell job, don't you? Okay, back to the blurb.

Here it is! The blurb for Promise Me This...

Welcome to the South - where the tea is sweet and the accents are sweeter. This Southern way of life is all Charlie has ever known.  It’s not until she loses the only person who pushed her to break free of the Southern Belle mold that she starts living the life she needs and not the life her parents forced on her.

Jhett has lived on the edge for as long as he could remember - constantly teetering back and forth between being a rock star and living a normal life.  His rebellious and sometimes arrogant attitude is known to get him into trouble, especially with the girls who hang on his every move.

Charlie never thought that a trip to pack up her brother’s apartment would leave her feeling even more unsettled about the grainy details of her brother’s death.  Her quest for information leads her straight to his old hangout and into arms of Jhett, who suspiciously knows more about her situation than he ever should. 

Only a few questions remain - Can you trust someone based on their word alone? And if you make a promise, how far will you go to keep it?

WHEW. I feel like I could shout and sing from the rooftops I'm so happy to finally get this out there! But wait folks - there's more! I've also got another teaser for you. It's a Jhett POV teaser, so enjoy!

“It’s kind of hard to think when you have me in such a compromising position.”  She wiggled against the hands beneath my grasp.  I never held her hands down too tight or against her will, but I’d figured out what she liked, and it was exactly that. 
“I could guess one thing you’re thinking about right now.”  I let go of one wrist, which left me free to explore the curves underneath me that continued to drive me wild.  My hands slid down her chest and side, blazing a trail straight to her thighs.  Her unsteady breaths let me know that she was enjoying every minute of the sensuous torture I had planned. 
Charlie’s hand slipped up to my face, and she locked her eyes onto my own; the deep blue color acting as my kryptonite.  “I’ve only got one thing on my mind…”   The soft pad of her thumb ran across my bottom lip, sending a shiver down my spine.  She caught me off guard as she pressed her lips on mine with only the slightest amount of pressure, causing me to breathe in deep through my nose. 
“How many hours of sleep you’re going to get after I rock your world all night?”  I couldn’t even recognize my own voice anymore.  It was deep and husky, filled with a kind of need and lust I’d never heard come out of my mouth.  
Charlie took my earlobe into her mouth, only running her teeth lightly over it before she released my sensitive flesh.  “What bathing suit I’m going to wear tomorrow at the bonfire…”  
Now I'm off to go shove my face with birthday cupcakes. Yum! Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes! 


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

COVER REVEAL Never Let You Fall by Michele G. Miller

Today I am excited to be a part of one of my good friends cover reveals! It's been really awesome to watch Michele's vision come to life. Just look at this gorgeous cover. I've been obsessing over it since it was sent to me. I'll also tell you this - I've read some of Never Let You Fall and you will not be disappointed. Add this to your MUST READ list ASAP!


Book One - The Prophesy of Tyalbrook
A YA Fantasy Romance Series
Expected Release Date- May 1, 2013

Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.” Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job - until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her. Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed… As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything...  And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…


Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of a enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children’s laughter! Her family, a doting hubby and three little minnions, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele’s two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.  

Never Let You Fall is Michele’s first novel and she is beyond thrilled to have finally followed up on a dream she has held for over 20 years! God willing there will be many many more books to follow.

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