Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SHADOWS BY STELLA BARCELONA - VIRTUAL & REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY


Shadows
by Stella Barcelona

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BLURB:

Cataclysm. Now. Run.

A cryptic, urgent text message turns the peaceful life Skye Barrows has created for herself and her sister into chaos. She must follow her father’s instructions to the letter, but Sebastian Connelly is blocking her way. Telling Sebastian what she must do is not an option.

What He Doesn’t Know Will Get Them All Killed

When a prison break in the midst of a security system upgrade threatens to destroy the reputation of Sebastian’s company, Black Raven Private Security Contractors, he goes on the hunt for escaped prisoner Richard Barrows – a delusional and paranoid computer software genius.

Sebastian’s mission: find Richard Barrows and return him to prison, but stonewalled by Skye, who refuses to give him answers, and with the added complication of her special needs sister, Sebastian finds himself always a step or two behind vicious killers.

Nothing About This Case is Normal

For Sebastian, it should be simple, but this case will test him in ways he never imagined. As probing interrogation becomes urgent protection, the search for Barrows forces Sebastian and Skye into a murky world of shadows and illusions.

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EXCERPT

“I didn’t catch your name,” Skye said, keeping her tone cool. They hadn’t introduced themselves. She had wondered about his name after she had gotten Spring upstairs. If he had said it, she’d have remembered it. She remembered almost everything, even things she preferred to forget.

“Sebastian,” he said. “Sebastian Connelly.”

“I’m Chloe Stewart,” she said, “and we can talk right here.”

He frowned. He gave her a slight headshake. “Try again. This time with the name you were born with.”

Now he had her attention. His words, coupled with the weapon that was holstered at his hip, jolted her heart as her world shattered.

Run.

Was this why her father had sent the warning? Him? This Sebastian Connelly? Who the hell was he, and what did he want? Was he the reason the cataclysm scenario was in play? No matter what it was, Skye knew instinctually she shouldn’t hang around to find out. Oh God, she had to get away from there.

She drew a deep, deep breath. This couldn’t be happening now. She needed fresh air, so she could think. But there was no time to step outside as the walls started to close in on her. She drew another deep breath and slowed her thoughts, pushing aside her blossoming claustrophobia before it choked her. She focused on the three simple words her father had drilled into her, the reason why she and Spring were in hiding.

Trust no one. No one.

Trust no one.

No one with the government. No one with law enforcement. No one from your past, and no one from your future.

Trust no one, and that included gorgeous men who carried runaway puppies across the street and were gentle and patient with Spring, when he was the type of guy who didn’t seem like he had the time to pause. Maybe Mr. Blue Eyes was guessing. When in doubt, she had taught herself, say nothing. She stared into his eyes without flinching, wondering, why him? Why now?

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 MY REVIEW
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this book in 5 hours!!!

Shadows it's fantastic, fast paced, original, full of action, twists and turns, awesome characters, and a unique plot.

The chemistry between Sebastian and Skye its breathtaking, hot hot HOT!!
I absolutely love Sebastian, he's my kind of Hero, a bad boy with a heart of gold and his relationship with Spring, Skye's sister, it's heartwarming, all of the characters are well-developed, so well-developed that they felt like real people.

Regarding the story, fasten your seat belt because you're going to have the ride of your life!! Like I said before, it's fast paced, with a high amount of violence, sex scenes and death. What more can you ask?
Highly Recommended!!!

*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Stella Barcelona has always had an active imagination, a tendency to daydream, and a passion for reading romance, mysteries, and thrillers.  She has found an outlet for all of these aspects of herself by writing romantic thrillers.

In her day-to-day life, Stella is a lawyer and works for a court in New Orleans. She lives minutes from the French Quarter, with her husband of seventeen years and two adorable papillons who believe they are princesses. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Southern Louisiana Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Her first novel, DECEIVED, was inspired by New Orleans, its unique citizens, and the city’s World War II-era history.
Her third novel, JIGSAW, a Black Raven novel, will be released in 2016.

www.stellabarcelona.com





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GIVEAWAY
$50 Amazon or B/N GC


24 comments:

  1. Well, it's the last day of your tour and I must say I've enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you and your book. Hope to see you on tour again soon.

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    1. Karen - Thank you! Great to meet you as well --- please stay in touch on Facebook or through my website, www.stellabarcelona.com. Take care- Stella

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    2. Lovely comment, Karen!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thank you for hosting Shadows and for the wonderful review! I appreciate the opportunity to meet your readers - Stella

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    1. Thank you, for letting me be part of your Blog Tour!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing the excerpt! I really enjoyed learning about this book and Stella while following the blog tour :)

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    1. Victoria --- Nice to see you here - I hope to meet up with you again. In the meantime, take care- Stella.

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    2. Hi Victoria!! Thank you for stopping by!!

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  4. Loved the excerpt ! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Hi Amy!! This is a great book! Thanks for commenting

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  5. What a fantastic review~you must be thrilled, Stella! Terrific excerpt~I can't wait to read it! I really enjoyed learning more about you and your book! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Betty! Of course I love the review - and love that she read it in only five hours. That might be a record! Stella

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    2. Hi Betty! Fantastic is the book, thanks for your lovely comment!

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  6. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and your review! Can't wait to read this book!

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    1. Ally --- Thank you! When you do read Shadows, I hope you love it! Stella

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    2. Hi Ally! Grab your copy, now!!! Lol, thanks for stopping by

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    1. Highly recommended!! Thanks for stopping by, Marie!!

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  8. It's been a great tour. I enjoyed the review and excerpt.

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  9. Sounds like an amazing story. Can't wait to read

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