Christine Young

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Christine Presents ~ Shadows by Stella Barcelona

Please welcome Stella Barcelona author of Shadows.

Stella will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during this tour and the Review Tour.

Don’t forget to leave a comment using the rafflecopter code below for a chance to win.

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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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EXCERPTS :

Candy, their eight-month old golden retriever, rested her head next to Colbie’s head on the pillow. They were snuggled together, Colbie’s body a larger crescent behind the long-legged, fluffy puppy. Her sister wore pink headphones as she slept, snoozing to the sounds of a rainforest. Colbie didn’t stir at Chloe’s entry, but the dog’s big brown eyes opened, following her progress as she approached the bed. Before touching Colbie’s shoulder, sadness threatened to choke her. Oh God. This had to stop. She couldn’t let her sister see, or even sense, how afraid she was. Her sister would be worried. Colbie’s worry led to anxiety, and anxiety led to meltdowns.

An anxiety-filled wake-up wasn’t the way to start any day, much less this day. Not when so much depended on them getting where they were supposed to be. Chloe drew a deep breath, reminding herself she could start over and succeed again. She’d make their next life even better for her sister.

A half hour had elapsed since the message came through. Now she had twenty-three hours and thirty minutes to get to Firefly Island. Plenty of time, she assured herself, as long as she could get her sister going. As she touched Colbie’s shoulder, her sister’s blue eyes opened and she smiled her usual sweet, innocent, slightly-sleepy, morning smile.

Cataclysm. Now. Run.

“Today’s going to be a fabulous day.” Chloe forced calm and enthusiasm into her voice. “Why don’t you shower? I’ll put your clothes together and take Candy outside.”

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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.

http://www.stellabarcelona.com

https://www.facebook.com/stellabarcelona

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0996018514/

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Stella will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during this tour and the Review Only tour, and a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host, also between the two tours.

 

Please use this rafflecopter code :

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f1115/

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22 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Shadows by Stella Barcelona

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    July 29, 2015

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Mai Tran
    July 29, 2015

    What is your biggest fear?

    • stellab3
      July 29, 2015

      Mai – That’s a great question. However, I’m afraid I can’t answer it, because with my imagination at play, at any given moment, my “biggest fear” can change into something new and unexpected. I can tell you that I’ve always had a fear of drowning.To combat it, I took SCUBA lessons and I became a really strong swimmer. Stella

  3. achristay
    July 29, 2015

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

    • stellab3
      July 29, 2015

      Thank you – sorry it took me a little while to reply. I had an issue with logging on earlier (due to something I did wrong – nothing on your end). I am happy to be here- thank you for doing such a nice presentation of the Shadows excerpt and other material!

  4. Betty W
    July 29, 2015

    Shadows sounds like a terrific book~thank you for sharing!

    • stellab3
      July 29, 2015

      Betty – Thank you! Stella

  5. karenh43
    July 29, 2015

    Story sounds exciting. Looking forward to reading more about it.

    • stellab3
      July 29, 2015

      Karen – I’m glad you think Shadows sounds exciting. After today, there are two more stops on the excerpt tour: July 30: Room With Books, and July 31: Independent Authors. I have links posted on my website —www.stellabarcelona.com. Have a nice day! Stella

  6. Trix
    July 29, 2015

    Good luck with the release!

    • stellab3
      July 29, 2015

      Trix- Thank you! I appreciate it! Stella

  7. Victoria
    July 29, 2015

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

    • stellab3
      July 29, 2015

      Victoria – You’re welcome! I hope you enjoyed it – Stella

  8. Rita Wray
    July 29, 2015

    I liked the excerpt.

    • stellab3
      July 29, 2015

      Rita- That’s great news, and exactly what I want to hear. Thank you for posting! Stella

  9. Amber Ag
    July 29, 2015

    Thanks for the excerpt! 🙂 Candy sounds adorable.

    • stellab3
      July 29, 2015

      Amber – You’re welcome. I’m a dog lover and I loved creating Candy – she’s a sweet pup who provides yet another distraction for hard-as-nails Sebastian, as he tries to find Richard Barrows. Thank you for the comment.

  10. Stella Barcelona
    July 29, 2015

    Christine – Thank you for hosting the Shadows excerpt tour today! Stella

  11. Patrick Siu
    July 29, 2015

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

    • stellab3
      July 29, 2015

      Patrick- You’re welcome! Thank you for stopping by – Stella

  12. nikolina84
    July 29, 2015

    Enjoying following this tour, thank you!

  13. krazekat
    July 30, 2015

    The blurb is very enticing.

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