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Monday, 25 July 2016

BLURB BLITZ & #GIVEAWAY - Jigsaw by Stella Barcelona


Romantic Suspense/Thriller



Foraging the cyber-world for puzzle pieces…

Zeus Hernandez, a Black Raven partner, is pulled away from a top-secret project to be the personal bodyguard to lawyer Samantha Fairfax. Terrorists have rendered the future frightening and uncertain, but Zeus and Samantha’s past makes two things crystal clear: she’ll be furious to see him and he can’t refuse the job.

Sorting pieces as stakes rise…

Danger surrounds the International Terrorism Tribunal, a court convened to combat terrorism. Samantha is thrust into the limelight when her mentor dies as the trial convenes in Paris, France. Her role requires steadfast focus and nerves of steel. She’s determined to do her job and move her life ahead, according to plan…without Zeus. He’s determined she’ll reconsider.

Completing the puzzle as their worlds collide…

As personal drama escalates behind closed doors, terrorists take aim at an Achilles’ heel that is capable of crippling Zeus, Samantha, and Black Raven. While forcing puzzle pieces to click into place, a personal reckoning looms for these two strong-willed people. There’s no denying they might be better off apart…but they fit together so well.

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He was breathing heavily, as though he’d just stepped off the treadmill. So was she. He’d showered just a couple of hours earlier, when they’d come in from the trial. The scent of fresh soap mixed with his musky male, woodsy scent. His body, already warm from the run, was getting hotter. Desire had her knees and arms trembling, and deep inside her internal muscles pulsed with need.

He groaned, pulling her closer, pressing her body flat against him.

With the very last of her willpower, in a throaty voice that didn’t sound to her own ears anything like herself, she said, “Just so you’re clear. Nothing is happening here but sex, and it has nothing to do with what happened before. We’re not going to have that conversation. Ever.”

“Believe what you want to believe,” he muttered, as his lips touched hers. “Just so you’re clear, I’d prefer to clear the air now. And we will go ther—”

“Forget it.”

“Give me a second,” he said, separating from her, turning, and walking away. He went into his bedroom, and reappeared before she caught her breath. He had a condom packet in his hand.

“Sex was a foregone conclusion on this job?”

Serious black eyes glanced at her with a complex look swirling with undercurrents that she couldn’t decipher. “If this were just a job, I wouldn’t be here.”

“I’m on the pill,” she said, a fact that had been sufficient for him before.

“Learned the hard way that the pill isn’t foolproof,” he said with a frown, “and I’d still prefer to clear the air first. By talking.”

She stepped closer to him, stood on tiptoes, and whispered, before their lips met, “Not sure the air will ever be clear and don’t want to waste time talking.” Before he could grab her arms, she gripped the waistband of his shorts and yanked them down.

His mouth found hers as she wrapped her hand around him. Pressing herself against his abdomen, she felt him shudder as she ran her fingers down the taut flesh of his erection.

Now. Please. Persuade me I’ve been wrong. Prove my memory distorted reality. Show me you’re really not the best.

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Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE

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

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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 second novel, SHADOWS, began her Black Raven series.

She is currently working on her fourth novel, CONCIERGE, another Black Raven novel, which will be released in 2017.

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  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance :)

  2. Touching and sexy excerpt.

    1. Thank you - I loved writing Zeus and Samantha's story - their past history created plenty of tension. He is determined to have a second chance, and she's determined not to give him one - meanwhile, they are both thrust into danger and intrigue. I hope you enjoy their story!

  3. That was a very sexy excerpt! This book looks great! :)

  4. Hello, Merissa, Debbie, Amy, Angi, & Helen: Thank you for hosting Jigsaw today. This is a reunion of sorts - I was on your wonderful blog last year for Shadows, A Black Raven Novel, and I'd like to thank you, again, for the wonderful review you gave Shadows. To all you readers out there - it is nice to meet you! I'll check in this evening and see if anyone has posted questions for me. Have a nice Monday, and good luck in the giveaway. In the meantime - happy reading!

    1. Nice to have you back, Stella, and I hope that your tour and book are successful! :)

  5. This looks really fun!


  6. Great excerpt, thank you.

    1. Thank you, Rita - have a nice evening.

  7. This is a new metaphor...put the puzzle together

  8. Great excerpt, can't wait to read this one. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?

    1. Hi Becky - my favorite time to write is first thing in the morning, really early. Words seem to flow easier earlier in the day, when I am less distracted by the day's events.

  10. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!