Wednesday, November 20

Blog Stop. Excerpt and Giveaway; Rock'n Tapestries by Shari Copell

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Title: Rock'n Tapestries
Series: A Rock'n Tpestries Novel, #1
Author: Shari Copell
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
Purchase Links:  Amazon |  Amazon UK 
Add to: Goodreads




Book Blurb


“Asher Pratt had been a drug for me, and I wasn’t sure I wasn’t still addicted.”

Chelsea Whitaker works as a waitress at Tapestries, a trendy Pittsburgh bar. She’s doing her best to avoid Asher Pratt, the Pittsburgh rock legend who shattered her heart years ago.



When he takes a job at Tapestries just to be near her, Chelsea has some decisions to make. 


She soon discovers that some things never change. It’s all she can do to keep a tight hold on her heart as Asher takes her for another wild ride.

As she struggles to gain some perspective on their relationship, she learns that he’s never needed her more. She must put the past aside for the sake of the future.



Excerpt 

The silk shirt clung to his back like a second skin, accentuating the wide shoulders and narrow waist. Hair the color of spun gold just brushed the collar of the shirt. I don’t go for blonds either, but Jesus...  He was like a gorgeous mountain standing in the back room.  
I could feel him.  He had an aura or something. I still don’t understand what kind of pulse he was throwing off, but he was a physical presence inside me.  Even Asher hadn’t had that strong of an effect on me.
 I sucked in air as he turned around. My gaze focused on the center of his chest, past the four or five buttons that were undone, to the expanse of delicious skin beneath, then I lifted it to look into the most compelling pair of Nordic blue eyes I’d ever seen. My very own, personal Viking god.
He smiled.  My heart stopped; my lungs turned to stone.  I heard Marybeth ask, “Chelsea? Are you okay?”
When she hit me on the arm, it caused a stupid smile to break out on my face. “Hi!” I chirped.  Doh!
She frowned at me then gestured at him.  “This is Tage Sorenson.  He’s been hired to manage Tapestries. It’s his first day here, so I hope you’ll all take it easy on him.”




Author Bio

Though I write contemporary romance under the name Shari Copell, my real name is Sherry Jesberger.  I write a historical fantasy/paranormal romance series under the name S.L. Jesberger.
I am an eleventh generation native of Pennsylvania.  My husband Gordon and I raised three lovely daughters, one of whom designs my book covers. Another daughter drew the map in the front cover of my historical fantasy series.  
I’ve always had stories swirling through my head. Crazy stuff, totally whack situations. I was a voracious reader as a child, choosing to escape into the world of books. I wrote stories when I was a teen, but quit as I grew up. (Keep in mind, there were no computers then. Writing a book or story consisted of a brand-new notebook and a ballpoint pen.) I found some of these early stories as I cleaned out my grandmother’s house after she passed. Unfortunately, I threw them away.
 I started writing again in 2012 after my husband lost his job. Aislin of Arianrhod was published in October of that year. I immediately began to work on the second book in the series, Winter’s Child.
Sometime in the middle of writing Winter’s Child, I had the inexplicable urge to swear like sailor, use modern vernacular, and write steamy sex scenes. I was amused and tried to push it aside. The language in a historical fantasy is obviously much different from a contemporary romance, so I had to behave myself.
 I finally just thought, fuck it. I’ll do it.  It was during that time that I started to write “Micah’s Island.” I simply needed to purge the wild story that had taken over my brain by then. It was so much fun to write.  What would happen if you met a man who had never seen a grown woman before?  
I chose the pen name Shari Copell because Micah’s Island was so very different from the Ă€lainnshire series. Copella was my grandmother’s maiden name—I just dropped the A.
For the most part, people seemed to like Micah, though he was a man of few words.  I got some nice (and not so nice) emails about it, mostly from people wanting a better ending. I promptly wrote them one.
I wasn’t sure I would ever write another contemporary romance until Rock’n Tapestries dropped into my head, nearly complete from beginning to end (though I did run some things past Tara Chevrestt, who edits for me. Her suggestions were invaluable.)  You just have to indulge your muse when that happens, as it doesn’t happen often. 
Though the names and situations have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent, some of the things in Rock’n Tapestries were things that actually happened to me.  My husband was wearing a bass guitar the first time I ever laid eyes on him. As Chelsea says of Tage, “ I think I might’ve had to scoop my jaw off the floor.”  He’s the skinny dude in the gray tank top and orange guitar on the far right in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lXGyaHNWRI
I hope you’ve enjoyed Rock’n Tapestries. I’m currently having a blast working on a book about Nicks Sorenson, Asher’s daughter. I love this girl! It should be out sometime in 2014.
In the meantime, rock on!

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Tour wide giveaway
Shari is offering up (3) signed copies & (3) eBook copies of Rock'n Tapestries up for grabs. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 11/25/2013

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Wild Angel (A Rock'n Tapestries novel, #2) - Coming 2014



Book Blurb

A young guitar prodigy trying to discover who she really is. A husband fighting to hold his family together.  A wife struggling with the feelings she has for a musician who’s been dead for nearly nineteen years. 
 And a man who will battle from beyond the grave to protect his only child. 
Nicks Sorenson, guitarist extraordinaire for the band Wild Angel, has a lot going on during her last year of high school. In fact, she sometimes wonders if someone has painted a bull’s eye on her forehead.
 Stone Jensen, lead guitarist for the band Heavy Remedy, shows up everywhere  she plays despite the bad blood between them.  The high school principal is targeting her with endless detentions for some reason. And she’s starting to think maybe her mother is losing her mind. 
A dream seems to set inexplicable events in motion.  Things get even weirder when she learns the name of the man who willed her the four guitars she now owns. 
Nicks Sorenson is about to find out what you don’t know can hurt you. 

7 comments:

  1. My favorite band is Metallica. As for why there is no real clear reason other than I have loved their music for 20+ years.

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  2. My favorite rocker book boyfriend is Kellan Kyle!!!!!

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  3. Favourite rock band can't go past Guns n roses Mmm axel and slash :) and fiction has to go to Brian Sinclair freaking hot

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  4. My favorite rock band of all time would have to be Aerosmith! I love them because they sounds just as good live as they do on record! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  5. Favorite rocker book boy friend is Kellan Kyle!!!

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  6. I'm gonna have to say Imagine Dragons, they are alternative rock band and I love every single song.

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