Thursday, January 21, 2016

Karen Stivali book tour and giveaway for Moment of Silence.


Author Name: Karen Stivali
Book Name: Moment of Silence
Series: Moments In Time
This book is a 'Moments in Time Novel'. It takes place in the same world, but can be read separately.
Release Date: December 18, 2015

Blurb:
Growing up, Jason Stern led a charmed life complete with devoted sisters, a father who was one of Brooklyn’s most respected rabbis, and a mother who made the world's best babka. He headed to NYU ready for anything—except falling for the wrong guy, coming out, and getting disowned by his once-loving family. In spite of that, Jason managed to graduate with honors. He's got friends who treat him like family, and he's proudly running the largest LGBTQ teen shelter in Manhattan. Life is good, but he's still falling for the wrong men.

When charming, sexy Quinn Fitzpatrick begins work at the shelter, Jason falls hard and fast. Quinn is tall, blond, funny—damn near perfect. Only if Quinn’s gay, even he doesn't seem to know it. If he does, he's not telling anyone. And he's about one ceremony away from becoming a Catholic priest.

Long hours of work turn to long nights of talking and laughter, and Jason dares to hope this time he's falling for the right guy. But Quinn's got a past to deal with and major decisions to make about his future. When Quinn leaves for a silent retreat, Jason knows the silence may change everything.

Pages or Words: 76,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Excerpt:
I had no idea how long my heart could continue beating at the fever pitch it had reached. I wasn’t sure I wanted to know either. All I wanted was for Quinn to keep talking.

That’s a lie. All I really wanted was for Quinn to kiss me again. He’s been thinking about guys that way since he was a kid. It wasn’t just tonight.
An instant replay flashed in my mind. Lips. Tongue. Heat. More, please.

My hands ached to touch him, but I didn’t dare. I did scoot closer. He stayed so still. Like he was afraid to do anything. “So tonight, when you kissed me….”

“I’ve been wanting to do that for weeks. I just didn’t have the nerve. I was afraid… of everything.”

“You don’t have to be afraid of me.”

I inched even closer. His breathing sped up. I reached up and put my hand on his shoulder, letting my fingers move along the tight muscles of his neck. He’s not pulling away. Fuck it. I leaned in and pressed a soft kiss to his lips.

A strangled sigh escaped him as he kept his lips pressed to mine. It simultaneously broke my heart and lifted it up. We’re kissing. Again.

I broke the kiss, keeping my face close, and he rested his forehead against mine. It took some effort, but I kept my hand from shaking as I continued to slowly stroke his neck. “Tell me.”

“What?” he whispered.

“Anything. Anything you’ve ever thought about doing.”

His heart pounded hard enough that I could feel it. I kneaded a knot in his shoulder until he exhaled in a warm rush, but there were still no words.

Leaning closer, I let my lips hover near his ear, then placed a kiss on his neck.

His head turned slowly until his eyes met mine. The normally bright hue was dark, stormy, almost eclipsed by the black expanse of his pupils.

“Tell me. I won’t judge. And we don’t have to do anything if you don’t want. I just want to know. What have you thought about trying?”

I held my breath, praying he’d answer. For once, God heard me.

Quinn shuddered, then whispered, “Everything.”

Buy the book:
eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7096
Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7097

About the author:

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She's also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. She writes novels about love...like real life, only hotter.
Karen's lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen's novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.
When Karen isn’t writing (and often when she is), she can be found on Twitter attempting witty banter and detailing the antics of her fruit-loving cat, BadKitteh. She loves to hear from readers (and other writers), so don't hesitate to contact/follow/like her at: [insert contact info here]

Where to find the author:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/karenstivali
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karenstivali
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/karenstivali/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5170527.Karen_Stivali
Blog: http://karenstivali.com
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/KarenStivaliAuthor?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5170527.Karen_Stivali
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska

Tour Dates & Stops:
7-Jan: Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings
14-Jan: Hearts on Fire
15-Jan: My Fiction Nook
21-Jan: Love Bytes, Bonkers About Books
28-Jan: Alpha Book Club, MM Good Book Reviews
4-Feb: Bayou Book Junkie, Happily Ever Chapter, Kirsty Loves Books
11-Feb: KathyMac Reviews, Prism Book Alliance
18-Feb: Havan Fellows, Book Reviews and More by Kathy
25-Feb: BFD Book Blog, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

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