Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Paranormal Pumpkin Patch Spotlight w/ Giveaway: Stacey Rourke

Rowan leaned back and considered me with narrowed eyes. "Has anyone ever told you you're cute when you're angry? Like a rabid teacup poodle." - Sacrifice, book three
Welcome to day three of our amazing Paranormal Pumpkin Patch.
For those of you who follow our Facebook page, you should know that both Justine and I are in LOVE with Stacey Rourke's Gryphon series. Here's just my explanation of why I fell in love with Stacey's phenomenal series.
Epic, fun fantasy!
Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies
I started The Conduit with an equal mixture of dread and anticipation, both because of the amazing reviews that have been previously left. I hoped desperately that I wouldn't be the one person who didn't like this novel. And with relief and a little jump, teamed with a loud *hooray*, I can positively and absolutely say that I am now officially one of Stacey' Rourke's minions. The Conduit is a friggin' awesome YA novel!

The characters that she created, from the mains to the secondaries, are well crafted and all have very distinctive roles and personalities. I was happy to discover Stacey's signature wit evident throughout this novel, especially in Celeste's character.

There was not a moment that I felt the need to skim over the dialogue or the narrative. Immediately and throughout, I was impressed with Stacey's style and creative flair and energy; there's a definite buzz to her writing that effectively captured my attention and kept me well and truly hooked.

A superb YA fantasy novel that adults will most definitely enjoy too. Super job, Stacey Rourke!
The Conduit (Gryphon, #1)  

Synopsis 
All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.

While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.

Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, “Bring it.”
-excerpt from THE CONDUIT

Once you have devoured Stacey's The Conduit, be sure to invest the time in the rest of her amazing series.
  
 

Coming November! From best selling and award winning author Stacey Rourke comes the heart-pounding continuation of the acclaimed Gryphon Series.


The turning point of the Gryphon saga is at hand …

Battle looms. Three unstoppable forces prepare to clash in a colossal explosion that could wipe Gainesboro off the map. Fate and sacred calling have landed nineteen year old Celeste Garrett in the middle with nowhere to run.

Her trust wavers as she uncovers dark secrets of the Council, powerful enough to test her loyalty and turn her against those she swore to protect. Playing to the longing of her heart, a malevolent enemy uses her weakness against her to form an alliance.

With the trumpets of war about to sound, which side will the Conduit choose, and who will be left standing?

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