Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Shadows by Stella Barcelona Virtual Tour and Giveaway


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,

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 (Exclusive Excerpt):


Pretending to be prison guards, yet not allowing him to know where they were taking him, had been leading indicators of a problem. The lab where they ordered him to work was exactly the type of place that made him feel safe and comfortable. It was too perfect, though. The tech was too state-of-the-art, the lighting at exactly his specified lumens, the temperature at precisely his preferred working temperature of sixty-two degrees. They’d copied his personal work environment at BY Laboratories, right down to the ergonomic keyboard he used with an integrated palm rest and a footrest under his desk at precisely his favored height.

Peripherally he was aware of other technicians and analysts working in the lab. From their sweat despite the cool temperature, hair-pulling frustration, pacing when they weren’t typing, and furtive glances at him, he deduced that their frustration level matched his fear. If their extreme dedication to work wasn’t odd enough, the six black-clad men with weapons, strategically positioned around the room, confirmed that this was no legitimate endeavor. There was one piece of good news, and for that he was elated. My encryption program is working. These men were running state of the art decryption programs and they hadn’t broken through the bag of tricks he’d employed in protecting Shadow Technology.

A man approached and stood at his side. Richard glanced into the lead analyst’s light brown eyes. The man pushed his horn-rimmed glasses up his nose. “You haven’t typed anything in ten minutes.”

“I have to think it through. This takes time,” he lied. Richard knew the commands the characters prompted. What was taking so long was thinking through an alternate command that would prompt an invisible data purge, because his gut told him his captors weren’t the government agents they claimed to be. For that reason, he wasn’t giving them a damn thing. What he could destroy, he would.

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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.







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