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Monday 20 July 2015

☀ Shadows: Black Raven [1] - Stella Barcelona

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Shadows a Romantic Suspense / Thriller by (, 398 pages).

This is the first book in the Black Raven series.

Check out the book's synopsis and the exclusive excerpt below.

Author Stella Barcelona will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other exclusive excerpts, also the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner.

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


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.

Teaser: Exclusive Excerpt

They’ll kill me when they realize I’m not cooperating.

With that thought screaming though his mind, Richard Barrows’ fingers shook as he typed commands. Sweat dripped into his eyes. He swallowed his growing panic, squinting at the computer monitor as he longed for the relative security and peace of prison. After his conviction for tax evasion, mundane prison routine had the odd effect of slowing his thought processes, which typically raced through infinite possibilities. Craving that safety and calmness wouldn’t produce it, though.

His physicians and psychiatrists had strongly suggested medicine to treat his obsessions, compulsions, and paranoia. He’d refused, knowing that one day, the world would need every ounce of his unfettered brainpower.

Today is the day.

Who the hell were his captors, and how had they gained access to his proprietary data? They didn’t have all of it, thank God, and much of what they had was encrypted. More sweat dripped into his eyes as he analyzed their latest stumbling block:


Their isolation of this data stream indicated they were close to cracking his encryption code. Close, but they weren’t there. It was only a matter of time before they’d see the clues. For now they wanted him to provide the key for hundreds of breakpoints such as the one he was studying.

Not in this fucking lifetime.

Shadows - available NOW!

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About the Author

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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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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July 31: Independent Authors


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Stella Barcelona said...

Thank you for kicking off the Shadows excerpt tour! I'm excited to be here-Stella Barcelona

Thais Pampado said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I really liked the excerpt. Sounds like it's a thrilling read.

Anonymous said...

It sounds so intense!


Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds amazing - thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I kinda like the blurb and the book cover. The excerpt is interesting, too. It sounds exciting. - Kristelle @ Amiabooklover

Patricia said...

How many books are planned in the Black Raven series?

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

Stella Barcelona said...

You're welcome, Thais --- Good luck in the giveaway. I'm glad you like the excerpt!

Stella Barcelona said...

Trix- Intense? Just a little! Stella

Stella Barcelona said...

Victoria - I'm glad you like the Shadows excerpt!

Stella Barcelona said...

Kristelle- Thanks! Glad you find it interesting- and exciting! Stella

Stella Barcelona said...

Patricia--I'm planning for Black Raven to be a continuing series, with no set limit. My first novel, Deceived, introduced Black Raven. Shadows is Book One, and I am now working on Book Two. Thanks for asking! Stella

Stella Barcelona said...

Rita- You're welcome! I'm glad you liked the excerpt! Stella

JC Jones said...

Great cover

beadsapp said...

looking forward to reading this.. thank you for sharing..

Unknown said...

I can tell by the synopsis I'd enjoy reading this! Thanks for revealing this book!

katieoscarlet said...

I'm glad the author has the inspirations to create romantic thrillers. I've never been a harlequin romance kind of gal so I love when thrillers are combined.

Simon said...

Looks like an interesting book ;)

seaburd said...

Thanks for the Teaser. I can envision Richard's state of mind because of the great description. The plot sounds very intriguing.

Judy Thomas said...

It really looks great!

Ally Swanson said...

This book sounds so intriguing! Can't wait to read it!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the excerpt :) If you could only write for one genre, what would it be?

Patrick Siu said...

Sounds intriguing and entertaining, will have to read soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

Bella Martinez said...

Was Richard inspired by any one person in your life?