Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blog Tour: Wild Angel by Shari Copell

Title: Wild Angel (Rock'n Tpestries, #2)
Author: Shari Copell
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Paranormal Elements
Release Date: May 11, 2014
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn



“Hello, Pittsburgh! You ready to rock?" 

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 wonder if her mother is losing her mind. 

Life soon spins into chaos for the Sorenson family. It began when Nicks learned the name of the dead musician who’d willed her his four guitars. Then came the dreams of a man shrouded in mist. She doesn’t recognize him, but he seems to know her. 
As the strange occurrences escalate, Nicks goes on an unexpected—and painful—journey into the past. 

She’s about to learn what you don’t know can hurt you.


4.5 Star Review by Lisa Kane

I loved Rock’N Tapestries, even though I ugly cried so hard I couldn’t see the last few pages. True story. If you haven’t read it, it is about the turbulent, crazy, relationship of Chelsea Whitaker, Ashley Pratt and Tage Sorenson.  That story’s ending knocked me on my rocker ass, and I’m not sure that I ever really recovered from it. Nicks Sorenson is the heroine of this story. She is the daughter of Chelsea and Ash but has always believed her father to be Tage.

Along with her two best friends and their group, Wild Angel, the soon to be nineteen year old, high school senior, blows the roof off her parents’ bar, Tapestries, every Friday night and is an amazingly gifted guitarist. But life for a female guitar player is not easy, and being sucker punched by jealous asses is common place. Enter Stone Jensen, lead guitarist for Heavy Remedy, another Pittsburgh band and their biggest rivals. He’s 24, gorgeous and said some things about Nicks a year ago out of pure jealousy that he wishes he could take back.

He called her, “a guitar-playing pussy, and said, “She should be sucking my dick instead of assaulting our ears.” Nice…

He catches her show enough times to be thought of as a stalker by Nicks’ band mates. Because the book is in multiple POV’s we get to hear how sorry Stone is; he wants Nicks; he needs to find a way into her life and is looking for some way out of the hole he dug for himself.

He took another drink and nodded to himself. She was fucking magnificent. He really wished he’d gotten the chance to meet her properly.

Meanwhile, strange things are happening to two members of the Sorenson family. Both Chelsea and Nicks are having strange dreams and worn guitar picks and objects are showing up where they shouldn’t be. When Nicks tries to talk to her mom about the things going on, Chelsea clams up. She is afraid of many things; Nicks finding out who Ash was , and why these unexplainable things are happening. Why is Ash coming to her in dreams and warning her to watch and to be careful? Nicks is experiencing similar things.

“Asher? She felt like an idiot talking out loud, but no one else was home to hear her. “I know who you are now. I’ve had the best day discovering you. It doesn’t make up for you not being here, of course, but I’m so proud-“  “Careful!” The hair rose on her arms and the back of her neck. She could sense him in the room with her, and that was something completely new. “Careful of what?” she asked. “Watch!” came the reply. “Be careful!” Asher’s tone was urgent, full of fear.

 Chelsea can’t tell her husband about them, even 19 years later he is still insecure when it comes to Ash. He is the father of her other 4 children and he has always loved Nicks as his own, but she knows deep down, he doesn’t want the truth to come out.

Nicks is struggling in school, the principal, Albert Marius, seems to have a particular hatred for her and is constantly giving her detention. He goes so far as to call her ugly names after he tells her he caught her show one Friday night. Nicks is known for her colorful language and gestures while on stage. Nicks dad has to take legal matters into his hands.

After Stone and Nicks end up spending some unexpected time together, and he apologizes profusely, they find they have a lot in common. Their love of music and performing helps to bind these two together. Slowly they move from being friends to being so much more to each other and they have a bond forming that is unbreakable.

“This is delicious,” I can already see which one of us will be the cook in this relationship.” This relationship. Those two words sent his heart soaring. That’s what it was. After many false starts, he’d finally found the real thing.

But there are sinister forces at work against them, and they will need help from a source no one could have foreseen.

I loved this book, it was chuck full of love, humor, music, suspense and it must be noted, paranormal elements. They are throughout the book. Although I am not a fan of that genre, it worked so well here. I felt Ash’s presence the whole story. While I still missed him, I took comfort in knowing he loved his daughter and as much as he treated Chelsea like crap for the most part in RNT, he loved her with all his being in this one. It’s virtually impossible not to cry while reading this book, only the hard hearted would be unmoved. Both Nicks and Chelsea had the same questions I did, why did Ash never try to save himself before it was too late, and why did he treat Chelsea the way he did, knowing that he loved her so much? We will probably never get the answers to those questions, but somehow, I’m okay with that.

“I’ll wait for you, Chelsea. We’ll get it right in the next life.”



*Buy book 1 of the Rock'n Tapestries series*
Synopsis

“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.
Wild Angel - Excerpts

Stone prowled from one corner of the platform to the other with his guitar then stepped back to the mic to sing. The man sure knew how to whip people into a frenzy. Nicks played to the crowd in one corner, then turned her attention to Stone. She met him in the middle, thrusting her guitar at him with her pelvis. He clutched his chest and staggered back, feigning a heart attack. She laughed and went after him, cornering him against one of the light supports.

She couldn’t explain it, but being up there with him felt sexual. He was hotter than hell, and if they were a thing, the only task left to do was make it official. She stared into his eyes as she played, silently making promises she intended to keep. Tonight.

He turned to the crowd, begging them with his eyes for a rescue. Willow had said she came across like a ten-foot-tall warrior woman when she played. That’s exactly how she felt sharing a stage with Stone Jensen. She finally backed away and freed him from captivity against the support. For the time being, anyway.

*About Shari*

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 Àlainnshire 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.

In the meantime, rock on!
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2 comments:

  1. the book sounsd really good thanks so much for the giveaway denise smith

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  2. The excerpt sounds amazing. Looking forward to reading.

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