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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Sunrise Over Brasov - Blog Tour, Giveaway and review



Sunrise Over Brasov
by Stephanie Burkhart


Rosa Getzi lives a life of intrigue at Poiana Brasov with Clement, a werewolf, and Cassandra, the witch. Her past doesn't matter to her – until she discovers what it holds.

Prince Michael Sigmaringen joins his sister-in-law, Caroline, and the vampire prince, Darius, in a daring rescue, igniting Rosa's desire to find her family. However, all is not as it appears. Rickard, Rosa's friend, escapes with her. Clement will go to any lengths to get Rosa and Rickard back.

At Darius' fortress, Michael soon discovers Rickard is a new breed of werewolf – one who can control the change, and Clement hopes to exploit Rickard's abilities.

Michael's courage, strengths, and convictions will be tested like never before. Can Michael and Rosa find true happiness and the rid the lupine haunting of the Sigmaringens once and for all?

Rosa bolted upright. "No!"

Michael's eyes snapped open and he raced to her side. "What's wrong?"

"It was just a dream." Her voice faded away. Sweat beaded on her brow and her body trembled. It must have been a disturbing dream if it affected her like this. The need to comfort her outweighed his common sense to put distance between them and he placed a hand on her shoulder.

"What was it about?" he asked.

She turned to face him, confusion splaying across her lovely features.

"I was in my room sketching and Rickard came in--"

Michael scowled and removed his hand. "Did he hurt you?"

"No. He was talking about Cassandra."

Michael drew in a breath to calm his displeasure. He hated to hear Rickard's name on her
lips. Every time she mentioned him, that arrow in his heart twisted deeper. "What did he say?"

"Cassandra asked him questions about the wolf who made him, but Rickard couldn't answer them all. His memory had holes -- pieces of time he couldn't remember."

"I'm not surprised."

She wrapped her arms around herself. "He was given anise, wasn't he?"

Michael nodded.

She exhaled, striking a vulnerable pose. Her usually focused eyes stared at the wall. Michael grabbed a fresh log and threw it onto the fire. He poked at the burning wood  with a stick.

"What did you do at the fortress?"

"I had lessons with Cassandra in the morning. In the afternoon, Lucien or one of the
guards would escort me into Brasov proper--"

"I'm surprised Clement allowed you to leave."

"I never felt like I was a hostage."

Michael raised an eyebrow. Was she a prisoner or not? "What did you do when you went to the city?"

"I usually visited the St. Nickolas Church. They have an extensive library with a comprehensive section on witchcraft and werewolf legends. I spent an hour or two studying certain books, reading newspapers, and taking notes."

"You were a researcher?"

"I guess you could say that. I also went shopping for personal items."

Michael reached over, removed another apple from his food satchel, and offered it to her,
recalling she hadn't finished the previous one.

Rosa slid her fingers next to his and a familiar pulse traveled up his arm. She affected
him even now. He jerked his hand away, but the pleasure from her touch lingered. A quiet moment passed between them. Finally, he reached over and placed his thumb on her chin. Some instinctual force inside him told him she needed this. Their eyes found each other. A spark passed over her expression. Did she recall something?

"Rosa, I--"



 

I was given a copy of this book by Goddess Fish in return for an honest review

This is the third book in the Moldavian Moon series, but is meant to be treated as a 'stand alone'. I have to say I wanted to read the first two books after reading this one, partly because I found the lead characters interesting and easy to relate to, and partly, I have to admit, because although the story itself was easy to follow and when necessary the 'back story' was given fluidly and without the feeling of an 'info drop', there are so many characters I did lose track sometimes and had to check back to find out who was who and what their relationship was. That was probably more my fault than that of the writer's though.

The story has some interesting twists and turns and it was fascinating to find some of the characters turn out to be not quite as black as they appeared to be at first. I thought the theory of how werewolves and vampires evolved, particularly interesting and original  The settings are beautifully painted and I felt I was right there. 

I loved the 'historical' feel to the book. It is full of action and adventure and by the end I felt I knew the characters and really didn't want the book to end!



Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised
in Manchester, New Hampshire.  After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks.  She's also an assistant den leader for her son's Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing.
FIND ME ON THE WEB AT:

WEBSITE:
http://www.stephanieburkhart.com

TWITTER:
http://twitter.com/StephBurkhart

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieBurkhartAuthor

GOOD READS:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4031660.Stephanie_Burkhart

YOU TUBE CHANNEL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/botrina?feature=mhee

PINTEREST:
http://pinterest.com/sgburkhart/

BUY LINKS FOR SUNRISE OVER BRASOV:
AMAZON:http://amzn.com/B00DVLRJOU

BARNES & NOBLE:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moldavian-moon-book-three-stephanie-burkhart/1116009842?ean=2940148123552

DESERT BREEZE PUBLISHING:http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com/moldavian-moon-book-three-sunrise-over-brasov-epub/

ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS:https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-moldavianmoonbookthreesunriseoverbrasov-1230728-162.html


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION
Stephanie will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. Additionally, Goddess Fish Productions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.

Stephanie will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. Additionally, Goddess Fish Productions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.

Don't forget to maximise your chances by visiting the other tour hosts and entering on their sites
You will find a list of the other hosts HERE


a Rafflecopter giveaway


19 comments:

  1. Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?

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    1. Mai,
      Thanks for the question. I usually like to write first thing when I wake up. That's when I'm freshest. If I'm typing, I usually like to type toward the end of the day.

      Smiles
      Steph Burkhart
      Romance Under the moonlight

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  2. Hi tephanie, welcome to my blog and congratulations on this series, I really enjoyed 'Sunrise Over Brasov'.

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    1. Hywela, thanks so much for having me here today. I'm glad you enjoyed the story! Michael and Rosa are one of my favorite couples.

      Smiles
      Steph Burkhart
      Romance Under the Moonlight.

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  3. Hi Mary, thanks so much for stopping by. I agree, that cover is so eye catching isn't it!

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  4. Hello Mai T - That's an interesting question, we'll have to wait for Stephanie to answer it! :)

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  5. Beautiful cover.

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  7. Congrats, Stephanie. I'd love to win. Janet.hope@att.net

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  8. Good luck with your book, Stephanie and congratulations on winning.

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  9. Love the excerpt..thanks for sharing!

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  10. I enjoyed learning about the book and the excerpt, thanks for sharing, sounds like a really good book

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  11. Hello Rita, Janet, Nancy, Victoria, Eva and 'Anonymous'. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and supporting Stephanie and her book. I can recommend it as a great, romantic read!

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  12. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  13. Love the cover and excerpt! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  14. Hi Patrick and Betty, thanks for stopping by . Glad you enjoyed the post about Stephanie's book.

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  15. Exceptional post! Terrific book tour and I really enjoyed finding out more about the book and the author!

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