Monday, June 16, 2014

Book Spotlight: Fifteen Weekends by Christy Pastore

Hey all!!!

This a big week over here on Té Russ Novels! We've got four book spotlights this week! FOUR!!!

Thank you to all of the ladies who are going to be joining me this week!

Let's kick things off with Christy Pastore.

I met Christy somewhere on cyberspace. Lol at this point I don't remember where exactly. My best guess is instagram. But she is uber awesome and I love her posts! I have officially made her my go to person whenever I have a story that starts off with or at some point has the phrase "So this b**ch..." in it! Haha, if you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, it makes more sense!

She recently released her debut novel Fifteen Weekends (Congrats!!!) I haven't had the pleasure to read it yet, but it is at the TOP of my tbr pile; and if the reviews are any indication I know I'm going to love it! It seems the general theme of the reviews I've been reading is that this book a page turner and you won't be able to put it down. And from her teasers and excerpts, I can tell it is going to be off the charts hot!! :-D

Speaking of excerpts, she has agreed to share one of her excerpts with us!!!

So let's get to it!

Excerpt:


The Corinthia Hotel’s grand re-opening was a lovely affair. The two-hundred ninety four room hotel was once home to the Ministry of Defense. It was hard not to notice Liam standing at the end of the sleek marble bar in The Northall. He was wearing a midnight navy suit with contrasting notch lapels and ordered a martini “shaken not stirred.” He walked right up to the bar and ordered the martini James Bond style. That just happened! Seated two seats away from where he was standing, Ashleigh found this to be amusing and laughed quietly to herself while looking in Liam’s direction. He caught her eyes on him and winked at her. Liam approached her smiling, but Ashleigh spoke first. “Why Mr. Bond, I would have never guessed you’d order a martini.”
“Why Mrs. Kensington you know it’s my bag baby,” his voice purred with a gritty tone.
The pair of strangers found this exchange of Hollywood cinematic quotes to be quite humorous. Ashleigh took a sip of her cocktail, the Northall Bramble, a gin sour drink with a sweet mix of blackberries, raspberries, orange and lemon juice.
“My name is Ashleigh. It’s nice to meet you,” she said, giving him a sweet smile with her hazel eyes beaming.
“Liam, Liam Frost,” he said adjusting his ink black tie, in his very best James Bond voice (Connery not Brosnan). He extended his hand to meet hers. A wave of heat rushed over Ashleigh’s skin. Electric pulses radiated through her core at his touch. Her eyes darted to the sculpted curve of his mouth, and she wondered what it would be like to kiss this tall drink of water.

About the Book:
The past, it can haunt you…It can consume you…Have a hypnotic hold on your mind, body and soul. The past can keep you from moving on…holding your heart hostage.
The past can also bring you closure…provide answers you never knew you needed to mysteriesyou never thought existed…and the past can force you to look at your current choices in an entirely different light.
Ashleigh Preston has always maintained control of her life, especially her romantic life. To everyone else she seems to have it all— a posh independent lifestyle with nothing holding her back. As a successful Freelance Food and Travel Columnist, Ashleigh can escape whenever she likes and travel the world. She frequently visits her favorite city— London. Coincidentally, London is where Liam Frost, the charming Welshman lives, her no strings attached irresistible best friend with benefits. Still closed off to the idea of love because of her painful past, can Ashleigh overcome personal grief and take a leap of faith with him? Or will her emotional guilt be too much for Liam to handle, leaving him to move on with someone else?
Smart and sophisticated Marketing Executive, Emily Greene needs closure from her complicated past—she is still consumed by the disappearance of her ex-boyfriend, Craig Walker. The thought of him lingers with her even years later.  A stormy night brings about a surprising confession from Emily’s arrogant, yet very attractive co-worker, Ethan Carlson. This admission gives Emily a good reason to push former romantic visions out and usher in new ones.
The past always has a way of twisting into the present. A series of mysterious events—cryptic phone calls and creepy text messages begin to pose an irritating problem for Emily’s life, until one day the annoying situation turns far more serious than she can anticipate or realize. Emily starts to believe her past might be a threat for her new heated romance with Ethan.  Is it possible for Emily to move on with her life, despite never knowing what happened to Craig? Can Ethan help Emily put the past behind her and move on with him?
Amanda Parsons, the former country club socialite whose fall from grace has landed her in the poor house.  A chance meeting with Vince Everett, a handsome and wealthy businessman, rescues Amanda from her sad state of affairs returning her to the familiar decadent lifestyle she’s accustomed. The clothes, jewels, shoes and gifts are nice, but the boredom and loneliness stir emotions reminding her of the scandal that shattered her world.
Can Amanda shake the emptiness that consumes her or is she doomed to repeat the same mistakes from her past? And why is her sister “friends” with her biggest mistake—Andrew Langston? Revisiting that dark part of her life sheds light on a mystery Amanda never dreamed would unravel so many possibilities for her future.
A lot can happen over the course of fifteen weekends.

About the Author:

Writer Christy Pastore grew up in the lakeside community of Syracuse, Indiana writing short stories that usually involved characters who loved to travel, had a passion for fashion and were often times swept up in boy crazy crushes.  Many of her first stores also dealt with coming of age situations with their best girlfriends.
Christy gave up reading books for several years, disillusioned with the annoying characters and predictable plot lines. Upon the recommendation of a friend, Christy picked up a much buzzed about popular romance novel which reminded her of why reading was such an enjoyable guilty pleasure.
Writing has been a constant in Christy’s life, leading her to create a popular fashion blog, Fashion Wrap Up. This endeavor allowed Christy to have the wonderful experience of working and collaborating with many talented models, designers, makeup artists and photographers in the Fashion Industry. While Pastore still writes about fashion and celebrity style in her spare time, her passion for story development, more specifically creative writing, publishing and content creation has taken her on a new journey and career path: Author.
Additionally, Christy enjoys a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a warm cup of coffee, Gummi Bears, travelling and tweeting her thoughts on her favorite TV shows.
Christy and her husband Kevin currently reside in St. Louis, Missouri in the popular Italian Neighborhood, The Hill, with their two lovable dogs and cooler than cool cat.


Find Christy Online:
Website: http://christypastore-author.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristyPastoreAuthor
Twitter: @christyPastore


Thanks again Christy for stopping by! Join me tomorrow when Sharon C. Cooper stops in to share her Harlequin Kimani book debut: Legal Seduction!

Until next time....

Happy Reading!

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