Monday, March 19, 2012

Blog Tour: Decieved by Stephanie Nelson

Unlike a lot of authors, Stephanie Nelson didn't dream of becoming an author. It wasn't until she jumped on the bandwagon and read about the sparkly vampire, that she fell in love with the paranormal genre. Books quickly became her addiction and the bookstore her favorite place to visit. Devouring one book after another, a story began to form in her head. Ignoring the characters that seemed to speak to her didn't work. Eventually she gave in, and began to write. After countless attempts of starting and trashing stories, Stephanie gave up. A year later, she found herself sitting in front of her computer again and made a promise to herself that she would finish a full length book. Seven months later her first book, Craved was published and ended up reaching #1 on Amazon's bestsellers list and #6 on the Barnes & Noble bestsellers list.

While she's not writing about a new adventure, Stephanie enjoys watching movies, spending time with her family and traveling. She resides in the Midwest with her husband and furry children.

Book 2 Gwen Sparks Series
By Stephanie Nelson


The vampire drug, brew, nearly ruined Gwen Sparks’ life. Just when things started to get back to normal between her and Aiden, she is summoned by the North American Witches Council to their central city of Moon.

A war is imminent between vampires and witches, and Gwen’s experiences with brew are being used to fuel the fire. She is about to discover just how powerful she is with the help of the ruggedly handsome Angel of Death and just how far some people will go to get what they want.

Gwen is going to learn exactly what it means to be Deceived.

By Stephanie Nelson
Book One Gwen Sparks Series

Gwen Sparks just wants to live a peaceful life in the supernatural town of Flora, but from the moment she read about the first murdered witch, all hope of peace was abandoned. Possessing the rare ability to read the memories of dead, she volunteers to help catch the culprit behind the string of drained witches. Gwen has to team up with the one man who broke her heart, deal with a ghost who pulls her into the deathly realm at will, and a fight off the advances of sexy but frustrating vampire who not only craves what runs through her veins—he wants her heart. 

Check out my review of Craved HERE!

Today on Stitch Read Cook I have Fiona from the Gwen Sparks series who will be interviewing fellow characters Gwen and Dorian!


Hey, Fiona here. So I was surfing the web and came across what is known as a…blog? I guess they’re really popular amongst the humans. So, I decided to start my own blog. Man that word, blog, sounds like a noise you make after a night of drinking. Anyways, I’ve made Gwen and Dorian sit down with me and I’m going to fire off a round of questions.

Fiona, Gwen and Dorian are sitting in the living room Fiona glances over the top of her computer and winks at them.

Fiona: Ready?

Gwen releases an annoyed breath while Dorian crosses his arms across his hard chest and grins.

Fiona: Okay. First, why don’t you introduce yourself, Gwen.

Gwen crosses one leg over the over and glares at Fiona.

Gwen: You already know who I am, Fiona.

Fiona: The people on my blog don’t.  Fiona snaps back.

Gwen: What the hell is a blog anyway?

Fiona: It’s an interactive website where — never mind. The point is, I have one and you said you’d let me interview you.

Gwen: Fine. My name is Gwen Sparks. I’m twenty-six years old and I’m a witch.

Dorian interrupts. And a spirit walker.

Gwen: Yeah and a spirit walker.  She rolls her eyes at Dorian and then focuses on Fiona.

Fiona: And Dorian would you please introduce yourself?

Dorian rubs his jaw. Names Dorian Hade and I’m the Angel of Death, but I don’t wear a cloak or carry a scythe so let’s nip that myth in the bud right now.

Fiona stares down at her computer while her fingers go to work at typing. Got it. No robe…or scythe. Fiona looks up and smiles at Gwen and Dorian.

Fiona: Would either one of you like to tell my followers how you two met?

Gwen: You have followers?
Fiona glares at her best friend. I will.

Dorian: I met Gwen while in Moon. I am teaching her how to use her spirit walker abilities.

Fiona: I wish I would’ve had teachers that looked like you.

Dorian laughs while Gwen shakes her head at her friend’s blunt statement.

Dorian: Some students don’t realize a good thing when they have it. Dorian looks over at Gwen and gives her a pointed look.

Gwen: The only asset I’m interested in is your teaching capabilities so I don’t get myself killed. I could care less about the pretty wrapping.

Dorian: So, you think I’m pretty then? Dorian bats his eyelashes and Fiona laughs.

Gwen: Very pretty. Gwen smiles coyly.  You’d make some man very happy.

Dorian releases a heavy, frustrated breath and Gwen laughs.

Fiona: Okay, okay. Let’s get back on track.

Gwen and Dorian give her their attention.

Fiona: So, I’ve been noticing some major sexual tension between the two of you.
Do you –

Gwen interjects. There isn’t any sexual tension, next question.

Dorian: Ah come on, there’s a little sexual tension.

Gwen: In order for that to happen, I’d have to like you. I don’t.

Okay fellow bloggers, Gwen and Dorian are in the middle of a staring contest and I thought I’d leave the room before clothes started flying. Until next time….

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Once our skin made contact, the air grew thicker around us. I could feel the weight of it pushing against the entirety of my body. I watched as it took on a gray tint, molding against Dorian and me. My fingers clutched his hand tight as my eyes strained to see past the darkening air. Cold replaced the warmth of the day, causing a shiver to tremble through my bones. My teeth rattled against each other, my muscles constricting from the change in temperature. A slight breeze blew against my face, causing my eyes to water. I hung my head and closed my eyes to stop the singing sensation of the wind.

“Open your eyes, Gwen,” Dorian said, but to me it sounded distant and distorted like a dream. I worked on controlling my breathing and calming my heartbeat before I worried about anything else. After a handful of deep breaths and I was satisfied I wouldn’t have a heart attack, I peeked at my surrounding through one eye. The daylight had disappeared and been replaced with gloom. Lifting my head, I opened both eyes and realized I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. Dorian and I were still in the graveyard, but not in our reality—in the realm of the dead. Everything was washed in varying shades of gray and black. Shadows clung to everything and the warmth of the sun was replaced with the icy coldness of death. 

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