<![CDATA[Brenda Sparks| Award-Winning Romance Author - Blog]]>Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:21:24 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[WACKY WEDNESDAY GIF TO MAKE YOU GIGGLE]]>Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wacky-wednesday-gif-to-make-you-giggle1006846
Why I go to parties.
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<![CDATA[WACKY WEDNESDAY GIF TO MAKE YOU GIGGLE]]>Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wacky-wednesday-gif-to-make-you-giggle8596099
Hope your Easter was better than his. 
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<![CDATA[WACKY WEDNESDAY GIF TO MAKE YOU GIGGLE]]>Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wacky-wednesday-gif-to-make-you-giggle3590885
Why you should take things one day at a time.
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<![CDATA[WACKY WEDNESDAY GIF TO MAKE YOU GIGGLE]]>Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:30:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wacky-wednesday-gif-to-make-you-giggle4516240
How I feel after Spring Break.
I always need a vacation from my vacations.
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<![CDATA[Turn Tables Cover Reveal Blog Tour]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/turn-tables-cover-reveal-blog-tour
Title: Turn Tables
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: Contemporary Romance, RomCom
Blurb: Between private jets, designer labels, and lavish resorts, Tandy Owens should be having the time of her life. Her celebrity author best friend is getting married and all of Hollywood’s elite have turned out for the event. Unfortunately, Tandy’s mood is far from celebratory.
For over a year her heart has been torn between two men: Matthew Cruz, the brilliant, well-educated entrepreneur who makes her feel like a queen, and Mateo, his womanizing musician alter ego, who is known for collecting platinum records, and the panties of his sexual conquests. Matthew assures her that Mateo’s antics are all a show. Even so, with her being the only one to witness his softer side, Tandy begins to wonder which persona is truly the act.
In the sizzling heat of Miami, Tandy reaches the breaking point with their secretive romance, and finds herself asking if a hidden love is truly worth fighting for?
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel 
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012 
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 
Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com
or on Twitter or instagram at Rourkewrites.
Buy Links:
Adapted for Film: http://amzn.to/2lUincj
 
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<![CDATA[WACKY WEDNESDAY GIF TO MAKE YOU GIGGLE]]>Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wacky-wednesday-gif-to-make-you-giggle2281349
How I feel when my editor wants
me to change the story arc.
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<![CDATA[WACKY WEDNESDAY GIF TO MAKE YOU GIGGLE]]>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:30:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wacky-wednesday-gif-to-make-you-giggle6422953
How I feel about birthdays.
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<![CDATA[Hot Cover Reveal for Turn Tables by Stacey Rourke (via @Rourkewrites and @agarcia6510)]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/hot-cover-reveal-for-turn-tables-by-stacey-rourke-via-rourkewrites-and-agarcia6510
Title: Turn Tables
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: Contemporary Romance, RomCom
Expected Release Date: Mar. 14th, 2017
Blurb: Between private jets, designer labels, and lavish resorts, Tandy Owens should be having the time of her life. Her celebrity author best friend is getting married and all of Hollywood’s elite have turned out for the event. Unfortunately, Tandy’s mood is far from celebratory.
For over a year her heart has been torn between two men: Matthew Cruz, the brilliant, well-educated entrepreneur who makes her feel like a queen, and Mateo, his womanizing musician alter ego, who is known for collecting platinum records, and the panties of his sexual conquests. Matthew assures her that Mateo’s antics are all a show. Even so, with her being the only one to witness his softer side, Tandy begins to wonder which persona is truly the act.
In the sizzling heat of Miami, Tandy reaches the breaking point with their secretive romance, and finds herself asking if a hidden love is truly worth fighting for?
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel 
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012 
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 
Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com
or on Twitter or instagram at Rourkewrites.
Buy Links:
Adapted for Film: http://amzn.to/2lUincj
Turn Tables (Pre-Order): http://amzn.to/2ldDMZO
 
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<![CDATA[WACKY WEDNESDAY GIF TO MAKE YOU GIGGLE]]>Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wacky-wednesday-gif-to-make-you-giggle4822341
What writers do with their characters.
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<![CDATA[Cover Reveal for First Down by Madison Street & Alexis Noelle]]>Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/cover-reveal-for-first-down-by-madison-street-alexis-noelle
Title: First Down
Author: Madison Street & Alexis Noelle
Genre:  Sports Romance
Cover Designer: Cover Me, Darling
Photographer: Lindee Robinson Photography
Model: Jim Wiedenman
Expected Release Date: April 10, 2017
Blurb:
Football is my life.
My passion. The only thing that matters.
There's one goal: A perfect season.
But now, all that’s changed.
The feisty little brunette on the sidelines.
I watch her. I study her.
I want her.
She’s my new goal.
And it won’t be easy.
Not to mention she’s the enemy.
We both know being together will stir up a storm.
That doesn't change my mind.
In fact, knowing there's a challenge only makes me want her more.
No matter how hard she fights, I’m going to make her mine.
****Warning: This book contains strong sexual content and foul language. Intended for ages 18 and over. **
Madison Street
Madison began writing at a young age. She would write episodes of her favorite television shows and her passion has grown since. She decided to pursue her dreams and debuted her dark romance suspense novel, Little Things, in June 2014. It was well received by thousands of readers and became a bestseller in Romance Suspense on Amazon.
Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country.
During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she's on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.
Madison’s Author Links:
Alexis Noelle
Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She loves being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Alexis believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.
She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She wants her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.
Alexis’ Author Links:
Pre-Order Links:
“What do you want Dawson?”
“Ha! So you do know who I am. And here I thought we needed introductions.”
My eyes roll. “Everyone knows who you are. I’m not an idiot.”
His body reaches me and he completely towers over my short frame. I can’t help but feel a little intimidation but I can’t let him see that. I won’t.
“I just want to finish our conversation from before that little interruption. I know you saw me last night. Just admit; you were watching.”
His voice deepens as his eyes turn dark, seeping with tease and lust. I gulp, returning his stare and know that I can’t lie my way out of this mess.
“You’re right, I did see you last night. I was watching. But, it’s nothing I haven’t seen before. You just caught me off guard. I wasn’t expecting to see that and that’s why I was staring.”
His eyes squint, trying to decipher what I just mumbled.
Just as his mouth opens, the valet driver returns with my car, pulling up to the curb. “Your car, Miss Andrews.”
I step away from Dawson and spin to face the driver. I thank him and walk around the car toward the driver side as the valet holds open the door for me.
Just as I’m about to climb inside, Dawson grabs the valet by his jacket and pushes him away and shuts the car door. “Buzz off kid, we’re busy here.”
My mouth drops as Dawson sends the driver inside. “Why would you do that? He’s just doing his job.”
Dawson snickers, “Please. He’s just trying to score points with you. I could have seen that shit from a mile away.”
I shrug, standing against the driver side door. “And what if I wanted him to. That’s none of your business.”
He chuckles deep under his breath then inches his head, closer to mine. “Yeah? And I bet you would have been thinking of me instead.”
His fingers reach up, grazing my skin, igniting it on fire as the heat from our touch scorches between us.
He whispers, “Just admit it Peeps…you want me to --.”
My mind snaps out of the trance and I immediately push him away from me. “No, stay away from me.”
I open the car door and jump inside, immediately shifting the car into gear. Just as I’m about to pull away, he taps the window and I can hear his voice chime through the glass.
He gives me a devilishly handsome and conniving smile. I can’t help but feel excitement and aggravation all at the same time. “You can’t run from me forever. This ain’t over.”
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