Thursday, 22 August 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Nacole Stayton's "A Graceful Mess."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Nacole Stayton's "A Graceful Mess."
(Giveaway at bottom of post)

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica

Publication Date:  August 27, 2013

Event organized by: Literati Author Services 


Hiding behind the anguish from my past, my coyness seeps off of me like an aroma. I have felt like a stranger in my own skin, trying to claw my way out for far too long, allowing very few people to see past my fa├žade…until my eyes met with his. I felt a sudden rush of energy all the way to my core. It jolted me in ways I never thought possible.

Never in a million years would I have expected to be in the mess I am today. It all leads back to the night Parker Porter turned my world upside down. The night his hazel eyes undressed me, peeling away the layers of the woman I tried so hard to be. He awoke desires that burned deep within me and changed me in one quick glance, leaving me vulnerable and exposed, picking up the shattered pieces of my carefully constructed life…a life I should not be living…a life I was not born into, but placed into by the state of Maine.

Parker opened a door that I am far from closing until I have answers and am able to face the life I was destined to live. I just have to decide if his love is worth the mess.

“They say be careful of the quiet ones.” –Grace

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit language and sexual encounters.


Blog Tour Review: Kirsty Lander:

Is it okay to say that the epilogue was my absolute favourite part of the whole book? Yes? Good.. because it blew me away. Perfect. 

"You're going to be my undoing, unraveling me piece by piece."

Grace Clearwater, a 23 year old broken girl who is on the verge of graduation, a girl who has sworn off guys for the past few years, a girl who is about to have her whole world rocked by a guy she meets one night in a bar. 

Parker is a Private Investigator, hired to watch over Grace by a very important senator running in an election. The moment his eyes spy Grace on a piece of paper he's a goner. He knows he mustn't mix business with pleasure, being in the family business run by his father, he's practically had it drilled in to him. Nothing is stopping when it comes to Grace though, he just hopes he can do a good enough job of protecting her from all hurt and pain..

"I'm no hero, just a man in love with a jaded woman."

Told in both Grace and Parker's POV, we are given the privilege of being inside both of their head. It's my favourite thing in a book, I feel like it's truly the only way to get a well rounded feel for the story. Both Parker and Grace are hiding massive secrets from each other. Grace about her past and Parker about his present, and without the other knowing, their secrets entwine. I knew it was only going to be a matter of time before everything blew up, which it did, but I loved how it was all resolved. Nothing was forced or fake, everything felt very real. 

"Sometimes you don't know how broken you once were, until you finally feel whole. 
Parker Porter filled a void I didn't know I had. He completed me and made me whole again."

I rated "A Graceful Mess" 4 Hearts

Author Bio:

Christian “Nacole” Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass state. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family and The Bachelor. Her hair color changes with the seasons and she has a weakness for tattoos, iced coffee, and happy endings.

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(Open Internationally ~ some prizes limited to US Residents)

2 ~ signed paperbacks of A Graceful Mess
1 ~ A Graceful Mess Tumbler
5  ~ ebooks of A Graceful Mess (gifted from Amazon)
10 ~ bracelets w/postcards
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