Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rock'n Tapestries by Shari Copell ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Title: Rock'n Tapestries

Series: A Rock'n Tpestries Novel, #1

Author: Shari Copell

Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 23, 2013

Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

Book Blurb:

“Asher Pratt had been a drug for me, and I wasn’t sure I wasn’t still addicted.”

Chelsea Whitaker works as a waitress at Tapestries, a trendy Pittsburgh bar. She’s doing her best to avoid Asher Pratt, the Pittsburgh rock legend who shattered her heart years ago.

When he takes a job at Tapestries just to be near her, Chelsea has some decisions to make.

She soon discovers that some things never change. It’s all she can do to keep a tight hold on her heart as Asher takes her for another wild ride.

As she struggles to gain some perspective on their relationship, she learns that he’s never needed her more. She must put the past aside for the sake of the future.

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4 Stars!

Holy crap. Rock n' Tapestries just completely blew my mind and rocked my world!

Chelsea and Asher have history. In high school Asher completely shattered her heart and she's never been able to completely put it back together. Years later when his band plays at the bar, Tapestries, that she's a waitress at-she does her best to avoid him so she doesn't get broken all over again. Asher can't stand that she won't speak to him and goes out of his way to try and get her to talk to him. When nothing else works he gets a job as a bartender at her bar and forces her to acknowledge him.
All too soon she allows him back in and the forge into a great friendship. Chelsea finally thinks she can handle her feelings towards him and have a great friend when her world comes crashing down. Asher leaves her high and dry and Chelsea isn't sure she'll ever move on.

Twist after twist, turn after turn, this book kept me completely on my toes! I love me some hot rock star books so when I read the synopsis for Rock n' Tapestries I was excited to read it. What I didn't expect was for it to be completely different then all the others. I was so pissed when Asher left her again in the book but it's what happens after that took me by complete shock. There were lots of tears as my heart hurt for both Chelsea and Asher as they tried to move on with their lives without each other. At the end of the book I don't know if I was more sad, pissed, in shock, or hurt that it didn't end the way I was expecting it to. 
Rock n' Tapestries has a whole lot going on, and I loved it all. The characters are emotional yet not annoying, hot rocker, lots of hot sex, amazing friends that help and support, and a huge twist that you never see coming. It is a definite must read, just make sure you have your tissues ready to go! Loved this book and can't wait for more from this author!

*Reviewed by Lauren 

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Author Bio:

Though I write contemporary romance under the name Shari Copell, my real name is Sherry Jesberger.  I write a historical fantasy/paranormal romance series under the name S.L. Jesberger.

I am an eleventh generation native of Pennsylvania.  My husband Gordon and I raised three lovely daughters, one of whom designs my book covers. Another daughter drew the map in the front cover of my historical fantasy series. 

I’ve always had stories swirling through my head. Crazy stuff, totally whack situations. I was a voracious reader as a child, choosing to escape into the world of books. I wrote stories when I was a teen, but quit as I grew up. (Keep in mind, there were no computers then. Writing a book or story consisted of a brand-new notebook and a ballpoint pen.) I found some of these early stories as I cleaned out my grandmother’s house after she passed. Unfortunately, I threw them away.

 I started writing again in 2012 after my husband lost his job. Aislin of Arianrhod was published in October of that year. I immediately began to work on the second book in the series, Winter’s Child.

Sometime in the middle of writing Winter’s Child, I had the inexplicable urge to swear like sailor, use modern vernacular, and write steamy sex scenes. I was amused and tried to push it aside. The language in a historical fantasy is obviously much different from a contemporary romance, so I had to behave myself.

 I finally just thought, fuck it. I’ll do it.  It was during that time that I started to write “Micah’s Island.” I simply needed to purge the wild story that had taken over my brain by then. It was so much fun to write.  What would happen if you met a man who had never seen a grown woman before? 

I chose the pen name Shari Copell because Micah’s Island was so very different from the Ă€lainnshire series. Copella was my grandmother’s maiden name—I just dropped the A.

For the most part, people seemed to like Micah, though he was a man of few words.  I got some nice (and not so nice) emails about it, mostly from people wanting a better ending. I promptly wrote them one.

I wasn’t sure I would ever write another contemporary romance until Rock’n Tapestries dropped into my head, nearly complete from beginning to end (though I did run some things past Tara Chevrestt, who edits for me. Her suggestions were invaluable.)  You just have to indulge your muse when that happens, as it doesn’t happen often.

Though the names and situations have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent, some of the things in Rock’n Tapestries were things that actually happened to me.  My husband was wearing a bass guitar the first time I ever laid eyes on him. As Chelsea says of Tage, “ I think I might’ve had to scoop my jaw off the floor.”  He’s the skinny dude in the gray tank top and orange guitar on the far right in this video:

I hope you’ve enjoyed Rock’n Tapestries. I’m currently having a blast working on a book about Nicks Sorenson, Asher’s daughter. I love this girl! It should be out sometime in 2014.

In the meantime, rock on!

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  1. LOVE Adam Lavine... sigh, so hot and talented!!!

  2. Chase from Big Girls do it Better series

  3. Always come back to Journey. :)

  4. Favorite rock band is The Who...back in the day Roger Daltrey was a hottie. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  5. Blue October, but more Indie than rock.

  6. My to go to band is Maroon 5, always playing and always puts a smile on my face.

  7. I don't really have one I don't listen to much Thank you for the chance.

  8. bon jovi coz there songs are just the best!!

  9. My fave rocker book boyfriend is Jake, tattooed, lead singer...HAWT!!!

  10. The review got me really interested about the book. I love romance stories like this. Brings out the sensual side in use that may have just been suppressed for a long time. :)