March 12, 2015

Adapted for Film Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Adapted for Film blog tour! Today I have a great excerpt from the book to share with you - and don't forget to enter the giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above.

Adapted for Film
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 9, 2015


Aubrey Evans is living every author’s dream; her sizzling romance novel is being turned into a blockbuster film. She would be celebrating this momentous event, if she wasn’t busy fighting over every tiny production detail with the maddeningly cavalier director, Kole Camden.

When news of their heated rivalry hits the gossip columns, drastic measures must be taken to save their sinking project. In an elaborate PR hoax, she is publicly linked to Greyson Meyers, the swoon-worthy star of her movie. A whirl-wind love affair is staged for the couple to mirror the steamy chapters of her own books.

Can the introverted author resist the charms of Hollywood’s sexiest leading man? Or will love find her in the City of Angels?
My lodged breath escaped in a grateful huff, allowing me to gulp down a lungful of what turned out to be delectable bakery air. Outside, the flash bulbs continued to spark. My body jerked in response to each. He could have pulled away and left me to my freak out, but Greyson chose another path. Planting his hands on the wall on either side of my head, he secured me in the cage of his arms.

“Don’t look anywhere but at me,” he soothed, his gaze locking with mine. His chest swelled with rhythmic breaths, wordlessly encouraging me to do the same. “And just breathe. Easy enough, right?”
By some miracle, I managed a nod.
“There’s my girl.” He smiled. Catching a lock of hair between two fingers, he gave it a gentle tug.
Lured from the brink by a guy that was basically sex on two legs. There are worse things.
Greyson tipped his head, his forehead lightly brushing mine. “I meant it when I said we were in this together. I’ll be right here with you, for every step of this crazy ride.” One finger settled under my chin to nudge it up and force my wandering gaze to meet his. “You believe that, don’t you?”
With his breath warming my cheek at that intimate proximity, he could’ve asked me if I believed elves tap danced out of my ass at midnight and I would’ve nodded in the same brainless fashion.
“Good,” he sighed. His expression softened, his gaze traveling over the curve of my lips. “Thank you for coming back to me. I was scared you’d gone to the happy place in your mind, never to return.”
“My happy place is Krispy Kreme,” I admitted, anxiously fiddling with the lapels of my jacket, “I don’t mind leaving it. You have those here in LA.”
A smile as bright and unexpected as a fresh falling star spread across his striking face. “You’re not at all what I expected,” he chuckled, his relief audible.
“Let me guess; you anticipated me wearing a leather corset, carrying a riding crop, and demanding you pick a safety word within the first sixty-seconds of meeting you.”
“After reading your book? Yeah.” He shrugged at the inevitable misconception.
Curling my finger, I urged him in closer and whispered, “I’ll let you in on the big secret of the literary community: most authors—no matter how outgoing they appear in interviews—are notorious introverts that would break out in hives if we actually tried to embody the characters we write. Sorry if that disappoints you.”
“Not disappointed at all.” Storm clouds of intensity darkened his gaze. His tongue flicked across his bottom lip, adding an inviting gleam to those glistening rubies of temptation. “Quite the opposite actually.”
Before I could think to prevent it, a shaky breath escaped my parted lips. This time it had nothing to do with the cameras flashing.   
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 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. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.

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Buy Link: Amazon
 Tour Wide Giveaway:
--A signed copy of Adapted For Film (US only)
--A DVD of P.S. I Love You (US only)
--A swag pack full of goodies (US only)
--An ebook copy of Adapted For Film (INTL)
--$5 Amazon gift card (INTL)



  1. Thanks for hosting today, Steph! :)

  2. Sounds like such a good read <3 Like the kind of book you read on a nice sunny day by the beach :) Thank you so much for the chance to win!!
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