Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tessa Stockton & Wind's Aria

Today, we have Tessa Stockton 
and her book Wind's Aria.

Tess will be awarding a $50 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her review tour.

Ah, that got your attention. 

Jingle some coins and you wake right up. Just leave a comment and your email address so Tessa can find you. You can increase your chances by visiting Tessa at all her stops during her tour. 

That's right, you can stalk Tessa throughout her tour.

Here's the cool part. She won't think it the least bit creepy that you show up everywhere she's at, as long as you limit 'everywhere' to be her blog tour guest sites. Are we clear on this. I don't want anyone arrested, but I would like one of you to snag the $50 gc.

Stalker in Training: So Liza, what's the link to the other sites?

Liza: First of all, you are a BLOG stalker in training. Secondly, I'll give you the link at the bottom of the page. Right now, you need to focus on this blog.

Winds Aria
Tessa Stockton



Elected as the Songstress, Aria takes her place on the sacred platform to sing before every dawn. As long as she does so, peace and abundant life belong to her people. 

One morning, amidst a strange wind that brings with it a curse in its eerie howl, Aria loses her ability to make music. But the encroaching death that transpires isn’t her biggest tragedy. It’s that she adores the cause of her blunder, for he’s a magnificent winged creature who’s stolen more than her voice.



Fog continued to dance around them covering most of his body, to her dismay. Just curious, she convinced herself. She closed her eyes and squeezed the bridge of her nose to concentrate . . . something that seemed hard to do at that moment.

“Feeling better?” The smooth notes of his words swam through her ears.

“Mmm.” She nodded. “I guess.”

He continued to stare.

Aria cleared her throat. “Um . . . can I ask you a question?”

“You may ask . . .”

“But will you answer?”

“That depends.”

“Oh. Well. How did you get to be so huge when all the Meleyans are rather small? And why haven’t I seen you before?”

“That’s two questions.”


He exhaled a steady stream of air, adding to the mist, as if deliberating.

Aria felt the strength of his breath, blowing strands of her hair across her face.

Slow, yet with precision, he lifted a lock from the curve of her mouth and rubbed the strands between his fingers. He murmured, “Soft and orange, like the petals of prairie-tails.” Then he bent and smelled her hair, closing his eyes. “And sweet like the honey of bees.” Again he held her gaze. The corner of his mouth twitched upward. “Do you have a sting?”

“I asked you a question first—”

“Two,” he corrected. Then he smiled.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A veteran of the performing arts and worldwide missions, Tessa Stockton also contributed as a writer/editor for ministry publications, ghostwriter for political content, and she headed a column on the topic of forgiveness. Today she writes romance and intrigue novels in a variety of genres. In addition to her fantasy romance, WIND’S ARIA, she’s the author of suspense/thriller, THE UNSPEAKABLE, political intrigue/romance, THE UNFORGIVABLE, and a literary short story, LOVE AND LULL, with more in the works.

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  1. Never have I witnessed an open invitation to stalk somebody. Funny, Liza, and clever. Love it! Thank you. : )

  2. Replies
    1. Did you do the cover art for Oh Stupid Heart? I was perusing your art pieces for the musical tribute on the other site. Really gorgeous work, Liza. I especially love the one of the violinist. I have some kind of a “thing” for violinists. Anyway, it’s beautiful, thoughtful stuff. Just saying...

    2. I did do that cover. Thank you very much for liking it...and checking out my musical tribute. I have two violin pics. One is a young girl playing, and the other is a cross between a woman and a violin. I use that one for my twitter pic.

  3. Sounds like a fun read. Oh and, hello there fine gent on the cover!

  4. I enjoyed the excerpt.


    1. Oh look! You followed directions. Darn! I should have told you to follow me, since you're so rule abiding. I really need some followers that follow directions. Well, I wish you luck on the big money prize, because you are going the extra mile.

  5. Great excerpt, thank you.



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