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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wind's Aria by Tessa Stockton

Sue's Review

Wind's Aria is a battle between good and evil with love bridging the gap. Aria is the songstress who sings each morning and night to the Sacred Flower goddess. Her people believe this tribute keeps the evil at bay. Aria is distracted and falters in her song. All seems well until the following day when a fog shrouds the town and surrounding area. A winged man she names Il Bora, comes to her rescue and love begins to blossom, but evil has other ideas for the future.

This book has a whimsical beginning, but strengthens as the story unfolds. Aria appeared to be a young, naive woman, and Il Bora a troubled young man - or spirit. I wasn't quite sure of his identity. The book takes a few unexpected turns which kept my interest at its peak. Definitely a book that left me with a satisfied, pleasant feeling.


Wind's Aria - Excerpt
Wind's Aria
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.


Tessa Stockton - Bio:
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.

Tessa will be awarding a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate to a randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her book blast tour.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chance of winning. The tour dates are:

February 11:  Maggie's Meanderings
February 12:  Sue Perkins, Author
February 14:  Long and Short Reviews
February 15:  Let's Get BOOKED
February 18:  Journey of a Bookseller
February 19:  It's Raining Books
February 21:  The Write to Read
February 22:  Margay Leah Justice


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J Q Rose said...

Tessa, your excerpt is alive with lyrical writing. So beautiful. Best wishes with your new release and book tour.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Catherine Lee said...

I like your review, Sue. I don't think I've been to your site before. That's an extra thing that I like about blog tours--discovering so many great blogs and review sources!
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Tessa Stockton said...

Sue, I love your site! It's a pleasure to have an appearance on it today. And thank you so much for your favorable review of Wind's Aria. : )

Tessa Stockton said...

@J Q ROSE: Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment. On a side note, in your profile pic, that looks like quite a spiffy car you're sitting in. Fun! ; )

@CATHERINE: Isn't it neat to visit the different blogs? I've discovered quite a few other authors whose books I'd like to read, too.

MomJane said...

This sounds like a really fascinating story. Loved the excerpt.

J Q Rose said...

Tessa, yep, I love my "spiffy" car. It's a Mustang convertible...1995, but still looks good. Thanks!! We can go for a ride sometime...!!!

Sue Perkins said...

Welcome to my blog Tessa, it's lovely to see so many comments. I enjoyed reading Wind's Aria. Fantasy is one of my favorite genres.

Chelsea B. said...

How great does this books sound?! I am so looking forward to reading it!


Tessa Stockton said...

@J Q Rose: Cool! That would be a blast!

Tessa Stockton said...

Thanks y'all, as they say here in Tennessee. And thank you, again, Sue. This is a fun place to hang out. : )

Mary Preston said...

Thank you for your review. I do like those unexpected turns when I read.


bn100 said...

Nice excerpt.


Anonymous said...

Lovely excerpt!


Anonymous said...

I like her sweet innocence.

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magic5905 said...

I like the sound of this book, thanks.
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