Shadows Book Tour

July 30, 2015


by Stella Barcelona




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About the Book

Cataclysm. Now. Run.

A cryptic, urgent text message turns the peaceful life Skye Barrows has created for herself and her sister into chaos. She must follow her father’s instructions to the letter, but Sebastian Connelly is blocking her way. Telling Sebastian what she must do is not an option.

What He Doesn’t Know Will Get Them All Killed

When a prison break in the midst of a security system upgrade threatens to destroy the reputation of Sebastian’s company, Black Raven Private Security Contractors, he goes on the hunt for escaped prisoner Richard Barrows – a delusional and paranoid computer software genius.

Sebastian’s mission: find Richard Barrows and return him to prison, but stonewalled by Skye, who refuses to give him answers, and with the added complication of her special needs sister, Sebastian finds himself always a step or two behind vicious killers.

Nothing About This Case is Normal

For Sebastian, it should be simple, but this case will test him in ways he never imagined. As probing interrogation becomes urgent protection, the search for Barrows forces Sebastian and Skye into a murky world of shadows and illusions.




The sleek interior of Raven One, a Gulfstream 650 ER, with supple leather seats and polished wood accents, reminded Sebastian Connelly how much was on the line with his slim-ass hunch that Skye Barrows would lead him to her father. His hunch had better be right. Black Raven Private Security Contractors, his company, was at the top of its game. It had a long way to fall, and he was up to his ass in a problem that was becoming an uncontrollable downward spiral.

The tailspin had started four days earlier, when seven prisoners escaped from a low security satellite facility at a Federal Correctional Institution in Mississippi. Escaped on Black Raven’s watch. His watch. Of the seven escapees, three remained at large. U.S. Marshals and Black Raven agents were closing in on one of them, and they had a decent lead on another. The one without leads–Richard Barrows–was Sebastian’s problem. No one had a clue regarding the whereabouts of Barrows, the brilliant and paranoid computer genius, who should be sitting in the federal pen for tax evasion.

Should be, but wasn’t, because there’d been a total failure of all systems at the prison. The systems failure hadn’t been a simple electrical issue. There had been an electrical outage, and the security system that Black Raven was in the process of replacing had also failed. No one had had detected anything going wrong while it happened. The end result had been an outage of every light, camera, lock, and security measure. They were damn lucky only seven prisoners had strolled out.


About the Author


Stella Barcelona has always had an active imagination, a tendency to daydream, and a passion for reading romance, mysteries, and thrillers.  She has found an outlet for all of these aspects of herself by writing romantic thrillers.

In her day-to-day life, Stella is a lawyer and works for a court in New Orleans. She lives minutes from the French Quarter, with her husband of seventeen years and two adorable papillons who believe they are princesses. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Southern Louisiana Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Her first novel, DECEIVED, was inspired by New Orleans, its unique citizens, and the city’s World War II-era history.

Her third novel, JIGSAW, a Black Raven novel, will be released in 2016.

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  • Patrick Siu July 31, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Lisa Markson July 31, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Sounds great

  • Nikolina July 31, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  • Mary Preston July 30, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    An interesting bio.

  • Eva Millien July 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Great excerpt, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

    • Stella Barcelona July 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Eva- Thank you! I’m glad you like the Shadows excerpt – Stella

  • Victoria July 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

  • Trix July 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    It is a cool bio!

  • Rita Wray July 30, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I liked the excerpt.

    • Stella Barcelona July 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you Rita- I’m glad you like it! Stella

  • Amber Ag July 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for the excerpt 🙂 Other than reading or writing, what are your favorite things to do?

    • Stella Barcelona July 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Amber –

      When I’m not writing or working, I love to go boating. I also watch movies and follow a few shows on television – I’m looking forward to a new season of The Black List and I’m hooked on FX’s Tyrant. During football season, I root for my home team – the New Orleans Saints. I also try to exercise regularly – though I have to admit it isn’t one of the great loves of my life.

      And you?

      Thanks for asking – Stella

  • Betty W July 30, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I really enjoyed the excerpt~sounds like an intriguing book! Thank you for sharing!

    • Stella Barcelona July 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Betty – You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked the excerpt! Stella

  • Karen H July 30, 2015 at 9:34 am

    From reading the author bio, sounds like she lives a pretty full and exciting life.

    • Stella Barcelona July 30, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Karen – Sometimes too full! I am loving it, though, especially right now as I get to meet readers and am finding people to tell my stories to. Thank you for commenting! Stella

  • Stella Barcelona July 30, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Thank you for hosting the Shadows excerpt tour today! Stella Barcelona

  • Goddess Fish Promotions July 30, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Thanks for hosting!