Book Blast: A Pirate’s Tale

Book Blast Announcement!
A Pirate’s Tale
by Stacey Rourke

pirate banner Who needs a little more Rowan?
Stacey Rourke presents a Gryphon series novella
The call of the sea.
The promise of adventure.
For Rowan Wade, the need to return to his swashbuckling ways is enough to betray the only woman he’s cared for in over three hundred years.
With vengeance in his heart, he’s determined to exact his revenge on those that mutinied against his father.
The arrival of an unlikely ally challenges Rowan’s plans. Her goal isn’t to stop him, but to lead him on a journey of self-discovery to unravel the mysteries of the twisted path that led him to the Dark Army.
Will it be enough to make the pirate shift course? Or will he be lost forever in a rum-induced haze? Hoist ye colors and prepare to set sail with the Gryphon Series’ favorite pirate!
Get your copy of A Pirate’s Tale at Amazon 
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Friday, July 19 at 2 pm

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a Rafflecopter giveaway —  A GWR Publicity event paid for by Anchor Group Publishing. Giveaway is sponsored by the author who is responsible for the delivery of prize.

The Artistic Persuasion & AshleyNicole Books received no compensation for this post.


About the Author, Stacey Rourke



Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband and two beautiful daughters that she knows are nothing short of a blessing from Heaven. She took a break from working on her young adult fantasy Gryphon Series to share her story of infertility with the world. To learn more about her or her other available titles please visit:

Social Media Links
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Twitter @Rourkewrites


Book Trailer

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway dates: July 19 – August 4

Disclaimer: A GWR Publicity event paid for by Anchor Group Publishing. Giveaway is sponsored by the author who is responsible for the delivery of prize.
The Artistic Persuasion & AshleyNicole Books received no compensation for this post.


Other Books by Stacey Rourke

Book Three of the Gryphon Series
by Stacey Rourke

Book Cover

Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there is any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling itís that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything sheís ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear.
As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there is no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception?
Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding Conduit-style!

Purchase Links

Amazon | Barnes and Nobel | Smashwords


The Conduit
Book One in the Gryphon Series
By Stacey Rourke

The Conduit

All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for.  And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met.  Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.
While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon.  She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop.  Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone.  With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves.  Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.


“Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, ‘Bring it’.”

Book Two in the Gryphon Series
By Stacey Rourke

EmbraceWhether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms  with being  the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky,  between intense training  sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know  at what cost it would come. That is,  until a dear friend is harmed by the  malicious forces hunting her.
Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.

Excerpt: (I chose this excerpt because I can just imagine hearing Celeste say it to herself and it so incredibly awesome.  Makes humiliating yourself in front of a guy not seem so bad in comparison.)

With narrowed eyes, he peered past me to the counter.  ”Ya sure it’s broken?  Sounds like it’s on now.”
I turned my head in the direction of the counter.  He was right, something was whirring.  I could hear it, too.  But it wasn’t coming from the counter, or the DOA cappuccino machine.   It was closer than that.  Close enough that I could feel the vibration in my chest. 
Oh, sweet-mother-of-all-that’s-good-and-pure, IT’S ME!! I’m purring!

The Sidekick Chronicles
A Gryphon Series Novella
by Stacey Rourke

Gryphon seriesCeleste isn’t the only member of the Garrett family whose life changed when destiny called. Every sidekick has their tale and in this Gryphon Series short the spotlight is turned on Kendall, Grams and even Gabe. Get an inside look at the hilarious stress that goes along with being a…sidekick.

Sidekicks…ya can’t live with ‘em and you’d probably die horribly without ‘em.

Purchase Links

       Amazon                                       Barnes and Noble

The Conduit                                         The Conduit

Embrace                                               Embrace

Sidekick Chronicles                           Sidekick Chronicles


Arrowhead Giveaway Winners

After four days of nail biting competition, the points of the Women’s Island Arrowhead Giveaway entries have been tallied and winners selected…

Spearhead/Arrowhead charm from Sezzy’s Sparkles

Before I announce the winners I’d like to thank Sezzy’s Sparkles for creating such beautiful jewelry and bookmarks that capture the essence of Women’s Island and Black Raven Studios who has gone above and beyond in creating my cover and several pieces of promotional art.

Third Place

Third place goes to Michelle Lewis!  She will receive a signed set of Character Prints featuring art by Aedo Morin.

Second Place

Second place goes to Brittany Carrigan!  She will receive a signed set of Character Prints and Cover Image featuring art by Aedo Morin.

First Place

Drum roll please!  First place, the entrant with the most points, the one who will receive the Women’s Island arrowhead necklace or bookmark is…. Kaitlyn Baker!

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who participated!  This has been a great way to celebrate reaching 500 fans on the FB page.  I look forward to the next giveaway and I hope you all will too.

Arrowhead Giveaway Ends Saturday

Women’s Island Arrowhead Giveaway
November 14th-18th

Have you heard about the giveaway going on over at my Facebook Author Page?

Incase you haven’t, I’m here to tell you a little about it.  In celebration of my FB author page reaching 500 Likes I am holding a giveaway.  The Grand Prize is a Women’s Island Arrowhead Necklace or Bookmark and the prize for second and third place is a set of signed character prints.

Women’s Island Arrowhead Necklaces and Bookmarks
Made by Sezzy’s Sparkles


You have the chance to win one of these lovely bookmarks or necklaces made by Sezzy’s Sparkles by going to the Giveaway Tab on my FB author page.  You don’t want to miss out on getting one of these beautiful Arrowhead necklaces/bookmarks. Show your spirit, be it forest warrior, cavern dweller, or islander in support of Women’s Island! A second and third winner will get a set of signed character prints featuring art by Aedo Morin with Black Raven Studios.

Changes to the Giveaway

The option to “Leave a Blog Post Comment” was a little confusing so I changed the question to this:

Name a character and the book they are from, that you connect well with in a comment on my blog:

For those of you who have already left a comment, don’t worry, your answers were fine and still count towards the giveaway.  Thank you for participating 🙂

I hope to see everyone at the giveaway, the more the merrier!

DISCLAIMER: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed/administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and/or Rafflecopter. Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and/or Rafflecopter are not responsible for any games, prizes, or other exchanges between hosts and entrants.

Signed Character Print Giveaway!

Signed Character Print Giveaway!

How To Play: Ask your friends to “like” the AshleyNicole Books FB page and have them post that you sent them. They must say you sent them or I will not know who to give the points to.

Bonus Points: Go to Black Raven Studios FB Page, hit “like”, and post on the wall letting them know how much you love the art they did for Women’s Island. Then go back to ANB Facebook page to let me know you posted there.

Duration: The contest starts today and ends Friday, October 26th

Grand Prize Signed Character Print Set
Mini Prizes of 1 to 4 prints