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Friday, October 19, 2018

what must be sacrificed to bring them back together again? - Exit Stage Left (The Stage Chronicles #2) by Catherine Russell

Acknowledging the stories that came before, 'The Stage' offers a fun twist on vampire lore. Russell creates a perfect elixir for the modern vampire fan: pop culture, the music scene, and forbidden attraction that becomes more potent as the story progresses. I enjoyed watching Megan blossom while her relationship with Geoffrey grew in intensity and complexity as secrets were revealed and mysteries explored.” —Val Muller, author, "The Scarred Letter" and "The Girl Who Flew Away


Megan O'Day seems to be navigating the unpredictable relationship with Geoffrey Drake, her centuries-old vampire guardian angel, rather well. But then his past suddenly rips him from her, forcing her to face the unknown future alone in the gripping sequel to The Stage. 

Still bound to Geoffrey through the power of the Link despite his unexplained absence, Megan's mind is flooded with his haunted memories. While she relives the darkest moments of his previous life, she discovers his attachment to a woman who bears a striking resemblance to her. 

As she questions Geoffrey's love for her, she strikes up a dangerous alliance with Geoffrey's brother, Alexander, who is also a vampire. She hopes that he will help her find a way to rescue Geoffrey: instead, he seems to be awakening new emotions and desires within her. 

As the past and present collide, Megan struggles to fend off Alexander's dark seduction. Is Geoffrey truly beyond the reach of her love forever? If not, what must be sacrificed to bring them back together again?

The Stage

Megan O’Day has always tried to limit her personal attachments. Her mother died when she was fifteen and she has no memories of her father. She has learned to survive through self-reliance alone. 

When a friend from high school opens a nightclub in Seattle called The Stage and offers her a job, Megan stumbles into a new world full of dangerous complications. She finds herself mesmerized by the lead singer of the house band, whose songs inexplicably dredge up hidden memories. As her forgotten past slowly trickles back, the missing pieces of an ancient puzzle start to fall into place. She soon realizes that Geoffrey Drake is no ordinary musician—he is a vampire, and he has always been her unseen protector. 

While past and present collide, Megan slowly allows herself to feel the emotion she has always beaten back. Can she discover why Geoffrey is protecting her—and from whom—while there’s still time?

About the author:
Catherine Russell was born in Tacoma, Washington and raised in a small town just south, South Hill, Puyallup. At the time South Hill was a heavily wooded area and far off the beaten path. Growing up she had the forests as her fantasy world along with the wild animals. She lived with her parents and an older sister. There are a few similarities from her own childhood that have carried over into her first novel, “The Stage”. As a child, she did have a small dog named Toto, whom she would quite frequently roam the woods with. Her childhood home still stands, and is still nestled in the woods even though South Hill has undergone an extreme makeover since she lived there. She enjoyed hours of day dreaming and playing in the woods, which in turn fed her fantasy world of make believe.

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James Robert said...

I very much appreciate getting to find out about another book to read that my family can enjoy. Thanks so much for the info and the giveaway as well.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Wendy Hutton said...

thanks for hosting, the excerpt sounds very interesting

Stephanie LaPlante said...

This book sounds super awesome.

Terri. said...

This sounds like a great read.

Dan Denman said...

I really like the book description. I think that I will like the characters and this story.

Nancy P said...

Great cover