Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Blog Tour: Read an Extract of Stealing Phoenix by Joss Stirling.

Today I'm hosting a stop on the Stealing Phoenix blog tour!

If you enjoyed Finding Sky by Joss Stirling read on for a sneak peek into the lives of another one of those Benedict brothers in Stealing Phoenix the next book in this series about savants and their soulfinders.


Stealing Phoenix (Finding Sky #2) by Joss Stirling.
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Release date: September 1st 2011.

Thunder rumbled over Tower Bridge. Storm clouds moved in and it began to rain. Not a gentle ladylike weeping but a great howl of tears from the sky, crying with no thought to what you look like, nose running, mouth open in an ‘O’ of misery. I knew how that felt. I was soaked in a matter of minutes, hoodie dripping at the sleeves, wringing wet at the shoulders, water working its way through to my T-shirt. I got up, squelching in my shoes. Wrapping my arms around myself, I shivered, eyes closed, brain too frozen to think what I should
do next.

Arms caught me and hugged me to a hot, wet chest. ‘How can you even think that I would walk away?’ he said bitterly. ‘Yves.’ The emptiness suddenly filled; protest became a shout of happiness.

‘I saw you sitting there—you really thought I’d gone. You didn’t even trust me enough to look twice, did you?’ He had got up a good head of steam, temper finally escaping. ‘And standing on the edge like that, threatening to throw yourself in—I can’t believe you said that to me!’
‘I’m . . .’

‘I don’t want to hear it. Every time you open that mouth of yours you say something dumb that gets me angry, so I’m gonna stop you the only way I know how.’ His lips swooped down on mine in a hot, forceful kiss, spiced with fury and frustration. Firecrackers exploded behind my closed eyes, sparkles in the pit of my stomach. I could feel the muscles of his chest bunching as he shifted to move me to a better angle, his fingers slipping under the damp material of my T-shirt to brush my waist. Responding to this new side to him, I shoved my hand under the tight belt around his jeans to touch the small of his back, palm resting against the strong notch at the base of his spine. His skin was so warm, so perfect.

He raised his head to take a breath. ‘Don’t you dare say we don’t belong together,’ he warned. ‘We have this—and so much more. I’m not letting you throw it away.’

Stop by The Slowest Bookworm tomorrow for the next stop n the Stealing Phoenix blog tour!


  1. I am always getting such great recommendations from you and now I need to get the first book in this series so I can get Stealing Phoenix too. Thanks for the teaser!

  2. Love this book. One of my favourites

  3. This series sounds very interesting. I will have to go and find book #1. Thanks for the sneak peak!

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  4. I STILL need to read the first book in this series despite hearing amazing things for it time and time again! Really must get round to it soon because frankly the cover for Stealing Phoenix is stunning and needs to be on my bookshelf! ;)

  5. I've actually never heard of these books, but the couple of pages you showed here are enough to get me to put them on my to-read list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  6. I still haven't read Finding Sky but it looks great, and so does Stealing Phoenix! Thanks for the excerpt, I must get started on this series! :)


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