27 December 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Moment of Silence, A Moments In Time Novel, by Karen Stivali


 Growing up, Jason Stern led a charmed life complete with devoted sisters, a father who was one of Brooklyn’s most respected rabbis, and a mother who made the world's best babka. He headed to NYU ready for anything—except falling for the wrong guy, coming out, and getting disowned by his once-loving family. In spite of that, Jason managed to graduate with honors. He's got friends who treat him like family, and he's proudly running the largest LGBTQ teen shelter in Manhattan. Life is good, but he's still falling for the wrong men.

When charming, sexy Quinn Fitzpatrick begins work at the shelter, Jason falls hard and fast. Quinn is tall, blond, funny—damn near perfect. Only if Quinn’s gay, even he doesn't seem to know it. If he does, he's not telling anyone. And he's about one ceremony away from becoming a Catholic priest.

Long hours of work turn to long nights of talking and laughter, and Jason dares to hope this time he's falling for the right guy. But Quinn's got a past to deal with and major decisions to make about his future. When Quinn leaves for a silentretreat, Jason knows the silence may change everything.

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Review quotes for the Moments In Time series

“From the very first line in Moment of Impact to the very last line in Moment of Clarity this has been a beautifully told story of love, life, and passion. I have loved these two amazing young men from the start; I have cried for them, I have cheered for them, and I have loved watching them learn, grow, accept, trust each other, and embrace the love they have for each other and I thank Karen Stivali for their amazing journey.” – 5 stars and a Purest Delight rating from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“I am completely enamored with these two characters. Stivali created two young men that are such a realistic portrayal of young gay reality today… Loved it, just go buy it now you won’t be disappointed! But start with the first installment if you haven’t read any of the three yet, this series must be read in order.” – 5 Stars from MMGoodBooks Reviews

“Realistic and brilliantly written…I have loved all the books in this series and the author doesn’t disappoint at all with Moment Of Clarity! I completely fell for Collin and Tanner and you will too. I highly recommend this novel as well as the entire series.” – 5 stars from Gay Media Reviews

“I thoroughly enjoyed this end to the series, and the whole set. The three novellas are filled with fast-paced plots, deep feels and some seriously smokin’ sexytimes.” – 5 stars from V’s Reads


I’d spent so long fantasizing about what it would be like to be with Quinn, it was hard to believe that the real thing was even better than what I’d imagined.

Quinn and I had managed to spend almost every night together for a solid week. When Campbell was at Mia’s, we stayed at my place; the other nights we stayed at Quinn’s. When we were alone together, everything was great. Natural. Like we’d been a couple forever. When other people were around, things felt… awkward.

It was impossible for us to avoid each other at work, and we didn’t want to. We worked great together, and there was no one else I’d rather spend time with. Quinn and I could talk for hours and not run out of things to say. But whenever someone else entered the room, I could see him tense up.
I understood. Even I wasn’t sure it was the best thing for people to know we were together.

Workplace romances aren’t usually the best idea, and with most people knowing that he was—what was he? “Almost priest” wasn’t a real thing, yet it kind of was. Whatever the term, it complicated matters. The last thing either of us needed was other people weighing in on the situation, so I didn’t mind keeping the fact that we were together to myself.

I knew Campbell suspected, but he hadn’t asked, and I hadn’t felt like confirming yet. It seemed important to keep it between Quinn and me for the time being—as if letting someone in on our secret might break the magic spell. I didn’t want anything broken. Not the spell. Not my heart. Not anything.


Karen Stivali Bio

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men.

She's also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. She writes novels about real life, only hotter.



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