Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: Moment of Silence by Karen Stivali

moment silenceTitle: Moment of Silence by Karen Stivali
Moments in Time Series Book Four
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Erotic, Romance
Length: 230 pages/Word Count: 76,000


A Moments In Time Novel

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 silent retreat, Jason knows the silence may change everything.

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When a slower song came on, I took that as my cue to get out of the makeshift dance-floor zone. “I’m gonna go check the drink situation.”

I made my way toward the kitchen, still unable to see Quinn anywhere. How many people did we invite to this thing?

The pitchers on the counter were nearly empty, so I opened the fridge to get out some more mixers.

“Need a hand?” Quinn’s voice was right behind me, close enough that I could feel his breath against my neck.

I couldn’t keep the grin off my face. “Sure. You any good with a blender?”

“I’m Irish. Priest and bartender have always been my top two career choices.”

I laughed. He sure seemed to be in a good mood. I wondered how much of that was because of all the flirting Muriel had done. Everyone liked to be flirted with. I didn’t care. I was just glad he was finally talking to me instead. How pathetic was that? An apartment full of people, a hot guy wanting to dance with me, and the highlight of my evening was playing happy hostess mixing drinks in the kitchen with someone who probably had more romantic interest in the toaster than he did in me. Didn’t keep me from grinning like an idiot at everything Quinn said. Or from inhaling his freaky-good scent when he leaned past me to grab a bag of limes. Nutmeg? Oranges? Whatever the fuck it was that he smelled like once again drew me in, wrapping me in its mystique. I wanted to breathe it in forever. Study it. Analyze it. Shit, I’d have tried to write a song about it if given half the chance.

You’re losing it.

Correction. Past tense. I’d lost it the day I met Quinn.

Author 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 love…like real life, only hotter.

Karen’s lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen’s novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.

When Karen isn’t writing (and often when she is), she can be found on Twitter attempting witty banter and detailing the antics of her fruit-loving cat, BadKitteh. She loves to hear from readers (and other writers), so don’t hesitate to contact/follow/like her at:

Author Links: Website * Facebook * Facebook Author Page * Twitter * Goodreads * Pinterest


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3 Responses to Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: Moment of Silence by Karen Stivali

  1. Timitra

    Thanks for the giveaway

  2. Nancy

    In nearly 70 years of life there have been many “moments”. The birth of each of my children, divorce from first mistake err husband, death of second husband. On a lighter note, the first time I tasted caviar, wow rich people have always known about this! This was incentive to work a little overtime so I could have a little tasty treat. Retirement doesn’t allow treats very often but I am saving my change so soon, soon.

  3. Nicole Wetherington

    When I finally walked away from an abusive relationship everything changed for the better in my life!