Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Promo Event and Giveaway: The Stark Series by Sigal Ehrlich

Welcome to the promotional event for the Stark Series, by Sigal Ehrlich. Today we are featuring both books in the series, Layers and Inner Core, along with a great giveaway!

Title: Layers (Stark #1)
Author: Sigal Ehrlich
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published date: October 2013
According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.  When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…
That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.  Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidently steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.  Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.

In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorbed, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.
Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…

“I take a deep breath, and as I exhale, words gust out of my mouth. “Do you honestly believe that after you've made me come all the way here, and humiliated me for the last few precious minutes, I would want anything to do with you? Let alone spend more of my valuable time on you?” Not waiting for any reply I add, “Valuable time which you've already so disrespectfully consumed.” His dismay at my verbal attack is palpable.
“Why, Mr. Stark, you were so talkative a few minutes ago. Have you lost your words? Do you need a moment?” Wow, did that just come out of my mouth? I'm terribly shaken, but boy am I ecstatic. Well done. 
He recuperates in seconds and his baffled expression transforms. He's collected, but he has that wicked glow back, dominating his eyes. 
Next, to my complete surprise, he stands up and slowly but confidently starts sauntering toward me. Before I can grasp his intentions, I find him leaning his hip on the desk next to me, his knee almost brushing mine. Too close. My heart threatens to leap out of my chest as I gape up at his intent stare, staggered. His eyes hover over my face till they land on my lips, which traitorously part. The air is literally yanked out of my lungs at the lengthy pause of his stare on my mouth. My realization again who he really is, his proximity now, and these sexually charged currents running frenetically inside of me subside any minor composure I might have had before.

“Why, Miss Grace.” He mirrors my own words; his smirk above me broadens. “You've just made me lust for this coffee even more.” 
Purchase Layers
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Title:  Inner Core (Stark #2)
Author: Sigal Ehrlich
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published date: January 2014

When Hayley makes a resolution to take back the control over her life, and declare their relationship R.I.P, it’s all good in theory… 

That is until Daniel decides to prove her wrong and get her back. 

Together, Hayley and Daniel seem to have it all. But can love ever be enough when two strong personalities collide and while reality takes the lead?

Faced with more obstacles than she could have ever bargain for when it comes to Daniel, struggling to keep her own identity while sharing a life with her man. Buds of doubt start rooting in Hayley’s confidence, making her rethink her decision.

And just when it seems that they might make it together after all, life happens. Bringing a threat that neither Hayley nor Daniel could ever anticipate, a threat that could break them apart forever...

“Since I was already announced I don’t bother knocking, and just push open the slightly ajar door to Daniel’s office. Immediately not only do I regret the no knocking part, but the entire idea. All of a sudden my master plan doesn’t seem so clever anymore. There’s a room full of people staring my way when Daniel asks, somewhat confused, “Hales?” 
I push out the trapped air in my lungs and smile timidly, slightly adjusting my sweater, as if possible, to better cover myself. Well aware of the fact that my face is probably flaming red, and not necessarily due to my winter attire, I run my stare around the room and catch Tasha scrutinizing me, devilishly biting her lips, clearly subduing a smile. I send a prayer to any higher power on call tonight, and mentally pledge to do whatever it takes, including never set a foot in Starbucks ever again, if she turns out to be the only one who actually figures out my intentions. 
Daniel pushes himself up from leaning on his desk and steps my way. All sets of eyes in the room follow him, to my mortification. Reaching me, he raises his eyebrows. “Everything okay?” His eyes are filled with suspicion studying my not-me outfit and slightly over made-up face. 
“Yes.” My voice comes out a weak squeak that ends with a noticeable swallow, given about twenty eyes are still on us. “I just passed by to say hi before going out.” I lie shamelessly, uttering the last part in a louder tone, trying to give the audience around some sort of explanation for my highly-paid-call-girl look. 
Classy Hales, classy… truly deserving a standing ovation. 
Daniel seems as though he’s shut down for a few strained seconds til what I said sinks in. He shakes his head quickly, pulling out of his momentary lapse. Not releasing his stare from mine he takes my hand and walks me to his chair, his touch somewhat stiff and his face blank. I couldn’t be more grateful to be hidden behind the large screen. I shift in his chair to better adjust my sweater. My phone, tucked in my pocket, vibrates. I fetch it to find a message from Tasha.
Tasha: Try again, idiot, your garter belt is still showing! 

Instinctively I do as told while my face blazes guiltily. Tasha grins at me, way too amused. I shake my head at her, my eyes a touch hostile, still somewhat self-conscious. Her grin morphs into a smirk.

Purchase Inner Core
Amazon  |  BN  |  iBooks

1-$50 Amazon gift card, Intl
2-Stark Series, print and signed sets, Intl
4-Stark Series, ebook sets, Intl

About Sigal Ehrlich

By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…

Facts about the Stark Series
  • Inner Core was already half-way written when Layers was released.  
  • The books titles were inspired by earth’s internal structure. 
  • One of the most intense scenes in Layers was written over 4 sick bags after my Laptop’s battery died during a long flight.
  • Ian’s colorful, outspoken character is based on a real person.
  • For the first half of Layers both Hayley and Tasha had different looks.
  • I named my baby who was born a few months after Layers was published, Daniel as I fell deeply in love with the name while writing the series. 

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