Monday, July 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Made from Greater Stone by R.J. Simpkin

 Made from Greater Stone by RJ Simpkin is the first novel in the Stone Series. A story of passion, romance, glamour, and secrecy.

When graduate Olivia Bennett moves to Chicago she is thrust into a world sugar coated in feathers and crystals. This world is the world of Burlesque. It's during this time of discovery that she meets Nathan Stone, a handsome successful entrepreneur.

She finds herself drawn to him, in way she has never felt before. Convinced he is out of her league she tries to forget him. However Nathan has ideas of his own planned for the Burlesque starlet.

Olivia soon learns that her new life is not all rhinestones and sparkle. Nathan has skeletons in his closet; a dark past that threatens any future they may have together.


And now, here's a sneak peek of a conversation between Honey and Mitzy.
About the author:

I spent a great deal of time as a youngster with my head in a book: from Nancy Drew to Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven; I love that imagination knows no boundaries when it comes to fiction!   You can travel the universe, solve a crime and fall in love all whilst curled up at home safely on your sofa. 
My love affair with books continued and I later studied English literature leaving Manchester Metropolitan University in 2002 with a BA Hons Degree in English and Sociology.
My imagination means I am a creative soul in every aspect of life; I have a huge love of all things vintage.  I like to envisage the past history of an item and wonder what the story is, add  this to my magpie attraction to things sparkly and I ended up in the world of Burlesque.   

I been passionate about Burlesque and the traditions associated with the scene for over six years now; travelling the country to watch a variety of shows.   This isn’t a typical night out – The audience form part of the attraction; you must whoop, cheer and of course dress to impress.

I am not a performer although my creativity has meant that I have turned my hand to many things during my burly journey including designing stage attire such as beautiful Pasties and Merkins, millinery, photography and even organising my own events.
I am so grateful to have met so many wonderful friends along the way; each being a tad eccentric, hugely creative , very talented and equally as obsessive about the art of Burlesque as I am.  Burlesque is gloriously consuming. 
I decided to combine my love of books and burlesque and write Made from Greater Stone in 2012 I initially released the draft version on to Wattpad and have been overwhelmed by the response;  and through a great deal of encouragement from my readers have decided to take the leap and publish. 
I live in Staffordshire, England with my fianc√© Lee and our two Siamese Cats.  We are due to be married in Autumn 2013; so as you can imagine I have a busy year ahead!
Your comments really inspire me I would love to hear what you think about my stories. 
Love and Peace
RJ  xXx

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