Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sunrise of Brasov by Stephanie Burkhart

by Stephanie Burkhart



Rosa Getzi lives a life of intrigue at Poiana Brasov with Clement, a werewolf, and Cassandra, the witch. Her past doesn't matter to her – until she discovers what it holds.

Prince Michael Sigmaringen joins his sister-in-law, Caroline, and the vampire prince, Darius, in a daring rescue, igniting Rosa's desire to find her family. However, all is not as it appears. Rickard, Rosa's friend, escapes with her. Clement will go to any lengths to get Rosa and Rickard back.

At Darius' fortress, Michael soon discovers Rickard is a new breed of werewolf – one who can control the change, and Clement hopes to exploit Rickard's abilities.

Michael's courage, strengths, and convictions will be tested like never before. Can Michael and Rosa find true happiness and the rid the lupine haunting of the Sigmaringens once and for all?


The door flung open and a man stepped into her room. Who was he? The vaguely familiar scent of sandalwood and pine filled her senses. Her heartbeat spiked, but she held her ground and set her chin, determined not to show him an ounce of fear. 

There was no denying his masculinity. He was tall and his massive shoulders filled out the cloak he wore. Shadows enveloped most of his features, but she could make out his penetrating amber-hazel eyes through the darkness. A soft gasp escaped her. 

He raised his hand and lowered his hood. An inherent strength filled his profile. Confidence. Concern. Relief. 

Rosa's breath jammed in her throat. He looked familiar. He smelled familiar.

"Rosa, it's Michael. Let's go."

"I'm not going anywhere with you."

A frown set against his rugged features. "I don't have time to argue -- now put on a warm 
dress and cloak."

"No." She was not going anywhere with him despite the relief in his voice.

He sighed and shut the door. Moving with fluid grace, he crossed the room, jerked the 
door to her closet open and threw the items he wanted her to wear on her bed. "Get. Dressed." 
"No." She was determined not to budge, despite the danger outside.

"Rosa, we're leaving."

"I'm staying." 

"Why would you want to stay? Clement kidnapped you." 

Disconcerted, she pointedly glanced away from his hard stare. What did he mean by kidnapped? Clement didn't keep her behind bars and feed her only bread and water. Rosa could even go into Brasov to shop as long as Lucien or one of the bodyguards went with her. 

"I'm going to take you back to your mother." 

Author Bio:

Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.  She served 11 years in the US Army and currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate and is addicted to coffee.  She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing. 


Avail as an ebook only: 

The author will be awarding A Sunrise Over Brasov Coffee and Chocolate Basket (which includes a Coffee Mug, Starbucks gift card, Andes Chocolate, magnets, and Lori Powell original book bag) to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. She will award a $15 Starbucks GC to one randomly drawn host.  Be sure to comment often for a better chance of winning, follow the tour here.

My Review:  January 2014   ~ Review Copies ~

Sunrise Over BrasovSunrise Over Brasov by Stephanie Burkhart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First, I would like to thank the author Stephanie Burkhart for giving me this book for an honest review. The third book in Moldavian Moon Series, I feel like I am missing out since I had not read the first two books. I really enjoyed the book though, it is paranormal mixed with historical, a great combo for me. :) But I feel I would have enjoyed it even more if I had read the first two books. Stephanie does a great job with world building and the characters are well developed. I will be looking into getting more of this authors work and I look forward to reading more of this series.

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  1. wow! i would love to give the chocolate basket to my aunt in california. i'm not sure i can join since im from the philippines but im gonna represent my aunt :D

  2. Dalene thanks so much for having me here today. I wish I could have popped in sooner, but I had to work today and had to be out the door at 5 am. Sigh… I'll be stopping by through the week to visit as my work schedule permits. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story.

    I have a question for you and your readers: With all the cold weather in the US, what's the temp where you're at?


    1. I am from Eastern Tennessee, down near Georgia. We had a very cold couple of days and I hope we don't get any more that cold. Our temperature is at 43 degrees F.

    2. Dalene, I hope it's warmed up where you're at. I know it's pretty cold back east this time of year!

  3. I'm from Florida, and we've been fluctuating from the 40s to the 80s. Damn state can't make up it's mind.


    1. Emily, I chuckle. I'm in CA. It gets into the 40's at night, 80's in the day. For the part the weather is nice, but we've had some Santa Winds recently and those winds can be a bear when they're blowing!