Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ascension Blog Tour

Ascension ~ The Gryphon Series

 Ascension ~

From best selling and award winning author Stacey Rourke comes the heart-pounding continuation of the acclaimed Gryphon Series.

The turning point of the Gryphon saga is at hand … Battle looms. Three unstoppable forces prepare to clash in a colossal explosion that could wipe Gainesboro off the map. Fate and sacred calling have landed nineteen year old Celeste Garrett in the middle with nowhere to run.

Her trust wavers as she uncovers dark secrets of the Council, powerful enough to test her loyalty and turn her against those she swore to protect. Playing to the longing of her heart, a malevolent enemy uses her weakness against her to form an alliance.

With the trumpets of war about to sound, which side will the Conduit choose, and who will be left standing?

My Review:
5 Stars
I LOVE Ascension!November 19, 2013 
I have a confession to make. I know Stacey is über talented, but I truly wondered how she could top Sacrifice. I mean that was like the whipped cream & cherries on our Gryphon sundae! will be happy to hear that we have been gifted the sprinkles & nuts to our now deluxe sundae, people!! ;*}
I  LOVE love LOVE this series!!!! She totally brought the awesome (as she always does) in Ascension! Forgive me for ever doubting you!! my defense...if you've read & loved this series as much as I then you KNOW how amazing Sacrifice was, & you will completely understand my momentary delusion. 

If you are new to the awesome that is Stacey Rourke then just know ... her books are fabulous, her characters so addicting you can't get enough, drama so afflicting you will feel it all, laughter so contagious concerned bystanders will stop to inquire, & "the end" may push you to bribery as you find yourself begging her for more. A hilarious action packed YA Paranormal Adventure of a lifetime with gryphons, demons, shifters, & so much more! 
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Get your copy of Ascension on Amazon!
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With the release of Ascension comes the newest edition of the entire series, complete with amazing illustrations of these dynamic characters. Here’s a sample:
Illustrator Crystal Ord will be bringing some of your favorite Gryphon Series characters to life! 
Crystal Smalls Ord is a freelance illustrator and writer who resides in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Her art and stories have appeared in the macabre children's lit magazine, Underneath the Juniper Tree. Last year she illustrated her first children's book, Ethan's Story; My Life with Autism which can be found on Her art has also appeared in's musical short, Madamoiselle Noir. 
In her free time Crystal plays with her kids, cleans house, teaches music in Sunday School, and lingers in the geekery corner of Pinterest. 
Contact her at: Website ~ Facebook

The demonic and fantasy elements of the Conduit’s journey will jump off the page thanks to Robert Immings; 
In 2000 Robert Immings graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a BFA in graphic design. Since then he’s done work in package design, web development and designed training applications and software interfaces. These days he’s a mild mannered operations technician with an electronic trading firm in Alpharetta Georgia. Earlier this.year he had a chance to enter Sony's "Treasures of Middle Earth" design contest which was a promotion for the hobbit movie. He came in as a runner up. More recently he had the opportunity to do some sketches and collaborate on the cover for Emily Fogel's wonderful fantasy novel Dragon Wars and created the cover for her soon to be released book "Chasing Flames". Right now he’s excited to be working on a collection of illustrations for Stacey Rourke's Gryphon Series. 
He’s always interested in illustration and graphic design projects and can be contacted

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~ Stacey Rourke ~
 There is nothing worse than being put on the spot and asked to talk about yourself. For me it brings back that inevitable moment in a new school when the teacher would ask me to stand up, introduce myself and tell the class something about myself. I was always worried I would blurt out something stupid that I would get teased for. Something like, “My name’s Stacey and I like pickles!” Then for the rest of the school year I’d be known as the Pickle Girl and let’s be honest, no one wants that. So to avoid such a faux pas I will simply say that I love to write. It allows me to get my crazy out just enough that I can function as a normal member of society.

Best selling award winning author of the Laugh-out Loud Gryphon Series and the nonfiction book I'm Not Crazy I'm on Lupron; a Journey Through Infertility. Learn more about Stacey's books at or If you are a blogger or reviewer interested in reviewing any of Mrs. Rourke's work please contact Sara O'Connor at Gliterary Girl Media. Thank you for visiting this page!
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  1. Thank You for the chance! :) This series looks really good!!

    1. Maari, This series is sooooooo good! Definitely check it out! ;)