March 6, 2013

Blog Tour: The Cirque by Ryann Kerekes – Excerpt with G!veaway

Welcome to our Tour stop for

The Cirque by Ryann Kerekes

presented by Madison Says!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!


A good girl trying to find herself.
A troubled boy running from his past.
The seductive allure of the cirque.
One summer that will change them both forever …

Eighteen-year-old ballerina Ariel is determined to experience life outside the dance studio. She auditions for the cirque on a whim, and though ballet training didn’t prepare her for dodging knives, she refuses to flinch and wins the spot of target girl alongside Gabriel, the mysterious knife-thrower. There’s something unmistakably dangerous yet tempting about Gabriel’s crystal blue eyes and tattoos. She’s determined to solve the mystery of his past after learning he’s on the run from the law. Especially since the distraction is just what she needs to avoid admitting to her parents she was dismissed from her ballet contract.

The more she learns about Gabriel, the scars on his body, the foster homes he grew up in, and his fascination with knives, she knows she should run the other way, but that boy’s like crack, oh so bad for you, yet addicting as hell. When he’s arrested and forced to deal with his past, she has to choose between putting her own life back together and dealing with her parents, or taking a chance on Gabriel, as no one else has.

The Cirque is a contemporary new adult romance.

add to goodreadsThe Cirque by Ryann Kerekes
Publication Date:  February 23, 2013
Publisher:  Createspace

Available for Purchase:
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When we got there, I sat on the bed while he opened drawers, rummaging around for  something. He pulled out a book of matches and struck one, lighting a candle.

“What’s that?” I smiled. 

“A candle,” he said, flatly.

I gave him a no shit look. “I meant, what’s it for? Are you trying to seduce me?” I asked, hopeful. 

He shook his head and I thought I saw the corner of his mouth raise up, but he didn’t answer.

“Well, just to warn you – you’re not going to have to try very hard.” 

He sat down next to me and trailed his fingers along my exposed shoulder. “I’m not?”

“Shouldn’t take much.” I leaned in and breathed against his neck, letting my lips just barely brush his skin. It still surprised me to see his tattoos standing out against his skin. I traced my finger up the design on his bicep that disappeared under his sleeve. 

His eyes searched mine, trying to figure out what I intended. I leaned in to kiss him and knew I was too eager. He brought his hand to my face, slowing me down, tilting my head to meet his, and I could tell he savored the anticipation of our mouths together. He brushed my hair back from my face. He was completely unrushed. It was like he didn’t feel any of the same fire that drove me forward. He continued to kiss me softly until my heart beat wildly and my cheeks were warm and flushed. .

About the Author:

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Ryann Kerekes writes young adult novels with a strong dose of romance. She lives in Minnesota with a super cute husband and two puppies, one of which may be part monkey. When not writing, she enjoys reading, hiking, laughing and day dreaming about kissing scenes.

Also writing adult romance as Kendall Ryan.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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  1. RIN

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This looks fantastic!

  2. Christina K.
  3. bill elliott

    I added on Goodreads here is the link

  4. Ashley Rogers
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  6. Kelly
  7. Suz Reads

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!
    – Added this book to my TBR list on Goodreads:

  8. Starla Young

    Thank you for the giveaway chance. I added this to my tbr list. It sounds like an awesome book to read.

  9. Tiffany Falick

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!

  10. Carl

    Sounds fun, I’ve added it on Goodreads. Thanks!

  11. Gaby

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  12. Samantha D
  13. Meghan Stith

    I love that book cover. I also added The Cirque to my TBR on Goodreads.

    mestith at gmail dot com

  14. Kamla L.

    I love the idea of a romance with a circus setting. Added it on goodreads. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  15. ludymila

    I added on Goodreads here is the link

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  17. Sherry J

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    I’ve added on goodreads here is the link

  18. Dione Sage

    Added it to my goodreads TBR list. Thanks for sharing this one!

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