Monday, April 6, 2015

Blog Tour (Excerpt + Giveaway): Captive by Brighton Walsh

Stopping for today for a blog tour is a NA romance from Brighton Walsh, Captive!

by Brighton Walsh

Series: Captive #1
Genre: NA, contemporary, romance
Published March 24th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin
Local purchase/order: Fully Booked * National Bookstore

Blurb (Goodreads):
He’s the most dangerous man she’s ever met…and she’s falling in love with him.

Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life. Daughter of a prominent businessman, she has everything a girl could ask for. Except for a family who’s present in her life, and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls home. Madison dreams of one day leaving her life behind. She never thought being kidnapped is how it would happen.

Now she’s being held captive by a man who’s as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous. Enormous, muscular, and filled with secrets, the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary, and Madison is trapped with him. She doesn’t know who hired him or why, but the more time she spends at his mercy, the more she realizes he’s not what he seems. Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness and a heart as broken and battered as her own.

But as Madison lets down her walls, Ghost holds tight to his, hiding secrets that could destroy everything.


     His  gaze  made  me nervous,  his eyes cold  and  hard,  ice-blue and unrelenting, and I wanted  nothing more  than  to close mine and hide.  I couldn’t do that, though. Covering my eyes and pretending he couldn’t see me would only leave me blind and vulnerable. I needed  to  learn everything  I could  about  him, because  I had  to  hope  that  one  day I’d be able to  use that  information to help the police catch him. I had to hope that someday,  I’d be free. 
     Mustering up all the courage  I could, I asked, “Have  you ever been to prison?” 
     “That’s  what you’d assume, isn’t it?” 
     Could  he blame me, really? Men like him didn’t frequent the streets of Kenilworth or Evanston. Sure, some of the guys on cam- pus had tattoos, some of them  even covering both arms, but  this man’s entire persona was so drastically different from any of them— from anyone  I’d ever met.  He  could  be stripped of the  ink completely, wearing khakis and a polo shirt, and I’d still feel terror  in his presence.  It wasn’t the trimmings on him, it was him, straight down  to his bones. 
     Without waiting  for me to utter  another word,  he said, “I’m too good  at what I do to get caught.” 
     That  was what I was worried  about.
     The  silence hung  in the  air for a few moments. Even when  I wasn’t looking  at him, I felt the weight  of his stare on me. Finally finding  my voice again, I asked, “What’s your name?” 
     He raised a single eyebrow at my question, but answered  anyway. “People  call me Ghost.” 
     The way he said it sent a shiver of fear racing up my spine, and I swallowed back the dread that’d  crept into my throat. “Why?”  
     His  eyes gleamed  as he  regarded me.  “Because  they  don’t know I’m there  till it’s too late.”


About the Author
Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with her first love: writing. When she’s not pounding away at the keyboard, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, and, yes, she considers forty degrees to be hoodie weather. Her home is the setting for frequent dance parties, Lego battles, and more laughter than she thought possible. 

- 1 copy of Captive
- open to US and Canada only
- contest ends April 20th
- winner must respond on email notification within 48 hours or I will be forced to pick another winner
- I or the publisher are not responsible for any lost or damaged package
- stay honest in order to make your entries valid!


  1. The synopsis is interesting, and definitely something I'd read. I also like the cover, is there a reason for the two keys?
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  2. Captive sounds like a book I would love.
    I love new adult reads and this one sounds amazing!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. I've heard a lot about Ghost ;) and Brighton Walsh sounds like a must-read author~ Thanks for the giveaway :D

  4. I'm intrigued that Madison gets kidnapped and what her romance will be with Ghost. I'm very much looking forward to reading Captive! Thank you for this amazing chance! :)

  5. What's not to love dangerous mercenary? Not to mention the cover is simple but inviting... Saying seductively read me!

  6. I really want to read this book! My friend has been telling me that I really have to read this so I would love to win this.


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