Exclusive Summary Reveal of Shay Savage’s “Bastian’s Storm”

by Maryse on May 8, 2014 · 72 comments

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One of my all-time favooooorite authors sent me a treat to share with y’all. No, not the book cover (that, to the left, is just a “stand-in” graphic, but the cover will be revealed soon enough). She DID, however, send me the book summary. And OMG what. the. heck!!???? I had the ULTIMATE *blurb jolt* <— JOLT! I tell you.

And I’m not the only one that experienced that *jolt*. Fellow reader Kandace got a sneak peek, too and she says:

I can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions! I’m about ready to pee my pants because I’m so excited!!!!!! I would highly recommend they all be sitting down when they read it. Did you include a safety warning?


Yep. There I was, all excited to get an early peek at this summary, ’cause you know… BASTIAN, right??!! I couldn’t wait to find out where book #2 was taking us.

After all, Sebastian is one of my #1′s book “heroes”. He’s the ultimate alpha-jerk, and he lead me through a wide array of emotions, starting with UGH!! What an ASS! <— LOL! I love starting a book like that, ’cause it means the journey to me falling head-over-heels for him might be arduous. And that just means fun. ;)

Pair him (the ultimate alpha-jerk) with an amazing, unique story (him being one half of a pair of attractive strangers lost at sea and attempting to survive on a deserted island), and you’ve got the ULTIMATE read! Oh wait? Some of you haven’t read him yet? Move this 5-star read to the top of your list my friends!! Here’s my review of Surviving Raine (book #1). Trust me. You are gonna love it!

So anyway, there I was reading the blurb with a grin on my face, ’cause, you know, there were key words that just screamed “right up our alley exciting read”. And then. OMG AND THEN!!! Then I saw THAT.

And here was my reaction (to the author):

Oh. My. GOD!!!!!!!

What what whaaaaaaaaaaattt!!!!?????? Oh this I gotta read. I gotta read it anyway, ’cause I love him, but WHOA. WHOA!!!

Tee hee! I can’t believe I get to reveal this. They are gonna FREAK.

What am I talking about, and why won’t I get on with it and show you the blurb instead of teasing you relentlessly this way? ‘Cause it’s fun, and it’s making me giggle. :P

Maryse’s Book Blog: I didn’t even see it coming, but I shoulda known better ’cause it has to do with Shay Savage, afterall. Stay tuned. More at noon…

Nancy: Tell me it is the 2nd “Raine” book please!

Susan: OMG …. please be Sebastion!!

Jessica: I’ll die if it’s Evan Arden related!

Maryse’s Book Blog: *wiggles in her chair* I can’t wait until noooooooon!!!

Lori: Oh I can’t wait!! Shay is cray cray though…wonder what she has planned?! ;o

Judy: please let it be noon EASTERN TIME! lol

Candace: Dear lord I hope it’s surviving raine 2

Kirstine: I’m in the uk, it’s way past noon here, tell us!!!!!

Sandra: Bastian!!!!!!

Erin: Woo hoo!!

Kandace: I can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions! I’m about ready to pee my pants because I’m so excited!!!!!!

Michele: Can’t wait til Noon!! Love Shay Savage!!

Neika: Oh pleaseeeeee let it be Bastian pleaseeeeeeee

Jami: It’s close enough to noon! Spill!!

Tee hee!!!!!!!

Okay… it’s noon, and it’s time. If you haven’t read book #1 yet, skip this blurb for now and get reading! ;)

But for the rest of you… are y’all ready for this?

Bastian’s Storm – Summary

Sebastian Stark just isn’t cut out for normal life with a girlfriend in the hot and humid city of Miami.  All in all, he’d rather be back on the island where it was just the two of them, and he could keep everything in balance.  The bar down the street tempts him daily, but he’s determined to remain strong.  Adjusting to normal life is difficult, but Bastian is doing his best to keep himself together and the nightmares away.  Raine’s happy, and that’s what matters to him the most.

But not all nightmares can be driven away.

When Bastian’s former mentor comes into the picture and presents him with an ultimatum, Bastian slips into old habits.  Though he wants to shield Raine from the truth, the shady circumstances of his past form into a hurricane he can’t control.  In an effort to protect her, Bastian has no choice but to throw himself back into his old job – death match tournaments – just one last time.

Dropped into the arctic wilderness with weapons loaded, Bastian has to compete against representatives from major crime lords all over the states.  He’s studied his competition, he knows their weaknesses, and he’s ready to battle for the woman he loves.  There’s only one opponent in the mix that causes him any concern.  In order to guarantee Raine’s safety, Bastian will be pitted against the key hit man for Chicago’s largest mob family – a guy who’s known as one hell of a shot.

A guy named Evan Arden.

May the freaking out, begin. ;)

P.S. Here is the Evan Arden Series Reading Order  (Shay Savage’s OTHER fantastic series) for those that are unfamiliar with this bad-ass alpha male. YAY CROSSOVERS!! :D

P.P.S. If anyone wants to join Shay’s battle group (Bastian Stark vs Evan Arden (Bastian’s Storm), here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/394393160703826/

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{ 72 comments… read them below or add one }

Sara May 8, 2014 at 11:07 AM


Maryse May 8, 2014 at 11:09 AM

LOL!!!!! :P

Dana May 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM

I loved Surviving Raine but no idea who Mr. Arden is. Guess I’ll go find out all about Evan now!

Kirstine May 8, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Not only am I freaking out about my post on Facebook being used about but the blurb
He’s back
He’s trying
He’s fightin again
He’s dropped in the ARTIC
*falls over in shock*
Can not wait
K x

Jean May 8, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I just fell off my chair!!

Ana May 8, 2014 at 11:16 AM

**GASP*** omfg!!! What!!!

Maryse May 8, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Jen May 8, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I loved Surviving Rain but couldn’t get into the Evan Arden series. I only read the first one and DNF the second. I wonder if I will be totally lost in the Bastain’s Storm?!

Lis Rivera May 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM

OMGOMGOMG!! I am BEYOND excited! I love both of those sweet broken men!! I could never choose!!

Nicole May 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Holy Crap!

Lezanda May 8, 2014 at 11:36 AM

This means war!! Like thrird world war or something. And at this point I don’t know who I want to win

Dana May 8, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Thank, Maryse!

Michelle May 8, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Blink. Blink. Blink…… Speechless….. breathe, Michelle, breathe…. ok, I’m good now….. Holy Batman! Cannot wait. This is better than Nutella for breakfast! Too much testosterone in one city. Don’t even know who to root for. Oh the misery.

Sara May 8, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Say whaaaaa?!? Omg.

Shay Savage May 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Jen – you would not be lost. You might miss a few subtle things, but nothing that would detract from the story. I try to make all of my books stand alone on their own, even if they are part of a series. :)

Patty May 8, 2014 at 12:12 PM

You have got to be KIDDING me!!!!!!!!!!! Why would she do this? I love them both!!!!!!!! When is this book coming out?????

Heather D May 8, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Holy heck!!!!! Did I read that right??? No. No way did I read that right. Bastien AND Evan???? Wha???? What just happened? *Swoons to the floor…

Jenn May 8, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Seriously?!?! What the heck?!?! I think I stopped breathing when I read those last two words.

Melissa May 8, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Wow. Talk about a blurb jolt! I hope I don’t have to choose between Evan and Bastain! I’m already on the edge of my seat.

Lauren May 8, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Omg…this is great! Love it!!

Hanneliane May 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM


N. Michaels May 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

What the WHAT?!?!?!? :O
I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!

Stacy May 8, 2014 at 12:57 PM

OMFG! Bastian vs. Evan. I can’t wait for this book!

Mo May 8, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I’m thinking maybe they change the rules of the “games’ and form an alliance? I love them both!

Tanya May 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM


Melissa May 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM

OMG…MY mouth literally dropped when I read the last line. Oh, God. I’m gonna die! I want this book now!

Denisse May 8, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Great, I cannot wait:-)

BEpps May 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM

I think I just had a heart attack!!!

Teresa H. May 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

TOO. MUCH. ANGST……Just kill me now!!!!

Barb May 8, 2014 at 3:23 PM

If I wasn’t at work I would have SCREAMED. I LOVE Evan!!! I agree with Teresa 100%. Too much angst.

Melissa May 8, 2014 at 3:31 PM

WOW!!! Just WOW!!! No words….. Almost scared to read it.

Chelsea E May 8, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Whoa. Wow I can’t wait for this book

Kathy May 8, 2014 at 3:48 PM

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Evan and Bastian?!?!? Everything……E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G on my reading list will shift the moment this one is released. I don’t care if I am mid-book. It. Will. Shift. *thud*

Julia B. May 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM

It’ll have to end in a draw, right? Nothing can happen to either of our boys, right? Right?!!?

Heather May 8, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Didn’t see that one coming!!!!! I can’t even…

Melissa May 8, 2014 at 4:18 PM

I actually said “oh my GOD!” Out loud to which my kids responded, “mom ur books are crazy”. They are 6 & 3?! They listen to their fathers commentary on my reading obsession a little too much….ahem, lol.

Rebecka May 8, 2014 at 4:44 PM

OMG! I can’t breathe! My mouth is still dragging on the floor!! My heart is racin from pre-angst anticipation!! Oh the torture!

debra May 8, 2014 at 4:55 PM

WHAT……I’m on that

Maria May 8, 2014 at 5:09 PM

OH HOLY SHIIITTTTTTTT!!!!!!!! If they have to fight will one of them have to die???? I cant take this kind of stress aaagggghhhhhhh

Linda May 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Okay this is not even funny. I don’t wanna take sides. Haven’t read Evan’s series yet but have them downloaded. So I’m reacting only to Bastian’s side. Feeling very territorial here:(((

veron May 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Omg! Omg! Freaking out here!!! It’s going to be epic. I love them both. :(

Rebecca May 8, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I just audibly Gasped!! My poor baby drinking his bottle on my lap!! I haven’t met Mr Arden yet, but I know he’s a favourite of Maryses, and he’s high on my reading list! Consider him bumped up to front runner, followed by re-read of Surviving Raine!!!

Jean May 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM

I love how everyone is freaking out over this! Good move Shay Savage!

Sharleen May 8, 2014 at 5:53 PM

OMG!!! I am freaking out! I LOVE Sebastian and I LOVE Evan!! I can’t bear to have either one of them die! Please let this come out while I’m on vacation so that NO ONE can even attempt to interrupt my reading time! I’d hate to have to call in sick!

Molly May 8, 2014 at 5:58 PM

*speechless*… OMG!!! SO EXCITED!! :) :):)

Kat P May 8, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Omg !!!! I can’t even close my mouth exciting :)

Laura May 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM

WOW!!! WOW!!! This is gonna be good!!!

Michelle May 8, 2014 at 6:18 PM


Renee May 8, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Holy freaking cold chills while trying not to fall off the couch Breathe Renee Breathe!!!!!! Holy Freaking ……eeeeeeeepppppppp

Erin M May 8, 2014 at 7:01 PM

OMG!! Seriously!!!! Ok I can honestly say I didn’t see that coming…mixing the 2 series is genius. Who to root for…..ohhhh this might hurt….lol
Can’t wait!!!

Maryse May 8, 2014 at 7:13 PM

LOL Kat!!!!

Maryse May 8, 2014 at 7:13 PM

All of your reactions are making me *snort*!!!! :P

Cindy May 8, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Home alone and literaly screamed out loud. Shay is a goddess!

Suzanne May 8, 2014 at 7:37 PM

OMG!!!!! WHAT THE……? I did not see that coming….ACK!!! Who to root for? Damn, Shay is goooooddddd!,

Jody May 8, 2014 at 9:18 PM


marina May 8, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Wow. STUNNED. I feel like I’ve turned to stone. That’ll be like alpha to the n’th power! Can’t wait!

Kim McIntosh May 8, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Can Not Wait!

Danette May 8, 2014 at 10:12 PM

I’m with Suzanne — who do I root for??? What a *great* tease!

Kelly May 8, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Release date?

Maryse May 8, 2014 at 11:36 PM

No release date yet, but I’m sure that’s coming soon. :D

Kelly May 8, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Ack can’t wait!!

Liz May 9, 2014 at 7:42 AM

What!! I just spit out my coffee !! OMG.. Can’t wait!

Krista G. May 9, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Holy Crap!!! OMG!! The Alpha maleness is going to jump off the pages of this book!!

Yvette May 9, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Well, that certainly stopped my heart from beating … or at least skipping a few beats! I literally have goose bumps… Freaking out is not a strong enough descriptor for how I’m feeling.

Cat May 9, 2014 at 9:40 AM

WHOA!!!! Are you kidding me? Now, I really really can’t wait. This is going to be epic!

Yvettte May 9, 2014 at 10:50 AM

My heart just jumped out of my chest and did a lap around the room!!

Can’t. Freakin. Wait!!

Maria May 9, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Ladies, I can’t believe that I haven’t read surviving raine until yesterday. So freaking good. I saw all this buzz and decided to give the book a chance. Thanks Maryse, because I really live it.

My first S. Savage’s book was Transcedence, aaand I didn’t like it. Then I saw Surviving Raine, and one look at the cover .. Bléé … Learned my lesson … Do not judge a book by its cover. Hihihi

Now I will move to Evan…. I haven’t read his stories.

Maryse May 9, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Yah, Maria, I hate saying “don’t worry about the cover” ’cause the author chose it, so it makes me feel bad. But sometimes the book is just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than the cover and well… this is one of those cases.

Rose May 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM


Donna May 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I’m looking forward to reading her other books. I just finished Transcendence yesterday my first book I read of her’s. Totally different but really enjoyed it.

Carla May 10, 2014 at 5:04 PM

I’ haven’t met Evan yet, but if he’s anything like Bastian, I’m already worried. Crap! Who are you going to root for?

Megan Mularz May 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM

OMG, I cannot wait for Bastian’s Storm. This summary made me twitchy but in a good way.

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