Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tour Stop | Dancers and Divas by Kathy Petrakis

Title: Passion and Pain (Dancers and Divas, Book 1)
Bitter Sweet (Dancers and Divas, Book 2)
Author: Kathy Petrakis
Genre: YA / NA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Antartis Publishers
Release Date: September 17, 2012 & April 27, 2013


The first book in the YA/NA Contemporary Romance series - Passion and Pain.
Please note: This book contains mature content - recommended for ages 15+

Does passion and desire guarantee success? Can friends really be trusted? Can true love be found beneath lust and deceit? These are questions street dancer Elena Martinez faces as she struggles to compete against the most talented students at New York's top Performing Arts High School. Along with her best friend, the carefree and mischievous Sebastien Duval, they are determined to make center stage.

But the singing diva Letitia has other plans. Beautiful, talented and popular, her desire for revenge could ruin everything for Elena and Sebastien. Now, they must fight against prejudice, treachery and deceit as Letitia sets out to destroy Elena's friendships, her romance, her dignity and her dreams. Can Elena win the battle for true love, happiness and success?

"The perfect package - FAME meets GOSSIP GIRL wrapped up with a touch of GLEE."

"A compulsive tale of auditions, performances, friendship, first love and life's lessons not yet learned . . . both uplifting and tragic - completely captivating."

"Entertaining, engaging drama that covers it all - determination, disappointment, success, love, lust, betrayal, heartbreak and forgiveness."


The second book in YA /NA Contemporary Romance series - Dancers and DiversRecommended for ages 15+ - contains mature content.

Can secrets stay hidden forever? Can people really change? Are some mistakes unforgivable?

As Elena and Sebastian embark on a fresh start, will Letitia keep his secret, or will she use it to destroy them?

As Veronika falls in love, Frankie is out of rehab and trying to make amends, but will it last for either of them?

Meanwhile, as Anya is torn between loyalty to her Nana and love for Darius, could Darius fall for the new temptress, Rosa? With her stunning looks, her powerful, sensual dancing and her desire to seduce, she has everyone nervous but what secret is she hiding?

Continue the roller-coaster journey with your favorite characters as they try to survive junior year at the country's top performing arts school.

"There is drama, stress and anger all wrapped up in a neat bow just waiting to be unleashed."
".. at first, it felt like I was reading a new version of Step Up 2... LOVE... then it merged into a little Glee... then it merged with Center Stage... then in the midst of it all was the Gossip Girl..."

"It is extremely well written, and the plot is very engaging. I couldn't put it down.."

About the Author
Kathy Petrakis was born and raised in Sydney Australia by Greek immigrant parents. She always had a passion for the performing arts - dancing, acting and singing but they were hobbies giving way to a traditional professional career in banking. Before this book, her writing was used to entertain friends with her unusual, and often disastrous travel adventures from around the world. By the hand of fate, Passion and Pain and Bittersweet were born while living in London, heaven for lovers of the performing arts. Bittersweet and Disillusioned are part of the same series with full length plays and other novels planned over the next year! For more information, visit, follow her on Twitter @KathyPetrakis 
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