*BOOK REVIEW* Emerge by S.E. Hall


EMERGE (Evolve Series #1) by S.E. Hall


“You never have to be without me, Laney, never.”

He lied…my everything I ever knew, trusted, wanted…I am, in fact, without him.

On my own and out of my shell, I learn new things about life, friendship and…myself.

Like what you’ve always known may not be what you’ve always wanted.

Dane Kendrick awakened things within me that I never knew existed, unraveling and uncovering the real Laney Jo Walker.

I’m a NEW adult…so is my story.


Falling head over heels is never easy. I find myself getting attached to too many book boyfriends. Well that’s exactly what I did again when I picked up Emerge by S.E. Hall, sorry guys. It was a bucket of raw emotions and I absolutely loved it. There are not too many books that can pull of the love triangle scenario and I absolutely loved the narrative and the written expression throughout Emerge. It was fast paced and really easy to read.

“Cheating is more than betrayal. It’s letting a selfish, physical need take over with blatant disregard for the other person’s feelings, as if they’re of now value.”

I absolutely loved Laney and Dane. It was so sweet and in so many ways it is realistic. There are so many relationship who try the long distance and lose their course because of the distance, like Evan and Laney. I absolutely admire S.E. Hall for taking on the narrative of going to college and experiencing meeting new people and life even if it terrifies you and your torn between different choices.

“Maybe it’s not about the length of time you’ve known someone; maybe it’s about instant recognition on an unconscious level. our souls know each other.”

The passion of the characters, the heart of the narrative and the joy of reading was so much to accomplish within the pages. I really felt like I was experiencing similar things to Laney (I’m 19 and in college), with her recognition of her feelings and how to approach it. I rated Emerge a 5 LIT LOVE and I definitely would recommend reading it.  I am excited to read Evan’s story.





ALL WORKS on Amazon by S.E. Hall
Stirred Up 1
Stirred Up 2
Pretty Instinct – May 2014 (Goodreads Link)

Author Bio:
S.E. Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 4 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance. She is the author of amazon best-selling series, Evolve Series. Book 1 Emerge, Book 2 Embrace, Book 2.5 (novella) Entangled, Book 3 Entice.


*RELEASE DAY BLITZ* Late Call- Emma Hart


 LATE CALL (Call, #1)

Author: Emma Hart

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: April 28th, 2014


She’s a high class call girl. He’s taking over his father’s business.

Seven years ago, they fell in love in Paris.

They walked away at the end of the summer, never imagining they’d meet again.

Now he’s her client. 

We fell in love the way you jump from a cliff. Hard and fast with a reckless sense of abandon. The six weeks we spent together changed my life, but at seventeen, I was naive. I was a dreamer. A believer.

Now I’m twenty-four and cynical. I don’t believe in love. There’s no place for such emotions as a high class escort. The only things I’m allowed to feel are physical – and that’s why it’s so damn hard when the client of a last minute job turns out to be the man I left in France seven years ago. When he buys me for six weeks at triple my rate, my agent makes it clear I have no choice but to take the job despite our previous relationship. And my heart makes it very clear I have to stay firmly on top of the cliff this time.

Because for six weeks, I once again belong to Aaron Stone.


Sweet Heaven on Earth. I still think I have a book hanger from reading Late Call by Emma Hart. Sexy, lavishing, emotional and undeniably HOT are only a few words to describe the roller coaster of fun I had whilst reading Late Call. Paying her dues and being a call girl is all Dayton has known. It’s her job and how she survives. She becomes two separate people. Which I believe created such a unique tale. I absolutely loved the narrative from very first word. Emma creates a world where Dayton (call girl name- Mia) is asked to a job where she reconciles with an old love and flame Aaron. Oh and it’s a sweet ride of the line between staying professional and falling head over heals again for the guy who captured your heart once before.

I love love love… oh and wait loved it. The inner workings of creating two dynamic characters with love and an undeniably hot connection really showed whilst reading. Aaron is all alpha-male, which I loved. His charm, his whit and his personality just made me fall for him instantly. The bond that Dayton and Aaron share it electrifying and the book does have a cliffhanger that will make you want to throw your device out the window. I swear by it.

“True love is never letting go, despite all the odds being against you. I never let go.”

Emma delivers a fun, sexy, passionate story about the life of a call girl and how sometimes luck draws you into things that you can’t control. I absolutely loved the chemistry and relationship as Emma explores more than just a relationship but the raw emotion that comes with a second chance at love. It was a BEYOND rating for me, and all I can say is it gave me a monster of book hang-overs.

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Author PhotoBy day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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*BOOK REVIEW* Play – Kylie Scott



Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast – at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. But he didn’t count on exactly how much fun he could have being with the one right girl.

Anne Rollins has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a demented drummer was never going to be a good idea. No matter how hot he is. She’s had her sights set on her male bestie, Reece, for years. And now that she’s supposedly taken, he’s finally paying attention. If only the chemistry between her and her rock star would stop hitting new heights.


Have you ever one of those books that just puts a smile on your dial, because you’re reading it. Play by Kylie Scott was it for me. In the second book of series the Stage Dive band are back with drummer Mal Ericson taking the forefront in this narrative with his relationship with Anne. If there was any ever doubt that the creative mind of Kylie Scott had no limits it has been demolished. Play was fun, upbeat and I can say I read it one sitting. One. Sitting. That’s how amazing it was. Once I began from the sex-alicious front cover to the acknowledgments at the back, I was captured, caught and immersed in the Stage Dive world again.

Kylie yet again was able to provide a rock star romance to the extent of greatness. Mal, I think is a guy who always gets what he wants but through the portrayal in the novel we really get to see him struggle. I love Anne; she is just so strong and such a great match for Mal. The quirky takes, the jealous best friend and the chemistry between Mal and Anne is U.N.D.E.N.I.A.B.L.E. It is raw with feelings and heart but also with the lust and fall over your feet and smile jazz that I love about Kylie Scott.

Sweet, mamma jammer this was such an amazing read and my favourite quote throughout the novel was probably.

“Life’s a Song, Anne. Let’s Play.” – Mal (Play)

With raw sexual tension, explosive chemistry and a bunch of challenges that included punches, proposals, and passion. It was such an amazing read. Play by Kylie Scott is in my TOP 10, Books of 2014. With so much passion, and the good loving sense of humor and love I couldn’t go past giving this a 5 Lit Love, David still owns my heart but Mal definitely came swooping in.

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Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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*BOOK REVIEW* Broken Dreams by Kelly Elliott

Courtney Will always dreamed of finding her Prince Charming and living happily ever after, like in the fairy tales she read as a child. Her dreams were shattered one fateful night when her prince turned out to be her worst nightmare. Burying herself in her job as an editor, Courtney tried to forget her past, and she lost hope of ever finding true love.

Reed Moore’s past filled his world with guilt and anger, and then a mistake in college deepened these feelings. Fearing he will one day repeat his father’s mistakes with the woman he loves, Reed has vowed to never give his heart to anyone.

Reed and Courtney have each spent years building walls to guard their hearts, so when their feelings for one another explode into something unexpected, they argue and throw hurtful words at each other in hopes of avoiding the truth.

Will Reed end up being the Prince Charming Courtney has dreamed of her entire life? Is Courtney the woman who will help Reed move past the guilt and anger, so he can embrace love?
Can their broken dreams become their happily ever after?


Swoooon! Dear God, Kelly Elliott’s newly released book Broken Dreams I swear I could read a million, billion and trillion times. Broken Dreams is book 2 in the Broken Series and this book is focused on Courtney and Reed. OMG. Reed. I can’t express how much this book makes me happy. As a reader, I love finding books that will stick with me and will show so much love and happiness. Let’s get something straight, REED has out-swooned Gunner (Wanted Series) in my opinion and I love Gunner to death.

So enough of me gushing like a five year girl who just got a new Barbie doll. I absolutely loved how Courtney and Reed interact. Reed I tell you is the biggest swooner. If there are any Reeds out there please stand forward and let me know. Not only does Reed support and love Courtney as the build a relationship but he is just such an amazing character and a credit to the magnificent Kelly Elliott in that she has created characters with so much heart. Courtney’s past plays an important role in the narrative and I think my heart broke about a million times when she was sad and crying. Have no fear though, Reed is the best and his support is just amazing. Reed exemplifies the “book boyfriend status” to oblivion. I believe in such a heartfelt book, that the characters really did strive to be each others heart and soul. SWOON your heart out is all I can say. If I could recommend any book in the world for you to read it is Broken Dreams and actually any of Kelly Elliott’s books.

You all know what my rating is going to be because I can’t stop smiling like a mother after she has given birth. (giving you all some great metaphors today I know ha-ha) I rated ‘Broken Dreams’ a BEYOND rating, because it is captures an uncanny heart ship of romance, heart, soul and is just plain SWOON worthy. I didn’t give too much away here because you need to read it.


Who is Kelly Elliott?
Really I’m just a wife to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a nack for making me laugh almost daily and supports my crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves me…..so I’ll just go with that one!I’m also a mom to an amazing daughter who constantly is asking me to make her something to eat while she has her fingers moving like mad on her cell phone sending out what I’m sure is another very important text message!

Oh…and I like to sit down and write in my spare time!

I live in the Texas hill country and one of my favorite things to do is go for hikes around our property with my second favorite man, Gus….my chocolate lab and my sweet girl Rose, our golden retriever. When I’m not outside helping the hubby haul brush or move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for me that day, you will find me inside reading, writing or watching HGTV and soaking in a nice hot bubble bath…..yeah that last one I just made up but it sure does sound nice!!!

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*BOOK REVIEW* Rising from the Ashes – Jessica Prince

RISING FROM THE ASHESBook Title: Rising from the Ashes
Author: Jessica Prince
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2014

People make mistakes when they’re young, but how they choose to come back from those mistakes is what matters in the end.

Savannah Morgan found true love at a very early age, but one rash decision — one that she would regret for the rest of her life — was all it took to end her relationship with the love of her life.

For seven years, Jeremy Matthews has accepted being “”just friends”” with the only woman he’s ever loved. Finally deciding that enough is enough, Jeremy relentlessly pursues Savannah until he forces her to see just how right they are for each other.

When Savannah’s past mistake is revealed, threatening the future she so desperately wants, the fate of their relationship lies in Jeremy’s hands. Will he be able to forgive Savannah, or is the relationship truly over?

When struggles and obstacles threaten the foundation of Savannah and Jeremy’s relationship, will they choose to let each other go, or rise from the ashes of the past to claim their happiness?


Rising from the Ashes by Jessica Prince is a romantic tale of how love never dies and through time it never weakens. I loved this book and I absolutely couldn’t put it down. Savannah and Jeremy are so heartfelt and raw as they have been in love with each other since they were fourteen. I loved the aspect of having Jeremy in a relationship at the beginning, I find so many novels were it’s the female in the relationship and then she realises she is completely in love with her long time love, so this was refreshing. Savannah and Jeremy have been separated for seven years and only keeping things brief in the few months Jeremy has had a girlfriend.

I loved how supportive there friends were and how in the second book we still hear about the character’s from the first in the series. Through the journey that they take it isn’t easy. I loved how it was relatable to things people go through when they break up with someone who they have loved. Jealousy, Friends and secrets are all shared within the lines of the novel.

I hadn’t previously heard of Jessica Prince prior to reading Rising from the Ashes but I really enjoyed the read. It was unexpected gem of love and passion that I really enjoyed. I loved how Savannah was courageous and strong but also had a bit of a smart mouth. I loved Jeremy and Savannah’s story. It had its flaws and emotional turmoil throughout the novel but it was a good story with heart, humour and love. I rated it a 5 Lit-Love because it was a great read and hit the heart and soul of a love that is strong despite everything and all the time.

Jessica was born and raised in Texas—where she’ll stay because she claims the cost of living in Texas excuses the god-awful weather. She is first and foremost a wife and mother. Because of those two things, she’s also a self proclaimed wino and coffee addict.
She’s always been and avid lover of all types of books, but romances are her main favorites.
Jessica’s husband likes to say reading is her obsession, but she likes to call it her passion…there’s a difference.

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*BLOG TOUR* Pretending – Shanna Clayton (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

Pretending by Shanna Clayton 
Publication date: March 12 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Four years.

That’s how long Wesley Kent has to live with the girl his dad shacked him up with, and then he can collect his inheritance and escape small town life. He gets through the prison sentence by pretending Dahlia Reynolds doesn’t exist. With three years down and one more to go, he doesn’t expect much to change. That is, until the girl that’s not supposed to exist sharpens into his reality, making it impossible to ignore her.

Three years.

That’s how long Dahlia Reynolds has been living with a total stranger. She’s convinced herself Wesley Kent is no more than illusion in the hallways. It’s easy to do, especially since that same illusion has never spoken more than two words to her. But one mistaken identity later, and she finds herself caught up in the mysterious world Wesley lives in. One by one, he begins knocking down the safe, comfortable walls she built, leaving her wondering what his motives are. Does he want to expose her—or free her?

Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.

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Pretending by Shanna Clayton was an enlightenment of refreshing and sizzling romances brought with adventure. After living together for 3 years at the wishes of late Hartland Wesley and Doll are roommates, there is mostly no interaction. Wesley and Doll have a routine, they avoid each other at whatever costs. What I love about this story is it analysis and develops very relative issues to current times. The narrative discusses love, self-esteem, loss and adventure in a wild-wind of debut novels.

The connection that Shanna created between Wesley and Doll was unique and special. I believe that teenagers today sometimes feel like they need to wear makeup to put a mask over the pain and I think in Pretending we see how Dolly is relatable to so many other college students and new adults. The adventurous knowledge of archeology was something that I was very intrigued with. Both Doll and Wesley have so much in common without realizing it. The narrative is filled with heart and pain but it also filled with the moments of strength and passion. I loved how Shanna created Doll and as well Charlotte her best friend as strong females. I love seeing books that put women in power and give them strength to fight battles that not everyone see’s. The romance between Wesley and Doll is so sweet, he see’s beyond her makeup mask and you may say unmasks the true Doll, who although vulnerable and has gone through heartbreak is an amazing character.

Overall, I loved Pretending by Shanna Clayton because of a few reasons, one being that it didn’t just go and they lived happily ever after it stayed true to the narrative within but didn’t leave anything unsolved. It was powerful that Shanna was able to involve archeology and the forge of a relationship between Doll and Wesley and it being honest, real and passionate. My rating is a BEYOND rating, because it was just such a special romantic read that I loved.

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ShannaI’m not sure if my mother predestined me to become a romance author when she named me after her favorite Kathleen Woodiwiss book, but that’s what happened. Now I live  and breathe all things books. When I’m not glued to my desk writing, I can be found eating too much chocolate, obsessing over Game of Thrones, and cyber stalking my favorite authors. Keep up with me on Facebook and Instagram. I love hearing from readers!
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*BOOK REVIEW* A Time for Hope (#3 Lexi Series) -T.Gephart

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A Time for Hope by T Gephart


Lexi Reed was unstoppable, or so she thought. As the PR manager of international rock band, Power Station and living in New York, she was a long way from her old life in Melbourne, Australia. Having captured the heart and married one of the sexiest men alive (Power Station’s guitarist, Alex Stone) Lexi was living beyond any fantasy she could have ever imagined. Having finally allowed the walls from her past to fall, Lexi had not only learnt to trust again but had given herself completely to Alex, her one true love.

Lexi happiness was short lived when heartache and trauma throw everything she knew into turmoil. Her world came crashing down around her, and now Lexi is struggling to regain her sense of self. Unable to regroup and heal under the scrutiny of the media and her well-intentioned loved ones, she can’t seem to find the road back to the old “Lexi.”

Alex is devastated. His beautiful, intelligent and once confident wife is now distant and guarded, the product of the brutality she has suffered. He feels powerless but is determined not to lose her.

With her gorgeous rock star husband by her side and her eclectic but devoted circle of friends, Lexi starts over. In order to find a way to reconcile the past and build a future, she must let go of all her safety nets and trust those around her.

In this final installment of the Lexi series, we join Lexi and Alex on their journey of rediscovery. Relationships are tested, terms are renegotiated and lives are irrevocably changed. With the hope that their love for each other is strong enough to carry them through, Lexi and Alex gamble everything in search of their happily ever after.

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In the name of good and evil, reading A Time of Hope by T. Gephart was both torturous and heartwarming. After the events at the end of ‘A Leap of Faith’ I was all ready and prepared to enter into the mind of T and not all to well to accept that it was the final book in the Lexi Series.

I absolutely loved it from beginning to end, from start to finish it was just an amazing read. I have come to expect T to bring the characters of Lexi and Alex with so much passion and heart and she did not disappoint. In such an amazing book full with humour, pain, love and the band Power Station, it was a world-wind of fun to read. I have become addicted to Power Station (P.S I love Dan parts), Lexi and Alex and also the secondary characters like James and Hannah (so sweet). Like a good cup of coffee the novel was addictive and I couldn’t put it down.

In A Time for Hope we see Alex and Lexi rebuilding their relationship and connection from the events that have perspired and all I can say is, Lexi is one kick-ass chick. Her strength and ability to make me smile is what I have come to love. As far as female leads go she is one of the best, as she is determining, strong and full of love.

The sass, love and stamina within the book was beautiful. I love how it is upbeat and I never felt disconnected from the characters as Lexi and Alex’s novel came to an end I did get a bit teary but it was full of love because we have watched these guys grow from just strangers into something really special and raw. I rated A Time for Hope a fat BEYOND rating! It ticked all my boxes in what I love about romance, Power Station and the connection that T has created in her debut series.

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T GephartT Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.

T’s approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.

With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.

While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley the wonder dog.

An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.

T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colourful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey – she is well and truly enjoying the ride!

Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.

T self-published her first novel through Smashwords, is about to release her second novel on the same platform and is currently writing the third book in the Lexi Trilogy.

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*BOOK REVIEW* Only the Good Die Young- KK Hendin



The first year of college is supposed to be about parties, parties, and getting the hell out of Texas. Instead, Milcah Daniels is spending her eighteenth year in and out of Houston’s hospitals. Her hair is falling out, they’ve cut off her boobs, and if she makes it to nineteen, she’ll consider it a personal miracle.

Breast cancer really has a way of messing with a girl’s social calendar.

When Milcah’s temporarily discharged from the hospital, she’s determined to get a tattoo for every medical procedure she’s had. Her quest leads her to Skin Stories, a new tattoo parlor a block from her apartment. And to it’s infuriatingly sexy artist, Callum Scott.

Callum is everything Milcah wants, and everything she shouldn’t have now. A new relationship when the official prognosis is one to five years is a terrible idea. But Callum doesn’t know about the breast cancer, and Milcah’s not running to tell him.

But when the doctor says things are actually looking positive, her entire life turns upside down. How is she supposed to start living again when she’s finally learned to accept her death?


Only the Good Die Young by KK. Hendin hit close to home for me. The novel narrates a story about a young woman who is fighting breast cancer at just eighteen. It is something that is very close to my heart, so this was a very emotional read for me. The novel follows Milcah Daniels as she struggles through the stages of breast cancer. Being as I am only 19, and I volunteer at a hospital where I see cancer patients daily, I’m not going to lie when I say I understood the book more than most.

The exquisite journey that Hendin takes the reader on is one of pain, love, laughter and survival. Milcah has accepted her diagnosis and finds it hard to see the good in life anymore leaving what little she has up to fate. I believe within the novel, the portrayal of the emotion and story is true to what so many young teens going through, having prior knowledge of this definitely made me understand Milcah more.

“Everyone’s dying Milcah. Some people are just dying sooner than others.”

The narrative explores how Milcah is challenged when she meets the ever so charming Callum Scoot. I loved the relationship he formed with Milcah and it was more than the physical sort. It was about breaking down wall and showing that hey life should be lived to the fullest whilst you have the chance. It warms my heart the relationship that goes on between Milcah and Callum as they really are something special. I think the author should however of spent a little more time with Milcah and Callum because I wanted more of there relationship.

Although there is a very sorrowful and dismayed tone to the novel, I loved how the book progressed and how we got to know the characters and their emotions. Overall I gave it a 5- Lit Love because although I wanted to see a little more of Milcah and Callum it was such an emotional and amazing read for me that hit hard on some very relatable topics to teenagers and young adults that haven’t been discussed in-depth and to this manner really. At the end it’s the heart and soul of the fight, the relationship and the realization that fighting is worth it that I loved.


KK Hendin’s real life ambition is to become a pink fluffy unicorn who dances with rainbows. But the schooling for that is all sorts of complicated, so until that gets sorted out, she’ll just write. Preferably things with angst and love. And things that require chocolate. She’s the author of the NA contemporaries HEART BREATHS and ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG.

She spends way too much time on Twitter, where she can be found at @kkhendin, and rambles on occasion over at http://www.kkhendinwrites.blogspot.com.


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*RELEASE BLITZ* Summer Sky- Lisa Swallow

Book title: Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow
Series: Blue Phoenix #1
Genre: Contemporary romance
Release date: April 2014
Cover designed by:  Najla Qamber Designs
Hosted by: Forever Me Romance
Sky changed her life for a man once, and she has no intention of doing it again – even if he is a six foot, tattooed rock god who makes a mean bacon sandwich.
Sky Davis is fed up of boyfriend Grant taking her for granted and when she comes home to find him wearing a girl, Sky suspects the relationship is over. She takes an unscheduled holiday and leaves the life (and guy) she hates behind. 
Rock star Dylan Morgan is struggling with fame and infamy, sick of his life being controlled by other people. Dylan cuts his hair and walks away from his role as lead singer of Blue Phoenix, leaving chaos and speculation behind.
Outside the English seaside town of Broadbeach their cars and worlds collide.
Sky decides Dylan is an arrogant guy with too many tattoos, and Dylan is amused by the smart-mouthed girl with no idea who he is. Dylan and Sky soon discover they’ve travelled to Broadbeach for the same reason – to escape from reality back to a place with happy childhood memories. 
Losing themselves in a world where they know nothing about each other, Sky and Dylan begin a summer romance that soon heats up their rainy English summer.
Fantasies can’t last forever and when reality crashes the party, Sky isn’t sure she wants to be more than his ‘summer Sky’ but Dylan doesn’t want to let her go.
Returning to the real world and public scrutiny isn’t their only problem. Blue Phoenix bass player, Jem Jones, has a reason for wanting Sky out of Dylan’s life, and is determined to come between them. Some things won’t stay hidden, even when they’re paid to ‘go away’.
Summer Sky is a quirky romance where occasionally more than the bacon sizzles. This is the first in the new ‘Blue Phoenix’ series of contemporary rock star romances.
Please note: this is a romance with a rock star hero, and not an erotic rock star book!

In a rendition of the heart, Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow was an emotional and romantic tale of a chance to find love in the most unconventional yet sweet way. Leaving Bristol behind and heading to Broadbeach all Sky wanted was some time alone to figure out what is important is life.

I loved Sky she has such a mentality to protect her heart and protect herself from getting hurt. Throughout the novel the relationship the forms between Dylan and Sky is unique and special. I loved how Lisa played the aspect of Sky not knowing who Dylan was and them developing a relationship purely on who they are without all the glitz, game and outside world.

I love a musician at the best of times so I absolutely adored Dylan and how charming he was. At times although, I wanted to smack his across his pretty face, but no it’s ok. I realised I was reading my ipad (totally joking here peps). Dylan’s got all the things in the world but something is missing love.

Overall, I absolutely adored the chemistry that Lisa created within the book. The two main characters of Dylan and Sky grow and develop in such a wonderful way. I loved how Sky was taken over by the “Dylan Effect.” With all his charm, and love this novel was such a lovely tale of how two people meet and fall in love, this however does have a cliffhanger so keep that in mind. My favourite quote was “Love isn’t something predictable, Sky, and doesn’t follow rules. You can’t decide who to fall in love with or when. Love and Logic don’t go together, but when I’m with you, everything make sense.” Swoon worthy. I rated this a 4- Lit Love because it was a great story, and I really loved the read. I can’t wait for Book 2 to come out in June. Xx

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“Sky! Waves!” 
I have my back to the ocean and a wave crashes against my legs, destabilising me. I regain my footing and attempt to move before the retreating water sucks my feet into the sand. At that moment a larger wave wipes me completely, dragging my body underwater. I panic at the confusion of being pushed and pulled out of my control, seawater swirling hair into my face and the bubbles rushing into my ears. The shell remains tightly gripped in my hand.
As water draws away, I push my head free. Dylan stands on the edge of the shore, water lapping his ankles, laughing. I spit out sea water and stagger to my feet. The weight of the damp hoodie threatens to pull me down again as I push hair from my eyes.
“That was fucking funny! You should see your face!” He wades towards me, arm outstretched to help.
Attempting to keep my footing, I lunge at him and slap his hard chest with both palms. “It was not! Screw you!” Dylan catches my arms as I make contact, and pulls me towards him.
Scrutinizing my face briefly, Dylan takes my cheeks in his broad palms and crushes his lips against mine. I gasp again, but it’s not the sea snatching my breath this time. A new wave sways us, and Dylan holds my face tightly, his own footing steady as his mouth claims mine. A small voice in my head asks what the hell I’m doing but I ignore it – Dylan overwhelms all common sense the moment I have any physical contact with him. Losing myself in his mint-flavoured kiss, in the slide of his cool tongue, I yield to the power he holds over me. Dylan curls his fingers into my wet hair and pulls me closer; I respond with a deep kiss, tracing fingers across his stubbled cheek.
Fierce or gentle, his kisses mould my soul to his as perfectly as his body shapes with mine, as if we’re in a place created by our coming together. Kissing Dylan last night pulled me into his orbit, and when I see stars again, I swear his kisses will always take me to the edge of his galaxy. If Dylan can remove me from reality with just this, god knows what anything else he’s skilful at would do to me. The thought of us skin on skin, united through more than a kiss, lights a fire deep inside that would take more than the cold Cornish sea to extinguish.
Dylan loosens his grip on my hair and slides his hands across my damp back. He closes the final gap between us as our bodies meet, and I wish the rain-soaked clothes weren’t in the way. “I have never met anyone so…” He grasps for a word then gives up and rests his forehead on mine. “I feel as if I’ve waited my whole life to meet you and then suddenly you’re here.”
For a moment I consider whether he’s teasing me again, but I guess I’m very different to the people in his real life. “I can honestly say I’ve never met anyone like you, Dylan Morgan.”
He wipes water from my cheek with cool, damp fingers. “No-one’s met Dylan Morgan apart from you. Not for a lot of years, anyway.”
I stare at the truth reflected in his pale blue eyes, unable to believe any of this is reality. His grip on my back loosens, and I step back. Rain drips down his face, soaking through his T-shirt and clinging to his body in a way that does nothing to help my mounting desire to get my hands on him.
A subject change is needed rapidly, before I begin drooling.

Lisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal and contemporary, often with a side of snark. In between running a business, looking after her family and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even leaves the house occasionally. Lisa loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires before they sparkled. 
Lisa has four books published: the ‘Butterfly Days’ series, and two in her urban fantasy series Soul Ties. She is currently working on a new contemporary romance series Blue Phoenix and the first book, Summer Sky is due for release in April. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog.

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*BOOK REVIEW* Deep Blue – Jules Barnard



When Cali Morgan kicks off her perfect post-college summer in Lake Tahoe, she has everything she ever wanted: acceptance into a top law program, a gorgeous boyfriend, and an incredible summer planned with her best friend.

Confident about her place in the world, Cali makes it her mission to be her friend’s wingwoman and help her meet guys. What Cali doesn’t count on is running into Jaeger Lang, one of her older brother’s high school friends, or the sparks that fly when she’s around him.

Jaeger has changed, and it’s not just the added height and muscle. There’s something about him that’s deep and a little scarred. In spite of the changes, Jaeger becomes a top pick for her friend—if Cali can keep her hands off him.

But when Cali’s boyfriend dumps her and her carefully laid plans begin to unravel, she finds herself questioning what it is she truly desires. In the midst of doubts about her future, one thing is very clear: she wants Jaeger for her own. The question is, has her friend already fallen for him?


In the cusp and real time world of turning 21 life can be daunting. I read ‘Deep Blue’ by Jules Barnard and I fell in love with the characters and the narrative especially Cali. I’m a huge fan on New Adult novels so I absolutely loved hearing about this book and couldn’t wait to read it. Sometimes I feel like a story can overlap and be the same thing but that was not the case with ‘Deep Blue.’ I found Deep Blue to be extremely relatable. It showed raw emotion with prior experiences helping the reader develop such an emotional bond with the characters.

In her debut novel, it was such a well-written book that explored issues that both surprised me and intrigued me within reading. Being at a crossroads or wondering what direction to go is never easy and I found showing Cali moving to Lake Tahoe for the summer to work at a Casino was great. I actually really loved the Casino and cross-road aspect although I’m not sure how realistic it is, because I haven’t heard of it before. I loved how Cali meets Jaegar (such a unique name), flames ignite, secrets are kept and it is all swoon worthy. (Being using that word a lot lately)The characters grow and although there are misunderstandings and growing into maturity the story never lost my interest.

Overall, I really loved the journey that Deep Blue took as a debut novel, it is well written and full of heart. With such adventure I loved how Barnard created characters that we could fall in love with and we did see an ending that satisfied with no cliffhangers. It wasn’t the sunset ridden the walk away but it left no loose ends and felt solid with adventure and fun. I rated it a 4- Lit Love because I really enjoyed the story and it was a great adventure. Cali was a fun feisty character. I can’t wait to read about Gen, Cali’s best friend and Lewis in the follow up to Deep Blue.


Jules Barnard is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended UC Davis, whose college landscape often finds its way into her New Adult novels. She has a Master’s degree and spent many an hour running statistical analysis, until she realized her favorite part of the job was writing reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and so began her career as a novelist.

Jules is a Northern California native living on the coast with her husband and two children. She has no impulse control around cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.




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