★★FALLING SKY – (Blue Phoenix #2) – Lisa Swallow ★★ Review/Links/Teasers/Giveaway

Book title: Falling Sky (Blue Phoenix, #2
Author: Lisa Swallow
Genre: Contemporary romance
Release date: 10th June 2014
Cover designed by Najla Qamber Designs
Photo by Lindee Robinson Photography
Models: Madison Wayne & Chad Feyrer
This book is the second in the Blue Phoenix series, and is the continuation of the story told in Summer Sky.
The Blue Phoenix books are a series of contemporary romance novels and novellas centred on the fictional rock band Blue Phoenix.

SYNOPSIS

 

Skys world turned upside down when she met rock star Dylan Morgan, and exploded when she discovered his hidden past.
Four months after Sky learns Dylans devastating secret, shes trying to piece her life back together. Without an explanation from Dylan, Sky has no choice but to try and forget him.
Dragged back into the life he ran from, Dylan continues to spiral downwards as he copes with his fame the only way he knows how. Shattered by the revelation Sky knows his darker past, he forces himself to return to England and explain.
Sky and Dylan reconnect, attempting to build on the shaky foundations of their summer. But the outside world continues to conspire against them.
Taking place in the epicentre of the Blue Phoenix world, Sky and Dylans story continues amongst the chaos surrounding the band and its members.
 

BUY LINKS
AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | AMAZON AU | AMAZON CA 

KELLIE’S REVIEW

First off.. this is the second book. That means that there was a book #1. You HAVE to have read it before you read this… otherwise you will have no effing clue what is going.

So right. At the end of the first book there is sme pretty darn heavy stuff that is revealed.

And not discussed. No explanations. As always with cliffhangers..

 

So book 2 jumps to 4 months later. Neither Dylan nor Sky has spoken to each other and everything has been left up in the air.

However Dylan comes home, and it all changes.

Explanations are given. Stories are told. Second chances are given.

I don’t want to say too much, but I actually liked this book better than book 1.

We learnt more about Dylan, about Sky and especially about Jem.

There was still angst and steam and everything else that makes rockstar books so swoonworthy, but I loved the normal. Sky made Dylan normal and it showed in their actions.

Dylan was a real romantic and I’m looking forward to more.

I hear the next one is Jem’s! *happy clap*

 

Ok storywise? Was it the best story I’ve ever read? No.

Did I enjoy it? Yes

Was I able to put it down and do other things? Yes I was.

But I did finish it in a day in between doing other things. The flow was good, a few grammar problems here and there (I had an Arc so may be fixed now.) A bit dull in moments, but soon picked up again.

So well done Lisa on a good story, great characters and a series that will have us waiting for the next.

FALLING SKY EXTRACT


The snow drifts down heavier than recently and by the time we get to my place, the dark clouds bring the winter’s night on early. Dylan parks behind my snow-covered car.
“If we’re going back to the start, I should really rear-end that car?” He looks at me sideways with a grin.
I’m busy calculating my next move and trying to anticipate his because he’s turned the engine off. The snow settles on the windscreen.
“White Christmas, do you think?” I ask.
“A few days to go yet but maybe.”
“I’d better get inside before…”
“Before what?” He turns in the seat and I stiffen. If I kiss Dylan, that’s it. Over. I’m lost again.
“Before the roads get bad for you,” I say the words but I’m unaware of anything but Dylan, the leather scent of his jacket is different to the summer Dylan, a new flavour mingling with the familiar.
“I’ll be okay,” he says, his gaze on my mouth.
I lick my dry lips and his pupils dilate, even without his hands on me, Dylan’s stirring arousal. He reaches out a hand, pushing a strand of hair behind my ear the way he always used to, his fingertips grazing my cheek with heat. Hesitantly, he moves his face closer, reminding me of the first time he kissed me. I tense as his warm breath strokes my face, dragged into the charged moment before his lips touch mine.
Dylan softly presses his mouth to mine. Then waits. I push my lips to his and our mouths move together, the hesitant kiss of those just met, not of reuniting lovers. I fall into space, past the stars into his universe, pulled to the man who has never let me go. The world outside of the heating space of the car doesn’t exist, our bubble transplanted to here and now. I grip the growing curls of his hair and hold his neck and he leans across the middle of the car, pulls me close and lets go of his gentleness. Dylan holds both of my cheeks, the way he did on the beach in the rain, and kisses me like a drowning man desperate for air only I can give him.
My winter coat and his jacket prevent complete closeness and I fight the urge to slip my hands inside his jacket and feel his warmth and strength. If I do that, I know he’ll reciprocate and in a car, in the street, isn’t the right place to start.
Slowly, Dylan unwinds my fingers from his neck and shifts his head away. We breathe in sync, rapidly, reflecting the desire to reunite that we both have. But not now, not yet.
“I’ve missed you, Sky,” he whispers, cupping my cheek.
“Life lost a lot of colour without you,” I say. “And not just the tattoos.”
“Will you see me again?”
“Yes.” I softly brush his lips and draw away. Dylan’s lips part and I place a finger on them. “But I’m not ready for the intensity again this soon.”
“I get that.”
“Which is why I’m going inside alone.”
“Unfortunately, I thought you’d say that.” He kisses my forehead and sits back.
As I open the car door, Dylan catches my hand. “Tomorrow?”
There’s a hint of the old Dylan, reaching out to the old Sky he’s just resurrected. “It’s always tomorrow with you, isn’t it?” I ask, echoing the words from the summer.
 

TEASERS 


 

 

Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix #1)

Title: Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix, #1)


Author: Lisa Swallow




Genre: Contemporary Roman




SYNOPSIS


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 with 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 behind chaos and speculation.


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 theyve travelled to Broadbeach for the same reason – to escape from reality and head 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 cant last forever, and when reality crashes the party, Sky isnt sure she wants to be more than his summer Skybut Dylan doesnt want to let her go.


Returning to the real world, public scrutiny isnt their only problem. Blue Phoenix lead guitar player, Jem Jones, has a reason for wanting Sky out of Dylans life, and is determined to come between them. Some things wont stay hidden, even when theyre paid to go away.


Summer Sky is a contemporary romance where occasionally more than the bacon sizzles. It is the first in the Blue Phoenix series.


The Blue Phoenix books are a series of contemporary romance novels and novellas centred on the fictional rock band Blue Phoenix.

TEASERS 


 


 

 

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AUTHOR BIO

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 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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