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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 3
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.

AMAZON UK

AMAZON AU

AMAZON CA

Review

5 Pennies

This is the second book in the Blue Phoenix series.  It begins were the last one left us, with the future of Sky and Dylan looking non-existent.   They are both suffering in their own worlds, but not knowing how to reconnect.

I love the characters in these books.  Sky is the epitome of the small town, down to earth girl that has not had the easiest go at life, especially with her recent interactions with Dylan and the band Blue Phoenix.  In just a matter of weeks her quiet, boring life was turned upside down and now she just doesn’t know how to move forward in a life without her ‘Dylan’.

Dylan is in a pretty bad place at the beginning of this book.  After Sky left, Dylan left on tour in the states with his band in an effort to get away from everything that reminded him of his ‘Summer Sky’.  The problem is you can’t run away from true love and alcohol and drugs can only numb you for so long.

This book not only brings us closer to Sky and Dylan and their lives and struggles but also to the Blue Phoenix band.  While on tour the band has its issues that cause them all to go on their separate ways for the holiday break.  The events that transpire from their holidays are enough to keep their manager busy for quite awhile.

I absolutely LOVE this series and cannot wait until the next installment is released.  There are many things throughout the book that Dylan and Sky say that are sometimes funny and sad, and sometimes filled with so much love and understanding you can hardly stand it.  In this story Sky relates their story to fate and this quote is just too great not to share:

“Some say fate is written in the stars, and that we’re all made of pieces of the universe.  It that’s true, what I have with Dylan makes sense.  Our stars exploded long ago, the debris scattering across time.  When we met the pieces pulled together, tiny fragments missing from our hearts and souls found their place.  This has to be how the idea of soul mates exists, reconnecting pieces settling into each other and taking on the new world together. “

Thank you Lisa Swallow for another amazingly written book, I can’t wait to see what is in store for Sky and Dylan and the members of Blue Phoenix.

Excerpt
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.
 
Teaser

 

 
Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix #1)
Author: Lisa Swallow

Genre: Contemporary Roman

Synopsis 3

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.

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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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