07 July 2014

Falling Sky by Lisa Swallow - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

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.

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
Sky’s world turned upside down when she met rock star Dylan Morgan, and exploded when she discovered his hidden past.

Four months after Sky learns Dylan’s devastating secret, she’s 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 Dylan’s story continues amongst the chaos surrounding the band and its members.
Amazon US - http://amzn.to/TmoyEm
Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/TlTsNg
Amazon AU - http://bit.ly/1kypp0c
Amazon CA - http://amzn.to/Ufdlq4

"Sky is the song I never knew I could write, and her love is the music I always wanted to hear."
Falling Sky is their journey towards their second chance and happy ever after. Just like how fast rock star Dylan Morgan invaded her life, that is how fast he too disappeared, and broke her heart into pieces. It was the secret from his past that drove them apart.

They both tried to move on, cope in different ways, but to no avail. Still thoughts of each other would linger, and pain would once again be felt. All Sky wanted was an explanation from Dylan, perhaps a denial that he didn’t do what he was accused of. I don’t know what the heck is wrong with him that he fled and acted like a coward, broken and all when all he has to do was to sit with Sky and talk to her. Argh. Pretty much frustrating.

I was wondering if there is any truth to the accusation and I was dying to know what really happened during those times. Something wasn’t right here, and I needed to find out. Yep, so I stayed awake until I finally got the truth, but after I had it, there was another surprise waiting for me in the next pages.

As Sky tries to move on, Dylan spiraled downwards. Good thing he has friends who cared for him, and told him to finally go get his girl and explain his side of the story. He returns to England, and the story of their road to second chance began.

They had a shaky foundation, they haven’t known each other for that long, and trust has already been an issue for the both of them. But they were willing to work things out, settle their individual differences, and even the differences of their world, make a compromise, and live happily ever after. Ah, if only it was that simple. The road they took wasn’t that easy. They had a lot of bumps, detours, and flat tires, and I was almost worried I had to wait for another book before they can reach their destination.

The ending was so worth it after all that they have been through, the demons and the circumstances they have to fight against before they can have the one thing they both deserve – their HEA. It was a great read, so worth the wait, I enjoyed their journey – all their pains, the aches, the romance and the triumphs. I was happy for the band, for the decision they made at the end of the novel. I guess it was the right decision at this time. I can’t wait to read Liam’s story. He left the ending of this book with a bang, and I am so excited to read his HEA too!

Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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.

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.

Connect with Lisa: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Website  |  Goodreads

★Blue Phoenix Series Reading Order &Purchase Link★
Summer Sky (Book#1): My Review  |  Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |  Amazon AU

 photo signature_zps54068e08.png

No comments:

Post a Comment