Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MORE THAN HIM release day


Hosted by: Forever Me Romance

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we're back.
And we're fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.


More Than This (Book 1)


More Than Her (Book 2)


More Than Him (Book 3)



 Author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels, MORE THAN THIS, MORE THAN HER, and a soon to be released sequel, MORE THAN HIM. I enjoy reading and writing books that make people laugh, cry and swoon for dreamy book boyfriends. When not doing either of those, I can be found looking after my two little boys, and trying to avoid house work at all costs.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

More Than Her (More #2) Blog Tour

More Than Her (More Series book 2) by Jay McLean Publication Date: November 18, 2013
Published By: Jay Mclean 
 BLURB: For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction." For every choice you make there are rewards, or there are consequences. It was my choice to walk away the first time. And my choice to chase her the second. But sometimes you don't get a choice, and all you get are the consequences.” "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. Because loving him didn't give me the strength to walk away. It didn't give me the courage to fight for him. And when it was over, all it gave me was a broken heart.

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 About the author: 
Jay McLean is an author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels. She enjoys reading and writing books that make people laugh, cry and swoon for dreamy book boyfriends. When not doing ether of those things, she can be found looking after her two little boys and trying to avoid house work at all costs.

www.facebook.com/jaymcleanauthor  www.goodreads.com/jaymclean
Keep a look out for Book 3 in the More Series.
More Than Her Spotify Playlist 
 He gripped my ass tighter. I let out a sound I had no idea I was capable of. I was so fucking turned on. His movements on me were making me so wet I could feel it soaking my panties. His mouth moved from my neck to my ear, "You gotta quit making those sounds, baby." He kissed the spot behind it. "I'm starting to lost it." Then he took my mouth in his, moving into me harder, pinning me to the wall. My leg on the floor moved to wrap around him. I needed him closer to me; I needed more of him. He started to build a rhythm again. I felt that slow burn building low in my stomach. I didn't know how the fuck he was doing it. Or what the fuck he was even doing. But I didn't want it to stop. Ever. "Oh my God, Logan." I was panting; my head threw back against the wall. He was on my neck. Sucking. Hard. He was going to leave a mark. I wanted him to. "Matthews! What the fuck are you doing?" A deep voice yelled. I screamed, dropped my legs, ducked, and hid behind him. Oh. My. God. Reality set in. What the fuck were we doing? "Fuck." he spat. His hand went down his pants to adjust himself before turning around. "What the fuck do you think this is, Matthews?" "Sorry, Coach" Oh. My. God. Kill me now. "Go home!" I was too embarrassed to look past Logan to see his coaches reaction. "Yes Sir." Logan sounded like he was about to laugh. What the hell? "I'll cover for you." His coach sounded different now, like he was trying to contain his own laughter. "Fuck, I wish I was in college again," he said, before I heard his footsteps walking away. I don't know what emotion was on my face when Logan turned to me, but he laughed. Fucking laughed. "This shit's not funny!" I whispered loudly. " I almost let you have me. " I motioned with my finger at our surroundings. "Right here!" He didn't respond. Just looked me up and down and licked his lips. His eyes settled on my face, as he brought his hand to cup my cheek. And then his face was so close to mine; I could feel his breath on my lips. He rubbed his nose against mine. "Wait here," he said, his voice low, laced with desire. "We're not even close to being done. I'm going to take you home and I'm going to fucking finish what I started. And when I'm done with you, you won't even remember what happened just now. All you'll remember is how I make you feel when you're screaming my name." 


I had a lot of expectations around this book. I mean, it was about Logan panty-dropping Matthews. I really liked him in More Than This and all the teasers that Jay was uploading in her facebook page about MTH had me all excited and waiting impatiently for the book. And maybe that was the problem, that I had way too many expectations. Jay´s writing style is as gripping as it was in MTT, but I didn´t enjoy the flashbacks. I do understand that they were essential for the development of the story and to understand the story of Logan and Amanda but my head was kind of a mess trying to focus and the story. It is true that the flashbacks built tension and mystery around their story but I still didn´t like them.
From my point of view, there was way too much drama in this book. I understand those kind of things happen in real life but I still think it was too much in such a short time/ space. Seriously, how much more drama could they bare?
I really liked seeing the other members of the group develop. Seeing Jake is as fabulous as in MTT and Lucy got more protagonism which I loved. I can´t wait to read More Than Forever because they are just really perfect, my favorite couple in this series.

When I started reading the book I had a crush for Logan, I loved his cockiness and all of him in general. But while the story develops he was starting to lose points and end the end I hated him. For me his actions do not have any sense and if I were Amanda I would have slap him. I do believe in second chances but not in third or fourth chances. Every human being has a limit of stupidity and Logan went too far, he just messed enough with her. And I really don´t know what Jay will do to solve all this mess, I don´t think I will be able to like Logan anymore and it upsets me because I do want to like him.
I liked Amanda in general, she is independent, sassy and brave. She is a fighter but she cries why too much. She cries for everything! She was upsetting my way too many times. I get you cry when you are hurt, for bad memories, sometimes when you are happy but not everytime Logan says something or does something. She was kind of a baby, I didn’t like that.

There is also an excessive use of cursing and bad words and it was a completely turn off for me.. It distracted me and I didn´t like it at all, I mean every chapter had cursing, I noticed. And this is not the first time that happens to me while reading a book. I get that the protagonists are College students in their early 20s but I am a College student that has just turn 21 and yes, I curse sometimes and say bad words but just when I think that something really bad had happen. I don´t use f*** in almost every conversation I have. And as I said before I had this issue with other books but I really don´t know why this happen. Do authors really think young people are some kind of mini gangster or that we lack of education. Or maybe it is a cultural thing and US youth curse that much?
Overall I liked this book and it was really fun to read it. But I can´t wait to More Than Forever!!!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Damselfly BLOG TOUR

Summary from Goodreads: In 2065, the Lilliput Project created Lina - the first six-inch-tall winged girl - as the solution to a worldwide energy and food crisis. Isolated in a compound amidst the forests of Denmark, Lina has grown up aware of only one purpose: learn how to survive in a world filled with hawks, bumblebees, and loneliness. However, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that she’s not the only teenager her size. Six 'Toms' were created shortly after Lina, and now her creators need to prove to the world that tiny people are the next logical step in human evolution. In other words, they need to prove that reproduction is possible. Um. No thanks. Lina's already fallen in love with a boy she met online named Jack. Only he has no idea that thumbelina1847 could literally fit inside his heart. When her creators threaten to hurt Jack unless she chooses a husband from among the ‘Toms’, Lina agrees to star in a reality TV series. Once the episodes begin to air, the secret of her size is out. Cut off from any contact with the outside world, Lina assumes Jack is no longer interested. After all, what guy would want to date a girl he can’t even kiss? Slowly, very slowly, she befriends the six young men who see her as their only ticket to happiness. Perhaps she can make just one guy’s dream of love and companionship come true. But her creators have a few more twists in store for her that she never thought possible. She’s not the only one playing to the cameras.

About the Author I'm a visual effects artist for film and television by day, and at night I don my author cape and pen stories for the YA crowd. I love a good fairy tale, especially if there's a creepy twist, so that's what I write. I met my husband in the World of Warcraft and we live in Los Angeles with our cat. We spend our time playing video games, reading, hiking, sweeping up cat hair, and cursing the terrible traffic. I have a bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy from Hillsdale College, and some of my past jobs have included: swimming lessons teacher, lifeguard, furniture salesperson, barista, and loan officer. I was especially terrible at the loan officer bit and that's what prompted me to make a major change and go off to Canada to get a diploma in 3D Animation and Visual Effects. After that, I moved to Los Angeles by myself and roomed with two crazy sisters I found on Craigslist. But that's another tale.

My Review:

I was really excited when I read the synopsis of Damselfly and really wanted to participate in this blog tour. In general terms I loved the book, it has all the elements that make a book a captivating one: interesting plot, refreshing story line, kick ass heroine, fantasy and impossible romance. But there were some gaps in the plot while the story was developing that felt off, like while little people were the answer to humanity. I am hoping this issue will be solved in future books.

I loved Lina as protagonist, she is brave, romantic and really smart. Jack was the perfect guy and I want to read more about him because the little glimpses were so good! I definitely want to read more about this odd couple. All the mystery around the experiment and the cliffy end got me on the edge. 

I can´t wait to read the next book!!!

And the Prequel Sugarplum is now FREE on Smashwords!!


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