Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Blog Tour, Giveaway and Christie's review: Saving Jay by E.M. Abel

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                                     Saving Jay  

Jay My life was a dark and desolate place. Consumed by work and full of regret, loneliness had become my closest friend. Ink and a tattoo machine were my therapy, a way to claim my own skin with the art that I loved. The day I walked into her shop, I knew I’d found what I needed. The light I’d been looking for.
Jade When I first looked into those blue eyes I saw a depth behind them that I wanted to explore. Jason “Jay” Clarke was more than a perfectly pressed suit and dimpled smile. He was a man with a heart of gold drowning in the weight of his world. He wanted me to mark him. I never expected him to soothe my aching heart. When our worlds collide and Jay begins to fall apart, will my love be enough to save him? **WARNING: Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and language.

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Letting go, Jay turned toward the table and pushed our dishes out of the way. My glass tipped over, spilling water onto the floor, but he didn’t seem to care.
“Sit down,” he told me, taking my hand and guiding me to the edge of the table.
I did as I had been told, getting up on my toes, before sliding my ass over the edge and sitting in front of him. His warm hands ran up my thighs, and his eyes were so dark and passionate that I couldn’t look away.
Kneeling down, Jay picked up one of the belts from our robes before standing up again. “Do you trust me?” he asked, holding the belt in one of his hands.
I glanced at it before meeting his gaze. I did. I probably trusted him more than I should. “Yes,” I whispered, keeping my eyes on his.
Jay’s lips lifted on one side, exposing one of his dimples. “Good,” he said before lifting the white belt and putting it over my eyes.
I gasped in surprise as everything went black. The soft material held my eyes closed as he tied it behind my head. I could feel his warm body in front of me, his thighs touching the insides of my knees. The rain sounded louder as it hit the deck outside. Licking my lips, I waited for Jay to make his next move.
“Lie back,” he whispered next to my ear.
I grinned and slowly leaned back, afraid I might knock something over. Jay’s hands helped guide me down, and once my head touched, I relaxed on the hard wood. Jay’s warmth left me, and I felt so exposed, lying there while blindfolded before him.
A few seconds later, I heard movement in the kitchen. The refrigerator door opened and closed, and I worked to control the rhythm of my breaths as I waited. I vaguely heard Jay’s footsteps as he came back into the room. It was hard to hear anything with the storm outside. Jay’s leg brushed mine before he moved to stand between my legs again. I had to fight the urge to talk. I wanted to ask him what he was going to do. I wanted to beg him to touch me, but I also knew the silence was only building the connection between us.
I have to trust him.
I felt Jay leaning forward, his hand moving to the table beside my shoulder. In the next second, something ice cold was on one of my nipples. I inhaled sharply as Jay’s lips wrapped around it, sucking it into his warm mouth. I sighed. The relief from the cold and the pure erotic feeling of having his mouth on me was almost euphoric.
Releasing me, I felt him move again before doing the same to my other nipple. A gust of wind blew outside, and I heard the rain pounding harder against the glass doors as I sucked in another breath. My legs drew in closer to Jay’s as my back arched off the table, my hands curling around the edges of it. I could feel the warmth of Jay’s chest as I drew closer to him, but he pulled away, and I relaxed back onto the table. I was breathing hard again, waiting to feel what he’d do next.
“God, you’re beautiful,” he said, his voice right above me.

Casey West 1
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When did you decide you wanted to be a model?
I never decided I wanted to become a model I kinda just stumbled into it.
Was modeling something you thought about doing?
No, I was just asked to do some shoots and had fun with it.
Tell us 3 random things about yourself. 
three random things about me..hmmm....
I am going to school for business to start a non profit organization dealing with orphanages in 3rd world countries, I suck at math and I will never drive another vehicle besides a jeep or ride another bike besides my Harley
How do you feel about being on the Cover of E.M. Abel's book?
I was excited about the opportunity and I am all about helping people out, so when she hit me up I was completely down and excited about it.
What are your plans/hopes for the future?
Finish business school and I'll continue bar tending through college but after I graduate I will start my non profit and spend most my life over seas after that.

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2 signed Freeing Asia paperbacks
2 signed Breaking Shaun paperbacks
2 signed Saving Jay paperbacks
5 ebooks of each (Freeing Asia, Breaking Shaun and Saving Jay)
$20 Amazon Gift Card
$10 iTunes Gift Card
2 Breaking Free series swag packs

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My husband is awesome and also a Chief in the US Navy. This means crazy schedules, uncertainty and lots of nights spent alone writing on my computer.
I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh. I've been passionate about writing since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I've been using it as a means to express myself since.
I think because I hold my emotions so close and fear being vulnerable I use different forms of self expression- writing, drawing, painting, photography, tattoos- to show the world who I am.
The one rule I use everyday is the Golden Rule--"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated." I believe karma is very real and sometimes she can be a bitch if you make her that way. I love acting crazy, I love to laugh, I love making people laugh, I love the ocean, I love dancing like no one is watching, I love good music, I love good books... oh man I should probably stop there. I love a lot of stuff. Please feel free to write me or send a friend request.   Website: http://emabelbooks.com   Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6930056.E_M_Abel   Twitter: https://twitter.com/EMAbel4   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/e.m.abelbooks

It's been a year and a half since I started this series, and as much as I've enjoyed each installment, it's sad to see it all come to a close. This is one of those series that has managed to pull 4-5 stars out of me for every single book. She creates characters that aren't your typical everyday, mass-produced, predictable characters. They're characters with an edge, and ever since I was first introduced to Jay, the sexy, tatted businessman who Asia passed over in book one, I was anxious to see him find his one. Jay wasn't perfect, but there was something so intriguing about this successful man from a wealthy upbringing who has this whole other rebellious and dominant side. I just knew he was going to be fascinating to get to know and I wasn't disappointed. And I don't typically like the heroine equally as much, but in this case, she matched Jay so well and she was just as intriguing.

Jade is a tattoo artist who just left a reality show and moved to Virginia Beach to open her own shop. The unwanted attention that came with being on television was an invasion of privacy rather than exciting, and she was eager to get out of the public eye. She's been burned badly by her ex and is hoping that a new start will be the first step in shedding the unhappiness that's surrounded her for too long. She doesn't even recognise herself anymore-her shattered trust has made her a shadow of who she was.

Despite her rough past, she wasn't pitiful or whiny. I found her strong, unique, and adorably quirky. She's part Cherokee, Jamaican, and white, so she has this beautifully exotic, and unique look. She has no filter from her brain to her mouth, her body is a canvas of art from head to toe, and she just has this edgy, rock and roll style to her that I loved. All these things just melded together to make a really well layered and lovable heroine I could really connect with.

Jay is struggling day to day with his own happiness. His father's disapproval and lack of love has worn on him his entire life, and affected his relationships. He wants a woman that sees past his money and family and can show him real love-something that's been lacking from everyone he's ever been close to. Right away, I knew that I would love Jay. He has the dominant, bossy side, but isn't afraid to show tenderness and protectiveness as well. But his bossy side? Oh, my this man can take control and own it like nobody's business. He had me at hello.

I like women with tattoos. I like a woman who genuinely gives a shit about what I think and doesn't care about what's in my bank account. I enjoy fucking women like I own them, and as you probably already know, I only own the best of everything.

Right away, these two have this connection from the first time they meet. Their banter and flirty side kicked in, but at the same time, they had this tangible sexual tension that you could just cut with a knife. And the fact that they both had the same nickname? Win. I loved that.

I'm Jade by the way. My friends call me J."
"Nice to meet you, Jade. I'm Jason. My friends call me Jay, too."
I expected her to laugh at our similar nicknames. Instead, she stared at me before saying, "Wow. When you smile, it's like..." She started making noises resembling an explosion and gestures with her free hand. Now I was the one laughing.

They both have trust issues, but what I liked was that for the most part, Jade didn't judge him on her ex's mistakes. She was able to separate the two and let their attraction take root even though she was afraid. She does have her issues later on, but for the most part, she made her decisions with maturity and I really respected that.

Jay's main conflict was finding the ability to let the woman that he loved in completely. To let her see his light and his dark side. He's always had a problem letting the women in his life see every part of him. Even his fears and weaknesses.

I really appreciated the fact that both of their issues were relatable and natural, but most of all, not excessively dramatic. Their problems were something that I could really identify with and they weren't drawn out or ridiculously overblown to create angst. I'm so over reading about a character that has their dog, aunt, mother, and best friend die, they get a life threatening illness, and then discover that the baby they gave away for adoption has been living nearby...only to find the love of their life (cue the hero/heroine) and they live happily ever after. I like an angst filled book as much as the next girl, but I need some relatable people with my drama please! Yes, these two had hardships in their pasts, but it wasn't the main focus of the story. It was just a straightforward love story with some super steamy, sweat inducing, tension filled moments that were totally delicious. When Jay's devilish side came out to play, I was saying, come to mama.

"I'm gonna make this mine," he murmured against my ear as he added another finger and pressed them both inside. I couldn't talk. I was breathing so hard, my body completely under his control. I loved Jay's dirty side. It was even filthier than I'd imagined."

Me too, Jade. Me too.

I loved this couple's outward dichotomy, yet on the inside, they had so much in common, they felt like they were perfectly paired. They both had money, but they weren't pretentious, they both were burned by loved ones and had a hard time allowing others into their life. But they also were both looking for a real, solid love and weren't afraid to fight for what they wanted.

As sad as I was to see this series go, I felt like these two ended it out with a bang. The only reason I didn't rate it a perfect 5 stars was as much as I enjoyed both the couple and their dynamic, I did feel like at times through the book, things slowed down enough to where I was starting to feel the urge to skim to some action. The conflicts were perhaps a little too smooth to garner that wow factor, but nevertheless, I did like this book very much. I'm looking forward to seeing what E.M. Abel has up her sleeve for us next. I'll be the first one in line to get my copy.


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