Sunday, April 13, 2014


Book title: 
Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow

Blue Phoenix #1

Contemporary romance

Release date: 
 April 2014

Cover designed by:   
Najla Qamber Designs

Hosted by:  
Forever Me Romance


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 of 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 chaos and

speculation behind.

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 they’ve travelled to Broadbeach for

the same reason - to escape from reality back to a place with happy childhood


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 can’t last forever and when reality

crashes the party, Sky isn’t sure she wants to be more than his ‘summer Sky’ but

Dylan doesn’t want to let her go.

Returning to the real world and public scrutiny

isn’t their only problem. Blue Phoenix bass player, Jem Jones, has a reason for

wanting Sky out of Dylan’s life, and is determined to come between them. Some

things won’t stay hidden, even when they’re paid to ‘go away’.

Summer Sky is a quirky romance where

occasionally more than the bacon sizzles. This is the first in the new ‘Blue

Phoenix’ series of contemporary rock star romances.

Please note: 
This is a romance with a rock star hero, and not an erotic rock star book!





"Sky! Waves!" 

I have my back to the ocean and a wave crashes

against my legs, destabilising me. I regain my footing and attempt to move before

the retreating water sucks my feet into the sand. At that moment a larger wave

wipes me completely, dragging my body underwater. I panic at the confusion of

being pushed and pulled out of my control, seawater swirling hair into my face

and the bubbles rushing into my ears. The shell remains tightly gripped in my


As water draws away, I push my head free. Dylan

stands on the edge of the shore, water lapping his ankles, laughing. I spit out sea

water and stagger to my feet. The weight of the damp hoodie threatens to pull

me down again as I push hair from my eyes.

"That was fucking funny! You should see your

face!" He wades towards me, arm outstretched to help.

Attempting to keep my footing, I lunge at him

and slap his hard chest with both palms. "It was not! Screw you!” Dylan catches

my arms as I make contact, and pulls me towards him.

Scrutinizing my face briefly, Dylan takes my

cheeks in his broad palms and crushes his lips against mine. I gasp again, but it's

not the sea snatching my breath this time. A new wave sways us, and Dylan holds

my face tightly, his own footing steady as his mouth claims mine. A small voice

in my head asks what the hell I’m doing but I ignore it - Dylan overwhelms all

common sense the moment I have any physical contact with him. Losing myself

in his mint-flavoured kiss, in the slide of his cool tongue, I yield to the power he

holds over me. Dylan curls his fingers into my wet hair and pulls me closer; I

respond with a deep kiss, tracing fingers across his stubbled cheek.

Fierce or gentle, his kisses mould my soul to his

as perfectly as his body shapes with mine, as if we’re in a place created by our

coming together. Kissing Dylan last night pulled me into his orbit, and when I

see stars again, I swear his kisses will always take me to the edge of his galaxy. If

Dylan can remove me from reality with just this, god knows what anything else

he's skilful at would do to me. The thought of us skin on skin, united through

more than a kiss, lights a fire deep inside that would take more than the cold

Cornish sea to extinguish.

Dylan loosens his grip on my hair and slides his

hands across my damp back. He closes the final gap between us as our bodies

meet, and I wish the rain-soaked clothes weren’t in the way. “I have never met

anyone so…” He grasps for a word then gives up and rests his forehead on mine.

“I feel as if I’ve waited my whole life to meet you and then suddenly you’re


For a moment I consider whether he’s teasing

me again, but I guess I’m very different to the people in his real life. "I can

honestly say I've never met anyone like you, Dylan Morgan."

He wipes water from my cheek with cool, damp

fingers. "No-one’s met Dylan Morgan apart from you. Not for a lot of years,


I stare at the truth reflected in his pale blue eyes,

unable to believe any of this is reality. His grip on my back loosens, and I step

back. Rain drips down his face, soaking through his T-shirt and clinging to his

body in a way that does nothing to help my mounting desire to get my hands on


A subject change is needed rapidly, before I begin drooling.


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


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.



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