Book title: Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow
Series: Blue Phoenix #1
Genre: 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!
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 hand.
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
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
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 him.
A subject change is needed rapidly, before I
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.