Sunday, February 15, 2015

Blog Tour: Saving Jay by EM Abel

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Saving JayJay 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.

4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Saving Jay is the third installment in the Breaking Free series by EM Abel.  We first met Jay in Freeing Asia when he dated Asia.  I loved Jay but knew he wasn't the right man for Asia.  They dated briefly at a time when they both needed each other.  But in the end they just were not meant to be together.   This is Jay's story and I loved watching him fall in love and finding the happiness he deserves.  It wasn't easy for him to get there and there were obstacles along the way but with an amazing woman by his side he found it.  This is honestly my favorite book of the series.

Jay Clarke is at a point in his life where he wants to find love.  But the women that his mother is constantly setting him up with just don't do it for him.  There are two sides to Jay's world, the dark side and the light side.  And right now I think he is still stuck on the dark side but not wanting to be there.  Jay has lived most of his life trying to live up to his father's expectations and always seeming to fail. He's always wanted his father to be proud of him and to acknowledge him and show him the love that a father should show his son.  Jay has a dark secret from his past that has been weighing him down.   He throws himself into his work and is lonely.  Until he meets Jade Holliday and suddenly the light side of his word doesn't seem so far out of reach.

Jade just moved to to Virginia Beach to open up her own tattoo shop and to escape the heartache caused by her ex boyfriend.  After her ex betrayed her she seemed to have lost herself.  She is no longer the woman that she once was.  Now she is completely guarded, has her walls up and is afraid to let anyone in.  But one look into Jay's gorgeous blue eyes and she starts to feel something she wished she didn't.  The attraction between the two of them is instant. She finds herself flirting with Jay and wanting to see more of him.  But she is also holding back at the same time.  She is afraid of opening up her hurt again for fear of it getting trampled on.  But Jay is different and he isn't her ex, which is something that she needs to remember.  But even so it does not make it any easier for her.

Jay and Jade are attracted to each other.  Jade is nothing like the woman that he usually dates.  And she is everything that he wants.  Things progress between the two of them slowly which is what I loved.  Jade is not so quick to jump into a relationship with another man just because she feels an attraction and connection.  She was hurt once and she has trust issues.  An even though she knows Jay is different she still doesn't want to rush things.  At some point she gives in but they both have obstacles to face in order for them to be truly happy.  And those obstacles are their pasts.  Jay has a dark secret that he needs to face and he needs to come to terms with the relationship with his father, or lack thereof.  Jade needs to be able to let her walls down and put the past behind her in order to really move forward with Jay.  Can they both leave their pasts behind in order to have a future together?

Jade and Jay were so perfect for each other.  Jay has been living in this dark world for so long and she was his light.  I loved the chemistry that these two had.  Jay is sexy as all hell and I loved the kinky dominating side to him.  But he is also sweet and caring.  Jade is a bit quirky and at times doesn't know when to stop rambling but she is also a strong and independent woman that I loved.  They were the perfect match.  I loved this book and loved that it didn't need a ton of drama and angst.   Their biggest drama they had was with themselves.  It was the perfect mix of sexy and sweet.  And there was even a moment or two when I cried just a bit.  The supporting characters were a great addition to their story.  There were three men in Jade's life who I loved.  They all came with her to help her start her new shop.  I loved how protective Jackson was of her and how much of a big brother type he was in her life.  Jade didn't have much family so the men that worked for her were it.  I love this series and am hoping that Trix and Dustin get their own story.  It was so great to see the couple from the first two books and the roles that they played in this one.  And the epilogue was fantastic.  Another great job by EM Abel.  


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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.

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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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Saving Jay

Freeing Asia
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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.


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