Saturday, June 8, 2013


Today on Novels On The Run I have my stop on the blog tour for JET by Jay Crownover. You can read my review and read a guest post from Jay about where she likes to write.

I think Jay is just amazing how far she has come since late December 2012 when she landed on Amazon with RULE.

I have a habit of reading half the night and Saturdays are my sleep in mornings. Ya won't see me on facebook before 10.30am. So I was snoozing away happily in slumberland when this blog tour sign up went up. So naturally when I got my tushy out of bed it was closed. So thanks to Jay for having my back and speaking to the lovely tour hosts to get my tushy on the tour. I would have survived not being on it, but I have been moshing like only a mosher can mosh waiting for Jet and I wanted to show my support for Jay. 

Then the news hits that for us Aussies and UK readers to read Jet,  we would be waiting until 20 June 2013 due to different release date to USA. I loved all the creative people working their way around that little obstacle. 

Love it!

The cat was already out of the bag for me as I had already pre-ordered it.

So my pre-order is sitting there waiting for the release, but I was lucky enough to get it for this tour.  So a smile was on my face and I took my time reading about a rocker named Jet Keller and a girl named Ayden Cross.

Here is my review.

Title: Jet 

(A Marked Men Novel #2)

Author: Jay Crownover

Genre: New Adult

Publication Date: May 28, 2013

By: Jay Crownover
Published By: Harper Collins
Released: Available Now ( US )
Details: Digital, 400 Pages


Blurb : Goodreads

With his tight leather pants and a sharp edge that makes him dangerous, Jet Keller is every girl’s rock and roll fantasy. But Ayden Cross is done walking on the wild side with bad boys. She doesn’t want to give in to the heat she sees in Jet’s dark, haunted eyes. She’s afraid of getting burned from the sparks of their spontaneous combustion, even as his touch sets her on fire.

Jet can’t resist the Southern Belle with mile-long legs in cowboy boots who defies his every expectation. Yet the closer he feels to Ayden, the less he seems to know her. While he’s tempted to get under her skin and undo her in every way, he knows firsthand what happens to two people with very different ideas about relationships.

Will the blaze burn into an enduring love. . . or will it consume their dreams and turn them to ashes?

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I am so in love with Jay’s writing, she can belt out a book with such beautiful lads who are working their way through a crop of women, cause they can, until they find THE ONE that rocks their kazbah. Then we strap ourselves in for the love fest and the difficult times and the angst.

Ayden Cross was a puzzle that, every time I thought I was close to solving, proved to have five extra pieces and no corners. For a long time, I thought she was a Southern belle, complete with mile-long legs in cowboy boots, but then she would turn around and do something that knocked me on my ass.


I knew better than to ask my bestie what was wrong with me.

She was all about boys covered head-to-toe in ink and littered with jewelry in places the Lord never intended boys to be pierced. She would say it was the allure of someone so different, someone so obviously not my type, but I knew that wasn’t it.

He was entrancing. Every single person in the packed bar had their eyes on him and couldn’t look away.

His hair looked like he had just shaken off whatever girl had messed it up. At some point during the set he had peeled off his wife-beater to reveal a lean and tightly muscled torso that was covered from the base of his throat to somewhere below his belt buckle in a giant black and gray tattoo of an angel of death. He had on the tightest black jeans I had ever seen a guy wear, decorated with a variety of chains hanging from his belt to his back pocket, and they left little to the imagination.

Yup! Jay has me trying to see what is in her lads pants before she has even written a book. This uber nerd has become a bit saucy. I blame this on Jay’s writing. Seriously the piercings that pop up on google, image included, make my eyes boggle like a looney tunes cartoon. I know what Rowdy is sporting and OMG!! And his book hasn’t even been written yet. I swear when I come back in another life I am going to ditch the nerd and live on the wild side.


“What am I supposed to do with that?”

I did LOL at this comment by Ayden. I would have said the same.

Speaking of Rowdy, I loved getting more of him in this book. He seems such a good mate. I am moshing for ya Rowdy ... already.

What I love is Jay's characters feel real. They are a great group of friends who watch out for each other. They have each other’s back and they look out for the girls.

Now back to Jet and Ayden. These two are putting themselves through a whole pile of heart ache in this book. Both have secrets and heavy stuff they are dealing with, keeping it all buried and private from their friends and each other.

Ayden takes a leap and Jet shuts her down. Fast forward a year and now Jet is rooming with Ayden and one of my fave gals in this series, Cora. Ayden and Cora together are quite funny. They like to rate Jet’s one night stands. I liked the way Jet handles their behaviour.

“One of these days there’s going to be a ten and you’re not going to know what to do with yourselves.”

I was surprised he was aware of what we were doing. That didn’t speak too highly of his respect for the girls he brought home with him on a regular basis.

“They get what they come for and then they go home satisfied. If they have to tangle with you two knuckleheads on the way out, I just figure that is part of the price of admission.”

Ayden has moved on with Adam in her bid to control her life and the expectations she has on her future. He cops a fair bagging from Jet and Rowdy. I did feel a bit sorry for sweater vest guy. Being a nerd myself. Hehe!

“Besides, if he didn’t want Rowdy and me to clown on him, he wouldn’t wear a damn sweater vest everywhere he goes. Who even wears a sweater vest anymore?”

“That’s the whole point; you don’t see anything wrong with dating a dude who thinks a sweater vest is badass, and I don’t see anything wrong with picking up a chick who gets ranked by my shithead roommates the morning after. Two different worlds, Ayd, two totally different worlds.”

It’s a natural progression for Jet and Ayd to be tempted by each other, living under the same roof and the smexi gets turned up. We get to see/visualize what Jet is sporting inside his pants.


He tasted like whiskey and the sweetest kind of temptation there was.

“I wanna have sex, Ayd. Lots and lots of sex ... with you and only you. Does it have to be more than that right now?

I wanted to suck on that bar in the center of his tongue like it was a lollipop.

This boy could play a woman as well as he could play a guitar; there was no doubt about it.

Jet is a surprise package, he is such a down to earth guy who could have the world at his feet. He knows where his future lies. He knows what he wants from his day job.

"I could be famous on a ridiculous level singing metal or singing nursery rhymes. That’s not what I want.”

He has a beautiful set of pipes on him, which I thought was a gorgeous side to Jet. My son plays the scream music in his room and I find it hard to groove to it. I really had this urge to hear Jets singing coming out of the pages when he sung to Ayden.


“If you can sing like that why in the world do you get onstage and scream and yell so that no one can understand you? You’re amazing. That was so beautiful, it made my heart hurt.”

The shiz  starts flying when both of their pasts catch up to them and threaten to take from them what they have worked so hard to achieve.

Jet gets a wake up call and Ayden knows blood is thicker than water , together they must find a place for themselves in a world of hurt.

I loved having Rule and Shaw popping up. Rule is a guy with such presence. He knows where his life is now headed and it is with Shaw all the way. 

“Honestly , man, it’s whatever she wants. She wants a ring, I’ll buy her one the size of her head. She wants a kid, I’ll take her to bed every night until she has one, and I won’t complain about it at all. If she wants to keep things the way they are now, until the end of time, then I’m cool with that, too. All that matters is that it’s her and me at the end of the day. “

Rule cares about his mates and can see when they need some of his new found wisdom when it comes to the opposite sex. He is like Obi Wan Kanobi , now the wiser one on the female sex.

“When the right one comes along, Jet, you figure it out. You move mountains, you change your life and you do whatever it takes to keep them with you. I would be half the man I am without Shaw.

Now my boy Rome, he appears to have gotten himself in a mood and I think it sounds like Cora will be the one to work that out with him. Cora is a pocket rocket and I can’t wait to see how this all plays out.

What I wanna know is, Cora has pierced all the lads.... manly parts, but Romes. Will he be letting her at it J

Another bloody good time had by myself in the world of the Marked Men. 

Giddy up, cowgirl!


Jay Crownover

Where I Like to Write

I can write when and wherever. I write in my room, I have a desk and an area set up, but normally I write on my bed with my lap top on my legs. Generally I only use the desk when the dogs are bugging me. They know when I’m sitting at the desk it’s time to lie down and be quiet because mommy has no time to play ball.

When I write on the bed, I have ropes and tennis balls, dog drool all flying at me, and yet I still manage to crank out a chapter or two at a time. I write with the music cranked up LOUD or the TV playing for white noise. I like to leave it on Investigation Discovery (or Murder TV as we call it around here). Dunno why, but its awesome background noise to write to.

When my bestie had her baby and I was at the hospital with her, I wrote the ending of Rule and the first two chapters of Jet. While I was in Mexico on vacation, I hammered out two chapters of Rome while sitting at the beach with a Pacifico in my hand.

What I can’t do is just stop in the middle of the scene I am working on. Even if I have places to go or things to do, I have to finish whatever it is I am working on at the time. I have to get the thought finished and tie up the conversation…whatever it is. Sometimes it can be frustrating because life likes to interfere and doesn’t care that my characters are making up, breaking up, or having sexy time or whatever!!! I’m having to learn how to balance all of that now that I am writing and working from home fulltime. I have to remember the real world needs me to participate too and that stopping and going to walk the dog has to happen and what is on the screen will be there when I get back to it.

I say the best place for any writer to write is wherever they are comfortable. Wherever they find inspiration and can tell their story in the way that works best for them. I write pretty fast…which is one of the reasons I think I suck so hard at editing, so I can be in any place and get a good portion of whatever I’m working on done. I cannot, however, write while I am on anything that moves. Hell no! Not unless puking in public is acceptable. You’ll never see me on an airplane, train, boat, in a car working on any kind of written anything. It makes me so freaking nauseous I can’t even tell you!! Yuck.

About the Author

Jay Crownover is the bestselling author of Rule. Like the characters in her Marked Men series, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters and that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers


  1. Matey!

    Damn, I'm still waiting for Edelweiss to approve my ARC request for both books! Ugh! I hope they say OK... Jay Cronover, please tell them to say OK?!

    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway and looking forward to reading the series!

    P.S. I hope things are looking up in your end, holler if you need me!

    1. Hehe! I got okayed for the published version of Rule cause I said yes to the Rule blog tour, but it won't let me read it on my ereader. Dang codes, yet Jet went on my ereader. Go figure?

      OO yes you have to read about Jay's lads, humma humma :)

      I'll let you know about dad. I have to ring and find out some more. I shall holler, but I know it is not a nice memory for ya :)


  2. I need to start this series. Soon! It sounds hawt!! Lol!


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