Monday, July 21, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: More Than Forever by Jay McLean



Title: More Than Forever 
Author: Jay McLean 
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: July 12, 2014

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-LUCY-
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured. 
A heart so strong it will never slow. 
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn't enough.

-CAMERON-
Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time. 
No sounds of the ticking of a clock. 
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever. 

But our forever isn't always.






I see her wobble on her feet before she slowly tumbles 

to the ground. Her knees give out first, then the rest of 

her. It feels like I should've gotten to her earlier, but 

seconds of panic took place before my mind kicked into 

gear. And the rest is a blur.

Her friend's standing over us while I rest her head on 

my lap. "Lucy," I say. And it's the first time I've said 

her name out loud. It'd been over three weeks since I'd 

learned it.

"What happened?" Logan asks her friend.

"I don't know." She's as panicked as I am, if not 

worse.

"Is she dehydrated?" Logan picks up what looks like an 

uneaten sandwich. "Is this hers? Has she eaten?" I don't 

know why it annoys me that Logan is asking all the right 

questions and all I can do is stare down at her. She's 

breathing, so I guess that's something.

He drops down on his knees on the other side of her and 

pours water from his bottle into his hand, and then he 

runs it across her forehead and into her hairline.

"Is she alright, mate?" Jake asks. He's new and has a 

weird accent but Logan seems to think he's cool so we 

keep him around.

Logan does the water thing again, and this time her 

eyes slowly flutter open.

And I release the breath I was holding.

"It's okay," Logan says to her, "you just passed out." 

He's in her face now, and I want to punch him for being 

the first thing she sees when she comes to. I was here 

first; I was the one watching her when she fell. It 

should have been me.




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This is the first book in a good while that as soon as I finished..I wanted to go back to the beginning and start all over.
I'm in love with love!

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Jay McLean navigates readers on an emotional journey. Full with plenty of ups, downs and shake ups that move you, whether it’s to amuse you, bemuse you or just shatter you in to pieces. More Than Forever hits you at all angles: death, life, love, hate, rejection, acceptance and change to name a few.

Unlike the previous books in this series More Than Forever takes you back in time. It starts with a young Lucy, only 15, a girl carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. A world that is about to be forever changed…

Cameron has been assisting with little league, when practice ends he spots her in the stands, sitting on a bench reading with her kindle in one hand as her foot gently rocks a stroller to soothe baby Lachlan. That’s when it happens, thunder bolt, cupid’s arrow, love at first sight, whatever it is you would like to call it. He falls and he falls hard.

Cam quickly realizes that not everything is how it seems. He comes to understand that Lucy is going through her daily routine which pretty much has her caring for her younger brothers because her mother is ill and no longer able to do so. She is literally living on auto pilot.

When tragedy strikes he is the only one who sees the real Lucy and it is then that he learns her dark secret. Cam takes it upon himself to help out with the boys. Without so much as a second glance Luce continues to do her part and care for her siblings only now she has help; whether she wants it or not.

With a big heart and a calming presence Cam manages to become a big part of Lucy’s life. Before she even realizes it he soon holds a place in her heart. A permanent place. A forever place.

“He’s fierce.”
His brows rise. “Fierce?”
“Yeah. The way he protects me. It’s fierce. He’s fierce.”

-Lucy talking to her dad about Cam

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When I entered Lucy and Cam’s 'More' world I had no idea what to expect, we’ve only had small glimpses of Cam and hilarious doses of a drunk Lucy in prior books. MTF has you at the forefront of their lives. What I found so beautiful about this story is its two main characters and the ease at which they connected at such a young age.

“You make me want to try.” He whispers in my ear. -Cam

It was said that Cam has a heart the size of the ocean and I must say I totally agree. He was able to take Lucy’s crumbling world and rebuild it minus any judgment. Because seeing Lucy at her lowest point made him run towards her NOT away.

I really really enjoyed the way their relationship blossomed from their teens and carried in to adulthood. It was wonderfully and flawlessly executed. You get the innocence of first love, the tenderness of a first kiss, the loss of virginity, the transition to college, new responsibilities of juggling school, work and a relationship. All of these pivotal life changes occur. Each has an impact on their relationship, some good, some not so good.

‘As much as it hurts to admit, things have changed. I don’t know if its me, or him, or both of us.’  -Lucy

 After 5 years of being together Lucy and Cam experience some horrible growing pains. I felt so bad for them. But I also felt that it was captured honestly. What I thought was important during this time is how never..not for one second did I doubt their love for one another. Still, like every other couple they experience challenges. Nothing in life is perfect, right. After all its how we overcome and learn from those challenges in life that truly matter.

Take the journey! Come live, learn and love with Cam and Lucy in More Than Forever!

‘Sometimes we talk. Most of the time it’s just me talking, trying to make her laugh. Trying to gift my ears with the sound that makes my world stop.’ –Cam

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My Sweet and Sour
My Sweet- My Forever, by Cameron Loves You More Annnnd Lucas!! Jay, give us MORE Lucas!!!
My Sour- Wellll, it begins with an R ends with a Y.

WAIT! To those who read the book already…Did anyone peep this…how it was said that Tom made the counter higher in the kitchen on purpose…because he was described as tall but that’s not why it was so he could sex up his wife.  *wiggles eyebrows* GREAT inside joke he shared with his wife. Too cute!

My Thoughts
I LOVED IT! If I had to describe the writing I would say it's beautifully written, fantastically witty and totally raw. Although Lucy suffered a big loss in More Than Forever it did not over shadow the story. Jay McLean manages to find a balance also nothing drags along. Just when I thought the book was about to slip in to a predictable story line McLean hit the brakes and surprised me. That scene when Cam finally puts two and two together....

One thing about McLean’s style is that she likes to show case relationships. Not too many authors have the ability to write in the parents the way McLean does. She makes you wish your parents were that cool. And if your parents are already that cool, well, you’re just that damn lucky.

Smart mouth Lucy? I felt like she was in and out. Sometimes I’d expect something crazy to fly out her mouth and then I’d remember most times she was drunk when that happened in previous books. In MTF we get to know the many sides of Lucy.

My Ratings
Characters- Lovable, Sweet and Witty
Writing Style- Beautiful and Raw
Plot/Storyline- A love story with two teens as they go from youth to adults facing life’s many challenges along the way.
Steam Factor- High/Steamy on a scale of 1-10 I say 7
Entertainment Level- High, I found myself enthralled!
Overall- I LOVED IT!!! READ IT!!





 The More Series

*Mikayla* 

In one night my fairytale ended. Or it may have begun. This is my story of friendship and love, heartbreak and desire, and the strength to show weakness. 

*Jake* 

One night I met a girl. A sad and broken girl, but one more beautiful than any other. She laughed through her sadness, while I loved through her heartbreak. 

*This is our story of a maybe ever after.* 

He was right. It made no difference whether it was 6 months or 6 years. 
I couldn’t undo what had been done. I couldn’t change the future. 
I couldn’t even predict it. 
It was one night. 
One night when everything changed. 
It was so much more than just the betrayal. 
It was the Tragedy. 
The Deaths. 
The Murders. 
But it was also that feeling. 
The feeling of falling.

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For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction." For every choice you make there are rewards, or there are consequences. It was my choice to walk away the first time. And my choice to chase her the second. But sometimes you don't get a choice, and all you get are the consequences.” "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. Because loving him didn't give me the strength to walk away. It didn't give me the courage to fight for him. And when it was over, all it gave me was a broken heart. 

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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we're back.
And we're fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.

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Jay McLean is the author of the More Series, including More Than This, More Than Her, More Than Him and soon to be released, More Than Forever. She also has two standalones coming soon titled The Road, and Combative.



Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.

You can follow Jay on Instagram and twitter @jaymcleanauthor. You can also find her on her blog at www.jaymcleanauthor.com where you can subscribe to her newsletter and get teasers and updates first hand, her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jaymcleanauthor or her fan group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/moreserieslovers, or you can contact Jay directly at jay@jaymcleanauthor.com

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Kindle ebooks of the More Than Series.
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