Photographer: T.J. Dinch Photography
Cover Model: Casey West
Jay: 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.
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.
Saving Jay by E.M. Abel is a story about finding love admist trying to forget the pain of your past. I was drawn into the story of Jay and Jade from the very first page and remained captivated until the very last page; wondering if this couple would be able to make it through all of the issues that they were each working through in their lives. This was my first book by E.M. Abel and I am sure that it won't be my last, as the author is able to weave a story that allows the reader to feel as though they are standing right next to the characters in every situation. This was a 4 star read for me and I highly recommend it to everyone, for you will fall in love with Jay Clarke just as I did!
"Love was the one thing I always wanted most, but I never seemed to get it right."
Jason Clarke did what was expected of him, even if it wasn't what he really wanted. Searching his entire life for the love and approval of his father, who he only seemed to disappoint made him believe that love was not in the cards for him. Believing that he was incapable of love, or maybe just really bad at it; he went on endless blind dates that were set up by his mother, in order to find his perfect match. The country club, perfectly put together from together families were not the type of women that Jason wanted or needed in his life which would explain why each blind date never seemed to go any further. That is until he walked into Jade's tattoo shop for his next branding, a piece that would encompass everything that he was feeling about his life and himself' a piece that he had waited a long time to brand onto his skin because it couldn't be anything less than perfect. The sketch that Jade comes up with is everything that Jason could have imagined and more; and the tattoo artist herself being attractive and giving him a little tug of attraction only helped the situation.
"The real me was lost somewhere inside the chaos of heartbreak and survival, but I was determined to find her again."
Jade, afraid of taking the chances and risks that she once did, was determined to start over when she relocates to Virginia and opens up her own tattoo shop away from the limelight and noteriaty of her former boss and mentor. Trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the heartbreak she endured at the hands of her ex-boyfriend; Jade is focused on making her shop a success and becoming the girl she once knew before she became a shadow of her former self. Sexy, alluring Jason Clarke was never a part of her plan, but once he walked into her tattoo shop, such an enigma, she would never be the same.
Jason and Jade begin to see each other in a more social setting; Jason drawn to the sexy, feisty, say whatever comes to her mind Jade, the total opposite of every girl that his mother has ever set him up with and Jade is attracted to the man underneath the sexy as hell suits that Jason wears to work, his armour against the world. Jade attempts to let her guard down and desperately tries to be okay with taking a risk on what might be an amazing guy and relationship despite the circumstances of her past that tell her she shouldn't. She wants to be with Jason despite all of the obstacles that seem to throw red flags in her face and she comforts him when he needs her the most. Jade shows him that forgiveness is the key to opening up his heart to immense possibilities. And in the end, Jade and Jason save each other with the most unexpected love.
"The way I see it, everything that happens in our lives leads to something else, which takes us to the next thing. It all eventually makes us who we are, even the smallest of moments. I was meant to be here-right here, right now, with you."
Cover Model Interview:
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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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.