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Rising (The Blue Phoenix Series Book 4) by [Swallow, Lisa]
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A masterpiece of complex characters, soul-wrenching emotion and a tale of hope. ~ Demelza Carlton 

Lisa's storytelling is fantastic and it grabs you and doesn't want to let you go. ~ Kaylene Osborn

I didn't think this series could possibly get any better but Rising has definitely raised the bar ~ Lorie 

Everything from this world is full on, nail biting, and breath holding entertainment. Fully recommended to everyone. 5 Stars. - Louise Seraphim Reviews

Lisa Swallow has the ability with her writing to make you feel the emotions as her characters are experiencing them. - Leeann Wright

Rising is worth one clicking. It won't disappoint you. ~Amazeballs Book Blog

From the Author

Rock stars, bacon sandwiches, secret holidays, strong girls, a Disney princess and a scarlet-haired rock chick! Isn't it time you met the Blue Phoenix boys from this best-selling rock romance series?

The Blue Phoenix Books
Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix #1) - Dylan & Sky
Falling Sky (Blue Phoenix #2) - Dylan & Sky
Unplugged (Blue Phoenix #3) - Liam & Cerys
Rising (Blue Phoenix #4) - Jem & Ruby
Reverb (Blue Phoenix #5) - Bryn and Avery 
Summer Star (Blue Phoenix #1.5) - Dylan (companion novella)

Coming 2016
Forever Sky (Blue Phoenix #6) - Dylan & Sky

Sign up for Lisa's newsletter for updates on the next books! lisaswallow.net/mailing-list-sign-up/

For more info on the books and the band: lisaswallow.net/the-books-bluephoenix/

Product Details

  • File Size: 4776 KB
  • Print Length: 378 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 14, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00R0YO60Y
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having read books 1, 1.5, and 2 in this series, I was really looking forward to reading Jem's story as he has intrigued me from the first time we met him. Talk about a troubled soul - not to be cliche, but he wrote the book!!

Jem has had the worst most fucked-up childhood ever. Fact. As a young adult, he enjoyed massive success with his band Blue Phoenix, and he indulged in all that the hedonistic lifestyle had to offer. Cue plenty of breakdowns, arguments, and meltdowns. He has just returned from his latest rehab stint during a period of band downtime. In order to avoid his demons, and keep distracted, he offers to help his Manager Steve out, in identifying a new support group for the next BP tour.

Enter Ruby Tuesday. Ruby's childhood puts Jem's in the shade. She has had one difficult event after another and now she is trapped in an abusive relationship that is threatening to destroy the one good thing in her life - her music.

Ruby and Jem crash into each others lives explosively. There is plenty of drama and angst as they enter into a game of pull and push. Both are so damaged by past events that it's hard to open up to anyone else, even if that other person is more emphatic than your average individual. Gradually, though, they find a way to support and love each other and it was so heartwarming to read (especially the last few chapters.)

For me, the underlying message is not to underestimate the redemptive power of love.

This is far and away the best-written book in this series and there isn't a single thing I could fault. The pacing is spot-on, the writing is superb, characterization is insightful and raw, powerful, and it's difficult not to feel a huge emotional upheaval reading it.

I'd give ten stars if I could. This can be read as a standalone though I'd highly recommend reading it as part of this great series.
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4.5 Stars
::: Book 4 in the Blue Phoenix Series | Rock Star | Standalone | Dual POV :::

The Blue Phoenix series is one of my favorite rockstar series out there. It’s less on the hot, steamy side, and more on the drama and real-life dilemmas. They all possess strong qualities of authenticity that allows for such a flawless connection to the characters.
Each story is filled with obstacles that the characters must face all while trying to keep up their rock god façades.
For readers that have been reading this series from the beginning, I think it’s safe to say we’ve been eagerly awaiting Jem Jones’ book. Not to take away from the other BP guys, but Jem has been a rubik’s cube that we all desperately wanted to figure out. Readers have been given a taste of his dark and damaged past in the previous books, but hearing it from his point of view takes us to a whole other level.

The world knows Jem Jones as a bad boy, rocker with the typical cravings: sex, drugs and rock & roll. To a select few, Jem Jones is a broken man who lost his way long ago. With the help of his best friends/bandmates, he’s well on his way to recovery. But no one can help him heal quite like the fierce and volatile lead singer of Ruby Riot.

Fresh out of rehab, Jem is looking for a distraction from his addictions that constantly scream out to him. His manager advises him to seek out an opening band for the upcoming Blue Phoenix tour. Ruby Riot is the band that grabs Jem’s attention and he makes them his project. He believes in this band with everything he has, but is acutely aware of the drama at the center of it.

Ruby comes off as, well for lack of a better word, a witch. But that is just a front she puts up so that no one tries to enter her world more than she allows.
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Rising is the fourth book in the Blue Phoenix series by Lisa Swallow and follow on from Summer Sky, Falling Sky and Unplugged.

This is a spin-off book from the original series and is about another Blue Phoenix band member Jem Jones, the guitarist and all round troubled, bad boy. I absolutely loved this book from the very first page and that love continued through until the final page was turned. But more than that, I want more. More about the band members which I know is coming, but stories about spin-off characters would be great too. Lisa's storytelling is fantastic and it grabs you and doesn't want to let you go.

The star of this book is Jem Jones, the lead guitarist of the very successful rock band Blue Phoenix. But, there is another star in this book and it's in the form of a very cool rock chick whose name is Ruby. Ruby is the lead singer in the band Ruby Riot (hence the need for more books, hint Lisa). Ruby seems to have two personalities, one she shows to the world and one she hides from the world. I won't go into too much detail because it will spoil the plotline, but I loved the way this book went and how very similar Jem and Ruby are in some ways.

Ruby and Jem's musical passion takes on new heights as they both share a similar way of making their music. Their love of music is shared and they form a close bond through their music and their struggles. Of course, it would be a great book if there were not trials and tribulations for the pair of them. Even though Jem is a tough rock star he also has a vulnerable side and Ruby is his trigger and his saviour.

I loved this analogy:
“.. sun shining through the broken glass of my world, casting light across the darkness and creating rainbows.”
I love that his broken life is filled with so much colour.
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