Friday, November 15, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Surrender To Me by Monica James

Title: Surrender To Me (I Surrender #2) 
Author: Monica James
Publisherthe EDGE books 
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: October 21, 2013
Ava Thompson left the love of her life, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. Even though the decision was the toughest of her life, it was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become.

Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her.


And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her.


But Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. Ava is stronger, and she will not allow her past, taint her future. 

Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost.

And that’s because of one life changing event that has altered her life forever.

Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have changed. She has changed. But what has remained untouched is her passionate love for Jasper White.

But does Jasper feel the same?


I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Something told me this would be a FIVE star read. I knew it the moment I read the synopsis. Monica James you were always a favorite author of mine, but now you are on the ‘buy anything she writes’ shelf!
This book gave me chills. It gave me all the FEELS. Every time Jasper spoke, it was with conviction, and it made me fall for him more and more each time. The book picks up at a point where I was least expecting. Things were definitely different than the last time we left Jasper and Ava. Oh and jerkface, Harper is back. In ways you wouldn’t believe!

The minute Jasper and Ava are reunited you feel everything: anger, disgust, passion, but most of all love. Despite the circumstances Jasper and Ava are still very much in love with each other. If you think you know what is going to happen in Surrender To Me, you are highly mistaken. The things that occur in this story will make you back track in your reading and leave you with your mouth wide open. Yes, Monica James goes there! Her writing is flawless and exciting.
“My heart is yours. It beats for no one but you. Do you hear me? Only you.”

When I thought I couldn’t love Jasper anymore I did. When I thought Jasper couldn’t be anymore wonderful, he was. Words can’t express how much more I connected to this story and their characters. I loved the first book, but fell head over heels in the second. Monica’s writing keeps the reader intrigued. When you start this book, be sure you have free time because you’re going to be mad if you have to put it down.

Monica James, you made my heart ache and then somehow put it back together. Jasper White. I Surrender.  I laughed, I cried, I swooned. You are the epitome of a book boyfriend. This heart-wrenching story is a must read.  These characters will stay with me for a long time. I absolutely cannot wait to see what is in store for the rest of Jasper and Ava’s story. 

**Check out my Review for Book One, I Surrender, HERE!**

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Purchase Book One, I Surrender, Now!


Approaching the grassy hill, I find him where I thought he would be. He is standing near the red boathouse, overlooking the lake, while taking a drag of his cigarette.

Advancing cautiously, not wanting to startle him as he looks to be deep in thought, I watch the love of my life closely. His messy hair is catching in the gentle wind, ruffling it further, and I chew the inside of my cheek when I stop to take him in. He is simply beautiful. I know the word handsome is usually better suited to describe the opposite sex, but Jasper, he is nothing short of mind blowing.
He senses my approach, and turns around to face me. The hurt in his eyes drowns my heart in grief, and I mumble, “I’m sorry.”
But he doesn’t reply, he is merely motionless, searching my face.  I shuffle slightly when I witness him raking over my body, from head to toe.
“You're mine,” he sneers after a minute of silence, meeting my eyes.
Nodding quickly, slightly stunned by his possessiveness, I whisper, “I am. I always have been.”

Surrender To Me Playlist

Passengers of Ego (where you can purchase the cd and tshirts)

POE’s Debut Song Set Me Free Lyric Video

              About the Author

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. Listening to the likes of Elvis to Fiona Apple and everything in between has been her inspirational tool to write. Her varied musical and literary tastes have shaped her into the writer she has become. Monica partook in extra Literature and Writing studies in High   School. She studied a Bachelor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University Victoria, Australia, majoring in Philosophy and Cinema Studies for three years. When she is not writing she is running her own business, but always finds a balance between the two. Monica enjoys reading honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories that leave an imprint on her. She put pen to paper because she wanted to write a book that she would want to read. She draws inspiration from her surroundings; hopeful others enjoy reading about the world as she sees it.

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