Release Day Blitz – Review & Giveaway – Wayward Son by @MichelleYDay @ProdigalSon_1

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway

Wayward Son Book 3 of The Jensen Family Series

by Michelle Day

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Gavin Jensen’s world has been turned upside down.

Grieving and with only a tenuous hold on his temper, he is taken from everything he has ever known.
Full of anger for the man who ruined everything, he wants to hate him.

But this chance Gavin has been given, it’s a clean slate. All his previous indiscretions have been left behind, buried with his mother. Paul Jensen is becoming the father he knew he could be, his son just needs to let go of the past.

But when Gavin grabs a hold of life, his actions ignite a chain of events that could leave him shattered.

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My Review

Wayward Son, the third book in The Jensen Family Series does not disappoint and was a most enjoyable read for me.  This story continues where Father and Son, book 2 leaves off.  Gavin, Paul’s son is the main protagonist in this book.  Wayward Son is his story and just like his father Paul, Gavin is quite the character.  You could say he is a chip off the old block.  Gavin is however, different from his father in some ways. and that’s exactly what I enjoyed most about him.  He’s not predictable. Gavin did inherit endearing qualities from his dad and as you read, you to will be pleased to see how his character develops.

You will find humor in this book.  After all, Gavin is 18 years old.  His college days make for funny and intense moments.  Beautiful girls such as Angel and Kiera become part of his life but I won’t tell you too much about them because I am trying to keep this review spoiler free.

Novak, (Luke) is also another important character in this book.  You may remember him. He is the best friend Gavin grew up with. He is the brother from another mother who has been an integral part of his life since he was born.  His role, the voice of reason for Gavin was perfectly written.  They are more like brothers than best friends.

All of the characters from The Jensen/Paloma family are back and that made this third book complete.  I love being able to keep up with the characters from previous books.

Paul and his new bride Suzanne share a loving and passionate relationship in this book.  Suzanne makes an understanding and outstanding step-mother for Gavin. She continues to be my favorite out of Paul’s women.  She is a lovely woman who keeps it all together.  And of course, Paul is….well…Paul, just more mature.  Michelle keeps him true to his younger cheeky character from the previous books.

There are many reasons why I enjoyed Wayward Son so much.  One is Michelle’s choice of cars for her characters. Well, what can I say? I like cars. I was taken back to my younger years with Gavin’s Supra.  Additionally, Gavin’s personality and taste are unique.  I did mention that he’s not predictable.

Gavin is a talented young man.  His many talents and lifestyle make him the talk of his college, especially to Quinn, a character who immediately clashes with him.  You’ll read all about his adventures and love this young man just as much as I do.

Of course, just like his father, Gavin loves women. So, prepare yourself and enjoy reading all about Paul’s son.

Thank you Michelle for writing about this family I love so much.  Your unique characters along with a brilliant plot and writing hooked me from the start and I look forward to reading more.   I am ready for book 4.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I gave this book 5 stars!

5 stars


 

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COVER REVEAL – Wayward Son by Michelle Day @MichelleYDay @ProdigalSon_1

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Wayward Son Book 3 of The Jensen Family Series

by Michelle Day

Book Releases June 11, 2015
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Gavin Jensen’s world has been turned upside down.

Grieving and with only a tenuous hold on his temper, he is taken from everything he has ever known.
Full of anger for the man who ruined everything, he wants to hate him.

But this chance Gavin has been given, it’s a clean slate. All his previous indiscretions have been left behind, buried with his mother. Paul Jensen is becoming the father he knew he could be, his son just needs to let go of the past.

But when Gavin grabs a hold of life, his actions ignite a chain of events that could leave him shattered.

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What’s In The Author’s Bag? Michelle Day reveals…. @MichelleYDay @ProdigalSon_1

 

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Michelle Day, author of The Jensen Family Series – Prodigal Son, Father & Son and coming soon, Wayward Son, revealed the contents of her bag for all to see and explained why she carries them.

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Vitamins, not that I’m paranoid but you never know when your system will need a boost.

Strepsils throat lozengers and cold and flu medicine, remnants from the last time I was ill and probably out of date by now.

My purse. My trusty data stick, this is where all my finished work and works in progress are kept. This is frequently backed up to an external hard drive and a further data stick because I am very paranoid about losing it all.

Kindle, always charged and loaded with books. I also carry the data cable for that just in case occasion.

Thanks Michelle for giving your readers a sneak peak into your purse/world. (I carry my Kindle everywhere I go too. )

 

~Susi

 

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Susi Interviews – Michelle Day, Author @MichelleYDay

Susi Interviews Michelle Day, Author

Prodigal Son, Father & Son, Cain’s Way

 

I love interviewing my favorite authors.  For today’s author interview, I bring you Michelle Day, author of Prodigal Son, Father & Son and Cain’s Way.

 

Susi:  How long have you been writing?

Michelle:  I started the first draft of Prodigal Son at age fifteen. As I’m now in my forties, that’s quite some time.

Susi:    When did your passion for writing begin?

Michelle: At secondary school. I was one of the few who enjoyed writing essays.

Susi:  What is your favorite genre to write?

Michelle: I would have to say that depends on where my head is at. I thoroughly enjoyed writing Cain’s Way but I equally love the Jensens.

Susi:  What books are you currently working on?

Michelle: I am working on book 3 of the Jensen Family Series which will be called Wayward Son and I’m also penning the second Tate Pack Novella which is called Loren’s Salvation. I’ve also just unearthed something that I started back in 2012. It’s another change of direction for me and it’s called Switch. I will concentrate a little more on that one once Wayward Son and Loren’s Salvation are out.

Susi:  Wow, You are a busy woman.  When do you write?  Any specific routines?

Michelle:  I have to be in a certain mindset to write and my characters need to be talking to me. I can write almost anywhere and don’t mind distractions, just don’t try to read over my shoulder. That’s a major irritation for me.

Susi:  When not writing, what are your hobbies or interests?

Michelle:  I read. A lot. I’ll read anything. I also like to research things which may happen to my characters and can get very involved in that.

Susi:  What inspires you to write?  Music, a muse?

Michelle:  I always have music going. Certain tracks will inspire scenes or character traits. I also find it useful to have a muse. It’s always good to have something nice to look at.

Susi:  Who were your muses for the Prodigal Son and Father & Son characters?

Michelle:  For Paul, of course, Bernardo Velasco and for Gavin,  Taylor Kitsch. I am still working on a muse for Matt. I can see him in my minds eye but he’s yet to take a physical form.

Susi:  Who was your muse for Cain’s Way?

Michelle:  Cain came to me in the shower with his description. I would have trouble putting a face to his character but once the picture was found that is on the cover, I knew that he was Cain.

Susi:  How long does it generally take you to write a book?

Michelle:  That depends on the book. Cain took one month which is a record for me. Father and Son took two years. I’m currently on a roll and being productive so I’d say typically for a full length novel, somewhere between nine to twelve months.

Susi:  Describe a typical writing day for Michelle Day.

Michelle:  Each day is different. Some days I will write all day. Others, I’ll write for an hour and be done with it. I do always start by going back over what was written the previous day and trying to pick up any spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors before I start to write again.

Susi:  Do you have any advice to offer to any indie authors?

Michelle:  Keep at it. It’s not always easy and I’ve felt like giving up especially as sales are low but I love my characters and have faith in them. I think as long as you believe in what you write, you will find your niche and with it an audience.

Susi:  Your biggest mistake as a writer? If any?

Michelle:  Not asking for help. I still don’t like to and as a result, I don’t know many people in the book world.

 

Rapid Fire

 

Pet Peeve:  the your /you’re error

First thing you notice about a person:  Eyes on meeting. Bum as they walk away.

Hidden talents:   I don’t think I have any.

Currently Reading:  Conviction. Nicole Edwards

Fave drink:   Lime milkshake

Fave TV Show:  Currently, Poldark

Fave Book: Black Beauty is a story that will always stay with me.

Fave Movie:  Fast and Furious franchise

 

Any parting words from the author…

Watch this space, I have plenty of things planned for the Jensens. Can you imagine Paul with grandchildren?

 

Oh…  Wow! I can’t wait for more Paul.  As a grandfather, oh my!

Thank you Michelle for taking time from your busy schedule for this interview.  Happy Writing!

~Susi

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Susi Reviews Cain’s Way by Michelle Day @MichelleYDay

Cain’s Way 

by Michelle Day

Release Date: February 26, 2015

 

 

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Born to be the Alpha, the circumstances of his birth were cause for concern to his pack. As he grew, his love for the human race and his preference for solitude only served to distance him from them further.
Cain didn’t care for the pack life. He travelled and kept himself away, pursuing the things he loved. Leaving his pack in the hands of those more capable than himself. Not concerned by the gossip and rumours surrounding him. Raised with the knowledge that he was special, he embraced his quirks and quietly set about proving his worth in his own unique and often humorous way.


 

My Review 

Michelle Day writes paranormal?  Who knew.  I am always excited to read other books written by an author I admire.  Well, Michelle Day has done it again with her latest book.  While I admit that I am not a huge paranormal fan, Cain’s Way has made me change my mind about this genre.

Cain’s Way is not your typical paranormal book.  It is humorous story following the life of Cain, a sexy and witty shifter.  From the first few pages, Cain will intrigue you and make you laugh.  His character, as well as his demeanor is quite unique.  The story is well developed and keeps you engaged. Cain’s sarcasm and powerful alpha status make this a fun book to read.  The supporting characters are just as entertaining.  Lily, his mate is beautiful and totally captures his heart.  His best mate Loren, is also another great character.  His ability to connect with and protect Cain is what I most admire about him.  Finally, Cain’s way of keeping his pack and his in-laws in line is also original and admirable.

So yes, this paranormal gem is one that I recommend. 🙂 I look forward to reading more paranormal from Michelle in the future.

I gave this book 5 stars.

It was truly an enjoyable read. Be sure to add it to your TBR.  It releases this week!

I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

 


 

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Cover Reveal – Cain’s Way by Michelle Day @MichelleYDay

COVER REVEAL 

CAIN’S WAY

by Michelle Day

 

As a fan of Michelle Day, I am thrilled to reveal the cover to her latest and upcoming book, Cain’s Way.

Available February 26, 2015

 

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Born to be the Alpha, the circumstances of his birth were cause for concern to his pack. As he grew, his love for the human race and his preference for solitude only served to distance him from them further.
Cain didn’t care for the pack life. He travelled and kept himself away, pursuing the things he loved. Leaving his pack in the hands of those more capable than himself. Not concerned by the gossip and rumours surrounding him. Raised with the knowledge that he was special, he embraced his quirks and quietly set about proving his worth in his own unique and often humorous way.

 

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Susi Interviews Paul from Father & Son by Michelle Day @ProdigalSon_1

Susi Interviews Paul Jensen from Father & Son by Michelle Day.

**This interview does contain some spoilers.  So, if you haven’t read the second book in the series, read that first.  

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Susi: Thank you Paul for agreeing to this interview after so many years.  The last time we met you were a cheeky incorrigible teen.

Paul:  Hello Susi, looking beautiful as always.

Susi:  I’m glad to see you have grown into a gorgeous man.

Paul:  I have to do my bit to keep the scenery looking good don’t I?

 Susi:  *giggles*  Oh you are doing a fine job.

Your story in Father & Son was amazing.  I really did enjoy reading it.

Paul:  I’m glad to hear that. It was quite a journey. I had a lot of growing up to do. Indeed.

Susi:  You had many goals, one of them was to retire by the age of 30. Do you think that goal is attainable?

Paul:   Yes, I can retire at any time. Whether or not I am willing to relinquish control is another matter entirely.

 Susi:  What plans does Paul have after that?

Paul:  You may remember that I promised my father I would take everything. I am still working on that.

 Susi:  I can see you have fine taste.

Paul:  Always.

Susi:  Your clothing and watch are a giveaway. Who can you thank for your exquisite taste? I bet the lovely Monica had something to do with that.  How is your lovely mother?

Paul:  Mum is responsible for my watch, nice isn’t it? I have developed a taste for handmade suits and shirts, they just sit so much nicer on my body than off the rack. Mum does have an excellent sense of style so it would be safe to say that she has been a heavy influence in the way I dress.

 Susi:  The last time I saw you, you were about to embark in fatherhood.  How has fatherhood changed you?

Paul:  That’s actually a tough question. I don’t think it has changed me much. I’ve always been aware of my responsibilities. I make sure to provide well for my children but I have a lot of guilt over not spending very much time with them.

Susi:  I read about all of those women in your life.  Any regrets?

Paul:  Regrets about women? No. Never. Each has changed me in small ways, made me want to be a better man,

Susi:  If you could go back and change your past, would you?

Paul:   I might change a few things.

Susi:  What would you do differently?

Paul:  I would perhaps try not be quite so antagonistic towards my father but I doubt that would last for long. I would certainly be a better father to my children than I have been and their mother would have been Suzanne.

Susi:  Has your relationship with your father improved?  Not at all. We barely speak. Has becoming a grandfather softened him? His connection with my son surprises me. I’m not particularly comfortable with it but I think Gavin will get to know him in ways I never could and he enjoys my father’s company so I am happy for it to continue.

Susi:  You were quite generous with the women in your life.  Is the older Paul the same way?

Paul:  When I could afford to be generous as a young man, I was. That hasn’t changed. The only thing I am selfish with is my time but I am working to change that.

Susi:  I bet Suzie loves your generosity.

Paul:   I do like to lavish her with gifts and she does look good in diamonds. I haven’t heard her protest yet.

Susi:  Is Suzie a jealous woman?  You are a looker for sure.  I am sure women throw themselves at you.

Paul:   I would say she doesn’t display jealousy in the traditional sense but I am sure I give her cause for it at times. However, I have committed to her. I waited far too long to be with her to mess it up. It’s funny, I thought my wedding ring would act as a deterrent but it’s more like a magnet. Perhaps it makes me a challenge. I love women but you do mystify me still. Something tells me you like it that way.

Susi:  Hmm… Your role as a father is an important one. Are you close to your children today?

Paul:   I am close to my daughter, probably because she had more of my time. My relationship with my son is one that needs constant work and adjustments on both our parts. You will read more about that in the next book.

Susi:  I am looking forward to that book.  Please tell Michelle to hurry up.

I bet Marissa has you eating out of the palm of her hand.

Paul:   *smiles* Of course.

Susi:  The role of a stepmother isn’t easy.  Is Suzie prepared for this challenge? How is she handling it?

Paul:  The role was sort of thrust upon her wasn’t it? I suppose I didn’t actually give it a second thought, my focus was elsewhere at the time and perhaps I just expected her to step in to the role without question but knowing my Suzie the way I do, she’ll excel at it. She’s an incredibly giving woman and I am sure she will handle my children and me without even breaking a nail.

Susi:  How are your siblings Matt and Tessa?

Paul:  They are very well. I’ll let them know you were asking.

Susi:  You did get yourself into lots of mischief with Matt.

Paul:  Good times.

Susi:  Will we get more of their story in the next book?

Paul:  You will find out more about them, I am unsure if that will happen in the next book.

Susi:  Is there a special lady in Matt’s life?

Paul:  Matt will find his lady in a most unexpected place.

Susi:  Special man for Tessa?

Paul:  Yes, Tessa also finds the love of her life.

Susi:  My interview wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t ask you about Uncle John.  I remember meeting him at our last interview. I recall him being quite the handsome Spaniard.  How is he?  I hope Michelle plans on giving us more of his story in the next book as well.  He has played a significant role in your life.  Is it safe to say you look up to him?

Paul:  John is well. He’s being kept busy with the shoe factory but he still finds time to… shall we say let his hair down so to speak. He’s not showing any signs of running out of steam yet. He may be my uncle but he has played such a significant role in my life that I would say he’s more like a father to me. He and I are certainly kindred spirits.

Susi:  You haven’t been married too long to Suzie.  How is married life?

Paul:   I should have been married to her longer but married life is great. She is everything I look for in a woman and she certainly keeps me on my toes.

Susi:  One word to describe Gavin:

Paul:  Misunderstood

Susi:  One word to describe Marissa:

Paul:  Spoiled

 

Susi:  Valentine’s Day is coming up.  Do you have any special plans with Suzie? ( I won’t tell)

Paul:  I have been told not to plan anything. She tells me she has something in mind for me, should be interesting but I have a gift for her, it’s something every Jensen over the age of twenty-one has and yes, there are diamonds.

 

Susi:  Finally, will Paul Jensen ever board a plane and come to Miami so I can interview him here?

Paul:  Stranger things have happened.He he.

Susi:  Just drink some wine and close your eyes.  The flight will be over before you know it.

 

Rapid Fire for this Older Paul

 

Next car: I love my cars and although I could afford one for each day of the month, I tend to hang on to the ones I have. Having said that, I have recently purchased a Jaguar XF

Next watch: I love my Rolex and won’t be changing it any time soon.

Tiffany or Cartier? Tiffany for her. Cartier for me.

Favorite drink: Besides a good old cuppa? Brandy.

Your next vacation? I’m too busy to take a break but I think somewhere hot would be nice. Perhaps Tahiti, just because I like the name.

Still sporting the black boxers? Yes, when I am not going commando.

One word to describe Paul: You say, one word? That’s tough. If you had asked me in my younger days I would have laughed and told you there is no one word that can describe me. I’m too many great things to be just one word. But although I believe I’m still all those things, the value I place on them has changed. So I’ll give you one word.. see how much I’ve grown? That one word is the thing I’ve always been driven to be, in business, in love, in life. And I’m finally there. Accomplished.

 

Susi:  Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. It was great to interview you again.    I am sure fans of Prodigal Son and Father & Son will be thrilled to learn more about you.

Paul:  Thank you Susi. I enjoy talking to you.

 

So there you have it.  Go ahead and one click this wonderful series by Michelle Day.  Meet Paul and fall in love with this bad boy.  🙂

 

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