Monday, December 8, 2014

Ocean's Collide by M.A. DeOlmos Blog Tour with 3 - 5 star review and Giveaway

Title: Oceans Collide 
Series: Oceans #1
Author: M.A. DeOlmos 
Release Date: November 1, 2013


You will fall in love with this amazing trio. This book contains not one but TWO heart-warming, swoon worthy, and panty-melting book boyfriends. Go ahead. Lawrence & Ocean Hawthorne are anxiously waiting for you to sink your teeth into them…careful though…they just might bite back! ;)

For years, Livie Acosta has lived in a sheltered bubble, avoiding people, along with any aspect of life that requires one to show emotion. Not to mention her decision to stay close to her mother has her leaving the comfort of her own home nearly on a nightly basis to save her mother time and time again. It takes the sudden death of her mother to force Livie out into the world in search for a new purpose. Upon this forced quest she immediately meets one of two souls that are going to rock her world into a new dimension.

Lawrence Hawthorne knows pain, grief, and emotions period, all too well. Despite his carefree nature and easy going personality he also harbors some tough demons that immediately draw him to Livie. It doesn't take long to recognize the deeply seeded pain that resides in her own soul and that leads Lawrence to call on his right hand man for help in protecting her.

As soon as Ocean Hawthorne steps onto the scene, Livie's world... the void world she's known since forever changes in a way that threatens to expose her secret. The Hawthorne cousins, vow to protect her from her self-destructive qualities amidst the angst, pain, and trials they all individually go through. Desperately they hold onto each other for support and as love and passion blossom it threatens to destroy the weak foundation of solitude that Livie has strived so hard to achieve. Will the intrusion of two beautiful and tortured souls finally be enough to induce the strength Livie needs to fight her demons, or will their love and devotion finally push her far enough to make the deepest cut she'd ever been forced to make?

First thing to know, this is book 1 in a series and not everyone likes cliffhangers. Don't let that stop you from reading it (unless you get each book as they become available and then read them all together). I LOVE cliffhangers. That emotional high when you really want to chuck your Kindle against the wall and scream "NOOOO!". That's exactly how I felt at the end of this book.

You've got three main characters. First, is Livie. Livie has some emotional issues that she tries her best to cope with. Her coping mechanism isn't the best and she tries to keep it a secret. I like Livie, she seems like an energetic, passionate person (no, I don't mean sexually passionate, but more passionate about the things she likes). She's decided it's time to grow up and get a job and she takes the initiative to contact a brand new fitness center before it's even open.

Lawerence (Law) is the new owner of this future fitness center. The day he gets the keys, Livie walks into the gym and asks for a job. Her 'interview' was too funny but she had to show him that she understood what the facility was and that she could be an asset. Law and Livie quickly develop a great friendship (like within the first day or two). He feels this great need to protect Livie, even though he's not 'in love with her'. He only wants to be friends.

Finally, there's Law's friend, Ocean whose has come to help Law run his new business. The day he and Livie meet, there is instant attraction. They are HOT together!

This book is a great start to the story. The cliffhanger will keep me coming back for more. Guess I'll have to stalk her so I don't miss the next one.

#2 Oceans Submerged


I think I enjoyed this book more than the first. I loved getting to know Ocean, Liv, and Law better. Seeing them support each other while going through some huge personal struggles shows just how close these three are. It wasn't easy though. Ocean has quickly become dependant on Liv. At times, he will do anything for her. But when she's gone, he falls apart. Falling back to old habits. That's when I just wanted to slap him silly. Some of his actions made me question whether he truly loves Liv or not. Luckily, he straightened up and got his act together for her.

Law finally gets to meet someone, Dulce. Of course, she makes him work for it. But that makes it even better. Those two seem to be well suited for each other. 

AS much as I like these characters, their reactions are a little intense. They need to learn a little self control. I am hoping as they mature, they will settle down. We'll see.

There's another cliffhanger ending. I'll be reading the next one as soon as I can get my hands on it.

#3 Hawthorne's Calm


And the drama continues. Ocean has to deal with his mother, and what a mother she is. Unfortunately, it's not just her now, there is an innocent child involved. A child that deserves a chance at life that she will never get with the mother she has. 

Liv and Ocean are continuing to deal with their issues as best they can. I think Ocean is starting to learn to control some of his impulses while maturing. 

Law and Dulce are dealing with their own issues. My heart just breaks for Dulce, no one deserves the kind of treatment she received from her "family". Law wants to be there to support her, but she's afraid he will leave her when he finds out all that she's been through. 

I've really enjoyed watching these couples become closer, supporting each other through the rough spots of their lives. 

Now for the not so good. I thought this was a trilogy so I was expecting everyone to have their HEA at the end of the story. I was really disappointed with it. Yes, Liv and Olivia and Law and Dulce are together, but I don't feel like they have reached the HEA point. At the end of the book, I'm really not sure about Ocean and Liv. I'm hoping this isn't the end of the series (since the series title was changed from Oceans Trilogy to Oceans Series, I'm pretty sure it isn't), I really need to know that things work out for them.


I walked into the plane’s restroom and leaned my back against the door. I started thinking about the shit I used to do with random chicks on my flights when I was competing. I pretty much fucked them anywhere and everywhere I wanted, but this time they weren’t the ones I was thinking about bending over. It was Liv.

Seeing her pissed and wanting to beat the crap out of that girl made my dick rock hard. I whipped out my hard dick and forced myself to take a piss. It hurt like a bitch, but I couldn’t go back out there with a hard on.

I washed my hands and then my face with cold water. I took several deep breaths before opening the door and when I did, the chubby flight attendant was standing there.

I looked up and Liv had her headphones back on.

“You positive I can’t help you?”

“Listen. I appreciate it, but if you don’t want my girl to get up and sweep the isle with you, I suggest you back off.”

The expression on her face would have made me feel bad before, but now I didn’t give two shits. She got my point and stormed off. When she walked passed my seat she slapped the back of it intentionally and I saw Liv’s head snap in her direction. She slowly removed her headphones and froze. The flight attendant looked over her shoulder at Liv and rolled her eyes.

Oh shit… Liv was getting up!

I just about ran back to my seat, catching her by her belt and pulling her back.

“Let go,” she hissed at me between her teeth.

I pulled her closer. “I have to use the bathroom. Let me go.”

“Yeah…okay, I’m not Law baby.”

She narrowed her smoky eyes at me and twisted herself back in her seat. With her arms folded across those perky ass breasts, she stared at the back of the flight attendant’s head.

I wanted to laugh because she was behaving the same way I would have if it were the other way around and that meant something. It meant she claimed me for herself as I did to her. Even if she couldn’t admit to it now, I knew she did.

To see how far I could go with her, I slipped my hand between her thighs and nestled it close to her pussy. I wrapped my thumb around palming her thigh and used it to message the side of her thigh.

She slowly arched her back into the seat, pulling my hand in deeper letting me feel the
heat radiating out of her body.

She uncrossed her arms and let them fall to her sides. I turned my head and looked down at her. Her breathing was slow and steady.

I leaned in closer and whispered in her ear, “Give me your phone, baby.”

She calmly reached into her back pocket, careful not to dislodge my hand and passed me her phone. I took it with my free hand. I loved the way she obeyed my commands. Without a word… without a fight.

My name is Melissa De Olmos, it's quite a mouth-full but that's me. I live in the sunny, tropical and extremely too tranquil city of Palm Bay, Florida with my two lovely crazies’ ages six and three. I could say that writing novels has been a passion that I've always pursued but I can't. Writing for me has always been my own secret escape into a land of wonders, opportunities, timeless loves and so much trouble that I sometimes wonder if I need medication for the stories that pop into my head. I am in love--no-- I am obsessed with everything mystical, fantasy, true to a reader’s heart, and fiction. It has been an enormous pleasure and indescribable experience sharing my Oceans Series with the world and I cannot wait to fill this world with more crazy for you awesome people to devour. 


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