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Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three little boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film or television, please contact her agent Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.
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The Heartache Duet is coming in TWO WEEKS

Heartache and Hope by Jay McLean is coming in #TwoWeeks

• YA/NA Contemporary Romance
• Release Dates: June 28 and July 12

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Ava Diaz needs saving.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
Just like she doesn’t know a thing about the boy she sits next to on the first day of senior year.
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She thinks he’s entitled.
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message 48: by Rick

Rick Schroeder Hi Jay,

Thanks for making me a friend. I'm now following you as well.

Rick


°BeauutiLovve I'm counting down the dayz for "The Road" can't wait


message 46: by Nikki

Nikki Lowe Thank you for accepting :D


message 45: by Son

Son Love love ur books but have u read this by a fellow Aussie..... Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy bloody fantastic!!


message 44: by Celeste

Celeste OMG, I just finished book 2, I am speechless....


message 43: by Jay

Jay McLean LIVE ON AMAZON!!
-> http://amzn.to/1aBcdA3

BARNES AND NOBLE
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message 42: by Jay

Jay McLean Son wrote: "please hit publish! i dont wanna wait till Tuesday!!"

I wish I could. I don't even have it back from the editor yet!! Soon. I promise. xx


message 41: by Son

Son please hit publish! i dont wanna wait till Tuesday!!


message 40: by Jay

Jay McLean Mira wrote: "Nov. 19 is getting closer! *excited*"

<3 :D


message 39: by Mira

Mira Nov. 19 is getting closer! *excited*


message 38: by Jay

Jay McLean Melissa wrote: "Hi Jay! Is it Tuesday yet?
I'm dying to read Logan's story!! :)"


I can't wait to share him with you.


message 37: by Jay

Jay McLean Amanda wrote: "Jay! I can't wait for the next book! I need "the Logan" in my life!!"

Not long to go now. :)


message 36: by Jay

Jay McLean Amanda wrote: "Jay! I can't wait for the next book! I need "the Logan" in my life!!"

Not long to go now. :)


message 35: by Melissa

Melissa Hi Jay! Is it Tuesday yet?
I'm dying to read Logan's story!! :)


message 34: by Amanda

Amanda Jay! I can't wait for the next book! I need "the Logan" in my life!!


Hope~The Click Happy Clicker Thanks for the friendvite! I just finished your book & WOW! I loved it! Looking forward to Logan's book. I didn't want to put your book down. I even read it while fishing. Funny thing was....I still caught fish while reading. It's got to be a good sign. LOL


message 32: by Jay

Jay McLean LeeAnn wrote: "Hey Jay! When is my boyfriend's book coming out?!?! I miss my boo already! Please tell us soon when the release date is. Thanks you! Thanks for writing awesome books, keep on writing!

Xoxo, LeeAnn..."


Haha. I'm hoping November. I'll let everyone know as soon as I have a date :D


message 31: by LeeLee

LeeLee Hey Jay! When is my boyfriend's book coming out?!?! I miss my boo already! Please tell us soon when the release date is. Thanks you! Thanks for writing awesome books, keep on writing!

Xoxo, LeeAnn

P.s. did i forgot to mention how much i miss Logan... My boyfriend?!


message 30: by Jay

Jay McLean Jessica **The Good Gif Witch** wrote: "

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<3 How's 30 treating you? same as 29? I'll be there in 13 days!

So funny that I got a post from you. I was just telling a friend that was having issues with an authors response to her beta read comments, about you.<- That sentence is probably so grammatically incorrect my editors eyes would bleed if she saw it.
Anyway, Your review was probably the most helpful one I had. Legit, not even joking. Legit, after your review I cut the legits. 3 Legits in the book, as apposed to 12! haha! Still, people aren't happy about the use of the word legit. I guess i'll legit cut a bitch.

Sigh, I miss your gifs. I read your reviews on books I won't read just for gif satisfaction.


message 28: by C-Money

C-Money Chelcie - Axel's #1 Princess bitches wrote: "OHHHH YEAHHHH COME TO MAMA


"


HE CLEANS UP SO FREAKING NICE. I JUST WANT TO LICK HIM UP AND DOWN. IM SURE HE WAS LEGAL.


message 27: by Jay

Jay McLean Chelcie - Axel's #1 Princess bitches wrote: "OHHHH YEAHHHH COME TO MAMA


"


BAHAHA! you can't post this. PPL will think I like 'em too young! But DAMNNNNN... I think i bought a blu-ray player specifically so I could watch this scene in high def!


message 26: by C-Money

C-Money OHHHH YEAHHHH COME TO MAMA
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message 25: by Jay

Jay McLean Chelcie - Axel's #1 Princess bitches wrote: "you are my person!!!!!!


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aw <3


message 24: by C-Money

C-Money you are my person!!!!!!
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message 22: by Jay

Jay McLean Tina D. | wrote: "Jay wrote: "Tina D. | wrote: "Thanks for the add. Although I shouldn't, considering it's well after midnight and I wake up for work in a few hours, I am starting More Than This right now!"

Oh wow..."


Tina D. | wrote: "Jay wrote: "Tina D. | wrote: "Thanks for the add. Although I shouldn't, considering it's well after midnight and I wake up for work in a few hours, I am starting More Than This right now!"

Oh wow..."


Tina D. | wrote: "Jay wrote: "Tina D. | wrote: "Thanks for the add. Although I shouldn't, considering it's well after midnight and I wake up for work in a few hours, I am starting More Than This right now!"

Oh wow..."


Tina D. | wrote: "Jay wrote: "Tina D. | wrote: "Thanks for the add. Although I shouldn't, considering it's well after midnight and I wake up for work in a few hours, I am starting More Than This right now!"

Oh wow..."


That's awesome! I'm so glad u enjoyed it! :)


message 21: by Tina

Tina Jay wrote: "Tina D. | wrote: "Thanks for the add. Although I shouldn't, considering it's well after midnight and I wake up for work in a few hours, I am starting More Than This right now!"

Oh wow! I really h..."


Just finished. Instant favorite. Didn't realize there was a blog tour, so just signed up for it!


message 20: by Jay

Jay McLean Tina D. | wrote: "Thanks for the add. Although I shouldn't, considering it's well after midnight and I wake up for work in a few hours, I am starting More Than This right now!"

Oh wow! I really hope you enjoy it! I love reading late at night, when its silent and u can throw myself right into the story. :)


message 19: by Tina

Tina Thanks for the add. Although I shouldn't, considering it's well after midnight and I wake up for work in a few hours, I am starting More Than This right now!


message 18: by Gabby

Gabby Jay wrote: "Gabby wrote: "Just to tell you... that I definitely I love your new cover!!!!!! Gonna change my rating ASAP (:"

Oh - you don't have to do that! But thank you. I love my new cover to. Thanks for ge..."


I must admit that 15 days for a cover change... that one was really quick! For real, no sarcasms, nor cynicism :)


message 17: by Jay

Jay McLean Gabby wrote: "Just to tell you... that I definitely I love your new cover!!!!!! Gonna change my rating ASAP (:"

Oh - you don't have to do that! But thank you. I love my new cover to. Thanks for getting the ball rolling with that one. lol :)


message 16: by Gabby

Gabby Just to tell you... that I definitely I love your new cover!!!!!! Gonna change my rating ASAP (:


message 15: by Jay

Jay McLean Jucilene wrote: "I'm excited! ThankU for accept me! Actually is my pleasure! I totally more than I love More than this!
And I don't want to rush you but I'm a weak person... so, I'll sleep until the release of the ..."


Thanks for the add. i'm glad you enjoyed MTT.


message 14: by Jucilene (last edited Aug 04, 2013 07:40PM)

Jucilene I'm excited! ThankU for accept me! Actually is my pleasure! I totally more than I love More than this!
And I don't want to rush you but I'm a weak person... so, I'll sleep until the release of the sequence! lol Wake me up then! XD


message 13: by Jay

Jay McLean Dhini wrote: "Jay wrote: "Thanks Dhini - I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I loved reading your reaction on your status updates!! :)"

Nah, the pleasure is mine ❤
Your book really kept me awake last night.
I just wish..."


:) Thank you so much!


message 12: by Dhini

Dhini Jay wrote: "Thanks Dhini - I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I loved reading your reaction on your status updates!! :)"

Nah, the pleasure is mine ❤
Your book really kept me awake last night.
I just wish I could stop grinning in front of my patients every time I imagine every single scene in your book. LOL
I'll make my review ASAP and let my friends know how amazing your book is ❤


message 11: by Jay

Jay McLean Dhini wrote: "Thanks for accepting Jay..
I LOVED your book soooo much. It's Puuhhrrfuect ❤
You did a great job :)
Definitely looking forward to reading your next book(s) !!!!"


Thanks Dhini - I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I loved reading your reaction on your status updates!! :)


message 10: by Dhini

Dhini Thanks for accepting Jay..
I LOVED your book soooo much. It's Puuhhrrfuect ❤
You did a great job :)
Definitely looking forward to reading your next book(s) !!!!


message 9: by Jay

Jay McLean Wendy wrote: "Fantastic book ... Waiting on Logan's book ..pleeease hot scenes with this one.. doesn't have to be steamy just give us something lol"

Haha - I'm not promising anything. Okay, I am. You'll get more Logan in the next book. And I mean MORE Logan.

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message 8: by Maria

Maria Jay wrote: "Maria wrote: "Thanks for accepting, Jay! I can't wait to read about Logan, I bet there's so much more to him than what we think. Which you proved in that little twist at the end of More Than This :..."

Oh Jay, I enjoyed it beyond words! You' are amazing! I am so happy I found this one.


message 7: by Jay

Jay McLean Maria wrote: "Thanks for accepting, Jay! I can't wait to read about Logan, I bet there's so much more to him than what we think. Which you proved in that little twist at the end of More Than This :)"

Thank you Maria, I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. I am loving writing Logan's story. I can't wait to share him with you.


message 6: by Maria

Maria Thanks for accepting, Jay! I can't wait to read about Logan, I bet there's so much more to him than what we think. Which you proved in that little twist at the end of More Than This :)


message 5: by Jay

Jay McLean Michele wrote: "Jay wrote: "Gabby wrote: "Thanks for the add, Jay! Waiting for your next book!
And sorry for my lousy comment, but for me, your book deserves a better cover :)
Greetings from Cancun!"

Haha! That's..."


Ooohhh,this is good! Thanks Michele. I'll definitely be in contact with her. Do you know if they are on GR?


message 4: by Jay

Jay McLean Gabby wrote: "Thanks for the add, Jay! Waiting for your next book!
And sorry for my lousy comment, but for me, your book deserves a better cover :)
Greetings from Cancun!"


Haha! That's no problem. I wasn't expecting to publish when I made it so maybe I will create a new one!! Thanks :)


message 3: by Gabby

Gabby Thanks for the add, Jay! Waiting for your next book!
And sorry for my lousy comment, but for me, your book deserves a better cover :)
Greetings from Cancun!


message 2: by Jay

Jay McLean Oh wow! That's an amazing compliment. I'm not sure how soon. To be honest, I was only really thinking about publishing this one up until 3 days ago. When I sent out the arcs a week ago the first 10 responses I got back were "we need more Logan", so I added the epilogue. I had his story mapped out in my head but wasn't sure if people cared enough. Apparently they do! Lol. When you said 'admission at end' in your review. I thought you meant THE admission. Not Logan. Haha. I have a teaser from his book on my fb page. Details are in my blog :)


message 1: by Jay

Jay McLean Michele wrote: "Please, please, PLEASE tell me there's another book!! How could you leave us hanging like that? :D"

Haha. Yes. Logan's book is coming soon. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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