8/14/2014

Swoon Thursday (150): Memories








It's that time again! We created a HOT meme, and if you're new to the game, here's how to join in the fun:

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the steamy button above and share it on your blog. We want to know! 

Hey y'all!  Ashley here.  This week's post title comes from Jessica's swoon.  Many of the swoons everyone shares have to do with memories...whether it's making them, or remembering them.  

Happy Thursday, y'all!


ASHLEY:  Swooning over C. L. Stone's LIAR :
       "I got this for you," he said, his eyes intent.
       "Ah," I said.  Maybe he got it because I'd been eating a lot of junk.  Hadn't we all been eating the same things? Why didn't he just ask me if I would eat one instead of ordering it for me?  "Thank you," I said, althought it was almost a question.  I took the [fruit] cup.
       "He held on to it for a second, still looking at me.  His smile broadened, "Good."
       I may have not had coffee yet, but this was a deliberate...something.  "What?" I asked.
       He inclined his head. "What what?"
       "Why the fruit?" I asked.  I may as well be frank.  He was being weird.  "Are you saying I eat too much junk?"
       He grunted and rolled his eyes.
       "Is it a Russian thing?  You're going to have to explain it to me."
       "Where I come from," he said.  "Girl sits at table in restaurant." He pointed to me.  Then he pointed to himself. "Guy buys her fruit salad."
       "What does fruit salad mean?"
       "Introduction," he said.  "Means...I would like to make your acquaintance."

 JESSICA:  Swooning over OPPOSITION by Jennifer Armentrout:
Her lower lip trembled as she shifted her weight from one foot to the other, her toes sinking into spilled conditioner or shampoo. An eternity stretched out between us as I soaked her up with my eyes. A collage of memories--from the day she knocked on my front door and changed my life, to the first time she said those three words that made my life what it was--bombarded me. But it was more than just memories. I knew right then I shouldn't be feeling what I was, but every cell demanded her. My blood boiled.  
I wanted her.  
I needed her.  
I loved her.
NEREYDA:  Swooning over I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
In his shirt, my legs were bare as I straddled him, still kissing.  He trailed his lips away from my mouth, over my jaw and down my throat, counterpoint of teeth and tongue to make me moan.  He took each sound, each gasp, with quick lunge back to my lips.  He stroked a path down my back, pausing at my hips then sliding lower.  A shudder went through both of us when he grazed my bare thighs.
Delicious Repeats:


KELLY: Swooning over THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING by Rachel Harris:

Desire, pure and raw, electrifies my veins as his tongue sweeps my mouth. A whimpering sound springs from my chest, and instinctively, I wrap my arms around his neck, tugging him closer. Needing more. My teeth graze his full bottom lip, and I pull it, sucking on it gently.


KELSEY: Swooning over THE MONSTER WITHIN by Kelly Hashway:

I whirled around and kissed him, right in the middle of the hallway. I ran my fingers through his hair and pulled him to me. Kids cheered and yelled comments all around us, but I ignored them. I wasn't letting go of Ethan. I wasn't wasting a single moment with him.



TRISHA:  Swooning over WHERE I BELONG by J Daniels:

She grabs my hand and I give her the other one so that both our hands are linked together. I'm kneeling between her legs, staring down into those chocolate eyes that hold me by the balls and could make me do practically anything right now.

RACHEL:  Swooning over STIR ME UP by Sabrina Elkins...there were several scenes I could pull from--the CHEESE for the camera was particularly adorable--but this one is just...GAH! 
"Are you sure about this? Being with me?" His eyes are complicated. Unreadable. 
"God, yes. Are you?"
He lowers his mouth back down to mine. "Yes." 



SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! On your blog (and be sure to leave us a link), and/or on Twitter... SWOON us!

And PS! Make sure to tweet with the #YABound hashtag so we can RT you!


8/08/2014

Book Blitz: Witch Hunter Olivia by T.A. Kunz

"A fun, action-packed, enjoyable read!"
- New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack
"The perfect blend of New Adult and Paranormal. It's absolutely fantastic!" - New York Times bestselling author Nichole Chase
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Reviewers are calling Witch Hunter Olivia "amazing, fun, well-written, and entertaining." You don't want to miss the hottest New Adult paranormal romance of the summer!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In the town of Piedmont Pointe, where paranormal is the norm, a girl can easily get herself in over her head with a single wrong move. Unfortunately for Olivia Adams, she's about to make several.
Starting over is never easy, but it seemed like the only option to Olivia. The decision to turn her back on the Guild of Witch Hunters, the very group she devoted her entire life to, was one of the hardest things she ever did. It meant leaving her family, her friends, and her old identity behind forever. Coming to terms with what caused her to abandon her duties in the first place was even harder.
While trying to lay low and stay off the Guild's radar, Olivia finds herself thrust back into her old ways after unknowingly interrupting an assassination hit on a powerful witch. What follows is the last thing she ever thought she'd agree to do--protect the very thing she was groomed to hunt.
To complicate things even further, Olivia begins to develop feelings for a tattoo artist who also happens to be half warlock, and no matter how hard she tries to fight it, she can't resist her inescapable draw to him. Olivia's forbidden relationship isn't her only issue though, because once the mystery behind the assassination attempt starts to unravel, she's forced to choose sides when the loyalties still tied to her past life are tested again.
So much for the idea of a fresh start.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author T.A. Kunz has always had a fondness for reading thrilling mysteries and action-packed urban fantasies. So, it was no surprise when T.A. decided to write stories that they’d fall into one of those two genres. T.A. lives in Central Florida with two fur babies and a mechanical engineer who also happens to be quite the culinary badass, which there are no complaints about. Being a self-diagnosed caffeine addict, many joke that T.A.’s addiction to Starbucks coffee will likely be their downfall later in life.

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8/07/2014

Swoon Thursday (149): Stay







It's that time again! We created a HOT meme, and if you're new to the game, here's how to join in the fun:

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the steamy button above and share it on your blog. We want to know! 

Hey y'all!  Ashley here.  This week's post title comes from my swoon.  It's often one of my favorite parts of a book, or movie, or song, when one of the main characters asks the other one to stay...even if it's probably the 'wrong' thing to do.  *sigh*  I hope you enjoy this week's swoons!  

Happy Thursday, y'all!

KELLY: Swooning over THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING by Rachel Harris:

Desire, pure and raw, electrifies my veins as his tongue sweeps my mouth. A whimpering sound springs from my chest, and instinctively, I wrap my arms around his neck, tugging him closer. Needing more. My teeth graze his full bottom lip, and I pull it, sucking on it gently.



ASHLEY:  Swooning over Leigh Bardugo's RUIN AND RISING:
"I know I'm supposed to say something noble--I want a united Ravka free from the Fold.  I want the Darkling in the ground, where he can never hurt you or anyone else again."  He gave a rueful shake of his head.  "But I guess I'm the same selfish ass I've always been.  For all my talk of vows and honor, what I really want is to put you up against the wall and kiss you until you forget you ever knew another man's name.  So tell me to go, Alina.  Because I can't give you a title or an army or any of the things you need."
He was right.  I knew that.  Whatever fragile, lovely thing had existed between us belonged to two other people--people who weren't bound by duty and responsibility--and I wasn't sure what remained.  And I still wanted him to put my arms around me, I wanted to hear him whisper my name in the dark, I wanted to ask him to stay. 
       

Delicious Repeats:

KELSEY: Swooning over THE MONSTER WITHIN by Kelly Hashway:

I whirled around and kissed him, right in the middle of the hallway. I ran my fingers through his hair and pulled him to me. Kids cheered and yelled comments all around us, but I ignored them. I wasn't letting go of Ethan. I wasn't wasting a single moment with him.


JESSICA:  Swooning over ONYX by Jennifer Armentrout:


Before I could respond or even give thought to the fact that my sickness actually scared him, our lips met. My brain clicked off as my fingers dug through his sweater, and...oh, God, his kisses were deep, scorching my lips as his hands tightened on my waist, pulling me against him.

Daemon kissed like he was a man starving for water, taking long, breathless drafts. His teeth caught my lip as he pulled away, only to come back for more. A heady mix of emotions warred inside me. I didn't want this, because it was just the connection between us. I kept telling myself that, even as I slid my hands up his chest and circled them around his neck. When his hands inched under my shirt, it was as though he reached deep inside me, warming every cell, filling every dark space within me with the heat from his skin. 

TRISHA:  Swooning over WHERE I BELONG by J Daniels:

She grabs my hand and I give her the other one so that both our hands are linked together. I'm kneeling between her legs, staring down into those chocolate eyes that hold me by the balls and could make me do practically anything right now.

RACHEL:  Swooning over STIR ME UP by Sabrina Elkins...there were several scenes I could pull from--the CHEESE for the camera was particularly adorable--but this one is just...GAH! 
"Are you sure about this? Being with me?" His eyes are complicated. Unreadable. 
"God, yes. Are you?"
He lowers his mouth back down to mine. "Yes." 



SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! On your blog (and be sure to leave us a link), and/or on Twitter... SWOON us!

And PS! Make sure to tweet with the #YABound hashtag so we can RT you!