9/25/2014

Swoon Thursday (156): Kiss Me







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 title comes from Heather's swoon.  Sometimes, you just gotta ask, and you shall receive. :)

Enjoy!

Happy Thursday, y'all!


HEATHER:  Swooning over Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins:

We’re not watching the boats. His hand is burning, but he doesn’t let go. And then— he scoots closer. Just barely. I glance down and see the back of his shirt has crawled up, exposing a slice of his back. His skin is smooth and pale. It’s the sexiest thing I have ever seen. He shifts again, and my body answers with the same. We’re arm against arm, leg against leg. His hand crushes mine, willing me to look at him. I do. √Čtienne’s dark eyes search mine. “What are we doing?” His voice is strained. He’s so beautiful, so perfect. I’m dizzy. My heart pounds, my pulse races. I tilt my face toward his, and he answers with an identical slow tilt toward mine. He closes his eyes. Our lips brush lightly. “If you ask me to kiss you, I will,” he says. His fingers stroke the inside of my wrists, and I burst into flames. “Kiss me,” I say.
He does.



ASHLEY:  Swooning over Romily Bernard's REMEMBER ME:

     I lift my face for a kiss and he leans down, grabbing me with both hands.  I hook my fingers into his belt loops and angle us closer.
     It makes him kiss me harder.  He feels so good.  Perfect even.
     His mouth moves over mine, urging me on, and I can feel that familiar hunger crawling through me, threatening to take me apart as his lips trail across my lower lip, along my jaw, and find that impossibly sensitive spot on my neck.

JESSICA:  Swooning over STAY WITH ME by J. Lynn:
(Jess note: This book is freaking AMAZING. And I am so in love with Jax.)

Totally unfazed, he moved his thumb in a slow circle over the inside of my elbow. That tiny, almost unconscious touch sent a shock wave of sensation through my system. One second I was ready to knee him in the nuts and the next I was thinking of other more pleasant things involving said nuts.  
"What are you doing?" I asked again, my pulse racing and even pounding.
His chest expanded, brushing mine, and my toes curled in response. "Doing something better than sleeping." 
That really wasn't an answer. 
Jax dipped his head and the tip of his nose grazed my right cheek. "I like you." 
My heart stopped flouncing and did a twirl on one toe. "What?" 
"I like you," he repeated, voice dripping to a whisper that glided over my skin.


Delicious Repeats:

NEREYDA:  Swooning (TWICE!) over THE HOOKUP by Kristen Callahan:
"I want to kiss you, Anna."
My breath hitches.  I'm all the way under the covers now, in a dark heated world.  And there's nothing but his voice.  "I think about it all the time.  How soft your lips will be?  What will they taste like?  Will you make those sweet little noises like you do when we make love?"

and:

“Why won’t you let me kiss you, Anna?”
I can’t breathe.
“Why, Anna?”
“It’s too much,” I rasp.
“Not when I want everything.” He says it so deep and strong, a staking of a claim. “And I want everything with you, Anna.”



KELLY: Swooning over PRIVATE INTERNSHIP by Kitsy Clare:

He grabs a fistful of my hair in each hand and pulls me in. Kisses me hard. His tongue slides suggestively over my lips, and then teases them open. 


KELSEY: Swooning over Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Daemon kissed me.

There was nothing soft or tentative about it. His mouth was pressed against mine, boldly parting my lips, and he kissed like he was starving. The rush of sensation nearly took my legs out from underneath me. My stomach dipped as a deep sound rumbled from his throat, shaking through me.



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.



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!


9/18/2014

Swoon Thursday (155): Everything






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 title comes from Nereyda's swoon.  It's one of my favorite parts of a love story...when one of them tells the other that they want everything.  It might not always be with that exact word, but that moment when they realize they want it all with that person? GAH!  Talk about a swoon-worthy moment!

Enjoy!

Happy Thursday, y'all!

HEATHER:  Swooning over Melissa West's GRAVITY:

"Jackson..." But I'm lost for words. He glances down at me and lifts his hands to my face, tracing a line down my jaw. His fingertips hesitate at my lips and his gaze drops. I draw a breath and then his lips find mine. It's an explotion of emotions-- first warmth, then contentment,  then fear, so much fear. Of what this will mean, of whether we can succeed, of the guilt that threatens to overcome us both. Because of all the things we should be doing right now, after so many people died, this isn't it. This isn't it.Jackson pulls away,  resting his forehead against mine as though he can't stand to move any farther away. "I'm sorry. ""I know."I wrap my arms around him and we stay this way for a long time, listening to the eerie silence of the forest.


ASHLEY:  Swooning over Collette West's GAME ON:

          He bends down, tilting up my chin so that he can reach my lips.  I moan when his thumb trails along my jawline, my body quick to respond.  My heart is beating double time.  My pulse is racing.  And he claims my mouth with his.
         A clap of thunder echoes above us, and the heavens open up.  We're getting pummeled with rain, but he doesn't stop, he keeps kissing me.

NEREYDA:  Swooning (TWICE!) over THE HOOKUP by Kristen Callahan:
"I want to kiss you, Anna."
My breath hitches.  I'm all the way under the covers now, in a dark heated world.  And there's nothing but his voice.  "I think about it all the time.  How soft your lips will be?  What will they taste like?  Will you make those sweet little noises like you do when we make love?"

and:

“Why won’t you let me kiss you, Anna?”
I can’t breathe.
“Why, Anna?”
“It’s too much,” I rasp.
“Not when I want everything.” He says it so deep and strong, a staking of a claim. “And I want everything with you, Anna.”
Delicious Repeats:

KELLY: Swooning over PRIVATE INTERNSHIP by Kitsy Clare:

He grabs a fistful of my hair in each hand and pulls me in. Kisses me hard. His tongue slides suggestively over my lips, and then teases them open. 


KELSEY: Swooning over Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Daemon kissed me.

There was nothing soft or tentative about it. His mouth was pressed against mine, boldly parting my lips, and he kissed like he was starving. The rush of sensation nearly took my legs out from underneath me. My stomach dipped as a deep sound rumbled from his throat, shaking through me.

JESSICA:  Swooning over TAKING CHANCES by Molly McAdams:
(Jess note: Yes, Taking Chances again. I am savoring the crap out of this book, y'all.)


His mouth was on mine then and my entire world stopped. One hand gripped my hip, and the other snaked around behind my neck, anchoring my face to his. His full lips were soft but firm as they moved against mine. Pulling back slightly to look into my eyes, he smiled and softly brushed his lips across my own twice before kissing me again, lightly sliding his tongue against my bottom lip. I gasped and gripped his shirt, pressing my body closer to his. A groan escaped his mouth as our tongues met, sending goose bumps across my body. Our breaths were ragged when we broke apart, and I could see myself falling in love with those lips. The pad of his thumb brushed across my cheek as his liquid gray eyes searched mine. 





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.



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!


9/11/2014

Swoon Thursday (154): Squirrel!





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!  I'm back!  (Ashley, that is!)  My sister's wedding was gorgeous, and I'm back home.  Although I saw MANY squirrels while I was up North for her wedding, that is not why this week's title is Squirrel!  :)  It comes from my swoon this week...but you'll just have to wait and see why when you get to it!

Enjoy!

Happy Thursday, y'all!

KELLY: Swooning over PRIVATE INTERNSHIP by Kitsy Clare:

He grabs a fistful of my hair in each hand and pulls me in. Kisses me hard. His tongue slides suggestively over my lips, and then teases them open. 

ASHLEY:  Swooning over Sandy Hall's A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT:
(Sidenote: I feel like there needs to be a little explanation for this one...this swoon is what I like to call 'adorkable'. :)  It's not steamy in the slightest, but I love it anyway!  It's from a squirrel's POV...and can I just say it is SO COOL 'watching' this story from everyone else's point of view except the two main characters?!)
     It smells like snow and I can't remember where I hid all of my acorns.
     The boy and the girl are walking toward each other but don't see each other yet and I hope they smile.
     I think they're going to smile.
     I wonder if they know where all of my acorns went.
     They get to the walkway of a building and they look at each other for a minute, just standing there in the cold.
     "Hi, Gabe."
     "Hi, Lea."
     Then I remember that I hid them behind a gigantic bush last time I saw this boy and this girl.  But last time I saw this boy and this girl they didn't say anything to each other.  Maybe now they're going to be friends!
     Acorns are my friends!



Delicious Repeats:


KELSEY: Swooning over Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Daemon kissed me.

There was nothing soft or tentative about it. His mouth was pressed against mine, boldly parting my lips, and he kissed like he was starving. The rush of sensation nearly took my legs out from underneath me. My stomach dipped as a deep sound rumbled from his throat, shaking through me.

JESSICA:  Swooning over TAKING CHANCES by Molly McAdams:
(Jess note: Yes, Taking Chances again. I am savoring the crap out of this book, y'all.)

His mouth was on mine then and my entire world stopped. One hand gripped my hip, and the other snaked around behind my neck, anchoring my face to his. His full lips were soft but firm as they moved against mine. Pulling back slightly to look into my eyes, he smiled and softly brushed his lips across my own twice before kissing me again, lightly sliding his tongue against my bottom lip. I gasped and gripped his shirt, pressing my body closer to his. A groan escaped his mouth as our tongues met, sending goose bumps across my body. Our breaths were ragged when we broke apart, and I could see myself falling in love with those lips. The pad of his thumb brushed across my cheek as his liquid gray eyes searched mine. 




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.



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.



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!