Saturday, January 5, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #17

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

This week, I managed to add another two books to my already over flowing shelf. They are:

Eternal Vows
Chrissy Peebles


The Secret of Ella and Micha
Jessica Sorensen

So what did you add to your shelf this week?
I'd really like to know.
Please leave a comment below.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Feature & Follow #20

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

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Here’s this week’s question:
What New Years Blogging or Writing resolution have you placed on yourself?
My New Years Resolution is to keep on blogging and maybe add a few more posts which include reviews.
In the writing department, it is my hope to release the sequel to Mystery Falls - Mystery Rises - before mid-year. It is also my ambition to make them both available in paperback form.
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So what's your FF?

To play along visit Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.

Follow them, follow their Featured Blogs and then visit as many blogs as you can, posting your answer.

And don't forget to leave your link in the comments section below!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Swoon Thursday #20 A Caress of Wings

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

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 adorable button above and share it on your blog!

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My Swoon for this week comes from the third book in the series I'm currently reading - Renegade Angels
First - the book - A Caress of Wings (Renegade Angels #1.5) by Sylvia Day 

Author of "Bared to You" and "A Hunger So Wild "Sylvia Day takes us into a shadowy underworld, where a powerful angel breaks all the rules by falling for the mortal whose life she's saved... Chained in the dark, Trevor Descansos endures pain and terror as vampires slowly drain the life from him. He finds mercy in Sentinel Siobhan, a beautiful avenging angel with lethal wings. She draws Trevor from the depths of hell, wrapping him in the softness of the same feathers that she wielded like blades to cut down his tormentors. Ageless and eternal, Siobhan has seen too much to be surprised by anything, but the mortal she finds in the pit of a vampire den shakes her to the core. Broken and near death, his ravaged masculine beauty stirs the heart she hadn't realized she possessed. Though she's tasked with eradicating the vampire disease sweeping across her world, she nurses Trevor back to health, healing him even as he awakens a forbidden longing. But the true test has yet to come. Siobhan faces an even darker fate than Trevor's, as she falls from grace into mortal love...

Second - The Swoon worthy moment:
"Trevor." Her voice was husky.
Damn it. Getting turned on now was only going to freak her out more. "Yes?"
She moved so fast he couldn't follow her. One minute she was about a yard away, and the next, she was pressed up against him and kissing him with passionate inexperience, her soft lips closed as she mashed them against his.
He caught her up with a groan, lifting her feet from the floor, his tongue sliding along the seam of her lips until they opened with a gasp and let him inside. He licked into her mouth, stroking into the warmly sweet recesses, his mind reeling with the headiness of her flavor and the feel of her surprisingly lush body in his arms.
Lust exploded through him in a potent rush...
Third - I have to say that I'm really enjoying this series. Sylvia writes in a way that captivates you right from the start.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 Stars. And once again, I warn that this series is for a more mature audience due to some of it's explicit content.

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So... what do you think?
If you liked my SWOON, please leave a comment


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #19 A Dark Kiss of Rapture

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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I didn't post a Tease last week because of all the festivities.
To make up for that, this week, I'm posting several Teasers -
all from a book I just completed.
First - the book: A Dark Kiss of Rapture (A Renegade Angels Novella #0.5) by Sylvia Day
Of all the Fallen, Raze's hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that flow through it... until one night and one woman change everything.

Kimberly McAdams is smart, beautiful, and wealthy. She can have any man she wants, but the moment she sets eyes on the lethally stunning Raze she knows he's the man she needs. As one searingly erotic night burns into something deeper and far more vital than either of them expected, an adversary from Raze's past sees a chance for revenge. Twisted by hatred, she will take from Raze what was taken from her—the precious gift of love.
Second - The Teasers:
Lifting his glass, he wet his lips, absently noting the building heat in his blood. Not his type, but he wanted her. "I'm not what you want. Not tonight."
"You're out of my league." But he was beginning to think that wouldn't be enough to stop him.
She grinned, which belied her hands-off appearance and made her sweetly approachable. "So earn me. I won't mind the effort, I assure you."
Swallowing her gasp, Raze slipped his arms around her, stroking his hands up her spine and moulding her slender body to his. Her duffel bag hit the floor and her hands came up, one holding the back of his head while the other cupped his cheek.
The tender, encompassing nature of the embrace startled him even as it soothed the ragged edges of his volatile mood. He lifted her feet from the floor, tilting his head to get a deeper seal. His tongue stroked into her mouth, finding the taste of cinnamon and her own natural sweetness. He groaned, ravenous for her, but unwilling to devour. He'd thought he needed hard and fast. She'd thought she needed that too. They'd both been wrong.

Third - My Opinion:
This was a prequel to A Touch of Crimson which I read several weeks earlier. I probably should have read them in sequence... but no matter. Being a Novella, it was quite fast paced and easy to read in one sitting. I  really enjoyed the story (4/5 Stars), but I should warn, this series is probably more suited to a mature audience due to some of it's adult content. Some scenes are quite graphic in their description.
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Did you enjoy??

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or if you don't have a blog, then please leave your ‘teasers’ in the comment section below!

Happy Teasing!!!