Thursday, January 31, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 24 - Incendiary

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Okay! So on my previous post, I introduced you to Incendiary  and left you with an unfinished scene. Before I give you the continuation, I would like to give you a little background and offer my thoughts.

Incendiary is Book 4 of The Premonition Series by Amy A. Bartol.

In Book 1 - Inescapable, we're introduced to Evie, a normal human girl, or at least that's what she thinks she is until she starts to evolve, Russell - her soul mate, and Reed - a Power Angel who initially seems to hate Evie but soon develops an attraction for her which he can't resist. There are other things going on in this book but I will leave it for to you to discover on your own.

In Book 2 - Intuition, we are introduced to a third suitor - Brennus. Brennus is a Gancanagh (undead Faerie who possesses toxic skin which can enthrall his victim with a simple touch - feeds on blood - something akin to a vampire - but not). After seeing a painted picture of Evie, he becomes obsessed and takes her captive.  As leader of the Gancanagh, he wants to make Evie his undead queen. She of course is opposed, and manages to escape. Many more things happen, and eventually, she is reunited with Reed.

Book 3 - Indebted. For a brief while, Evie's life seems to have settled, but it doesn't take long before things head south again. Russell is captured by an Ifrit (shapeshifting  demon who hunts devine angels). In order to gain Russell's release, Evie must make a deal with Brennus to become  his captive once more. Determined that she should not remain that way, Russell and Reed work together to free her before Brennus can fulfill his desire to make her his queen.

The story is much more complex then I have described, but to explain more would make this post exceedingly long.

Book 4 - Incendiary - Just when you think Evie has enough guys vying for her attention, we are introduced  to a fourth - Xavier. Xavier is a Seraphim who claims to be a lover from Evie's past- only... Evie can't remember him.
We also get to meet Tau (Evie's dad), a very powerful angel who tries to gain control of Evie and all those who exist in her life.

I love this series. Right from the start, I was captured by the romance between Evie and Reed. I will admit, there are some frustrating moments, moments when you just want to scream NOOOO! But then... don't we need a a bit of anxiety to make things interesting. If you haven't gotten into this series yet, then I recommend that you do.

My Rating - 5 out of 5 stars.

Okay, now for the continuation of my Tuesday Tease:

...Reed reaches out, but I step back teasingly, not allowing him to touch me. Slowly, he moves forward a step, beginning to stalk me while I take another step back, working on the next button and pushing it through the eyelet, exposing my ribcage and just the rounded edge of my lacy bra.

As my knees back up to the bed, a smile forms on my lips, knowing Reed is steering me in the direction he wants me to go. Sitting on the bed, I fall back onto it, letting my arms stretch out. The mattress moves as Reed places his hands on the bed. Leaning down, his lips touch my skin near my naval, making my muscles contract as his face tickles me. If I could see my heart, I'm sure that it would be glowing at this moment.

Reed trails kisses upward over my abdomen, traversing the linen of my blouse to return to the skin at the column of my neck. Putting my hand on his cheek, I touch the other to his hair, teasing a wet curl by his temple. Gazing into his eyes, I whisper, "All I want is you."

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So what do you think?
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  1. I need to start this series soon, for real. That teaser is really swoonworthy!
    -Jelly @Jelly's Insider

  2. OMG after that I seriously need to make some time for this series. Gahh awesome!

    My Swoon

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  3. I've so been meaning to read this series, and now I know that I've really been missing out :'( Great swoon!
    Here's my Swoon.

  4. Great teaser, and I like the cover.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  5. I'm glad you loved the series, now, to make time to read it.... ummm, I will do my best!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. I absolutely LOVE Reed and Evie-- they always, ALWAYS make me swoon ! :)
    Awesome swoon !!

  7. I love this series soooo much, I can't get enough, I get frustrated too, yeah, its intense. Love this scene. I did one from the first book. Think I will do some from the others next week.

    Here is my swoon
    YA Swoon Post

  8. I'm out of breath, seriously out of breath now :) Oh my lordy girl! I like that swoon :) oh yes!!!! ha ha ha

    Magen Chambers

  9. Definitely yummy!