Friday, February 1, 2013

Feature & Follow #24


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 is the first thing you would do if you woke up to find yourself in your favorite book?
Oh my gosh, how do I answer this. I have so many favorite books, I'm not sure which one I would want to wake up in the most. I guess since my most recent read is Incendiary, I'll go with that. I would love to wake up with some of the kiss-ass skills Evie possesses and be able to stand beside her, Reed  and Zephyr when they fight the bad guys. Of course, I would need full body armour to protect my skin against the touch of the Gancanagh. Definitely don't want to be one of the undead.
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So what's your FF?
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 24 - Incendiary

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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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?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #23 Incendiary


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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This  weeks Tease comes from my current read
Book 4 of The Premonition Series by Amy A. Bartol


Slowly, I reach my hand out to him, resting my fingertips against his damp t-shirt. Trailing them down to the hem, I curl my fingers around it. Instantly, his wings shoot from his back, tearing through his shirt and leaving it shredded in my grasp. I let his shirt fall from my hands. My fingers go to the bottom button of my blouse, toying with it as I watch Reed's eyes zero in. His eyes grow darker as I pull the bottom through the eyelet, exposing my navel.
Heat from the fire touches my skin as my fingers work the next button, pushing it through the eyelet to expose more of my abdomen. Watching his respiration increase, I feel a flush of warmth dance over my skin. Reed reaches out, but I step back teasingly... be continued.
 (Aww.. Don't you hate that?)
My thoughts on this book and the remainder of this scene, will be posted Thursday.

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Did you enjoy??

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Happy Teasing!