Friday, May 10, 2013

Feature & Follow # 37

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

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:

Happy Mother's Day! Who is your favorite mom from fiction?

Mmm... I don't actually have a favorite fiction mom.
I guess the one which stands out the most in my mind is Katy's mom in Obsidian (Kellie Swartz).
I like her character. She's kind, caring and seems pretty cool about most things. I particularly liked the way she tried to team  Katy with Daemon in the first few chapters of the book.

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So what's your FF?

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

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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 38 - Easy


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
Tammara Webber
First - The Blurb:

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl's struggle to regain the trust she's lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

Second - The Swoon:
He leaned up on his elbow, closing the distance between us, pushing his hand into my hair and moving it to cup my face. "I did have one other concealed motive for bringing you here." Leaning down slowly, his lips met mine and the fire that had been embers since he left my room over a week ago flamed. I opened my mouth and his tongue pressed inside, stroked mine and withdrew. Turning his head, he moved his mouth over mine, sucking my lower lip into his mouth, caressing it with his tongue and releasing it to pay attention to the upper. His tongue ran over the sensitive space above my top teeth and I gasped.
And then his hand started moving.
Third - My Thoughts:
Okay, so this book is not one from my usual genre (Paranormal / Fantasy Romance) but after reading several compelling reviews and a few very swoon worthy moments (similar to the one above), I just had to give it a shot.
 I found it to be an intense read, one filled not only with moments of overwhelming saddness and heartache, but also with deep passion and joy. Tammara is an extremmely talented writer and I was drawn into Jacqueline's world right from the start. Lucus is amazing and it is easy to see why Jacqueline feels safe around him.
I have to admit, I had a hard time putting this one down.
My Rating 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teaser Tuesday # 37 - The Indigo Spell


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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Today's Tease comes from
The Indigo Spell
Richelle Mead
First - The Blurb (Not that many of you will need it)
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.
Second - The Tease: (Way over the two sentence limit)
I'd been so worried about the artistic challenge that I wasn't aware of just how close he'd moved to me until now. So many details came into focus. The shape of his lips, the line of his neck. "I'm not dangerous," I breathed.
He brought his face towards mine. "You are to me."
And somehow, against all reasons, we were kissing. I closed my eyes, and the world around me faded. The noise, the smoke... it was gone. All that mattered was the taste of his mouth, a mix of cloves and mints. There was a fierceness in his kiss, a desperation... and I answered, just as hungry for him. I didn't stop him when he pulled me closer, so that I almost sat on his lap. I'd never been wrapped around someone's body like that, and I was shocked at how eagerly mine responded. His arm went around my waist, pulling me onto him further, and his other hand slid up the back of my neck, getting entangled in my hair, Amazingly, the wig stayed on. He took his lips away from my mouth, gently trailing kisses down to my neck. I tipped my head back, gasping when the intensity returned to his mouth. There was an animalistic quality that sent shock waves through the rest of my body. Some Alchemist voice warned me that this was exactly how a vampire would feed, but I had no fear. Adrian wouldn't hurt me, and I needed to know just how hard he could kiss me and...
Sorry guys, I didn't stop it there. Richelle did.
Third - My Thoughts:
Okay, there is not much I'm going to say about this book other than - it is - AWESOME - AMAZING - and I can't wait for Book 4 - The Fiery Heart (Apparently told from both Sydney and Adrian's POV.
My Rating - Definitely 5 out of 5
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If you liked my tease, 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!