Thursday, January 2, 2014

Swoon Thursday #71 ~ Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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 My Swoon for this week comes from:


 (Covenant  #0.5)

Jennifer L. Armentrout

First  - The Blurb:

"Love in my world usually ended up with someone hearing 'I smite thee ' as she was cursed to be some lame flower for the rest of her life." For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals--pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards... and that she'll never be prepared for that duty. According to her mother, that's a good thing.But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return-the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death... because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill. The daimons have found her.

Second - The Tease:

There was something romantic about all of it, in the way he cradled my cheek when his mouth returned to mine and whispered my name like I was some kind of mystery he’d never be able to figure out. I felt warm and pleasant, not rip-my-clothes-off-and-do-me excited, but this wasn't bad. I could get used to this. Especially when I closed my eyes and pictured Matt’s eyes turning gray and his hair much, much darker.

Then he slipped his hand under the hem of my sundress.

My eyes snapped open and I quickly reached down, pulling his hand out from between my legs. “Matt!”

“What?” He lifted his head, his eyes a murky green. “Why’d you stop me?”

Why had I stopped him? I suddenly felt like Miss Purity Princess guarding her virginity from wayward boys. Why? The answer actually came to me pretty quickly. I didn't want to give up my V-card on a beach with sand finding its way into unseemly places. My legs already felt like they’d been well exfoliated.

But it was more than that. I really wasn't in the here and now with Matt, not when I was picturing him with gray eyes and dark hair, wanting him to be someone else. Someone I would never see again… and could never have.

Yeah, I know this one is super duper long, but as usual, I couldn't help myself. For those of you who don't know, Daimon is the prequel to The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and boy, is it a great introduction. Short and sweet, it grabbed my attention right away.

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. Love this series! This is such a fun prequel novella and I cannot wait to see what you think of the rest of the series!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. I haven't started this series yet! It's the only one of JLA's series that I have not read yet, or started to read. I'll have to fix that soon, now that the entire series is out!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. Just LOVE this series! Great teaser.

    My Swoon


  4. I need to read this series! What a great swoon Marilyn. I wonder who she wants him to be? How sad... I'm totally intrigued now.

    Here's my Swoon:
    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  5. Ooh! I've had this pulled up on my computer for awhile now! I keep meaning to read it, since I was going to binge read the series! Hopefully soon! Review books got in the way yet again.

  6. Holy crap I missed this series...I need to reread. I found you on a totally separate link from Spencer Hill Press! Great swoon!!!! Hope your new year is going well!