Thursday, March 27, 2014

Swoon Thursday # 83 ~ Amethyst by Heather Bowhay

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Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

(Guardian #1)

Heather Bowhay

First - The Blurb:

College-bound Lexi Adams leads no ordinary life. Premonitions dictate her every move compelling her to rescue strangers day and night. After years of self-sacrifice, she decides to ignore one, but innocent people die. So, when the next premonition depicts her own death, Lexi has a decision to make.

Except more complications arise when a series of strange illnesses and murders devastate her small town, and co-worker Jessica Nelson insists Lexi can help. According to Jessica, everyone is born with an inner energy called Essence. Only a select few, Amethysts, can control Essence and heal people. Jessica claims to be an Amethyst and asks Lexi to join her and a group of her friends as they track the murderers.

Lexi considers helping them only to find out that not only do Jessica's friends have a hidden agenda, but they also harbor extraordinary abilities. Even more unsettling, they have connections with the Ray-pacs – the sadistic killers who are preying on human Essence. Ultimately, Lexi must decide if life, not death, equals salvation. And if so, is she willing to make sacrifices and join her friends in eradicating the Ray-pacs?

Amethyst is the first novel in the Guardian series, a spellbinding young adult, urban fantasy series laced with paranormal elements.

Second - The Swoon:

My mouth on his mouth was fiery hot. I'd never felt more sure of anything in my entire life. Abandoning the slow, leisurely kiss, I tilted my head and forced his lips open. When I found his tongue, I ravaged it with my own. I demanded his surrender, yet begged for his acceptance. Deepening my kiss, I devastated him with weeks of pent up passion and longing. I provoked him until his body was shaking. With my hands clasped around his neck, I held on for dear life.

This kiss was a long time coming. Although Lexi (aka Alex) and Jason are strongly attracted to each other, there is a wall between them which takes most of the book to breakdown.

An interesting read with many questions raised and the answers only being revealed towards the end.

My rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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


  1. Oh wow... that is one saucy kiss! Loved it Marilyn, thanks for bringing it to my attention. (My TBR list is big enough! LOL)

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. Yeah. Mine too. And it just keeps growing.

  2. Ooh, paranormal NA...I love it! And this one looks excellent, thanks for sharing :) My Swoon isn't paranormal but it does have a unique storyline and I think you'd like it.

  3. Ooo, fiery hot, LOVE! Also, purple is my favorite color :D Great swoon choice, Marilyn! :)

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. Such a beautiful cover! And boy is that girl in control of that kiss. Nice.

  5. Wow!!! Now that's a Swoon! I love how it's the girl ravaging the guy, and demanding his surrender! And she made him shake with passion! This book sure sounds hot!

    Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  6. Ohhh this book is new to me and what a swoon! I like it, on the TBR it goes haha

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  7. How swoon! I think I have this book as well. Awesome swoon I will definitely need to move this book up my list!