Thursday, April 24, 2014

Swoon Thursday # 87 ~ Enticed by Jessica Shirvington

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 SWOONWhat 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:

(The Violet Eden Chapters #2)

Jessica Shirvington

First - The Blurb:

Every day Violet Eden wonders whether she made the right choice.

She still doesn't fully understand these powers she's been granted as a half-angel Grigori. And worse, isn't even sure she's capable of using them. Stab someone through the heart? Really?

No matter how bad things get, though, Violet doesn't run and she doesn't quit. Even if it means she can never allow herself to love the guy she longs for. Even if it means asking her enemy for help. Even if no one is telling her the truth.

The war between Exiles and Angels is on—and she's wanted by both sides.

Second - My Swoon:

I didn't answer, but - thank the heavens - he didn't wait. His lips, delicious as ever, found safe landing on mine and the second they did, my frozen state melted in the absolute steaminess between us.
I don't know how much time passed. It felt like moments. But somehow my legs had found their way around Lincoln's waist and my back was against the wall. For once, neither one of us pulled away. Even when  we smashed into the bookshelf and cracked it in two. If anything, it made the whole thing better.

I'm really enjoying this series. Lincoln is one swoon worthy guy. And fortunately, I have the next book - Emblaze - waiting in the wings.

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Okay, so what do you think?

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #87 ~ Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

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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My Tease for this week comes from:


(The Violet Eden Chapters #1)

Jessica Shirvington

First - The Blurb:

It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”

Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before. 

Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.

A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…

Second - The Teasers:

Tease 1
“Did you ever think we would be anything other than unbelievable?” 

Tease 2
"Kissing you is.. I tried so hard for so long to deny myself. I tried to do the right thing. But ever since we kissed on your birthday I knew once I started I'd never be able.. even through we can't..” 

Tease 3
I pushed passed him. He grabbed my hand and swung me back towards him. Then he pushed me against the wall and... he kissed me.
He ran his thumb along my jawline and down my throat, hips pinning me to the wall. He kissed me slowly and with intensity, and once I got over the mind-numbing shock and comprehended what was actually happening, it was incredible. I had never been kissed like that before. We melted together. Every movement of mine was somehow perfectly mirrored by his. My heart was pounding so hard I knew he must be able to feel it and I was sure my legs were giving way, but he held me up, pushed me harder against the wall.

Sorry, but once again, I have found it way too difficult to give you only one tease and keep it to 2 sentences. 

And why the two covers?
The one on the right is the version I borrowed from my local library. The one on the left is from Amazon.
Personally, I prefer the one on the left.

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease(rs), please leave a comment below!

TBR Tuesday #42 ~ Silver Strand Series by Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt

My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'
If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.

This week for me its:

The Complete Silver Strand Series


Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt

I found this little package on Amazon a while back for 0.99c

Why is it still on my shelf? 

Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.