Saturday, June 14, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #54

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsIt is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

And this weeks additions are:

Starting Over (Starting Over, #1)
by Evan Grace

Hooked on the Game (The Sterling Shore Series #1)
by C.M. Owens

Close to You (Laurel Heights, #2)
by Kate Perry

So... what did you add to your shelf this week?
I'd really like to know.
Please leave a comment below.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Swoon Thursday #94 ~ Thin White Line by J.A. Templeton

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:

Thin White Line
(Badboy Rockers #1)
J.A. Templeton

First - The Blurb:

*New Adult Romance--17+ due to adult situations.*

Kenzie’s picture perfect California life is turned upside down when her father leaves the family for another woman. Within months, she goes from private school and posh beachside living to public school and a sub-par apartment in rainy Washington. 

On her first day at her new school, Kenzie is reunited with her cousin Brooke, a rebellious senior who sings in a popular rock band with two of the sexiest men Kenzie has ever met. 

Kenzie is soon swept into a world of partying, concerts and tattooed bad boy rockers. Just when she starts to feel like she finally belongs, a single night and a fateful decision changes everything. 

Second - The Swoon:

His throat convulses as he swallows hard, then he reaches up and brushes long fingers along my jaw. "I want you too."
The smile disappears from my lips and I kiss him... with all the passion I've been feeling since I met him.
His hands cup my face and his lips meet mine. The touch is soft at first, but soon grows heated as I scoot closer to him, my arms around his neck. I push him back on the couch and am soon the aggressor, kissing him, my hands in his hair.
Reaching behind his head he drags the shirt over his head and tosses it aside. I slide my hands along the chiseled planes of his chest, his abdomen, and the sides of his mouth curve into a mischievous grin that I feel all the way to my toes.

There are two bad boys in this story - Ryder and Deklan. Ryder is the flirtatious type, while Deklan is a little more reserved. Attracted to both of them, Kenzie is not sure which one she likes more. Eventually though, she does finally make a decision.

Can you guess which bad boy she's kissing?

Hint: it's probably not the one you think it is.

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Okay, so what do you think?

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #94 ~ Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry

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:

Crossing the Line

(Pushing the Limits #1.1)

Katie McGarry

First - The Blurb:

Katie McGarry captivated readers with her “riveting, emotional”* Young Adult debut, Pushing the Limits. In this gripping novella, she tells the story of Lila and Lincoln, who discover that sometimes it’s worth crossing the line for love…

Lila McCormick, Echo's best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.

Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.

Second - The Tease:

Her kiss is soft and warm - inviting. We both explore, a hesitant dance as we glide over lines neither one of us imagined crossing. I let go of her hand to push the damp hair away from her face. My fingers trace her cheekbone, then drift to the nape of her neck.
My skin vibrates when a feminine sigh escapes her lips - a sound of longing. Lila shifts and I take advantage by wrapping an arm around her body. She weaves her fingers into my hair and pulls me closer. My blood heats and so does our kiss.

What can I say, Katie McGarry has done it again with this Novella. Definitely a must read.

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Okay, so what do you think?

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

TBR Tuesday #49 ~ Double Clutch by 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:

Double Clutch
(Brenna Blixen #1)


Liz Reinhardt

Who to choose . . .?

Thrust back into school life after a year in Denmark, Brenna Blixen is soon making new friends and catching the eye of two boys with bad reputations. There’s the dark and mysterious Saxon, and the gorgeous and sexy Jake.

They’re both totally hot and totally into Brenna.

But Saxon and Jake have unresolved history and Brenna’s caught in the middle.

It’s time to make some tough choices, fast.

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