Thursday, June 11, 2015

Swoon Thursday # 142 ~ Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout



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:

Stone Cold Touch
(The Dark Elements #2)
by
Jennifer L. Armentrout  


First - The Blurb:

Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…



Second - The Swoon:

The kiss deepened as he shifted closer. One of his legs ended between mine and the weight of him above me did wonderfully wicked things to my insides. His hands ran down my stomach and then under the hem. When it came in contact with my bare skin, I picked up the intensity in what he was feeling. The need.Desire. Something far stronger drove him. My back arched into his touch and my toes curled.


This is one of those series which just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for it's conclusion in Every Last Breath, due for release July 28th.

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!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday # 38 ~ The Evil We Love (Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #5) by Cassandra Clare



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.


This week I’m waiting on: 


The Evil We Love
(Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #5)
by
Cassandra Clare     


Expected publication: June 16th, 2015



All evil starts somewhere, and Simon Lewis learns how The Circle—led by Valentine Morgenstern—began. One of ten adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

The Shadowhunter Academy has only just reopened following the disastrous rise of the Circle. Now the faculty can finally admit to what happened when Valentine was a student.

This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. The Evil We Love is written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.

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What are you waiting for?
Please leave a comment below with your WoW link!
Thanks in advance for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #145 ~ White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout




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:


White Hot Kiss
(The Dark Elements #1)
by
Jennifer L. Armentrout 



First - The Blurb:




One kiss could be the last. 

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. 

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. 

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. 

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.





Second - The Tease:


The brush of his lips was tentative at first, an unhurried sweep of his mouth against mine. Every muscle in my body locked up, but I didn't pull away like I should've, and Roth made a low sound deep in his throat that sent shivers down my spine. His lips caressed mine again, nibbling and clinging to them until they parted on a gasp. He deepened the kiss with a thrust of his tongue. My senses went into overload, firing in every direction. The kiss - it was everything I could've imagined a kiss to be and then some.



I actually read this book a while back after borrowing it from the ebook library. Recently, I discovered that my local bookstore had it in stock along with Stone Cold Touch, so naturally, I had to add them to my physical shelf. 

This was Layla's first kiss. It's one of my favorite scenes in the book so I thought I would share it with you.



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Okay, so what do you think?

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

TBR Tuesday # 100 ~ Promise (Soul Savers #1) by Kristie Cook




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:


Promise
(Soul Savers #1)
by
Kristie Cook 



First installment of award-winning author Kristie Cook's bestselling Soul Savers Series
Alexis Ames has a life full of promise...but not all promises can be kept.

When Alexis Ames is attacked by creatures that can't be real, she decides it's time she learns who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their family's secrets closely. After meeting the inhumanly attractive, multi-talented Tristan Knight, however, Alexis retreats behind her fa├žade of normalcy...until she discovers he's not exactly normal either. Then their secrets begin to unravel.

Their union brings hope and promise to her family's secret society, the Angels' army, and to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy - Satan's minions and Tristan's creators. After all, Alexis and Tristan are a match made in Heaven and in Hell.

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SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!

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