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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.
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Hey, y'all! Ashley here. This week's title comes from my swoon. That tiny little word...want. Many times we see the word NEED when we're reading swoon-worthy moments, but sometimes...sometimes we have to go for what we WANT, whether we NEED it or not. :)
Happy Thursday, y'all!
ASHLEY: Swooning over Kelly Martin's THE BLACK HEART:
The reason I stopped talking is because J raised my knuckles to her lips and kissed them gently.
And I think my heart stopped.
I never in my wildest dreams thought she'd kiss the hand that she had just been wiping the blood from. I'm not sure if she had planned on it or if it had just happened. But the way her eyes found mine, I think it was an accident.
If a kiss can be an accident.
For what seemed like an eternity, we stared at each other. Her hand held mine. And my other held on to the sink. I wasn't sure what to do. I knew what I wanted to do, and by the look she gave me, I thought she wanted it too.
I'd already felt her lips on my knuckles, my rough and bloodied skin. But I wanted to know what her lips would feel like on mine. I wanted to grab her, throw her legs around me, and push her up against the stall wall.
JESSICA: Swooning over STONE COLD TOUCH by Jennifer L. Armentrout:(Jess note: This is a long one, but I couldn't help myself. Zayne + cuddles = swoonage I can't ignore.)
Zayne stared back at me, momentarily obscured by a length of blond hair. I held my breath as he eased down on his side and tugged the covers up to his waist. My gaze dipped. He was wearing a gray cotton shirt and it stretched taught over his shoulders as he reached over and under the comforter, finding me in the bundle of blankets. With his arm around my waist, he snagged me back against his chest. Every muscle in my body tensed as he settled in behind me, curving his body around mine with a natural ease that scattered my senses. There was virtually nothing between us but our thin sleep clothes, which were no shield from the hear he radiated.
And that warmth...oh. It seeped into my muscles, easing out the knots and all the sore spots. Within seconds, the rigidness flowed out of my spine and my cheek returned to the pillow. The bed turned into a cloud and I felt like I was in one of those cheesy mattress commercials Stacey and Sam always made fun of, but Zayne had the power to change an ordinary mattress into something wonderful. I closed my eyes, letting my body sink down. In the moments that followed, I wasn't thinking about anything and that was great.
He lifted his hand from my waist long enough to brush strands of my hair out of his face and then I felt his warm breath against the back of my neck. A series of shivers danced over my skin. A different kind of tightness formed in my lower stomach as I focused on breathing normally and not like I'd just attempted to run up and down bleachers.
KELLY: Swooning over JAMES GAMES by L.A. Rose:
He kisses me hard, pushing me up against the wall. The flyer slips off the wall and flutters to the floor, but I don't notice because I'm kissing him back, moaning into his mouth and burying my hands in his hair as his lips furiously claim mine.
KELSEY: Swooning over FIRE by Ashelyn Drake:
Logan leans forward, keeping his eyes locked on mine. He inches toward my face, giving me the chance to back away, but I don't want to. His hand cups my cheek and gently pulls me toward him. His lips touch mine, softly at first, and then with more intensity. I melt into him, giving in to the imprint. Giving in to the longing I can't deny. I deepen the kiss, pulling him closer to me. I'm on his lap now. I want to lose myself in him, but I can't let go or I'll start burning up again.
My feet are still in the water, and the idea hits me. I pull away just long enough to bring us both tumbling into the pool. In my mind, I know it's wrong to throw myself at Logan like this, but my mind has nothing on my heart.
TRISHA: Swooning over INTO THE FIRE by Kelly Hashway writing as Ashelyn Drake:
He inches toward me face, giving me the chance to back away, but I don't want to. His hand cups my cheek and gently pulls me toward him. His lips touch mine, softly at first, and then with more intensity. I melt in to him, giving in to the imprint. Giving in to the longing I can't deny. I deepen the kiss, pulling him closer to me. I'm on his lap now. I want to lose myself in him, but I can't let go or I'll start burning up again.
HEATHER: Swooning over LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins:
I kiss him like I've never kissed anyone before.
He doesn't move. His lips aren't moving.
My head jerks back in alarm. I've acted rashly, I've pushed him too quickly---
He collapses to his knees and yanks me back to his lips.
His kiss isn't even remotely innocent. There's passion, but there's also an urgency verging on panic. He pulls me close, as close as my dress and chair will allow, and he's gripping me so tightly that I feel his fingers press through the back of my stays.
NEREYDA: Swooning (TWICE!) over THE HOOKUP by Kristen Callahan:
"I want to kiss you, Anna."
My breath hitches. I'm all the way under the covers now, in a dark heated world. And there's nothing but his voice. "I think about it all the time. How soft your lips will be? What will they taste like? Will you make those sweet little noises like you do when we make love?"and:“Why won’t you let me kiss you, Anna?”
I can’t breathe.
“It’s too much,” I rasp.
“Not when I want everything.” He says it so deep and strong, a staking of a claim. “And I want everything with you, Anna.”
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