2/19/2015

Swoon Thursday (172): Right or Wrong







It's that time again! We created a HOT meme, and if you're new to the game, here's how to join in the fun:

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 steamy button above and share it on your blog. We want to know!

Hey, y'all! Ashley here.  This week's title comes from my swoon.  A swoon-worthy moment can happen at any time, whether it's the right thing to do, or the wrong thing...and most of the time, I don't care which it is. :)


Happy Thursday, y'all!


ASHLEY:  Swooning over Trisha Wolfe's FADING OUT:

"The hero has to make a choice.  It always boils down to that in any story.  Whether it's right or wrong...that really doesn't matter, as long as he can justify his motives."   
"Do you really believe that?"  I say, my whole body igniting with heat.  Anticipation has me sliding her shirt up, splaying my fingers against her silky skin.   
A trembling breath steals past her lips, and she says, "Yes."   
That's all the permission I need.   
It's like a play being called; I'm spurred into motion by her soft assent, then my mouth is covering hers, stealing her breath, coveting her mouth.  My fingers curl into the fabric of her thermal, and I pull her to me.
KELLY: Swooning over Finding Thor by Kai Strand:


Finally Nik crushed his lips against hers and relief coursed through her. Then a giddy pleasure took over and she parted her lips.
When Nik groaned into her mouth, she snaked her arms around his neck to pull him closer. Her fingers tangled into his silken waves. She'd never felt so many things at once before. Physically or mentally.


TRISHA:  Swooning over SOMETHING GREAT by M. Clarke :

"Do you want more, Jenna? Tell me you want more or I'll stop."
 His hot breath on my skin just added to what I was feeling. "More," I cried out with my eyes closed as his tongue slipped inside my sweater. With a slight twist from his head, I felt it on the side of my breast.
  
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KELSEY: Swooning over Out of the Ashes (Birth of the Phoenix #2) by Ashelyn Drake:

One second I'm staring into Logan's blue-gray eyes and the next my lips are crushing his. He moans and wraps his arms around me. My head spins and I part my lips, deepening the kiss. His touch is so intense I almost expect all my memories to come flooding back. But they don't. Not a single one. I wrap my arms around his neck, and he lifts me off the ground, carrying me over to the couch and laying me down. He pulls back just enough to look into my eyes.

"My God, Cara, you have no idea how much I've missed you." 



JESSICA:  Swooning over WICKED by Jennifer L. Armentrout : 

Ren cupped my cheek, his hand gentle as he tilted my head back, and before my heart could take another beat, he kissed me.  
It was no slow or seductive kiss.  
He claimed my lips as if he were laying claim to my body, to my soul, and every part of me. His mouth was demanding as he tilted his head, his lips moving over mine, his tongue tracing the seam of my lips, willing them to part, and I...I opened for him. My lips parted, and he made this sound, this deep animalistic groan that sent flames lapping over my skin. The kiss deepened, and his tongue slid over mine, along the roof of my mouth. He took me with his mouth, tasted me and claimed me.  
When he lifted his head, he was breathing deeply as he stared into my eyes. They swirled in a multitude of greens as he dragged his thumb along my lower lip.




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.
“Why, Anna?”
“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.”



SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! On your blog (and be sure to leave us a link), and/or on Twitter... SWOON us!

And PS! Make sure to tweet with the #YABound hashtag so we can RT you!


2/12/2015

Swoon Thursday (171): On the Brink of Explosion









It's that time again! We created a HOT meme, and if you're new to the game, here's how to join in the fun:

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 steamy button above and share it on your blog. We want to know!

Hey, y'all! Ashley here.  This week's title comes from Kelly's swoon.  I just love that part of her swoon!  There are many different kinds of swoons, but I definitely enjoy the explosive kind. ;-)


Happy Thursday, y'all!


ASHLEY:  Swooning over Jay McLean's WHERE THE ROAD TAKES ME:

"Chloe?" 
"Mmm?" she said into my chest.   
I pulled back and lifted her chin with my finger.  I made sure she was looking at me before I spoke.  "I don't ever want you to quetion this--the reason why I'm here--or whether I want to be here or not.  Ever.  I'm here because I want you.  Because I've always wanted you."   
Her breath became shaky.  "Will you kiss me already?"   
I smiled.  "You don't ever have to question that either." 
KELLY: Swooning over Follow Me Through Darkness by Danielle Ellison:


He reaches his hand out to me and pulls me forward. His lips find mine again, and this time, I'm ready. I let them take me over, and my hand slides over his back. A shock rushes through my body, a fire, a spark that works from the inside out. I pull him closer. My heart pounds, on the brink of explosion. I'm on fire. For the first time, I'm whole. I'm alive. The other things don't matter, and his touch fills that missing piece.

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TRISHA:  Swooning over HAVOC by Autumn Grey :

He sucked my top lip between his lips. "If I kiss you, I fuck you. Whether it's with my cock, my fingers, or my mouth, I go all the way. When I finally have you naked and spread before me, every little part of your body will be mine to worship..."

KELSEY: Swooning over Out of the Ashes (Birth of the Phoenix #2) by Ashelyn Drake:

One second I'm staring into Logan's blue-gray eyes and the next my lips are crushing his. He moans and wraps his arms around me. My head spins and I part my lips, deepening the kiss. His touch is so intense I almost expect all my memories to come flooding back. But they don't. Not a single one. I wrap my arms around his neck, and he lifts me off the ground, carrying me over to the couch and laying me down. He pulls back just enough to look into my eyes.

"My God, Cara, you have no idea how much I've missed you." 



JESSICA:  Swooning over WICKED by Jennifer L. Armentrout : 

Ren cupped my cheek, his hand gentle as he tilted my head back, and before my heart could take another beat, he kissed me.  
It was no slow or seductive kiss.  
He claimed my lips as if he were laying claim to my body, to my soul, and every part of me. His mouth was demanding as he tilted his head, his lips moving over mine, his tongue tracing the seam of my lips, willing them to part, and I...I opened for him. My lips parted, and he made this sound, this deep animalistic groan that sent flames lapping over my skin. The kiss deepened, and his tongue slid over mine, along the roof of my mouth. He took me with his mouth, tasted me and claimed me.  
When he lifted his head, he was breathing deeply as he stared into my eyes. They swirled in a multitude of greens as he dragged his thumb along my lower lip.




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.
“Why, Anna?”
“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.”



SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! On your blog (and be sure to leave us a link), and/or on Twitter... SWOON us!

And PS! Make sure to tweet with the #YABound hashtag so we can RT you!


2/05/2015

Swoon Thursday (170): Here and Now








It's that time again! We created a HOT meme, and if you're new to the game, here's how to join in the fun:

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 steamy button above and share it on your blog. We want to know!

Hey, y'all! Ashley here.  This week's title comes from my swoon.  Many swoons are parts of the story where the characters are just right there, in the moment, and the main character in this one finally sees that being in the moment is exactly what she needs.  :)


Happy Thursday, y'all!


ASHLEY:  Swooning over Victoria Schwab's THE UNBOUND:

"You're an idiot," I say, even as I guide his face and mouth to mine.  I kiss him, not gently, but desperately.  Desperately, because he's worth it--because life is terrifying and short and I don't know what will happen.  All I know is that here and now, I'm still alive, and I want to be with Wesley Ayers.  Here and now I want to feel his arms wrapped around me.  I want to feel his lips on mine.  I want to feel his life tangling with mine.  Here and now is all we have, and I want to make it worth whatever happens next.


Delicious Repeats:




TRISHA:  Swooning over HAVOC by Autumn Grey :

He sucked my top lip between his lips. "If I kiss you, I fuck you. Whether it's with my cock, my fingers, or my mouth, I go all the way. When I finally have you naked and spread before me, every little part of your body will be mine to worship..."

KELLY: Swooning over Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout:


I shivered against him, my eyes drifting close. And finally his lips brushed mine questioningly, once and then twice. My lips parted in response, and the velvety, supple kiss deepened. His tongue moved against mine, as if he wanted to capture my very essence with a simple kiss.

He made a deep sound in the back of his throat, and my fingers dug into his crisp shirt. Everything fell away, and there was just him and me, the way he kissed, the way he held me against him, as if I was something precious and invaluable to him.

KELSEY: Swooning over Out of the Ashes (Birth of the Phoenix #2) by Ashelyn Drake:

One second I'm staring into Logan's blue-gray eyes and the next my lips are crushing his. He moans and wraps his arms around me. My head spins and I part my lips, deepening the kiss. His touch is so intense I almost expect all my memories to come flooding back. But they don't. Not a single one. I wrap my arms around his neck, and he lifts me off the ground, carrying me over to the couch and laying me down. He pulls back just enough to look into my eyes.

"My God, Cara, you have no idea how much I've missed you." 



JESSICA:  Swooning over WICKED by Jennifer L. Armentrout : 

Ren cupped my cheek, his hand gentle as he tilted my head back, and before my heart could take another beat, he kissed me.  
It was no slow or seductive kiss.  
He claimed my lips as if he were laying claim to my body, to my soul, and every part of me. His mouth was demanding as he tilted his head, his lips moving over mine, his tongue tracing the seam of my lips, willing them to part, and I...I opened for him. My lips parted, and he made this sound, this deep animalistic groan that sent flames lapping over my skin. The kiss deepened, and his tongue slid over mine, along the roof of my mouth. He took me with his mouth, tasted me and claimed me.  
When he lifted his head, he was breathing deeply as he stared into my eyes. They swirled in a multitude of greens as he dragged his thumb along my lower lip.




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.
“Why, Anna?”
“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.”



SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! On your blog (and be sure to leave us a link), and/or on Twitter... SWOON us!

And PS! Make sure to tweet with the #YABound hashtag so we can RT you!