7/24/2014

Swoon Thursday (147): Dimples





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.  So, this week's title comes from my swoon.  It would appear that no matter where a dimple is, it can add to the swoon-worthy-ness of a scene. :)  Enjoy!

Happy Thursday, y'all!



KELLY: Swooning over CATCH ME WHEN I FALL by Vicki Leigh:

Dropping my shirt, I wrapped my arms around her, pulling her closer to me. I kissed her back and gently pressed her against the wall where she had been hiding in the shadows. Our lips opened and closed together. Her hands moved from my face down my chest to my stomach. They glided around to my back, pulling the lower half of my body against hers.

ASHLEY:  Swooning over Cassie Mae's THE REAL THING:
"You have a dimple here," he says, pressing into a spot on my lower back with the tip of his pinky.

"My back must be smiling at you."  I chuckle into the pillow, and I feel him shake with light laughter as he straddles me to use both hands in his patterns.

"Does that mean you like it?"

"Mmm-hmm."  I snuggle farther into the comforter tangling our legs.
       

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NEREYDA: Has TWO swoons from UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover:

He smiles and briefly presses his lips to mine, kissing them softly.  When he pulls back, he brings his hands up to my cheeks and looks me in the eyes.  “You having fun?”
I bite my bottom lip to keep from smiling as much as I want to smile right now.  He leans forward and takes my lip into his mouth, pulling it away from my teeth.  He kisses it for a few seconds, then releases it.  “Don’t bite that again,” he says.  “I like seeing you smile.” 
His hands cup my cheeks, and he presses his mouth to mine so hard I hit the frame of the door behind me.
He kisses me so possessively and desperately it would make me sad if only I didn't love it so much.  He inhales deeply and pulls away, exhaling slowly, staring me hard in the eyes.  He drops his hand and steps back, waiting for me to step into the hallway before he closes his door.

TRISHA:  Swooning over WHERE I BELONG by J Daniels:

She grabs my hand and I give her the other one so that both our hands are linked together. I'm kneeling between her legs, staring down into those chocolate eyes that hold me by the balls and could make me do practically anything right now.




RACHEL:  Swooning over STIR ME UP by Sabrina Elkins...there were several scenes I could pull from--the CHEESE for the camera was particularly adorable--but this one is just...GAH! 
"Are you sure about this? Being with me?" His eyes are complicated. Unreadable. 
"God, yes. Are you?"
He lowers his mouth back down to mine. "Yes." 


KELSEY: Swooning over SHADOW OF THE MARK by Leigh Fallon:


Giving in to the urge, we leaned closer until our lips met. Soon we were crushing each other with the intensity of a kiss that fought to satisfy the desire of the elements and our own hearts. The air reacted, whipping my hair up and scattering pages of homework from the bed onto the floor. The condensation from the window surged toward us and spun into a spiraling motion that pushed us together. We reluctantly pulled away from each other, gasping. The tug in my chest stung.

JESSICA:  Swooning over KING CAVE by Scarlett Dawn: (Jess note: FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE! I love this book and I love this series, and I could fangirl all day long about this. *flails*) 
His slow smile was genuine, his green eyes sparkling behind his glasses. "You think so?" He tugged one of my pigtails. "Because you see," he bent, his teeth beginning to nibble at my bottom lip as he tugged me closer, rumbling deeply, "I happen to think you're perfect." A harder kiss. "Hot." Another nibble. "Sexy." A gentle caress. "Cute." Hands cupped my cheeks. "Beautiful." Lips hovered over mine, making me pant. "All rolled into one perfect woman." He grinned naughtily. "My woman." 

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!


7/17/2014

Swoon Thursday (146): Just to See You Smile




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, I was feeling a little selfish...and undecisive.  So, lucky for you, I am sharing TWO swoons this week, and they're kinda on the longer side.  But I just couldn't choose!  And apparently neither could Nereyda, because she's sharing two swoons too!

Anyway, this week's title sorta comes from Nereyda's first swoon.  After I read the last line, for some reason the song, "Just to See You Smile" by Tim McGraw popped into my head...and that turned into the title.  :D  Enjoy the swoons!

Happy Thursday, y'all!





ASHLEY:  Swooning over Melissa West's PIECES OF OLIVIA *and* Jay McLean's MORE THAN FOREVER:
From Pieces of Olivia:
He tucked my hair behind my ear and moved still closer.  "I can't promise anything.  I have nothing in me to promise, but that doesn't mean I won't try."

I swallowed, feeling the walls around me crumbling down.

"Let me be what you need."

My breath caught, the fight in me diminishing with each spoken word.  What was I so afraid of?  I reached out, gliding my fingertips over his face and into his hair.  Briefly, I thought of how often I'd dreamt of touching his hair, and then his mouth was on mine, and all thought was gone, except him and us and this moment.

          From More Than Forever:
"Sometimes I think that this--you and me--this could be as good as it gets for the rest of my life and that would be perfect.  I feel like I've loved you for eternity, and it's not even close to long enough.  Even now, when it's summer and there's no school and we can spend every second of every day together it doesn't seem like enough.  Do you think it's normal? To feel that? To be sixteen and feel like your life begins and ends with one person?"

She shakes her head slowly. "It's not dumb," she says.  "And I don't know what's normal.  I know that I love you, and I know that I feel sorry for all the people who never get to experience the kind of love we have.  Even if it's short lived." 
My brows bunch.  "You think ours will be short lived?"

She shakes her head slowly.  "I don't think anything can ever get in the way of our love.  Ever."

NEREYDA: Has TWO swoons from UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover:

He smiles and briefly presses his lips to mine, kissing them softly.  When he pulls back, he brings his hands up to my cheeks and looks me in the eyes.  “You having fun?”
I bite my bottom lip to keep from smiling as much as I want to smile right now.  He leans forward and takes my lip into his mouth, pulling it away from my teeth.  He kisses it for a few seconds, then releases it.  “Don’t bite that again,” he says.  “I like seeing you smile.” 
His hands cup my cheeks, and he presses his mouth to mine so hard I hit the frame of the door behind me.
He kisses me so possessively and desperately it would make me sad if only I didn't love it so much.  He inhales deeply and pulls away, exhaling slowly, staring me hard in the eyes.  He drops his hand and steps back, waiting for me to step into the hallway before he closes his door.

TRISHA:  Swooning over WHERE I BELONG by J Daniels:

She grabs my hand and I give her the other one so that both our hands are linked together. I'm kneeling between her legs, staring down into those chocolate eyes that hold me by the balls and could make me do practically anything right now.



Delicious Repeats:


KELLY: Swooning over DAUGHTER OF CHAOS by Jen McConnell:

He still tasted like vanilla and mint, and I closed my eyes, savoring the feel of his lips. Energy coursed through my veins, and I pulled him close, pressing my body against his solid warmth. 




RACHEL:  Swooning over STIR ME UP by Sabrina Elkins...there were several scenes I could pull from--the CHEESE for the camera was particularly adorable--but this one is just...GAH! 
"Are you sure about this? Being with me?" His eyes are complicated. Unreadable. 
"God, yes. Are you?"
He lowers his mouth back down to mine. "Yes." 


KELSEY: Swooning over SHADOW OF THE MARK by Leigh Fallon:


Giving in to the urge, we leaned closer until our lips met. Soon we were crushing each other with the intensity of a kiss that fought to satisfy the desire of the elements and our own hearts. The air reacted, whipping my hair up and scattering pages of homework from the bed onto the floor. The condensation from the window surged toward us and spun into a spiraling motion that pushed us together. We reluctantly pulled away from each other, gasping. The tug in my chest stung.

JESSICA:  Swooning over KING CAVE by Scarlett Dawn: (Jess note: FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE! I love this book and I love this series, and I could fangirl all day long about this. *flails*) 
His slow smile was genuine, his green eyes sparkling behind his glasses. "You think so?" He tugged one of my pigtails. "Because you see," he bent, his teeth beginning to nibble at my bottom lip as he tugged me closer, rumbling deeply, "I happen to think you're perfect." A harder kiss. "Hot." Another nibble. "Sexy." A gentle caress. "Cute." Hands cupped my cheeks. "Beautiful." Lips hovered over mine, making me pant. "All rolled into one perfect woman." He grinned naughtily. "My woman." 

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!


7/14/2014

Release Special & GIVEAWAY! Happy Release Day to Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris



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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Rachel Harris' ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED ON PURPOSE!! ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED ON PURPOSE is the third book in her Love and Games Series published by Entangled Bliss.



Accidentally Married On Purpose

About ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED ON PURPOSE:

One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy love

Sherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what’s happened in Vegas staying there.

Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.

Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn’t the hardest part—it’s reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can’t last. Tyler’s first love will always be music—and the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.




EXCERPT:

From opposite the long table of food, the brunette gave him a blatant once over as he came to a stop in front of her, twirling a strand of purple hair around her fingertip. When she reached his lucky belt buckle, her sinful lips twitched.

“If the words, ‘Come here often,’ leave your mouth, I swear I’ll laugh you straight back to roadie-ville.” Her words were harsh, but the smile that sprang free was playful, and Tyler found himself mesmerized by the familiar twang of her southern voice.

So much so that he’d almost missed what she said.

“Roadie-ville?”

“Sorry, do you prefer techie?” Her cute nose wrinkled as she stuck her hands in her back jeans pocket. “I heard someone else say that earlier, but I swear that sounds like a computer nerd.” She looked him up and down again, this time her gaze lingering around his hips. Slightly south of the belt buckle. Hot damn. “I think roadie fits you better. Sounds sexier.”

Tyler scratched the side of his jaw. Was she messing with him? He’d heard a hell of a lot of come-ons since making it to Nashville and had been propositioned in every way possible. But this was a first. The woman stared back, smiling that damn seductive smile, and he realized she honestly had no clue who he was. For some reason, he was in no hurry to correct that just yet.

He couldn’t recall the last time he’d gone anywhere without being recognized, much less his own concert. But since the room was swarming with crew, Tyler could understand the confusion…if she weren’t a hardcore fan, and clearly, this woman wasn’t. Tyler swiped a hand over his mouth, hiding a smile.

“Sugar, you can call me anything you like,” he drawled, laying it on thick even to his own ears. Her pretty lips parted, and he grinned. “And what can I call you?”

Her smile twisted into a smirk. “Who said you could call me at all?”

He laughed, shocked again, and for the first time in a long time, speechless.

She winked. “I’m Sherry.” When she said her name, she looked right into his eyes as if he should remember it, and he had no doubt that he would. The confidence pouring off her was sexy as hell. “And…you are?”

“Tyler,” he replied, glad she’d gone with just her first name so he could do the same. The rest of the world simply referred to Tyler as Blue, the front man for the band bearing his last name. Even so, he stood back and waited for a sign of recognition.

It never came.

When it became obvious she really had no clue who he was, nor would she guess any time soon, Tyler felt a knot of tension release between his shoulder blades.

“So, Sherry, you planning to watch tonight’s show?”

She pulled a face. “I’m not much for country, other than the line dances. All those songs about trucks and trains and whiskey and dogs, though that last one I can forgive.” Her smile softened and Tyler moved closer, wanting to be nearer the genuine warmth of it. “No offense to your boss or anything,” she added with a slight grimace. “I heard he’s pretty hot…even if he is the man-whore of country music.”

A shocked laugh burst from his lips. “Excuse me?”

She waved her comment away, as if she hadn’t just insulted him to his face—which, he guessed, she hadn’t really. At least not on purpose. “Just a theory I have. I’m sure he’s a perfectly adequate boss.”

Now, Tyler laughed for real. “Yeah, he’s…adequate.” Shaking his head, he propped his hip on the table. This was the most fun he’d had with a woman in months—and they both still had their clothes on.






Author Photo About Rachel Harris:

Award-winning and Bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls next door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Emotion, vibrant settings, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books...and kissing. Lots of kissing.

An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romance, and LOVES talking with readers.





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