8/28/2014

Swoon Thursday (152): Just a Kiss




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 post title comes from all three of the new swoons.  They're just kisses (mostly)...but they are still OH so swoony! :D

Enjoy!

Happy Thursday, y'all!


KELLY: Swooning over FINDING WILLOW by Michelle K. Pickett:

I grazed my lips across hers. Barely a touch but enough to make her suck in a breath. The next kiss was a little harder, longer. Annabelle sighed, wrapping her hand around my bicep, and I nearly came undone.

KELSEY: Swooning over PERFECTED by Kate Jarvik Birch:


Our lips moved together. Gently at first, then desperate. Greedy for one another. This was what it meant to be kissed, only this time I didn't need to be taught. Kissing him felt natural, as essential as air. I breathed him in, filled my mouth with the taste of him.



JESSICA:  Swooning over TAKING CHANCES by Molly McAdams:
         I crawled higher on the bed to press my lips first to his head, then temple, making my way to his lips. He crushed his mouth to mine when I got closer and I sucked in a startled breath. He held my body close to his, the weight of him as he rolled slightly on top of me was exhilarating and I found myself trying to pull him even closer. Parting my legs with one of his knees, heat instantly pooled low in my belly when his knee pressed high up against the inside of my thighs. I shuddered when Brandon made a trail to the base of my neck.
"Harper," he groaned into my skin, "you can't do that."
I froze, "What did I do?"
He blew out a long breath before rolling back to his side and curling me into his arms. "You can't shiver like that when I kiss you. It drives me crazy."



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ASHLEY:  Swooning over Michele Vail's UNCHOSEN:


     "Now we go to Las Vegas.  Where to?  Your house or the Zomporium?"
     "Ally said to meet her at the Zomporium."
     "You got it."  Rath pulled me closer.  "Oh, and one more thing."
     He brought me fully into his embrace, dipped his head down, and kissed me.  At first, it was a gentle exploration of lips.  That was enough to get my heart thumping. Then he split the seam of my mouth with his tongue.
     My stomach squeezed, and I latched onto his shoulders, and followed his lead.  I wasn't an experienced kisser, but Rath didn't seem to mind.
     After a long moment of our mouths meeting and parting and going back for more, Rath finally pulled back--just a little.
     I blinked up at him, feeling dazed.  Actually, I felt as though I were floating, just like the fog drifting around us.  "Wow."
     One corner of his mouth curled upward.  "I want you to know how I feel about you, Molly."
     "I like you too."  It seemed like such an inadequate thing to say, but Rath broke into a full smile.
     "I'm glad we got that cleared up"
     "Ditto."



NEREYDA:  Swooning over I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
In his shirt, my legs were bare as I straddled him, still kissing.  He trailed his lips away from my mouth, over my jaw and down my throat, counterpoint of teeth and tongue to make me moan.  He took each sound, each gasp, with quick lunge back to my lips.  He stroked a path down my back, pausing at my hips then sliding lower.  A shudder went through both of us when he grazed my bare thighs.



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.



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!


8/21/2014

Swoon Thursday (151): I Want You to Know...



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 post title comes from my swoon.  It's amazing that someone can communicate something they want another person to know through a simple (or not-so-simple) touch, a kiss, an embrace...Sometimes when we can't find the words to express how we feel, we can still say "I want you to know this" through our actions.  :)  

Enjoy!

Happy Thursday, y'all!


KELLY: Swooning over HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson:

The kiss crashed over me, wave upon wave of fire. The ache exploded across my chest like an atom bomb, incinerating everything in its path. I let it burn me; I let it consume me.
As Joshua parted his lips and moved them against mine, I felt his lips--the soft, warm skin of them.


ASHLEY:  Swooning over Michele Vail's UNCHOSEN:
     "Now we go to Las Vegas.  Where to?  Your house or the Zomporium?"
     "Ally said to meet her at the Zomporium."
     "You got it."  Rath pulled me closer.  "Oh, and one more thing."
     He brought me fully into his embrace, dipped his head down, and kissed me.  At first, it was a gentle exploration of lips.  That was enough to get my heart thumping. Then he split the seam of my mouth with his tongue.
     My stomach squeezed, and I latched onto his shoulders, and followed his lead.  I wasn't an experienced kisser, but Rath didn't seem to mind.
     After a long moment of our mouths meeting and parting and going back for more, Rath finally pulled back--just a little.
     I blinked up at him, feeling dazed.  Actually, I felt as though I were floating, just like the fog drifting around us.  "Wow."
     One corner of his mouth curled upward.  "I want you to know how I feel about you, Molly."
     "I like you too."  It seemed like such an inadequate thing to say, but Rath broke into a full smile.
     "I'm glad we got that cleared up"
     "Ditto."


JESSICA:  Swooning over TAKING SHOTS by Toni Aleo:
"I had a great afternoon with you, Elli," he said. Was he whispering? Was his voice husky? 
Oh, God. 
"Me too, one of the best ever." She cringed at her nervous babble. God, she was an idiot. Shea gave her a sexy grin that she was starting to think he was born doing, and leaned closer to her. Her breath caught audibly, and he smiled again.
"Can I kiss you?" he whispered in a husky, manly, yummy voice. Elli could do nothing but nod and his lips were over hers within seconds. His lips were so warm, so strong, as his hand came up to her cheek, caressing her face softly.
She had never been kissed like this. When Justin would kiss her, it was quick and rushed, but Shea took his time, tasting her mouth as she did the same to him. When he pulled back, he smiled down at her.
"I'll call you later?"



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NEREYDA:  Swooning over I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
In his shirt, my legs were bare as I straddled him, still kissing.  He trailed his lips away from my mouth, over my jaw and down my throat, counterpoint of teeth and tongue to make me moan.  He took each sound, each gasp, with quick lunge back to my lips.  He stroked a path down my back, pausing at my hips then sliding lower.  A shudder went through both of us when he grazed my bare thighs.

KELSEY: Swooning over THE MONSTER WITHIN by Kelly Hashway:

I whirled around and kissed him, right in the middle of the hallway. I ran my fingers through his hair and pulled him to me. Kids cheered and yelled comments all around us, but I ignored them. I wasn't letting go of Ethan. I wasn't wasting a single moment with him.



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.



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!


8/14/2014

Swoon Thursday (150): Memories








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 post title comes from Jessica's swoon.  Many of the swoons everyone shares have to do with memories...whether it's making them, or remembering them.  

Happy Thursday, y'all!


ASHLEY:  Swooning over C. L. Stone's LIAR :
       "I got this for you," he said, his eyes intent.
       "Ah," I said.  Maybe he got it because I'd been eating a lot of junk.  Hadn't we all been eating the same things? Why didn't he just ask me if I would eat one instead of ordering it for me?  "Thank you," I said, althought it was almost a question.  I took the [fruit] cup.
       "He held on to it for a second, still looking at me.  His smile broadened, "Good."
       I may have not had coffee yet, but this was a deliberate...something.  "What?" I asked.
       He inclined his head. "What what?"
       "Why the fruit?" I asked.  I may as well be frank.  He was being weird.  "Are you saying I eat too much junk?"
       He grunted and rolled his eyes.
       "Is it a Russian thing?  You're going to have to explain it to me."
       "Where I come from," he said.  "Girl sits at table in restaurant." He pointed to me.  Then he pointed to himself. "Guy buys her fruit salad."
       "What does fruit salad mean?"
       "Introduction," he said.  "Means...I would like to make your acquaintance."

 JESSICA:  Swooning over OPPOSITION by Jennifer Armentrout:
Her lower lip trembled as she shifted her weight from one foot to the other, her toes sinking into spilled conditioner or shampoo. An eternity stretched out between us as I soaked her up with my eyes. A collage of memories--from the day she knocked on my front door and changed my life, to the first time she said those three words that made my life what it was--bombarded me. But it was more than just memories. I knew right then I shouldn't be feeling what I was, but every cell demanded her. My blood boiled.  
I wanted her.  
I needed her.  
I loved her.
NEREYDA:  Swooning over I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
In his shirt, my legs were bare as I straddled him, still kissing.  He trailed his lips away from my mouth, over my jaw and down my throat, counterpoint of teeth and tongue to make me moan.  He took each sound, each gasp, with quick lunge back to my lips.  He stroked a path down my back, pausing at my hips then sliding lower.  A shudder went through both of us when he grazed my bare thighs.
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KELLY: Swooning over THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING by Rachel Harris:

Desire, pure and raw, electrifies my veins as his tongue sweeps my mouth. A whimpering sound springs from my chest, and instinctively, I wrap my arms around his neck, tugging him closer. Needing more. My teeth graze his full bottom lip, and I pull it, sucking on it gently.


KELSEY: Swooning over THE MONSTER WITHIN by Kelly Hashway:

I whirled around and kissed him, right in the middle of the hallway. I ran my fingers through his hair and pulled him to me. Kids cheered and yelled comments all around us, but I ignored them. I wasn't letting go of Ethan. I wasn't wasting a single moment with him.



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." 



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!