Friday, October 5, 2012

Feature and Follow #7

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

Here’s this week’s question:

What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?
I started my blog several months ago for a variety of reasons. First, I wanted to get in touch with people who shared my passion for both reading and writing. I have always loved books, particularly anything based on fantasy and mythical beings. Being able to communicate with others who share a similar obsession has proven to be both fulfilling and extremely rewarding. I have made so many friends and discovered books I never knew existed.
Secondly, as an author who has only recently debuted her first novel, I was advised that blogging was a great way to get noticed. So far, I have not been disappointed. There have been many of you who have offered their support and provided postive comments regarding Mystery Falls.
To all of you, I would like to say:-

 And thirdly, for fun. I had no idea blogging could be so much fun!!

What's your FF?
To play along visit Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.
Follow them, follow their Featured Blogs and then visit as many blogs as you can, posting your answer.
And don't forget to leave your link in the comments section below!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Swoon Thursday #7 Inescapable

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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This weeks SWOON comes from
Amy A. Bartol.
I know that I have featured this book before, but having recently re-read the deleted scene which captured my attention and sparked my interest, I felt that I just had to share it with you.
“Okay, you can go with me tonight to watch Russell,” he says, not taking his arm off of his eyes.
I run the rest of the way to the bed, leaping onto it. “Seriously?” I ask him, pulling his arm back from his face so I can see his eyes. “Why did your change your mind?” I ask because I thought that my plan was flawed when he refused me before.
“I just realized that the biggest threat to you, right now, is me. You make me feel wild inside. I’m losing control. Having you so near all of the time, it’s Heaven and it’s Hell. I’m becoming an Evie addict,” he says, putting his arm back on his eyes like he would shield himself from me. Instantly, I feel guilty for what I’ve been doing to him. I know the torture that he’s talking about because I share it with him. Only, he has shown restraint, whereas I’ve just used it like a weapon to get what I want.
“I’m so sorry, Reed. I didn’t mean to hurt you—I should leave. I should go back to my room at the dorm,” I say apologetically. I start to get off of the bed, but I’m whirled flat on my back in the next instant by Reed, who is hovering over me a breath away.
“You’re not leaving. I’ll control myself, but you have to help me. No more seduction—you’re too good at it and I’m too weak to handle it now,” Reed says with a stern look, scanning my eyes for any sign of dissidence.
“You seem to be holding your own,” I say sheepishly.
“That’s because you can’t read my mind. If you could, you’d see I’m riding the edge,” he says honestly. His face dips toward mine so that he can inhale the scent of my hair. The small space between us is kinetic; it begs to pull me to him.
“Okay, no more seduction, should that be a rule?” I ask shakily, as my libido seems to be stretched as taut as his.
“For now. When you’re not so soft and breakable, I’ll insist on you seducing me,” he says seriously.
“When will that be, because I’d like to get started on that as soon as possible?” I ask, biting my bottom lip in anticipation of that day.
“God knows I pray for it to be soon,” he says self-effacingly. “Get dressed—it’s cold outside and we’ll be in the car for hours. I’ll meet you downstairs when you’re ready.” Reed bends down to brush his lips to mine, but before I can wrap my arms around him and pull him to me, he’s gone from the room.
I lie on the bed, feeling remorseful and relieved at the same time. I hate hurting Reed, but I have to talk to Russell. I have to make sure he’s okay. I’ve finally been given permission to leave the house so that I can do just that. But it’s a bittersweet victory and I resolve that I will never again use our attraction against Reed in that way.
The chemistry between Evie and Reed is awesome. But don't

take my word for it. Add it to your TBR list and discover it for

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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #7 Prince Of Wolves

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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This weeks Teaser comes from:
 Prince of Wolves
Quinn Loftis
Prince of Wolves is the first book in Quinn Loftis - The Grey Wolves series. I found this book very entertaining and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good wolf story.
A word of warning, I had a hard time selecting just one teaser so I have included several. Hope you like them.
"I am only yours, my Luna. I was yours from my first breath and will be until my last."
Jacque closed her eyes as tears ran slowly down her cheeks. She pulled him closer to her as his hands rubbed her back and he kissed the top of her head. When she pulled back to look up at him, he gently held her face. Then he did the sweetest thing Jacque had ever experienced.
Fane kissed her forehead, her eyes, her cheeks, and her nose; he kissed her chin and when she thought she couldn't wait any longer, he kissed her lips. It was soft and slow and sweet. Jacque let out a soft moan and that made Fane growl. He increased the pressure of his lips on hers and the kiss became much more passionate.
When he removed his finger from her lips, she stepped forward and kissed him. When she stepped back Fane looked at her quizzically. "What was that for?"
"Just because I can, and I wanted to," Jacquelyn told him simply.
"Oh. Well, in that case..." Fane grabbed her around the waist and tossed her on the bed, covering her body with his.
Fane grinnned, obviously pleased with her comment. He stood up slowly, rising to his full height so that Jacque had to tilt her head back to look up at him. He walked around the coffee table that separated the two couches and sat down close - revision, Jacque thought - he sat down very close to her.
"So are you having a hard time thinking now?" he asked her softly.
With a shuddering breath, all Jacque could do was nod her head. 


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Happy Teasing!!!