Friday, October 12, 2012

Feature & Follow #8

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 book do you think would make a great Halloween movie?
Please explain in graphic detail and goriness...
I haven't read too many books which fall into the category of horror and therefore would be suitable to be made into a movie for Halloween. So going through my meagre collection of books which involve gore, the one that comes to mind is:
Amanda Hocking
It is a book which contains violent marauders and flesh- eating zombies. Some of the scenes left me biting my nails and sitting on the edge of my seat.

So what's your FF?
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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 11, 2012

Swoon Thursday #8 Immortal City

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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Okay! So this weeks SWOON comes from
Immortal City
Scott Speer
Although there is not a whole lot of romance in this novel, the interactions which occur between Maddy and Jackson occur often enough to keep the interest flowing. In fact, it would be fair for me to say that I enjoyed the story and had a hard time putting it down.
Here's what I consider to be one of Maddy and Jackson's (Jacks) swoon worthy moments:
Maddy looked at his face against her chest, at the divine, flawless features that still took her breath away. She reached out and, with the tip of her finger, touched his forehead. Then, as if it were a healing instrument, she traced the finger along his skin, across his temple, and down the line of his jaw, feeling the stubble of his beard. Finally, she traced up his chin and brushed his lips.
Jacks's eyes opened. He sat up and faced her, his wings expanding behind him, bathing the two of them in faint blue light. She watched him carefully and waited for him to stop her. He didn't. She touched him again, this time on his arm. She traced her finger along his forearm, up past his bicep, to his shoulder. Then, after hesitating only a moment, she moved her finger delicately onto the ridge of his wing. Jacks let out a heavy sigh, and suddenly, faster than Maddy could see, his powerful hands were on her arms. The grip was almost painful.
He kissed her fully and deeply. She pressed herself into him. The electricity began to thud like a hammer between them, back and forth, growing. Their bodies entwined in the dusty light of the gym, at half-court, the empty bleachers their only witnesses. Maddy drew a gasp of pleasure as Jacks lifted her onto his lap. He wrapped his wings around her body and she wrapped her legs around him.
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So what do you think? 
If you liked my SWOON, please leave a comment below.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #8 Broken

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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So what's on this week's menu?
Dean Murray
I have to admit,  Ifound this story a little slow going at first. But finally (about half-way through) it picked up and things became a whole lot more interesting. If you have a fondness for shape shifters and don't mind wading through a few repetitive scenes before getting to the good stuff, then Broken might be for you.

I wanted to say something, wanted to tell Alec he didn't need to worry about me, that I'd spent enough time by myself lately to be happy with my own company, but the words wouldn't come out. The sheer pleasure at having him hold me so close was like a drug. I could feel the pleasant, tingly sensation I'd started associating with his touch, and it was like the best full body massage, tied up with chocolate and reading a classic.
Wow!! I actually managed to keep it to three sentences this week. So, have you been touched in a way that makes you feel like you have just had the best full body massage, tied up with chocolate and reading a classic?

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PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or if you don't have a blog, then please leave your ‘teasers’ in the comment section below!

Happy Teasing!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #4


Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

Last week I took a brief vacation with my family and while I was away, I managed to pick up a book which I have seen on a few blog sites.
Immortal City
Scott Speer
I am currently half way through and I am finding it a very enjoyable read.
I also managed to find a few minutes to search through the Apple iBookstore and added the following two books to my virtual shelf.
The Fallen
Jessica Sorensen
The Devil's Lover: The Wish
Dahlia Lu
So what's on your shelf? I'd really like to know.