Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature and Follow #11

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 is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can't deal with bad editing?
Abhor is a harsh word. There's nothing I really abhor but I do have a few dislikes. One is when the story jumps all over the place making it difficult to follow what's going on. And another is when you wait for that moment in a story for the girl and guy to really connect, and it never happens.
I'm a  romantic at heart and I long for those special moments when love is revealed and conquers all.
So 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, November 1, 2012

Swoon Thursday #11 Obsidian

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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So this weeks swoon comes from a book I know many of you will know intimately. Yes, I have been a bit slow obtaining a copy , but once I did, I started reading and found it almost impossible to put down until I was done.
"What is the book?" -  do I hear you ask??
Drum roll!!!
For your enjoyment, I have included two SWOONS. But I should warn you, they are both rather long.
When I awoke the following morning, the sun had crested the valley. I really wasn't on my side of the bed anymore. Hell, I wasn't on the bed. Half of my body was sprawled across Daemon's chest. Our legs were tangled together under the comforter. One of my arms was around my waist like a band of steel. My hand was on his stomach. I could feel his heart beating under my cheek, steady and strong.
I lay there, my breath in my throat.
There was something intimate about being wrapped around one another in a bed. Like lovers.
A sweet, hot fire washed over my skin, and I squeezed my eyes shut. Every inch of me was hyper-aware of him. Of how my body fit against his, the way his thighs were pressed against mine, the hardness of his stomach under my hand.
My hormones kicked in with the power of a dropkick to the stomach. Heated lightening zipped through my veins. For a moment, I pretended. Not that we weren't two different species, because I didn't see him that way, but that we actually liked one another.
And then he shifted and rolled. I was on my back, and he was still on the move. His face burrowed into the space between my neck and shoulder, nuzzling. Sweet baby Jesus... Warm breath danced over my body. His arm was heavy against my stomach, his leg between mine. Scorched air fled my lungs.
Daemon murmured in a language I couldn't understand. Whatever it was, it sounded beautiful and soft. Magical. Unearthly.
I could've woken him up but for some reason I didn't. The thrill of him touching me was far stronger than anything else.
His hand was on the edge of the borrowed shirt, his long fingers on the strip of exposed flesh between the hem of the shirt and the band of the worn pajama bottoms. And his hand inched up under the shirt, across my stomach, where it dipped slightly. My pulse went into cardiac territory. The tips of his fingers brushed my ribs. His body moved.
I gasped.
Sorry, but I just found it too difficult not to include the whole scene. The second SWOON is a complement to the first. It is the same scene, but from Daemon's point of view  (Provided by Jennifer at the end of Obsidian - the Amazon eBook version).
I wasn't sure if I was dreaming, but if I was, I didn't want to wake up. The scent of peach and vanilla teased me, invaded me.
Only she smelled that wonderful, of summer and all the things I could want and never have. The length of her body was pressed against mine, with her hand resting on my stomach. The steady rise and fall of her chest became my entire world, and in this dream - because it had to be a dream - I felt my own chest matching her breaths.
Every cell in my body sparked and burned. If I was awake, I'd surely take on my true form. My body was on fire.
Just a dream, but it felt real.
I couldn't resist sliding my leg over hers, burrowing my head between her neck and shoulder, and inhaling deeply. Divine. Perfect. Human. Breathing became more difficult than I'd ever imagined. Lust swirled through me, heady and consuming. I tasted her skin - a slight brush of my lips, a flick of my tongue. She felt perfect underneath me; soft in all the places I was hard.
Moving over her, against her, I loved the sound she made - a soft , wholly feminine murmur that scorched every piece of me. "You're perfect for me," I whispered in my own language.
She stirred, and I dreamt her responding, wanting me instead of hating me.
I pressed down, sliding my hand under her shirt. Her skin felt like satin underneath my fingertips. Precious. Prized. If she was mine, I'd cherish every inch of her. And I wanted to. Now. My hand crept up, up, up.
Kat gasped.
"Soft in all the places I was hard" - what a great line.
So what do you think?
If you liked my SWOON, please leave a comment



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #11 Ethereal

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 Tease comes from a book I finished reading a few days ago.
Addison Moore
A light tap ripples across the hood of the truck.
I traipse back around and find Logan standing there in all his celestial glory, plus boxers.
Okay. I should probably stop there. However, I'm not good at stopping at two sentences so here's just a little bit more to Tease you.
Heat rushes to my face as I feel him take me in. Per square inch I'm wearing the exact amount of clothing I've worn a million times before to the beach---technically more if you count the G-string my mother has no clue about.
He takes my hand and pulls me into a careful kiss. I can feel the warmth of his body---his bare skin against mine. It feels sinful and perfectly right at the very same time.

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Did you enjoy??

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Happy Teasing!!!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #7

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.

This week I added two books to my shelf. One I won and the other I was asked to review by the author.

My winnings: (one many of you are familiar with)

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Provided by the author:

Kaitlin Bevis
So what's on your shelf? I'd really like to know.

Liebster Award!


I would like to start by saying a big Thank You to Reya and Allie for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am relatively new to blogging and I feel quite honoured.

If you would like to participate all you have to do is:

1) Thank and link back to the giver
2) Answer the award giver's questions
3) Nominate 5 other blogs that have fewer than 200 followers
4) Ask questions for one's nominees to answer.
5) Post the Liebster's Award Picture on your post

Reya and Allie's Questions:

Q1.Who is your favorite book heroine?
Scarlett O'Hara. I'm not sure how many of you have read Gone With The Wind, but she is undoubtedly my favorite. Although at times she behaves like a spoiled brat, when it really counts, she demonstrates a strength of character needed to get through almost any hardship.

Q2. Of the three which do you prefer: Young Adult, New Adult, or Adult?
Am I allowed to say all three? I don't really mind the age group. If the story is captivating and contains a little fantasy / paranormal romance then I'm in.

Q3.What book would you like to be made into a movie?
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpartick. I love Nora. I love Patch. I would love to see how they interact on the big screen.

Q4. Who is your favorite book character ever? Bad guy, good guy, frog, horse, you name it.
I don't have one favorite but many. To name a few, Patch from Hush Hush, Edward from Twilight, Balthazar from Evernight and of course my own Shadow from Mystery Falls.

Q5. What do you like most about blogging?
Interacting with others who share my passion of reading and writing. Making friends and connecting with my readers.

My Nominees:

Fallen Angels Young Adult Book Blog
Reese's Reviews My Addiction To Fiction
Corrie The Book Crazed Girl
In This World Of Books...
Anything In Fantasy

My Questions:

1. If you could write yourself into any story, which one would it be and what role would you play?
2. What is your favorite fantasy character type? Vampire, Werewolf, Angel, Alien, Trylle, Fairy or other?
3. What is your current read and are you enjoying it?
4. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
5. Name three books you have read more than once.