Friday, March 15, 2013

Feature and Follow # 29

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

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.

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Here’s this week’s question:

Activity! Hopefully warm weather for most of us is here soon…so tell us about your favorite outdoor reading spot. Or take a picture.

As I live in Australia, we are currently heading into cooler weather so I'm going to give two responses for this question.

When the weather is warm like it has been for the past few weeks (30 degrees everyday - that's approx. 90 fahrenheit), I like to sit beside the pool to read.

When the weather is cool, particular in the height of winter which we are now heading towards, I like to curl up beside an open fire when relaxing with one of my many books.

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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 answers.
And don't forget to leave your link in the comments section below!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 30 Blood Promise



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 Blood Promise - Book 4 from the Vampire Academy series.

First - The Blurb:

Rose Hathaway's life will never be the same.

The recent attack on St. Vladimir's Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose's neck, a mark that says she's killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters . . . Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life's vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She'll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?

Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir's and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love?

Second - My Thoughts:


After the way Shadow Kiss ended, I was sure that the romance between Rose and Dimitir was over.

But... after completing Blood Promise... I'm now thinking... mmm... maybe not.

Maybe, just maybe, there's still a chance for Dimitri to be restored to his former self, and for Rose to be reunited with the man who holds her heart.

Moving on to Spirit Bound

Third - My Swoon:

Last time, he'd broken the kiss before too much could happen. Not this time. And as we continued kissing now, that rational voice in me grew smaller and smaller. The part of me that would always love Dimitri took over, exulting in the way his body felt against mine, the way he wound my hair around one of his hands, letting the fingers get tangled up. His other hand slid up the back of my shirt, cold against my warm skin. I pushed myself closer to him and felt the pressure of the kiss increase as his own desire picked up.

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesday # 29 Shadow Kiss


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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My tease for this week comes from Book 3 in the Vampire Academy series - Shadow Kiss

First - The Blurb:

It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She's having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all... might be seeing ghosts.

As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose's forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again. But when a deadly threat no one saw coming changes their entire world, Rose must put her own life on the line - and choose between the two people she loves most.

Second - My Thoughts:

I have only three words to say after completing this book -

Yeah! I think anyone who has read this series will understand my simple comment.

Third  - My Tease:

He laid me back on the bed. His hands wrapped around my waist, and then one of them slid down the back of my thigh and pulled it up so that it nearly wrapped around him.

At the same time, we both pulled back briefly, still oh so close. Everything in the world rested on that moment.

"We can't... " he told me.

"I know," I agreed.

Sorry, but this is a tease so I had to leave it there.

What happens next????

Mmm.... my lips are sealed.

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Did you enjoy??

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Happy Teasing!