Thursday, April 18, 2013

Swoon Thursday ~ 4/18/13

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! I want to know & so do the chicks at YABound!

This week's swoon comes from....

A tragic love story.

Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.

This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarion her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.

New Adult/Mature YA: sexual content, drinking, drugs, violence, language, death, and other mature content intended for readers 17 and older. Astarte's Wrath is a companion novel to Destiny's Fire, but can be read as a standalone novel.

I want him to touch every spot on my body, kiss every inch--own me, and not stop until I'm too exhausted to think of the consequences.

He must be feeling the same emotions and physical need, too.  His hand greedily probe my body, as if trying to memorize it.  He lifts his hips, pressing the proof of his need against me, the thin fabric creating an annoying barrier between us.  The ache intensifies, and I press down harder.  Xarion shudders, his limbs quaking with want. (Page 116 of 215 eARC)

Yeah, seriously yummy.  Review for this one posts later today.  What ya think?  Got a swoon for me?  Leave me a comment.


  1. Oooo! That is hot!! One very yummy swoon.
    Great choice for this week Valerie.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. I really really really need to read this!

    My Swoon

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  3. Loved Astarte's Wrath. Great swoon choice. Xarion is a swoon worthy hero.

    My Swoon

  4. Now that is the perfect hot Swoon! Great pick Val!!!

    Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  5. Mmmmmm .... you have left me wanting more!! Nice swoon!!

    Come and check out My Swoon!! @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. Oh! I love this book!!! Awesome swoon choice!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    My Swoon from Of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe.

  7. I always love your swoons!

  8. I just bought this a few nights ago! I can't wait to get to it! Awesome swoon Val!

    Thanks for stopping by mine earlier!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  9. hrhr! I've been meaning to pick up one of her books, but always was a little "yeah, maybe tooo shallow" -- but this just threw everything over. Have to read... Thanks for sharing!