Thursday, October 30, 2014

Swoon Thursday ~ 10/30/14

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.

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Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…


Mouth dry, I closed my eyes as his finger moved over her head, nearing the tiny lace that decorated the hem of my tank top. I wasn't wearing anything under the tank and he was so, so close. 
"Does she like it?" He asked, breath warm in the space between our lips. 
I nodded, assuming she did, because she wasn't trying to kill him. 
"Do you?" 
The question whipped through me with the force of a destructive hurricane. My eyes snapped open and my breath came in short little pants. He was still so close, his hair tickling my cheeks and his finger trailing farther south, following the curve of Bambi, under the lace of my tank top.

Not gonna lie, this whole scene is kind of fun to tease y'all with. If you saw my teaser on Tuesday, you know what happened about a page and a half-ish before this. Teehee.

Oh, and I don't have a team yet. I love me some Roth and I'm currently loving me some Zayne. No clue who I'll choose when I actually get down to voting, though. This is a difficult decision! I'm seriously considering flipping a coin.

Over The Line (Alpha Ops, #1) by Emmy Curtis

The last time James Walker saw Beth Garcia, he was carrying her off the battlefield. A year later, he runs into her as she’s completing her last physical therapy appointment before she can be deployed again. She’s still sexy as hell, but just as prickly and hard-headed as she was when they first met.

An arranged rock climbing weekend together quickly turns into a nightmare family wedding after a panicked phone call from his sister about mysterious and ominous emails she’s been receiving.

Beth, thinking she’s going rock climbing for the weekend, is surprised when she realizes the biggest rock she’ll be facing is the one James needs her to wear. And while trying to protect James’s sister, she’ll also have to lie to James’s father, the Director of the CIA, about who she is, jeopardizing her carefully planned career. And while she does owe James her life, he’s in for a wild ride if he thinks he can get away with this deception unscathed…


After a second of silence, he claimed her mouth.  In one swoop she was off her feet and pushed against the wall.  Equal parts excitement and fear of the repercussions drove her hormones into overdrive.  She kissed him in a frenzy of need, winding her fingers around his collar and gently scratching the back of his neck.
Groaning, he tore himself away from her.  "Not here.  I want you in my bed.  In the shower.  In the pool.  Not in public." (Kindle location 1294)

These two are combustable together!  What do you think?  Have a swoon for us?  Leave us a comment.


  1. I think I'll flip a coin too Valerie! Great swoon choices ladies!

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. No flipping a coin of me, I am solid Team Roth. I am also a bit of a prune because I agree not in public for me.

  3. GAHHH SCT is seriously just so full of the swoon! Love them both.

  4. Oh man... this is making me so nervous, I was so team Roth! AHHH! Love the swoon excerpt you chose!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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