Thursday, November 27, 2014

Swoon Thursday ~ 11/27/14

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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3 cowboys…2 weeks…1 wedding!

Three all-new stories by Kim Law, Terri Osburn, and Liz Talley

Claire, Georgia, and Mary Catherine couldn’t be more different, but they promised they would be there for one another no matter what. And when they all gather in Holly Hills, Texas, for Mary Catherine’s Christmas wedding, they’ll find they have one thing in common: hearts that are about to be branded—by unforgettable cowboys.

In “Love Me, Cowboy” by Terri Osburn, wallflower Claire would be more excited about the wedding if it didn’t mean running into Mary Catherine’s brother—the bull rider she once had a scorching one-night stand with…

Ivy League volleyball coach Georgia never wanted to see Holly Hills—or another cowboy—again. But a sexy veterinarian is making her rethink her vow to never marry a Texas man in “Kiss Me, Cowboy” by Liz Talley.

Claire and Georgia both think that Mary Catherine is getting hitched to the wrong man, despite how perfect he is. And in “Marry Me, Cowboy” by Kim Law, a local rancher with a wild reputation gives Mary Catherine a glimpse of what might have been—and what could still be...

The swoon comes from the first story, Love Me, Cowboy by Terri Osburn.


"The man you marry should be someone who's always thought you were beautiful.  Who knew that he was lucky to have even one night with you and would regret for the rest of his life ever letting you go."

As his voice trailed off, Tyler realized what he'd said.  And by the look on Clair's face, so did she.  Hazel yes stared into his as her full pink lips formed the shape of an O.  (Kindle Location 640)


To Claire's surprise and enjoyment, getting dressed took another twenty minutes, and was the most fun she'd ever had putting her clothes on.  Who knew helping a cowboy slide into his Wranglers could be as much fun as getting him out of them? (Kindle Location 924)

Accidentally Married to...a Vampire? (Accidentally Yours, #2)Accidentally Married to...a Vampire? (Accidentally Yours #2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

THE DETERMINED VAMPIRE: Niccolo DiConti has faithfully served as leader of Her Majesty’s army for over a millennium, but he’d rather sunbathe in the Sahara than spend another grueling day under his demented queen’s command. However, no one has ever left her side and lived to tell. So when a powerful goddess prophesies he will meet his salvation—a human woman he must turn into a vampire with her consent—he eagerly rises to the challenge. After all, how hard could it be to seduce a human female into taking the immortal plunge? Harder than he thinks. Because his mate won’t be born for another three centuries, and when he wakes up in the goddess’ tomb, not only is his life a mess, but his destined female isn’t about to settle for a coldhearted vampire. Can he win her over before it’s too late? Not if his enemies have anything to do with it.

AN UNWILLING BRIDE: On the night Helena Strauss meets the fierce, devastatingly handsome vampire who saves her life in the jungles of Mexico, she knows her world will be forever changed. Because an attraction this mind blowing only comes along once in a lifetime—or existence. And when he claims she is his one true mate, destined to be his for all eternity, it’s a fairytale come true. So what if her knight in shining armor is a vampire? Nobody’s perfect. But discovering the powerful, overbearing immortal doesn’t “do love”? Deal breaker. Helena will flee and set out to accomplish the impossible…sever the otherworldly bond between them. And it turns out, Helena is just the leverage Niccolo’s enemies need to break the mighty warrior and wipe out his people.


Niccolo closed the distance between them with one stride and looked down at her with his dark, delicious eyes before he pushed his lips against hers. 
His smell filled her lungs, and his touch made her feel exaggeratedly pliable. Silly-Girl Putty.  
His tongue slipped past her teeth and stroked the inside of her mouth. Helena leaned into him, her knees undermining her vertical position. She completely forgot about her split lip as her mind drifted into the bliss of his embrace. Once again, being with him made her feel safe yet vivid and alive--three dimensional instead of two. 
But there was something about him undulating just beneath the surface. Something mesmerizing she couldn't begin to articulate. Like gravity. She could feel his invisible pull as he enveloped her with his entire body. From this day forward, she would do anything to avoid being separated from him ever again. She needed him. She craved him.

What do you think?  Have a swoon for us?  Leave us a comment.


  1. Awww! He is rocking the compliments. I hope she chose him ;D Hope you're having a fabulous day :)

    Check out my swoon post!

  2. Loving those swoons! Cowboys for Christmas looks so good.

  3. Awww Val! Nice one!
    And that's a helluva kiss Jessica!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace