Thursday, August 6, 2015

Swoon Thursday ~ 8/6/15

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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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In the second novel in bestselling author Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series, a country rock band and its members embark on the rocky road to fame and find love along the way.

Dallas Lark is so close to achieving his dream of making it big in country music that he can taste it. Arriving in Nashville after signing with sexy, successful manager Mandy Lantram, his life goes from tragedy and turmoil to one lucky break after another—except it isn’t really luck because Dallas has sacrificed everything for his career, leaving behind his band, sister, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Robyn, in the pursuit of fame.

Robyn Breeland is a successful marketing coordinator and promotions specialist for a thriving liquor distributor out of Texas. She loves every aspect of her job: coming up with new ideas, traveling, hosting promotional parties and exclusive events—until it brings her face-to-face with the man who broke her heart, prompting her to erect a steel cage around it.

When their paths collide and they’re forced to work together, Dallas and Robyn realize that the old spark they thought they’d extinguished might still be a burning flame.


The rain, his fiery hot mouth, his hands scorching a trail over my body.  I'm drowning in Dallas and I can't stop.  Worse, I don't even want to... "You taste like maple syrup.  I'm never going to be able to look at pancakes the same way again."  Dallas's tongue tangles with mine and I can't get enough.  (Page 63)

LOTS of hot and steaming in this one.  And I so need the third book!  Just saying. *sigh*

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.


"Because I'm not pretty. Not in the way that Aglionby boys seem to like." 
"I go to Aglionby," Adam said. 
Adam did not seem to go to Aglionby like other boys went to Aglionby. 
"I think you're pretty," he said.

Oh, how I love this book. And SERIES. The romance hasn't really gotten deep yet, but there are still sweet moments and I'm already pretty sure of my ship (which isn't actually Blue and Adam, but I thought this part was nice, so to the swoon it goes) and I'm so looking forward to reading more. Also, my review for this one goes up tomorrow, yay!

Those are our swoons for this week! What do you think? Do you have a swoon to share? Leave us a comment!


  1. Both of those are great and both are on my TBR!!!

  2. Well, maple syrup IS pretty good ;) I love the simple forwardness of the second swoon! I wish more people just told it like it is, you're pretty, you're hot, etc. Love!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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  3. I want to read both of these series! The Raven boys has been on the list forever! Awesome swoons!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace