Swoon Thursday: Sexy Words and Surprising Kisses

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My Swoon is from: Oxford Whispers by Marion Croslydon.  Madison and Rupert steamy scenes are sizzling hot! This is the hottest scene I think I have ever read where clothes are still on! lol!

I just wish I could give you the whole scene so you could see for yourself how sexy these two are with clothes on! ;) This is definitely sexy words and surprising kisses!

"Sorry, I guess I feel a bit giddy."
"Giddy? That's not an adjective I would use to describe the so serious Madison LeBon." He kept on grazing on the skin of her neck.
"What adjectives would you use then?"
"Nerdy, stuck-up..." His tongue was now drawing small circles on the top of her breastbone, just above the first button of her far to respectable PJ's....hard-on-inducing." Her chest caved in, then expended when she released her next breath. "I not sure "hard-on-inducing" is in the Oxford's Dictionary."
"I made it up for you."
Her fingers rummaged through his hair and she dragged his head back to her lips. If he couldn't make love to her, he intended to make love to her mouth. And Madison's mouth wasn't playing hard to get. He brushed her lower lip, nibbling and sucking it, then slid through the tight space between her teeth. He sucked on her tongue and she gasped,.....

Yep! Gotta cut this scene off in the middle of the sentence, it gets to steamy from here! Sorry! hehe!

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1) by Jordan Dane

Welcome to my stop on the Indigo Awakening Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound! Click HERE to check out the rest of the tour schedule!

         Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1)


Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy—to touch him—to protect him even though he scares her.

A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids—gifted “Indigo” teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind—for reasons only “the Believers” know. Now Rayne’s only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power—a force darker than either of them imagine—that could doom them all.
Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1)
by Jordan Dane 
Release Date: 12/18/12
304 pages


Indigo Awakening is a mind blowing Urban Fantasy/Sci-fi/Paranormal. Jordan Dane became one of my favorite authors after I read In the Arms of a Stone Angels and On a Dark Wing. Dane's dark, eerie style of writing won me as a reader and definitely gives me a few chills. Going into Indigo Awakening, I was expecting it to be similar to her other stories, where the main focus is on two characters and their relationship. But this story involved many characters. Five teenagers, two pre-teens, and a child. They’re known as the Indigo kids because of their psychic gifts which sent a few chills up my spine. Gabriel (Gabe) and Rafe are 18, Rayne (she’s not a Indigo) and Kendra are 17, Lucas (Luke) is 15, the twins known as the Effin brothers (love that name) are 12, and then Benny (whose nick name is little man) is 10. I love all these kids, and loved this story being told through multiple POV’s I enjoyed Dane giving me insight into so many of the characters. Though majority of the story is told from Gabe, Rayne, Rafe, Kendra, and Lucas’s POV. There are also evil villains who are called the Believers who are after the Indigo kids. And believe me; I do not like these people. Dane creates very believable evil bad guys. I'm so glad this is a series because I want more.

Lucas escapes the Believer-operated mental hospital after he discovers he’s going to be put into ward 8. No one ever comes back from ward 8.  After leaves the hospital, he keeps hearing a girl’s voice in his head telling him he will be safe with her. So Lucas decides to try and find this mysterious girl.

Kendra is the leader of the Indigo kids who live underground in abandoned railroad tunnels. Rafe and Kendra take care of the younger kids while trying to hide from the Believers. I fell in love with Rafe. The way he cares for these kids and Kendra, especially Kendra. Rafe has feelings for her, and I can’t wait to get more of Rafe and Kendre relationship in the next book to see how this goes. I also love Rafe's relationship with Benny, but what happens at the end of this book broke my heart for them.

Rayne is Lucas's sister, and she’s trying to find Lucas after he escaped. Rayne meets Gabe, who has been hiding from the Believers, too. Gabe offers to help Rayne find her brother. I fell in love with Gabe and Rayne’s romance.

Indigo Awakening is an amazing dark sci-fi thriller filled with sick evil villains, teens with awesome powers, and heart-throbbing romance. I recommend Indigo Awakening as another must read from the awesome author Jordan Dane who always sends those creepy chills up my spine. 

                                 Buy Indigo Awakening at:   Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
My Favorite Quotes!

"My name's Gabe Stewart."
"Gabe as in Gabriel...like the angel?"
"Not even close." He grinned, giving her something else to like.

She closed her eyes to savor everything - the taste of his lips, the weight of his body pressed against her and the way he made her feel.

"What happened? You can tell me." He held the kid and covered his own misery with Benny's sobbing gasps. "I pissed my new pants," the kid choked out.

Jordan Dane Bio:
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty romantic thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with two cats of highborn lineage and two lucky rescue dogs.

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                                         HarlequinTEEN prize pack, includes (US only):

                                         INDIGO AWAKENING by Jordan Dane
                                         ON A DARK WING by Jordan Dane
                                         IN THE ARMS OF STONE ANGELS by Jordan Dane
                                         THE JULIET SPELL by Douglas Rees
                                         BELONGING by Karen Ann Hopkins (ARC)
                                         DANCERGIRL by Carol M. Tanzman
                                         2 Harlequin notebooks
                                         4 Infinity Bracelets: (US only)

For anyone who has read an advance copy of INDIGO AWAKENING, you know that a silver infinity bracelet plays an important part in the story. Special bracelets will be given away on the virtual tour so the lucky winners will be part of Rafael’s street family. Rafe’s bracelet was in black leather, but I’ve added a white leather braid as my personal remembrance to you for being in MY family.

      -1 audio book of In the Arms of Stone Angels. Digital download only. (International)

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