Thursday, June 5, 2014

Swoon Thursday (#71) and Giveaway: Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin

Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!


- 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


- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting


This week, my swoon is from Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin!


Before she knew what was happening, he leaned down and kissed her. She put her arms around his neck and surrendered to the kiss, letting it build until he put an arm around her waist, bringing her closer. Her hands found his hair. His hands traveled up and down her back, holding her closer and tighter to him... She wanted this guy. And even more important, he wanted her.

- Hardcover copy, page 242





The Giveaway:

To enter, answer the following question in the comments:

What are you looking forward to this summer—what books are you hoping to read, movies you hope to see, places you hope to visit. . .? 

Answer here on my blog, as well as on Twitter! Use the hashtag #SinceLast Summer, so all the entries can be tracked. On my blog, I'll randomly choose one winner, and email the publisher with that winner's name and information. On Twitter, one winner from all of the tweets will be chosen (not by me, just saying). 

So, leave a way for me to contact you (preferably an email address, but do something so that the trolls won't spam anyone). I believe this giveaway ends on June 17th!

What will you win? A beach bag full of books and other goodies, from Little, Brown! And you *know* prizes directly from publishers have great stuff. So. Get to it!

I think this giveaway is for USA residents only. I'm sorry, lovely international people! But this giveaway is sponsored by Little, Brown (directly), so I have no control over this :\


Good luck! Hope you enjoy the swoon, and my reviews! And thank you, Little, Brown for this opportunity! :)

70 comments:

  1. Sweet swoon. This ones new to me.
    Shame I can't enter the Giveaway :(

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  2. Wow... nice swoon! Love the touchiness! And I'm an Int too :(

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

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    1. LOL! And hopefully another time, Naomi :o

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  3. Oh my gosh, I am definitely checking this book out! Loved the swoon :)

    My Swoon .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

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    1. Ooh, didn't see the giveaway. I'm looking forward to reading all the books I plan on buying, some of which are Perfected and Take Me On :) Thanks so much for the giveaway! (booksandbooksreviews@gmail.com)

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    2. Take Me On - I still have to read that one! And you're entered, Zareena!

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  4. What am I looking forward to this summer? Well, lots of time to read books in the sun mostly. I'm planning on catching up on my stack of paranormal romances that I've set aside and maybe watching Melificent and visiting New Orleans. Thanks for the opportunity to win a bag of books!! (ealadouceur@gmail.com)

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    1. I definitely need to spend some quality time outside. All that time I was holed up in the library all year... yikes!

      You're welcome! You're entered, Emily!

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  5. #sincelastsummer my books to read are: city of heavenly fire, to kill a mockingbird, the hunger games saga, the hobbit and if a stay, where she went and the other 2 books from the same author. movies: the fault inour stars, guardians of the galaxy, the maze runner, how ti train your dragon.
    sounds good isn't?

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    1. Ooo, I hope you enjoy CoHF!

      You're entered!

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  6. Oh nice. Love it when the feeling in mutual!

    My Swoon

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  7. I don't have a twitter account. :( I am REALLY looking forward to the new Planet of the Apes movie. There are plenty of books but I'm trying to focus on the ones I have now. Lol!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Heater @ Ya Fantasy Book Junkie (yafantasybookjunkie@gmail.com)

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    1. That's okay, entering via my blog works! And I hope you love that movie!

      You're entered, Heather!

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  8. I looking forward to seeing the new Planet of the Apes, Edge of tomorrow, the fault in our stars, Jupiter ascending (there might be a few more in there but those are my OMG I have to see lol) books to read this summer oh boy, I plan on reading the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton and if I don't finish that's ok, I have a few side books as well id like to read,. Thanks for the amazing chance :) (email. xyoursohardcorex@aol.com)

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    1. Edge of Tomorrow looks SO GOOD. And I haven't heard of that series! I'll look them up.

      You're entered!

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  9. Ah, I can't say no to a tote! LOL! This summer I hope to the read the second and third book in the Harry Potter series (just finished the first back in April) and hopefully squeeze in one of the Bond books (just to see how the book stacks to the films). But, I'm really excited for the final book in the Discovery of Witches series, The Book of Life.

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    1. Nothing wrong with that! And YAY for Harry Potter! I haven't read the Discovery of Witches series, or the Bond books O_O I have entirely too many series to binge-read this summer :D

      You're entered, Jess!

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  10. I am looking forward to going to Disney World and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I plan on reading all of the books! I really want to read Game of Thrones, some YA book to movie adaptations, all my review copies, and reread the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! I have so many books I need to read !!
    danasquare3(at)aol(dot)com
    or @danasquare

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    1. Disney World sounds really great! And good look with all the reading!

      You're entered, Dana!

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  11. This summer I'm hoping to read at least one good beach read along with three trilogies that have been on my TBR for a while: Legend by Marie Lu, Graceling by Kristen Cashore, and Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I'm hoping to get at least one weekend getaway with my super busy husband (I would REALLY like to dig my toes in the sand)!! I'm looking forward to seeing The Fault in Our Stars movie with my book club and the film adaptation of Jersey Boys. It's going to be a very busy summer!!

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    1. YAY FOR KRISTIN CASHORE! And a vacation getaway thingy definitely sounds like the move.

      You're entered, Courtney!

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  12. I am really hoping to get started on the Game of Throne series (books), but am most looking forward to reading Rise & Ruin by Leigh Bardugo. And of course--- How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes out soon!!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win. Kari (kp_wall(at)hotmail(dot)com)

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    1. I want to watch the series! Might not read the books, but the books are always better than the film/screen adaptations. And OMG yes, Ruin and Rising!

      You're welcome! I've entered you!

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  13. This summer I'm most looking forward to going to my girlfriend's house. She lives in Wisconsin and I live in Illinois, so it's exciting that I'll be staying with her for a month. Plus, she lives a few blocks from the beach, so I'm hoping to read Rachel Harris' Super Sweet 16th century books while warm on the sand! (jillynann(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Awesome, I hope you enjoy the new setting! It's so handy to live near a beach. And I LOVE Rachel Harris' books!

      You're entered, Jillyn!

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  14. I'm most looking forward to my girlfriend visiting for July, hopefully going to see The Fault in Our Stars with her, and going to see the fireworks on the beach.

    Thanks for the chance to win :) Emily erhendricks(at)gmail(dot)com.

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    1. That's fantastic, you two should definitely go see the movie! And fireworks are a must, in July ;D

      You're very welcome - I've entered you!

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  15. I'm looking forward to reading Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke, going to the beach, staying up all night reading with the windows open, and swimming in the pool. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I have that one, can't wait to read it! It will be epic, I'm sure.

      You're entered!

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  16. I'll be doing a lot of reading this summer, some swimming, and seeing a few movies like How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Thanks for the chance,
    alig1020@yahoo.com

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    1. Sounds very productive and relaxing! You're very welcome!

      And I've entered you!

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  17. I am looking forward to reading City of Heavenly Fire and hopefully get the chance to read the Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout for the first time. I also hope to read books that the library gets in for YA. Thanks for the giveaway!! :) My email is: wallace71(at)mctc(dot)com

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    1. That books is a monster (in terms of size)! And I've enjoyed the Lux books so far! I hope you love all the books you read. You're welcome! You're entered ^_^

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  18. One of the main movies that I was most looking forward to seeing (and did see recently) is The Fault in Our Stars. And as for books, I would have to say the Mortal Instruments series. I bought the last book, City of Heavenly Fire, but gave it to my sister to read first because I plan to start the series from the beginning as it's been awhile since I read the others. Must refresh my memory for the best experience. :D
    And I have no plans for taking a trip anywhere and that's unfortunately not likely to change.

    Thanks for this opportunity!

    Pam
    vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Re-reading the series is definitely a good idea! If I were reading CoHF, I would do the same. But I stopped after the fourth one - I hated it so much. I'm not going anywhere special either, so don't feel too left out!

      You're welcome! You're entered!

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  19. This summer, I am hoping to get to swim as much as possible, and I am hoping to be able to read City of Heavenly Fire (it's on my shelf, but I just have no time, and I hate to start it without being able to finish it!) and maybe, maybe have a day to just to nothing! I am also hoping that my son's surgery in July goes well, and we still have some time to enjoy the summer! Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight (swimiz500@gmail.com)

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    1. It's definitely a popular choice this summer! I wish your son a successful a safe surgery and speedy recovery - that must be scary!

      You're welcome - and you're entered!

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  20. I am looking forward to reading Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead, and watching Edge of tomorrow and TFIOS, I am also going to Disneyland.

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    1. Ooops, my email is karen_read_dream@hotmail.com

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    2. Disneyland! That's a great idea! I've never been.

      No worries, you're entered!

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  21. Well, I'm really looking forward to this author event on Saturday, where I'll hopefully be able to meet Aimee Carter and Bethany Neal (who is a Michigan native, as well). There will be other authors there, so I'm EXCITED. :) And right now, I'm just trying to get through all my NetGalley reads and my to-read pile on my desk. :)

    underhillholly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Ooo, awesome, an author event! I have read books by both of those ladies, they're great! Have fun! And the NetGalley books, how they torment us :D Good luck with your productive summer, Holly! You got this!

      And you're entered!

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  22. Hoping to read RUIN & RISING, also SILVER SHADOWS. Nothing specific I'm hoping to see this summer :-/ (clleach2011@icloud.com)

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    1. Yes yes yes Ruin and Rising! And me either, lady, so don't feel too bad!

      You're entered!

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  23. I am looking forward to sitting on the beach with some good books! swimming with ym children and playing some disc golf!

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    1. That sounds delightful! Have fun, especially at this busy student's expense ;D

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    2. Oh and you're entered! My studying brain is on, clearly.

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  24. #SinceLastSummer This summer I am looking forward to 22 Jump Street, Mr. Mercedes, and I am on my way to Yellowstone as I type this. This summer is going to be EPIC!!

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    1. oops sorry!
      videoclimber AT yahoo (dot) com

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    2. Sounds good! Yellowstone, I definitely want to visit someday. And got it! You're entered!

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  25. #SinceLastSummer EEPS! Thanks for the giveaway <3 I can't wait to see TFIOS and Maleficent. I want to go to Portland and NYC, but those are really more wishes. AND as for books. . . uhm, everything? I can't wait to read DARK PARADISE, ENVY, GREED, and yup. BOOKS!

    nobentspines AT gmail DOT com

    Happy reading,
    Jackie

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    1. You're so welcome! And I've actually heard of Dark Paradise! I think it's "Read Now" on NetGalley, for the next next day or so.

      You're entered, Jackie!

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  26. I want to read every book I can get my hands on, I'm not a big movie fan but I am a TVholic and I want to go to the Florida Keys.

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    1. LOL, that's great! I'm not a movie person, or a TV person. Vacation sounds good!

      You're entered!

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  27. I am looking forward to relaxing time in the sun, listening to my audiobooks on my Kindle and/or reading from my review pile. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

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    1. Sunshine is a wonderful thing! You're entered, Michelle!

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  28. I have a lot of books I'm hoping to read, including The Vanishing Season, Find Me, Cinder, Scarlet, Out of the Easy, Two Boys Kissing, Every Day, and If I Stay. The only movie I want to see right now is If I Stay. I'm hoping to visit some water parks this summer. baileyhayes1117 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'd recommend against The Vanishing Season, but that's just me. I hope you love If I Stay!

      You're entered!

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  29. Can't wait to read this books.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Ryver. Morrisseytammy@gmail.com

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  30. I am hoping to tackle my TBR pile a little this summer. Always so hot, so I get a lot of reading done. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    1. That's definitely a great idea! You're very welcome - and I've entered you!

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  31. Ehllloooo! So I'm so looking forward to taking my son to the shore where I spent my childhood. We used to haves house but had to sell it now we rented one for 2 weeks and I can't wait!! Here is my swooning tweet as well not sure if I did this right but ....https://twitter.com/kalebsmome/status/477561005090684929
    My email is brittersweet83@aol.com :-)

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    1. Awesome! That sounds good! And you are entered! You've done everything correctly, no worries ^_^

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  32. I'm looking forward to seeing The Fault in Our Stars as soon as I convince myself it's okay to have an emotional breakdown in the theater! And books... so many! I'm really looking forward to putting a dent into my TBR shelf. Everything Leads to You, Dorothy Must Die, and Biggest Flirt are on the top of my list. I'm really wanting to start the Anita Blake series over the summer, too. Ahhh. So many books, so little time! I almost forgot that I'm going to my first book con this month, too! UtopYA in Nashville, then I'm going to the Tennessee Valley Author Event in July. It's going to be a busy summer!

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! Email: prettylittlepages[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I LOVED Biggest Flirts! What a fun and awesome contemporary novel - and this is coming from the girl who doesn't usually like contemporary novels. Have fun at all of the book events!

      You're welcome and you're entered!

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  33. I'm looking forward to building sand castles! I am going to ALA and can't wait to get my hands on Dorothy Must Die. edysicecreamlover18 AT gmail DOT com

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