Thursday, February 12, 2015

Swoon Thursday (#107): The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

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 The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows!

I slipped one hand to the back of his neck, my fingers sliding into strands of soft hair, and pulled him close.

Our lips touched with soft, hesitating movements, and for a moment, I thought he might pull back again. But [redacted] sighed my name as he kissed a trail of sparks down my cheek and throat, and I lost myself in memorizing the curves and contours of his face. His cheekbones, sharp and prominent. His nose, aristocratically strong. His jaw, angular and firm. When we kissed again, a low moan vibrated in his throat.

His arms wound around my waist, pulling my hips closer to his. His hands splayed out on the small of my back; the very tips of his fingers dug against my clothes.

I touched his throat, his chin. Pressing upward, I explored the ridges of his brow and temples. The soft fan of his eyelashes breezed over my palm. He was forbidden to look at, but I mapped his features with my hands.

And when he kissed me again, all warm invitation, my thoughts swirled away, like drops of ink in water. I wanted more and more.

- ARC, pages 298-299


  1. Eeek!!! Oh my gosh I'm totally in love! I have a sample of Orphan Queen and now I'm dying to start it ;) Thanks for sharing!

    1. You should! But then you'll be wanting the entire thing ;D

  2. Oh dear!! *fans self* WHAT A SWOON!!! I so cannot wait OQ even if it might kill me!

  3. What a great pick, Alyssa. That is one beautiful swoon. I also like the cover of this book. So pretty.

    Thanks for stopping by my Swoon :)

    1. Right?! I totally agree! You might want to give this one a shot, Marilyn :D

  4. Mmmm... that is a yummy swoon! Love all the touching!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. Hot damn. This totally got me all tingly and warm. Loruve it! Awesome pick and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Ohhhh I like that! I'm excited to read this when it comes out next month. I just hope I love it as much as everyone else has.
    Thanks for sharing, love!


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