Thursday, January 18, 2018

Swoon Thursday (#260): Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk

- 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 Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk!

Attia reached for his hand, and he took it immediately, wrapping his fingers around hers in a tight grasp. The simple touch wasn't so much a show of affection as it was an expression of solidarity, of mutual comfort. For the first time in months, she didn't feel so completely alone. Maybe, in spite of whatever else was forced upon her in this new life, whatever else might become of her, she could choose this one thing. Make this one single choice.

She raised her free hand to his cheek before passing her thumb lightly over his lips. Xanthus drew a shuddering breath. This time, when he reached for her, she didn't pull away. She let the heat of him warm her skin, and she smiled at the expression of wonder on his face. Closing her eyes, she leaned her forehead against his.

They barely moved, just a slight shifting of warm skin on skin. Then they lips touched, and everything beyond them disappeared.

Attia's head felt light, and then the tips of her fingers tingled. If Xanthus weren't holding her, she thought she might just float away, lost in the flood of so much feeling. Driven by instinct and need, she parted her lips to deepen the kiss.

Xanthus responded immediately, tightening his arms around her with almost crushing force. A part of Attia realized that this new thing was incredibly fragile. But as heat coursed through her body, she thought it was probably the first time in her life that she'd ever felt something so right. Nothing else mattered but this one touch, this one shared breath.

- eARC, pages 97-98

I loooooooovved this book! Xanthus and Attia are the sweetest and swooniest! I need Ash and Fire like yesterday.


  1. Oh that was one great excerpt. And so swoony! I need to get my hands on this book! <3

  2. Now I'm just dying to read this!! I love how it sounds like the girl's the one who initiated all the swoony-ness, based on your excerpt!!! <3

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

  3. Wow this seems like a slow burning one. Great swoon pick!

  4. A good slow-burn swoon! One of the best kinds. :)

  5. Swoon, swoon, swoon! Great excerpt. This book sounds so good. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Eee, yay! Awesome swoon Alyssa :D Thank you for sharing. <3 And so early in the book too. Yessss :D More curious about this book now, haha ;)


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