Thursday, February 2, 2017

Swoon Thursday (#210): The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman


- 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 The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman!


He cupped the back of her head in the long span of his hand and drew her closer, leaning down to brush his lips against her temple. She felt a word breathed soft against her ear - bacciami - Italian for kiss me. Ah, that was what buss meant.

[Skipped a paragraph to avoid spoilers. Helen is overthinking, in this paragraph.]

She smelled the clan, male scent of him, felt the rougher texture of his skin against her cheek, and drew a shaking breath. That pulse she had so brutally suppressed hammered into every part of her body, her fingers bunching with sensation. She found herself turning her face to meet his careful progress, her lips finding the soft curve of his mouth. They both paused, breath mingling, and then she felt the warm pressure of his tongue against her own, the taste of him, salt and wine, merging with the clean smell of his skin. It was startling and tender... and then it changed. Something wild crashed through her, a wave of throbbing energy that drove her up against his body, her fingers winding hard into the short crop of his hair. She felt him sway back, his breath catching into a gasp. She opened her eyes and saw the shock in his face flare into something more primal. She wrested him back to her mouth, any tenderness subsumed by animal need. He wrapped his arms around her, drawing her hard onto his chest, both of them locked into the dizzying sensation of their mouths and tongues and bodies pressed against each other. She felt as if she wanted to crawl into his skin, taste him, touch him, fill herself with him.

- ARC, pages 313-314




I cheated a little this week, because technically I read this book last week. But none of the books I read this week have inspiring swoony romances, and I couldn't NOT share this kiss at some point. :D I loved The Dark Days Pact! I'm really eager (and anxious) to see how the series ends... in 2018. 

26 comments:

  1. This one hadn't really been on my radar but that kiss was definitely swoon worthy! And I'm glad to hear you liked it! I may have to find some time to give it a shot soon!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

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    1. Perhaps wait until closer to the publication of book three! This book ends in quite the cliffhanger. o_o

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  2. I just heard about this one a few days ago. Whoosh, great quote to make me more eager to read it.

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    1. It's a great series so far! Though this book ends very cliffhanger-y. I can't wait for book three!

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  3. Oh my who is she kissing? And that kiss, is it the same guy because you did skip a few paragraphs. Nice.

    My Swoon

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    1. It's Carleston! I skipped a little because of general story spoilers, not because I didn't want to reveal the man. :D

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  4. OMGGGG that Italian though....*swoons* I can't wait to get my greedy little hands on this one!

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  5. I need to read this series at some point! Sounds amazing!

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    1. Perhaps binge-read the trilogy next year! I'm sure things will end well for Helen and this young lord but... let's just say book three needs to be here NOW. o_o

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  6. Definitely swoony! I really need to get reading this series.

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    1. If you read the books, I hope you like them, Lisa! One more publishing next year!

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  7. What a kiss! I really need to start reading this series very soon.

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  8. What an amazing kissing scene! Great pick!

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  9. I still need to read the first book! Glad you loved the second one though. Thanks for sharing the swoony moments.

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    1. This one was possibly even better than book one! Though the ending was me worried about book three. But still!

      You're welcome! <3

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  10. Oh my gosh!! That was fantastic! I'm so excited to start this series. Great swoony moment, Alyssa!

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    1. Heehee! I try! I hope you love the books, Cyn. ^_^

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  11. On my sweet swoon, I need to pick my copy up right now, lol!!

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  12. First time I've seen this one. Ooo it sounds good!

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    1. It was AWESOME! I posted a Swoon Thursday, featuring a kiss from this book. One of my favorites!

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