Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bones - Oh How I Love Thee *SIGH*

For those living under a rock *grins* this coming Tuesday (February 22nd) marks the released of the much anticipated This Side Of The Grave by Jeaniene Frost. Ranked up there with Barrons from the Fever series, the sex personified vamp - Bones, has readers swooning and frantically fanning themselves. I'd even go as far to say that women are asking their significant others to call them Kitten (I asked mine and it didn't quite sound the same LOL) The fabulous Crystal - a blogger over at Reading Between The Wines Book Club - is a bonafide swooner for Bones  and to celebrate she's been running the Countdown to This Side Of The Grave feature. If you haven't paid a visit yet, I'd head over there right after you finish on mine and check it out because she has some really fun posts. Speaking of posts - the reason for this one was I was lurking (and drooling) over there and saw she posted some TEASERS from the upcoming release. Immediately I knew I need to share them with you all so with a nod from her *waves at Crystal* here they are for your swooning pleasure...

"Bones was also dressed as though entertainment were his only motivation. His long sleeved top was made entirely of black mesh, his crystal skin exposed more than it was covered with the material. Leather pants hung low on his hips, tight enough to hint at his assets, but with enough give that they wouldn’t hinder his movements. The all-black ensemble combined with his dark hair only made his pale skin even more striking by comparison, drawing the eye to the muscled flesh those hundreds of tiny holes revealed.
He caught my lingering gaze where the peep show of his skin ended and the front of his pants began – and flashed me a wicked grin.
“Hold that thought, luv. With luck, we’ll be back in our hotel room breaking in the Jacuzzi before dawn.”
If I’d have still been human, I might have blushed. Logic said I should be past the stage where it was obvious that I was mentally stripping and molesting my own husband. We weren’t in the earliest bloom of our relationship anymore, after all. But when Bones approached, his dark eyes glittering with hints of green, gooseflesh still rippled across my skin as though this were a first date. Then everything in me tensed with expectation when he stood as close as possible without touching, only his breath hitting my skin as he spoke near my ear.
“Have I told you how lovely you look tonight?”
A wave of heat rolled over my subconscious, like my nerve endings had just been brushed with the warmest of caresses. My hands slowly fisted while I resisted the urge to touch him, enjoying the building tension between us. Yes, this was different than the first giddy stage of attraction I’d felt for him, but that didn’t diminish his effect on me. Instead, the desire I felt was richer, stronger, and far more intoxicating when combined with the hold Bones had over my heart.
His scent deepened, that blend of burnt sugar and musk tantalizing me with the evidence that he felt the same way I did.  His comment about the Jacuzzi tub made some explicit images dance in my mind. Like how devastating Bones would look wearing nothing but suds – and then nothing but my body.
Another thought teased its way into my mind. Why wait? The backseat of our car is only a few feet away…
“You know, in addition to your mindreading abilities, I may have absorbed some sluttiness from your blood,” I said, giving my head a little shake. Had to be. I normally wouldn’t think of getting it on in a parking lot when we had a reporter to snag inside and two undead friends just a few dozen feet away.
Soft laughter tickled my neck while the invisible caress of his aura intensified. “Be still my non-beating heart.”

Here's one that made me giggle and love Bones even more. Gotta love a vamp that scorns the ridiculousness of sparkly vamps! ROFL Maybe we should dub him the Anti-Sparkle

Timmie gave Bones and me a speculative glance. Before we go, I gotta know: If mind-reading abilities are real, theres something else I wondered if fiction got right about vampires
“Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand,” Bones cut him off with utmost seriousness."


Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

Gotta love Bones and his sense of humor!!!

Jen the bibliophile said...

OMG, that last one is awesome! Bones would say that and he would in fact kill them where they stood. I loved this series. Thought it was better than the offshoots she wrote, although I did find Spade fun. *prrrr* I don't think I could ever get the hubby to call me Kitten, but it's a thought.

In the Closet With a Bibliophile

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

I was lucky enough to read the ARC for this one and even 5 books into the series, BONES is still the honest thing to grace paranormal romance.

Jeaniene really hit the nail on the head as far as fantasy guys go when she created Bones.


Laura said...

I must know--what is the name of the man in the picture (the one with the woman in it too)?? That is EXACTLY how I pictured Bones in my head!

Crystal ♥ said...

Hey Bels! *waves back*
LoL, I love that Timmie one too.
*sigh* You can NEVER have too much Bones.

@Laura That yummy man candy is David Gandy, isn't he delish? When I first saw him I said, 'That's Bones!'

Stretch Marks said...

Loved this series. Thought it was better than the offshoots she wrote, although I did find Spade fun. Jeanine really hit the nail on the head as far as fantasy guys go when she created Bones.