New Release: Eyes Turned Skyward by REBECCA YARROS + Excerpt + Giveaway

Today I’m happy to be participating in the release day of Rebecca Yarros’s new book Eyes Turned Skyward. Rebecca is the fabulous author of Full Measures and this new book sounds pretty awesome!

There’s an excerpt and a giveaway for you to enjoy. Check them out! 🙂

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Blogiversary Blowout: Elena Interviews Rebecca Yarros + Giveaway!

 

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Today I’m happy to welcome Rebecca Yarros to Bookish Temptations. She’s the Author of Full Measures, a book I LOVE so much (you can find my review here)!

I had the  pleasure of interviewing her for our Blogiversary, and let’s see what she told me. 🙂

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Elena’s Picks: Unforgettable Fictional Couples #3

One of the many great things about romance novels is that we fall in love with those couples whose love stories we follow throughout the books. In this and this posts I talked about some of my favorite ones and today I’m sharing more amazing fictional couples with you…

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Top Ten Tuesday with Elena: Ten Characters Who Are Super Talented

 

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Description: Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a very cool meme I stumbled upon recently, and I love all the Top Ten lists created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today I chose the one that highlights Ten Characters Who Are Super Talented.

So, here’s my list:

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Elena’s Picks: First Encounters… (#2)

Some of the scenes I enjoy the most in books are those ones where the two characters lay eyes on each other or get to talk for the first time. I love seeing their emotions, what goes through their mind when they stare at the other person or try not to do so, sometimes failing miserably. It’s also interesting to see how their relationship progresses, since that very first encounter…

Also, if the first meeting between the characters is well written, the interest of the reader is definitely piqued, and they’ll want to keep reading the story to see how things turn out…

In THIS post I shared with you some of this kind of scenes, taken from books I love. And here are more first encounters that I find absolutely intriguing and beautiful, especially considering what happens next… 😉

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Elena’s Picks: Say it with a Kiss… (#4)

 

 

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It’s been a while since I last shared some of my favorite kissing scenes in books. Those who have been following my posts know that a kissing scene conveys something to me when it’s well written, when I can feel the chemistry between the characters (you can find my previous posts here: part one, part two, part three). Authors have their own ways of writing them and it’s always interesting to see how every writer approaches a kissing scene.

So here are other kissing scenes that I find absolutely amazing.

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Elena’s Book Crushes: Nick Greenwald and Josh Walker

I can’t believe we’re almost half way through 2014. Like I said before, I feel like time is passing so fast lately, which is freaking me out a bit, to be honest. But the good thing is that I’ve already read so many great books these past months, and this means I met so many new wonderful book boyfriends…Today I’ll talk about Nick Greenwald from A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams (you can find my review here) and Josh Walker from Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros (you can read my review here)

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