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Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Winning Kiss: The Winner's Kiss Blog Tour

I am beyond ecstatic to be a part of The Winning Kiss blog tour, to celebrate the conclusion of Marie Rutoski's The Winner's Curse trilogy, The Winner's Kiss. I am a big fan of this series, and have been anticipating The Winner's Kiss all year.  You can read my thoughts on the first installment of this series here.

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.
But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?

**Le sigh** I haven't read The Winner's Kiss yet, but you better believe I will before to much longer.

My Favourite Literary Kiss

I cannot be the only one who struggled with this. My favourite kiss? Seriously? Have you met me? I am a romance junkie and I love all the kissing! So I struggled, and I waffled. However, in the end I figured it out. 

Ana and Sam
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Ana and Sam has been floating around this kiss for the book's entirety. Sam's will power was a force to be reckoned with. But finally... 

Let me set up this scene for you. Sam and Ana are at a Masquerade. They're both wearing these pretty intricate masques and Ana's having a hard time figuring out who Sam is... and then, there he is (she thinks), dancing with her. 

"His fingers brushed my cheek, down my neck. The entire masquerade stretched out before me, but my focus tunneled to the man behind me. Hands eased around my hips and held tight as we spun; my feet lifted off the ground, but even when I thought the wings might carry me into the breeze, he held me tight."

Swoon, right? 

"A cold breeze made me shiver as I tightened my grip on his. Stepped close. Searched his eyes. 
His lips tilted up at one corner, like amusement. I'd known, but still, the familiar expression stunned me so much I almost didn't act. 

I kissed him." 


"It wasn't an easy, sweet kiss like I'd imagined mt first kiss would be, but frustrated and hungry. That was good, better than easy and sweet, because after everything, I was frustrated and hungry for him, too."

Oh, this scene, just gives me all the feels: 

So, now that The Winner's Kiss is upon us...

What kiss do you hope will occur?

I am hoping for the bottle to burst with Arin and Kestrel. Those two have been denying their feelings for far to long now. It's gonna to be reminiscent of Ana and Sam's kiss. They're not going to be able to help themselves. I just can't wait.

The Winner's Kiss
by Marie Rutkoski
On Sale March 29th, 2016 

~Happy Reading Everyone! 

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  1. Oh man. I have so many on the top of my head... I can't possibly pick just one!

  2. Heh, I have no idea what is my favourite literary kiss! It's impressive that you came up with one. Now that all three books in this series are out, I hope to finally get to them!

  3. I had the hardest time picking my favourite kiss, too, Sara!!! How can we pick just one?! haha

    I haven't read INCARNATE yet, but now I definitely need to bump it up on my TBR...I was swooning while reading...Love it! :D

    Ambur @ Burning Impossibly Bright

  4. I'm surprised you managed to come up with just one, lol. I can't wait for Arin and Kestrel to resolve all their misunderstandings!

  5. A very cute article. I can relate to you on so many levels, I myself am a big fan girl of different stories and series and movies. I get very excited about them as well.


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