Arranged Marriages . . . Valentine’s Day/Moonless Blogfest

Moonless blogfest

Today, I’m participating in Crystal Collier’s Valentine’s blog hop, along with her AMAZING co-hosts: Pk HrezoTammy Theriault, and Michael Di Gesu. in honor her Moonless book release. But first, I wanted to mention that the 18 Truths blog tour is still in full swing. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway in the upper right corner of my blog . . . 18 terrific prizes up for grabs, including a $25 Amazon gift card and a ton of books!

And in case you missed it, I interviewed my characters, Nate and Olga, over at Mara Valderran’s blog on Thursday. On Friday, I posted my top 10 Valentine’s gifts on A.K. Morgen’s blog. On Saturday, I visited Jessa Russo with some of my favorite quotes from 18 Truths. And yesterday, I shared my favorite cupcake recipe with K.D. Rausin, as well as an excerpt from 18 Truths.

But enough about me, check out the details to Crystal’s new book:

In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.

Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.


So here’s the question: If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, whom would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.)

This is a tough one! So many choices! But keeping with historical England, I decided to go with Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices. He is so brave, so loyal, so caring, so fun, so sarcastic, so selfless, and who can forget, sooo H*O*T! Yes, he’s also ridiculous, arrogant, cursed, mysterious, and broken, and those things shouldn’t make me want him more, but it does! I think I could bring out the softer side of him just like Tessa did, the side that loves books and writes poetry.

Find the rest of the hop below!

And while you’re at it, enter to win one of these great prizes here!

CC Valentines Giveaway image

1. Le&ndra Wallace 2. Crystal Collier
3. Robyn Campbell 4. PK HREZO
5. Kimberly Afe 6. Dawn Brazil
7. Madeline Jane 8. Christine Rains
9. Meradeth Houston 10. Tammy Theriault
11. Brinda Berry Blogs 12. J.L. Campbell
13. Heather Musk – Reading, Writing and Everything in between 14. Elizabeth Seckman
15. Rachel Schieffelbein 16. Libby Heily
17. Donna Hole 18. Kyra Lennon
19. Janie Junebug’s Literary Lover 20. Ashley Nixon
21. Jamie Ayres 22. Title by Jaq
23. SA Larsen 24. Heather M. Gardner
25. suzannes-tribe 26. Ellie Garratt
27. C. M. Keller 28. Bish Denham
29. E.J. Wesley 30. Michael @ In Time …
31. Catherine Stine’s Idea City 32. Nana Prah
33. Eva Lefoy 34. Trisha @ WORD STUFF
35. Writer’s Block 36. Stephen Tremp
37. erica and christy 38. Mary-andering Among the Pages
39. C.M. Brown 40. Madeline Mora-Summonte
41. Jay Noel – Writer on Fire 42. Chrys Fey
43. Kittie Howard 44. Swagger Writers
45. Tyrean’s Writing Spot 46. Swords and Stilettos
47. Katharina Gerlach’s author page 48. Sabrina’s Writing Reflections
49. Carrie-Anne’s Magick Theatre 50. Queendsheena

31 comments on “Arranged Marriages . . . Valentine’s Day/Moonless Blogfest

  1. Doesn’t Crystal’s book sound fabulous?!
    I really wouldn’t want a marriage to be arranged at all, but when I was young I had a complete crush on one of the jockey heroes from a Dick Francis novel. Sigh. Swoon.

  2. Sad to say he sounds hot to me too (only said ’cause of his bad sides, :P)! haha. I haven’t read this series, but I’ve read her other one & loved it. Will have to get these too.

  3. Great question! If I had an arranged marriage I’d beg my parents for Jennifer Lawrence. Or, ya know, my actual wife. 😀

    Hope this blog hop was a big success!

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