Today, I’m participating in Crystal Collier’s Valentine’s blog hop, along with her AMAZING co-hosts: Pk Hrezo, Tammy 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!
So excited for Crystal. Fun answer.
Men like that are rare. Maybe that’s the reason we like them so much in fiction. I hope you’ll find (or have found already) someone in your life that comes close.
William dear… Yeah, I really liked him as well, although I would have smacked his face about fifty times if I were Tess.
It’s so fun to see everyone’s answers to Crystal’s question on all the different blogs!
You must like the bad boy then!
You can’t go wrong with sarcastic and hot!
Will Herondale sounds perfect. 🙂
Sounds like my kind of guy!
Best series ever! 🙂 You can totally have Will (even if he’s awesome), I just have dibs on Jem!
Sounds like a good choice! I’m really seeing a cool diversity of answers today.
Congrats to Crystal! All the best!
Nice choice! And yay for Crystal! Her book is awesome. 🙂
Ahhh so hard to pick… am thinking Chris Hemsworth… hehe
Will sounds like a really complex, multifaceted character.
Good choice! I picked Will too! ❤ Christy
I don’t this one, but based on your answer I have no doubt it’s a really good one. 🙂
I don’t know that character, but from your description he sounds yummy. 🙂
SCHWEET! Lots of great answers! 🙂
if you’re sarcastic…I’m all ears!! great choice 🙂
We all love a flawed character.
I think we all secretly want someone who is a little bad. Great choice.
Oh my, you went with the complicated guy. Enjoy breaking him in!
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.
‘K, so I don’t know Will. #hangsheadinshame Seems as though I should make time to meet him. LOL
He possesses qualities I would really appreciate.
Second time I’ve seen him for this fest and I still don’t know who he is. Must research….
I haven’t read that series, but he sounds like a great pick.
That’s one’s easy, I’m so hooking up with Mr. Darcy. This premise is interesting & a period piece to boot. I likey 🙂
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.
Oo… sounds like a good choice! 🙂
Bad boys seem to be the favorites in this hop– other than Darcy, who isn’t that ‘bad’ 🙂
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!