I am really excited to have Author Kristin Miller on the blog today to share her top five favorite scenes from her novel GONE WITH THE WOLF. As someone who has only recently become acquainted with paranormal romance novels this book totally piqued my interest. It sounds sexy and playful and with an “Alpha male” wolf, I couldn’t help but want to know more.
And after reading the author’s favorite scenes this definitely became a must read. Which is why I included the guest post first.
But if you want to check out the book’s description, it follows immediately below the post, along with a link to a sneak peek on Entangled’s website. I’ve also included the author’s bio and places where you can find her online.
AND… this tour comes with a giveaway for a GONE WITH THE WOLF Prize Pack. So be sure to check it out below.
Now let me turn the blog over to the very lovely Kristin Miller… (and yes, I would have loved for this to be a top fifty versus top five, but I’m more than happy to discover all those sexy/hot/tantalizing scenes when I read the book).
Thanks so much for having me on your blog today! I’m so thrilled to be talking about my five favorite scenes from Gone with the Wolf!
The opening: When the book begins, secretary and bar owner Emelia Hudson is at her boss’s Halloween party dressed as Little Red Riding Slut. She had planned on seducing her boss and blackmailing him into talking about the shady business deal that was going to put her bar out of business. However, when she realizes Drake, her boss, isn’t coming to the party, she disappears into his wine cellar to empty his stash of expensive wine. Enter devishly sexy “security guard”…who of course turns out to be her boss, the jerk who is shutting down her bar. Before she realizes who he really is, there is some definite spark that makes the scene one of my favorites.
A losing game of darts: Drake is an Alpha male CEO werewolf and as cocky as they come. When Emelia challenges him to a game of darts, he doesn’t think twice about it. He’s going to kick her ass, and win the honor of taking her on a date. Little does Drake know, Emelia has some tricks up her sleeve, which leads to…
Drake jumping into the freezing cold waters of Lake Washington. This scene is one of my favorites because for the first time, Drake loosens up and begins to show a different side of himself.
Starbucks drive-thru: In the middle of the book, Emelia and Drake are on their way back from a drive-in. They stop at Starbucks and have a moment in the car where Emelia is leaning over him and shouting into the speaker, and Drake’s hands do a little wandering. I really enjoyed discovering the chemistry between Drake and Emelia, and this was one of the scenes that really flew off my fingers.
The ending: I can’t say much because I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say that Emelia shows her true strength and Drake learns what it truly means to love.
I had so much fun writing this book that I could choose a dozen more scenes if you had the time to post them!
Thanks for having me today!
GONE WITH THE WOLF by Kristin Miller
Publisher ~ Entangled
Pages ~ 207 pages
Release Date ~ April 23, 2013
CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive.
What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard…
Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.
Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…
When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.
To take a peek inside GONE WITH THE WOLF on the publisher’s website, CLICK HERE.
Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in northern California, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures. After graduating from Humboldt State University, Kristin taught high school and middle school English, married her college sweetheart, and had two beautiful munchkins. In 2008, she took time off from teaching to raise her children, and started writing while they napped.
Her first novel was published in 2011, and since then she has had seven other novels published (mostly paranormal romances). She is the author of Gone with the Wolf with Entangled Publishing, the dark and gritty Vampires of Crimson Bay series with Avon, and the short-but-steamy Isle of Feralon novellas with Harlequin Nocturne Cravings.
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I was reluctant to start this series when a friend first introduced it to me. I was just starting to get my feet wet with YA books and I wasn’t ready to dive into a paranormal romance. I’d tried reading the first book in the BDB series based upon her recommendation and I just couldn’t get into it at the time. So I was hesitant to start this series.
While I’d always loved the paranormal, and all things vampire, I wasn’t much of a fan of romance novels and hadn’t actually read a PNR book before. But I became an instant fan of author Charlaine Harris’ characters and world.
As soon as I finished reading book one in the series, I purchased the eight-book omnibus for Kindle and proceeded to read it in one very long two-day reading marathon. And as the ninth book, DEAD AND GONE, was also available I dove right into that one.
I was obsessed. Especially as DEAD AND GONE seemed to be the only one with a cliffhanger ending. Well, if not a cliffie, there were definitely questions. BIG questions. Ones that sent me to the forums to try and find answers.
Of course I didn’t find out their meaning. Not until the next book came out – which felt like a lifetime of waiting until its release. And, even then, I didn’t feel they were answered satisfactorily. Yes, I still wonder….
And while I wasn’t the biggest fan of books ten through twelve, I am still
looking forward to majorly obsessed with this upcoming final book in the series, though there will be a follow-up, AFTER DEAD: WHAT CAME NEXT IN THE WORLD OF SOOKIE STACKHOUSE, which I’ve read will, among other things, also talk about Sookie’s HEA.
I think this series does need to end, though in some ways I don’t want it to. But I know that it won’t end the way I want it to. I just know it. And as much as I am looking forward to this book’s release, I am also dreading it.
I’ve never before been one of those fans that disagrees with an author’s choice for a book’s outcome. These books are the author’s stories, not mine… though I make them mine. But for some reason things are different when it comes to the Southern Vampire Series. I feel like I might just disagree with the way things end.
Say… if it’s a Sookie + Bill lovefest. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
… and not in a good way!
Or if Good Ol’ Sam becomes her HEA. Really? After all the skanks he hooked up with? How could that make for a happy ending.
The author has mentioned on her blog and in interviews that Sookie won’t become a vamp. And with the way things have been progressing in the past few books, she and Eric seem to be growing apart.
So I can’t imagine this series ending in a way that will leave me with the warm and fuzzies. I’m already heartbroken. Why?
Because I believe Sookie’s HEA is with Eric the Northman. They are perfectly matched.
For the first nine books of the series it seemed as if they were, anyway. He was always there for her. Always. Until that terrible moment in DEAD AND GONE. But that wasn’t by choice.
The dude wore spandex for her, for goodness sake! Spandex!
And while Sookie seemed to try anything and everything to stay away from him, they still were drawn to one another. It was totally not just for the sex.
But now… after reading the description, finally, I’m feeling my heart sink. I just know things are not going to end well. And that after three point five years of waiting – no, it’s not as long as some – I’m going to be crushed.
I’m dying on the inside a little. Frickin’ A Sookie!
So, no, I am not ready. But I am going to take the plunge because my curiosity will eat me alive if I don’t.
But what about you?
Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store.
Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte’s Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire’s girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived earthquakes, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief . . . and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time.
But with life comes new trials . . .
The question is, in the end: who will love, who will live, and who will be dead ever after?
Sookie finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut.
He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.
Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough…
Beri O’Dell is investigating paranormal creatures because she wants to know what she is. Taller and stronger than most men, she astral projects and can peel through dimensional layers to see the creatures and spirits beyond.
She once helped her foster sister, Detective Elsa Remington, track down killers in Jacksonville, Florida, but stopped when a nasty fire elemental turned her strength against her. Now, she finds herself pulled back when something steals Elsa’s soul and puts her into a coma.
With little time to spare, Beri searches for the reason behind her sister’s coma. She has help in her spirit guides Fred and Phro, but others come along for the ride, including a pyro-nervous witch, and an androgynous necromancer.
The last thing Beri needs is to fall in love with a mysterious stranger. But the handsome Minoan warrior Nikolos knows what creature she’s after because he’s battled it before.
Really, really bad.
He calls it the Dweller on the Threshold.
DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD gives readers a kick-ass heroine who is anything but ordinary, a world that is refreshingly different, an enemy who is both deadly and a bit of a mystery and a story that has action aplenty, an intriguing puzzle and a love interest who is most definitely interesting.
Author Rinda Elliott went out of the box when creating her characters and her story. Even her title, DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD, is atypical of stories in the genre. But it invites readers to learn more, to meet her character Bergdis Hildegun O’Dell, a.k.a. Beri, and the other rather unconventional and uniquely named characters in her story.
DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD follows Beri O’Dell as she tries to solve the mystery behind the mass comas that have befallen a number of people, including her sister Elsa, and find answers to questions about just who, and possibly what, she really is. With little to go on, she must rely on a perky witch named Blythe who is far more talented than she appears to be at first glance, her spirit guides – Fred and Phro – one of whom claims to be the goddess of love, and a Minoan Warrior, Nikolos, who has quite a few secrets he’s keeping.
Many of which look to be dark. And a few of which might just be dangerous. Especially to Beri, who can’t seem to fight her growing attraction to him.
With a wildly entertaining and eclectic cast of characters, a heroine with an acerbic tongue and “hit first, ask questions later” approach to investigating, a constant slew of grotesque and violent enemies to keep Beri busy, and a touch of sexual tension added to the mix, DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD is an incredibly appealing, fun and exciting first book in author Rinda Elliott’s new series.
So, what more can I possibly say about DWELLER ON THE THRESHOLD?
It was witty and clever. The premise was definitely different – in a great way. The characters were not your typical character archetypes. The enemy – the dweller on the threshold – was more than a little bit scary.
The opening quotation and the prologue immediately drew me in. And while it took a few pages into the story itself before I was able to figure out just what was going on, once I discovered its rhythm I was hooked.
Beri wasn’t your typical run-of-the-mill heroine. She wasn’t a damsel in distress. And while she wasn’t always the easiest character to relate to, I loved her from the moment I met her. Her abilities were absolutely fascinating and I hope to discover more about them in future books in the series.
The story kept its focus on the urban fantasy/paranormal elements, keeping the suspense and action levels up, but didn’t shortchange the romance, which was equally important to the story’s outcome. And it was nice to discover a story whose love interest wasn’t in the least bit cookie-cutter.
From its unusual title, to its diverse characters, to their unique abilities, to the dark and disturbing world, I just knew that this book would set itself apart from the crowd. And it did that and so much more.
Rinda Elliott’s new series is definitely one I’m adding to my “must reads” list. And her character, Beri, is a new favorite.
“Bergdissssss. Ever trap smoke in a jar?” It took a deep breath then blew it out. I heard the moan of trees bending behind me. “It writhes, twists and turns, seeking the smallest opening for escape. It finds it. Always.”
I’d been transported into the Princess Bride. The extra gory version.
**This review is based on an eARC I received from the author for review and contains my honest thoughts about the book.**
I am super stoked to be a part of the blog tour for OUT IN BLUE by Sarah Gilman. When I first heard about this series back in December I was immediately intrigued. I love stories about angels and hadn’t read any of the non-YA variety. Until now.
I loved meeting Wren and Ginger. This story had me instantly captivated. The lore was quite a bit different from some of the other books I’ve read. And the chemistry between Wren and Gin was electrifying.
The story instantly grabbed me. Right from those first lines. Ones that are revealed below in the chapter excerpt I have for my stop today. So be sure to check it out and the rest of the reveals on this tour because OUT IN BLUE is a fantastic read. One that I highly recommend.
And if you’d like to know what I think, check back next week for my review.
But in the meantime, don’t forget to visit all the stops on this tour for more awesome posts, interviews, reviews and chapter reveals and for more chances to win an eBook of OUT IN BLUE.
At the end of the tour author Sarah Gilman will be hosting a chat on the Return to Sanctuary Facebook page. So be sure to mark your calendars!
Want to know a little bit more about OUT IN BLUE and author Sarah Gilman? Here’s some information on them both.
In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents’ gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren’s wing.
Wren doesn’t expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren’s father, Wren’s isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he’s sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger’s every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he’s ever known.
Author Sarah Gilman
Sarah Gilman started her first novel in third grade. She never finished that story, but never gave up the dream. Her fascination with wings also began at that age, when images of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis captured her imagination and never let go. Now a paranormal romance writer, she employs her love of writing to bring the allure of winged creatures to the pages of her novels. Sarah lives in Vermont with her supportive husband and two spoiled cats.
The tattoo of a bloody knife and scattered feathers caught Ginger Magellan’s attention. Her stomach curdled at the sight of the archangel poachers’ insignia. The bearer of the gruesome illustration ordered an espresso from the petite girl behind the bar.
“There isn’t a fallen archangel around here, is there?” The barista’s voice rose.
“Not for much longer, there won’t be.” He turned away and pulled out his cell phone.
From where she sat in the café, Ginger wrapped her hands around her coffee and stared into the dark brew, eavesdropping on the poacher’s conversation.
“The house has been abandoned for years, but it’s the right place. I saw him fly in the fog this morning. Devil has a balcony entrance on the third floor.”
Devil. Ginger hid a snort of disgust under a fake cough.
The poacher continued after a moment. “Yeah, white wings, black markings. It’s Wren, for certain. And not a Guardian in sight. He’s all ours.”
Ginger tensed. No Guardians? Why would an archangel be without his demon bodyguards?
“Meet you there in thirty? He’ll be back before the fog clears.” The poacher accepted his drink from the barista with a charming grin. She refused his payment and wished him luck. He blew her a kiss and left the café.
Clenching her teeth, Ginger tucked a twenty under her coffee and rushed for the exit without waiting for change. She stepped into the foggy autumn morning, shivered, and buried her hands in her pockets. Two police officers chatted next to their cruiser, but she turned and hurried in the other direction. Archangel poaching, though technically illegal, was applauded and encouraged by most of the human population. She couldn’t trust the police.
She’d warn this “Wren” herself.
Mar. 11th – Young Adult Book Reviews
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Mar. 15th – Kristina’s Books and More
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The publisher, Entangled, is offering up four paperback copies of OUT IN BLUE for giveaway during the tour!
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In addition to the tour-wide giveaway, Entangled is offering up ONE eBook copy of OUT IN BLUE for giveaway here at Fiktshun After Dark.
You must be eighteen or older to enter and there should only be one entry per household.
And as I’m sure there were various requirements in the other giveaway, the only requirement here is to leave a comment with an answer to the question.
When I was invited to be on the tour for WINGS OF REDEMPTION I took one look at the description and said yes, yes, yes. I’d just been thinking about the fact that I hadn’t read any books outside of YA where the focus was angels.
Well, hello WINGS OF REDEMPTION. This story of an archangel, a human, love and betrayal sounds absolutely amazing. And as soon as these crazy holidays are over I can’t wait to dive in.
For today’s stop on the tour, author Sarah Gilman is sharing her favorite inspirational characters that are angels. And I have to say that I most definitely agree with her choices. Especially choice number one.
My favorite angel characters in YA books – since I haven’t met any in paranormal fiction – are Ellie from Angelfire and Clara from Unearthly.
Anyway, you’re not here to listen to me ramble about my favorite angels, you’re here to see what the author has to say. But before that here’s just a little bit about the book….
About WINGS OF REDEMPTION
Enemies by birth, lovers by choice…
Humans and archangels don’t mix on the best occasions. When Saffron Morin goes to the gates of the demon colony, Eden, in search of her sister, she meets an archangel who is curious one minute and hostile the next, and she ends up the colony’s “guest” against her will.
Kestrel’s archangel psychic talent tells him the human woman’s life is in danger. Despite her family’s association with poachers who hunt archangels for their valuable feathers, he vows to save her life. Enemies by birth, lovers by choice, they give in to growing attraction as days pass.
Even if he succeeds in saving her life, he must hurt her to protect others of his kind, and he may not be able to live with himself after a betrayal he has no choice but to commit. In order to find redemption, the Collector’s daughter and an archangel must first find each other.
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Happy New Year, everyone!
The paranormal romance genre is a dragon’s treasure hoard full of vampires, telepaths, shifters, reapers, demons, and my favorite: angels. Reading, for me, is all about escaping the real world and living grand fantasies, and I can’t think of anything more compelling than meeting someone who can fly.
My husband accuses me of having a crush on Superman, but that’s just not true. Superman doesn’t have wings!
What angel characters have inspired me? That’s a tricky question. Before I began work on my archangel series, I hadn’t read any angel-based paranormal romance. At the time, I was coming down from an all-consuming vampire phase. I even started a vampire novel at first. Winged entities have been a fascination of mine since I was little, and before I knew it, I had a character with wings and I was deep into writing an angel story that became Out in Blue, the first novel in the Return to Sanctuary series. If I remember correctly, the only angel character in a romance I’d read at that point was Lassiter in J. R. Ward’s vampire books. My series came less from inspiration and more from something organic in my subconscious that needed to be voiced.
After I began working seriously on Out in Blue, I sought out angel stories in all genres and there are several characters who have inspired me:
Readers, who is your favorite angel character?
Sarah Gilman started her first novel in third grade. She never finished that story, but never gave up the dream. Her fascination with wings also began at that age, when images of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis captured her imagination and never let go. Now a paranormal romance writer, she employs her love of writing to bring the allure of winged creatures to the pages of her novels.
Sarah lives in Vermont with her supportive husband and two spoiled cats.
Well that post was awesome! And I, too, went from an obsession with vampires to an obsession with those angelic in nature. While I’ve fallen back into a vampire reading craze recently, I am equally as intrigued with the idea of those stories more angelic in nature.
And I’m definitely certain WINGS OF REDEMPTION will be at the top of the list of angelic books to read in early January.
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your inspirations. I’m definitely curious to read Out in Blue after having checked that book out on Goodreads.
The publisher, Entangled, is offering up to ONE winner an eBook copy of WINGS OF REDEMPTION.
- The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
- One entry per HOUSEHOLD.
- You must be 18 or older to enter.
- Winner will be chosen by Random via Rafflecopter.
- Winner will be contacted by email and has 48 hours to respond.
Today is the fourth day of the Top 10 of 2012 week-long event. And the topic for today is Book Boyfriends.
As I am a co-host for the event on my other blog Fiktshun, and I’m only participating in this event on this blog today, I’ll skip all the formalities. But if you head over to Fiktshun today, you can see just which Book Boyfriends in YA I chose.
And now for my Top 10 Book Boyfriends of a sexier variety….
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Roland Deschain of Gilead will always be my number one. My number one hero. My number one fictional heartbreak. While it was THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE by Stephen King that was released this year, I much prefer getting the chance to “see” Roland so I chose THE GUNSLINGER cover.
Roland is flawed. Oh gosh how flawed this man is. He’s driven. To the point where nothing else matters but his quest. He’s deadly. He’s callous. He’s unbelievably sexy without trying to be so in any way.
He lived in times of magic. He is a gunslinger. He is a deserter, a betrayer, a friend. And still I hope for his redemption. Even though his tale has already been told.
The Southern Vampires series by Charlaine Harris
Eric the Northman is one of my favorite vampires. The only Viking Vampire I think I’ll ever adore. He’s aloof, incredibly sexy, cunning, powerful and if he’s telling the truth he is rather well-endowed. All qualities that make for one hell of a book boyfriend.
I just hope that the final book in this series will end with a certain vampire and a certain waitress together. However, I’m almost certain said waitress will have kicked said vampire to the curb.
I’m so glad that I re-read INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE this year so that I can list Lestat among my book boyfriends. As arrogant and evil as he can be at times, he’s so completely sympathetic and sad at others. He wants to be fixed but he just doesn’t seem to have any luck with finding a way to make that happen. As flawed as he is, he’s the first bookish vampire I adored and he’ll always have a spot on my top ten.
Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill
Ethan Sullivan is a new favorite. I only met him in 2012 and as those who read the series know there was that brief instance… that breath-stealing, heart-crushing, soul-destroying moment…
But Ethan is just so arrogant – what master vampire isn’t? – amazingly talented with a sword… of the bladed variety TYVM. He is the perfect complement to Merit. And he proved himself the hero. Even though he is maddeningly frustrating.
Yes, he’s perfect Book Boyfriend material.
Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
Bones (a.k.a. Crispin Russell) is also a new discovery. And he is also a vamp that will join my top ten forever list along with Ethan. He is the perfect match for Cat and insanely good at bringing out the best and worst in her. He is incredibly sexy, unpredictable, crazy stubborn and amazing in battle.
I’m just dying for news on the next book! And it’s not just so that I can list Bones in next year’s top ten.
Unbound series by Rachel Vincent
Ian Holt is amazing in SHADOW BOUND. Handsome, supportive, dangerous, super sexy. He has his secrets but they’re not of the evil variety. The world he lives in doesn’t allow him to be a perfect man, but he is the perfect man for Kori.
He is one of the few “good guys” I have actually have a book crush on. But he’s just so good, I can’t help myself.
Paul Atreides has been a long-time book boyfriend of mine. Since the fourth grade, actually. I re-read this series – the original trilogy that is – every few years and I just happened to do a re-read of DUNE earlier this year so I just had to put Paul on this list.
He’s a boy who must become the leader of the people. He becomes a prophet and and loses everything. His story is heartbreakingly tragic. But he’s so totally captivating and I don’t think I’ll ever lose my crush on this character.
Paul Muad’dib is the only character in Sci-fi I’ve ever crushed on and one that’s lasted decades has got to mean it’s legit.
Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
Lothaire is a brand new addition to my book boyfriends. LOTHAIRE was the first book in the author’s Immortals After Dark series that I read. Lothaire was the first character I met. And while he has a bit of a brutal past – which I witnessed in DEMON FROM THE DARK – and can be a bit of an a-hole at times, he’s so incredibly sexy because he’s so dangerous and has been around so long, amassing mad skills at all sorts of things.
And what makes me love him even more is that with everything he has and is, he still succumbs to the charms of a woman who is his total opposite in almost every way.
Yes, the fact that Lothaire has an Achilles heel makes him that more more covetable.
Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
I couldn’t not have a demon on my list. I just wish I had “met” one of those angels in paranormal fiction. But I developed a mad crush on Malkom Slaine when I read his story. He was fierce but it was in his nature and was in part due to the cruelty he’d faced.
He is sympathetic but not pitiable. He has some incredible powers and I’m kind of digging the horns. The fact that he was a total cave-dwelling, knuckle-dragging, neanderthal at first who quickly managed to regain a touch of humanity made him someone I was able to root for the entire time I was reading his story.
He is total book boyfriend material. In every way. From his rough exterior to his kind heart, is won me over.
Vlad Tepesh is a character I instantly was drawn to. I think it’s was largely in part due to the fact that he was named Vlad Tepesh. But also it was because he was so incredibly awesome with Cat.
When I discovered him in his own spin-off series, I was in heaven. He is age-old. He is deadly. He is insanely charming. And he can be incredibly nice. When he wants to be.
His powers are seriously badass and he always makes me grin. Which is why I had to make room for him on my top ten list.
While reading books that are not within the scope of my YA book blog is a rare occurrence, I’m still incredibly stoked to have discovered such amazing male leads in the books that I do read.
Of course Roland will always top any list I put together. I have loved him forever and will continue to do so well beyond my dying day. But there will always be room for nine other bookish boyfriend on the list.
Though Eric Northman, Lestat, Ethan and Bones have pretty much cemented their place on my Top Ten. For the others, my options will be open. So they better not develop too much of a heart of gold in any series books they make an appearance in. Because I do tend to love the bookish bad boys.