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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sharing the Love + goodies! (ie contest)

My buddy JG over at The Introverted Reader has a fun hubba hubba post today that has inspired me to do the same.  JG shares with us her favorite literary crushes (which has added to my tbr nicely; Monster got his Vday treat for today).  Normally we tend to think of romantic/hot characters in pairs, as the romances they are in the book.  But we all know 1 can stand alone in our minds and pop up in our dreams.  This got me thinking; who have I been crushing on?

  • The obvious ones, I've gotta give it up to all of my Jane Austen boys EXCEPT for Edmund.  (I even kinda like Wickham and Willoughby, the rogues!)  I won'd go into my anti-Edmund-ness here, but suffice it to say that EVERY OTHER hero in JA has been the object of my schoolgirl *ahem, yes...just school girl...you buy that? fancies.
  • I really like the way Mercy and Adam are from the Mercedes Thompson books, so he gets points; he's a great Alpha mail without the jerk qualities.  You can tell he just really cares, but also he's a werewolf, so he's certainly not going to cave. ♥
  • Lord Maccon (do I need to say more, J?) from Soulless.  Oh, Lord Maccon.
  • William AND Hakim from Emma by Kaoru Mori; I love both of these characters, and even though it's clear who she'll end up with, a piece of me was secretly rooting for a little Victorian side-action with Hakim.  Having illustrations of what they look like certainly helped (mmm, Hakim).
  • Kvothe from The Name of the Wind; I can't help it, I love the cocky little bastard.
  • Gogu from Wildwood Dancing; I don't care if he was a frog most of the time, I adored him.  Still do.
  • Peeta and Gale; I'm not choosing sides here, people.  Polygamy gets my vote, I like them both (but I do have to give ever the slightest edge to Peeta for his open devotion).
  • Henry from The Time Traveler's Wife.  My type.  'nough said.
  • Valek from Poison Study (and the other Study books).  Mmm, Valek.  So what if he's an assassin and he has a past.
  • Jacob Jankowski from Water for Elephants; I loved his voice, I loved being inside his head.  He may have been elderly when the story takes place, but he's still crush-worthy, as his past reveals.
  • Zane from Pretties.  :(
  • Constantine from Sunshine.  There is just something about him, aside from the obvious.  He really stuck in my head.
  • James from A Certain Slant of Light; maybe it's just that he was from a different time, when there were manners, but I just really like how he is
  • George from the Song of the Lioness series.  George may have been my first ever literary crush, and as the king of the Rogue Court (but with an honest to goodness heart and brain), I think he set the tone for things to come.
  •  Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables; If George wasn't the first crush, Gilbert was.  Aided by the miniseries Gilbert.  ♥

There you have it, folks.  My lit crushes.  JG had the right idea, I think.

contest over!!!

Alright, now for the goodies.  You may have noticed a certain fabtastic post earlier in the day?  Well, Charlotte did such a good job on that, and JGs post has put me in the loving spirit, so I am going to send some mystery love someone's way.  You want some mystery love?  I promise the mystery isn't something you'll have to make a surreptitious doctor's visit for... ;)
Any♥s, if you would like a chance to get your mystery love on, it's simple:
  • leave some love for Charlotte on the fabtastic post
  • tell me and JG your biggest literary crush, either here in the comments or make your own post and give me the link
  • leave me a way to contact you.
That's it.  Those easy, peasy things and a Mystery Box O' Love may be winging its way to you.
Open internationally.
It will end when it ends.
EDIT: Winner will be announced 3/1



  1. I left a comment on Charlotte's post

    My biggest literary crush is Lucien from Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series :)

    Happy Valentines Day!

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  2. Great guest post from Charlotte - really made me laugh :o)

    How can I just choose one literary crush???? I hope it's OK if I pick several - after all a girl must be allowed to be greedy when she's fantasising LOL. I love Lucan & Dante from Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series and Zsadist from JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood.

    sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

  3. Sarah, you saw my list...of COURSE you're allowed to choose more than one!

  4. Okay, so I commented on Charlotte's post, which was super awesome, by the way.

    And my literary crush must be...hm. Oh yeah! PEETA!!! He's lovely. And super nice. And wonderful. And AMAZING! It's so hard to describe him because he's so heartbreaking and perfect that it makes me cry!

    Anyway, Happy valentine's day to you! :)


  5. I have a literary crush on Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire series. I like the bad boy!

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  6. I commented on the guest post.
    If I had to choose, I'd go with Cabel from the Dream Catcher series. I mean he is amazing, who wouldn't love him?

  7. My literary crush is Lucifer from Mike Carey's Lucifer series. Is that warp of me?

    Going over to leave a note on the guest post.

    Happy V day!


  8. I commented on Charlotte's post, which was the most hilarious thing I have read/seen in a long time. :)

    I made a post on my fave literary crushes HERE

    The only person on my list that is on yours is Valek. I didn't really like Zane in Pretties... :(


  9. I left a comment on Charlotte's brilliant post.

    Oh goodness.... how to choose!! I can't pick just one, that would cruel. Patch because those badboys make me all hot and heavy. Peeta and Sam (Shiver) because I also love and adore those sweetheart guys! Sigh. Oh and I have a soft spot for both Adrian and Dimitri from VA <3

    Great contest, thanks!

  10. Lord Maccon almost made it on my list. I decided to wait and see if this will be a lasting thing or just a one-night stand.

    Kvothe, Gogu, and George are all great choices!

    And Gilbert! I can't believe I forgot him!

    I commented on the fantabulous guest post, and I have to admit that I'm curious about a Mystery Box o' Love.

    theintrovertedreader at gmail dot com

  11. those are some awesome literary crushes you have there! even though I haven't read half the books. I'm with you about the Jane Austen boys, though! :-)
    My favorite literary crush. . .hmmm. That's hard! Oddly enough, very few from books have really had a major impact on me. Tamahome from Fushigi Yuugi, but that's a manga.
    So maybe. . .Atreyu from the Neverending Story the book. He's not a love interest in it, but I still totally fall for him over and over again every time I read it.


  12. My literary crush -- Luke Brandon from the Shopaholic series. He makes me swoon!

    Commented on Charlotte's post

    rubs.escalona [at] gmail.com

  13. Oh Gilbert. Definitely my first literary crush. The miniseries helped too :) And then Henry from TTW. And then Jamie from the Outlander books strolled in.....! Yum! Me and the mother-in-law have done much swooning over him.

  14. This is such a great contest!

    I commented on the post.

    My favorite literary crush would probably be Wes from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen.


  15. My biggest literary crush is Mr. Darcy. I'm a traditionalist. :-D

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

  16. Oo mystery contest, I'm all in!

    My biggest literary crush is probably Alejandro from Perfect Chemistry! No, Dimitri from Vampire Academy. Shane from Morganville Vampires! Adrian! Rob!

    ... well you can tell I have a few crushes... ;) Lol

    I've commented on Charlotte's (awesome) post!


  17. My crush is Jace from Mortal Instruments. I don't understand why, I don't like cocky guys.

    Commented on Post

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  18. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Hi again, Misty =)

    I left a comment on Charlotte's wonderful post!

    My biggest literary crush is Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights ;)

    and I've left (above) a way for you to contact me if (crossing finger) I get picked lol

    Thanks for the fun contest!

  19. I left some love for Charlotte
    My literary crush is Marc from RVincents Shifters.

  20. Just saw one of the earlier comments, and I totally had a crush on Heathcliff too when I read Wuthering Heights! Lol!

    #1 Bowen- from Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night. It's something about the way Kresley Cole makes him talk. I just imagine that hawt Scottish accent and I melt into a puddle

    #2 Valerian- The Nymph King. That sex god nymph can do whatever he wants with me anytime, any day.

    xlilangeltorix [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. Left some love for Charlotte.
    I crush L. J. Smith. I'm so happy she wrote Vampire Diaries. I am so hooked. Really hooked and happy too.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com
    found you by Elz Readz

  22. My biggest crush is JD Robb's- Roarke. Not only is he good looking, smart, and rich, but boy does he know how to treat the woman he loves.
    Thank goodness he is fictional as I sure wouldn't want Eve to go after me.
    I also found you on Ellz Readz
    alterlisa AT yahoo Dot com

  23. I left a post for Charlotte. What a creative story! lol

    I have to go with Mr. Darby too!


  24. Left a comment on Charlotte's post.

    My literary crush is Po from Graceling!!!!!


  25. I love the classics so Mr Darcy immediately pops into my mind, quickly followed by Mr Tilney.

    But the most heart-rending literary crush I have is on a young man called Arthur Burton from a 19th Century Italian revolutionary drama - The Gadfly.
    For most of the story he is crippled and disfigured from a bar-fight but he is so heroic my heart was stolen right away.


  26. Oh forgot to mention I commented on Charlotte's post

  27. I commented on Charlotte's post.

    My biggest literary crush is Roarke from J.D. Robb's In Death series.

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  28. My biggest literary crush is Raphael from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh.

    Commented on Charlotte's post.


  29. I can't pick just one! Either Shane Collins from Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires or Seth Morgan from Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series. (The list could go on with WL characters.)



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