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Monday, October 17, 2011

Book Chatter (11): Fictional Crush

Pull up a chair, relax, and let’s discuss the wonderful world of books.

Do you enjoy discussing anything and everything pertaining to books? YES!

Well, you’ve come to the right place. Every week, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on various book topics and offering prizes that pertain to the topic at hand. That’s not all – You will get to choose the weekly topic by voting on which topic to discuss for the following week. You will also be able to suggest topics by clicking on this FORM.

Fictional Crush

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats. ~Richard Bach

One of the joys of reading is being able to fall in love with the characters that come along and accidentally find a place in your heart. It’s not often that I crush on fictional characters but when I do fall in love with a character, it’s groundbreaking. So many elements have to come together for me to even see the characters come to life in my eyes. When these elements meld effortlessly, sparks fly.

Character development is so important to me. When it’s done right, I often find it hard not to care about the characters. Since we’re discussing crushes, I can’t help but swoon over the guy(s) that captures my heart. I love reading about complex characters, they have so much depth. When I enjoy reading about their struggles and triumphs, it makes them more endearing to me.

Character description is also important. I’ll be honest and say I love tall, dark, and handsome descriptions. Add the bad boy element to the character on top of great character development and I’m a goner. There are so many characters with this description but again when that character is created to utter perfection (Not talking about him being perfect); he leaves quite a memorable impression.

So, what fictional character knocks my socks off? When it comes down to it, it’s the characters that I love reading their stories over and over again. Oh and every time, I continue to be reminded why I fell in love with that character.

Jericho Barrons (Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning) – This is how I picture Barrons. He’s the ultimate bad boy. He has so many layers to him that I can’t wrap my head around it sometimes. Just to make it simple as to why this man is my fictional crush, I’ll just say I’m obsessed! That says it all.

I could name more fictional crushes but none even compare to Barrons. If you have not read this series, I would highly recommend it. But keep in mind that it is an adult series (You are warned).

Other fictional crushes:
Jace Wayland (Mortal Instruments)
Bones (Night Huntress Series)
Patch Cipriano (Hush, Hush)
Dageus MacKeltar (Dark Highlander)
Edward Cullen (Twilight Saga)

Who's your fictional crush and why?


Winner will receive his/her choice of book with fictional crush - pre-orders included!
Rules: 1 Winner! 

Please fill out this FORM!

Contest ends @ 11:59pm (CST) October 31, 2011. US & Canadian Residents only.


  1. tnx 4 the giveway
    need yo read that series

  2. I haven't read that series. I like Seth from the Melissa Marr's series and Rieker from The Fairie Ring. I don't really go for the bad boys. I prefer the more sensitive ones though I like when there is some mystery to them.

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  4. Oops! Had a little trouble with my comment, so I needed to delete it.

    My fictional crushes are Ash from the Iron Fey Series, and Gareth from the Vampire Empire series.

    Ash is deceptively cold, but really a very passionate guy underneath. He's also got some old-fashioned chivalry going on. His "friendship" with Puck is hilarious and makes him seem less intimidating.

    Gareth is the first vampire of his kind to try and become more human, so he's breaking new ground and exploring new territory. It's fascinating to see him learn how to write, and see how he mimics the things humans have evolved to learn to do over centuries. He also protects humans instead of his own kind, so he's got to be a bit conflicted inwardly.

    Great topic! This has been fun....

  5. Mine is Ash from the Iron Fey series. I love how much he adores Meghan while still being so hardcore!

  6. My fictional crush is definitely Ash from the Iron Fey series....he's so brooding and it's completely alluring. He can, almost mask all of his feelings and I love that!

  7. I had the biggest crush on Edward Cullen when I first read the Twilight books. Still kinda do, sadly.

    I think Edward kind of ruined me for other male characters because I haven't found another book crush yet.:)

    I really want to give Mortal Instruments a try and see what all the fuss is about with Jace. Maybe he can become my next book crush.

  8. My favorite fictional crush is definitely Eugenides from THE QUEEN'S THIEF series. But a recent crush is Day from Marie Lu's LEGEND.

  9. My fictional crush is dimitri from vampire academy books I loved him from the start! I also really like Ethan from Chicagoland Vampires Series!

  10. I just fell in love with Peter from Prized by Caragh O'Brien. Leon is still great, but Peter really moved me. :)

  11. Okay i read ALOT so this will be long

    Will- Angelfire
    Ash- Iron Fey
    Dimtri- VA
    Adrian- Bloodlines
    Joshua- Hereafter
    Dace- Soul Seekers
    Whit- Witch and Wizard
    Nick/ Adam- Secret Circle ( it goes back and forth)
    Sage/Jarren- Ascendance trilogy
    Magnus- Blood Coven Vampire
    JACE- The Mortal Instruments
    Percy- PJ/ HoO series'
    Kienan- Tantalize
    Alexander- Vampire Kisses
    Archer- Hex Hall
    Zeke- Blood of Eden
    Ethan- Call of the Forgetten
    Henry- Goddess Test
    David- Uglies
    Ron- Harry Potter
    Gabriel- Dark Visions
    Ren- Nightshade
    Daniel- Fallen
    Ben- Touch series
    Ethan&Link- Beautiful Creatures
    Stark/Heath/Aurox/Erik- HoN ( okay have to let you know, i only like Erik until book 4 ( he becomes a pomptous jerk so he is an a**) , I have loved Stark ever since he was introduced. and since heath and Aurox are the same person i love them twice as much ^^)
    Cole- Wolves of Mercy Falls
    Carter- Kane Chronicles
    Lucas/ Derek- Shadow Falls ( again i change because i loved Derek in bk. 1, bk. 2 was Lucas, bk. 3 was also Lucas, bk. 4 was neither of them because Lucas became a man slut and Derek just annoys me, in bk. 5 i have mixed feelings till the end because i liked Lucas again)
    Jasper- Twilight ( cause he is amazing)
    Alice- Twilight ( yes i have a small crush on Alice. I'm not lesbian but if i was then this entire list would be Alice)
    Seth- Wicked Lovely


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