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    Onyx Blog Tour: Daemon Black Character Interview + Giveaway

    I was so unbelievably excited when I was invited to be a part of the ONYX Blog Tour. I am such a huge fan of author Jennifer L. Armentrout. Her writing is so very addictive. And her Lux series is no exception. And I don’t think there is a character who is quite as wickedly charming, but not wicked, as Daemon Black. Well, maybe he’s just a little bit wicked….

    If for some reason you haven’t yet “met” Jennifer on Twitter or on her blog, she is super nice and super awesome. And here’s just a little bit about her and a few places where you can find her.

    About the Author

    Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

    Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

    Find her: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, WEBSITE, BLOG, GOODREADS

    If you haven’t yet read OBSIDIAN, the first book in the Lux series, just click its name to read the description on Goodreads. And if you have, and are anxiously awaiting ONYX‘s official release next week, check out the description below, or get a peek at the first two chapters HERE.

    About the Book

    Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

    Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

    Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

    The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

    But then everything changes…

    I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

    No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.

    Find it: GOODREADS, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE

    For my stop on the tour I not only got to post my review, but I got a chance to interview Daemon Black. And the publisher offered up a paperback set of  OBSIDIAN and ONYX for giveaway (US), though I added in a couple print copies of ONYX because I just had to share. It’s that awesome.

    And for those of you who hadn’t stopped by earlier in the year for the 30 Days of Daemon Tour, I had the great pleasure of having Daemon Black on the blog for that event. My interview is HERE and the post includes information about OBSIDIAN and the novella about Daemon’s brother Dawson, SHADOWS.

    Anyway… I’m sure you’re wondering what Daemon has to stay this time….

    Hi Daemon! Welcome back to the blog. It’s been a few months but I couldn’t resist having you stop back for a visit. Especially now that I’ve read ONYX and am just a little bit more curious/infatuated/obsessed with you. And because I know even more about you than I did when I first got the chance to ask you just a few questions.

    “Of course you’re curious/infatuated/obsessed with me. It’s okay. I’m used to it.”

    [Fiktshun: Hmmm… that ego is still firmly in place….]

    The last time you visited you said that you were, and I quote, “pretty damn awesome.” Since your last visit, after everything that’s happened between you and Katy and everything you had to go through in ONYX would you say that you’re a bit more humble? Or are you just as confident as you were before? Are you, in fact, the same Daemon Black we’ve gotten to know and love or are you a changed Luxen?

    “I stand by my initial statement: I am still pretty damn awesome. And I’m the same guy. You just see more sides of me.”

    [Fiktshun: I did happen to enjoy those other sides. A LOT….]

    You and Katy made a connection, one that is seemingly unbreakable. How do you feel being bonded to Katy? Especially when she doesn’t seem to be quite so enthusiastic about it. And what kinds of things have you been doing to change her mind?

    “Bonded is such a strange word, but it’s not bad. Kat isn’t a big fan of it, but then again, she’s human, so these kinds of things freak her out. And I have some things I’m doing to help change her mind.”

    [Fiktshun: Well, you definitely have a connection and I like the idea of you and Katy having this bond. And yes, Daemon, you have been doing some things to change her mind. :)]

    Katy believes that what she feels for you isn’t real, that it’s a product of your connection. Do you feel the same way? Would you like her even if you weren’t connected?

    “I think I’ve told her a billion times how I really feel. It’s up to her to believe it.”

    [Fiktshun: Maybe with a little bit more of the showing versus telling and she’ll be convinced.]

    What is it with you, Katy and technology? You blew up a laptop, and there may have been another instance where a computer got overheated…. If your chemistry sizzles, literally, why not stay far, far away from costly electronic devices?

    “The chemistry between us is just that damn good. And it’s kind of hard to stay away from electronic devices. They are everywhere.”

    [Fiktshun: They’re not everywhere. Not by the lake…. If they were you might have destroyed hundreds of laptops.]

    What do you think about Katy’s book boyfriends? I believe she mentioned a certain Reaper named Tod she was quite fond of, and she also hinted at a reincarnated soul named Alden. How do you like the fact that Katy gets lost in these worlds with these other boys?

    “Well, see… the only guys that can compete with me are fictional, so I’m okay with that.”

    [Fiktshun: Ah, but you did have just a little bit of competition if I do recall correctly. And not from any book Katy was reading….]

    Speaking of other boys, there’s a new boy in town. One who seems to want to spend quite a bit of time with Katy. And one that Katy seems to want to spend a bit of time with. One whose name you just can’t seem to get quite right. Is this a jealous Daemon we’re seeing? What do you think about all the time Katy is spending with him? And what exactly is it you want to do to him when you seem them together?

    “I have no idea who you’re talking about.  Me jealous of Bob? Wait. What is his name? Biff? Bart? Bobo Baggins? Whatever.”

    [Fiktshun: Selective memory Daemon? And hahaha “Bobo Baggins” hahaha! Oh you always make me smile Daemon Black.]

    Whether you or she wants to admit it or not, you and Katy seem to be getting closer. If it came down to a choice between your family or her, who would you choose to protect? Okay, that may be an unfair question. So, how about, who would you choose to protect first and why?

    “That is an unfair question. But I will never have to choose between them. I’d never let that situation happen.”

    [Fiktshun: I really hope that’s true. I rely on you to keep that girl safe. And after what happened… well… let’s just say I really hope that’s true.]

    Katy is a book blogger. But you know this. As you’ve admitted to stalking her blog on occasion. How often do you visit her blog? And what’s your favorite post, feature or review you’ve read (or watched) on her blog?

    “I like to keep up on her posts, which by the way she’s been slacking on. I like her IMM.”

    [Fiktshun: And the fact that she’s slacking in no way has to do with you? I somehow think it might. Just a little. And yes, I know just how much you like her IMM. And I think she’ll get a lot more site traffic on those IMMs going forward.]

    If you had it all to do over again, would you still be as mean to Katy as you were when you first met? And what about later? The cafeteria incident affected her pretty deeply. Would you change what you said and did if you had the chance?

    “No. Yeah, call me a jerk or whatever, but I never wanted her to be a part of any of this. She almost died because of being too close to us. So no, I wouldn’t change a damn thing. Okay. Well, maybe I would’ve softened it a bit.”

    [Fiktshun: I wouldn’t call you a jerk exactly for that, but it was pretty harsh. You successfully, for a very short time, pushed her away. As you can see that didn’t work out so well. But I’m glad to hear you’d have done things just a little bit differently.]

    Katy is fierce and determined. Stubborn even. Much like you in that respect. Why, then, do you feel the need to be so protective of her? Do you not think she’s capable of taking care of herself?

    “She is very strong and brave, but being strong and brave isn’t always going to keep you alive. There are things in my world that would eat her as a snack. I can’t let that happen.”

    [Fiktshun: Things like you? Sometimes you look like you might want to have Katy for a snack. Just sayin’.]

    I don’t want to reveal too much, but there may have been a certain situation that got Katy in trouble with her mom. Was it purely accidental or did you do what you did on purpose?

    A sly look creeps onto his face. “What do you think?”

    [Fiktshun: Oh I definitely have my opinions on that one. And you are rather naughty aren’t you?]

    What is your very favorite thing about Katy? And don’t say her sock mittens. By the way, what is your fascination with those things anyway?

    “It’s not like I’m fascinated. I just don’t get them. They’re mittens for the feet! Who needs mittens for your feet?” He shakes his head. “Anyway, I love how she isn’t easy—she’s a challenge. And she’s strong.”

    [Fiktshun: When its cold, mittens for the feet are a good thing. Not everyone can withstand the cold quite like you. Yes, Katy is definitely strong. One of her great qualities. And for the record I’m so glad you didn’t call Katy easy.]

    What is your very most favorite moment that you spent with Katy? Were there any favorite Katy moments that didn’t involve the destruction of poor, defenseless computers?

    “My favorite moment was spending her birthday with her.” He nods. “Yeah, that was really a good time.  Second best moment was Thanksgiving.”

    [Fiktshun: Oh, both those moments were pretty amazing. Much like yourself. I couldn’t agree more. Loved those moments.]

    What do you do, exactly, when you’re not pestering Katy at school, at her home or watching her from afar?

    “I do not watch her from afar. I watch her from up close and personal.”  He pauses. “I like watching ghost hunting shows, but when I’m not with Kat or Dee, I’m out patrolling.”

    [Fiktshun: Ah but you do tend to keep an eye on her from a distance. When you’re up close and personal it always seems that there’s more than just your “eye” that is on her….]

    Just one more question… What’s with the poking? I know you like to get under Katy’s skin – again literally – but why poking? There are so many ways you can irk her, why decide to poke?

    “You know, my very first response to this was completely inappropriate. It had to do with poking. Just thought I’d share that.” He grins. “I don’t know. It annoys Kat. And she’s cute when she’s annoyed.”

    [Fiktshun: Hey, I’m a grown girl, I’d love to know what your very first response to this question was. *Pouts.* And oooh, I get a Daemon Black grin! *Blushes.*]

    Q. If you had to list your three best features or attributes what would they be and why?

    Only three? Seriously? Every part of me is my best attribute.

    Q. If you could be human for a day, would you?

    Uh, no. Humans can be way too fragile. They break easily.

    Q. If you could read minds, would you read Katy’s or would you allow her thoughts to be hers alone?

    I don’t need to read her mind to know what she’s thinking. She’s like an open book. Get it? Book? Kitten? Ah, I make myself laugh.

    Q. If you could use your powers to impersonate someone for a day, who would it be and why?

    I don’t have a need to impersonate anyone for a second let alone a day.

    Q. Are you able to look at a bowl of spaghetti without thinking of the cafeteria incident?

    Actually, when I see a bowl of spaghetti now, I have to smile.

    [Fiktshun: As far as attributes I’ll have to take you on your word. We haven’t had the opportunity to see all of your… attributes… just yet. And I’m so glad that you wouldn’t try to read Katy’s mind. She is an open book, but there may have been certain things you didn’t know until much, much later. Things about Bobo…. And haha, glad to see you can make yourself laugh, Daemon. And really, you’ve never had to impersonate someone before? Never? I’ll never look at spaghetti the same again either. To take a name from an old album, I now refer to it as “The Spaghetti Incident.”]

    Once again, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy, busy schedule – patrolling, keeping everyone you care about safe, poking Kitten – to answer all my questions. I’m so glad your visit to the blog here today was just a bit longer than your last one.

    You are always welcome to stop by. Though I’m sure you’d much rather be a guest on Katy’s blog rather than having to do the interview circuit on everyone else’s. Though I’m sure she would ask those tougher questions.

    Now I just have to get a certain author to stop by, someone who knows you way better than anyone else….

    The LUX Series

    If you haven’t yet checked out any of the awesome books in this series, click on the image of those three hot covers below to read the descriptions or add them to your Goodreads TBR pile.

    Yes, there are five books in the series that you can add. And yes, I am already dying to read OPAL which comes out on December 11th. I just so happened to have read the description and it’s killing me that I don’t have this one right now.

    August 8th – Reading Angel
    August 9th – The Bookish Babe
    August 10th – Fiktshun (me)
    August 11th – Reading Lark
    August 12th – Stuck in Books
    August 13th – Confessions of a Vi3tbabe
    August 14th – Mundie Moms
    August 14th – Romancing the Book
    August 15th – Good Choice Reading
    August 16th – Fantasy Book Addict
    August 17th – Xpresso Reads
    August 18th – The YA Sisterhood
    August 19th – Books Complete Me
    August 20th – K-Books
    August 21st – Two Chicks On Books (Jaime)
    August 22nd – Once Upon a Twilight

    What’s up for grabs:

    A paperback set of OBSIDIAN and ONYX by Jennifer L. Armentrout sent to ONE WINNER – US only – from the publisher at the end of the tour.

    AND to TWO WINNERS a paperback copy of ONYX that I will order from Amazon or The Book Depository – International.

     

    The deets:

    1. One entry per HOUSEHOLD.

    2. There will be ONE winner of the publisher’s giveaway and TWO winners of my giveaway.

    3. You must be 13 or older.

    4. Publisher’s giveaway is US. My giveaway is International.

    5. Contest ends at 9:01 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012.

    6. Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter and announced on August 23rd in this post.

    7. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond with their details.

    There is no requirement to like or follow. But if you’d like to spread the word that would be awesome!

    To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form:

    The winner of the publisher’s giveaway for the set of OBSIDIAN and ONYX is…

    LoStInDr3aMs (unfortunately this winner wasn’t eligible for the publisher’s giveaway) Jeanette McGeough

    The winners of my giveaway for an order of ONYX are…

    Rabiah

    Annmarie

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    30 Days of Daemon Tour: Character Interview Daemon Black

    When I first heard that there was going to be a thirty day tour that was all about Daemon I could not stop grinning. I mean, it’s Daemon Black. And thirty days of him. What could be more awesome?

    Well, the fact that there would be multiple stops each day. Yep. That’s definitely more awesome. I think it blew my mind. And I’m not too sure I’ve recovered….

    And the fact that I got to interview Daemon? Well… it was a dream come true. Didn’t help much in that whole recovering from the blown mind situation. But, at least I was left with just enough brain cells to post the interview. Anyway….

    For those of you who haven’t read Obsidian, I thought I’d give you a chance to check out the description before hearing what Daemon has to say in his interview. And if you haven’t heard about the amazing author of this series, Jennifer L. Armentrout, there’s just a little bit about her too.

    But I’m pretty sure you already know about JLA. It’s why you’re here reading all about Daemon.

    About the Book

    Starting over sucks.

    When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.And then he opened his mouth.

    Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marks me.

    You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

    Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

     

    About the Author

    Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.

    Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

    Find her: TWITTER, FACEBOOKWEBSITE, BLOG, GOODREADS

    Hi Daemon, thank you so much for stopping by the blog today to answer just a few questions.

    Not to boost your ego, but you have quite a few fans who are desperate to know everything you are willing to share about yourself – your likes, dislikes, hopes, dreams, just what kind of workout regimen you have to make yourself look as good as you do shirtless….

    Anyway… before I begin bombarding you with questions, would you be so kind as to tell readers of the blog who may not have met you already just a little bit about yourself, in ten words or less?

    I can sum it up in four words: I’m pretty damn awesome.

    Fiktshun: Ego much? Yes. But it’s most definitely true. You’re so freaking awesome.

    From the moment you met Katy it seemed like there was a feeling of hatred and disgust toward her. Was this specific to her or was it your overall dislike for humans? Or did you really feel something else and were only feigning your disinterest?

    I was never disgusted by her. I just didn’t want her or any human living so close to us and buddying up with my sister. I’m kind of an equal opportunity hater when it comes to most humans. Of course, Kat has a way of wiggling past that.

    Fiktshun: Yes she does. She is quite determined when she wants to be, isn’t she?

    And from the moment we met you it seemed as if you were often shirtless. Did you do this on purpose to keep Katy off balance or do you just really enjoy being shirtless?

    Clothing can be so restrictive.

    Fiktshun: Oooooooooooh.

    You didn’t want to have anything to do with Katy and yet it was almost as if you couldn’t stay away. Why did you keep getting involved in her life? Was it just to annoy Katy or was there some other reason?

    I really don’t think I had a choice. Okay. Well, part of my involvement was to annoy Kat. I like it when she gets all feisty, but after a few incidents, we no longer had a choice. She was stuck with me.

    Fiktshun: Yes you are stuck together. And I’ll just bet she loves and hates it in equal parts. *GRIN.*

    Every chance you get it appears as if you are trying to get under Katy’s skin. You call her names like Kittycat and Kitten, which bother her to no end. Do you enjoy antagonizing Katy? Do you plan to keep doing it?

    I enjoy doing a lot of things that involve Kat, not limited to making up annoying nicknames or teasing her.

    Fiktshun: So I’ve read. *BIG GRIN.*

    Some would say the two of you have great chemistry. Others might say the two of you together are toxic. What do you think?

    Depends on the day.

    Fiktshun: That’s true, though I’m thinking it’s even more frequent than that!

    Katy was very hyper aware of every time you touched her. Did you know this? Did you do this on purpose? And did you feel the same way when she touched you?

    I’m pretty sure anyone would be hyper aware of me touching them, don’t you think?

    Fiktshun: …. …. Okay, that was me just mentally striking my initial response before this interview takes a totally different turn for this interviewer. 🙂 Let’s just say my answer involved having you put that theory to the test.

    If you had to describe Katy to someone who’d never met her, how would you describe her?

    Kitten. That would be all I would say.

    Fiktshun: Somehow I don’t think she’d like that very much, Daemon. Not very much at all.

    If Katy were to decide that she’s had enough of your games and your species and decided to date someone more like her, what would you do?

    Like she would decide to date something other than me.

    Fiktshun: Ahem, she just might. Even if it were just to get back at you. There are a couple more stories – at least – in which Kat (or Jennifer) might think some competition would fun.

    ***

    And now for a few “Favorites” and “This or That” questions….

    Favorite movie?  Same as Dawson’s: Cocoon.

    Favorite thing to eat?  I pretty much just like food in general. 

    Favorite time of year?  Summer.

    Favorite thing about Earth?  Neighbors?

    Favorite thing about not being human?  Everything? 

    Favorite moment with Katy?  The lake.

    Favorite nickname you have for Katy? Kitten.

    Shirts on or shirtless? Shirtless.

    Tormenting Katy or kissing Katy? That’s a given.

    Vain or humble? Me? Humble as pie. Ha.

    Fiktshun: Neighbors, huh. Maybe one neighbor in particular, Daemon? And the lake was my favorite moment of yours with Katy, too. Although… the laptop scene was pretty H.O.T. And yes, Daemon, you are absolutely humble as pie….

    ***

    This has been so much fun. For me. As you can imagine. Being so humble and all…. Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by.

    Thank you for having me.

    I wish you could stay a lot longer…. *SIGH.* But I know you have another stop on the tour today and quite a few ahead of you. I wouldn’t want to be greedy and keep you all to myself. (Yes, I would.)

    You are always welcome to stop back, shirts are definitely optional, to talk some more about you, about Kat or just what your plans are for the not so distant future.

    ***

    Other Stops On the Tour

    Today…

    The Reading Geek – Music that reminds me of Daemon

    Earlier… 

    May 15:

    Mundie Moms – Launch post + giveaway

    May 16:

    Pure Imagination – Dear Daemon post

    Stuck in YA Books – Dear Daemon post

    May 17:

    Two Chicks On Books – Obsidian scene from Daemon’s POV

    Book Kitty Blog – Obsidian Dream Cast

    May 18:

    Tater’s Tall Tails – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes

    Book Loving Mom – Love Letter to Daemon

    Later…

    For the full tour schedule, check it out on Entangled’s website, HERE.

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    Other Books in the Series

    About Shadows

    The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.

    Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

    Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.

    Captivated. Lured. Loved.

    Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

    Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

    About Onyx

    Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

    Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

    Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

    The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

    But then everything changes…

    I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

    No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.

    Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

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    Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011

    Today is day three of Top 10 of 2011.

    Top 10: A Week of Looking Back….
                                    ………and Looking Forward.

    If you haven’t yet signed up, there’s still time to participate. Just click on the banner above to read the details in the original post and sign up with the Linky.

    I was so excited to be invited by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic and Lisa from A Life Bound By Books to co-host this event along with my very best blogger friends Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books.

    As fun as this event has been so far, it’s still a lot of hard work coming up with so many top tens. Or actually, the hard part is narrowing each list to just ten. I’m all about Top 100, but Top 10 is tough! I have to say, though, that I loved choosing the top ten list for today, though it was a Top 40 list for a few days….

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    Today’s topic is “Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011.” This was actually harder than I thought to narrow down. It was fun to think up all my favorite book boyfriends, but it wasn’t as much fun to have to cut so many just to keep the list to ten.

    Fortunately many of my favorite book boys are from series I haven’t read in 2011 like Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments, Daniel and Cam from Fallen, Patch from Hush, Hush, Ash from The Iron Fey and all those lovely boys from Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series.

    While I tend to be partial to the bad boy… oh who am I kidding, I LOVE the bad boy… I tried to keep it a mix between good boys and bad boys for the purpose of this list. Which made things so much more challenging.

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    Not every one of my book boyfriends has a photo associated with him. And as I’m not keen on using random images from around the web of various boys who might look like I imagine my fic boys would look, I simply used my favorite cover of the series or the one with my boy on it. Even if it isn’t the book in that series I read this year.

    I also tagged each boy’s name – black for the bad boy, grey for the good boy and slate grey for those boys somewhere in between.

    1.

    Roland

    There was absolutely no question in my mind that Roland Deschain of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series would top the list of my book boyfriends. He has been my book boyfriend for many, many years.

    I would have followed Roland on his quest even knowing how it ended and knowing exactly what he let happen to his friends.

    Roland is my fictional heartbreak. He is cold, calculating, but not completely unfeeling. He is driven, he is dangerous. He is dark and mysterious and can definitely appear cruel. First and foremost in Roland’s world is Roland. Everyone else is a very, very distant second. If that.

    But there is no better bad boy than he is and no one I’d rather have break my heart.

    2.

    Nick

    Nick Ryves is the ultimate bad boy. He’s dark, he’s definitely dangerous, he’s super sexy and he’s kind of a jerk. But he’s not a jerk just because he can be, it’s just who he is and he works very hard – sometimes – to be not so… well… Nick.

    And the ways he can move that body of his. Well, I would love to watch him dance for demons any day.

    3.

    Luke

    What can I say about Lucifer? He’s not a nice boy. You can’t get much more bad boy than Luke. Aside from the fact – if you can even say that here – that he is Lucifer, he’s in a band. He wears leather pants. He is evil and sexy and manipulates people. Completely plays them.

    He’s sinful. He’s yummy. I can’t get enough of Luke.

    Oh, and he eats Lucky Charms cereal. No, that doesn’t mean he has a softer side, but it does show he has a sense of humor.

    4.

    Tod

    Ahh my favorite Reaper. Well, Tod is my very first good boy on the list. Though I almost didn’t include him because I will always consider him Kaylee’s Tod and not my Tod. Tod is sweet, but not saccharine. He’s good but not too good.

    He’s willing to throw a punch when he has to, or take down someone evil to protect someone he loves, even if it means not playing by the rules. And he’s always willing to sacrifice himself for those he really cares about.

    Yeah, I love Tod. I’d follow him to the Netherworld and back.

    5.

    Cole

    Cole can be a bad boy, but he isn’t always. Just because he is what he is doesn’t make him bad. It just makes him sexy. A little bit dangerous. Definitely arrogant. But I think this bad-ish boy might just have a heart.

    He is an immortal, which is a very good quality for a book boyfriend to have. The fact that he gets his immortality from stripping the life force from other not quite willing participants isn’t so endearing.

    But he is a musician. A guitarist with a band. So, he definitely has book boyfriend appeal.

    6.

    Cassel

    Cassel Sharpe is a perfect book boyfriend. He is the right mix of good boy and bad boy. He comes from a family of curse workers – but is he one? Meet him and you’ll find out.

    He’s dark, he’s unbelievably yummy and he lives in a very dangerous world. He has a few bad boy qualities – honesty isn’t always his friend – but he definitely has a heart.

    And just because he is forced to wear gloves, it doesn’t mean he can’t touch you. Cassel Sharpe is definitely one boy that will leave his mark.

    7.

    Adam

    Adam Kent is a good boy. Probably one of the best. He is kind, caring, brave and beautiful. All the qualities I typically don’t find in my book boyfriends.

    But Adam is different. He’s strong, he’s fearless, he is undeniably sexy. And the fact that he comes across as just a little bit dangerous is probably why I find him so appealing.

    Because he is willing to risk everything to make sure those he loves are safe, he will always be considered a good boy. But as long as he is the Adam I’ve already grown to love, he will forever be on my list of book boyfriends.

    8.

    Luc

    What is it about these demons that I love so very much? Maybe it’s the fact that they could be villains but are just a little bit too good, a little too sexy, a little too willing to take a walk on the bright side to make them so.

    Luc Cain is unquestionably the bad boy, but he isn’t evil…. well, he isn’t always evil. He has been evil. He could be evil again. It’s that fine line he walks between being the bad boy and being just plain bad, the possibility of danger that he brings, that makes him an ideal book boyfriend. At least for me.

    9.

    Daemon

    Daemon Black is the newest book boyfriend to make the list. He gets huge bonus points just for his name. He gets even more points for those gorgeous green eyes of his. And the fact that he is often shirtless makes him totally book boyfriend worthy.

    But what won me over was his personality. Daemon is arrogant, he’s maddening, he’s incredibly sexy, and at times he’s cruel. And he is such an unbelievable tease. He cannot be called a bad boy… not completely anyway…. because he is inherently good. But as far as boyfriend material goes, he is a total jerk.

    Half the time I want Katy to slap him, the rest of the time, well….

    10.

    Warner

    I know, I know, I bet you’re thinking why the heck is Warner on my list of book boyfriends. He’s the opposite of a good boy. He’s a bad, bad, bad, bad boy. There is no question that Warner is a villain.

    But he’s kind of sympathetic. Seriously. And I think deep, deep, deep, deep down he has a heart.

    I am hoping to see that spark of goodness reappear, though after the way things ended the last time I saw him, I’m not so sure I’ll see it again. But there was goodness there. And if Juliette could see it, then it must have been there.

    For some reason, this slightly evil boy has wormed his way into my heart, and so he is my number ten book boyfriend of 2011.

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    Of course I have so many other boys that deserve to be on my top ten book boyfriends list, and I’m so heartbroken that I can’t include them all. But just to give you an idea of who else I love, here are just a few who didn’t make the final cut.

    Honorable Mentions

    Eric Northman – Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

    Logan – Shade series by Jeri Smith-Ready.

    Ori and Den – The Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver.

    Arawn and Keane –  Faeriewalker series by Jenna Black.

    Archer – Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins.

    Lucas – Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini.

    Vincent and Jules – Revenants series by Amy Plum.

    Four – Divergent series by Veronica Roth.

    Ren – Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer.

    Reth – Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White.

    Cam – Unbound series by Rachel Vincent.

    Aiden – Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

    Nick – Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton.

    Wolfe – Slumber by Samantha Young.

    Will –The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

    Tamani – Wings series by Aprilynne Pike.

    Adam – If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman.

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    I decided I just had to stop at twenty honorable mentions or it might be embarrassing. I mean who has this many book boyfriends? I’m sure I left out everyone under the sun, including quite a few of my favorites like the boys from the Morganville Vampires, Wolves of Mercy Falls and Need series, but I seriously had to stop. For my sanity and for yours.

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    This event runs through Friday, and each day I will be posting a different list of top ten favorites. Tomorrow’s topic will be Top 10 Characters in 2011, which I decided just had to be VILLAINS. I think this will be the easiest of them all so far, though I haven’t even started to wrap my mind around who my favorite villains are.

    Demons would have been a nice option, too, but most of the demons I know would either be villains or book boyfriends.

    If you’d like to see what the rest of the topics will be, check out the original post or the update post for more details.

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    NOTE: this is the SAME Linky on each of the Co-hosts Blogs, so please only enter your Name, Blog Name and the URL for YOUR Top 10 post of the day on one blog. Thanks!

     

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