Saturday, August 31, 2013

Debut Authors Bash *Featuring Page Morgan*

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Make sure you read on to find out Page's Top 5 Book Boyfriends, as well as enter the giveaway for a copy of her book! :)

Page Morgan


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Page Morgan has been intrigued by les grotesques ever since she came across an old, black-and-white photograph of a Notre Dame gargoyle keeping watch over the city of Paris. The gargoyle mythologies she went on to research fed her imagination, and she became inspired to piece together her own story and mythology for these complex stone figures. Page lives in New England with her husband and their three children.

Top 5 Book Boyfriends

            Anyone who followed my Twitter account around the time of Megan Shepherd’s debut release might remember how much I fangirled about The Madman’s Daughter. I loved it so hard, and when it ended, it felt like a bunch of soccer players had ground my heart to pulp beneath their cleats. Seriously. Heart pulp, people. One of the reasons why? Montgomery, one of Juliet’s love interests. Montgomery is the silent type who has inner demons and lots of muscles. At least, I think he had muscles. I know my imagination GAVE him muscles, at least. He and Juliet have history, Montgomery having been taken in by Juliet’s crazy mad dad, Doctor Moreau when he was a boy. They have that “should feel like brother and sister but SO don’t feel like brother and sister” thing going on. His deep, protected feelings for his benefactor’s daughter made me want to be Juliet for a little while. You know…when she wasn’t in mortal danger or lost on a creepy island.

4.) Jericho Jones, THE DIVINERS

            OK, so I know for a fact that Jericho from Libba Bray’s stunning (and mammoth) historical paranormal thriller has muscles—it’s a part of his story line. Jericho’s character took a little while to start developing but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t intriguing right from the get go. It could have been because of all the muscles. Have I mentioned how much I enjoy muscles? Jericho comes across as a dreadful bore at first, but we eventually start getting glimpses into his shady past and oh boy, is it pos-i-tute-ly intriguing. When his feelings for Evie started to show I could not put the book down. More Jericho please, Libba!

3.) Ash, THE IRON KING series

            There is something irresistible about forbidden love, isn’t there? When two characters that shouldn’t be together find themselves drawn to one another despite the odds or risks or what have you, I’m hooked. My favorite example so far is Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series. Meghan is the half human daughter of the Summer fey king, and Ash the prince of the Winter fey, and they are so totally not supposed to fall for one another. Ash is cold and deadly from the get go, though the more we learn of him, the more we begin to understand why. However, what I love most about Ash’s character is how he never quite stops being that cold and deadly fey prince. He falls in love with Meghan but he never softens. He remains hard and unyielding and undeniably hot.

2.) Gavin, the Earl of Blackmoor, THE SEASON

            I credit Sarah MacLean with opening my eyes to the romance genre. The Season might be her one and only YA novel, but she has penned a number of adult romances since that I’ve fallen in love with. Gavin, the Earl of Blackmoor, was my first Regency-era crush. As Lady Alexandra’s brothers’ friend, Gavin has been more like another frustrating big brother—until, of course, Alex’s first Season. Gavin’s father has just died under suspicious circumstances, making him the new Earl of Blackmoor, something that makes Gavin moody and irritable. I love moody and irritable. And I especially love how he struggles to deny his burgeoning feelings for Alex. The mystery element of the novel isn’t the strongest, but Sarah MacLean has a true gift for deep and thorough characterization. I liked Alex and Gavin so much that I actually re-read The Season—and I don’t usually re-read a book unless it’s something by Jane Austen or Edith Wharton.


            I’m sensing a pattern in my book boyfriends. Magnus is a cold, hard prince (like Ash), strong (like Jericho), and irritable (like Gavin) and for good reason—he is suffering from what he thinks are unnatural feelings for his sister. Of course, the reader knows right off the bat that there is absolutely no way Lucia is his sister. Part of the fun is figuring out who and what she really is, and then seeing Magnus react to this newfound knowledge. Magnus has everything to lose if anyone cottons on to what he believes are repulsive feelings for Lucia, and yet he can’t stop himself from loving her. Morgan Rhodes develops her characters like a master, and Magnus is a perfect example of angst and desperation. Out of all the POV characters from Falling Kingdoms, this is the story line I’ll be most looking forward to continuing in the second installment, Rebel Spring, due out in December.

The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed #1)
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After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.

In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.

And Grayson has gone missing.

No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.

Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows he’s in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she’ll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried
Giveaway: Page is offering a signed copy of The Beautiful and the Cursed, open internationally!!!

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  1. Am I a horrible person for not having read any of those books? I've read The Beautiful and the Cursed, though, and I LOVED it! Best book of the year for me [=

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!! I really want to read this book. <3 My book boyfriend is (at the moment) Jem Carstairs from the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, because he is a gentleman and he plays the violin. <3
    -Cali W.

  3. I did enjoy Ryan Stone from Dare You To :)

  4. Okay, Falling Kingdoms has been on my radar for a while, I must get around to reading it! And I loved your description of Montgomery so the Madman's Daughter is definitely something I shall be thinking about reading... :-)

  5. I would say Jeb from Splintered(he's just my kind of guy =) or Chaol from Throne of Glass(swoon*).

    Thanks for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read The Beautiful and the Cursed, because of the gargoyles, and it's historical!

  6. Adrian from the Bloodlines series . . . he's just the sweetest guy!

    Thank you for this great giveaway! I'm curious about this book and the cover is so pretty.

  7. I haven't read many of the sources of the book boyfriends, but I can see Jericho from The Diviners. Fun list!

  8. I don't have a book boyfriend:( I need to find one.

  9. Peeta from the Hunger Games. I just love him :)

  10. Benvolio from Still Star-Crossed!! I only recently discovered him <3<3!!

  11. Honestly, too many too count. One of my faves though is Finn from Something, Maybe :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    Rabiah (name on Rafflecopter)

  12. My book boyfriend is Warner from Shatter Me. I don't think he's a bad guy some people think he is. He's just so passionate.

  13. As you see it picked my own enters first so I forfeited it to another lucky winner! Hope you all enjoyed getting to know Page as much as I. :)