Monday, February 10, 2014

Moonless Book Release Blogfest

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The fabulous Crystal Collier is celebrating the paperback release of MOONLESS with an awesome blogfest!

In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.

Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.



It's easy to participate. Just answer one question. But, oh! What a question! So here it is: If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, whom would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.)

My answer: If I lived in a society where parents arranged marriages, I would revolt! No one can force me to marry. No way. I'll only marry for love. So, if they set me up with Severus Snape or Sirius Black, I'm good. Hmm, but that makes my family sound like dark wizards. Am I scary to say I'm disappointed they're muggles? Okay. Let's be more realistic. My father would want a hard worker, someone not afraid to get dirty, and my mom would want someone dedicated to family. Dean Winchester. Oh please, Mom and Dad, make it Dean Winchester! Sure he might be hard to get a hold of, but I can fake a monster infestation.

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36 comments:

  1. Yeah I couldn't marry without love. I'd pack up and move away and end up being the grumpy old lady at the end of the street with many cats. ;)

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  2. i'll tell mom and dad to get right on it!!!

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  3. Ooh, Dean Winschester, excellent choice!

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  4. The funny thing is that when all marriages were arranged there were just as many happy ones as there are today... that statement (I don't remember where I read it) gave me pause to think. Obviously falling in love and staying in love are two truly different sets of skills. Well, I'm still learning the ropes...

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  5. I'd hate to go back in time for reasons like this. I want to control my own life.

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  6. LOL! Go for Dean. Not only is he a hottie, he'll kick trash when those dark wizards bang at your door. =) (Love it!)

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  7. Ahh! Congrats to Crystal on her book being in paperback!

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  8. Oh yeah. What woman couldn't learn to love Dean Winchester. I would even like having the last name, Winchester.

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  9. You've written about a monster infestation, so I'm sure you could fake one!

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  10. Revolt, great answer! Or go with a supernatural character, sure why not?!

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  11. Dean?
    Oh, yes, Dean.
    Dean, not Sam?
    I like Sam.
    Dean?
    Yeah, Dean ... and Sam!

    OOOOORRRRRR!!

    XAN!!!

    Heather

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  12. Oh Dean? Why didn't I think of thee? Blame Thor and that hammer.

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  13. All those couples who got hitched for family and political reasons... It must have been hard. The hardest is all the young girls married to old men. Oh yuck!

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  14. Trying to change the bad boys... A classic fantasy, Christine! LOL

    Dean is an excellent choice. Like you, I think it's awesome he's so dedicated to his family. To the point he'd literally go to hell and back. :)

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  15. Great answer with the revolting. haha

    Dean Winchester is my favorite Winchester. Whenever I see him on Supernatural, my heart rate speeds up. ;)

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  16. Since I have a lot of Lubavitch friends, I know many couples who met through arranged meetings (not the same as arranged marriages). It's really amazing to see how a couple can grow instead of fall in love, and how that bond can be stronger than one between a couple who only got together based on lust.

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  17. I was just about to join you in the revolt and then you mentioned that Dean guy. Ah, well! :)

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  18. I had to click on the link. He's very cute.

    Love,
    Janie Junebug

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  19. LOL, good pick! And you'd even get an Impala out of that deal... ;)

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  20. I'd rebel if I had to be forced into a marriage, too!

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  21. So Christine you have a thing for dark wizards. LOL...

    Fun answers and did notice that you did cave in the end... LOL...

    Congrats to Crystal!!!

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  22. Thanks, everyone! Reading everyone's posts today, I'm finding a lot of men I'd agree to an arranged marriage with! But I'd be happy for one weekend with Dean. :)

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  23. I agree with Part 1 and Part 2 of your answer. ;)

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  24. I agree with Part 1 and Part 2 of your answer. ;)

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  25. Very exciting... huge congrats... Can't wait to see my book in paperback in a few months:)

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  26. I heard recently that arranged marriages tend to be more contented for the couple than marriages where the partners chose their mates.

    I'd imagine that has a lot to do with expectations. But still, it's fun to think about.

    And congrats to Crystal!

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  27. Ahh! That's perfect! A monster infestation--I'm totally giggling :) Hmm, I wonder if that might actually work... :)

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  28. Dean's a great choice - although I'd date Sirius Black. He has such a tragic aura.

    ....dhole

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  29. Haha Dean Winchester was in my mind too!

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  30. Ha ha cute! And wow look at those entries! Awesome!!

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