Archive | January, 2013

Book Boyfriend- Lucas (More hot pics found!)

25 Jan

Easy by Tammara WebberLet me start out by saying that I have no shame. And, I grew up reading The Hardy Boys series and Nancy Drew books, so I’ve naturally got this inquisitive bug that just can’t rest until I satisfy my curious urges…

Oh, and I love boys. Especially ones with tattoos.

Which is why, naturally, when I fell in love with Lucas from Easy (by Tammara Webber) I wanted to know more about him. Who is that gorgeous model on the cover?!

No one knows. I’ve read blog upon blog and everyone seems to agree that he is brilliant, but no one seems to know who exactly he is (if you know, please tell me).

Which is why I started my search for the truth. Who is this gorgeous man with tattoos and swooshy hair and full lips? Where can we spy more pictures of his hotness?

intimate momentsAll this research came up empty for the most part. I was able to gather that he’d been on a few different book covers such as Darkness Awakened by Elle Chardou, Devoured by Emily Snow,  and Tempt Me by Olivia Cunning, but no one knew who he was. My search was null. I had no leads…until this morning.

Being that I’m publishing a book later this year I was searching through stock images for the perfect cover. Imagine my surprise when I found him! I found my Lucas (sure he’s with another woman pictured but I’m sure he thought about me the whole time).

On stock image site Photokore, I found him. I found him here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. There was a lot of swooning involved and I became very excited about choosing my book cover. Can you tell which one I’m learning towards?

kissAs it turns out, it looks like the photographer who shot these pics, goes by the username Coka. His profile on Photokore can be found here. If you’re looking for some fantastic shots for your book, he has a ton of tremendous and beautiful shots! You can find Coka’s whole Photokore portfolia here. In fact, they even did an interview with the photographer, where he talks a little bit about himself.

The stock photo site Fotofolia also has Coka’s profile and pictures. I’m sure he’s on more sites too.

I still may not have a name but at least I have clues that can lead me closer to unraveling the question that seems to be plaguing the NA world. Who is Lucas?

If you’d like to comment about Lucas, the photos, or even about my level of creepiness, I’d love to hear it in the comments below!

jolie5

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Easy- Why I’m In Love With Lucas

21 Jan

I love Lucas!

So recently I bought myself Easy by Tammara Webber. I’d been hearing a lot of great things about it, so I figured “what the hey” I might as well.

Let me tell you, I loved Easy.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the protagonist Jackie because she’s smart, strong, and a good person. Sure she falls head over heels for some rich douche bag and then loses her shit when he breaks up with her, but hey, she’s human and flawed. We all are. But Jackie doesn’t make this book. Not even a little.

Easy by Tammara WebberEvery single reason I love this book revolves around Lucas.

1. He’s this hottie with tattoos and a lip piercing. I’m a big tattoo and piercing girl, so right off the bat, I wanted to like him. Plus, who doesn’t love a bad boy once in a while?

2. He’s an artist. Who doesn’t want to date a guy whose idea of a nice night together is for him to admire you, appreciate your body and your curves, and sketch you? And then make out with you afterwards in your dorm room. Hehe.

3. Lucas is smart! Despite his rough past and hardships, he overcame obstacles and is trying to better himself through education. He’s also employed. Independent man, everyone! A man with brains is pretty hard to resist (I sound like a zombie, don’t I?).

4. He’s an advocate for women and their safety. He volunteers on the weekends to teach women self defense. Wha? I Can’t… Where are the men like this in the real world?! I can’t name a single man I know that volunteers to have his junk kicked on the weekend so that women can feel more empowered.

5. He drives a motorcycle. Everyone knows that driving some type of motorcycle or muscle car is the classic hot guy sign. So even if you didn’t buy it before with his tats and his brains, he drives a motorcycle. So swoon dammit!

Easy by Tammara Webber6. He sees you to your door. In this world, Lucas isn’t the type of guy that pulls into your driveway and honks the horn, telling you that you need to run outside to meet him right away because his ass is too lazy to bring flowers and himself all the way to your door. No. Lucas will come all the way inside. If you don’t necessarily want him to, he’ll watch you walk to your dorms before driving off on his hot man motorcycle just to make sure you’re safe.

7. He wants to take his time with you. Several times here Lucas has an opportunity to, ahem,  go all the way if you know what I mean, and instead opts to stop so that there’s something to look forward to in the future. He doesn’t want to move too fast. He’s not afraid to have you stop him. He may want it but he’s more concerned about you and how comfortable you’re feeling.

8. He’s not afraid to throw down and bust open his knuckles. I don’t know if it’s just the Medieval Literature lover in me, but there’s just something SO hot about a man who is willing to throw down over his woman’s honor or to enforce what’s right. Lucas is not. And he wont even cry about his bused knuckles later. He’ll just tape them up and go to work.

9. He’ll confess that loving you is incredibly easy.

Read this book right now dammit, but don’t you dare fall in love with Lucas. I’ve already called dibs.

jolie5

P.s. If you can figure out who the male model is on the book cover, I will give you a prize. 🙂

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Off the bookshelf: Easy by Tammara Webber

9 Jan

Easy by Tammara Webber

Easy by Tammara WebberI was at Barnes and Noble and I saw Easy sitting there. Calling my name. I hadn’t read anything from Tammara Webber before.

According to Goodreads it’s a New Adult novel. After reading the blurb about it, I decided it sounded interesting and the guy on the cover is hot AND has tattoos… So naturally I bought it.

Here is the description:

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

We’ll see how this goes!

Have you guys read this book?
What did you think?
Let me know in the comments below!

jolie5

New Adult Genre

8 Jan

New Adult Genre

The genre of New Adult seemed to emerge out of nowhere in 2012. I started to hear it more often. Then, I was reading a multitude of debates on blogs over whether or not it was a stupid. People were saying that “New Adult” is “Adult”, so why call the genre “New Adult”? I heard people argue that if it’s for “New Adult”, it should be kept with “Young Adult”. Some people thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Me? I love it.

Here, in my early twenties, I find myself loving YA still. So many of the Adult books I read, have romantic affairs between people 30 or 40 years old. That’s fine, but I can’t always relate to a wealthy lawyer or a lusting soccer mom. I’m still in school. I’m still finding myself. My parents still give me presents from Santa. During holiday parties, I prefer to sit with the teenagers.

This is why New Adult is so perfect. Because it’s me. I am a new adult. I’m still grappling with issues from my teenage years. It’s all still relevant. But I also feel like I’m ready to handle the more serious and edgy issues that aren’t always present in YA novels, or that are more censored because of the age group.

Also, I found this great article on the topic at Jezebel. Read it here.

This is why I officially dub 2013, the year of New Adult. I’m writing my first NA novel, tentatively titled Erased. More on that soon…

What do you think of New Adult novels? How do you feel about creating a new genre?

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