Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GUEST BLOG SPOT & 3 BOOK GIVEAWAY - ANDREA CREMER AUTHOR OF NIGHTSHADE SERIES

I would like to welcome ANDREA CREMER author of the NIGHSHADE series to Novels On The Run and thank her for her lovely guest blog spot. I thought a great topic would be the boys of the Nightshade series and Andrea's thoughts and fave quote from each of her books associated with her guys. So without further ado, take it away Andrea.....


Ah, the boys. I do love talking about them! Though Connor, Ethan, Ren, and Shay are very different from one another, something they share in common is the reason I adore them: with each guy there’s a lot more than what you get at first glance. 

Actor pick: Jensen Ackles
Take Connor. He jokes and teases to the point of being annoying – maybe half his jokes are actually funny (sorry Connor), but inappropriate remarks and off-color jokes are simply another layer of armor for this warrior.  He uses humor to fend off fear and doubt, not only for himself but also for his companions. He’s fiercely loyal and deeply sensitive (though he would never admit it!). 

Favorite Connor quote:  

Connor shook his head. “I wouldn’t recommend it, Shay. Once you get past fifteen things start to poke in nasty ways any time you move.” (Wolfsbane)

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Actor pick: Ryan Gosling
Opposite Connor’s jokester is Ethan’s straight man. Once upon a time, Ethan might have occasionally joined in Connor’s pranks, but since his brother Kyle was killed by the Searchers Ethan has adopted a classic sullen, brooding, bent-on-vengeance guise. Beneath his grief and rage, a funny, clever man remains, but it will take a serious intervention and a person with fire in their blood to melt the ice that surrounds Ethan’s heart. 

Favorite Ethan quote:  

   He twisted away from Sabine, jumping to his feet, limbs shaking. “That…” His face took on a haunted cast as he stared at her, backing away. The expression dissolved into a scowl. “I didn’t want that.” (Wolfsbane) 

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Actor pick: Taylor Kitsch
Ren guards his true feelings by donning a bad boy attitude that most women find irresistible. Beneath his reckless, playboy ways Ren has a turbulent spirit, filled with doubt and fears he doesn’t want to face head on. Being the son of pack leader, Emile Laroche, is anything but easy. Emile is a brute who resents Ren rather than loving him as a father should. Emile’s abuse makes Ren desperate to prove himself as well as to claim what’s his. 

Favorite Ren quote: 

“This is only about love.” (Nightshade) 

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Actor pick: Chace Crawford
People often post Shay as the ‘good’ boy opposite Ren’s ‘bad’ boy role, but as boys go Shay is pretty naughty. Orphaned as a toddler and raised by his oft-absent Uncle Bosque, Shay is used to living independently. He doesn’t like rules so he’s happy to ignore them. His curiosity leads him to dangerous places, but his instincts and wit usually can get him out of a bad situation. Since he had no siblings or even long-time friends to curb him, Shay wears his heart on his sleeve and is unwilling to hold back his true feelings even when it might be safer to stay silent. 
Favorite Shay quote: 

““Ah. Too personal.” He raised his eyebrows. “The relationship of a girl and her favorite novel can be complex indeed.” (Nightshade) 


Is true love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy.

Andrea Cremer, Author
The Nightshade Series
Nightshade, Wolfsbane, Bloodrose - In stores now!
Rift (August 7, 2012)
http://www.andreacremer.com/ 
http://nightshadeseries.co.uk
www.nightshadebook.com
http://blurredhistory.blogspot.com/

Thanks Andrea!!

NOW FOR GIVEAWAY

HACHETTE AUSTRALIA HAVE KINDLY DONATED

NIGHTSHADE, WOLFSBANE & BLOODROSE

FOR THIS GIVEAWAY

BIG THANKYOU TO HACHETTE AUST!!!

ONLY OPEN TO AUSTRALIAN ENTRIES
IF YOU ARE OVERSEAS AND WANT TO ENTER TO GIFT TO AN AUSTRALIAN FRIEND ( Aust address) ,
 THAT WOULD BE COOL OF YOU.

2 WINNERS
1ST PRIZE  = 2 BOOKS Nightshade and Wolfsbane
2ND PRIZE = 1 book Bloodrose

TO ENTER

Please tell me in comments :

Your email address ( to contact winner)
Your GFC following name ( Please be a follower to enter)
You are Australian ( or will gift to Australian friend if you win, a random act of kindness)
Feel free to tweet about this giveaway, that would be lovely

Answer this question:
 Are you Team Shay, Team Ren ,
Team Connor or Team Ethan?
You don't have to have read any of the books to answer.
Just go on what Andrea says about each of them in her posting.

GIVEAWAY STARTS NOW!!

ENDS 18TH MARCH 2012 MIDNIGHT AUSSIE TIME

Pleae be sure to drop by Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic & Eleusinian Mysteries for more chances to enter to win books in the Nightshade series and the exciting postings they have with Andrea Cremer and her characters. 

Michelle

15 comments:

  1. I thought I would start off by saying that I am kinda crushing on Team Connor. Plus who knew he looked like Jensen, that is a bonus..hehe!!

    Michelle

    no I can't enter my own giveaway, just putting in my 2c.

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  2. GFC- Maritza Robinson
    I am so Team Ren!!! Thanks for giveaway!
    mararob80 at gmail dot com

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  3. I'm going to go with Team Connor. I can't pass up on the description & the picture of Jensen Ackles.

    GFC: Mary Preston

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. Mmmm I haven't read this series yet but am dying too. From what Andrea has written my choice would be TEAM SHAY, I love a man who's not afraid to share his feelings. But, you never know once I've read the books my choice may change lol.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

    GFC - Stacey Clifford

    s_l_a_s_c69(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Okayyy, so I haven't read the series yet, but based on Andrea's comments on each, I think I'll definitely be Team REN! I always fall for the bad boy <3 BUT I'm a MASSIVE fan of CHASE CRAWFORD<3333 Why is it that the 'other' guy is ALWAYS portrayed by one of my favourite actors?!?!
    Anyway..thank you soo much for this giveaway<3

    GFC- Shirley

    shiirleyyx@gmail.com

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  6. Hehe!! I think Jensen and Chace are pretty staple guys for these YA books, there is just something about their look:D
    I have linked above to Erin and Brodies blogs, we all have books to giveaway so guys enter at all our blogs and triple your chances:D

    Michelle

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  7. Based on the descriptions and that picture of Chace Crawford, I'm going to side with Team Shay.
    gfc follower - kalasyn
    I am Australian.
    kalasyn@hotmail.com

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  8. I am firmly a Team Ethan girl!!!! *sigh* oh Ethan ;) though for me Connor is a close second!!! I love the all the characters though :D
    GFC: Pavan Hansra
    Pavan
    pavankh(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Team Shay all the way! :)
    GFC: Teresa
    Australian
    treechanie(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Now that is a hard choice. I'm going to have to go with Team Shay

    I'm Australian

    Thanks for the chance to win

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  11. Acck email

    bookd.out at gmail dot com

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  12. Team Ren all the way through!

    GFC-Catherine Jaworski
    I'm Australian

    bambii.j96@hotmail.com

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  13. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! I SHALL DRAW WINNERS SHORTLY!!

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  14. WINNERS~~

    CATHERINE - 1st PRize

    SHELLEYRAE - 2nd PRIZE

    Congratulations girls. I have emailed you:D

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  15. Thanks so much! I look forward to readng it!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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