Saturday, June 23, 2012

#CleanUpTBRPile Hawtie Vote

Okay peeps, here are the hawties that you guys choose!!

I'm gonna list them for you and ask that you vote at the bottom.  No voting for the one you submitted!

VOTING is open to ANYONE 

Participation on the Read-a-thon NOT required!

#1 Zach Sheridan from Magnus Pack

Submitted by Kristy Atkinson with this quote: 

"The sleeveless Harley t-shirt that he wore, revealing extremely large tanned muscular arms sporting tattoos on both triceps and his left forearm, so did not help her composure." loc 1476

#2  Zeke Crose from Blood of Eden

Submitted by Jenn Nix with this quote:

"I know you're scared. I know we just met, and we're all strangers, and you keep yourself apart for your own reasons. But I also know I haven't...felt this way about anyone before." -Zeke Crosse

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, pg. 325

#3 Tod Hudson from Soul Screamers

Submitted by Smiling_ina with these quotes:

"[...] You're the brightest thing I've ever seen, [...]. You're this beautiful ball of fire spitting sparks out at the world, burning fiercely, holding back the dark by sheer will. And I always knew that if I reached out--if I tried to touch you--I'd get burned. [...] I'm not supposed to feel the fire. I'm not supposed to want it. But I do. [...] I want the fire. I want the heat, and the light, and I want the burn.[...]"

If I Die, page 232

"There's a good kind of crazy, [...]," [...] "It's the kind that makes you think about things that make your head hurt, because not thinking about them is the coward's way out. The kind that makes you touch people who bruise your soul, just because they need to be touched. This is the kind of crazy that lets you stare out into the darkness and rage at eternity, while it stares back at you, ready to swallow you whole."

If I Die, page 244

#4 Nicholas Drake from Drake Chronicles

Submitted by Happy Reading with this quote:

"Nicholas didn't speak, just pulled me up against him, holding me, pressed to his chest, his face buried in my wind-tangled hair. I stroked his back, the muscles cool and hard even through his shirt,

"What is it?" I whispered. "What's wrong?"

"Everything but you," he said hoarsely."

Blood Moon, Location 986

#5 Bram Griswold from Gone with Respiration

Submitted by Janiera with the quote:

"Never," he growled against my skin following the kiss, his voice causing me to flush. Bram Griswold was two years dead and still so handsome and full of life, his ghost-white features expressive, his body tall and strong.

Yes he is a zombie but man is live and hot lol. It sounds weird but you have to read the book to understand lol

Kindle location 144

#6 Daemon from the Lux Series

Submitted by Amy with these quotes:

"Using his hands, he lowered himself slowly. There wasn't an inch of space between our bodies. Air fled my lungs at the contact of his body against mine. He was male and ripped in all the places I was soft. Being this close to him was startling, causing an array of sensations to zing through me. I shivered. Not from the cold, but from how warm and wonderful he felt. I could feel every breath he took, and when he shifted his hips, my eyes went wide and I gasped."
pg 189 Obsidian

"And then he shifted and Rolled. I was on my back, and he was still on the move. His face burrowed into the space between my neck and shoulder, nuzzling. Sweet baby Jesus...Warm breath danced over my skin , sending shivers down my body. His arm was heavy against my stomach, his leg between mine, pushing up and up. Scorched air fled my lungs.
pg 272 Obsidian

#7 Tristan Archer from The Archers of Avalon Series  

Submitted by mecharodriguezo with these quotes:

"I couldn't stop loving you even if I tried. And I've tried." He shook his head and laughed without humor, his hands balling into fists. "God, how I've tried. But I am completely lost to you. I am lost and empty and broken-"
Kindle location: 3536-40
"Does she wait for you?" Tristan stared at the old ceiling for a long time, knowing Scarlet was probably already married to Gabriel. "No." "Then why do you return?" Tristan swallowed and tried to push back the truth. But the truth was resilient and fell from his tongue. "Because I cannot live without her."
Kindle location: 4345-48

#8 Caden McCloud from The Watchers Series

Submitted by Jolene and Family with this quote:

Carden kissed me, and I mean, he kissed me. He grabbed me, and pulled me to him, and took me. A thousand flames ignited to life inside me-instantaneous,searing flares-his touch lighting my body from within.
It was a shock. He was a shock. He was a stranger to me, his mouth, his touch, so foreign; yet his every aspect was suddenly so familiar. Recognition cut through me, something deep in my core knowing him and welcoming him.
I'd fantasized about my first kiss many times-wondering about Ronan, Alacantra, Josh, even Yasuo. But never had I imagined this. This was deep and passionate and hungry, as if he might consume me. Flames danced across my skin, and my woozy head buzzed. I couldn't get close enough.

He nicked himself with his own fangs, and I tasted the familiar tang of the drink, I felt the familiar kick of vampire blood coursing through me. I rose, needing more, and he met me halfway, pulling me to my knees and then up off the ground, fitting my body snugly, perfectly against his.
I pressed closer, twining my fingers deep in his hair, now so lustrous and thick. He growled with pleasure, and it reverberated through me, echoing in my veins, becoming my pulse, until my every heartbeat affirmed this joining, marking, utterly profound kiss

page 243 in Vampire's Kiss by Veronica Wolff

#9  Luke from Books of Faerie

Submitted by Alba with this quote:

--He leaned across the console and kissed my lips, just as softly. I closed my eyes and let him kiss me again, one of his hands cupping the side of my neck, the other hand braced against the dash...
"Do you want me to stop?" Luke whispered.
I shook my head. He kissed me again, biting my lower lip gently... Irrationally, I suddenly thought, So this is making out. I didn't even know if I was doing it right. Was I drooling too much? Did he like it? What the hell was I supposed to do with my tongue?" 

#10 Jackson Hamilton from the Madly Series

 Submitted by Heather with this quote:

Jackson snorted. "Trust me, there's nothing I'd like better right now than to push you up against the wall, wrap your legs around me and bury myself inside you." He inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly, as if the mere thought of it was nearly too much. "But I won't. You deserve better than that. In fact, you deserve better than me."

#11 Patch Cipriano from Hush, Hush

Submitted by purpleshadowhunter with this summary:

My favorite is the end of Crescendo where Patch comes to the Nora's : "Where does that leaves us?" "Together" "We fight a lot" "We also make up a lot"...the Patch gives her back the ring and both their names are carved in it now.


#12 Lucas Delos from Starcrossed

Submitted by lollybees3 with the following quotes:

"I want it all. Everything we talked about. I want us to go to school, learn a dozen languages, live all over the world. Most of all, I want us to be together... I want a whole life with you, and because I want that, you would be my wife. I can't even pretend I would settle for less." -Starcrossed page 385-386

"Helen had the worst singing voice. It was one of the things he liked most about her. Every time she warbled like a cat that had just got stepped on, he wanted to pick her up and... yeah." -Dreamless page 364

#13 Tristan from The Archers of Avalon Series

Find her post here
Submitted by Tess with picture and this quote:

"Tristan appeared in his bedroom doorway, looking as sexy as ever. Bare chest, jeans hung low on his waist, loose hair. Stretching around his hip and ribcage was the dark tattoo that reminded Scarlet of a love shared long ago." location 6655 Awry

#14 Adam from Shatter Me Series

Submitted by Bethany Lopez with this quote:

"I can touch you," he says, and I wonder why there are hummingbirds in my heart. "I didn't understand until the other night," he murmurs, and I'm too drunk to digest the weight of anything but his body hovering so close to mine.
"Juliette--" His body presses closer and I realize I'm paying attention to nothing but the dandelions blowing wishes in my lungs.

#15  Four from the Divergent Series

Submitted by Faye with these quotes:

From Insurgent
“We're all right, you know,' he says quietly. 'You and me. Okay?' My chest aches, and I nod. 'Nothing else is all right.' His whisper tickles my cheek. 'But we are.”


“It's wrong," he says. "It doesn't matter if your parents are in a better place, they aren't here with you, and that's wrong, Tris. It shouldn't have happened. It shouldn't have happened to you. And anyone who tells you it's okay is a liar.”

From Divergent
“You think my first instinct is to protect you. Because you're small, or a girl, or a Stiff. But you're wrong."

He leans his face close to mine and wraps his fingers around my chin. His hand smells like metal. When was the last time he held a gun, or a knife? My skin tingles at the point of contact, like he's transmitting electricity through his skin.

"My first instinct is to push you until you break, just to see how hard I have to press." he says, his fingers squeezing at the word break. My body tenses at the edge in his voice, so I am coiled as tight as a spring, and I forget to breathe.

His dark eyes lifting to mine, he adds, "But I resist it."

"Why..." I swallow hard. "Why is that your first instinct?"

"Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up. I've seen it. It's fascinating." He releases me but doesn't pull away, his hand grazing my jaw, my neck. "Sometimes I just want to see it again. Want to see you awake.” 

#16  Mychael from Raine Benares Series

Submitted by Alicia with this quote:

I grinned slowly, "and lucky you, you've got one of the best seekers there is with you."

"I think I'm the luckiest man in the world," Mychael said softly.

Those words had more than one meaning and from his heated gaze, he meant them all.

No time to think about Mychael getting lucky, though the visual popped into my head before I could stop it. Mychael knew and the heat in his eyes turned to a challenge.

"Are you in?" he asked, his voice very deep, very male.

I also tried not to think about Mychael's strong hands roaming all over my naked body, touching, healing -- heating. My face wasn't the only part of me that flushed with warmth.

Mychael responded with a crooked grin. He knew exactly what I was thinking. "Well, are you?"

A wry smile curled my lips. "All the way."
---- "Bewitched and Betrayed" by Lisa Shearin

#17 Archer Cross from Hex Hall Series

Submitted by Tabitha with this description:

"Archer Cross, resident bad boy, and total heartthrob. Warlock. Every girl here is at least, like, half in love with him. Crushing on Archer Cross may as well be a class."

#18  Patch Cipriano from the Hush, Hush Series

Submitted by Lyns with these quotes:

 "He trapped my hand against his chest and yanked my sleeve down past my wrist, covering my hand with it. Just as quickly, he did the same thing with the other sleeve. He held my shirt by the cuffs, my hands captured. My mouth opened in protest. Reeling me closer, he didn’t stop until I was directly in front of him. Suddenly he lifted me onto the counter. My face was level with his. He fixed me with a dark, inviting smile. And that’s when I realized this moment had been dancing around the edge of my fantasies for several days now.
“Take off your hat,” I said, the words tumbling out before I could stop them. He slid it around, the brim facing backward. I scooted to the edge of the counter, my legs dangling one on either side of him. Something inside of me was telling me to stop—but I swept that voice to the far back of my mind.
He spread his hands on the counter, just outside my hips. Tilting his head to one side, he moved closer. His scent, which was all damp dark earth, overwhelmed me. I inhaled two sharp breaths. No. This wasn’t right. Not this, not with Patch. He was frightening. In a good way, yes. But also in a bad way. A very bad way.
“You should go,” I breathed. “You should definitely go.”
“Go here?” His mouth was on my shoulder.
“Or here?” It moved up my neck. My brain couldn’t process one logical thought. Patch’s mouth was roaming north, up over my jaw, gently sucking at my skin… .
“My legs are falling asleep,” I blurted. It wasn’t a total lie. I was experiencing tingling sensations all through my body, legs included.
“I could solve that.” Patch’s hands closed on my hips."

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick pgs. 125-126 Kindle Location 1598

"Lightning quick, Patch caught hold of the hem of my sweater. He reeled me into him. His knuckles brushed the skin of my navel. Heat and ice shot through me simultaneously. “You could take her, Angel,” he said. “I’ve seen both of you in action, and my bet’s on you. You don’t need me for that.”
“What do I need you for?”
He laughed. Not abruptly, but with a certain low desire. His eyes had lost their edge and were focused wholly on me. His smile was all fox … but softer. Something just behind my navel danced, then coiled lower.
“Door’s locked,” he said. “And we have unfinished business.”
My body seemed to have swept aside the logical part of my brain. Smothered it, in fact. I slid my hands up his chest and looped my arms around his neck. Patch lifted me at the hips, and I wrapped my legs around his waist. My pulse pounded, but I didn’t mind one little bit. I crushed my mouth to his, soaking up the ecstasy of his mouth on mine, his hands on me, feeling on the verge of bursting out of my skin—
The cell phone in my pocket rang to life. I pulled away from Patch, breathing heavily, and the phone rang a second time.
“Voice mail,” Patch said.
Deep in the recesses of my consciousness, I knew answering my phone was important. I couldn’t remember why; kissing Patch had made every last harbored worry evaporate. I untangled myself from him, turning away so he wouldn’t see how worked up ten seconds of kissing him had made me. Internally I was screaming with joy.
“Hello?” I answered, resisting the urge to wipe my mouth for smeared lip gloss."

Hush, Hush pg. 342 to 343 Kindle Location 4304

 #19 Ash from The Iron Fey Series

Submitted by Erika Stroup with these quotes:

****Spoiler alert****

 “My name is Ashallyn'darkmyr Tallyn, third son of the Unseelie Court...Let it be known--from this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor, and my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit. This I swear, on my honor, my True Name, and my life. From this day on..." His voice went even softer, but I still heard it as though he whispered it into my ear. "I am yours.”

“A soft noise, almost a sob. Ash rose, hesitated, as if fighting the compulsion to obey. "I will always be your knight, Meghan Chase," he whispered in a strained voice, as if every moment he remained was painful to him. "And I swear, if there is a way for us to be together, I will find it. No matter how long it takes. If I have to chase your soul to the ends of eternity, I won't stop until I find you, I promise."

“He watched her from the fading dark, unseen and invisible, just another shadow in the trees. He wondered if he had been right to come here, to see her one last time, though he knew resisting her was futile. He couldn't leave without seeing her again, hearing her voice and seeing her smile, even though it wasn't for him. He had no illusions about his addiction to her. She had her fingers sunk firmly into his heart, and could do with it what she wished.
He watched her walk away with the Iron faery and the dog, watched them leave to return to her own realm, back to a place he couldn't follow.
For now.” 

#20 Kaidan from Sweet Evil

Submitted by twilightdew with this quote:

He didn't look away, and I found that I couldn't take my gaze off those blue eyes.

"Who are you?" he asked in a blunt, almost confrontational way.

I blinked. It was the strangest greeting I'd ever received.

"I'm.... Anna?"

"Right. Anna. How very nice." I tried to focus on his words and not his luxuriously accented voice, which made everything sound lovely. He leaned in closer. "But what ARE you?"


My heart was already pumping hard when I turned my face to him. Kaidan's eyes were on fire, and his sweet, earthly scent slammed my senses.

"Seriously," I whispered, unable to look away. "You're doing that bed-room eye thing again."

We met halfway. His lips were as hot as his eyes, sending a shock wave through me.

-Kaidan Rowe from "Sweet Evil" by Wending Higgins

#21 Beast from Beauty: A Retelling

Submitted by Sary Rodriguez with this quote:

As I have said, you have no reason to trust me, and an excellent reason not to


Okay, peeps there are the choices.  Please don't vote for your entry.  

ANYONE can vote even if they didn't participate in the read-a-thon so feel free to share the link.

Remember:  VOTE for the quote they choose because a couple of guys got picked twice.

Vote closes at Mid-night Sunday EST, June 24th.

Reminder:  I will have a post up at midnight Saturday so you can report on what you read/wrote for the prizes.

The voting has closed.  Check the winners post to find out the winner.


  1. Wow. Patch must have really impressed to make it on there twice (11 & 18).

    1. 2 peeps submitted him with different quotes so he got 2 spots!!!


  2. That was a hard choice since I couldn't pick my own. I play fair. I love Tod and Ash so I had a hard time choosing between them. Who I chose I will never tell *evil laugh* I felt like I was betraying Daemon by voting for someone else lol!!

    1. Yeah you don't want to make Daemon mad or anything. Heehee


  3. I had to vote for Jackson! That quote made melty.