Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Celebration Character Interview ~ Jaden from What a Boy Needs & GIVEAWAY

Okay, peeps, anyone getting tired of these posts yet? I'm still feeling it so here's another one.

This week I have my boy, Jaden from What a Boy Needs by Nyrae Dawn.  This book is the companion book to What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn.  Enjoy!

Hunter Parrish as Jayden
So thanks Jaden for talking to me today.  Kinda strange not having Sebastian with you.  I really think of you two as a team.

What? I’m way cooler than he is. LOL. Just kidding. Bastian’s my boy.

Well, don't tell him, but I agree.  Bastian's fabulous though, what’s your favorite memory of him?

Just causing trouble with him, ya know? We used to torment the girls so much in elementary school. Graduation will always be an awesome one. But… I guess the little stuff is cool too. Like when I came to stay with him before we left for the road trip. That was a hard time, but he’s so freakin’ crazy he somehow makes it hard to be bummed around him, I guess.

I love that friendship you, Bastian, Aspen, and Pris have.  What’s craziest/best thing the four of you have ever done.

Damn… that’s kind of a hard question. We do a lot of crazy cool stuff. You know Sebastian, he makes everything crazy. I kind of look at it that way. We always have a good time and it’s always crazy. Am I cheating?

Hey, when you're right, you're right.  Totally LOVED your High School graduation.  It was fabulous.  Who’s idea was that?

If you ask Sebastian he’ll say it was him, but I’m taking credit for it. We knew we had to do something, but when push came to shove, he actually drew a blank! I’m the one who went genius on that one.

Pure genius too.  Don't think I've ever laughed that hard while reading a book, seriously.  

Tell me something about you that we don’t learn about in the book?

Argh. *rubs hand over face* I don’t really like talking about myself. I’m a kickass dancer. I used to breakdance a little bit.

Sweet!  I can see that with you.

What about Priscilla, can you tell us something about her that we don’t learn in the book?

She loves tattoos. She’s wanted one forever and then when she turned eighteen her and Aspen went before we left home, I guess, but she couldn’t do it. She hates needles, but she would have done it anyway because she’s Priscilla, but she said at the last minute, she didn’t know what she wanted. She had something picked out, but it wasn’t right. When we got to NY she told me and I’ve wanted one too so we decided to go together. But she still didn’t know what she wanted. We ended up going to a ton of places for her to look and she still couldn’t find what she wanted, so we waited. It’s crazy cuz it’s something she’s wanted so long and she can do it, but she took her time because that’s how she is. She’s not one of those people who just anything isn’t good enough. When she makes a decision, she wants it to be the perfect one for her because she’s going to stick with it. So yeah… we actually just went. She did this interview with Andrea and came home all stoked because she finally knew what she wanted. I have no idea what made her think of it all of a sudden, but I’m glad because it’s seriously hot. It’s a dandelion on her shoulder. 

Can you describe Priscilla is 5 words?

My fierce, loyal, hot girl.

What is it about her that draws you to her?

You’re seriously trying to embarrass me here, aren’t you? I don’t know… *shrugs* I mean, I do know, but it feels sort of personal. Basically everything though. She’s strong as hell and she just puts stuff out there, ya know? She doesn’t back down… never gives up, even on me. And she… I guess she makes me better. Or makes me feel better, or something. That sounds lame. I know.

Um...that was so not lame Jaden.  

Describe the perfect day for me.  Who would you be with and what would you do?

I’d be with Priscilla—actually maybe Bastian and Aspen too. Another road trip maybe. Or hell, just hanging out in New York. Finding trouble. Trouble’s always fun.
*Laughs* Yes that would be perfect for you guys.

If you could have one wish, no questions, what would it be and why?

I got it—to be happy.


M&M or skittles? M&M
Sweet or salty? Both!
Ocean or Moutain? Ocean
Burger or steak? Burger
Day or night? Night
Brown or Blue eyes? Have you seen my girl’s eyes? Brown all the way.
Blond or brown hair? Brown. Brunettes are feisty.
Favorite color? Blue
Favorite place? Chicago… or New York

Before you go, I have one spoilery question for you.  Promise to hide it from peeps that haven’t read the book.  Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (Highlight his answer to read it.)

Hopefully I’ll have graduated by then. I’ll be working, and with my girl. We love NY, so we’ll probably still be here. Plus it’s close to my dad and his family. I don’t know… just livin’. Enjoying life.

Thanks Jaden for talking to me.  I loved your story and am so glad you shared it with us.  Later.

*holds out fist for Valerie to bump* Thanks, Val. You kickass. 

*fist bump back* *Smiles* Love you. 

**** Giveaway ****

I'm giving away an eBook copy of either What a Boy Wants or What a Boy Needs to 5 lucky winners.  Follow StuckInBooks and fill out the rafflecopter below.

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  1. Jaden's awesome <3 Both him and Bastian are some of the coolest 'people' I know :) I love these interviews! The personalities shine through so clear and it's so fun to read about!

    Thanks for the chance to win What a Boy Needs - I flippin'loved What a Boy Wants <3

  2. Loved the interview. I've been waiting to do one similar to this, even have questions written down but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

  3. OMG!! Maybe during the read-athon thing this Friday and Saturday I need to read these books!! I bought them both and haven't gotten to them yet and it seems like a good time. Though getting through some review books sounds good too. Lol!!!

  4. Oh, Jay. I loved this interview . I love how much he loves Pris and the contentment he found with her.
    Thanks for a great interview.
    You rock, Val!

  5. Awesome interview!!! I love these 4 characters! I'm off to tweet about the contest. :)

  6. He fist-bumps! That's so cute! And I love how he describes her... "fierce, loyal, hot", that's so nice! lol. I love all four of these characters, even though I haven't read either of the books. Thanks for the post and giveaway!!!

    Alyssa <3

  7. I really need to read this one, loved What A Boy Wants, no doubt this one isn't anything but amazing :)
    Loved the interview!

  8. So cute. That he says he is embarrased! You can't help but just love him

  9. Great interview! Love Jay! And I agree, brunettes are feisty :-) hehe

  10. What's up. It's Jaden. It is seriously crazy seeing my interview. And I just checked Andrea's blog and now I get the tatt. My girl is seriously the shit.

  11. I love the interview. Jaden is like the typical guy we know but there is always something special in him. awww..

  12. Love him! So excited for this book! I read What a Boy Wants and loved it. I'm excited to read from Jaden's POV, especially getting to figure out the drama with his dad!

  13. He sounds adorable.

  14. I love the interview! Plus he has to be smart if he prefer M&M's over Skittles :D

  15. T_T he likes M&M's more :'( BUT yey for the Ocean... and I love how he talked about P. when you asked him the one thing we don't get to learn with the book about her...
    I think that tattoo idea is great XD

    Thanks for the interview and for making me feel guilty of still not picking up the copy I secretly bought with my sis' card -_-


  16. I read What a Boy Wants, and though there wasn't much Jaden in it, I still found the guy intriguing - especially his relationship with Pris! I was so relieved when I found out that there was a sequel. Those four are awesome!! Jaden looks to be one of those characters with a really satisfying character development arc - really want to meet him properly!

  17. Jaden sounds fun and laid back. I like that he prefers M&Ms and the ocean. Great interview :)

  18. I loved Jaden in What a Boy Wants! I was happy to see the next book is about him.

  19. I'm seriously anxious to get what a boy needs and read it! I loved Jaden and cannot wait to know his story...

  20. He`s sweet & adorable

    (Tudor Rose)

  21. Omg this book sounds very intriguing & jaden sounds entertaining & sweet! Love the post!

  22. Jaden is so adorable! And he sounds like a really sweet guy.

  23. I haven't read the books yet so I can only go by the interview. He sounds fun and cute.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  24. I haven't heard of this series before now but Jaden sounds pretty sweet!

    A great giveaway, thank-you :)

  25. What a funny cutie patootie!!! <3 BTW us brunettes are feisty! LOL

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I would love to win this book, I am excited to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. It looks so good, I can't wait!

  28. Personally I thought he was an awesome and misunderstood character and I really can't wait to see what's going on in his mind in What a Boy Needs :)

    Strong Charater...