Friday, June 22, 2012

#CleanUpTBRPile Challenge #1

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Ok peeps, here's the first challenge!

You need to pick your CURRENT favorite hawty (hotty/hottie) and give us one/two line(s) from their book that proves his/her hottiness!

Leave your entries in the comments (feel free to do a blog post and just leave a link in the comments).  Tomorrow, I will gather them all up and we'll vote (cannot vote for your entry).  The person who submitted the winning hotty/hottie wins something off the prize pile.

Make sure that you include your twitter handle or email with your comment so I can keep it straight.

AND just for your reading pleasure, I have one for you!  I'm not entering the challenges (since I made them) so feel free to use this hawty - just NOT my same lines.

 Aiden St. Delphi 

"Relax.  I just want to be here with you...if that's okay?"

"It's okay," I whispered.

"Good, because I really don't want to be anyplace else."  

Deity pg 262 ARC

So my lines weren't his description or their passion but of a sweet moment.  You choose your lines to make your argument of him/her being the best hawty/hottie.

Let the HAWTNESS begin!!!! 


  1. Ok, my 'hotty' is Zach Sheridan from Pack Challenge: Magnus Pack Book 1. Here is a partial description of him. Think hunky shapeshifter :)

    "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

    1. FYI this guy is just hot, not particularly swoon worthy. I don't think there's a sentimental bone in his (very beautiful) body.

      Strictly 18+ :)

  2. "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 & @Bookworm320

  3. My hawtie by far is TOD HUDSON from the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. With his blond hair and swirling blue eyes how couldn't he be swoon worthy? :)

    Here are two of my favorite quotes of his but I took out a name in case somebody hasn't read it yet. I don't want to spoil anything. ;)

    "[...] 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

    I could keep going and going. I just love him, my favorite reaper!!! :D

    twitter: smiling_ina

  4. Nicholas Drake from the Drake Chronicles. Not only is he hot but he would do anything for Lucy.

    "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

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  6. Bram Griswold

    "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

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  7. My pick is Daemon from Jennifer L Armentrout's Lux Series (no surprise there.)

    "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

  8. Tristan Archer
    from book #2, Awry, in "The Archers of Avalon" Series
    by Chelsea Fine

    "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

  9. I really love this series by Veronica Wolff and throughout the first book, I was so hooked to Ronan and now I am so intrigued with Carden McCloud. Can't wait till the 3rd book to see where this is headed. Would have loved my first kiss to be like this :)

    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. Rcognition 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

    1. oops, forgot my e-mail :)

  10. Why must you tease me with these Deity references! Oh, Aiden <3

  11. OH MY GOD! there are so many... can I post 2??? I really just want everyone to read the book...
    So here it goes...

    Luke from Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

    --Luke whispered into my ear, close enough that his lips brushed my hair. "Tell me you want to see me again."
    I smiled.--

    and... I don't know... maybe this can be my entry? hehehe

    --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?"

    There you have it... actually... I did only share 1 or 2 lines of his right? hehehehe

    I'm having fun girl! Thanks for the challenge :D

    Twitter-> alba_solorzano


  12. Just for you Val!

    Madly & the Jackal by M. Leighton: Jackson Hamilton

    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."

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  14. 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.

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  16. Only one? I guess the guy I'm obbsessing over most at the moment is Lucas Delos from Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. I just re-read Starcrossed and read Dreamless immediatley after and I love him even more than I did the first time.

    Here's some of my favorite quotes from him:
    "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

    I know that's more than one quote but I couldn't help myself. He's pretty much perfect. I daydream about him way too much. These books are so angsty and sad. I haven't wanted to characters to get together so badly in a long time. There's my pick :) My twitter name is: MissyRissy_rox

    Sorry I posted it on the wrong account before.

  17. My hottie post :D

  18. I am reading Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi, and my Hottie is Adam:

    "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.

    I am crazy about this book!

  19. My hottie would have to be Four from the Divergent series <3

    some quotes (page numbers unknown - from GR but can get them if needs be)

    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.”


    so I kinda cheated but I <3 him. haha.

  20. I don't know if this is too long, but I feel like you can't get the effect of the scene without the last part. If it is too long then I could just cut it after "he meant them all".

    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

    I love it when there is time to sneak in a bit of romance between life threatening adventures :)


  21. I just finished Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins and my hottie is Archer Cross! There aren't too many scenes that I actually want to share, but I'll share the someones description of him!

    "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."

    1. How was Hex Hall? I think that one has been on my list forever, but I just never got around to it.

  22. I've thought about this all day and been stuck. My all time favorite hawties... I've always crushed on them lol... are Shane Collin's from Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire Series and Patch from Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush Series. Unfortunatly, almost all the quotes I have highlighted in any of my Morganville's are the one's I find hilarious... I guess I need to go back thorugh and highlight all the sweet quotes from Shane.
    So... I'm going to use Patch from the Hush, Hush Series. I have TONS of quotes and excerpts to prove he's a hawty. So here goes..

    "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

    I could go on forever! Those are just some from Hush, Hush....I've got a few in Crescendo and Silence too...

    1. Awe... I just read through the other comments and found someone who used Patch. Should I pick someone else? =S I should have read the others first... Sorry

    2. Hmmm....Different arguments for him.


  23. My Hottie is Ash from The Iron Fey Series by: Julie Kagawa! What makes him so attractive is the depth of protectiveness he holds over those he loves most. It also doesn't hurt that he is tall, dark and handsome.

    All my quotes are from The Iron Queen so if you haven't read it yet, do not read these quotes, because it may ruin some things. Just wanted to make sur eI covered all my bases.

    Oh and I think Ash is so hot that when I got my Ipad last summer I named it his full true name, below. Every time I plug it into itunes, it asks if I want to update my sexy winter prince!

    I have it bad guys!!!

    “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.”

    Moonlight Book Reviews

  24. 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

    My Twitter: @twilightdew7

  25. Oh I put the quote in twitter. Does that count? :S :O
    Twitter name: sarrod22

  26. My hottie is definitely Etienne St. Claire from Anna & the French Kiss :D

    “I'm saying I'm in love with you! I've been in love with you this whole bleeding year!”

    *Sigh*. Anna's a VERY lucky gal! :D

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