Thursday, August 22, 2013

Descendant Blog Tour: Guest Post: Lesley's Top 5 Book Boyfriends & BONUS GUEST POST: Top 5 Qualities That Make a Hero a Hero


Descendant (Starling #2)
by Lesley Livingston
The last thing Mason Starling remembers is the train crossing a bridge. An explosion . . . a blinding light . . . then darkness. Now she is alone, stranded in Asgard—the realm of Norse legend—and the only way for her to get home is to find the Spear of Odin, a powerful relic left behind by vanished gods.

The Fennrys Wolf knows all about Asgard. He was once trapped there. And he’ll do whatever it takes to find the girl who’s stolen his heart and bring her back—even if it means a treacherous descent into the Underworld. But time is running out, and Fenn knows something Mason doesn’t: If she takes up the Spear, she’ll set in motion a terrible prophecy. And she won’t just return to her world . . . she’ll destroy it.

In this pulse-pounding sequel to Starling, Lesley Livingston delivers another electrifying blend of nonstop action and undeniable romance that will leave readers breathless.

About Lesley:
Lesley Livingston is a writer and actress living in Toronto. She has a master's degree in English from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Arthurian Literature and Shakespeare. She frequently performs with the Tempest Theatre Group, of which she is a co-founder. She is also the author of WONDROUS STRANGE and DARKLIGHT.
You can visit Lesley online at www.lesleylivingston.com
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Top 5 Book Boyfriends
King Arthur
1. King Arthur. In almost any version of the story but, especially, in my all-time favorite re-telling of the legend, a book called FIRELORD. Forget Lancelot! Arthur is the one—flawed, noble, tragic, and—in my mind, at least—the best and handsomest of men! *Sigh*

2. Diarmuid, Prince of Brenin, in THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY. A rebellious, irreverent charmer who hides his better qualities behind the façade of a dissolute rogue. Brilliant, glittering, brittle, hilarious, a little bit tortured and one hell of a fighter. 

3. Aileron, Exiled Prince of Brenin, in THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY. (And, yes, I know it’s a little weird to pick two BBFs from the same book but I’m doing it anyway!) Aileron is Diarmuid’s older brother. A brusque, brooding, painfully noble figure who hides his gentler qualities behind the façade of a stone cold loner. Dark, dangerous, serious, a whole lot tortured and one hell of a fighter.
Harry Dresden

4. Harry Dresden, in THE DRESDEN FILES. What’s not to love about Chicago’s Private Eye Wizard? Tall, dark, and sarcastic, Harry is both dangerous and perpetually endangered. Harry routinely gets the ever-loving crap kicked out of him—and I do love my heroes tenderized—but he always comes back slinging magic and quipping like a bad ass. Harry always tries to do The Right Thing, even though he almost always ends up suffering for it. And that’s super sexy.

5. Prince Hal, in Shakespeare’s HENRY V. Okay… not exactly a “book” per se, but I had to include him here. Sharp, funny, noble and heroic, he manages to grow from rebellious loose-cannon prince into a savagely intelligent, regal ruler. A true leader of men. And he still manages to be charmingly self-effacing and surprisingly romantic in the presence of a beautiful princess.
So there you go! A king, three princes, and a wizard. Have I set my sights too high?! 

BONUS GUEST POST!!!

Top 5 Qualities that make a Hero a Hero

1. SENSE OF HUMOR. This is non-negotiable. I don’t care how dark it is. If it’s not there, neither am I.


2. Mad Skillz. I love a man who knows how to handle himself in a scrap.

3. Compassion/ nobility/ self-sacrifice—y’know. All those heroic qualities! *grin*

4. Romance. And I’m not just talking about how our boy deals with personal relationship, but how he looks at the world at large. A romantic world view—and it can sneak into the heart of the most hard-bitten mercenary—is, I think, essential for heroism. Because why even bother being a hero, otherwise?

5. Style. Save the world, sure. But bonus points for looking good doing it.


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Tour Schedule:
8/19/2013- The Happy Booker- Guest Post
8/20/2013- Bewitched Bookworms- Interview
8/21/2013- IceyBooks- Review
8/22/2013- Tater's Tall Tails- Guest Post
8/23/2013- [B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E.]- Review
8/26/2013- Fiktshun- Character Interview Fennrys
8/27/2013- Wholly Books- Review
8/28/2013- Book Jems- Review
8/29/2013- Two Chicks on Books- Guest Post
8/30/2013- About to Read- Interview

5 comments:

  1. Loved Fennrys in Wondrous strange trio....so glad he gets his own story!

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  2. Descendant looks like such a good book! Love your blog by the way!

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  3. loved the wondrous strange books, these are bound to be just as good!

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  4. Nice post. I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts. Thanks for this information .I really appreciate your work, keep it up
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  5. I love the Descendent book cover.

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