Monday, December 19, 2011

Team Smackdown

It's time for another smackdown!

This week's smackdown is:

Team Logan vs Team Zachary (Shade Series)

Logan is being defended by Nicole.

Team Logan - Shade Series by Jeri Smith-Ready:

Hello there!. My name is Nicole and I'm here to represent the greatest punk-rockstar that ever walked (and floated) on earth. Give it up for Logan Keeley from the Shade series by the amazing Jeri Smith- Ready. *cue the applause*

Name: Logan Patrick Keeley
Age: 17 (forever)
Hair color: Bleached blonde with black streaks
Eye color: Blue
Species: Human before, now he's a ghost.

If there's a word that would describe Logan, it would be PASSIONATE. He's passionate about his music and about the one and only love of his life (and death), Aura. He may seem like a jerk at first but he's totally honest and genuine. He's the type of guy who can put tears in your eyes- whether its because of his funny wit and sarcasm or his heartbreaking and sweet music. He's also smart and he's good in math! a rockstar who is good in Math! it cant get better than that. but wait, there's more! he writes songs. who wouldn't want a guy who can write songs for YOU and sing to YOU. He is incredibly romantic.

Before he died, he was the guitarist and the vocalist of the uber cool band The Keeley Brothers with his siblings. He was the life of the band and the glue that bound them together. he was fun to be with when he was alive- a trait he carried even after death. Dying changed more than his appearance (He's now VIOLET. who doesn't like the color violet?). It also helped him grow into a mature individual who thinks of everyone he loves.

Here's a poem I wrote for him during Jeri Smith Ready and Logan's #BRIDGEparty in twitter.

As I go through my dismal days
Sad and alone, my spirit i cant raise
Thankfully there's a man who never fails
To put a smile on my lonely face

He's name is Logan, ever so dear
He is a ghost, but no need to fear
To harm you, he will never ever do
He is far to kind to even hurt you

He is a man of music, advocate of Art
But make no mistake, he's also very smart
Witty and handsome, warm and full of fun
He's also romantic and as HOT as the sun

To be a rockstar is what he wanted to be
But fate had other plans for Logan Keeley
On his birthday, his happiest night
To everyone's horror, Logan Keeley died

But he still remained to hang around
In places he once visited, he can be found
He stayed to make sure everyone he loves knows
That despite his death, his love for them still grows

But another reason why he doesn't pass
Is because he fears they'll forget the past
Leave him behind, move on at last
And he'd be nothing more than a patch of grass

To forget Logan, that will never happen
As if your COOLNESS can even be forgotten!
So Logan, my love, no need to fret
I assure you, you are someone we will NEVER FORGET <3

Quotes: (slight spoilers)

When he angled his chin to check his fingers on the fret board, I could see his profile. Even with his face set in concentration, his sky blue eyes sparked with joy. Logan could play guitar in a sewer and still have fun.—Shade

"Yep." I stood on tiptoe and kissed him, quick but hard. "I'm ready."
His gold-tipped lashes flickered, but he angled his chin to look at me sideways.
"You said that before."
"I said a lot of things before. Some of them were stupid."
"Yeah, they were." His eyes crinkled, softening his words. "You know I'd never
leave you over this, either way. How could you even think that?"
"I don't know. I'm sorry."
"Me too." He traced my jaw with his thumb, which always made me shiver. "I love
He kissed me then, drowning my doubts in one warm, soft moment. Doubts
about him, about me, about him and me.—Shade

"Aura," he whispered, "I wish I could wipe away just one of your tears. Then I'd
feel like a person again. Like I'm something more than a bunch of light."

"I love you so much," he said. "I wish you never had to be sad."

"I better go," Logan said to me. "I don't know how long before this peacethrough-
justice thing expires." His face more solemn than ever, he looked at me like
we were the only two people in the room. "I already said I'm sorry a million times, so
now I'll just say thank you. For everything you gave me, in life and death." He
brushed his hand over mine. "Whatever happens, I'll always love you. You're gonna
be okay."

"I love you all, so much more than you should ever love me."

All of the things i said doesn't even give justice to how AWESOME he is. Death was not enough to fully extinguish the life that he has and it had no power to take away the love that is inside him.

If you want to know more about him, follow him on twitter:
@keeley_logan and see how funny and cool he can be.


Team Zachary is being defended by Saleana.

Team Zachary - Shade Series by Jeri Smith-Ready:

Hi guys! I’m Saleana and I’m going to tell you all about the swoon-worthy Scotsman Zachary Moore.

First some basic stuff:
Name: Zachary Moore
From: Glasgow, Scotland. Moved to Baltimore, Maryland since his father had business in the U.S.A.
Age: 17, soon to be 18 on the winter solstice a.k.a. December 21st /22nd ! (Almost legal!!)
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Green

What moore could you ask for? Zach is bold, strong, and competitive. When he wants something he goes after it with his whole heart and will fight to hold onto it. Of course he has his stubborn male moments and fits of jealousy, but he makes up for that with moments that will make your heart melt into a puddle of goo. For the most part Zach is extremely patient, almost to the point where it's infuriating. He's also somewhat of a science geek and would love taking his girl out to see the stars after dinner.

Zach stands at 5 foot 11 with dark hair and, occasionally, a kilt. If his Scottish accent doesn't get your heart thumping than his pure green eyes will. He was born a minute before the shift so he doesn't see ghost, but that doesn't mean he can't totally kick-butt. His determination and intelligence makes up for his lack of strength or super-powers. (Did I mention he plays soccer?)


·   Zachary threaded his arm through mine and leaned close. "I think it would be nice if you'd let yourself be naughty.
    "No, it's pure confidence. It's not 'I want' or 'I need', none of that crap." He slipped his hand over mine. "It's 'I will.'"
A nervous laugh bubbled up. "You will, huh?"
His fingers brushed my cheek, then slid into my hair. "I will."
Somehow, in the darkness, his lips found mind.

·   He grunted without looking up. "I miss the packaged biscuits from home. No one makes junk food like the Brits."
"Better than my grandmom's cookies?"
"  Does your grandmother make dark chocolate Hob Nobs? No. So yes, better."

·    He knelt and slowly ran his hand down my arm, his lids heavy and his lips parted. "Aura...where can I touch you?"
His hand left my arm and drifted to the rise of my hip bone. "And where can I kiss you?"
I took a deep breath, long past ready for the future. "Everywhere."

·    "And then what?"
The tips of his fingers pressed against mine, firm and smooth. "And then...and only then...will you know how much I love you."

·    "Then go all the way with me."
"Under the water." The corner of his mouth twitched ip. "What did you think I meant?"

·   “This wasn’t how I imagined our first time, on the lam from federal agents and assaulted by a thousand mosquitoes.”

And in the spirit of Zogan (since this is a friendly competition right?). <3

"Zachary's in the dining room."
"And he's a pre-Shifter, so he can't hear me call him a dickwad, right?"
"Logan, sit down and shut up."

"You know you can trust me," Zachary said
Logan winced and covered his ears. "Could he not talk? It hurts my soul."

"Mr. Red," Logan murmured.
Zachary stiffened. "What did he call me?"
"Ow!" Logan covered his ears. "Tell him to shut up!"


Now that you've read a little bit about each of the guys in today's Team Smackdown is time to vote for your favorite!  The Team that wins today will face another Team in a future round!

Which Team are you on?
Team Logan Team Zachary free polls 

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  1. This is such an awesome giveaway!

  2. Wow, it's so hard to choose! I'm a Logan girl, but I wouldn't want Z to feel less loved. The giveaways is very original, I like

  3. This was such a tough decision for me. Usually I'm very definitive about my teams but this one has me at a loss.

  4. I didn't vote because I didn't read it, but both advocates make the guys sound awesome characters- It seems I'm missing a lot - I MUST read this series.