Monday, February 20, 2012

Team Smackdown - Last Round

Hello!

Welcome to the last round of the Team Smackdown! There are 3 Teams fighting for first place!

The Team with more votes will be the winner but there'll also be a second and third place. For you guys who have participated in the smackdowns by voting and supporting the guys, watch out for the giveaway at the end of this post!


Let's, once again, get to know the three teams participating in the last round of this smackdown so you can vote for your favorite!


Team Jem (Infernal Devices Series) vs Team Zachary (Shade Series) vs Team Ash (Iron Fey Series) 

Jem is being defended by Rimsa

Team Jem - Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
Name: James Carstairs
Appearance: Silver eyes, silver hair
Heritage: Half chinese, half British
Age: 17
Shadowhunter!

Jem is one of the most compassionate, caring, yet HOT male characters you will ever find in any book. He is half Chinese and plays the violin which is so cool! Unlike so may male characters, he actually treats girls with respect and can make you feel really good about yourself. He is nice to everyone and even Will loves Jem, that must mean soemthing right? Since Will hates pretty much everyone.

Eventhough Jem is a total sweetheart, he definitely has a smutty side which people will see in Clockwork Prince :) Did i mention he is Chinese? He also speaks Mandarin and says some seriously cute things which any girl would love to hear and totally meakes my heart melt.

“Say something in Mandarin,” said Tessa, with a smile.
Jem said something that sounded like a lot of breathy vowels and  consonants run together, his voice rising and falling melodically: “*Ni hen piao liang.”
“What did you say?” Tessa was curious. 
“I said your hair is coming undone — here,” he said, and reached out  and tucked an escaping curl back behind her ear. Tessa felt the blood  spill hot up into her face, and was glad for the dimness of the
carriage. “You have to be careful with it,” he said, taking his hand back, slowly, his fingers lingering against her cheek
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* that actually means 'You're beautiful'

Jem also has an extremely tragic back story and yet he treats people nicely and doesnt take it out on everyone else by being rude to them. *cough cough* Will!
how can you not love such an adorable guy who is aslo dying. I dont know about you, but it would be heaven for me if Jem played the violin for me or talked to me in his sexy mandarin! So VOTE FOR JEM <3


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Team Zachary - Shade Series

Hi guys! I’m Saleana (@synfulsaleana99) 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: 18 (YAAASSSS! He’s legal now!!!)
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Green
Species: Human

What mo(o)re could you ask for? Zach is bold, strong, and competitive. When he wants something he goes after it with his whole heart and will then fight to hold onto it. Of course he has his stubborn male moments and fits of jealousy, but he makes up for them with moments that will make your heart melt into a puddle of plaid colored 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. He can be extremely confident which, in his case, is sexy. (Did I mention he will possess your heart?)

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 brilliant green eyes will. He was born a minute before the shift so he doesn't see ghosts, but that doesn't mean he can't totally kick-butt. His determination and intelligence makes up for his lack of ghost seeing “super-powers.” (I mentioned he plays soccer right? Go ahead, picture that for a minute, shirtless Zach running up and down a field. I’ll give you a minute to daydream.)


Oh and Zach is also proven to be the best fictional boyfriend, or so everyone says on a poll on facebook (Proof: https://www.facebook.com/questions/10150479749571364/)
 
Quotes:

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. (See, I told ya!)

 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." (And ONLY the dark chocolate ones for Zach)

He knelt and slowly ran his hand down my arm, his lids heavy and his lips parted. "Aura...where can I touch you?"
"Anywhere."
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."
"What? Wait-"
"Under the water." The corner of his mouth twitched ip. "What did you think I meant?" (What a comedian…)

“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 Zach and Logan are best mates and neither would be anything without the other <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!"


Make sure you follow Zach on twitter:  @moore_zachary www.twitter.com/moore_zachary
Follow Logan too! @keeley_logan www.twitter.com/keeley_logan
Check out their tumblr too!: www.shadeboys.tumblr.com
Don’t forget about the amazing Woman Upstairs: @jsmithready 
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Ash is being defended by Meghan:

Team Ash - The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

Hey everyone! I'm Meghan ( @SapphireNight83 on twitter. And no, I'm not Meghan Chase) and I'm advocating for Team Ash! First, here's a little snippet about the man.

ASH
Name: Prince Ash
Seriously Elaborated Name: Prince Ash of the Unseelie (Winter) Court, third son of Queen Mab.
True Name: Ashalynn'darkmyr Tallan
Age: Unknown
Species: Unseelie Fae
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Silver
Skills: Controls ice, trained in combat and sword fighting

Why He's Called Ice-Boy
Since he is the ice prince, Ash can definitely come off as cold and unemotional. Being a son of Mab he is constantly fighting against his brothers for favoritism from his mother. He knows the cruelty of the Unseelie, but unlike his brothers he doesn't revel in it. He doesn't care about what anyone thinks about his and because of this he withdraws himself from the court frequently. He'd rather be reading or out hunting in the wyldwood.

A True Knight
Ash is a man of honor and definitely can hold his own in battle. When he wants something he will go after it with everything he's got until he wins. It doesn't matter how outnumbered he is or what danger lies before it. He will endure the depths of the Iron Realm and survive near death in order to reach the goal. Unlike some faeries who find a loophole out of a situation Ash isn't afraid of confrontation. He'll even defy his Queen and Court  without regret.

Where His Loyalty Lies
As I said, Ash doesn't like to hang around his home court and is willing to defy it. At one point in time he was Robin Goodfellow's best friend and despite his oath to kill him he can never bring himself to do it. He also falls in love with the Seelie Princess, Meghan Chase, and has vowed to protect her no matter what. He goes against the courts and even is willing to turn human for the one he loves.

Quotes:

"But, unlike the others, he looked disinterested, almost bored, with the entire event. His eyes caught the moonlight and glittered like silver coins."

"Our paths were woven together, our fates intertwined, and before the last battle I swore I would follow her to the end of the world, to protect her from all threats, including my own kin, and to die for her if called to do so. I became her knight, and would have gladly served this girl, this mortal who had captured my heart, until the last breath left my body."

"His fingers tightened on mine and pulled me forward. Startled and overbalanced, I looked up at him, and then he was kissing me."

"The dwaft snorted. 'Yeah. Sure, whatever. But, I want a serious answer, Prince.'
Ash was still for a moment. 'Yes,' he murmured, his voice so low I barely caught it. 'She's worth it.'"

"Ash lowered his head, drawing us even closer. 'I went to the End of the World for you, and all you have to say is how well I've aged?'"

"'Forgive me,' Ash murmured, and I heard the faintest of tremors beneath his voice. 'But I can't...I won't...give her up. Not now, when I've just found her.'"

"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, 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."

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It's time for you to vote for your favorite Team! Remember, the team with the most votes gets first place then there's a second and a third place!
You can vote until Sunday! Winners will be announced on Monday. :) 

VOTING IS NOW OVER!!!

Which Team are you on?
  
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Now, the giveaways. There are two of them so be sure to enter both:

  •  Since this giveaway is connected with the Smackdown I was inspireed by our three finalists to give away one of the following books: (if the winner already has all this books he/she can choose another book on the series or another book by the author)



  • One winner will get a bookmark with their favorite quote from one of the finalists! Here's an example of the bookmark:




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19 comments:

  1. So I'm kind of in love with Jem, but I have to say that I am definitely Team Zachary.

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  2. Team Jem! He is the sweetest of them all! Ash is sweet too but I hate Zach. It's all about Logan!

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  3. I couldn't add it in for some reason but my GFC is Pavan Hansra! And Team Zachary all the way ;)
    Pavan H

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  4. TEAM JEM!!!!!! He is so sweet it hurts!!!

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  5. Team Jem! He is the sweetest of them all!

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  6. Great post and thank you for the giveaways!

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  7. Such a tough decision... I went with Ash in the end.

    GFC follower: chacelilyvale

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  8. Love the SmackDown!! :D Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  9. This is awesome! I love Jem over Will, but I love ZACHARY best of all!

    GO TEAM KILT!

    Thanks for the awesome contest!!!

    Amy
    www.fictitiousdelicious.com
    www.kiltandkeeley.com

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  10. I am most definitely a Zach fan! #TeamKilt ftw!

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