Monday, July 22, 2013
Book Blind Date #25
Book Blind Date is something that Danielle from Book Whore Blog and I decided to start after seeing a Facebook post on the Lawrence Public Library Page about a book blind date. This really got us thinking, what if the only thing you new about a book was what the story was about? No character names, no pretty covers to suck you in.
Here's how it works, you know the old saying never judge a book by its cover? Well you won't be able to, for this meme you are going to decide which book you would go on a "date" with based on the synopsis. Names and identifying phrases are removed just to make things fair. The only rule is: No Googling the synopsis, you have to pick a "date" based on what you read below.
Last Week's Blind Dates:
Blind Date #1
One night . . . one violent, supernatural battle . . . and five stories of the men whose lives will be changed by it.
K***, Brethren Guardian and one of the few, Natural Shape-Shifters left in existence, survives the bloody battle of Brahm Hill but loses two of his closest friends. For all of his good-natured sarcasm and eye-popping good looks, K*** finds himself unable to completely forget about that night, so he seeks comfort in the one thing he is truly good at . . . sex!
This shape-shifting bad boy believes in having a good time—a very good time, usually involving mingled heavy breathing with a sexy Dhampir in a tiny closet somewhere. But when K*** is sent into the freezing tundra of the Northwest Territories to investigate a troublesome supernatural being reported to be on the loose, he soon crosses paths with a woman who almost instantly drives him insane with desire . . . because she doesn’t seem to be falling for his charms.
It’s completely inexplicable.
S*** M****** has a job to do, and she needs to be focused on that, not spending all her time rebuffing the advances of this way-too-cocky and handsome stranger. Yet, there is something irresistible about this self-involved playboy that she can’t seem to ignore. And when the 'Unidentified' K*** is sent to investigate takes an unnatural interest in S***, protecting her becomes the Guardian’s top priority.
But . . . can he save S*** from a supernatural being no one has ever encountered before?
Blind Date #2
The bastard son of a nobleman, J***** B****** is now polished to perfection, enthralling the ton with wit and charm while clandestinely plotting to ruin the lords, ravish the ladies, and have the last laugh on a society that once spurned him. But meeting L** C*********, a decent man and founder of the exclusive Stud Club, and L***, L**’s enchanting sister, made J***** reconsider his wild ways. When L**’s tragic murder demands that J***** hunt for justice, he vows to see the woman he secretly loves married to a man of her own class.
L***, however, has a very different husband in mind. She’s adored J***** forever, loves the man beneath the rakish facade, and wants to savor the delicious attraction they share—as his wife. His insistence on marrying her off only reinforces her intent to prove he is the only man for her. Obsessed with catching a killer, J***** sinks back to the gutters of his youth, forcing L*** to reach out with a sweet, reckless passion J***** can’t resist. Can her desire for a scoundrel save them both–or will dangerous secrets threaten more than their tender love?
Each Monday you can join in and set up your own book blind date. Just link back to this blog and Danielle's blog. To join in just try the following.
1. Select a 2 books to be the "blind dates"
2. Set them up without the covers so readers can pick without ever seeing the beauty of the cover.
3. Star out the names. **** That way if readers have heard of the characters they aren't prejudice.
4. Link up each Monday. And post the cover to your previous weeks blind dates.
5. Join in and select which blind date you would choose in others match ups.