Monday, August 5, 2013
Book Blind Date #27
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
Harm no human…
A hired gunslinger, W****** J***** B**** lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her D***-H*****, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.
Orphaned as a toddler, A***** Y**** was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief—D***-H****** are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the D***-H***** and training for the day when she meeting the man who killed her family: J*** B****.
A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster…
J*** has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating D***-H*****. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But A***** refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.
Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.
Blind Date #2
For two years, C****** M**** has been a paid companion to the H****** sisters—a pleasant position, with one caveat. Her charges’ older brother, L** H******, is thoroughly exasperating. C** can hardly believe that their constant arguing could mask a mutual attraction. But when one quarrel ends in a sudden kiss, C** is shocked at her powerful response—and even more so when L** proposes a dangerous liaison.
L** must marry and produce an heir within a year to save his family home. C******’s respectable demeanor hides a secret that would utterly destroy her. But to L**, C** is intriguing and infernally tempting, even to a man resolved never to love again. The danger C** tried to outrun is about to separate them forever—unless two wary lovers can find a way to banish the shadows and give in to their desires…
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.