Monday, September 2, 2013
Book Blind Date #31
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
He believes in destiny. She just wants to survive it...
At forty, Lady C***** E******* S**** thinks she has everything a woman could ever want. A title, a fortune, and four children who make her proud. After a marriage of convenience that was anything but convenient, she has no desire to complicate her life by including a man in it again. When her eldest son announces his engagement to a Russian actress in Saint Petersburg, C***** sets out to do what any good mother would do: stop the wedding. Unfortunately, destiny has other plans.
K********** A***** L**** never considered himself to be a villain. In fact, he considers himself to be a Russian gentleman. Having grown up in a refined and well-educated family that embraced criminal life to avoid debtor’s prison, the only thing preventing him from knowing happiness is the rest of the world. Everything changes, however, when K********** is given a chance to start life anew and travel to London to collect an unexpected reward for saving a man’s life. To his surprise, he is about to become a hero at midnight to a beautiful aristocrat who desperately needs his help. The problem is…he wants to do more than save Lady S****. He wants to make the woman his, all his.
Blind Date #2
Suffering under a horrible curse and renounced by his clan, the Imnada shape-shifter, D**** St. L****, stalks the London nights in the form of a large black wolf, channeling his desperate rage on thieves and murderers. But when he’s captured by the very woman he sought to rescue, he’s thrown into the magical and dangerous world of the Other—half human, half-Fey, and one of the Imnada’s ancient enemies.
Forced by her half-brother to use her gift of necromancy as a money-making scheme, C******* H******* wants only to flee to her aunt in Scotland where she’ll be safe. Considering D**** her last hope, she offers him a deal—freedom in exchange for his protection on the long journey north.
Now in a race for their lives, Other and Imnada must put aside centuries of animosity and work together if they are to overcome the dark forces intent on stopping them before they reach safety. For C******* is far more powerful than she knows, and with her help and her love, D****** may finally be able to break the curse of the Imnada…
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.