Friday, August 22, 2014

Bookish Birthday Bash Part One: Speed Dating With Michelle's Men (and a giveaway)

To celebrate my 25th birthday this year, I am having a Bookish Birthday Bash weekend on the blog! I have invited three very special authors to drop by and celebrate with me. These authors all hold a very special place in my heart and I am thrilled they have agreed to celebrate with me. To kick this weekend off, I have M. Leighton on the blog today for a speed dating session with a few of her seriously delicious men.

Welcome welcome to speed dating with Michelle's Men! Michelle Leighton is the creator of many a swoony guy and a bunch of them have dropped by the blog today for a little Q&A. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. 

First up I would like to welcome my personal favorite: Trick!!! This boy captured my heart a long time ago in The Wild Ones and he has never let it go. Trick has visited before but I am glad to welcome him back for some more fun. And look at those abs *drools*

Okay Trick. Great to have you back here. First question: what is the one thing about yourself you would like to let everyone know? 
I love mustangs.  The wild horses, the vintage cars, the fiery redheaded rebels that steal my heart.  I love ‘em all.

Do you believe in love at first sight? 
I didn’t used to, but I still think I might’ve fallen for Cami that first time I saw her at Lucky’s.  When I spilled beer on her.  As soon as she looked at me with those big, beautiful eyes and then spoke in that sexy-as-hell voice, I was a goner!

What is your most treasured possession? 
This medallion.  *pulls gold chain from around neck*  Cami gave this to me the night before our wedding.  It’s got a mustang on the front and says Cami and Trick along the bottom. On the back it says, “The wild ones are the best.”  That has a special meaning for us.

Favorite candy? 
Red Vines.  They’re like Twizzlers, only better.

Thanks Trick. Lovely having you here. 

Alrighty wasn't Trick lovely *stares*. Okay next up I would like to welcome Hemi! Hemi is the tattooed hottie from All The Pretty Lies and I am super excited to have him here today. So everyone say hi to Hemi *waves* 

Alright Hemi. My first question for you is: what is your favorite month of the year and why? 
*grins*  Hmmm.  Well, I’d have to say October.  It’s the first time I felt the baby kick.  It might not be October for long, though.  Seems like there are gonna be a lot of very…significant days ahead of me.

If you ever won the lottery, how would you spend your millions? 
I’d open a chain of tattoo shops all over the world and I’d take Sloane to visit every single one.  She’s always wanting to spread her wings. I think world travel would count for something.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
Wherever Sloane is.  Anywhere else would be hell.

Are you a book or a movie person? Why? 
I’m a movie guy, hands down.  I’m pretty…visual.  *winks*

Favorite drink? 
Welch’s grape soda.  Haven’t had one in years, though.

Thank you Hemi! It was great learning a bit more about you! 

Next up we have one of Michelle's original guys. Please welcome Bo from Blood Like Poison! Bo is a swoontastic vampire. He is sweet and sexy and dark and we love it. 

Hey Bo. So happy you could drop by today. My first question for you is: If you could travel back in time, what is the one thing you would change? 
There was a time when I’d have a list of things I’d change, but now, looking back, every step, every trial, every life led me to Ridley. I couldn’t change my history without changing our history, so…I guess I wouldn’t change a thing.

If you could have dinner with one famous person, who would it be? 
God.  I have more questions.  *smiles*

What is the craziest thing you have ever done? 
I took Ridley sky diving a few months back.  We only had one parachute. I gave it to her and let her hold onto me.  I don’t think a nuclear blast could’ve pried me out of her arms.  It was a pretty damn good feeling to be falling with the girl I fell for, nothing to hold onto but each other.

Favorite movie? 
Lost Boys.  What else?

Thanks Bo. I loved having you here. 

And next up I would like to welcome another blast from Michelle's past: Jackson! Jackson is a merman from the Madly series and ohhh boy can he bring the swoon! *fans self* Did it just get hotter in here? 

So Jackson...Tell me, how would your best friend describe you? 

What are you most passionate about?
The safety of my people, of course, but more than that, the safety of Madly.  Not only is she the most important person our race has ever seen, but I wouldn’t be who I am without her.

If you were given three wishes what would they be? 
To be able to see the future, to be powerful enough to save a life and three more wishes.  Of course.  *laughs*

Favorite cookie? 
Oatmeal raisin.  The kind with cinnamon and chocolate chips.  Madly got me hooked on them.

Thank you Jackson! 

And now let us welcome Cash to the blog. Cash is the bad boy star of Down To You and Up To Me. He is a motorcycle riding, Jack Daniels drinking, bad boy with a good heart hottie and I am so thrilled he has come back to visit. *touches abs*

Hey Cash. So nice to have you back on the blog. My first question for you is: If your friends compared you to an animal which animal would you be? 
*quirks brow*  Some might say a tiger.  The ones who have seen me naked might say a horse.  *grins*

What are the three things (other than survival items) you would take with you to a deserted island? 
Olivia.  She’s all the entertainment I’d need.  Sunscreen.  She’d burn running around naked in the sun all the time.  A phone.  So I could call for help when she got homesick.  Because she would.  She’d miss our bed.

What would be your chosen superpower? And would you use it for good or evil? 
If I said x-ray vision, would I really need to explain the way I’d use it?

Favorite snack? 
The little spot of soft skin right beside a woman’s hipbone.  Or did you mean actual food?

Thank you Cash! 

And last but not least I would like to welcome Michelle's latest (and arguably greatest?) leading man... Jet from There’s Wild Then There’s You!  Jet is a sexy as sin rock star capable of making ovaries all over the world go BOOM.

Hey there Jet... So my first question: what are you most proud about? 
The music I’ve written since Violet came into my life.  I think it’s the most honest work I’ve ever done, as painful as some of it was.

What is your favorite band and why? 
Stone Sour. I love their sound. It resonates with me. I don’t really know why. I just know that when I listen to them, I forget about everything else and just…listen.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? 
Right here. I used to want to be anywhere but here, but I’ve finally reached the place in my life where I’m happiest in the now. I don’t want or need anything or anyone else.  Just Violet.  I’ll always need her.

Favorite ice cream? 
Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby.  Damn, I wish they’d name it something else.

Thanks Jet!

And thank you all of Michelle's wonderful men. It was fun having you here! I hope everyone was able to learn a bit about her guys and if you haven't met them yet I think you should go grab their books ASAP.

To help spread the love, I am giving away a paperback copy of There's Wild Then There's You to one lucky winner!
-one winner will win a paperback copy of There's Wild Then There's You
-giveaway is open to the US only
-must be 18 years of age to enter
-winner will be chosen at random through rafflecopter and contacted via email
-winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner
-I am not responsible for lost or damaged items

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  1. Happy Birthday, Teresa!! I hope your day is fabulous and the next year full of awesome!! And thanks for celebrating it with us. :) It's certainly a very difficult decision to choose between Michelle's Men...but if I have to choose one and only one, it'd be Trick. :)

  2. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you get awesome gifts, a yummy cake, and fab surprises this weekend. Thanks for the giveaway too! I don't know them but I'm glad we've all be introduced... sort of.

  3. Happy Birthday to you..... I think Jet is my favorite. Thank you

  4. You got to talk with some of your fave book boyfriends! I'm a bit jealous, but well it's your b-day so yeah you deserve it ;) Great post and HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)


    I don't know how to wish someone a good birthday (I don't even know why?? :s), but here I go anyway and hopefully I won't make a fool out of myself.

    Happy 25th Birthday girl! I sincerely hope you have the most epic, cake-drenched, alcohol-consuming, awesomeballz, (if you get hot, sexy male strippers involved) stripperiffic birthday ever! *deep breathe* Pretend I said that all in one sentence super get the picture. LMFAO....XD (I promise you I am NOT on crack. Just hyper ATM). All jokes aside, I really do wish you the most wonderful birthday ever and hope that all your wishes come true on this special day. And really is a special were born which I am happy about cause then I never would have met such an amazing friend..not just for blogging but also on twitter talking about random stuff. ;p HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Love you to pieces! <3<3

    *throws confetti, bursts balloons, makes noise, and starts to song happy birthday again*

    Annnd, FABULOUS post! LOL You got some yummy men to make my day. Although, I still need to meet all of them I just have one thing to say...Jet, sweetheart....I love that you're a rockstar but come on, if you're gonna pick Ben and Jerry’ HAS to be Chunky Monkey. Mmmmm....all that chocolate, walnuts and banana...YUMMY! :p

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Teresa! LOVE the post! <3 xoxox

    Btw, I have your addy that one you DM'd me last time. I just wanna make sure you didn't move or anything right?? lol ;p

    ~ Maida <3

  6. Happy Birthday!

    And Aww...what a great event! I love these guys, especially Trick! Have a great weekend!

  7. Happy Birthday you wonderful, amazing person! *HUGS* And I just adored this post! I love M. Leighton! AH!!! :D

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  8. JACKSON! I so love all of Michelle's guys. Trick! *sigh* Great post!

  9. Happy Birthday! It was hard to choose but I think that Hemi is my favorite.

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  10. This was such a wonderful idea! I really enjoyed all these speed dates (especially Trick and Jet... swoon) Fabulous and fun post, Wifey!! Thank you for treating all of us on your birthday!! Happy, happy birthday to you! xoxoxo


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