Welcome to the Moonless Blogfest! We're here to celebrate the print release of Moonless by Crystal Collier. Join in on the fun!
In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.
Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.
So Crystal wants to know: If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, whom would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.)
MY ANSWER: At first, I thought this was going to be an easy question to answer, but for a single gal it’s not so easy. While I was pondering my options ;) I realized the point behind the question was asking my parents, which would mean I’d be an adolescent. After all, an adult wouldn’t have to ask their parents, and back in the day most young women were married before they were eighteen.
So I thought back on my crushes from when I was a teenager and my answer came instantly. I would beg, plead, and gush buckets of tears for my parents to set me up with Jared Leto, who played Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life and is the front man for the band 30 Seconds to Mars, my all-time favorite band. My inner, gushing teenage self would prefer him to look like he did during his “The Kill” days though.Oh, great . . . now she’s jumping around and squealing. I better go and get her under control. While I do, you can find the rest of the hop below!
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QUESTION: Whom would you beg your parents to set you up with?
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