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February 10, 2014

Whom Would I Want to Marry? / Moonless Blogfest

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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68 comments:

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Every single time I see Jared Leto, all I can think of is "Jordan Catalano" and "My So-Called Life." Doesn't matter what else he's done/is doing, that is how I always think of him. :)

Nana Prah said...

I gasped at your answer. Jared was so hot in my so called life, he still is. But his character was so bleeping moody. I could not marry him because of that, but good luck to you.

Chrys Fey said...

I bet a lot of people (or mostly women haha) will always see him as Jordan Catalano. :)

Chrys Fey said...

lol! Well, I wouldn't be marrying his character. :P

Crystal Collier said...

Hahaha! I love it, Chrys. I totally want to hook you up with him...and if I had control of the universe I totally would. Alas... ;)

Chrys Fey said...

LOL! You're hilarious, Crystal! If only . . . *sighs* ;)

Unknown said...

HA! Im loving all the answers on this tour.
Using your logic, I had a thing for Tiffany when I was young.
"I Think We're Alone Now" had my teenage hormones going.

Chrys Fey said...

It only makes sense to think back to teenage crushes. And frankly, easier. I'd have a much harder time picking who I'd want to marry at my age now. haha

Kelly Hashway said...

This is such a great idea for a blogfest! I love it.

Laura Clipson said...

YES!! Excellent answer. I much prefer his "The Kill" days too - he looked so damn good!

Chrys Fey said...

Yes, he did! ;)

I'm glad you liked my answer, Laura.

Chrys Fey said...

It was a fun blogfest to participate in too. :)

Unknown said...

Love that you went back to your teen years to pick your match! (Hadn't even occurred to me to do that for mine = mine was probably lame. Or maybe I subconsciously didn't want everyone to think I'm an old man for choosing a character from the original 90210 or Princes Leia. :D)

Chrys Fey said...

I still love Princess Leia! And I watch old episodes from the original 90210 from time to time, so I don't think anyone would think you're an old man! :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Hahaha, I loved E.J.'s comment. It never occurred to me either. *sigh* Maybe that means I'm old! Great choice.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You put so much thought into your pick. I just went for eye candy.

Ellie Garratt said...

I'd forgotten how hot Jared was! A worthy choice.

Connie Keller said...

Oh, wow, I don't even know who Jared Leto is...which probably means he's from the 90s when I had small children who cried all the time and I spent every spare minute sleeping. Time to Google him.

Chrys Fey said...

Oh, certainly not!

Chrys Fey said...

Eye candy is AWESOME! haha

Chrys Fey said...

*gasp* How could you forget? lol I know he doesn't look the same now, but he's still handsome in my eyes. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

You may know of him and not even know it. He's in the movie Panic Room and he is winning many Best Supporting Actor awards for his part in Dallas Buyers Club. Definitely check out his song "The Kill". It's epic! :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He's multi-talented!

Meradeth Houston said...

Awesome choice! Though I think I'd prefer not to think about who my inner teen would pick--she definitely didn't know what was good for her ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Our inner teens normally don't, but they sure do have some good ideas. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

He is! And I'd like a multi-talented husband. ;)

Bish Denham said...

Oh those inner teen-aged girls, they can be so... so... teenish! :D

Chrys Fey said...

Yes, they can be, but if we didn't have them we'd be too . . . ADULT! :O LOL!

Kittie Howard said...

Hi, I'm dropping in from Crystal's blogfest. Nice to meet you. Newest follower here.

Janie Junebug said...

What an excellent choice. He might be an Academy Award winner in a few weeks.

Love,
Janie Junebug

Chrys Fey said...

Hi, Kittie! It's nice to get to know you. And thank you for following my blog! :D I really appreciate it.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks! :D And he deserves to win an Oscar!

Unknown said...

Ha! This is a fun question! (Jared Leto is a great choice, btw:)

Kim Van Sickler said...

Exactly! It also took me a minute to realize this question only works for my adolescent self. Then I realized that I don't crush on cute guys like I used to as a kid anymore. Is that a function of age or b/c I'm happily married? DK, but recalling those supersized feelings for my crushes way back then was kinda fun.

Chrys Fey said...

This certainly is a fun question. Crystal is brilliant.

Thanks for visiting, Quanie. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Every time I have to reply back to a comment, I get to see Jared's picture and my inner teen-aged self does back flips. lol I think as we get older the power of crushes dissipate a bit, but being in love and happily married certainly helps. :)

Christine Rains said...

Oh my! Nice choice. And yay for Crystal! Her book is awesome. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Yay for Crystal, indeed! It has been an honor to be a small part in her journey for Moonless. :)

Sabrina A. Fish said...

I had to go back to my teen days, too. Even then, I'd have probably 'informed' my parents rather than ask or beg. I'm was just that much of a mouthy teen. *shrug*
Stopping by for the Moonless Blogfest. New follow!

Kimberly said...

Ooh, yeah. I can see why you picked him. I like him too. Oops, (looking behind me to make sure hubby isn't peaking over my shoulder. hee hee)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love your answer . . . if I was a teen and asking my parents, I would have begged them to set me up with Michael J. Fox or maybe Tom Cruise . . . but knowing what I know now . . .well, my hubs is seriously the best.

Anonymous said...

I love 30 Seconds to Mars. I am a teenager, and I am squealing. ;)

Kristin Smith said...

Jared Leto... you're right, he is a hottie!! : )

Tammy Theriault said...

hotness + stellar band with great songs = amazing choice!

Kyra Lennon said...

Wow, I forgot about Jared Leto - he is stunning!

Heather Musk said...

I'd totally forgotten about Jared Leto, good choice!

Unknown said...

He was hot, hot, HOT! Great choice!
Congrats to Crystal on her paper back series.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Chrys,

I hope your teenage self stopped hopping around by now. LOL. Fun fest...

Congrats to Crystal!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Oh, he is an excellent choice.
Thanks for sharing.
Heather

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome, Heather. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Chrys Fey said...

Whenever she's sees Jared's picture she starts up again. LOL!

Chrys Fey said...

Yes, he was. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

There was a lot of potential husbands ;) I forgot about, but my inner teen-aged self is happy.

Chrys Fey said...

I have to agree with you there, Kyra. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

YESS!!!! Maybe I'd get him to sing to me. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

*wink* Thanks for stopping by, Kristin! :)

Chrys Fey said...

Haha. That is great! It's nice to meet another 30STM fan. :D

Chrys Fey said...

Michael J. Fox and Tom Cruise were great picks for back in the day, but I'm sure your husband is the ultimate pick for you. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Uh oh! I hope you didn't get caught. *wink*

Chrys Fey said...

It's fun to go back to our teen days. I bet you were a riot as a kid. lol

Thank you for the follow! :D

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Yes, yes, yes! I remember him. Way to bring back some awesome swooning memories for me. Thanks!

Chrys Fey said...

It was my pleasure. :D

PK HREZO said...

Excellent choice! He was excellent in Requiem for a Dream too. But who could forget My So Called Life?? SUch a great show!

dolorah said...

Ah, the teenage crush. I think mine would be John Stamos or Ricky Schroder.

......dhole

Chrys Fey said...

He is a very good actor, especially when he has hard roles. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Oh, John Stamos. I think every woman had a crush on him when he was on Full House. ;)

Tara Tyler said...

whats your twitter? i mentioned u on my blog today & tweeted others, stop by!

happy v day!

Chrys Fey said...

Sorry, Tara, I don't have a Twitter account. But thank you for mentioning me on your blog. I'll stop by now.