Thursday, May 3, 2012

Author Guest post: Georgia Cates: For the love of a bad boy

Hi everyone

Today I'd like to welcome Georgia Cates, author of the YA contemporary novel, Going Under and The Vampire Agápe series, to my blog.

Because her book features a very hot and sexy bad boy, I thought I'd ask her to write a post on what she thinks it is that make bad boys so irresistible and to tell us about some of her favourite bad boys in fiction.

What's even better is that Georgia has generously offered one lucky reader a chance to win an E-book of Going Under, so make sure you stick around to find out how you can win a copy.
For the love of a bad boy
Good girls crave bad boys in real life and fiction.

They come in all forms-fallen angels, vampires, werewolves, shifters, jocks, rakes and boys with bad attitudes. The list could go on and on, but there is one thing that is certain - bad boys are our guilty pleasure.

Some of us might be too afraid to act on our inner bad boy desires in reality, especially young women and teens, so we choose to get our “fix” through fiction.

It’s safe.

Fictional bad boys don’t hurt us like bad boys in real life will and we’re almost always guaranteed a happy ending.

But...what does a happy ending with a bad boy mean?

We have to begin with why we love a bad boy to understand how to get the happily ever after with him. It’s a simple fact that bad boys are damaged and we want to save them. We want to change them. We want to be the first woman he ever loves. And the last...sigh.

Bad boys don’t fall in love easily, so you’ve accomplished the near impossible when you win his heart. When the right woman breaks through his icy exterior, he will fall hard and forever, so you better watch out.

There is no limit to the extremes he will go to in order to protect the love of his life. We crave that powerful protection. It’s sexy and being protected makes us feel wanted and sexy. In short...a bad boy makes for the perfect boy to fall in love with instead of the worst.

We all have our favorite bad boys and I’d love to share some of my list toppers with you.

1. Jessie Boone from Going Under by Georgia Cates. (He’s my character, so I had to list him first. Man... he is so hot with all of his tattoo yumminess.)

2. Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.

3. Beau Vincent from The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

4. Daemon Black from Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

5. Keilor from The Charmer by Autumn Dawn (Not a YA book, but definitely Bad Boy nomination worthy.)

A special thanks to Georgia for writing this post. I'm sure many of us out there (including myself) can relate to this.

More about the book:
 
Going Under
Jessie Boone is a self proclaimed bad boy and doesn’t march to the beat of anyone’s drum, but his own.

Growing up in less than desirable circumstances has made him no stranger to the hard knock life and his determination to leave it behind is fierce.


When he finds himself transferred to East Franklin High School, he sees his opportunity to use his athletic ability to snag a college football scholarship, but Forbes Henderson, the player Jessie means to replace isn’t giving up his spot willingly.

In fact, Forbes is willing to go to extreme measures to retain his place as first string quarterback.

When Forbes’ malicious plan to injure his replacement fails, Jessie is furious and determined to show him he messed with the wrong person; not only is he going to take the position of first string quarterback, he’s going to take his girl, too.


Claire Deveraux is perfection at its best. She is beautiful, intelligent and unaware that she just became Jessie Boone’s conquest as revenge against her boyfriend, Forbes Henderson.
 
Like her flawless performance as the perfect daughter and student, Claire’s production of being the perfect girlfriend has everyone fooled, except Jessie Boone, and she fears this tattooed bad boy will see her secret desire to explore his crude threats and promises to rock her perfect world.

If she decides to give in to one uninhibited moment with Jessie, will she learn too late that it was all an act of vengeance or will Jessie learn the taste of first love is sweeter than that of revenge?

Giveaway:
Georgia is giving away an e-version of this book to one lucky reader. All you need to do is leave a comment and tell me who your favourite bad boy is and why. Please make sure you leave your contact details so that I can e-mail the winner as soon as the giveaway has been closed.

UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed.

You can catch Georgia on the following sites:

Her Blog
Goodreads
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Going Under at Amazon

1 comments:

Rie Conley said...

I would have to say the hubs. Although reforming is happening slowly.

But fictional? Sweet Evil's Kaidan.

rieconley@missiontoread.com