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Sunday, April 12, 2015

RFTC Hall Pass Event with Samantha Young


Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET and Best Romance 2014 for BEFORE JAMAICA LANE. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-eight countries.


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My favorite heroes in fiction are actually a mix of heroes and anti-heroes. I do like a good anti-hero!


My heroes:

1. Dimitri from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series. I love the paranormal and urban fantasy genre and it’s hard to pick a favorite hero from it, but this is a series that I read once a year. It’s one of my favorites and Dimitri is the quintessential paranormal hero. He’s brooding, he’s surprisingly funny (he’s so brooding you don’t expect him to be!), he’s powerful, he’s loyal, insanely principled, kind, open-minded, dedicated to the rules of his status and yet passionate enough to bend those rules for the woman he loves.

2. Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. This one is a no-brainer. Hailed as the ‘most enduring fictional image of racial heroism’, Atticus Finch is one of the most famous heroes in American literature. A man of compassion, courage and an unwavering sense of justice, Atticus taught me a lot as a child when I read Mockingbird, and as such remains one of my favorite heroes of all time.

3. Todd from Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking Trilogy. Todd is not a romantic hero as he’s only a young teen, but he’s a hero for the ages. As a young boy he is courageous, loyal, smart and gutsy. Very few characters make me wish I was their best friend, but if I had been stuck in Todd’s world I would have wanted to be in on his adventure with him.


My anti-hero heroes:

1. Jericho Z Barrons from Karen Marie Monings Fever Series. Barrons is convoluted, mercurial, secretive, distrusting and sometimes downright scary. He is also, however, dry-witted, powerful, courageous and passionate. Despite the way he sometimes treats our favorite heroine, Mac, as the enemy, he’s also the one person she can rely on to be there, and more often than not to save her in those times when she cannot save herself. This complicated guy is not only my favorite anti-hero ever, but one of my favorite characters of all time.

2. Terrible from Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series. This is a difficult one because a huge part of me cries out that Terrible really is a hero! Perhaps he’s more hero than anti-hero, but the fact is that Terrible is an enforcer for a drug dealer and a pimp. Not the stuff that heroes are made of. What makes Terrible so utterly intriguing, however, is his loyalty, his fierce protectiveness, his compassion and his moments of true kindness. In another world, in different circumstances, Terrible would be a hero. But in the world and life he’s been given, Terrible is loyal to a criminal who has shown loyalty to him, and does a job that he might not like all the time, but one that he’s good at it. Definitely one of my favorite anti-heroes!


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Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren't his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.

Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they're on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again…

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  • 1 Signed copy of Hero + Print copy of Unholy Ghosts

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31 comments :

  1. I love Barrons too...he is definitely different but you can't help but like him.

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  3. I love that a non-romantic hero was included. While 99.999999999% of my reading is romance, it's good to have a book to turn to for a change. :)

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  4. Samantha Young is one of my fav authors! Thanks for having her as part of the "Hall Pass" giveaway

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  5. One of my favorite heroes in literature is Celie from The Color Purple. I love the scene where she calls everyone out at the dinner table then walks out on her abusive husband leaving him to eventually struggle through life alone.

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  6. Barrons is the best, though your heroes aren't so far behind :)

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  7. oooh.. Atticus Finch... and Gregory Finch perfectly portrayed him in the movie :) thanks for sharing and congrats on the release :)

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  8. Totally agree with Dimitri and Barrons!! Loved On Dublin Street and am excited to read Hero!

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  9. Thank YOU! :)

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  10. I've admired Atticus Finch too - I'm curious to read the new story.

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  11. Thanks for your list. Atticus holds up even today.

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  12. I love Samantha Young's characters! They are always so funny and real even though most have experienced terrible things. I can't wait to read Hero!

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  13. I would love to know what was the fisrt thing that inspired On Dublín Street, I mean what made you start writing it.
    Thank you in advance
    Marlie Richmond

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  14. I haven't read any on your list, but I will definitely check them out.

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  15. I buy more books from the hall pass idea. I cannot get enough of these great heroes.

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  16. What a great contest!! I have only read Hero but have the rest of your books on my TBR!!

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  17. doesn't look like my kind of books

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  18. Maria Theresa SantosApril 14, 2015 at 4:16 AM

    thanks

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  19. I love your On Dublin Street series!!!

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  20. I haven't met any of these heroes so I definitely need to check them out. I think I've read Darkfever. Maybe. :p

    I have met Caine though! :D

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  21. I love Dimitri,VA is one of my favorite series :)
    Eep,new titles to read :)

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  22. I love Samantha's stories. She's on my TOP author list.

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  24. Thanks for the chance.
    Nicole Ortiz
    Nicky0909@sbcglobal.net

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  25. Thank you so much for being part of this event! LOVE your books!

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