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Front Five Friday: Old-Timers On My FB List

Front Five Friday is a feature in which I rebel against Top Ten Tuesday—'cause really how HARD is it to pick ten—and pick five things of whatever theme I choose. Because I'm the one rocking the Bossypants, yo. 

When I say, Old Timers On My FB List, I don't mean I approve senior citizens on facebook, because that would be STRANGE, to say the least.  What, or more accurately, who, I'm talking about are the veterans in the war of my heart who've maintained permanent status on my Fictional Boyfriends List for many years now. They know what I like, and how to give it to me right. They make me swoon. They know how to be sensual, sweet, and/or aggressive at just the right moments, and I'm all, Oh baby, Oh baby. They are irresistible bright spots of man, notorious masters of The Sexy Times, and I love them HARDCORE.

(The following list is in no way in any order of how much of a favorite they are.)

1) John Quinn - Back when I first started out being a Serious Reader, I began my entertaining reading adventures with the Nightworld series by L. J. Smith, which remains one of my favorites to this very day, this very second. Just thinking about it gives me motherfriggin' chills and palpitations of the pleasant variety. From books 1-5, I had what you could call fictional flings, passionate and brief love affairs with many of the manly leads, but when I read The Chosen, THINGS GOT SERIOUS, ya'll. My love wasn't effing around at this point, because John Quinn, or more fondly called Quinn, became the whole focus of my 13-year-old world. He's this deliciously vengeful and hateful vampire who thinks very little of humans, until he meets Rashel Jordan. He's strong, a wicked fighter, and all icy charm, until he thaws and becomes something a little softer for his leading lady. "Swoon-worthy" is secretly his middle name. Go on, ask L.J., she'll tell you I'm right.
"I really think you’d better kill me now. Unless you’re too stupid or too scared. This wood won’t hold forever, you know. And when I get out, I’m going to use that sword on you."
"Don’t you understand? As long as you’re human, Night World law says you have to die if I love you. If I love you. And that’s the problem, of course. I do love you."
2) Morgead Blackthorn - I imagine Quinn was very, VERY disappointed in me when he was momentarily shoved aside for Morgead. But. YO. My man Morgead here is in a GANG, son. That's right, a motorcycle-riding, hardcore human killers gang, and he is second in command, ruling over them in Jezebel's stead, who is actually his childhood best friend turned SOULMATE. *grumbles* Lucky bish. He is super powerful, tough, and kind of an obnoxious class-A a-hole but in a ridiculously good way! He looks practically impervious on the outside, but inside his heart is a mushy mess for Jez Redfern, his one weakness, the soft spot he won't admit to.

Whereas Quinn is heartless, ruthless human-hater vampire, more about icy disdain and cold charm, Morgead is stubborn, confrontational, and puts the BAAAAD in 'bad boy.' For real, for reals.
For just an instant neither of them moved; their weapons down, their gazes connected. Their faces were so close their breath mingled.
Then Morgead slipped out of the trap. "Don’t try that stuff," he said nastily.
"What stuff?" The moment her stick was free of his, she snapped it up again, reversing her grip and thrusting toward his eyes.
"You know what stuff!" He deflected her thrust with unnecessary force. "That 'I’m Jez and I’m so wild and beautiful’ stuff. That ‘Why don’t you just drop your stick and let me hit you because it’ll be fun' stuff."
"DON’T YOU DARE DIE ON ME, JEZEBEL! DON’T YOU DARE! Or I’ll follow you to the next world and KILL you."
"I love you, you stupid human," Morgead gasped against Jez's cheek. "I can't live without you. Don't you know that?"
3) Dimitri Belikov - Before Edward Cullen was even a blip in my radar, I was all UP ON the Vampire Academy serieslike it was nobody's business that it was like straight-up crack for me. He is mature, a BAD to the ASS fighter, even more so when it comes  to dishing up Strigoi hearts on a platter, and a contender for one of the sexiest tall men alive. He winds down with western novels—a turn on or what?—and he slays evil vampires for a living while rocking the trench coat like YOU AIN'T NEVA SEEN. Throw in the sexy Russian accent and the Older Guy business and he might be My Little Dream Guy. Why don't they make a blow-up version of him? Richelle Mead would make a fortune!

4) Edward Cullen - Ya'll had to see that one coming from ten billion million miles away because I LURVE TWILIGHT, OBVS. What do I love about Edward Freaking Cullen, you ask? He's pale, creepy, old, and he sparkles, you say? Well, I'll have you know paleness is not a disease, okay. I know people who are pretty pale, and what you're saying is not funny. Or fair. And I know he can be a little forward, what with sneaking into Bella's room when she's sleeping and all that, but he's sweetly innocent and adorably curious. There's a difference between psycho stalker and curiosity, people, SHEESH. Old? Age is just a number, baby, and as long as he don't look it, it don't need to be brought up. AND SPARKLY THINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL. The diamondness of his body is to match his dazzling innards, so DON'T HATE.

5) Joe Fontaine - Musical effing GENIUS, french-speaking, ever-smiling, and accepting, Joe is the kind of boy you wish you met in high school. He is sunshine and sincerity and happiness, has a sharp jealous streak, a hurtful past, and is a brilliant musician. His capacity for living and openness and enthusiasm is the perfect route for brightening your day. Just TRY to be around him and stay straight-faced. You won't succeed, I assure you.
"Can I?" he says, reaching for the rubber band on my ponytail. I nod. Very slowly, he slides it off, the whole time holding my eyes in his. I'm hypnotized. It's like he's unbuttoning my shirt. When he's done, I shake my head a little and my hair springs into its habitual frenzy. "Wow," he says softly. "I've wanted to do that..." I can hear our breathing.
Who knew all this time I was one kiss away from being Cathy and Juliet and Elizabeth Bennet and Lady Chatterley? Years ago, I was crashed in Gram's garden and Big asked me what I was doing. I told him I was looking up at the sky. He said, "That's a misconception, Lennie, the sky is everywhere. It begins at your feet." Kissing Joe, I believe this..."That was--" I can hardly form words. "Incredible," he interrupts, "Fucking incroyable."
And, sadly, THAT concludes this week's Front Five Friday. I'm not sure what I'll be talking about next week—maybe tv shows? If you have any ideas, let me KNOW IT!

So. What did you think? Which fictional guys have permanent book boyfriend status on your list no matter how many years fly by? Let me know down in the comments section. Don't be shy!

14 comments:

Celine @ Forget-Me-Not said...

LOL for Edward Cullen! ♥ I LOVE HIM TOO, despite the fact the he sparkles in the sun :P DIMITRI! Love this Russian kick-ass guy! By the way Asher, I think you misspelled Dimitri's name there! You missed an 'I'  in between the 'D' and 'M' ;)

Anyway, AWESOME POST! ♥

Jen (Makeshift Bookmark) said...

DIMITRI AND EDWARD. Obvs. I love both these dudes and I am willing to forgive RPattz for his recent unattractive romp on the beach with less head hair and more chin hair, because THE BOUFFANT makes all arguments to the contrary irrelevant. 

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Ahh, Dimitri! Oh how I miss that guy! :') And why don't they make a blow-up version of him? I would pay for one! 

Asher_Knight said...

Edward ROCKS. Breaking Dawn pt 2 this november, anyone? WOOHOO. I enjoy his sparkling in the sun because that means we get a very excellent peak at his fine physique ;) DIMITRI. He was the center of my attention for a good LOOONG while. I had the hots for him HARD. I constantly wanted to read more about him.

And thanks! <3

Asher_Knight said...

Dimitri and Edward are, like, the IT guys of YA fiction. I'm sure there are others, but these two? They're the oldies. That's why they NEEDED to go on this list. And Rob? Totally IN HOTS for him. Even with barely-there hair and all that business, because YEA, he was WORKIN' that hair for a LONG time.

Asher_Knight said...

*lusty sigh* DIMITRI BELIKOV was my lover in another life that may not have been reality but WHATEVS. We all have our fantasies. I would pay to have a blow-up version in my room for THINGS. We should start a business, then when Richelle Mead comes knockin' we cough up some of the cash but walk away living it UP.

Sophie said...

Dimitri! ♥

♥ Sorry, he's my all-time book crush. Or whatever. Gosh, how I loved that series. Oh, and I REALLY liked Edward Cullen, too. Who cares if he sparkles (fact reasonably explained in the book) if he's gorgeous, protective and knows how to read people's minds?

OMG Asher, you have to tell me what books are Morgead and Joe from. Reading the quotes, I CAN'T RESIST. Have to add them to my wishlist asap! ♥

Asher_Knight said...

 <3333 DIMITRI FTW.

He is definitely one of my all-timers besides Edward. Sparkling is definitely the least of everyone's worries when he's such a great guy.

Morgead is from Nightworld #7: Huntress by L. J. Smith and Joe is from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. They're both WONDERFUL fictional guys, it's unreal.

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Joe Fontaine!! Aww yes times a zillion. Also definitely Dimitri... phew is it hot in here?? =b

Sophie said...

Thanks! :)

From The Sky is Everywhere? *cringes* I actually have this book, but it's the Spanish version and when I started it I didn't like it that much. I think I'm actually scared to read it since everyone has loved it so far LOL

Sarah (saz101) said...

Hehehe, I read that as, what do I love about Edward CUllen? 
He's pale, creepy, old, and he sparkles!
Those are GREAT reasons :D

Hehehe.

What's wrong with pale? *looks at own skin* *is blinded* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! 

Asher_Knight said...

 It's one of my ALL-TIME FAVES.  Seriously.

Asher_Knight said...

*bows down* Joe Fontaine is... just incredible. Like, how did anyone survive without his existence before?! And DIMITRI can rest up in my casa anytime. Strigoi chasing him? That's a risk I'm willing to take for my hunky Russian vampire-killer!

Asher_Knight said...

 Uh-huh. YOU WOULD. But it's true. He IS pale (which can be attractive!), creepy (in a way that's adorable), old (he IS 100+ years old), and sparkly (diamonds ARE a girl's best friend for a reason). Those are FABULOUS reasons to love him.

Hey, hyper lady! There's nothing wrong with paleness, bro. Edward looks great, you look great. Hell, I'm pretty pale, I'M GREAT TOO. YAAAAY.