Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tempting Tuesday

Boy howdy, this is why I like to blog.  I would have never found found out about the Chicagoland Vampires series if it weren't for the lovely quartet of Jenny (Supernatural Snark), Missie (Unread Reader), Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight) and Tina (Tina's Book Reviews).  They organized a fabulous read-along of this the first book in the series, Some Girls Bite (my review).  If you'd like to join in for next week, go over to Jenny's blog and sign up!  Here's my answers to this week's questions. . .  enjoy!

1. Let’s say tomorrow a “vampire manifesto” as Merit calls it runs in newspapers across the country announcing their existence. How do you think you would react? If you were hesitant to believe initially, what would it take to convince you they were real?

If you don't want this, we need to get you some hormones.
Um, vamps are hot.  I'd be stalking the night wanting to meet one.  I'd immediately sign up for Fang Weekly, and if such a publication didn't exist, I'd start one.  Yes, of course, they might be dangerous, can't trust them blahblahblah.  Whatever.  If they've been around all this time and haven't hurt me, then I figure they're fine.  Naive?  Possibly.  Hopeful?  You betcha.  Alexander Skarsgård, helloooo?  I rest my case.

2. Since being turned into a vampire means complete removal from your former life and a new job serving your House in some capacity, what do you think you would miss most about the life you live now?

My husband!  Which means he'd have to turn, too.  He could be the house accountant.  Then we could have hawt vampy fun together.  I'd also pine for the sun.  I don't sun bathe or anything, but I love watching the seasons change, so it'd way sad to never watch the leaves change and Spring growing in the sunlight.  You just can't beat watching the sun dance on water, breaking behind a cloud, or leaves and branches filter its light.

3. What are your first impressions of Merit and how she’s handling all the changes in her life?

Eh.  Loved Mer, but she was hit or miss with how she reacted.  I'm not knocking a complete meltdown or anything, but I think she sometimes acted beneath her age, particularly with how she behaved out of anger towards Ethan.  I might have behaved the same way at 19 or even 22, but at 27 or 28, I think I would have stepped back and considered all of the circumstances a bit more than she did.

4. When you first read the description of Ethan, what actor/model/person you know pops into your head as the perfect embodiment of him? Feel free to include pictures ;-) 

Prince Andrea of Monaco, baby, but with green eyes.  What do you think?  Wow, I seriously just drooled finding these pics. . .  I'm totes classy.

5. Do you think Merit’s anger at Ethan himself, not the situation, is justified?
See my answer for #3, but no, I don't.  Ethan did the best he could do for her.  He saved her from an untimely death.  Merit may have lost some things in becoming a vamp, but she didn't lose her life.  She didn't lose the people who love her.  She had an income within a week with gainful employment and a built-in support system.  That's a lot to be thankful for and more than most people have.  Girlfriend needs to count her blessings, and if she really wanted the alternative, I'm sure she could find someone to give it to her.  I understand her being angry and needing to take it out on someone, but the way she dealt with Ethan was wrong.  I'd expect someone younger than she is with less life experiences to behave like that, but not at her age. 

That's it for the questions on chapters 1-4!  Join us next Tuesday for more Chicagoland Vampires numminess!

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