Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ten Totally Snoggable Literary Characters

By Tamra Norton

I love to play games, and Julie Wright invited me to play! It's been a few decades, however, since I've indulged in any kissing games (well, except with a certain very kissable guy who also snores and actually likes sweet potatoes). Anyhoo...

So here's the original challenge: “Ten Literary Characters I Would Totally Make Out With If I Were Single and They Were Real But I’m Not, Single I Mean, I Am Real, But I’m Also Happily Married and Want to Stay That Way So Maybe We Should Forget This.”

Let's play...

#1: Edward. Okay, so he's a vampire and stone cold, and seventeen years old. Or is he 100? Anyway, he's definitely tied at the top of my list.

The other #1: Jake/Jacob. Okay, so he's a warewolf and hot when he's a warewolf...and when he's human too. I loved the scene in Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse when he approaches Bella in the meadow and licks her face!

#3: Neil from I capture the Castle. I love the scene when they're swimming in the castle moat by moonlight!

#4: Joshua Steed, from The Work and The Glory series. I never went for the "bad boys" in high school. I actually married a really good guy in real life. So what's the attraction to Joshua Steed? I dunno--but he's my #4 and I'm stickin' to it.

#5: Mark--Agent Iverson--in Betsy Brannon Green's Hearts in Hiding. Is there anyone more kissable than an FBI agent? :)

#6: Mr. Darcy--need I say more?

#7: Captain Wentworth from Austen's Persuasion. Who can resist a man in uniform? (See photo above)

Okay, I'm going to cheat a little. These are characters in my books, but if I was still a teenager or in my college days, I'd totally fall for these guys...

#8: Gordon "The Goofball" Nelson from Molly Married? and Molly Mommy? He's a ballroom dancer. I rest my case.

#9: Jarrett from Comfortable in my Own Genes. What a sweetheart! I wish I'd dated him in high school.

10#: Least I upset every one of my teenage readers, I absolutely must have Brandon Mace on this list. I can't tell you how many e-mails I've received from teenage girls telling me that Brandon is their "dream boy." He's definitely a teenage incarnation of my "dream guy"--almost as good as the real thing! :)

Now it's your turn to play. I tag my fellow "Ink Ladies"...and anyone else who wants to play!


Julie Wright said...

this was the funnest tag game I ever played. Loved your list!

Tamra Norton said...

I knew this would happen--I'd finish the list and then think of more! So I'm adding to my list, Noah from Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook and Abe from Annette Lyon's House on the Hill. Sheesh, how could I have missed these two?!!!

Josi said...

Brandon Mace--yes, very much so. You're a hoot, Tami.

And per the blog comment you left for me--Breastfeeding is the ultimate in recycling! Mother Earth all the way.

elasticwaistbandlady said...


When I see pictures of Nephi and Captain Moroni I always think they're smokin hot. Is that sacrilegious?

I was Team Cullen until I read Eclipse. That pushed me over into Team Black.