Monday, November 27, 2006

Party Post 1: Let's Get This Party Started!

It's party time!! Before we start passing out the cocktails, I thought I'd lay out how the party will run.

First, it's going on all week.

Second, there are going to be at least two posts per day, though a couple of days have three. Each post will be by a different guest author and all of them have giveaways...which is why the theme is Xmas Come Early! Each giveaway will run for at least 24 hours, so even if you miss seeing a post go up, make sure to scroll down past the most recent post and enter. To make it easier for you to party-hop from post to post and keep track, I'm going to be numbering them.

I've got new and established category authors from Sweet to Medical, debut authors (yay!), erotica authors (ooh la la), historical authors and of course, paranormal. And that's not all! Some are friends and some are new to me. But one thing's for sure - they are all ready to party! :)

Okay, let's kick off this party in style. Would you like to win an advanced look at Visions of Heat? I'll print out, sign the manuscript and send it to you. Or if you haven't read Slave to Sensation, I'll send you a copy of StS instead.

All you have to do to enter is tell me which fictional character you'd bring to life if you had superhero powers?! (I'll pick a random winner sometime tomorrow). Hmm, I find myself torn between Mr. Darcy and the dragon Temeraire - how cool would it be to talk to a dragon?! Ok, your turn!

57 comments :

Maureen said...

My first pick would be Rhett Butler.

Dannyfiredragon said...

Hi Nalini,

my pick would be Legolas. A little chat with an elf could be really interesting.

Joyce said...

Easy choice. Who would not want to meet and talk to J.D. Robb's Roarke?

Carol said...

Joyce, you took the words right out of my mouth! lol I would so love to meet Roarke!

Dobby said...

I agree, Roarke definately has to be bought to life. Gorgeous, mega-rich, dangerous, Irish accent, I could go on and on.

Or you could bring J.R Ward's Phury to life. A hot, tortured, celibate vampire. What more do you need?

Amy S. said...

My pick is Wrath from Dark Lover.

Annie West said...

Nalini,

Great question - I can see I'm going to mull over this one for the rest of the day. My immediate response though was Mr Darcy, who you already mentioned or maybe Aragorn. Obviously I have a thing for tall, dark and potentially difficult characters.

Looking forward to taking part in your blog party!

Annie

Anonymous said...

Roarke is tempting, but I think I would go with Jamie from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books!

Sasha White said...

WHoo Hoo< let's get the party started!!

Oh, and I want ASHm from the Dark hunter series. Uh hmm, yummy!

Estella said...

It would have to be Roarke!

Anna Campbell said...

Nalini, this is the sort of question that torments people! How could you? Like Annie, I'll be coming up with candidates all day. Mr Darcy definitely. Phury - oh, yes, please! I had a huge crush on Prince Andrei from War and Peace. Or Captain Wentworth from Persuasion. Mr Rochester? Yes, he had his problems but he was interesting. Rupert from Mr Impossible. Actually, yes, that's my choice - Rupert from Mr Impossible by Loretta Chase. Bring him on!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...so many to choose from but I'll say Derek Craven from Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas.

Emma Petersen said...

LKH's Jean Claude. Can you imagine? Wow. :D

Emma Petersen said...

Love the Visions of Heat cover by the way! Hawt! :D

Dannyfiredragon said...

Bonnie,

it's really hard to choose. Derek is a good choice *wink*

Anonymous said...

I would love to meet Atticus Finch. What an honour that would be.

Nalini Singh said...

Ooh, I thought of Roarke too but then I figured he might be a bit mad at being parted from Eve *g*

ellie said...

Someone special with whom I would love a conversation would be Anne, from Anne of green Gables.

joelle said...

It would be great to meet and speak to Jane Eyre, a major character.

alissa said...

to meet up with Rebecca.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Darcy gets my vote for sure!

Jennifer L. said...

Any of the brothers from J.R. Ward's books will do for me!

Jennifer K. said...

That's a really hard one. How can you pick just one? I have to agree with several of the others, though. I'd love to have a brother from J.R. Ward's series. It'd have to be one not matched up yet though, cause I hope he'd want ME! I'd say either Phury or John Matthew aka Tehrror. (sp?)

Pam P. said...

I wouldn't mind meeting Derek Craven either, but I'd really love to meet Kenyon's Ash now instead of waiting to find out the rest of his secrets, lol.

Cathy said...

Hey, Roarke gets my vote,too. Would love to catch a glimpse of that man in action.

Liz said...

I'ld like to talk... with Leigh's August Brothers especially Cade or Mikhail from Dark Prince

Anonymous said...

Oh, Temeraire would be so cool.

I wanted to say Miles Vorkosigan, but I think his energy would kill me, so I'm going to pick his wife Ekaterin instead.

LadyVampire2u said...

So many great characters already mentioned but I think my pick would be LKH's Asher or Frost.

DownUnderGal said...

Hi Nalini, just popping in to join the party - cant wait til it's my turn to blog on Thursday.

Okay, I'm going to say Max from Jennifer Crusie's Anyone But YOu. Sorry, not historical or even high brow literature and he wasn't even the hero but the hero's brother. Boy, does that woman know how to write a man.

Best,
Amy Andrews

Latesha said...

There have been lots of good characters mentioned, but I think I'll have to go with Rhett Butler. Who could turn down that wicked grin of his?

Nicole said...

So hard to choose! Funny how I can't think of any romance heroes. it's like reading them, I can see how well they'd do with their heroines, but not for me. But Temeraire would be awesome, love that series and he's such a wonderful dragon.

KimW said...

I would choose Roarke. What an exciting time that would be!

Emmy said...

Everyone has listed great choices. I am having a tough time deciding between Janet Evanovich's Joe Morelli or Ranger, safe and sexy or dangerous and sexy.

Barbara said...

Wow! I was also thinking of one of the brothers from J.Ward series. Rhage is all someone could ask for: a great warrior, a dragon and a vampire.
I also love Lucas from STS. I have a thing for Panthers I think that they are very smart, sexy and intriguing animals.

jennybrat said...

Without hesitation, Roarke from the Eve Dallas series!

Tehya said...

Rhett Butler or Roarke!

Nalini Singh said...

Smooches Barbara! I have a thing for panthers, too (in case you couldn't tell lol):)

Wow, I think Roarke is trampling over the competition!

allyblake said...

I am right in the middle of a Roarke book right now, so I'm with you lot on that one. Though I fear I might simply pass out in the face of all that beauty!!!

I'll add Mayor Phineas Tucker from 'Welcome to Temptation' to the mix, if I may.

This is too much fun Nalini!!!

Ally

Jeanette J said...

I would love to bring Aragorn to life

KarenG said...

I saw your message on Romance Junkies and came to join the party. Mr. Darcy would be my choice as someone to bring to life. He is a character that stays in your mind.

froggie said...

I'd like to meet any one of the Coulter brothers from Catherine Anderson's series. Sexy men on paper, but would they be in real life?

Little Lamb Lost said...

Dara Joy's Rejar leaps to mind...but I am leaning to bad boy felines today.

Amy Andrews said...

Just thought of 3 more men I'd like to bring to life. The 3 special forces dudes in Fiona Brands books - Marrying McCabe, Cullens Bride and Heart of Midnight.
And I agree Ally - Phin for me too.

Nicola Marsh said...

I'd like Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's 'Cross Stitch' series to step off the pages.

Not sure about the looks department but boy, does that hero have page presence!!

Tessa Radley said...

Ally, I'm with you on Phineas. Of Fiona Brand's guys Blade Lombard wins hands down!!And then there's the oh so enigmatic Jacob Catlin in Elizabeth Lowell's Tell Me No Lies.

Tessa

wandergurl said...

have i missed the 24 hours? I hope not! I would like to speak with Dream of the Endless from the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman and anyone from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!

Amy Andrews said...

Nah Tessa, I like Cullen the best.
Although they are all gorgeous men.

avidreader said...

Legolas comes immediately to mind!

Anonymous said...

Catherine Asaro's Sauscony. Now there's a woman!

CrystalG said...

I would choose Wolverine from X-men.

aBookworm said...

Ash and Semi of the Dark-Hunter fame, Ranger and Morelli from the Plum series, and Brad Pitt as Achilles from the movie Troy.

JENNA said...

What fun! Mr. Knightley from Emma, if you please!!

Meljprincess said...

RULAGH, the exo-biologist and veterinary surgeon at the Interstellar Humane Society in the book THE HUNTRESS by Barbara Karmazin.

Minna said...

Roarke, of course.

Jennifer Y. said...

Colin Bridgerton from Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Anne McAllister said...

Joe Morelli, I think. Captain Wentworth. Mr Darcy. Wolverine. Too many fictional men -- not enough time!
Great party, Nalini. And thanks to Annie for extending the invitation.

diagirl01 said...

I can't decied.. I'm torn between Jack Sparro and Will Turner... both so very hot :)

and since we're so close to christmas Buddy from Elf! what fun would that be???