Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Guest Post by Shana Vanterpool, author of Destroy Me PLUS Giveaway

Top Ten Movie Boyfriends by Shana Vanterpool

Movies have a close relationship with books. They are often a way to bring them to life.
Here are a few of my favorite love interests from their movies in no particular order.

One: Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Leonardo DiCaprio makes anything better, but combining him with this tragic romance and you have an combination for heartbreak and those blue eyes!

Two: Robert Pattinson in Twlight Saga

Gorgeous, brooding men are a recipe for stalking!

Three: Brad Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith

The action, the threat, the romance-what's not to like!

Four: Jamie Dornan from Fifty Shades of Grey

Christian pushes him over the edge, but on his own Jamie Dornan is an attractive talented actor who brought Christian Grey to life.

Five: Nicholas Hoult 'R" in Warm Bodies

Hot zombie? When do you ever get that? The fantasy, the horror with the post-apocalyptic attributes we all enjoy, and a zombie who can love? That's recipe for success.

Six:  Alex Pettyfer in Beastly

Beauty and Beast in any capacity is something I enjoy, but add Alex to the mix and I am completely in love

Seven: Skylar Astin in Pitch Perfect
Patient handsome funny men who let us be ourselves are always hard not to fall for

Eight: Theo James in Divergent

Four. Letting a strong woman lead, trusting her to be enough, and protecting her when she needs it? That's irresistible.

Nine: Ryan Gosling in The Notebook

Self-explanatory. Love that spans years and still prevails? Yes!

Ten: Channing Tatum in Dear John

Because Channing Tatum, and after writing my current WIP I have a better understanding of what men like him might be feeling.

DESTROY ME by Shana Vanterpool, Book 1 in the Crystal Gulf Series
PUBLISHER: Swoon Romance
Publication: March 8, 2016
Ages: New Adult/18+
Category: Contemporary Military Romance
Bach lives his life with honesty and without restraints, happy to be known as a  sexy as all hell, unapologetic asshole.  

When he drinks, he drinks hard.

When he wants a woman, he makes sure she knows it.

When he opens his mouth, it’s either to piss someone off or to turn someone on.
You can normally find him with one hand on a bottle and one hand on a woman, trying to forget his past.

Harley Evans is ta twenty-one-year-old year old college student. She's a good girl who fell hard for Dylan, who’d promised her forever. But Dylan, Bach’s best buddy, lied.

He enlisted in the Army, crushing Harley with equal parts anger and sadness. She’d already lost her father to that choice. Heartbroken, she falls back into depression.

Stuck in Crystal Gulf all summer with little to do, Harley needs a distraction. Enter Bach, sexy as f*#ck distraction, ready and willing.

Dylan’s not all bad though. Before he left, he asked Bach to watch out for Harley, knowing she’d never go for a guy like Bach. She’s too good for him. Too good for anyone.

But Dylan was wrong. He never should have left them together. Bach is there to pick up the pieces Dylan left behind. Soon pieces aren't enough. He wants more, needs more Harley.

DESTROY ME is dark, sexy, heartbreaking, and intoxicating.

Dylan lied to him the same way he lied to me. For once Bach and I had something in common. “I’m scared for him.”
“So am I. I know Dylan better than you. He’s tough, way more than most, but he’s not that tough. I keep thinking of all the things that can go wrong out there. This time I’m not going to be there to protect him.” He looks down at the ground and then back up into my eyes, giving his rough exterior a break.
“We could have stopped him.”
“No,” he says. “We couldn’t have. Because if we were enough then he would’ve stayed. He never would’ve left.”
He’s so right it makes me want to burn something else. I wasn’t enough. Bach wasn’t enough. Dylan’s out there searching for something eight thousand miles away from home. From me.
“We can’t think that way though, babe. We have to pretend he’s out doing something normal like buying groceries. It may take him a while to get back with the milk, and it might be spoiled, but he’s coming back with it.”
I look into Bach’s eyes, hoping his positivity will rub off on me. “You really believe that?”

“I have to.”

What readers have said about Shana Vanterpool’s books:

"I give it "5 SEXY ROOMMATE STARS" !!!! Recommended to all the readers who loves crazy, steamy drama. It had me hooked, till the very last page." -

"God, this book was a mess. A wonderful, delicious mess of angst and drama and sexual tension! The build-up of sexual tension between these two was absolute torture and when their resistance faltered it led from one explosive moment to the next." -

"A hot sexy steamy tale from room mates to lovers in this toxic up and down spiral of two broken people coming together and slowly fixing up the broken parts of the other, this captured me from the get go and kept me entertained throughout." - Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

"What a great debut novel! Shana Vanterpool has created a thrilling tale of love and forgiveness. They were a sizzling couple! If you want something sexy, dramatic and fun, then do not miss this new author." - Lina's Reviews A Book Blog

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Author Bio
When I walk into a book store I feel at home. When I smell the pages of a brand new book things make sense. When I read I am who I always wanted to be. I read to escape and I write so others can as well. My family, my actress dog Bella, coffee, and a steamy love story are a few of my most precious things. My Sweet Demise is my debut new-adult contemporary romance novel. Keep up to date with future releases by following on Twitter: @shanavauthor

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