Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Top 10 Book Boyfriends

Hello! I’m Mya Robarts, the author of the dystopian romance novel, The V Girl. One of the questions I would ask my favorite authors if or when I had the chance to meet them will be, “Who are your fictional crushes? It would be delightful to find this little piece of themselves and then read the books that feature their book boyfriends (or girlfriends) and make comparisons. Here are my top book boyfriends:

10) Peeta Mellark- The Hunger Games Series

The strength of his feelings, his high set of morals, and his unquestionable loyalty to Katniss make him one of the best book boyfriends. It doesn’t hurt that he has muscles.

9) Lestat de Lioucourt- The Vampire Chronicles

Lestat is one of my favorite anti-heroes.  He’s the perfect combination of arrogance, rebelliousness, and poetic self-awareness. I fell in love with him when I met him for the first time in an interview with the Vampire.

8) Lucious Malfoy – The Harry Potter Series

The way Jason Isaacs portrayed him in the movie adaptations made me fall in love with a character who I had overlooked while reading the books.

7) Travis Maddox – Beautiful Disaster

He makes rash decisions, and seems to be calling for trouble, but his eternal commitment to pigeon and the combination of sweetness with strength makes him one of my favorite book boyfriends.

6) Jem Carstairs – The Infernal Devices Series

He’s the guy with a heart of gold and the terrible illness. I have soft spots for chivalrous gentlemen and Jem represents the quintessential, chivalrous hero.

5) Minho – The Maze Runner Series

Minho is a smart, Snarky, and a courageous leader, not to mention he has the Asian look that I find extremely attractive.

4) Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice

He’s broody, mysterious, and 100% committed to his lady.

3) Magnus Bane –The Mortal Instruments

What’s not to love? He has magnetic Asian features and self and he throws parties for his cat.

2) Will Herondale - The Infernal Devices Series

Will has a lot of treats that I appreciate in a hero such as a tragic past, loyalty to the people he loves and a funny, snarky side.

1) Aleksey Fürst. – The V Girl.

I have an unhealthy crush on General Fürst. He’s dominant, possessive, handsome, masculine and strong. Yet, he’s gentle in spite of his height and build. He’s never mean to his woman and yet he manages to have certain control over Lila without abusing his power. I love that he fell for Lila and life hard. I hope that soon, you’ll add him to your list of book boyfriends.

What about you? Who are your top ten fictional boyfriends?

The V Girl
Mya Robarts

Genre: Mature YA dystopia, Dystopian romance, NA dystopia,
Coming of age

Publisher: V press

Date of Publication: June 2015


Number of pages:370
Word Count: 106500

Cover Artist: Kitfoster

Book Description:

In post-apocalyptic North America, rape and sexual slavery are legal. Lila Velez, desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town, and can take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend, Rey, the most attractive man in her town. Lila does not love him, but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute of love.

Lila’s coping mechanism to her mother’s violent attack is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey Fürst, a foreign, broody man that she distrusts because his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. He offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.

All the while Lila will have to find a way to live in the constant company of death, slavery, starvation, sexual abuse and the danger of losing the people she loves the most.

Due to strong language, violent scenes and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Excerpt 3
The Starville commissioner, one of the few locals working for the Patriot government, stands at the bunker entrance, leading people inside. He lets me, Azalea, and Poncho in, but he stops my dad and Olmo.
“There’s not enough space. Wait to see if there’s still room once everyone’s inside. If this gets too crowded, you’ll have to seek refuge at the museum ruins.”
“I won’t go in without them!” I shout.
“Me neither, and I’m a minor. You’re breaking the law!” shouts Azalea, pushing against the crowd to exit the bunker.
“As you wish,” says the commissioner before acting as though we were not there. I’m ready to force our way in, but local guards and soldiers are nearby. It’s better not to risk a confrontation with them.
We head for the museum ruins, fighting our way against the masses.
I hear the rumbling and the whooshing sounds of missiles. It is total chaos—crying kids, terrified faces, screams, shouting. Finally, the anti-air raid sirens go off.
Then I see him. The man I fought this afternoon. He wears the standard Accord red cape and black armor. His long, platinum hair covers half his face. Towering over everyone, he looks imposing as he barks orders with a deep voice to help the growing crowd get into the bunker.
None of the other Accord Unit cops help Sasquatch organize the mess. They’re trying to enter the building, but he doesn’t let them.
“Prince Aleksey, please!” the smaller Accord cops beg, loud enough for me to hear them. Panic contorts their faces. Aleksey ignores them, focusing on helping get in as many Starvillers as he can.
My family and I struggle to advance. Some people step on my dad’s cart and Olmo’s out of breath. We won’t make it to the museum. I should search for protection.
I turn to Aleksey just as his eyes find me. He appears to recognize me. Given the situation, I shouldn’t care that he was aroused the last time I saw him.
“Hey, you! That’s the wrong direction!” he yells at us.
“They won’t let us in.” I shout back over the chaotic noise.
Aleksey strides toward us just as a bomb explodes in the distance. He’s so intimidating that I instinctively cover Olmo with my body. Azalea seems to be ready to flee, but Dad is stupefied, frozen in place.
The cop grips Dad in one arm, as though my father's nothing but a weightless doll, and carries Dad’s cart in the other. We gasp.
“No! Leave him alone!” Olmo shouts. Aleksey ignores him and moves toward the entrance to the bunker. He pushes people out of the way, clearing a path for us.
“That man isn’t allowed,” Kit Lee-Rivers says. Aleksey shoots him a lethal glare. The commissioner nods him forward and we follow the cop into the dimly lit bunker.
Aleksey climbs down the steps to the secure area, and gently—surprisingly gently for such a brutish looking man—lowers my father and the cart to the floor.
I look up to thank him, but my eyes meet his glare.

About the Author:

Mya Robarts is a bookaholic who regrets nothing.

She spent years trying to become a contemporary dance choreographer. Eventually she realized that she enjoyed writing her stories rather than dancing to them.

Robarts is obsessed with books that present damaged characters, swoon-worthy guys, controversial topics and happy endings.

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