Friday, April 27, 2012

X is for XOXOX--Oh My Hero! Blog Hop

I've been so excited for this blog hop, and I even managed to tie it into my A to Z post for the day. X is for Kisses and Hugs and who better to do that with than our leading men, oh yeah.

So the rules are, I am to post a picture of my male hero and interview him. That's it. I decided to go with Lucas Wiley, the arrogant football quarterback with a shady past. He likes to surf, play guitar and sing, and does nothing to hide his affinity for Kami, my introverted MC who is required to tutor him their senior year. They are from my YA Contemporary UNFOLD ME (takes place in Hawaii) which is shoved to the side at the moment, but since Lucas is probably my favoritest male character I've ever written, I couldn't resist using him for this blog hop. And btw, Kami will be conducting this interview.

*A football player who surfs too? Can you imagine my excitement when I found this picture? I'm pretty sure he's holding a rugby ball, not a football, but still. Add some orangey bleached tips to his black hair, and this is my perfect Lucas.

On to the interview:

Kami: How would you describe yourself in one word?

Lucas: Smokin'

Kami: As in a cigarette?

Lucas: No babe, as in feast in the eye-candy, smokin' hot. But you said I only had one word. (slides hand through his hair)

Kami: (Sighs) How would you describe me?

Lucas: Hot. Mysterious. Stubborn. Smart. And totally in love with me, though you'd never admit it.

Kami: (squirming in her seat) Do you believe in love at first sight?

Lucas: Only from the moment I first saw you. I'm sure the feeling is mutual. (wink)

Kami: (rolls eyes) What's your idea of the perfect date?

Lucas: You and me, winter formal. Agree to go with me and you won't regret it.

Kami: I don't dance.

Lucas: We don't have to dance.

Kami: I don't think so.

Lucas: You know I won't stop bugging you until you say yes.

Kami: (tenses as she realizes this is probably true)

Lucas: That's right, you know you can't resist.

Kami: (Sighs) Fine.

Lucas: (Grins) Here's the thing, it's a girls choice dance, so I'm gonna have to hear the words. So go ahead, beg me, I mean ask me, to go with you to the dance.

Kami: (Gawks) In your dreams.

Lucas: That's how I like it.

Kami: You're such a pig!

Lucas: (Oinks)

Kami: Back to this stupid interview. How would your friends describe you in one word?

Lucas: Awesomesauce.

Kami: What's your favorite pastime?

Lucas: Football.

Kami: I thought it was cutting hair. (Fingers her recently cropped hair)

Lucas: You promised you wouldn't tell anyone about that.

Kami: What's the matter, worried what your football buddies would think about your hairdressing skills?

Lucas: Next question?

Kami: What are you making for dinner?

Lucas: Mac and Cheese.

Kami: Poor Brandy.

Lucas: My little sister loves my cooking. I've never heard any complaints from you, either.

Kami: Last question--If you had 24 hours to live, what would you do?

Lucas: I wouldn't stop kissing you.

Aww. See how I brought it back to the whole X is for kisses thing. I hope you liked Lucas as much as I do. I can't wait to read about everyone else's hunky heroes!


Victoria Smith said...

Mmm, Lucas! What a cutie and I love that confidence and how great that you had his heroine do the interview. There's some major tension going on there! Great post and thanks for joint our hop :)

Taryn said...

I haven't seen this MS. Bad Ilima. Alsooooooo Lucas seems a bit...over the top. Too much. Poor Kami.

Daisy Carter said...

Why are all the hot guys so conceited? :) Love that he's cooking dinner for his sister tonight! And, whoa, is your guy up there a cutie!

G.M. said...

Lol, what a great choice for X. Yesterday when I read the book, I thought that there are many books about a girl having a crush on the hot boy at school, so it's so so to find an agent for the book. But the dialouge and the personality of Lucas and Kami will carry the novel. I like it. The setting in Hawaii is great. I wonder if there is a literary agent based in Hawaii. The cover is beautiful and will catch the people walking in a book store.

Amy (Limey YA Lit Girl) said...

They've got serious chemistry going on! And snap with the jock-with-a-secret LI - my Luke that I've blogged about would probably get on really well with yours - Luke and Lucas ;)

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Suzi said...

Love how she put him in his place with the hair cutting line.

Laughed out loud several times. I like cocky guys like this in fiction, real life... not so much.

Dani said...

Oh I love how you had you hunk be interviewed my his love. Made the interview so much more appealing and made me blush. Often!

ilima said...

Victoria-Thanks for the fun blog hop. There's nothing better for my Friday than to go around checking out everyone's hotties!

Taryn-Yeah. It's his defense mechanism. He has his genuine moments, and that's when Kami starts to fall for him...:)

Daisy-He's oh so lovable when he's with his sister. <3

Giora-I like their chemistry together.

Amy-Ooh. I can't wait to check Luke out. I LOVE that name.

Suzi-Agreed. Funny in print. Not so much face to face.

Danielle-Yay for making you blush! :)

Kyra Lennon said...

I really love the arrogant guys! Lucas actually is smokin'! :D

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

I just had to say how clever I found your title! What a way to incorporate X into the Hero blog hop. The best I've seen today :)

Angela Cothran said...

Wow, he's confident! I think I love him :)

Juliana Haygert said...

Oh, I love this! So fun! And how they pick at each other--fantastic!

Melissa said...

I was kinda lukewarm on him until the haircut thing. *wink* Such a fun read! Loved it!!! :D

Carrie-Anne said...

I love how you had Kami interview him. They have great chemistry and seem like a nice match.

Kathryn Purdie said...

Hahaha...That was a lot of fun, Ilima. I like how their personalities are so different and I can see how they'd totally be great for each other.

Anonymous said...

New follower here! :)

I had to laugh at this:

Lucas: Smokin'
Kami: As in a cigarette?

Very funny! :D

ilima said...

Kyra-Me too. Thanks for stopping by!

Shiela-I'm glad I found a way to make it work, too.

Angie-You can't love him, he's all mine. :)

Juliana-Thanks. I'm glad you liked this.

Melissa-He has his moments. thanks.

Carrie-It's fun to see them together.

Katie-Oh, they are. Maybe you'll read it one day...

Jack-Thanks for the follow! Glad to make you laugh. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Kudos for managing to combine A-Z and 'Oh, My Hero'! That was pretty darn impressive. :)

Cassie Mae said...

Lucas is one of my favorite names ever! He's definitely a cocky dude. I can't stop laughing at where that football is positioned in that picture. :)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Nice. Great interview!

Jenn Hartz said...

Oh yeah, this guy is yummy to look at! Lucas seems so confident! Very fun interview.

jaybird said...

Since I'm already in love with Hawaii, it wasn't too hard to fall in love with your story/hero. He could make me some mac and cheese anytime, LOL!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Ooh, think I need some ice - he is smokin'!

Thanks for participating!

Andrea Teagan said...

He is so funny, and very sure of himself. I love the picture too. Sounds like a great story! It must have been a blast to write.


ilima said...

Carrie-Thanks for noticing. :)

Cassie-I love the name Lucas so, so much.


Jenn-He knows he's a hottie :)

Jaybird-Some very sexy mac-n-cheese. lol.

Jaycee-Thanks for the fun blog hop.

Andrea-Their interactions together were super fun to write.

Theresa said...

I love the interaction between the two of them. Totally my type of book and Lucas is my type of character, there is obviously more to him than his conceited comments and good looks. I want to know more about his hair dressing skills.

Jackie said...

Loved it! Great chemistry between Lucas and Kami!

ilima said...

Theresa-Yes, there's more to him. And there's a great story with the hairdressing. Thanks for stopping by.

Jackie-Thanks. Glad you liked it.