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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste – Jane Austen Heroes

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing actors/characters in Jane Austen movies/TV shows.

Myself and some of my friends are sharing our Want, Wed, and Waste choices from this week’s list:

Matthew MacFadyen as Mr. Darcy, Rupert Penry Jones as Captain Wentworth, Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of DEATH NOTICE – A killer is using her obituary column to forecast his kills. 

Want: Mr. Darcy – I must admit, I still haven’t watched ANY Jane Austen movies. Ugh…I swear, I will one of these days. But for now, I have to base it on what I know/see. I watched a clip of Mr. Darcy and the girl out in the rain, and it was very emotional, very sensual. I adore rain, so I would have to want Mr. Darcy.

Wed: Mr. Knightley – Just because he’s the most appealing of the two who are left over, and I would rather Wed him than Want him, because Mr. Darcy is sexier. (Do the heroines in Jane Austen novels actually call these guys by “Mr.” or “Captain” so and so? Even in the throes of passion?)

Waste: Captain Wentworth. He is the least attractive of the three, although if I saw these three guys in action, I might change my mind. Besides, making her call him “Captain”….isn’t that a bit pretentious? Or, is he actually a captain?  

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Linda McLaughlin, author of Lady Elinor’s Escape, Cinderella meets Jane Austen in this sweet Regency romance.  website: http://www.lindamclaughlin.com

Want: Matthew MacFadyen as Mr. Darcy. He brings an intensity to the role that neither Colin Firth nor Laurence Olivier could, though their Mr. Darcy’s were more elegant and perhaps true to the book. I like the notion of an Atlas-sized Mr. Darcy, since he does willingly shoulders the troubles of the world, or at least the part of it he controls, which is not inconsiderable. But I put him in the want category because marriage to such a paragon would be a bit daunting, esp. having to deal with Lady Catherine de Burgh!

Wed: Rupert Penry Jones as Captain Wentworth. I’ve always had a fondness for naval gentlemen, and I love Rupert Penry-Jones. The only fault I see in the casting is that he’s too fair to be believable as a sea captain. (They were perpetually tanned from being outside in the sun and wind.) He is handsome though, and does a good job of portraying the reserved captain who never got over his first love. Persuasion is Austen’s most emotional book, IMO, and the movies always touch my heart.

Waste: Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley. This doesn’t seem right, but Emma is the least romantic of the three movies. It’s really the education of Miss Emma Woodhouse–19th c. chicklit, really–and Mr. Knightley seems more best friend/older brother than prospective suitor. It’s not Jonny Lee Miller’s fault, but rather the limitations of the character as written. I hadn’t seen this version of Emma and it was fun to watch. I’ve always found Mr. Knightley less dashing than Austen’s other heroes, though he’d be good husband material. But if I have to choose between Mr. Knightley and Captain Wentworth, I’ll take my sea captain.

 

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Jill Hughey, author of the Evolution Series set in Charlemagne’s empire, wants you to know that today, April 2, is Charlemagne’s birthday! Get her five-star series bundle only $6.50 for three novels and a short story! http://jillhughey.blogspot.com

 

Alicia is killing me with this round of choices because I LOVE all these movies.

 

Want – Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley – I enjoy Jonny Lee Miller in this movie and also his series, Elementary. I’d probably wed him except he was once married to Angelina Jolie, which worries me more than a little, and he has some affectations that might get on my nerves. I’d definitely like him to court me for awhile, though! The way he sighs when Emma reveals her feelings for him is truly swoon-worthy.

 

Wed – Rupert Penry Jones as Captain Wentworth – This character drives me a little crazy when he leaves the recital after Anne throws herself all over him, but that is Jane Austen’s doing. I think Rupert Penry Jones absolutely nails the pivotal interaction that gives Anne renewed hope with the way he delivers the line: “A man does not recover from such a passion with such a woman. He ought not. He does not.” I just melt. And the way he looks at her in both the kiss scene and the end of the movie shows that he will be attentive and faithful to the end! 

 

Waste – Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy – Matthew MacFayden does a wonderful job in this role. My family will tell you I’ve about worn out my DVD of this movie, so it is pretty surprising to discover that he is not my type. I can’t even figure that out because I absolutely adore Richard Armitage who has a similar build, coloring, and voice, but Matthew doesn’t really light my fire. Sorry Mr. Darcy! 

 

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RoseAnn DeFranco, author of Secondhand Romance She wants to know if he’s a Mr. Darcy or a Mr. Knightley. He’s there to fix more than the wiring in her bookstore. A bet and a stack of old love letters leads to a secondhand romance.  Website: www.radefranco.com

 

Choosing between Jane Austen’s heroes is very difficult for me but here goes….

 

Want: Persuasion – Rupert Perry Jones as Captain Wentworth. Sigh. The passion in the Captain as played by Rupert Perry Jones gets me EVERY time…and I do try to watch this one at least twice a year! The glances he steals of Anne throughout the story smolder as he tries to conceal his passion, but his final declaration, and the kiss at the end of this one makes me think these two will enjoy a very happy marriage bed.

 

Wed: Emma Masterpiece – Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley. First, Johnny Lee Miller gives the best performance of Knightley to date! His portrayal of Knightley conveys the thoughtful, honorable traits of Knightley while also exposing his depth of emotion for Emma plain for everyone (except her) to see. His love and understanding of Emma and her family situation makes him perfect husband material.

 

Waste: Pride and Prejudice – Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy. As much as it pains me, and it DOES, someone has to go in the waste column. While perhaps not my favorite portrayal of Mr. Darcy (See Colin Firth, BBC Version THE POND SCENE) Matthew MacFayden portrays a very passionate Darcy, one that it would be hard to say no to. “You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you…” Amazing moment in the movie, sigh. Damn. I want them all. I’d wed them all. I’d let nothing go to waste! But in this instance, sorry Matthew!

 

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Linda Carroll-Bradd, author of Capturing The Marshal’s Heart, a western historical, that will be on sale on Amazon for 99 cents 4/4/14 only.  Website: www.lindacarroll-bradd.com

 

Want—Rupert Penry Jones—his performance was understated and confined, which makes me think there was so much more under the surface to be discovered. 

 

Wed—Matthew MacFadyen—he stepped into big shoes to play this role and within the first couple of scenes, he made me believe in his sincerity and steadfastness. 

 

Waste—Jonny Lee Miller—he was good in this role but I wasn’t convinced that such a high-energy performer was the calm and laid-back Mr. Knightley.
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Juli D. Revezzo, author of Passion’s Sacred Dance, He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him? 

 

Want: Rupert Penry Jones 

 

Wed: Johnny Lee Miller (He seems like a sweetie)

 

Waste: Matthew MacFayden (Sorry. But his portrayal of Darcy was just *too* depressing)

 

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Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these Jane Austen Heroes would you Want, Wed, and Waste?

Thanks for playing!

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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Downton Abbey, North and South, Mad Men

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing men in period drama roles. WARNING: Spoilers if you’re not caught up on the shows.

Myself and some of my friends are sharing our Want, Wed, and Waste choices from this week’s list:

Richard Armitage as John Thornton in North and South (BBC) – Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey – Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of DEATH NOTICE (Northland Crime Chronicles, Book 1)  – A killer has something to say, and he’s using her obituary column to get his point across…

(I don’t watch any of these shows, shame on me, so I’m going by looks and what the other ladies have said)

Want: Matthew Crawley – He’s very young-looking (but from my past choices, apparently, I’m into young guys), but he’s also freakin’ hot! Love those blue eyes. He seems like the kind of guy who would make you swoon.

Wed: John Thornton – I’m sold with the English accent and the intensity. I like the way he looks, too…very sexy. I really MUST check out that show.

Waste: Don Draper – I think I would like this show, I love the era of the 50’s, but I’ve never watched it. However, I think Jon Hamm is overrated. I hear women raving about how gorgeous and sexy he is, but I don’t see it. I might if I watched Mad Men, but since I don’t, he drew the short straw.

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Jill Hughey writes historical romance and absolutely adores most period drama. Vain, the third book in her series set in Charlemagne’s Empire, features a hero she refers to as a medieval metrosexual (he likes clothes) and his tailor’s daughter, the closest thing to a haute couture designer he will ever meet. Vain is available at Amazon and most ebook vendors.

WANT: If I could pick Richard Armitage twice, I would, but Alicia has her rules! So, I’ll pick Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, though I’d like to request that he dress in a Downton Abbey costume, we meet in a period-correct setting, and he looks at me longingly with those beautiful blue eyes.

WED: Richard Armitage. Richard Armitage. Richard Armitage as John Thornton in North and South. I am such a North and South addict that I wrote a free serial sequel that starts here. http://jillhughey.blogspot.com/2014/01/chapter-1-becoming-mrs-thornton.html Anyway, about Richard Armitage. His voice. The study he brings to his roles. His sharp good looks. His intensity. His voice. His eyes. Did I mention his lovely deep voice? If he said, “Will you put toilet paper on the grocery list?” I would probably swoon and say, “Right after you take me back to the bedroom, darling.”

WASTE: Jon Hamm as Don Draper. I realize that the 1950s are a period and that Mad Men is a drama, but it is one century too recent to be of interest to me. Darn it, now I have to go watch the last ten minutes of North and South again!

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Lyndi Lamont, author of “How To Woo… A Reluctant Bride” steamy Victorian romance, ONLY 99¢!!! Website: http://www.lyndilamont.com

Lyndi is offering a free ebook copy of How to Woo…A Reluctant Bride to one lucky commenter!

Want: Don Draper of Mad Men – I’ve been a fan of Mad Men since it started, and against all common sense, I still want Don, if only because Jon Hamm is the most handsome man I’ve ever seen on the small screen. What a hunk! Don is a player and can be a real a jackass at times, but he’s not as chauvinistic as some of the men he works for. (After all, he recognized Peggy’s abilities and promoted her from secretary to copy writer.) He’s terrible husband material, good for the short haul only. But, oh, what a fun ride it would be!

Wed: Matthew Crawley of Downton Abbey – Big sigh. Matthew comes as close to being the perfect man as anyone could wish. He’s handsome, honorable and kind, if at times a bit too proud and stubborn. He would have been good marriage prospect even if he weren’t heir to an earldom. His love made Lady Mary a better person.

Waste: John Thornton of North and South – This was hard, in part because I haven’t had a chance to see the entire mini-series yet, just the first half, and because I think he’s an honorable man in his own way. But I’d have to waste him for the mother-in-law-from-hell factor, if nothing else. Not to mention the snotty sister. Seriously, would you want to marry into that family? And John doesn’t seem like the type to engage in a lighthearted fling. I do think he’d make a good husband, just not my cup of tea. (Besides, I was raised by two union members, so it would be like consorting with the enemy!)

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Andrea R. Cooper – fantasy/ paranormal and historical romance author. Viking Fire – historical romance w/ a touch of magic

Want: Richard Armitage as John Thornton – What can I say, except he makes my giddy. It would be interesting to hear all about anything he had to say with that natural English accent. Sigh.

Wed:  Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey – Also with an English accent 😉 And his coloring reminds me of my husband a bit. Is it hot in here?

Waste:  Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men – Sad to say, out of all three of these, he doesn’t appeal to me at least not in the Want or Wed.

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Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these Hotties from the Past would you Want, Wed, and Waste? Thanks for playing!

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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Action Film Actors

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing Actors in Action Movie Roles.

Myself and some of my friends are sharing our Want, Wed, and Waste choices from this week’s list:

Jason Statham, Matt Damon, Gerard Butler

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of Valentine romance short story, Cupid’s Beau – What happens when a Cupid falls for her target? (ON SALE for only 99¢)

Want: Gerard Butler. He is so, so, sexy. And I loved Olympus Has Fallen, among other movies he’s made. He was tough and smart and BadA$$ in Olympus. And he was scruffy and dirty during a great deal of the movie. Yum!

Wed: Jason Statham. Oddly, I’m not that fond of the Transporter movies and most of his other movies, but he is the quintessential action guy, and he deserves kudos for that. So, I’d give him a Wed. (I thought about switching his spot with Gerard, but how can I NOT want Gerard Butler?)

Waste: Matt Damon. He seems like a good guy, and I love his sense of humor. Also, he’s an amazing actor. But I’ve never thought he was all that hot, and he’s not my favorite when it comes to action roles. Sorry, Matt, I like you a lot, but gotta waste you.

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SILVER JAMES, author of THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC – Werewolves, Fae, and Dragons, oh my! What’s Sade Marquis, a human FBI agent, to do? Solve the crime, of course. Website: http:/www.silverjames.com 

Want: Gerard Butler because…well…duh! Sexy, built, handsome, has a sense of humor and…did I mention sexy? Oh yeah. I definitely want Gerry! And his accent. Mrrrrrr.

Wed: Jason Statham because he drives like the wind, is protective, has mad martial arts moves (makes him VERY flexible 😉 ), is loyal, and I find him pretty darn sexy, too! Between he and Gerry, I will be a very happy lady. Did I mention accents? Oh, yeah. Jason can read me bedtime stories. *nods*

Waste: Matt Damon because I have to waste someone and he’s it. He’s cute, a little on the sexy side but we wouldn’t have much to talk about. 

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Diane Burton, author of ONE RED SHOE – Wannabe writer rescues wounded spy while risking her heart.   Website:  www.dianeburton.com

Want: Gerard Butler. The guy is hot! Loved him in the Lara Croft movie. While he does serious drama well, he can do comedy as in The Bounty Hunter and he can sing (Phantom of the Opera).

Wed: Matt Damon. Loved him in the Jason Bourne movies and he seemed such a natural as the father in We Bought a Zoo. Did you know he was a fan (uncredited) in the all-time feel-good movie Field of Dreams?

Waste: Sorry, Jason Statham. I can’t remember him in movies. Either I haven’t seen any of his or he wasn’t memorable.

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Qwillia Rain, author of In A Lover’s Silence Website: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

Want: Gerard Butler/Jason Statham–They’re both hot and as physically fit as they are, there’s no doubt in my mind they could probably keep up with me in bed. (And I would love to see what they’d do to keep a lady’s attention if there was a bit of competition in the bedroom. LOL-I write erotic romance as well as romantic suspense, menage is all the rage.)

Wed: Matt Damon–because he has the ability to be both an action star as well as a dramatic actor, not to mention the man won an Oscar with his bestie Ben Affleck for Good Will Hunting. Adding to his appeal…the man took his mom to the Academy Awards the year his movie was nominated. So, he meets the action, drama, smart, and family-oriented criteria. And I have to admit, I’ve enjoyed him as both good guys and bad guys in his different films (especially in The Departed and The Bourne Series)

Waste: Gerard Butler/Matt Damon/Jason Statham– I think I could waste all three of them if they got on my last nerve…no matter how sexy or smart or satisfying they are in or out of bed…

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Jill Hughey, author of the FREE historical romance, Unbidden  – Website http://jillhughey.blogspot.com

Want:  Gerard Butler because he is big, gorgeous and seems like he’d be fun. And I like his crooked mouth but I’m not sure that is going to age well. Watching him talk makes me wonder about dental or jaw problems later in life.

Wed: Matt Damon. I think Matt Damon is handsome, intelligent, and thoughtful, making him an obvious choice for the long haul.

Waste: Jason Statham has an awesome voice and sharp good looks. Out of these three choices, though, he leaves me the least interested.

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Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these Hottie Action Guys would you Want, Wed, and Waste?
Thanks for playing!

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