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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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(Sorry the pics are so small, not sure what happened)

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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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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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Want, Wed, Waste: Cowboys

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

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

Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck OR Sam Elliott, Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy

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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…

Want: Clint Eastwood. YUMMM….I have always found him exceptionally sexy. I admire his talent and brilliance so much. I am beyond amazed at how he keeps directing and starring in phenomenal movies, even in his eighties. And, yes, I would still ‘want’ him just like he is at this moment. STILL sexy!

Wed: Paul Newman. His blue eyes and sexy smile, sigh… I adored Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, among the other Paul Newman/Robert Redford movie pairings. Paul was gorgeous and from what I can gather, a terrific husband.

Waste: Sam and Tom. UGH…sooooo hard. But, unlike some of my fellow authors, I’m following the rules. SO, I must waste these two gorgeous, rugged, sexy cowboys. Now, before I waste them, I would, uh…have some fun. 😉

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JANNINE GALLANT, author of ASKING FOR TROUBLE ~ Will a demon in a diaper bring them together—or tear them apart forever? Available FREE on Amazon now until Feb. 22nd!   Website: http://www.janninegallant.com/

Want: This is easy. Clint Eastwood in his Spaghetti Western days is just too, too sexy. That glimmering stare and go to hell attitude. Oh my! He can carry me off into the sunset on a horse any day.

Wed: Paul Newman (sigh). Those baby blues look straight into your soul. And talk about handsome… I’d have to marry him because he must know how to cook with all those food lines. Right?

Waste: Sorry Sam. The man never did much for me. As for Tom Selleck—rugged and sexy without a doubt, but I’m not a fan of mustaches. I’d have to waste them both!

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Darcy Flynn, author of Rogue’s Son – Kit doesn’t need a man, thank you very much! Website/Blog: www.darcyflynnromances.com

Want: Clint, you’re one cool guy and handsome to boot. Your ‘spaghetti westerns’ always called to me. Yep, I’d enjoy a fling in one of those honky-tonks!

Wed: That’s easy. Tom Selleck. He’s tall, dark and extremely good-looking. And that twinkle in his eye does something to my innards. J Plus, I’ve always wanted to kiss a man with a mustache! Sigh

Waste: Paul “Butch Cassidy” Newman, normally, you’d be my man. You’re adorable and your piercing, blue eyes make me swoon. But, since you die in the end anyway, I guess I’ll have to let you go.

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Linda Carroll-Bradd is the author of contemporary rodeo story, Tie Down My Heart. Website www.lindacarroll-bradd.com

Want—Paul Newman—I had a major crush on him in high school. Went to see “Butch Cassidy” 6 times in the movie theatre in its initial release—which was fairly unheard of among my friends.

Wed—Sam Elliott—who wouldn’t want to listen to his gorgeous voice every single day? Even now, I don’t fast-forward through whatever commercial (beef or trucks) when I hear his voice-over.

Waste—Clint Eastwood—can’t get all those Italian-made westerns out of my head and hate squinty eyes in a hero

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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: Sam Elliott AND Tom Selleck. There is no way I’m going to choose between these two! Want them both. Like now, please! *waggles brows* I mean, I fell into a potted plant for Sam (seriously!) and I’ve had a thing for Tom without his shirt on since forever.

Wed: Since I’m not a polygamist, I’ll marry either Sam or Tom. Or maybe I’ll move somewhere where I *could* marry both. Because, damn. The sexy just doesn’t stop with those two. I could stare and listen (among other things) all freaking day for the rest of my life.

Waste: Sorry Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood. Y’all are really nice and all but seriously, if I have Sam and Tom, I don’t need anyone else. At all. Ever. *nods*

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Diane Burton, author of ONE RED SHOE (wannabe writer rescues wounded spy while risking her heart). Buy link:  http://amzn.com/B00FDXRHZA  Website:  www.dianeburton.com

Want: Sam Elliott and Tom Selleck. Whoo-hoo. A two-fer. A menage? Nah. One at a time. Love Sam’s voice. He just keeps getting better. Tom? I’ve had a crush on him since Magnum P.I. (Oops, just reread the instructions. I’m supposed to choose? No way. I’m leaving this.)

Wed: Paul Newman. OMG. His grin, his eyes. (notice which I listed first) His faithfulness in real life to Joanne. <swoon>

Waste: Clint Eastwood Sorry. I did enjoy all the spaghetti westerns. Loved him in Two Mules for Sister Sara. But I can’t get past his behavior at the Republican convention.

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Qwillia Rain, author of Looking at Rose: Poker Posse 1 — Never underestimate a Southern mama’s determination to find the right man for her little girl —  Website/Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

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Want: Paul Newman, he has classic good looks, but his intelligence, quick wit, and sex appeal make him too attractive to overlook.  Although I doubt very much he’d ever give in. An interviewer once asked if he’d ever been tempted to stray after he married Joanne Woodward. His response: Why go out for hamburger when you’ve got steak at home? The man was intelligent, charismatic, and dedicated.

Wed: Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott (I’ll take both of them, they can figure out how to divvy up the time, LOL) Love both men’s voices, their looks, and their self-effacing manner. Both of the men have fascinated me since I was young. They are strong, dedicated, and determined. Shadow Riders exhibited characters who would never give up to retrieve the women they loved, and that they would make their kidnappers pay for the crime with their lives.

Waste: Clint Eastwood. Despite how much I loved him in the westerns and his run on Rawhide (not to mention the great performances in Trouble with the Curve and Absolute Power) I would have to waste Clint Eastwood simply because he honestly doesn’t appeal to me sexually. Never has.

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Nancy Fraser, author of  A Saved Woman, part of the Lawmen and Outlaws series from The Wild Rose Press. “She was used merchandise, stale bread. How could she ever hope for the love of a good man.” Available now through Kindle Select.

Want: Tom Selleck, not just as a cowboy but in any role he’s ever played (except perhaps the gay newscaster in the movie In and Out). He’s aged very gracefully and is even sexier now. Plus, look at those long fingers! <Fans self!>

Wed: Paul Newman. Loved his sense of humor in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. How can you not admire the man, his charitable causes, and his long and adoring marriage to Joanne Woodward. That was one lucky lady! And, of course, those eyes!

Waste: Clint Eastwood. I’ve never been a Clint Eastwood fan and can’t remember a time when I ever thought of him as sexy.

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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Australian Actors

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing Australian actors (Hmmm….I guess for people who live in Australia, they’re simply ‘actors’.)

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

Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Guy Pearce

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of two Vampire Diaries Kindle Worlds books: What the Heart Wants and Divine EnemyWhile Damon and Stefan try to control Elena’s blood-lust, the race for the cure takes a shocking detour

Want: This is tough, but I’ll have to say Guy Pearce. He’s sexy and an incredible actor. I have to think of him in movies like Memento rather than Lawless, because then I would definitely want to waste him. Over and over. But that just shows what an amazing actor he is.

Wed: Hugh Jackman. He’s also sexy, and a great actor, and he’d probably make a better husband than Guy Pearce (I’m just going by instinct but if my husband instinct was all that honed, I probably wouldn’t be divorced :)) The most recent movie I saw of his was Prisoners. And if I were going to have a husband and if we were going to have a child kidnapped, I can’t think of anyone else I would want as the father. Freakin’ awesome movie, if you haven’t seen it. Not crazy about the end, but nothing’s perfect, right? (PLEASE no spoilers if you comment on this – I’ve seen it but I hate spoilers so much, I don’t even want others so see them!)

Waste: Dangit…it will have to be Chris Hemsworth. This was really, really tough. I couldn’t use a pic from Thor or Snow White and the Huntsman, or I definitely could not have wasted him. He simply lost the draw, and while he’s gorgeous and sexy and adorable, he hasn’t been around as long as the other two, so he doesn’t have their ‘staying power’. 😉 Yet. I’m willing to give him the test of time.

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Linda Carroll-Bradd, author of sweet contemporary Gingerbread Wishes.

Want: Chris Hemsworth, droolworthy in his roles in Thor, Avengers and Snow White and The Huntsman. I just love brooding he-men.

Wed:  Hugh Jackman, because he appears to be a real gentleman and devoted to his family.

Waste:   Guy Pearce, probably I’m reacting to his depth as an actor but his depictions of dark characters makes me believe he’s not the nicest person in the world.

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SILVER JAMES, author of THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC, When guilt and innocence come to play in the French Quarter, it’ll take Sade’s brand of crazy to sort it all out, Website: http://silverjames.com

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Want: Chris Hemsworth- OMG! Talk about man candy! I want to tangle my fingers in his hair and explore his abs with my….well, nevermind! Suffice it to say that this guy can use his hammer on me. Any. Way. He. Wants!

Wed: Hugh Jackman – I’ve crushed on Hugh since forever. Whether he’s the Wolverine or Curly in Oklahoma, or the man out of time in Kate & Leopold, I melt whenever he appears. He’s such a romantic. And darn if he isn’t a family man to boot. Sadly, I’d have to fight his wife for him, but I think I can take her! 😉

Waste: Guy Pearce – Poor Guy. I have to waste someone and the other two choices are no brainers for me. So, Guy? Sorry, but you’re the odd man out.

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M.J. Schiller, author of TRAPPED UNDER ICE, They come from two separate worlds. Will they be able to bridge the gap?  Website: http://www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Want: This was a no-brainer for me. Chris Hemsworth is scorching hot! So hot, I don’t think I could marry him because we’d never leave the bedroom and might, quite possibly, starve.

Wed: Definitely get the Hugh Jackman appeal, too. It’s the intense eyes, if you ask me. He also just seems like a stand-up kind of guy. And if you had any problems, he could just go all Wolverine on them, which is a plus.

Waste: Guy Pearce. I had to Google this one. He has a lot of different looks, this guy! Some I found very appealing, some…not so much. So, because I had to look you up Mr. Pearce and go to all that effort typing your name into the search field, I’m gonna have to waste you. Sorry.

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Qwillia Rain, author of Looking At Rose: Poker Posse 1 Website: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

Want: Chris Hemsworth…he looks good in and out of jeans and armor , and the things I could do with that cape he wears as Thor, mmm. He just seems awful young to make it through the long haul (plus he did a great job playing Jim Kirk’s dad in the latest remake of Star Trek). I wouldn’t mind teaching him all the right moves. LOL

Wed: Hugh Jackman…the man is multi-talented. I actually got to see him perform as Curly in Oklahoma on the London stage before his debut as Wolverine in the first X-Men movie. He can dance, he can sing, and man oh man, he blushed every time Halle Berry had her top off in Swordfish! How sweet is that!? No worries of this man straying. Plus, even when he’s playing a shady character he’s an excellent anti-hero.

Waste: Guy Pearce…I have to admit he is a talented actor. I’ve enjoyed him in The Time Machine, Iron Man 3, and LA Confidential, but there’s just something about him that makes me feel like I should weigh everything he says and does against what his motivations and intentions are, plus his ability to make you truly despise how nasty and manipulative his characters are just make me want to take a shower and wash the “ick” away when the movie is over. He makes an excellent villain, and an interesting tortured hero, still, of the three he’s on the bottom of my list

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Kathy L Wheeler, author of Quotable (Now free!)  Website: http://kathylwheeler.com

Want: Hugh Jackman, but okay, I’ll take Guy Pearce for a want too. Because I’d rather marry Hugh Jackman and keep him for the long term.

Wed: Hugh Jackman, because he could sing to me every morning and every night and I want that forever!!!!

Waste: Chris Hemsworth is nice to look at but he has a baby face. I’m so sorry, Chris. I’ll have to waste you…

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Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these sexy Australian Actors would you Want, Wed, Waste?

Thanks for playing!

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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Christmas Movie Roles

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing the actors in Christmas movie roles.

GIVEAWAY: One commenter (a name will be drawn from those who share their WWW opinions out of these choices) will win a $20 Amazon Gift card!!! Merry Christmas! (Please be SURE to leave your email address in the comment section in order to be eligible to win) – Winner will be drawn on Christmas Eve.

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

Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, Tim Allen in The Santa Clause, Will Ferrell in Elf

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

WANT: Will Ferrell. I don’t necessarily find him attractive, but he makes me laugh, a lot. It might get a little annoying being married to him because of his antics, so I’ll stick with wanting him. I know many people, especially normal people, don’t care for his humor, but almost everything he says or does cracks me up. Plus, he’s a really great guy.

WED:  Jimmy Stewart. He’s so precious and vulnerable and such a great actor. It’s a Wonderful Life is a touching, feel-good movie. I think he would make a great husband (once he got past the whole wanting to off himself thing)

WASTE: Tim Allen. I’ve never seen The Santa Clause, so I can only base this on Tim Allen. I don’t hate him, but I like Will and Jimmy much better. Plus, that whole cave man grunting routine has really, really gotten old. And it wasn’t funny in the first place. Ya gotta go, Tim.

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Linda Carroll-Bradd, author of Wishes On A Star in Sweetwater Springs Christmas, a western historical anthology.

Want: In this movie, Tim Allen showed a vulnerable side and what’s not to like about a man who will do anything not to disappoint his kid.

Wed: Jimmy Stewart is the epitome of a reliable family man who may have his struggles but learns what’s important in life.

Waste: Will Ferrell’s humor is not to my taste and I barely finished watching him in Elf.

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Nancy Fraser, author of Pushing the Limits Can two high-powered attorneys learn to share the courtroom as easily as they shared the bedroom? Website: www.nancyfraser.ca

Want: Tim Allen … not so much because of any real “appeal” but … let’s face it … the man knows his way around ‘tools’ and batteries! So, if he turns out to be a dud … you can just raid his tool box for what you need to finish the job yourself.

Wed: Jimmy Stewart. Despite his short “mental” holiday in this classic movie, his character was a family man at heart. His love for his wife and daughter, and his gentle character would definitely make him a keeper. Not to mention, in real life, he was married for like forever!

Waste: Will Ferrell … I’m sorry, I don’t get this man’s appeal as a comedic actor. When I watch him, especially in something slapstick like Elf, I actually get the creeps and feel embarrassed for a grown man acting so unbelievably stupid.

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Darcy Flynn, author of Sealed With a Kiss – Can one kiss seal a young girl’s heart forever?

Wed: Jimmy Stewart is my man to Wed. His tall, lanky, adorable self is so appealing to me. He’s charming, sensitive, a faithful husband and a family man. He’s an unsung hero. I love how he fights the evil money-grabbing villain.

Waste: Will Ferrell, as cute as he is in ELF, is frankly not my type. Way too childlike in ELF and he’s just too crazy for my tastes and needs to go. So long Will.

Want: Tim Allen makes me smile and he’d be great for a fast fling. Even though he’s redeemed later in the film, I’m just not into rosy-cheeked fat men. JI would sure hate to see him die and as for marriage? No thank you! I’ll stick with my Jimmy.

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M.J. SCHILLER, author of BETWEEN ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, Even rock stars aren’t immune to murder! Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Want: Gotsta be Jimmy Stewart, because he’s the only one I find remotely attractive. He’s got kind eyes, and a nice looking face, but is a little too Dad-like to really fill me with desire, if you know what I mean. Although that scene where he’s sharing the phone with Donna Reed is pretty hot…

Wed: Gotsta be Will Ferrell, because he’d keep you entertained for life. Although…he may drive you crazy, too…

Waste: I’m sorry, Tim Allen. I do like you, but I’m not fond of this movie. It’s like you were trying too hard. Thanks for letting me play, Alicia! Happy Holidays to all!

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

Want: Tim Allen. He’s cute and from Michigan. (Love his “Pure Michigan” ads.) But he’s not exactly husband material.

Wed: Jimmy Stewart. He’s the All-American guy. Sweet, heroic, good spouse and father.

Waste: Will Farrell. He’s just plain dorky. ‘Nuff said.

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Kathy L Wheeler, author of  Lies That Bind On sale for $1.99!!! Website: http://kathylwheeler.com

Want: Tim Allen as Santa Clause is just too adorable to resist in Santa Clause. His bizarre sense of humor would entertain one for several nights, even if they are all in succession.

Wed: Who would not wed Jimmy Stewart. The man was a general for heaven’s sake. Dependable, sweet, comforting. The guy to go to in a pinch and revel in.

Waste: I can get past Will as a cheerleader! Or Ron Bergeman.

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Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these Christmas Movie Men would you Want, Wed, and Waste?

Thanks for playing!

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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Wyatt Earps and Doc Holliday

The winner of the Amazon gift card is Stacey Greene….thank you for playing, Stacey and congratulations!

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing two Wyatt Earps and Doc Holliday.

Giveaway!!! I am actually trying to learn how to use Rafflecopter, so I am doing a demo test run giveaway. Enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card! The prize is real, though, so be sure to enter. 🙂 There is more than one way to enter – One way is to answer the following question:

Which of these lines are from Tombstone and which from Wyatt Earp? (Answer T for Tombstone and W for Wyatt Earp – You should find a place to answer in the Raffletcopter box below) –

1) “All right, Clanton… you called down the thunder, well now you’ve got it! You see that?”

2) “I’m your huckleberry”

3) “I’m a woman, I like men. If that means I’m not “lady-like”, then I guess I’m just not a lady! At least I’m honest.”

4) “I know it’s not always easy being my friend, but I’ll be there when you need me.”

5) “Mister, I’ve been in a really bad mood for the last few years, so I’d appreciate it if you’d just leave me alone.”

6) “My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.”

Please note: I could be doing this totally wrong, so bear with me. Whether or not the Rafflecopter/questions are done correctly, I will draw a name for the giveaway. 🙂

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

Kevin Costner as Wyatt Earp, Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp, Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of Liberty Divided Isle of Fangs Book 2 ~

WANT: Kilmer as Doc. I was mesmerized by the way he played this part. I love a bad boy, and he was sexy and funny and tough and amazing.

WED:  Russell as Wyatt. This is tough, because I like Costner better than Russell overall, but I didn’t see Wyatt Earp, and I did see Tombstone, and I LOVED this movie, loved Kurt Russell in is.

WASTE: Costner as Wyatt. Yikes…it’s like ripping out my own heart, vampire style, because I ADORE Costner. But, process of elimination, and I didn’t see him in the role, and someone’s gotta go…(rules are rules)…but I love you, Kevin!!! Please forgive me.

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SILVER JAMES, author of SEASON OF THE WITCH, Website: http://www.silverjames.com

Want: Doc Holliday/Val Kilmer because he’s all dark, dangerous, intense…and intent. When I’m looking for a booty call, that works for me! A bad boy with sex appeal and no strings. (Though I really wish you’d offered up Virgil Earp in this version because…SAM ELLIOTT!)

Wed: Wyatt Earp/Kurt Russell because…dude! Kurt Russell! Oh, sorry. Wyatt Earp! But definitely Kurt’s version. Why? Because again, intense and focused. And loyal. He’s all about the family. If I’m going to wed someone, I want to know I can depend on him now and tomorrow and the day after. Besides, he looks awesome in a duster and that mustache. Just sayin’…

Waste: Wyatt Earp/Kevin Costner because I never could take Costner’s version seriously and I have to waste someone.

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Author: Nancy Fraser and Patti Shenberger, authors of The Lawman’s Agreement  Website: www.nancyfraser.ca

Want: Kevin Costner. I have loved this absolutely sexy man since the movie No Way Out! That seduction scene in the back of the limo was fantastic, and often used as inspiration for writing a lovescene … especially the humor of it. Plus, he gets professional acting chops points for holding his own against James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams! His Wyatt Earp was well done and sexy!

Wed: Kurt Russell, despite the fact the he and Goldie have never made it legally official, he’s definitely “home and hearth” material. Plus, in his prime he had an edgy way about him. Loved his somewhat scruffy Wyatt Earp.

Waste: Val Kilmer. I’ve not really got anything AGAINST Val, just nothing for him either. I do have to admit, I was shocked to learn he has a fantastic singing voice. Saw him in the off-Broadway production of The Ten Commandments a number of years ago and was blown away with his rich voice.

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Linda Carroll-Bradd, author of historical western, Dreams of Gold. Website: http://www.lindacarroll-bradd.com/

Want: Val Kilmer has a bad boy quality that shines through his portrayal of this fatally ill outlaw.

Wed: Since seeing his first kid roles in Disney movies, I’ve had a soft spot for Kurt Russell. In a western role, he makes my knees wobble.

Waste: If Kevin Costner would put in the time to learn the dialects of the roles he performs, he might be an actor I’d give more credibility.

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Christine Elaine Black, author of A Rose for Lancaster  !!!Special price for November: 99 cents!!! Website/Blog http://christineelaineblack.blogspot.ca/

Want: Val Kilmer is a bad boy and his mischievous grin makes a girl want to wipe the smile off his face…. at least for a few hours. Definitely want some time alone to horse around with him dressed as Doc Holliday. 

Wed: Kurt Russell is the sweetest guy and pretty hot as Wyatt Earp. A little bit of Wild West with him and I’d be satisfied!!! 

Waste: I’ll pass on Kevin Costner, though he’s cute and it’s a shame to turn him down but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do when it comes to running a guy out of a saloon packed with hotties?

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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Actresses

The winner of the drawing for any Alicia Dean title is Winona Cross. She chose Lady in the Mist as her prize. Thank you, Winona, and congratulations…hope you enjoy the book!

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

Giveaway!!! In honor of my 50th blog post, I am giving away one of my titles. Next Tuesday, November 11th, I will draw one name from the commenters, and that person can choose the Kindle version of any Alicia Dean title (if the book is available on another format that you would prefer, let me know and I will see if I can accommodate your preference) – PLEASE be sure to leave your email address in your comment.

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

Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock (notice I provided a little male eye candy along with the female? You’re welcome!)

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of Liberty Divided Isle of Fangs Book 2 ~

WANT: Cameron Diaz. She’s hotttt, those gorgeous blue eyes, that perfect body…sexy! Plus, she’s a great actress, and she has a fantastic sense of humor. She’s adorable! Besides, she used to do Justin Timberlake, so it would be like I was doing him too!

WED:  Sandra Bullock. In spite of her horrible choice with Jesse James, I think she’d make a good wife. She’s wholesome and sweet and extremely successful, so she’d take good care of me. And, she’s extremely attractive.

WASTE: Angelina Jolie. This woman just pisses me off. She’s gorgeous, no doubt about that, and I love some of her movies, but I am not over her breaking up Brad and Jennifer. Plus, she’s just freakin’ weird!

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M.J. Schiller, author of TAKEN BY STORM, website:  http://www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com/

Want: Cameron Diaz. At first I was going to say Angelina Jolie, ’cause she has that raw sex appeal, but I found another category that fit her better. Cameron Diaz is so cute. I wish I looked like her! Plus, I like her name. She seems upbeat and personable and she’d be someone fun to have a fling with, if I was a guy. But she’s been with a few too many partners to feel comfortable settling down with. Might be a red flag.

Wed: Sandra Bullock. She seems smart and doesn’t seem to be a drama queen like some movie stars. She’s pretty and seems to be fun. She actually has a lot of versatility as an actress. She plays the ditz well, (loved her in “While You Were Sleeping” with Bill Pullman), but can also play strong and sassy, (like in “The Blind Side”) or overbearing (“The Proposal”). With a promising acting career in front of her, she’d be a good provider.

Waste: Angelina Jolie.  She just seems to have a little too much crazy goin’ on!

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Kathryn Freeman, author of Too Charming,  website:   http://kathrynfreeman.co.uk

Excuse me while I put my man brain in…

Want:  Angelina.  Those lips – enough said.  She’s bat crazy and her desire to have a rainbow of children puts me off marrying her so instead I’ll put her in her Lara Croft costume and drool.  A lot.

Wed:  Cameron.  Beautiful and, yes, a bit crazy too, but she looks fun and game for anything.  I don’t think she’d have a problem throwing on her jeans and joining me for a pint with the lads.  But put her in a sexy dress and male eyeballs will roll out of their sockets.  A hot babe who likes to laugh – that’s a keeper.

Waste:  Sandra.  Through my male eyes she’s not quite got what the others have.  Not stunning enough to want.  Not warm and sexy enough to wed.  With my female brain back in, she’s been quoted as saying if she hadn’t been an actress, she would have been a romantic novelist.  Sorry, there’s enough competition out there.

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Linda Carroll-Bradd, author of contemporary western, Tie Down My Heart, website http://www.lindacarroll-bradd.com/

Want: Cameron Diaz, there’s a whole lot of attitude sizzling under that All-American exterior

Wed: Sandra Bullock, because she’s so much like the girl next door.

Waste: Angelina Jolie, although she might look sexy, her persona is too aloof, haughty

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Charlotte Copper, author of Silver Blade  website http://www.charlottecopperauthor.com

WANT:  Angelina Jolie. She’s super hot (admittedly sometimes on the skinny side, but think Tomb Raider), but I wouldn’t want to become co-parent to all those children.  Then again, I forgot to ask…will Brad be coming with her?

WED:  Sandra Bullock. My husband is fully aware that Sandra is the one female out there that I would change teams for! I have pretty much all her movies – even the not so good one. And I was totally devastated when she didn’t end up with Ryan Reynolds.

WASTE: Cameron Diaz. I have never thought much of her (acting or otherwise), and I would certainly not be willing to change teams for her.

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Jessica E. Subject, author of Never Gonna Desert You website http://jessicasubject.com

Want: Angelina Jolie – I’ve always thought she was pretty, but with all of her kids, I wouldn’t want something serious. Just a fling. And I know others don’t, but I do enjoy most of her films, especially the two Lara Croft movies.

Wed: Sandra Bullock – She seems so sweet and funny. An all aroud nice person. And I LOVE her movies.

Waste: Cameron Diaz – Sorry, but she does nothing for me. Some of her movies are funny, but I’m not lining up at the theatres for them, or anxious to rent them.

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

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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: Rock and Roll Singers

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing Rock and Roll singers from a few years back.

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

Bruce Springsteen, John Cougar Mellencamp, Jon Bon Jovi

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of Liberty Divided Isle of Fangs Book 2 ~(Will be FREE on Kindle starting tomorrow, October 24 through October 26)

Want: It would have to be Jon Bon Jovi, he’s sexy and bad-boyish.

Wed:  Springsteen, because I love his music and he’s sexy and I love that he’s from New Jersey…I’ve always been fascinated with that region of the United States (GO RED SOX!!!)

Waste: John Cougar Mellencamp, I like a lot of his songs, but he’s never done anything for me, so he’d have to go.

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Linda Carroll-Bradd, author of Rekindled Dreams Website:  www.lindacarroll-bradd.com

WANTSpringsteen because he has always portrayed an image of being unattainable.

WED: Bon Jovi because of his sensitivity shown in 1995’s “Moonlight & Valentino”

WASTE: Mellancamp because he always looks wasted.

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M.J. Schiller, author of Trapped Under Ice. Website:  www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com
Want: Mr. Bon Jovi, because I think he would have just the right qualifications for a one night stand, if you catch my ~~~drift. 😉
Wed:  Springsteen, because I’m feeling gold diggery and I think he’d have the bigger bank account.
Waste:  I’m sorry Mr. Cougar, or Mr. Mellancamp, or Mr. Cougar Mellancamp, or whatever your name this week is, you have to go! I’m not a huge fan of his music, and…let’s just say, physically, he’s just not my cup of tea. No offense.

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Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these Rock and Roll guys would you Want, Wed, and Waste?

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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste…Musicals/Movies/Theater

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing theater roles for…

Gerard Butler in the 2004 movie version of Phantom of the Opera, Liam Neeson in the 1998 movie version of Les Miserables, and Norbert Leo Butz as Fiyero in the Broadway production of Wicked.

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

Gerard Butler, Liam Neeson, Norbert Leo Butz

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Me, author of Liberty Divided, Isle of Fangs Book 2:

Want: Gerard Butler – He is is SEXY and hottttt!!!! Whether he’s a Phantom, bada$$, killer, or whatever, he’s a definite WANT.

Wed: Liam Neeson – He would probably be a good husband, and he’s kind of sexy too.

Waste: Norbert Leo Butz – He doesn’t do anything for me, although I’m only going by his pic, I’ve never seen him in Wicked. And…his name is NORBERT Leo BUTZ, come on…

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Diane Burton, author of ONE RED SHOE  Website: www.dianeburton.com ~

Want: Gerard Butler. He’s so hot and he can sing. Wow. He’s dangerous as the Phantom. My fav musical. (Have seen the play 4x)

Wed: I suppose Liam Neeson is all right to Wed, but I would rather have Hugh Jackman. Definitely husband material. Loyal and honest, like Jean Valjean. And what a voice! (Have seen the movie 3x)

Waste: Norbert Leo Butz. Indifferent. Don’t know him. (Never saw Wicked)

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Nancy Fraser, author of A Very Scandalous Holiday (up for pre-order, release date 10/14/13) Website: www.nancyfraser.ca ~

Want: Gerard Butler. Let’s face it, when this hunky Scot is in shape … who can resist that body! And, I find the fact that he gave up a career as a lawyer for acting to be especially reckless…and sexy!

Wed:  Liam Neeson. It must be the mixed Irish blood in me that makes me think he’d make a great husband. I always admired his love and devotion for his late wife, Natasha Richardson. He exudes protectiveness, mixed with just the right amount of steam!

Waste: Norbert Leo Butz. Besides not being able to get past the name, he’s too short. Fortunately, for the theatre going public, his talent is huge. I wish him well, but he’s just not the guy for me!

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RoseAnn DeFranco, Author of Return to Audubon Springs  Website: www.radefranco.com

Want: Gerard Butler/Phantom (Movie) – Gerard has a very sexy take on the Phantom.  When he suggests I let my darker side give in, I’m ready to make some music of the night! Phantom is rather mentally unbalanced, so I’d prefer to dabble on the wild side without a commitment.

Wed: Liam Neeson/Jean Valjean (Les Miserables, Movie) – Jaen Valjean is so intrinsically good. He is also known for his super human strength. Liam conveys this strength with authority, and at times a crooked smile which is sexy. What woman wouldn’t want a good strong man rubbing her shoulders, and um, er, other parts every night?

Waste: Norbert Leo Butz/Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway – While adorable, and his powerful tenor hits all my musical sweet spots, there is not a lot of substance to a man who can’t decide between two witches. I’ll pass.

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Kae Elle Wheeler, Author of The Wronged Princess – Book 1  Website:  http://kathylwheeler.com

Want: Norbert, because he’s young and probably could go for long periods of time.

Wed: Liam because he’s hot and I’d want him forever (and I had to put Norbert somewhere, and he IS cute)

Waste: Gerard Butler? can’t sing. As Phantom? enough said!

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Linda Carroll-Bradd, author of Capturing The Marshal’s Heart Website: www.lindacarroll-bradd.com

Want: Phantom because even if he is a stalker, he truly cares

Wed: Jean Valjean because I’ve just love a man with a burning goal and determination

Waste: Fiyero because his loyalty is murky and I couldn’t connect

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Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these characters/actors would you Want, Wed, and Waste?

Thanks for playing!

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