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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #24 – You’re Invited…

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You’re having a small dinner party and can invite your favorite characters to attend. Who would you choose?


I love dinner parties with lots of food and discussions running in all directions at the same time, so that’s what I’m going to organize.

I will invite :

1 – Adam from Immortality is the Suck, because he’s the love of my life of the moment and I trust him not to eat the guests. I mean literally, you dirty minds! I’ll ask Peter where I can have his favorite blood.

2 – Boyd from Evenfall, because he is my baby and I can’t miss the opportunity to mother him.

3 & 4 – Toni and Kel from Filth, because I want to stuff them with food and love and make sure that they’re okay.

5 – Vadim from Special Forces, because he’s been my first love-of-my-life-of-the-moment in the m/m genre. I’ll prepare him a cocktail with an umbrella.

It doesn’t escape me that most of my guests are not talkative people, but they can share intense stares, grunts and groans and stories of survival while Toni and Adam provide the antics to liven things up. I’ll just ogle Adam and Vadim, and beam at them all.


My dinner party would be a casual backyard affair (complete with plenty of candlelight and those cute twinkly lights hanging from the patio). We’d have sangria and tapas.

Guests would include:

Gideon Fryane and Lee Tyack from Once Upon A Haunted Moor (the Tyack & Frayne series)

Adrien English and Jake Riordan from Fatal Shadows (Adrien English series).

And just to make everybody (including him) slightly uncomfortable, Val Toreth from Mind Fuck (The Administration series).


The party would be casual and buffet style with folks grabbing food as they wanted. Drinks would be simple – beer, wine, whisky and gin of course. There would be a relaxed game of poker with strip karaoke to end the night followed by desert off the loser. Yes off the loser.

Randy Jensen from Double Blind – He would help me not only cook/prepare the food but he would teach me poker –shamelessly flirt with me and everyone at the dinner – and I would love to pick the song he sings.

Julian Cross from Warrior’s Cross – simply for the entertainment of seeing him and Randy out poker face each other and then talk about Kittehs!

Danny Marshall from Plan B – we need some flair to go with the food.

Peter and Austin from Shattered Glass – just getting Austin drunk and Peter having to control him would be worth the price of admission.


Oooo, parties! I LOVE parties!

My number one and two (by default) spot is reserved for Ty and Zane (Cut & Run). Ty is my book husband and I can’t imagine throwing a party without him! And where there’s my Ty, Zane is right beside him.

I would insist Cole (Strawberries for Dessert) attend. Not only would he whip up a meal that would put most 5 star restaurants to shame, but he’d be the life of the party.

Crash (Criss Cross) would be a trip…I can’t wait to see who’s pants he tries to get into (can you imagine if he goes after Zane?) He’s here purely for entertainment.

I fink a totes brilliant bloke wot be Darian (Glitterland)…cos, well, it’d be a proper bash wot some glitter….janartamean?

Maybe I should tell Cole we’ll just drink our dinner? That would really kick up the heat in the kitchen, don’t you think?


I was originally gonna pick an intimate dinner w/ all my favorite big, bad alphas…shirtless. But, drooling wouldn’t be a good look on me. SO…I’m hosting a backyard BBQ with some of my favorite YA adorables:

Elliot from Catch My Breath
Connor from Social Skills
Owen from Superhero
Kelly from Love Lessons
Skylar from Gives Light

And because we’d need an extra chaperone, I’m inviting Zane (Cut & Run). Just sayin…


It would be one of those “murder mystery” game parties, where everyone is assigned a role, with the guests being:

Daniel from Think Of England, who is quite pleased about his given role as a stoic ex-military man with secrets, and comments airily about the “thorough” and “repeated” research he will have to perform to get “into” the part.

Adrien English from Fatal Shadows is mildly perplexed about receiving the “teen sleuth” role, although when told he will be knocked unconscious by the third course, he remarks, “Well, I know how that feels.”

Tom from Pressure Head “Why did I get the ‘Old Heiress’ role? Do I need to bring pearls to clutch?”

Peter from Primal Red is ignoring his role card that says, “in-over-his-head reporter” and is mentally writing copy for the tragedy that would likely fall upon a dinner party with this many mystery-solvers.

– After reading his card that informs him that he is the murderer for this game, Vic from Among the Living ducks into the bathroom to partake in a drug cocktail that will make this evening go by faster, and make that butler ghost moaning in the corner disappear.

It’s going to be long night….


1. Bear from Bear, Otter, and the Kid. I would love to be part of his drunk tangents.

2. Exxxxx (name x’d for spoiler) from ICoS. Just because of his vulgar sense of humor.

3. Dexter from Hell & High Water. A little bit of 80’s music can’t hurt…right?

4. Matt from Faith & Fidelity. I dunno…because he’s sexy?

5. Lucky from Diversion. Just so he can get on everyone’s nerves. Or perhaps it will be the other way around?



17 comments on “QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #24 – You’re Invited…

  1. Tamika
    July 18, 2014

    I absolutely love this. I would invite Zane because he is the total gentleman/badass.
    Vadim because he could hold a good conversation.
    Otter because I heart him.
    Blay and Qhuinn (because he wouldn’t let Blay out of site.) Blay would be the best host.
    Logan(Try), Man he makes everything sexier.


  2. suze294
    July 18, 2014

    I’ve just read Kitto, so Tyack and Frayne would have to come! Also I think Whyborne and Griffin from Widdershins!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jenni
      July 18, 2014

      I just finished yesterday–review on the blog next week! Tell the truth, did you squeal a little at the ending?!?!


      • LegeArtis
        July 18, 2014

        I did! Totally loving that series… <3
        Gid is precious.

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        • Jenni
          July 18, 2014

          I’m so in love with both of them, but *sigh* yeah: Gid. <3


          • LegeArtis
            July 18, 2014

            Oh, I’m looking forward to your review! :)
            This series needs to be more popular definitely. ;)

            Liked by 1 person

      • suze294
        July 19, 2014

        Oh yes, such a great ending! How will they cope as domesticated adults!!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Sue Adams (@tiggasmum)
    July 18, 2014

    I’d have to include Roan and Dylan from the Infected books. Just so Roan can wear a dubious T-shirt, and Dylan can keep him in line. Don’t need him lioning out.

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  4. Susana
    July 18, 2014

    It would be fun if we could invite Tom Paretski and Phil Morrison (from the Plumber’s Mate series by J.L. Merrow). And I think Caesar and Dan (from Romano & Albright by L.B. Gregg) would also cheer up the company. Adrien and Jake, and Victor and Jacob (Psycop) would also be in my dinner party. A bizarre company, but somehow I think it would work ;)


  5. rojoroaors
    July 18, 2014

    Oooh I would have to pick Mike from stranger in a strangeland not a M/M character but my favorite Character from All I have read. Then would have Vanyel and Stefen from Magic’s Price. Also Carrick and Deacon from Keeping Promise Rock.


  6. Jennifer B
    July 18, 2014

    Ty & Zane of course. Wrath from the BDB series(yes he’s straight but holy hotness!). Lorcan from SJD Peterson’s Whispering Pines Ranch series. Logan & Tate from Try/Take (cuz watching them go at each other is too hot). Emilio from ICoS. Mark Richfield from GA Hauser’s Action! series. Angel & Maddy from CJ Bishop’s Phoenix Club series (just so I can mother them). I need to stop now. I think I’d have to buy a bigger house for his party.


  7. xlorix
    July 18, 2014

    I love your questions of the week. I would invite all of Anyta Sunday’s MC’s – especially Lenny and Julien, Tom and Phil from JL Merrow’s Plumber’s Mate series – especially Tom cos I’m totes in love with him these days. Mac (Mac, le sigh) and Tony from Kaje Harper’s books. ummmm – maybe I’ll borrow Randy from Sara’s party and then send him back after a bit…(Then, from non-MM books, I would have to have Jean & Locke – The lies of Locke Lamora, and Tyrrion Lannister – ASoIaF)…um, how big is this party? Let’s just pretend I live in a mansion and not a 4 bed bungalow…..

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  8. LegeArtis
    July 18, 2014

    Ohh… If it’s classy, black & white thing – Adrien English. He is funny, interesting, great conversationalist and he has impeccable manners.

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  9. Moira
    July 18, 2014

    The men from Falls Chance Ranch, Marcus and Thomas from Rough Canvas and Petyr and Cliff from A Place for Cliff.


  10. Marlobo
    July 18, 2014

    Noah and Sawyer from Apples & Gin Series by Jenna Jones
    Thomas from Rough Canvas by Joey W. Hill
    Wick from Wicked’s Way Series (part of Pulp Friction 2013) by Havan Fellows
    Gavin and Brad from Packing Heat by Kele Moon
    Griif and Dante from Hot Head by Damon Suede
    Peter from Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander.

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  11. H.B.
    July 19, 2014

    Stephen from Timing
    Ty and Zane from Cut & Run
    Jaden and Brendan from Patient Eyes
    Aiden and Jeremy from How to Raise an Honest Rabbit
    Elliot and Tucker from Fair Game


  12. Echo
    August 9, 2014

    Hsin & Boyd (iCoS), D (Zero at the Bone), Illythe (Where Willows Won’t Grow), Antonio (Mexican Heat), Marcus (Rough Canvas).


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