Hi book lovers!
Today we have a new week and we also have a battle to win! That’s right, Sex and the Books is sponsoring a character in this Smackdown!
How will this work out…We have 39 characters in this competition and after several rounds only one will be left!
I’m presenting you Draven (he is so my type of book boyfriend, I love a bad boy 😉 ) and then you go vote for him in Love Between the Sheets!
I hope you like him! There’s also a giveaway for you guys to enter for a chance to win one of the two ebook copies of Iridescent .
Let’s begin, shall we?
First of all, let’s meet Draven…yummy…
Character Name: Draven Tenebras
Personality Type: Dark and Dangerous
I love a Dark and Dangerous Book Boyfriend, add in the fact he is an angel and you have an explosive and HOT combination!!!
Draven is from the Book Iridescent by Carol Oates. You can learn more about her and the book here:
Author: Carol Oates
Book Title: Iridescent
Genre: Paranormal Romance
- Author Website: www.Caroloates.com
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caroloates.author
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarolOates
Candra Ember used to dream of saving the world one person at a time. She never expected to become an angelic weapon and the last hope in the battle against ultimate darkness.
Falling for a Nephilim wasn’t part of Sebastian’s plan. Distraction is something he can’t afford when his rival, Draven, wants what Sebastian has.
Lies, manipulation, and corruption are twisting the lives of the citizens in Acheron. The Arch is missing from Heaven, and a demon is intent on claiming the city. At a time they should be growing closer, grief and paranoia is driving Candra and Sebastian apart.
If the price of restoring the Watchers to Heaven is a human soul, who deserves to be saved?
“I have to leave.”
Draven’s eyebrows rose suspiciously. “What?”
“I have to leave,” Sebastian repeated, rocking back on his heels.
Draven opened his mouth and then pressed his lips together and shook his head, as if he couldn’t be bothered to ask whatever question was on his mind.
“Say it,” Sebastian grunted, thinking his situation would all be so much easier afterward, once they got through this final obstacle and they could be rid of each other. They all still judged him. They observed and dissected every move he made, and nothing was ever the right decision for them. No doubt everyone in his circle would offer an opinion on his latest plans. He intended to make sure everything was in place before he faced them.
“Nothing,” Draven answered casually while shuffling the papers he had just signed. “It’s simply that you were the one who suggested we all meet here to work out a strategy, and now you are leaving as if a resolution doesn’t concern you.”
“Are you saying that you can’t handle one meeting?”
Draven’s eyes flashed to Sebastian, the color of a moonless night. His expression barely contained the lightning bolt of anger that fired through him at the suggestion. Sebastian didn’t care that it was a petty shot or that it was a distraction. He had never felt so sure and yet so afraid, and the last thing on his mind was sparing Draven’s sensibilities.
“No, I am not saying that,” Draven stated. “I simply don’t believe I could have misjudged you so dramatically. What is wrong with you anyway?”
“Wrong?” Sebastian parroted with a forced air of nonchalance and taking an unconscious step nearer to the liquor cabinet.
Draven leaned forward on the desk and crossed his arms. His long bangs fell across his forehead, casting his navy eyes in shadow and making it almost impossible for Sebastian to gauge what he was really thinking. He tilted his head to the side and lazily picked up the crystal tumbler, rolling it between his palms for a moment while he continued to examine Sebastian.
Sebastian’s muscles tensed further in reflex until the tendons in his neck strained as though they might snap at the lightest pressure. His instinct was to fight, since fleeing was not in his nature, and he resented being under a microscope to be scrutinized in such a manner. Finally, Draven knocked back the content of his glass in one loud go.
“You’re…” Draven paused for a moment and chewed the corner of his lip, apparently searching for the perfect word. “Twitchy.”
“Twitchy,” Sebastian scoffed and felt his forehead crease.
“Yes.” Draven stood. Once out from behind the confines of his desk, Sebastian observed he had no shoes on.
The peculiar nature of Draven’s little habits distracted Sebastian. Draven’s toes curled into the wooden floor as if gripping onto the surface with each step.
“You’re jittery,” Draven said thoughtfully. “More disagreeable than usual, and you haven’t been able to sit or stand still for longer than a few seconds.”
“And you continue as if nothing is going on,” Sebastian fired back at him, waving his hand in the direction of the neatly stacked papers on the desk.
Draven snorted, and his lips pulled up in an amused smirk. “What would you have me do, Sebastian? Give up? Presume all is lost when we have come so far?”
Sebastian scowled and let out a weary sigh. “It’s Lilith.” It was a half-lie.
“No.” Draven shook his head and narrowed his eyes. “It’s more than that. You are a warrior, created to be a protector and a leader. You should be riled up by the prospect of a war. Not too long ago, you would have been.”
“Maybe I’m out of practice, or maybe the idea of war is not as appetizing as it once was.”
Draven threaded his long fingers through his hair. The action revealed his eyes to the light and made the gold inside them spark. “War was never appetizing, but Lilith is here. You know as well as I do that if she is the threat, then a battle is inevitable now. War isn’t a last resort any longer. It is the only option left open to us. Payne warned us that our enemy will devour everything we’ve built here, everything we are trying to protect.”
Sebastian said nothing. There was nothing he could say to explain away his actions. Draven had once told him the cost of peace was a high and one he may not be prepared to pay in the end. He was wrong. They stood in silence for a moment. Draven seemed to be waiting for him to change his mind. It wasn’t going to happen.
“Okay,” Draven agreed at last and turned from Sebastian as if his disappointment was too great to look at him.
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CA little bit more about Draven…
Draven is an angel, a leader of the angels who came to earth wanting a human life. When the children of these angels turned out to be monsters, a war erupted. Draven eventually brokered a peace and continued to act in a leadership capacity.
He has dark hair and navy eyes, is slim but toned and strong. His wings are bluish black with extended. He often goes without shoes.
He is extremely wealthy, a philanthropist and patron of the arts. Along with another angel, Nathaniel, he owns a string of high class hotels across the globe and uses the profits to run homeless shelters in the same cities. Draven is particularly attuned to the suffering of those around him because of his heightened senses. It often causes him physical discomfort and so he tends to spend a lot of time inside his own home, where he enjoys, music, and painting, and sees to his responsibilities. Draven also takes great pleasure in cooking and eating in his industrial sized kitchen.
He has few friends and holds the family of his rival, Sebastian, in high regard.
Draven has abstained from romantic attachments during his time on earth, seeing his role as a guide for others. He is initially confused by his attraction to Candra and his developing feelings for her, and encouraged by her feelings for him. Although he eventually admits to having fallen in love with her, he accepts he can’t manipulate her into loving him. Candra comes to think of Draven as an important friend and someone she relies on and trusts. He is the only one of her friends or family to recognize her true nature and what she’s capable of.
- What is your ideal woman like? — I don’t have an ideal and never sought a relationship.
- What do you like the least about yourself? — That I never managed to harnessed my abilities as a way to help others.
- What are the three most important things in life to you? — The watchers, humanity, returning home.
- What music is on your playlist right now? — I don’t have a playlist. I have a record collection dating back to the first shellac discs pressed.
- What is your favorite pet name for a girl? — I don’t think I have one.
- What is your idea of a perfect first date? — It isn’t something I spent a lot of time thinking about. Perhaps dinner made by me and a private showing at my favorite art gallery.
- Where is the most romantic place you’ve ever kissed a girl? — On a starry night under a glass domed ceiling. We in front of a painting I’d painted of her, depicting how she appears to me.
Well, that last question just made me swoon!!! Vote for the HOT ASS Draven! Imagine he could be your very own guardian angel, ladies! 🙂
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