Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 1st NA Crush Tourney hosted here at NA Alley! We are a version of The YA Sisterhood’s Annual YA Crush Tourney, and we would like to thank them for allowing us to host our own version of the tournament to celebration new adult book heroes!

Be aware there maybe spoilers in some of the advocate posts that support the new adult heroes. We’ve allowed the advocates to use excepts from their assigned NA Crushes’ books as well as other teasers, so just be mindful of that when you read the posts.

Matches will run for 24 hours, 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. EST every Tuesday and Thursday. Voting will only take place here on NA Alley, and the polls don’t allow multiple votes.

Please check out our “NA Crush Tourney” page for all up-to-date information regarding the Tourney, and last but not least, have fun!
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TRAVIS

Hello, everybody! My name is Kelli and I’m from Alphas Authors & Books Oh My. I have the fabulous and pleasure-filled job of representing the one and only Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox from Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Not that he even NEEDS  an intro.  I hope you are all are familiar with my all-time favorite book boyfriend, but in case you’re not, let’s get down to the deets and what makes him the top crush in NA.
Let’s start with the physical because let’s face it – that’s what gets our attention first.
If I’m being honest, Travis is walking sex. The man oozes sexuality. He has buzzed brown hair, a pair of warm, gorgeous brown eyes that women get lost in, topped off with a lean, tattooed, muscular body that drives us all insane. Chiseled abs? Check. Tattoos? Double check! Let’s face it, people, that’s the COMPLETE package right there.
Oh okay, okay. I get it and you’re right. Looks AREN’T everything.
What kind of guy is he?
So we get that Travis is hot. I’m sure everyone wonders about his personality. Travis could be considered the epitome of alpha male. He’s protective of what he considers his. He makes it a point to get everything he wants no matter the cost. He went from man whore to a one-woman man in a matter of weeks. Travis may do some things that are considered over-the-top but they just make him even more endearing! Buying his girl a puppy – awwwww! Tattooing her nickname on his wrist? LOVE!
"You like Pigeon,” he said defensively. “It’s a dove, an attractive girl, a winning card in poker, take your pick. You’re my Pigeon.” Travis has a bit of a temper but it typically only flares up when he feels the need to protect Abby. His anger stems from losing his mother at a young age and growing up in a house full of boys that liked to fight. How can you fault him for that? He does manage to use his past for extra-curricular purposes. Have you all forgotten that he’s part of an underground fighting ring at his school? Chalk up another hot point! OH! And what about his motorcycle? It’s hard not to swoon and drool over a man on a bike. In boots. All of this and the man is SMART. He helped tutor Abby in biology when she couldn’t understand the lessons. Travis barely (if at all) had to study because he can pick up and retain information. I find that impressive and sexy.
So far we’ve determined Travis is hot, smart and a bit of a bad ass.

Just in case you needed more to sway your vote in Travis’s favor:
1.)   He throws one kick ass party. 2.) Regardless of his past, he loves his dad and brothers fiercely. Travis is a family man! 3.) He will sing in a crowded cafeteria to take unwanted attention off of you. 4.) He'll take care of you when you're sick. 5.) He's far more sensitive than he lets on. 6.) He changes his whole outlook on relationships for "The One".
Abby touched her palm to my cheek. “You know what, Mr. Maddox?”

“What baby?”


Her expression turned serious. “In another life, I could love you.”


I watched her for a moment, staring into her glassed-over eyes. She was drunk, but just for a moment it didn’t seem wrong to pretend that she meant it.


“I might love you in this one.”

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After all of this, how can you *NOT* choose Travis?? He’s sexy beyond belief, he’s smart, he’s willing to protect you from any threat – minor or major, he rides a Harley and kicks some ass in the ring! The bottom line is he will fight for who/what he wants. We all know he took that promise to his dying mother very seriously.

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So to all the other NA crushes, I have only one thing  to say. I’ve chosen Abby’s own words because they absolutely fit.
I can’t see you at all, actually. I’m… pretty sure I’m in love with Travis.”
So now it's time to vote! Get your butts over to naalley.com and make sure you click Travis!! And have your friends vote. Spread the word by tweeting #TeamTravis, #MaddoxManiacs and include #NACrushTourney as well.


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RULE

Hey, y'all! My name's Jessica and I have a blog called Just a Booklover. Because I like to read books. (That was shocking, I know.) I'm the lucky chick who gets to be the advocate for Rule Archer in this tourney. WHO IS RULE ARCHER, you ask? Well, my awesome little NA Crusher, Rule Archer is the irresistible guy from a book called Rule by Jay Crownover.

Ever heard of it? Yes, no, maybe so? Here's the cover for ya:


And in case you haven't read the book and wanna look it up here's the Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17866388-rule 

So. OBVIOUSLY I love Rule. I wouldn't be his advocate otherwise. But I should probably explain to you WHY I heart him. And why you should vote for him, too. Because your vote matters, my friend.

All right, I'm going to break it down here. Just know here and now that ALL QUOTES FROM RULE ARE IN BLUE, AND THERE ARE NO SPOILERS in the quotes. Okay? So no worries.

Personality:
Oh, Rule. He is...

- Loyal; he's got his friends' backs.
"She's like family, and I don't like it when people mess with my family...Leave her alone, end of story."

- Tough; Rule can take care of himself, that's for sure.
"I am a fairly intimidating guy..."

- Protective; I think the quote I used for loyal could work here...but Rule's the best kind of protective. With Rule around, YOU ARE SAFE. No doubt about that.
"You want to harass someone, scare someone, terrorize someone, you might want to pick someone who doesn't have a pissed-off boyfriend waiting around the corner, preppy boy."
"If you think I'm scared of what your dad or anyone else can do to me, if it means protecting her, then you're in for a shock."

- HIMSELF 100% through and through; he doesn't care what anyone thinks, he does what he wants. "...he isn't anybody's puppet..."

- He's not a jerk, either. I'd hang out with him.

Looks:
Rule has got tattoos. He also has piercings. But boy, oh boy does he make them WORK.

- As far as tattoos go:
"I had a lot of color and a lot of artwork decorating my skin and when I was naked it tended to be a lot to take in..."
"I had more inked skin than not..."

- And his hair...well, it changes a lot. But again--he makes it work. The guy is always. So. Freaking. HOT. He even had a Mohawk at one point...
"You look hot with a Mohawk, Rule..."

- I think his eyes are my personal favorite thing about him. They're light and...and they just...they just sound so fantastic...
"The blue in his eyes was all but swallowed up by the paler silver and gray."
"There were interesting shadows dancing in the silver depths of his eyes that I didn't know what to make of, but he had never looked more enticing than he did in that moment."

- And then there's this:
"There was no denying Rule was a good-looking guy, probably too good-looking to be honest..."

- And this:
"I know I'm all right to look at. I'm tall and tend toward lean and fit and I go to the gym a few times a week..."

- And, I'm sorry, but again--THOSE EYES!
"I mean I don't normally go for guys with all those tattoos and piercings like that, but oh my God, those eyes!"

- He's exceptionally attractive (i.e. HOT). I believe we have established this, yes? Because I have more quotes, but I also have to not take all day here...

- Oh, and he's tall!

Other stuff:
So, I made notes for this. Last night, actually. And I was sleepy and in the "other stuff" category, I wrote "SWOONY MCSWOONERSON." I don't know exactly what I was thinking, but I definitely know that Rule made me swoon quite a lot.

- Also, this is highlighted in my Kindle (along with many, many other quotes) and I wanted to share it with y'all for some odd reason:
"The ring in his lip was shockingly cold against my own; the rest of him was undeniably hot and hard." ;)

Some lines that made me swoon:
- "No, Shaw, not one, because they fucking weren't you. Ever since you walked out on Sunday all I've been thinking of is you."
- "All I know is other girls aren't you and that isn't cutting it for me."
- "I'm the one she spent her birthday with, I'm the one who makes her happy, and I'm the one who is ready to protect her from the creepy you keep shoving at her."
- "I kissed her. I kissed her so that she could feel my regret, my desire to do right, the way that she had a piece of me now and I wasn't letting go."

Rule is also a talented tattoo artist. You know, in case you were wondering.

So. Why vote for Rule? I just gave you...*counts* 18-ish reasons WITH examples. Rule's a freaking great guy. I wish he was real so we could be friends. And then there is what Shaw said...


"I loved Rule like it was my mission in life."

VOTE FOR RULE, people. Because of all the reasons I just gave you and more. Read the book, too, because it is the freaking best.


♥Jessica(:


 
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