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.
Hi Everyone!! It's Jaime from Fic Fare!! You guys I was so excited when Kassiah texted me, calling me a slore because I got picked as the advocate for Cam for the NA Crush Tourney hosted by NA ALLEY!! I didn't even care what she was calling me! Have you met Cam? He's from the AMAZING story by Jennifer Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn) titled Wait For You.
Let me introduce you ... or reintroduce you if you have already had the pleasure!
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes... He's charming, witty and OMG A DIMPLE!
*wipes drool* I mean... are you kidding me with this guy?
Let's not forget the other things that make him amazing...
“I have cookies.”
“Cookies?” My brows rose.
“Yeah, and I made them. I’m quite the baker.”
For some reason, I couldn’t picture that. “You baked cookies?”
“I bake a lot of things, and I’m sure you’re dying to know all about those things. But tonight, it was chocolate and walnut cookies. They are the shit if I do say so myself.”
But he didn’t kiss me. He pressed his forehead against mine and let out a ragged breath that smelled of mint. “You drive me fucking insane sometimes.”
I drove myself fucking insane. “Sorry?”
Cam pulled back a little, his eyes searching my face. “Don’t run off like that again, okay? I was worried shitless when I couldn’t find you and no one knew where you were.”
I almost apologized again, but apologies were really like wishes. There were an abundance of both in my life and neither really made a difference. So I did something I don’t even think I’d ever done, not even before.
Scooting forward, I pressed my lips to his smooth cheek. His eyes widened, and I inched back. Under his intense stare, I wondered if that had been the wrong thing to do.
Cam started to move forward and then stopped. His eyes were so large and they were truly beautiful, unique in the way the hue seemed to deepen and darken. “Avery?”
I swallowed. “Cam?”
He didn’t give me his lopsided grin or show off his one dimple. “Go out on a date with me.”
He's a little bit cocky.
“I’m really sort of perfect … Everyone else knows that. You’re just a little slow on the uptake.”
"There are a shit ton of people that I could reward with my presence, but I chose you.”
He's patient and he woo's.
“Well, to be honest, I was planning to woo you with my banana nut bread, but that shit ain’t happening now. So all I have left is my delicious eggs.”
… “It’s really good, but you’re not wooing me.”
“Oh, I’m wooing … It’s all about the stealth. You don’t realize it yet.”
SO there you have it... all of the amazing reasons I crush on Cam and why you should be crushing on him too!! Join me and vote for the amazing Cam Hamilton. AND HEY! If you would like to help spread the word and tell everyone to vote for Cam - follow me on twitter @jaime and make sure to tag your tweets with #teamcam and share the buttons too!!
So who is Remington Tate you ask??
First we shall start off with a little visual...
(Model: Stuart Reardon aka our Remy)
After being disqualified from professional boxing, Remington turned his fists to the ‘private’ underground boxing matches where he carved out a great career for himself. Hence, the need for the great physique we could
lick stare at all day long. Remy trained hard and fought harder. He had a small team of people he could trust and never let anyone penetrate that circle of trust. That is until one night a girl in the crowd stole his attention and shortly after stole his heart.
This is Brooke’s first impression of the Adonis known as Remy…"I stare up at the stage as the guy whips off the satin red robe with the word RIPTIDE on the back, and the spectators stand screaming and cheering as he slowly turns to acknowledge them all. His face is suddenly before me, illuminate by the lights, and I just stare like an idiot from my place. My God. My. God. Dimples. Dark scruffy jaw. Boyish smile. Man’s body. Killer tan. A shiver shoots down my spine as I helplessly drink in the entire package everyone else seems to be gaping at. He has black hair, standing up sexily as if women have just had their fingers there. Cheekbones as strong as his jaw and forehead. Lips that are red-kissed and swollen, and as a souvenir from his walk to the ring, there’s lipstick on his jaw. I look down his long, lean body and something hot and wild settles in my core. He’s mesmerizingly perfect and incredibly hard. Everything, from his beautifully slim hips and narrow waist to his broad shoulders, is solid. And that six-pack. No. It’s an eight-pack. The sexy V of his obliques dips into his satin, navy blue shorts, which gently hug his powerful legs, thick with muscle. I can see his quads, traps, pecs, and biceps, all gloriously tight and cut. Celtic tattoos circle both of his arms, exactly where his bulging biceps and the rigid square deltoids of his shoulders meet." Uhmm *wipes drool from chin* so yeah you can see why we may find this man ridiculously attractive and as to why the model above gets our vote for being the perfect Remy!
Is there more to Remy than his physical attributes?Why yes, as much as I could stare at pictures all day it isn't just Remy's strong physical features that captivate you. Katy Evans herself describes Remy as "a big strong, protective lion..vulnerable as well as powerful...with a heart of gold." So you see there is more to Remy than he will ever share with his fans and the public eye. That is where Brooke comes in, she is able to expose the real Remy behind the RIPTIDE and we discover a fiercely protective, loveable man. He is the ultimate Alpha male. (Why can't he actually exist? *stomps foot*) Remy wasn't fortunate to have the 'normal' upbringing therefore he holds his substitute family dear to him and he proves time and time again that he will go to any lengths for them if they are in harm's way. “Protecting you is my privilege. I will protect you and anything that you value as if it were mine.” “I’d do it a thousand times for you.” He scents me. And I scent him. “A thousand. A million. I don’t care if I’m humiliated. I don’t care about anything. All I knew was you were willing to kiss that motherf*cker’s ink for your sister, and I had to give her back to you.”
What is my favourite thing about Remy?
So besides being hotter than the sun and being more protective than a lion with his mate, what is Remy's best attribute? It has to be the way he expresses himself. Remy has suffered with Biopolar disorder for many years and that in turn makes his avoid emotional intimacy. But that changes when he meets Brooke, Remy expresses himself the only way he knows how-through music. Seriously this man had me melting like a puddle of goo into the ground. He was so strong and silent and he picked songs to convey messages to Brooke in a way he didn't feel capable of saying himself.
One song in particular encapsulates the beautiful broken man that is Remington Tate.
Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls.
"I’m every woman’s adventure, damn you, and I don’t want to be yours. I want to be your f*cking REAL. You get that? If I f*ck you, I want you to belong to me. To be mine. I want you to give yourself to me—not Riptide!”
“Brooke, I need you to know who I am. What I am.”
"He playfully nips my mouth and his lips taste of apple. I love it, and suddenly I’m wide awake, feeling hungry and it’s not for apple. I love his smell, the feel of him, his eyes, his touch, I love sleeping with him, showering with him, running with him. I feel crazy. Crazy about him. Okay, I'm going to go to sleep before I break out in song."
So you see I think you should vote for Remy because he is a gentle giant. He owns his flaws and would put his life on the line for those he loves. This gorgeous man is far from perfect, but then life isn't about loving the perfect person.