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!
Book: Thoughtless, by SC Stephens

Hi! We are Brittany and Bianca of Brittany and Bianca Blab Books! Brittany is a wife and a Mommy to the most beautiful and fun three year old. Bianca works in higher education but would much rather spend her time with her nose in a book. We've bonded over our love for books and men that make us swoon! Our crush is the one and only Kellan Kyle, lead singer of the D-Bags and the star of the Thoughtless Series by S.C. Stephens! With the help of some special friends and #TeamKellan, we have come this far in the tournament and are determined to see Kellan straight through to the WINNER'S CIRCLE!

For those of you who hadn't heard of Kellan before this tournament, I'm sure you're all well aquainted with him now, but we'll go over, again, the reasons why we love Kel so much! Sit back, relax, and get ready to hear all about our crush (again)!

What makes Kellan such a catch?

Looks: So is Kellan gorgeous? Sexy? Drool-worthy? All of the above! I mean, just check out our guy here!

Go ahead... Drool a little... We'll wait...

“No one would be able to overlook him--He was drop-dead gorgeous. He had intense eyes… His light, sandy-brown hair was a thick, wild mess. It was longer on top with shorter, shaggy layers all the way around… it was alarmingly attractive on him…”

Pair that delicious description with an unbelievably sexy smile and a “fabulous” body, and you have a perfect ten!

OK, so he is SEXY. What else is there?

Personality: Of course, looks aren't everything. What does Kellan Kyle have going on behind that beautiful face? He has a fun and playful personality. He is fun to be around and a great friend to his band mates. He has had his share of pain to endure in the past, but when he loves, he loves with his whole heart and soul. He is a bad boy that believes in true love. He's compassionate and laid back. He loves his guitar, his Chevy Chevelle, coffee, lounging in the park, love note scavenger hunts, and Denver omelets.

Talents: Yes, we said talent! Our boy is a triple threat; the whole package! As we said, he is the lead singer of the D-Bags, a popular, local band in Seattle that just might hit it big one day *wink* Yes, he's the star… But how good is he, really??

“His voice was melted sex. Yes, melted…sex.”

Melted sex?! I mean, come ON. You can't top that… Unless you add on the fact that Mr. Kyle also plays guitar. Who doesn't love a rock star?!

And a sentimental one, at that *sigh*

"...my life was empty before you stepped into it. I thought I had everything I needed, but only because I didn't let myself want anything. And then I saw you, and you burned a hole straight through me. I have never wanted anything more in my life."
Sex Appeal: Kellan is swimming in it. And he's not afraid to tell you exactly what he wants...
“My day isn't complete until I'm deep inside you. Your body wrapped around mine is the only way I feel whole."
Or what YOU want, for that matter...
“What happens when I touch you, Kiera?" His tone, almost a growl, was getting as suggestive as his words [...] He ran a hand down his shirt, as he answered his own question. "Your pulse races, your breath quickens." He bit his lip and started simulating heavy breathing [...] "Your body trembles, your lips part, your eyes burn." He closed his eyes and exhaled with a soft groan, then reopened his eyes and suggestively inhaled through his teeth. [...] "Your body aches...everywhere."
To show our love for our favorite crush, #TeamKellan came up with a little something special, entitled...

Crushin' on Kellan
Kellan Kyle is so wild,
He'll make you melt with just a smile.
Kellan Kyle: sex on a stick,
You'll want a taste, you'll want a lick.
His caresses will take you to the moon,
But that's not all that will make you swoon.
He'll always make sure you have a good MORNIN'
He's so addictive, he should come with a warning!
You'll fall for him over a cup of coffee,
And if you're good, he'll serenade you softly.
He's Seattle's resident rock god,
A voice that sexy should be outlawed!
Just look at him and try not to drool,
That body will make you wet in other places, too...
That screw-me hair, those bedroom eyes,
Mmm, he'll have you hypnotized!
We're sure you'll agree, he's so swoon-worthy.
Now help him WIN the NA Crush Tourney!

And on that note

We believe you should vote for Kellan Kyle because he is the ultimate book boyfriend. He is a talented, sexy singer and a complete hopeless romantic.

“You finally get it.”
“Get what?”
“That I'm yours... that you can take me... anywhere, anytime, anyway. That you own every piece of me.”

He loves with his whole heart and more. He is passionate, eager, and intense about music, life, and most importantly, love. And he definitely knows how to make you feel special, like you're the only girl in the world.

“And he was the reason I felt it. His gaze, his touch, his smile, his laugh, no one had ever made me feel... worshiped... quite like he did.”

Any lady would be lucky to have him, this is why he is our #1 CRUSH!

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has joined #TeamKellan and helped spread the word and vote for our favorite rock star! We are so happy and thankful that you all have helped bring him this far in the tournament! We've met some truly dedicated and fantastic Kellan fans through this process and you ladies ROCK. No matter what happens from this point on, we're just happy to have been able to participate and share our love for ALL of the amazing crushes that were involved. And a super huge thanks to S.C. Stephens for helping to get the word out and encourage people to vote, and, most importantly, for writing such a swoon-worthy, panty-dropping, steal-your-heart hero!

“You did satisfy me.”
Kellan cocked his eyebrow. “I did? Are you sure? Because you're usually more vocal when you're satisfied.”
Has Kellan satisfied YOU? ;) Be vocal! Spread the word and VOTE! We've come this far, Team Kellan, we can go all the way! Let's do this!
Would you like to join #TeamKellan and help our favorite D-Bag WIN the #NACrushTourney? Join our street team on Facebook HERE!

Use hashtag #TeamKellan on Twitter to show your support!
And don't forget to VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!


Book: Real by Katy Evans

Book Nerds Anonymous and author Katy Evans are ecstatic that Remy has made it to the FINAL round of the #NACrushtourney! Remy is new on the scene after stealing our hearts only three short months ago, so to face off against household names and hold his own is unbelievable and we couldn’t be more proud.
The Lovely Katy Evans is overwhelmed with the love and support for Remy;
The great thing about contests like these is that you get to discover new heroes you have never met before so you can fall in love with them all. So in thanks for supporting my hero, I want to support all the other heroes in the contest and share the love. Katy x

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 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.
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.
"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.

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

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