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!

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! 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 are determined to see Mr. Kyle straight through to the winner's circle in the NA Crush Tournament!

For those who have never heard of Kellan Kyle, climb out from under that rock and be prepared to swoon… Sit back, relax, and get ready to hear all about our crush!

What makes Kellan such a catch?

Looks: So is Kellan gorgeous? Sexy? Drool-worthy? All of the above! I mean, just check out this picture.

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."

Oh, Kellan we love you too. And to show our love for our favorite crush, #TeamKellan came cup 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 think we’ve made our case. But if you still need convincing, check out this video with some of our favorite Kellan quotes, featuring Devin Paisley as Kellan Kyle. We’re sure you’ll find him just as swoon-worthy as we do! And be sure to support our favorite rock star and get everyone you know to VOTE #TeamKellan on July 2nd when he's up against that pesky Will Cooper from Slammed! ;) Come on, Kellan lovers! We need your help to WIN!

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!


Hello readers! My name is Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit, and I would like to direct your attention to the swoon-worthiest swoony boy in the NA Crush Tourney: WILL from Colleen Hoover's series SLAMMED!

You may be wondering why, in fact, you should be voting for Will. I am sure the other advocates will go on and on about how nice their boys are (Will is too) or how great their body is (Will's is awesome) or how perfect their hair is (Will knows a thing or two about hair).

But what Will has above any and all other NA Crush nominees?


And not just any sort of poetry, mind you. He writes slam poetry.

Not sure what that is? Have a look around the Internet. Or at this video. (Now, this is not Will, of course, but a great representation of the emotion and performance behind slam poetry.)
Now a take a moment, step back from your computer. Imagine the person on stage is not just an amazing writer and artist and performer... but also the guy that you're really into. A guy that it seems fate doesn't want you to have because after you met him at the end of the summer, you found out that he was a teacher at your school. And not only A teacher. YOUR teacher. Completely forbidden, off-limits. A man that lives in your neighborhood, across from your house, whose brother is best friends with your little brother, who you see every day. And are forced to stay away from. Rules.

Imagine that person giving a performance of emotional poetry has a sparkle in his eye, a fierceness in his tone, meant only for you.

Now tell me, do any of the other NA Crush Tourney nominees have that? Do they? Maybe one has written a song once or left a five word note on the kitchen counter but have any gotten up on a stage to profess their absolute true feelings? And even if they have, could they possibly have done it better than Will?

I don't think so.

Exhibit A (Page 261, SLAMMED):

I used to love the ocean.

Everything about her.

Her coral reefs, her white caps, her roaring waves,

the rocks they lap, her pirate legends and mermaid tails,

Treasures lost and treasures held...


Of her fish

In the sea.

Yes, I used to love the ocean,

Everything about her. The way she would sing me to sleep as I lay in my bed

then wake me with a force

That I soon came to dread.

Her fables, her lies, her misleading eyes,

I'd drain her dry If I cared enough to.

I used to love the ocean,

Everything about her.

I'm not going to complete this excerpt, but know that the ending of this poem is my absolute favorite part of this book. And that is quite a feat considering I love the whole dang thing.

Will isn't a perfect boy, either. He is 100% realistic, with flaws and faults that cause tension in the books. He has been forced to handle some things in his family at a much younger age than most, but it doesn't make him an ideal citizen. And the way he makes up for his mistakes make it so. worth. it.
Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover
If you haven't read SLAMMED yet, now is your opportunity to do so. I can guarantee you'll fly through the pages, wondering what will become of Layken and Will, especially when Will is performing his poetry. To make it even better, Colleen Hoover has written two follow-up books to SLAMMED, so you can read Will's narration in POINT OF RETREAT immediately after finishing SLAMMED.

So, in summary? My summary is that if at this point you haven't voted for Will yet because you're mesmerized by all of the things I have said, now is your chance. And make sure your friends vote, too. GO WILL! 

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