Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 2nd NA Crush Tourney hosted here at NA Alley!
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.
(The Hunted One by Meg Collett)
Hey y’all! I’m Alicia from MHZ Book Reviews and Giveaways. As a NA Crush Tourney advocate I get the extreme pleasure of bringing you the ever hot Clark St. James from Meg’s Collett’s popular End of Days series. Now sit back and relax, but don’t ogle Clark for too long. I mean, voting is only for a limited time after all. So, without further ado, let me introduce the one, the only, Clark St. James! (and the crowd goes wild)
How about some mood music, ladies? Just press play and read on.
Clark St. James…oh where do we begin? The most special things about Clark are on the inside, so how about we start from the outside and work our way in?
The first thing you’re going to notice about Clark is his electric PINK Mohawk and light blue eyes. He’s the rebel type who likes classic rock and Chevelles.
“Clark’s jeans were the skinny, skin-tight version that looked as though they were more than a few years old and not once washed. He wore heavy worn motorcycle boots with the laces untied and duct tape holding the soles together. Dirt and grease covered his white shirt, and his pink Mohawk flopped into his eyes.” - The Hunted One (Book 1, End of Days series)
Here is a PERFECT representation of Clark…mmm. Feel free to stare for a moment. We won’t judge you for drooling.
That’s right. Pink Mohawk.
In addition, Clark would rather smirk than smile. He has a stubborn look that even the angels fear. And he can rarely be seen without a bottle of Jack Daniels in his hand. He likes old concert tees and leather jackets.
So now on to the best thing about Clark: his personality.
Clark’s two best personality traits are his sense of humor and his loyalty. I mean, come on. He saves the Archangel Michaela and helps her, even though she is considered a traitor and is hunted like a fugitive. He puts his life on the line because he believes in her innocence. He even helps her clear her disgraced name so that she can restore order in Heaven. When she’s losing faith in herself, he’s always there to help her pick up the pieces. He isn’t intimidated by angels, and he’ll be the first to tell them like it is.
“What about the rest of the Archangels, Michaela? Do you care that they are being hunted down for something they didn’t do? Gabriel is in Hell! That can’t be fun. Of course this is your fight! You’re the only one left to fight it!” - The Hunted One (Book 1, End of Days series)
Even in the direst of situations, he’ll put a smile on your face and a laugh in the air.
“Let’s get something straight right now. That was my tongue I put in your mouth not a ring. I wasn’t proposing.” - The Lost One (Book 2, End of Days series)
But he’s more than just a smart mouth and cool hair…he also has some pretty cool special talents.
Clark happens to be part Nephilim (descendant of an angel), which means he has a bit a suppressed magic coursing through his veins. As if that wasn’t enough, in the first book of the End of Days series, he discovers an old book. When he picks it up, something…unique happens.
“Michaela watched with wide eyes as a warm glow washed over the opening page, revealing words that appeared then disappeared. Clark nearly dropped the book as the pages started to turn like a stiff wind was blowing across them. Michaela couldn’t keep up as the words raced across the flipping pages before disappearing.
But they weren’t disappearing. Clark and Michaela both realized what happened at the same moment. Clark dropped the book with a curse.
Michaela didn’t catch the book, or even watch it fall. Instead, her eyes stayed transfixed on Clark’s skin. The words had raced from the book’s pages, to Clark’s hands, up his fingers, and into the skin of his forearms. The ancient language, one Michaela immediately recognized once it was still, inked in tight, intricate twists and hieroglyphics up to his biceps, leaving behind scorched skin and drops of blood.” - The Hunted One (Book 1, End of Days)
Well, that book just so happens to be the Apocrypha. It’s a book the angels didn’t even know existed, and it contains all their most ancient secrets. And now it’s on Clark’s skin. And trust us when we tell you, he had a few choice words to say about it and we probably shouldn’t include them here.
So not only is Clark funny and good looking, but he just might help the Archangel Michaela save Heaven and Earth from rogue holy angels. And that’s pretty cool.
So to recap…
Why should you, dear reader, vote for Clark? Because not only is he sexy and funny, but he’s a good guy. Maybe he’s a little rough around the edges because he swears and drinks a lot, but his heart is the best around. He can turn you on one second then have you cracking up the next. But most importantly, he’ll always stand by your side. No one is more loyal than Clark. He can be your boyfriend and your best friend. He’ll always be there to pick you up and give you the kick in the booty to get going. He’ll tell you the truth, but he’ll put a smile on your face when he does it. There’s no one quite like Clark. And that’s why you should vote for him.
(Flat-Out-Love by Jessica Park)
Hello, my name is Iza and I’m one of the Divas from Diva Discussions Book Club. I am honored to be advocating for Matthew Watkins. Or just Matt. Matty. I’m sure you have heard of him, maybe you even read the Flat-Out Love series by Jessica Park – Flat-Out Love, Flat-Out Matt [some parts from Flat-Out Love in Matt’s POV] and the spin-off, Flat-Out Celeste. If you haven’t read them, you are missing out.
He made it into the NA Crush because he’s smart – a genius, even – and handsome, not to mention insanely sweet. He’s six feet tall, has dirty blond hair hanging over his eyes, with pale skin because he’s not one to frolic out in the sun and with very funny T-shirts, one of my favorites being Nietzsche Is My Home Boy. He doesn’t grunt, his speech is impeccable and he has this sarcasm that just makes you snort and/or laugh. So, he’s funny too.
But he’s also a deep character; he’s fiercely loyal to the ones he loves and he’s very protective of his sister. He takes control of things when they fall apart [his mother’s depression, the loss of his older brother, Finn and the fantasy world they all create, as a coping mechanism for Celeste and their mom]. He’s a beautiful soul that loves with all his heart. One can’t fault him for doing what he thinks is best for everyone’s sake and mental health, even if that means losing the only girl he ever really loved. Truth be told, there simply are no words to express how Matthew Watkins is. You have to read and see for yourself. He’s one of those characters that feel real and you just don’t want to get to the end of the book, heartbreaking though it may be. I have a soft spot for him.
You should definitely vote for Matt because he's one of the sweetest fictional - unfortunately - characters ever created. He's a beautiful soul and he deserves to win.
Not everyone can rock a T-shirt with that!
So move booties to naalley.com and VOTE FOR MATT! Tell your mom – she’d love him, your sister, brother, friends and neighbors to vote for him. You can also help by spreading the word, tweeting #TeamMatt. Don’t forget to include #NACrushTourney!