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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

VOTE FOR ASH!! #AshArsenal in full force!

Follow us on twitter and/or Facebook for your chance to win a signed copy of The Iron King sometime in the next 24 hours. Thank you to all who turned up to vote for Ash and support this awesome series! It is much appreciated. :) After only getting a about 3 hours sleep though I am headed back to bed for a couple more hours :D

So tomorrow August 3rd  is the next round in The YASisterhood Crush Tourney. Our boy Ash from the Julie Kagawa's totally amazing Iron Fey Series  is up against Patch from Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush Series. So I hear that Patch is pretty cool but NO ONE can be COOLER (yes, a little pun intended) than our ice prince, Ash.  I mean really Ash is the ultimate dream. He's hot, sexy and totally loves and will do ANYTHING for Meghan.
VOTE  FOR ASH and if he wins Two Chicks On Books will be giving away a copy of The Iron King. Also if Ash makes it to the final and wins the tourney we will also giveaway a set of all 3 published Iron Fey books (The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen).  
Be sure to grab the Ash button on our left sidebar and show your support by putting it on your blog and making it your twitter avi! Feel free to share the love for Ash  on Facebook, blog, Twitter(hashtag #AshArsenal), tumbler, live journal, Google+ or any other social media. Get your friends and family to vote for him, too by sending the link to the tourney ---> http://ya-sisterhood.blogspot.com (hey we can use all the help we can get ;)
Here's our argument for Ash as seen on the YA Sisterhood Website:

 Ash can come off as cold and distant but that's because he's been raised to be that way. He has had to put up persona of the cold Ice Prince of the Winter Court otherwise he would not have been able to survive in the Unseelie Court. But beneath the cold exterior there is a fiercely loyal guy and not just because he can wield a sword like nobody's business. More about that later. He has managed to fool just about everyone into thinking that his heart is as cold as the iciness that literally runs thru him. That is until he meets the girl that melts his heart. He will do whatever it takes to be with Meghan even if that means walking thru poison to help her out, even if it means that he has to put up with her annoyingly prankster of a BFF, Puck, even if it means that he will be kicked out of his court or even be exiled out of Faery.  He will do anything for Meghan!! Because as he says to Meghan: "You made me feel alive again."

 What is sexier than a guy who pledges his life and very existence to the girl he loves? Not much. Here's a little taste of the true Ash:

"My name is Ashally'darkmyr Tallyn, third son of the Unseelie Court." Though his voice was soft, it never wavered, and I felt breathless at hearing his full name. His True Name. "Let it be known---from this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor, my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit. This I swear, on my honor, my True Name, and my life. From this day on..." His voice went even softer, but I still heard it as though he whispered it into my ear. "I am yours." The Iron Queen

Squall Leonhart from
Final Fantasy; One of
Julie Kagawa's Inspirtations
for Ash

We could never do him justice but we will give you a peek of how Meghan sees him...

"...tall and lean, garbed in silver and black. A dark cape fluttered from its shoulders. Through the rain, I caught the barest glimpse of a face: young, pale, strikingly handsome..." The Iron King

"...he carried a sword, resting comfortably on his hip, and his face bore the fine lines of an aristocrat. But, unlike the others, he looked disinterested, almost bored, with the entire event. His eyes caught the moonlight and glittered like silver coins.” The Iron King

"Up close, he was even more beautiful, with high cheekbones and dark tousled hair falling into his eyes.”  The Iron King


Who wouldn't want a guy with as many talents and attributes that Ash has. He's a masterful horse rider, a skillful hunter, he can shoot ice daggers at his enemies as well as freezing them in place, he has mad sword skills that compare to no one and centuries of knowledge and expertise. He's a bit on the quiet side, too. But don't think that he's distracted in anyway. Ash is deadly and those that cross him do not live to tell the tale. He's also witty, one of his best and favorite attributes is his sense of humor and sarcasm. With lines like this who wouldn't love him:

"Touch her, and I'll freeze your testicles off and put them in a jar. Understand?" The Iron King  

Special Attributes:

Have we mentioned that Ash is Immortal!! So of course he's going to be with you forever and ever!! 

What makes your guy better than his competitor?

Ok so we all know how fantastic Ash is he's noble, but also a bit of a bad boy, protevtive, loves Meghan completely, and will risk his life for her.

 Now onto Patch. He is a great advocate and has his crush-worthy moments. He's a bad boy - which always has its positives and negatives. It makes him absolutely mysterious and sexy, but also makes him not ideal boyfriend/crush material. He's not always honest, he's secretive and in being the way he is, he's broken Nora's heart. He is absolutely sexy and intense, but he can appear cold, and cruel, even if he isn't really.

Although he redeemed himself at the end of the first book, he did spend much of his time wanting to kill Nora and that his motivations weren't always honest. Even in the second book, he's secretive, not willing to be up front with Nora about what was going on. She shared her feelings, opened up to him, told him she loved him, and he says nothing. He allows her to believe that something might be going on with Marcie.

In conclusion-
Ash has tried to defend Meghan, Ash's behavior being cold as an Ice Prince has always been in protecting her, even if he screwed up, whereas Patch's behavior wasn't always to protect Nora. In book one, he wanted to kill her! In book two, in protecting her, he actually put her in harms way and also in the process broke her heart.

Besides who is more crush worthy than a Faerie Winter Prince that lives in a magical realm? He lives in a whole other world. He doesn't hang out in pool halls and drink. He battles magical creatures. And even though he's from a cruel world he has a heart that beats for Meghan.

 Anything else you would like to add?

Here are a few quotes from Julie herself about Ash: 

From supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com Interview with Julie. 

If you were in an emergency situation (of any kind) and could call one of your characters for help, who would it be and why?

"Well, if it were something major, like the Zombie Apocalypse, I would call on Ash, because he’d be able to chop through the hoards easily. If it were something like getting my cat out of a tree…I’d still call Ash, because Grimalkin would probably mock the poor cat, and Puck might turn it into a bird or something."

From interview on enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com

If you weren’t the creator, what team do you think you would side with?

“Oh, definitely Ash.  (Though I do love Puck, too.)  I just have a thing for dark, brooding bad boys, especially if they're a HBWS. (Hot Boy With Sword.)  It’s a weakness.  ;-)"


  1. YAY!!! Ash WON!!!! <3

  2. I plan to vote for ASH everyday, and get my fellow book lovers/students to do so too!

    Shana @ A Book Vacation

  3. Awe, Ash is my favorite fairy!! So glad he won!!! Woohoo!!! I will continue voting for him!! And spread the word of course (my background is his gorgeous face) :-)


  4. WTG Ash. What I am going to do is spread the word via goodreads, Facebook or whatever. I will vote too.

    truebloodfan AT rock.com

  5. Thanks for entering The Iron King giveaway. The giveaway is now closed. One of my kiddos will be drawing a name out of a hat very soon. Stay tuned for the winner :D


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