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Monday, August 8, 2011

We REALLY need your help!! VOTE 4 ASH



Tomorrow is a BIG day for us here at Two Chicks On Books!!! Jaime and I will be advocating for Ash in The YA Sisterhood YA Crush Tourney. If you don't know who Ash is then you are missing out my friends. Ash is the incredible, sexy, delectable Winter Ice Prince from Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey Series published by Harlequin Teen.  
So back to the tourney...Ash is up against no other than Jace from Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments Series. I know what you're thinking, I'm voting for Jace but wait!!...before you do that please read our argument on why we think that you should vote for Ash and not Jace. But don't just take our word for it. Fiktshun.com  and another here also thinks that you should vote for Ash.

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As an incentive...we will be giving away a set of The Iron Fey books currently published and signed by Julie Kagawa if Ash wins. The fourth due out in October 2011 (see our reviews HERE and HERE). Also, Julie Kagawa has promised to write an Ash/Meghan scene and Ash will be...shirtless. That's right! So PLEASE <--*pleading* VOTE FOR ASH!!!  
One of the most important things you can do for Ash besides voting for him on your phone, PC, work PC, friend's PC or MACs is to ask your family and friends to vote. Send them the link and ask them to please help us out. :D
Here's our post as seen on the YA Sisterhood's Blog:

Personality
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 Ashallyn'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
Looks 
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
Talents
Who wouldn't want a guy with as many talents and attributes that Ash has. He's a masterful horse rider, he has mad sword skills, and he can shoot ice daggers at his enemies 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 do not live to tell the tale. He's also witty and one of his best and favorite attributes is that his sense of humor and sarcasm are intact. 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!! Plus he's royalty! Seriously, it doesn't get any better than that :)           
What makes Ash better than Jace?
Well you all know the many reasons Ash is Crush worthy so we’ll move onto why Jace isn’t.
Ok so to start we like Jace so this is going to be tough but here goes.
In the first book he’s admittedly flirtatious to an extreme. Jace knows he’s hot and he’s very arrogant . His hatred of all things Mundane (including Clary at first! ) and Downworlders is a weakness if you ask us. In CoFA not only does Jace completely ignore and basically treat Clary like crap but he actually tries to kill her and he dreams of killing her. What is crush worthy about that?
Also…
Ash is a prince of the faerie court. Jace is a shadow hunter which is cool, but it's not nearly as awesome or magical as being a faerie.
Ash while vulnerable isn't nearly as vulnerable as Jace is.
Ash although having a pretty terrible mother, was not raised by the Morgensterns. That could seriously lead to some messed up stuff in future books for Jace.
Ash is much similar to Meghan - they're both faeries and royals. Jace and Clary come from such different backgrounds. They just think differently.
But it boils down to the fact that while Ash may have pushed Meghan away he wasn't a total jerk. He did it because he had to. Jace is arrogant and selfish. And the only reason Jace is better is because of Clary. Ash was just fine on his own.
Also Patricia’s son says He’s a Jerk!
Anything else you’d 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?
 Q:
A: "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:
Q: If you weren’t the creator, what team do you think you would side with?
A: “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.  ;-)"

5 comments:

  1. ASHH!!!
    Okayy, so no matter how much I like Jace, Ash will always be first :)
    Oh gosh, ASH SHIRTLESS?
    *faints* I don't think I'll be able to read that scene with a clear mind; I'll probably be squealing the whole time...
    & I love that picture up there of Ash! It actually sort of looks like him :)

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  2. Team Ash FOREVER !!!!!! Vote For Ash People !! what are you waiting for !! HE IS THE BEST ! <3 <3 go ash !!!!!!!

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  3. Team Ash, definitely. He's so gorgeous! <3 ASH <3

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  4. Awesome post! Thanks sharing. I look forward to reading this novel.

    ~Sherry

    Sherry Soule Official Website

    Author of the Spellbound Series

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