Friday, April 25, 2014

Football Friday Week Four: Meet Silas Moore and Levi Abrams + GIVEAWAY

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! Congratulations again on making it through yet another week. If yours has been ANYTHING like mine, you've earned this weekend! Before you start the partying, I have another special edition of OneGuysGuideToGoodReads to share with ya'll. I know you guys are just as excited as I am so here we go: it's Football Friday!! As you guys have undoubtedly heard, I am an avid fan of Cora Carmack and a member of her Street Team, promoting her newest Rusk University series, starting with All Lined Up, coming at ya on May 13! Just in case you have been living under a rock, I have all the information about All Lined Up available on the sidebar of my blog! Look over here>>>>>

In case you guys aren't good with math, that's only 3 weeks away! Not even that, just 89 days! Cora and our amazing crew have decided to reward you, the readers, with a special treat each Friday. I welcome you to our fourth Football Friday! Each Friday until release day I, along with my fellow Street Teamers and Cora herself, will be giving you guys an insight to six of the books main characters! Week one, I rewarded everyone with an insight to our male protagonist, Carson McClain! If you missed that week's Football Friday, check it out here: http://oneguysguidetogoodreads.blogspot.com/2014/04/football-friday-week-one-meet-carson.html. Week two we were introduced to Miss Dallas Cole, female protagonist of our story, you can see last week's post here: http://oneguysguidetogoodreads.blogspot.com/2014/04/football-friday-week-two-meet-dallas.html And last week, I introduced everyone to Dallas' best friend, Miss Stella Santos, check out that post here: http://oneguysguidetogoodreads.blogspot.com/2014/04/football-friday-week-three-meet-stella.html

Without farther delay, I present to you week four of Rusk University Football Friday!


This is actually a VERY special #FootballFriday for you guys, because you don't just get to meet one character: you get to meet two! Two of my favorites, in fact! Everyone, meet Silas Moore and Levi Abrams, the bad boys of our story! 



Silas Moore

I'm just going to come out and say that Silas was my favorite character in All Lined Up. I really have no idea why of all the characters I liked him the best, but I did! Silas starts out the story as just another one of the Wildcats, with a wild streak for sure. He likes to party and he is down with the ladies. That's where we first meet Silas, as he tries to get friendly with Dallas! Obviously with little success. Silas has a few really great lines and overall, I really liked his character development. It is really kind of hard to say too much about Silas' involvement in All Lined Up without giving away any spoilers, so I guess we will just say that he does change. Silas is one of those characters where your view of him will change completely by the end of the book. I'll just keep it at that. Another HUGE thing I can announce about Silas is that it is a good thing he is my favorite character, because guess what? Cora's second book in the Rusk University series, All Broke Down (expected in October of this year), features Silas as the main male character! 

When it comes to a physical description of Silas, this is what we were given:
Silas Moore: Gorgeous; Tall; Messy dark blonde hair; Strong jaw; Eyes that smile; Muscular; All about pure heart in football. Well, I don't generally say much on the physical descriptions, but as soon as I read about Silas and saw his description, I thought of the best actor who fit his description. You guys may know him as the "most awesome Silas I know", Silas Botwin from Weeds, Hunter Parrish. I made this graphic for Silas' character, using my favorite Silas quote from All Lined Up!


And because I like my readers so much, I have another special treat for you all. How about the official synopsis for All Broke Down? The book I just mentioned earlier! Cora just gave us the green light to post it! Here's what we can expect from book two of the series featuring Silas and our new female MC, Dylan (whom Ethan is a VERY big fan of!). Check it out:

In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love

Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.


 Check out some of these other amazing Silas graphics by some of my fellow Street Team members!
 



Levi Abrams

Alright. Like I said earlier, this is a very special week because I get to introduce you guys to two characters! Our second character is Rusk University Quarterback, Mr. Levi Abrams. But wait? Quarterback? What about Carson McClain? Nice catch guys. Well, again, I can't spoil anything, but let's just say that Carson wasn't originally the quarterback for the Wildcats, Levi was. And lets just say to complicate matters that Levi may or may not be Dallas' ex boyfriend. Dallas' very serious ex boyfriend. Ouch. Yep. Levi and Dallas went to high school together where Coach Cole (Dallas' father) was also the State Champion football coach. It was under Coach Cole that Levi learned to be the great athlete he is today. After moving to Rusk. he played a season on the football team, but really was not giving the team the show they were promised. In response to that, Coach Cole is brought on to whip Levi into shape. Unfortunately for all of us, Levi is a douchelobster. Yes you read that right. Levi is not the nicest guy, at all, and is one of my least favorite characters. However, he does play a rather important part in our story. I really can't say much about it, so I think I'll leave the Levi portion of this post short! Guess you'll just HAVE to read All Lined Up to find out more! Check out these graphics made by my fellow Street Team members!







      Levi Abrams









        Quarterback
Rusk University Wildcats














Alright guys, that's all I have for you on the topic of our guys Silas Moore and Levi Abrams, but wait, THERE'S MORE!! Several of the other amazing Street Team members that I have the great fortune of working with are giving you THEIR take on Silas and Levi! Wanna learn more? Check out any of their blogs below!


Amber at Grown Up Fangirl: http://www.grownupfangirl.com/

Kaitlin at Between Order and Randomness: https://www.kaitlanolivia.blogspot.com/

Momo at Books Over Boys: http://booksoverboys.blogspot.com/

Yvette at Nose Stuck in a Book: http://ycervera.blogspot.com/


Kim at Kimberly Faye Reads: http://www.kimberlyfayereads.com/ 

Stephanie at Smart and Savvy with Stephanie: http://smartsavvysteph.blogspot.com/

Krista at Krista's Dust Jacket: http://kristasdustjacket.blogspot.com/

Andy at Owl Always Be Reading: http://www.owlalwaysbereading.com/

And last but not least, our fearless leader, the amazing Cora Carmack has a great post for ya: http://coracarmack.blogspot.com/



Before you leave, how about another awesome giveaway from Cora? Up for grabs this week are a SIGNED advanced copy of All Lined Up! Can't say I wouldn't mind that prize myself!
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Just as a reminder. Don't forget that you guys all have your chance to meet Miss Cora Carmack this weekend (as well as Jennifer L Armentrout and Jay Crownover) in Des Moines, Iowa for a special Authors Event panel pertaining to the New Adult genre. I will be there and will have lots of info for you guys when I get back! Check out my post all about the AViD event here: http://oneguysguidetogoodreads.blogspot.com/2014/04/authors-visiting-in-des-moines-event.html

Alright, this has been a long week for all of us and I can't say I am sad to finally see it come to an end, but I have been looking forward to this #FootballFriday all week long. I am so excited to introduce you guys to Silas, my favorite character in All Lined Up. I hope you all have amazing weekends and remember to keep checking back with us here at OneGuysGuidetoGoodReads! This post should put me at a HUGE milestone and I thank each of you for that, I have a surprise lined up to mark the occasion soon! Pre-Order ALU, follow Cora and myself on Twitter, comment, follow, or message me for any more information or just to say hey, I love communicating with my readers! Until next time, Happy Reading!

Bleed Rusk Red

-Ethan
 

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