September 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Endless by Jessica Shirvington – Guest Post

Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Endless (The Violet Eden Chapters #4) by Jessica Shirvington

presented by Sourcebooks!

We are so excited to have Jessica on the blog with a post revealing
a Recipe for a swoon worthy character!



Violet Eden thought she was getting things under control. Then all hell breaks loose-literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she’s about to face the biggest baddie of all time. Except she’s not nearly ready. 
The dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head-not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has gotten downright dangerous. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it. But death is not the worst thing she will face…

add to goodreadsEndless (The Violet Eden Chapters #4) by Jessica Shirvington
Publication Date:  October 1, 2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire


Recipe for a Swoon Worthy Character


Ah, the secret to the swooniness of the swooniest of characters! This is definitely a hard one.

I tend to think it is all about combinations of the qualities we think we are looking for in a ‘swoon worthy’ character and also the surprising characteristics that we never realized were actually enticing as well.

For me, I think it is the character flaws and physical quirks that make someone so swoon worthy. It is also a certain intensity that comes from particular characters. We might not see it straight away but then, as we get to know them better, and as the character develops and becomes more passionate about something or someone we get to see how far they will go, how strong they are, how determined. And let’s face it, a determined guy is definitely one who causes swooning.

I think there are characters out there that get everything right. They look the part, have incredible and perfect bodies, say all the right things, never let the other characters or readers down. I suppose they are the characters that we should be fanning ourselves over, but for me, it doesn’t work that way. I want to see characters that make mistakes but when they realize what they have done and how they might’ve hurt other people in their recklessness, I need to see them move heaven and earth to make things right, no matter the cost.

So I think, in the end, the swooniness really comes from a combination of softness, action, imperfection and determination. Of reading about a character who we instinctually know will most probably destroy hearts even as he wins them over. And someone who we, as readers, get to have an insight into that is not the mask he might parade behind to everyone else. And eyes. Come on, the eyes have got to be great!





Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES. An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met the love of her life at age seventeen: Matt Shirvington, a former Olympian and current sports broadcaster for FOXTEL and Sky News. Married for almost eleven years with two beautiful daughters, Sienna and Winter, Jessica knows her early age romance and its longevity has definitely contributed to how she tackles relationships in her YA novels. Previously, she founded a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and before that was involved in the management of restaurants Fuel Bistro and MG Garage in Sydney. Jessica is now a full-time novelist and living her dream.


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