15 February 2014

Love-a-Thon 2014: Mini Challenges Day 1

Here is my mini challenge post for day one of the Love-a-Thon! It'll be updated a couple of times, so be sure to check back in a few hours when the next mini challenge goes live. 

Mini Challenge #2: Book Valentines
For this challenge I had to write a love letter to my book boyfriend(s)/girlfriend(s). Since Valentine's Day was actually yesterday, we have already exchanged our letters and let me tell you, they're not fit to be shared in public. I think Nick (Altered/Erased) in particular would want to kill me if I showed you some of the stuff I have been writing to him. But never fear, I had a look through the treasure chest and found one that's fairly decent:

Dear Captain Thorne, 

Ever since that day on the ship, I haven't been able to stop thinking about you. . It feels as though the distance between us grows further with every moment we spend apart. Now can I have my bloody ship back?!

Your co-captain,
Amber x

Mini Challenge #3: Mad-Lib
I'm not really sure how this happened. I was very sleep-deprived when I wrote this. I apologise in advance!
One day, I was picnicking with Tod Hudson. Out of the blue, a hell hound came out of nowhere! It was so loud, scary and yet invisible. At first, we were afraid, we were petrified, but we channelled Dean Winchester. We hopped on a tricycle to make our getaway.

As we escaped, we turned up the radio because Call Me Maybe came on and made me dance. Everything was extremely smooth sailing until a Hippogriff appeared in the middle of the road. We swerved to avoid it, but while Tod stayed on the tricycle, I got thrown onto my side into the woods.

I couldn't get up, and felt paralysed as I lay there staring up at the trees. What was I going to do? I heard a rustle among the leaves, and felt scared. Surely, this was going to be my end. As my eyes fluttered shut, the last thing I saw was a head of brown hair and blue eyes.

When I woke up again, I was on a wooden bench. My body hurt a whole lot less, and I could sit up. There was a laptop and bookshelf in the room along with doughnuts and vodka. The door suddenly opened to reveal Christian Ozera, a concerned look on his face. I blushed and averted my gaze, but he sat next to me and said, "Don't be shy. It's okay."

He came over to sit by me, and we started talking after I told him my name. We chatted about reading, Once Upon a Time, and vampire slaying, and realized we had a tonne in common! I thought he was dreamy and couldn't help feel a little light-headed. 

Just as he reached out for my hand, the door crashed open and in came Captain Thorne. "Don't let him charm you away, my love!" He yelled, running at Christian. They each had rolling pins in their hands and began to fight. "Stop!", I yelled, feeling so frustrated. They didn't listen to me. Before I could intervene, Christian fell to the floor and disappeared in a cloud of smoke. 

"What was that?" I asked, staring at the empty space. Thorne dropped his weapon, and came over to me. "Magic, but you are safe now, sweetheart." He hugged me close, and I suddenly knew that this was the real deal and not just a dream.

Just as Frisky started playing in my head, I woke up. I cursed by shitty luck. Why had it only been just a dream?


  1. I read Cress yesterday and it was amazing!! Honestly one of the top 2 books I've read this year! It felt like reading an incredible movie! And Thorne is just so hilarious and wonderful, I loved reading about him and how he grows as a character! That book was just so marvelous, I loved it! I love how you signed yours 'your co-captain' and he is definitely a wonderful book boyfriend!


  2. Bahahahaha I love the last line. Brilliant.

  3. I love this valentine because it's so personalized to suit Thorne! He's an awesome character, by the way, who makes me smile and swoon in equal measures. HOWEVER, I'm still more a Wolf fan... so we can agree that we don't need to share, right? :)

  4. Hahaha! I love the last sentence! I so need to read this series and everyone mentioning it today makes me want to read it even more!

  5. Bahahaha that last line is hilarious, Amber. Love it.

  6. I'm so excited to read Cress; I hear the Captain makes an even bigger impression than in Scarlet <3

  7. Your mad lib was absolutely hilarious. I loved 'we were afraid, we were petrified' and how much fun this story was!

  8. Haha, these mad lib posts are seriously cracking me up! DEAN WINCHESTER REFERENCE IS WINNING. Also, I'm happy that Thorne was your (sort of) happy ending in this one, becaue he's awesome ;)

  9. The Valentine is so awesome, perfect for Thorne. And I am cracking up at your Mad Libs.

  10. I like your choice of Captain Thorne! <3 (Although Wolf will always have my heart.)

  11. You had me at "hell hound" with your Mab Lib.

  12. Actually LOLd at Hippogriff. Well played.

  13. A hell hound and a hippogriff, nice, haha. I would totally talk about Once upon a time too. You totally ended up with the best bookish guy!


  14. Bhahahahahahaaha! The last paragraph is priceless. This is perfect and so you :D

  15. Hell hound? Hippogriff? Yeah, that was a sleepy Amber movie, I think. But it's a hilarious story and that's what makes it awesome. XD

  16. I love this! I just got Cress yesterday and cannot WAIT to dig in.

  17. I LOVED Thorne in Scarlet. Much more than Wolf. I can't wait to read Cress!! Also--doughnuts and vodka! Ha! :)

  18. Dying over your letter to Thorne. Thorne better bring your ship back asap though ship commandeering is kind of hot.

    Who is Tod Hudson? Will you murder me for not knowing who he is?

    Channeling Dean Winchester is always a good idea. I forced Chaol to make out with me instead, but oh well. Good enough.

    The amount of Thorne in this post is awesome.


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