Sep 20, 2012

Blog Tour: Jenn Cooksey - Shark Bait

The fabulous author Jenn Cooksey is taking over the blog today!! Check out this awesome top ten post. DROOL! :o)

Hi everyone! As most of you know, this is the last stop in the Shark Bait Back to School Blog Hop before tomorrow’s finale which is taking place over on my blog, and I just can’t say how tickled I am that it’s here on this particular blog. I mean come on, I’m a Book Shark and Shark Bait?! I know, right?! Epic wrapped up in Bacon-infused awesome, huh?! Okay, so there isn’t actually any Bacon involved, much to my dismay, but’s pretty freaking cool. So, a million and one thanks goes to Mickey for being so great and playing my reindeer games today, and for all of you who have been hopping along the past two weeks or so, you guys ROCK and I flipping heart you all! And if you’ve just now stumbled upon my first-ever book tour and want to join all the cool kids in the giveaways, fun, and scavenger hunt, never fear, there’s still time! The schedule and details are up on my blog and the giveaways will run until the 28th of September, so get hoppin’!

Okay, so no Bacon, but today’s post IS full of yummy goodness as it’s my Top 10 list of hot guys who inhabit what is known as my Island. You know, that tropical, albeit mythical paradise that’s overflowing with lush beauty, tasty drinks, and all the swoon-worthy guys a chick can only dream of playing with. And I’ll be honest, I dream a lot. So much so that I don’t just have ONE Island, I have several. And not that many of us need to justify talking about the guys we drool over, but I realize that some of you might be wondering why this particular Top 10 would even garner a place in my book’s blog hop in the first place, so in explanation, here’s a quick excerpt where Camie (Shark Bait’s MC) is being asked by her sister, Jillian, how cute Tristan (the guy in Shark Bait) is:

“So how cute is he? Are we talking moderately drool worthy or, ‘hey Cujo, you’re foaming at the mouth’?” She asked and straightened the ears on one of the bunny slippers she was wearing.
“Jilly, he’s Taylor Kitsch hot. In fact, he looks just like Taylor Kitsch with light brown hair and blue eyes. I’m not even kidding.”
“Dang, really?”

Let me explain. Taylor Kitsch is the king of my “Hot Guy Island.” And I really wasn’t exaggerating; Tristan actually does look a lot like him. Besides, by using him as an illustration, Jillian can now appreciate how gorgeous Tristan is, too, because I don’t compare normal people to my favorite hot actor. EVER.

So that brings me to my list and the proclamation that yes, I wrote the king of all my Islands into my book.

1) Taylor Kitsch. Island: King of ‘em all (he even has a scepter and a purple robe in which he rules).
He’s not as popular as some of my other guys are yet, but every now and then, I run across someone who fully appreciates the divine masterpiece that is Taylor Kitsch, and every time I hear another chick extolling his hotness whereby trying to lay claim upon him, I gnash my teeth and reach for the shotgun, because seriously, he’s MINE.

2) Bradley Cooper. Island: Main.
O.M.G. This man’s eyes and smile...? Yeah, holy hell, Batman!!

3) Alex Pettyfer. Island: Main.
This guy has it all and then some! Eyes? CHECK! Smile? CHECK! Voice? CHECK! Body? CHECK and CHECK!!

4) Brad Pitt. Island: Main.
He might be a little long in tooth now, but back in his Legend of the Fall days, the guy was HOT AF and to this very day, he’s still adorable.

5) Mark Wahlberg. Island: Main.
Not only is he yummy to look at, but he can sing and bonus points; anyone who’s ever seen the outtakes of the movie Rockstar knows he’s got a sense of humor and can laugh at himself.

6) Kevin Bacon. (<---You had to know I’d figure out a way to make Bacon present in this post after all! Ha!!) Island: Main.
The guy’s last name is Bacon. ‘Nough said.

7) Patrick Stewart. Island: Geriatric.
A debonair, stage-trained Shakespearean actor who successfully transitioned onto TV and the silver screen. His smoothness and talented portrayal of Capt. Jean Luc Picard went the distance in bringing Star Trek back to cool again with The Next Generation and no one will ever be able to say “Engage” like this guy can.

8) Harrison Ford. Island: Geriatric.
I know. It makes me just as sad to actually admit that Han Solo has been forced off the Main Island and onto the Geriatric, but the fact remains, the dude is SEVENTY-FREAKING-YEARS-OLD!! He’s still damned good looking, though.

9) Patrick Swayze. Island: Deceased.
He was a vastly talented and BEAUTIFUL soul—both on the outside and inside. I cried when Pancreatic Cancer took him from our world long before his time.

10) David Niven. Island: Deceased.
Elegant and understated sex appeal, fabulous sense of humor, and blue eyes that sparkled like fireworks on the 4th of July. I mean good grief...they just don’t make ‘em like that anymore.

So there you have it! Thanks again for stopping by I’m a Book Shark and following along the Shark Bait Back to School Blog Hop! I hope you’ve been having fun and I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow over on my blog for the hop finale! And just because a Top 10 list like this isn’t nearly as fun without visual aides, I’ve put together a little slideshow for you of all the eye-candy listed above! Enjoy! (Oh and just a heads up, you might want to grab a bib or something to catch the slobber that will no doubt be forthcoming so as not to ruin your computer. I mean it’s up to you, but don’t say I didn’t warn you...)

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your shot at an e-copy of Shark Bait, but for a chance at the grand prize, the Ultimate Shark Bait Swag Bag, make sure you travel to every blog on the hop and jot down the highlighted letters and what blog you found them at in order to answer the scavenger hunt question! The grand prize giveaway will be at the final stop of the hop over on Jenn Cooksey's Blog on September 21st!!

Pub Date: June 15, 2012
Publisher: Jenn Cooksey
Format: Ebook, 319 pp
Age Range: Young Adult

Previously homeschooled Camie Ramsey is being shoved into the shark-infested waters of public high school, where even helium filled, penguin bespeckled arm floaties likely won’t help keep her inexperienced, fifteen-year old head above water in that rip current of hormones and emotions.
Camie’s worldly wisdom might be severely lacking (i.e., the closest she’s come to being kissed was sitting too close to the TV whilst Jake Ryan leaned in to give Samantha that fateful 16th birthday kiss), but she does understand her only hope for survival is if she’s thrown some kind of “social” life preserver before she sinks like a freaking rock. However, what will her fate be when she endeavors to flag down the only lifeguard on duty, the enormously popular and ridiculously beautiful Tristan Daniels? The most sought after and virtually most unattainable guy in school who not only makes Camie’s heart flatline on a recurring basis, he’s also the one guy who seemingly doesn’t know she exists.

Feeling like an inept piece of chum that could ultimately be swallowed by Jaws, can Camie get Tristan to rescue her from floundering in the treacherous deep, or is she destined to be Shark Bait?
Jenn Cooksey is a Southern California girl born and bred, and proudly boasts being a member of Grossmont High School's alumni. She currently resides in the 7th Ring of Hell (aka; Arizona) with her husband (whom she married on a dare while in Las Vegas), their three daughters, and more pets than she has the patience to count. Aside from her husband and one cat, everyone living under the Cooksey's roof is female. She's sure her husband will be not only be awarded sainthood when he kicks the bucket, but that Jesus will welcome him into heaven with a beer and a congratulatory high-five. She also believes that Bacon should be capitalized. Always!

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  1. OH MY GOODNESS!! Jenn!! That isn't a video of the top ten island guys! HAHA it's a video of your HUSBAND!! I think you've been pranked, Jenn.. LOL.

  2. Wait. I don't understand. I mean I don't know how this happened or wh—NO. Are you freaking kidding me?!!!

  3. Awesome video Jenn! (Can't wait for the sequel to Shark Bait-I love that book!:)


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