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9.01.2011

SmackDown Round 1: Pearl vs. Beau



Supernatural Smack Down hosted by Dark Faerie Tales & Parajunkee's View Supernatural Smack Down hosted by Dark Faerie Tales & Parajunkee's View


Fighting for the PJV - Sara Beth Durst's Pearl from DRINK, SLAY, LOVE



Pearl vs. Beau
Remember to check out Dark Faerie Tale's Site and choose wisely...tweet out your choice #SuperSmack



Name: Pearl Sange
Book: DRINK, SLAY, LOVE
Job: vampire
Height: tall enough to kick your butt
Weight: all muscle
Hair Color: black
Eye Color: blue-black
Location: Connecticut
Significant Other: Jadrien, also a vampire
Signature Move: fast kicks, ending in a bite
Kill Highlights: several full-grown vamps with a sword
Enemies: vampire hunters, also deathly boring English classes
Favorite Pastime: dancing to loud music, also drinking from the boy at the local ice cream store (the ice cream adds extra flavor)
Other Facts: At the start of DRINK, SLAY, LOVE, Pearl is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn and begins to develop a rather inconvenient conscience.  This doesn't decrease her fighting skills, but it does increase her number of enemies.


In walks Sara Beth Durst, author of DRINK, SLAY, LOVE...

I'd like to submit Pearl as my champion in the Supernatural Smackdown.  She's the main character in my new novel, DRINK, SLAY, LOVE (coming Sept 13 from Simon & Schuster).  She's a sixteen-year-old vampire girl, fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, mostly evil... a definite badass.  As proof, I offer up this scene from DRINK, SLAY, LOVE.  It features Pearl on a "date" with her boyfriend.  Keep in mind that she was stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn only a few hours earlier and should have died.

"I suppose you think you're good enough to be my escort to the ceremony?" Pearl asked.

"Of course."  He charged toward her, swift as a blur.  She swung up as he sliced toward her head.  The wood hit as she blocked the blow, and the staff shuddered from the strength of the impact.  She swayed as pain rippled through her, but she shoved.

He stumbled backward.

"I have heard there's waltzing," Pearl said.

"All the more reason you need a handsome prince to complement your stunning beauty."

"Your brothers are handsome as well," she said.  She swept her leg out, caught his knee, and yanked.  He twisted away before her foot could pull him down.  "And perhaps more coordinated."

He smacked her side with the staff, and her breath hissed through her teeth.  Clearly, she'd misjudged Mother.  Mother had indeed intended this as punishment.  She knew that Pearl would never admit weakness to Jadrien, and she knew he wouldn't hold back.  Of course, there was a way to escape the intended beating: kick his ass first.

He struck again with the staff.  Right, left, down, left.  "You are destined to be with me," he said.  She blocked.  One, two, three, four.  She spun and landed a second strike on his side.  He swore as he danced away.  "You are the most beautiful creature in all the state," he said as he swung his staff toward her neck.  She bent backward as the tip pushed against her jugular.

"Just the state?" Pearl asked.  Continuing to bend backward, she reached out with one hand to touch the floor and then kicked up hard as she flipped over.  Her feet caught Jadrien on the chin, and he reeled back.

"Let's see how well you clean up before we invest in too many superlatives," he said.

"I think I'll 'clean up' right now," she said.  She swept her staff low, aiming to sweep his feet out from under him. 

He was too fast.  He leapt over the staff and struck out with his fist.  It caught her in the solar plexus, and pain from her wound lanced through her.  Another blow came at her, and she was a second too slow to react.  It knocked into her stomach, and she flew backward across the room.  She slammed into one of the wood pillars.

"Slow today," he commented.

"Just lulling you into a false sense of complacency."  Pearl sprang away from the pillar and attacked.  The spinning staff whirled into a blur.  She struck at his neck, his legs, his shoulders, his arms.  He ducked as she rained blows down on him.

Jadrien struck back, and she raised her staff over her head with two hands, catching his staff dead center.  Crack!  Her staff split in two.  Splinters rained down.  She withdrew, holding half a staff in each hand.

"Surrender," Jadrien said.

"Oh, I don't think so."  With one stick swirling in each hand, Pearl leapt through the air and attacked.  With each hit, she felt stronger.  She felt a smile tug at her lips.  Her torso ached and burned, but she could think through it.  She could do this.  She'd survived a near-staking.  She'd been chosen with her family to host the Connecticut Fealty Ceremony.  She could do anything!  Her breath raked her throat as she swung the sticks faster and faster.  He blocked.  Each strike became as loud and rhythmic as drum beats.  "Our ceremony will be spectacular," she said.  "I'll make sure of it."  No human, no hunter, no mythical beastie with a day-glo horn was going to ruin this for her.  "Better than spectacular, it will be perfect."

Catching her waist with one hand, he drew her tight against him.  "I believe you," he said.  And then he kissed her.  The sticks dropped from her hands and clattered to the ground.

Mid-kiss, she yanked his staff out of his hand, hooked her foot around his ankle, flipped him to the ground, and pinned him down with his staff pressed against his throat.  "Surrender?" she said.

"To you," he said, "I surrender my heart and soul."

She rolled her eyes.  "Very romantic, considering you have neither."

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71 comments:

Andra said...

Haha Fantastic! Now all we need is the Supernatural Fight club... D

ParaJunkee said...

Well we want to talk about this FIGHT...LOL

fairypenguin said...

I still think Drink, Slay, Love has the most awesome, eye catching cover.

roro said...

it really does

Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! said...

Damn that scene was kind of hot. Gotta vote for Pearl this round.

I'm loving this event. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Amy J said...

YAY!!! It finally has started!

tawndam said...

Sounds GREAT! I voted for Pearl ☺

Victoria said...

I voted for Pearl.

Mandroid said...

Definitely voting for Pearl. All these were-randomanimalinserthere characters sort of make me giggle, and not necessarily in a good way.

This sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun!

Leslie
WorkingfortheMandroid.com

Ozymandias said...

I must admit that I voted for Beau. Sorry, Pearl. Nothing against you!

Low Key
twiztidsharkie@aol.com

Rain Maiden said...

I have to laugh..they are both neck and neck. I would love to get to know both of these hotties better. Thanks for the post.

Eva said...

Go Pearl!

acm05 said...

What a fun activity having a Smackdown!

Riv Re said...

Let's go Pearl! You can do it!

Richard said...

Drink, Slay, Love is awesome! Go Pearl!

Darcus said...

I've been dying to read Drink, Slay, Love. I had to vote for Pearl. =)

Meredith said...

I voted for Beau!

violettereads said...

Just from what I've read in this contest, gotta go with Pearl!!!

Danielle Gorman said...

Wow, I definitely can't wait to read this book.

Teril said...

Oh yeah I loves me a good smackdown, GO PEARL!

Barb P said...

This book looks really fun. This is a fantastic contest and I can't wait for the rest of the Smackdown! bpatrick64113@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer@The Book Nympho said...

I voted for Pearl.

Chelsea B. said...

I voted for Pearl! :-)

The Romanceaholic said...

Sorry, I voted for Beau *hides*

C'mon, HE DRIVES A VIPER!

lol Seriously, Pearl sounds awesome though, and both books are definitely going on my TBR list :)

Tina@Tinasbookreviews said...

That was fun...:D And I voted for Pearl, that book was fun reading...

Anonymous said...

I'm actually reading an eARC of Drink, Slay, Love right now, and it's terrific! Must go finish the book right now.

Mickie T
mdturett at juno dot com

Jess @ мαувє ιтѕ ℓσνє said...

Gaah, that was a hard choice! I liked both >< But in the end I choose Pearl because of his eyes ♥ I didn't plan on reading Drink, Slay, Love but now my mind changed ;) Definitely reading it!

Alisa said...

I chose Beau (SORRY!) It was tough and I really did want to choose both. But I ultimately chose Beau because I love cats and he's a were-cougar... LOL.

Karen said...

I voted for Pearl. I'm dying to read this book.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara E. said...

I voted for Beau, gotta go with the were-cougar this time.

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

This was an awesome idea! I voted for Beau :)

Bailey said...

This is so much fun! =D

Rebecca said...

This is such a fantastic idea! thanks for the chance to win:)

Jennifer said...

That cover is kick ass!
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J.J. Bonds said...

How could I not vote for Pearl? Kicking butt and witty banter all at once? What's not to love?

Jen B. said...

I have been waiting for this smackdown. I can hardly wait to see all of the choices!
jepebATverizonDOTnet

Veronica M. said...

Pearl gets my vote! I absolutely love Sarah's books.

Tina W said...

That scene def won my vote!! Go Pearl!!

Niina said...

I love this Competition!
Just too bad the giveaway isn't international. :(

erin said...

awesome concept! I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of Sept now :) thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Dead Trees and Silver Screens said...

Great contest!

http://www.deadtreesandsilverscreens.blogspot.com

faefever25 said...

Haha I love this idea, thanks for the giveaway!

faefever25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the entertaining contest.

rachaelmccully@yahoo.com

Vivian said...

I voted for Pearl Sange!

ML said...

I voted for Beau-he drives a Viper and it's my dream car so it swayed my vote.

mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

JenM said...

I just recently heard of Drink, Slay, Love and promptly put it down on my wishlist - it sounds like it's got a great premise.

jen at delux dot com

Susan said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the contest.

sab5723 at hotmail dot com

Jess said...

I voted for Beau! Thanks for the giveaway!

jcross719 at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Go Pearl! :D

Grace Radford

Lyssa Anne said...

Sorry, Pearl, I voted for Beau. I just have a thing for cat-type shifters.

Love the cover on this book though. Thanks for the giveaway!

wanda f said...

Beau got my vote

flanagan@mebtel.net

Nathalie Brault said...

I voted for Beau,
thanks for the giveaway

Fiktshun said...

Not entering the giveaway, but I had to vote for Pearl! Great event.

Mallary Mott said...

I voted for Pearl. Love these posts so far!!

Ashley Suzanne said...

Voted for Pearl :]

Savanna said...

aWESOME GIVEAWAY!!

melissa said...

Beau!!!!!

madsheepno1 said...

i love this smack down it great

jenny

madsheepno1@yahoo.co.uk

mbreakfield said...

Sorry Pearl, I voted for Beau.

BookLuvr Mindy said...

I voted Pearl! She is HIL-AR-IOUS...tough...kick a** chick!

Leigh Ann said...

Definitely Pearl
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Brenda said...

Both books sound good but I would vote Beau.

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

I would definitely go with Pearl I love tough female characters.

Patricia's Particularity said...

I would have gone for Pearl

Rockee said...

I would have voted for Pearl, too! She seems like a kickass vamp.

Scorpio1974 said...

Polls where closed already but I would have voted for Pearl.
Thanks so much for this generous giveaway opportunity!!! =)

Valerie Long
just.val.1974@gmail.com

Vivien said...

Voted for Pearl :)

Smiley Girlie said...

I had voted for Pearl! I mean come on she survived getting staked by a unicorn!

Julie said...

I voted for Pearl!!

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