Friday, July 22, 2011

YA Crush Tourney: Jack vs Kaleb (Match #14) goes to Kaleb!

And the winner is... KALEB!

As most of you know, yesterday our voting polls crashed for a 3rd time. Because of this, we are having a rematch for one of the matches from yesterday. To prevent this from happening again, polls will only be open for 24 hours. We, of course did not want to do this, but we see no other way if we want to keep this fair and prevent rematches. The polls will close at 10am on Saturday morning 24 hours later.

Before we get started, it's the same rules as usual. We've tried as much as possible to keep everything spoiler free, but to really show the best qualities of a character sometimes spoilers are necessary, so BEWARE!!! Also, feel free to write comments in the comments section about either character, but we will not tolerate rudeness. The moment it crosses over from logical argument to rudeness, your comment will be deleted and your vote cancelled. With all that said, let the voting begin!

Jack (Seed 23)
The gorgeous Jack is from Melissa de la Cruz's popular Blue Bloods series. For more information on this series check it our here. Jack is rep'd by the awesome Amanda! You can follow her on twitter @apedulla and her blog at


 He has a calm and collective personality but easily shows violent tendencies because of his character (i.e Angel of Destruction). He shows a very tender and caring side towards Allegra Van Alen (Gabrielle, The Uncorrupted) and later to her daughter, Schuyler Van Alen. He frequently showers them with his affection, often composing poems or songs for Allegra and her previous incarnation and romantic dinner dates with Schuyler. When overcome with Abbadon's personality, he is often violent especially with his twin, Mimi. Despite this, he is loyal to his friends and family and tries his best to help them. He is also easy to fall in love with.  He is wealthy and strong. He is every girls dream, with his personality. Even if he gets angry, protective, writes poems, you got a love a man who could write you a love poem!  From the very first pages mentioning him in Blue Bloods, you know he is the catch of the year !! Sounds Great to me... Can I marry him?


He is described by many of the female population as "painfully handsome" with the usual: platinum blond hair, graceful, athletic, etc... He has a calm and collective personality but easily shows violent tendencies because of his character (i.e Angel of Destruction).
"The two of them [Mimi and Jack] shared the same pale, platinum blond hair, the same creamy, translucent skin, the same hooded green eyes, and the same long, slender limbs."
I could just picture him, the way Melissa de la Cruz describes him. HOT, HOT and and burning Hot, (well he was in Hell) One look, you will fall in love with this beautiful HOT Blue Blood. I even think he's hotter than Edward, even though I loved the Twilight Series, nobody, I mean nobody will compare to Jack Force! Plus, I like green eyes on a boy.


He can communicate with other Blue Bloods through their minds. Great Kisser, Protects the people he loves.  Plus I do think is is a great kisser because Schuyler in Book two: Masquerade describes this kiss as one she can't forget. But since they had masks, she didn't find this out until the next book Revelations

"Jack Force is captain of the lacrosse team; lead in every school play (Konstantin inThe Seagull and Melchior in Spring Awakening);
Jack performs at a stellar academic and athletic level. He is a natural leader to his peers, and only in comparison to his more loquacious twin does he come across as reticent and taciturn. Those who know him well describe him as funny and charming, and never to be found without a book in his hand. Jack is a frequent visitor to the Repository library"
- From Keys to the Repository

Special Attributes:

His number one attribute would be his smarts. In Revelations, a way of communicating to Schuyler was through literature. He used books, numbers, where she is to meet him. I would also believe he is also a great to make out with. When reading all of the series so far, the best parts are with Jack and Schuyler, and how the relationship would last. He really cares about her, and he tries to hide his anger but he can't. He would risk his life to save and be with Schuyler. I think that he's the man of my dreams, don't you ? Plus if am in trouble he can sense it!

Why is her better than his competitor?

Jack is the better competitor because he is :
A vampire (Blue Blood), He is part of the Committee for the Blue Bloods, has a gentle side, Fell in love with Schuyler (it is forbidden), Lives in the beautiful City of New York
Before he was Jack Force he was Abbadon, Angel of Destruction, Twin Angel of the Apocalypse, the Unlikely, Destroyer of Worlds, Broke his Bond with Mimi, so follow his one true love Schuyler
Was nicknamed 'Blackjack' in childhood because of his tantrums. It was later shortened to 'Jack' in adolescence.  He smokes.  He knows he's destined to stay with Mimi but he can't help to stray to Schuyler Van Alen, even though he falls in love with her. Even if he smokes, he can always stop, but it gives him the bad boy vibe which every girl goes for.
He is better than any of these other competitors because of his loyalty, love and compassion

Anything else you'd like to add?

His full name is Benjamen Force.
Occupation: Student, Committee Member

Family members: Madeleine(Mimi) Force, Charles Force and Trinity Force

If you are interested in any other information read Melissa de la Cruz's Keys to the Repository, It tells you a lot of background info about the characters. Thanks to Melissa for creating this magnificent character we all love and adore. I can't wait to read Lost In Time:) if you haven't read the series, I recommend you do, you will want to read them all, because the plot is amazing

Vote for Jack Force................... Every Girls Dream Boy+Vampire

Kaleb (Seed 7)

The steamy Kaleb is from Myra McEntire's Hourglass.  You can find out more about Myra and her Hourglass series by clicking on her name in the side bar of this blog.   You can also check our Teaser Tuesday for Hourglass.  Kaleb is being represented by Bethany.  Go follow her on twitter @BethanyeLarson and check out her blog,


Kaleb is the quintessential bad boy—reckless, devilishly charming, witty, physically intimidating, complex. However, his wit and charm and entire bad boy persona are only fronts (not that he isn't holy-hell-I-would-throw-myself-at-him-if-he-said-that-to-me charming ANYWAY, he just really plays it up) to hide the fact that he's really a big softy. Well, that and the fact that there is some serious family drama in his life. Which means that he's reckless, devilishly charming, physically intimidating, complex, and wounded, which is better known as the exact combination that makes girls melt and go nuts for a guy. 


Kaleb is physically intimidating—tall, muscular (the incredible Myra McEntire describes his abs as "the most defined abs I've ever seen"), tattooed (three of them. At least, three that we know of.) and pierced (ears), with short black hair, and violet-blue eyes. If that isn't enough a visual, McEntire compares him to a sexy pirate. Yes, PLEASE. 


In the Hourglass world, Kaleb is an empath, a person who is supernaturally in tune with other people's emotions. But other than his ability to read emotions and empathize like a champ, he also excels at drinking a lot and still being alive the next day, coming up with fantastically funny and apt nicknames for people, swimming, and making you feel all hot and bothered. 

Special Attributes:

Kaleb abs are an eight-pack, y'all. Just think about running your hands over it. Mhmmmm.

Additionally, have I mentioned that he is an EMPATH? Any time you were feeling sad or lonely or frustrated or angry, Kaleb would not only understand what you were going through, but would know EXACTLY the right things to say and do to make it better. Basically, he's the perfect man. 

Why is Kaleb better than Jack?

Not only is Kaleb gorgeous and funny and dangerous-seeming, he's also genuine. If you're lucky enough to break through his hard-ass shell and get to the real Kaleb, he's basically a big, warm, caring guy who is also gorgeous and charming and could absolutely defend you if you needed him to. 

And, oh yeah, that empath thing. And the eight-pack. Think about it. 

Anything else you would like to add?

You know you want to vote for Kaleb. So, do it. Or else. *glares you into submission*

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