So I’m introducing a new feature to the blog. I keep doing that. Why do I do this to myself?

Oh yes, I know why. Because I love this blog, and any excuse to write more is the best thing for me, and for you guys, and for this blog in general.

I’m friends with a lot of bloggers, and I noticed a trend with some of them lately, doing things like Crush of the Week, and Hottie of the Week. My friend Hayley does a Crush of the Week on her blog, which you can check out here, and my friend Sylvia from FanGirlFeeels has recently started a Hunk of the Week on her blog.

And I really thought, that’s a great idea! I could do that. The cool thing about what I could do too, as a girl who is attracted to both guys and girls, I could cover both bases.

But I decided to take the idea (Thanks Hayley and Sylvia!) and twist it a bit. They are using real people, and that’s fine and dandy because real people are super hot and totally actually available to date (sort of available…if you can get near them…), but I’m all about the fictional characters.

So I’m going to be sharing a favorite fictional crush of mine, each week. Its a chance for you all to see some of my favorite characters from my favorite books, but also a chance for me to gush about my fictional crushes too. Sigh.

I will warn you though: most of these will have spoilers for whatever has been released so far. I don’t tend to cushion things like this, only reviews.

So in this first edition, I just HAVE to share my ultimate fictional crush, who will top the list NO matter what, every single time.

Here he is:

Character Name:

Jace Wayland Morgenstern Herondale Lightwood

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Book or Series They Appear In:

The Mortal Instruments Series

City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire 

Author:

Cassandra Clare

Played By: 

Jamie Campbell Bower

Who They Are:

Jace Wayland is the main character, alongside Clary Fray, in the Mortal Instruments series. He is a Shadowhunter, a human with angel blood and a predestined mission to rid the world of its demon infestation. He is tall, well built, blond hair and gold eyes. Jace was raised by Valentine, a rogue Shadowhunter, who was not easy with his affection for his “son”. This makes Jace hard, sarcastic and cocky, and not easy to see through at times. He isn’t easy with his affection but when he does eventually fall in love, he is incredibly romantic and protective, and yet, he shows strength and belief in Clary. He has a fierce loyalty to his friends and his adopted family, and he is a strong fighter and one of the BEST Shadowhunters that has even been.

Why I Am Crushing On Them: 

Jace Lightwood. How can I describe Jace Lightwood? Sigh.

I first read the Mortal Instruments series three and a half years ago. My boyfriend and I had broken up for a couple months and I was in a miserable state, and I just needed the one thing that can always distract me: books. I went to Borders (oh Borders…rest in peace), and I found City of Bones. I thought it sounded kind of interesting, and took it home, and proceeded to read the second and third books, which were the only ones out at the time, and fell in love with series hard.

And with that came the BIGGEST crush on a fictional crush ever. I was lonely and mopey and pathetic at the time and I thought Jace Wayland was the best character to ever exist and the love of that character has not gone away.

For one thing, he’s a badass warrior, who is super strong and can fight like no other, and is extremely loyal and clever and brave and fearless. And he’s the bad boy too: he has sarcasm and biting words and he’s cocky as hell, and I don’t know, I love that sort of boy. I love the ones that are so hard to see sometimes and have these hard shells because when they do fall in love, and they do start to pull down the walls, its so beautiful and its like a relief. I remember feeling like, OHMYGOD, finally, Jace opens up with people!

Plus, if Jace were real, he’d be super hot. I know that Alec Lightwood is supposed to be the beautiful one, but Jace has that blond, tortured soul, tough warrior, with sexy rune tattoos thing going on. Yeah. Whew. I need to splash my face with cold water.

Plus, he’s funny. He makes me laugh with the ridiculous stuff that he says, and I love when a boy can make me laugh.

Notable Quotes: 

“I don’t want to be a man,” said Jace. “I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.”

“It means ‘Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234′.”

“I know it’s wrong – God, it’s all kinds of wrong – but I just want to lie down with you and wake up with you, just once, just once ever in my life.”

“There is no pretending”,Jace said with absolute clarity.”I love you,and I will love you until I die,and if there’s a life after that,I’ll love you then.” (This one kills me every single time…)

“I love you Clary. More then I ever– God. More than i probably should. You know that, don’t you?”

“To love is to destroy and to be loved is to be the one destroyed”

“Don’t order any of the faerie food. It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you’re munching a faerie plum, the next minute you’re running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not, that this has ever happened to me.”

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I hope you enjoyed this first edition of my Fictional Crush of the Week! Come back next weekend for more!

Now, as if Cassandra Jean, couldn’t get any cooler than she already is, a Shadowhunter Men calendar for 2014 was announced.

For those of you who don’t know, Cassandra Jean is an artist, most known for her Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices fan art. She also does work for original graphic novels, and other YA works like Beautiful Creatures and The Raven Boys. She did a set of tarot cards using the characters from the various Shadowhunter series: The Infernal Devices, the mysterious TLH, The Mortal Instruments, and The Dark Artifices.

So when I found out there would be a calendar, featuring all the steamy men of these series, done in the brilliant artwork of Cassandra Jean, I was SO excited!

Here are the art pieces for each month!

Shadowhunter Calendar January

January 2014: Featuring James “Jem” Carstairs of the Infernal Devices trilogy

Shadowhunter Calendar February

February 2014: Featuring Magnus Bane and Alexander “Alec” Lightwood of the Mortal Instruments series celebrating Valentine’s Day

Shadowhunter Calendar March

March 2014: Featuring William “Will” Herondale from the Infernal Devices trilogy

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Shadowhunter Calendar April - Matthew Fairchild

April 2014: Featuring Matthew Fairchild of TLH, the parabatai of James Herondale.

Shadowhunter Calendar May Jaime Rosales

May 2014: Featuring Jaime Rosales of the Dark Artifices trilogy

Shadowhunter Calendar June Jace

June 2014: Featuring Jace Wayland Morgenstern Herondale Lightwood (depending on what you call him) of The Mortal Instruments series.

I call him Jace Lightwood. I can do that because I’m so marrying him. Sigh <3

Shadowhunter Calendar July Julian Blackthorn

July 2014: Featuring Julian Blackthorn of The Dark Artifices trilogy

Shadowhunter Calendar August Mark Blackthorn

August 2014: Featuring Mark Blackthorn of The Dark Artifices trilogy, brother to Julian.

I think I’m going to really like Mark…

Shadowhunter Calendar September Simon

September 2014: Featuring Simon Lewis of The Mortal Instruments series.

Can I just say, the fact that his shirt references the Oregon Trail game is just too hilarious for life?

Shadowhunter Calendar October Raphael

October 2014: Featuring Raphael Santiago of The Mortal Instruments series, looking very creepy for Halloween haha.

Shadowhunter Calendar November-James Herondale

November 2014: Featuring James Herondale of TLH

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Aren’t all those pictures absolutely amazing? AND super steamy and hot. I don’t know about you ladies but I’m pretty excited about those Will Herondale and Jace Lightwood months…

And I know what you’re wondering, where’s December! December is going to be a GROUP picture, and its coming soon. Even better news, there will  be a GIRL character calendar as well.

I am so excited!

And a little surprise for you all, I have an exclusive interview with the artist herself coming tomorrow!

What do you guys think of the Shadowhunter Calendar artwork? Which ones are your favorites? As always, share in the comments!

So, early today, I did a recap of the City of Bones World Premiere in Los Angeles. You can read all about that here.

I spent most of my Sunday, and all of my Monday at the Arclight Cinerama Dome, waiting for the premiere, having a seriously awesome time on the red carpet and enjoying the movie. I was absolutely exhausted after the movie, considering I had slept in a camping chair on Sunset Blvd for maybe two or three hours. My TMI Adventure buddies, Sylvia and Jane, and I went to my aunt’s house to shower (we needed it!) and grab a few hours of sleep, about two hours.

I was SO excited when this mall tour stop was announced. A few months ago, Sylvia and I, along with our fellow bloggers, Megan and Tatiana, started the hashtag #ShadowhuntersWantTMITour on Twitter, and got it trending pretty quickly. We were pretty bummed to find out there would be no California stop. When they announced it, I was extremely excited. The guests were Harald Zwart, Cassandra Clare, Kevin Zegers, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Lily Collins. I had already met all of them before but I would NEVER turn down a chance to meet them again. Then they announced they’d be adding Robbie Sheehan, and I was even more excited for the stop. I hadn’t met Robbie yet, and now I’ve met him twice!

We headed down to the Americana outdoor mall in Glendale at about four in the morning, and ended up being about the 35th person in line. We had to wait until 11 a.m. to actually get our wristbands, which was a nice long wait. We went around, talking with all our friends that were in line, and that we’d met the day before at the premiere.

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This picture above is of me and my Facebook friend, Diana. We talk a lot on the Facebook page, Better in Black, which is a private group for Shadowhunter fans (join us!), and she is SO amazing. She came all the way from London for the premiere, and happily enough, her flight was the day after the mall tour stop so she was able to attend that as well!

The line was so completely worth it. The first 50 or so people in line got free t-shirts (watch out for a giveaway VERY soon), and we were all lined up in the area for the Q and A. Because we had gotten there so early, we were only a couple people back from the barricade, which gave us a GREAT view of the stage, where the guests were.

I wish I had recorded the actual Q and A presentation for all of you but I didn’t :( My phone was dying after two days of amazing camping-ness. It was a really fun time. They had an unbelievable chemistry and showed serious passion for this movie and for the fandom that has come with it. They made us all laugh, and they made us scream every time they said the word “greenhouse”. I really loved hearing them talk about their characters, because they really knew them well and they obviously bonded and connected with them.

I really especially liked hearing Kevin Zegers talking about Alec Lightwood. Alec is my favorite character and he’s not always the bets guy in the book. He struggles between his light and dark sides, completely, and he’s definitely not a favorable character in the first book. But I really get him and understand him, and I love that he’s a gay character that is not a “typical gay” character. I love that Kevin saw all that, and I think he did a wonderful job of portraying him on screen.

Check out some pictures here!

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Meeting them was also super FUN! We thanked Kevin for the cookies he brought, and they all signed my Magnus Bane doll, and Lily just HAD to sign the butt, which made me laugh a lot. Robbie was able to sign my City of Bones book from WonderCon, which made me incredibly happy!

Oh, and during the Q and A, a fan asked a question to Kevin about Alec and Magnus in future movies and while he was answering, I held up my Magnus doll and Lily saw it and pointed it out to Jamie. So that’s what this picture is. I love this picture :)

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Check out the awesome signatures I got below!

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I was finally able to get Robbie to sign this book, which is the original City of Bones cover and has Jamie, Lily, Cassie, Harald and Jessica’s signatures on it.

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My signed Magnus Bane doll. I was so into the fact that Lily Collins wanted to sign the butt. They all super loved the doll, and were happy to sign it. Cassie was especially loved it and the creativity of it, and she was sad that Godfrey wasn’t at the mall tour until I told her I had gotten him the day before :)

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Honestly, those three days were some of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. This fandom, these books, mean the absolute world to me and I’ve been counting down the years, months, days until this movie would come out. I was so happy to have these experiences. I met so many amazing people, and I was able to see such a good chunk of the cast of the movie and they were all so amazing and nice and I enjoyed it immensely. I was also really excited to be able to see the movie a week and a half early, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Were you at the TMI Premiere or TMI Mall Tour LA Stop? If so, share in the comments below! I want to hear about your experiences too!