Arranged Marriage – what would I chose?

My friend Crystal Collier’s first novel “Moonless” will be released in print, and she’s holding her first ever blogfest. For those who come to this site through Crystal’s blogfest, I’m currently running a blog tour where you can win my newest release “Swordplay”. Look here for infos about the book and the giveaway and here for the Blog Tour schedule.

Her AMAZING co-hosts are Pk Hrezo, Tammy Theriault, and Michael Di Gesu (I know two of the three, and ‘amazing’ fits quite well). To make the blogfest more fun for all, Crystal asked her friends to post the answer to the following question on their blogs today:

If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, who would you beg your parents to set you up with? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.) Who and why?

But first, let me tell you something about her most amazing book (I already read the sample, bought it, and will be reading it on my trip to Texas in March. I’ll post a review when I’m done).

About the Book

YA Historical Fantasy

YA Historical Fantasy


In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially later when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.

Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

***Coupon Alert*** Crystal’s publisher is offering a $2.00 coupon until February 14th!!  To take advantage of this awesome offer, click the link below and use the coupon code!


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Now, for my answer

At first, I thought it’d be difficult to pick my dream match, but as it turned out, it was the easiest thing in the world. Of course, I would beg my parents to marry me off to my ex-boyfriend, ex-fiancée, and now husband. We’ve been an item for close to 30 years already and there’s no one in the world who can compete with him (despite us both getting old and crinkly).

However, I don’t think that was what Crystal had in mind when she asked. After all, being madly in love with your own husband is rather boring, right? So I though for a while who else would suit me, and I really found one. A single character out of a myriad of people (fictional and real) … does that tell you something about me? OK, I’m not going to keep you on tenderhooks. The guy that might, with a lot of luck, tempt me is:


He’s the humanized demon from “Good Omens – The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet, one of my all time favorite novels. What I like about him is his way to see the world. He realized that humans are their own worst enemy and that demons aren’t really necessary to bring about our own downfall. At the same time, he doesn’t want that to happen. Also, he’s the best (only) friend of an angel and despite being a demon, he’s very, very human. But since I haven’t finished reading Moonless yet, there’s still a chance that Crystal’s romantic lead might make me change my mind. 😉 Now, go and get Moonless form Amazon or read the answers to Crystal’s question on the other blogs. Here’s the list:

32 thoughts on “Arranged Marriage – what would I chose?”

  1. Crowley sounds like an interesting character.

    1. Cat says:

      He is although I doubt he’d like to get married. Demons do have some reservations about love, you know…

  2. Donna Hole says:

    So nice when a life plan works out 🙂

    1. Cat says:

      I completely agree. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Hi, Cat…

    Glad you told Tammy… She is such a character…. Gotta love her though.

    Very interesting choice. I really have enjoyed the diversity of answers during this fest… Thanks for joining in on the fun and helping Crystal get the word out!

    1. Cat says:

      As we say in Germany, one hand washed the other… 🙂

  4. so wait…I’m the third co-host you don’t know? you mean you can’t see me watching you from your own window *waving* hi!! interesting choice! plus I see you googling his image right now 🙂
    great to meet you!!!

    1. Cat says:

      Well I did say on DiGesu’s blog that he should have chosen you. 😉

  5. Love that you chose your husband! I’m not familiar with Crowley, but he sounds like a good alternative to your hubs. I’ll admit, this was a tough question–it’s instinctive to want to marry the one we’ve already chosen!! : )

    1. Cat says:

      I agree, but it was a fun question too.

  6. I haven’t read Good Omens, but I love demons, so I’ll definitely have to check it out! And of course your husband is a good answer, too. 😉

    1. Cat says:

      Husband is always the best answer for many questions.

  7. Interesting choice. I loved that book! (Of course, when I saw the big name Crowley, I thought of the King of Hell from the TV series, Supernatural! *LOL*)

    1. Cat says:

      I don’t watch much TV, and I don’t even know that series.

  8. A humanized demon! If anyone could pull off making a demon lovable it would be Neil Gaiman!

    1. Cat says:

      Yes, and combined with terry Pratchet’s kind of humor this is a really great read

  9. It’s wonderful that you’re still in love with your husband. Congratulations and Happy Valentine’s Day.

    Janie Junebug

    1. Cat says:

      Same to you.

  10. Kimberly says:

    I picked my husband too. 🙂 Your next choice is very interesting. I think I need to read that book now. 🙂

    1. Cat says:

      Be warned, it takes a little getting used to because there are so many POVs, but once you settle in, it’s a fun ride.

  11. Chrys Fey says:

    Ex-boyfriend, ex-fiancée, and now husband . . . I love that! I hope the two of you have a special Valentine’s Day!

    1. Cat says:

      We will — as soon as the kids are in bed. 😀

  12. Your hubs sounds like a keeper. But Crowley seems to be an interesting alternative. For a second I thought you meant CW’s Supernatural Crowley. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    1. Cat says:

      I have never seen Supernatural, so I couldn’t say. Thanks for coming here, too, and sorry for the delay in answering. Somehow your comment landed in my spam queue.

  13. Bish Denham says:

    I don’t know there series or the character. I think being married for 30 years and still being in love is the height of romantic and not at all boring. I’m not far behind you, 29 this year.

    1. Cat says:

      See, I never thought it very romantic — that’s probably why I hardly ever understood romance novels… Congrats on making 29 years. 😉

  14. That sounds like an interesting character all around.
    Good choice!

    1. Cat says:

      One of my favorites.

  15. LOL! What an amazing answer. I adore that you’ve been in love with your hubbs for 30 years. That’s the sweetest thing EVER. (I’m up to 14 years and happy as a pickle…which I should clarify: Pickles are extremely happy. I even blogged about it once.)

    I love your answer, although your right. Kiren could totally give Crowley a run for his money.

    1. Cat says:

      We’ll see… I’ve got to read the book (one more thing to look forward to when I’m travelling to Texas in March).

  16. Nana Prah says:

    I like that you would have your parents choose your husband. It’s sweet.

    1. Cat says:

      It was the premise of the question, but also, I trust them enough to know they would have found the perfect match if I hadn’t discovered him first. 😉

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