Introduction to Vance Mangum 101

Vance Mangum. Just rolls off the tongue doesn't it? Give me a moment to gather myself because at the mere thought of his name, my heart starts racing and my knees weaken. Sigh. Ok where was I - oh yes, Vance Mangum. The book world has a new bad boy and what a bad boy he is. The first image you get of Vance is him wearing a leather jacket outside of school, leaning up against his motorcycle. Can you see him? Ok now add amazing blue eyes, a rock hard body and a smile that will drive you crazy. He has a wicked sense of humor and like all bad boys, has a tortured and mysterious past. Oh and did I mention he has magical powers? Yep, I can hear your heart beating faster from here. Delicious huh? Right from that first moment of meeting him, Vance grabs hold of your heart and embeds himself deeply. He's the boyfriend you always wish you had in high school, the boy who when he walks into a room everything reduces down to a whisper and you find yourself drawn to him. He finds your eyes and with that smirk that melts your insides, he walks to you, letting everyone know that you're the one he wants and that to him, no one else matters. Everyone else may think they "know" him but you do - he's devoted, loyal and completely into you. It also doesn't hurt that he kisses like the devil and that he has the ability to scramble your brain with that incredible sexy raised eyebrow. He's the reason why you get up in the morning, why you find yourself with a goofy grin on your face and why you find yourself doodling your name and his wrapped in a heart whenever there is a pen nearby. He is irresistable and 100% unforgetable

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vance Mangum On Paper

I'm a HUGE reader and the best books are always those where the character seems to jump off the page and become real. You get caught up in their story, their thoughts and feelings and if the story is told right, the characters have a lasting effect on the reader. When I began reading The Trouble With Spells (book 1 of the series) my hope was that it was a good read and that I would find the story and characters believable. Three hours later, I'm left with a finished book and a HUGE gap in my heart. All I could think was 1. What the heck just happened and 2. Where do I have to go to get more Vance. I know that I'm not the only one to think it either. So what did happen?
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 I'll tell you what happened - I fell completely and hopelessly in love with Vance because as I read he became more than a figment of imagination created by the author but as someone who I could at anytime meet in my daily life. He had depth and character and I went to bed wondering where was Vance when I was in high school. He makes such an impression on people that on more than one occasion, people find themselves having "Vance" sightings. I know I have (I went to my local library one day and when I walked into the building I saw this guy and I kid you not, my VERY first thought was "OMG Vance is here") Reading about Vance, his meeting Portia and their growing relationship, the glimpses you get of what his life is like (is it just me or does the tortured bad boy stop you from breathing?) and those heartbreaking scenes in the end, created an instant connection to the story and solidly trapped me in it. I was left wanting more and it was in that moment that I became a member (and future president) of the "We Love Vance Mangum" fan club and dedicated myself to the mission of converting the world to him - one heart at a time. I've been known to break out into Vance rants and incite Vance love fests and as I've talked with others, they also see Vance the same way I do and comment on how he literally leaps off the page and steals their hearts. Vance is addicting, pure and simple and with two books under his belt and another two on the way, I'm sitting on the edge of my seat impatient because I KNOW Vance is just going to keep on getting better.

To read what I thought and felt about Trouble With Spells and The Demon Kiss, click on the links below:

Trouble With Spells Review
The Demon Kiss Review

Book 1 & 2 - Of Witches & Warlocks Series


LMW said...

I LOVE THIS!! Thank you so much! What a great idea!!

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