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Fifty Shades YA Boys: Vanquished by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié

Antonio de la Cruz is the next hottie in the Fifty Shades of YA Boys event. Antonio is the noble vampire hottie from the Crusade Trilogy written by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié. Vanquished, the last novel of the trilogy, will be released on August 28, 2012. Nancy managed to stop Antonio in the middle of a busy day on the hunt to get him to answer some questions for us.

Thanks to the folks at MTV Books for giving away a copy of Nancy Holder’s newest release, On Fire, which went on sale on Tuesday. Scott McCall is a sweet, sexy werewolf hottie! If you don’t believe me, check out MTV’s show Teen Wolf.

About Nancy:

Nancy Holder is a multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling author (the Wicked Series). Her two new dark young adult dark fantasy series are Crusade and Wolf Springs Chronicles. She has won five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association, as well as a Scribe Award for Best Novel (Saving Grace: Tough Love.) Nancy has sold over eighty novels one hundred short stories, many of them based on such shows as Highlander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and others. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, two corgis, and three cats.

You can visit Nancy around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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*Also visit Once Upon a Twilight for today’s other set of Hot YA Boys. You can follow along at Once Upon a Twilight and Dark Faerie Tales via Twitter and our blogs. You can also follow the hashtag #FiftyShadesYABoys.*

My name is Antonio de la Cruz, and I am a vampire who was attacked in 1941, when I was giving Last Rites to a fellow freedom fighter during World War II. I was studying to become a Catholic priest, and I believe that my devotion to my faith and my church has sustained me. But it my love for Jennifer Leitner that reminds me that angels walk among us, and her love for me reminds me that this is still the age of miracles.

I fight constantly to be a good man, a fighter against my own brothers, the vampires who have declared war on humanity. I am a Spaniard, passionate and hot-tempered, and the temptation to drink human blood has never left me. When Jenn puts her arms around her, my first thought is often that I want, more than anything, to empty her until she dies. When I succumbed, and reverted, I wanted God to strike me dead. He left me alive to atone for my sins, and to serve as an example of His mercy. And to protect Jenn, always, as we fight to end the scourge of vampiric world domination.

Fill in the blank:

NOBODY KNOWS I AM: Occasionally afraid of God, whom I have vowed to love and serve, even unto eternity.

I WISH I COULD STOP: being a vampire, and become Jenn Leitner’s lover.

I’M A SUCKER FOR: good Spanish wine.

A GOOD TIME FOR ME IS: When I know that Jenn is safe.

NOBODY WOULD BELIEVE ME IF THEY SAW ME: Wearing the face of my vampire self, kneeling in the chapel at the University of Salamanca.

I’D REALLY RATHER: Remain a vampire if that is the will of God.

THE FIRST THING I DO IN THE MORNING IS: Think of Jenn, and then I pray for her.


1. Adele

2. Olivia Wilde

3. Charlize Theron

As I follow the precepts of my Holy Orders, and Jenn Leitner owns my heart, I would pray for good things for these young women, and wilingly give my life to protect them, even from myself.


This giveaway is provided by Simon & Schuster/MTV Books

One lucky winner will win a copy of On Fire by Nancy Holder

Available July 17, 2012 from MTV Books

About this Book:

Based on the hit MTV series Teen Wolf—a teenage boy’s life changes forever after he’s bitten by a werewolf. 

Scott was just a regular guy until one bite changed his life. Now he struggles to understand who he is and what he might become. Is he more wolf than human—or is it the other way around? Whichever it is, it’s not going to be easy. Scott tries to control his urges, but mostly he’s scared that it’s his urges that could end up controlling him. On Fire is the story of what happens when you to walk the line between what you want and what you can’t help from wanting. Will the bite end up being a gift? Or will it be a curse? And what will it all mean for Scott’s relationship with Allison—the girl he can’t get enough of? Only time will tell if he should embrace his newfound powers, or if he should fear them.

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13 Responses to “Fifty Shades YA Boys: Vanquished by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié

  1. Laura FNo Gravatar

    Hott hott hott!! :-D I have a thing about Vampires…

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  2. Viki S.No Gravatar

    He sounds like a really good guy.

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  3. erinf1No Gravatar

    YUMMY!!! thanks for a great post and giveaway!

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  4. Barb PNo Gravatar

    I absolutely love Teen Wolf! Thanks fore the awesome giveaway!!

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  5. Barb PNo Gravatar

    Sorry, I forgot to add that he sounds extremely Hot! Love me a good Vamp!

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  6. AmyNo Gravatar

    He’s really hot! I can’t wait to watch this series as well.

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  7. Danielle B!No Gravatar

    Antonio sounds like such a good guy! *swoon*

    Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  8. Amanda @ VivalabooksNo Gravatar

    Wow! He sounds like a really good guy! Can’t wait to read this book!

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  9. Annaiss@SMWNo Gravatar

    He’s sounds like a good guy! Let’s hope he really is lol

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  10. Hollow MayNo Gravatar

    He sounds like a loyal noble guy. A true keeper :-)

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  11. dian aeshaNo Gravatar

    antonio really a good guy,,i love a vampir story..
    thanks for the chance to win..

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  12. AbbyNo Gravatar

    antonio sounds like a good guy for a vampire

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  13. Liss MartzNo Gravatar

    Passionate and hot-tempered.. ~sighs~ He seems like a nice vampire. I like that he believes in God :)

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