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Blog Tour: STORM - This/That with the Boys of Storm + Giveaway!

24 Apr 2012

Hey Everyone! Welcome to the second stop of the long-awaited STORM blog tour :) Today (or tomorrow- depends where you live :P) is the official release date for Brigid's magnificent YA debut! HOORAY! *throws confetti* Are we all excited? Make sure you go and grab a copy today, because this is definitely one of the  best 2012 debuts :) (It's certainly one of my all-time favourites!)

I hope you've all stopped by Lisa's blog where she interviewed the three main characters from Storm - Chris/Hunter/Becca. (It's hilarious, by the way! I, for one, couldn't stop laughing!) 

Now, I hope you're all giddy with excitement to meet the smokin' hot Merrick brothers & Hunter because they're here today for a quick This/That quiz! Read on :)


McDonald’s or KFC?

Hunter: KFC
Chris: McDonald’s
Hunter: This is why we don’t get along.
Chris: No, we don’t get along because you’re a tool.

In a girl, do you look for:
Cute or sexy?
Nick: Hi. Both. (Shirley: HI NICK!)
Gabriel: Depends on the day.

Blondes or Brunettes?
Chris: Brunettes
Gabriel: Don’t care, as long as she’s cute and sexy.

Shy or Outgoing?
Hunter: Outgoing
Nick: Shy

Eyes or Mouth?
Gabriel: Mouth
Chris: I’m not even going to follow that.

andd...just because I can’t resist asking:
Aussies or American?
Gabriel: I still don’t understand why “both” isn’t an option for any of these questions. Especially at the same time.
Hunter: It depends on the girl, not the country.

I know ALL of us FEMALE bloggers will be dying to know this one! Soo…
Boxers or briefs?
Chris: You can’t seriously expect us to answer that.
Gabriel: Here. We can pin Chris down so you can look.

Did you enjoy that? Don't you just love how Chris & Hunter banter all the time! 
And isn't Chris adorable?!? (He's hot, but...*pinches cheeks*) 
*GASP* Did you read NICK's response to the shy/outgoing question? HE PREFERS SHY GIRLS! *jumps around* Wow, I never thought the day would come when I'm actually glad I'm shy :)<3

Here's the rest of the schedule! Make sure you stop by everyone's posts, because there are some truly spectacular exclusives you don't want to miss! 

Wednesday 25th April: Fantasy Casting - saz101
Thursday  26th April: Brigid Q&A: YOU ask the questions! -  Eleusinian  Mysteries
Friday  27th April: Keeping up with the Merrick Twins + Review  Roundup - Badass  Bookie
Saturday  28th April: Storm Excerpt - Forget-Me-Not
Sunday 29th April: Video chat - Book Probe
Monday  30 April:  Chris Interview - Reading Wishes
Tuesday  1st May: Guest Post by Brigid: Five Secrets of the Elemental  Series - Amaterasu  Reads


There are 14 PRIZE PACKS up for grabs! 
*GASP* That's a lot, right? 
And yes, it's both Aus & International! :)

Check the list of prizes HERE:

Good luck & Hope you enjoy the rest of the tour!<3


  1. :) great post! Laughing out loud! I really wish Nick was real. I can tell from one interview answer and one scene sample of storm that I like him the most so far. Dying to get my copy of storm. Only a few more hours!
    Nice to meet you!

  2. Too fun, yes Shirley I loved the banter, You have convinced me to meet these guys! Thanks for the fun post today :)

  3. This was a lot of fun, I think this whole tour will be a fun way to get to know the characters! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Shirls!

  4. Love Nick and Gabriel!

  5. I seriously love the brothers and...maybe Hunter too. They are so funny!

  6. Cute, cute, cute! I need to meet some snarky guys like this irl!

  7. Haha, I love the last one!

  8. Awesome this/that! Starting to like Gabriel and Chris, haha :)

  9. Probably my favorite set of brothers. Completely agree with Gabriel, both should always be a choice.

  10. Thanks for the post! I can't wait to read this one. It just gets better and better :)

  11. Ha! LOVE this post! I can't wait to read this book.

  12. Lol love this or that interviews! Especially this one. I really need to get my hands on Storm!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  13. Yup, that does it. Gabriel is my favorite brother. I want him.

  14. LOL! omg! that's so funny! I love their banter, I can't wait to read it!
    Awesome Giveaway! :)

  15. This is so hilarious. Great interview!

  16. Great interview. Very fun answers.

  17. Hah, I love the in-character interview--the banter between the boys is so fun! Thanks for hosting this, Shirley, and thank you for making the giveaway international, too! :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  18. "Hunter: This is why we don’t get along.
    Chris: No, we don’t get along because you’re a tool."
    This made me snort with laughter. Love this post, adore these characters, need this book!

  19. I love when an author can bring her characters to life soo much that they leap off the page....these boys leap off the page. Loved this!!! They are almost not fictional...... Loving this tour guys!!

    Michelle A

  20. I like the answer: it depends on the girl and not the country. Right on! These guys are such, well guys lol.

  21. Hehe. This was fun to read!! :D Thannks <3 Super excited to read Storm!! :D

  22. I love This/That questions, the Boys of Storm seem great characters. I really want to learn more about them.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. i agree

    lol///Here. We can pin Chris down so you can look.

  24. I'm still waiting for the answer to the last question :)
    Thanks for the fun quiz!

  25. I love this interview!! The characters are a riot :)

  26. This interview was priceless and awesome! It totally made me laugh and I need that so much today! Thanks

  27. Hehe! Pin him down! Pin him down! WE WANT AN ANSWER, GABRIEL! *demands* I so dearly fracking adore this boys. You don't think it's possible to fall in love with them further, but then YOU DO. AND YOU WANT TO REREAD THE BOOK. AND YOU CAN'T, BECAUSE YOUR TBR IS CRYING. BUT... but... one chapter won't hurt, right? :D

  28. Ooooh, this was just aaaawesome! I love it! So I think I may end up really liking Chris and Hunter, but right now... a Nick & Gabriel sandwich sounds pretty good to me! Ha! I do like those twin brothers! Thanks for the great quiz!

  29. This was so much fun.

  30. Lol! Did you find out!? Don't keep us hanging.
    Love Gabriel's answer to Aussie or American. Teehee.

  31. I'm soo excited to read more of Chris and Hunter. Hahaha!

  32. Their banter is hilarious! Thanks for the fun interview.

  33. like kimberly said it would be interesting to reread all these info after having read the book ... i love it

    thanks you for sharing

  34. LOL. PIN DOWN CHRIS SO THAT WE CAN CHECK. Hahahahaha. Oh lord this is priceless. <3


    Oh I love their banter. I can't wait to read about these guys. <3

  35. I'm totally going to have to reread these answers after I read the book, just to see if I love them more than I do now. I sort of don't think that's possible, but I'm happy to be proved wrong. Awesome post.

  36. This is such a fab post Shirley I remember Celine mentioning these guys! They sound so hot I can't wait to meet them! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  37. LOLOLOLOL, I've read this in the google doc but it still makes me laugh so hard! Brigid is COMPLETELY AWESOME and so is her characters!!! THEY ARE AWESOME. <3

  38. LOL, Gabriel's hilarious! I love the bantering between all of them!

  39. +JMJ+

    So did they pin Chris down so you could look? =P


  40. I think we already covered this (one, two, three, TEN MILLION times!), but of course I'm super excited!!! :D And I agree wholeheartedly about Chris! I love my brooding boys and my hot boys but I always have to admit that the sweet boys top for me -- yet it sounds like Chris is sort of a mix of all three! x) Loooooooove himmmmmm sooooo muuuuuch (already)! <3

    Shirley, you and Nick would make such a cute couple! And I'm NOT just saying that so I can hug Chris on my own.. Hehe <3 Although I think your enthusiasm is always too contagious to make you shy, but maybe that's just me loving your guts out! :')

  41. Oh goodness, Shirley! I choked from laughing at this: "Here. We can pin Chris down so you can look."

    Gabriel! ♥♥♥ I CANNOT explain how excited I am for Spark :D

  42. The answer to "McDonalds or KFC" made me snort. :P

  43. LOVE GABRIEL!! Though that would just be too weird for me because we have similar names :( But Nick likes Shy girls so WOOOOO! Its on!!

  44. That was hilarious! Love these guys.

  45. HAHA! That's hilarious. Short, but very entertaining. And thanks for the giveaway. :D


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