Thursday, June 14, 2012

Follow Friday (36)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read


Here is this week's question:

Who is best father figure in a book you have read and why?

Unfortunately strong father figures are few and far between in urban fantasies and paranormal books. So there was one series, and one series only, that came to mind almost immediately. The Arcadia Bell series by Jenn Bennett.

Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell, #1)   Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell, #2)

In this series, the love interest is Lon, an slightly older man (with a sexy pirate style mustache!) who has a young teenage son. Lon is an amazing father and I love all of the scenes between him and his son, Jupe. Jupe himself is a terrific character who often touches readers' hearts with his hyperactive puppydog-ness and Lon is the perfect man to keep him in line!

Some good Lon moments:

“Arcadia,” Lon’s voice said from my phone. 
“Who is this?” I teased.
“You can’t take my son on a date.” 
“I didn’t ask him. He asked me.” 
“He stole my cell and called without permission.” 
“Sounds like a personal problem to me.” 
A low growling noise came out of the phone.”

“He gathered me closer, kissed my neck, then spoke in a low voice next to my ear. 
“I figure, see, if you find yourself getting more attached to the two of us than you planned, maybe you won’t think about picking up and leaving to start another life somewhere else.”

If you're new to this series you can check out my reviews here:

Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell #1)     Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell #2)

Honorable mention for a good father figure:

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Happy Friday!


  1. I said the same thing about no fathers in books I read. I guess parents are uncool lol. New follower!

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  2. How the hell could I forget Lon??? Great choice!!!

    My FF

  3. I haven't read this series yet, but I'll be sure to pick it up now! And Rachael Vincent has another series I didn't know about? How on earth did I miss that?
    Thanks for introducing me to some new books!
    New follower here, Loving this site!
    My FF!

  4. I haven't read the series from Jenn Bennet yet, but I agree on The Shifters! He was fierce but I loved him :)) Happy Friday!

  5. Great answer! My first thought was Faythe's father. I loved him!

  6. New follower here. I haven't read this series so don't know who you are talking about!
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  7. Ahhh, what are you doing? Don't you realize I HAVE ENOUGH to read??! I love this Lon guy already :D. And his son. Just from this post and skimming your reviews. We'll have to see how I can work this into my climbing tbr for the summer... THANKS A LOT -_-

  8. I need to read the Arcadia Bell series! I love those sweet. Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  9. I have the Arcadia Bell series on my Nook. I think I need to move it up the list! I'm a new follower via GFC. Have an awesome weekend!

  10. Great choices, I haven't read any of these books but I liked your answer :)
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  11. Nice picks, good answer.

  12. I've never heard of this series before but it sounds really interesting. I had a hard time picking my FF Father because like you said they are few and far between. If there isn't a mother missing in half the books I read, there's definitely a dad missing.

    Here's my FF if you'd like to check it out. :)

  13. Interesting choice. I've heard of the bks but haven't read them yet. Regardless, have a great wknd!!


  14. HI! Following through GFC as lucyatmax...pls return the follow at:

    Thank you...good answer to dad's Character?!


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