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Adrian Ivashkov on Male Weakness

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Those on Facebook know I offered a challenge recently to help my pal Morgan Rhodes get to 1000 likes on FB. Morgan is the author of the amazing new book Falling Kingdoms and also wrote The Vampire Academy Ultimate Guide (under her code name Michelle Rowen). And sooo...you guys did! She crossed 1000, and as a reward, I give you this snippet from The Indigo Spell of Adrian offering Sydney some helpful advice about seduction.


From Chapter 15 of The Indigo Spell


Adrian looked over at me again. “Who knows more about male weakness: you or me?”

“Go on.” I refused to directly answer the question.

“Get a new dress. One that shows a lot of skin. Short. Strapless. Maybe a push-up bra too.” He actually had the audacity to do a quick assessment of my chest. “Eh, maybe not. But definitely some high heels.”

“Adrian,” I exclaimed. “You’ve seen how Alchemists dress. Do you think I can really wear something like that?”

He was unconcerned. “You’ll make it work. You’ll change clothes or something. But I’m telling you, if you want to get a guy to do something that might be difficult, then the best way is to distract him so that he can’t devote his full brainpower to the consequences.”

“You don’t have a lot of faith in your own gender.”

“Hey, I’m telling you the truth. I’ve been distracted by sexy dresses a lot.”

I didn’t really know if that was a valid argument, seeing as Adrian was distracted by a lot of things. Fondue. T-shirts. Kittens. “And so, what then? I show some skin, and the world is mine?”

“That’ll help.” Amazingly, I could tell he was dead serious. “And you’ve gotta act confident the whole time, like it’s already a done deal. Then make sure when you’re actually asking for what you want that you tell him you’d be ‘so, so grateful.’ But don’t elaborate. His imagination will do half the work for you. ”

I shook my head, glad we’d almost reached our destination. I didn’t know how much more I could listen to. “This is the most ridiculous advice I’ve ever heard. It’s also kind of sexist too, but I can’t decide who it offends more, men or women.”

“Look, Sage. I don’t know much about chemistry or computer hacking or photosynthery, but this is something I’ve got a lot of experience with.” I think he meant photosynthesis, but I didn’t correct him. “Use my knowledge. Don’t let it go to waste.”


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(Anonymous)
Dec. 15th, 2012 06:00 am (UTC)
LMAO! LOOOOOOVEEEEED IT!

adrian is hilarious!

"PHOTOSYNTHERY" !!! Lol :) aaah this made my day
(Anonymous)
Dec. 15th, 2012 06:30 am (UTC)
Oh my god. Please give me this freaking book. Right now. Argh.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 15th, 2012 08:24 am (UTC)
I'm going to have to Kincaid this book...
I can tell. I'm going to have to do this 5 pages at a time, or I'll never survive until The Fiery Heart arrives.
moraldipstick
Dec. 20th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
Re: I'm going to have to Kincaid this book...
I completely agree!
Aline Mesquita
Dec. 20th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm going to have to Kincaid this book...
i wish i could do this, but lets face it, i don't have the self control needed
Chumbwa
Apr. 4th, 2013 09:54 am (UTC)
Re: I'm going to have to Kincaid this book...
Adrian is such a cutie! I know, the waiting will drive me crazy and so will reading slowly. Damn!
lunchan128
Dec. 15th, 2012 09:32 am (UTC)
I almost googled "photosynthery" *sigh* maybe I need to go back to school.
sherrilina
Dec. 15th, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
I didn’t really know if that was a valid argument, seeing as Adrian was distracted by a lot of things. Fondue. T-shirts. Kittens.

Lmao, bless...

peppergum
Dec. 31st, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
Lol yeah
Angel Pozder
Dec. 15th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
oh my GOSH!!!
I am dying over here waiting for this book to come out! I love love love you and your books and no matter how old i am i think i will continue to read your books
(Anonymous)
Dec. 15th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
Indigo
Okay I could hardly wait for Indigo to come out before, now for the first time I might actually have to count down the days. I love the pairing of Sydney and Adrian it's hilariously amazing.
psychicmagess
Dec. 15th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
omg wants me to read this book more, feb can't come fast enough!
jenr925
Dec. 15th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
love this so much.. can't wait for the book to be released so i can read the rest. i love this series so much
eibbil_libbie
Dec. 15th, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Photosynthery is absolutely killing me.

I think this is the first time in known history that I'm looking forward to February.
polgas_eivinej
Dec. 16th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)
2 months more to go!!!
shealakiah
Dec. 16th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
Ah, Adrian. I love you. Haha.
lisadhut
Dec. 16th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
I loved that! Thank you!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 16th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
aaah this is just torture!
February 12 seems endlessly far away and I'm not sure if having the chance to read some parts of it make it better or worse! I can't wait!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 16th, 2012 05:50 am (UTC)
THE WAIT IS KILLING ME!!!! GAH!!
rosaxx50
Dec. 16th, 2012 07:59 am (UTC)
LMAO, this is either going to be an incredibly great scene, or an incredibly bad one.
roztriani
Dec. 16th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHA Awesome! I love when Adrian is fun!
Loved it *--*
Megan Simpson
Dec. 16th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
LOL!! Photosynthery! I die!
Kayla Holland
Dec. 18th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
This
This was so funny lol, i love these characters so much.
Katie Howerton
Dec. 20th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
I'm so pumped for the new book to come out! There are no vampire books like yours and I can't wait to see Adrian and Syndey's love start to unfold into something beautiful, dangerous, and grand.
ohryouchipi
Dec. 24th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
argh... this teaser is killing me. Mrs Mead you are so cruel!! ;_;
Honey Dew
Dec. 24th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Anticipating
GOsh, this was perfect. OMG, Feb can't come any faster.
peppergum
Dec. 31st, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
Dying!!!
I want to read it sooo bad but i can't because I'll have to read more...if i read it i will go crazy and i might be put in a mental hospital. Oh GOD i need that book!!! Febuary is tooo far away and and I am dying!!! Why oh why so you post these things with Adrian??!?? I get hyper and excited and sad because i have to wait to read more. I think i might camp outside Barnes&Nobel the night before the book comes out. Oh MY GOSH!!! Excited!!!!
Angel Pozder
Jan. 3rd, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
AAAHHHH!!
That made me laugh. So like Adrian to speak about males like that. my question is who the heck is Sydney trying to seduce???
charizze_bianca
Jan. 5th, 2013 12:55 pm (UTC)
Dying to read Indigo Spell
“Get a new dress. One that shows a lot of skin. Short. Strapless. Maybe a push-up bra too.” He actually had the audacity to do a quick assessment of my chest. “Eh, maybe not. But definitely some high heels.”
That was my favorite line!!!LOL!!!! I was laughing and smiling the whole time!
blackorchid4
Jan. 7th, 2013 04:25 am (UTC)
Who is she trying to get to do what?!?! Grg. Hee hees wouldn't it be fantastic if it's to get Adrian to do something for her? Though she probably wouldn't need to go through all that for him.... Just a date would work on him I'm sure, though the dress would definitely help things along.
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