Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Character Interview + Contest: Aaron from Bad Taste in Boys

What's it like to be a zombie? And date the girl trying to kick your butt? Well, Aaron Kingsman doesn't actually know. Or does he? But he does like Kate, the heroine of Carrie Harris's awesome debut Bad Taste in Boys, and he's even brought you guys a contest, so with that I bring you: Aaron.

What is your favorite thing about Kate?

I think she’s funny. I’ve dated a lot of girls that were really hot, but they couldn’t make me laugh like Kate. Sometimes you just want somebody you can chill and have fun with; know what I mean? Of course, the fact that she’s hotter than she realizes doesn’t hurt either. It turns me off when a girl knows she’s got my attention, but when they have no idea? Awesome.

Sorry. I know you said one thing, and that was two. But maybe it’s a good thing that I can’t stop at one.

When people started becoming zombiefied, what was your main concern? 

I didn’t know what was going on until it was all over. So mostly, my thoughts can be summed up as, “What the eff is going on?” and “No, REALLY! What the eff is going on?!?” Only I didn’t censor the f-bomb in my thoughts. I’m the captain of the football team, you know. I’ve got a responsibility toward the guys, so to have them all get sick like that scared the crap out of me.

If you had to choose between Kate or a family member to save from zombies, who would it be? 

Man, that’s harsh! I can’t choose just one; I’ve got to save them both. I’d grab whichever one was closer and then go back for the other. Maybe I’d get eaten in the process, but that would be okay with me. I don’t have a death wish, but I can think of worse ways to go than death by zombie.

You're dropped into a room full of Death Eaters! What do you do? 

Dude. I can’t decide whether that’s awesome or terrifying. I guess it would depend on which Death Eaters we’re talking here. Like, if we’re talking Draco Malfoy and his goons, I might try to fight my way out. But if it’s Bellatrix and the big V? I think I’d do my best impression of a tree and hope they didn’t notice I was actually a person. I’m no coward, but I know when I’m outmatched.

Boxers or briefs? 

I prefer boxers, but I play a lot of sports, so mostly I wear briefs. It’s a support thing. I can’t believe I’m broadcasting my underwear preference over the internet, but there you go.

What's it like to kiss Kate?

I was taught that a gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell. Sorry. But I don’t think it’s ungentlemanly to tell you that our first kiss had me reeling. On any other day, I would have taken one look at the evidence and dragged Kate and all her data straight to the health department. But I wasn’t exactly logical right then. I wish I’d stopped to think things through, but I don’t regret kissing her. Never will.

So there you have it: Aaron Kingsman, in which a kiss really can outshine even the zombiepocalypse.

Congrats, Carrie, on the release, and thank you for sharing Aaron and his underwear.

Bad Taste in Boys is out TODAY so run out and grab it because trust me, it's funny- no, hysterical- with a good story and yes, an endearing hot boy. And a kickbutt heroine. So go get it!

But if you really want a signed copy, then now is your chance because Carrie and Aaron have been nice enough to bring you the chance to win one!

Just fill out THIS form.

This contest IS international, so have at it! Contest ends July 22.


  1. Awesome interview! Aaron sounds like a fun guy!

  2. WOO!! This was a great interview, and I think anyone can fall for Aaron..atleast I can..shhh...
    Thanks so much for this super duper generous giveaway! I've been waiting to get my hands on a copy of this AMAZ-ING book for a while now!! Thank you x100 :D


  3. This one has been on my TBR list for awhile...I love the campy sound to it. Seems like it will be a lot of fun!

  4. I thought the Death Eater question and answer was a good good one.

  5. Great interview! Loved the Death Eater question/answer. Thanks for the giveaway! Bad Taste in Boys sounds really good! :)

  6. Great interview! Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I want this so much! Thanks for international awesomeness!

  8. Thanks! Sorry if there is a duplicate entry.