Blog Tour: For This Life Only by Stacey Kade – Top Ten TV Characters (+a Giveaway)


Welcome top my stop on Stacey Kade’s blog tour for For This Life Only. Stacey was kind enough to do a Top 10 post and is doing it on her Top Ten Favorite TV Characters. Without further ado:

Oh my. *rubs hands together in glee* This is going to be fun! Or extremely difficult given how much TV I watch!  😀

Disclaimer: These aren’t in top ten order. They’re just my ten favorites.

forthis1Ryan Atwood (The O.C.)
I have watched the pilot of this show so many times. And the scene where Sandy helps Ryan with his tie makes me emotional every single time. Ryan is just that perfect good heart/bad boy combination that is completely irresistible.  And I don’t care what anyone says: Season 4 rocks.

Peter Bishop (Fringe)
Smart, handsome and a bit of a con artist. But the way he takes care of his father, Walter, who is less than stable and very contrary, makes me love him even more.

Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica)
Katee Sackoff. I adore her. But I knew I loved this character from the first time she explained why she was in the brig *this time*: “For striking a superior asshole.” *insert emoji with cartoon-heart-eyes here*

Dana Scully (The X-Files)
Smart. Scientist. Redhead. Walking contradiction with her faith in religion and her doubt of the paranormal. Badass who did not need to wear midriff-bearing shirts or leather pants to convince us of her badassery.

forthis2Olivia Dunham (Fringe)
We wouldn’t have Olivia without Dana Scully, and like her predecessor, Olivia is smart, dedicated and not someone you want to cross. She, however, I think, was allowed to show more vulnerability at times than Scully. And I think that’s a sign of progress. “Strong” doesn’t always mean strong in one particular way (aka usually the “male” version of strength).

Bellamy Blake/Clarke Griffin (The 100)
Okay, this is a bit of a cheat. Honestly, I love this show, but these characters individually can drive me crazy. However, seeing them work together is nothing but sheer delight.

forthis3Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
I confess: originally, I preferred Sam. All that angsty-goodness. But now, on rewatching, it’s Dean all the way. That smirk. The humor he uses to hide his deepest hurts and fears. Yeah. Plus? The single perfect tear.

Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones)
Is this one really a surprise? Probably not. I adore flawed female characters. Particularly angry ones who have good reason to be angry and aren’t afraid to show it, never fearing that they’ll be liked less. Even if they are.

Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars)
I want to grow up to be Veronica. That is all.

forthis4The cast of FRIENDS
Okay, now I’m REALLY cheating. But if they can negotiate together, I can list them together. 🙂 And collectively, they are a favorite; I couldn’t choose just one. FRIENDS is my go-to show on a bad day, when I’m sick or just feeling blah. If I were still in college, I would write a paper about how The One where Monica and Richard are Just Friends is the best episode of the series and possibly a perfect sitcom episode in general.


Blog Tour: For This Life Only by Stacey Kade – Top Ten TV Characters (+a Giveaway)For This Life Only by Stacey Kade
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: August 30th 2016
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A young man struggles to move forward after the death of his twin brother in this gripping, coming-of-age tale about loss, redemption, love, and the moment you begin to see the world differently.

Three minutes.

JA young man struggles to move forward after the death of his twin brother in this gripping, coming-of-age tale about loss, redemption, love, and the moment you begin to see the world differently.

Three minutes.

Jacob Palmer died for three life-changing minutes.

And when he woke up, nothing was the same. Elijah, his twin brother, is dead, and his family is broken. Jace’s planned future is crushed, along with his pitching arm. Everyone keeps telling him that Eli’s in a better place, but Jace isn’t so sure. Because in those three minutes, there was nothing.

Overwhelmed by guilt and doubt, Jace struggles to adjust to this new version of the world, one without his brother, one without the certainties he once relied on. And then Thera comes into his life.

She’s the last girl he should be turning to for help.

But she’s also the first person to truly see him.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | iBooks | The Book Depository


About Stacey Kade

As an award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead.

She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and two retired racing greyhounds, SheWearsThePants (Pansy) and Shutter. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find her parked in front of the television catching up on her favorite shows (Scandal, The Vampire Diaries, Almost Human, The Walking Dead, and Sherlock, among others.)

Stacey is the author of the The Ghost and the Goth trilogy (THE GHOST AND THE GOTH, QUEEN OF THE DEAD, and BODY & SOUL) and The Project Paper Doll Series (THE RULES and THE HUNT). You can find her (far too often) on Facebook and Twitter as well as


Tour Schedule

Week 1:
8/22: I Turn the Pages – Mood Board
8/23: Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Review
8/24: What Sarah Read – Q&A
8/25: Oops! I Read A Book Again – Review
8/26: Andi’s ABCs – Top 10

Week 2:


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