My Book Boyfriend (#4): Shane Collins from The Morganville Vampires

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme created by Missie over at the Unread Reader that allows giggly book bloggers such as myself to match their literary crushes with a hot celebrities.

Description: Shane, the hot male lead in the Morganville Vampires series, is tall, burly and a little on the scruffy side. He has brown hair, cut in uneven layers that don’t quite manage to look punk. Although he may seem like your typical teenage slacker, he’s fearless when it comes to battling the evil vampires of Morganville – and he’ll stop at nothing to save Claire from the legion of the undead. When he was first introduced in Glass Houses, I immediately thought of Brenden Fehr from Roswell. Oh how I love those pouty lips and brooding eyes!  

Here are a few swoon-worthy passages from The Dead Girls Dance:

She kissed him. It wasn’t an innocent kiss – anything but. She felt like those roses downstairs, dark and red and full of passion, and it was new to her, so new, but she couldn’t stop the feeling that she had to do this, now, because she’d almost lost him.”

Shane leaned his forehead against hers and broke the kiss with a gasp, like a drowning man. “Hang on,” he said. “Slow down. I’m not going anywhere. You know that, right? You don’t have to put out to keep me here. Well, as long as you eventually –
 “Shut up.”
He did, mainly by pressing his lips back to hers. A slower kiss this time, warm and then hot. She thought she’d never get enough of the taste of him; it just jolted through her like raw current and lit her up inside. Lit her up in ways she knew weren’t good, or at least weren’t completely legal.

Don’t worry ladies, I won’t forget about the other Morganville hottie, Michael Glass. I already have a celeb in mind for my next book boyfriend!