Julesfest: Day 3

Welcome to the 3rd day of Julesfest, a celebration of that sizzling hot Parisian revenant: Jules Marchenoir.

Tousled Jules

Today’s hot Jules photo is of French actor Pierre Boulanger.

Give him a little razor stubble and a paintbrush and voila—we’ve got another Jules!

In today’s JULESFEST I want to give you more of an idea of how Jules feels toward Kate. This is from a Point Of View piece I wrote for him last year. You can see it in its entirety here. But just to let you know, in Jules’s upcoming eNovella DIE FOR HER (the whole reason for Julesfest), I have changed things around just a little bit: timing, events, emotions. You’ll have to read it to understand. (Ha! How’s that for a marketing ploy! ;) )

So let’s listen to Jules talk about Kate:

I wanted to paint her. If I couldn’t caress her body with my hands, I could paint it with my brushes. Use my fingers to trace her lines. Sketch the curve of her neck, apply the crimson of her lips, form her face into a two-dimensional tribute to her beauty. Mix my oils to the exact shade of her skin, and spread it on the canvas with my trowel. Make love to the image of Kate since I would never have her in real life.

At Vincent’s request, I painted a small portrait of her…but that wasn’t enough. Once I had painted her, I couldn’t stop. She is my inspiration. My muse. My obsession.

I paint like a madman now, with the door locked behind me and curtains closed. I’m afraid one of my kindred will see what I am hiding. That there are dozens of portraits of Kate hanging amongst my still lifes, reclining nudes, and cityscapes.

Kate sitting at the café, nose buried in a book. Kate sitting in a museum, lost in thought in front of a painting. Kate throwing her head back to laugh at something I’ve said—some insane repartee her crazy sister and I have batted back and forth, fighting for the prize of making her laugh.

But I never paint serene, happy Kate. Kate in love. Passionate Kate. Because that’s how she looks when she’s with Vincent. And though I love him like a brother, I have committed the gravest sin of all: wanting what is his. Coveting what he loves more than anything else. Wanting her to be mine. To love me instead of him.

Someone give Jules a hug—quick!

Since today is Day 3 of Julesfest, there are 3 prezzies in the giveaway:

One new and one “vintage” bookmark, both signed, and a signed and dedicated bookplate!

And to enter this random drawing, you just need to give me a link in the comments to a photo of a boy who is your version of Jules. (And if they look like MY version of Jules, I might use your photo during Julesfest!)

Can’t wait to see who you come up with!

44 Comments to Julesfest: Day 3

  1. by Doris - On March 27, 2013

  2. by Philippa - On March 27, 2013

    Just love Pierre! I’m pretty sure he is the actor in the movie Monte Carlo and he was one of my first thoughts for Jules (HOTTIE!)

  3. by Philippa - On March 27, 2013

    oops forgot to add my link to an actor I found who looks a little like Jules (in my mind anyway!) His name is Nic Westaway, an Australian actor I know-


    Still prefer Pierre though!

  4. by Ems - On March 27, 2013

    The first guy who always comes to mind for me is Atesh Salih: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1okwWbs5ROQ/TkbOYKJsmVI/AAAAAAAAKKM/YZJqfZbbH_U/s1600/MALE+MODELS+Atesh+Salih+Turkish+father+German+mother+face+of+Georgio+Armani.jpg

    Hello, rugged hotness.

    Love all the Jules love!


  5. by Simone - On March 27, 2013

    I stumbled upon this amazing model, his hair needs to be lighter but daaamn is he yummy with some scruff


  6. by Nicola Donoghue - On March 27, 2013

  7. by Christy Collins - On March 27, 2013

  8. by Sophie Knoops - On March 27, 2013

    the person I have in mind for Jules
    Simon Nessman
    He’s so fine dang!
    btw, Just Love Your Writing Amy <3

  9. by Geraldine Frost - On March 27, 2013

    I’m thinking Nicholas Hoult. Hope this link works!


    Only 5 more sleeps till April 2nd! :)

  10. by Geraldine Frost - On March 27, 2013

    PS: I don’t think the link works. Go to my twitter page and the photo is there. Cheers.

  11. by Geraldine Frost - On March 27, 2013

    PPS: I think I REALLY need to go to bed. My twitter sign on is @GF006.

  12. by Jennifer K - On March 27, 2013

    I picture him something like this:

  13. by Jeanine - On March 27, 2013

  14. by Tiffany B. - On March 27, 2013

    Because I have absolutely no creativity:

    Alex Pettyfer (only, French?)
    Oh, the yumminess.

  15. by Brittany - On March 27, 2013

  16. by Kelly - On March 27, 2013

    I always pictured Jules as slightly older, growing decent facial hair. A more masculine ‘Alfie’, schmoozing the ladies.

    Zac Efron? Yeah, I’d hit that.
    Again… And again… And again.

  17. by Kelly - On March 27, 2013

    Zac Efron. Didn’t post with my original message.


  18. by Ashlie - On March 27, 2013

    I have three choices for Jules xP

    First…may be a little old…maby an older Jules? R.I.P Kevin!



    Second…Artistic Jules in the moment after a paint session lol. I Love Jeff Hardy!




    And Third…Scott Speedsman…who dsnt luv the Underworld hunk? He’d make a perfect Jules!!


  19. by Brittany - On March 27, 2013

    Put wrong email. *hides in corner in shame*
    Let’s try this again. :)

  20. by Nora, 12 years old - Norway - On March 27, 2013

    I hope really Pierre Boulanger is Jules!:)
    Pierre is the fantastic, flirty Jules!

    Jules Rules! ;)


  21. by Sarah Nicholson - On March 27, 2013

  22. by Nora, 12 years old - Norway - On March 27, 2013

    Pierre Boulanger is the perfect Jules! :)
    He is such a good actor and and fill up all the requirements to be Jules! :D

    Jules Rules!


  23. by Tess - On March 27, 2013

  24. by shelby von wahl - On March 27, 2013

    This is as close as i can get to who i see when i read the books…

  25. by Jackie R - On March 27, 2013

    Amy you nailed with your “day two” Jules! Gaspard Ulliel is the absolute perfect Jules! when I saw those pictures I instantly thought “thats him”. If this was ever made into a movie this is, hands down who should be casted!


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  27. by Holly - On March 27, 2013

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  29. by Isabel - On March 27, 2013

    Maybe this, except with a bit longer hair?

  30. by Isabel - On March 27, 2013

  31. by Joelene - On March 28, 2013

    This is guy just stood out to me! I think Beau Mirchoff makes an excellent Jules.


  32. by Caya - On March 28, 2013

    Your Jules is just perfect, you did show him before, but I can’t remember when.

    But this would be how I pictured him at first http://benjaminsiksou.over-blog.com/photo-1160523-th-565×424-Prime-2011_136.jpg_jpeg.html

    Thanks again for this contest !

  33. by Amina - On March 28, 2013

  34. by Kelsey Dietrich - On March 28, 2013

  35. by Lindsey W - On March 28, 2013

    I know a lot of pictures of him now look less like this, but this picture makes me think he’d be a perfect Jules. Although I really like the one from yesterday! =)


  36. by MaríaT - On March 28, 2013

    When I read Die for Me, I thought of Jules as Jared Leto, and only because I love him.


    Now I think I can only imagine him as the model of Julesfest: Day 1

  37. by Amy - On March 28, 2013


    I always pictured Adrian Grenier as Jules!

  38. by Shanny S. - On March 28, 2013

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  40. by Princess - On March 28, 2013

    Hmmm…when I was reading the book I could not help but think of my high school crush as Jules so I wouldn’t have any link for that. BUT ever since you posted the Gaspard Ulliel pic now all I picture when I think of Jules is Jake Ryan from the tv series Beauty and the Beast (there his name is Vincent; I know I’m torn between Vincent and Jules *wink *wink—) Anyway, he’s like the older version of Gaspard Ulliel ;)


  41. by amy - On March 28, 2013

    Jeanine was chosen by Randomizer to win the Julesfest Day 3 contest. (And her choice of Sam Way as the ideal Jules was totally yummy, by the way.) Jeanine – email me with your mailing address!

    And everyone else. Holy cow, are those boys hot! *fans self* Our Jules is one attractive revenant!

  42. Shan Fei look of Stern authentic: Teacher, I remember your teachings, and must be self-disciplined to work hard.

  43. Luo Xiaowei hurriedly looked up: No, no way, the company running everything is normal.


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