Everybody knows this game, right?  You choose (or are given) a group of three people and have to pick one to marry, one for a one night stand, and one to kill. The one I hear the most often is: Batman, Spiderman, Superman.  I think this one is really easy:

  • Marry: Spiderman, because he's got a sense of humor and I think those webs would keep the nightlife hot.
  • Screw: Batman, because the dude's kinky and very sexy but I think he might be a bit dour to live with.
  • Kill: Superman.  Yawn.

So.  Next one.  My three favorite fictional heros of all time: Lord Peter Wimsey (Dorothy Sayers' fine creation), Jericho Barrons (From Karen Marie Moning's Fever series), and Eric (from Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mysteries).

  • Marry: Peter Wimsey.  That's right, the one I'd cozy up to for life is actually a sleuth from a mystery series.  He's elegant, deceptively clever, an odd mix of lighthearted and serious, and for all his stiff upper lip he goes after Harriet Vane with such confidence and sweetness.
  • Screw: Jericho Barrons.  Anyone who's read the Fever series knows this answer needs no explanation.  And if you haven't read the Fever series, you should.
  • Kill: Eric.  I love the guy, I really do, I just don't love him quite so much as Wimsey or Barrons.

To be honest, it was hard to pick three without cheating and picking one I'd want dead.  I started off with Eugenides from Megan Whelan Turner's Queen's Thief series in the third spot, but I couldn't kill him off even in my imagination and I couldn't move him up, either.  Then I thought about Curran from Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series and Peeta from the Hunger Games.  I love them all, but Wimsey and Barrons are my top picks.

Anyone else want to give it a try with their three favorites?