Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wicked After Dark

Something Wicked This Way…well, you get the idea.




It’s my first blog hop. I’ll admit, I’m a little nervous. My heart is pounding and my palms are sweaty. I shiver a little in anticipation. *takes deep breath* Here goes…

Halloween is approaching, bringing with it all those delightfully naughty costumes and wicked treats – those of the male variety, as well as the sugary kind. 

Me? I prefer the male variety. Which got me to thinking…

Who are my top five, deliciously wicked, sinfully naughty heroes from paranormal romance novels? There are so many men/vampires/shifters/demons to choose from! 

Are you ready to play?




I love all of these warriors, but when trying to decide which Lord of the Underworld would make my top five, there was no doubt who I would pick. Strider gets the official number five slot on my countdown. As the Keeper of Defeat, Strider can’t lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. Hmm. I can think of a thousand ways I’d like to challenge him. (I’ll bet you can’t get me naked. I’ll bet you can’t make me…well, you get the idea).
           

Smart-mouthed, self-indulged and a powerhouse in the sack, Wraith is the quintessential bad-boy. The fact that he’s a Seminus demon who needs sex to survive? Added bonus. (He’s also part vampire so there’s the neck-sucking thing too).
           

There are so many things to love about Vane. Sex-on-a-stick? Check. Rides a motorcycle? Check. Badass werewolf? Check. Genetically incapable of ever having sex with anyone but his mate? Check. What more could a girl want?


Larissa Ione gets a second nod on my top five with Thanatos – also known as “the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse.” I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love a fierce warrior who thought sex would turn him evil? Thousands of years of sexual frustration wrapped up in one, muscle-bound, badass immortal? Sign. Me. Up.  


I just want to say ‘thank you’ to Lora Leigh for giving us this man. Or lion. Or man-lion. Or man that shares lion DNA. Whatever. He’s a badass (see a trend in my countdown) that you don’t know whether to love or to hate. He gets what he wants by any means necessary. He lies, manipulates and even kills. So why did I pick him as my number one? Because he’s the shit, that’s why. No really. He’s brutal and hard (heh), but his capacity for love will take your breath away.

So, congratulations Jonas, you win top spot on my sexy-as-fuck countdown! I’ll give you your prize later.

SIDE NOTE: If you want to read more about my thoughts on the Director of Bureau of Breed Affairs, see Romantic Imperative.

And there you have it! My official, as of this second because it will change tomorrow, top five, deliciously wicked, sinfully naughty heroes from paranormal romance novels.

Now, my little monkeys, I showed you mine…it’s your turn to show me yours!

Let’s talk! I want to hear about your top picks for wicked paranormal hero. One lucky commenter will receive a copy of my current release, One Night Stand and a $10 gift card from Amazon! Just fill out the rafflecopter and leave a comment!

There are lots of other giveaways going on, so visit the links below. Enjoy the hop and all of its wicked delights!

I am a blog hop virgin no more. Wow, and it didn’t even hurt.



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61 comments:

  1. Jean Claude from Anita Blake or Bones from Jeaniene Frost's books... both are pretty wicked heroes.

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    1. I can already tell I'm going to expand my TBR list this week! Thanks Megan!

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  2. Bones and Jonas both have my votes--Hot. Ness.

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  3. Man, my favorites change so quickly... most recently, Gideon from Lola Rayne's The Monster Within. An all time very wicked favorite is Christian from Kitty Thomas' The Last Girl!! Oh, I do love that vamp so!!

    Congratulations on your first hop! They are a lot of fun!

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    1. Thanks Liz! Good to hear from you! And my list of yummy men grows...

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  4. Well, I wouldn't have voted for Jericho Barrons, but KM Moning did an audio clip of him for some sort of alpha male contest and it's so hot it smokes. She came up with an incredible actor. (There's a plus to being a NYT bestselling author.) Anyway, you can practically inhale his voice when he tells you he'd like to "fuck you till you shatter."
    Other than that, Jean Claude and Bones are also favorites.

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    1. Holy cow! I want to hear him say that to me! I'm going to find that clip. :) Thanks Ann!

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  5. What an awesome post! How in the hell could I pick top five badass heroes of the paranormal persuasion?? I think right now it'd be as follows:
    5. Zane in Zane's Redemption, Tina Folsom's Scanguard Vampire series
    4. Zsadist in Lover Awakened, JR Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood series
    3. Lucan in Kiss of Midnight, Lara Adrian Midnight Breed series
    2. Nicholas from Elizabeth Amber's Lords of Satyr series
    1. Justice from Laurann Dohner's New Species series. LOVE HIM!

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    1. Why, thank you Mandy! Glad you enjoyed it! I am in total love with your list too! It's HARD to pick just five! :)

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  6. Glad to be joining you in this blogfest!

    Tim Brannan
    timothy.brannan@gmail.com
    http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oh, I'm definitely with you on Vane. That was one of my favorite Kenyon books, and I loved him. Rhage from JR Ward's Lover Eternal, Bowen MacKrieve from Kresley Cole's Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night, Gabriel from Christine Feehan's Dark Legend, and Julian Savage from Christine Feehan's Dark Challenge have to be some of my other favorites from paranormal romance. So many wonderful, not-quite-human heroes to choose from.

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    1. Oooo, Hollywood (Rhage)! I'm with you on him...and all the other BDB too! Maybe I should have done my top 20. LOL! Sounds like you and I have the same books on our shelves, Allie. Great minds and all that. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. My favorite is Admael the angel from Clare London's SAY A LITTLE PRAYER.

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. My favorite paranormal hero is Christian from Kitty Thomas' The Last Girl.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's the second vote for Christian from The Last Girl! :)

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  10. I have to say though I love Strider, my pick would be Maddox, Definitely agree with Wraith , Acheron is my choice and I have to go with Ares just because I haven't read Thanto's book yet LOL.

    rafflecopter name- Dawna Newman

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    1. It's hard to argue with Maddox...or with Acheron! You've got my votes on those too! :)

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  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway stop! Happy Halloween!
    tragedy6996(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Happy Halloween to you too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Lothaire is my favorite wicked heroine. :)

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

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    1. and I totally meant to type. Hero. lol Don't tell him, he scares me.

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    2. LOL!! He scares me too - your secret is safe with me! :)

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  13. Curran from Kate Daniels series. He's psychotic and sneaky.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I love Wraith and Thanatos too! Larissa Ione is one of my favorite PNR authors :) Vishous from the BDB series is my favorite wicked hero.
    Lacey
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oooooh, I love V too. All those BDB men are incredible! :)

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  15. Happy Halloween!!
    Thanks so much for the contest!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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    1. Happy Halloween! You're welcome! Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

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  16. BURNING WILD BY: CHRISTINE FEEHAN:D!
    thanQ
    redz041@yahoo.com

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  17. That's quite the list! Definitely adding a few of those to the to read list. Happy Halloween and thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Happy Halloween! Thank you for stopping by - glad I could help add to your TBR list! (I know mine is growing). :)

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  18. I love all the men from the BDB series! I also love Dathan and Brends from Bond With Me by Anne Marsh, Ever from the Midnight Playground series by Eden Bradley, and the men from the Demonica series by Larissa Ione. Thanks for the giveaway!
    flava_sava_chick@yahoo.com

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    1. Yes, yes and yes! :) Happy Halloween - good luck in the giveaway!

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway and the post! Happy Halloween!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I hope you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway. Happy Halloween!

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  20. Loving this hop its so much fun.Thank you for this chance to win.Have an amazing week

    flanagan@mebtel.net

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    1. So glad you are enjoying the hop! Thank you for stopping by!

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  21. Mine change often too lol
    1. Bowen, Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series
    2. Lothaire, Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series
    3. Strider, Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series
    4. Bones, Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series
    5. Ash, Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series

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    1. Excellent list! I approve! :) LOL!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. hands down, the top wicked/bad ass/don't know whether you love him or hate him hero is Jerico Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. When I think of wicked, that's who's face I see.

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    1. I was completely uninformed about Mr. Barrons until Ann Gimpel turned me on to that audio clip (that is most definitely NOT on constant repeat on my laptop). :) I'm on board.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I like Broderick from Ranson by Julie Garwood and Blade from Kiss of Steel.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  24. I'm putting in another vote for Bones!

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    1. That makes three! (I think he's the winner!)

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  25. I can't really pick any one all time favorite, but one that I read recently is Zeph from West of Want.

    Jyl22075 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I'm looking up West of Want! :)

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  26. I love Valerius from Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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    1. Ohhh! I love him too! (All those Dark Hunters are just...mmm.)

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  27. My vote definitely goes to Bones~ Jeaniene Frost knows how to write a sexy wicked hero the way I like them~ thank you for the hop!
    MostlyMisha AT gmail DOT com

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  28. One of my favorites is Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series love him! Thank you for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  29. Well, I love Eric from True Blood and the Sookie novels and I'm a huge fan of Adam Hauptmann from the Mercy Thompson novels.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Excellent additions to our list! Thank you!

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