Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heartbreaker Blog Hop! 



There are over 300 bloggers taking part in this awesome event so there are lots of great prizes to win for hopping with us. More on that later...cuz we have business to attend to first!

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. What better time to talk about the sexy heroes that we curl up with on the couch or take to bed with us every night. Actually, is there ever a bad time to talk about sexy heroes? Mmm, I think not.



My favorite heroes have always been a combination of heartthrob/heartbreaker. It's no secret that I'm a sucker for badass, hard-core, full-on, alpha males. All those tough, manly attributes only adds to the beauty of when they fuck up. And let's face it. They are going to fuck up. That's what makes him a heartbreaker! He's controlling, has a stubborn streak a mile wide, and fights against his feelings.

So, why on earth would we love him? Because, at some point, we know he's going to come through for us.

It's deliciously irresistible to see an alpha male grovel to the woman he loves. But, he can keep his flowers and candy. Save the dinner reservations. If an alpha male wants to make it up to me, he needs to prove how sorry he is. Perferably while naked.

Let's take my own Joe Sterling, hero from One Night Stand, into consideration. Motorcycle ridin', leather wearin', dirty talkin', former sniper - Joe has all the qualities I look for in a hero. That's the heartthrob part. So, how does he make it up to Amanda when he screws up? Hmm. Now...why would I tell you that when you can read it for yourself? *wicked grin*



Amanda Martin has the worst taste in men. After being cheated on not once, but twice, she’s lost all faith in men…and in herself. Determined to regain her confidence, Amanda decides to have a one-night stand. No relationship, no promises, no threat of being hurt again…just sex. What she doesn’t anticipate is meeting a handsome-as-sin stranger who will give her pleasure unlike any she’s ever known.    

Joe Sterling has spent his life avoiding relationships, his former job as a military sniper not allowing for such commitments. Now he’s come home to Texas, to let go of the past and to prove he is more than the killer he’s been trained to be. When Amanda’s life is threatened, Joe’s killer instinct is tested while Amanda struggles to protect her heart. Will they succumb to their overwhelming desire for each other, or lose it all by letting the past dictate their future? 


I've included buy links at the end of this post, but now, happy hoppers, let's talk PRIZES!!!

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

In addition, here on my blog, I'll be giving away a copy of my newest release, One Night Stand, in eBook format, to one lucky commenter. 

So come on readers! I want to hear about your heartbreakers and heartthrobs!

Remember to fill out the rafflecopter and comment with your email address to be entered into the grand prize drawing! Then get to hopping!

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Buy links for One Night Stand


37 comments:

  1. I think, starting right now, the pole dancer at the top of this page is my new favorite heartthrob! Thank you!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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    1. Isn't he SEXY? Be sure to note the dates...it's an event you won't want to miss a day of! :)

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  2. I love this book, and love Joe! Happy hopping Parker!

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    1. Thanks, Rosanna! *whispers* Joe loves you too! ;-)

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  3. Horse from reaper's Property!! Bad Boy Heaven!!
    alslagle06@live.com

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    1. Sounds yummy! I'll have to check him out!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    I think that Christian Grey from "50 Shades of Grey" is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.

    mestith@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for hopping with us Meghan! And for sharing your heartbreaker with us! :)

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  5. Not a fan of heart breakers,, more of bad boys :D
    Thanks so much for participation!
    swordlily_girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Ahhhh, I love those bad boys too! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  6. For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!

    The only heartbreakers I have encountered are literary! And my all time fav is Mr Darcy! Although, I am currently crushing on Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Zadist is a great crush to have...in fact...any of those BDB men are good for crushing...and other things! :)

      Thanks for hopping with us!

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  7. Many, many heartthrobs - in pretty much every book I read. My favorite heartbreaker though is Rhett Butler.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Rhett is hard to beat, that's for sure! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  9. There are soo many good ones! I'd be here all day to name all of them but heres a few. Dean Winchester from Supernatural, Spike from Buffy, Eric from True Blood, Bones from Jeaniene Frost's series.
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

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  10. I love reading about heartbreakers! They are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. My favorites are Kresley Cole's Lothaire, Jeaniene Frost's Bones, JR Ward's Z & V, & Charlaine Harris's Eric :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  12. one of my faves is Roarke from JD Robb's In Death Series

    staceyprice(AT)gmail.com

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  13. Rick from TWD - HOOOOOOOOOOOOOT. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  14. My favorite heartbreaker is Damon from the Vampire Diaries.
    Thanks for the chance!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  15. My favorite heartbreakers and heartthrobs are those that are one in the same. The are initially heartbreakers but then they become the heartthrob when they realize what they have done and they make amends and try to win the love back from the heart they broke.
    sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I think Ranger Manoso from the Stephanie Plum novel is the perfect heartbreaker while Joe Morelli is a heartthrob. Thank you for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  17. We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

    Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

    Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

    Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

    Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

    Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

    Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

    Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

    Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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  18. My favorite Heartbreaker is the one that your heart can’t live without. One of my best is Lucas from D B Reynolds book “LUCAS” (Vampire in America series). Strong mind, well put together and tender when he wants to be. And loves horses.

    Judy Peterson
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  19. heartthrobs ... j r ward's black dagger brotherhood series ... yum! thank you for sharing! :)

    jukyjoauka(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. best heartbreaker deuce in undeniable. best heartthrob, that's very difficult to choose, but i do love hawk from mystery man by kristen ashley! thanks for the giveaway.
    pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

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  21. Jack from Avoiding Commitment = Heartbreaker
    Jack from Titanic = Heartthrob

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  22. One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  24. I totally agree with your idea of a Heartthrob/Heartbreaker!!! That is what I look for in most of my books that I read!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  25. Some of my favorite heartbreakers are: Gibbs from NCIS, Indian Jones, Han Solo, Dean Winchester from SPN, and John Sheppard from SGA.

    AnnaM.
    doxisrcool at aol.com

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  26. Eric Northman for both!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. Charlie Hunnam from SOA...a true heartthrob.

    damafia1113@gmail.com

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