Thursday, 7 February 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment! I had a lot of fun. Congratulations to Sebrina who was the randomly chosen winner of The One Knight Collection. I hope you enjoy it!

Are our heroes heartthrobs or heartbreakers? Or are they just the same thing? Yummy right? Valentine's Day is just around the corner for this blog hop and we're gearing up to see what exactly is a heartbreaker. Is the song playing in your head line mine? "Cuz he's a heartbreaker!" We love those sexy men, but what about those times in the story when they aren't perfect. Because come on, we know they aren't perfect. What makes those men heartbreakers? What can those guys do to make it better? Is there a way to grovel? Come on! Tell me about your heartbreaker!!

Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about those men we love! 

But that's not all....

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!

When I signed up for this blog hop, it occured to me that I'd never written a true heartbreaker. Oh, all my heroes are sexy and wonderful but they mostly fall into the brooding, tortured catergory. However, my current WIP (currently unnamed - Borderland Legacy Book 2) is my first try at a man who has most definitely left a trail of broken hearts behind. And my heroine, Lucy, fears that she may become another one of those ladies. Here's a little snippet (please bear in mind this hasn't been edited yet!)


       “You care a great deal about the ‘other women’. ‘Tis odd when you profess to care little about my affairs.”
       “I care not what you do. You are a free man and may lie with whomever you choose.”
        His lips slanted into a wry smile. “And yet the mere mention of other women sparks anger in your eyes. I told you before, your eyes give you away. ‘Tis more than indignation that ignites the fire in you,‘tis jealousy.”
     “Jealousy?” she spluttered. “Why should I be jealous?”
     As he leaned closer, Lucy backed away, gasping with surprise as her back hit the cold stone wall. With nowhere to escape, Dominic moved closer still, bringing his mouth to her ear. His cheek brushed hers and she shuddered as his breath whispered over her.
     She supposed she could probably shove him away but her hands would not cooperate and instead clung to the stone, as if the rock could provide her with some kind of strength to deny him. So easy. It would be so easy just to turn her head and kiss him. It would take only the smallest of movements.
     His lips grazed her exposed neck, so briefly that she would not have been sure it happened were it not for the scalding imprint his mouth left. “You are jealous because you wish to be one of those ladies,” he breathed into her ear.
     She gulped and shook her head but any words of protest died on her lips as his hand came up to the other side of her neck and curled domineeringly around it.
     He kissed her ear. “But ‘twill not happen.” He kissed again as she frowned. “For you would not be just one of those ladies.” His lips sealed around her lobe, nipping briefly at it and extracting a choked cry from her. “You would be the only lady.”

So what do we think? Have I created a heartbreaker? I hope so. You'll have to find out for sure when my lovely Dominic is finally in  print. Don't forget to comment with your email address to be in with a chance of winning those fab prizes as well as a copy of The One Knight Collection.



55 comments:

  1. Dominic is definitely a heartbreaker. Lucy's in for a wild ride! ;-)

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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    1. She sure is! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    alslagle06@live.com

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    1. Thanks for coming on over, Amber and good luck! x

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    alslagle06@live.com

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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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  5. 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!

    Dominic has serious Heartbreaker potential! Hotness!!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Oh I do love a badboy and I'm glad Dominic had potential! Thanks for commenting.

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  6. Thanks so much for participation!
    swordlily_girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for coming over swordlily - wishing you lots of luck!

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  7. great giveaway

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Thanks for coming on over Susan. Here's wishing you lots of luck!

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  8. Thanks for participating!


    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  9. Great excerpt!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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    1. I so glad you enjoyed the excerpt. It's been fun to write! Good luck x

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  10. Sounds like an awesome book! and yay a new series for me to try! Thanks!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Good luck in the giveaway and thanks for stopping to comment!

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  11. Great prize. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  12. I think you got it :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  13. 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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    1. Wow, what a list and they all make me want to swoon! But I think it also goes to show that a heartbreaker can be so many different things! Good luck and thanks for taking the time to comment x

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  14. 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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    1. We do love our bad boys don't we? There's something about taming a bad boy that is wonderfully sexy. Thanks for stopping by, Veronika!

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  15. definitely a heartbreaker! Can't wait to read it :)

    thanks

    staceyprice(AT)gmail.com

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  16. Uhmmmm, yes! And so glad I found you on this hop! ;)
    Thanks for the chance at your giveway!
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks Sebrina and thanks for taking the time to comment! Have a great week x

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  17. Sounds like a heartbreaker to me.

    AnnaM.
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  18. Sounds like a great collection!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  19. I will take an appetizer... One heart throb and the main corse a large helping of Heartbreaker....Please. Oh can I have some eye-candy for a little sweetness.

    Judy Peterson
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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    1. I'll have whatever she's having...! Thanks for stopping by Judy. Have a great week!

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  20. Great giveaway! Thanks for participating! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Oh yes, you have definitely created a heartbreaker there!! 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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    1. Here's wishing you a lovely Valentine's day too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Ashley!

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  22. I can't wait to read more about Dominic. Thanks for the little blurb and for participating in this hop. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for hopping over, Shannon. I must confess to being a teensy bit in love with Dominic. He's been a lot of fun to write! Good luck!

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  23. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. 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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  25. You have definitely managed to create one! Hot!

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Veronica! Good luck!

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  26. I think you have a heartbreaker on your hands... Thanks for being part of the hop.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Jeanette! Good luck and have a great week.

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  27. You def did a good job creating one

    damafia1113@gmail.com

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  28. I like the heartbreakers. They make the make up sex so much sweeter. Thanks for being Heartbreakers Blog Hop.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Mary! I agree with you 100%

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