Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop!

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!!
I'll tell you about mine. I love the guy that all girls want but he only has eyes for one. I LOVE those guys. Seriously, nothing sexier than a man who knows what he's got at home. Plus, if they're just a little bit naughty, well they're even better. ;)
I know for me, my husband has been much of the inspiration for my books. He was that bad boy mom's always warned their precious daughters about and I was the little angel. Or so people thought. And though we're completely opposite, I love him and he me. That's what I write about, men that are forbidden. That we shouldn't want, but can't help needing.
So what does it for you. And who do you think is the sexiest man in books.
I may not have written him, but hands down one of the best and yet somewhat disturbing for me is Jericho. And if I have to explain to you who he is, you NEED to pick up KMM's fever series.

So tell me, and then tell others...

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!
As for me, I'll be giving away a free copy of my book: The Witching Hour: Grim Reaper Saga. All you have to do is say hi! :)
Happy reading,


Maria Buscher writing as Maria Michaels said...

I just have to say I love your blog title. My brother has an online radio show and he always says that, even has a t-shirt to prove it. LOL. My husband is also a reformed bad boy and I was the good girl. Guess opposite attract, but we have managed to also stay together for 25 years.

Ipro55 said...

Bad boys and heart breakers make the best leading men in books. That's why we love them so much

Meghan said...

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.

Swordlily said...

Yes I agree about those type of characters in books, they ase hot :D and seem more appealing. totally agree about Jericho! :)
Oh. I haven't met a heart breaker!

Anonymous said...

Funny, I don't usually go for the bad boys, but the hop might have me convinced!


doxymom said...

HI! KMM is that Karen Marie Moning? I think I have a couple of her books in my To Read but I've never read her yet. For me a heartbreaker hero is Terry Myell from The Outback Stars series by Sandra MacDonald. Not your typical romance, it's a military SFR.

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christina tetreault said...

I must admit I do enjoy a heartbreaker in a story. A bad boy on a motorcycle, the hardened military man, or the confirmed bachelor. I love when they find that perfect woman and fall in love.

K. April Holgate said...

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!


Marie Hall said...

LOL... thanks. It's a reference to Anchorman. When I first decided what to call my blog I thought, people are either going to think I'm hugely arrogant or spot the homage right away. Your brother sounds hilarious. :D

Congratulations... 25 years, that's fantastic! I'll be going on lucky number 13 this year. :D

Marie Hall said...

Yes, Karen Marie Moning and you really need to bump her waaaaaay up on that list, though I'll warn you now... her books are like crack. ;)

Marie Hall said...

Darcy, my first love. I adore him. I've always tried to imagine a character like him for my books but then I just think, there'll only ever be one and I'm good with that. :D

Zadist wasn't too bad though. ;)

I'm still Jericho... all the way. But I do adore my Mad Hatter, he's absolutely brilliantly mad.

Catherine Lee said...

The sexiest man in books? I do love Roarke in JD Robb's books.

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HaveBook WillSurvive said...

I cant choose just one....

Mel Bourn said...

I love so many..some of my favorites are the McKay men from Lorelei James' Rough Riders.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Delia DeLeest said...

I love those bad boy heart breakers, why, I don't know. I guess I love angst - at least when it's in a book and not something I have to deal with in real life.

Sebrina said...

Thank you for the chance at your giveaway! There are just too many men in books that I adore!!
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

Veronika said...

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

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gamistress66 said...

thanks for participating in the blog hop & the giveaway chance
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Cassandra said...

Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series is the sexy man I love lol
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

VampedChik said...

There are soo many good ones... maybe V from JR Wards BDB. (I can't wait for anchorman 2!)

Mary @SweepingMe said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Rick from TWD. WOOT!

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Jeanette Platt said...

I agree Jericho is a heartbreaker and KMM really outdid herself with him... I am so torn with him... Love him hate him love him cry... uhhh lol... Thanks for being part of the hop.

Anonymous said...

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.

Liese2 said...

My favorite heartbreaker is Damon from the Vampire Diaries.
Thanks for the chance!

strawberryrose said...

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

veRONIca said...

Hi :)


Shadow said...

One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)

Stacey said...

thanks for participating! Love the blog :)


magic5905 said...

Hi, thanks for the giveaway.
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Missie1 said...

I am Crazy in love with Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series. And the HBO Eric isn't have bad
Thanks & Hugs On V Day !!! :D
Missie Jones
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woolfcindy said...

Thanks for participating in the hop.

susanmp said...

great giveaway

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Carla said...

I don't know that I've met a heart breaker, but I've read about quite a few. My current favorites are both Lauren Dane characters. One is Shane from Fated and the other Todd from Laid Bare. I think the redeeming thing about them is that when they realize how wrong they are they are quite good at communicating their understanding and groveling.
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Carriefort29 said...

I love all the heart breakers :)
Amazing giveaway!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Marie!!!!

You have made me incredibly happy today!! I was really depressed after getting home from my foot doctors appt...I broke both my ankles 6 weeks ago and I have another 4 weeks in my prison of a room till the next appt. Soooo....hearing you are going to continue the kingdom series (yeah Danika! Keep up the sass girl!), giving away a book of yours I haven't read yet, AND two new books are in final editing is such great news!

And my favorite heartbreaker? It would definitely have to be Bruce Wayne/Batman. Broken hearts on record? Talia al Ghul, Zatanna, Sliver St. Cloud, Vicki Vale, Selina Kyle, Wonder Woman, Sasha Bordeaux, Andrea Beaumont, Barbara Gordan, nameless date of the week....It's a long list, but I was added on that list when I was around 3 so...some of those girls better just step aside since I've been on the list longer.

Even though I love my Batman. I would still pick my future husband (April 6th!) over him, because I know that my handsome nerd (like you said --->) "knows what he's got at home." :D

Cheerleading your writing from PA! RAH RAH! Gooooo hooks pan writing! YEAH!


Kaylyn D. said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Marie Hall said...

Awww.. Ash, congratz. That's fantastic. :) And yeah, Danika deserved it, but more than that I have some pretty awesome readers and they just refused to let the series die. So what could I do, right?

Batman... girl, you're speaking my language. *g* If I wouldn't get flagged for copyright infringment I'd make that man settle down.. he's all sorts of num nums. :p

myboo63 said...

hi thanks for the hop

Vanessa N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

KaryRN said...

Thank you tor the giveaway.
The sexist men in books are the strong sexy Alpha males!

Shannon Bereza said...

I am an avid reader and I am going to shamefully hang my head down because I do not know who Jericho is, but I just added the Fever books on my list of what to check out and purchase. Thanks for the tip. As for the sexiest man in books for me is from Jennifer Lyon's Wing Slayer Hunter Series and the alpha male is Axel Locke. There is something so swoon-worthy about him. Of course that series has several alpha males and I think they're all sexy. Thanks for the fun blog stop and thanks for the chance to win. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

Ashley Applebee said...

I love a good alpha male bad boy like Jericho Barrons or Eric Northman!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
Ashley A