Aug 13, 2012

Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop

 

Hi, Welcome to the Hot Summer Heroes blog hop!

First I would like to thank H.D. Thomson, Bella Media Management and Caris Roane for hosting this hop!

Now on to the good stuff!

What Makes a Hero Hot? There are so many things that make a hero hot, but here are a few of my favorite traits.

Confidence
My favorites have some of the most entertaining banter with the heroine.
They also tend to exude confidence which is really sexy, but can be a pain if they get too big headed. This is why even with all of the confidence they exude I do like to see my heroes have a more vulnerable side because it makes them seem more human.
Honor
They also have to have a set of values for themselves and no matter how badass or ruthless they can be these values should never be violated. These heroes have honor and wouldn’t even think of hurting a woman or child. These values are also what make him a hero. Without them he would just be a cold hearted and uncaring villain.
Protectiveness
They can be very protective of their family, friends, and most of all their lady love. Who doesn’t love it when the hero shows how much he cares for the woman he loves either by fighting off a hoard of demons or even just taking care of her when she’s sick.

Giveaway!

What makes a Hero Hot to you? Let me know in the comments along with your email address and you will be entered to win a kindle edition of Claimed by Evangeline Anderson!

Rules:
Open INT
18 years or older



Title: Claimed
Author:
Evangeline Anderson
Publisher: E.A. Publishing

Synopsis:


Brides of the Kindred Book One—Claimed
Olivia Waterhouse has just graduated from nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her—until she gets drafted. Problem is, she isn’t being forced into the Army, she’s been chosen as a Kindred bride.

The Kindred are huge alien warriors—a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward—the right to find brides among the population. The chances of being chosen are about the same as those of winning the lottery—guess it’s just Liv’s lucky day.

Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture at the hands of the malevolent Scourge. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane—the thought of finding and claiming his bride—Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both.

Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Liv vows to fight back the only way she can—by resisting. She has one month on the Kindred Mothership with Baird—their claiming period. If she can keep from having bonding sex with him during that time, she can go home and get on with her life on Earth.

But Baird isn’t going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Liv more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. She’s determined to resist him but his touch sets her on fire. And just as she thinks she knows what she wants, a twist of fate and an attack by the faceless Scourge AllFather changes everything…
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Excerpt:
“Here we are.” Baird’s deep voice startled her out of her internal daze and Liv looked up to see that he was gesturing to a plain silver door. As he motioned it slid inwards with a soft swoosh revealing a dark space of indeterminate size.
Liv looked up at him nervously. “This is it?”
He nodded. “The back entrance, anyway. Brought you this way so no other male could see you.” He eyed her hungrily again and Liv pulled his dark crimson shirt closer around her body, as though it could shield her from the desire in his eyes.
“Uh, looks nice,” she said, making no move to go in. The dark room or rooms he was indicating were suddenly looking pretty scary. She had the feeling that if she was in a horror movie right now the people in the audience would be screaming “Don’t go in there!” at the top of their lungs.
“Well?” Baird gestured again, obviously waiting for her to precede him but still Liv hung back.
“Uh…I think I forgot something on the ship,” she said, backing away. “Do you mind if I go get it?”
“You didn’t bring anything to forget.” There was a definite hint of impatience in the deep, growling voice. “Are you coming in or not?”
“I choose not.” Liv shook her head. “I just…I don’t think so. No thanks.”
Baird looked at her with obvious disbelief. “You have to come in—this is where I live. Where else would you stay?”
“Um—well, do you guys have guest rooms or anything like that? I mean, it’s a big ship so you must have someplace else, right?” Liv was feeling more and more nervous and it wasn’t just the fact that he was big and dangerous and scary looking. She had a feeling that if she went into his suite, that she might not come out again as the same person. That somehow being near him twenty-four/seven for the next month would change her, make her lose control.
“Olivia, you can’t stay in the guest quarters. You’re my bride and this is our claiming period.” The big warrior was practically growling with impatience. “What’s the problem?”
“How can you ask me that?” she flared at him, crossing her arms protectively over her chest. “You stand there staring at me like I’m an antelope and you’re a really hungry lion and you’ve told me about twelve times how you can’t wait to get me in bed, or up against the wall, or anywhere at all for that matter. And now you want to know why I’m scared to go into a dark room and be alone with you? What do you think I am—crazy?”
He blew out a breath and ran a hand through his thick black hair. “I can’t believe this. Haven’t I told you I would never hurt you?”
Liv frowned up at him. “Yeah, well, I’m not sure about your definition of ‘hurt.’ I mean, forced sex isn’t always painful but just because it doesn’t hurt doesn’t mean it isn’t rape.”
“Is that what you think of me? That I want to take you by force?” He swooped down on her suddenly, eyes blazing a molten gold. Liv backed up but before she knew it she was pinned against one cold metal wall with his thick, muscular arms on either side of her and his face inches from hers.
“Well what am I supposed to think?” she demanded, hoping her voice didn’t tremble too much.
“You can think whatever you want, Olivia, but you should know one thing.” He leaned even closer, his hot breath stirring her hair as he murmured in her ear. “When I take you—because I will take you—make no mistake about that,” he said, cutting off her protest. “When I do, I promise you’ll want it every bit as bad as I do. You’ll beg for it, Linlenta. Beg to have my cock inside you, filling you up as I bond you to me forever.”

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36 comments:

  1. Hi Love the HOP!!! I love a guy that thinks about me just as much as himself! I hate guys that think being romantic is not manly!
    Thanks for the contest!

    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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  2. A hero must be willing to do anything for the people he loves. If he is good looking or sexy that's value added :)

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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  3. I am not so fond of romantic or erotic Literature but your blog is great!!

    Roandthecity -swap bot

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  4. Love your Blog!! I love it when a hero shows their vulnerabilities. It makes them more realistic.
    http://www.myparanormalbookreview.blogspot.com/

    myparanormalbookreviews@gmail.com

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  5. Thanks for the Giveaway!
    Loved your description of what a hot hero is. Confidence is at the top of my list, as well as lethal. Love that word!

    Caris

    carisroane@gmail.com

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  6. My ideal hero is someone that is more dominate! I like a guy that knows how to take charge! I love Cabal from Lora Leigh’s series Breeds.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    jessharrison78@yahoo.com

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  7. My ideal hero would be an alpha, maybe dominate, passionate, intelligent, honorable, protective of what is theirs, confident but not overbearing, not afraid to show vulnerability, hard working, goes after what they want, maybe has a sexy accent, a witty sense of humor.

    Thanks for being part of the blog hop!

    cms72023(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. hi i think a hero is one who is soft. Sweet but hart. an around loving person thanks joannie jscddmj [at] aol[dot] com

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  9. I love a hero who is dominate/alpha, intelligent, caring, responsible, and who has a sense of humor (can be twisted/wicked).
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  10. A hero who is loyal and honorable, who gives all of himself for who and what he believes in, thats what makes a true hero.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  11. i love a hero who's intelligent and honorable, for sure.
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  12. A Take Charge Alpha is my kind of hero!! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  13. A hot hero is strong in mind and body, that has strength as well as compassion..

    ronnkelly3(at)aol(dot)com

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  14. My hero is someone that is very masculine but still romantic. My favorite hero is Nathan (KGI series)! I loved that he never gave up on his love! Great contest! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    carol.byles at yahoo dot com

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  15. A hero showing his vulnerable side is hot.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

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  16. I love it when a hero saves the day against all odds.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  17. I love a dominant hero who has a soft spot and is willing to show it.

    Thanks for being on the hop!
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  18. I love loyal, understanding, brave heroes with soft spots.

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

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  19. i think a hero who can show he emotions is hot.
    tessa.bamberg@kolumbus.fi

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  20. I think all your suggestions are good.

    -Zefaniya via SB Follow me #4

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  21. I know it's cliche, but how about someone who knows you've had a bad day, and has dinner, laundry, etc. done when you get home ;)
    -chrissyh418 from SB

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  22. thanks for the contest, i would say my hero would be someone like butch from BDB lol i just him hehe so yea that would be what my hero would be like like him

    pademe_lee@yahoo.com

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  23. A hero is someone that knows what to do when it gets tough! I like when they are somewhat protective and gorgeous…of course!
    Lucan rom Kiss of Midnight is my absolute favorite hero… and a vampire to boot! SO SEXY!
    Thanks so much!!
    donnasing777@yahoo.com

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  24. Tall, strong and kind.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  25. WOW you have a giveaway!! Great blog - you sure are popular!!

    - (rtwong - Follow me #4 SB)

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  26. I really go for the guy that has just a little too much testosterone LOL but has the lady that he allows to kick his ass back inline! Kresely Cole is great at those characters! Conrad is all badass in her book but Neomi kicks back! Love them! Great contest! Thanks!

    evelynmoly@yahoo.com

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  27. It's a stong alpha male for me.

    ainfingerATcomcastDOTnet

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  28. I like my heroes Alpha, protective, intelligent, amusing, damaged and redeemable!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  29. My hero has got to make me laugh while making my toes curl. He can be tough on the outside and a marshmellow inside.
    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    Thanks for participating in this hop!
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  30. I really like Alpha males as my Hero’s! My ALL time favorite hero’s are Blay and Quinn in BDB. They have not had their “HEA” YET but it’s soon!!!!!! AND I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the great hop and all the chances to win great prizes!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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  31. Sexy, strong, loyal and fearless! Ian from Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh emobodies this. He fought for what he wanted and would not give up! Ian is one of the best hero’s that I’ve ever read. He had flaws but used them for good. His courage was inspiring.

    Love the contest. THANKS!

    prettyunicorn78@yahoo.com

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  32. A hero is hot when he is honest, and puts everyone's needs before his own.
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  33. I love a hero who will die for the people he loves, has a sense of humor, and is faithful.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Feirce protectivnes, loyalty, honor and willingness to show his love without shame! Right now I am reading Kresley Cole’s IAD series. There are some amazing men in that series! Bowen and Lachlain are my favorite two. Thank you for the amazing contest!
    mandicounter@yahoo.com

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  35. Hero has to be loyal and passionate. Thanks for the giveaway.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  36. A caring hero

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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