Hello and welcome! I’m happy to be participating in the Heartbreaker Blog Hop. As someone who is a diehard romantic in real life, the month of February and, especially, Valentine’s Day are times I treasure. I think the latter was made for romance writers. We’re always dreaming up heroes who break hearts on the way to an HEA. What is it about these guys that attract us?
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!
Everything but the Swag Pack is open to international giveaway.
How cool is that?
In addition, I’m doing a giveaway and will be awarding two copies of my
time-travel/paranormal romance novel, WEATHERING ROCK,
(Kindle or Nook copy, winner’s choice).
You can find a complete list of all the participating authors and bloggers here.
My lead character knows a thing or two about breaking hearts. My heroine, Arianna Hart, has a lot to overcome if she wants a future with the book’s hero, Caleb DeCardian. Not only is he from another century, a former colonel for the Union army during America’s Civil War, but he also turns into a werewolf every full moon. Two hurdles that definitely put a damper on a budding romance.
Drawn together across centuries, will their love be strong enough to defeat an ancient curse?
Colonel Caleb DeCardian was fighting America’s Civil War on the side of the Union when a freak shower of ball lightning transported him to the present, along with rival and former friend, Seth Reilly. Adapting to the 21st century is hard enough for the colonel, but he also has to find Seth, who cursed him to life as a werewolf. The last thing on Caleb’s mind is romance. Then fetching Arianna Hart nearly runs him down with her car. He can’t deny his attraction to the outspoken schoolteacher, but knows he should forget her.
Arianna finds Caleb bewildering, yet intriguing: courtly manners, smoldering sensuality and eyes that glow silver at night? When she sees Civil War photographs featuring a Union officer who looks exactly like Caleb, she begins to understand the man she is falling in love with harbors multiple secrets–some of which threaten the possibility of their happiness.
Finding a decent guy who’ll commit is hard enough. How can she expect Caleb to forsake his own century to be with her?
That strange luminescent glow glinted on the surface of his eyes, flaring pure silver when he looked at her. “I was studying the moon.”
She wasn’t certain she wanted to venture in that direction. Moonlight and a handsome man were a notoriously fatal combination. “I’ve always thought full moons were magical.”
He gave a skeptical snort. “It’s not full, it only looks that way. It’s already started to wane. You just can’t tell by the naked eye.” He tugged at his collar. Sweat clung to his cheeks, prompting him to thumb open another button on his shirt.
The inky material gaped on his chest. A traitorous part of her mind wondered what it would be like to free the remaining buttons. She could almost feel the heated touch of his flesh beneath her fingertips as she slowly worked her way to his waist.
Disturbed, she jerked her hand from his. A hot flush crept up her neck.
“You can tell the difference?” She shot a doubtful glance at the moon. It made her think of long-ago legends: fairy glades, nameless winged creatures and werewolves.
“The moon and I are well acquainted.”
He leaned into the banister, his leg casually brushing hers. She tensed at the informal contact, surprised when it streaked through her like a bolt of lightning. Weak-kneed and stunned, she tried to retreat.
“Annie, don’t go–” Caleb caught her hand.
“Don’t call me that.”
“It suits you.” Towering over her, he stepped closer, his eyes mirroring the smoky blue of the night-dusted sky. “I think we were supposed to meet.” His voice grew low and husky, sending a shivery chill up her spine.
She wet her lips, trying to retain her composure. It was impossible to think straight when he stood so near, his presence engulfing her in a sizzling wall of heat.
He bent closer and threaded his hand into her hair, his fingertips lightly pressing her scalp. A dizzying shiver of sensation cascaded through her. She barely had time to register the feeling before his mouth closed over hers, possessive and eager, leaving her breathless.
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Would you give a guy who broke your heart a second chance or would you write him off as yesterday’s bad news?
loved the blurb adding this to my tbr list thank you
oh I do sometimes give 2nd chances but he would have to really work at it
Thanks! So glad you enjoyed the blurb and that I made your TBR list. And you’re right…forgiveness is possible but I think he’d have a lot of making up to do! 🙂
Yay for a new blog hop! You’re my first stop, Mae! Looking forward to learning about some new, fabulous authors!
Have fun, Jessi. Blog hops are always a lot of fun. Thanks for swinging by and checking out my post. Happy hopping!
Awesome! I’m hoppin right along! Thanks Mae 🙂
Great! Enjoy all the opportunities out there!
Thanks for the chance to win
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com
Thanks for visiting, Crystal!
Hi, Mae. It’s time to either recharge or slow down a bit. I do not know which applies here. You are on a non-stop gig. I’ve invited you to have a virtual cup of coffee or tea and any time it fits into your schedule, please stop by and join me for a cup. I know you are pressed for time. I won’t brew your favorite beverage until you arrive. http://wp.me/p22zGl-tx.
I loved your post, Sheri. The virtual beverage was so much fun. Thanks for inviting me 🙂
I definitely need to recharge since it seems slowing down isn’t on my options list, LOL. That coffee invite was just what I needed!
I have screwed up enough to thing that – YES – everyone deserves a second chance. Many times, we learn our lesson. Very interesting cover. I like it. Thanks so much for the chance to enter your giveaway.
sherryfundin69 at netscap.net
Hi, Sherry. Good thoughts about second chances and how we all make mistakes we regret. Thanks for the compliments on my cover and for dropping by!
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.
I’ve never read that series but I know it has a lot of fans. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.
I adore the moody midnight blue colours on the cover of Weathering Rock.
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Thanks, Emma. I love the deep blue colors too. I think they really fit the tone of the story.
Thanks so much for participation!
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!
I love a good second chance story!
Loved your comments. So true about the heartbreaker falling hard when he falls. I loved Mr. Darcy. I’m going to have to check out the Black Dagger Brotherhood and see what that’s all about. Thanks for commenting.
Thanks so much for participation!
To me a heartbreaker is someone who doesn’t know how good and special he really is underneath that “Bad Boy” persona. When he falls in love, he falls hard. He is the guy that doesn’t realize that his actions have broken your heart….But, when he does realize it, he takes immediate action to correct the misunderstanding and convince you he really does love you and no one else!
My favorite heartbreaker is Smitty from the book “The Beast in Him” by Shelly Laurenston. (One of the Pack/Pride series books) He was just drop dead gorgeous and sexy and he broke Jessie Ann’s heart when he wouldn’t claim her with “the Smith Mate Maul” If you want to know what the heck I’m talking about…….READ THE BOOK. 🙂 In fact I recommend you read the series.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
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Sounds like you found a heartbreaker that really made an impression on you, just what a great character should do. Thanks for the insight and the book recommendation!
I love all the McKay men from the Rough Riders series. They are amazing hearthrobs.
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Love a good heartthrob, Mel!
What a great question! I’m smart, so giving a guy who broke my heart seems to go against that. BUT, I do believe in forgiveness and second chances, so YES, I would.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com
Great answer, Catherine. Sometimes we have to go with emotion over reason, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
Great excerpt! I will definitely be adding this to my wishlist!
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Fantastic! Thanks so much, Amber. I’m happy to hear you liked the excerpt and I made your wishlist. Magic words for a writer, LOL. I also really appreciate the like on FB. 🙂
What a fun blog hop! Cannot wait to check out the many others! 😉 paula ♥ email@example.com
Glad to hear you’re having fun!
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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You’d think we’d know better but we don’t, LOL.
love the blurb! thanks for sharing and participaing
Thanks, Stacey. Glad you enjoyed the blurb!
I liked and signed up 🙂
It all depends on if I thought the relationship really had a chance to work
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Many thanks for the like and sign-up, Cassandra. It’s very much appreciated 🙂
I agree. It would definitely depend on the relationship as to whether or not it could be salvaged. Thanks for commenting!
I loved the excerpt!
I signed up for emails. Thanks for the chance!
Thanks so much, Lisa. I appreciate the sign-up and glad you liked the excerpt!
I too am a diehard romantic and I love the month of February. I love doing special things for my kiddos on Valentine’s Day so they feel like they are a part of the fun day as well. As for heartbreakers, my favorites are those who initially are heartbreakers but they end up being the heartthrob because they change their thinking and often realize they lost the love of their life by breaking their heart. Thanks for the fun stop and I am a new facebook follower. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com
Hi,Shannon. Oooh, you just described the best kind of heartbreaker (at least in my opinion). I can definitely can wrapped up in a book with a guy like that! 🙂
It sounds like you do a lot to make Valentine’s Day special for your kids. I’m sure they love it! And thanks for being a follower on FB. It is much appreciated!
I gave a guy a second chance after he broke my heart the first time so no I wouldn’t do it again. Thanks for the giveaway.
It sounds like he had a lot of growing up to do if he didn’t learn from his mistake. Thanks for commenting!
Liked you on FB – Mary Reiss
Thanks for the giveaway!
mary_reiss @ hotmail.com
Hi, Mary. Many thanks! 😀
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.
Thanks for all the great info. That’s an enticing list of heartbrearkers! I’m sure I won’t be the only one looking some of them up!
I would maybe give them a second chance.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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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.
Lucas sounds like he’s got some wonderfully compelling traits, Judy. Thanks!
One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! 🙂
Hi, Shadow. Thanks!
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
Hmmm… world class groveling. That should be good, LOL!
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Hi, Susan. Many thanks for the FB like and thanks for comming back to add your email address 🙂
Hi! Second chance? Well, I think so. Depends on what they did to break my heart to begin with.
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Thanks for chiming in, Anna. You’re right that some things would be a lot easier to forgive then others!
Break my heart once and you’re done…well now. I did take back a heartbreaker one or three times before I learned my lesson!
Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
(Oh and I liked your facebook page and signed up to follow your blog because your books sound GREAT!)
Hi, Ashley. I can understand why you’d be once and done now after your experiences! Thank you so much for the FBI like and blog follow. I’m thrilled to hear the book has you intrigued.
I’m stopping by. I’d love a copy of Weathering Rock for my mother-in-law. She turns 60 on Feb 24th and loves nothing better than to read. The story of Caleb, your hero, is one heartbreaker turned heartthrob she’d love. Second chances? Hmm, that depends how bad they blew the first one.
Hi, Joanne! Happy early birthday to your mother-in-law. I’m glad you think she’d enjoy the story of Caleb. Many thanks for stopping by and commenting and good luck in the drawings 🙂
If he was sincere, I would give a heartbreaker a second chance. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for stopping and commenting, BookLady!
Thanks for participating.