07 February 2013

The Heartbreaker...Blog Hop!



Last month I sat in my orthodontics office and read People’s Sexiest Man Alive.  I love me some Channing Tatum.  I think he’s a smart man who can play a dumb man with muscles very convincingly and I’m very happy for him and his wife.  There was a section where they broke down age groups of celebrities and listed men in their 20s, 30s, 40s, & 50s.  I kept looking at the 20-somethings thinking they were babies!  It really hit home with me that I’ve just turned forty when all the men I thought were sexy were aged from late thirties to mid-fifties.

Although Heartbreakers can be male or female, for me, they are men with tremendous hearts, larger-than-life presence, a sense of ruthlessness, and enough love to fill heaven.  They are rough, tough, and yet tender and compassionate.  Whether they are self-made men or born to wealth, Heartbreakers have a core of strength that is unshakable. 

I grew up reading Harlequin Presents, where the story was written from the POV of the heroine.  I was constantly on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out the stoic hero, knowing he was in love with the girl but unable, for one reason or another, to tell her until the end of the book.  Carole Mortimer was a master at writing stories like this.  The first book I wrote, Black Leather Pants, had this POV because of my love of second-guessing the hero.

Whether the heartbreaker is a bad-ass, a nerd, a romantic or something supernatural, the one fact is that they can enrapture the reader.  They linger with us long after the words THE END.  It is every author’s dream to create such a hero or heroine. 

When writing for ménage, many authors pick an Alpha and Beta Heartbreaker.  In my stories, I like to write two Alphas who complete something the other lacks.  (The main exception is my story The Song Bird)  For my upcoming trilogy (McKnight, Perth & Daire), I used the first book to establish the first Heartbreaker, Jonas Daire.  The second book highlights Nash McKnight.  And the third book tries to find a common ground between these two hardheaded men.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and make sure you hug that Heartbreaker in you life! 
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To win a free PDF ebook of any of my titles, just leave a comment!  You’ll not only be entered for my contest but you’ll be entered in the Heartbreaker Blog Hop contest with some fabulous prizes...just follow the links below!  Just make sure to leave a way to contact you!  Thanks…and good luck!

28 comments:

  1. Thanks for a Great Giveaway!! adgaliatymaildotcom

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  2. Thanks for the Giveaway!!
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  3. Thank for sharing the interesting post & being a part of the hop ;)

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  4. Thanks so much!

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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!

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  6. 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.

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  7. Thanks so much for participation!
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  8. Thanks for participating!


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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mary
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  10. Thanks for being part of the hop!
    -Amber
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  11. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  12. 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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  13. I love me some Channing :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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  14. thanks for sharing :) I loved Harlequin Presents books as well!

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  15. Great post!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  16. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  17. 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 needs to be.

    Judy Peterson
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  18. thanks for the giveaway!
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  19. Happy Valentine's to you and I'm going to make sure I give my heartbreaker husband lots and lots of hugs. Thanks so much for the fun giveaway and I would love the opportunity to read one of your books. I love meeting new authors on these hops. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
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  21. One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
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  22. Growing up, Carole Mortimer was my all time favorite Harlequin writer as well.

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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.
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  24. Thank you for being part of the hop. What a great Hop for Valentines

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  25. My favorite part of heartbreakers is watching as they squirm when they finally find their match in their heroine.
    Thanks for the giveaway
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    Thanks for participating.
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  27. I like the heartbreakers. They make the make up sex so much sweeter. Thanks for being Heartbreakers Blog Hop.

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