Monday, August 13, 2012

Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop ~ Huge B&N Gift Certificate Up For Grabs!

What kind of hero makes you melt?

Do you like the quiet, sensitive type, like the hero in Soft Sounds of Pleasure, Colton De Marco?
Colton stood frozen just inside Lila's garage, his eyes riveted on her gesture. It was like she'd stepped out of his head. She was dressed the same. Even her hair was the same, flowing out the back of a baseball cap, the same jail-break tendrils cuddling her face. The only difference he could see was that this time, when she raised the shirttail to her face, the two items making his cock hard were the adorable dimples just above her ass.
He wanted to swirl his tongue around those little dips.
He wanted to hold her till she cried her last tear.
He wanted to make her laugh.
He wanted her.
He gripped the potted orchid in his hand and adjusted his damn jeans. His movement finally caught her attention, because she dropped the shirt and glanced over her shoulder.
He smiled as she stepped to the radio and reached to turn the volume down. "Is that for me?" she asked.
Having Lila smile back at him was like basking in sunshine after a cold rain. He had to clear his throat before he could speak. "My way of saying thanks. Well, this and lunch, because if you're not busy, I'm going to insist."

Or perhaps you're more drawn to Colton's older and more dominant brother, Daniel, the hero in my upcoming release, Wildly Inappropriate?
(unedited excerpt)

"Last year Brian sent six skinny bleached blondes in bikinis. They were supposed to wash our trucks, I guess, but ended up washing each other." Some emotion flashed in his eyes. She thought it might've been scorn. "One of 'em wrote Brian's offer in shoe polish on my windshield." His expression became stern. "Getting those six back into that van was like herding wet cats. Two female customers who had their vehicles up on lifts and couldn't leave haven't been back to the shop since. Now, he's sent you. Why am I finding it so hard to throw you out?"
Cynda had no idea how to respond. The stinging handprints on her butt were warning enough not to think out loud.
"So, I hope like hell Brian picked your outfit and not you. It won't matter, really, because if you want to go through with this, I'll be choosing your clothes." He shoved his fingers through his hair, whirling away to begin pacing back and forth. "What's your name?"
The soft feeling his comment about her hair had induced evaporated with his insult, but she answered his question. "Cynda Avery."
He continued talking, his long legs eating up the distance between the back door and the table where she sat. His pacing made her think he was the one on a chain, but that made no sense. "I'm not going to put my cock in you, Cynda, but if you'll allow me the privilege, I want to make you come. Look at this as an exercise in trust. And to see if we're compatible, before we discuss anything else."
This white boy is nuts. Cute as hell, but crazier than a bedbug. She laughed harshly, so off-balance by his odd assortment of declarations she forgot she wasn't supposed to speak. "Yeah? And what's in that for you?"
"I'm a man who likes to take control, Cynda, but I don't object to proving I deserve to be in control of a woman's body."

To be entered to win a copy of Soft Sounds of Pleasure in e-book format, just leave a comment with a valid e-mail address.
I use the Draw Straws online application to select my winners, and will give away one (1) copy for each twenty entries. Winners will be notified at the e-mail address provided at the end of the hop.
Grand Prize winner of a $100 B&N gift certificate is to be selected from among all those commenting in the event. 

Thanks for dropping by, and be sure to visit the other participating authors for more chances to win! 


  1. I love the excerpts and I prefer the dominate brother!

  2. I like the sound of Colton...thanks for the giveaway!


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  4. Thank you for the givaway. This book sounds wonderful!


  5. Awesome giveaway! I don't think I can decide which man sounds best, LOL.

  6. if i had to pick it'd be colton!

  7. Woohoo! Loving this hop! All those HOT sexy hero's to drool over!
    A hero is HOT when he’s an alpha; (shifter, human, or vamp) tall, handsome, sexy, with a sense of humor, loyal, and a BAD ASS! He doesn’t want anyone to know that he is soft on the inside, especially for his woman.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  8. Love the dominate one!! Thanks for the contest!

  9. A hero is hot when he's got that tender heart on the inside (the one where it's completely obvious to everyone but him that he's in love and wants to be loved in return) but on the outside he's Alpha and strong, kind of a bad ass attitude sort-of look. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

  10. wow i like the guy on the book and would lvoe tohav ehim
    can i please

    desi the blonde at m sn dot com

  11. 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!

  12. Great excerpt, I'm very excited to read about Coulton. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  13. Thanks for the great giveaway! Colton is awesome!!!

  14. I think both brothers could make me melt.. Alpha type, sexy body, sexy, gravelly voice. intelligent, hard worker, hard player, compassionate, protective.

    Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for the giveaway

    Christine S

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


  16. I'm all about a take charge alpha! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  17. They both sound like interesting books. I can't wait to read D's story especially.


  18. I prefer Colton.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  19. 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!!

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  20. Both brothers sound good, but I must admit the the more dominate one would be my choice ;)
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  21. Colton, thanks for the hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  22. My hot hero is an alpha man who enjoys the small things in life. And has a good sense of humor.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    1. Mel Bourn, you were chosen at random as one of my winners...e-mail coming momentarily!

  23. 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!

  24. OH! Can I have Colton AND Daniel? :) I'm looking forward to this series, and will add it to my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway!

    msromanticreads at gmail dot com

    1. Michelle, you were chosen at random as one of my winners. E-mail coming momentarily :)

  25. Both men sound sinfully wonderful.

  26. Both men sound hot and sexy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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

  28. 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!

  29. 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!

  30. a hero should have the three H's Honest, Honorable, and HOT!
    thanks, Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  31. Strong, honest, handsome, and puts others needs first.

  32. hero can be any one ilike vamp i like were and then angle so it all can get to be women or a man depend on the autro and then all so the person readidng

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  33. 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!

  34. His protectiveness


  35. ***CONTEST CLOSED.*** WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT COMING MOMENTARILY, and a huge THANK YOU to all who dropped by :)