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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Our Hot Heroes and a $25 Amazon Gift Card


Happily Ever After Thoughts is thrilled to be participating in the Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop. We are giving away a $25 gift certificate to Amazon to one lucky commenter So I asked my four other bloggers what they thought was “hot” about one of their heroes. Here’s what they said. 
Alexis

CHASE
            Chase Hunter.
            Don’t you love that name? He’s the hero from my book A Good Man For Katie. Despite what the townspeople say about him, despite the reputation he found himself saddled with, he really is a good man.
            Yes, he’s handsome. So handsome, he takes Katie’s breath away (and why wouldn’t he be drop dead gorgeous? I wrote him…well, he helped). When he looks at her with those incredible gray eyes, her heart goes pitter-patter (at least mine did). And when he flashes that smile, well….Katie never stood a chance. Neither did I.
            More important than Chase’s good looks (which is what attracted Katie in the first place…oh, and the fact that he saved her from a runaway stagecoach), what makes him sexy, what makes him my kind of hero, is the simple fact that he is a good man. As we know, good men are hard to find. Katie knows that first hand.
            No, what makes Chase Hunter sexy is so much more than looks as Katie (and you, dear reader) find out. He is respectful…to everyone, even when that respect is not returned.  He’s kind, even when he shouldn’t be (he has a reputation to live up to, you know). He has integrity, another quality I…I mean Katie, finds sexy. He loves his family. He will do what’s right, no matter how much it hurts him. He’s willing to risk his life, his safety, for others. He has a big heart, though he tries to hide it and once he gives his heart, you…again, I mean Katie, has it forever.  
            All those things make Chase Hunter incredibly sexy. What do you think?

Marie

JAKE or DAVID

In Katie’s Rock, Arizona ranchers Jake and David McAllister are both hot!  Tall, dark, and handsome, they are like mirrored bookends with very different personalities but the same kick-ass gene pool and the same sh**-eating grins.  Jake is dark and brooding with a passion for his children and a drive to keep his family together. His cell phone is always at the ready and he is lazer-focused on the task at hand, shooting for perfection in the marketing end of the family ranching business.  Jake’s divorce has him on the ropes and his love for his children drives everything he does.  To sum him up, with Jake you get tall, dark, handsome, intense, focused, driven, perfectionist, passionate, and an overwhelming love of family.   Who doesn’t love a man that loves his kids?  David is more laid back and easy-going, with a tendency to leave his cell phone at home as he oversees operations for the family business.  This is the hot and sexy guy who is witty and funny, always a smile, never picks a fight, never a harsh word, picks you up when you’re down, and is happy to do whatever you love doing.  His nice guy approach and lack of intensity sometimes puts him in the backseat—a role he doesn’t seem to mind.  He handles his life so effortlessly, he makes it look easy.  To sum up David, he’s tall, dark, handsome, easy-going, gentle, funny, witty, smiling, friendly, pleasant, supportive, and flexible.  Ya just gotta love a guy who sincerely wants to do what you like to do!  Can you honestly tell me that these brothers, so opposite of each other, aren’t both sexy?  Don’t lie now!

Kayce
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SCOTT


At first, I intended on picking one of my new heroes who wait in the wings as my favorite, but then I had to go with my first.  Scott was my first in Court of Lies, and the first is always memorable no matter what faults he has.  I picture him as handsome with a hard cut body.  More than that, he’s intelligent, and that’s important too, and he has a heart no matter how long he has to hold back until the right moment.  He endures the initial impression that he doesn’t care or is insincere, yet when it comes down to it, he comes through better than anyone else for his heroine.   Just ask him how a real man gets his woman and he’ll tell you that it’s not a plan, but fate will put the right couple together no matter how impossible the circumstances appear.  It’s all in the chemistry. 

Dawn

SYNN

I can’t think of Synn without sighing. Synn, the hero in Masque, is a 19th century aristocratic, Nova Scotian. In addition to his long brown hair, muscular body, and gray eyes with shards of blue, he is kind, caring, and protective. The problem is he is too focused on his goal to free the 73 trapped souls he believes he killed, even if it means an eternity trapped in time. This hyper-responsible side to him gets him in trouble with the heroine, but as aggravating as it is, the fact that he takes responsibility and determines to make things right is such an exciting quality to find in a hero.

What else makes him hot? Since this story is an erotic romance, Synn’s extensive sexual experience is very exciting. He takes the heroine through the 7 Pleasure Rooms, always mindful that each one is a new experience for her. He can’t let another man have her, he protects her from the villainous ghost, and he never pushes her, allowing her to choose and enjoy each room, but he does challenge her boundaries – to the satisfaction of them  both.

So with Synn being such an amazing lover, friend, protector, and overall responsible character, is it any wonder I can’t think of him without sighing?

Lexi
Buy Link Masque

So tell us if these great authors have hit the mark on what’s hot or if they need to consider another quality and you will be entered to win the $25 gift card. Then move on to one of the other blogs on the hop. There are so many prizes plus the grand prize to win, you don’t want to miss a single one :-)  Good luck!
Alexis




76 comments:

  1. I think so

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  2. I think they got it, but either Jake or David would be for me. I initially thought Jake, then thought, really I already have a brooding husband, how about a nothing bothers him book boyfriend. :D Thanks! heather1974 at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL You made me laugh out loud. There is definitely something to be said for the nothing bothers him boyfriend...book or real. :-)

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  3. They all look really hot!I hope I get to read all the books :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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    1. I have read them and I think they are hot :-)

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  4. thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  5. All of your characters sound hot. But I think Synn, might be the hottest with his responsible nature, got to love a guy who takes responsibility. araba44 [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  6. I think you all hit it right on the money, and I don't think I could choose which is the hottest because they all have the traits I love to read about.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hold that thought, girl! Love the signature vampiremistress. Nice!

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  7. Maybe we should just take them all home and have our own contest!

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  8. Yes, they all sound amazing. And Scott is my favorite. I believe in fate too :)
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  9. "Tall, dark and handsome" definitely hits my mark for "hot hero".

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  10. Um, you make it very hard to pick just one!!! So....I have to take em all!!! lol
    nrslalee00@yahoo.com

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  11. I think they got it right. My fav is Scott.

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  12. They all sound sexy & intriguing. I personally LOVE a spicy military man!

    ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh, yum........what's not to love about a spicy military man? Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Synn all the way!! The name says it all. :)

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      brayleybee@gmail.com

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  14. They all sound really yummy to me! Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  15. My hot hero is my fiancé she is the most amazing women a guy could ever have. She is beautiful, loving , caring, there for me when i need her. She has been there through the worst times and sharing with me during the good that is my definition of a hot hero. Someone that is there for you and not a fake. joehawkshaw@yahoo.com

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    1. Well, you go, man! That's the way it oughta be...she's a lucky girl to have you so crazy about her!

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  16. The authors have certainly hit the mark on all the wonderful qualities of a hot hero. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Synn, absolutely. Thanks for the giveaway.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Aw, thanks. I'm a little partial to him too ;-)

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  18. They both sounds pretty hot, but I'd love some alone time with Synn, yum!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. And you wouldn't be disappointed ;-)

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    1. Awwww...thank you. I fell in love with him as I was writing him...so glad you agree.

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  20. The authors have created great heroes, but I think the book should be more than just about the guys.
    chantelle(dot)ip(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Oh they are! Chase has Katie. David and Jake have a Katie too. Scott has Brooke, and Synn has Rena. These men are more heroic because of the women who fall in love with them :-)

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  21. These books sound great :) Thanks for the giveaway.

    butterflypetals7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & good luck!
      Marie

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  22. They all sound great!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  23. My perfect hero is tall, muscular,confident,loyal, Alpha,bad-ass, intelligent, protective, vulnerable and majorly damaged -- but ultimately redeemable!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. You definitely described a hot hero! I'm with you :-)

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  24. YOu sure did hit the mark... and might add those covers are very sexy. I'm thrilled to have caught this and to be aware of them to add to my TBR Thank you.

    erikalrhodes at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you! Appreciate you stopping by and good luck.

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  25. Yes, they are all hot.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing!
      Marie

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  26. my favourite hero is persistant, loyal, protective ( but not controlling) like adam hauptman from the mercy thompson serie or bones from teh night huntress series

    thank you for the giveaway too

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Love loyalty in a hero...it's more important than one might think!
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  27. Good descriptions :D
    I want them Alpha... and smart and with a sense of humor[a sarcastic one :D] and with an accent[British or Russian would be perfect]...

    alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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    1. Of course! An accent! I'm a sucker for a Scottish one :-)

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  28. I think we are first attracted by the hot body, nice arms and ass, sexy voice and all of that, but as we get to KNOW the heroes they get either more or less attractive just like in real life. All the great character traits like kindness, loyalty, sense of humor, protectiveness (but not overprotectiveness), and even a bit of fun stubborn-ness - but not TOO much...lol...can be the makings for a hot hero :) Now add to that some pretty eyes with a gaze that devours us and a smile that makes us catch my breath and THAT'S sexy as hell! :)

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    1. Well said! You oughta be a writer...oh wait, you are...a helluva writer. :-) Thanks for stopping by, Tina! Hugs.

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  29. loyal honest and sense of humor - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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    1. Those are qualities I look for as well, especially in a long term relationship. Those who know, know my dh is my hero and after 32 years of marriage, he can still make me laugh!
      Marie

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  30. It depends on my mood. Chase had my heart rooting for the good guy to overcome his obstacles. Synn had me thinking in a creatively hot direction. I've yet to feast my imagination and my heart on Jake, David, or Scott, but I'm sure I have a mood for them as well. Sometimes it's a hot physical attribute and sometimes it's a special personality aspect that stand out. Whatever it is, it hooks us hard, no pun intended, or maybe? I want them to be just a little bit of a challenge, but not too much, and to have one character flaw, that I can live with, to make them real. ...hope@hopechase.com

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    1. Yep...the character flaw is important! Very nice summary...thanks for sharing it.

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    2. Excellent summation. Each one of these men has something special to offer....a man for every mood, so to speak!
      Marie

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  31. sound great thanks for the giveaway!

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      Marie

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  32. I think it's hotter for an underdog to become a hero.

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  33. Love your excerpt and glad I found the site. I think perfect hero is a definite bad boy, demanding yet subtle... charisma, loyal and hard to get.. ;)

    vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

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  34. Synn is great hero but the hair, the hair.... #smirk
    shinigami_light @ ymail. com

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    1. It looks better in the book ;-) Good luck!

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  35. I think the authors have picked great heroes! Of course, characteristics from each of them, thrown together, would make the perfect hero :)

    Thank you for sharing and for an awesome giveaway!

    Marie
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I love a hero who's strong, protective, tall, and can be gentle with the person he loves.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  37. Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series is my go to hot hero! He is strong, fierce and loves like no other! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  38. What a great blog hop I love Alpha males who are strong and protective. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  39. I believe all these men are nothing but the best-and definitely protective of the women they love! Thanks for joining us in the blog hop:)

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  40. Hi! They all look great! And i love that there all different in a way. Definitely some that im gonna be checking out! Thank you for sharing and for the awesome hop & giveaways!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I think they hit the mark. Hard to choose a favorite.

    pjmillion(at)comcast(dot)net

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  42. And the winner is . . .

    Tiffany Drew! Congratulations Tiffany! Kayce will be in touch regarding your $25 gift card :-)

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