Wednesday, June 19, 2013

# Contests # On Writing

Hot and Deadly Heroes

I'm part of the Hot and Deadly Blog Hop! I'm giving away an ebook copy of Displaced Cowboys to one random commenter. (For rules, see below.) Be sure to visit other hop blogs for chances to win other prizes!

Hot and Deadly Heroes
One of the things I love about romance tales is how the arrival of the hero can be deadly to the heroine's current situation. Her thoughts, her plans, everything she believes about how her future is shaping up can be derailed in an instant, killed stone dead when she meets the man who is about to change everything. And in paranormal romance, when the heroes are something other than human, this element of hot-and-deadly can go a step farther to become quite literal. Maybe that's why I love writing them so much.

In Displaced Cowboys, Terra meets not one, but two men who quickly prove themselves dangerous to her safety as well as her life at home--and they will be downright fatal to her innocence. Not only are these cowboys-turned-werewolves hot and deadly companions, but they attract a deadly villain who is willing to use Terra in her hunt for revenge.

Connor Darach- Terra knows better than to pick up a hitchhiker, but the onset of a strange fever blurs her good sense. Even while fearing the stranger might harm her, his deadly charm and the transformation in her body renders her helpless to resist:

I can’t blame you for bein’ nervous,” Connor said. “A woman alone would be crazy not to think twice about pickin’ up strays in these parts.”

Her eyes narrowed. “Of course I’m nervous. I’ve never stopped for a stranger before. You might be planning to kidnap or rob me.”

He slid his hat higher on his head. “Well, now, I’d be lyin’ if I didn’t admit a man would be crazy not to want to keep you. But I wouldn’t rob you of a thing you didn’t happily hand over.”

Nash Walden- Found bleeding on the roadside, Terra has no idea just how dangerous the injured cowboy truly is. She tends his wounds in a motel room, both unaware that the rising full moon is about to transform him into something wild:

“Let go of my arm, Nash,” she said, her eyes growing wary. “You’re hurting me.”

I’m hurtin’,” he said, relaxing his grip but not releasing her. “Inside.” His dry, warm hand pulled hers up against the center of his chest. “My heart’s hammerin’, my skin is on fire, and I hunger like a starved animal.”

The evidence of that hunger she’d already seen in his expression, and with him pressing her palm against his sternum, she could feel the heat of his flesh and his frantically pounding heart. She swallowed and willed her own fluttering pulse to still.

Yeah, I'll admit it. I love the danger, the thought that the heroine knows she's in peril just by being around her heroes--and yet she can't stay away.

What do you love about hot and deadly heroes? Share your thoughts in the comments below and you'll be entered in a random giveaway for a free eBook copy of Displaced Cowboys!

About the Lone Wolves of Shay Falls series:

They are cowboys torn from their livelihood after a fateful bite changed their destinies forever. When their pack is disbanded by a new alpha, the lone wolves are forced to roam the woods of Shay Falls with no way to return to the ranch life they once knew. Each must find a male pack mate of their own—and a female mate to hold that bond together. 
J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people!

Giveaway rules: 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary to win. Prize to be awarded at this blog stop: one ebook copy of DISPLACED COWBOYS in winner's choice of digital format.  Odds of winning dependent upon number of entries. Enter by adding a comment on this post before midnight PST, Sunday, June 23, 2013. Make sure valid Email address is included in the comment or your profile. Winner selected at random and notified/prize delivered by email. Winner must respond to notification email within 72 hours or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected at random. 

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  1. I am reading Eternal Lover right now and love Rhage. These books are awesome so far!!!
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  2. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  3. They're usually sexy alphas and who doesn't like that?

  4. They are hot and they are deadly but above all they are sexy and protective.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  5. This one sounds great. Definitely adding it to my wishlist. Thanks for the chance.

  6. What's not to love about an Alpha bad boy with a dangerous edge??!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  7. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  8. I love that they will do anything to protect the people they love.

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  9. their dangerousness

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  10. I love heros that are hot and deadly. There willing to risk there lives to save others. I have so many favorite authors with characters like this. Some are: Laurann Dohners books. She has several series, Lora Leighs books, especially her Breed series, Shayla Blacks Wicked Lovers series, Diana Palmers Long, Tall Texans, etc. There are so many good books out there and awesome authors! Thank you for sharing and for the great hop!

  11. Thanks for the chance to win.


  12. I love Alpha male bad boys my favorite!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  13. What I love about hot and deadly heroes is the fact that they look good and have that deadly vibe that they know when to use. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great weekend!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks for everyone who participated in the hop! I used to select a winner for my giveaway, so congrats to magic5905!


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