Thursday, August 15, 2013

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My Favorite Hot Summer Hero

I’m part of the Hot Summer Heroes blog hop! Follow the hop for a chance to win prizes! I’m giving away an eBook copy of either Bewitching Love or Tropical Heat to one random commenter (see rules below).

My Favorite Hot Summer Hero
Romantic heroes and summertime go together like peaches and cream, don’t they? Both are hot, sultry, and produce a distinct need to fan ones self vigorously. And hey, summertime romance novels give heroes a legitimate excuse for peeling off their shirts. I suppose it’s not surprising, then, that I’ve written several romantic tales set during summer. But my favorite summer hero has to be Grant Decker from Bewitching Love. I think...

Grant Decker- a sexy Midwesterner who moves into a beachfront lot overlooking the glittering Pacific Ocean to build his dream home. He soon meets the neighbor across the street, a beautiful blonde with a stellar bikini body and highly opinionated—and aggravating—ideas about his proposed construction. His looks and accent are enough to charm several women throughout the book, such as this scene:

Grant’s smile shot through Dream and ricocheted off all the important parts. Oh, the things she could be doing with a sexy hunk like Grant Decker, with those broad shoulders, narrow hips, and burnished brown hair that fell across his face in reckless disarray. And gods, those chocolate, brooding eyes pierced her with a chaotic sensuality that took her breath away.

But Grant is more than a hot Midwestern hunk—he deserves the title of hero:

Crouching beside his fallen love, he stroked her head. “Dream. Can you hear me?” His voice all but failed after having the life nearly choked out of it. “Wake up, baby. Please.”
Flames sizzled and cracked louder, moving up the stairwell where it would soon block any chance of exit. It had to be now. Grant slid his hands beneath Dream and hoisted her into his arms.

Yes, I think he’s my favorite. Hm. Wait a minute…maybe it’s my hot summer hero Steve Detroit from Tropical Heat.
Steve Detroit- A sexy ex-P.I. goes undercover at a highly exclusive Bahamas resort in search of a cheating spouse. In between discoveries of paranormal secrets and reading highlander romance novels on stakeout, he meets an exotic island blossom who sets his pulse on fire.

Is he hot-and-handsome? Check:

Steve was all kinds of gorgeous. Every time Jessamine inhaled his scent, her legs turned to rubber. And when his smoldering green eyes found hers, something primal inside of her came unhinged. Since when did Jessamine Valentine lose her wits over rippling muscles, no matter how artfully arranged? Yet she’d let a man drag her into a closet, for god’s sake, while she was on duty. Maybe she was delirious, gripped in the fever of some rare tropical disease.

But is he a hero? First, he…well, I can’t give it away! And THEN—nope, can’t tell you that either. But yeah. Oh, and he’s a hero with a sense of humor:

A couple hours ago, Steve would have thought up some wisecrack about the resort’s costume supply shop running a clearance sale on creepy monster-eye contacts and plastic fangs. Now, he knew better.
So what now?” Steve asked, folding his arms. “You growl, flash your fangs, and scare me into silence? Threaten to cancel my tropical-fruit-of-the-month membership?”

So which is it, farm boy hotness or hard-boiled city charm? Oh, rats, I just can’t make up my mind. I suppose both are my favorites! Maybe there's a reason I also write menage…

Which hero do you think is hotter? Share your thoughts in the comments below and you'll be entered in a random giveaway for a free eBook copy of Bewitching Love or Tropical Heat, your choice!
Dream Ballantyne has looks, money, a beach house and magic powers. But her love life is a complete zero. She takes matters into her own wand and conjures a spell to lure passion, unaware that more fire than she can handle is already en route.
Grant Decker is a sexy Midwesterner who moves into the beachfront lot across the street to build his dream home. The neighborhood welcome wagon includes a warning to steer clear of the blonde seductress across the street, who tries to impose construction demands on Grant to spare her precious ocean view.
Their battle of wills quickly sparks into flaming erotic attraction, but when Grant learns witchcraft is responsible, he refuses to be taken in by her enchanted charms. But forgetting the passion of their lifetimes is the least of their worries—surprises and supernatural danger lie in the wake of one enchanted evening.

About Tropical Heat:

When Steve Detroit goes to a swanky Bahamas resort in search of a cheating spouse, he uncovers a lot more than he bargained for. Sexy hostess Jessamine Valentine stirs a fiery passion in him that threatens to distract him from his mission and swallow his heart whole.
Jessamine could care less about the paranormally-enhanced eroticism all around the island hotel where she works. Then a guest with smoldering emerald eyes awakens a need she has tried hard to forget.
Steve soon discovers Jessamine holds the key to finding his quarry, and unlocks the most intimate secrets of the island beauty, as well as the resort itself--top-floor mysteries kept hidden from mortals. But when one of those secrets threatens to separate them permanently, how will Steve find a way to keep their love alive?
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 either BEWITCHING LOVE or TROPICAL HEAT , winner's choice of title and digital format. Odds of winning dependent upon number of entries. Enter by adding a comment on this post before midnight PST, Sunday, August 18, 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. thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  2. You made it difficult too but I think I might go with Steve.


  3. Tough choice, but Grant has my vote.
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  4. I vote for Steve! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  5. Grant is my fav.

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  6. My hot hero is my fiance she is the most amazing women a guy can have, She has been their for me through thick and thin, supporting me, loving me for who i am and not for what i have. That is a hot hero to me someone that looks at you for who you are not for who you aren't.

  7. Steve. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  8. Steve.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. I'm picking...both!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  10. i can't decide between the two they are hot in their own ways


  11. I pick Steve because he reads romance novels.
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  12. Steve; he's a PI

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  13. I love man with healthy dose of humor, count me on STEVE!
    shinigami_light @ ymail. com

  14. I would pick steve sounds like a great book. What a great blog hop I love Alpha males who are strong and protective. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D

  15. Hi! I pick Steve! His story sounds fantastic! Definitely an emotional roller costar. And paranormal elements? Oh yeah! Thank you for sharing and for the awesome hop & giveaways!

  16. Tough choice but I'm going to go with Steve.

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