Thursday, February 7, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop

Are our heroes heartthrobs or heartbreakers? Or are they just the same thing? Yummy right? Valentine's Day is just around the corner for this blog hop and we're gearing up to see what exactly is a heartbreaker. Is the song playing in your head line mine? "Cuz he's a heartbreaker!" We love those sexy men, but what about those times in the story when they aren't perfect. Because come on, we know they aren't perfect. What makes those men heartbreakers? What can those guys do to make it better? Is there a way to grovel? Come on! Tell me about your heartbreaker!!


Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about those men we love! 

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more! [only open to readers in the USA]




*Sigh* Heartbreakers. Are they incapable of love? Are they unconcerned about those around them? What are they? Creatures from outer space that lack feelings? Superior beings too handsome for the mere mortal man or woman to understand?

The only thing I have clear about them is that they are inevitably loved and that in their wake they tend to leave a trail of tears.

Who hasn’t fallen for the oh, so handsome bad boy that breaks your heart? I know I have.

*frowns* I’m trying to decide which one, if any of my character’s is a heartbreaker. Two of them come to mind: Conrad and Wolf.

Conrad is the hero of The Mercenary Knight. He’s got a strong personality. Likes to brood and is used to being in charge. He’s not incapable of love but when Tanya appears in his life everything gets out of control and he doesn’t like it one bit.

My other heartbreaker character is Wolf. He appears in The Lost Mercenary and though he is not a main character, well, let me tell you, they don’t call him “the wolf” for nothing. *Wink*

I'm giving away a $5 Amazon Gift certificate to a commenter. Simply tell me what your idea of a heartbreaker is (remember to leave your email so I can get in touch if you win).

By the way, my birthday is on Tuesday! I’ll be celebrating next weekend (Feb 15,16,17) with some more surprise giveaways for my readers. Also, on Tuesday and Thursday I have visiting authors Tali Spencer and Adonis Devereux (with a Valentine’s day giveaway).  Please join me and my friends! The more the merrier!

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The Mercenary Knight

“Men have their needs, as do women.” That’s Tanya’s premise as she flees her hometown and encounters four helpful mercenaries: Conrad, Wybert, Gregorii and Johann. However, her unexpected attraction to the aloof Conrad will tickle not only her desire but also her heart.

Once a knight of the kingdom, Conrad now roams the road as a ruthless mercenary in the company of his three men. Years have passed since he quit the Code but old habits die hard. He can’t stop himself from being a chivalrous gentleman to the tavern wench he’s saved, even if his desire for her surpasses anything he’s ever felt before. But, for how long will he be able to fight the temptation?

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84 comments:

  1. My heroes are tough on the outside and soft inside, sensitive, gentle and confident. charraddon@pobox.com

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  2. I always find that the heart breakers are the guy you knew was so perfect for the girl and she ends up with someone else. Thanks for being a part of this great hop. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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    1. Ouch, Carin! That makes me feel sorry for the guy. Thanks for hopping!

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  3. A hreatbreaker is someone who know what he wants and goes after it without regrets. He is mysterious and always sexy

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  4. The Heart Breaker loves em and leaves em!!
    alslagle06 at live dot com

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  5. Heartbreakers know they're sexy, and use that knowledge for evil!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  6. Heartbreaker are the one that know they have the looks and personality needed to win. They are the ones that most consider the PLAYERS and the know how to play on peoples emotions..

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom (email following)

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    1. That's a dangerous combination, especially if they're apt at playing with emotions... and not in a good way!

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  7. Hey Elysabeth,
    Heartbreakers aren't always bad. Some guys push us to our limits. We both must learn to bend and not break. Then he becomes our heart bender. The man who helps us see past our limits. Love the blog.
    Susan Taylor
    taylormadefictionAT gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi Susan!
      I hadn't thought about heartbreakers like that...but if they bend and don't break, then they can't really be defined as heartbreakers, no?

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  8. Heartbreakers to me are people who do not take other peoples' emotional commitment into account.anpa@gmail.com

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    1. And that's exactly why they break your heart.

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  9. 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.

    mestith@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for hopping, Meghan! I guess Christian could be defined as a heartbreaker - although he didn't seem sure of his own good looks- does a heartbreaker know what he's doing?

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  10. Charming, independent, careless..a heart breaker is the one who doesn't know how or don't want to commit to something serious!
    swordlily_girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. If he doesn't know how then he might be an accidental heartbreaker! *gasp*

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  11. 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!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Totally agree! He might resist but when he falls, he's doomed! *grin*

      Oh, I haven't read the Black Dagger Brotherhood but it's on my TBR pile!

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  12. A heartbreaker is someone who loves em and leaves em.

    Happy Birthday!

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The cruelty of the heartbreakers! Thanks Kelsey! :D

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  13. Heartbreaker= arrogance combined with charm combined with sexiness combined with an I-don't-give-a-damn attitude.

    Great giveaway!

    anasmithblue AT gmail DOT com

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  14. a heartbreaker is very reluctant to acknowledge his feelings.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  15. A heartbreaker is always a lead in a must to be read book.
    havebookwillsurvive@gmail.com

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  16. I love the broken heartbreakers. They may be heartbreakers, but that's only because they've been hurt before and are afraid to be hurt again. Make you want to be the one to heal them.
    purple975@msn.com

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    1. Those are the "let's save them" heartbreakers. <3 Sweet!

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  17. A heartbreaker thinks about what they want and not what you want.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for hopping, Natasha! That's very true!

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  18. I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul.

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  19. 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

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You've got that right! We hate them for breaking our hearts but we can't help drooling after them!

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  20. a heartbreaker portrays a tough guy but has a heart of gold for the right person

    staceyprice(AT)gmail.com

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    1. They usually do happen to do all in their power for that one special person, don't they? <3

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  21. To me a heartbreaker is just that: a sexy, bad boy who takes what he wants and has the potential to leave you with a broken heart
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  22. A heartbreaker is a bad boy with tons of charisma :)
    aircdrewood at gmail dot com

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  23. Theres lots of different kinds, but maybe someone who would put his own needs before yours?
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

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    1. Someone selfish would probably end up being a heartbreaker, indeed!

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  24. heartbreakers just use 'em then lose 'em - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  25. My idea of a heartbreaker is omeone who makes you fall for him and then leaves you.
    Thanks for the chance!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  26. We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

    Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

    Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

    Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

    Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

    Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

    Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

    Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

    Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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    1. I agree with you on this "The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love." and that the best heartbreakers are the one's that don't even realize that they are- that fact, actually (sort of) redeems us in the reader's eye.
      Some of those heartbreakers on your list sound very interesting, I'm gonna have to look into them ;-)

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  27. 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 wants to be. And loves horses.

    Judy Peterson
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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    1. That's what makes us love them even more, that they can be tender when they want to! Heartbreakers know their ways into our hearts for sure

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  28. Heartbreakers are people who act without thinking about the effects of said actions on those around them

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  29. One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Intentional heartbreakers are selfish. Unintentional heartbreakers are sexy and usually feel bad if they know they've hurt someone.

    AnnaM.
    doxisrcool at aol.com

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    1. Absolutely, Anna! Unintentional heartbreakers are the ones we love!

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  31. My idea of a heartbreaker is someone who is sexy, confident, knows what they want, and goes after it without thought to those others:)
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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    1. sexy, confident, knows what they want... I like! Regardless of others... not so much, but that's the problem with heartbreakers, no? ;-)

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  32. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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    1. LOL groveling heartbreakers, I like the sound of that.

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  33. My idea of a heartbreaker is someone who can make you mad, cry, want to pop them upside the head, is hot as sin and can still make you love them in the end.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  34. My idea of a heartbreaker is a bad boy who has alot of issues. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  35. A heartbreaker is a love'm and leave'm type of person usually because of some past issue!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. The past usually has some involvement in the present ;-)

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  36. My idea of a heartbreaker? Sexy as hell, rugged handsome looks, snarky cocky attitude, but also with a sense of humor that makes you bust a gut laughing! I've never met one of those, but I sure would've tried to have him groveling after me if I did. lol
    Thanks for the chance at this giveaway,
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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    1. The way your describing it I think I would have liked to have him groveling after me too ;-) LOL Thanks for hopping!

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  37. I don't know that I've met a heart breaker, but I've read about quite a few. My current favorites are both Lauren Dane characters. One is Shane from Fated and the other Todd from Laid Bare. I think the redeeming thing about them is that when they realize how wrong they are they are quite good at communicating their understanding and groveling.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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    1. Communicating their understanding +groveling...I think I could forgive them :p

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  38. The ability to make a lady melt.

    damafia1113@gmail.com

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  39. A heartbreaker to me is that hero that comes with a damaged heart from lack of love or his own heartbreak. My favorite is when he finds that special someone but loses her because of his tortured past and baggage. Then he has to move the Earth to win the girl back. These are my favorite heartbreakers. Thanks for the chance to win and being part of the hop. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I forgot to say Happy early Birthday!!!

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    2. Thank you for the birthday wishes, Shannon! :D
      A heartbreaker that has to move Earth to win back the girl *sigh* I understand why that makes them your favorite. Thanks for hopping :-)

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  40. My idea of a heartbreaker is a gorgeous alpha male who will do whatever it takes to get what HE wants
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. i think a heartbreaker is a total bad ass who fights his way to love. and then when he falls, that is it - he is hard core in love. my fav heartbreaker is deuce from undeniable. man he fights and fights love!! thanks for the giveaway!
    pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

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  42. A heartbreaker is someone who steals your heart and leaves. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. I hope I haven't missed the end of the hop. I think I still have an hour left. Thanks for the chance to win, and my heartbreaker is the man who turned into a heartthrob, and I married.

    joannewadsworth007@gmail.com

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  44. someone who can be redeemd

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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