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The Romance Reviews

Monday, August 13, 2012


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It's hotter than hell and twice as sexy! I am so tickled to be a part of this talented group of authors! So many wonderful stories, goodies to win and hunks to drool over! LOL!
I can't think of anything hotter than a hero who can find redemption and share control with that special woman who tames him. The idea of a man being strong enough within himself to encourage and treat his woman as his equal is off-the-charts hot, hot, hot to me.
So, what is this all about? I just shared with you what makes up a hot hero and now I would love to hear from you what makes a hero hot. Of course there is a prize involved for the winner.
Now here is the cool part. I will be picking a winner on August 20th from the comments via The winner will receive a PDF copy of your choice between one of the first books in my two series The Dark Breed and The Knights of Excalibur. Plus, my winner will be entered in the grand prize of a $100 gift card to B&N!
Sound good?
Here is your choices:
First book in The Dark Breed Series: 
Tambra Ellis has just had her world turned upside down! Surviving a bite from a Lycan, attracted to one hot vampire guy and now she has to look forward to turning into something from some bad werewolf movie. 
Marcus Valerian has enough on his plate without the added complication of Tambra Ellis. Fiery and independent? Sure. Beautiful with a body made for sin? Oh Yeh. And a human cop. Tambra is everything he needs to stay away from.  

As leader of the Tribunal’s enforcers it’s up to him to find out why the Dark Breeds are going feral and killing humans in ever increasing numbers. Tambra’s life is in the balance as the secrets of her past place her in the middle of old deceits and a betrayal that will change the world forever.
     Will Marcus and Tambra’s love survive or will it be too late.

Her eyes widened in horror as she took a shaky step backward.
“Oh, God.  This isn’t happening.  It can’t be real.  Werewolves don’t exist.”
     “Believe me, they do exist.  Denying what you have seen will be foolish and dangerous, for you and everyone you’re around.”
     “No.  I don’t believe this.  I won’t believe it.  There has to be some logical explanation for what I saw.”  The sharp edge of hysteria rose in her voice.  “I will not turn into a dog.   I don’t even like dogs.”
     That made him smile despite the seriousness of the situation.  She was absolutely adorable and he was in deep shit because of it.  Yet, he couldn’t seem to make himself care. “Wolf, not dog.  You were bitten by a Lycan, not Lassie.”

*Out now - Passion's Flight. Tegan's Story*

First novella in the Knights of Excalibur Series:

Arthur and his Knights are back and ready to kick ass!
Merci Tramaine is not happy to be called back into service by her old boss Arthur, especially when she is charged to find her missing ex lover. Drake Monroe is Merlin reincarnated, with his powers bound by the Goddess Nimue he has become a skilled fighter, but no match for Nimue who kidnapped him determined to destroy him forever.
The bloodline of Morgan Le Fey taints Merci keeping her on the edge between light and dark, the Goddess’s wicked trap springs shut leaving both Drake and Merci racing against the clock. Passions ignite once again, but are they too late to plan a future or will they be torn from each other?
This time for eternity.


Oh yeah, this was a very bad idea.
The minute Arthur’s name appeared on her caller ID, a hard knot formed in her belly. Alarm bells ringing in her head—an inner sixth sense—had warned her that picking up the phone would be a mistake. Arthur would talk about Drake. Arthur would ask for her help, which would ultimately involve Drake. When would she ever learn? She had left that life behind her when she split up with Drake, unable to be near him and keep a working objectivity. If that made her a selfish bitch, then so be it. She knew it was beyond her capabilities to keep an emotional distance when it came to Drake.
Arthur knew all that, too. Damn the man to the nine levels of hell!

*Out now - The Knights Druid - Colins Story
Coming 2012 - The Kings Lady - Aurthur and Gwen'


  1. A hot hero to me knows his job and does it well but doesnt know his heart until is smacks him in the face. thanks

  2. Oh wow i love the excerpts....A hot hero has to have the heart to change...He is a protector. Marie Lisk

  3. My hot summer hero would be the type of man who who is tough on the outside, but gentle when it counts. I like a man who is hard working with strong family values. He'd be strong both physically and emotionally, and daring because who doesn't like the 'bad boy' we all itch to be the one to tame. He'd be completely devoted, caring and respectful. Handsome of course, and would rock my world.

    Great excerpts. Both books sound amazing, but I especially want a chance to read more of
    Dark Passion rising.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. i love the excerpts..and a hot hero must be the kind of man who might be a grizzly bear on the outside but can be a right teddy bear on the inside :)

  5. A hot hero to me is one that is rough around the edges but has a heart of gold (sometimes deeply buried but its there). Also a fierce protectiveness with those he cares about.
    I think if I had to choose I might go with Dark Passion Rising.


  6. A hero is hot when they show their soft side in their actions, but also ignite passion in their heroine.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  7. Hi Love the HOP!!! I love a guy that thinks about me just as much as himself! I hate guys that think being romantic is not manly!
    Thanks for the contest!

  8. 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! I'm a subscriber :)

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

  9. A hero is a man willing to do anything for the people he loves. He is strong but also flawed.

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  10. Vampires are just HOT period! Unless they sparkle, which is kind of creepy.

    Sorry, off topic....

    I think the bad boy with a sweet side is totally swoon worthy. He's a bad ass that doesn't mind knocking a dude's teeth out but he loves to make his woman's heart melt.

  11. I love a hot guy who is loyal.

    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

  12. 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.
    I would love to win Dark Passion Rising.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  13. 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!

  14. I want to try the Dark Breed series. My hero should be funny, tall, powerful, an accent and some tattoo's are always a plus. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  15. An alpha with intelligence, a witty sense of humor, compassion, strength, protective, comfortable in his own skin, clean, smells good, looks good in a suit or a pair of jeans and Tee that mold to his luscious body. He goes after what he wants and believes in and he doesn't give up with the going gets rough.
    Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for the giveaway. Your Dark Breed series sounds great. I just love the line, "You were bitten by a Lycan, not Lassie" It's just too perfect!

    Christine S

  16. My hero is someone that is very masculine but still romantic. My favorite hero is Nathan (KGI series)! I loved that he never gave up on his love! Great contest! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    carol.byles at yahoo dot com

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


  18. A HOTT hero is a take charge alpha!! Thanks for being a part of the hop :) raynman1979 at yahoo 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!!

  20. A hero who is not afraid to show his vulnerable side is hot.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  21. Tall, strong and kind is my type of hero.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  22. 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!

  23. I like my heroes Alpha, protective, intelligent, amusing, damaged and redeemable!

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

  24. I like them strong, protective but caring and willing to compromise

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  25. I like all the above mentioned character traits in a hero, but I'm going to add a physical one that really gets me going - tattoos :) I love an inked hero.

    I'm glad this hop has introduced me to a new author and new books to discover. Thank you for the giveaway!

    msromanticreads at gmail dot com

  26. I love a hero who's strong and powerful but is compassionate to the person they love.

  27. The series sounds great! 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!

  28. 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!

  29. I love strong, alpha heroes who are intelligent, kind, caring, respectful, have a sense of humor, and protective of others.
    Thanks so much for the contest.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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

  31. A hero should be honest, strong, handsome, and willing to put others needs first.

  32. first can i say the page set up is great and teh hunk for monday wow he one of the kind
    well hero is who you wnat it to be form one bad guy turn good to vamp to geek

    desi the lbonde at

  33. I think a hero needs to be loyal, passionate and have a sense of humor.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  34. 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!

  35. I love a hero who is strong willed, passionate, loyal, and has an alpha personality. Sometimes tortured helps too. ;)
    These both sound like wonderful reads! Thank you for the opportunity to read one.
    trb0917 at

  36. I love a hero that has a sense of humor, is protective and faithful.