Welcome to the Rock*It Reads Heating Up the Holidays Blog Hop. There are 15 stops on the blog tour. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your chances of winning the grand prize, a $75 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble or Amazon, and a huge collection of books from the authors of Rock*It Reads. Smaller prizes will be available at each stop along the way.
Good luck, and have fun!
As you can tell from that luscious header, the theme of our blog hop is Heating Up The Holidays. And how are we going to heat up our holidays, you might ask? I’ll tell you–with sexy men!
It so happens that I have a holiday-themed historical romance that came out in October. The hero of His Mistletoe Bride, Lucas Stanton, the Earl of Merritt, is definitely one sexy dude. And it was easy to create him that way because I used a very inspiring template for his character–the drop-dead gorgeous actor, Henry Cavill.
Nice, eh? My heroine, Phoebe Linville, thinks so too. Phoebe isn’t very experienced when it comes to men. After all, she was raised in a small Quaker village in America. But when she lays eyes on Lucas for the first time she feels a tingle in places that she didn’t even know could tingle! Lucas certainly heats up her holidays, and if I ever ran into Henry Cavill while Christmas shopping…well, I better stop there or I’ll get in trouble with my husband.
To read an excerpt of His Mistletoe Bride and to get a peek at my hero, Lucas, visit my books page.
I also have another new book out with a hero who heats things up in a big way. Bigger Than Beckham is my latest sexy contemporary romance, co-written with my husband under the pen name of VK Sykes. We will neither confirm nor deny that a certain soccer player perhaps served as a wee bit of inspiration, but our hero, Tony Branch, is definitely his own man. And our fabulous cover artist certainly gave us a model to inspire any red-blooded woman, don’t you agree? Just click on the cover photo for a bigger image of hunky goodness.
Whew! I’m fanning myself here, but that cover is my idea of heating things up! Bigger Than Beckham will heat you up for the holidays, too. Trust me when I say that this is one steamy book. To read an excerpt from Bigger Than Beckham, book three in our Philadelphia Patriots series of sports romances, please check out our website. I think you’ll enjoy meeting the sexy Mr. Branch!
Readers, who would be your dream man for heating up the holidays? Would you like to take a sleigh ride with Henry Cavill, go ice skating with David Beckham, or is snuggling with your honey by the fireside more your speed? I’ll be giving away two prizes:
One person who comments will win a print copy of His Mistletoe Bride and a lovely Christmas ornament.
One person who comments will win a digital copy of Bigger Than Beckham and a $10 Amazon gift card.
Leave a comment below to enter for your chance to win!
Don’t forget to visit the other authors on the Blog Hop for more chances to win!
|Kris Kennedy||Bonnie Vanak||Erin Kellison|
|Sharon Page||Lila DiPasqua||Elisabeth Naughton|
|Norah Wilson||Jennifer Lyon||Monica Burns|
|Vanessa Kelly||Mia Marlowe|
|Pamela Clare||Margo Maguire||Rock*It Reads|
106 thoughts on “Rock*It Reads: Heating Up The Holidays Blog Hop!!”
Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! I’d pick snuggling with my BF and my puppy in front of a fire 🙂
I’d definitely take a sleigh ride with Henry Cavill! But, I’d settle for snuggling with a great romance novel in front of the fire. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Hugh Jackman can keep me company. We could go dancing & he could sing for me, to me. Swoon!!
I’m with you on that, Mary!
Oh I would love to spend the holidays with David Gandy. However, I’ll be spending them with my family.
I thinking about that sleigh ride already!
That sleigh ride with Henry Cavill sounds like a whole lot of fun, as long as we can stop off at an isolated log cabin to cozy up in front of a roaring fire.
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I’d spend the day with Richard Armitage 😀 Oh we would have fun
Wish I had a name, but I’ll take one of those romance cover models … esp one of those in a kilt
as much as riding in a sleigh with a hottie would be exciting, my speed is being on the couch with my sweetie. if i can’t be with him, my cat harve will do almust just as well!
Hmm… if Hugh Jackman or Leo Di Caprio were busy, I’d settle for my hubby, my gaggles of cats and a great book! 😉
I absolutely love the cover for His Mistletoe Bride. I would love to read this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win great prizes!
Gerard Butler is just super yummy and I have had a major crush on him forever. I can’t even imagine the things he and I could do over the holidays together! *sigh*
Definitely it would be Henry Cavill. So handsome and one of my favorite actors.
Lets see sleigh ride first THEN snuggle in front of the fire with the animals….
I would certainly enjoy a ride with Henry Cavill, but I would let Richard Armitage take me wherever he desires…
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Chris Hemsworth. I love hot men with accents. 🙂
I would love to snuggle by the fire with Gerald Butler… he has an awesome butt 🙂
LOL! Yes, he does, Winnie!
Don’t have a fire but I’ll be “home for Christmas”! Can’t wait to read both books — they are in my TBR pile!
Thanks so much, Gale!
Definitely snuggling by a fire, in a cabin in the woods, maybe Gerard Butler…that could change tho 😉
I would pick snuggling with my boyfriend – we live far apart and rarely see each other! Though I love that picture of Henry Cavill!
Oh, darn! That’s no fun, Robin. Hope you get to see him over the holidays. And isn’t that a great picture of Henry?
I would prefer snuggling with your honey by the fireside
Snuggling up at the fireside. I really do not do well in cold atmosphere and I get grouchy. So ice skating is out (because I am soo not cordinated for skates) and sleighing would be fun at first but then tiresome.
Can I choose Brendan Fraiser. he was seriously yum
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Love Brendan Fraser! The Mummy is one of my fave movies.
I like to cuddle with my hubby … noo fireplace so just in bed works!! Thanks for the hop giveaway!!
IO enjoy snuggling with my own honey in front of a fireplace, but I would not kick out any of those you mentioned.
Snuggling w/ the hubby.
Since this is fantasy, I’d love to snuggle before a fire with Gerard Butler reading romantic stories to me. 😀
Sounds good to me, Barb!
I think I would love to go on a sleigh ride with Henry Cavill or anything with Alexander Skarsgard :).
reality- snuggling with my honey.
I will have to go with Chris Hemsworth (did I spell his last name right?!) THOR! pretty much says it all
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These books sound awesome I’m glad Christmas is coming!!b
while a sleigh ride could be quite romantic (particularly in the country) a snuggle by the fire would definately be welcome (especially after that sleigh ride) 🙂
Ooo…we just watched This Means War last night so I’ll pick Tom Hardy and I’ll do anything he wants!! 🙂
Yep, he was majorly cute in that movie.
I will be cuddling with my hubby. Usually by the Christmas tree. I collect ornaments and that is my favorite place during the season!
I guess I would prefer snuggling with my wonderful husband as they broke the mold when they made him. After all these years, I still find him to be super sexy! Of course, as I’m not DEAD, I can still fantasize about spending a little time with Henry Cavill. Um…totally on a friend basis, you know! 😉
LOL! I hear you, Connie!
My dream man for heating up the holidays is Shemar Moore!
Shemar Moore is pretty dreamy, Timitra!
I’ll take Beckham in his H&M underwear 🙂
Chris Hemsworth for me :). He’s got it all.
The hubby is a great choice to cuddle by the fireplace with, but I guess if hubby is busy I could be persuaded to cuddle up with Colin Firth. Just can’t get his Mr. Darcy out of my head. Sigh….
Mr. Darcy is a classic!
I absolutely LOVE Henry Cavill!! Excellent choice!!
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I’m going with my husband sitting by the fire. He’s not home a lot so I take every moment I can get. Not that Henry isn’t hot lol.
I will keep my honey, to keep me warm in the cold winter. I have been trying to win your book for a while now, so I really hope it is me who wins. lol. I love reading Christmas books around the holidays.
Henry Cavill is yummy but I would rather spend time indoors where it is warm. Hm…
When it comes to celebrities & idols, I prefer to admire them from afar (admit to swooning somewhat over Hugh Jackman). I’d settle for reading a good romance book in bed & dreaming of my hero.
I guess I will be sharing Chris Hemsworth with all the other ladies who mentioned him. Yum!
right now I would take snuggling with my dog 🙂 ( yes, Im a bit anti-men lol )
LOVE your books !!
Kym, I’ve done much snuggling with my dogs over the years, especially in my anti-men periods! I’m so glad you enjoy my books!
Henry Cavill! But not so much into outdoors… Maybe a hot chocolate with him would be great!
I would like Henry Cavill please. Thanks for the giveaway.
Channing Tatum and I would snuggle all winter long watching movies and drinking hot chocolates with peppermint schnapps.
Thanks for the great giveaways!
That photo of Henry Cavill is yummy! I’m really curious about how he will play Superman.
I’ll choose my husband — but only if he has a mug of hot Spanish chocolate for me. ^_^
I think I’d rather snuggle up with hubby, the three dogs and a few books. That way I can fantasize about many hunks rather than just settle for one 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!
How fun, Vanessa! I wouldn’t mind some fantasy cavorting or sleigh rides with either of your choices, but in reality, some free time with DH would suit me just fine!
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Hmmm, so many options but I’m going to have to go with snuggling with my dog in front of the fire with a good romance.
I can’t wait to see Henry as Superman next year. I want to go on a sleigh ride with Ryan Gosling.
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Hi, ladies! I’ll be out until later in the afternoon, but keeping having fun!
sleigh ride with johnny depp anytime.
Sounds good to me!
I don’t know who he is but I am going keep wishing on the christmas star that we find each other- meantime I will keep reading.
Kat, I’m sure you will. I’ve got fingers and toes crossed for you!
I love Henry Cavill. A sleifgh with him would be wonderful, especially cuddling by the fire afterwards.
OK….strictly ‘fanatasy’ right….so that means maybe more than one…right?! *wink*
My deal would definitely have many ‘assistants’ to ward off the chill.
Hot chocolate server ~ Chris Pine
Fire keeper ~ Bradley Cooper
Wool socks warmer ~ Ewan McGregor
Blankets ~ Matt Damon
Snuggle Buddy ~ Eric Bana
Sleigh rides ~ Viggo Mortensen
Reading partner ~ Ryan Reynolds
Walking in the snow buddy ~ Colin Farrell
And, just to look at because it’s my fantasy ~ Hugh Jackman
Think that about covers it for me!
P.S. ~ please do not enter my name, I already have these two wonderful reads!
Dalila, that is a heck of a list!! I’m moving in with you and your assistants!
Ooops… forgot to mention these assistants……
Hair brushers ~ Henry Cavill & Jim Caviezel.
Geez…I sure do like fantasies!! 🙂
Nothing to do with this post, but I did forget to mention on your November 8th post that I also enjoy reading Theresa Romain.
Have a nice day!
I loved T’s book, too!
Snuggling with Gerard Butler would be my wish for a dark and snowy night. If he could not make it I think Jason Momoa would be a perfect substitute.
I will have to say Joe Namath
OMG, Gandy! Gandy & some candy, lol! On a sleigh ride!
Love it Vanessa 🙂
I’d so go with snuggling inside by the fire! Love the winter and doing just that 🙂
Hope you’re having fun with the hop!
Henry Cavill, please!!!
Take a sleigh ride with Henry Cavill. Yummy.
Anyone who hasn’t already read His Mistletoe Bride is going to adore it! I was going to save to read on Thanksgiving, as a present to myself for my 65th birthday that day, but ended up not being able to resist and ended up reading it during the hurriaine instead (thank goodness for candles!).
I’ve already gotten my husband to start reading your V.K. Sykes books when I told him that your husband writes them with you! Who ever said that macho men don’t read romance obviously never met my husband!
Hope you had the chance to enjoy the week-end!
Jeanne, you absolutely made my day – thank you! And I sure hope you got your power back on!
My dream man for heating up the holidays is always “Alcide” Joe Manganiello!definition of tall dark and handsome..and a wolf..come on..love it..mmmmm whew is it hot in this blog or what?!
gotta love true blood:)
He’s pretty hot, that’s for sure!
Definitely Chris Evans 🙂
I am not much of a follower of the rich and famous. I could definitely snuggle with some of the heros in the books I read, but I will settle for snuggling with my honey in the sleigh or in front of a fire…
Matthew Bomer! I loved Tru Calling and now I love White Collar even more. It was fun to see the reunion episode where Eliza played an art thief.
I’d say…a nice dinner and watching the fire at home.
Can’t think…distracted by photos. Debating can opener and that pic of metal covered Henry Cavill or taking my crayons and coloring in those lovely tatts sported by David Beckham, lol.
It’s a tough choice, Theresa!
Henry Cavill! I’d take him on a sleigh ride!
How about snuggling by the fire with my husband and Joe Manganiello! Yeah! Dear Santa, please bring me Joe Manganiello for Christmas this year so I can be a very naughty girl! Thanks!
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You ARE a naughty girl, Heather!
I would totally pick Henry Cavill as my dream man because he is also who I visualize as my literary dream man: Bones from the Night Huntress series. 🙂
Sigh..Chris Hemsworth. I have two boys so we have watched Thor and Avengers a million times and I just love listening to him talk 🙂
He seems to be a popular pick, Lisa!
Snuggling by the fireside, my dream man is always faceless though. Hopefully that changes soon.
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Cuddling with my man by the fire is what I really want this year.
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Henry Cavill sounds nice, but I’d have to go with Rupert Penry-Jones. Absolutely loved him in Persuasion. Think he will enjoy the sleigh ride aswell ;D
Snuggling with the hubby is more my speed. Thanks for the giveaway.
I love hunkering down with my hubby under a snuggly blanket and read together!
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Hmmm..skating with David Beckman would be a lot of fun but I am happy to be spending my holidays my my hubby and adorable little boy