Welcome to A Hero’s Blog Hop! We’re here to celebrate all the wonderful heroes in the romance novels we love, and to have a great time hopping from one blog to another. And when you do, you have the chance to win some wonderful prizes from the over 100 bloggers and authors who are participating in the hop.
Even better, there are THREE grand prizes. You can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!
Pretty awesome, eh? All you have to do to win either on my blog, the other blogs, or one of the grand prizes, is to leave a comment on the blogs you drop by, which includes your email address. That’s particularly important if you want to be eligible to win one of the grand prizes.
Now that the preliminaries are out of the way, let’s talk about the man candy, er, romance heroes. As a romance writer, I have to confess that I love ALL my heroes. If I didn’t love them I don’t think I could write them – makes sense, right? So, what do I find so attractive about them? Let’s take two heroes from the sexy contemporary romances I write with my husband under the pen name of VK Sykes. That’s Jake Miller from Fastball and Nate Carter from Hardball, the first two books in our sports romance series about the fictional baseball team, the Philadelphia Patriots.
Jake and Nate are best friends but, on the surface, they’re really not much alike. Oh, sure, they’re both incredibly hot, good-looking dudes with great bodies–after all, they are professional athletes–but Jake is an all-around good guy while Nate is the classic bad boy. While Jake plays his cards close to his chest, keeps his personal life to himself and stays out of the limelight as much as he can, Nate is pretty much the opposite. He dates supermodels, drives fast cars, and lives life as hard as he pitches those curve balls over home plate. Really, when you think about it, it’s almost a miracle that Jake and Nate are such good friends.
But they do share some really important qualities, ones which are necessary to every good hero: they are loyal, decent men, they treat women with respect, and they will do whatever is required to protect the women they love from whatever threatens–even if that threat is nothing more than a big old nasty spider crawling up the wall.
Now, in both Jake and Nate’s stories, the women they love are strong and resilient and well able to take care of themselves. But Holly and Maddie, my heroines, both run into some serious trouble, and when they do their heroes are willing to move heaven and earth to help them–even if it means breaking the rules.
Handsome, sexy, loyal, respectful, great in bed–oh, did I forget to mention that quality? And willing to put their lives on the line for the women they love…what more could anyone ask for? You can check out my VK Sykes website to read excerpts from both books, and to get a taste of what my two uber-sexy heroes are like. I’m hoping you won’t be disappointed!
And now for the question! What qualities do you think are essential to any romance hero, be it a paranormal, historical, or contemporary romance kind of guy? Tell me one or two qualities that really work for you. One person who comments will win a $10 Amazon gift card.
Once you comment on my blog, just follow the link below to continue on with your hop:
Carrie Anne’s Blog Hop List
The hop will run through July 31st. Have fun, everyone!