Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop


I can't think of a better time to be a writer than around Valentines Day. A day set aside to show your loved one how much you love them. Of course, in the perfect world this should happen every day and not just on Valentines Day. With love though, comes the heartbreak. You really can't have one without the other at one point or another. 

So welcome to the Heartbreaker Blog Hop!!!! Why do we love these heartbreakers so much? Are they bad men?

In  my newest book, Bound in Evil, my hero Nate is willing to break both his heart and heroine's Meg's heart in order to keep her safe. Now that's my type of heartbreaker. The type willing to break their own heart (and the one they love), not because they are an evil person but because it's something they just need to do. These are the men that we sigh over. These heartbreakers keep us reading romance. They keep us coming back for more. The best thing about these guys is that they will redeem themselves in the end and everything will work out happily.

I hope you are enjoying this blog hop. There are sooo many writers involved and some great gifts being offered.

The grand prizes on this blog hop are:

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!

You can also win here. I'm giving away a copy of Bound in Evil  and a $10 GC to my publisher's website, Secret Cravings Publishing, so you can buy some books all about yummy heartbreakers from some authors that you might not know. Sounds exciting doesn't it.

All you have to do is comment on what you like about heartbreakers. Remember to put down your e-mail address, so I can contact you for your prizes and then continue your way onto the other authors in the hope for chances to win.


Blurb:


For hundreds of years, evil is trapped beneath the ground. It never sleeps. It only waits to return.

A man turns his back against his magical family a long ago and the prophecy predicting a powerful witch with green eyes will release the imprisoned evil into the world. Nathaniel Caswell is determined to avoid the prophecy and the sexy new woman in town who could be his salvation or his downfall.

Meg Costa didn’t realize when she left her urban guidance counselor job for one on the sleepy coast of Massachusetts that she would catch the attention of the sexy green eyed sheriff and be thrown in the middle of a battle between good and evil.

Destiny throws these two together and along with the rest of the magical community, they need to figure out a way to save themselves and the world from being plunged into darkness forever.

Excerpt:

Meg held her breath as he took her hand and led her on to the dance floor, pulling her against his body, and started swaying to the music. As she stood there swaying with him, she felt the hard erection in his pants brushing against her stomach. She pressed her body closer enjoying how his body tensed and trembled against her. He tightened his arms around her so the heat of his body burned her through her clothes. A groan rumbled in his chest under her ear and she snuggled deeper into his tight embrace. The smell of his cologne mixed with his own unique scent filled and intoxicated her senses.

“You’re making it very hard for me to keep my intentions honorable,” he whispered huskily.

Meg leaned back bringing her lower body snugger against his and stared at him hoping the desire he ignited in her body showed in her eyes as it did his. “At least one of us is trying to remain honorable. You must be much stronger than I am because right now my body is screaming for less than honorable things to be done to it.”

She didn’t think it possible but his gaze flared hotter. The desire in his eyes caused her to gasp at the intensity. She felt her body immediately respond.

He grabbed her hand and pulled her from the dance floor. “Come with me.”

Meg stumbled along behind him as he brought her farther and farther away from the light of the square and deeper and deeper into the darkness of the hot, sultry night.

By the light of the full moon, he led her to a huge weeping willow tree silhouetted against the darkness, its beautiful branches bowing low to the ground creating a perfect natural curtain. Meg watched as he pushed the branches aside creating a doorway to an inner private sanctuary just for them.

“Do you trust me?”

Meg took a deep breath. Her whole being wanted to shout, “I trust you with my body, heart, and soul.” Even in a haze of desire, she didn’t think now was the time to confess never-ending devotion. There was something about this man that completely made her forget about her wary nature. She loved how she felt when around him and didn’t want to scare him off.

She firmly entwined her fingers with his and squeezed his hand, unsure if he could see the expression on her face in the darkness. “Yes, I trust you.”

He pulled her into the darkness and dropped the curtain of branches, blocking out all light from the moon. Meg stood there in the darkness, her breathing shallow and heard pounding in her chest. He stood close to her because she could feel the heat of his body and hear his own shallow breathing in the darkness. Since she couldn’t see, Meg closed her eyes and listened to her surrounding with all of her senses. She didn’t know if the darkness or his closeness made her senses feel sharper and clearer. Her body felt electrified.

His hand stroked down her exposed neck and arm causing her to gasp at the trail of sensations and heat his stroke left behind. Meg felt the small tendrils of her hair next to her ear sway from his breath. Her whole body tensed in anticipation of what he would do next. The whispered caress of his soft lips on the lobe of her ear caused her body to tremble.

“Tell me,” he whispered against her ear. “Watching me this afternoon, did it turn you on?”

Meg’s breasts swelled and constricted in the bodice of her dress. She nodded her head in the darkness, not trusting her own voice. His steely arm stole around her waist and roughly dragged her back against his hard body.

“The words, Meg. I need to hear the words. Were you turned on today?” The forcefulness of his words turned her on even more. She arched back and rubbed herself against the hardness nestled against her back.

“Yes,” she moaned. “It turned me on. I thought about it all day.”

His lips played with her earlobe as his hands slid up and cupped her heavy breasts. He tested their weight in his hands before pinching her painfully erect nipples through the fabric of her dress. Meg let out a small shriek as the sensations shot directly down to her pussy causing it to spasm and released a flood of desire between her legs.

The pressure on her nipples increased and a moan slipped past her lips. The darkness and the fact she couldn’t see him amplified all of the feelings within her body. She could no longer think a rational thought except how she wanted his hands on her skin, anywhere, everywhere.

Meg couldn’t control her body anymore. Like a cat, she sensuously rubbed the back of her body against his hard form. It thrilled her to hear his breath catch in his throat. It felt good to know she wasn’t the only one close to losing control.

“Do you want to know a secret?” His lips traced the line of her jaw. Meg tilted her head to give him better access.
            “Yes.”

“I knew you were there watching me and it turned me on more. Did you go home and play with yourself and think about me?”

“No, I took a cold shower,” Meg moaned as his hand brushed the V between her legs through her dress and slowly started to inch the hem up her body.

From the darkness behind her, she heard him chuckle. It’s sensual nature filled with desire and dark promises. Unspoken promises which made the walls of her pussy clench in anticipation. She continued to rub against him trying to provide herself with any type of relief. All she truly accomplished was to feed the flame of their desire.

“My poor, poor, baby. Did it work?” She felt her dress being tugged up inch by tantalizing inch higher and higher.

“No, it did nothing. I think it made me want you more.”

Buy links:
http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&products_id=496&zenid=fcbb334e9c14ec68a27b2c429378db84

http://www.amazon.com/Bound-in-Evil-ebook/dp/B00B117AFA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1360319195&sr=1-1

http://www.bookstrand.com/bound-in-evil

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-boundinevil-1043019-340.html

I'm also being interviewed over at http://www.awesomesaucebookclub.com/.  Come over and read all about me and how I'm looking forward to being a featured author over at Authors After Dark in Savannah Georgia this summer!!!

Happy Hopping!!

MRD










32 comments:

  1. Bound in Evil really is the perfect Heartbreaker story. I just love the power of the love behind all the sacrifice a hero or heroine puts into a heartbreak story. It makes it really intense and sob-worthy!!

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  2. love...I love Nate. I'm typing with one hand. UGH!

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  3. 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.
    I like that he was redeemable.
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  4. Thanks so much for participation!
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  5. 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!

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  6. This book looks great. I've read quite a bit about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I like... their mysterious aura and arrogant behavior. However, I mostly like those in books not RL.

    Great giveaway!

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  8. This book looks great. I've read quite a bit about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. To me a heartbreaker is someone who doesn't know how good and special he really is underneath that “Bad Boy” persona. When he falls in love, he falls hard. He is the guy that doesn't realize that his actions have broken your heart....But, when he does realize it, he takes immediate action to correct the misunderstanding and convince you he really does love you and no one else! :)
    My favorite heartbreaker is Smitty from the book "The Beast In Him" by Shelly Laurenston. He was both. He was just drop dead gorgeous and sexy and he broke Jessie Ann's heart when he wouldn't claim her with "the Smith mate maul" If you want to know what the heck I'm talking about.......READ THE BOOK. :) In fact I recommend you read the series.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
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  10. I used to like cold, coy, bad boy heartbreakers in college. Then I grew up! I'm married to a nice guy now. I don't fall from the oozy charm of heartbreakers! LOL.
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  11. They're very sure of themselves and thats sexy as hell but they can also be very egotistical which makes them less so.
    -Amber
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  12. 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

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  13. i like that heartbreakers are really heartthrobs in disguise ;)

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  14. For me it's the eyes that make you melt, the sexy as can be body and the attitude :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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  15. What I like about heart breakers is that they usually find there way back to the one they love after realizing the error of their ways. They might not have their heart broken originally but they eventually realize they can't live without the one who's heart they broke. And it doesn't hurt that they are usually hot, sexy men. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. heartbreakers make life exciting!
    Thanks for the chance!
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  17. I love bad boys which is why heartbreakers are for me. lol Thanks for the giveaway,
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  18. That they are so darn sexy!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mary
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  19. 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.

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  20. That they are bad boys!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  21. 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
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  22. What I love about heartbreakers is that they leave you wanting more even as they're breaking your heart. You can't resist them.
    Kris
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  23. I like watching/reading about heartbreakers turning around and finding love and then working very hard to keep it and redeem themselves

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  24. To me, a Heartbreaker is someone who uses there looks, smooth talks, tells lies to get what. They dont care about the people they hurt or how they affect them. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
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  25. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
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  26. Book sounds great!!

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  27. I like that they are hot sexy Dom alpha males!! Your book sounds awesome!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
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  28. Sounds like a great read thank you for the excerpt and for being part of the hop.

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  29. Charlie Hunnam from SOA...a true heartthrob.

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  30. Zsadist
    Thanks for participating.
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  31. I like the heartbreakers. They make the make up sex so much sweeter. Thanks for being Heartbreakers Blog Hop.

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