February 07, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop

Welcome to a stop on the Heartbreaker hop. Yes. I did just say that. There are lots of cool prizes for this hop and I'm hosting a prize of my own which you'll find toward the end of this post. But first, let's talk heartbreakers... 

Heartbreakers. Sigh. What makes a guy a heartbreaker? I suppose this differs for everyone, but I'll share my thoughts on the topic and you can tell me if you feel the same. 

There is just something about a heartbreaker that I can't put in words. He's handsome (of course) but not necessarily in the traditional sense. When he walks into the room, all eyes are on him. He has a presence. You know what I'm talking about. The moment you see him your breath catches and you just know you want to move closer to him...to know him...to lick him. Whoops. Getting a little carried away here. Ahem. 

Now, I like the damaged emotionally unavailable heartbreakers. I know, I know. They're no good for you in real life, but I'll take 'em in a book. I love guys who just don't give a sh%t EXCEPT when it comes to the right girl and then all of a sudden they'll do anything to be with her, to make her happy. And he must, MUST be muscled. Not necessarily ripped up on steroids and unable to have children, but firm and lean (still talking about muscles here ;-0 ). I want my hero to be able to save me when I get myself into trouble, because let's face it, I'm a walking disaster and I WANT to be saved. 

And tats. Don't get me started. My husband doesn't have a single tat and I love him dearly. But...since we're talking fantasy and heartbreakers here, my hero will have tats. Because I find them so sexy on a brooding, emotionally unavailable man. I want a bad boy, and he has to look the part. Prime example: Chon in the movie/book Savages by Don Winslow. 

I just want to eat him!!! Yes, that's right. Eat him. Sorry. I'm having another moment here. If you read the book or saw the movie you will know what I'm talking about. (But it's not for young adults, no siree. It's totally graphic and seriously messed up.) Chon is exactly the kind of guy I fall for in a book. In real life, he'd wreck me, but I can manage emotional turmoil for a few hours if he's in a book or on screen. 

Now, who else is my idea of a heartbreaker? *Gasp* Have you read my book, Blood, She Read? If you have, you'll be familiar with Sebastian. Oh, Sebastian. You lovely demon you. You may not be the hero of my book, but I am seriously considering giving you a starring role in another one because you're just that yummy. You're cold and aloof, but charming and caring--when it comes to Petra. You would do anything for her, maybe even go back to hell for her. I love you. Here is how I picture Sebastian. Shiloh Fernandez. Yum. Hello. 

So let's face it. I could talk heartbreakers forever, but there are over 300 bloggers participating in this hop with lots of great prizes so I'll shut up for now because I think I've effectively told you about who I consider a heartbreaker. 

I'm personally giving away an eBook copy of Easy by Tammara Webber for this hop because Lucas is my most recent book boyfriend/heartbreaker and I LOVE him. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address to enter. 

But wait! There are more prizes for this blog hop! 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 300 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!


  1. Great post, and Sebastian definitely needs his own book! Mmm...mmm...

  2. Ooooooh, a book starring Sebastian! Gimme!

    shawna [at] trindiebooks [dot] com

  3. Emotionally unavailable, except to the heroine. That does reel me in!

  4. Mmmm Sebastian!!

  5. That is such a good booK! Great choice!

  6. I can't wait to read Easy.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

    1. If you like New Adult/Mature YA then you will adore this book. I am so love in with the hero in this book and am reading it again for Valentine's Day.

  7. I will be reading Easy soon! :)
    Thanks so much for participation!

  8. 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!


    1. I haven't heard of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Now, I'm going to have to go and Google that.

  9. Gotta love those tats.... A heartbreaker makes a hot lead in books!!

  10. I can't tell you how much I want to read this book!

  11. OOps, forgot my email:


  12. I'm with most of you who have commented. A heartbreaker is a definitely a hero or more often an anti-hero,with a bad ass attitude, who when he falls, falls hard and does some grovelling (but not too much.


  13. Ooooooh, a book starring Sebastian! Gimme!


  14. All this Sebastian talk, made me start his story yesterday. One Chapter in... So many stories to tell. So many distractions.

  15. I would love a chance to read Easy (and Blood, She Read)!



    falses1gns at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  17. I think heartbreakers come in all shapes and sizes. There are the James Dean lookalikes with the bad attitude and then there are the guys who simply don't cotton on that you're interested in them - that can break your heart too.

    1. Absolutely. They come in all shapes and sizes so it's so hard to articulate what makes a heartbreaker a heartbreaker. I went with the stereotypical heartbreaker because in fantasy and books I have a 'type'. Although my husband is so far removed from this image it's crazy. Yet, on our first date I called my mom afterward and said he would be the guy I would marry. It was a month or two later that he proposed.

  18. Chon.... swoon. Bad boys with tats and scars and a touch of PTSD :D Great blog hop and giveaway!

  19. Will from Slammed. Couldn't ask for more push and pull. Thank you for hosting HBH. Fun times!

    1. Haven't read this one. I'll have to check it out.

  20. 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

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

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  22. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  23. thanks for sharing!!


  24. I totally agree with you on the tats. Something about them is just so sexy.

  25. 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.


  26. I love NA books!

    xstitchdiva @ att dot net

  27. Great post!
    Thanks for the chance!

  28. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. 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

  30. dying to read EASY. thanks for the giveaway!
    pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

  31. Yes tattoos are hot, but only very specific ones. And some guys just cannot pull them off


  32. One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)

  33. 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

  34. Taylor Kitsch did look damn good as Chon! He looked like the perfect heartbreaker. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Loved your blog post!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  36. Tattoos are hot,,, hubby doesn't have any but i do and he loves mine... He knows i have a tattoo obsession... Thanks for being part of the hop.


  37. I already own the book Easy so don't enter me in your personal giveaway, but I haven't read it yet. Thanks for taking part in the fun blog hop. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

  38. Charlie Hunnam from SOA...true heartthrob


  39. Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A

  40. Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  41. Zsadist
    Thanks for participating.