WELCOME! I’m so happy you found your way here. This weekend, over 40 authors are offering fun, and prizes and lots of sexy spring love in our “Fool for Love” blog hop. If you’ve stumbled upon my blog without finding your way to the “bus”, then click HERE to join in all the fun and see what fun other authors are offering.

Since writers are always looking for the hero that will grab a reader by the heart, I’m wondering what romance hero tugs at your heartstrings every time …

1. Cowboys are one of my favorite heroes. Just a few weeks ago one of those sexy men walked into my dreams and decided perhaps I should write a series set out west. Who doesn’t like a sexy man in a hat and chaps and a reeeeaally slow smile and eyes just for you?

2. And who can resist a man in (or out) of uniform? Like say … a fireman? My vampire firefighter, Reese Colton in SHADOWS OF FIRE is one of those sexy men you want showing up at your house, but not when he’s on duty … maybe just a social call?

Buff FiremanXSmall

3. Oh, yeah … why choose one hero when two can be so much naughtier! I’ve never written a book with twin heroes … but seriously … why not?

4. *sigh* That durn horse of mine is always running off and the neighbor is such a hero for bringing him back. I’m a lucky gal! (Actually, I call that good training!)

5. My favorite hero is that alpha male with soft gooey center only the heroine sees, like Cole Takoda in my SHIFTING BONDS series. This wolf shifter is both the police chief and the keeper of the heroines heart … what more could a woman want? Tattoos are just a nice perk.

6. And this guy is so bad … you know he’s going to be really goooood! That scars tells me he’s wounded and ready for some healing. He reminds me of Dallas Sawyer, the futuristic FBI agent in my sexy ménage A TOUCH OF LILLY
7. When I’m feeling down, I would love to have a musician to sing to me. Damon Corey in BLIND HER WITH BLISS is a concert pianist who pays the bills as a bad boy shock jock. *sigh* Yeah, that’s a lethal combination!
BL Couple
8. And when you’ve had enough of the city, a hero like Nicholas Gradin from DIVINE DECEPTION will take you for a ride on his motorcycle through the vineyards of New York to forget all your troubles.

9. Puh-lease, you didn’t think one of my badboy heroes wouldn’t be wearing a kilt? Have you ever visited my blog?
scottish kilt guys

10. I grew up on the coast of Maine. I love the beach. And a man bare foot and bare chested in just jeans walking at the beach … oh yeah, it makes my knees weak every time! Rainmaker, the FBI agent in my novel IN HIS EYES spends a lot of time hunting down a serial killer on the beach.

11. And then there’s a hero like Jonathon Brierton in MAID FOR MASTER, the real estate magnate who will push you to limits you didn’t think you’d enjoy … 😉
Bondage women

12. What fun is a romance without a hero who makes himself comfortable while he’s waiting for his woman to come home?
a man's place is in the kitchen

Now get out the Windex and paper towels and clean off the monitor and your keyboard. I only offer the eye candy and prizes, you need to clean the drool up off your own chin! LOL!

So what type of romance hero is your can’t-resist-must-read-because-he-makes-your-knees-weak-and-your-heart-race-and-make-you-seek-out-your-man-must-buy-the-book hero? Curious writers want to know.

Anyone commenting on this post between now and SUNDAY, APRIL 6 at 4pm EST will be eligible to win a gift pack of goodies including a signed copy of DANGEROUS AFFAIRS. One winner will be chosen at random from the commenters on this post. Thanks so much for visiting! (Shipping to US residents only. An international winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card in lieu of prizes.)

46 Responses to Fool For Love Blog Hop

  • A shifter or vampire with a tortured soul always catches my attention when I’m looking for a new book!!

  • Those are some totally hot pictures!! Especially the twins & the guys in kilts!! Have to try your books – I don’t think I have yet – will now!

  • I love horses! It sounds like your male leading characters have an intriguing variety of interests and professions, what about some of your female protagonists? What drives them?

    • Alee,
      I love writing strong female heroines. The protagonist in A TOUCH OF LILLY is a bounty hunter. IN HIS EYES features a heroine who owns her own rehabilitation facility. I’ve written vets, pediatric nurses, doctors, and chemistry professors to name a few of the professions. Great question!

  • Tempting array of fellas there!

  • I love strong men who love their women! hot images!

  • A loyal shifter – be it the police chief, rancher, chef or candlestick maker….

  • I love a bad boy cop, especially with tattoos! Shifter or no. The badder his past, the better. And yes, I DID drool looking at all those beautiful bodies!

    • ALAOL! Glad my guys made your heart race Wendy! And I have to agree with the bad boy … a man looking to be saved from his bad-ass self!

  • The idea of twin heroes sounds amazing! And you can’t say no to a man in a kilt!

  • My oh my oh my, did it just get warmer lol!
    Paranormal heros are definitely hot!
    But I gotta love my Alpha males no matter their species!
    Still, I love my Cowboys and Shifters the most!

    • There is something about shifters that make my knees weak. Just LOVE writing their stories, Mona. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time to comment.

  • I was salivating as I was reading and looking at the pics *L*
    I admit I am a sucker for cowboys.

  • Why choose just one? Depending on my mood, I could “enjoy” any of the heroes you so generously posted. (Eye candy is sooooo much fun.) cowboys, shifters, cops…what’s not to like?

  • OMG! They are gorgeous.

  • After cleaning up the drool, I will tell you who is my can’t-resist-must-read-because-he-makes-your-knees-weak-and-your-heart-race-and-make-you-seek-out-your-man-must-buy-the-book hero…….
    Alpha Males!!!
    They are ….strong, independent, and fiercely protective, but on the inside they are nothing but a big ol’ teddy bear! I love the way their mouths talk dirty, but their eyes show their vulnerability. They can be rough and tough in the bedroom, but still have the gentle caress of an attentive and protective lover. It’s all in the heart…..alpha males are the best!

    One of my favorite heroes is Smitty from Shelly Laurenston’s “The Beast In Him”. He is a real laid back kind of sexy alpha male until you threaten someone he cares about. Then all bets are off and that BEAST comes out to kick someone’s ass.

    Thanks for the chance to win. reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    • Wow … said VERY well, Renee. And I’ve never checked out “The Beast in Him”, but will have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Paranormal shape shifters are in and hot and they are very alpha male at the same time very protective of their women and can be gentle and dominant and if they are tattooed that’s even awesome. So let someone come along and try to take the girl…..LET THE FUN BEGIN….

  • I love strong men with a bit of a soft side, who love their pets and their women! Lovely images 😉

  • A shifter or vampire with a loving soul always catches my attention and I love reading series of the same. A series made up of the same characters and in a familiar place makes me feel like I am part of their lives. You should understand that I cannot read daily so I have to choose and pick the one book that I’d like to read for that week. It is easier to choose a book from a series I have already started to get attached to than reading something totally new.

    • Martine – I LOVE to read a good series. I am totally addicted to JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series! Those vampires are just so easy to fall in love with!

  • My favorite romance hero is the hard-working, coverall, hard hat, and workboot wearing kind. Oh, wait, that’s my husband. LOL But still my favorite. :)

  • I am definitely more of a tortured hero sliding on into anti-hero type of girl. And facial scars. Something about facial scars is a real turn on. LOVED the pics, especially the twins. :)

  • Cowboys are my number 1 pick with shifters coming in at a close second…but there’s just something oh-so-sexy about a sexy swagger, slow smile & thick tongue on a very Sexy Alpha Cowboy that I must read & dream about!!! 😉

  • any alpha

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  • Hmm. Honestly, I don’t think I care what the hero does for a living…cowboy, uniform, doctor, lawyer, or musician. It’s what’s inside that counts. 😉

  • Military or Firemen! Also, anyone in a kilt!

  • I love a bad boy hero that has an inner softness at times. Loved your pictures!

  • What nice eye candy… Thank you for sharing your heroes with us and for being part of the hop.


  • Oh I am a sucker for the variety of hot heroes out there… the cowboys, the firemen, the military men, cops, billionaires, sexy CEOs, boy next door, doctor, and so on! 😀

  • Thank you for the sneak peak at your heros, loved those pics.
    I enjoy reading shifter romances, paranormal romances a lot.

  • Any bad boy alpha!
    Thanks for the giveaway and the pictures of all the eye candy!

    samanthahodges64 at yahoo dot com

  • Alphas all the way. Doesn’t matter what form they take.

  • I LOVE shifters and can never have too many of them! Thanks for some gorgeous eye candy too!

    gogi1_2 AT yahoo DOT com

  • My favorite romance heroes are shifters and cowboys. Thanks for the giveaway!

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