A Hero’s B*l*o*g H*o*p….How do You See your Hero?



Starting July 27th and ending July 31st, readers, authors, bloggers, everyone, will be able to HOP from blog to blog and read about heroes, enter a variety of giveaways, and see what books are out there to purchase!

For this hop I’m going to be giving away a handcrafted bookmark I’ve created

There is also 3 Grand Prizes

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!



Hero Blog Hop Event July 2012

(Side note, due to the increase in authors and bloggers being sued for using images I am posting pictures I own and purchased.)


When we read books we all have this image of what the hero looks like from the description the author has given up. If we tried to compare with one another most of us would have a very different image of what his appearance would be even though we’ve been told by the author. It is a part of how our mind works.

I find it interesting how if you ask a reader to compare a hero to a famous actor that is when similarities start to come out. It is like our imagination switches tracks and we go ahhh I think I can picture him as Hero A or Hero B.

When I write stories I don’t always know everything about my hero. Sometimes the first thing I get is a name then then what he looks like just comes to me. I do have my inspirations that I look at as you can see. I pick and choose certain characteristics and my imagination brings the hero to life.

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We as authors try to create the perfect man that our readers will swoon, drool, holler and even cry over.

So what makes these heroes so special? So swoon worthy?


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How is it that a writer can create the perfect hero that the world can fall in love with?

I will say one thing, when I write my heroes I write them as if they were real people. Even if they are paranormal and or other worldly creatures.  Readers have asked me before if I could cast certain actors to play the roles of the different heroes in my books who would I choose. I find that as one of the hardest questions to answer. Why? Because I just can’t see anyone playing the role. I laugh and think about how I wish I could snap my fingers and have my hero walk off the page of my book and be unique and play his own role..I know not possible but as an author I can dream.

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I also think the reason I can’t picture Hollywood actors playing the role because I’ve seen them in so many movies and there are just some roles that they will be remembered as and or known for.


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So let me ask you a question. From the books you have read by me who would you cast for the role of the hero in the book you’ve read? Post the name of the book, the heroes name and the actor you see playing him.

If you’ve not read any of my books, tell me what draws you to a hero in a story?

I wanted to also tell you about the latest release I’ve got. These heroes are not your typical type. They are powerful, and push the boundaries of control and submission.


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Join six talented writers as they bring you varying aspects of the BDSM lifestyle in sizzling pieces of flash fiction. These snippets are designed to draw you into the heat of passion filled nights, unbridled looks at highly erotic sessions. Included are Kiki Howell’s tales of the paranormal, where vampires and witches fight for the very souls of humanity and each other. Cassandre Dayne’s scorching stories of passion stretch the boundaries of our secret fantasies. Benjamin T. Russell’s captivates with intense glimpses into a Dom understanding a submissive’s deepest needs. In addition, Savannah Chase has a sensual, soul wrenching and yet gripping way of sharing the powerful intimacy experienced between women. Abby Hayes gives you highly charged and quick-witted tales of kink between multiple partners that will keep you guessing to the end. Finally, DH Black, will leave you shuddering with her gritty and sometimes brutal aspects of showing the darker side of BDSM.

Each tale entertains while leaving the reader trembling for another installment. Indulge. Fantasize. Delve into the darker side of passion…


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Comments (86)

micheleann oboyleJuly 28th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I believe a hero to be a man who can win out of danger and getting the woman freed in the end signed micheleann oboylre angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com


Mary DohertyJuly 28th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

The hero in the books I read should be strong alpha types.



GabrielleJuly 28th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Great post. I love hearing authors talk about what they see in their minds when they tell a story. It is always so interesting.



MinelizJuly 28th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

The only thing going around my mind right now (as is still reeling by all that hunk flesh) is…WOW!!



Sophia RoseJuly 28th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Hmm, I have a hard time picturing really people like actors and models to portray some of my favorite heroes because they are so unique. I love a hero who is tough and does his duty while being tender and gentle with those he protects.

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.


Lena GreyJuly 28th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I love heros, especially romantic ones.



Jennifer WilckJuly 28th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Great blog post. I can visualize my heroes and usually base them on an actor or a combination of actors. I love how we all do things so differently! wilckjz(at)optonline(dot)net


latishajeanJuly 28th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I really like alpha males who are strong! Thank you for the great giveaway! What a fun blog hop!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net


Andie WardlowJuly 28th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I’m drawn to scarred heroes…love a tortured soul


MichelleWJuly 28th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I love an alpha hero – one who’s tough on the outside, but softer on the inside, yet he doesn’t let anyone see that side of him except for his woman. My favorites are military men. They seem to have the whole package of physical fitness, mental toughness, bravery and loyalty.



annaJuly 29th, 2012 at 2:36 am

I love a confident hero that knows who he is and what he wants 🙂




Mary GraceJuly 29th, 2012 at 3:06 am

Strong leads usually are those who have strong appeal (physical or character) doesn’t have to be godly handsome but sexy and handsome faces are a plus – that’s swoon worthy for me.

thank you for the giveaway thesolitarybookworm(@)gmail.com


Emily W.July 29th, 2012 at 4:48 am

I like a hero who’s courageous, true, has a sense of humor, and who’s got a great smile. The smile’s definitely important.



DenaJuly 29th, 2012 at 6:58 am

I like my hero to be honest, an alpha, with a sense of humor. denwal1@aol.com


LorettaLynnJuly 29th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Thak you for the great giveaway:)
Loved the post.


Diana LeighJuly 29th, 2012 at 8:08 am

I’m drawn in by heroes who have a vulnerable streak beneath their tough exteriors.



Ayla BarrowJuly 29th, 2012 at 10:49 am

Arg I forgot my email address! achbarrow(at)gmail(dot)com


KH LeMoyneJuly 29th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I like the strong and not-angry type of fictional hero. Look your pics!


Savannah ChaseJuly 29th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I love all of your answer, there is a running theme and I love it.


Lisa WalkerJuly 29th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I love a hero who is strong and sensitive. Thanks for the chance to win!


Mel BournJuly 29th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I love the strong alpha hero with some flaws. I also love the “Will do anything for my heroine” attitude!!
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com


Brunette LibrarianJuly 29th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Love a tall dark and handsome hero…alphas are the best!

Thank you for the opportunity 🙂 Loving all the stories about Heroes!!!

brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
The Brunette Librarian Blog


Lona StringerJuly 29th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I have not had the pleasure of reading any of your books yet, I have a list a mile long now, after finding so many new to me authors on this blog hop. You are definitly on my TBR list. I love a hero with a sense of humor. Thx for the giveaway.



desireeJuly 30th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

what make the men hot the eye the body and the hair in that order and then the story you get the story written and then who does the book cover they stand out and make the book wroth looking in to it

desi the blonde at msnd dot com


valerie mcqueenJuly 30th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Strong but still caring. A passion for animals always gets me. Treats a lady like ablady and always makes her feel like a queen


valerie mcqueenJuly 30th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Strong but still caring. A passion for animals always gets me. Treats a lady like ablady and always makes her feel like a queen valerie.mcqueen@yahoo.com


J Lenni DornerJuly 31st, 2012 at 12:02 am

What draws me to a hero is confidence. Even when everything has gone bad, they still have a plan.


pcJuly 31st, 2012 at 2:18 am

I like the tall, sexy dark hero…the tough guy whose got passion, loyalty and heart to those few he can trust and definitely for the lady love of his life.



Rana AdamsJuly 31st, 2012 at 8:45 am

This hopping is so much fun! I am finding “new to me authors”!! Thank you all so much.


Pam BJuly 31st, 2012 at 11:37 am

I’ve always loved the strong silent type that doesn’t know what to do with all the feelings he is all of a sudden having because all he knows for sure is she’s his.


ShadowJuly 31st, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Ive always liked the tall, dark heroes, with an alpha personality and a killer smile. Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome hop! Ya all rock!! 🙂


heather c. coxJuly 31st, 2012 at 2:56 pm

thanks for the chance!!



Iulia LesleyJuly 31st, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I love a hero who’s all male and isn’t afraid to fight for what he wants. Thanks!



Brandi S.July 31st, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Intense eyes and an alpha personality that only their love can get past 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of the blog hop!


rubyswanJuly 31st, 2012 at 6:33 pm



JoAnna BJuly 31st, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I love a tortured hero and I never really see actors as book characters. I’m not sure why maybe the characters are their own person and not some actor.

beckerjo at verizon dot net


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