Friday, July 27, 2012

A Hero's Blog Hop G!veaway--It's All About Him (and a Kindle Fire)

Men.

They're the real reason we read romance novels, savvy? Of course we all love strong female leads, fast-paced plots, and exotic locales...but we really like the heroic honeybun hotties who populate the pages of our favorite novels.

As a romance author, I will often peruse celeb websites looking for someone who matches my mental images of my characters. It's never the other way around for me--I don't use a celeb as a hero. I just try to find someone who's a close match.

Scott Speedman
For my Apocalypse Babes series, one of the male lead characters--Trent--really reminds me of the guy in this picture. Not the guy in Felicity--at least personality-wise, but the way this guy on the right looks--cranky and delish.

In my book Kiss Me, I'm Irish, I imagine my moody, Irish musician hero Liam to look something like the guy below in all his blue-eyed, scruffy yumminess:

Matt Bomer




If you'd like a chance to meet either one of these guys in my book, let me know if you prefer Trent or Liam in your comment and you'll be entered for a chance to win a corresponding ebook in addition to being eligible to win the other goodies below.



So celebrate romance novel heroes with us and enter for a chance to win a Fire or Nook, book money, or book swag. 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 100 times! Contest sponsored by Carrie Ann Ryan, Fated Desires Publishing, and Heartthrob Haven Blog.

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!


For a chance to win, leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL so we can contact you if you're the winner. Then hop to the next blog!

86 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win. I have to go with Trent.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  2. I love both Trent and Liam. Though if I were to pick just one...Trent wins hands down. ;)

    tichbrewster@yahoo.com

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  3. Nice blog post, Bella. I vote for Liam.
    Maureen author@booksbymaureen.com

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  4. Definitely Trent!
    paulamartibnromances(at) gmail.com

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  5. I'm married to an Irish guy so I guess I struck gold! Wonderful site Bella. I'm a chick lit author so do pop over anytime www.mommyhasaheadache.blogspot.com

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  6. Good post! I am voting for Trent:)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

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  7. I think I am going to have to vote for Trent but it was a very hard choice. Trent looks like he has secrets I would like to discover. lol Thank you for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd have to say I'd like to meet Liam.
    janna@jannashay.com

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  9. I like Trent! Mmmmm...he's sexy! Looking forward to a chance to read your books. I like Irish men!
    tccmp30@msn.com

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  10. Liam, something about the brooding Irishmen always got to me. Then again... aybe it's the accent? XD
    bidelia78@yahoo.com

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  11. Oh my goodness...swwwwwaaaag!
    postingastati at geemail.com

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  12. Those pics are hot!
    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I'm partial to irishmen - mostly for their humour and rather outlandish attitudes toward truth.

    glhince @ gmail

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  14. That is a tough one! I think Liam though! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jesscaashley(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. i'd pick liam..something about irishmen makes me drool

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  16. Oh yes hon. MEN are the reason of this romances we read, too bad they exist only on fiction!

    minnie2297@yahoo.com

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  17. I'm gonna go with Liam :) Thanks for the chance to win!! raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I love blog hops ~Thanks for the Giveaway ~Heather
    lander828[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  19. have to go with Trent.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  20. They both look hot & Yummy!
    kimberly(dot)a(dot)shook(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Liam is totally yummy! Carin
    mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. they both look hot but I'll have a little of Trent please!<^_^>
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  23. Liam please! emily joy drake at gmail dot com

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  24. Can I have both, please?

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    tammyweisensel at yahoo dot com

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  25. I'll go with Trent. Thanks for doing the hop!

    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Liam please. He's just yummy.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Liam! I love musicians and I love the sound of an accent.
    debdebss@yahoo.com

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  28. You are making me choose okay if I must, I will go with Trent, I have a thing for moody guys :).

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Strong Alpha male who is a softy in private.
    vickie@innovativeonlinebooktours.com

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  30. If I had to choose it would be Trent, definitely would like to meet him. Thank you for participating in the fun!
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  31. I would like to meet Liam. Thanks for being part of the blog hop

    wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  32. Just based on looks, I would prefer Trent. But both are yummy :)
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  33. They both sound great, but I think I'm going with Trent.
    Thanks for this giveaway! =)

    JJs2468@aol.com

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  34. Well, since I'm a sucker for anything Irish and for muscians... I have to pick Liam....

    Flowerlady_23@yahoo.com

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  35. I choose Liam hands down. Got to love the blue eyes.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  36. I would choose Liam
    oeamis(at)carolina(dot)rr(dot)com

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  37. I have to go with Liam, thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  38. Liam it is!
    laurathomas61@att.net

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  39. I'm going to have to go with Liam I didn't know Matt Bomer could pull off the scruffy look THAT well. :)
    achbarrow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Trent for sure and certain, he just seems to have it all
    cms72023(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Ttent would be my choice micheleann oboyle angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

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  42. I'll go with Trent for sure! Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

    JessieL62@comcast.net

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  43. Thanks for the opportunity to get to know you better and a chance to win.

    lena.grey.iam@gmail.com

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  44. Mmm, Matt Bomer is delish! Thanks for participating! wilckjz(at)optonline(dot)net

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  45. Thanks for participating in the hop! I love finding new authors/series to add to my ever growing TBR list!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

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  46. Thank you for the chance. Awesome hop. thesolitarybookworm(@)gmail.com

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  47. Liam!

    Diana
    bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Thank you for your giveaway...

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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  49. My pick is Liam. denwal1@aol.com

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  50. Thank you for the great giveaway! Both sound great I will go with Trent!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  51. I'd pick Liam. I love a moody musician. Coupled with those looks, he'd be killer! Thank you for the chance to win one of your books :)

    msromanticreads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I am totally in love with Trent!

    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  53. That's a tough decision but I'm going to go with Trent all "cranky and delish"! Thanks for the giveaway!

    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  54. Definitely Trent!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  55. Trent, please...YUM!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  56. Love to meet Matt Bomer, he's from
    my hometown, BTW!

    Pat C.
    p-cochran@juno.com

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  57. Bella, I LOVED your book Kiss Me, I'm Irish!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  58. Thank you for the opportunity :) Loving all the stories about Heroes!!!

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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  59. Trent, this is for you
    marybkabui@gmail.com

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  60. Thanks for participating! I'd love to meet Trent.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. How about both ;)
    thanks for the great giveaway.
    elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Thanks for posting those two heroes.
    damianbloodstone@gmail.com

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  63. i love the cover photo of your blog. great post. anthonycrawford_77@yahoo.com

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  64. They're both lovely but I think Trent :)

    Thanks!
    acade29@gmail.com

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  65. Liam....ooh yeah!!!
    andieleah78@gmail.com

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  66. you site get better every time i come to visit thank you
    desi the blonde at msndot com

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  67. Def Liam lol Hes totally HOT!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    DawnSullivan88@verizon.net

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  68. Definitely Trent!

    Thanks for another amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  69. Love the name Liam...Gotta go with him!
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  70. Liam it is :)

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. Liam. Pixie magic you say? LOL. Sounds fun!

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  72. I choose... *ducks in and grabs both and runs*

    Okay, Liam, then, if I must. Yum...

    margaret.mater@gmail.com

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  73. Give me Trent but I would take either.

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  74. Hard to choose! Both are yummy! lol But if i have to choose, Liam for me. I love an Irish man. Its the accent... lol Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. thanks for the chance!!

    yankeedragon4@gmail.com

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  76. TRENT! Yes, please!! ;)

    feathermaye at gmail dot com

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  77. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    luvs2read4fun@gmail.com

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  78. I am going to have to go with Trent on this one. ;)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    trb0917 at gmail.com

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  79. I have to go with Liam on this one. Irish-- YUM, plus I love Matt Bomer!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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  80. I would love to meet Trent! I love Scott Speedman! Thanks for the giveaway!
    flava_sava_chick@yahoo.com

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  81. Thank you to EVERYONE who entered!

    The commenters, who were chosen by Random.org, for my books are Feathermaye (Apocalypse Babes) and Maureen Fisher (Kiss Me, I'm Irish). Congrats, ladies. And the other prizes (from over 8,000 comments!) are:
    After over 8,000 comments our Hero Hop has some grand prize winners!!

    Congrats!

    Grand Prize Winners:

    KINDLE FIRE WINNER:

    Michele Ann Oboyle
    (from Carrie Anne Brownian’s Blog)


    $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD:

    Daphne Deaton
    (from Kristine Cayne’s Blog)


    SWAG PACK:

    Jan D
    (from Karen McCullough’s Blog)

    Congrats to all, and keep hopping!

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  82. i would love to win the kindle fire or tablet because i don’t have any. thank you
    deborahdumm@yahoo.com

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  83. Why I like Romance Novels….The reason I like Romance Novels so much is because it is one place where I can be anywhere like England, Scotland, Rome, Ireland, or anywhere in the US. I can also be in any time like 1200’s Scotland, 1500’s England, 1900’s Chicago. I can be anyone like a princess, a servant, a werewolf, a duchess, a vampire, or a lost soul. But no matter what I get the privilege and the experience to overcome many different obstacles and find love. Let me tell you in this world, and during this time where life can have so many struggles it is great that you can be, have, and do so many things to find love and romance and still be yourself!

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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