Thursday, February 7, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog H O P

Heartbreakers…. We’ve all met one.
Will they be forever a bad boy, or can they be changed?

Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about those men we love!
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   Are Heartbreakers bad to the bone, or scarred? Are they incapable of love, or hurting too deep to give love a try again? Heartbreakers might get a bad rep, but sometimes they’re coming from an honest place. Maybe he’s been scorned one too many times by a lover who leaves him for another. Or told he’s not good enough…and believes it.
   In my recent release, HEREAFTER, heroine Angie views Rob as a heartbreaker at first because he refuses to believe in her. Without him, she has no chance to find out who she is, why she is a ghost, and how to escape the shadowy afterworld where she lives.
   What do you think? Can a heartbreaker ever change, or will he always remain a heartbreaker? Leave me a comment with your opinion on the matter and you’ll be entered for a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
   Here’s a quick excerpt from HEREAFTER to shine a little light on Rob’s struggle to believe in Angie.

Angel’s body tingled. Her skin rippled with electricity, and she recognized the signs that she’d be transported soon.
Yes. Finally. She closed her eyes, wishing she could rush the transition from her world to his. Cool air prickled her skin and she stood in the man’s dark apartment. With moonlight shining through the sheers, she could make out his form on the sofa.
He jumped up and faced her.
She wanted to speak, but she couldn’t.
“The electricity went off again,” he said.
She frowned.
He stepped closer. “Ghosts don’t exist.”
No. He couldn’t banish her again. She needed something in this world. The lights flickered, sizzled, and then went off again.
Please don’t tell me to go away; it makes me go away. She might not have a voice in this world, but she could at least think it. She would not go, not when potential answers waited in this place.
The man stepped closer. “What are you doing? Angie, why do you keep coming here?”
Don’t tell me to leave…don’t tell me to leave. Pictures flew into her mind. People smiling and laughing. A tree in the corner with white lights and boxes under it….
He’d called her Angie.
“You know me?” Her words came out a whisper, but at least they finally came out. Tears tracked down her cheeks. The electricity flickered on, and then, stayed off. The air stopped sizzling. She blinked to adjust her eyes to the darkness again.
“Christ, this can’t be happening.” He moved his fingers over something in his hand and then pocketed it.
She closed the distance between them and grasped his upper arms, pleading him with her eyes because her voice had left her again.
“Yes, I know you.” He glanced away and looked out the window, let out a huff of breath, and then gazed at her. “Your name is Angie Barsotti and you used to live here.”
No wonder the place felt so familiar. Her spirits lifted. He could help her find out who she was, help her find out what was going on.
“And,” he dragged a hand through his hair. “You died and I don’t believe in ghosts.”
Cold air, cold as ice tore through her, ripping her from the apartment.

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Marguerite Hall said...

Love the excerpt. Can hardly wait to dive in and read the whole book! My only question is, if you don't have a "heart-breaker" in your past, does that mean "you" are in fact the heart-breaker?

Amber said...

Love the excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Unknown said...

Great excerpt and giveaway!


Tamara Hoffa said...

Loved Hereafter! Love you Joya!

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Anonymous said...

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.

Evie said...

I think a heartbreaker can chance or I'm just too hopeful :)
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Unknown said...

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!


Swordlily said...

I think a bad boy can change but not a heart breaker!
Thanks so much for participation!

Mimi Smith said...

As much as I'd like to believe in the power of love, I think people hardly ever change drastically or easily. Everyone resist change.

Booklover Sue said...

I think fictional heartbreakers can change but real life ones, its iffy.

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Unknown said...

I loved this book! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

laurie said...

Thanks for participating!

JanD said...

I only read about heartbreakers because I expect them to change.
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Unknown said...

I love heartbreakers especially the ones that get tame somewhat by love of a great woman

Mary @SweepingMe said...

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

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Liese2 said...

What a great excerpt!
Thanks for the chance to win!

VampedChik said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks!

Kaylyn D said...

I think a heartbreaker can be redeemed it just is a long fought battle. Thanks for the giveaway.

Daniel M said...

liked the excerpt thanks for the hop - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Cassandra said...

They can definitely be changed :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Natasha said...

I think they can change.
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Veronika said...

I love reading about hearthbreakers! They are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

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Unknown said...

Thanks for joining in on the great giveaway.

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Stacey said...

Hereafter sounds like a great read!


Kirsten! said...

I think SOME can be changed, but not all.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kirsten! said...

Awesome excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Mer said...

Like the excerpt! It's interesting to think about what makes a heartbreaker.

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Unknown said...

Wow love the excerpt, want to read more.
Thanks for the giveaway

Ellz said...

Love the badboy turned good... Damon from VDiaries!

Amazing Giveway!

strawberryrose said...

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 needs to be.

Judy Peterson

Katie Amanda said...

A heartbreaker can change. Thanks for participating! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley Applebee said...

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

Unknown said...

I may not have much experience in the whole love department, but I have had my heart broken. Being considered a Heartbreaker can come from various actions that you do. I am a newbie when it comes to reading romance books but what I have learned is that it is not bad to have a chiseled body or an amazing personality. If you look at it over all, if you never put your heart out there, you may never have a chance at true love and happiness. I may get broken once in a while but only you are strong enough to pick yourself up and try all over again. One of my favorite Heartbreakers is Taylor Qualls the Earl of Sandlin from the book His Impetuous Debutante. Lady Phoebe kinda reminds me of myself, accident prone and finding trouble in every corner. Taylor doesn’t think he is good enough for Phoebe, so he’s a heartbreaker and doesn’t know it.

Unknown said...

I think heartbreakers can definitely change. It just takes meeting that special person that helps them see that change is possible. Especially the heartbreakers who are just damaged themselves from their own past. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

Shadow said...

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

michedt said...

Thanks for participating in this awesome hop. Have a good one!
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Snow87 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I think Eric from the True Blood is the best heartbreaker! :)

Carla said...

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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BookLady said...

My favorite heartbreakers are paranormal. Enjoyed your excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!

veRONIca said...

Heartbreakers can definitely change, but only for the right person


Dovile said...

Thank you for the chance!

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Unknown said...

I believe that heart breakers can change when they find the perfect someone who gives them what they need to grow in to a hero.

magic5905 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Unknown said...

I think that a heartbreaker can change... but he would be no longer considered a heartbreaker. angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

bn100 said...

Thanks for participating.

Anonymous said...

I love ghost stories. I put this on my TBR list. I like the heartbreakers. They make the make up sex so much sweeter. Thanks for being Heartbreakers Blog Hop.

Unknown said...

I believe they can change for the right reasons if they're worth it.

Joya said...

Wow! You guys are the best. Thanks for all of the awesome comments about heartbreakers. LOVED your input!

Using, I entered the number of comments and the winner of a $10 gift certificate is...
Tamara Hoffa!
Congrats, Tammie, and thank you everyone! :)