Friday, 8 February 2013

Heartbreaker Hop #freekindle #swag #books


Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner of this fantastic hop. If you're wondering where my Sexy Man Friday is, then don't worry, normal service will resume next week, and there is always my Facebook page if you're missing your fix.

*wink*

I couldn't resist joining in this hop. I mean who hasn't had their heart broken? And don't we remember those that got away? I know I do, and I wonder what if from time to time. I can't regret them too much, however, because I never would have met my hubby, and we've been together twenty five years!

Ain't love grand? Even when it doesn't work out, and you end up with a broken heart.

Now, as an author I'm in the privileged position to help heal those broken hearts. I love writing and reading about couples who overcome their difficulties, and get their happy ever after. And I do love torturing my characters along the way.

Take my newest release, Too Devious To Tame. Jemima and Giorgio have a rather devious past to overcome.



When Giorgio Giovanni tracks the troublesome Jemima down in a hospital bed in Italy, he has one thing on his mind—revenge. However, the fragile woman he encounters is not the devious female he remembers. When it becomes clear that she is in danger, he risks everything to keep her safe.


Left for dead, Jemima wakes up in hospital, terrified, and with no idea of her identity. The angry man, who comes to claim her, is the only link to a shared past she can't remember. A past that threatens to destroy them, and all she has ever held dear.

With danger all around them, and their sexual chemistry off the scale, can they find their way back to each other, or is the past too devious to tame?

Here is little teaser for you:


Anything else did not bear thinking about. He made a dash for the kitchen galley, and by the time he re-emerged with a tray full of breakfast essentials the rain had stopped, and the sun had come out. Judging by the steam rising off the yacht's surface it promised to be a hot day after all. He shouldered the door to the cabin open and found Jemima curled into a ball on the king size bed. It seemed she had gone back to sleep. Carefully, so as not to wake her, he put the tray on the night stand and shrugged out of his wet clothes. Having dried himself off with a towel he climbed into bed next to her. She moaned in her sleep, and he settled her into the crook of his arm and pulled her close, the need to hold her suddenly paramount. There were dried tears on her cheeks, and he swallowed past the lump in his throat.
He kissed the tear stains away, and his heart gave a suspicious lurch in his too tight chest, when she snuggled into him, as trusting, needy, and fragile as a new newborn foal in her sleep. He settled his hand on her abdomen and vowed there and then to do everything in his power to protect the woman he loved with every fiber of his being. He might not trust her, but he could no more not love her than he could stop breathing. It was useless to even try to fight the overwhelming feelings engulfing him. Like the swirling mass of water cascading down a waterfall, his feelings could not be denied. They pulled him under, tossed him against the rocks, and spewed him on dry land, only to yank him back into the maelstrom, when he was least expecting it. 
He was opening himself up to a world of hurt, but he was going to fight for this marriage or die trying.


For the official hawt excerpt click HERE


You might have guessed that Jemima is the heart breaker in this story, or so it seems... Things are never what they first seem, though, not in my stories.

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Now, onto the real reason you're here. I know it isn't really to hear me wax lyrically about my sexy Italian Hero, more's the pity, because Giorgio is rather drool worthy.

No, I am well aware you're here for the prizes and what a bunch of prizes we have for you.



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!





Please note that everything but the Swag bag is international. Just leave a comment with your E-MAIL ADDRESS to be in with a chance to win!

I am throwing three copies from my back list into the prize fund. You can check it out HERE. You're bound to find something to take your fancy, even if sexy Italians aren't your thang.

*grin*

Good luck everyone, and hold your loved ones close. Don't forget to hop along to the other bloggers!

D xx


96 comments:

  1. I love a 'get back together forever story!'

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      michaelarhuaauthor@gmail.com

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  2. The one who got away. yep I've had a few of thos.next time I need to remember to tie them up better.

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  3. Thanks for sharing that teaser ...

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  4. I love revenge stories!!

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  5. Yes, we tend to only think of the guys as heartbreakers but there also those women out there.
    Z
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  6. 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.

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  7. Giorgio sounds so hawt!!
    angiek@cfu.net

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  8. sexy Italians...yuMMMMMMMMMMM..I certainly can WORK with them:P! thanQ:D!
    redz041@yahoo.com

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    1. Hehehe, like your dedication to the cause here ;-)

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  9. Giorgio sounds fantastic, can't wait to read this :)

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  10. What's not to like about tall, dark and handsome?
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  11. Friended you on FB..Great Giveaway!! adgali(at)ymail(dot)com

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  12. I here for both the excerpt and the prizes. I'm always looking for more books to read...shhhh, just don't tell hubby!
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    1. Thanks, Laurie. My lips are sealed :-)

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  13. I'm always on the lookout for new authors and books, so thanks for the excerpt. I hopped over to your books page. Thanks for the freebies too. :)

    My favorite heartbreaker is Smitty from the book "The Beast In Him" by Shelly Laurenston. He was just drop dead gorgeous and sexy and he broke Jessie Ann's heart when he wouldn't claim her with "the Smith Mate Maul" If you want to know what the heck I'm talking about.......READ THE BOOK. :) In fact I recommend you read the series.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Hi Renee,

      I've heard good things about Shelly Laurenston's books. Must check them out :-)

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  14. Thanks for the great excerpt! I love anything Italian!
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  15. Great prizes! I also loved the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.
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    1. Thanks for stopping, and glad you liked the excerpt:-)

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  16. Thanks for participating in this hop!

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  17. 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!

    But I could be persuaded to go for a sexy Italian!

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    1. *swoons at Mr. Darcy*

      Good luck in the hop :-)

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  18. Looking back on the heartbreakers in my life, I am grateful to them for the experiences. Due to them, I was able to choose more genuine men to go out with. anpa@gmail.com



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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! I have had many heartbreakers in my life. Many probably didn't even know they were heartbreakers.

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    1. Yep, sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs to get your prince :-)

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  20. Thanks for participating in this hop!

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  21. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing! I will have to add it to my wishlist!
    -Amber
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  22. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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  23. I think I would like to know more about Giorgio I happen to love Italians :)

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    1. Heh, Giorgio is one very sexy Italian ;-)

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  24. I like my Italians in books that's for sure.

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  25. Thanks for participating! I'd love to read this and others!!

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  26. 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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  27. My favorite part of the heartbreaker is the make up sex. Tee Hee! Keep writing so I can keep reading. Thanks for being in this super blog hop.
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  28. Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
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  29. Heartbreakers are usually bad-boys, they're witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

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  30. Thanks so much for participation in the hop!
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  31. I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul.
    Mary
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  32. Hello, I am here for the chance to find new books and authors, the Prizes are a bonus. (although above you have a small typo and wrote prices lol).

    xoxo
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    1. Ah, dang it! The amount of times I've reread this too. Blasted little typos, lol.

      Have fixed it now :-)

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  33. thanks to all the authors for putting toegther such great hops angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

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

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  35. I love the take charge and help out stories. 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
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  36. Sexy Italians are always a good read lol... Thank you for being part of the hop...

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  37. Sounds like a good book, thanks for the giveaway!

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

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  38. Sounds like a great book! Id love to read it. Thanks! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway!
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  39. Would LOOOVE to read this book!

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  40. Thanks for participating.
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  41. Great blurb. Will definitely add to my TBR list; I love hot Italians. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!
    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

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  42. Great prizes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. Wow your story sounds great. I can't wait to read it.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  44. The book sounds like a very good read. I've been catching reviews on different blogs & have it added to my TBRs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Thank You so much for the giveaway! Love all these great books!!!!

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  46. How can sexy Italians not be someone's thing? Thanks for the chance to win and for taking part in the hop. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Thank you everyone for your comments. I've chosen my winners by random selection.

    Congratulations to Laurie, NayNay, and Rubyswan, who have each won an e-book from my back list.:-)

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