Jul 27, 2012

A Hero's Blog Hop

From the Heartbreakers to the Dreammakers...What makes some heroes so memorable? Looks aren't everything, not by a longshot. In fact, looks are almost negligible when faced against charisma. Don't get me wrong, I love eye candy ;) but the heroes that are most memorable for me are those whose strength of character speaks volumes. 

My favorite type of hero is the tortured warrior who has been scarred either emotionally or physically but is still capable of love and devotion that simply takes your breath away. Which is why I simply love Jackson in Water of Life. He's the type that puts duty before self and when faced with the impossible, such as the love of an opinionated doctor with a backbone of steel, he faces it head on and a whole new world opens up for him. Some of my favorite tortured heroes include: BDB's Z  and Loretta Chase's, Dain from Lord of Scoundrels. Which brings me to my giveaway question:

What's your favorite hero type?
Boy next door, tortured hero, billionaire tycoon or someone completely different? 

Giveaway*: One winner gets an e-copy of Water of Life.
*Open international. If there's enough international comments, I'll give a second copy of Water of Life to an international entrant, so let me know if you're (INT).

To enter**: just answer the following question in the comments (be sure to let me know what file format you prefer)**Get an extra entries if you add Water of Life to your TBR list on Goodreads and if you follow me on twitter 

Don't forget to check all the other giveaways and remember leave your email 
in your comment in order to be eligible for the awesome grand prize giveaway
from Carrie Ann Ryan.


  1. Hi Rhys! Love this website. Welcome to our hero blog (check me out too). I agree a hero doesn't have to be super handsome, and I agree that duty and honor should take precedence, but I also like him to have a sense of humor--about himself and life. M. S.

  2. hi Rhys! this is my first time visiting your blog and its great. IMHO a hero also doesn't have to be uber handsome instead i value someone who is honest and steady along with a wonderful sense of humor. but i am a real sucker for a tortured hero


  3. I like them tortured. Hard and crunchy on the outside and ooey gooey on the inside! sstogner1 at gmail dot com

  4. what a lovely site ..and yes - you want someone who is tried and tested in life, but has the willingness to try again


    (and I'd find you on twitter but you didn't leave a link...
    @gaelehi is mine )

    1. Thank you! I didn't even realize I forgot the linky :)

  5. My favorite hero is tortured/scarred, too. Oh, and sexy.

  6. I like the tortured heroes too. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  7. Perfect hero......Rich, alpha, and has the ability to keep me young forever. lol. What's the use in marrying into money when you only get to enjoy it for 40-60 years? Give me eternity to spend it!


  8. I'm a sucker for the boy next door, the "badboy/alpha" or the tortured hero types.

  9. I love a tortured soul!

  10. Jackson sounds like my type of hero, got to love someone who overcomes the deepest pain to love again :)
    ptitpupuk at sky dot com

  11. I love my hero to be someone struggling with their own demons. It makes them more real and an even better hero. (in my opinion at least) Your hero sounds like someone I would love. Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. I like an alpha male who shows his vulnerable side to the woman he loves. Following you on twitter (@wolphcall)


  13. My favorite hero is the reformed for the heroine bad boy. I have you on my TBR list(Carin)and follow you on twitter(MAWmum) thank you, Carin

  14. I like the billionaires that feel empty even with all the wealth and success.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  15. I love a tortured soul!
    Thank you for your giveaway.. I would take Kindle format


  16. oooo, Billionarie sounds good but I love a good tortured soul too!

    Thank you for the opportunity!
    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  17. I tend to vary but at the moment I love the gentle giant, rough and tough but really just a big softy when it comes to those he loves.

  18. Someone who is strong, sensitive, and funny.

  19. My favorite heroes tend to be dominant, alpha men. Those that are responsible, dependable, intelligent, caring, & respectful of others. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Following via twitter (@juneannm)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  20. It's hard to pick my favorite hero because it really depends on what I'm in the mood for at any given time. I do like the dominate, alpha type male, sometimes aggressive (not abusive or cruel), Have some smarts, and respectful. Someone who goes after what he wants. Sometimes I like them to be a bit tortured, or have their own demons, afraid to admit to loving someone. He MUST have a sense of humor.
    Thanks for the giveaway and for being a part of the blog hop.


  21. I like tortured heroes.I like seeing how love changes them and how they cope with everything while having a past.I don't mind complex heroes but he should be strong and loyal.

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  22. The unexpected hero


  23. I like my heroes to be strong on the inside & if it's on the outside, as well, so much the better. Thank you for participating in this blog hop.

    1. folowing you on twitter @jessie1811 & I've added WOL to TBR on Goodreads - jessiel62

  24. i love the alpha males cause they are strong and know how to take charge angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

  25. I followed you on Twitter @debdebss I like heroes who are devoted to their women and would do anything for them. If I won a copy I would like either a Kindle copy or a PDF. Thanks for the great post.

  26. Woohoo! Loving this hop! My favorite hero has to be tall, dark, and handsome, have a six or eight pack, be faithful, loyal, and love his woman/family beyond reason.<^_^>
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  27. Gimmie an Alpha male who is large and in charge or a Southern boy with a melt your panties drawl! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  28. I really love the Alpha males my favorite! Thank you for the great giveaway! What a fun blog hop.
    Twitter follower-latishajean
    tishajean@ charter.net

  29. Actually I like all the types of heroes you mentioned, and I have many favorite books with those diverse hero personalities/characteristics. I love tortured, broody heroes. But I also love cheeky, witty heroes. It really depends on the story.

    Thank you for participating in the hop and for the giveaway. I added Water of Life to my TBR shelf on Goodreads (my name there is MichelleW)

    Also following you here:

    Twitter = @MsRomanticReads
    GFC = MichelleW


  30. I love the tortured hero's are so easy to love. Epub would be great. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  31. My favorite hero is the one that no matter how much life has taken from him he still sees the beauty of the world.

    Follow on twitter (@minnie2297) and GFC(Minnie Medina)

    Added book to Goodreads TBR(~♥Minnie♥~)


  32. I think I just love the Bad Boy. I love the ones who have a really complicated, even horrific style, and then one thing can help change them.

    following: @MaggieMooAtYou

  33. great blog contest, love your books.

  34. kindle fi i can have it hero are the fire dept they are young and the poor guys are out battening the fire here in mo for now 2 day they are on duty 24 /7 and then most are volenteer
    desi the blonde at msndot com

  35. I do like a tortured hero!

    smwr324 at yahoo dot com

  36. I love a tortured hero! Zsadist is the ultimate tortured hero to me! Thanks for the giveaway!


  37. I like the boy next door hero :) Thanks for the chance to win! Kindle format would be great!

  38. I loved the excerpt, and I added the book to my TBR list on Goodreads. :)

  39. I love alpha heroes. Thanks for the giveaway.


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

  41. "someone completely different" - without question, that's my fav type!

    Amazon Kindle format for ebooks, though I'm the strange type that still loves a good paperback!

    @JLenniDorner <- following you