Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop!









Welcome to my part of the Heartbreaker Blog Hop!
 
Do you love a heartbreaker? If so, I have one for you. Reid Addison from my 2-book contemporary erotic romance series, The Good Sister fits the bill.
 

Trinity Lane Winslow feared everything and lived her life vicariously through others. She dreamed of the impossible, yearning to be the kind of woman men desired—especially Reid Addison.

Reid Addison feared nothing, except how the mousey little blonde daughter of his housekeeper made him feel.  Even though Trinity Winslow wasn’t his type, there was something intriguing about her.

Lord Ashton Archer lived a fairy tale life with property all over the world, was heir to a ducal dynasty, and had women fawning all over him. Anything a man could want, he obtained by the snap of his fingers.

By a twist of fate the three of them find their way into the same illicit world of the infamous Madam Jacqueline Claudette Rousseau. But will they find what each of them truly desires? Or will they always long for the forbidden?

 

THE GOOD SISTER: PART ONE EXCERPT

Reid let out a breathy low laugh. He placed his nose into the crook of my neck. “My room smells like you, baby bird. Soft French Vanilla and floral,” he confirmed before he traced his nose over the surface of my neck, smelling. Goose bumps splayed across my skin. I sucked in my breath, holding it. “I like how you smell. Tempting, so ... tempting.” I visibly shook. “Don’t worry. It will be our little secret. No one needs to know.”

     Perhaps this was how the fly felt caught up within the spider’s web. Reid possessed the ability to scare me with his razor sharp gaze, his intense body language, his low hungry voice, but it was somehow tantalizing at the same time.

     “There’s nothing to know,” I protested, once again closing my eyes because I was a weakling within his presence.

     I heard a breathy, “Hmm.” Reid moved closer. So close I experienced the heat of his body upon mine. “You could be pretty if you lost these glasses.” He reached out and pulled them from my nose, and placed them on the bed. “Look at me,” he demanded.

     “Why?”

     “I want to see your eyes.”

     “I don’t…” I started to object. Reid reached out, turned me around, placed his hand beneath my chin, and lifted. “Um.” His liquid silver eyes met me, and I felt weak in the knees.

     “Whoa,” he said as he took a hold of my elbow to steady me, “you okay?”

     I blinked. “Ah huh.”

     “Look at me.” He lifted my chin again. This time he gazed deeply into my eyes. I thought I might die. “See,” he murmured, “you have beautiful eyes. Deep, rich green.”

     I tried to pull away.

     “No, don’t.” Reid traced his hand over my cheek, moving more curls before sliding his fingertips down my cheekbones, outlining the shape of them. “You have a pretty face, it’s just hid beneath all of your hair, those horrible glasses, and you never look at anyone. You keep this pointed little chin tucked down.” Reid’s fingers outlined my jaw, my chin.

     “Um…” I lost myself to the sound of his voice, and the touch of his skin against mine.

     “Such a pretty neck,” he continued. His hands roamed over the curve until he hit the bend of my shoulder. He moved more curls before clutching some of the miscreant strands into his hand. 

     Heat filled my cheeks. I imagined they blazed. 

     Reid’s hand rested, palm against my cheek. He stroked the pad of his thumb across the center of my lips. I trembled. His thumb nudged, persuaded my lips to part. He rode the swell of my bottom lip. The corners of his mouth twitched before turning up into a seductive smile.

     My usually pale face burned, as though his touch seared my skin, hitting the bone beneath. I wished I held the power he held. The confidence. The boldness. I didn’t want to be standing there embarrassed, flushed, timid, and scared. I wanted to be the one in control. The woman who would bring him to his knees. I wanted…

     Reid moved his hands over my shoulders, gliding his fingertips down my arms, sending goose bumps raging again. He slid his hands to my breasts. I stiffened, my body and nipples going rigid. Reid cupped both of them within the palm of his large hands. A buzz walloped me. My lungs burned in glistening shimmers, pulling in the air with a gasp. No one had ever touched me like this.

     “And these.” He gave a gentle squeeze. “Why do you hide them behind all of these clothes?”

     “I—” I welded my eyes closed.

     “Trinity. Don’t close your eyes. Look at me.” My eyes fluttered open. Reid’s face looked different, ravenous. He licked his lips. “I bet your breasts are beautiful. Creamy white with rosebud tips.”

     For a split second I considered I may be in an alternative universe or maybe this was a dream, which seemed real or maybe surreal. What do I do? I came up with no real plan of attack. I’d always wanted Reid to touch me, but now, I wasn’t sure I liked it. Well, that’s not completely true because I liked it. I didn’t know how to like it without coming across as a weirdo.

     I twisted out of his hold, closed my eyes, and dropped my head again. My hands tangled so tight into the bottom hem of my shirt I felt my nails press into the bed of my palms.

     Reid tapped my hand. “Relax. I won’t hurt you.” I stopped the intense death grip I’d imparted upon my shirt.

     “I-I—”

     “Trinity, have I ever hurt you?”

     I mumbled. “No.”

     “You like watching me, but when you have my attention you are afraid of me. Why are you afraid?”

     “I’m not.”

     I’m not. It was more like intimidation. Reid intimidated me. Then there was my own anxiety and fear. I worried about so many things it was hard to pinpoint my exact fear when it came to Reid. I wasn’t good enough. I didn’t possess the qualities of a desirable woman. I had anxiety about being with a man, not knowing how to touch a man. I was afraid my thoughts, my ideas, my fantasies were wrong. I feared what he made me feel, and knew he would break my heart. But most of all I lived in terror that he would leave, and I’d never see him again.

     “Look at me.” I looked up. “Trinity, have you ever been with a man?”

     I bit my bottom lip, hard.

     “Stop,” he said. He ran his finger over my mouth. “You are going to draw blood.”

     I relaxed my bite.

     “There,” he soothed, still tracing his index finger over the lines of my lips. 

      “Reid, why are you doing this?” My question came out in a whisper.

     “You don’t need to fret, Trinity. It’s a simple question. All you need to say is, ‘yes or no’.”

     He was definitely torturing me.

     “Yes or no,” he pressed.

     I took in a deep breath, kept my eyes open but diverted them as I confessed, “No.”

     “Have you ever been kissed?” he inquired, his face passive.

     “No.”

     Reid placed his mouth inches from mine. I stood there like a lifeless statue. Reid pulled back. He placed his fingertips to my pulse. It had to be vibrating wildly against his flesh. I licked my lips, nervously. 

     He won’t.

     “Can I kiss you, Trinity?”

     “I—” My sentence was stopped by his warm mouth. I stiffened.

     Oh God, he did.

Here's my inspiration for Reid:
 
 
 
 
** I'm offering one commenter a PDF of The Good Sister: Part One, just let me know what you think about a bad boy heartbreaker, and leave me an email where you can be reached. And if you don't follow my blog, I'd love for you to follow. **
 
 
THREE grand prizes. 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 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

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3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
 
 
 

 
Remember to keep on hopping for more great giveways, and a chance at the grand prize!
 

 

 

29 comments:

  1. Loved Reid in The Good Sister!

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  2. Lovely Blog!! Heart hopping On!!
    alslagle06@live.com

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  3. I prefer the sweeter guys, but sometimes a heartbreaker's what a story needs!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    I think that Christian Grey from "50 Shades of Grey" is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.

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  5. Thanks so much for participation!
    swordlily_girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Everybody loves a bad boy heartbreaker, as long as he fixes his ways by the end! lol.
    sylvieargirakis@yahoo.com

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  7. 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!

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  8. Loved Reid in The Good Sister!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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

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  10. bad boy heartbreakers are my favorite!

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  11. I can't help but love them lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  12. Can I have the guy in the picture? ;)
    -Amber
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  13. Heartbreakers are better off looked at from afar! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Mary
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  14. I love the bad boy heartbreaker!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  15. 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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  16. I love heartbreakers as long as by the end of the story they have a change of heart.
    Thanks for the chance!
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  17. 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 wants to be. And loves horses.

    Judy Peterson
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  18. I love them in my books but not in real life

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  19. One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
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  20. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  21. I like a Heartbreaker who can make me mad, want to pop him upside the head, but the redeems himself and makes me fall in love with him.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  22. I like a heartbreaker who can make me want to scream at him one second and then jump his bones the next. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  23. I love the bad boy heartbreakers. They make me swoon and I am loving your inspiration for Reid. That picture needs to be my new screen saver. As for the bad boys there is always a lot to love about them and their rough around the edges sordid lives. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to read your book. The excerpt alone has me a little steamy.
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  24. I don't know that I've met a heart breaker, but I've read about quite a few. My current favorites are both Lauren Dane characters. One is Shane from Fated and the other Todd from Laid Bare. I think the redeeming thing about them is that when they realize how wrong they are they are quite good at communicating their understanding and groveling.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  26. Charlie Hunnam from SOA...true heartthrob.

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  27. Love bad boy heartbreakers!! And Reid sound and looks delicious!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
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  28. I've always tried to avoid the heartbreaker type. they are shallow people.
    thanks for the hop
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  29. like heartbreakers
    Thanks for participating.
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