Friday, July 27, 2012

A Hero's Blog Hop

So.. Heroes, eh? Now who doesn't like those. Not sure about you guys, but I think one of the main reasons I read the romance genre is for the heroes. I love nothing more than reaching the end of a book, and the hero has found his love and happily ever after. *Le Sigh*

I would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite hero from all the books I've read. Though, I can name a few:

Gabriel McBain from Julie Garwood's Saving Grace
Patrick McLeod from Lynn Kurland's A Garden in the Rain
Ian Mackenzie from Jennifer Ashley's The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie
(In case you're sensing a pattern, yes, I do like the Highlanders.)
Garrett Kelly from Maya Banks' Hidden Away
Andreas Merrick from Anne Mallory's In Total Surrender
Grant Morgan from Lisa Kleypas' Someone to watch over me

I could go on forever, I think.

Right, here's the deal. I'd love to hear a bit about your favorite fictional romance hero. So leave me a comment telling me your favorite(s) and be sure to comment with your email address to be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card on my blog.

Your email is vital because not only will you be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card here, but you will also be entered to win the grand prizes offered as part of the Hero's Blog Hop. The hop will be going on from July 27th through July 31st.

The Grand Prizes are:
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!

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Please stop by all the many wonderful blogs that are all part of A Hero's Blog Hop for more chances to win awesome prizes.  Good Luck!


  1. Great post like always, Melissa!

    Argh, I have too many favorites heroes to just pick one! Lol, don't ask me to!


  2. Oh wow, I remember Gabriel MacBain and Grant Morgan -- wonderful heroes.

    I also loved Brodick from Julie Garwood's Ransom.

    I recently read Elizabeth Hoyt's Thief of Shadows and Winter Makepeace is an interesting hero. He's a masked vigilante by night and reminded me so much of Batman -- and the author has really built up a mythos around his masked persona (The Ghost of St. Giles) --

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    - Tin
    khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  3. So many heroes to choose from....I love Blake from GA Hauser's Two In, Two Out.

  4. I can never pick just one hero! lol

    So wish I had known about this blog hop so I could've joined in, how fun. I've hit a few already and am having a great time learning about some delish heroes!

  5. I loved Gabriel in Saving Grace, but I love all of Julie Garwood's heroes.

    If I had to pick one it would be Alec Kincaid from
    The Bride by Julie Garwood. He's self-confident and sexy.

  6. I love Highlanders too! My favorite Highlander Hero is Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror by Hannah Howell. I love her whole highland series. Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. I love highlanders, my favorite is conner from hannanh howell highlander's bride. great blog contest.

  8. I loved the heroes you mentioned. Loved Gabriel McBain, Ian MacKenzie, and Garrett Kelly. My favorite hero right now is probably Damon Roche from Maya Banks' Sweet Persuasion.

    jlhmass at yahoo dot com

  9. I haven't found one yet in Romance genre. My favourite hero still from my reading is Eric Sinclair from the Undead and Unwed series by Mary Janice Davidson

  10. I love Bones from the Night Huntress series and Maddox from the Lords of the Underworld series, too.

  11. I love a strong hero, but you can feel their compassion throughout their encounters with the heroine.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. I love Lucky from Eden Winters' DIVERSION...he's not your typical romance hero (flawed and not handsome), but he's also brilliant, loyal, and has a sexy wit!


  13. I love Jericho Barrons, hot, sexy, aggressive, mysterious.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. okay Maddox from the Lords of the Underworld because he would fight for you and put you first! Carin

  15. I fall in love with every hero in every book I read. so I pick all of them LOL.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. I don't really have a favorite from the books I've read, so I'll just say my husband is my favorite hero. :-) emily joy drake at gmail dot com

  17. My favorites are Hawke, Raphael, Judd, and Dmitri from Nalini Singh's series. I also like Barrons, Bones, Acheron, and Zsadist.

    ~Tracy L.

    bluebubbles24 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  18. Vane from Night Play

  19. I have so many, Acheron, Maddox, Wrath, All of Donna Grant's Highlanders. I could go on and on..


  20. I love Vishous from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. He's tough, but tender. A smart a**. A lover, a fighter, a loyal friend. He's tortured, tormented, lost. He feels he can't be loved or lovable, but yet, he is. I could keep going...the goatee...the eyes...the muscles...the tattoos...mmmm...V....

  21. Too many to choose just one.

  22. Sin from Devil May Cry.
    bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  23. Eric or Bill from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  24. I am with with you an not being able to pick "A" favorite hero. There are so many that I love, generally if the story is good, I fall in love ( or at least lust) with the hero. One of my faves though is Wraith from the Demonica series by Larissa Ione, although I love all her heroes.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  25. It is impossible for me to choose a favorite hero. I love all of them.


  26. I know it sounds funny, but I love Edward from Twilight. I see him as a hero as he would do anything to keep Bella and protect her even if it's from himself.

    Thanks for this giveaway!!

  27. I love highlanders too. I also love reading about gypsy heros to in historicals.

  28. You just have to love a man who holds his woman tight in one hand and a huge sword in the other. I'm a huge fan of romance, but my favorite hero is from a romance/music manga called Nana. The hero (closer to villian) Takumi sets his sights on Nana and will stop at nothing to have her. Sigh and he is gorgous.

  29. I don't have a favourite hero, as I just move on from one book to the other without lingering on it too much :( But came across some really nice ones all the same!
    ptitpupuk at sky dot com

  30. Fictional hero? Duncan McLeod from the Highlander TV series.

    He's sexy, has a troubled soul, fierce protective streak, good heart, and killer moves. He's willing to sacrifice anything to keep his lady love safe. Who could ask for anything more in a hero? He's even immortal. XD

    Enjoy the hop.

  31. I love soldiers and any cowboy...LOL in fact 2 of the heroes that I've written that I love the most are ex-soldiers (1 was a Special Forces commander and the other a enlisted Marine). My favorites are Linda Lael Miller's, Kat Martin's and D'Ann Lindun's (who is one of my CPs).

    I love vampires too... But I like them well tortured... Like JR Ward's are.

  32. In romance tend to lean towards Alpha males (usually highlanders, law enforcement or military)and total badasses except it comes to their loves. Gabriel McBain is definitely a favorite of mine as well (OK I admit I've been pretty much in love with him since I read Saving Grace in high school). My favorite non romance hero is Harry Dresden from the Dresden files. Gotta love a Snarky underdog who just doesn't believe in not trying with everything you have.

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  34. I forgot about Saving Grace. That was one of my favorites when I first started reading romance novels. I may have to break that one out for a reread :)

    I also love Sebastian from Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas and Logan Scott from Because You're Mine by LK.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  35. Hmmm this is a difficult one for sure, as there are so many. Marrok from Shayla Black's Tempt Me With Darkness, Kresley Cole's MacCarrick brothers, Lora Leigh's Mackay cousins, James Mallory from Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey, Heck all of the Mallory brothers!, Zach Balfour from Blue Smoke and Murder. These will do for a start.
    Thanks for being a part of this blog hop and for the giveaway


  36. I loved Gabriel in Saving Grace.

  37. I have way too many favorites to choose just one.

    When reading, I like any hero who can sweep me off my feet and make me sigh.

    Stacey_dvn (at) yahoo (dot) com

  38. My favorite's are the tortured heroes. The lost souls. I love writing and reading them. Thanks for the blog hop!!

  39. Well my fictional hero is Jim Heron from Fallen Angels by JR Ward. Do I have to say more?

    My RL hero is my daddy. Even if he wasn't all there in my life he showed my how to learn from ones mistakes!

  40. My favorite heroes are the brothers from the BDB series by JR Ward!

  41. My favorite Hero's are Adam, Mark and Damian from Kallypso Master's series. And also Roarke from the JD Robb series.

  42. My favs are Dare, Trace & Jackson from "Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor" series.

  43. Two of my favorites are Gabriel St. Croix from "Broken Wing" by Judith James and Gideon Cross from "Bared To You" by Sylvia Day.


  44. I have so many favorites and they change every time I read a new book, but just to name a few: Vane and Dante from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark/were Hunter series,Ryan Kendrick from Phantom Waltz,Magnus from Rapture,Adam Montague, Nobody's Hero,Julian from Cynful. I could go on!

  45. It's hard to pick just one. I love the Breeds from Lora Leigh and the New Species and Cyborgs from Laurann Dohner.

  46. From Jane Eyre, Edward Rochester, he does try to save his wife. I guess he is a wouned hero.

  47. A couple of my favorites

    Dragos (dragon bound)
    The men of Bliss series by Sophie Oak

    Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

  48. With the amount of books I read and romance I passed I can't pick one. There's too many to choose from. thesolitarybookworm(@)

  49. It's hard to choose one! The first romance hero I really, really fell in love with was Brodick Buchanan from Julie Garwood's RANSOM. *sigh*


  50. For my hero I'm picking Aeron from The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter.He is protective and loyal and fierce :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  51. I have a few..Roarke is one...Christain Grey is another..

  52. One of my favorites is Serengil from Lynn Fllewellyn's 'Nightrunner' series.

  53. There are so many favorite heroes to name, lol. For me they'd be:
    1) Wade Rocha and Hugh Franco from Catherine Mann's Elite Force series.
    2) All the Masters from Cherise Sinclair's Masters of the Shadowlands series.
    3) Aeron and Amun from Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series.
    4) All of Karen Marie Moning's Highlanders from her Highlanders series.
    5) Sebastian Wroth and Garrett McRieve from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series.

    I'm sure I'll be adding more to this list as the years go on :) Thank you for this great giveaway!


  54. Yep, I have to go for Brodick from Julie Garwood's Ransom as well. Loved that story but it was so good because the heroine was so strong!

  55. I really love Bones from the Night Huntress series one of my favorites! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  56. Definitely Roarke from J.D. Robb's In Death series.

  57. My favorie hero is Gregory from Christine Feehan's dark series. He is considered scary and are told of Gregory instead of the boogie man! He is impatient, old and moody BUT he loves and will do anything for his woman...even if he doesn't like what she asks of him...LOL!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  58. My favorite hero is tall, has a great
    sense of humor, and dearly loves his
    family. My favorite memories of Honey
    are watching him rock the grandbabies
    to sleep. Love you, Honey!

    Pat C.

  59. Both Ian and Gabriel are PERFECT heroes. Perfect choice. I love intelligent witty heroes myself :)

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

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  60. I don't think I've read any of the books that stars your favorite heroes. I need to check those books out. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

    My favorites: Clay and Jeremy Danvers from Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series.


  61. I love Bowen from Immortals After Dark series. Thx for giveaway.


  62. One of my absolute favourites is Roarke from the In Death series. He's just easy to love. =)
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  63. I love Tara Lain's heroes because while they are heroic, they're also not quite what you'd expect. They're different and that just makes them even sexier :)


  64. Highlanders are perfect heroes.

  65. JR Wards BDB...Z is my favorite!! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  66. My favorite hero is Bones from the Night Huntress novels! I have a thing for accents.;/


  67. Oh I LOVE Garrett! He's one of my favorites too. Plus Roarke from JDRobb's In Death series. And Zsadist from JR Ward's BDB. Pamela Clare's Gabe (Naked Edge) is pretty great too :)


  68. Omg Saving Grace was the first romance I ever Gabriel...i'm naming my first born after him *sigh*

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  70. My favorite hero is Jamie Fraser in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  71. I still love Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. He may be flawed but he comes through in the end! And he is very dashing...
    Thanks for participating in the hop!
    OceanAkers @

  72. I would say my favorite heroes are the McKay men from the Rough Riders series. I fall in love with all of them each time I read the stories.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  73. well i have to say the hero we have now are the fire e dept we having fire now as i post we have a 1200 acre burning in the forest and then another one over 300 acre it over 110 and then they are risking there live for the farmer so they do not lose any more than they are

  74. My number one hero is Ash from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series followed closely by the gorgeous guys from J. R. Ward's BDB series.


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  76. "There is more than one way into a castle..." LOL. My favorite Garwood line.

    My favorite fictional hero is my own, Heath. (Because he'll stone me to death if I name anyone else. Seriously, living with this guy in my head is quite the experience! LOL)
    He isn't actually fully aware yet that he is going to be a hero, but that won't stop him from shoving his way into the spotlight! The funny thing about this is that when he actually does something heroic, like saving a bunch of orphans from a flood or beating the daylights out of an abusive bastard, he doesn't brag about it. He'd much sooner talk about his sexual conquests, his chess match wins, or his sexual conquests. (He's with twins right now, thus the double mention. My poor brain. LOL) But in the end he will prove that he is a great hero. Then again, maybe he'll be the ultimate villain. I'd hate to rule anyone out just yet, as readers will have a long journey ahead before that answer sneaks out! ;)

  77. One of my favorite heros is Harry Potter. Given his traumatic abusive childhood, he never became jaded or even tainted. He learned to us love and the faith in light will always overcome darkness
    Facing insurrmountable odds he never gave up or gave in.

  78. It have so many... but I'll try and reign it in and pick just a few... Harry Potter is great, Harry Dresden (from The Dresden Files)- snarky wizard that rolls with the punches and keeps on putting on foot in front of the other. And he's almost more of an 'anti-hero' but I just adore Bones from the Night Huntress series. And Vlad, too. Yummy and amusing!

    1. Oops... forgot...

      loonyalana at gmail dot com

  79. My favorite hero right now is Cam Wilder but that will change probably when I finish that book and move on to the next. I fear I'm fickle when it comes to my fictional heros.

  80. Right now my favorite hero is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. I love this book and i love the characters! Especially the hero. Hes strong, will do anything for his people, alpha, etc. :D Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! :)

  81. i've got to say Drue from Redeeming Characters is definitely the "one"!!
    thanks for the chance!!

  82. don't have any heroes at the moment - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  83. I, too, love highlanders!!
    One of my favorite heroes is not a highlander but an Argonaut from Elisabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardian Series. Demetrius is from Tempted. He is a dark, brooding, enormous, closed off man who treats his heroine not so nicely and runs away from her. He has a good reason though. ;)
    Thank you for sharing yours. I will have to check them out. Thank you for the giveaway too.
    trb0917 at

  84. I have way too many favorite heroes to name! A couple are Lux from R.G. Alexander's Children of the Goddess series, Deke Trenton from Decadent by Shayla Black, and many many more! Thanks for the giveaway and for being part of the blog hop!

  85. My fave fictional hero is Devil Cynster.

  86. Zsadist from BDB