Monday, August 13, 2012

Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop!

What makes a hero hot to me? Well, I love flawed heroes. I want my characters like normal people, so I always give my characters some not-so-great traits. When I'm reading about that "perfect" hero, I don't find it believable because nobody is perfect. Even with flaws, they have to have some redeeming qualities or must change over the time of the story.

Here are some flaws you'll find in the heroes of my books:

Jesse's Brother:

Noah is secretive and doesn't trust himself to open up to people. He also turned his back on his family and doesn't regret it. His redeeming quality? Once he loves, he does so with his whole heart. He is also honest and loyal to the heroine.

Jordan tried to fake a relationship with another woman when the heroine ran away. He lived a lie for many years. Once the fake relationship ended he waited for Chelsea. What makes this okay? He had unfailing love for Chelsea and knew she'd return some day.

Midnight Secrets:

Miguel did something bad in his past and doesn't want to tell Allison. The guilt he has hinders the relationship with Allison.

Dreaming of Him:

Trace is in Amber's life for his own selfish purposes and she falls in love with him while he is there. His redeeming quality is that he helps Amber while he is there.

You can win a copy an ebook copy of Dreaming of Him! Leave a comment on the blog to tell me what makes a hero hot to you. Subscribe to my blog to be entered twice! 

The grand prize is a $100 B&N gift card! 



  1. a hot hero is someone gorgeous but is hot on the inside. someone who will protect you til the ends of the earth, who is there for you when you need them.

    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

  2. Hi Wendy,
    I'm now a subscriber.
    My hot summer hero would be the type of man who who is tough on the outside, but gentle when it counts. I like a man who is hard working with strong family values. He'd be strong both physically and emotionally, and daring because who doesn't like the 'bad boy' we all itch to be the one to tame. He'd be completely devoted, caring and respectful. Handsome of course, and would rock my world.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I'm new to your work, and would love a chance to win.


  3. A hero is hot when he's got that tender heart on the inside (the one where it's completely obvious to everyone but him that he's in love and wants to be loved in return) but on the outside he's Alpha and strong, kind of a bad ass attitude sort-of look. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a subscriber :)

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

  4. Hey Wendy!

    I'll fall all over myself for the big and tough alpha, tattoos, scars, and a big ol soft spot for his woman :)

    Thanks so much!
    liz at fictional candy dot com

  5. I like flawed heroes, too...they seem more noble because they're more human. Overconfidence is a turnoff!


  6. i also adore flawed heroes. for me if there's no flaws they don't seem real

  7. I like a hero is strong loving and funny Thanks for the giveaway.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  8. Hi, Wendy!
    I'm going through the hop just for fun and to see how all the different authors handled the 'Hot Heroes' theme! I really like that you shared the flaws of your heroes!

    Hope all is well with you!


    carisroane at gmail dot com

  9. I like all the same above mentioned character traits in a hero, but I'm going to add a physical one that really gets me going - tattoos :)

    Thank you for the giveaway! I'm following you via GFC.

    msromanticreads at gmail dot com

  10. Woohoo! Loving this hop!

    A HOT hero has to be an alpha; tall; handsome, sexy; have a sense of humor; be faithful, loyal, and be a BAD ASS! He doesn’t want anyone to know that he is soft on the inside, especially for his woman.

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  11. A hot hero to me is one that is rough around the edges but has a heart of gold (sometimes deeply buried but its there). Also a fierce protectiveness with those he cares about.


  12. A hot hero to me is a little bit of softness with a little bit of roughness.
    I'm a follower now.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. What makes a hero especially hot for me? A uniform. Give me a military man, police officer, fire fighter...I jut swoon for those heroes.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  14. I agree I love the flawed tormented heros. They are so easy to love and it does not hurt if they are sporting a couple tattoo's and have an accent, lol. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  15. love a flawed hero who will put his woman first.
    thank for participating in the hop and for the chance to win

  16. Hi following you on GFC!!! I love a guy that thinks about me just as much as himself! I hate guys that think being romantic is not manly! Thanks for the contest!

  17. I love a flawed hero that the love of a good woman can help fix! I love an alpha who is not afraid to appreciate and show that appreciation to the woman he loves.

  18. I like a bad boy with a sweet side. He'll kick a dude's ass for hitting on his woman but he likes to snuggle with that woman when he gets home.

    Followed via GFC.

  19. My hot hero is a cowboy. The rough, tumble good looks, with a devil-may-care attitude and a sense of humor. Deep down, though, he's gentle and kind and fiercely protective of those he loves. Sigh... Oh, he can get into all kinds of trouble, but when things get serious, he's the first man to step up and take control. Give me a cowboy any day.

  20. My ideal hero is someone that is more dominate! I like a guy that knows how to take charge! I love Cabal from Lora Leigh’s series Breeds.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    1. Hi forgot to say I am following now and subscribed with google

  21. I like my heroes to be honest, honorable and hot as hell! Carin mawmom at gmail dot com
    GFC Carin

  22. Besides the obvious, great sense of humor, honest, sexy gravelly laugh, protective of what's his, strong willed, maybe an accent. Goes after what he wants, doesn't run away from problems...
    GFC follower- Christine Sheets

  23. I love an alpha hero but one who is intelligent, respectful, & caring, and who has a great sense of humor (can be wicked/twisted)
    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  24. A hot hero to me is one who is loyal and honorable in his heart. Who would go above and beyond to protect something or someone he holds dear to his heart.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  25. A hero for me was tall, dark, mysterious, have a kind heart and loyalty :)

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  26. A hero to me is a Take Charge Alpha!

    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  27. A hot hero is strong in mind and body, that has strength as well as compassion..

    GFC Follower- ronnkelly3


  28. My hero is someone that is very masculine but still romantic. My favorite hero is Nathan (KGI series)! I loved that he never gave up on his love! Great contest! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    carol.byles at yahoo dot com

  29. A hero who is not afraid to show vulnerability is hot to me.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  30. I love a hero with a soft spot and isn't afraid to show it.
    GFC: Mel Bourn / Melissa

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  31. thanks for the contest, i would say my hero would be someone like butch from BDB lol i just him hehe so yea that would be what my hero would be like like him

  32. A hero is someone that knows what to do when it gets tough! I like when they are somewhat protective and gorgeous…of course!
    Lucan rom Kiss of Midnight is my absolute favorite hero… and a vampire to boot! SO SEXY!
    Thanks so much!!

    following and sub to post via Google

  33. For me, he needs to be tall, strong and kind.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  34. heros can be any one it can be vamp or the cop or the cowboy and then it could be women or fae

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  35. Thank you very much for the great giveaway this sounds like a great book! I really love Alpha males that are protective too!
    GFC follower-latishajean

  36. I really go for the guy that has just a little too much testosterone LOL but has the lady that he allows to kick his ass back inline! Kresely Cole is great at those characters! Conrad is all badass in her book but Neomi kicks back! Love them! Great contest! Thanks!

  37. Thanks for the great giveaway. I like those stong alpha males who are also considerate and caring.


  38. I I love alpha heroes who are strong but are gentle with the person they love.

  39. I like my heroes Alpha, protective, intelligent, amusing, damaged and redeemable!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  40. I really like Alpha males as my Hero’s! My ALL time favorite hero’s are Blay and Quinn in BDB. They have not had their “HEA” YET but it’s soon!!!!!! AND I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the great hop and all the chances to win great prizes!

  41. Sexy, strong, loyal and fearless! Ian from Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh emobodies this. He fought for what he wanted and would not give up! Ian is one of the best hero’s that I’ve ever read. He had flaws but used them for good. His courage was inspiring.

    Love the contest. THANKS!

  42. A hot hero is someone who is honest, handsome, and puts others needs before his own.
    GFC follower as Lisa Walker

  43. My ideal hero is willing to die for the people he loves and above all he is faithful.


  44. Feirce protectivnes, loyalty, honor and willingness to show his love without shame! Right now I am reading Kresley Cole’s IAD series. There are some amazing men in that series! Bowen and Lachlain are my favorite two. Thank you for the amazing contest!

  45. A hero to me is kind and protective. Thanks for the giveaway!
    BookcaseLaura *at*

  46. An alpha hero