Winter Wonderman Blog Hop and Giveaway

Winter Wonder Man Blog HopWhat better way to stay warm these days than to be wrapped in the arms of a wonderful man? Well, if you don’t have that special someone to cozy up to, no worries! From January 16th – 19th, 2014, the Winter Wonderman Blog Hop will be going on and you’ll have the pleasure of meeting some hot men – but that’s not all! The Hop is hosted by Bella Media Management and over 50 bloggers are participating AND they are giving away some AWESOME prizes (books, giftcards, swag and more)!

First, let me introduce you to a man you’d love to cuddle up with! When I think of a man who is so wonderful that he’ll make your toes curl, I think of my husband (smile) and then I think of Tyler Hollister, the hero in Blue Roses, book 1 of my Reunited Series (a romantic suspense). Tyler is wealthy, intelligent,  a real sweetheart who is madly in love with a woman who is…um, how should I say…not the easiest woman to love. Oh, and did I happen to mention that he’s fine?! Here, check out Tyler and Dallas’s story:

Blue Roses - Book Cover 2012

Blurb:

Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. Dallas is on track to making partner and she’s not letting anything or anyone get in her way. But when her life is put in danger, and a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, she realizes the one man she’d banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career and her life.

Tall, dark, and handsome, Tyler Hollister can have any woman he wants, but he only wants one – Dallas. When he starts talking marriage, she breaks things off between them, claiming she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement to hinder her plight to making partner. A chance meeting, six months later, brings them face to face and Tyler soon realizes the intense sexual attraction they once shared is stronger than ever. But he swore he was done with her. Except he finds out her life is in danger, and his protective instincts take over. Can he save her life without losing his heart … again?

Excerpt:

Dallas’s eyes drifted shut as she attempted to fight the drowsiness that suddenly surrounded her. Never in her life had she felt so weak. Why now? Why did this accident have to happen now? On track to make partner at her investment firm, she had too much going on in her life to be laid up in a hospital bed staring at walls. She had worked too damn hard to let a stupid car accident keep her from accomplishing the one thing she wanted more than anything – a partnership.

Her eyes fluttered open again. This was the first time she’d noticed the colorful balloons floating above her, attached to something at the head of the bed. It was thoughtful of the nurses, assuming they were the ones who left them, but Dallas preferred to be home…in her own bed, and in her own room. If only she had the strength to move. Between whatever crap they were giving her for pain and the tight bandages around her midsection she felt like a mummy lying in an open tomb. And the thought of sneaking out was out of the question. She glanced at her elevated leg and cursed under her breath at the cast. It was only then did her gaze zone in on the lone figure sitting in the chair near the window, his eyes closed.

What’s he doing here?

Tyler. The moonlight gleamed through the open blinds, casting a stunning glow around him. He looked like an angel, but Dallas knew he was far from that. He was charming, generous and the sweetest man she’d ever met, but a force to be reckoned with when it came to his business and protecting those he loved. It was his possessiveness that reminded her of a time in her past; a time when she had vowed never to let another man control her life.

Dallas fixed her eyes on his attractive face – still as fine as she remembered. Smooth brown skin stretched over strong cheekbones, and a neatly trimmed mustache and goatee framed his inviting mouth. With lips so irresistibly kissable, she had to steady her breathing to keep the heart rate monitor from going crazy.

As if sensing her watching him, Tyler opened his eyes. When his gentle gaze met hers, her breath caught and her heart slammed against her chest. Oh, God. Give me strength. Those dark, sexy eyes would forever be her weakness.

“Hey there.” He rose to his full six-four height and walked to the bed. Towering over her, he swept a few strands of hair away from her face, which was something he used to do often. That small gesture alone made her feel warmth she hadn’t felt in months. “How are you feeling?”  His smooth, velvety voice made her body tremble. She wished she had energy and a fan, because she was pretty sure her temperature had shot up to 120 degrees in just those few short seconds.

She gazed into his eyes. After they’d broken up, there were many days she wanted to call and tell him she loved him and wanted him back, but it would’ve been a mistake. He wanted marriage and a family. She couldn’t give him that.

Tyler leaned closer, affording her the pleasure of his fresh, masculine scent. She might’ve had a slight headache, but there was definitely nothing wrong with her sense of smell.

“Can I do anything for you?”

Yeah, you can move away from the bed, is what she wanted to say, his nearness wreaking havoc on her willpower – her desire to touch and kiss him was overwhelming. Instead she asked, “Can I have some water?”

“Of course.” He poured her a cup from the pitcher sitting on the bedside table and brought the straw to her lips. “Anything else?”

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Don’t you want to know what else Dallas asked for? Get your copy of Blue Roses today!

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About the Giveaway:

This is how the blog hop and giveaway works. Each blog stop is giving away prizes AND the blog hop has a grand prize as well – a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winners choice)! You can go to EACH blog stop and leave a comment and be entered to win. That means you have a chance to walk away with lots of prizes… and you have over 50 chances to win the grand prize! Below, you’ll find the link to the list of blogs participating.

Now, here’s what I’m giving away:

**A $10Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winners choice)!

How to enter: In the comment section below, answer the following question: What makes a hero in movies and books wonderful to the point your toes curl? NOTE: If you’re a subscriber to my blog, or if you have “Liked” my Facebook fan page, you’ll automatically be entered into my contest twice!

Deadline: January 19, 2014 11:59pm is when the blog hop ends.  The winners will be notified via email and announced no later than January 21st in the comments section below.

NOTE: Make sure you stop at all of the participating blog sites. At the end of the hop, using random.org, a winner will be chosento win the grand prize! But you have to leave a comment at each site you visit to increase your chances of winning.

So don’t stop now! There’s more prizes to be won! Click here and check out all of the other bloggers who are participating in the blog hop and enter for your chance to win tons of prizes!

Good luck and enjoy the hop!

About sharonccooper

Sharon C. Cooper, wife, entrepreneur, Virtual Assistant, freelance writer, playwright and author -and not necessarily in that order. Sharon hasn’t always been tied to a desk, a computer and a chair. After high school, she spent 10 years as a Sheet Metal Worker. And while enjoying that unique line of work, she attended college in the evening and obtained her B.A. from Concordia University in Business Management with an emphasis in Communication. Once she received her degree, she ran the family business for 10 years. But after getting tired of the long, cold winters (Milwaukee) she passed the family business baton to one of her brothers. She and her husband then relocated to San Diego…which is where her writing career officially started. Read more - http://www.sharoncooper.net/Aboutauthor.html

Posted on January 15, 2014, in Blog Hop and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 72 Comments.

  1. What makes a hero wonderful to me is that he is a protector, loving and caring, have a backbone (when he don’t agree with something, he will let you know), he goes after what he wants and he will not let anyone stand in his way. He have eyes for me and no one else. He knows how to be the head of the house. When you have a long days at work, he will step in and make sure the home is well taking care of. He is a romantic at heart.

  2. for me, he is wonderful if he is a fierce protector who still know the limit to let me try my own mistakes but being there for me after if needed, honest and utterly loyal and he will make me feel special and loved without condition

  3. Someone who isn’t afraid to stand up for something they’re against, who take care of those they love and those who need it, and is just caring and funny.

  4. I really like a hero that is brave, confident and has a sense of humor.

  5. Your hero sounds delicious with the three basics of tall, dark and handsome. Yummy.

  6. A man to me whether in a fictional romance novel or a starring role in a movie worthy of making swoon would be a man of integrity and has a strong moral background. A man that is string and a fierce protector. Some to laugh, cry or simply lean on in time of trouble. A man that is tall, dark and handsome or short pudgy and awkward, as long as he knows how to treat a lady. That a man worthy enough to make my toes curl.

  7. Shante Holloway

    I like a hero who make you feel safe & wanted. But at the same time make you wanna rip his clothes off with just one look. My hero is always their for me no matter what.

  8. Swoon-worthy quality for me is someone who is funny but not mean or obnoxious about it.

  9. Kinda hard not to fall in love with our own heroes, isn’t it? I think it’s why I write, hehe. Sounds like a great story!

  10. ewey i like a confident man with protective instincts :D toe curling deliciousness!

  11. I love confidence AND sweetness. :)

  12. I like the kind soul who surprises everybody with a mischievous streak!

  13. I like the male hero to be an alpha male: he handles his business and he does it well! ;)

  14. I love the loyalty, protectiveness with a touch of sarcasm that’s what makes my toes curl.

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  15. My fictional hero is an alpha male who is sexy, loyal, protective, and has a great sense of humor.
    email subscriber

  16. A toe-curling hero is just like Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series or Jack Ryan from the Tom Clancy novels.
    ~Carole Avila
    info at carole avila dot com

  17. I love a hero who is all heart. He may be gruff & rough or a rogue or gentleman, but deep down he is all about the love.

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  18. To be wonderful to me, a hero has to be kind (even if he hides it), honorable, confident, smart, and have a sense of humor.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  19. When they’re very, very protective!! Thanks for the giveaway, I subscribed to the blog.
    blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com

  20. I always find it interesting that the fictional heroes I create are closer to the guys I date, than the ones I fantasize about. My fantasy guys tend to be brooding and have a kind of Gothic aura. The guys I write about, great sense of humor, good smile, and must be good with animals.

    I love the cover art!

    naggingdilemma at yahoo dot come

    • Thanks Jess, I’m glad you like the cover art! That is interesting that the men you date and the ones you write about have different characteristics…hmmm. :) Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!

  21. My favorite men are the ones that know you so well they are there for all your needs! ghwasd at gmail dot com

  22. A man who is not afraid to show his feelings with the woman he loves.
    dmguzzardi@yahoo.com

  23. rugged and a great sense of humor

  24. protective sweet and down-for-his-woman

  25. Sherlock from BBC series is my recent infatuation. I love how Sherlock became more ‘human’ in this season. But smartass-ed hero wouldn’t hurt ;p

  26. He takes charge, protective and confident. I also like a deep enough voice which usually gets my vote over the looks. Blog subscriber.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  27. For my toes to curl, my heart to warm and to sustain my interest the hero has to be true to himself, have strength of character, show consistency, be nice but have a mind of his own.

  28. My perfect hero is tall, muscular,confident,loyal, Alpha,bad-ass, intelligent, protective, vulnerable and majorly damaged — but ultimately redeemable!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com (subscribed)
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  29. alpha and smart

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  30. The heroes that make my toes curl are the ones that are loyal, and have a great sense of humor.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  31. I love a caring, protective hero, one who can go all alpha male, yet doesn’t feel threatened and even encourages their loved one taking the lead and taking charge. A sense of humor is also important. It doesn’t matter if it’s just goofiness, dry humor, wit, etc, just some type of sense of humor. He has to be able to deal with feelings, not all, oh I’m a guy, we don’t do those things, over-macho crap. I want a guy who’s secure in his massculinity (you know, not afraid to wear pink or scared people will think he’s “gay” or “a girl” for actually doing/enjoying things like going to the theatre or dressing fashionably). Loyalty and fidelity are extremely important as well as being able to cook. A guy who can cook is super sexy. And romantic at heart as well.

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

    • I love your list Chickie434! You really caught my attention when you added a man who can cook. I LOVE men who can cook! Most of my male characters cook for their women – for that reason. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  32. My favorite is an alpha hero. One thats strong, caring, protective, sexy. lol I love a sense of humor! Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

  33. My favorite hero looks like Johnny Depp and has longer hair. Juliee Fitze – jfitze2@hotmail.com

  34. You asked: What makes a hero in movies and books wonderful to the point your toes curl?

    Among my fav heroes are Josh Duhmel and/or Michael Ealy. Both equally, in my opinion, are fine! They make you catch your breath during their romancing and love scenes. They are believable! You can picture yourself in those scene. Wonderful actors who know how to make it work.

    Girl, I have got to find the time to read this series. I have all the books but….time! :-) Sigh…

    Thanks for the opportunity Sharon!

    Belinda G
    belgre at centurylink dot net

    • Lol, Belinda! I truly understand! My TBR list is so long I wonder if I’ll ever catch up! :) BUT with that said, you might want to hurry up and start the Reunited Series. Book 3 is scheduled to be release pretty soon. :) As usual, thanks for stopping by and weighing in on the topic!

  35. I like a hero who protects his heroine and doesn’t care if the world knows how much he loves her.

  36. Congratulations Janie M – winner of a $10 Amazon.com gift card! Also, congrats goes out to Joanne W. who won the blog hop’s grand prize – $50 gift card! Thank you all for participating and we hope you enjoyed the hop! NOTE: Winners have been notified via email.

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