Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Heartthrob vs. Heartbreaker

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What better way to gear up for Valentine’s Day than with the Heartbreaker Blog Hop sponsored by Carrie Ann’s Blog Hops? Not only do you get to meet some sexy heartthrobs, but you also get a chance to win LOTS of books and prizes (including a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet)!

But first, let’s start with a couple of definitions.

HeartthrobA sweetheart; the object of one’s infatuation

HeartbreakerAn affectionate way to say somebody is adorable or good looking; one who gives you hope, but rips it away; one that causes sorrow, grief, or disappointment

Quinn Hamilton, the heartthrob in my upcoming novel, Rendezvous with Danger (Book 2 of the Reunited Series), had readers panting over him in Blue Roses (Book 1 of the Reunited Series). Well, now Quinn has his own story and he wears both titles – heartthrob and heartbreaker proudly. Alandra Pargas, Quinn’s love interest, knows better than anyone that he’s not perfect, and he doesn’t always say the right thing. And though he can be a jerk at times, he proves over and over again how much he loves her and would do anything to protect her.

Let me introduce you to their story – Rendezvous with Danger:

Rendezvous w-Danger - Book Cover

Former U.S. special operative, Quinn Hamilton, left the world of covert operations for a life of peace. But the simple life he enjoys is suddenly turned upside down when the only woman he’s ever loved, returns from the dead – sort of. Alandra Pargas faked her death three years ago. With her lies and betrayal, he wants nothing to do with her, yet, his heart won’t cooperate. It’s not until unknown enemies come after her that he must decide if he can leave the past behind and protect the woman he’ll always love.

Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA counterintelligence officer, plans to wreak vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. A little rendezvous with danger is not what scares her though. It’s seeing the tall, dark, and dangerously sexy man she vowed to love forever that has her running for cover. Will Quinn ever forgive her for deceiving him? And will they survive this last mission and rekindle the love and passion they once shared?

Excerpt (unedited)

“I don’t even know what to say to you,” he finally spoke just above a whisper, his voice laced with anguish. Alandra looked at him, unsure of what to say, but didn’t have to say anything when he continued. “A part of me wants to wrap you in my arms and make love to you so fierce that you’ll never want to leave me again, but then there’s the other part of me. The part that is mad as hell that my wife has been alive all this time, working in the city that I live in, and has never tried to contact me. That part of me wants nothing more than for you to get  out of my house and stay the hell out of my life…for good.”

Alandra reared back, stunned by the bitterness of his words. But what had she expected – to be welcomed with opened arms? Maybe not, but she had hoped they could at least talk. Yet, if she was honest with herself, she knew his unforgiving heart would rear its wicked head. He was the most committed, determined and trusted man to those he loved, but merciless toward his enemies. And right now she wasn’t sure how Quinn saw her.

Quinn released a long ragged sigh and leaned against a nearby wall, his muscular arms folded across his chest. “Do you have any idea what I’ve been through these last few years, thinking you were dead? Thinking I’d never be able to touch you, hold you, or make love to you? Hell, I watched you die, Alandra, in my arms! You have any idea what that feels like? To watch the one woman you loved more than life get gunned down.”

His voice broke, but he held his gaze steady, maintaining his usual tough-guy composure, and Alandra’s heart crumbled. She blinked rapidly to keep tears from falling. He had always been so hard, tough, and strong willed. It had been too easy for her to forget he was just a man.

Rendezvous with Danger will be available – February 28, 2013 in ebook, and March 15, 2013 in paperback. For up-to-date information, subscribe to my blog or join the Facebook Fan Page of Sharon C. Cooper

Now, let’s give away some prizes!

Here’s what I’m giving away:

First prize – Copy of Blue Roses, Book 1 of the Reunited Series and a $5.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

Second prize – Copy of Blue Roses, Book 1 of the Reunited Series

Blue Roses - Book Cover 2012

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?

Read an excerpt http://www.sharoncooper.net/StoryExcerpt-blueroses1.html

How the blog hop works – Here’s the list of over 300 bloggers participating in the blog hop – http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/p/heartbreaker-hop.html  Each blog spot is giving away prizes AND there are THREE grand prizes. You can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. That means you can enter over 300 times!

Besides the prizes from each individual blog, here are the Grand Prizes:

A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

 A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

Swag Pack! (Note: this prize is only for U.S. residents)  This Swag Pack contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

 

Don’t forget to leave a comment, before the deadline, in the comment section below. Include your email address for your chance to win.

Deadline: You must enter no later than 11:59 p.m est on Monday, February 11,2013. That means you can enter to win any day from today, February 8, 2013 thru Monday, February 11, 2013!

I will post the names of ALL winners on this blog site by Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Note: Winners will have been contacted via email by this time.

Good Luck – I hope you win!

(don’t forget to leave a comment below and incl. your email address)

Here are the next three blogs participating in the Heartbreaker Blog Hop.

http://candaceshaw.net/blog/

http://sharonhamiltonauthor.blogspot.com/

http://vodkatalking.blogspot.com/

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February 8, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

68 Comments

  1. Yayy!! the wait is coming to an end… Thanks for sharing Sharon…

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    Comment by LaTanya Lawson | February 8, 2013

    • Lol! IKR, LaTanya! Finally!!! Stay tuned for more excerpts coming over the next couple of weeks. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re a big winner during the hop! Good luck!!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 8, 2013

  2. Love that excerpt!! He sounds so tortured I just want to hold him. Sigh. Love me some Quinn.

    Comment by Delaney Diamond | February 8, 2013

    • Thanks Delaney! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the blog hop! I hope you win some fabulous prizes!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 8, 2013

  3. Congrats, Sharon. I enjoyed Blue Roses so I know secret Rendezvous will be awesome.
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    Comment by jamesfantbooks | February 8, 2013

    • Thanks James, and thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the blog hop and good luck on winning some great prizes!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 8, 2013

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!!
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    Comment by Amber Slagle | February 8, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by Amber! Good luck on the blog hop. I hope you win lots of prizes.

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 8, 2013

  5. HI Sharon, I fell in love with Quinn in Secret Rendezvous. Can’t wait for the rest!
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    Comment by valloryv | February 8, 2013

    • Thanks, Vallory! If you liked him in Secret Rendezvous, you’re going to love him in Rendezvous with Danger. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on winning some prizes during the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 9, 2013

  6. Rendezvous with Danger sounds intriguing.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

    Comment by JanD | February 8, 2013

    • Thanks JanD and thanks for stopping by. Best of luck during the hop. I hope you’re a big winner!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 9, 2013

  7. 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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    Comment by Meghan Stith | February 9, 2013

    • Hi Meghan, thanks for stopping by! Best of luck during the hop. I hope you’re a big winner!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 9, 2013

  8. Sharon — I couldn’t leave a comment. Thanks for the chance to win. Nancy Goldberg Levine (NutsieNan@aol.com)

    Comment by nancygoldberglevine | February 9, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by, Nancy! Good luck on the rest of the hop. I hope you’re a big winner!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 9, 2013

  9. 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!

    After that excerpt I am going to have to check out Quinn!
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    Comment by grapeapril75 | February 9, 2013

    • Hi Grapeapril75, thanks for stopping by! Definitely check Quinn out! There’s a *FREE* read, Secret Rendezvous, that is the prequel to Quinn’s story -Rendezvous with Danger. It’s available on all sites that carry ebooks,here’s the link http://www.sharoncooper.net/FreeReads.html
      I’ve heard about Zadist and will have to check his story out. Good luck on the hop! I hope you’re a big winner!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 9, 2013

  10. Thanks so much for participation!
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    Comment by Karina (@Swordlily_girl) | February 9, 2013

  11. Great giveaway!

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    Comment by Mimi | February 9, 2013

  12. Books sound great

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    Comment by susan platt | February 9, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by, Susan! Good luck!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  13. Thanks for participating!

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    Comment by parisfanca | February 9, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by Parisfanca!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

    Comment by Mary @SweepingMe | February 9, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by Mary

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  15. Great excerpt!
    Thanks for the chance!
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    Comment by Lisa Walker Liese2 | February 9, 2013

    • Thanks, Lisa! Good luck on the hop

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  16. I love the “official” definitions. Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

    Comment by vampedchik | February 9, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by, Amber. Good luck!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  17. liked the excerpt thanks for the hop – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

    Comment by Daniel M | February 9, 2013

    • Thanks, Daniel M.! Good luck!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  18. Great excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway.
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    Comment by kaylynd | February 9, 2013

    • Thanks Kaylynd, and thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  19. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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    Comment by cassandrahicks | February 10, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by, Cassandrahicks! Good luck

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  20. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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    Comment by Natasha | February 10, 2013

    • My pleasure, Natasha. Good luck

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

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

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    Comment by Veronika | February 10, 2013

    • I agree, Veronika! Good luck with the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  22. love the excerpt! thanks for participating

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    Comment by Stacey | February 10, 2013

    • Thanks Stacey, and thanks for stopping by! Good luck with the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  23. Thanks for participating! Would love to read your bad boy

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    Comment by jennirv4967 | February 10, 2013

  24. Love the excerpt.
    Thanks for the giveaway
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    Comment by Kathleen | February 10, 2013

    • Thanks Kathleen! Good luck on the hop

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  25. 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 needs to be.

    Judy Peterson
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

    Comment by strawberryrosered | February 10, 2013

    • Good luck on the hop Judy!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  26. Thanks for participating! Great giveaway. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Comment by Katie Amanda | February 10, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by Katie and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  27. You are just busting out the novels! I’m so proud of you. I’m in the process of writing a devotional and one of the devotions is about you. It’s a reflection on Proverbs 31:25 – “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” I loved the excerpt!

    Comment by Jaime | February 10, 2013

    • Oh, wow, thanks Jaime! And thanks for the kind words. I’ll keep an eye out for your devotional! Thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  28. Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Comment by Ashley Anne Applebee | February 10, 2013

    • Happy Valentine’s Day to you too, Ashley A. Good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  29. I’m in finance and would never want the SEC to be knocking on my door. Thanks for the awwesome giveaways and for being a part of this blog hop. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

    Comment by Shannon Bereza | February 11, 2013

    • Lol, IKR, Shannon – I’d hate to have the SEC knocking on my door too. 🙂 Good luck on the hop.

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  30. One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! 🙂
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    Comment by shadowluvs2read | February 11, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by, Shadow. Good luck on the hop

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  31. 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

    Comment by Carla | February 11, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by Carla! Good luck

      Comment by sharonccooper | February 11, 2013

  32. RendezVous With Danger sounds awesome. It seems like a unique storyline which is very hard to find these days.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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    Comment by Veronica | February 11, 2013

  33. thank you for being part of the hop… Sounds like a great read.

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    Comment by jeanette platt | February 11, 2013

  34. Enjoyed your excerpt. Thanks for the chance! angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Comment by Angela Cisco | February 11, 2013

  35. Nice excerpt.
    Thanks for participating.
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    Comment by bn100 | February 11, 2013

  36. sounds like a great read. thanks

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    Comment by CJ | February 11, 2013

  37. Your book sounds awesome. I like the heartbreakers. They make the make up sex so much sweeter. Thanks for being Heartbreakers Blog Hop.

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    Comment by Mary Roya | February 11, 2013


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