Sharon C. Cooper

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Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop and Giveaway

Blog Hop - Hot Summer HeroesWhat better way to round up the summer than with the Hot Sumer Heroes Blog Hop sponsored by Caris Roane and Bella Media Management? Not only do you get to meet some “hot” heroes, but you also get a chance to win LOTS of books and prizes (including a $100 gift card)!

I’ll tell you about the giveaway shortly, but first let’s discuss how hard it is to go through the summer, reading and talking about hot summer heroes without talking about Quinn Hamilton, the hero in Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series. There are many things that make him a hot hero: his amazing ripped body, disarming smile, and his sexy swagger to name a few, but what makes him stand out from the rest is that – he loves hard. When it comes to Alandra Pargas, his love interest in Rendezvous with Danger, he proves over and over again how much he loves her and will do anything to keep her safe.

Rendezvous w-Danger - Book Cover

Blurb:

Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA counter-intelligence 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.

Former U.S. Special Operative, Quinn Hamilton, left the world of covert operations after the love of his life died in his arms during a black op. Three years later, he still loses sleep wondering if maybe he could have done something more to save her – until Alandra shows up on his doorstep. 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. Will they survive this last mission and rekindle the love and passion they once shared?

Excerpt from Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series

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. She drew in a deep breath as she walked toward him.

“Quinn, I’m sorry, but I lost too. I’ve missed you so much, and staying away was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. So many times I wanted to call you, but I couldn’t. It wasn’t safe.”

He pushed slowly away from the wall and approached her with concern in his eyes. “What do you mean it wasn’t safe?” He reached out to touch her, but dropped his arm.

Disappointment crept in when he took a step back as if she were toxic, as if touching her would somehow weaken him. Alandra swallowed hard and decided it was probably for the best. Had he pulled her into his arms, there was no telling what would happen. Besides, that wasn’t why she had come. Three years ago someone tried to kill her, and now she was determined to find out who and why, but she needed Quinn’s help.

She sighed, anxious about getting him to understand. “Quinn, I’m in the midst of something big and you’re going to blow my cover if you keep coming to the hospi—”

“Are you kidding me?” he yelled. His angry eyes pierced her soul deeper than any knife ever could. “This three year disappearance is connected to some goddamn op?”

She stepped to him and placed her hands on his chest in hopes of calming him down. “No. No, you don’t understand. It’s just that—”

“I can’t believe this shit!” He jerked away from her and raised his fist as if he were going to punch through the wall.

“Let me explain,” Alandra grabbed his arm.

He turned abruptly. “Explain? Hell, you’ve had three damn years to explain.”

“But I couldn’t. I—”

“Yeah, you could have,” he said in a hoarse whisper. He held her face in his large hands, his lips inches from hers. Her pulse quickened. “Lan, baby, there is nothing I wouldn’t have done for you including give my life. I mean absolutely nothing. And you knew that, so don’t tell me you didn’t have a choice.”

But it now: 

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Note: If you haven’t read the prequel to Rendezvous with Danger – Secret Rendezvous – it’s *FREE*! Click here for your copy.

Secret Rendezvous-Book Cover

Books by Sharon C. Cooper

Books by Sharon C

About the Giveaway:

This is how the blog hop works. Here’s the list of over 60 bloggers participating in the blog hop. Each blog spot is giving away prizes AND there is a grand prize. You can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. That means you can enter over 60 times!

Here’s what you can win:

1st Prize – A $10 Amazon or B&N gift card (you must be a subscriber to this blog or follow me on Facebook)

2nd Prize – An ecopy of either of my backlist titles (winner’s choice – Rendezvous with Danger not included)

Grand Prize:

 A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (winner’s choice)

How to enter to win:

* Leave a comment in the comment section below. Include your email address.

* Visit other blogs that are participating in the Hot Sumer Heroes Blog Hop. Each time you comment on ANY of the blogs participating in the Hot Sumer Heroes blog hop (including this one) you are entered to win. NOTE: Each blogger is giving away prizes!!! Did you get that? That means you can enter well over 60 times for a chance to win some amazing prizes (just make sure you leave a comment on the blog sites AND your email address).

Deadline: You must enter no later than 11:59 p.m est on Sunday, August 18, 2013. That means you can enter to win any day from today, August 15, 2013 thru Sunday, August 18, 2013!

I will post my winner in the comment section below by Tuesday, August 21st. Note: The winner 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)

Click here for the list of  blogs participating in the Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop.

 

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August 14, 2013 - Posted by | Blog Hop | ,

70 Comments

  1. Sharon, started reading Best Woman for the Job. Really like your style and prose and purchased all of your books. Well you put me in trouble because I am supposed to be working on a project. Now reading Rendezvous with Danger. Hope Still Best Woman for the Job is coming out soon. What is next after that? vbg

    Comment by mona | August 15, 2013

    • Hi Mona! I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying my work! The next book to be released after Still the Best Woman for the Job (coming Sept. 2013) will be Malik’s story (first introduced in Rendezvous with Danger). No exact release date – but I’m pushing for this winter (fingers crossed). Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 15, 2013

  2. Goos to be participating in this blog hop with you, Sharon. i’d like an e-copy of one of the backlist titles.

    NutsieNan@aol.com

    Comment by nancygoldberglevine | August 15, 2013

    • Hey Nancy! Always good to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 15, 2013

  3. I don’t have a specific Summer hero. I have read many books this summer and they were all great! However, I just finished reading Miz Mechanic by Ambrielle Kirk. I liked Shawn and Alexia. Shawn was able to overcome some of the high school baggage and forage a love relationship with Alex. Great book! Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Belinda G
    belgre at Comcast dot net

    Comment by belindaegreen | August 15, 2013

    • Hi Belinda, glad to hear from you! I love it when readers recommend books and I can’t wait to check out Miz Mechanic (I hadn’t heard of it). Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 15, 2013

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

    Comment by Janhvi | August 15, 2013

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

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 15, 2013

  5. thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

    Comment by parisfanca | August 15, 2013

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

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 15, 2013

  6. I just downloaded your prequel so interested in trying these books.

    subscribed – vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

    Comment by Dawna Newman | August 15, 2013

    • I hope you enjoy the prequel, Dawna! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 15, 2013

  7. Rendezvous with Danger sounds intriguing. araba44 [at] hotmail [dot] com

    Comment by Nana Prah | August 15, 2013

    • Hi Nana, thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 15, 2013

  8. Downloaded your prequel, look forward to reading these stories.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

    Comment by JeanMP | August 15, 2013

    • I hope you enjoy the prequel. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 15, 2013

  9. Thank you for the chance to win!

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Shannon | August 15, 2013

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

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 15, 2013

  10. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Comment by BookLady | August 15, 2013

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

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 16, 2013

  11. What a great series this promises to be.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    Comment by Mary Preston | August 16, 2013

    • Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 16, 2013

  12. I thoroughly enjoyed the excerpts – how dramatic! Thanks so much for sharing. I went immediately and downloaded the prequel. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

    Comment by michellewillms2013 | August 16, 2013

    • Hi Michelle, I hope you enjoy the prequel. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 16, 2013

  13. Hi Sharon,
    I’m a little late getting started, but I plan to catch up. You know I love all your novels. I can’t wait until Malik’s story comes out. That series is amongst my favorite series. I too have a had time picking a favorite summer hero, there are so many by so many different authors. I just love them all. I haven’t met one that I didn’t like yet. Have a blessed and safe weekend. stephaniebartley1@aol.com

    Comment by stephaniebartley1 | August 16, 2013

    • Hey Stephanie! Great hearing from you and thank you for the kind words! I’m with you, I haven’t met a hot heroe that I didn’t like either. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  14. My hot hero is my fiancé she is the most amazing women a guy could ever have. She is beautiful, loving , caring, there for me when i need her. She has been there through the worst times and sharing with me during the good that is my definition of a hot hero. Someone that is there for you and not a fake. joehawkshaw@yahoo.com

    Comment by Joseph A Hawkshaw | August 16, 2013

    • Hey Joseph, it sounds like your fiance is a very lucky lady! I think its cool that she’s your hero! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  15. Thanks for being a part of this FUN blog hop, and for the free ebook too.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

    Comment by jmesparza821 | August 16, 2013

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

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  16. Thanks for the giveaway. Love my hot heroes.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

    Comment by Joy F | August 16, 2013

    • Hi Joy, thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  17. Ooooh, a new read for me. I’m excited, thank you!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

    Comment by Tiffany Drew | August 16, 2013

    • My pleasure, Tiffany and I hope you enjoy the story! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  18. This has been one my my favorite blog hops this year!

    Comment by Satchmo | August 17, 2013

    • That’s great, Satchmo! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  19. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Natasha | August 17, 2013

    • My pleasure, Natasha! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  20. I love Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Terrible from the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane and Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

    Comment by Elizabeth Hyatt | August 17, 2013

    • Hi Elizabeth, thanks for sharing who your hot summer heroes are. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  21. Thank you for the freebie!
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

    Comment by JanD | August 17, 2013

    • My pleasure JanD, enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  22. Your prequel isn’t free for international so i would perhaps pick that one if i win teh second prize ( if pdf is available)

    thank you a lot for participating in this hop. i follow you by email

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

    Comment by miki | August 17, 2013

    • Hi Miki, I had no idea that Secret Rendezvous wasn’t free for international. I’ll make sure I get a copy to you – FREE. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  23. Hi. I love the fact that you take the time to reply to everyone. Love how down to earth you are. My hot summer hero has been my husband for the past 11 summers 😀 I am grateful to have him in my life and feel blessed . He is in the USAF and I am proud of all he has done. He was part of rescue operations for 8 years and helped save almost 400 lives 🙂
    sbfugate@bellsouth.net

    Comment by Silvia Fugate | August 17, 2013

    • Hi Silvia, thanks so much for your kind words! I enjoy it when people leave comments and figure the least I can do is respond. 🙂 Congratulations on 11 years with your real life hero husband! I wish you two many more wonderful years! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  24. I love it when blogger reply their comment one by one. So very thoughtful of you.
    I’m subscribing via wordpress acc.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    shinigami_light @ ymail. com

    Comment by Ashtrie K Putrie | August 17, 2013

    • Hi Ashtrie, thank you for the kind words! I love communicating with commenters so feel free to stop by anytime! 🙂 Thanks for subscribing and for stopping by. Good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 17, 2013

  25. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    Comment by bn100 | August 17, 2013

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

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 18, 2013

  26. thanks for the except and giveaway!

    tori.whitaker@yahoo.com

    Comment by tori whitaker | August 18, 2013

    • My pleasure, Tori. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 18, 2013

  27. Great excerpt! Quinn Hamilton does sounds like a hot hero. Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaways. I liked and followed. evamillen at gmail dot ocm

    Comment by Eva Millien | August 18, 2013

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Eva. Thanks for the follow and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 18, 2013

  28. My favorite summer hero that i’ve read about this summer has to be Cord Bjorn in Yvette Hines Red’s Bear…
    He’s loyal, dedicated, compassionate, possessive, dominant, loves hard (his mate) along a hot bod (6’8″ bulging muscles, not a inch of fat anywhere, broad shoulders , tan skin, blond hair and coal colored eyes.

    I’m a newsletter subscriber with the email below and FB with LaTanya Lawson

    caiidynsmommie at gmail dot com

    Comment by LaTanya Lawson (chynarey) | August 18, 2013

    • Thanks for sharing who your favorite summer hero is, LaTanya! Good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 18, 2013

  29. Awesome excerpt.. another TBR for me.. 😉 thanks for being part of the hop!
    vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

    Comment by Valerie Rhodes | August 18, 2013

    • Glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Valerie. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 18, 2013

  30. I love Alpha males so hard to pick one have lots of favorites.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

    Comment by latishajean | August 18, 2013

    • I truly understand, Latisha! Thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 19, 2013

  31. I’ll be adding to my TBR pile now! Thank you for sharing and for an awesome giveaway!

    Marie
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

    Comment by Marie H | August 18, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by Marie! I hope you enjoyed the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 19, 2013

  32. Hi! Thank you for the freebie! Got mine! 🙂 Cant wait to check it out. And your other one sounds fantastic!! Thank you for sharing and for the awesome hop & giveaways! Right now, i think my hot summer hero’s are Xander & Javier from Ours To Love by Shayla Black. At least, its the one im reading now and stuck on. lol 🙂
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

    Comment by shadowluvs2read | August 18, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by Shadow and good luck on the hop! Enjoy the freebie!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 18, 2013

  33. Thanks for the free download and participating in the hop.

    pjmillion(at)comcast (dot)net

    Comment by Pam | August 18, 2013

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

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 18, 2013

  34. The book sounds great! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I follow you via Facebook and I was #200!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

    Comment by Elizabeth Haney | August 18, 2013

    • Wow, Elizabeth, you’ve helped me reach a landmark that I hadn’t counted on! For being #200, you’ve won an ecopy of either one of my titles (your choice)! Thanks for participating in the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 19, 2013

  35. Though I think everyone is a winner, the winners that were randomly chosen to win my prizes one and two are: prize one – Michelle W. and prize two – Tiffany D. All winners will (or have been) contacted directly via email.

    I will announce the grand prize winner (of the entire blog hop) later today. Thank you all for participating and I hope everyone received some wonderful books/prizes!

    Comment by sharonccooper | August 19, 2013

  36. Congratulations to Dawna N. from romancingthereader.com – she won the grand prize of a $100 gift card!

    Comment by sharonccooper | August 22, 2013


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