Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Romancing the Hop – By Any Means Necessary

Okay you blog hoppers let’s talk romance, and then give away some prizes (including a Kindle Fire)!

Over the next four days (August 31st – Sept. 3rd), if you participate in Romancing the Hop you have an opportunity to win well over 200 prizes – including 3 grand prizes! You’ll also get to know over 200 authors, and find out about some amazing romance novels!

But first things first…

I can’t think about romance novels without thinking about the heart stopping heroes in those novels. By their behaviors, and in some cases, their words, they set out to get the woman they want by any means necessary. During the last year of his life, Malcolm X gave a speech and made popular the phrase – by any means necessary. Granted he used the phrase to encourage individuals to consider all tactics when it came to getting what they wanted, but that’s not much different than the heroes in our favorite romance novels. Our romance heroes are powerful, ruthless in some cases, sweet and conniving in others, yet, in the end they get what they want – their woman. So, instead of me listing all of my favorite romance heroes from historical romance novels to romantic suspense, I’ve picked two of my favorites.

Tyler Hollister from my novel – Blue Roses

Out of all of the stories I’ve written (and those that are in the queue to be written), Tyler Hollister is my favorite. I love, love, love him – and how he operates. He wants what he wants, and he’s not afraid to go after it. Here’s a little blurb about Blue Roses:

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 

To purchase:

Amazon   B&N   All Romance ebooks  Smashwords

One of my other favorite heroes in a romance novel is: Derrick Hoffman from A Hard Man to Love by Delaney Diamond. Can I just say that Derrick’s personality jumped off the page and as the story progressed, the more in love I became! This man took the phrase By Any Means Necessary to a whole different level. Here’s a blurb about A Hard Man to Love:

Hating him is easy. Loving him is hard.

Derrick Hoffman never quite got over not having a relationship with his biological father. The woman he was seeing is pregnant, and there’s no way he’s going to let her raise his child without him—even if it means coercing her into marriage.

Eva Jacob made the mistake of falling in love with Derrick, a man she knows is incapable of love. After their breakup, she discovers she’s pregnant. When she agrees to a loveless marriage, she tries to shield her heart from further pain. But she soon discovers that the heart wants what the heart wants, and her heart wants Derrick’s love.

Read an excerpt

To purchase:

Amazon    B&N    All Romance ebooks    Smashwords    Kobo

Okay, so now let’s give away some prizes!

Here’s what you can win:

An e-copy of Blue Roses AND a $10 Amazon gift card

An e-copy of A Hard Man to Love

Grand Prizes:

A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

 A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

And/or the following Swag Pack!

Here’s how you can enter to win:

* Leave a comment on this blog (see below) w/ your email address AND “Like” my Facebook Fanpage or subscribe to my blog (see link at the top right of page).

* Visit other blogs that are participating in Romancing the Hop. Each time you comment on ANY of the blogs participating in Romancing the 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 200 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 (see instructions above) no later than 11:59 p.m est on Monday, September 3, 2012. That means you can enter to win any day from today, August 31, 2012 until Monday, September 3, 2012!

I will post the names of ALL winners on this blog site by Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Note: Winners will have been contacted via email by this time.

Good Luck – I hope you win!

Here are the next three blogs participating in Romancing the Hop.

Alexia Reed http://www.alexiareed.com/?page_id=176

Sherry Gloag  http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.co.uk/

Hennessee Andrews http://hennesseeandrews.blogspot.com/?zx=72e769f135c8369

Or click here for the complete list of blogs participating

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