Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreakers: The Wickedly Alluring Imperfect Hero

***The Winner of My Contest for the Heartbreaker Blog Hop is.... Shannon R.! Thank you everyone for coming by and participating in this event. I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!! If you want to join in on some more fun, stop by for the Vampires for Valentines Giveaway Hop!

What makes us fall in love with the wickedly alluring imperfect hero? I believe it is the intensity of this heartbreaker that draws us in as if we’ve been enthralled by their bad boy image and their unpredictable persona. We’re never sure if we can completely trust them or if they are even worthy of it. They do as they please and don’t apologize for doing it. They embrace adventure as if it is a cloak to wear on a stormy night.


Can Lucca's soul be redeemed? 
However, the right woman sees through all his thrill riding and unconventional approach to the world and perceives something redeemable. Their vulnerability makes her sigh, but it also challenges her to break through the wall the heartbreaker has created. What a prize it is to win this fiercely guarded heart. And when she does… he’s loyal to her and ardently protective.

A dark intense male who is trying to do what is right, but struggles against inner demons makes an interesting and complex hero. It’s the intensity that makes this heartbreaker a sexy hero, and it’s one heck of an achievement to obtain the unattainable, don’t you think?


***My CONTEST: Who’s your favorite heartbreaker? This can be a character in a book, TV or in the movies. Comment and you'll be entered to win a $10 Gift Card to Amazon.  Make sure you leave your email so I may contact you if you should win.

Bonus prizes:  You'll have a chance to win the grand prize, too. Carrie-Ann will be choosing one commenter from each blog to be entered in the grand prize. 
  
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more! (Sorry, USA residents only for this one.) 

All Contests ends Feb. 11th and winners will be announced on Feb. 12th. Good Luck! 

Here's where you can find the list to the other bloggers for this hop. Website: http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/p/heartbreaker-hop.html

This all can be yours with just a comment and an email.

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78 comments:

Sandra Dailey said... Best Blogger Tips

Your hero sounds wonderful. I'll have to read more. So far my favorite heartbreaker has been Win from Vonnie Davis' book, Those Violet Eyes.
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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sandra DaileyVonnie has some really great heroes. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Shannon R said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Rhett Butler

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bn100 said... Best Blogger Tips

Zsadist from the BDB series

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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shannon RGood choice. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@bn100
Zsadist is my favorite brother!! Great series. Are you counting down for the next book in the series? I can't wait!!

Meghan said... Best Blogger Tips

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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Evie said... Best Blogger Tips

Jamie from Outlander
Thanks for the giveaway!
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K. April Holgate said... Best Blogger Tips

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!

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Swordlily said... Best Blogger Tips

Daniel Clever from Bridget Jone's diary :)

Thanks so much for participation!
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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Meghan I haven't read 50 Shades of Grey yet. I may be the only one who hasn't lol.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Evie I love Jamie from Outlander!! All time favorite hero!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@SwordlilyTeam Zsadist!! Love that brother the best!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Swordlily Ooh Daniel Clever-- good choice. :) Thanks for coming by and sharing.

Kelsey Summer said... Best Blogger Tips

Rhett Butler is my favorite heartbreaker. I fell in love with him when I was 12 or 13.

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Bronwen Evans said... Best Blogger Tips

Great post and fabulous question. I thin I'd chose Damon Salvatore from the Vampire diaries.

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Mimi Smith said... Best Blogger Tips

Barrons from the Fever series and Chris Hemsworth :)

Great giveaway!

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laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for participating!


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JanD said... Best Blogger Tips

My current favorite is Gannicus from the Spartacus show.
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SherryGLoag said... Best Blogger Tips

Darcy when he proposes toElizabeth the first time in Pride & Prejudice.

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Daniel M said... Best Blogger Tips

don't have any fav heartbreaker thanks for the hop - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

VampedChik said... Best Blogger Tips

I have waay to many favs. I can name a few, Dean from Supernatural, Eric from True Blood, Spike from Buffy, Roarke from JD Robbs In Death series, and many many more. :) Thanks!
-Amber
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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kelsey SummerHow could you not fall in love with Rhett. lol

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Bronwen Evans Damon is a great example of a heartbreaker, and you just can't help but fall under his spell. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mimi SmithI haven't had a chance to catch the Fever series. I'll have to add it to my 'wish list'. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@laurieYou're welcome. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@JanDI haven't seen all the seasons of Spartacus, but I'm viewed last season and started this one. Gannicus is a perfect heartbreaker.

Thanks for coming by.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@SherryGLoagDarcy sure turns a lot of heads. :) Thanks for coming by.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Daniel MThanks for joining the fun. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@VampedChikYou like the same shows that I do. I'll have to check out JD Robbs Death Series. I've heard great things about the series, but haven't picked up a book yet. Thanks for sharing.

Veronika said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite is Alex from Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips!

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Cassandra said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorites are Kresley Cole's Lothaire, Jeaniene Frost's Bones, JR Ward's Z & V, & Charlaine Harris's Eric :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Sean Connery!

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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@VeronikaThanks so much for stopping by and sharing your favorite heartbreaker.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@CassandraI gotta go with JR Ward's brothers. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@StaceyIt's the accent, isn't it? lol

Dovile said... Best Blogger Tips

Mr Darcy

Thank you for the chance!

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Kirsten! said... Best Blogger Tips

Rhett Butler is my favorite heartbreaker
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Liese2 said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorie heartbreaker is Damon from the Vampire Diaries.
Thanks for the chance!
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doxymom said... Best Blogger Tips

Jamie from Outlander
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Kaylyn D. said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite heartbreaker is Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire novels. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Mer said... Best Blogger Tips

Chuck Bass is one of my favorite heartbreakers.

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Mary @SweepingMe said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite is Rick from The Walking Dead! He's so hot!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary
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Shannon Bereza said... Best Blogger Tips

I am kind of falling in love with the heartbreaking Olivia Pope and Fitz on the TV show Scandal. I think they are both heartbreakers. Him because he is married and should be off limits and her because she breaks hearts and doesn't even know it by interfering in so many peoples lives. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

Mydurango618 said... Best Blogger Tips

We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.

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Natasha said... Best Blogger Tips

Eric from True Blood.
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strawberryrose said... Best Blogger Tips

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 wants to be. And loves horses.

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Amber Turner said... Best Blogger Tips

I may not have much experience in the whole love department, but I have had my heart broken. Being considered a Heartbreaker can come from various actions that you do. I am a newbie when it comes to reading romance books but what I have learned is that it is not bad to have a chiseled body or an amazing personality. If you look at it over all, if you never put your heart out there, you may never have a chance at true love and happiness. I may get broken once in a while but only you are strong enough to pick yourself up and try all over again. One of my favorite Heartbreakers is Taylor Qualls the Earl of Sandlin from the book His Impetuous Debutante. Lady Phoebe kinda reminds me of myself, accident prone and finding trouble in every corner. Taylor doesn’t think he is good enough for Phoebe, so he’s a heartbreaker and doesn’t know it.

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veRONIca said... Best Blogger Tips

Damon Salvatore from Vampire Diaries : )

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Shadow said... Best Blogger Tips


One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
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michedt said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite heartbreaker is Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series. Really...I love to hate him and vice versa.
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Carla said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
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Krista said... Best Blogger Tips

Barrons from the Fever series. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@DovileYou're welcome!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kirsten! Rhett is a heartbreaker!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Liese2 Love Damon, too. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@doxymomJamie is my all time favorite character.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kaylyn D.I haven't read the books, but Eric is mighty fine in the True Blood TV series.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@MerThanks so much for sharing. :) I'm not familiar with Chuck Bass, but you're not alone here. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mary @SweepingMeDon't you just love the series: The Walking Dead. I watched it last night. I'm so glad it's back!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shannon BerezaSounds like an interesting plot for true heartbreakers. I'll have to check it out.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mydurango618All those books sound fantastic. I'm adding them to my 'wish list'. I especially want to read 'All I Want For Christmas'. Thanks for sharing!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@NatashaGo team Eric!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@strawberryroseGotta love a male who loves horses, too. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Amber TurnerIt's so much more fun to read about a heartbreaker and find out by the end of the book they're able to redeem themselves.

It's no fun in 'real' life to be hurt by someone you love. However, you are so right. You have to put yourself out there, or else you'll never find the man or woman you want to be with for the rest of your life. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@veRONIcaYep, Gotta love Damon! I know I do. lol

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@ShadowYou are so welcome!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@michedtEric is definitely in the lead! lol

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@CarlaI haven't read this one. I'll have to check it out.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@KristaI've heard great things about the Fever series. I'm adding this one to my 'wish list'.

Ashley Applebee said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I have to say Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire Series and all the men like Jericho Barrons and Ryodan from Karen Marie Moning
s Fever series and book "Iced"!
Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
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Jeanette Platt said... Best Blogger Tips

Kevin Costner in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves... love him in that movie.

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Charles Sailey said... Best Blogger Tips

Charlie Hunnam from SOA...a true heartthrob.

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BookLady said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite heartbreaker is Eric Northman from True Blood. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!
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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Ashley ApplebeeGreat choices!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jeanette PlattI haven't watched the Kevin Coster's Robin Hood movie in a long time. Good movie!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Charles SaileyThanks for Sharing. I'm not familiar with Charlie Hunnam so I'll have to take your word for it. lol

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@BookLadyEric is a winner here. Happy Valentine's Day to you, too.