Cupid's Playground Giveaway Hop

Wednesday, February 13

vday hop

Valentine's Day is just a day away so I though it might be fun to declare our love of some of our favorite romance heroes by participating in the Cupid's Playground Giveaway Blog Hop...'ya that Cupids arrow aims true, LOL.

A great hero is necessary to any romance worth reading.  We can't get enough of these heroes, and if we could have our own harem of them, these heroes would definitely have arrows with their names on them :)  In big bold letters.  And if possible a GPS tracker, depending on how sophisticated Cupid has gotten with technology :)

My List (in no particular order because playing favorites my make some of the alpha men upset)  When making my list I've gone with one perennial favorite and a favorite from last year (when I can):

Men in Kilts (you have to have at least one, and in my case two)
  • (PF)Jamie Fraser from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  Jamie, what can I say...he's Jamie.  I will always love him!
  • (NF)Iain MacKinnon from Surrender by Pamela Clare.  Iain seriously gave Jamie Fraser a run for his money last year.  And while Iain is a new addition to this list, and may not technically wear a kilt he has the Scottish ancestry and brogue so it totally counts in this category.  Love him too
 The Rake/Bad Boy:
  • (PF)Derek Craven from Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas.  When it comes to rakes who make great romance heroes Derek Craven IS.  THE.  MAN!
  • (NF)Colin Sandhurst from A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare.  Definitely a Rake, but who was so damned charming that you could forgive him just about anything.  Colin could give Rakes a good name (in every sense).
Damaged Souls:
  • (PF)Jasper Renshaw from To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt.  I love pretty much all of Elizabeth Hoyt's heroes, but Jasper holds a special place in my heart because he starts out in a marriage of convenience, but ends up being one of my favorite husband heroes.
  • (NF)Grant Waters from Fall Into You by Roni Loren.  Really any hero by Roni Loren could make this list, but what makes Grant special is that he has that cowboy charm, in addition to his commanding and dominant presence...that is a lethal love combination for me.  Add in the fact he has a wounded heart...and he's harem worthy.
Really though if one of these authors has written a romance I want their hero in my hero harem:

 Andrea's List (in order):

Michele's List:

When I was asked to declare my love for the five best heroes from my romance reads, I realized that the only way I could narrow it down to a list that short was to go with the first five that came to mind. The resulting list shows that I definitely have a thing for the strong alpha men who aren’t afraid to go after what they want and show the whole world how much they love their women. These are the heroes that make me yell and swoon and cry every time I read their stories.

  • Ruark Beauchamp from Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • Damon Roche  from Sweet Persuasion (Sweet #2) by Maya Banks
  • Jack Cole from Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers #3) by Shayla Black
  • Mackenzie “Mac” Nighthorse from Natural Law (Nature of Desire #2) by Joey W. Hill
  • Alex Raiford from Then Came You (Gamblers #1) by Lisa Kleypas

 ElaineReads pick:

  • Mine will always be Jamie Frasier from the Outlander series.  It's not so much how I imagine he looks, but how much he loves Clare.


I think it's very interesting that three of us had a hero from one of Lisa Kleypas historical romances, but none of them were the same hero.  Obviously Ms. Kleypas knows her romance heroes and romance readers well. So to celebrate all that love, I think it would only be appropriate to giveaway a digital book of either Dreaming of You, Then Came You, or Mine Until Midnight to one lucky Musings follower (or if one of the others caught your fancy you can choose a $5.00 Amazon GC to discover a new love).  Enter to win in the Rafflecopter form below (US only).

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Visit the other participating blogs for more Cupid worthy heroes, & more chances to win!

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JenM February 13, 2013 at 12:29 AM  

I just read Painted Faces by LH Cosway and it was so good. It features a drag queen hero (he's straight, but he loves to dress in women's clothing and he sings as a drag queen in a nightclub). This author will definitely be one of my best discoveries of the year.

kipha February 13, 2013 at 2:15 AM  

I have so many new author I love. Valerie Bowman, Ashlyn Macnamara, Meljean Brook, Kendare Blake, Kieran Kramer.... They're all wonderful and their stories are just fabulous to read.

Karen H in NC February 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM  

I love anything written by my top favorite author, Sabrina Jeffries. I just finished reading her Hellions of Halsted Hall recently and loved all 5 books equally. It's hard to narrow it down to one book.

Anne February 13, 2013 at 9:12 AM  

My favorite heroes are Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and Roarke from J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas series.

Kathleen O February 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM  

Some of my fav hero's are Tor MacLeod from Monica McCarty's The Cheif, Cam Rohan from Lisa Kleypas's Mine till Midnight, Maya Bank's Micha Hudson from Sweet Temptation( the tortured soul) these kind of hero's get me everytime. Tucker from Sarah McCarty's Hell's Eight series... just a few of my favs I could go on and on.

erin February 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM  

Definitely Adam from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs :)

Jenese L February 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM are so right! Men in Kilts love them and their sexy accents.

Zsadist, duh, of course too! lol

Lorelei James is awesome, love her! And Jack from Wicked Ties, he introduced me to BDSM and those wonderful Cajun accents. :-)

Thanks for participating.

kathy p February 13, 2013 at 12:48 PM  

love anything from Pamela Claire! Also Gideon from Sylvia Day;s bared to you!4 isamste

Di February 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM  

There are so many - Love Lori Foster's guys!

Maris February 13, 2013 at 2:54 PM  

Adam and Charles from Patricia Briggs. Pritkin and Mircea from Karen Chance. dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

Tanya February 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM  

Loved Derek Craven from Dreaming of You!!
thank you for the chance to win.

BLHmistress February 13, 2013 at 3:51 PM  

My favorite hero is Acheron from The Dark Hunter series.

Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman

Kamla L. February 13, 2013 at 5:26 PM  

I guess I'll just have to scrap it out with Andrea since she's trying to steal 2 of my all-time favorites, Wraith and Cam Rohan. But I also love Shade and Kev Merripen from those series. Here are some more of my favs:
Cameron MacKenzie from Jennifer Ashley's Highland Pleasures series.
Hawke from Isabella Bradford's When the Duchess Said Yes
Theo Mirkwood from Lady Awakened by Cecelia Grant
All 3 McCabes from Maya Banks McCabe Trilogy
Cal and Gideon from Tart by Lauren Dane.

gamistress66 February 13, 2013 at 7:32 PM  

I always have a hard time picking a favorite hero, I love them all & hate to hurt any one of their feelings. (ok, I’m also a bit fickle & it changes regularly, often to a recent hero that I’m reading or recently read) ;) thanks for the giveaway
gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

Anne Consolacion February 13, 2013 at 7:43 PM  

Vane from Dark Hunters. :)

Veronica,  February 13, 2013 at 10:23 PM  

Gideon Cross :)

Tore February 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM  

Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Barbara E. February 13, 2013 at 11:51 PM  

I don't really have a favorite, I love them all. But I particularly like Jo Beverley's Robin Fitzvitry from A Lady's Secret. He's so much fun.

Anonymous,  February 14, 2013 at 1:04 AM  

harry dresden(even if not actually romance) and Eric Northman!


Dovile February 14, 2013 at 1:23 PM  

Bill from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris

wpogrant February 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM  

I always have a hard time picking a favorite hero

JanD,  February 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM  

One of my favorites is Lucian from Dark Guardian.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

magic5905 February 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM  

Broderick from Ransom by Julie Garwood.

Meghan February 16, 2013 at 12:31 AM  

Thanks for the giveaway! If I could shoot anyone with Cupid's arrow, it would be, in this order: Alexander Skarsgard, Henry Cavill, Joel McHale, and James McAvoy. Yum.
As for fictional men, it would be, in this order: Jamie Fraser from "Outlander," Christian Grey from "50 Shades," Travis from "Beautiful Disaster," and Lucas from "Easy."
Happy Valentine's Day!!
mestith at gmail dot com

scottsgal February 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM  

I love the mckettrick boys in Linda Lael Millers westerns

Cassandra February 16, 2013 at 11:41 AM  

Jeaniene Frost: Bones, Vlad
Charlaine Harris: Eric
JR Ward: V & Z
Kresley Cole: Lothaire & Bowen
Sherrilyn Kenyon: way too many to name
Gena Showalter: Pretty much all the Underworld men and William
Plus many more :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Anonymous,  February 16, 2013 at 5:11 PM  

Derek might be. Or Logan Scott from Because You're Mine by LK.

VampedChik February 16, 2013 at 7:09 PM  

Roarke from JD Robbs in Death series is one of mine.

Eva February 16, 2013 at 8:57 PM  

Daemon from the Lux series by JLA

Gabrielle Lee February 17, 2013 at 2:18 AM  

I love any of the alpha men from Cherise Sinclair or Dakota Trace. Each of the men from their most recent books/series is always my favorite.

Mimi Smith February 17, 2013 at 8:11 AM  

Jamie Fraser from Outlander.

Sue February 17, 2013 at 12:53 PM  

Bones from the Night Huntress
Thanks for the hop.
Saschwager at Juno dot com

scott wilcox February 17, 2013 at 3:41 PM  

Ahhhhh I can't just pick one. I love any dark, tortured soul that can find it in themselves to love again. Ty from the Never Say Never series by CM Stunich, Cash from Down To You by M Leighton are two of my favorites!

Thanks for the great giveaway,

Emily February 17, 2013 at 9:18 PM  

Adam Hauptmann from the Mercy Thompson novels.


Daniel M,  February 17, 2013 at 9:38 PM  

Eric from True Blood - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

bn100,  February 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM  

Zsadist from BDB

Ashley Applebee February 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM  

I'd have to say Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire series and TrueBlood!
Thanks for the great giveaway!!
Ashley A

Maureen February 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM  

Mr. Darcy is my favorite hero.

June M. February 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM  

There is no way to pick just one...I do love the hot Doms in Cherise Sinclair, Kallypso Masters, & Miranda Baker's books (among so many others)

Sam Stamp February 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM  

I honestly don't have a favorite

jessiel February 18, 2013 at 9:07 PM  

Gavin from Collide, Travis Phoenix from Phoenix Rockstar, James Cavendish from Up in the Air series, Gideon Cross from Crossfire series, Kellan Kyle from Thoughtless/Effortless, & a few others. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherry February 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM  

I've got a lot that I love a couple of them are Wrath from the BDB series & Valerius from Seize the Night.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Kaci Verdun February 18, 2013 at 11:35 PM  

Zadist from Lover Awakened by JR Ward!

Ellen Thompson February 18, 2013 at 11:38 PM  

I agree with a lot of the choices that y'all made. Lorelei James' cowboys are definitely some of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!

thompsonem3 at aol dot com

DD,  February 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM  

Jack Travis from Smooth Talking Stranger-Lisa Kleypas

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