Thursday, 16 January 2014

Winter Wonder Man Blog Hop


 I’m excited to be part of this blog hop sponsored by H.D. Thomson which will be running from January 16th - 19th. I’m giving away a $5 Amazon gift card to one lucky person who leaves a comment.

For the hop we were asked to answer this question : “What makes a hero in movies and books wonderful to the point your toes curl?” 

One of my favorite movies (and books) is The Princess Bride. At first I fell in love with farmboy Wesley’s whole “As you wish” thing. He was so sweet and loving towards Buttercup. But that’s not the curl my toes part.

After being on the high seas as a pirate Wesley came back a yummy alpha male. Able to drink poison, beat an expert at swordplay, fell a giant, and cheat death all for true love (not 'to blaith'). He left Buttercup as a weakling and returned a hero. For me it’s the transition that makes a hero so – mmm mmm good. Him becoming more than he was to reach his full potential. This makes my toes curl.



Yes, I’ll add that if he’s tall, muscular and handsome, it a plus.


Who is one of your favorite hero’s in a book or movie?


Blurb:
Defending her family – no problem. Recalling past lives – maybe just a small problem. Taking a chance on love again – well…

Jasmine Gibson has her world turned upside down when she meets gorgeous Sean Taylor. He’s the first man she’s been attracted to since her fiancĂ© dumped her two years ago. But when the disturbing daydreams start, Jasmine begins to fear that her actions in a past life may have finally caught up with her.

Sean finds it impossible to stay away from Jasmine even though he can’t shake the inexplicable feeling of betrayal, simmering deep inside him every time he sees her.

To complicate things, someone is out to hurt Jasmine and every time she and Sean are together, the police have to be called. Even if Jasmine can make Sean trust her, the two of them may not stay alive long enough to enjoy their love this time around.


50 comments:

  1. Jamie from the book Outlander is my favorite.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I have a long list of heroes that thrill me because I love good looks, height and substance. Glad to be a part of the hop.

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  3. Love the Princess Bride! Men are great in general but of course, brains and brawn are a great combination :)

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  4. I liked Liam Neeson's role in "Taken" where he played Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent who's daughter gets taken.. He's not perfect by any means but what he goes through to save his child.. Yeah.. He definitely did it for me..

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    1. I remember the trailer but I never saw the movie. I just watched the trailer again, and yeah. I can see that he (the actor and character) is get it done hot.

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  5. Sorry, Nana, not a fan of the Princess Bride. I'm with Evie and cast my vote for Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series. Thank you, Diana Gabaldon, for the most amazing historical romance series ever! Jamie is captivating and charming. (Even my husband enjoyed reading the historically rich stories!) And what about Jack Ryan from the Tom Clancy novels??
    ~Carole Avila

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    1. I think I'm going to have to check out the Outlander series after such high praises, Carole.

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  6. I love Griff from Damon Suede's HOT HEAD (sweet, strong fireman who struggles with his love for his best friend). When I'm in the mood for a smartalecky, atypical hero, Lucky from Eden Winters' DIVERSION series more than fits the bill!

    vitajex(At)Aol(Dot)com

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    1. Firemen are a fantastic breed of their own.

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  7. Book wise, Acheron from the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon , Movie wise Dominic from the Fast and Furious

    anovelgathering2013(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Looks like you've been thinking about this, Donna. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love a man who's protective, loyal, so my favorite right now is Zadist
    jasdarts at hotmail dot com

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    1. I went to look up Zadist. I wonder if he's the same as from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Thanks for expanding my horizons.

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  9. Jamie Fraser is one of my favorites.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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  10. Yep, Jamie Fraser (James Alexander Malcom MacKenzie Fraser) wins hands down for my favorite fictional toe-curler. He is honorable above all else, and yet Diana Gabaldon has written him as a complex, real person with real faults. If you ever read Outlander, you'll never regret it.

    The Princess Bride is a favorite in our house, too! Everything about that movie captures my heart and tickles my funnybone. Wesley's character development is a terrific thing to watch. How many people are willing to become "mostly dead" for their true love, after all? :)

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    1. Upon your high recommendation of Outlander I'm going to have to take a read. Sounds impressive.

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  11. I love a guy with a great sense of humor. Bones from the Night Huntress series is one of my favorite heroes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Sam Worthington as Perseus from Clash of the Titans curls my toes. He has his doubts but faces them to not only save the girl, but to save mankind. Yep, that'll do!

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    1. I went to check him out. Mmm, mmm, mmm.

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  13. He needs to be loyal,alpha male,sarcastic,funny,sweet,hot body…
    Thanks for a chance :)

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    1. Great qualities. Now I'm wondering what it is about an alpha male that makes us all go wild. Thanks for leaving a comment Lilith.

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  14. I love the strong silent types, with a heart of gold that doesn't immediately show, smart, who can have fun when they let themselves do so.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Very specific, Booklovez, and yet very appealing. So many men, so little time.

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  15. I love Curran from Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series, Roarke from J.D. Robb's in Death series and Death from Kaylana Price's Alex Craft series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. I wonder if these hero's have something in common, or if they are totally different. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Book Attict.

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  16. A few qualities would be to e confident and have self respect and for others. Thanks for the giveaway!

    butterflypetals7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Confidence and respect would make him a keeper.

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  17. My favorite is an alpha hero. One thats strong, caring, protective. I love a sense of humor! And a six pack and guns doesnt hurt anything. lol Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Lol, Shadow. Hopefully he's not trigger happy.

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  18. I love a caring, protective hero, one who can go all alpha male, yet doesn’t feel threatened and even encourages their loved one taking the lead and taking charge. A sense of humor is also important. It doesn’t matter if it’s just goofiness, dry humor, wit, etc, just some type of sense of humor. He has to be able to deal with feelings, not all, oh I’m a guy, we don’t do those things, over-macho crap. I want a guy who’s secure in his massculinity (you know, not afraid to wear pink or scared people will think he’s “gay” or “a girl” for actually doing/enjoying things like going to the theatre or dressing fashionably). Loyalty and fidelity are extremely important as well as being able to cook. A guy who can cook is super sexy. And romantic at heart as well.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm sighing at the description of your guy, Emily. He sounds wonderful.

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  19. Jamie Frazer from the Outlander series. jfitze2@hotmail.com

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    1. Quite a few people like this Jamie fellow.

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  20. I have never seen The Princess Bride. I guess I'll have to check it out.
    I like Roarke from JD Robb.
    capefearlibn at gmail dot com

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    1. I highly recommend it, Cathy Lee. It's fantastic.

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  21. My favourite book hero is Lucas Hunter from Slave To Sensation by Nalini Singh.

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    1. I've never heard of it, but I'll have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by, Jen.

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  22. Great post, Nana! I also love to see the transition of a hero--especially those who were once harden but finds love/learns to love (again).

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    1. Thanks, Lena. Those type of men give us hope.

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  23. My hero is strong and protecting. I love a man who knows me so well that its almost like he could be psychic at times. ghwasd at gmail dot com

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    1. I know what you mean, GR. The connection means you are truly one.

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  24. My favorite hero is faithful, protective and has a great sense of humor.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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    1. Three wonderful qualities to have in a man. Thank you for leaving a comment, Juana.

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  25. My hero should be lean and hard, very sensual and yet gentle and caring. Preferably dark haired with dark eyes with a great sense of humour!

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I love reading your comments.