Book Boyfriend Blog Hop, April 15th Through the 21st

Boyfriend Blog HopBook Boyfriends…

They can be strong and sexy, dark and dangerous, rebellious and reckless or cute and quirky. We love to fall in love with these irresistible heroes and Evernight Publishing has them all!

The authors of Evernight invite you to a Speed Date challenge. Their cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, shifters, even steam-powered heroes are waiting to meet you on each author website. 50 heroes in 7 days! Are you up for the challenge?

Pull up a chair and get to know every single one. How about I give you a little insight….

We all swoon over them. Books give us the fantasy world of what we might like in a boyfriend. From the one that worships the very ground we walk on to the bad boy we’d do naughty things with. That’s why we read. To escape into a world of hot men and delicious sex before we have to snap back to reality and the belching, farting, “What’s for dinner?” reclining in his ‘man chair’.

I’ve written all types of book boyfriends. From a half-demon, half-angel Nikash named Maurizio to the brash Talbot Sauvageot. Okay, Talbot was gay but he was relentless in his pursuit to get what he wanted. Or, shall I say, who. A man that will go to the end of the world and back for his love is a rare and special thing. The man that will walk beside you as that half you are missing is the best blessing of all.

Today I’m going to talk about my latest book boyfriends creation. Matt from The Romance Novel Book Club. I give no apologies when I say I named him after a dear friend of mine. I’ve lost touch with Matt over the years because when I got married, he disappeared from my life. Matt was a gentlemen, you see. He had feelings for me, and unfortunately I had the “we’re just friends” syndrome. I guess I’m one of those gals that didn’t see him for what a special guy he was. I do hope he’s making some girl very happy. I certainly enjoyed his company.

trnbc1S  flowersIn any account, I’ve immortalized him in The Romance Novel Book Club. I made Matt that guy who had a marriage that didn’t quite work out so he’s gun shy about just telling the girl (Patricia in this case) he’s got feelings. It’s hard to truly open up when you’ve been hurt before. What if, though you feel a connection beyond tingling naughty bits, you find out that you don’t really have that much in common? With that in mind, I created The Black Room. A members only club for people who just want to have crazy no strings attached sex to get any lust out of the way in the pursuit of love. Except Matt is a very observant guy, and he falls for his preferred choice in partners. He knows how to make Patricia’s motor hum and in the Black Room, all inhibitions go out the window. Exploration without expectations.

Now The Romance Novel Book Club is told through the eyes of Patricia and looking back, she really was clueless. However, I made her just as gun shy about going for it. No failed marriage for her, just a bus load of bad choices. They were a perfect match. Matt made my heart melt because he did those little things for Patricia that really don’t cost a dime. Our society has made it so that when a guy royal screws something up, the mechanism of “must buy a dozen roses” kicks in. All I want to do at that point is hope the bouquet contains a lot of thorns in which to beat said male with.

I made a point to make sure Matt did nothing, okay beyond the rose petals in a letter, to fall into this trap. I wanted him to love Patricia for all her faults and all that she was as a woman. I didn’t want a relationship of “she’s not perfect but I’ll bend her to what I want in a woman”. Just….no. The truth in love, for me, is you love the person just the way they are. The whole ‘for better or for worse’ shtick without the rough patch that makes your significant other seem like they’re auditioning for the villain Super Mega Asshole. Matt was the guy that would wait forever for Patricia to look across the room and go “He gets me. He really gets me”.

So who is that ordinary but extraordinary book boyfriend in your fantasy world and why? Tell me about it in the comment section. By doing so, you’ll be entered for the following:

  • One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
  • Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Publishing’s website).

Plus, I’m throwing in $25 Amazon giftcard so you can really load up on books. Remember, I need an email address so I can contact you should you win. Good luck, and don’t skimp on the details.

Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend. You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry!

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47 responses

  1. I love me some Smitty from Shelly Laurenston’s “The Beast in Him” (One of the Pack/Pride series books) He is a real laid back kind of sexy alpha male until you threaten someone he cares about. Then all bets are off and that BEAST comes out to kick ass. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. My favorite book boyfriend is Jesse from the This Man trilogy. It’s quite sad because at first I didn’t read the book because of a couple of reviews that said the “hero” was violent and it freaked me out. Finally when it seemed like EVERYONE was reading it I gave in and I discovered Jesse is my favorite kind of hero – protective and possesive to a fault!! fishinlovingal@yahoo.com

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  4. Hi! I have so many favorites. On is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. I adore him! Hes a strong, alpha male. Hes very protective of his people, and so dang sexy! 😀 Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. And my mind flashes to Ryodan from Karen Marie Moning Fever series. Just a minor character but he just calls to me *giggles* umm sadly Im not too sure how to describe him other then manipulative son of a bastard, he knows the price of a soul and how to make someone pay that price. But I just feel there is more to him then is shown, I just have to wait for the new book in the latest series to find more.

    sailoreternaldiamond @ yahoo

  6. Lothaire from immortals after dark series 😀 he’s crazy and fun and crazy and hot and mean with everyone who’s not his bride.
    alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

  7. There are so many that you meet in one book who later get their own book. Justice from Laurann Dohner’s series, Hawke from Nalini Singh’s series and so many more. They see themselves as “ordinary” for doing what they know is right.

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

  8. Hmm…it’s tough because I read a lot of m/m, so the love would generally go unrequited. But Griff Muir from Damon Suede’s amazing HOT HEAD is in more of a gay-for-you situation, and who could resist him? A brave, devoted, sexy redheaded Scottish fireman who plays hockey and looks great in a kilt–yowza!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

  9. Jamie Fraser from outlander by Diana Gabaldon because he’s courageous, loyal and has honor.
    The hero trait that I love the most is selflessness. In spite of everything, if the man is selfless it’s unnervingly attractive. I also do love that alpha male air where they control anything and all other men shake in their wake.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  10. Oooh..ordinary but extraordinary…hmmm…I’m gonna go with Darcy Butler in Behind Iron Lace by Mercy Celeste. He’s the quiet, geeky, librarian type. But he’s passionate and loyal. He’s honest and forgiving. He’s understanding and loving. And, gah…he’s so sexy! There aren’t enough words to describe how much I adore him.

    morris.crissy@gmail.com

  11. Oh goodness, there is so many that I could say… I will make it simple by saying the traits that I like…

    Brains, brawns, loyalty, passion, compassion, understanding, honesty, protective, courtesy and acceptance are just few qualities I like. As to why, I am not sure…

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

    Email following.

  12. I think loyalty and love are important, I have read books were the hero has been with another and to prove something and hurt there love, I love the books but can relate to the hurt. Wrath from dark lover would be my pick.
    Tina
    folker@bigpond.com

  13. Always and forever my first book boyfriend, Mr Darcy. There is just something so yummy about him!! Although, I do cheat on him with every new book I read!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  14. Well, my first book boyfriend was Briar from Tamara Pierce’s Circle of Magic series. Still madly in love with him years later. 🙂

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

  15. My perfect hero is tall, muscular,confident, Alpha,bad-ass, intelligent, protective, vulnerable and majorly damaged — but ultimately redeemable!

    That being said, one of mu faves is Curran, from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series–he’s all of the above and Curran and Kate have each others’ backs — always!

    Another one at the top of my list is Terrible from Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series — he’s there for Chess even when Chess is subconsciously trying to drive him away – -total Book Boyfriend points for persistence and patience!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  16. My favourite hero right now is Travis from Beautiful Disaster. He’s hot, confident and will do anything for the one he cares about. LOVE HIM!!
    I love tough guys who are sensitive and incredibly protective of the ones they love. Nothing like seeing them protect the ones they care about.

  17. There are just so many, that I don’t think I could pick just one, I do love they are confident most of all, but also caring and sensitive and with a bit of humor!

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