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One Night With A Fictional Hero + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I’m so glad to be here today as part of my blog tour for my current release, YOURS AT MIDNIGHT. (Be sure to see below for my giveaway.)

One Night with a Fictional Hero

It’s clear at the start of my story that Quinn and Lyric, my hero and heroine in YOURS AT MIDNIGHT, have had a one night stand. Now, four years later they’re face to face again, and things heat up pretty quickly. They can’t forget that night. Especially Lyric.

So, you know how there’s that list? The list of celebrities or athletes or other famous person that your significant other says it’s okay for you to, you know, indulge your fantasy with should you get the chance? Come on, you know the one, right? Well this got me thinking about all the yummy fictional heroes in romance novels and I thought I’d write a list with those guys—the men who have most recently captured my heart and …ahem… my imagination.

Here are four fictional heroes that if they knocked on my door, I could, uh, spend one night with, in no particular order:

1. Quinn Sobel, from “Yours At Midnight.” I was totally crushing on him as I wrote his story. He’s damaged, darkly confident and seductive, and under his sometimes cold, hurtful shell is a man ready to shed the past and show Lyric how much she means to him. Oh, he also speaks multiple languages, and if you ask nicely, he’ll throw in an accent.

2. Harry Dresden, from Jim Butcher’s “The Dresden Files.” Okay, so this isn’t a romance series of books, but I’m seriously in love with Harry. He’s a wizard. He’s protective. Loyal. Asks for trouble. Kicks ass. Will do anything for the people he cares about.

3. Christian Nelson, from Karen Erickson’s “Jane’s Gift.” When a man falls for a woman completely against his type, when he can’t think straight and adores not only her but her kids, there is something very sexy about that. He’s also a fireman. ~sigh~

4. Matt Bowers, from Jill Shalvis’s “At Last.” Matt is sweet one moment, smug the next. He thinks he’s in control, but when it comes to the woman he’s falling for, he’s so not. He’s rugged, charming, a big tease, the kind of man girls lose sleep over. And his nickname is Ranger Hot Buns. Yes, please.

So please share with me, who’s on your list?

 

 Yours at MidnightA bit about Yours at Midnight:
 
Lyric Whetsone only had eyes for Quinn Sobel’s brother Oliver, until a car crash took Oliver’s life on New Year’s Eve. Then, a moment of shared grief between Quinn and Lyric became something more impassioned, something that frightened Quinn so much he ran from Lyric’s bed and her life, disappearing for four long years.
Now Quinn’s back for another New Year’s Eve, struggling for closure, desperate to leave his grief in the past and make amends with the girl of his dreams.But Lyric has a secret–one that could drive Quinn from her life forever.
Will Quinn run away from the love and acceptance he’s always wanted…or will he claim his New Year’s kiss and make her his at midnight?

robinbielmanA bit about Robin Bielman:
Robin Bielman lives in Southern California, a bike ride away from the ocean if she’s feeling really adventurous. She loves books and baking and running on the treadmill while watching her favorite TV shows. When she’s not reading or writing her next story, she’s spending time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons. She is addicted to cafe mocha’s and if every day were Cupcake Day, she’d be a happy camper! She loves to connect with readers.
You can find her on-line here:
Yours at Midnight can be purchased here:

As part of my blog tour, I’ve got a giveaway!  Enter below for a chance to win a $50 gift card of the winner’s choice to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Book Depository (for international entries). The winner will be announced at the end of the tour! Check out the rest of the blog tour stops here.

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28 Responses to “One Night With A Fictional Hero + Giveaway”

  1. Donna A says:

    Roarke from the In Death series by JD Robb, Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series, Hawke from Nalini Singh’s psy/changelings, and when I’m feeling really adventurous Jericho Barrons from the Fever series

  2. Hi Donna! Oh, I’m a huge Stephanie Plum and Ranger fan, too! And I seriously need to read the In Death series *hides under chair* because everyone loves Roarke and I must meet him! :) Thanks so much for commenting!

  3. Off the top of my head, I really do love Joe Morelli, in the Stephanie Plum books too. He’s all man and so realistic!

  4. Hi Charlene! I love Morelli, too! Ranger? Morelli? Ranger? Morelli? I think we should have them both. ;) (I did not just say that, did I?) Shh…

  5. I love fictional heroes, too. I have to say, I’ve had a crush on the Chicago Stars quarterback, Dean Robillard from Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ Natural Born Charmer, ever since I read that book. Come to think of it, there are a few other SEP heroes I could fall for, too!

    Fun blog. Loved your book.

  6. Naima says:

    Hands down, Black Niall from Linda Howard’s Son of the Morning! He could rock my world in this century and the thirteenth…or whatever pre-electricity and outhouse century that was…LOL! No you know, for me to be willing to give up TV, he must be ALL THAT!!

  7. ooo so many to choose from lol I think number one on my list would be Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series :D

  8. Hi Lynne! Thanks so much for stopping by! Oh, I love SEP heroes, too! And there’s something about a quarterback that just makes me sigh. I just finished Karen Erickson’s Game for Marriage and her hero is a quarterback and I’m seriously crushing on him.

  9. Hi Naima! LOL Thanks for introducing me to Black Niall! I’ll have to check him out. I’m a major TV fanatic too, so I’m thinking he must really be hot. ;) And thank you very much for visiting! I’m so happy you did!

  10. Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by! :) Given your busy schedule at the moment – everyone, Michelle has a new release out right now! – I really appreciate it! I haven’t read the Outlander series, but I know so many people love it. I’ll need to set aside a *big* chunk of time to read it, though, won’t I?

  11. Hayson says:

    Hi Robin,
    Hmmm. Tough choice. I really loved Lucas in Tammara Webber’s Easy. There was just ‘something’ about him. Mind you, your Quinn Sobel is up there.

    Hayson

  12. Colleen says:

    Oooh so many great choices out there… Roarke would be towards the top of my list… give me that sexy bad boy and his accent! Happy Blog Tour!

  13. Amanda Usen says:

    I’d want one night with Dragos from Thea Harrison’s Dragon Bound, but his heroine would kick my a$*. I’m also a Roarke fan. Ditto on the a#% kicking. Jamie Fraser, you betcha. Wonder if I could take Claire? I love thinking about this topic. Thanks!

  14. Hi Hayson! Thanks so much for popping in! Easy is in my TBR pile! I’ll have to move it up now so I can check out Lucas. :) And aww, thanks for your lovely words about Quinn!

  15. Hi Colleen! Okay, I seriously need to get me some Roarke. LOL Thanks so much for being a part of my tour! I’m having a great time.

  16. Hi Amanda! LOL In this fantasy, no other heroines allowed. ;) Thanks so much for commenting!

  17. Pppp yeah another Roarke girl here. Or Zsadist if we’re going PNR :D

  18. Sam Beck says:

    I second the Quinn Sobel nomination, and add Dean Malloy from your debut novella, “Worth the Risk”! I’ve also fallen hard for Reid Andrews from Gina L. Maxwell’s “Seducing Cinderella” and Galen Thomas from Christine Bell’s, “Down For the Count.” And then, of course, there’s big, sexy Sawyer Thompson, from Jill Shalvis’ “Head Over Heels.” And then…geez…I may have a pretend boyfriend problem!

  19. Hi Anna! Oh, I loved Zsadist! *swoon*

  20. Hi Sam! Thank you SO much! I loved Reid Andrews, too. And I crush on every single one of Jill’s heroes! LOL at your pretend boyfriend problem! Think we should start a group?

  21. Aliyah Burke says:

    Hi Robin,
    Love the post and have some more books to go pick up. Whee!!
    My list (promise, I’m keeping it way shorter than it would be. Hmm, says a lot about me I’m thinking. :) ) Also in no particular order.
    Dageus from Karen Marie Moning’s “The Dark Highlander”
    Sam Starrett from Suzanne Brockmann’s “Gone Too Far”
    Dorian from Nalini Singh’s “Hostage to Pleasure”
    James Mallory from Johanna Lindsey’s “Gentle Rogue”
    Any of the heroes from Pamela Clare’s I-Team stories
    Okay, I will stop now or this list will get way long.
    Again, thanks for the great post!
    ~Aliyah :)

  22. Hi Aliyah! Thank you so much for posting here! I love your “short” list. LOL And you’ve given me a few heroes I definitely need to check out. Karen Moning has been on my TBR list forever. With so many amazing authors, I’m thinking we’ll never run out of heroes to fall in love with.

    Thanks again for stopping by!

  23. E.J. Russell says:

    This may be an odd one, but I fell hard for Freddy Standen in Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion years ago. An unsuspected hero-in-spite-of-himself who actually (gasp!) treated the heroine well! My first beta…

  24. Hi E.J.! I haven’t read Georgette’s book, so it’s not at all odd to me. :) I think any hero that moves you can be on your list. Thanks for visiting!

  25. Aliyah Burke says:

    Glad to have helped your list to check out. :) I’ve gotten some great books to look at here as well. Reading is such a wonderful past time! Thanks again for the post.
    ~Aliyah

  26. Gemma says:

    Rand or Sinjin from H.P. Mallorys Jolie Wilkins Series, Knight or Bram from H.P. Mallorys Dulcie O Neill Series, Jeremy Blade from Gerry Bartletts Real Vampires Series, or any one of the Sinners from Olivia Cunnings Sinners on Tour Series.

  27. Hi Aliyah! Thank *you.* This has been lots of fun and my TBR pile has grown quite large overnight!

  28. Hi Gemma! Thanks so much for stopping by! I haven’t read any of these, but I’m adding them to my list of authors to check out. You know how just a name can make you interested? Well, you’ve named heroes that have totally piqued mine.

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