Friday, February 08, 2013

Heartbreakers....


The Webster's Dictionary defines a heartbreaker as, a person, event, or thing that causes heartbreak. For the romance reader, a heartbreaker can come in many forms, but when you put him with a well-developed heroine, well, it makes for one enjoyable romance novel.

The heartbreaker could be the bad boy who can't seen to help himself, or the good guy who ends up breaking the heroine's heart to pursue the greater good.

Which do you prefer? The bad boy draws the heroine in even though she knows he's bound to break her heard and leave her picking up the pieces. But can the bad boy be tamed? Well, it certainly takes the right woman. When I think of a bad boy, Rhett Butler comes to mind.


Rhett Butler was tall, dark and devishly handsome and he took what he wanted, namely Scarlet O'Hara. They just don't make hero's like that anymore. Even though Rhett and Scarlet fought like crazy, to a certain extent she was able to tame her bad boy, especially when the baby was born. If only Scarlet hadn't been such a selfish person, her love story could have turned out differently.

   



Or perhaps you prefer the the good guy who may truly have the heroine's well being in mind until faced with doing his part to help the greater good.   Take for example, Ashley Wilkes  



     



Ashley truly wanted what was best for Scarlet but he couldn't commit to her. He worshiped her from afar, always doing what was right instead of just going for it like Rhett Butler would have.

So, what's your favorite heartbreaker type?  For me, well, it's simple. I'll take Rhett any ol' day. Scarlet, for God's sake, open your eyes!

Starting today and ending on February 11, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about the heartbreakers we know and love.

And while they  do that, they EACH will be doing a giveaway.There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by the Author or Blogger.

I'll be giving away an ebook copy of A Family For Christmas

A Family For Christmas (Treasures Of The Rockies)
Rachel Peters thought she’d left the past along with all of her mistakes behind in Austin after her brief marriage to childhood sweetheart Jack Bryant ended with an annulment and a broken heart.

Now, Rachel must face the man she still loves once again in order to save her son’s life. But can she believe Jack when he tells her he’s not the man he once was. And more importantly, can she trust him when her son’s life hangs in the balance?
 
 
But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes to give away. 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!

 

Now what are those prizes?

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!




Please note:When you are entering your comments, make sure to comment on the FIRST DAY Blog (February 8) if you want to be entered in the grand prize. Everything but the swag prize is open to international entries so please make sure to comment with your email address so that you can be entered. 

 




 
Good luck!

All the best...

Mary Eason
 


30 comments:

Susan Buchanan said...

book sounds interesting. Good luck with the rest of the hop, Sooz (soozbuch@gmail.com)

Tia Dalley said...

Bad boys, for sure!

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HaveBook WillSurvive said...

Bad Boys.... havebookwillsurvive@gmail.com

Liese2 said...

Definitely bad boys!
Thanks for the chance!
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Kaylyn D. said...

I love bad boys. Thanks for the giveaway.
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K. April Holgate said...

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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Kathleen Harris said...

I'm a sucker for the bad boy. Even knowing you could get your heart broken they just draw you to them.
Thanks for the giveaway
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Meghan said...

Bad boys!!

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Liv said...

Tough question! So hard to decide...

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Stacey said...

I love the bad boys! They are so much fun ;)

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doxymom said...

Thanks for hopping! I like the image of the road on your page. The color of the clouds really jumps out.

AnnaM.
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laurie said...

Bad boys, for sure!

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VampedChik said...

Love bad boys! Thanks!
-Amber
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Cassandra said...

I love the bad boy :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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BLHmistress said...

Can't help it the bad boys.

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Mary @SweepingMe said...

Sounds like a sweet story! Thanks for the chance!

Mary
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Jenn Irving said...

heartbreakers... it's always the ones who break our hearts.

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Mary Frances Roya said...

Your book sounds great. I like the bad boy that can't resist the good girl.
Keep writing so I can keep reading. Thanks for being in this super blog hop.
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Ashley Applebee said...

Definitely bad boys!!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
Ashley A
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Natasha said...

Bad boys!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Swordlily said...

bad boys for sure ;)
Thanks so much for participation in the hop!
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Veronika said...

Heartbreakers are usually bad-boys, they're witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

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Jennifer Wedmore said...

bad boys all the way
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Carla said...

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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Jeanette Platt said...

I agree with your assessment of Rhett... total #1 Heartbreaker... Thanks for being part of the hop.

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strawberryrose said...

I would have to say love the Bad Boys. 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 needs to be.

Judy Peterson
strawberryrose@earthlink.net

Shadow said...

Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway!
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bn100 said...

bad boy
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Missie1 said...

God I love a Bad Boy. Just makes a good read Better. Ya gotta have some D R A M A ...lol
Thanks
Missie Jones
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KaryRN said...

Thank You for the giveaway!! Bad boy hartbreakers that turn into hearttrobs!!

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