Heartbreaker Hop and Giveaway

08 Feb

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Heartbreakers. Bad boys. What is it we love so much about them? Something tells me this is a question women will be asking themselves forever.

We know they’re not good for us, but deep down we hope we’ll be the one to change them, the one they fall in love with. We believe somewhere inside them is a good man, right? Okay, maybe in the real world this doesn’t work out very often, but in the world of romance novels it does. I suppose that’s why we devour those novels so veraciously.

Maybe that’s why I have such an obsession with vampires. Talk about bad boy heartbreakers. I mean come on, who could break your heart more than someone who has a tendency to kill people by drinking their blood? Yet many of us love them for that good man underneath the monster—and in turn, we overlook the monster. The heartbreaker.

I remember the first heartbreaker I had a crush on when I was a little girl, Fonzie on Happy Days. I only went downhill from there. As a teen and young adult I wanted Axl Rose. You can’t get more heartbreaker than that. I guess I’ve grown out of that, except for my vampire issues, because I crush on mostly good guys now–Alex O’Loughlin in particular. But for old times, how about a picture of Axl?

Yes, there is a certain reason I chose this pic. It is one of my favorites of it–I mean, of him. And let’s please ignore pics of him today. I prefer the older ones when he was hot and bad as hell.

So now that I’ve grown out of my bad boy stage–maybe–I write about bad boys that can be redeemed—sort of. I guess a vampire can’t really ever be good unless he turns into a “vegetarian.” We won’t even go there. Not badass at all. And a heartbreaker must be badass.

Okay, so I spilled a little about my heartbreaker crushes. What about you? What characters or celebrity bad boys have you fallen for?

Now for the giveaway part of this post. There are two giveaways here, mine and the grand prize. You must use the Rafflecopter to enter my giveaway, but also comment and leave your email address to enter for the grand prize.


TNSS: Book 1

TNSS: Book 1


In 1812 England, after nearly eight centuries of immortal life, Bastian Evanko has finally found the woman he wants to spend forever with. Now he is ready to reveal his secret to her, to tell her he is a vampire. But past experience has shown him mortal women may not be able to accept him for what he is. He’s had his share of heartbreak and is hoping this time will be different.

Elise McNeil loves Bastian with all her heart and can’t wait to share her life with him, to have a family with him. But when he shows her the monster he hides inside, she is devastated because he lied to her the entire time he courted her. She is unsure if she can trust him, but more importantly, she believes he may be evil and incapable of loving her as he claims to.

As if their situation isn’t complicated enough, Elise has a secret of her own. Her brother Jacob is a vampire Hunter. When the two men come face-to-face after Jacob and Elise’s parents go missing, will she keep Bastian’s secret or betray him for her family’s sake? Can Bastian save her from the ruling vampire Elders if she breaks their laws by revealing his secret? Or will the couple find out the hard way that nothing lasts forever?

Warning: This novelette is a romantic tragedy—with a tragic ending—but the rest of the books in this series will have happy endings.

If you would like to read the second book in this series, go to The Nocturnal Surrender Series site for purchase links. The third book will be released within the next week and will be part of an upcoming giveaway hop.


There are THREE grand prizes. 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!

After leaving your comment and email here to enter for the grand prize giveaway, and entering my giveaway with the Rafflecopter, you can go to Carrie Ann’s Blog Hops site for a list of the other blogs in this hop.


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!

(swag prize only open to US residents)

Giveaway runs through 2/11/13 and winners will be chosen on 2/12/13. Thanks for stopping by and GOOD LUCK! 😀 UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER!


Posted by on February 8, 2013 in Giveaways, Nothing Lasts Forever


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50 responses to “Heartbreaker Hop and Giveaway

  1. Angelica Dawson

    February 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I’m too boring, craving real guys. I have had my heartbroken, but it was a legit end to a long-distance relationship that wasn’t working. I suppose Tom Cruise got my blood pumping when I was younger (and he seems a heartbreaker) and Brad Pitt is swoon worthy (though less a heartbreaker than Tom, I think). Anyways… authorangelicadawson at Thanks for the hop and pic (wowsa)

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 8, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Hi Angelica, thanks for stopping by, and you’re welcome. There’s nothing wrong with real guys. They can be just as hot but unfortunately can still be heartbreakers. Tom was pretty hot, same with Brad, but I think you’re right about Tom being more of a heartbreaker. Good luck in the giveaways! 🙂

  2. Amber Slagle

    February 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I love Hero Heartbreakers!!

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      You’re welcome, Amber. Thanks for stopping by and good luck! 🙂

  3. Meghan Stith

    February 9, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    I think that Christian Grey from “50 Shades of Grey” is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 9, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Hi Meghan, you’re welcome, and thanks for stopping by. Christian is a great example. I hadn’t thought of him before. Good luck in the giveaways. 🙂

  4. Karina (@Swordlily_girl)

    February 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks so much for participation!

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      You’re welcome, Karina. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck! 🙂

  5. vampedchik

    February 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    That makes me think of David Bowie in Labrynth with those tight pants. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 9, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      I forgot all about that movie. I loved that one. Now I might have to watch it again. I can picture him in those tight pants.

      Good luck in the giveaways! 🙂

  6. Lisa Walker Liese2

    February 9, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 9, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      You’re welcome, Lisa, and good luck! 🙂

  7. cassandrahicks

    February 10, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. Maria

    February 10, 2013 at 4:10 am

    great giveaway!

  9. Tammy Turner

    February 10, 2013 at 8:23 am

    We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

    Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

    Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

    Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

    Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

    Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

    Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

    Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

    Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Wow Tammy, you are so right. You nailed it with your description of heartbreakers and all those great examples. I think out of the ones I know that you listed, I’d have to go with Loathaire. That’s what I love about romance novels; there are just so many different versions of the heartbreaker. I like your thoughts on the ones who don’t even know they are heartbreakers. Thanks for stopping by and for the wonderful comment. And good luck in the giveaways! 🙂

  10. Veronika

    February 10, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I love reading about heartbreakers! They are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 10, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      I know exactly what you mean, Veronika. They are too hot to resist. Good luck in the giveaways! 🙂

  11. Stacey

    February 10, 2013 at 11:20 am

    thanks for participating 🙂


  12. kaylynd

    February 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Colin Farrel is a bad boy I fell for! His accent… OMG! Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Oh, the accents always get me. My favorite is Australian, though. You’re welcome, and good luck! 🙂

  13. AnnaM.

    February 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    doxisrcool at

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      You’re welcome, Anna, and good luck! 🙂

  14. Mary @SweepingMe

    February 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    My favorite is Rick from The Walking Dead! He’s so hot!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mary_reiss @

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 10, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      I haven’t watched that yet, but if he’s the one I like from the commercials, I can understand. You’re welcome, and good luck! 🙂

  15. Natasha

    February 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 10, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      You’re welcome, Natasha, and good luck! 🙂

  16. strawberryrosered

    February 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    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

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 10, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      He sounds like a good one, but I haven’t read those, unfortunately. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck in the giveaways! 🙂

  17. Ashley Anne Applebee

    February 11, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Bret Michaels gets to me 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Ashley A

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

      Oh yeah, Bret is another good one. Talk about a heart breaker. You’re welcome, good luck, and happy Valentine’s Day to you, too! 🙂

  18. Shannon Bereza

    February 11, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Oh my god, that is an amazing picture of Axl. I love the older pictures of the rockers like that. Another one of my favorites is Mark McGrath. I don’t know what it is about him, but I find him to be sooo sexy. By far though Axl Rose is a god of the 80’s and 90’s. Kids today just don’t get it.

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Glad you liked that pic of Axl. Yeah, there is something about Mark. I say hot rockers shouldn’t be allowed to age. They should be frozen at their best as long as they’re alive. Good luck in the giveaways! 🙂

  19. shadowluvs2read

    February 11, 2013 at 4:05 am

    One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! 🙂

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

      I don’t know that one. I’ll have to look into it. You’re welcome, and good luck! 🙂

  20. susan platt

    February 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Great giveaway

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  21. Carla

    February 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

    My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane’s Laid Bare is my perfect example.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

      I didn’t even think about the groveling. There is something about a tough guy begging his woman that is very sexy. Good luck in the giveaways! 🙂

  22. BookLady

    February 11, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Love vampire heartbreakers. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

      I’m definitely with on the vampires. They are my favorites. You’re welcome, good luck, and happy Valentine’s Day to you, too. 🙂

  23. jeanette platt

    February 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Thankyou for being part of the hop and for your post.

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      You’re welcome, Jeanette. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck! 🙂

  24. bn100

    February 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks for participating.

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      How on earth did I forget about Z? Love that heartbreaker, and his twin. You’re welcome, and good luck! 🙂

  25. Mary Roya

    February 11, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I like the heartbreakers. They make the make up sex so much sweeter. Thanks for being Heartbreakers Blog Hop.

    • Lorraine Pearl

      February 12, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Mary. Definitely true about the make up sex. You’re welcome, and good luck! 🙂


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