Friday, February 8, 2013

Win $100 Giftcard or Kindle Fire with Kristine Cayne at the Heartbreaker #HeartHop!




Welcome to the Heartbreaker Blog Hop!

To enter the giveaways, follow the instructions under "Grand Prize Giveaway" and "My Prize Giveaway"  below. 

The Heartbreaker Blog Hop runs from 2/8-2/11, 2013. 


Heartbreakers. That's the topic today. Why do women fall for these bad boys who are destined to leave them drowning their sorrows in a bottle of wine and a box of chocolate? I think it's because we love the challenge. We think we'll be the one to change him, to tame him. These men are called "Heartbreakers" for a reason. Victory will be tough, but it will be sweet. 

I think all my heroes have at least a touch of heartbreaker in them. Prior to meeting their heroine, they've all been around the block a time or twenty. In fact, Nic Lamoureux, the hero of Deadly Obsession was known to be a typical Hollywood playboy before Lauren James came into his life. Rémi Whitedeer, the hero of Deadly Addiction, left a trail of disappointed women behind him as he searched for Mrs. Right. Of course, that search ends when he meets Alyssa James. 

But perhaps my biggest heartbreaker of all is Officer Connor Kavanagh, the hero of Guns 'N' Tulips. You see, when Connor was offered the opportunity to go undercover to bring down a gang of Chicago mobsters, he jumps at the chance. The problem? He has to leave behind his fiancee, Lily Stephens. Worse, he can't tell her what's going on. As far as she knows, she's been dumped. 



Officer Connor Kavanagh lost everything--his badge, his friends and his fiancée--when he agreed to go undercover with the mob and infiltrate the ruthless Bank Bandits. After months of scheming and strategizing, the day of the big heist--and Conner's chance to get his old life back--finally arrives, but right from the start, Conner's plans fall apart. Even worse, the woman he loves is trapped in the crosshairs of the Bank Bandits' murderous leader, and Connor is her only hope for survival.

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My Prize Giveaway
In honor of today's theme, I'm giving away an ecopy of Heartbreaker by Laura Taylor. This prize is international, via egift from Amazon, B&N, or Kobo, or via a Smashwords coupon.




Pride and determination collide...
Sculptor Bliss Rowland has never forgotten the Naval Intelligence officer who rescued her as a teenager after a London terrorist attack. Eleven years later, and on the heels of yet another terrorist incident, Micah Holbrook is sent to her Virgin Islands retreat a changed man. This time, it is the rescuer who must be rescued. 

Even as Micah grapples with the threat of permanent blindness, he also fights against his desire for the determined, sensual woman that Bliss has become. He fears he has little to offer this gifted sculptor if he cannot even see the highly acclaimed sculptures she creates. 

Will Micah finally acknowledge his love for Bliss... or will his pride transform him into the ultimate HEARTBREAKER?

To enter: Fill out the Rafflecopter below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

Grand Prize Giveaway
We have 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 300 times!


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!




To enter: leave a comment on this post with your email address. 

Note: 1st and 2nd Grand Prizes are International. The 3rd Grand Prize is US- only. Entries are only valid if the email address is included in a blog comment. 

Question for you: What do you think of heartbreaker heroes? Do you like them? Hate them? Do you have a favorite? Tell us about him.

More Valentine's Day Fun
In time for Valentine's Day, I have a new release out. Un-Valentine's Day is a cute contemporary romance novelette about a woman who hates the holiday and the man who changes her mind.




It's Valentine's Day, and Noah Jensen has a mad crush on Cassie Ames, a woman who vehemently hates the hearts-and-flowers holiday. Even worse, she doesn't see him as boyfriend material. Can Noah give Cassie a perfectly unconventional un-Valentine's day and move out of the dreaded friend zone--and into her heart?

Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | ARe | Smashwords





Keep Hopping!
To keep hopping, please click on one of the links below or return to the main hop site at the main hop site: http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/

Note: For more chances to win, click on the Blog Hop graphic at the top of the page. I have other blog hops and contests going on right now. :)


Have fun!
~Kristine

66 comments:

  1. Giving away someone else's book, what a great idea. I'm not a fan of heartbreakers, unless they become reformed. authorangelicadawson at gmail.com

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    1. Angela, I like to promote others as much as myself and Laura Taylor is a wonderful author. Thank you for hopping with us. Good luck!

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  2. Wow - what a hop!!! Thank you for this.....! :) <3

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    1. You're welcome, Summer. Thank you for hopping with us. Good luck!

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  3. I love heartbreakers who find that one special person and have to work to earn their heart/love.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Me too, Susan. I love seeing the tough ones fall. :D Thank you for hopping with us. Good luck!

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  4. love the heartbreakers! They are so multidimensional and fun!

    staceyprice(AT)gmail.com

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    1. Exactly, Stacey. There is always more to them than is immediately apparent. Thank you for hopping with us. Good luck!

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  5. Love the heartbreakers. havebookwillsurvive at gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for hopping with us. Good luck!

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  6. My favorite heartbreaker is Damon from the Vampire Diaries.
    Thanks for the chance!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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    1. Oh my, yes! I love Damon from TVD. Thank you for hopping with us. Good luck!

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  7. My favorite heartbreaker is Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  8. I love heartbreakers ... the ones you can't believe what they have done or you know they will do, but you still love them anyway.

    theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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  9. A hero can break my heart when he gives all of himself to a woman while fighting it tooth and nail. Fighting himself for control and then finally releasing it. Mm...heartbreakin' heros!

    jennalynneellis(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  10. What I love about heartbreakers in romance novels is that they almost always redeem themselves to the love of their lives.

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  11. 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!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  12. In this book. I think that he is trying to protect his fiance, but unavoidable breaks her heart. I would forgive him, as I know she will.This is a sensitive heartbreaker,and not an insensitive one. anpa@gmail.com

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  13. I like them when they don't mean to go around hurting peoples feelings, otherwise I want to bash their heads in.
    Z
    Seawitch reviews at yahoo dot com

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  14. I like them! Heros are always a good thing!

    mestith@gmail.com

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  15. Thank you for the giveaway!
    strideress_longshanks@hotmail.com

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  16. I like them only if their not hurting me. If they reform those are the best ones. :) Thanks!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  17. I love them :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  18. I love the hop!!

    caiidynsmommie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I am loving meeting and discovering all of these new authors and finding new books. I am definitely a bookie (nerd)! Thank You


    ferose24@aol.com

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  20. My favorite has to be Eric from (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) he is so rough around the edges but when he fell he fell hard ;).

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

    Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! This is awesome!

    -Amanda P

    Lets Get Romantical
    Where the Night Kind Roam

    prnovel (at) gmail

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  22. I love a reformed heartbreaker lol. Thanks all the books soudn great!
    Carpediem5366@yahoo.com

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  23. 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

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  24. Great hop. There are great.Especially when they get to redeem themselves and help those they need to help and get what they really want in the end.
    divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Keep writing so I can keep reading. Thanks for being in this super blog hop.
    roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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  26. My favorite bad boy heartbreaker hero is Eric Northman. You know he has a heard of gold under that icy exterior.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I prefer bad boys to heart breakers but I do love Eric from True Blood!
    Thanks so much for participation in the hop!
    swordlily_girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Love them! Not so fond of them in RL.

    anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

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  30. I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul.

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  31. Heartbreakers that eventually only one woman can tame are the best!

    shawna [at] trindiebooks [dot] com

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  32. I love heartbreakers in a book. Because at the end we fall in love with them. In real life...that's another story !

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you for sharing the LOVE ! :)

    mikki_dicampo@hotmail.com

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  33. I always fall in love with the heartbreakers. I like it when they're tough on the outside and gooey on the inside :)

    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

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  34. I like them if in the end they feel bad for what they had done and find their match.
    myboo63@hotmail.com

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  35. I do so love a good heartbreaker hero because even though he makes me so mad come then end of the book i am loving him.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  36. I always want to see the heartbreaker fall in love ;)

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  37. I love these blog hops because I get to learn about new authors and meet new bloggers as well.

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  38. I love them, God help me! 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

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  39. I like them. One of my favorites is Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  40. I'm not a big fan of heartbreakers.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    jillynann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I love them! Especially when they screw up, realize what they lost, and grovel to get there special someone back! Thanks for the giveaway and the awesome hop!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. They are super frustrating because they seem to miss what is right in front of them but once they figure it out I love them

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  43. I have to say that I think this is the largest hop I have ever participated in. I think your last one was over 200. I love the mix of heartbreak heroes. I don't have a particular favorite. Guess it depends on my mood. :)

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

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  44. Love them, but only fictional ones :)

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

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  45. like them because they're alpha
    Zsadist
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. Love the fictional ones.

    Woolfcindy@aol.com

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  47. I love Eric Northman, hot hot,hot. Love your giveaway, thank you so much.
    Kismet83@comcast.net
    Conny

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  48. I like heartbreaker heroes in fiction, but not real life. LOL.

    AnnaM
    doxisrcool at aol.com

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  49. Thank you for the giveaways
    I love Vance in the witches and warlock series by Lacey weatherford.
    Tigerfly139@Aol.com

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  50. I love heartbreakers. They make the story so much more emotional.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  51. Heartbreakers are passionate, and just haven't found the right one...but when they do...the put their all into getting the one they want.

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  52. Love Love Love!!!

    rebeccabrochu@yahoo.com

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  53. Wow what an amazing hop/giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

    orangepeacock313(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.
    My email is llynnthomas42@gmail.com

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  55. Wow what a huge hop! <3 this! LeahB427@Gmail.com

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway! Ginormous list, isn't it?

    loonyalana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. i love to hate heartbreakers because i dont like the reality slant on my fantasy. trbrakel@yahoo.com

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  58. I love a heartbreaker in a book. M favorite heartbreaker is for the mid 90s. Chance McCall from author Sharon Sala. I can go back and read it again and again.
    llynnthomas42@gmail.com

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  59. Heartbreakers are fun between the (book) covers, but not so much in real life...

    crazyjolson@gmail.com

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