Hot Summer Heroes Blog hop and giveaway

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Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop Aug. 15th-18th
What Makes A Hero Hot?
Summer is winding down, but there’s still the Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop.
What makes a hero hot? I would say that it’s having a good sense of humor, being able to laugh at himself, but not make fun of people. I would also say it’s going above and beyond the call of duty to the heroine, his family and friends. He may not be the typical Alpha male on the inside or the outside, but he’s a hero nonetheless. Jay Galloway, the hero of “Mr. Short, Dark…& Funny” is like that. He’s got a great sense of humor, and one of the Galloway Family’s Ten Commandments is “Thou shalt laugh at thyself.” He made sacrifices for his sister when their parents died, and although he gets aggravated with Reese Elliott, the heroine’s dad, who is in the early stages of dementia, he realizes his mistake and saves the day.

Another thing that makes a hero hot is there being more to him than meets the eye. Scotty Caldwell, the hero of “Mr. Tall, Tan…& Tasteless,” is tall and tan and pretty good-looking, but some people see him as a couch potato without much ambition. There is way more to him than meets the eye. Readers said he didn’t realize that his best friend’s sister was in love with him until she finally told him. The truth is that he did realize it all along. He just didn’t act on his feelings because Lorrie Galloway had a “no dating friends, especially her brother’s best friend” policy. In the sequel, “Tasteless Holidays,” Scotty proves that there’s more to him than meets the eye when he has to do whatever it takes for his marriage.

There’s more than meets the eye to the hero of “Sweeter Than W(h)ine,” Dr. Rafe Farber, as well. Yes, he’s tall, dark and handsome, but he has memories of the past that he can’t share with anyone, even the beautiful Dina Edelman. He masks his pain with jokes and surrounds himself with the good things in life like expensive chocolate and a well-cared for but fancy home. He soon realizes that he has to share some of this with Dina and this makes him more appealing to her.
What about you–what makes a hero hot for you? The first person who visits this blog and makes a meaningful comment will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Plus you’ll be entered in the grand prize drawing. So comment away and be sure to visit the other blogs, too.

Here are the links for my books, as well as my short story collection, “Three Strikes—You’re in Love.” Watch for “Tasteless Holidays”, coming soon.

Here’s the link to other authors on the blog hop – visit them all for the chance to win fantastic prizes:


40 thoughts on “Hot Summer Heroes Blog hop and giveaway

  1. What makes a hero hot to me is that they are fiercely protective to those they care about but what really reves my engines so to speak is sarcasm. I am not sure why but if the guy can get me to laugh and laugh hard I find it extremely sexy.


  2. I like a man with a sense of humor and someone who is loyal to his friends and family. Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  3. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I love a hero that is strong and protective and a bit of a bad boy.
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  5. For me a hot and sexy hero is persistant loyal and protective ( not controlling)

    thank you for your participation in this hop


  6. A sense of humor is very important, but we also must address sex appeal; a hero must be hot to his lover. It doesn’t matter if he’s hot to anyone else, only her opinion matters. I think strength (internal, not necessarily external, though that’s nice, too), bravery, integrity, kindness, gentleness, thoughtfulness, and considerateness are important. It’s also vital that the hero recognize his mate as his equal. He must also love animals or it’s no-go. Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. Thanks for commenting, Michelle. Good luck on the hop. I agree with all you had to say, especially the part about loving animals. A lot of my work has animals in it. Jay, the hero of “Mr. Short, Dark…& Funny,” has two bulldogs, Bulldog and Barks. Lorrie Galloway, the heroine of “Mr. Tall, Tan…& Tasteless,” finds an abandoned kitten and adopts her. And the hero of “My Short, Dark and Funny Valentine” is a veterinarian. So my heroes definitely have to love animals.

  8. “He masks his pain with jokes and surrounds himself with the good things in life like expensive chocolate and a well-cared for but fancy home.”
    This made me wanna hug him much. Hero with a broken soul….
    shinigami_light @ ymail. com

  9. I love your idea of a hot hero 🙂 Someone who isn’t afraid to laugh at himself is incredibly charming! Men who take themselves too seriously are generally unappealing! I think your three heroes sound like they themselves are a great collection of hot heroes as well!

    For me, their ability to laugh at themselves is a great characteristic, as well as someone who is strong yet vulnerable, somewhat possessive and protective and who is thoughtfully romantic. It’s ALWAYS about the little things 🙂

    Thank you for sharing and for a wonderful giveaway!

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

    1. Thanks, Marie–and I agree about the little things. One of my favorite scenes is in “Mr. Tall, Tan…& Tasteless” when Scotty tries to lip sync a song to Lorrie (because he can’t sing) and Jay mistakes him for a robber and punches him in the stomach and they both start cracking up when Jay realizes his mistake.

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

  10. What a great blog hop I love Alpha males who are strong and protective. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D

  11. Hi! Its all of it, but mostly actions. For me, i love an alpha hero, someone brave, protecting there own, helping, and i love a bit of cockiness. And they have to have a bit of humor! And how the heroine reacts to him. I love the first meeting between characters, especially when its explosive! Thank you for sharing and for the awesome hop & giveaways!

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