Monday, August 13, 2012

Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop: Thorgasm Alert

I have a new definition for a "hot summer hero" courtesy of my favorite Nordic (and yes I know the actor is Australian) squeeze: Thor.  See, just last week, I had a little Thorgasm sitting in the theater during a preview for the upcoming remake of Red Dawn. As you may (or may not) be aware, Christopher Hemsworth (Thor) stars in the remake in the role of Jed--the part played by Patrick Swayze in the original. I admit to having a great deal of initial trepidation about the idea that they were remaking  a film, that for me, was a classic of my childhood.

The original movie scared the crap out of me with the idea of what "could" happen in the U.S. were invaded, not to mention, it broke my heart to see the heroes--all kids--die before the movie ended. (I would say spoiler alert but it's um--30 years old, so--sorry).  Anyway, when I heard about the movie, I wanted to say I wouldn't see it because I didn't want them to remake a film that had such deep meaning for me.

Then they cast Christopher Hemsworth.

I experienced a tearing sensation in my mind--the kind of tearing that clenches you up and makes you bang your head against the floor. Why? Because I adore Hemsworth and so far, I've loved him in every part he's played. So, still torn, I sat there in the theater as the preview for Red Dawn began and one line turned my whole world upside down.

"You're in the Air Force aren't you?"

Hemsworth's character: "Marines, actually."

Oh. My. God.

Christopher Hemsworth is playing a Marine. Yep. Total Thorgasm right there and then. My love for my Marines in the 1NS Always a Marine series is extremely high -- as high as my love of superheroes. Marrying the two in the form of one actor whom I already adore? Yes, this movie has become the no brainer for me to go and see.

You see, superheroes and real heroes are what the hot summer hero are all about for me.

Whether you like the sexy, suave sophisticate like Pietr Sauvage in The Taming of the Thief

The Taming of the Thief

The patience, kindness, and intelligence of the drop dead sexy Brody in Her Marine

Her Marine

The wild passion of Helcyon, in Hels's Gauntlet

Hels's Gauntlet

Or the devastating power of Michael, a soldier from the future on a mission to save the world.

Yesterday's Heroes

Have I got some heroes for you!

Leave a comment below, telling me what makes a hero hot for your chance to WIN! TWO randomly selected commenters will win their choice of any one of my ebooks currently in release (gifted through or All Romance or via PDF). For extra entries, subscribe to my newsletter, and/or “like” me on Facebook. Let me know in your comment about the extra entries, even if you’ve already subscribed and liked previously.
AND there is a GRAND PRIZE! One lucky person during the tour will receive a $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. So be sure to visit all the stops to increase your chance to WIN!


  1. I love a flawed hero with a tortured past, sarcastic but has a heart of gold hidden somewhere.

    oh I didn't know they were making Red Dawn 2012 oh wow! I loved the first one it made me cry buckets though.


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  2. Ooooh! I love him too! Chris is so hot! I can't wait to see that movie. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway.
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  3. What makes a hero: larger then life alpha male. Always in control, possessive, protective and hot as hell.
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  4. Loved the trailer.

    Oh, Thorgasm.

    That said, fantastic blog and I love your heroes. And your heroines...and I'm kinda girl crushing on the one on the cover of Her Marine. Then again, I loved that book. Brody. <3

  5. A hero is hot when he's got that tender heart on the inside (the one where it's completely obvious to everyone but him that he's in love and wants to be loved in return) but on the outside he's Alpha and strong, kind of a bad ass attitude sort-of look. :)

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  6. I was super excited when I saw that trailer! I can't wait to see the movie :)

    I'm with BLHmistress, I loved a flawed hero with a tortured past, and who always does the right thing.

  7. I've got to agree with Lori. He needs to be a possessive, protective alpha male. Oh and make him growl, lol. I love that, it's so sexy ;)

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  8. No need to enter me :-)

    Just wanted to say...yum...all around!

  9. My ideal hero is someone that is more dominate! I like a guy that knows how to take charge! I love Cabal from Lora Leigh’s series Breeds.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Hi a hero is one who is strong but soft. True to himself as well as others. Kind Loving smart sensitive. THanks Joannie
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  11. I really like the flawed heros, if they have an accent and some ink all the better. Thx for giveaway.
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  12. The hero I love is the one that will give up his life to save the people he loves.


  13. My hero is someone that is very masculine but still romantic. My favorite hero is Nathan (KGI series)! I loved that he never gave up on his love! Great contest! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  14. Haha! I love the idea of Thor/marine too. My favorite heroes are strong yet tender.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

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  15. A hero is someone that knows what to do when it gets tough! I like when they are somewhat protective and gorgeous…of course!
    Lucan rom Kiss of Midnight is my absolute favorite hero… and a vampire to boot! SO SEXY!
    Thanks so much!!

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  16. A hot hero is strong in mind and body, that has strength as well as compassion..


  17. A hot hero to me, might be dominate, intelligent, have a sense of humor, be passionate, compassionate, confident in himself and his abilities, Has a soft spot for kids and animals, a deep loyalty to family and friends, He has strong beliefs and goes after what he wants and he doesn’t give up and walk away with things don’t go his way.
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  18. A hero not afraid to show his vulnerability is hot to me.
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  19. I really go for the guy that has just a little too much testosterone LOL but has the lady that he allows to kick his ass back inline! Kresely Cole is great at those characters! Conrad is all badass in her book but Neomi kicks back! Love them! Great contest! Thanks!

  20. I like my heroes Alpha, protective, amusing, damaged and redeemable!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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  21. Woohoo! Loving this hop! All those HOT sexy hero's to drool over!
    A hero is HOT when he’s an alpha; (shifter, human, or vamp) tall, handsome, sexy, with a sense of humor, loyal, and a BAD ASS! He doesn’t want anyone to know that he is soft on the inside, especially for his woman.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  22. A hot hero for me is a bit of a bad boy, tough on the outside, but inside he has something he needs to settle. He's a hard worker, honest, caring, possessive, confident, sexy, passionate, has a sense of humor, and will fight for what he believes in.
    Great blog hop with fantastic prizes.
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  23. I like all the same above mentioned character traits in a hero, but I'm going to add a physical one that really gets me going - tattoos :) I love an inked hero. Even better if said hero comes in uniform too.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  24. Sexy, strong, loyal and fearless! Ian from Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh emobodies this. He fought for what he wanted and would not give up! Ian is one of the best hero’s that I’ve ever read. He had flaws but used them for good. His courage was inspiring.

    Love the contest. THANKS!

  25. I really like Alpha males as my Hero’s! My ALL time favorite hero’s are Blay and Quinn in BDB. They have not had their “HEA” YET but it’s soon!!!!!! AND I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the great hop and all the chances to win great prizes!

  26. I love strong, alpha heroes who are intelligent, kind, caring, respectful, have a sense of humor, and protective of others.
    Thanks so much for the contest.

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  27. My hot hero is an alpha man who enjoys the small things in life. And has a good sense of humor.
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  28. My favorite heroes are passionate, smart, funny, and love with all their heart.

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  29. I love a hero who is handsome, strong, honest, and protective.

  30. Feirce protectivnes, loyalty, honor and willingness to show his love without shame! Right now I am reading Kresley Cole’s IAD series. There are some amazing men in that series! Bowen and Lachlain are my favorite two. Thank you for the amazing contest!

  31. A take charge Alpha is my kind of hero! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  32. All alpha all the time! I like them loyal, passionate, courageous and maybe a little damaged. ;)
    Thank you for the giveaway.
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  33. This giveaway is closed. Winner to be announced shortly! Thank you to EVERYONE who dropped by to comment.