Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cupid's Playground Has Hot Heroes, Great Books & a Cover Reveal!

Welcome to the Cupid's Playground Hop, where Cupid stands at the ready to shoot your favorite book boyfriend with an arrow just for you! LOL Today I'm sharing a few of my book boyfriends, revealing a new cover, AND offering a giveaway. Read on...


My Zsadist...

1) I would like Cupid to shoot, J.R. Ward's Zsadist (Lover Awakened) just for me. Of course, Zsadist would probably rip the guy's wings off, but that's all part of the job! Of all the Brothers, I love Zsadist because his scars ran the deepest, his sense of self was the most shattered, he felt the least worthy of love, his need for redemption was the greatest and his achieving of it the most powerful. I am a completely bonded female, so beware. ;) I'm so bonded, in fact, that I have three copies of this book: 1) my read and re-read copy, 2) my signed paperback, 3) my signed hard cover from J.R. Ward's recent virtual signing (only, I have no idea exactly what the inside says because the wrapping's too pretty to remove LOL!)


My Chrys...

2) I also have to say I'm completely in love with my own most recent hero, Chrysander Notos from South of Surrender (Hearts of the Anemoi #3, releases May 28, 2013). Here's the heroine's first glimpse of Chrys - note: they've just met under, shall we say, very strange circumstances and the heroine is nearly blind. She has a disease called retinitis pigmentosa and only retains a very small percentage of her central vision in one eye:

Blond hair. Longish. Angled jaw. Muscled shoulder. Bare muscled shoulder.

 Laney gasped and cut her gaze away, half of her afraid of what else she might see if she continued to scan her gaze over him, and half of her dying to know.

 “What?”

 “You don’t have a shirt on.”

 “Uh, no.”

 “This is so crazy,” she whispered to herself. She cleared her throat. “Please tell me you’re not naked.”

 “I’m not naked.”

 Laney looked. Scanned. Jeans. She released a long breath. “Good. That’s good.”

AND I have another treat for you! The cover reveal for my newly updated cover for this book! Looky looky!
Pre-Order on Amazon | B&N [it's on sale!]


3) The third hero Cupid could nab for me is also one of my own, and he's also the feature of my GIVEAWAY! Brady Scott from One Night with a Hero (Heroes #2). Here's the heroine's first impression of Brady:
Tall. Built. Light-brown hair kissed by the sun with a hint of blond. All that lean, bare muscle. The way his running shorts had hung low enough to reveal the cut of his hips. Sex on a freaking stick.

 And a soldier to boot. Bet he looked seriously fine in his dress uniform. Panties probably dropped at the mere sight—thongs, too. Maybe even like the one she was currently wearing.
I'm giving away 3 signed paperbacks of this book for the blog hop giveaway! Just fill out the Rafflecopter and you're good to go! Contest is open to international and ends at midnight EST on February 18. Good luck! And thanks for hopping by!

Laura

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84 comments:

Ipro55 said...

I wouldn't mind if Cupid brought me Zsadist from BDB at all.

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Elizabeth Di Benedetto said...

I would like Lucas maxfield from Easy (:

miki said...

Bones from teh night huntress series or derek from teh kate daniels series

thank you a lot for the international giveaway!

Cherry Mischievous said...

Q: Who do you want Cupid to nab for you???

A: Seeing that I am obssessing over Special Agent Seeley Booth at moment, that is an easy question to answer! :) ...why, it's Agent Booth of course!

Cherry Mischievous

Elizabeth H. said...

I have a TON of book boyfriends!! I Love Zsadist! Here is a small list :)

Bones - Night Huntress series, Jeaniene Frost
Barrons - Fever series, Karen Marie Moning
Illium - Guild Hunter series, Nalini Singh
All the dragons - Dragonfury series, Coreene Callahan
The Greyfriar - Vampire Empire trilogy, Clay and Susan Griffith
Lucan - Midnight Breed series, Lara Adrian
...just to name a few! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Laura Kaye said...

LOL! Love your list, Elizabeth!

Dee McGee said...

My current book boyfriend this week is James "Mr. Beautiful" Cavendish. He's just so damn fine, rich, sexy, and RICH!

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

I am all set with the guy I am married to - I will let Cupid have a few moments off to buy more arrows.

lindseybousfield said...

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS! :)

msromanticreads said...

Who do you want Cupid to nab for you???

Jamie Caldwell from Under His Command by Kristine Cayne. He's a firefighter and a Dom. Mmmmm.

Max from Stranded Temptation by April Angel. He's a CEO, hot, funny and he's got moves. And I don't mean dance moves ;)

Michael Brant from Her Knight in Black Leather by J.M. Stewart. He's a Harley riding bad boy, misunderstood, in need of TLC and he's not afraid to communicate.

I could go on, but I think I'll stop here :) Thank you for the giveaway, Laura!

Wendy Norris Roberts said...

Gosh that is a hard choice! So many book boyfriends, so little time! It really depends on my frame of mind, and what/when I am reading.

Here are a few: Edward Cullen, Harry Dresden, Zsadist, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Owen Winters...the list is too long!!

Kimberly Brooks said...

A spa pampered day with the hubby would be really nice finished with a nice dinner.

laurie said...

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS! :)

Jeannette Aguilar said...

So many book boyfriends to choose from! Brady from One Night With a Hero is my favorite.

Ali Ginger-Read said...

Wow, can I just hang out here on your site today and drool over Chrys? You don't mind sharing him a little right?

I want cupid to bring me Camden from Sins & Needles ~ he's my current book boy crush! ;)

Jennie Coleen561 said...


It's hard to come up with a list of book boyfriends. Regardless of their names, they all seem to look like Jimmy Thomas in my mind!

Beautiful Disaster said...

Some more one on one time with my hubby :)

zitarva said...

If I were younger I'd take Brady Scott!

Kristin said...

I wouldn't mind if he nabbed me Jaime from Outlander. LoL

Chrisbails said...

Okay, just gotta say I love who you choose for Zsadist. Love those eyes. He is my visual for when I read. I am like you, some books have several copies because of a special cover or author signature. And even have some both on kindle or nook, but then also the actual book. I love to be able to always have my favs with me. Never know when I need to read. I love the Heroes series, gotta love Brady, but I like Marco better. I love your choice of Chrysander-he is my Micah in Gracen Millers series. Plus I loved him as Smith on Sex in the City.
My choice for Cupid to shoot is going to have to be Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. I love him. I fell in love with him many years ago, and never disappoints.
Thanks for the great giveaway.
christinebails at yahoo dot com

Froggy said...

Bones or Ethan!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Froggy

AquarianDancer said...

Matt Bomer, please. :-D

AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

Di said...

Jason Lewis is an excellent image and a great choice!

Sandy said...

Zsadist...my fave BDB....always

Acheron....*sigh*...so tortured...so pure.

Brenda Hyde said...

Waaaa...you already took Zsadist. His book is my favorite too. Those scenes later with his daughter are amazing too. Sigh.

Okay, I think I'd have to go with Rhys Trahaearn from The Iron Seas by Meljean Brook. Dang-- he's sexy.

divavixenqueen said...

Hmm. let see..
There' Nic Lamoureux from
Kristine Cayne's Deadly Obsession.
And definitely Cian from Karen Marie Moning's highlander
series.

Maris said...

There's quite a few...Acheron, Rhage and Pritkin or Mircea from Karen Chance's Cassie Palmer series. I can't forget Adam from Mercy Thompson series. Thanks for giveaway. dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

krazymama_98 said...

I am rather particular about who I want Cupid to bring me. There is after all, only one male specimen that interests me. Only one that will take care of me, listen to me ramble, laughs with me, holds me, touches me, laughs with me and kisses me like he would fall apart if he had to stop..... lisakhutson(at)cox.net

Margay said...

Daemon Black from Obsidian by Jenniofer Armentrout

Kirsty said...

A real life Gideon freaking Cross please!

Z said...

I'd love a kindle but I'll settle for all my kids to do their chores without me telling them to.
I have pre-ordered South of Surrender.
Z

Victoria said...

Cupid could bring me Larissa Ione's Wraith. He is my 1st book boyfriend after all :).

robertsonreads said...

I want Cupid to bring me Brady, One Night with A Hero. He is HOT!

Armymom889102 said...

Marco, Brady, or from BDB - Rhage or Rhevenge - I'm not picky! Lol

Timitra said...

I want Cupid to shoot Rhage from JR Ward's BDB, Tarek Jordan from Lora Leigh's Breeds, Cord McKay from Lorelei James' Rough Riders:)


Jenese L said...

I will take Z any day of the week- make that all of the BDB warriors! :-) BDB4LIFE!!! haha!

Love the new cover, btw! :-)

Thanks for participating!

Amiee Ryan said...

I would love if Cupid could nab either Hawke Snow sexy wolf alpha from Nalini Singhs Psy/Changeling series or Bones from Jeaniene Frosts Night Huntress series and if he could nab both even better! lol
love the South of Surrender cover can't wait to read it!

amieesnow(at)gmail.com

Goha said...

Eibhear from 'How to drive a dragon crazy' by G.A.Aiken, Hawke from Nalini Singhs Psy/Changeling series, Galen from Guild Hunter series.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Emily Bowes said...

It is hard to pick.... I would take any of the JR Wards BSB guys :)

Linda said...

There´s so many good ones.. Anyone from Kresley Cole´s IAD, Trent from Kim Harrison´s The Hollows, Ethan from Chicagoland Vampires *happy sigh* or Eric from SVM.
Happy Wednesday!
//Linda

Pinkim Kimberly Wright said...

If Cupid would just nab Eve's Roarke for me I would really appreciate it! He is from the JD Robb(Nora Roberts)In Death books: Although I know Eve would hunt me down...

Sarah said...

I would love it if Cupid would bring me Brady or Owen!! if that is too much to hope for I'd settle for Zsadist or any of the hotties from Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series :o)

SdyLion said...

Tegan from Midnight Breed. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne Consolacion said...

I'd like Vane from Dark Hunters. :)

TammyF said...

I'd like Zsadist, because he is my favorite. My next option would me Caden from Hearts in Darkness.

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Fun! After seeing that picture, I totally would take Chrys!
But I love Brady, too. And Caden!
Thanks for such a fun post!

Jillyn said...

Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster.

Thanks for the giveaway!

veRONIca said...

Ramsey from the Avoiding series

Carmen Jenner said...

I'd love that rascally cupid to bring me Seth from Jennifer L. Armentrout's Covenant series! He's been a very bad boy and I have a weakness for those! ;)
Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Happy Hopping!

Suzanne said...

Give me the military man- I love their pride, how they carry them self and what they do putting their life on the for this country.

Mary Preston said...

Just post Hugh Jackman through to me!!

Ana Smith said...

Barrons from KMM's Fever series, I love that guy! :D

Mary Jo said...

Well, Christian Grey or Jesse or Gideon or Gavin ... any of these will do for Valentine's Day! It's nice when we can dream!!

Laura Kaye said...

Loving all your picks! Such a thrill when one of my guys makes your list! ;) Good luck everyone!

Filia Oktarina said...

Acheron from Dark Hunter Series!!

Diana said...

Ryan Gosling

Thank you for the giveaway!
Raffle name: Artemis

Irene Jackson said...

Zsadist from the BDB or Curran from the Kate Daniels series.
Irene

Gaby Pendragon said...

Alex Pettyfer xD

Michelle Bledsoe said...

From books, it would be Dimitri(Guild Hunter series).
From TV, it would be Christian Kane (Angel & Leverage).
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

ML said...

Barrons...definitely Barrons

mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

Olivia Tan said...

eric northman and antoine
thanks for the giveaway :)

sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

jessiel said...

James Cavendish, Jack Carter, Gavin Blake, Marco Vieri, Brian Sinclair, & Gideon Cross. These guys just ooze so much hotness & charm. Thanks for the giveaway!
JessieL62(at)comcast(dot)net

Meghan said...

Thanks for the giveaway! If I could shoot anyone with Cupid's arrow, it would be, in this order: Alexander Skarsgard, Henry Cavill, Joel McHale, and James McAvoy. Yum.
As for fictional men, it would be, in this order: Jamie Fraser from "Outlander," Christian Grey from "50 Shades," Travis from "Beautiful Disaster," and Lucas from "Easy."
Happy Valentine's Day!!
mestith at gmail dot com

Cassandra said...

Jeaniene Frost: Bones, Vlad, Ian
Charlaine Harris: Eric
JR Ward: V & Z
Kresley Cole: Lothaire
Sherrilyn Kenyon: way too many to name
Gena Showalter: Pretty much all the Underworld men and William
Plus many more :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

latishajean said...

I have so many I love one is Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series! I also love JR Wards boys V and Z are some of my favorites! Thank you for the great giveaway!

wanda f said...

Sebastian Wroth

Roxana Zuziac said...

Wrath, Rhage or Zsadist, or all of them :D

VampedChik said...

I totally would mind having Zsadist! ;) Or V would be good.
-Amber
goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Toni Porter said...

This would indeed be an all-male harem

Literary:
Drustan AND Dageus MacKeltar (yes, BOTH brothers) from Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series
Thomas Raith from the Dresden Files
Mircea and Louis-Cesare from Karen Chance's two series
+ Others that I can't think of off the top of my head

Real Life:
Gerard Butler
Kyle Schmid
Alex Skarsgaard
Travis Fimmel

Sarika Patkotwar said...

I love Reyes from Gena Showalter's The Darkest Pleasure! Thank you! :)

Kamla L. said...

Here's the top of roll call for my ever growing harem:
Pretty much all the heroes from Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark
series (aw hell, some of the bad guys too)
Shade and Wraith from Larissa Ione’s Demonica series
All 3 McCabes from Maya Banks McCabe Trilogy
Cam Rohan and Kev Merripen from Lisa Kleypas’ Hathaways series
Cameron MacKenzie from Jennifer Ashley's Highland Pleasures series.
Jag from Pamela Palmer's Feral Warriors
Hawke from Isabella Bradford's When the Duchess Said Yes
Theo Mirkwood from Lady Awakened by Cecelia Grant
Cal and Gideon from Tart by Lauren Dane.
All the heroes (esp. Sebastian and Tarquin) from Miranda Neville's Burgundy Club series
…and so many many more.

Adila Sblog said...

You are so great offering paperbacks for foreigners as well.

Thanks from Azerbaijan,
Adila
adilasbloh(at)gmail(dot)com

Readsalot81 said...

Hmmm.. maybe Cupid wouldn't mind snatching up Curran from the Kate Daniels series for me ;) That'd be awesome.

Krysykat said...

I'd love Tyler Hoechlin, such a gorgeous man.

Krysta B.

Ashley Applebee said...

Well fiction wise it would be Eric Northman...but a real life guy I'd pick Clay Matthews from the Green Bay Packers!! Both are gorgeous blond Adonises!!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Ashley A
ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

Erika said...

I was going to say Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series but that second guy got me! I'm going to have to check out that series. Thanks for the referral and giveaway!

Ellen Thompson said...

I would take any of the McKay cowboys from Lorelei James' Rough Riders series or Channing Tatum. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jen Purcell said...

Oooooo! Zsadist for me too. Love the pic of him. I would have to say Barrons too!

KForth said...

I would happily take Caden from Hearts in Darkness, Zach McBride from Pamela Clare's I-Team series, or Adrian Mitchell from A Touch of Crimson.

Kayla said...

I would LOVE Brady or Jesse Ward :)

June M. said...

Well, he could send me one of your heroes, lol. Or one of the Masters from either Kallypso Masters or Cherise Sinclair's stories :)

Sam Stamp said...

Any of the men from JR Ward's BDB

Sherry said...

Wrath from the BDB series or Valerius or Zarek from the Dark Hunter series.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Kaci Verdun said...

I'd definatey choose Zadist from Lover Awakened! Thanks for the chance to win!