Welcome to the Heartbreaker Blog Hop!
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so we're pondering what makes a hero a heartbreatker. Is it his good looks? The broad shoulders and rippling abs? The gaze that seems to devour the lucky heroine who hooks him? Or perhaps that hint of vulnerability hiding behind those smoldering eyes? Is it simply because he's a good guy? Or a bad guy? Or a bad guy turned good?
In the case of Sebastien Newcombe, the hero of Phantom Shadows, Book 3 in my Immortal Guardians series, it's most of the above. He's certainly handsome enough to make hearts flutter. And he's a bad guy turned good. When my series began, Bastien was a villain. He even raised an army of psychotic vampires and waged war with the Immortal Guardians (powerful warriors who seek to protect humanity by hunting and destroying vampires). His actions earned him the hatred of just about everyone — immortals, vampires, and humans alike — except for Dr. Melanie Lipton, who saw in Bastien what the others couldn’t.
Then his world turned upside down and Bastien now must fight alongside the immortals. To say his entrance into their ranks isn't going well would be a colossal understatement. Neither the immortals, nor the humans who aid them, are willing to let him forget his dark past. But much is at stake, and Bastien has never backed down from a challenge. When he refuses to do so now, Melanie raises both her voice and her blades in his defense. Can her tenderness heal his many scars? Will the protective barriers he has constructed around his heart crumble beneath the onslaught of her teasing and kindness? Find out in Phantom Shadows. :-)
"With a deeply emotional love story, two beautiful, complex main characters and a pulse-pounding adventure that won't let up, this book was haunting and addictive and I loved every page."
The Romance Reviews
"With this excellent entry, rising star Duvall is fast proving to be a major player in paranormal romance!"
4.5 stars, RT Book Reviews
Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can't remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different - and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question - he can't put her in danger. But she isn't asking him . . .
Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about the heartbreakers we love! And we have THREE grand prizes. You can go to each blog, comment with your email address, and be entered to win.
A signed copy of Phantom Shadows + Immortal Guardians swag.
The Grand Prizes
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!
The Heartbreaker Blog Hop runs from February 8th 12:00am EST through February 11th 11:59pm EST and is hosted by Carrie Ann Ryan. Everything except the swag pack is international.
Leave a comment below during the hop, include your email address, and let me know what you think makes a hero a heartbreaker. :-) Also mention extra entries. If you don't include your email address in your comment, you will not be entered to win the grand prizes.
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Selecting a Winner
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Good luck! And have fun!