Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop

August 13-19
Grande Prize: $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Plus prizes at every stop as you hop along!

I fell in love with this blog hop theme from Caris Roane, H.D. Thomson and Bella Media Management the moment I saw the above graphic. How could I not get excited about participating after seeing that?

The topic is "Hot Guys"--What makes a hero 'hot' to me?
Besides a killer body (which they all have in the romance books) I LOVE a hero who is fiercely protective of women, his heroine in particular. One who worries when she stubbornly (or unknowingly) puts herself in danger and does whatever it takes to keep her safe--even if it's not always in his best interests. A man willing to fight for his woman is the sexiest of all.

Tripp Warner in CHASIN' MASON is just one such hero. Despite their
tumultuous past, he finds himself caring for Reggie more than he ever thought possible. Even when he's pretty sure he hates her, not protecting her never even crosses his mind.

How about you? Tell me your idea of a hot hero and you'll be entered in to my drawing for a
$15 Barnes and Noble egift card*.
(*International entries valid wherever BN egift cards are accepted)

While I'd love for you to follow my blog, the only requirement for entering is to leave a comment with your answer.

Thanks for visiting, good luck, and enjoy the hop!

Stacey Joy Netzel



  1. Hi stacey. My idea of hot hero? The uber alpha male. The over the top hero. Overprotective and possessive with the love one. A man with an edge, but with overload of tenderness toward his woman.

  2. "A man with an edge, but with overload of tenderness toward his woman." This. Perfect! I love it. :)

  3. My ideal Hot Hero is a JACK OF ALL TRADES kinda guy..mentally & as well as physically..;D..Thrown N with flaws makes him real cause that leaves room 4 improvement cause he loves his woman with an UNCONDITIONAL kind of LOVE..:D
    extremely appreciative of the giveaway...thanQQQQ!

  4. My idea of a hero is someone who loves their family is stron g passionate and protective of the heroine and his family.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  5. my idea of a hero is a strong man who is also honest, has a sense of humor and can be kinda cheeky too

  6. My hot summer hero would be the type of man who who is tough on the outside, but gentle when it counts. I like a man who is hard working with strong family values. He'd be strong both physically and emotionally, and daring because who doesn't like the 'bad boy' we all itch to be the one to tame. He'd be completely devoted, caring and respectful. Handsome of course, and would rock my world.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I think of someone quietly masculine, but very intelligent, kind, witty, and sensual.


  8. Hi I am following on twitter and GFC! I want a hero that puts me first, someone that isn't just all about himself


  9. A hot hero is a man who treats a woman with respect and kindness. A sense of humor and a handsome face is also nice.

  10. I'm loving all these comments. You all have very definite ideas of what makes a hero hot. Each of you says it a bit different, and after I read, I'm like "Yes--that's it!" Then I read the next one and I'm like "Yes!"

    So keep 'em coming and thanks to everyone who's commented so far!

  11. I love the flawed, sarcastic, rough around the edges type of hero, that has a heart of gold (sometimes buried deep but its there).


  12. I love a hero who embraces his feelings and does the chasing. And muscles. Lots of muscles :) Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  13. 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. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

  14. 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!

  15. Hi my idea of a hot Hero is one who is soft and strong. One who can be honest to his feelings and show his and care about people . all people. Thanks joannie
    my email is jscdot][at] aol [dot]com
    gfc is jscddmj
    twitter follower joannie1956

  16. 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!

    carol.byles at yahoo dot com

  17. Love the flawed heros. Love it even more if the are inked and have an accent. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  18. 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.

  19. I like a hero with is strong, intelligent, protective, a witty sense of humor, 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.

    Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for your giveaway

  20. 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!!

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


  22. Tall, strong and kind. Thanks for the hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  23. Hero here in mo are the fire dept and the vlonenteer we are havign alot of fire every day

    but they can be any one and any thing deopend on the authro she or he can bevamp or cowboy or the geek next door

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  24. A hero who is not afraid to show his vulnerability is hot to me.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  25. That is the number one requirement for me too!
    Ana (AT) anas-attic (DOT) com

  26. 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!

  27. My hot hero is dark, tall, with blue eyes, and a great sense of humor.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  28. I like my heroes Alpha, protective, intelligent, amusing, damaged and redeemable!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  29. I love an alpha hero who's strong, handsome, trustworthy, loyal, and funny! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  30. There are so many great comments and I pretty much agree with all of them, so if I'd reply to each one individually, it'd be the same thing 25x over.

    Thanks to everyone who's stopped by. Best of luck in the drawing for the gift card, and you know, in the end, you're all winners!

  31. My idea of a Hot Hero is a strong man who is also confident, honest, is tall and has a sexy hot body.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  32. 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 conest. THANKS!

  33. 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!

  34. 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.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  35. My hot hero is an alpha man who enjoys the small things in life. And has a good sense of humor.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com
    GFC: Mel Bourn/ Melissa

  36. My favorite heroes are passionate about life and love, smart, funny, and committed 100% to the love in their life.

    gfc as cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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

  38. Strong, tall,handsome,and loveable.

  39. 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!

  40. My ideal hero has a sense of humor, and is protective and faithful.


  41. My idea of a hero is a Take Charge Alpha or a Cowboy with a panty melting drawl! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  42. Strong, sexy, caring and willing to compromise.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  43. We have a winner for the $15 BN gift card:


    Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to stop by my blog on the hop and share their idea of a HOT HERO.

    Have a wonderful week!