Monday, April 16, 2012

Hunky Hero Hop and Giveaway!

Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop
Click HERE for the rest of the blogs participating! :)

I don't usually participate in these blog hops, though they always look like tons of fun. But come on--who could resist a Hunky Hero Hop? Not me!

The hardest thing, however, was coming up with my favorite hunky hero.

It's impossible--there are just too many! I signed up a few months ago, and started thinking about who I'd choose.

April comes along--still no idea.

The day I had to sit down and finalize this post? Yep, still no clue. But I knew I needed to pick one--today. So I did. And it wasn't easy!

First, I'd like to say that there are still hundreds of other hunky heroes out there that I still love. From historical heroes such as Ian and Cam from Jennifer Ashley's Highland Pleasures series, to paranormal heroes such as the BDB ('nuff said!)....I could go on and on, but I won't. :)

So who did I choose for my hunky hero? Is he a vampire or a demon? A duke or a handyman?

Nope.

He's a rock star. A very sin-worthy rock star. :) Ladies, give it up for...

Brian "Master" Sinclair!
*screams erupt, bras are thrown--at Brian, obviously*

Picture and character info
are property of Olivia Cunning.
Visit her website to learn more
about the Sinners!
Occupation: Lead Guitarist, Composer
Favorite Instrument: Schecter Hellraiser custom, black w/white flecks
Born: February 21
Vitals: Black hair, brown eyes, 5’10″ tall
Known for his finger-burning solos, some say Brian “Master” Sinclair was born with a guitar in his hands. While that isn’t exactly true, he did pick up the instrument at an early age. This is no surprise as his father is renowned guitarist, Malcolm O’Neal, of the 1970′s rock band, Winged Faith. Brian is a native of Southern California. He graduated from high school approximately ten years ago and started college to become a music teacher. When the band signed a contract with a major label in his freshman year, Brian quit school to tour with Sinners full-time.
Brian is currently married. His wife’s name is Myrna.
Previous bands: Lead guitarist for Crysys 
 
Where to Find Brian:

Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
Series: Sinners on Tour, 1
Genre: Contemporary Erotica


Up until this year, I had never heard of this series. I apparently live a sheltered life. :) But after hearing a few bloggers talking about how awesome it is (C.S. Maxwell--Where's My Hero? especially), I knew I had to put it on my list. Since I was participating in RAK at the time, I also put it on my wishlist, and the amazing Heather (Book Savvy Babe) sent me her copy once she was through with it. Thanks again! :)

I put off starting it as long as I could (reviews first, pleasure reading second...), but after about a month, I couldn't wait any longer. And I'm so glad that I didn't wait! Wow!

If, like me, you've never thought about a rock star hero much---this series will change your mind. You may soon find yourself one of the screaming Sinners fan, throwing your bras at the men and willing to Suxsed to get a backstage pass. :D I am now officially a huge fan of this series--and this author.

Now if only the Sinners were real, because I would totally.....Ahem. Well, that will be for me and the band to know! *Wink*

Why is Brian (as well as the other band members) a hunky hero in my mind? Well, why not? They're total badass men, rockstars who love the fame and fans and sex that come with it. Especially the sex. I'll say right off the bat--if you are not into explicit sex, sex in public situations, menages, etc...well, this series, unfortunately, is not for you. It's wickedly, sinfully, deliciously erotic--and I loved every minute of it!

Brian is also a bit of a sweetheart though. Don't get me wrong, he's still strong and wicked and a bit dangerous (or at least looks the part), but out of all the Sinners, he's jokingly called the romantic one. He's always falling in and out of love, getting his heart broke by all the bimbo hos that follow the band. But all that changes when he meets Myrna, a college professor (Human Sexuality--needless to say they get along well!) who is about a decade older than him. Suddenly group blows and seeing which one can get the most, um, partners, is no longer important to him. He just wants Myrna. I loved watching the two of them together, both in and out of the bedroom.

And bathroom. And buses. And... Hey, I told you, sex happens every other page practically! :)

But perhaps the top reason why I loved Brian? His killer skills of seduction. I can well imagine why Myrna was so responsive with him--while reading these scenes, I think my legs were permanently crossed, my cheeks rosy from blushing and my breath? Panting all the way! And I'll admit this proudly, because--Damn! Not only does Brian have some killer stamina, but he also gets inspired during great sex with Myrna, hearing new songs and riffs in his head. It's just *shudders* soooo sexy! The things he can do with his magic fingers and... Oh My.

And don't even get me started with Trey's cherry sucker habit. Oh God...

Believe it or not, it's not just all the flat out sexy times in this book that made me give it a 5 star rating last week. It was also the humor, the banter between not only the hero and heroine but the rest of the band. The fact that all the members seem to have either dark pasts/secrets or intimacy issues (which I would gladly help them to fix..). They're just a rowdy group of boys who need to find their perfect woman, and learn that they've got some serious talent--why waste it with the drinking and partying and endless one-night stands? I loved Brian, probably because he was my first intro into the Sinners world. But I also loved all the other boys, and I can't wait to read their individual stories.

Now that I know Olivia Cunning's writing, I'll know to grab a bag of ice and a fan before I try reading the next books. :) Not to mention it will have to be paperback, because I'd hate for my NOOK to blow up from the fire burning between the pages! :)

I would highly recommend that you start this series ASAP! And because I can't say enough great things about it, I'll be giving away a copy as part of the Hunky Hero Hop!


Follow the "How to Enter" rules below, fill out the Rafflecopter, leave a comment and you may be the winner!
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GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER--THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

I'm giving one lucky reader the chance to start this sexy series!

Prize:
ONE (1) Copy of "Backstage Pass" by Olivia Cunning.


Winner will get to choose one of the following formats: NOOK, Kindle OR print. I will be ordering the book after the winner has chosen.

OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY!


How to Enter:
Mandatory: You must leave a comment on this post--Tell me what you think of my Hunky Hero choice. Or tell me who your Hunky Hero is!


Mandatory: You must fill out the Rafflecopter's first option (all other options are for extra entries and therefore are not required).


^A note on email addresses: Your email address must be visible to be entered into this contest. Why? This makes it easy for me to contact the winner and therefore get the prize out! Visible means: a) Email is left in your comment (ninja style is perfectly fine); b) Email is visible on your Blogger profile (or other such website--Twitter, Facebook, Blog, etc); or c) Email is used to log-in and fill out the Rafflecopter.






Giveaway open April 16th through April 22nd! I will pick and announce the winner Monday afternoon (April 23rd). Good Luck!





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I'm glad I decided to participate in Riverina Romantics first ever blog hop--even though it took me a while to choose my hunky hero, it was well worth it. The research I had to do in order to decide was great, you won't hear a complaint out of me! :)


Be sure to help spread the word about this giveaway, and stop by RR's sign-up page if you wish to join OR to follow the rest of the blog hop!



Who is your hunky hero? Tell me--I want to know!

Also, thoughts on rock star heroes--yeah or nay?



Enjoy!



Until Next Time,
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62 comments :

  1. When I was a teenager, all I did was go to rock concerts. Never got to me any of the rock stars/heroes, so why not live vicariously through a book. Brian Sinclair sounds delicious. Can't wait to read this.
    Julie
    riveroftimefan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. :) Nothing at all wrong with living through the books!

      Good luck!

      Enjoy,
      TBQ

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  2. Love rock star heroes. Very sexy.

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    1. Now I am officially seeing their sexy appeal! :)

      Enjoy,
      TBQ

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  3. Oh my.....*fans self* I really need to get my hands on this book now!! Your description alone was...um...wow!!!

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Glad to be of some service, spreading the word on hunky heroes and flat out sexy books! :)

      Good Luck!

      Enjoy,
      TBQ

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  4. Totally need my own copy of this book! Loved it! ;))

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    1. And I have way too many hunky hero's to count. But rockstar hero's are definitely HOT! ;))

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    2. Lol. I know the feeling--so many hunks, so little time... :D

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  5. Great giveaway. This book was DAMN hot.

    Thanks for participating in the hop with us

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    1. It definitely deserves a series "Warning" label on it, that's for sure!

      Thanks for this wonderful Blog Hop!

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  6. I've read this book and the second in the series. LOVE THEM!!!

    Btw, have you read Fifty Shades of Grey? Christian Grey? Oh my! *fans self*

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    1. I still need to read Rock Hard--I can well imagine how great Sed's books is going to be.

      I haven't read it. I've hear a lot about it, still debating whether or not I want to try it....Oh, the massive TBR mountain I've got though! :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  7. LOVE Master Sinclair!! I have a thing for rockers in most books, but those Sinners are HOT. I'd have to say though that the rock star hero I'm most looking forward to reading about is Trey's brother, Dare Mills.

    For those of you who haven't read Backstage Pass, you definitely need to!!

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    1. This is the first book I've read with a hero rockstar, but it won't be my last! Any good recommendations would be appreciated :)

      Oh, is she going to do his book? :D Yeah!!!

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  8. I love the idea of rockstars as heroes. I've already read 3 other books with this type of hero.

    I haven't read these books yet. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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    1. Oh, share, please? :) Lol. I really want to see if there are other rockers out there that can at least come close to the Sinners. :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  9. My Hunky Hero Is Phury he is sexy and rockstar heros are hot as well oh yea i havent read this series yet so yea its going on my gotta have list. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

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    1. Ah, Phury. Yes, all the BDB men are at on a Hunky Hero Pedestal, Brian and the rest are simply dearly loved honorable mentions. :D

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  10. swkimbell@yahoo.comApril 16, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    depends on the rockstar so many just remind me of drug and loose But there are a few that I like
    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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    1. That's true--I think the fantasy rockstar is probably more appealing than the majority of real ones. :) But maybe they're just waiting for their soul mate to find them and bring them back from the edge of destruction!

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  11. Excellent hunky hero choice. Rock stars are gods!

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  12. I really think rock stars are overrated. I mean, they're nice to look at, but that's as far as it gets. I like a man with brawn, but sensitive and kind at the same time.
    Lauren

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    1. Oh yes, brawn and sensitive is always a nice combo! :) Still, I think if you find the right rockstar.... :D I think Brian kind of fits that description.

      Good Luck!

      Enjoy,
      TBQ

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  13. there is just something about someone in a band that gives them an extra hot factor, not sure what it is but it's there.

    evelynmoly@yahoo.com

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    1. And we're thankful for it, aren't we ladies? :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  14. I do love some hot rock star heroes. They really make me remember the hotties that I had crushes on when I was in my teens in the late 80's and the 90's. There were a lot of sexy rockers.

    My favorite hunky hero right now is Wraith from Larissa Ione's Demonica series. He is a sexy half-demon/half-vampire, who is a tortured hero. So yummy!!!

    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. :) I never did get into any of the rockers, even in my teens. But now? Well, I'm thinking I had something wrong with me back then... LOL.

      Oh, tortured heroes are the best! :D And paranormal ones? Even more so! Great choice, love Ione's series!

      Enjoy,
      TBQ

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  15. Great Hunky Hero Choice. Have gotten alot of recommends for this series but your description of Brian has got me wanting to read it now. Thank you for the heads up on this giveaway.

    My Hunky Hero Choice is Archangel Raphael from Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. He Loves Elena unconditionaly and she brings out a little human in him.

    wickedlydeliciousbookblog@gmail.com

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    1. This is definitely a must read series! :) I'm only sorry that it took long to finally read it.

      I haven't read Nalini's series yet, but it is on my list! :) Always up for a good angel story!

      Enjoy,
      TBQ

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  16. I have always loved rockstars. I think if they play an instrument they are even sexier!

    donnasing777@yahoo.com

    Thanks for giveaway

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    1. :) Yep, magical fingers... *WINK*


      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  17. There are so many great hunky heros out there. Some of my favorites are all of the BDB's Barrons and Bones.

    I have heard fabulous things about this series and hope to read it soon!

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    1. I haven't yet read Bone's books, but they are in my pile and on my list! I've heard a lot of great things about that series, so I'm going to agree. :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  18. As far as a rock-star fave, I love Johnny from Linda Robertson's Persephone Alcmedi series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Hm--will have to look that series up! :) Thanks for sharing!

      Enjoy,
      TBQ

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  19. Thank you for the great giveaway Love rockstars!
    I have so many favorites one is Bones I read the first book and had to read them all :)
    tishajean@ charter.net

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    1. I really need to read that series--so many love Bones, and based on the quotes and excerpts, I think I will too! :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  20. love rockstars but military men are so much better!!! like Ethan in KGI series by Maya Banks

    prettyunicorn78@yahoo.com

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    1. I have to agree, I do have a weakness for strong military men--especially SEALs and Special Ops! :) Ih aven't read her KGI series, but it is on my list!

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  21. Yes, Rockstars are definitely sexy!! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Hmmmm. I don't think I've ever crushed on a rockstar. My current love affair is with Alexander Skarsgard. :)

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    1. Oh, never heard of him, off to Google to see... :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  23. rock stars are o'k as long as they have muscles and are not too skinny

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    1. *Nods* I have to agree--while it's not a requirement that they have TONS of muscles, they shouldn't be too skinny. Most of the rockstars I've seen today are just too...skinny for my tastes. And they look more Emo than they do truly rock + roll hard.

      But the Sinners are not like that at all! :) Nope, they're all yummy hunks....

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  24. My hunky hero candidate is Kim DeLury (Conchobar from Witchblade TV series).

    I don't think that I have read a book that has a rock star hero, but I think I'd love to. I used to love Joe Elliott from Def Leppard...still do.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, I was practically raised from birth on Def Leppard (and Bon Jovi, to a slightly lesser degree). My mother LOVED that band, went crazy for anything about them, though I don't believe she got to one of their concerts before she passed away. All of the band members were pretty hunky, as I recall--haven't seen them lately though, so maybe that's not the case now? Lol. Still enjoy their songs, listening to them reminds me of my mother.

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  25. Anyone from the BDB

    thanks
    jessharrison78@yahoo.com

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    1. 'Nuff said. :) BDB is in a their own special Hunky Hero category, so I totally approve!

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  26. I would say Dylan McDormet for a hunky hero and for a rock star it is soooo Joe Elliott of Def Leppard!

    Mary

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    1. Not familiar with Dylan---will have to Google him! lol

      Yep, Elliott is definitely one of the hottest rockstars in real life. :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  27. I have way to many favorites. One of them is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. And as for rock star heros...so hot! I love them! Thank you for the fun hop and the great giveaway! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I have yet to read Dohner's books, but they too are on my list. :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  28. OMG...this book sounds FAB! Thx for introducing me to a 'new to me' author and series! I think a rock star makes for a super HUNK...why not? My current hunk...Adrian Vogel from JR Ward's Fallen Angel series. Thx for this AWESOME giveaway op!

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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    1. :) I always love introducing new books/authors to readers. Probably because I love when other readers do the same for me!

      *Ducks head in shame* I have yet to read Ward's Fallen Angel series, but it is top on my list! Love her writing, and all her heroes. :D

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  29. I've not read any books with rock star hero's. I love Wrath from the BDB series and Valerius from Seize the Night.

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    1. Oh, loved Valerius. And pretty much all the other DarkHunters. :)

      Enjoy!
      TBQ

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  30. Joe Manganiello

    Rockstar heroes are very interesting.

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  31. I am more of a sports star hero. I love The Dartmouth Cobras from Bianca Sommerland. Can’t get enough of those dominant males.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Off to add those books to my list--thanks for sharing, I love finding new authors/series! :)

      "Can’t get enough of those dominant males."

      Is there any other kind? :) Nope, not when talking about a good romance book!

      Enjoy,
      TBQ

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