Thursday, April 17, 2014

[Blog Tour]: Guest Post with Reese Monroe + Giveaway!


Originally from Minnesota, Reese Monroe currently enjoys living in the sunny Arizona desert with her husband of seventeen years and her loveable Shetland Sheep dog, Maddux. Monroe holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training to run her first marathon.
Reese Monroe is a contributing blogger at the widely popular site New Adult Alley and has been part of the New Adult revolution for years having penned over thirty novels in the exciting new category.

Connect with Reese on Twitter, through Facebook or her website. Reese also writes as Lynn Rush and you can find her alter ego here.

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Top 5 Man Candy Inspiration!

As an author, I find inspiration for my stories and characters from many different places. I could be walking around at the store, sitting in the coffee shop…things like that.

But recently…Pinterest has grabbed my attention. Yeah, it’s been around a while, but I’m pretty slow to the movements, let me tell ya. It took me years to get my first e-reader…now I’m a Kindle junkie.

Pinterest…oh, I find tons of inspiration there. I have a “dreamy heroes” board ( for general pictures, but I am starting to make boards for my newer books. I never used to do that for my books, but now I’m having so much fun, I can’t stop!!

So here are my top five Man Candy inspirations for you—no particular order

Who wouldn’t want to start reading after looking at this, right?

I know Chris Hemsworth pretty much inspires everyone, but for me, he really represented my idea of Justin, the hero in my newest release Marked by Hades. He’d have to dye his hair black…but I can picture that. J

This guy inspired one of my newest characters in a book not yet published (but super agent is hard at work on that!)

I think Paul Walker (may he rest in peace) was one of the biggest inspirations. Those blue eyes and that killer smile. How could you not just sigh at this picture?

I promise I didn’t pick Vin Diesel just because of the Fast and Furious with Paul Walker…I’ve had my eye on Vin ever since Pitch Black. LOVE him. I often joke with my hubby that I want Vin to play all my heroes. And have you visited his Fan Page? Holy cow, he’s such a positive person over there—so gracious and encouraging. Plus, there are lots of pictures on his timeline…so that makes me smile, too!

So, now you know my Man Candy Inspirations . . . what are yours?

~Reese Monroe
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Marked by Hades by Reese Monroe
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace (April 14, 2014) 
Series: Bound by Hades, 2
Genre: New Adult Paranormal

A new adult novel from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

One choice away from eternity…

For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate’s Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that’s easier said than done…

Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who—or what—she is. All she knows is the gentle man who woke her was turned to dust when she touched him. And now the strange mark that appeared on her shoulder throbs in the presence of the raven-haired man now offering to help her…

As Justin and Yvonne navigate the mystery of her past, their bond grows, but the secrets they discover and the sacrifices that must be made could be enough to rip them apart for eternity.

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Thanks for stopping by today, Reese! :) I won't deny it -- I had a GREAT time formatting this post, thanks to your man candy selection! *smirks* It's such a shame that Paul Walker is gone; for one thing THOSE EYES. *shudders* 

I'm definitely adding your series to my list, sounds like my kind of PNR! 

Don't forget Reese's question:

So, now you know my Man Candy Inspirations . . . what are yours?


Until Next Time,


  *TBQ's Book Palace is a member of both the Amazon and Barnes and Nobles affiliates program. By using the links provided to buy products from either website, I receive a very small percentage of the order. To read my full disclosure on the matter, please see this post!

Note -- all the images used on this post were found via Google search, by the author. I do not claim them in anyway, nor does the author, publisher, or tour host.


Glenda said...

I really did have something to say about the book, but the Man Candy totally distracted me. :-)

The_Book_Queen said...

Oh no, thank YOU! I'm still drooling over the man candy provided . . . :D

The_Book_Queen said...

Completely understandable -- it's doing the same to me! :)

Red Iza said...

Nice man candy ^^

Christina BooksnifferReviewTou said...

I could just stare at those picks all day! I can definitely picture some of them as your characters, Reese!

LynnRush-ReeseMonroe said...

Thanks for participating in the blog tour. This was a fun post to do. Some fun eye candy! :)