Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hunky Hero Blog Hop - $15 Amazon Gift Card


Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop



Oh! A blog hop that is all about the Hunky Heroes. I'm in! Thanks Riverina Romantics for hosting. I hope this particular topic interests you *winks*. So a fun thing to do was list my top 3 hunky heroes and then giveaway a $15 Amazon Gift Card for you to either try one of my favs or perhaps you discovered a new potential hunky hero on this hop. 


Who are my favourite top 3 Hunky Heroes? 


Hands down my #1 is Jamie Fraser from  Outlander by my favourite author, Diana Gabaldon. This beautiful picture from a talented artist completely captures Jamie and his wife Claire in utter perfection. The artist is "Captivated2" and her work is featured on Deviant Art




My very close #2 is the highland warrior Brodick Buchanan from Julie Garwood's Ransom. I have yet to find a picture that actually captures what I see in my mind for the magnificent hero. He is alpha all they way but loves deeply. 






Ok I am cheating on my #3 because I can never pick just one from J. R Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. I love Wrath but I also love V. I love V and Butch together and Rhage is so sweet with his Mary but Zadist is...Oh brother do you see what I mean! 


I wanted to make my list a TOP 10 but I'd run out of room. 
However other honourable mentions include:
Ranger from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum  series


Ford from Jill Shalvis' The Sweetest Thing












Please link back to Riverina Romantics to see the complete list of 115 awesome blogs participating. 



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68 comments:

donnas said...

Roarke from the In Death series and Bones from the Night Huntress series.

Brenda said...

i like the contradiction of ranger and morelli. i have visions of what they look like (and nothing like they casted in the movie)...

Sharon said...

I am like you, I pick the who Black Dagger Brotherhood :) Rhage is my favorite because I love a man with an inner beast that is just clawing to get out!

Sue Sattler said...

I love Shock from Shayla Black's Doomsday Brethren series. He isn't a hero yet (but he will be) but he is all dark brooding hunk of man!! Yummy!

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Michelle Bledsoe said...

Roarke from In Death series because he's all man...
Curran from Kate Daniels's series because he is insane and would give up everything for Kate...

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Under the Covers said...

A BDB LOVER!!! YAY!

I still have to read about Jamie. I feel like I fail whenever I admit that.

Ann
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Michelle Kelly said...

@Donna Oh I love Bones too! He is top 5 for sure!

@Brenda I totally know what you mean about movie characters. This is why I'm not a fan of book to movie deals. However for Ranger, that was always my Ranger in my mind. Whew.

@Sharon high fives sista!

@Michelle I so need to read that Kate Daniels series. If I win on this blog hop, I'm getting the first book!

@Sue Shock is so mysterious! I can't wait to find out what is going on with him. I have no idea what Shayla is gonna do with him.

@Ann OH you so have to read Outlander. But give yourself time. They are not quick reads. They are commitments. lol

Ntzee said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love Caelen from Never love a Highlander by Maya Banks! At first I didn't really like him in the first book(his older brother's book), but as you get to his story in the third book of the McCabe series you just can't help but love him! =)

Hillary said...

I'm right there with you on the BDB. I can't pick just one (though if I really had to, it'd be Wrath). I can't even begin to describe all the reasons why...

Hillary
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MissKimberlyStardust said...

I would take all the warriors from The Black Dagger Brotherhood series! Especially Butch and John Matthew!

I'd also pick Jamie Fraser because I love him. If he were real I would be all over that lol.

Thanks for the giveaway!
-Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

Nay Nay said...

My favorite fictional hero is Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series. He is just so smooth and of course HOT!!! He makes me drool.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

Jodie Riverina Romantics said...

Thanks for participating in the hop.

Happy hopping

elaing8 said...

Love the BDB men.Zsadist is my favorite.Love a tortured hero.

Cathy M said...

Roarke-smart-funny-a warrior-a protector-in love to his soul with Eve



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The Romantic Scientist said...

Well, my first love is Jamie Fraser (sigh). I also love the Brothers, and I think my favorite is V--so sexy! As for others, Hawker from Jo Bourne's books, and Jack Audley from Julia Quinn's The Lost Duke of Wyndham. Oh, and Bones, and Acheron, and...

So many fictional men, so little time!

Sophia Rose said...

I am awestruck that you found Jamie and Clare art. Jamie is my favorite hero btw.

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

books4me said...

Wraith from Larissa Ione's Demonica series is my hot hero because he is a moody, mean, bad boy with a heart of gold!

Michelle Kelly said...

@Nitzee Oh I loved that series! Maya Banks did a fabulous job. I literally cried in book 2!

@Hilary I hear ya on Wrath! There is just something so magical with him. He's working that whole King thing!

@Miss Kimberly Another BDB fan! *highfives*

@Nay Nay I love to read about another Babe fan!

@elaing8 You are in good company here. Seems like there are lots of us BDB lovers!

@Cathy I wish you would have shared what book your Roake was from. I have not heard of him before.

@Romantic Scientist I know all about our mutual love for Jamie. I'll have to look up your other heroes too. Love to read about them on your blog.

@Sophia Rose and did you not just love that art?!?!? I squealed. It is my computer wall paper now.

@books4me Wraith is pretty much the only blond hero I fell for. I like my hunks dark but Wraith can make me change my mind.

nenssa said...

Vlad aka Dracula. Jeaniene Frost puts an interesting twist to the classic figure and makes him more oh so steamy.

Margaret said...

Thief! Jamie, Darcy, Morelli, Ford, Sean... I loved them first! You're just lucky I love you enough to share.

Michelle said...

My favorite would have to be Curran from the Kate Daniels series. I also love Barrons form the Fever series. And the guys from BDB as well, especially Wrath and Zsadist. Qhuinn and Blay aren't really the heroes in the book, bu I love them together and I'm super excited to read their book!

Juliana said...

An oldy but goody, Mr. Darcy! Sure he was arrogant, sarcastic and stuck up... but doesn't every girl dream of making a man like that the perfect hunky mate?

Na said...

Bones is a wonderful hero. He's willing to go to the end of the moon for Cat!

Kim D said...

Rhage from BDB!!! love the series

thanks for contest

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Michelle Kelly said...

@nessa I KNOW! I can't wait for Vlad's book. I just know I'm gonna love it!

@Margaret You are the best book recommender person I know. You know my tastes and tell when I'm gonna fall in love. You have been right every single time.

@Michelle So with you on Barrons. He is so manly and KMM makes him say the best lines.

Juliana - Mr Darcy is on my top 5 but it is a Colin Firth Mr Darcy for me. So smitten with him.

@Na Yes Bones is so sexy and one of the reasons is how much he loves Cat. I find that so attractive.

@Kim Don't you think we need more Rhage! It seems like it was a long time ago that we got some good Rhage time.

Lauren Mackesy said...

Mine always has to be Wrath from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. He is the King of vampires, how could you not love him? The way he is so raw, but yet so gentle with his Beth.

Crystal said...

I also am in love with every Black Dagger Brother I have met so far. I must say my all time favorite is Maddox from Lords of the Underworld though. Something about him I jsut can't let go. I love his intensity and his definite Alpha but his willingness to give everything for Ashlyn. I think the way he suffers everynight finishes me off too. What a strong man! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kassandra said...

Out of the BDB I would pick one of three V, Z or Reve. Same reason on all of them. Dark, brooding, highly intelligent, broken alpha males!!!!

Who wouldn't want to dive into all of that, HOT DAMN!

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Evelyn said...

love Wrath from BDB!! SO HOT

thanks for contest
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Tanya1224 said...

I'm going to say Jerricho Barron's from Karen Marie Moning's fever series. He is a beast...literally. I also love Bones from The Night Huntress series =)
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Di said...

I just finished reading the first five books in Monica McCarty's Highland Guard Series so I'm likin' those guys right now & can't wait for the rest of the series to come out to meet the rest of the Guards & revisit the first five.
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Michelle Kelly said...

@Lauren & @Evelyn- I so understand the draw to Wrath. I never tire of him.

@Crystal - I actually have the Lords of Underworld series on my Kindle and I need to get to it! You are tempting me big time!

@Kassandra - lots of love for the BDB here on this hop.

@Di thank you for the recommendation. I haven't read any of those books yet. This is why I asked that question so I can find some new interests.

@Tanya Barrons is just so so manly. I wonder who you picture looking like him? So awesome. I love those books too!

June M. said...

My favorite hunky hero is probably Wraith from the Demonica series by Larissa Ione. He was a sexy half vampire/half demon, and a tortured hero at that. Gotta love him!.

crystalg123 said...

My favorite hero would be Zsadist from BDB. I love Alpha male he is, mourn and love his torchered soul, and he is just plain SEXY!

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

There is no way to pick just one! I love all the BDB esp. John Matthew. I also love Barrons and Bones!

Renald said...

I like Mr Rochester , from Jane Eyre. Deb P
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donnasing777 said...

I am in love with Conrad from IAD series by Kresley Cole. I love that a woman "cures" him and helps him to find his HEA

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Michelle Kelly said...

@June Wraith is my favourite hero from the Demonica series too.

@Crystal - so much love for Zsadist!

@Maria - I adore John's story. I am so with you with Bones and Barrons.

@Renald - a great historical hero!

@donnasing - I have yet to read Kresley Cole's books. That is a series on my TBR list.

Krista said...

My favorite guy is Bones from the Bight Huntress series. I just love how gaga her is over Cat.

Juana said...

My favorite is Ash from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. What makes him my favorite is that he loves not only his chosen one, but all of humanity too.

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BookAttict said...

Too many to list them all -- Jack Reacher from the series by Lee Child, Curran from Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels series, Roarke from J.D. Robb's In Death series, Atticus from Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid series and Severn from Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra! -- LOVE my Alpha males with "issues: ... lol

Thanks for another amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
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latishajean said...

I love Bones from the night Huntress love him and cat from the first book I read! Thank you for the great giveaway!

Patti said...

Ethan- KGI series by Maya Banks

Love that he is alpha military(ish) man!

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Eva's Flowers said...

I agree with Mr. Darcy, I love him, he's not your typically hunk, he comes around in the end, that's what counts! :)

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne said...

Curran from the Kate Daniels series because he loves Kate unconditionally and he's sexy as all get out.

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Helen said...

riddick from pitch black the muscles and he has a lot of bad mixed with some good

Jess said...

thanks for contest

the men of the BDB because they are so sexy alpha

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clc408 said...

I like Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series - dark, sexy and mysterious!

susan1215 said...

My favorite fictional hero is Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series

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LauraJJ said...

You know...to be honset...I do not have one! I have been out of touch with the reading world so much working and raising kids and sports...that I am just getting back into it! I LOVE to read, but have not read a book for awhile. So, that is why I am looking at reviews...trying to pick my first one! Hope thats okay if I dont have one....yet!
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Laura Jacobson

Mary @SweepingMe said...

Reese from Olivia Cunnings Lover Leap's series. He is bad and good and you just can't help but love him.

Mary
mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Michelle Kelly said...

@Krista - Bones is an awesome hero. I love the art work on JF's blog.

@Juana - havent started that series yet but I do have a few of the books.

@BookAttict - I agree, there simply are too many to love.

@latiahsjean - yeah another Bones lover.

@Patti - Love the KGI series.

@Eva - *swoons for Mr Darcy*

@Anne - Yes I have got to get reading that series!

@Helen - not familiar Riddick. I must check it out now.

@Jess - some alpha BDB goodness

@clc & Susan - Yay another Babe lover!

@LauraJJ - It is very hard to choose just one I totally agree

@Mary - I have an Olivia C book but I havent started yet.

Molly said...

In a fictional character, I have lots of hunky hero loves. Can I name them all? LoL...well, I'll tell you that I've been rather drawn to Cherry Adair's Zane Cutter from her Cutter Cay novels is just absolutely swoon worthy. He's gorgeous in his looks, but his heart is what makes him absolutely irresistible!

Molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

f3b60128-64d5-11e1-a47e-000bcdcb471e said...

I have trouble picking one too...I was agreeing with most of your list :-) I like a hero who can deal with the independent woman who can save herself.

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Shadow said...

I have way to many favorites. One of them is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. His the leader, hes alpha and so dang sexy! Hes part animal (wont spoil the surprise and tell ya what he is). His character just draws you in and hooks me! ;) Thank you for the fun hop and the great giveaway! :)
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Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

My fave fictional Hero is got to be all the werewolves from all the books I've ever read because werewolves are just plain sexy. I love how they are always so hot and that they turn into wolves :Q___

cheralyn said...

My favorite is Bones from the Night Huntress series. He's hot and loyal! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Mel B said...

You so got it right with Jamie. He was my first love and I fall in love every time I read The Outlander! Beautiful picture! I also love Master Bennett from Cowboy Casanova.
Mel
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MizVickik said...

Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. Just a class act! Thanks!

Barbara said...

Adrian Vogel from JR Ward's Fallen Angel series. He's very much an Alpha bad boy warrior...with a golden heart and a hidden vulnerability that makes you just want to give him a snuggle. And he would probably be very surprised and embarrassed (though not let on to it) that someone thought of him as their 'favorite hunk'. LOL!

Cimmaron @ Talksupe said...

First of all THANK YOU for the giveaway!

Second…my favorite hero? I always go back and forth between Wrath and Zsadist from BDB. They are both so intense and moody. I also love how much the love both of their shellans. I swoon just thinking about them.

fozzy331 said...

Roarke from the InDeath Series. He is rich and sexy but most of all the way he loves Eve and how he takes care of her...makes him the ultimate hero.

Also I dont really know if he is a hero but Christian from the Fifty Shades Novels. He is so tortured and the way he tries to love Anna like she wants and deserves is swoon worthy

Sherry said...

I love Wrath from BDB series because he's hot and even though he can't see he still kicks ass. I also love Valerius from Seize the Night even though he's be treated bad his entire life he still cares about others.

mbreakfield said...

Mr. Darcy, because he will do most anything for Lizzy and is honorable

Kathleen Conner said...

I'd say any of the heroes from Julie Garwood's historicals, or (being a geek), Crichton in Farscape! =)

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Tina B said...

My favorite fictional hero right now is Demetrius from Elisabeth Naughton's Tempted (Eternal Guardian Series). He is a massive man, dark, kind of mean, and keeps to himself. Mysterious. I love his background story and his heroine just makes him better.
Thank you for the giveaway!

guettel78 said...

My personal literary hero would be "the father" from Cormack McCarthy's "The Road" - I admire him for his strength, fortitude, bravery, and love of his son.

Geoff K
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city said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing..