Heroes of Every Genre: Who’s the Best?
So, here’s my blog and giveaway, and you have until October 22nd to leave your comments. If I had a big Highland Games event and I invited all the heroes of the six books I’ve written, who would win? Yes, I want you to pick the winner, after I give the evidence. And I’ll even make it more fair. You can pick a hero from someone else’s blog or book and vote for them here too.
Every comment gets entered into our Grand Prize giveaway, and every commenter will receive something, and YOU EVEN GET TO CHOOSE. Now, when were you ever given the choice of prizes on a blog hop? Be sure you follow the instructions at the end of this post.
We have 6 Alpha Heroes: Daniel DePalma, Joshua Brandon, Marcus Monteleone, Paolo Monteleone, SOC Kyle Lansdowne and SO Calvin Cooper. You get to vote for one of them (or another hero, if you must), by leaving a comment and telling us all why you think they should win, and what would you do with them to celebrate?
So, since this is election season, here are the descriptions of the candidates, and their Hollywood likenesses:
Daniel DePalma: Brazilian-born painter of colorful wall-sized jungle prints. He does not know his best friend, posing as his agent, is a dark angel who has hooked him up with a very bad girl. The relationship nearly destroys him. Not realizing there are forces of good and evil at play, a guardian angel comes to his rescue. He falls in love with her in spirit, until he falls in love with her in the flesh. He is willing to spend his life separated from his angel lover just to see her safely home.
Joshua Brandon: A colorful dark angel who was looking forward to an eternity of partying with his former best human friend, Daniel, bedding women in the Underworld as well as “on top” in the human world, until the guardian angel intervened. He has a fondness for redheads, especially redheadded guardian angels. He hates birds and detests order and rules. But he soon finds that, among other things, he has grown a conscience and finally meets a soul he cannot claim. He faces the ultimate sacrifice when he is asked to deliver that very woman to the Director of the Underworld to become a concubine. He discovers there are rules worth dying for.
Marcus Monteleone: A 300-year old golden vampire, has spent most of those years searching for his fated female, only to find her dying in his arms. He saves her life by turning her, only to be enjoined by the rules of his breed, to not interfere with her once human life. He does not believe he has fathered a child by a half vampire half witch/villainess, but he feels an obligation to take responsibility for the boy. In the end, he is willing to spend eternity without her if it means she will be safe from the jealous mother of the boy.
Paulo Monteleone: Brother to Marcus. He loves human women, and, unlike his brothers and sisters, does not take golden vampire mates and chooses to marry outside the fating, resisting a fating that went terribly wrong. He falls in love with a professor of legend and myths, who claims she knows everything about the “non-existant” golden vampires of Tuscany. He finds he is willing to sacrifice his immortal life to rescue his human lover from those that want her silenced.
Kyle Lansdowne: SEAL team leader sent on a mission to find his AWOL swim buddy, who has been kidnapped by a drug gang. The gang’s intent is to get weapons and equipment from the SEAL community for their illegal use. By accident, Kyle runs into a newbie Realtor, and he finds in her the woman he has always wanted, just when she is nearly taken from him forever. He is forced to choose between her and his SEAL team buddy’s life.
Calvin Cooper: Nebraska farm boy turned U.S. Navy SEAL. A specialist with gadgets, a medic and one of the tallest SEALs to ever graduate BUD/S. He is ordered to meet the family of a fallen SEAL medic, to help him heal the loss of his own family in a tornado. He helps a prominent psychiatrist protect his family, including his lovely daughter, from a psychopathic killer bent on revenge.
Now for your choice:
1. Dog Tag from Accidental SEAL
2. Amazon Kindle version SEAL Encounter.
Be sure to leave your name, AND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, and please do so in code like: Jane Doe (at) gmail (dot) com.
Have fun, and good luck!!
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Paulo Monteleone is who I would pick to win the Highland Games. Vampire strength plus there is something about him that appeals.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
I always reward early/first responders. Enjoy your prize and thank you for dropping by.
Paolo is indeed swoon-worthy. The strength with which he loves is eternal, and takes a strong human woman to tame that. Great choice.
I am torn between Kyle and Calvin. It's a SEAL thing. *shrugs*
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LOL, understand. Totally understand! Thanks for stopping by. You want SEAL Encounter or dog tags?
My choice is Calvin, besides being a SEAL, there is something about those farm boys!
skpetal at hotmail dot com
I love farm boys too. And this one is quite a hunk! Thanks for stopping by. Dog tags or SEAL Encounter?
My choice is Calvin although it was very hard to pick between him and Kyle.
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Not so sure I could choose either. Thanks for stopping by. Dog tags or SEAL Encounter?
I'm picking Calvin Cooper because I have to cheer for a fellow Nebraska even if he is a fictional character. lol Also I would go with the SEAL Encounter. Thanks for the giveaway.
Great choice. SEAL Encounter on its way to you.
Its not an easy choice, but I like Calvin 🙂
Id love to win a copy of SEAL Encounter, thanks for the bloggin fun !
Your encounter is on its way! Thanks for stopping by.
This is a very hard choice…..I am torn between Joshua (Angel who doesn't follow rules, so some cheating might be involved) or Calvin(SEAL version of maybe MacGyver?)….Can't choose!! But would like Seal Encounter!
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You and me, hard choice indeed. Your encounter is on its way!!
I think Joshua Brandon. There's something so appealing about dark angels.
molly (dot)frenzel (at) gmail (dot) com
Molly, do you want dog tags or SEAL Encounter?
I loved meeting Josh. We got into so much trouble together. LOL.
Had to go with Kyle!
Ah, yes. He is yummy. Which prize do you want?
Paulo Monteleone is who I would pick to win the Highland Games. He has vampire strength and is very agile. I can't well you whe we would do lol *evil grin
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Great choice. I wouldn't mind a little snuggle with Paolo either. Which prize do you want?
danisherrie (at) gmail (dot) com
I'd let him bite me too. Which of the prizes do you want?
Coop is a great hero. Great choice! Which of the prizes do you want?
Joshua Brandon Dark angels are sexy! Oh and what we would do to celebrate..Well lets just say thank god he's a dark angel!
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LOL. Your secret is safe with me. What prize do you want?
I'm torn between Calvin and Paulo and I don't think I can choose. I already have SEAL Encounter waiting in my TBR and look forward to reading it.
I'm sending you a message. Good choice!
Joshua or Paulo I think would win…but its a HARD choice!! Love me some Alpha Males!! Thanks for joining the hop!!
LOL. Thanks for stopping by. Which prize do you want?
I love Alpha men, because I need someone as confident and Dominant as me to have an equal, loving relationship. firstname.lastname@example.org
I agree. What prize to you want to claim?
I'd like Seal Encounter, please! Thank you so much.
This is a tough choice, I like Joshua (Dark Angels are so hot)especially if they look like Johnny Depp and then there is Marco and Paulo I am such a sucker for vampires. So I think it would be a three way tie :).
LOL, that would make one interesting 3-way! which prize do you want?
It's a tie.. Joshua and Marcus. Joshua would die to save the woman he loves and Marcus would have given up his love to keep her safe.. Who couldn't resist a man that would do either of those things for the women they love?
We would celebrate with champagne, chocolate and whipped cream in a secluded romantic hideaway… no need to say anymore….
Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for the giveaway!
Best wishes and continued success
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Christine, love your idea of a celebration. I think Marcus and Joshua would be in good hands, too! Surprise coming your way.
Woo Alphas, whats not to love:0 thaey make a great thing better
Great hop, thank you for the chance
Thank you. Which prize to you want.
Making a great thing better, yeah, that's what Alphas do…
I think I would have to go with Calvin. I have always been a farm girl, and SEALs, well….I married a Navy man, so…seems like a no brainer!
And, if I win, I'd like the book. Love to read!
Thanks, Barbara. Thank that hero husband of yours too. You bet, your SEAL Encounter is just beginning. Enjoy!
Calvin all the way!
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Whoo Hoo! Great choice. Which prize would you like?
Probably Calvin (yummy) 🙂
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com
I loved writing him too. Which prize would you like?
My pick would be Joshua Brandon. I love a bad boy that grows a conscious! Reminds me of a favorite television character. It didn't hurt that Johnny Depp's photo was next to it. 🙂 I think he would win the games because he doesn't follow the rules. As far as celebrating, I think those thoughts are best left in my brain.
Thanks for the giveaway and blog hop!
LOL. Your secret is secure. Special prize coming. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
I'm totally going for Marcus, but Calvin. Hmm, jeez, do I have to pick just one? 🙂 Okay, okay. I'm sticking with Marcus. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and such a fun post. 🙂
Great choice. I keep gettint confused myself, too. So don't feel bad. Which prize would you like?
What a hard pick I will go with Calvin Cooper! Thank you for the great giveaway I love Alpha Males!
I love those guys too. Which prize would you like?
Joshua, just because I love dark Angels
Yes. I totally understand. Special prize coming your way.
Calvin. Tall, SEAL, hurting, yeah, you got me.
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Thanks rfg. Your Encounter is just beginning.
Doing the Alpha Male blog hop….oh yeah! I‘m excited to be a part of this hop! Wow, 200+ authors—a perfect opportunity to meet new authors! It’s always fun trying to visit as many sites as possible.
I love alpha heroes who are take charge men! They are loyal, loving and caring men. They usually have sexy looks, brains, money and a commanding presence that draws people. When they find their mates and fall in love they will move heaven and earth to stake their claim. This is exciting to watch even when they are not sure why they have to have or be with this particular person. An awesome love dance! It’s definitely addicting to read.
I would add Michael Early…sexy and yummy eyes!
Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes.
Thanks, Belinda. Your Encounter is just beginning! Great to see you here.
Joshua Brandon, yummy. Thx for the hop stop. I would love the dog tags, I already have Seal Encounter. Thx
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Send you a private message (email). Thanks for being here today.
I have to pick Calvin! A farmboy and Seal– Oh yeah!
I'd love Seal Encounter— Thank you!
Your encounter is just beginning! Thanks for stopping by today.
I'd pick Marcus Monteleone because he's willing to sacrifice so much and he's a vampire. I'd love the dog tags. Thanks for the chance.
mythic021 at gmail dot com
Your Encounter is just beginning!
And I sent you a message. I misread your preference. We'll fix that right away…
Why I love Alpha Males is no real surprise! The perfect Alpha Male for me could be a Vampire, a Scottish Laird, an English Rogue/Gentleman, a Werewolf or Shape-shifter, or a Knight. He’s the rogue who thinks he can’t be reformed into a gentleman. He’s the rough and scarred Scottish laird that has a heart of gold. He’s the werewolf or shape-shifter that needs to heal an aching heart because it took him years to find his true mate. He’s the vampire who has waited decades for that special someone’s blood to sing to him and wake him up. And he’s the knight who can defeat the enemy with a quick swing of his sword, but can’t see the love in front of his face. My Alpha Male has eyes that can see into your soul and are as blue as the sea, or as black as a storm. He’s tall and brooding. His heart can enfold you into its grasp and make you fall in love when he gives it to you freely and completely. He is protective and passionate. In the end he is the one that makes your heart jump and butterflies fly in your stomach, and still kiss you until your legs melt!
Id pick Joshua Brandon
Oh, good choice. Special gift coming your way. Thanks for showing up. Yum on your response. Love all those alphas you describe!
I pick Paulo because willing to sacrifice his immortality is a big deal.
bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com
Prize on its way to you. Thanks. I do love Paolo. Such angst, so willing to sacrifice.
My vote is for Marcus! I love vampires…especially one that has the deep-seated need to do what's right and sacrifice everything.
DeAnna, yes, Marcus is truly someone to snuggle with! Bites coming your way.
Because I have thing for hot SEALs and sweet farm boys, I'd have to say Calvin Cooper all the way! But, if he didn't win, then definitely Joshua cause I mean, it's Johnny Depp…who won't choose him?
Alpha males are the best….strong, independent, fiercely protective, but on the inside they are nothing but a big ol’ teddy bear! I love the way their mouths talk filthy, but their eyes portray their sensitive sweet. They can be rough and tough in the bedroom, but still have the gentle caress of an attentive and protective lover. It's all in the heart…..alpha males are the best!
Thanks for participating in the hop!
molly at reviewsbymolly dot com
Molly, love the analogy of the "mouths talk filthy but their eyes portray their sensitive sweet(ness)." I like when my characters' trash talk masks things that are felt deep down, and never spoken about. Something special coming your way.
Oh and my choice is Dog Tags to add to my collection of amazing swag! Thanks!
molly at reviewsbymolly dot com
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TO EVERYONE WHO HAS RESPONDED SO FAR. You should have either received your free Kindle book, or a separate email from me. If you have not, please leave me a message on here, with your coded email and I'll get right back to you.
Remember, everyone wins something, but you have to leave a valid email to get it, and please code it. You can also send me a private email (see the end of my post for contact information).
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Thank you so much for Honeymoon Bite, Sharon! I can't wait to get started reading it. 🙂
I vote for Calvin based on those excerpts 🙂
I am currently reading SEAL Encounter and I am loving it!
Thanks for participating in the hop!
dmr8888 at yahoo dot com
Thanks, Alicia. So glad you are having a good Encounter!
Thanks for stopping by today.
No problem, one of the fun things about these hops is discovering new books to read and getting to interact with some favorite authors 🙂
I would have to go with Calvin! But they all sound so enticing! xstitchdiva(at)att(dot)net
Your encounter is just beginning. Thank you for stopping by.
They all sound WONDERFUL, but I think my choice is Calvin, besides being a SEAL, I love me some farm boys! I would love to read SEAL Encounter.
Can't go wrong with Coop. He's a hunk and a half. Your Encounter is just beginning! Coop's in there too…
Kyle Lansdowne: cause as a seal he is used to winning
Yeah, Kyle is pretty cool, as the Team leader. Thanks for stoping by. Your Encounter is beginning.
Marcus Monteleone is my favorite.
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Ah, yes. My favorite part is when Marcus talks to Anne for the first time in Starbucks, and he convinces her she can feed from him, just once, knowing she will never want to let him go. He's a bit of a bad boy, but oh so delicious!
Thanks for stopping by.
I am torn between Marcus & Paulo (Love vamps)
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June, wise choice. See my comment to Joy above. He drives a black Ferrari, too. So wonderful to be finishing Paolo's story right during Halloween season! Me meets his love at a costume party, but Paolo goes as himself: a vamp.
Thanks for stopping by.
Kyle or Calvin will win.The competitive nature of the SEAL will come to the fore. Would love to win Seal Encounter. KYLE would win, after all, he is a team leader. email@example.com
How could those vampires win, they would be firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna – my vamps are goldens. They sleep in a real bed and can be out in the sun…
But I know what you mean about the SEAL heroes. They are the ones who save the day in real life. Why not in our fantasy lives as well. Your Encounter is just beginning! Good luck with the grand prize drawing.
Kyle.. of Kyle *.* He must win! I think he is my favorite but it's pretty hard to choose only one!
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Loving the awesome blog hop!
So many new books I want to read!
Alpha Males are my fav! So, dominate and fun to tease. And when they talk feelings they mean every word!
grapeapril75 at gmail dot com
i would say Marcus because he abide by the rulme even when it's hard and a alpha must be responsible
( i love the dog tag)
Having a blast on this hop.Thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to win.Have a fantastic weekend
flanagan @ mebtel. net
awesome dream cast!
prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com
Veronika, April, Wanda and Janiera – your Encounter is just beginning!
Miki, I have sent you a private message by email.
Good luck everyone on the grand prize drawing tomorrow!
Thanks for the chance!
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Thanks for stopping by. Your Encounter is on its way.
My vote is for Calvin Cooper. Are you going to write a book with all of them in the highland games? That would be cool.
No, not the Highland Games, no. Although that would be fun. Just a manner of speaking, pitting the heroes up against each other. The SEALs are kicking the vamps butts! Somehow, I think they'd like that.
Cooper's book is due out shortly. Your Encounter is on its way.
I love alpha heros. So hot! 🙂 Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!
The short Encounter is on its way to you. Enjoy! You are most welcome. My pleasure.
Ooo Kyle is yummy! Okay, so really they all are but damn.
acade29 @ gmail.com
They all are hunky. And yes, daayyyuuum!
Encounter coming at ya!
I'd say Kyle.
Pretty hard to miss with Kyle. Enjoy your Encounter!
Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. i love how powerful, fierce and passionate alpha males can be.
i totally want to read your books
raynekitten(at)gmail (dot) com
Thanks for stopping by. Yes, powerful and passionate – quite the package, in so many ways!
Enjoy your Encounter.
My pick would be Marcus. I think spending eternity with someone you hate just to do the responsible thing and protect your true love is about the most you could ever ask of an immortal vampire. If he's willing to go that far, I think he would do whatever it took to win the day.
I'd love to have one of your dogtags if I may. Thanks for the offer and being a part of this awesome hop.
LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com
Sent you an email. Thanks for stopping by the hop today. Good luck on the grand prize drawing.
I would pick Kyle (IDK what is but something about a SEAL …)
Thanks for the being a part of the hop 🙂
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Kyle and Cooper seem to have claimed the day. No wonder. Your Encounter has begun! Enjoy, and congrats on the grand prize drawing.
I mean, good luck on the grand prize drawing. LOL.
I am picking Marcus Monteleone. I love my vampires 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win
Enjoy your Marcus and Anne fix. Thanks and good luck on the drawing.
I'm going to go with Calvin. All of them were hot tho. Thought that Daniel was really good too. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great weekend and have a good week. I would really love to have #1 the dog tag
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Sent you a private email. Thanks for showing up today.
Thanks Sharon! You just made my day and I'm so excited to read about Marcus 🙂
You are so welcome! 🙂
I choose Calvin. I'm a small town country girl, what can I say 😉
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Thanks, Stephanie. Your prize is on its way for you. Thanks for participating!
#2 sounds sweet! 🙂
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Lenni, thanks for leaving a comment. You have a prize coming.
The time for the awarding of prizes has now closed. But you are still welcomed to leave a comment, or comment on the blog hop. I had a great time and met some wonderful people.
Please come back and visit me again. I'll be participating in two other blog hops coming up between now and New Years.
Remember to vote! Remember the sacrifices our heroes have made so we can live how we get to live.