My Dirty Dozen…

Posted February 13, 2013 by kate in ALONG CAME A SPIDER, Blog Hops, Giveaways, Recommended Reads, RED, THE BETTER TO SEE YOU, Transplanted Tales / 55 Comments

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Welcome to my stop on Cupid’s Playground Blog Hop and Giveaway! Thanks to Jenese at Readers Confession for hosting this super fun blog hop!

In this blog hop, we’re declaring our undying love (or lust) for those heroes, hunks, and alpha males from the literary world who make our little hearts go pitter-patter. So, without further ado, here are the twelve hotties (in no particular order) who I’d want Cupid’s arrow to send my way!


My Dirty Dozen 


Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1)Lucan Thorne (from Kiss of Midnight, Midnight Breed #1 by Lara Adrian) – I am an unabashed super-fan of The Midnight Breed. I seriously LOVE all these guys. But, alas, my heart belongs to Lucan Thorne, leader of the Breed Warriors and alpha among alphas. Although, Sterling Chase just might give him a run for the title…

(On a sidenote: Also discovering the seriously sexy men of Lara Adrian’s Dragon Chalice series, which was originally released under her pseudonym, Tina St. John. Any one of these men is welcome to be my knight in shining armor. Definitely swoon-worthy!)


Thierry Durand (from Private Demon: A Novel of the Darkyn by  Lynn Viehl) – Although all of the Darkyn men have their charm, there’s just something about Thierry that stole my heart. Maybe it was his brutal past or his intensity, but he’s definitely on my list!



When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1)

from When Darkness Comes: Guardians of Eternity #1 by Alexandra Ivy) – I have several “favorite” hunks in this series, but Dante’s “wicked pirate” vibe had me at “hel-lo, handsome”.



Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)
(from Lover Eternal, Black Dagger Brotherhood #2 by J.R. Ward) – I had a tough time picking my favorite hunk of hotness from J.R. Ward’s amazing alphas. But as much as Wrath gets my blood pumping and Zsadist’s story melts my heart, Rhage has always been my favorite. Maybe it’s because he could’ve had a harem of gorgeous women, but he chose Mary who is girl-next-door pretty but whose inner strength and warrior spirit are a match for his own.


Sealed with a Curse (Weird Girls, #1)


Aric and Misha (from Sealed with a Curse, Weird Girls #1 by Cecy Robson) – Aric, super sexy alpha werewolf, or Misha, super sexy master vampire? Hmm. Tough call. Although it’s clear which super sexy supe Celia’s heart belongs to, that doesn’t keep me from drooling over Misha, too. It’s a shame these two aren’t so good at sharing ’cause that’d be one tasty man-wich. 😉


Hell on Wheels (Black Knights, Inc., #1)


Nate “Ghost” Weller (from Hell on Wheels, Black Knights Inc. #1 by Julie Ann Walker) – My, oh, my… Sexy, dangerous, and tortured by his past, Nate Weller is just all kinds of hotness! Cupid can send him my way anytime! *taps foot impatiently* Any….time…



Pride and Prejudice

Fitzwilliam Darcy (from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) – In an age of simpering girly-men, Mr. Darcy was an alpha before his time. Gotta love a man who can appreciate the pleasure of “a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman” and  can still put the smack-down on his advesaries with the aplomb and grace of a true gentleman. Regency hotness at its finest. (And, yes, I realize that this is the cover for the movie and not the book, but Colin Firth will always be Mr. Darcy in my mind!) 😉


Halo: First Strike


Master Chief (from the HALO game and the novels by Eric Nylund) – Okay, so technically Master Chief isn’t a romantic lead (unless you count the thing he and his AI advisor Cortana have going on), but that doesn’t keep me from crushing hard on this stalwart Spartan. He is an alpha’s alpha.




Nate Grimm, Seth Wolf, and Nicky Blue – What kind of romance author would I be if I didn’t fall in love with the seriously sexy men of my own Transplanted Tales series? I hope you will, too!  😉  In fact, I’m giving away a copy of either RED or THE BETTER TO SEE YOU to introduce you to my handsome hotties. Just check out the info below!


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And make sure you stop by the other blogs in the hop to see who they’d love Cupid to send their way! 😀

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55 responses to “My Dirty Dozen…

  1. Trix

    Oh, boy. I read a lot of m/m, so a few of these choices are futile, but most of these listed characters do date women sometimes. I fell hard for Griff in Damon Suede’s HOT HEAD (redheaded Scottish hockey-playing fireman, EEEE!) and Blaze in Lori Toland’s THE REPLACEMENT GUITARIST (Japanese-Hawaiian rock guitar god!). I also love Tara Lain’s Jake and Roan (they’d come as a pair, and I wouldn’t complain!) and Tommy (just adorable!), as well as Clare London’s Admael (an m/m angel, but trust me, he’s irresistible).

  2. Dawna Newman

    My list is so long, Acheron from the Dark Hunters heads the top of the list, Lucan is on mine too, all the BDB because I can’t choose one though Wrath tends to hold my heart (it’s this book that got me hopelessly addicted), Bowen from IAD, Maddox from LOTU . I know I am missing a bunch more.

  3. kate

    @Trix – All hotties are welcome here! 🙂 And the ones you’ve listed sound smokin’ hot! I mean, a readheaded Scottish hockey-playing fireman? Whaaaat?!? Totally need to check that out.

  4. Well clearly I have some reading to do! With the exception of BDB and Transplanted Tales why have I never heard of these boys before?
    I must research, in the name of hot boys everywhere! 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway, I’d like Cupid to aim his arrow at Seth from Jennifer. L. Armentrout’s Covenant series and Camden from Karina Halle’s Sins & Needles!
    Happy Hopping!

  5. All great choices! I love Rhage, but Zsadist is definitely my favorite out of the BDB boys. And you know that all three of those Transplanted Tales guys have me tapping my foot waiting for them to arrive 😉 I don’t know why, but I’m drawn to Nicky Blue. Yum, there is just something about a bad boy gangster type. Yes please! Lol

  6. Jessie

    I agree with Mr. Darcy, all the way! But I also find that I’m particularly partial to all the guys from the Dark Sword/Dark Warriors books. And Rhage is my favorite from the BDB but he’s closely followed by Butch and John Matthew.

  7. kate

    Thanks for stopping by everyone! There is a whole lot of hotness going on here. Looks like I’m going to be adding to my TBR list! 😀

  8. Jessie L

    I would pick Gavin Blake, Brian Sinclair, James Cavendish, Gideon Cross. These guys just ooze sexiness, confidence & charm. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Meghan Stith

    Thanks for the giveaway! If I could shoot anyone with Cupid’s arrow, it would be, in this order: Alexander Skarsgard, Henry Cavill, Joel McHale, and James McAvoy. Yum.
    As for fictional men, it would be, in this order: Jamie Fraser from “Outlander,” Christian Grey from “50 Shades,” Travis from “Beautiful Disaster,” and Lucas from “Easy.”
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  10. Cassandra Hicks

    Jeaniene Frost: Bones, Vlad, Ian
    Charlaine Harris: Eric
    JR Ward: V & Z
    Kresley Cole: Lothaire
    Sherrilyn Kenyon: way too many to name
    Gena Showalter: Pretty much all the Underworld men and William
    Plus many more 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  11. gamistress66

    I always have a hard time picking a favorite hero, I love them all & hate to hurt any one of their feelings. (ok, I’m also a bit fickle & it changes regularly, often to a recent hero that I’m reading or recently read) 😉 thanks for the giveaway
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

  12. Stephanie

    I do love Mr. Darcy! He is definitely one of my favorite romantic heroes! Go ahead, send him my way, I’m sure my husband won’t mind 😉

  13. Toni Porter

    This would indeed be an all-male harem:
    Drustan AND Dageus MacKeltar (yes, BOTH brothers) from Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander series
    Thomas Raith from the Dresden Files
    Mircea and Louis-Cesare from Karen Chance’s two series
    + Others that I can’t think of off the top of my head

  14. Ashley A

    I would have to pick to Eric Northman! Love me some Viking Vampire!! Yummy!!
    Ashley A

  15. Ellen Thompson

    I will take any of the McKay cowboys from Lorelei James’ Rough Riders series. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

  16. June M.

    I would be more than happy with either of the sexy Doms from either Cherise Sinclair or Kallypso Masters’s stories 🙂

  17. Sherry S.

    I love all of the brothers from the BDB series by JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters and Christine Feehan’s Dark series men.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  18. Tina B

    Oh, there are so many! 😉
    One of my new favorites is Caden Macbain from Heather McCollum’s Captured Heart! Sexy Highlander hero.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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