When Sparks Fly Blog Hop (July 4 – 8, 2013)

This blog hop is officially over.  All winners have been contacted.  Please go to my Events page to find more contests in the coming months.

Welcome to When Sparks Fly Blog Hop hosted by the Blog Hop Spot.  This hop will be going on from July 4 -8, 2013. 

Part of what makes sparks fly for romance readers is the magnetism of a novel’s hero. So what qualities do you look for in a hero? Are you attracted to the mild mannered types like Clark Kent who turns into the man of steel Superman to save the world, or do you prefer the Rhett Butler types who are coarse but clever seizing what they want without waiting for permission. Maybe you like the cool and collected types like Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character or the courageous and patriotic like Mel Gibson’s portrayal of William Wallace in Braveheart.

Maybe you fancy cowboys like the legendary Wyatt Earp or knights in shining armor like Sir Lancelot. Perhaps you’re attracted to a hero who would die for his woman like Shakespeare’s Romeo or Stephenie Meyer’s Edward Cullen from the Twilight Saga. Tales about historical romantic figures such as Robin Hood or the Scarlet Pimpernel may have made a lasting impression on you, or maybe you like guys with a tough outer shell and a soft interior like the Beast in the fairytale Beauty and the Beast.

Perhaps you cheer for the underdog like Sylvester Stallone’s iconic role as the boxing champion Rocky, or you prefer men who see the error of their ways and right their wrongs like Tom Berninger’s character…. in the movie Major League. Vampires, knights, superheroes, cowboys, men who show bravery in the face of danger and stand up for what’s right shape our image of a hero.

What qualities do you look for in a hero or maybe you have a favorite hero? Share your thoughts by posting your comment and include your email using [at] and [dot] in the address and have a chance to win one of the three grand prizes in the When Sparks Fly Blog Hop.

Your comment will also enter you to win and ebook copy of Beauty Touched the Beast by Skye Warren.

Good luck to everyone. You can move along to the next blogger on the hop here:   http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/
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Happy July 4th everyone!!

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7 comments on “When Sparks Fly Blog Hop (July 4 – 8, 2013)

  1. My perfect hero is tall, muscular,confident,loyal, Alpha,bad-ass, intelligent, protective, vulnerable and majorly damaged — but ultimately redeemable!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  2. I love the sarcastic, tortured type of hero with a heart of gold hidden deep inside.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I like my heroes brave, loyal…and with a sense of humor! A little angst is fine, but when the hero can’t stop brooding I tend to wonder if the heroine might do better with that nice boy next door, even if the fireworks aren’t as dramatic.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

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