It's a blog hop!!!

Welcome to the
Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop!!!

This blog hop is hosted by Bella Media Management, Caris Roane and H.D. Thomson.   Please stop by all three of their blogs and thank them for creating this fun hop. (And that AWESOME button. :) )  The giveaway from my blog is open internationally. 

Okay, here are the details…

The hop starts Monday August 13th at 12:01 am and ends at midnight Sunday August 19th.

What can you win?

The main question for this hop is “What makes a hero hot to you? What type of hero makes you melt all over?”

In order to give you a bigger bang for your buck and to hopefully make this stop on your blog hop journey worth your while, I’ve invited Linsey Lanier to participate with me.  See our answers below and how we’ve tied them to the e-books we are offering as prizes. 

We have two prizes being offered for this hop.  Two prizes means two different winners!

1) The first prize up for grabs is an e-copy of Delicious Torment (A Miranda's Rights Mystery) - Book II by Linsey Lanier. 

A note from Linsey: What makes a hero hot? How about one with a dark, painful past that he’d like to keep a secret?  For Wade Parker, the tragic rape and murder of his first love in high school sparked his career many years ago. But there was more to it than that. Some very personal details he doesn’t want the woman he now loves to ever know about. But since that woman is the feisty Miranda Steele, keeping his secret might not be possible.

2) Second prize is a copy of my new release, In Her Wildest Dreams. 

What kind of hero makes me melt all over? To be perfectly honest, the kind that packs a tool belt and stays in shape by busting his butt on a construction site.  I absolutely love a guy who is good with his hands. One who can build something from a pile of sticks.   
Someone like the hero in my novella, In Her Wildest Dreams. Kevin Calhoun built his construction company from the ground up.  He’s finally at a point in his life where he can sit back and do something that he’s always wanted to do.  And then Liza Adams comes along and has him shaking up his plans. 

So, now it’s your turn.  First, how do you enter?

Simply fill in the Rafflecopter information below. There are 5 chances to win,
1 mandatory entry and 4 optional chances.


1) Sign up for my newsletter (*note* I do NOT SPAM my readers, nor do I sell the entry information. This is simply a quarterly newsletter and the occasional GOOD NEWS notification system.)


2) Sign up for Linsey Lanier's Newsletter
3) Like my Tami Brothers Author Facebook page
4) Friend me on Twitter
5) Become one of my Fellow Beach Bum friends via Google Friend Connect (on the right sidebar)

Bonus entry!
6) As a bonus entry, leave a comment below letting us know what YOU think makes a hero hot.


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As an added BONUS and to THANK YOU for simply stopping by, I'm giving everyone a FREE download of my short story, Drool Worthy.  You can find a link to the book at Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble. 

Thanks a ton for stopping by on your Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop. Now HOP on over to the others and good luck!!!



Hildie McQueen said...

I love a hero who is super-Alpha and not apologetic about it either. I like him to walk into the room and take command of it. Yet beneath is all, he's not self-assured, but vulnerable and uses the tough persona as a shield!

Jenn Irving said...

My hero is someone hot, but kind, smart, brave, and loyal. Someone that makes you feel treasured and loved and would die for you.

laurie said...

my kind of hero is a hot sexy man who is smart, honest, has a few loveable flaws but is totally loyal and has an awsome sense of humor

Nay Nay said...

Woohoo! Loving this hop!
A hero is HOT when he’s an alpha; tall, handsome, sexy, with a sense of humor, loyal, and a BAD ASS! He doesn’t want anyone to know that he is soft on the inside, especially for his woman.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

Molly said...

A hero is hot when he's got that tender heart on the inside (the one where it's completely obvious to everyone but him that he's in love and wants to be loved in return) but on the outside he's Alpha and strong, kind of a bad ass attitude sort-of look. :)

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a subscriber :)

molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

BLHmistress said...

A hot hero to me is one that is rough around the edges but has a heart of gold (sometimes deeply buried but its there). Also a fierce protectiveness with those he cares about.


Carin said...

A hero is honest, loyal, humble I know there is more but I just can''t come up with it right this second.

Kim D said...

Hi already getting newsletter and liked facebook!!! I love a guy that thinks about me just as much as himself! I hate guys that think being romantic is not manly! Thanks for the contest!

Mel Bourn said...

A hero is one who is loyal, honest, and willing to do anything for the heroine. He is also willing to show his soft side.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Jess said...

My ideal hero is someone that is more dominate! I like a guy that knows how to take charge! I love Cabal from Lora Leigh’s series Breeds.

Thank you for the giveaway!

Lona said...

My hero has to be funny, tall, loyal, powerful and tattoo's a accent are helpful also. Thx for giveaway.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

Christine said...

A witty sense of humor, rough around the edges, intelligent, compassionate, protective, alpha/dominate type, protective, willing to go after what he wants/works for what he has. A sexy accent would definitely make him hot.

Thanks to both of you for being part of the blog hop and for the giveaway


Carin said...

I think a hero should hit the 3 h's honest honorable and hot! Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

Carol said...

My hero is someone that is very masculine but still romantic. My favorite hero is Nathan (KGI series)! I loved that he never gave up on his love! Great contest! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

carol.byles at yahoo dot com

ronnkelly3 said...

A hot hero is strong in mind and body, that has strength as well as compassion..


JanD said...

A hero's hot when he show's his vulnerable side.
bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

Rissa said...

My kind of hero is a take charge alpha! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

A hero is someone that knows what to do when it gets tough! I like when they are somewhat protective and gorgeous…of course!
Lucan rom Kiss of Midnight is my absolute favorite hero… and a vampire to boot! SO SEXY!
Thanks so much!!

Tammy said...

thanks for the contest, i would say my hero would be someone like butch from BDB lol i just him hehe so yea that would be what my hero would be like like him

June M. said...

I like a hero that is intelligent, confident, and has a sense of humor. One that is also respectful and caring.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Joy said...

Tall, strong and kind is my type of hero.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Evelyn said...

I really go for the guy that has just a little too much testosterone LOL but has the lady that he allows to kick his ass back inline! Kresely Cole is great at those characters! Conrad is all badass in her book but Neomi kicks back! Love them! Great contest! Thanks!

Michelle MsRomanticReads said...

I agree with all the above mentioned character traits in a hero, but I'm going to add a physical one that really gets me going - tattoos :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

msromanticreads at gmail dot com

BookAttict said...

I like my heroes Alpha, protective, intelligent, amusing, damaged and redeemable!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Foretta said...

I really like Alpha males as my Hero’s! My ALL time favorite hero’s are Blay and Quinn in BDB. They have not had their “HEA” YET but it’s soon!!!!!! AND I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the great hop and all the chances to win great prizes!

Patti said...

Sexy, strong, loyal and fearless! Ian from Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh emobodies this. He fought for what he wanted and would not give up! Ian is one of the best hero’s that I’ve ever read. He had flaws but used them for good. His courage was inspiring.

Love the contest. THANKS!

Juana said...

My ideal hero has to have a sense of humor, be honest and faithful.

GFC - Juana Esparza


Mandi Counterman said...

Feirce protectivnes, loyalty, honor and willingness to show his love without shame! Right now I am reading Kresley Cole’s IAD series. There are some amazing men in that series! Bowen and Lachlain are my favorite two. Thank you for the amazing contest!

Tami Brothers said...

OH man! I am overwhelmed with the awesome response. I am sooooo going to use some of these traits for my heroes. You guys have been a wealth of knowledge.

Thank you. And thank you for coming by and hanging out with me for a bit. You guys rock!