July 27, 2012

A Hero’s Blog Hop


I have a prize for one lucky commenter at the end of the blog hop. Details are below. And there are THREE grand prizes:

 

You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!

The Kindle prize can be international if needed. If you live in a place that has a Kindle, Carrie Ann Ryan will work it out to get you a UK version or something. Also, if you already own a Kindle, she will get you a $199 gift card. The gift cards are also international. As for the large swag pack. That is US only. Sorry.

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

 



I’d like to dedicate this blog post to the hero of

 REMEDY MAKER

my book that releasesTODAY!!






RHYCIOUS





He’s a hero who I fell in love with the moment he came alive on the page while I told his story. 


Thank you, my hero. 


Yes, I admit your body came off some random internet site. I altered you, a smidge here and a smidge there, until you fit my character’s profile.  


Then I found a picture of your face, and did the same all over again.


The personality I created for you is unique—one I’ve never written before. And doubt I’ll write again. You are so tortured, misunderstood, and the demands placed on you are simply unrealistic. 


How can I ever thank you, my hero? 


Yes, I made you a mythological being. One that’s larger than life. But again, you are unique and


ONE OF A KIND.

There is nobody else like you. The tragedies you suffered in your early days would have brought a weaker man to his knees. 


Again, my hero, thank you. 


And now your story is told and a new story is being written in my next novel. The friend who always had your back, the male everyone thinks is too confident, too handsome, has a terrible secret. And it’s eating him alive.


Tell me about when you read a book. Does it help to have a book’s cover image to jumpstart your imagination?

Or does a mental image form the longer you read? 



If you're looking for a book that will take you away to a mythic world that might exist… 



If you love hot guys with insatiable appetites who have a dash of vulnerability… 



If you're looking for a sensual read with the power to make you gasp…


Remedy Maker

Would be the book for you.




I have a fabulous prize for one lucky commenter at the end of the blog hop, so don't forget to leave your email address!


Among other goodies, your name will go into a drawing for the grand prize of a $20 Amazon gift card at the end of my book tour.


Click here to find my book tour schedule. 
Thank you for coming by and Good Luck!


80 comments:

  1. Happy Release Day Sheri! Love the way you described your hero :)

    In answer to your question, I usually form an image of the hero as the story is unfolding...so if there isn't a picture on the front cover that's okay :)

    HAPPY SALES!

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  2. For me, the cover image doesn't particularly have any impact on the story itself. Sure it helps grab a buyer's attention, but when it comes to the story's hero, I develop an image in my head based on the content of the book with zero regard to the cover model. Each hero is unique, when romance cover models aren't always, so I use the old saying "don't judge a book by its cover".

    BK
    buffykennedy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. Woo Hoo! Congrats! Rhy is absolutely a swoon-worthy hero! Love this story and love you!

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  4. I don't really take any notice of the front cover, but form my own image of the hero as I read the story.

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  5. Happy release day!
    bidelia78@yahoo.com

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  6. I love when an author has the hero or heroine on the front cover. If not I just use my own imagination. Congrats on your new release. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Happy release day! So proud of you!!!

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  8. If I don't know the author, the cover image can get me to read the blurb. Once I start reading the book, though, the cover image has nothing to do with how I imagine the hero.

    Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  9. SUPER congrats on your new release!!!

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  10. its some times nice to have the hero on the cover so i know what they look like when i am reading!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  11. Hi Sheri--what a fabulous post--I love the way you "build" your hero. And congratulations on the new release! M. S. Spencer

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  12. Awesome new release!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  13. Congrats on the new release! I'm so happy for you and wish you much success.

    sandywolters(dot)author(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. REMEDY MAKER sounds very cool...thanks for participating!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. Great cover! He is such a cutie. Thank you for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  16. Huge congrats are in order..You know I can't wait to eat it up...You know I'm so thrilled for you.

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  17. Congrats. I think your hero is superb. It has me wanting to read teh book.
    damianbloodstone@gmail.com

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  18. At times the cover images does jump start my image of the hero. :) Super huge congratulations to you and your new book, Sheri! Can't wait to read it!

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  19. I think like most people - the cover is the initial draw - but I prefer to fill in the blanks with reading to form images of each character in my head

    glhince@gmail.com

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  20. love your books. i pretty much image my characters when i write.
    kintana002000@yahoo.com

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  21. Holy Hell, those pics and the excerpt were hot!
    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Ohh, goodies? Really? ;-) I loved your book. And not just because I had the pleasure of editing it. I really, really loved it. :-)

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  23. Even if the guy on the cover is hot as all get out I form a mental picture of the hero in my mind as I read. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway! Carin
    mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I love the covers, but as I read the book I get the image of hero and heroine. Thanks for doing the Hop!!

    gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I am a cover junkie but I don't always picture the hero or heroine that's on the cover in my head.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Definitely a mental image. Most of the time the cover image doesn't even look like the hero.

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  27. The cover helps but when I read I add more to it usually. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  28. The more I read, a mental image appears. Most of the time, my hero looks nothing like the cover photo or the author's idea of the hero. I like a book that takes me away. Yours sounds amazing!

    tccmp30@msn.com

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  29. K-ool post, my friend.

    I loved Rhy from the start. Sexy he suuuuuure is.
    I visualize my character's appearance and then I come up with their back story because that usually has a major affect on how they come across on the page.
    brenda_dyer212@hotmail.com

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  30. THAT is a hell of a teaser !
    Thanks !
    ptitpupuk at sky dot com

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  31. A cover helps, esp. if it's an author I am unfamiliar with. But usually, my mental image changes the character the further I get into the book. Some of my fav. covers don't clearly show their face.
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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  32. Wow, some very eye-catching pictures.

    Congrats on your new release!

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  33. A cover helps me decide if I'm gonna get the book, but I really like to develop a picture of the hero as I read further in the book. <^_^>
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. A cover gets my attention but it's the blurb that ultimately makes me decide to read it. I usually develop my own image of the hero as I read, even forgetting the cover artist's interpretation.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

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  35. Like everyone else the cover is the first thing to catch my eye. But I have found that even though the cover and blurb get my attention, the book turns out not to be to my liking. Also the opposite is true too. After reading for so many years I tend not to "see" the hero or heroine. I just pay more attention to the dialogue and story. My imagination is not good enough to see the characters in my mind...LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I love covers! I see the h/h in my mind, not as the cover shows, but a good cover is a plus!! Thanks for the hop!
    jennyrlowery@yahoo.com

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  37. I do love a well done cover and yours is mouth watering. But for me I usually imagine my hero as I reveal each new layer of his character.
    Debdebss@yahoo.com

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  38. modern mythic. i like the ring of that.

    lena.grey.iam@gmail.com

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  39. Rhycious is very yummy, I love his name and the cover. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  40. MMMMM the covers are delicious! can't wait to read the books

    cms72023(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. holy hot covers!! lol...cant wait to read the books and Love a good hero

    Naneemcgee@aol.com

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  42. sounds like a fun one, thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  43. I think that I am one of those people who really don't pay much attention to either the picture or the description of the hero too much. I tend to picture the heroes all tall, dark, & handsome (no matter how they are described). I guess it is because they are my favorite types of guys. But if they have a scar or something mentioned, I do tend to add that to my visual image.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  44. congrats on the release!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  45. No wonder you have flames at the top of this website. LOL
    After looking @ the pics & reading your post, I think I need to toss my hot coffee & get some ice water! Yes, the covers give me a mental image to carry throughout the book. But I love guys who are vulnerable & not too macho to admit or show it. Thank you for participating in this awesome blog hop!

    JessieL62@comcast.net

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  46. Hot covers!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  47. I think I stared at that ice picture for a good 5 minutes...thank go there is no one around here at work today. :)
    achbarrow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I'm not a fan of the characters on book covers. They are just never hot enough ;)

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  49. Well hell I want some of that yum!!

    minnie2297@yahoo.com

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  50. Co grats on your book bit covdrs and titlrs grab my atyention angelwolfmystic @yahoo.com

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  51. I love the characters on the covers!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  52. First, congratulations on your book release.

    I'll admit that book covers are the first thing to capture my attention, the blurb is second. There are some books with really fabulous covers, and I never got into the story like I had hoped. The reverse is also true though. Some covers look like there was no effort made to showcase the book to it's best potential, yet the story rocked. So the saying does hold true, not to judge a book by its cover. I'm pretty uncompromising when it comes to book covers - I will not give a book a second glance if the cover features 3D/digitally created characters. That just looks really cheap and tacky. The other one would be covers that have been photoshopped to death - if every last nook and cranny has been filled with characters (most common among stories that feature one woman and four men). That's also pretty tacky.

    msromanticreads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Robin ChristofaroJuly 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Initially, the cover is what I go from when I'm imagining characters that I read about. However, as books go on, it seems that my mind makes the characters look however it wants them to. As long as the hero looks appealing, either on the cover or in my mind, it's all good with me.

    robin.christofaro@yahoo.com

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  54. The cover rules, count me in .
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  55. Thank you for the opportunity :) Loving all the stories about Heroes!!!

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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  56. Thanks fir those great pics

    Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

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  57. Book covers are the first basis but that's where it stops - usually I base it on the story and how the characters are described. Thanks for the opportunity.

    thesolitarybookworm(@)gmail.com

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  58. a hot body totally helps. you want something to pull you in and a hot bod does it all the time for me
    marybkabui@gmail.com

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  59. Congrats on the new release! Love the cover
    oeamis(at)carolina(dot)rr(dot)com

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  60. Love the covers Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  61. The book cover is usually the first thing to attract me to a book but I usually end up with a different picture in my head of the characters. Thanks for the chance to win!

    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  62. I love sexy book covers :) Thanks for the chance to win!! raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  63. Thank you for the chance to win!
    Jesscaashley(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. I love great covers, but I have to admit the picture of the hero develops as I read the story, based on what he "sounds" like. :)

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  65. Covers are important in helping set the characters
    in my mind. A cover tells so much about the story.
    Upsets me terribly when the cover the description
    in the book do not match!

    Pat C.
    p-cochran@juno.com

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  66. Love your pics. Great covers are important. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  67. The cover will get me started, but then my imagination takes over...and oh boy! I can really imagine!!
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  68. I do not pay much attention to the cover; I let my imagination do all the work. angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. Score! Comment 69. :) Sweet.

    I like reading for a while and then figuring out from the story how the cover came to be. This doesn't work with every book, obviously, but it's fun when it does!

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  70. The guy with the ice on his neck jump started my imagination! smwr324 at yahoo dot com

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  71. Remedy Maker sounds awesome, Sheri! Love that inspiration man of yours. And yes, I'm a total sucker for a sexy cover image. LOL.

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  72. yummmmm
    Tiffanyatkinson67@gmail.com

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  73. the flame and the page is hot n then you are great author and seen you page before and would love to read and win on the hop

    desitheblonde@msn.com

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  74. Very nice. Ito answer your question i get the image of the hero from the story unfolding, i look at the covers yes because they are awesome. :-) cant wait to read this one!!
    miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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  75. I love good covers, but still tend to let the images develop as I get to know the characters and the story better.

    feathermaye at gmail dot com

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  76. Sounds great! :) Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. Awesome hop! I tend picture my own image of the hero than the cover unless the cover model is super hot. :)

    Taghairmpyxi(at)aol(dot)com

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  78. A cover helps.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. The winner of my Heroes Blog Hop is .... *drum roll* ....

    Shanna Roberson! Congratulations!! I'll email you shortly.

    To everyone else - thank you VERY MUCH for participating. I have book marks that are totally hot and if you'd like one, please contact me. I'll make sure you get a signed copy.

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