June 7, 2013

We love 'em! The Bad Boys of Romance . . .

Oh you know you love them. Those "bad boys" of romance. 
And now we're celebrating them and all their naughty deliciousness.

Every yummy romance has at least one delicious bad boy. Whether he's the villain or untouchable  character, we've got to have him!

What if the bad boy were heartstoppingly handsome? What if his gorgeous smile, sinful ways, and notorious bedroom reputation made him the naughty boy?

Oh yeah...we'd love him even more!

Meet Aleksander. He's a shapeshifting centaur, second only in command to that of the centaur queen. He's handsome beyond belief with an arrogance to match. When he meets a female troll who isn't interested in him, it knocks him for a loop!


“Look, unless you’re here on Her Majesty’s business, I’m busy.” She tilted her head and her little foot tapped the floor.

“You could say I am. What time—?”

“What are you, the Head Palace Guard or something?” Ella rolled her eyes and huffed out a laugh.

“Well, actually—”

“I’m booked for tonight’s sessions. I’ll have another in a few weeks. Do you want to be on the waiting list for that?” Tiny red-gold tendrils escaped the silken mass pulled back from her oval face. Her pen clicked and she poised her hand over a sheet of lined paper. “Name?”

He shrugged to hide his confusion. Why weren’t his charms working? Didn’t his battery recharge this afternoon? “Kempor Aleksander. Head Cen—”

“Aleksander Hedson. Got it. Payment will be due prior to your session. And, Al…?” Her smile lacked warmth. “Please don’t be late.”

Ella’s bluntness and the slaying of his name dropped his jaw.

She turned on her practical, low-heeled shoe and walked briskly to speak with Sasha, who waited in the rear of the café.

No woman in memory had ever tossed him aside like an unwanted toy. Why, he'd been dismissed quicker than a new recruit!

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  1. Nothing like squashing down and alpha. Great snippet. Best of luck on hop.

  2. From back in the day, my favorite bad boy is Sam Elliott

  3. From back in the day, Sam Elliott. He was and is HOT HOT HOT!

  4. My favorite bad boy is Eric from True Blood

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  5. Bones from The Otherworld Series. :)

  6. I have too many faves to list them ALL -- the short list? Roarke from J.D. Robb's In Death series, Curran from Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, Death from Kalayna Price's Alex Craft series, Dante Baptiste from Adrian Phoenix's The Maker's Song series and and Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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  7. No one really knows my bad boys. I’m a geek and I love anime. I love the anti-hero, and so far, I’ve not found better examples than Lelouch from Code Geass and Light Yagami from Death Note. They are bad boys you really, really wish you could side with, but at the same time, you know their methods are completely wrong.

    Anyway, thanks so much for the giveaway :)


  8. Acheron from the Dark Hunter series is my number one favorite bad boy.

  9. Acheron from the Dark Hunter series is my #1 favorite bad boy.

  10. eric from true blood..yummy

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  11. My favorite bad boy is Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. Jace from The Mortal Instruments Series!

  13. Christian Grey is one of my favorites.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  14. Zsadist from the BDB series

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  15. I love Acheron from Dark Hunters and Charles from Alpha and Omega series.


  16. Thanks for joining in on the hop Sheri!!!


  17. Alek, oh Alek. Sigh. He's the hottest of them all!


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