Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hearts On Fire Giveaway & Hop!

Thank you Close Encounters With the Night Kind and Read Between the Lines for Hosting this Hop and Victoria Danann too!

I am going to give you some info about Victoria's series first. After that will be my giveaway info, and last will be the Grand prize Giveaway!

Valentine's Day is Release Day for A Summoner's Tale: the vampire's confessor!

Order of the Black Swan, Book 3

AUTHOR: Victoria Danann

PUBLISHER: 7th House

GENRE: vampire romance, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, paranormal fantasy

Words: 107,000

Pages: 350  

ISBN: 978-1-933320-67-0 ebook

            978-1-933320-80-9 print

Purchase from Amazon.

RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2013  

This is the third installment in a serial saga intended to be read in order.

DESCRIPTION: A secret society, a witch, a psychic, vampires, modern day knights, heroes, elves, fae, assassins from another dimension, and fairytales come together where emotions intersect. Two souls, joined by a mystical bond, separated by distance, must simultaneously struggle through pain and darkness in an ultimate confrontation with character and an ultimate struggle for life proving that true love waits patiently through lifetimes and finds courage to survive. Even in the strangest places. Even when you're least expecting it. Even when you're far, far from home.

Erotic quotient: A little steam. No menage. No BDSM.

Other books in the series:

The Order of The Black Swan books two and three are available from Amazon as single titles. However, a The Order of the Black Swan COLLECTED TALES, Books 1-3 will also be released on or around Feb. 14th in e-book everywhere.  This is the story as it was intended to be read - without interruption.

ISBN: 978-1-933320-70-0     

313,000 words           

All three books for $6.99. 

In addition to The Summoner's Tale, this collection also contains:

Purchase Book one from Amazon

Purchase Book two from Amazon.

Both of these books were free when I checked the links! :D

 About the Author:  

For the past fourteen years, Victoria has illustrated and authored Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners and written several non-fiction books on magickal arts. She lives in a town north of Houston known as The Woodlands even though the idea of the witch in the woods may be a cliché.

She owns 7th House Publishing and contributes to its enterprises. In addition to art and writing, she plays Classic Rock music (keys, rhythm guitar, vocals) and manages one of Houston's premier party bands. Married. Four children.

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What is it about bad boys and heartbreakers that makes us swoon?

Is it their confidence, their recklessness, their domineering ways, their wild looks, or do we want to see them tamed? 

Here are some of my favorite bad boys & book boyfriends that leave our hearts all ablaze, in no particular order.

   Travis Maddox      Ethan Sullivan


   Christian Grey       Gideon Cross

   Adrian Ivashkov     All of the BDB 

 Cash Davenport   Graham Winters

This giveaway is open to followers age 13 and older. The Book Depository must ship to you!

The winner will get their choice of Heart Breaker or Bad Boy book from The Book Depository.

I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond or I will have to choose a new winner.

Answer one of the questions from above or tell me, who is your favorite book boyfriend? 

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You can enter the Grand prize giveaway too!

The following authors also contributed to the prizes:

Read 2 Review (Kate) and GMTA UK:
(5 to 10 books that will be announced)

Danica Avet Winners: choice of backlist

Airicka Phoenix: E-copy of Games of Fire, Touching Smoke, & Touching Eternity

Katie Salidas: E-copy of Moonlight and Sweet Surprises! By her and Willsin Rowe which also releases on Feb 14!

Sara Trimble: E-copy of A Woman's Revenge

Michelle Graham: E-copy of Landing the Big Ones

Kim Mullican: Yoder's Farm, Taking Control (Book 1 Control Series),Control (Book 2 Control Series), Immortal Decision

Cambria Hebert: Ecopy of Recalled and a Winners Choice from the Heven and Hell Series Ecopy

M.L. Stephens: Ecopy of Love You More

J Kelly Acinni: 5 sets of paperback copies of Baby and Echo US only

Susan Griscom: Reflections and Whisper Cape
MaryLynn Bast: Heart of a Wolf Series

Susan D. Taylor: Secret Desire

Tara Lain: Beach Balls

And a big thank you to: Dani-Lyn Alexander, Lisa Simington, Kym Grosso, and Liberty Ann for making the giftcard possible!!!

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Participating Blogs


  1. Is it their confidence, their recklessness, their domineering ways, their wild looks, or do we want to see them tamed?

    What a great, but difficult to answer, question. I think it is a combination of all of it. You want them be larger than life and full of danger, sexy and good looking; but I think the biggest reasons I love a bad boy is because I like discovering their golden heart and watching them be tamed by their soul mate ;)

  2. I think bad boys appeal because they are dangerous and we like a danger in our life. They bring excitement.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  3. +JMJ+

    I'm likely going to be the odd one out--and in this context, probably even the party pooper =P--but I vastly prefer the Good Boys. =)

    I haven't thought about book boyfriends in a while, but I remember that one of my earliest crushes was Peter Pevensie from C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. (How is that for "good"? LOL!) I think the closest I ever got to fancying a Bad Boy was when I developed another literary crush on Gilbert Blythe from L.M. Montgomery's Anne books!

    1. I am speechless!

      As far as good boys go, I like them too. I married one. :-)

      I think I enjoy bad boys in books because that is way out of character for me. It adds to the adventure and the fantasy.

  4. I love their confidence, it's rassuring in a sense^^;; they can have strange bad look but still have a good heart and i can't resit that^( the bdb are a great example yes^^)

    Bones from the night huntress series is a good example or daemon from teh lux series by jennifer l armentrout^^

    1. The BDB are an excellent example. My favorite is Zsadist, the baddest of the bad, also in my opinion, the sweetest.

    2. Definitely agree on this one! Love Zsadist, V, and can forget Rev! *sigh*

      Here's my example, Jill Myles Succubus Diaries, the vampire Zane vs the angel Noah, I always preferred Zane ;)

      Whenever there is a love triangle, I always seem to go for the bad boy over the good.

  5. I think bad boys appeal because they are dangerous and we like a danger in our life. They bring excitement.

  6. I like the good guys, I must admit. Book crushes include Griff from Damon Suede's HOT HEAD, Blaze from Lori Toland's Replacement Guitarist series, Admael from Clare London's SAY A LITTLE PRAYER, and Roan, Jake, and Tommy from Tara Lain's Genetic Attraction series.


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    1. *sigh* <3 Eric! Bad Boy and a viking to boot! Love vikings!

  8. I think its that their so confident so that just makes them even sexier. I have waaay to many book bf's to name. :)

  9. I definitely think that its their confidence and sheer cockiness which makes the bad boys so irressitible. It is SO difficult to pick one book boyfriend but Travis is the total heart breaker bad boy!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  10. Ooh, definitely agree with Tia about Eric...perfect swoony bad boy!

  11. My favorite Book Boyfriend is Acheron. I think it's the whole alpha persona in bad boys that makes us swoon.

  12. I think we're attracted to bad boys because there's a hint of danger and they are the ultimate alpha male. For me, in addition to that alpha male OMG thing, it's because if you're in a relationship with a bad boy, you have a little secret between the two of you--he may be all bad boy on the outside, but there's a soft heart on the inside and he's allowed you to see it.

    1. I also forgot to mention that I absolutely love The Order of the Black Swan series. If you haven't read Victoria's books, you're in for a treat. You don't get just one bad boy -- you get four !
      lcminer at windstream dot net

  13. From the above mentioned I still like Christian Grey :D also Ian Samerhalder as Damian and Alex Skarsgard as Eric are yummy :D
    Karina V

  14. I absolutely adore bad boys in my romance books! Luckily I am married so my days of actually dating the bad boy types is over, those boys can break your heart way to easily (as well as make you feel a bit psycho). I think the allure of the bad boy has everything to do with the rough edges, confidence and the unattainable factor. It's so tempting, exhilarating and yet a bit scary!

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    1. Oh and my favourite paranormal entity would have to vampires

  16. My book boyfriend is Jeb from Splintered. :)

  17. My book boyfriend is Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster! :) I love how bad boys are so sexy and confident, yet they have a good and redeemable heart!
    Lacey T

  18. My favorite book boyfriend is Adam Hauptmann from the Mercy Thompson novels.

  19. I love Adrian from VA/Bloodlines! And recently I found a new swoon worthy guy, Owen from Enchanted, Inc. He's so sweet and adorable. <3

  20. Eric and Adrian and heaps of others :)

  21. my fav book boyfriend is travis maddix from beautiful disaster..
    thanks ^^

  22. I love all the BDB boys as well and since I am reading them right now, they would be my choice.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I've never experienced my heart being on fire by a person but I have read good books that have done it! A good romantic novel is "Outlander" by Diane Gabaldon. Jamie is heroic and handsome and Claire is intelligent and beautiful. Their romance is EPIC and is composed of a true emotional connection between characters!
    Happy V-Day!!
    I do like the recklessness of bad boys!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  24. My favorite is Lucas from Easy by Tammara Webber.

  25. One of my favorite bad boys is Jude Ryder from Nicole Williams' Crash series. For me, the swoon happens when we realize they're not really bad boys on the inside.
    deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

  26. I think we all love bad boys because they resist love so much, yet fall so hard and they are so protective of the ones they love.

  27. I love bad boys. Not sure what it is about them that makes us swoon.

  28. We love bad boys because we secretly want to be the one to tame the untameable. My favorite heartbreaker would have to be Barrons from the Fever series.

  29. My book boyfriend is Eric Northman and he is the ultimate bad boy to me! Who doesn't love a dominate, alpha male, gorgeous Adonis of a Viking Vampire?!
    Thanks for the hop!
    Ashley A

  30. Warner from Unravel me by Tahereh Mafi. We love bad boys because they bring something new and excitement in our lives, makes us do things we would never do.

  31. My favorite is Damon from The Vampire Diaries.

  32. I think my favorite is Lothaire fro Immortals after dark:D

  33. I guess my favorite book-boyfriend would be Wraith from the Demonica series :)

  34. Jamie Fraser is my book boyfried. We always like to think that we can tame a bad boy with our mutual love.

  35. shane sorrenson from a biker millionaire by jasinda wilder
    thanks for the giveaway :)


  36. My favorite book boyfriend is Barrons from KMM's Fever series. :D

  37. My last book I read was by Tymber Dalton The Reluctant Dom I just loved the characters Seth and Kaden loved their wife above and beyond their self; it was a very emotional, heart wrenching work; it was excellent very life like; they are my book boyfriends!
    Thank you for the contest!
    bluebirdsub24 at gmail dot com

  38. Jeaniene Frost's Bones :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  39. My Favorite Book Boyfriend is Adrian Ivashkov!

  40. I have a ton of book boy friends. Actually, I've started my own harem and try not to play favoritism;
    Wraith from Demonica
    Tegan and Dante from Midnight Breed
    Cameron MacKenzie from Highland Pleasures series
    Jag from Feral Warriors
    ..and that's just for starters.
    We love bad boys because they are fierce, lethal, arrogant, don't believe in love and/or don't think they deserve it, passionate, sexy as get out, and when they fall it's cataclysmic.

  41. I love Valerius from Seize the Night and Wrath from Dark Lover.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  42. What makes me swoon about bad boys is definitely their attitude. They live on the edge, they are passionate and fierce, among other things. :)
    I have so many that I have fallen in love with.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.