Sunday, May 8, 2016

Who's Your Hero? 2016

Time for another blog hop and this time, it's all about heroes. I love heroes. For me when I read a romance, it's the hero I'm drawn to. I've said it a few times in blog posts too. This hop is kindly hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup.

Who's Your Hero 2016

This month we're celebrating the men and women (and animals too!) that rock a uniform--whichever uniform that may be. Military, Police, Firefighter and all others who serve and protect. So...Who's Your Hero? Stop by each blog for a giveaway and to find out who OUR favorite fictional and real life heroes are...

For me, I love men in uniform. They are definitely my heroes. They are a combination of alpha strength, goodness, honor and underneath all the gruffness, a heart of gold and a vulnerability only the heroine can get through to. It makes my silly romantic heart go a little crazy.  Of course, being a crazy avid romance reader, I have a ton of book boyfriends. I even did a blog post last year about the book boyfriends I was crushing on.

But before I go into super duper detail about my men in uniform heroes, I want to shout out to Michael Stokes and his Always Loyal book, which features veterans in their healthy, athletic glory. The images in the book are controversial, evocative and extremely well done. If you haven't experienced any of Michael's works yet, you need to check him out.

Always Loyal by Michael Stokes

And here are some shots from within the book. (Source: Amazon)

Always Loyal by Michael Stokes 1  Always Loyal by Michael Stokes 2  Always Loyal by Michael Stokes 3

And as for my men in uniform heroes from some of my favorite books here are some of my recent favortes:

Shattered Valor by Elaine Levine
Ty Bladen from
Shattered Valor
Deadly Strain by Julie Rowe
Sharp from
Deadly Strain
Viral Justice by Julie Rowe
Max from
Viral Justice

And while not exactly men in uniform, honorable mentions also to go:

 Icy Passage by Ann Gimpel
Brynn from
Icy Passage

And finally, if you count superheroes in their superhero uniforms as men in uniform, Rebecca Royce has a very fun series of superheroes which I thoroughly enjoyed. Capes and spandex in a superhero uniform can still be considered men in uniform, right?

Seductive Powers by Rebecca Royce
Draco from
Seductive Powers
Adrenalin Rush by Rebecca Royce
Ace from
Adrenaline Rush
Last Ascension by Rebecca Royce
Lael from
Last Ascension

So that's it. Those are some of my recent heroes. I hope you've enjoyed this post and don't forget to enter the giveaway below.

And now for the giveaway - there will be three winners picked randomly:
  • Kindle version of The Edge of Courage by Elaine Levine gifted to you
  • Kindle version of Deadly Strain by Julie Rowe gifted to you
  • $10 Amazon gift card


Don't forget to follow this blog hop and visit the other Who's Your Hero blogs for more chances to win some amazing prizes.

 

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54 comments:

  1. Morning

    Firstly Happy Mother's Day to all of those Mothers and Grandmothers out there I hope you all have a great day and get some reading time in maybe a man in uniform today :)

    I too love a man in uniform as a hero and for me you can't go past Tawny Weber's SEALs they are fabulous :)

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. Oh and of course I have a dear husband of 39 years :)

      Have Fun
      helen

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    2. Happy Mother's Day to you too Helen. And Grandmother's day for your lovely grandkids. I need to read Tawny Weber's SEALs. I've heard good things about them.

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    3. My favorite heroes are people in the service -- putting their lives on the line and helping others. jody.714@hotmail.com

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    4. Joanne, for sure. I love the people in the service. I am very grateful for what they do.

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  2. Helen. Of course we cannot forget our hubbies who are our everyday heroes.

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  3. I've been wanting to see that Stokes book! Anyway, I love Griff Muir from Damon Suede's HOT HEAD.

    --Trix

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    1. The Stokes books is amazing. I love it.

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  4. My favorite heroes are firefighters.

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    1. I love the calendars firefighters put out each year for a good cause. I haven't read any firefighters yet though.

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  5. I love paranormal heroes!
    Thanks for the chance
    puffangel87@yahoo.com

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  6. My husband is my hero. He is a wonderful husband and father to our four children and served our country for 12 years in the RAAF. Thanks very much for the chance :D theb1tch69@gmail.com

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    1. My husband is my hero too. I think that's the case for many women. :-)

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  7. Hermione Granger is my favorite. She's smart, kind, and special.

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    1. Hermione is an awesome character and Emma Watson who played her has turned into a wonderful young woman.

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  8. My husband is my hero. He has been in the military for 18 years & is a fantastic father.

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    1. Tell your husband thank you for his service from me. He is a real hero.

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  9. God is my hero! He's my rock and fortress.

    mia2009@comcast.net

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  10. My husband...he's in the Navy!

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    1. Tell your husband, I say thank you for his service.

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  11. I love reading about heroes but I feel like heroes differ all the time. You have the men in suits and in official positions and the are also written so admirably. My favorite story about a retired Armed Forces officers is Dating a Cougar by Donna McDonald. Which is about a retired model who is in her forties or fifties and she falls in love with a retired veteran who is in his late twenties and is the cousin of her daughter's boyfriend. Amazing! You also get unofficial heroes like Christian Grey, Mr. Darcy, and Four who fall in love with women as they both become affected by the other and their lives change for the better together! It's Tai Tii Starr Blanca and my Amazon email is thaughton@mmm.edu

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    1. Oh hey Tai, so glad you finally managed to comment. Yes, you are right. Heroes differ all the time and they come in all kinds of different men. Thanks for persevering.

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  12. KC Lynn has a series called Men of Honor and it features 3 amazing heros.
    jess62404@gmail.com

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    1. I'll need to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  13. My favorite heroes are firefighters. They risk their lives everytime they answer a call.

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    1. They do. It is a very dangerous job.

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  14. Sorry forgot email

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  15. I'll go with my favorite superhero, who is Thor! jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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    1. So are you thinking Thor from the comic books or Thor with the sexy Chris Hemsworth? :-)

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  16. Jake Dalton from Prisoner of Love, of course. Undercover never looked (or sounded) so good. But then, I may be biased :)

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    1. Oh yes, you might be a little biased. :-) I have him in my TBR. I need to cuddle up with him soon.

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    2. Oh, you'd better!

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  17. My favorite heroes are the firefighters! I also love reading romance novels with a firefighter hero.
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I haven't read many firefighters. I should probably add a few to my TBR.

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  18. military

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Oh yes, military men are always heroes.

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  19. My favorite hero was my Grandfather - a WWII Veteran

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    1. Awww, that is so sweet. And so awesome. His service is appreciated.

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  20. My heroes are the men and women who risk their lives everyday( firefighters, police, military)

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    1. I forgot my email
      Lil_angel41782@yahoo.com

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    2. They are all awesome people. Their sacrifice is appreciated.

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  21. My favorite (fictional) hero is Batman :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    starry_night1987(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh yeah! Gotta love the comic book super heroes.

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  22. Servicemen and women in the Military. I was in the Army for 4 yrs myself

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  23. Servicemen and women in the Military. I was in the Army for 4 yrs myself.

    Pumpkn809@aol.com

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    1. All the men and women who serve in the military are heroes. Thank you for your service.

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  24. my Heroes are all my cousin and family members who serve in all branches of the Military!!
    thanks for the chance.

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    1. Anyone who serves in the military is a hero.

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  25. My favorite fictional hero in uniform is Denis Leary's Tommy Gavin from Rescue Me.

    "Yeah. That's the thing about the spotlight, you know. Walk out into it and at first everybody thinks they see a good-lookin' all-American hero. But then you stay out there long enough and you know, they start to notice certain things. Maybe your nose is a little crooked, you know, maybe your teeth are too crooked. Maybe you got a little scar on your upper lip. Your hair's not right. One eye's bigger than the other. Next thing 'ya know they think they're lookin' at some kinda of [] monster. Like they're lookin' at King Kong. Then they start throwin' [] at 'ya."

    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com

    JLenniDornerAtoZ AT what-are-they dot com

    Michael Stokes does amazing work.

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