Monday, February 24, 2014

What makes a hero UNFORGETTABLE? Guest Blog with Renee Vincent

What makes a hero UNFORGETTABLE?

I’d first like to thank Fang_tastic Books for allowing me to visit with them. I’m super excited to meet fellow book lovers from this site and I hope you’ll enjoy my post pertaining to romance. If you like strong, sexy, irresistible, and yes, you guessed it—UNFORGETTABLE HEROES—then you’ve come to the right place today.

So, what makes a hero unforgettable? I’ve come up with five vital traits an unforgettable hero must have. See if you agree with me:

·        An UNFORGETTABLE HERO must be an Alpha Male. We all love a man who's a leader, plays a significant role in our lives, and is never afraid to take chances. He must be assertive, yet able to yield when situations call for a compromise. He needs to be dominant, yet sensitive to our needs. And he must be courageous while always doing what's morally right.
·        An UNFORGETTABLE HERO must be a great lover. Let's face it, who wants a man who doesn't know how to knock our socks off with a first kiss, or shake the ground beneath us with his skilled love-making. As women, we long to have intimate encounters that are not awkward or immature. We want a competent man who knows what he's doing in the bedroom, is very eager to please, and is more interested in our satisfaction than his own. Which brings me to my next necessary trait...

·        An UNFORGETTABLE HERO must be selfless. He needs to be able to recognize that not everyone is as physically strong, emotionally stable, or as generally fortunate as he is. He must be willing to give of himself. To sacrifice his time, talent, and/or his own pursuit of happiness for the benefit of others.

·     An UNFORGETTABLE HERO must be able to admit when he's wrong. Traditionally, an Alpha Male believes what he does is always right, else he wouldn't have made that choice to begin with. But given he is only human, he is also prone to mistakes like everyone else. He needs to be able to concede that sometimes he's not above making a wrong decision. On the flip side, he must also be able to forgive those who've done wrong and help them on the path of righteousness.

·     And most importantly, an UNFORGETTABLE HERO must love with all his heart. Now that doesn't mean initially he can't fight or resist love. Sometimes, that's what makes the hero interesting. Perhaps he resists because he doesn't feel his lifestyle can accommodate the presence of a female and her needs. Maybe he and the heroine come from different worlds and have nothing in common. Or simply put, maybe his heart has been broken so many times before, that the thought of falling in love again might damn near kill him. No matter what his excuse is for opposing intimacy and commitment, in the end he can't help but love her with every breath he takes.


Award-winning and bestselling authors from Turquoise Morning Press share their favorite contemporary romance heroes – all boxed up for you in one sexy and irresistible package!

From a sexy carpenter to magnetic CEO, a rough-and-ready cowboy to a “homeless man,” a classic car buff, a starving artist, a Latin-style dancer, and an FBI agent – each unique hero has his own story to tell, and a heroine who just can’t forget him. Ever.

With an introductory promotional price of only 99¢,
how can you resist this unforgettable boxed set, either?

Release date:  January 30, 2014
Turquoise Morning Press
ISBN: 978-1-62237-258-4
Format: Ebook only

Promotional Price: $0.99

Retail Price: $4.99 (April, 2014)

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Several of Turquoise Morning Press’ award-winning and bestselling authors share their favorite contemporary romance heroes – all boxed up for you in one sexy and irresistible package!

From a sexy carpenter to magnetic CEO, a rough-and-ready cowboy to a “homeless man,” a classic car buff, a starving artist, a Latin-style dancer, and an FBI agent – each unique hero has his own story to tell, and a heroine who just can’t forget him. Ever.

With an introductory promotional price of only 99¢, how can you resist this unforgettable boxed set, either?

Release date:  January 30, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-62237-258-4

Promotional Price: $0.99

Retail Price: $4.99 (April, 2014)


by Amie Denman, EPIC Award and Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist.

Hurricane Destiny leaves a trail of destruction across the island of St. Thomas, jeopardizing the wedding of Whitney Oliver’s best friend. When Whitney arrives on the island, she finds a disaster only a sexy carpenter like Chris Maxwell can repair. Despite the sizzle between them, Chris has secrets that threaten his construction business and force him to work for Whitney’s love.


by Bobbye Terry, award winning author of contemporary, historical and fantasy romance.

Zack Graham, CEO of Scrumbles Snack Cakes, is energetic, magnetic and forget it—no women for him, except to relieve an occasional sexual itch. He’s a workaholic who refuses to let a woman make a fool out of him again. But what about Crandall Drake, the CEO of Pretzelicious Pretzels? He tells himself all he wants is sex. His heart tells him it wants more.


by Cat Shaffer, Golden Heart finalist and award-winning journalist.

Hot nights, a double sleeping bag and a stranger for a husband…how much can one city girl take? Lillian Osborne needs a husband for a weekend. Wesley Hatfield needs money to customize his beloved classic car before Detroit’s biggest auto show. The perfect agreement turns out to be anything but when their accommodations turn out not to be what Lillian had expected.


by Janet Eaves, Amazon bestselling author of the Ladies of Legend contemporary romance series.

Just like the Princess in the classic tale Sleeping Beauty, Aurora’s life doesn’t really begin until her heart is awakened by a handsome struggling artist. But with her life in danger, Aurora must hide who she really is. Unbeknownst to her, her struggling artist isn’t who he appears to be either.... Friend, lover, or foe?


by Jennifer Johnson who writes comedic romances so entertaining even guys read them. Author of the TMP top-selling Rescuing Riley.

Abigail Benton is a bum magnet, according to her dad, so when she becomes attracted to Eli, a homeless man at the community center where she works, she wonders if what her dad says is true. But when Eli saves her life, Abigail decides she is going to return the favor and save his life by turning it around. Trouble is, Eli isn’t on board with her plan.


by Maddie James, Amazon bestselling author of contemporary and western romance.

She’s roses, he’s rough-and-ready rawhide. Kim Martin is hardly equipped for a Colorado camping trip, especially when her mountain guide is a rough-edged cowboy who is as untamed as the wilderness. Thad Winchester’s patience for city women is wearing as thin as the seat of his jeans. But there is something about Kim that puts his hard-and-fast don’t-touch rule to the test.

LONG DISTANCE LOVE by Margaret Ethridge, contemporary romance fan favorite and TMP top-selling author of Commitment.

Sometimes the distance between two hearts can be measured in frequent flier miles. Love may be a many splendored thing, but it’s rarely convenient. Can FBI Agent Jack Rudolph and fiercely independent Ellie Nichols find a way to make a long distance relationship work?


by Renee Vincent, award winning author of historical and contemporary romance.

Grayson Anders is a talented Latin-style dancer and wealthy co-owner of a happening nightclub. Chloe LaRoche is a talented artist, but failing entrepreneur with her once thriving studio now on the brink of foreclosure. When the two indulge in a passionate, out-of-control, one night stand, they awaken the next morning consumed with inspiration. Grayson finds his perfect dance partner while Chloe finally finds her muse. Will her secret destroy both their dreams?

About the Author Renee Vincent:

I'm an author, a dreamer, a horse owner, and a medieval history buff. I'm a fun-loving, mildly eccentric, free-spirited kind of girl with a passion for books. From an early age, I've always had scenes playing out in my head. Whether it was a story with a moral or a tale with a twist, those ideas have never let me sleep until I wrote them out. And considering I have an eclectic ensemble of stories swarming in my brain at any given time, I write under a couple pen names to accommodate the various genre categories.

Renee Vincent

Historical & Contemporary Adult Romance

From the daunting, charismatic Vikings, to the charming, brazen Alpha male heroes of modern day, you'll be whisked away to a world filled with fast-paced adventure, unforgettable romance, and undying love.

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Renee Vincent said...

Thank you Roxanne for the lovely feature of our boxed set! Our sexy hero looks fabulous on your blog!

I look forward to meeting your readers and talking with them about what makes a hero UNFORGETTABLE!

Maddie James said...

What makes a hero UNFORGETTABLE? Um, well... :)

Great post and thanks for featuring UNFORGETTABLE HEROES!