Heartbreaker Blog Hop!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day (not to mention my 33rd birthday on the 15th!) and I’m celebrating by participating in another of romance author Carrie Ann Ryan’s blog hops. The Heartbreaker Blog Hop lasts from February 8th through February 11th. Almost 300 authors and bloggers are participating, so here’s your chance to meet some new people, find awesome new books to read, and maybe even win some of the many, many prizes up for grabs!

Now…about those heartbreakers! I’m choosing to highlight Eddie Drake, my mostly Fae hero in Vessel. He’d probably be considered the heartbreaker of my heros to date. Drake is introduced to the Children of the Sidhe series in the first book, Tribute, as the ex-boyfriend who drove that heroine nuts and made her swear off Sidhe men. Drake is an enforcer — paid muscle — for the Sidhe Authority. He’s not polite, and he doesn’t really care what people think, human or Sidhe. Except, as he comes to find, a certain raven-haired witch. Alise is his match; and she wouldn’t change a single thing about this heartbreaker!

Here’s the scene that convinced me I had to write Alise and Drake’s story. It didn’t make the final version of Tribute, because the viewpoint is all wrong for that book. Still, I love the scene to this day, and it’s mine so I’m free to share it with you! Here goes:


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With Ian’s men hidden in the depths of the cave, where Ian and Hazel would soon tread to meet the Fomorii, Drake left. He had one last errand to run, and he wasn’t looking forward to it.

Drake bit his lip – hard – when his knock reverberated through her silent home. Probably woke her up. Bastard.

Nursing his wound, he watched the house for any sign of movement. Still, he jumped when the door flew open and the dark-haired witch greeted him. Her hair was loose, writhing about her shoulders like angry snakes, and she was clothed only in an ivory linen shift. And she was beautiful.

Seeing him on her doorstep, she let out an exasperated huff and promptly tried to shut the door in his face.

“Alise, wait.” He put his foot in the door to stop her, and got his toes slammed in the bargain. “Dammit. Sorry for waking you.”

“You didn’t wake me. Haven’t you seen the moon? I’m working.”

Drake looked up to see the moon hanging full in the south, just behind him – still hours from setting. He shivered.

“What, Drake? Now you’re starting to freak me out, and I’m fully charged, so don’t freak me out.”

“It’s Hazel.”

Her dark eyes widened with fear. She reached past the open door to grab a long, midnight-blue coat from its peg, swinging it around her shoulders as she stepped out into a puddle of moonlight. “Why didn’t you say so?”

He put a hand on her arm, trying to calm her. “Alise, we may need supplies.”

“First aid supplies?” She gripped his hand roughly.

Drake rolled his eyes. “Magical supplies.”
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I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky person who comments (including email address!) on this post during the hop, which runs through February 11th. Good luck! And don’t forget the grand prizes…those are….drumroll please…


We have 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 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a native Oregonian, residing in the beautiful Portland area. She lives with her husband, two small daughters and the family dog. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings. J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series. You can connect with J.R. online at her website. Visit jrpearsenelson.com.

40 comments on “Heartbreaker Blog Hop!

  1. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    I think that Christian Grey from “50 Shades of Grey” is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.

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  2. For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!

    The only heartbreakers I have encountered are literary! And my all time fav is Mr Darcy! Although, I am currently crushing on Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!

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  3. I love reading about heartbreakers! They are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

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  4. We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

    Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

    Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

    Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

    Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

    Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

    Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

    Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

    Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.

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  5. Thanks for taking part in this super fun hop. The covers are awesome. I don’t know why but when a redhead is on the cover of a book they are always so stunning. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I may not have much experience in the whole love department, but I have had my heart broken. Being considered a Heartbreaker can come from various actions that you do. I am a newbie when it comes to reading romance books but what I have learned is that it is not bad to have a chiseled body or an amazing personality. If you look at it over all, if you never put your heart out there, you may never have a chance at true love and happiness. I may get broken once in a while but only you are strong enough to pick yourself up and try all over again. One of my favorite Heartbreakers is Taylor Qualls the Earl of Sandlin from the book His Impetuous Debutante. Lady Phoebe kinda reminds me of myself, accident prone and finding trouble in every corner. Taylor doesn’t think he is good enough for Phoebe, so he’s a heartbreaker and doesn’t know it.

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  7. One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! 🙂
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  8. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane’s Laid Bare is my perfect example.
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  9. i think a heartbreaker is a total bad ass who fights his way to love. and then when he falls, that is it – he is hard core in love. my fav heartbreaker is deuce from undeniable. man he fights and fights love!! thanks for the giveaway!
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