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Friday, April 12, 2013

My Favorite Book Boyfriend with Juliana Stone and Giveaway


Juliana Stone's love of the written word and 80's rock, have inspired her in more ways than one. She writes dark paranormal romance as well as Contemporary Romance and spends her days navigating a busy life that includes, a husband, kids, a dog and a cat.


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I fell in love with my first book boyfriend, way back when I didn’t really know what a book boyfriend was. I was in grade five, had just discovered the Nancy Drew mystery series and I loved the fact that A) Nancy Drew had her own car and B) her boyfriend Ned, was delicious.

Since then I’ve had an amazing time reading many books with awesome heroes. And I have to say it’s kind of fun to write my own book boyfriends these days. When the lovely Danielle asked me to write this post, I thought it was a great idea and that it would be easy to pick a favorite.

Um, that would be wronged-wrong-wrong. It was hard. Really hard. There are so many wonderful books out there with characters I want to meet! After some thought I was able to narrow it down to two, and these guys are very different in some ways and very much the same in others.

Tied for my favorite book boyfriend, is Gabe Bonner from Dream a Little Dream, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. This man is tortured, sexy as hell, strong, harsh, tender and he broke my heart. Susan did an amazing job at giving us a character with a painful past—a guy who’s not always nice or easy to be around—and she made me fall in love with him. I’ve said a few times that Gabe is the most tortured hero I’ve read and easily, he’s one I’ll remember years from now.

My second favorite book boyfriend is Jericho Barrons from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. Now this guy, has a lot of the same characteristics that Gabe has—he’s tortured and though it takes several books for us to find out why, you just know it’s something bad. Jericho is also an uber, alpha male and I love it. Of course, he needed a woman who could give as good as she got and Mac certainly did, which is why this couple worked so well together. Jericho could be irritating, annoying, passionate, strong and cold. He was also loyal and would do whatever it took to keep those who he loved safe.

Thanks for reading my post! I’ll award an ebook copy of Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elisabeth Phillips as well as an ebook copy of my latest release, The Summer He Came Home.

A Desperate Young Mother

Rachel Stone's bad luck has taken a turn for the worse. With an empty wallet, a car's that's spilling smoke, and a five-year-old son to support, she's come home to a town that hates her. But this determined young widow with a scandalous past has learned how to be a fighter. And she'll do anything to keep her child safe—even take on. . .

A man With No Heart

Gabe Bonner wants to be left alone, especially by the beautiful outcast who's invaded his property. She has a ton of attitude, a talent for trouble, and a child who brings back bad memories. Yet Rachel's feisty spirit might just be heaven-sent to save a tough, stubborn man.

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Sometimes the best place to find love is right back where you started…

Falling asleep in a different bed every night has made it easy for Cain Black to forget his past. It’s been ten years since he packed his guitar and left Crystal Lake to chase his dreams. Now tragedy has forced him home again. And though Cain relishes the freedom of the road, one stolen moment with Maggie O’Rourke makes him wonder if he’s missing out on something bigger than fame.

For Maggie—single mother and newly settled in Crystal Lake—love is a luxury she just can’t afford. Sure, she appreciates the tall, dark and handsome looks of prodigal son Cain Black. But how long can she expect the notorious hellion to stay?

The last thing either of them wants is something complicated. But sometimes love has its own plans.

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49 comments :

  1. All the talk about book boyfriends, and I forgot about Ned Nickerson! Le Sigh! Big man on campus!! :)
    Jacki

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  2. Jericho Barrons is also one of my book boyfriends...love him!!! I haven't read any Susan Elizabeth Phillips books as yet...Gabe sounds like my kind of hero so I'll definitely be checking her out soon!

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  3. How have I missed Jericho Barrons? I have to read those ASAP! I still love the guys that I read in paranormal genre. I love the BDB, Bones, Vlad and the Midnight Breed

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  4. SEP has many good book bfs. My favorite is still Roarke though.

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  5. WOW haven't read any of these! Definitely need to change that! My book boyfriends are Rhage and Vishous from the BDB series.

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  6. I still haven't read the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning but I'm trying my best to get to it. My favorite book boyfriends are The Lords of the Underworld and Bones from The Night Huntress series.

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  7. My favorite SEP book boyfriends are Dean Robillard and Alex Markov. Gabe is a good choice, but those other two really get my heart pumping!

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  8. Havent read any of these books...:( but after seeing you ladies go on about them I'm gonna have to fix this problem.... My BBF has to be Holden Maxwell from Kristen Ashley's The Gamble(Colorado Mountain series) He is just Yummy!!!

    Then Vishous from the BDB!!!

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  9. Until this site, I wasn't familiar with Juliana, but I now have her on my list of "to read next" authors. I read a lot of paranormal as well as contemporary romance novels, but I don't believe I have encountered an author who writes both. I'm very interested to read her writing style!

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  10. These sound like great books! I remember reading the Nancy Drew books...I think that was before I realized I could have a book boyfriend.

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  11. I love SEP! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I haven't read any of those books! I love learning about new authors and books during this Book Boyfriend event!

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  13. I love the sound of this book! I live in a small town and i really like that he comes home and finds love.

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  14. I need to add more books to my trb list...lol

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  15. Just last week, I saw a blurb for The Summer He Come. The cover drew me in, but the excerpt that was posted moved the book up on my TBR list. I can't wait to read it.
    I totally agree with your choice of Jericho Barrons. Love, love, love him. I haven't ever read a SEP book, but after your description of Gabe, looks like I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  16. I like Julie Garwood's Royce in The Prize.

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  17. I love SEP! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. You are surely correct, Karen Marie Moning and Susan Elizabeth Phillips can put some major "uuummph" in their heroes. Barrons is on my favorite list too. Thanks for reminding me about Ms. Phillips heroes as well.

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  19. Both books sound so good! Im not sure which i want more. There both definitely going on my wishlist! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  20. I really enjoy Susan's books, but haven't read this one. Do you write in a similar style? The story line sounds like one I would like & the cover model is hot!

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  21. I like Susan's books, but can't think of one of the male characters that stand out. My book boyfriend is Bones from Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost and Shane Gallagher from Collide. I love this tattooed, motorcycle riding, and sexy bad boy. YUMMY.

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  22. I've loved all of SEP's books! The characters are the most important part of a book for me - I have to like them or I won't enjoy the story.

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  23. I can't wait to read The Summer he Came Home. I think it sounds like a wonderful book.
    My book boyfriend is Ian MacKenzie from The a madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie.

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  24. I LOVE the Bonner brothers, although I have to admit that Cal's my fav! That book is really good, though. Susan Elizabeth Phillips write with such humor and ease that she's one of my fav authors!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  25. Thanks for the post, I had forgotten about Ned. I always liked Heaven, Texas and Bobby Tom. lisagk (at) yahoo

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  26. I'm rather fickle. My book boyfriends keep changing. Pretty much with each new book I read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  27. I cant say that I have anyone book boyfriend.. It is usually the one I am reading at the moment...

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  28. Great post! The book sounds awesome and thanks for the giveaway.
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. haven't read any of juliana stone's novels before..but i want to..
    luv he cover..the man on the cover is hot !!
    thx 4 the chance of win that book :)

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  31. I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Chicago Stars series, she's one of my fave authors. I would love to read Juliana Stone's book, it sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Barrons is the ultimate bad boy...but how 'bout Vlane? I am waiting for his redeeming quality :)

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  33. Both of those covers look delicious, adding to my TBR pile right now! Thanks for the insight!

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  34. I loved The Summer He Came Home. Cain is so hot. Thanks for sharing!
    Rhonda D

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  35. Okay, I have not read those books before but I know of the authors. Thanks for the recommendations and hotties!

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  36. I really like Jericho myself. Gabe sounds interesting, love the dark tortured sexy as sin heroes myself.

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  37. I haven't read these, but I love a tortured hero!

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  38. Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes great stories. Which genre do you enjoy reading when not writing your own stories?

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  39. I love Jericho! Fierce beast of a man (wink). I am looking forward to reading your stories :)

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  40. I have never read Susan Elizabeth Philips. I think I should.

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  41. AH Jericho
    I need some ice cream to cool down

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  42. BARRONS! You really don't need to say more than that! At least to people who have read the series!

    The other books sound terrific as well!

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  43. Would love to read either of the books, they both sound like great reads! Thanks for the giveaways!

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  44. You know, now that you mention it, Ned was probably my first book boyfriend, too!

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  45. I love Charles from the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  46. These books sound really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My all time favorite is Rhett Butler, but I must admit I'm fickle. I fall in love with each hero as I read their book.

    kscathyATyahooDOTcom

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  47. I haven't read anything by Karen Marie Moning *hangs head in shame* but I loved Gabe Bonner! I actually loved that whole family dynamic that Susan Elizabeth Phillips wrote into that series

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  48. I've been meaning to read the Fever series, so thank you for sharing about it and for offering the giveaway! All of your choices sound great. :-)

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

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