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Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's the HOT SUMMER HEROES Blog Hop!

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It's the Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop!
So what makes a hero hot for you?
I had to think about this question seriously, because for me, it could be a lot of things. I create character's all of the time in my stories and each have unique qualities that I admire. I guess you can say I create a bit of my dream man in all of them, but I suppose in order to answer the question above I'll be a little more specific...
So my hot summer hero would be the type of man who who is tough on the outside, but gentle when it counts. I like a man who is hard working with strong family values. He'd be strong both physically and emotionally, and daring because who doesn't like the 'bad boy' we all itch to be the one to tame. He'd be completely devoted, caring and respectful. Handsome of course, and would rock my world.
How about you?
For this hop I'd like you to tell me in the comments section what makes a hero hot for you, leave me your email address with it of course, and also let me know which of my books you have on your wishlist.
Everyone will be a winner who comments, but the grand prize winner will get their choice of my backlist plus the bonus.
What's the bonus you ask?
How would you like to get flashed? Flashed: Flirty, Fun & Deliciously Explicit is a series of flash fiction by myself and a few other authors for your enjoyment. I'll also throw in a copy of Explicit Encounter's: A Romance Divine free read that features my very own short story 'Piper's Passion' on page 68.
In the meantime, here is the link to my website's book page and a list of my current backlist to choose from to enter:

Meant To Be,

Jenna Baker is shaken up after her recovery with a near death experience. As if, being haunted with visions and losing her husband in a car accident weren’t hard enough. Could she be losing her mind? She finally moves on, only to have the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappear.


Second Chance Love,

Is it possible to find the love of your life when you’re eighteen?
After returning to her hometown, Teegan Hallowell realizes she’s still in love with the man she left ten years ago, but it’ll take a disappearance, and some heroics for them to finally realize if they were meant to be.


Spice It Up, ~MMF Menage~

Heidi Taylor has fallen in love with a man who’s off limits. He’s her best friend and she’s afraid to tell him how she really feels, that is until Nathan suggests she needs a little spice in her love life, and designates himself as her something spicy.

Finding His Something Spicy (Spice It Up 2), ~MFMF Menage~

Rafe Zakas had no intention of settling down until he fell hard for his two closest friends, Nathan and Heidi. Their perfect trio falls apart when Nathan gets a job offer, relocating them, and Rafe realizes he needs his own something spicy to stop feeling like the third wheel.

Lyrics and Lust (Spice It Up 3),

Meagan Morales hits a rough patch in life and in love, until she meets successful rocker, Lyric Cooper. Just when she opens up to the idea of a new love, danger lurks in the shadows and she may need to risk her heart again to survive it.

Leather and Pleasure, ~MMF Menage~

Rowan Avery Walker is planning to surprise her husband after ten years of marriage. On their anniversary she decides to enact one of his most desired fantasies, and there's no traditional night out on the town for this couple. She's no stranger to role play, and when it comes to bedroom pleasures she likes to walk on the wild side.

When Sparks Ignite (Leather and Pleasure 2),

Rhys Evans should feel on top. He’s got a booming business, money, and the subs are a dime a dozen in his ever growing, popular fetish club, Leather and Pleasure. So why is it that he feels unfulfilled? There’s something missing in his life, and it
isn’t until he meets Eden that he realizes she’s the one he needs to ignite the passion that he lacks to go on.

Sinfully Sexy (Leather and Pleasure 3), ~FFM Menage~

Sable Dixon and Lila Davis have been lovers since they started working at the ever popular fetish club Leather and Pleasure, but Lila has curiosities and would like to know how Sable feels about having a third join them sometime. Sable is all for it and quickly invites Parker into the mix. He’s good looking, respectful, sexy as hell and there’s no one else she’d rather share Lila with. One invitation turns into so much more where fantasies live, and one sinfully sexy night just may need a repeat.

Naughty Noel (Leather and Pleasure 4), ~FMMM Menage~

Noel Lewis has had a lot of firsts in her life, but this holiday season she’s making memorable. She’s the star of her first holiday performance at the fetish club she works at, Leather and Pleasure, and finds herself leading her first ménage a quatre for hundreds to see, unleashing her naughty side. Nervous at first, she soon realizes that she’s a natural on stage and aims to please.

A Wicked Wager (Leather and Pleasure 5),

Kayla Evans returns home to open a new business and help out her family. She’s been away at school for too many years putting her life on hold, and she’s looking forward to living it again. She goes to the popular fetish club, Leather and Pleasure
to meet with her older brother, the club’s owner, and is faced with a sexy as hell bouncer who refuses to let her in. With a mutual attraction and some chemistry they both can’t deny, Jake brings out her playful side, and wagers are made.
Loving Logan,

After surviving a road side bomb attack during his second tour in Afghanistan, Logan returns home battered and bruised both mentally and physically. He looks forward to seeing the people that mean the most, including his sexy best friend, Caity. She gives him hope, reminds him of the man he once was, and makes him feel even better once she declares her love. But, can he overcome the nightmare of what he endured to make it work?
No Strings Attached, ~The Edge Series~

Julie Saunders hits a rough patch in her love life. She’s got a demanding job, and
there aren’t enough hours in the day to get out there and meet people. Tired of feeling lonely and in need of attention, she takes a chance and replies to an interesting personal ad. He’s sexy, a marine, they seem to have a lot in common, and a no strings attached encounter is exactly what she’s looking for. Ryan makes it a night she’ll never forget.
Oh, and don't forget to follow this blog. Not only would you get updates on my current work, but we have giveaways on a weekly basis.
This blog hop runs from Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, 2012. Prizes will be given, and announcements will be made on the 20th.
Thank you for stopping by!
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~


  1. A hot hero to me knows his job and does it well but doesnt know his heart until is smacks him in the face. thanks. i like anything with M/F relationships.

    1. I've got quite a few M/F stories. Thank you for stopping by Holly.

  2. I'm truly apprecitive of ur wonderful exciting Hot Summer Hero Blog Hop! ThanQ 4 the chance at the giveaway..((sigh))! OOH Wow Lady Raven is my friends on I just heart her reviews..:D..!

    1. Welcome Ruby, I believe Lady Raven has reviewed a few of my books too. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. hi Jennifer

    never read any of your stuff but after reading your blog and checking out some of the summaries for your books i think my to read list has gotten longer ll

    1. What a wonderful compliment Laurie. Is there a specific book you'd like to start with, in case you win?

      Thank you for stopping by.

  4. I love coming by your site!! I have the first Leather and Pleasure so I am in need of the second one, When Sparks Ignite.

    I couldn't agree more with you hot hero. I love a hero who isn't afraid to show their soft side, but still maintain their alpha male attitude.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    1. Thank you, Mel. It's always a pleasure to see you stopping by.


  5. I love a hero who is romantic, caring loving passionate, strong will do anything for you including sacrificing their life.

  6. they all sound really great!!
    thanks for the contest

    1. Thank you, Kim D,I appreciate you stopping by.

  7. I love menage books. They are the best if the best. I love MMM/F books. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. My MMMF Book was certainly interesting to write. Thank you for stopping by, njb65.

  8. I definitely have my eyes on Spice It Up! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    A hero is hot when he's got that tender heart on the inside (the one where it's completely obvious to everyone but him that he's in love and wants to be loved in return) but on the outside he's Alpha and strong, kind of a bad ass attitude sort-of look. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a subscriber :)

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

    1. I agree with you Molly. There's nothing like breaking through the tough exterior to get to the tender interior, with the persuasion of just the right heroine. *winks*

      Thank you for stopping by!

  9. I love a strong alpha male who knows how to treat a woman right. When Sparks Ignite looks great.

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

  10. A hot hero is a cute guy with unwavering loyalty, a true heart, and not full of himself.

    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

    I'd like to read Spice It Up

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Jenn. Great name by the way...*wink*

  11. Woohoo! Loving this hop! All those HOT sexy hero's to drool over!
    A hero is HOT when he’s an alpha; (shifter, human, or vamp) tall, handsome, sexy, with a sense of humor, loyal, and a BAD ASS! He doesn’t want anyone to know that he is soft on the inside, especially for his woman.
    Loving Logan is on my wishlist.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  12. My ideal hero is someone that is more dominate! I like a guy that knows how to take charge! I love Cabal from Lora Leigh’s series Breeds.
    Found lots of books to read!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    1. Thank you for the suggestion, Jess. I haven't read Lora Leigh's Breed series yet. I've noticed she has a lot of different Breed series on her backlist. Can you recommend one I should start with?

      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Lora's Breed series looks like it is a bunch of different series but is best when read in order they were written. There are a lot and she is writing more! YAY Hope you enjoy it!

      Breed 1: Tempting the Beast (Merinus & Callan)
      Breed 2: The Man Within (Roni & Taber)
      Breed 3: Elizabeth’s Wolf (Elizabeth & Dash)
      Breed 4: Kiss of Heat (Sherra & Kane)
      Breed 5: Soul Deep (Amanda & Kiowa)
      Breed 6: The Breed Next Door- Hot Spell Anthology (Lyra & Tarek)
      Breed 7: Megan’s Mark (Megan & Braden)
      Breed 8: Harmony’s Way (Harmony & Lance)
      Breed 9: Tanner’s Scheme (Scheme & Tanner)
      Breed 10: Wolfe’s Hope- Primal Heat Anthology (Hope & Wolfe)
      Breed 11: Jacob’s Faith (Faith & Jacob)
      Breed 12: Aiden’s Charity (Charity & Aiden)
      Breed 13: In a Wolf’s Embrace- Beyond the Dark Anthology
      Breed 14: Dawn’s Awakening (Seth & Dawn)
      Breed 15: A Jaguar’s Kiss- Shifter Anthology
      Breed 16: Mercury’s War (Ria & Mercury)
      Breed 17: Christmas Heat- Magical Christmas Cat Anthology
      Breed 18: Coyotes Mate (Anya & Del Rey)
      Breed 19: Bengals Heart (Cassa & Cabal)
      Breed 20: A Christmas Kiss- Hot for the Holidays Anthology
      Breed 21: Lions Heat (Rachel & Jonas)
      Breed 22: Styx's Storm (Storme & Styk)
      Breed 23: Primal Kiss- Primal Anthology (Kita & Creed)
      Breed 24: Navarro’s Promise (Micah & Navarro)
      Breed 24.1: Missing Scene from Navarro’s Promise (Micah & Navarro)
      Breed 25: An Inconvenient Mate (Isabelle & Malachi)-Tied with a Bow Anthology
      Breed 26: Lawe’s Justice (Diane & Lawe)
      Breed 27: Stygian’s Honor (Honor & Stygian)

    3. Oh, wow! Thank you, I'll definitely have to try it out. Have you read Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen Guardian series?

      That series was my all time favorite. It's got shape shifting, vampires, wolf's, mystery, suspense, a whole lot of smokin' hot sex and so much more.

      Just figured I'd throw you a suggestion too, since you were so helpful with your suggestion to me. *winks*

      Thanks again!

  13. Oh my so many books to choose from. I love the flawed heros's and an accent is always a plus. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

    1. Well, I do have one hunky Irish hero in Meant To Be. Thanks for stopping by, Lona!

  14. I like a hero that is alpha, maybe dominate. Strong, intelligent, witty sense of humor, passionate about the things and people he believes in and compassionate. Comfortable with himself, has strong values but isn't unmovable/unchangeable about beliefs. Protective of what he considers his. I could go on and on.

    I'd love to read "Spice it Up"

    Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for the giveaway.. Best wishes

    Christine S

  15. My hero is someone that is very masculine but still romantic. My favorite hero is Nathan (KGI series)! I loved that he never gave up on his love! Great contest! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    carol.byles at yahoo dot com

  16. I love your blog...totally HOT..Thank you for the giveaway..

    A hot hero is strong in mind and body, that has strength as well as compassion..


  17. You are a new author for me, all your books look great but I have to say i'm an m/m lover and your Friends with Benefits looks like it's gonna be amazing! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

    1. Well then I hope you stay tuned and check back when Friends with Benefits releases. In the meantime, Rafe and Nathan have some pretty hot scenes together in Spice It Up (MMF), Finding His Something Spicy (MFMF, MM, FF), and again in Lyrics and Lust (MFMF, MF, MM, FF)

      Thank you for stopping by!

  18. Iäd love Leather and pleasure, sounds really nice!! A hot hero for me is passionate, strong, determined, but can show his emotions.

  19. Thanks for more books for my list. It just keeps growing...kinda like a weed just better! LOL
    A hero is someone that knows what to do when it gets tough! I like when they are somewhat protective and gorgeous…of course!
    Lucan rom Kiss of Midnight is my absolute favorite hero… and a vampire to boot! SO SEXY!
    Thanks so much!!

  20. A hero who is not afraid to show his vulnerable side is hot.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

    1. I completely agree with you, JanD. Thanks for stopping by!

  21. Meant to be looks good. Tall, strong and kind is my type of hero.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  22. I really go for the guy that has just a little too much testosterone LOL but has the lady that he allows to kick his ass back inline! Kresely Cole is great at those characters! Conrad is all badass in her book but Neomi kicks back! Love them! Great contest! Thanks!

  23. I like my heroes Alpha, protective, amusing, damaged and redeemable!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  24. I like all the already mentioned character traits in a hero, but I'm going to add a physical one that really gets me going - tattoos :) I love an inked hero.

    Currently, I have No Strings Attached and Loving Logan on my wishlist. I'm also a sucker for military heroes :) Thank you for the giveaway!

    msromanticreads at gmail dot com

    1. Ooh, that's a good one Michelle. Tattoo's are so damn sexy. Have you read Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn? So, good!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Yes, I have! Wasn't the hero in that one pierced too? I think he had an apadravya *faints* Inked and pierced - be still my heart!

    3. He sure was *grins*... sooooo hot!

  25. I love a hero who's strong and powerful but is gentle with the person they love. I'd like to read Second Chance Love.

  26. I really like Alpha males as my Hero’s! My ALL time favorite hero’s are Blay and Quinn in BDB. They have not had their “HEA” YET but it’s soon!!!!!! AND I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the great hop and all the chances to win great prizes!

  27. Sexy, strong, loyal and fearless! Ian from Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh emobodies this. He fought for what he wanted and would not give up! Ian is one of the best hero’s that I’ve ever read. He had flaws but used them for good. His courage was inspiring.

    Love the contest. THANKS!

  28. I love strong, alpha heroes who are intelligent, kind, caring, respectful, have a sense of humor, and protective of others.
    Thanks so much for the contest. I am not sure which book I would choose, there are so many that I would love. I would probably pick something either from the Spice it Up series or the Leather & Pleasure series.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

    1. Forgot to say that I follow via GFC: June M.

  29. I think a hero should have the three H's Honest, Honorable and HOT!
    thanks, Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  30. A hero should be handsome, honest, strong, and protective.

  31. Feirce protectivnes, loyalty, honor and willingness to show his love without shame! Right now I am reading Kresley Cole’s IAD series. There are some amazing men in that series! Bowen and Lachlain are my favorite two. I just finished A Promise Kept by Stormy Glenn. Wonderful book! I am now reading the second in the series. Thank you for the amazing contest!

  32. I love a hero with a sense of humor, is protective and faithful.


  33. I'd like to thank everyone for participating in this blog hop. It's been a lot of fun. I've emailed you all a copy of Flashed: Flirty Fun & Deliciously Explicit as well as Explicit Encounters. I hope you all enjoy the series of short stories and give a few new authors a chance.

    My Grand winner is...


    Molly I've emailed you the bonus as well as a copy of Spice It Up. I hope you enjoy them as well.

    ~Thanks again~



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