UPDATE:  CONTEST NOW CLOSED.  It’s 5:06 PM on Sunday…and the winner is Jenny Marks!!  Thanks to all for playing, and for the great suggestions.  I’m excited to get started on this new “to be read” list.

 

What does one do when she wakes up to a foggy December morning with a case of the blahs?  Decide to play Santa, that’s what! images

It’s been quite some time since I’ve offered a giveaway on the blog, so let’s fire one up for the holidays.  How about a $30 gift card from Amazon, Kindle, or iTunes (winner’s choice)?

I think this contest should involve some give and take, and what I’d like from you is a good book recommendation.   When it comes to romances reads, it’s all about the heroes to me.  Personally, I’m a sucker for somewhat troubled heroes who have a lot to overcome.  I also like the introverts and heroes with a clever sense of humor.  I’m not so enthralled with the popular billionaire alpha-males dominating the contemporary romance scene these days.  Guess it’s no wonder I tend to prefer historical romance.

Given my peculiar taste, my all-time favorite heroes (off the top of my head) are Jamie Fraser (Outlander/Diana Gabaldon), Winter Makepeace (Thief of Shadows/Elizabeth Hoyt), and Viscount St. Vincent (Devil in Winter/Lisa Kleypas).  If forced to look at contemporary heroes, I’d probably pick Hardy Cates (Blue Eyed Devil/Lisa Kleypas) or Oliver Rain (Wildest Hearts, Jayne Ann Krentz), and in the paranormal realm, I loved vampire Prince Trehan Daciano (Shadow’s Claim/Kresley Cole).  Each of these guys had a unique sense of honor (despite mistakes made) and abiding love for their respective heroines.

Now that I’ve shared my list, I’d like to meet some new heroes!  So, to enter the contest, leave the name of a good book and/or romance hero in the comment section.  I don’t care if the book is fifteen years old…it may still be “new to me.”  Also, while I prefer historical romance, I read just about everything (including non-romance) so don’t be shy to introduce me to something unexpected.

I’ll close the contest at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 8th.  Once the winner is selected, I’ll announce it here and on my Facebook page.  The winner can contact me privately with his or her mailing address (or email address).

Thanks for playing!  Can’t wait to add to my “to be read” pile! xo-Jamie