1. Manic for Moguls ~ Choose Your Favorite Hero in a Suit
I have two contemporary romances; The Widow’s Revenge (a contemporary erotic romance available now from Red Sage Publishing) and Deal of a Lifetime ( a steamy contemporary romance coming soon from The Wild Rose Press). The heroes of these novels are both wealthy business moguls but very different in character. I want to know which hero you all like best. Leave a comment and let me know who your fav is and why. Then look for my other two hero comparisons (where my series heroes duke it out) –Who’s your favorite sexy sailor (posted later today) and Who’s Your Wildfire Love? (posted earlier today). I’ll put the names of all who comment into the hopper for a surprise drawing (yes, you can read it). Comment on all three comparisons, and your name goes in the hopper three times. Lets get started with the Moguls. Since many of you probably have not read The Widow’s Revenge and Deal of a Lifetime isn’t available yet, I’ve given some character information below to help you choose. Base your comments on what you read here.
ALEC CARTER, CEO of Carter Enterprises and hero of The Widow’s Revenge:
IN THE EYES OF HIS WOMAN: “Before her stood the Tarzan she’d been searching for. The announcement photograph definitely did not do Alec Carter justice. That photo showed him to be handsome. In the flesh he was beautiful in all the ways that made male different from female. Lips shaped for kissing. A narrow nose. A broad forehead. A head of lush, black hair. Green lights flecking golden eyes surrounded with a thicket of night dark lashes. That same predatory gleam that she’d seen in his picture threatened even as he protected. Determination lived in the glided gaze. Command rode in the knife sharp jaw darkened with a dusting of black whiskers. And sex. Sex. Sexual prowess vibrated in the wide shoulders; the taut, sculpted muscles of arms and legs; the narrow hips and what appeared to be a generous genital package, if the lift of the palm leaves were anything to go by. An earthy scent mixed with his male heat, skittered along her skin and sank tendrils of longing deep in her belly. She licked her lips. On a purely elemental level she wished she could spend the entire night tasting him, savoring him.”
ALEC CARTER’s TRUE CHARACTER, as I know him: Under the polished veneer of a fourth generation mogul intent on correcting the destructive corporate raider practices of his forebears, Alec Carter is just as aggressive, just as determined and commanding as the preceding heads of Carter Enterprises. He has all the manners and courtesy that proper breeding and prep schools can provide, but life is almost too easy until one mysterious woman crosses his path and challenges every belief he holds about his family, his corporation, and himself. She takes him on an erotic journey that nearly costs him everything before teaching him that the true value of all he owns lies in the human heart.
Now a little about The Widow’s Revenge: In a hazardous game of passionate high stakes, a vow of revenge becomes a promise of love when a mysterious widow plots to ruin the man responsible for her husband’s death.
Maggie Winters blames Carter Enterprises CEO, Alec Carter for the death of her husband. She believes that revenge is the only way to regain the joy she once had in life, including an active and adventurous sex life. Lacking resources to match those of rich and influential Alec, Maggie plots lure Alec into a sordid sex scandal which will ruin his business reputation. Just as he puts plans in place to rescue his company from the brink of disaster, Alec Carter becomes obsessed with a mystery woman who lures him into a weeklong sexual tryst. Both Maggie and Alec are unprepared when lust promises to become love. Both must learn to trust if they want the promised lifetime of love and loving. BUY LINK: http://www.amazon.com/author/rueallyn.
Alex’s competition for your comments is Connor O’Neal. Here’s some background on Connor.
IN THE EYES OF HIS WOMAN: Tamsin sneezed and sat up, folding her legs beneath her on the bed. Groggy, she stared at the man’s belt buckle and expanse of pin-striped, oxford shirt less than two inches from her face. “If I have to dream about a man, couldn’t he at least be as undressed as I am?”
Flutters sprang up in her belly. She knew that gravel-strewn voice. She shook her head, looking up, a long way up. Gray-green eyes blinked back at her from under slashing black brows. Night-dark hair slipped onto a tanned forehead. Generous lips widened in a smile that made her heart thump and ache at the same time. I’m having a nightmare.
“Long time no see.” He brushed a fingertip down her cheek.
CONNOR’s TRUE CHARACTER, as I know him: Connor is a man driven. Driven to rise above a ghetto childhood, driven to succeed, driven to regain the love of the only woman he ever wanted, driven to change his obsessive workaholic ways for the sake of that woman. He has quite a struggle over-coming his ‘damn the torpedoes’ decisive and slightly obsessive character, but pursuing his love peels away his aggressive outer layers and reveals him to be exactly the caring supportive lover that Tamsin Donal needs.
A little more info on Deal of a Lifetime: A chance encounter at a business conference gives distribution mogul Connor O’Neal the opportunity to win back the only woman he’s ever loved, Tamsin Donal. He pursues Tamsin like he does everything he wants, with a single-minded determination that allows for neither failure or distractions. His passionate efforts to regain her love nearly convince Tamsin, but she has a secret that may keep them apart forever. Negotiating a true and lasting love won’t be easy for Connor and Tamsin. Each will have to sacrifice before they can close the Deal of a Lifetime.
Don’t forget to come back later today and check out my other two hero competitions. To be entered in the prize drawing you must leave a comment. Your comments are this author’s greatest reward.