Excerpt from CHANGELING DAWN --- part of the Sinful Sirens Giveaway Hop


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As my post for the Sinful Sirens Giveaway Hop, I've chosen an excerpt from my latest shapeshifter romance, CHANGELING DAWN.  

There was no resisting Josh’s talented mouth. Kenzie sank into the kiss as smoothly as a swimmer slides below the surface of the water, and the wolf within her seemed to sigh. In fact, her alter ego was as fully present as her human self, as if it was watching everything through her eyes, feeling everything through her skin. She was two beings at once, something which had never happened before, and yet she had no time to wonder at the oddity of her dual awareness. Because she wanted Josh, and that knowledge was both thrilling and freeing. She wanted and everything about him – his touch, his scent, his arousal pressing against the denim of his jeans – said that he wanted her too. ... Then and there Kenzie decided she would have what she wanted. 

Read more about Changeling Dawn at
http://www.daniharper.com/CHANGELING_DAWN.html
Josh’s strong hands on her were tender. And cool. Changeling body temperature was much higher than a human’s, and right now she was burning up but not with fever. She found herself craving the gliss of his hands, soothed by their coolness as much as she was aroused by their caresses. 

Outside, the darkened sky cradled a buttery moon, glimmering between the mountain peaks yet outshining the city lights. Moonlight pooled in the center of the wide bed and Josh knelt in it, drew her up to her knees as well – then turned her as smoothly as if they were dancing so her back was against him. One powerful arm cradled her close enough that she could feel his erection pulsing against her crease despite their clothing. His other hand stroked her from shoulder to thigh.

“I’ve been wanting to do this,” he murmured and slowly, thoroughly kissed the nape of her neck. Exquisite sensation rocketed through her and her breasts tightened almost to the point of pain. As if he knew, he cradled them in his hands and softly thumbed the nipples. Her clothing felt cumbersome, hot, heavy and very much in the way. She wanted to pull off the restraining fabric, but he had caged her with his arms and simply continued to place slow, deliberate kisses on the back of her neck. Kenzie had never thought of that spot as particularly erotic, but her body quivered like a taut wire. The new thong she was wearing was already soaked through with sheer anticipation. 

He worked his way over to the side of her neck, bringing a whole new array of sensations. Her earlobe was seized in gentle teeth and she could swear that an electrical current suddenly connected every part of her to her ultra-sensitive core. Another touch like that and she was sure to start vibrating like struck crystal…. 

Time to turn things around. She’d accepted Josh’s lead, luxuriated in his touch, but now she wanted to do a little touching of her own.... 

Dani Harper


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SINFUL SIRENS 
GIVEAWAY HOP

THIS GIVEAWAY IS 
NOW CLOSED.

MANY THANKS to the two hosts of this hop – Under the Covers AND Guilty Pleasures Review sites. Thanks also to all the readers who took the time to come to my blog and read my excerpt.





Congrats to GRETE EVANS 

from the UK 
Her name was drawn at random from my big red mixing bowl 
as the winner of the giveaway. Grete will receive a signed copy of my shapeshifter romance, CHANGELING DAWN and a Dani Harper TOTE BAG to put it in!

HOP LINK - This link will get you back to the list of over 130 participating blogs at UNDER THE COVERS REVIEWS –  http://underthecoversbookblog.blogspot.ca/2012/02/heat-up-your-summer-sinful-sirens.html 

106 comments:

  1. Somehow I have to say that J.D. Robb's Roarke is the hottest book character for me although some of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood are definitely in the running!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Roarke is simply amazing. I love the BDB too, but Roarke would be a class act even if he was a pauper.

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  2. Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    Hottest book character for me is Madoc from Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher AND/OR Cian from The Valley of Silence by Nora Roberts.

    ljberma01@gmail.com

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    1. I like Cian quite a bit -- in fact, I'm re-reading that trilogy right now!

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  3. There is so many of them!!Hawke 'Kiss of Snow' Nalini Singh,Raphael/Dmitri the Guild Hunter series N. Singh, Adam Black -K.M.Moning, Conall/Bo Novikov/Lou Crushek -Shelly Laurenston........ This is onely a small part of them:)
    malgorzata.rejkowicz83@gmail.com

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  4. I don't know if I can really pick anyone character who is hotter than a other, but I will say that Lara Adrian's Breed males are diffentily on my hot list.

    Megblod@yahoo.com

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    1. The Breed series is in my TBR pile! Sounds like I should hurry up and read them!

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  5. I would have to say Zsadist (Black Dagger Brotherhood - J.R Ward) there's nothing like a tormented bad boy who's a big softie underneath when it comes to his family.

    sezjb81@gmail.com

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    1. I love all the BDB, but Zsadist's story was hard to take. He was so damaged, yet he learned to love and trust.

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  6. I find it impossible to choose! There are so many! I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters (my favourites being Zarek, Julian, Kyrian and of course Ash), those boys are sexy as! So are J.R Ward's brothers (my favourite of which is Zsadist), Kelley Armstrong's Men of the Otherworld as well (particularily Clay, Lucas and Jeremy!). I also have to say I'm currently being bespelled by one Christian Grey! Saying that though a vet that knows how to please a woman and will fight to keep her safe? Gotta love a sexy man who also works with animals, very hot! ;-)
    suzi1811 (at) fsmail (dot) net

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    1. Any of the Dark Hunters or the BDB will work for me, LOL! Yet I admit, Connor is a different kind of hero, more approachable and less scary -- unless someone threatens the woman he loves.

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  7. hmmm.. hmm... a lot of Hot Man on Book that I read...

    If I have to choose one of them... Definitely I will choose Vishous at BlackDagger Brotherhood series by JR. Ward.. xD

    HE.. IS.. TOTALLY.. HOT!!! xD

    Thank's for the giveaway.. and making it International.. More success for You... ^^

    .. ups.. forgot to post My email first..

    achiechansweetz(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. YAY --- Vishous is one of my favorite BDBs too!

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  8. Hottest character, just one! Gosh...It is impossible to pick only one, I will have to go with all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood guys, they are just the best of the best ;)

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  9. Ash from Sherrilyn Kenyons dark-hunter series :) Thanks for a Great Giveaway

    reginamayross@gmail.com

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    1. Acheron is the most fascinating character in the whole series.

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  10. Wow, Josh just made my list. :)
    Roarke from the In Death series by JD Robb, for sure. Jamie Fraser form Outlander, JR Ward's BDB, Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters, Kreseley Coles LOFTU and all of Karen Marie Moning's gorgeous Highlanders and Barrons. I don't want to seem greedy so I'll stop there lol How could I forget. A character named "Sir" from A Courtesan's Guide To Keeping Your Man. He's beyond amazing.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. I'll have to check out this "Sir" fellow!

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  11. If I have to choose just one I have to go with Jamie Fraser from OUTLANDER. Not just hot, but I have a soft spot for him as well & that counts.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mmmmmm.... I think it might be time to go back and re-read that classic. :)

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  12. Reyes from First Grave to the Right, Dimitri from Vampire Academy, Maddox from LOTU :)

    eli_y83@yahoo.com

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  13. for me it's a toss up between Diana Gabaldon's Jamie Fraser and Karen Marie Moning's highlander "Cian"

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    1. Out of the two, I might lean towards Cian ... but I'll bet as soon as I re-read Outlander, I'll vote for Jamie!

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  14. Hell this is difficult, I have so many faves, I love Nix and Micah from Hell's phoenix by Gracen Miller, then we have Conor from your book, Emmet Cullen from the Twilight saga, I just wanna bite his shoulders lol, all of Sherrilyn Kenyon males and also Kaitlyn o connor has some really hot characters, there are just too many to choose just one, Thankyou for great giveaway and Thankyou for making it international x x
    julienewberry(at)btinternet(dot)com

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    1. There really ARE too many, aren't there? There's a perfect hero for every mood, every hour of every day -- and THANK GOODNESS for it!

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  15. I'd have to say Shock from Shayla Black's Doomsday Brethren series. He isn't a hero yet, but he is the hottest bad boy! yum

    proudarmymom32 @ yahoo . com

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    1. This one's new to me -- gotta jot this down on my list of "hot characters to check out"!

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  16. The hottest book character ever?? That's a really hard question. I'm going to go with my flavor of the month, Rehvenge from the BDB. Amethyst eyes and a mohawk...God, why can't he be real and walking thru my front door? Thank you Dani for the fabulous giveaway and for making me fan myself. Cheers!

    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I really loved Rehvenge's story. I'm so glad he got his HEA, and that Ehlena did too!

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  17. A lot of characters to choose from.I'm going to say Zhadist from BDB. He is one of those dark and mysterious characters. The type you want to help because you love a challenge. Thanks for the giveaway.

    amystogner4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Oooooh what a hard question! I HAVE to say Bones from the Night Huntress series. He is just so wickedly dirty with Cat!

    gildardc10 (AT hotmail (DOT) com

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    1. Bones is hot enough to melt the floor he walks on! Good choice!

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  19. Wraith from the Demoniacal series...tortured and sexy as all get out

    Sharonda
    Mslowman@gmail.com

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    1. I have a couple of Larissa Ione's books on my Kindle to try. Hope I can get to them soon!

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  20. It has to be Jacob from the Vampire Queen series by Joey W. Hill. The man is pure sex in jeans and is to die for gorgeous. Not to mention he's a vampire and can give you a little bite. Thanks for a chance to win.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. Love that phrase "pure sex in jeans" -- will have to check him out!

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  21. Declan from Immortals After Dark

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    1. Dreams of a Dark Warrior is in my TBR pile on my nightstand. Darn, I have GOT to read faster!

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  22. for me the first : roarke from in death series by jdrobb,,he'is very hottes sexy guy,,the 2'nd : bones from night huntress series and 3th : marc hunter from i-team series...
    thanks for the giveaway,,,

    icha09(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Roarke and Bones, definitely! Marc Hunter I haven't "met" yet, but it's going on my list!

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  23. I adored Saloman, Marie Treanor's vampire overlord from her Awakened By Blood Trilogy!

    Congrats on your novel!

    nadja (dot) notariani (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. New to me -- will have to add to my TBR list!

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  24. i am still smitten with Ranger from the Janet Evonovich series.... but the visual in my head is a lot better than who they cast in the One for the Money movie!
    romancebybrenda aol

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    1. That's the hard part when novels get made into movies --- we all imagine the characters differently!

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  25. Roarke from the In death series by JD Robb would be my top pick. yum

    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

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    1. Another vote for Roarke! He really rocks, doesn't he?

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  26. ZSADIST from BDB!!!

    Rissa
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Zsadist is really popular! I like him a lot but lean towards Vishous and Butch myself.

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  27. The hottest book hero ever is Gregory from Dark Magician by Christine Feehan. He is big and scary stories are told about him to keep kids in line...LOL! But he will do ANYTHING for his woman and his people but you do NOT want to get on his bad side!!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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    1. Omigosh, I think you might be right. Christine Feehan is the writer who intro'd me to paranormal romance and Gregory blew my socks off. So did Jacques!

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  28. What a hard question. Dang. I'm going with Vlad from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. He won me over when he helped Cat during a rough time, and slept with her for comfort, as a friend when you know he wanted more. His book comes out in June and damn, I can't wait.

    wayfaringwriter@gmail.com

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    1. I can hardly wait to read this one!

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  29. Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. He's a Master Vampire, powerful and British. Everything I look for in a man :D

    Thanks for the giveaway

    debo.talksupe@gmail.com

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    1. Bones reminds me strongly of my favorite Buffy character - Spike! I really think he would have been a better choice for her than Angel. He WORKED his butt off to prove himself to her and become a better person -- and he went and got his own soul at great sacrifice. In the end, he was a hero.

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  30. It is so hard to choose who the hottest book character is! I'm going to have to go with Zsadist from the BDB. Thanks for the giveaway!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  31. You're going to make us choose!? lol But there are so many! It's not fair! ^_^ If I have to choose I'm going to go with Illium from the Guild Hunter series. I love me some Bluebell!

    wickedlybookish@gmail.com

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    1. I'm not sure that I can choose either -- and I think my answer might change depending on when you asked me.

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  32. Zsadist from the BDB. I'm going to have to buy a new copy of that book soon , mine is wearing out!

    irgl7(at)bonzo15(dot)plus(dot)com

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    1. Zsadist seems to be the most popular of the BDB today! We may have to start a fan club!

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  33. Hottest hero..there are quite a few actually..but one you HAVE to know is Bones from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost.Heroes don't get much hotter than that ;)

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  34. I could wrack my brain for an hour and still come up w/ heros! Let's start w/ a few I recently became aware of: Bones from Halfway to the Grave, Teague from Fever, Theo from Witch Fury, Malcolm from Unleashed. Now the classics *laughs* lots of heros from the BDB series, LOTU series, quite a few again from LKH's Anita Blake series and Merry Gentry series, *swoon* over Midnight Breed men!
    I better quit before I write too much!
    Thank you Dani for the chance at your wonderful giveaway.
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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  35. Wow what a difficult question. Off the top of my head I'd say Bones from Halfway to the Grave for adult and Dimitri from Vampire Academy for YA.
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  36. There are too many hot Hero`s to choose from...but a couple off the top of my head, that i can still remember names too.lol Are: Jamie, from Diana Gabaldon`s, Outlander...Bones, from Jeanienne Frosts series...Wrath, when we get to know him in his story...not so much subsequent books, from JR Wards BDB series...I think almost every romance has a hot hero, once you fall for him...just some stick in our memories more. :)

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  37. The HOTTEST book character ever!?!?!?! Hummm! Carlos Rivera from the Vampire Huntress Legend series by L.A. Banks. Carlos has an obsessive use of 80's slang, but I can over look all that. He is too yummy!

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    1. Ooopps....thinking of Carlos made me forget: studiokd3[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  38. Roarke from the In death series by JD Robb has my vote.
    Jean
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  39. Fury from New Species series by Laurann Dohner seriously.. google it and drool! I REALLLY REALLLY WANT THIS ONE.. This is the book I don't have! great giveaway!


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  40. The minute you said sexy all I had running through my head was Bones from the Night Huntress series. Actually him swaggring or running is a good picture. Hmm... if he's running he has to be butt naked though. Mmmm... yes.

    Gabbie-ethela(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. Hottest book character: Curran from Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. He's sexy because of his raw animal magnetism.

    autumnflower6ATaolDOTcom

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  42. The hottest would either be Bones from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost or Barrons from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning!
    laceyblossom1@gmail.com

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  43. Love the New Species heroes from Laurann Dohner series. I love Justice. Also Charles from Patricia Briggs series.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  44. Roarke from the In death series by JD Robb is my top pic

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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

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  45. Not sure I can pick just one! Daemon Sadi from Anne Bishop's Black Jewels books, Vishous from BDB and Acheron from the Dark Hunter series. I will stop there cos I could just go on and on ;) Thanks for making this giveaway international and good luck everyone!

    grete@bookthing.co.uk

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    1. Congratulations Grete! You're the winner of my Sinful Sirens blog giveaway. I have a signed copy of Changeling Dawn for you and a tote. I'll be emailing you in a few minutes with details. :)

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  46. Lothaire - The Immortal series

    Thank you for the giveaway

    scarlettkitty at hotmail dot com

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  47. I dont have a hottest character but I am willing to read about some.

    ninajanke at gmail dot com

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  48. hard to pick just one Eric Northman is my all time favorite and then Wrath from Blackdagger Brotherhood. Thanks for the giveaway. Gale
    pgan427@yahoo.com

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  49. Jericho Barrons from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning! He's definitely one of a kind. Or Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades series by E.L. James!:)

    CYP
    cypsays_hi[@]hotmail.com

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  50. Thanks you a lot for this international giveway. For my the sexiest hero is bones from the night huntress serie

    all the best

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Hottest character for me was Roarke from In Death series by JD Robb. I still love him... LOL!!
    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

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  52. The hottest character for me would be Roarke from J D Robb's In Death series, but since there are a lot of people who wrote him I will give you his comparison; Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series.
    purpleunicorn19(at)yahoo.com

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  53. Here's my list....Zsadist*swoons* Jericho Z Barrons Acheron ...they are all yummilicious!!!!!

    andieleah78@gmail.com

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  54. Thanks for the chance to win. I think Lothaire from The Immortal series is my fave.

    chellesy.clay at gmail dot com

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  55. I thinks that Dawg from Lora Leigh's Nauti Boys series is hottest in romance books and Rhage from the BDB is the hottest in paranormal! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    melissalamb(at)musfiber(dot)com

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway! I have to go with Barrons. It's just so hard to get past him and his hotness ;)

    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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  57. Thank you for the great giveaway:)
    im not 100% sure on that one;)
    elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. It's a toss up between Barrons and Bones...oh and throw on the Brothers and that's total hotness!

    Mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  59. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Deke from Decadent by Shayla Black

    forettarose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Raphael from guild hunter series and Bones

    thanks for making it international ^^

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. It is so hard to pick one I have to say Bones from the Night Huntress series Love him can't wait for the next one!
    Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  62. Adrian Vogel from J.R. Ward's Fallen Angel series...*sigh* Thx for this giveaway op! :)

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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  63. Tough call. But I have to say its a tie between Roarke and Bones.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  64. Hottest book character for me would be Bones from the Night Huntress series! Absolutely love everything about him <3

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I'm gonna say Christian from the Fifty Shades trilogy. He is so hot!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. Thanks for the chance!

    Ash from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series is my choice.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I do believe Z - or Zsadist from Black Dagger Brotherhood is the hottest - but then there is Barrons too - Too many to pick just one - and why should we have to! LOL
    Erin
    loveeria@gmail.com

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  68. Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series:)

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  69. I think it is Demetrius from Elisabeth Naughton's Tempted. He is so big and dark and sexy!
    Great excerpt! Thank you for the chance to read one of your stories. :)

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway! I think Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series is the sexiest hero.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  71. Roarke from the In Death series by JD Robb!
    Thanks for the chance!

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. Reyes from Darynda Jones First Grave series!
    burbanette@yahoo.com

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