Heartbreaker Blog Hop!

Heartbreaker ButtonHeartbreakers.  No woman likes a man who is a Heartbreaker.  He breaks your heart.  And who likes to have their heart broken? 

It’s not that we don’t try, or that we don’t hope.  It’s that these men keep themselves emotionally detached.  Then, along comes the heroine, the only one who can break through that detachment and soften their hearts. 

In romance novels, those are the types of women we authors write about.  So, it’s not so much the heartbreakers that I enjoy, but the strong heroines who can teach the heartbreakers how to love.

Who’s your favorite heartbreaker? 


As a gift for my readers, I have a short story.  Please check out my medieval romance, The Bride and The Brute.  It’s Free!!!!

For this Heartbreaker Blog Hop, I will be giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card!  All you have to do to be entered is subscribe to my blog on the bottom left side of the side bar and leave a comment.  Don’t forget to leave your email in the comment!

Below is an excerpt from Angel’s Assassin, my newest medieval romance.  Enjoy!

“I loved this book. Angel’s Assassin is how Historical Romance is supposed to be. There were equal parts romance and plot and O’Donnell weaves them together masterfully.”  Overflowing Bookshelves Review

“This is the quintessential historical romance–practically perfect in every way.”  My Devotional Thoughts Review

Angel’s Assassin

Angel's Assassin by Laurel O'DonnellDamien moved up beside Aurora as she stood looking out over the dark waters.  He had accompanied her as she retreated from the grisly sight of her slain friend to the comfortable confines of the tower.

She stared out at the ocean.  Tendrils of her golden hair whipped about her face like a cape.  When lightning speared the sky, it threw a turbulence of light and dark shadows across her face.  He saw the vulnerability in her eyes, saw the rippling of unshed tears.  And then the streak of lightning disappeared, plunging her features again into blackness.  Thunder rumbled above them.

“Why did you kiss me?” she wondered.

The abrupt question seemed out of place, but he knew she was trying to force her mind away from the gruesome scene she had just witnessed.

Lightning flashed in the distance, growing closer every second.  The wind picked up around her, snapping her hair behind her.  Damien watched the strands fly about her face, the face that sent his dark intentions soaring toward a bright light, toward a radiance that offered a shimmering ray of hope.  She had a face that was simply mesmerizing to look at.  The delicate, yet strong and regal, line of her jaw.  The cheekbones of a Greek goddess.  The lips that created the most sensual mouth any man could ever imagine.  A mouth that created a voice that would humble any Siren.

“Was it to punish me?  Was it to teach me something?” she asked

“To tempt you.”

“Tempt me?” she echoed, confused.

“I wanted you to be like me,” he answered truthfully.  She deserved to know the truth in her last moments.  “I wanted you to be flawed, weak.  I wanted you to be like everyone else.”

She faced him and Damien was shocked to find vulnerability in her large eyes, a deep sadness.  “You are my weakness.”

Shock speared through Damien.  Me? he silently questioned.  Why on earth would I be her weakness?  But her words rang true.  He remembered the look of concern in her eyes when she realized the arrow had poisoned him.  He recalled the way she lifted her lips to his when he tempted her.  Could it be?  Could she truly mean what she said?  Damien lifted his hand to brush one of those golden tendrils from her cheek.  It encircled his hand.  No.  It couldn’t be.  It was her grief talking.  She needed someone, anyone to distract her from her pain.  “You don’t know what you’re saying.”  He wrapped his arms around her waist, pulling her closer to him.

For a moment, she stiffened, but then she relaxed against his body.  The tight expression on her face melted into one of anguish.

Damien’s heart twisted at her pain.  He wanted to relieve her agony, to reassure her.  He bent his head to her lips.

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43 Responses to “Heartbreaker Blog Hop!

  • I’m subscribed to your blog via email!

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  • My favorite heartbreaker is Damon from the Vampire Diaries.
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  • We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

    Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

    Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

    Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

    Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

    Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

    Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

    Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

    Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.

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  • I love Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire Novels.
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  • For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!

    The only heartbreakers I have encountered are literary! And my all time fav is Mr Darcy! Although, I am currently crushing on Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!

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  • Christian Grey from “50 Shades” is my favorite heartbreaker.

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  • thank you for the hop and free book

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  • Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood! Love him! Thanks for being part of the hop!

  • I’m a subscriber 🙂
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  • My favorite heartbreaker is Eric from (Sookie Stackhouse /True Blood).

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  • I subscribed and thanks for the free book!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
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  • My favorite heartbreaker is Nick from ‘Forever Knight’. It’s no longer on the air. But I love the re-runs just as well. Keep writing so I can keep reading. Thanks for being in this super blog hop.
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  • I like Damon from Vampire Diaries 🙂
    Thanks so much for participation in the hop!

  • Subscribed to the blog! Thank you for the chance to win!
    My favorite heartbreaker is Alex from Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips!

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  • I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul.
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  • My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane’s Laid Bare is my perfect example.
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  • Thanks for the excerpt! My favorite heartbreakers are the reforming ones…it’s fun to see how the right woman can change them.

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  • My favorite heartbreaker is Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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  • Rhett Butler is the all time Heartbreaker… I subscribed… Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  • My favorite heartbreaker is the one that your heart can’t live without. One of my best is Lucas from D B Reynolds book “Lucas” (Vampire in America series). Strong mind, well put together and tender when he needs to be.

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  • My favorite heartbreaker is Eric from True Blood. I subscribed to your blog by email. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • One of my favorites is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! 🙂

  • I may not have much experience in the whole love department, but I have had my heart broken. Being considered a Heartbreaker can come from various actions that you do. I am a newbie when it comes to reading romance books but what I have learned is that it is not bad to have a chiseled body or an amazing personality. If you look at it over all, if you never put your heart out there, you may never have a chance at true love and happiness. I may get broken once in a while but only you are strong enough to pick yourself up and try all over again. One of my favorite Heartbreakers is Taylor Qualls the Earl of Sandlin from the book His Impetuous Debutante. Lady Phoebe kinda reminds me of myself, accident prone and finding trouble in every corner. Taylor doesn’t think he is good enough for Phoebe, so he’s a heartbreaker and doesn’t know it.

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  • I love to many heartbreakers to name them ! I read your book awhile back and enjoyed it ! Thanks !! [email protected]

  • My fave heartbreaker is Rhett Butler. I subscribed.

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  • Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  • Thanks for participating in this awesome hop. Have a good one!
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  • Thank You for the giveaway!
    My favorite heartbreaker is Vance from the Witches and Warlocks… Love that bad boy!
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  • My favorite heartbreakers are James Dean and Rhett Butler
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  • Jeaniene Frost’s Bones is my favorite.

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  • My favorite heartbreaker is Damon from Vampire Diaries. And it doesn’t hurt that he is soooo easy on the eyes. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com