Friday, July 27, 2012

I need a HERO!!

I think it was because I grew up hearing that song on the radio...*sings* I ne-e-e-ed a hero!  Later it was reinforced by Shrek but anyway, I have a great love for the hero.  He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast and he's gotta be fresh from the fight...

*sighs*  I love the heroes in Heather Long's military romances, the Always a Marine Series from Decadent.  Although I haven't written a military hero, or a firefighter, I recently wrote a police officer.  Since my dad was a cop, that story was close to my heart.

But the hero I want to talk about today isn't like any of these.  Sometimes your hero is your best friend.  In The Accidental Pirate, Jamie steals a necklace and is stuck in foreign waters with no way home.  Having dug a hole she isn't sure how to get out of she turns to her best gal pal, Bette, for help.

In my real life, my best friend has helped me get out of quite a few scrapes and my other gal pals often find themselves playing hero (for some reason, it always seems to be at 2am...) 

I liked reflecting that in this story.  Because, girls, we all know that men are wonderful and make excellent heroes...

But when life throws you lemons like they are the balls in some universal dodge ball game, and you are losing, our friends are the ones who help us cut up those lemons and do tequila shots with them.

So, my hero blog isn't dedicated to a gorgeous hunk of man.  It's dedicated to friendship.

Hangover, check. Ship, check. Hot babe, check.

Sterling McCabe woke to a lovely lady pirate stealing his ship. What he didn't plan on was the assault she'd make on his heart.

Jamie Ashley stumbled over a priceless necklace. What she didn't plan on was stealing the very sexy Sterling McCabe's ship in a mad dash for American waters.

Constantly battling their attraction, Jamie and Sterling are in for a rough ride. Jamie yearns for the affection of the beguiling Sterling while McCabe is desperate to slake the raw desire for his little pirate.

Boat chases, wild friends and a sea tempest create the perfect storm of sexual tension...

Grab your copy today!

Since this is a blog hop, you all know there are prizes.  To start, comment in the comment section below and include your email addy and you are entered to win a copy of The Accidental Pirate.  

But commenting can get you more than just my ebook...

Since I am part of the Hero Blog Hop, you're also entered to win big.

Starting on Friday and ending on July 31st, over 100 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance heroes, a character post from them, and what we love about romance and men in general. 
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 100 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
But that's not all....
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!
Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!
Thanks to Carrie Ryan for organizing such a fun blog hop.  So, write a comment with your email to be entered to win.  
Good Luck!!


  1. I've been having issues posting. The darn captcha won't allow me to complete the letters.
    Anyhow, I love the first two books. Can't wait to read this one. I read "Odd Stuff" and romance one about the vacation with two hot guys.

  2. I haven't read your books yet, but I'm always looking for new (to me) authors.

    jlhmass at yahoo dot com

  3. To say I'm a little overwhelmed with the sheer size of this blog hop would be an understatement. To quote an old truism: So many books, so little time!

    Sadly, my best girl friends are all either dead or married, but that's how it goes, as the years roll by. Gosh, I wish you much success with everything.

  4. and yet another to add to my list of "you need to look about, find and read". That list is getting as long as my arm.

    Fortunately, I am a fast reader..

  5. I agree, my best friend has definitely gotten me outta some sticky situs before. He's definitely at the top of my hero list.

  6. Thanks for the chance to win and for participating in the hop!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  7. I completely agree. Marines will always have a special place in my heart, as will the men and women from all branches of our military. In my book they are the true heroes.
    Enjoy the hop.

  8. hey virg,
    well it's true that guys make great heroes in lots of romance books, but i'll have to agree that often it's my best (female) friends who bail me out of scrapes. great post.

  9. Those tequila shots sound wonderful. My hero is my best friend... he is my husband and the only one who can drive me crazy. lol Thank you for the giveaway.

  10. You are a new author for me. This book will be changing that very soon.


  11. Virginia, I love how you have taken the image of a pirate and made it more suitable to contemporary tastes. Sterling and Jamie's love sounds exciting and refreshing. I'm used to crass characters like Tyrone Power's portrayal of a pirate in the 1942 movie "The Black Swan." I love what you have done with Sterling. Kudos to you for being a forward thinking writer, I love it.
    susan_francesny [at] hotmail [dot] come

  12. Sounds like an exciting read!
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  13. Thank you for your giveaway..

  14. Thank you for the opportunity!

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  15. Gotta love a female pirate!

  16. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Very generous grand prizes for this hop, thanks for a chance to win. Sometimes a hero is like you said, a friend who is always there when needed. The book looks like a great read.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  18. I loved that song "I Need a Hero", now it is going through my mind too, lol. Having friends who will help you either get into or out of trouble is great. True friends are always there when you need them. Thank you for the giveaway.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  19. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  20. Thanks for being a part of this great blog hop and for the awesome giveaway!


  21. Thank you for being part of this fun blog hop & the giveaway! I am having a great time discovering new authors & great reads.

  22. i need a hero is a great song thanks for sharing and being apart of this hop and also for a chance to win and hope you are enjoying your summer

  23. <^_^>
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  24. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  25. I like his check list. :) And the idea of an accidental pirate, hum... sounds really interesting.

  26. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  27. Love your cover, books sounds great. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  28. I would love to read your books. I'm looking to expand my author roster!

  29. Your book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  30. Friends can be heroes too. It doesn't always have to be a sexy stranger. I like that your story is a little different :) Thank you for participating in the hop and for the giveaway.


  31. great blog contest, love your books

  32. i love the book you have there and t heni like the hop and then i am goign to say our hero here are the fire deop we are under extreme fire and then they are pushing it to the max now we have 2 big fie going on and one is over 1200 acres and the one started this morning over 3 0 arce

  33. Thank you for the chance to win!

  34. I agree with you about best friends being heros. They are the person wer rely on so many times. Thanks for the giveaway!


  35. Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! :)

  36. That song got stuck in my head when I started doing this hop (as a reader) as well!
    My friend is also my hero.