Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Charming Hero Blog Hop

Today I'm participating in The Charming Hero Blog Hop.  This is a chance for you to learn more about the guys who populate romance books and even win a free copy of one of my books.  Check it out.

- What your hero’s name and where does he come from?  
Malone is his name and he comes from the west side of Michigan. He doesn’t use a first name, only goes by Malone.

- What’s your charming hero’s profession?
 Malone is a sergeant with the Michigan State Police. In addition to being in charge of the crew on the afternoon shift (3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) he also patrols the roads. Malone is an excellent marksman, a sharpshooter with both pistol and rifle.

- Now, there’s a lot about our heroes that sets all women in a flutter. What’s your hero’s greatest weapon when it comes to seduction?
Malone has a killer smile, what Jamie, his love interest, refers to a low voltage smile, where the corners of his mouth turn up seductively and his cobalt blue eyes give you the impression that the devil is dancing inside them.

- If your hero resembled one or more celebrities, who would they be? (provide pictures, he could be a blend)
Think of a combination of Matt Bomer (the charming thief from the “White Collar” television series) and Colin Ferguson (the strong, self assured sheriff from the series “Eureka”). That’s Malone, a mixture of charm, strength and self confidence.

- Apart from being incredible charming, how would you describe your hero’s personality?
Malone has plenty of self confidence and his powers of persuasion have yet to fail him. He’s a smart guy and his intelligence and his strength of character are evident in all that he does. Malone can be a calming influence if the situation demands it, but he’s also a ‘take charge’ kind of a guy, a natural leader.

- Does your hero have a favourite saying or motto?
No, but if he did it would probably be something along the lines of ‘keep your eyes and ears open, so you don’t miss something good.’

- Post a scene of ten lines or less that captures your hero using his charm to win over both our readers and heroine.
Here’s a quick scene with Jamie and Malone from “Devious” the first book in the Jamie Richmond mystery series.

He just stood there, staring at me. I could feel his eyes tracing their way down my body. A chill ran up my spine, but I couldn’t move. “You are an incredibly beautiful woman.”
I blushed and lowered my eyes. “It’s just the gown.”
“Don’t do that.” His voice had taken on a thick, husky quality.
“Do what?”
“Downplay the compliment.” Malone reached out his right hand and took my left. We started dancing slowly, moving in perfect sync to the music. “Just smile sweetly, say, ‘thank you’ and accept the fact that I believe you are an incredibly beautiful woman.”
He twirled me around the apartment. “Do you have any idea how incredibly sexy this is? To come in that door and find you like this?”
“Malone, are you going to kiss me?”
That killer smile crossed his face. “I thought you’d never ask.”

Now here’s your chance to win a free e-copy of “Vanishing Act”, the second book in the series.
You have been given the gift of a magical twenty-four hours to be devoted to romance. You can spend this anywhere in the world, with anyone you choose, from a famous celebrity to the college boy who is spending the summer cutting lawns in the hot sun. Tell me who you’d be with, where you would go, and how you would spend those twenty-four hours.

You can also check out the other authors participating.


  1. Thanks, Meredith. He's definitely a fan favorite!

  2. Ooohh, I want to see that kiss! Very nice snippet and Malone sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing him. :)