Tortured Hero Button  So Carrie Ann had to cancel due to surgery and I hope all goes well for her. But since I had the post ready to go and the books are sitting here I am going to just hold the hop here.

What is it about those tortured heroes? I mean, just, wow. Your heart breaks for these guys. The brooding looks, the peaks into their souls….just everything. They’re my favorite type of hero in every type of situation. I want one for my own. What is it about tortured heroes that makes you want to go MINE?

Seawitch here: We all love our tortured heroes don’t we. They are broke temporarily and we want to fix them, to give them back their soul and fill their heart with love and peace while  hopefully gaining the love of our lives too.

I love Tortured Heroes and I have 4 favorite authors who write some really good tortured heroes every woman can drool over. So just for this hop because I couldn’t decide, I’m giving away 5 books from my 4 favorites, so 5 winners will get one of the following books.

I have loved Janet’s books since the day I first met Greylen MacKeage, who was the first of many books and spinoffs. I have been lucky to meet Janet twice now at book signings and so enjoyed chit chatting with her.

Heart of a Hero  Book 4 in the Spellbound Fall series by Janet Chapman

Originally from the ancient mythical island of Atlantis, Nicholas has spent the last year deep in the mountains of Maine, serving as Director of Security for the Nova Mare and Inglenook resorts. Fully embracing his life in the twenty-first century, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a trouble-prone employee, and is determined to keep her safe.

The last thing Julia Campbell needs is a man with a hero complex, especially one as handsome and imposing as Nicholas. All she has to do is keep it together until her younger sister turns eighteen, and then she can focus on her own life. But strange things have been happening at the resort—and it’s Nicholas who keeps coming to her rescue. When Nicholas is suddenly the one in trouble, Julia realizes he’s not quite what he seems—and that she’ll do anything to help the man who’s stolen her heart…


From my friend Melissa  Mayhue we have Warrior Reborn book 2 in her The Warriors series. Melissa is also one of the sweetest people to meet in person and seeing her each year in Denver at RomCon is always a highlight of the year.

Warrior Reborn   Only his love can free her.

 Former special ops agent CHASE NOBLE has been searching his whole life for the place where he belongs. As a descendant of Fae, he senses fate has more in store for him. And he will not rest until he discovers what his true purpose is. When he travels back in time to medieval Scotland, he discovers his mission is to save a beautiful woman — the same woman he is destined to be with.
CHRISTIANA MacDOWYLT possesses the gift of foresight. Prisoner of her evil half-brother, Christiana has visions that show her that only one warrior can rescue her — a man she is mysteriously drawn to. The only problem is, he’s in the future. Now she must rely on the magic of a Faerie to transport him to the past. And when Christiana finally meets Chase, the sparks between them set off a smoldering desire. But will the magic that brought them together also tear them apart?
From my dear friend Sue-Ellen and her alter ego Allie Mackay, who I found via our Gel Friday while in a used book store when she handed me a copy of Highlander in Her Bed saying, “Here Mom, I think this is a book for you.” And Boy was she right. But I had already read about Duncan MacKenzie and loved her work under her name. Imagine my surprise to find out she also wrote the new love of my life the Allie Mackay novels. I couldn’t read or get my hands on her books fast enough. It’s thank to SE that I started reading about my beloved Highlanders again and found so many other wonderful authors. Meeting SE and getting to give Sir Em a wee scratch behind the ears is on my bucket list!
Haunted Warrior  Haunted Warrior by Allie Mackay
Kendra Chase is exhausted from her work as a ghost whisperer, so she’s  been looking forward to her vacation in Edinburgh. But work awaits her  as the tiny fishing village is being excavated, and supernatural  uprisings have been reported.Graeme MacGrath knows the source of the psychic trouble. The excavation  is disrupting the protective veil between this world and darker, more  ancient ones. He hates to admit it but he will need the fetching Kendra  and her paranormal abilities to save the town he loves from unspeakable  evil.
Seduction of A Highland Warrior  Seduction of A Highland Warrior book 3 in Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s Highland Warrior’s Trilogy
At the King’s request, chieftain Alasdair MacDonald has sworn to preserve the peace in the Glen of Many Legends. Though he’s handsome and fearless, his warrior’s heart belongs only to his beloved land—until the fair sister of his oldest enemy shatters his defenses, branding his skin with a single touch, and sealing his fate with one stolen kiss . . .

Lady Marjory Mackintosh will do anything to unite the warring clans, even seduce Alasdair MacDonald. She has loved the rugged Highlander since she first saw him and now, as temptation leads to surrender, Marjory dares to possess him, body and soul. But a dangerous new menace enters the Glen, and he will stop at nothing to strip Alasdair of his honor—and the only woman who can claim his heart.


This next one is a recent find and I love her books. She is also a nice lady to meet at a book signing. The winner of this one will be happy, as Monica sent me a signed copy  for a giveaway. So from Monica McCarty we have The Recruit from her Highland Guard series.

The Recruit  Scotland’s King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he’ll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits.

Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion—skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce’s secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth’s best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman—and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard—and in Mary of Mar‘s bed.

The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows her surrender will be sport only—no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?


I also have a new to me author I am featuring and I am giving away a digital copy of her book Rough Around the Edges, it is how one wounded warrior returning from the war learns to deal with his PTSD.


Sometimes love is enough. Other times, you have to fight for it.

Raw, real romance from an all-male point of view.

For Ryan Moore, the choice to fight is like the choice to breathe – necessary. After being wounded in war and discharged from the United States Marine Corps, competitive MMA fighting is the only thing he’s still able to excel at. Every round is a risk he can’t afford to take, but time spent outside of the cage is purgatory, until he meets female fighter Ally Rivera. For the first time since an IED blast destroyed life as he knew it, he wants something – someone. And she wants him, but the lingering effects of war might just tear them apart, if the gang violence that plagues her family doesn’t kill them first.

Rough Around the Edges is Ryan’s side of the love story told in Battered Not Broken. It’s not a sequel, but a separate novel written for those who want to experience the story through Ryan’s eyes. Read Battered Not Broken first or simply dive right in and enjoy an erotic romance novel told completely from a male point of view.

So the rules: Leave us a tidbit about your favorite Tortured Hero real or Fictional, winner will be announced May 2nd after I get home from RI.

Good luck everyone!

Z Seawitch