Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Hop

Who do you think about when heart breaker is mentioned?
ME???  Valentino Pilate! <3  Check out my interview with the AMAZING Vamp!  Too bad Vampires can't get snowed in!
MAN!  I could so hide him in the basement!
Let's just say hottie mctottie for once does NOT cover it!
Valentino is from the XIII Hour Series by Blue Remy
From Hel, With Love will be out May 2, 2013
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Interview with Valentino (Tino)

I hadn’t seen him since the Halloween Birthday Party, but every fiber in me was lit up like the Fourth of July. There was just something about him that drew me in and made me breathless to the point I felt like a fish out of water. Valentino Pilate has that effect on everyone. For him to agree to meet me, in my home, for a simple interview, made me feel like a high school girl sneaking out on a first date with the school bad boy.
Oh, yeah. We can’t forget that it’s three in the morning and I’m quiet as a mouse downstairs while everyone else is asleep. Sure, I’m all dolled up, who wouldn’t be!? I even had my hair colored a dark brown plum, make up perfect… how can I go wrong?
I admit it. When my door bell rang, I almost fainted. I think my heart stopped, then went from zero to sixty in about .01 seconds. I could feel his power seeping through the door, touching me in places I never knew existed. I ran to the door, unable to stop myself, yanked it open and ….
There he was.
Adonis in perfection.
He stood there, all six foot four lean muscle, his black silken shirt left open to show off the rock hard chest and abs, tucked neatly into leather pants that he looked poured into. He had to clear his throat to catch my attention, to which I locked eyes with the most amazing tri-colored silver eyes that looked wounded to depths even I wouldn’t understand. His hair glinted shades of red under the porch light as he bowed it slightly in greeting.
Well manicured hand reached out for my own, an electric charge roared through me as his fingers curled gently about mine, bringing my knuckles to his lips.
“Il mia bella.” He whispered seductively as soft tiers brushed my knuckles.
I blushed. I didn’t know what to say. Ugh.
Clearing my throat, I smiled and leaned in to kiss his cheek, his essence wrapping around me in a tight cocoon, my body vibrating in tune with it.
Stepping back, I invited my guest in.
I’m not going to bore you with how he dripped with sex as he floated across my living room floor, or how when he sat on my couch … erm .. alright, he lounged on my couch, and watched me like I was his prey. Pretty boring, right?
TH: I can’t thank you enough, Tino. I know I live a bit from New Orleans.
VP: It’s not a problemo, bella. I trust the notte is treating you well, si?
TH: (giggle slightly) It is better now. (OMG did I really just say that!?)
VP: Really? Che cosa? How so?
TH: Oh. Uhm…Hmm… It’s not every day you get to interview the Konungr of the Grima Blasa. How did you get that title?
VP: (something sparked in the lost eyes, and was gone as quick as it appeared. A deep breath was taken while he contemplated his answer. Long piano like fingers steepled at his lips as he stared at nothing in particular) It was a very scuro – dark time of il mio vita, my life. I was made an offer I could not refuse by a fallen God being punito – punished .. for transgressions. Jormungandr felt I was the perfect specimen to become a child to him and create the five lines of the Grima Blasa nation.
TH: Oh my. (was so not expecting him to answer) Do you miss feeling the sun on your face?
VP: (hides his teeth with a smile) How could I miss the sun when I am in the company of beauty that radiates such warmth?
TH: (giggles with a snort....blushes more and picks up a magazine to fan self) Can you eat any food or do you …?
VP: (chuckles softly, leaning forward to brush an errant strand of hair away from my eyes) Only if you have dinner with me, bella. (winks and relaxes) I am old enough that I have a resistance to food making me ill. A newly born Grima Blasa cannot be sustained on food, they must have the source of life to survive.
TH: (clears throat) Uhm.. huh? Oh .. heh. Can you turn into a bat?
VP: (Genuine laughter) Alas, I cannot.
TH: (Brave – or stupid? – Probably stupid!  Oh well....) May I see your fangs?
VP: (Tongue snakes out to run along his lips, drawing my attention to them) Si, per un dolce bacio, vi mostrerò più zanne.
TH: (GULP!) Uh.. I understood yes, but I ... didn’t quite understand the rest. (muttered “Damnit, I need to learn Italian.”) So. Uhhh ... moving on. (clears throat and lets out breath) Is there a special someone in your life?
VP: (looks down, as if saddened by the question I just asked.) No, non c’e. I am cursed to be solo il resto de il vita.
TH: (wants to jump in his lap and ravish his poor soul until he smiles – can’t help but want to grin. I understood the “No”) I’m sorry. I’m sure you have a soul mate out there.
VP: Perhaps. We shall see. I lost the one I thought was. Now, I’m not so sure. Conduco una vita solitaria.
TH: (can’t help but to want to fix this heart throb) I really do appreciate you coming here to see me. Duncan was so sweet to let me interview him before, and I know everyone will want to know more about you.
VP: I do have a FaceBook. Essy made me build it. They can find me there. (just look up Valentino Pilate)
He rose up in one fluid motion and swept over to me as I tried to stand. Sweeping me up onto my feet, I felt his arm snake around my waist, fingers of his other hand tangled in my hair, pulling my head back. I could only gasp as he bared his fangs. His head lowered as my breath caught while his fangs drug seductively along my pulse point. Can we say LADYWOOD?
My eyes drifted closed as he made his way along my chin, an annoying ringing in my ear was becoming distracting. My arms wrapped around his neck, tugging him closer to me … more ringing …
He laid me back just like an empty dress on the couch, I felt his body pressing against mine … and I freaking woke up!
I had to check my recorder to make sure it wasn’t a dream, and luckily it wasn’t. Lord have mercy, what a heart throb …
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  1. Thank you for allowing Valentino to be a part of this! <3

  2. Wow, Tobi's Very Own Interview With A Vampire, I love it. I got all weak at the knees at the end. What a hottie ~ and I'm into rockstars, not vampires!! Great feature, love the bloghop. Won't enter the giveaway today as I already have a copy of Jesse's Soul but great stuff. XX

  3. mmmmmmm Tino sounds yummy! Something about Italian is just so freakin hot. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

    1. I couldn't agree more! Italian just makes me shiver.

  4. Thanks for letting Jesse be apart of your hop stop too!!!!!!! Love you girlie! xxoo xxoo

  5. A bit of a smooth talker, aren't you Tino?
    Too fun! I have not read Blue Remy yet. I think I need to change that!
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  6. Jeeze, Tobi, I'm blushing. :) Great interview. Tino is perfect for this hop. Can't wait to read Blue's book and Amy's. danao.b7(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. I would not have an issue to have Tino come visit ;)


  8. Tino's hot!!

  9. Oh... Tino ;D
    Thanks so much for participation!

  10. Tino sounds hot!

  11. 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!

    Tino sounds delicious!


    1. I do agree with you. Tino is the heart throb who is so wounded and destroyed from his past, that he doesn't believe love exists. It will take someone extrodinary to show him otherwise.

  12. Tino sounds hot!

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  13. I love reading about heartbreakers! They are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

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  14. I could fall for Tino!

  15. Tino is great! I need more! :)


  16. I want!!! lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  17. Sounds yummy!

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  18. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    mary_reiss @

  19. He sounds yummy. :) Thanks for sharing!

  20. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. 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.

  22. 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 wants to be. And loves horses.

    Judy Peterson

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

  24. I think he is totally a heartbreaker... Black shirt and leather pants yum lol... thanks for being part of the hop.


    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. sounds like a heartbreaker!

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  27. Thanks for the hop ! The book sounds good !

  28. He sounds and looks great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Book sounds good.

  30. I don't know that I've met a heart breaker, but I've read about quite a few. My current favorites are both Lauren Dane characters. One is Shane from Fated and the other Todd from Laid Bare. I think the redeeming thing about them is that when they realize how wrong they are they are quite good at communicating their understanding and groveling.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  31. He's swoon worthy and I didn't even get to meet him except through an interview and now I want to meet him. That interview made my heart go pitter patter just a wee bit. Thanks for the fun and thanks for being part of the hop.

  32. Thank you! This book sounds great!!!!

  33. Sounds yummy!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A

  34. Excerpt sounds good, but you already closed the giveaway.
    Missie Jones
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