Last Weeks Winner is: Ashley Patterson!! Congratulations, Ashley!
Thank you all for entering.. I read each and every one of your comments and so many of them touched me deeply. I know this focus on outward beauty in our culture can be deadly, and I appreciate so many of you sharing your hearts.
I'm giving away a Signed copy of the book or an E-copy (your choice) every week. In addition, I'm giving away to one lucky winner on the last day :
- Chocolate covered Brazil nuts
- The Body Shop Brazil Nut Body Butter
- Package of Ground Brazilian Coffee
Sorry, but winners of the paperback book and the final prize must be in US or Canada, but winners of the Ebook can be anywhere.
I'm pulling the winner of the grand prize from every comment, so if you comment each week, your chances are better to win!
Each Friday (except the 18th) I'll be posting something cool about the book. To enter, leave a comment and answer the question at the end of the post. This week's winner will be announced on the 25th because next Friday I'm part of a huge Fiction Scavenger Hunt on this blog!
You can purchase the book at Amazon, BarnesAndNoble, ChristianBook.com, DeeperShopping
Now, let's meet the Hero of the Story!
Brief Description: Hayden is a mix between a bad boy and a charmer. He’s the man who walks into a room and draws every female eye, not just because he’s handsome, but because he has a mesmerizing charm and confidence about him that lures the female heart. At 25, he stands just over 6 feet, with dark brown hair the color of burnt almonds, and jungle green eyes. He’s rugged, yet refined. Not polished, yet sophisticated. Like a raw gem drawn from the earth, he’s beautiful but sharp. He moves with the confidence and grace of a predatory wolf, leaving a trail of broken hearts in his wake. But he’s not interested in women. His only interest is in enacting revenge on the man he believes orphaned him at a young age and left him to die on the street. His quest for that man has taken years and caused him more loss than he even knows. Now, it has brought him to Brazil, where for the first time in his life he has friends he trusts, feels useful, and is a part of something bigger than himself. But his quest still calls. A promise to his dying mother must be honored. So, he embarks on a journey, completely unaware that the spoiled, selfish, pompous Southern Belle, Magnolia, is following close behind.
Strengths: Street-smarts, Charming, Charismatic, Driven, Hard worker, Intuitive, Passionate, Kind
Weaknesses: Dangerous, Volatile, Reckless, Holds grudge, Unpredictable
Quirks: Hayden knows that all he has to do to make a woman swoon is give them one of his sultry winks. You know the kind. The one that says ‘you affect me like no other woman, and I’ve got my eye on you’ kind of wink! And he never fails to use this seductive weapon to his best advantage. Also, he carries around a tintype of the man he is hunting just to remind him daily of his goal and keep his anger surging.
Inspiration: Ah, who doesn’t love the wounded, rugged, bad-boy? The charming, seductive, confident man who sweeps women off their feet, but who inwardly is just a wounded boy in search of someone who will truly love him. Movies and books are filled with this type of hero! The Count of Monte Cristo, Titanic, Indiana Jones to name a few. This is a man who can handle any situation without fear. He’s courageous, daring, and highly skilled. But he’s not a leader. He shirks authority and prefers to stay on the fringe of society. Because he’s so wounded, he’s not always dependable either, not unless he falls in love. Then he falls hard and gives his lady all he has. Hayden is just such a hero. All rough and tumble and charm on the outside, but possessing a wounded heart, that once healed will become the kindest and most loyal of all hearts.
Don't forget to come back on the 25th to find out if you won, and also to participate in the QUESS WHAT THE CHARACTER WILL SAY NEXT contest.
Question: Do you prefer the bad boy hero or the more polished gentlemanly type of man? What are the most appealing qualities of each? What about Hayden touched your heart and made you willing to get to know him better?
Leave a comment with your email to enter the contest!!
Have a Great Weekend!