Of Hearts and Heartbreakers



Valentine's Day is just around the corner and any where you go you're like to be confronted by hearts. Big, red hearts painted on restaurant windows, fat and shiny heart balloons at the doctor's office, sweet heart-shaped treats at the grocery store. Yes, hearts, hearts everywhere! Not surprisingly then, I jumped on Carrie's Heartbreaker Blog Hop (check out out the lovely hearts & the hunky abs...resistance was futile!)

And the topic: Heartbreakers. Oh my. To me, heartbreakers are the ultimate bad boys. They could be wearing leather jackets or Armani suits or cowboy hats, doesn't really matter. All of them exude wicked sexiness, Alpha-hole confidence, love-em and leave-em attitude. But what makes them hard to resist, to me and only in romance novels, is that they are redeemable. A hero like that falls hard when he falls...and suddenly you see this big, bad guy going through heartbreak...because any heroine worth her heroine-ness is going to make him earn her love. Love that!



So, of course, the hero of my first published story The Djinn's Dilemma, is a heartbreaker. He is also a djinn(genie) and human hybrid assassin who lives in the shadows. 


Trouble starts when he meets his latest target, Sarah, a Texan journalist. He's enjoyed plenty of djinn females and human women, but none of them affect him like Sarah because...well, you'll just have to read for yourself. (Insert evil author cackle here).

For my second story, A Tale of Two Djinns, I turned the tables. The heroine, Maya, is the heartbreaker. She tells the hero: "I'm not really interested in getting to know you, just your body." 

All she wants is some no-strings-attached fun sex. Instead, their one-night stand leads to assassins, abduction and amore.

So, what are your thoughts on heartbreakers? Do you prefer the hero or the heroine as the heartbreaker? In the spirit of Valentine's, I'm giving away a SIGNED copy of A Tale of Two Djinns, a Romeo and Juliet story with genies, feminists, kickass action and sexy adult fun! 

And there are THREE blog hop grand prizes:

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!



All you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!!! The hop ends Feb. 11, so hurry up & comment!

For other participating blogs, check out this website: 


I'm also giving away a copy of Rumi the Book of Love, poems of ecstasy and longing. Isn't a book of poems the perfect Valentine's gift? Check out my 'Tis the Season for Love post to enter the giveaway.

62 comments:

  1. Your books look awesome! I love the name Djinns. I am not a huge fan of heartbreak, but as long as it ends in an HEA I guess it does not matter who does the breaking. Personally I prefer it when external causes are the catalyst. OK, babble over : delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting Delphina & your kind words :) You're right, I like my heartbreakers to be redeemable and only in romance novels with HEA endings :)

      In real life, I'm thankful & happy to be married to a sweetheart.

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  2. Loved the post. I think we assume men to be the heart breakers. I love it when one of them falls hard. Payback I guess. :-) But I want everyone to get their happily ever after.
    Caryn

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    1. Thanks Caryn! And what a beautiful wish :)

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  3. Women break hearts the hardest, men are just too ashamed to admit it!

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    1. Thanks for weighing in Errick...always good to have a well-rounded, all gender conversation :D

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  4. I like the Hero as the Heart Breaker!
    alslagle06@live.com

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  5. I like the heroine to be the heartbreaker, but I love strong women!

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    1. Yup, I'm partial to strong heroines too :)

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  6. I like the hero as the heart breaker as long as he makes things right in the end. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

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  7. Thanks for visiting y'all and thanks for weighing in :)

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  8. I have a heartbreak moment every time I finish a romance book. I hate to see them end. I always want more. LOL
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Love this: "I have a heartbreak moment every time I finish a romance book."

      So true!

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  9. Great post. No need for breaking hearts in a story -- as long as there's a happy ending.

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  10. I prefer my hero to be the heartbreaker as long as he redeems himself! I definitely love my HEAs! Thanks for sharing in the hop and the amazing giveaway =)
    holly.collins1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I prefer the hero to be the heartbreaker and I want him to earn the heroine's love. He has to work very hard for it!!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  12. I really don't like books with heartbreakers, but if I had to choose I'd pick the man, as long as he doesn't break her heart by cheating!

    nidabland@msn.com

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  13. I like books with heartbreakers if things work out well in the end.
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  14. 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!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Oooh, Mr. Darcy is a classic example! And yes BDB has more than it's fair share of heart breakers...not that I'm complaining :)

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  15. Ooo... gotta love genies!
    Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    I think that Christian Grey from "50 Shades of Grey" is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.

    mestith@gmail.com

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    1. As long as they come to their senses at some point ;)

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  16. I prefer the hero as the heartbreaker because I love to see how they squirm to win the heroine back.
    Thanks for the giveaway
    kat.harris35@gmail.com

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  17. i love the hero as the heartbreaker! love him with a bit of bad boy and wicked sense of humor!

    staceyprice(AT)gmail.com

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  18. I think anyone can be a heartbreaker, and I think it happens unintentionally more than most of us like to admit. I broke an important one because of fear and when I went back to fix it and thought I had, he returned the favor and shattered mine. Now my love is for my son, God, and books :) I love reading!!!

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    1. oops my email is closkot at hotmail dot com

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    2. That's a good point Casie, I think a lot of heartbreaks do occur despite the best of intentions. So glad you survived yours. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

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  19. I love a hero as a heartbreaker. havebookwillsurvive@gmail.com

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  20. I love a heartbreaker hero!! Especially when a strong heroine reforms his hearbreaking ways! Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Thanks for participating!


    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  22. What a great post! LOVE your books and ideas! I have to fall in with the loving the hero as the heartbreaker if someone has to be. And I agree that Mr. Darcy is the ultimate example. What lengths he went to to win his love back, too! Wow!

    irishrenlady@yahoo.com or
    muirghein@sallegarnes.com

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  23. Sounds like a great read! Love a heartbreaker only if they redeem themselves. Always makes for a great read. Thanks!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

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  24. I normally prefer the male to be the heartbreaker but I have no objections to the female being it :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  25. I prefer it the heartbreaker to be the man but it is my opinion. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  26. I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul.

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  27. it's usually the guy so I like when the girl is the heartbreaker - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  28. I do prefer it to be the man, but I also want him to be one who will stay when he falls, not run (guess that's why I love romance stories so much, lol).
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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  29. The hero. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  30. A heart breaker? A strong, independent heroine - sounds good, better than a heart breaker man.
    Thanks so much for participation in the hop!
    swordlily_girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes, that's usual type found in romance stories...:)

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  32. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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    1. Lol, yes the grovelling! And Ms. Dane is an awesome writer!

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  33. Heroes, definitely.

    anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

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  34. 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 needs to be.

    Judy Peterson
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  35. I have your book and love it... Won't spoil it for the others but whoever wins is lucky... I don't really have a prefrence of who is the heartbreaker as long as the HEA happens lol.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  36. I prefer the hero heartbreaker. But I have read some good female heartbreakers too. Thanks for being in the Heartbreaker Blog Hop. roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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  37. Thanks for participating! I like heros as heartbreakers. Katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I vote for the hero heartbreaker. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. Haha Alpha-hole confidence!
    I definitely prefer the heartbreaker to be the guy

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  40. I love an alpha hero but one whos a heartbreaker. Hes bad, mean but oh so redeemable! Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. hero as heartbreaker
    Thanks for participating.
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. Who doesn't love a heartbreaker!? Especially an alpha?

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

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  43. I prefer the hero as the heartbreaker. angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I think I like it when the man is the heartbreaker but sometimes the story where the woman is the heartbreaker can be really fun too because usually the guy then goes chasing after her trying to make her realize she shouldn't walk away and that he will save her from whatever it is she needs saving from. A book friend of mine just recommended your books to me so they are already on my TBR list. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Aww, please thank your book friend on my behalf! And I hope you enjoy the read :) Thanks for visiting!

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  45. Charlie Hunnam from SOA...a true heartthrob

    damafia1113@gmail.com

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  46. Woot! Delphina Miyares wins the signed copy of A Tale of Two Djinns! I'll be contacting you!

    Thanks everyone for visiting & adding to the conversation. Good luck in regards to the grand prizes, who will be picked by Carrie Ann and her helpers!

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  47. After being in relationship with him for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should rather contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that never believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the spell caster, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: drehijelespellhome@gmail.com you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. CAN NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT YOU SIR HIS EMAIL
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