Laid Bare with Flair Contest – Day Twelve!

Today’s prizes come from Vivi Anna – one of my favorite people who also happens to be a fabulous writer! She’s donating a digital book download of her brand new, out today Samhain release – Demon Dreamer and a pair of Barefoot Sandals (her heroine loves going barefoot!)

Submission is the only path to his salvation…

A Captive Souls story.

Born a seer, Kiara Brodie has always been feared for her power to see others’ fantasies. She’s fine with that—it keeps the men of her Irish Gypsy caravan at bay. She wants more than this transient life. A letter from her estranged father, summoning her to Louisiana, could be her long-awaited chance to put down roots.

She finds two half-sisters she never knew she had, and an old mansion haunted by a darkly sexy demon who inhabits her dreams. At night he whispers to her of carnal delight, enticing her on a journey of extreme pleasure—and pain.

Malvo knows just what to do with the curious woman who wandered into his lair behind the library bookcase—lock the door behind her and make her a lustful proposition she can’t refuse. He seeks to temporarily ease his lonely torment, but Kiara’s willing and wanton response opens his eyes to the possibility that she is his path to his own salvation.

If only she is willing to remain captive to his every sinful desire—forever…

You can read an excerpt here!

Today’s Question: Do you like a hero or heroine with tattoos? Why or why not? Have any favorites?

I’ll choose a winner tomorrow but keep in mind I’m at RWA National so my schedule may be a bit off this week. The winner has three days to claim the prizes or I’ll re-draw! Good luck everyone!

72 comments to “Laid Bare with Flair Contest – Day Twelve!”

  1. Fedora
    July 14th, 2009 at 3:51 pm · Link

    I don’t mind heroes or heroines with tattoos, although I have no plans to get any myself 🙂

  2. Lilly M.
    July 14th, 2009 at 3:58 pm · Link

    It doesn’t really matter to me whether or not they have tatoos. My favorites are the graphs in Lara Adrian’s Midnight breed series

  3. Heather F.
    July 14th, 2009 at 4:16 pm · Link

    I have no problems with tatoos on heros or heroines. I like tatoos and find them pretty sexy. A couple of my favorite tatoos in books are: the tatoos in the Ghostwalker series by Christine Feehan, I love how you have to have special vision in order to see them. I also love the tatoos or glyphs in the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian and how they pulse and change color depending on a breeds mood.

  4. Jessie
    July 14th, 2009 at 4:35 pm · Link

    I love Tattoos period so I’m all for it when they are on a hero or heroine

  5. Marjana Kaly
    July 14th, 2009 at 4:42 pm · Link

    I like it! I think tattoos are very sexy.

  6. MichelleK
    July 14th, 2009 at 4:53 pm · Link

    It seems like most covers (especially paranormals) have heroes with superimposed tattoos these days so I feel like it is a bit overdone. I do like it when the tattoo does something or turns into something or has some other reason for being there.

  7. Estella
    July 14th, 2009 at 5:03 pm · Link

    I love h/h with tattoos. Not all over the body tho.

  8. Lisa F.
    July 14th, 2009 at 5:11 pm · Link

    I love tattoo’s on a hero or heroine. I think my fave is the tattoo’s on Larissa Ione’s Demonica series.

  9. Little Lamb Lost
    July 14th, 2009 at 5:57 pm · Link

    It really depends on the tattoo and where the tattoo is located. I have seen some that are wonderful and sexy but others left me cold.

  10. Natasha A.
    July 14th, 2009 at 6:00 pm · Link

    I love tattoos. They are such a great form of expression. You can learn a lot from someone’s tattoos 😀
    Off hand….hmmm…
    Mercy Thompson
    and I know there are others but I am brain dead and sick so I will have to think of it later….lol

  11. Karin
    July 14th, 2009 at 6:33 pm · Link

    I’m fairly ambivalent about tattoos. If a hero or heroine has one, that’s cool, as long as it fits with their personality. I definitely think a tattoo can be attractive and have enjoyed the descriptions of a few of them on some heroes I’ve read in the past.

  12. Edie
    July 14th, 2009 at 6:40 pm · Link

    I freaking love it when I come across book characters with tatts. But I am incredibly biased, as I am looking to get my third tatt soon.

    In some aspects I am actually a put off it when some heros don’t have them. They are supposed to be these rough and tumble characters, ex-military etc, and there is no tatts? I know it is a bit of a generalisation, but from my experience, that can really throw me..

  13. Shelly A
    July 14th, 2009 at 6:56 pm · Link

    I don’t have any tatoos but I really like it when the characters have them. Especially when they connect with the story. 🙂

  14. Crystal Adkins
    July 14th, 2009 at 7:36 pm · Link

    I like the hero to have tattoo’s a little bad boy image I guess 🙂

  15. Virginia Hendricks
    July 14th, 2009 at 7:46 pm · Link

    Tattoos are pretty hot. I love the tattoos in the Gena Showalter Lords of the Underworld series. YUM!

  16. Andrea
    July 14th, 2009 at 8:41 pm · Link

    I don’t like tattoos all over, but I absolutely adore tasteful tattoos, especially like when they are tied into the story. My cousin has a large one all over her forearm and I hate it. However, my sister has a little one on her lower back that I think is really cute. So, I guess it depends on the tattoo, where it is, and why they have it.

  17. alba
    July 14th, 2009 at 9:26 pm · Link

    OMG yes I do I do I do.I’m having a big B-Day this year I would so love to get me a tat to celebrate the mile stone I have achieved.

  18. Donna S
    July 14th, 2009 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Tatoos dont bother me. I just think of them as another characteristic like hair and eye color.

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  20. Heather
    July 15th, 2009 at 1:34 am · Link

    I don’t mind tattoos on the hero or heroine and sometimes they are integral to the story – such as in the Jacqueline Carey books or Ash in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books where the tatoo is a demon in a different form.

  21. LaRonda
    July 15th, 2009 at 1:43 am · Link

    I like tattoos. I like them most when they aren’t generic and have meaning for the person wearing it. As far as heros and heroines I guess they are the same as any other descriptor and can help drive an image of that character whether it be sexy or edgy or a bit scary.

  22. Paula
    July 15th, 2009 at 6:02 am · Link

    I like both tattooed and “bare” characters, but I like it when the tattoos have a meaning. Eg. Marjorie M. Liu’s Maxine Kiss, or Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunters. They have tattoos that are more than decorative or symbolic.