Today’s spotlight is on Denise Agnew! Denise is a fellow client at The Bradford Literary Agency and one of the very first authors I met after I contracted my very first book and is always happy to reach out to other authors and readers. She’s got two fabulous releases coming this month!
The first is a Historical Paranormal Romance
A woman with secret powers and wishes…
A man haunted by nightmares and his desires…
A slayer without remorse…
When American Alexandra Watson travels to London as Ross Havenwood’s ward, her empathic abilities tell her that shadows haunt Ross and the city that becomes her new home. A killer stalks the streets, and Alexandra dreams of death. She is compelled to shelter a young servant who harbors a deadly secret. Ross challenges a relentless menace to learn the truth while fighting a desire for Alexandra that burns his soul.
Someone is killing prostitutes in the East End, and as Alexandra and Ross draw closer to the identity of the murderer, they realize the executioner knows who they are.
And the second is an erotic fantasy romance ..
When Magonian archaeologist Ketera Aldrancos’ father is imprisoned, she’s determined to save him. Before she can do so, her ship is wrecked. Water laps at her, a man’s strong arms surround her. His husky voice soothes her. Then she realizes she’s on a foreign beach in the arms of a dreaded Dragonian. A man who looks nothing like the men she’s known. His closeness, his touch sends shockwaves of need through Ketera’s deepest core and shame runs through her. After all, passions are sinful.
Dane Charger, a Dragonian Daryk One, cradles the Magonian woman in his arms. He aches to introduce her to the headiest lovemaking imaginable. His eyes flame red and a growl vibrates his throat, conscious that he’ll need to protect her from marauding slave traders led by a vicious rogue who just happens to also be his half brother.
Two people whose supercontinents are separated by ocean and two thousand years of prejudice and fear. Two people who may be the secret to saving a race from extinction…
Denise is offering up a paperback from her backlist to one lucky reader! TODAY’S QUESTION: What kind of heroes do you like best? Alphas? Beta males? Pirates, cowboys?
The winner will be posted at Tracy’s blog tomorrow!!!
July 4th, 2010 at 3:41 am · Link
I love Alpha types and Cowboys. Those are my two favorite heros. I grew up in farm country and there is nothing sexier than a real cowboy.
July 4th, 2010 at 5:01 am · Link
Like Nikki, I, too, grew up on a farm and I am quite partial to cowboys.
I do love the alpha male, though, and as long as he’s brave, with a quick wit and a hint of sarcasm, he’s OK in my book.
July 4th, 2010 at 5:01 am · Link
I like alphas a lot but then again, you get a really sexy rebellious alpha every once in awhile 😉
July 4th, 2010 at 5:28 am · Link
Sexy Alphas are my thing! Being all dominate…oh curls my toes! but i do love it when their HEA is stubborn to their alpha status…makes for a great story!
July 4th, 2010 at 5:53 am · Link
I love Dominant men so definitely Alpha heroes. I enjoy reading about cowboys and policemen. Probably my favorite archetype is the sexy nerd. I love a smart man.
July 4th, 2010 at 6:38 am · Link
Who can pick. I like them all.
July 4th, 2010 at 7:15 am · Link
I love the alphas that have a big mushy spot for their lady!
July 4th, 2010 at 7:40 am · Link
Yes to all of the above! I’ve read many stories with all of these types of heroes and I’ve loved them all! 🙂
July 4th, 2010 at 8:13 am · Link
I’m not picky – I like pretty much any type of hero, sometimes even the total jerks. However, the one type book I’m just not into is the pirate story. I have no idea why, but if I read that the story is set on a ship, it’s an instant turn-off (unless it’s a space pirate story, those I’ll at least consider).
July 4th, 2010 at 8:48 am · Link
I enjoy all types of heroes, even the jerks, who are redeemed in the end.
July 4th, 2010 at 9:24 am · Link
I love Alpha males, and any kind will do. They can be paranormal beings, pirates, cowboys, lawyers, I don’t care as long as they’re a strong, sexy, interesting character.
July 4th, 2010 at 9:34 am · Link
Alpha males are my favorite and I find them extremely sexy. I love there protective instincts for their mate and family.
July 4th, 2010 at 9:55 am · Link
Do I have to choose just one? Cowboys top the list for me. They’re smart and just so in tune with the land.
July 4th, 2010 at 10:03 am · Link
I love warriors, be they pirates or cowboys….Alpha all the way!!!
July 4th, 2010 at 10:04 am · Link
Alphas are my favorites along with vampires and werewolves!
July 4th, 2010 at 10:56 am · Link
Alphas. Bring on the alphas. They are so much more fun to read (for me, at least). Who doesn’t love a man who thinks he’s all that and a bag of potato chips, only to get floored by a woman he wants?
July 4th, 2010 at 11:16 am · Link
nothing beats a really hot alpha, and it doesnt really matter if he’s a cowboy, pirate, alien, vamp, werewolf, or demon.
July 4th, 2010 at 11:22 am · Link
Alphas, especially the military types. Not only are they strong and confident but they kick butt too!
July 4th, 2010 at 11:36 am · Link
I love Alpha heroes…I also enjoy reading about Beta heroes with dominant characteristics. As for what career they have…I’m pretty open to anything…cops, lawyers, cowboys, firemen, FBI agent, P.I., bounty hunter etc….any and all have the potential to be a fave. I like variety…what can I say? 😀
July 4th, 2010 at 11:54 am · Link
I like all type heroes!
July 4th, 2010 at 12:26 pm · Link
I’m an alpha girl all the way! Although after reading the Rough Riders series by Lorelei James, I will always have a special place in my heart for cowboys! 😀
July 4th, 2010 at 12:40 pm · Link
I love alpha heroes the most. They know how to handle any situation that comes their way.
July 4th, 2010 at 1:19 pm · Link
Love me an alpha male with black hair, smoldering dark eyes and a strong jawline. Six pack abs don’t hurt either.
July 4th, 2010 at 1:34 pm · Link
All of the above, most definitely 🙂
July 4th, 2010 at 1:35 pm · Link
I Love alpha heroes: I need strong, dominant males, whi of course repect the women but are leaders. My ideal hero is tall, dark and handsome 😀 He is brave and courageous and has a warm and generous heart. And of course a dark chocolate-y voice that send shivers down your spine 😉 lol
Hope you had a great weekend 🙂
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July 4th, 2010 at 1:40 pm · Link
I like the alphas, strong but still is sensitive. ones that are not afraid of being in love, won’t let anything get in their way..doesn’t matter if he’s a vampire, wolf, cowboy or military as long as he knows what he wants and goes after it. it’s also nice if he has a sense of humor too
July 4th, 2010 at 1:44 pm · Link
I like heroes with enough belief in their own strength not to be threatened by a strong woman, and tender enough to be there if she needs someone to lean on.Alphas, cowboys, military, highlanders, knights, heroes from other worlds…I love reading about them all.
July 4th, 2010 at 1:49 pm · Link
I like all kinds of heroes. Except the alphole “hero”.
Also, what Rebecca C said.
July 4th, 2010 at 3:29 pm · Link
Alphas are my favorite but I love all strong men. If it’s physically strong or mentally strong they are both turn a turn on. Sid from Reluctant wasn’t an alpha male but was a strong male nonetheless and I loved the way his character was.
July 4th, 2010 at 3:33 pm · Link
What kind of heroes do I like best? Alphas? Beta males? Pirates, cowboys?
I love them all. I enjoy cowboys: Sarah Mccarty; alphas: Nalini Singh etc; yes I love them all.
July 4th, 2010 at 4:07 pm · Link
All the above! 🙂
July 4th, 2010 at 4:09 pm · Link
I like them all, but alpha males and cowboys are great. I haven’t read too many pirate books.
July 4th, 2010 at 4:18 pm · Link
All of the above for me too! I love alpha males, but beta males are a nice change of pace. Cowboys, pirates, knights, werewolves…I love them all!
July 4th, 2010 at 5:20 pm · Link
Alpha males!! I do love nerds, they’ll always have a soft spot in my heart, but I love me them alphas! xDD
July 4th, 2010 at 5:23 pm · Link
It really depends on the storyline but alpha males for the most part are my favorite. Especially if the male has the confidence to be open about his feelings for his woman.
July 4th, 2010 at 5:38 pm · Link
I love alpha’s too. Cowboys, vampires, werewolves, warriors. Love them all!!
July 4th, 2010 at 5:43 pm · Link
Alphas! Sexy Vampire Alphas to be specific. lol
July 4th, 2010 at 6:15 pm · Link
Hey everyone! I’m so sorry I couldn’t comment to everyone today. I’ve been without a computer for most of the day. Just enough time to pop in and say thanks so much for stopping by. Will comment more tomorrow when I get a chance and we’ll pick a winner methinks! Thanks again.
Denise A. Agnew
July 4th, 2010 at 6:29 pm · Link
Alpha males for sure: I do love my cowboys though.
July 4th, 2010 at 8:16 pm · Link
Alpha hero.. Alpha Cowboy hero… Alpha Military hero… I will take them anyway I can get them!! 😀
Thanks for the chance!
July 4th, 2010 at 9:27 pm · Link
I like Betas with streaks of Alpha in them; that way I won’t be wanting hit them as much as kissing them. 😀
And although I’m not prone to seasickness, I got to go with the cowboy over the pirate. Solid ground (unless in CA during an earthquake) is generally the better thing. Plus, I like horses. Also, intelligence is sexy so that would make my fav a mostly Beta, sometimes Alpha, cowboy nerd?
July 4th, 2010 at 9:43 pm · Link
I like Betas, cowboys, some Alphas & rarely vampires.
July 4th, 2010 at 9:46 pm · Link
I’m fairly equal opportunity when it comes to heroes, but my favorites are smart, competent, passionate, and full of integrity. Ideally they also are humble and have a sense of humor 🙂 Too much to ask? No!
July 5th, 2010 at 12:09 am · Link
I love Alphas.Sexy Paranormal ones the best but normal Alphas males will do to. 😀
July 5th, 2010 at 4:12 am · Link
Love alpha males and their second in command who can back up the alpha and still think for themselves.