Thursday, April 9, 2015

Boots vs. Suits {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

Which do you prefer: a romance hero that wears boots or one that dons suits? Boots bring to mind images of rough and ready cowboys and the hard muscles of a man who knows how to work with his hands. But suits... well, there is nothing like a suave and sophisticated gentleman, dressed to impressed and ready to treat his lady to an amazing night!

If you just can’t decide which type of hero is your favorite, authors Samantha Chase, Andrea Laurence, Victoria Vane, Jamie Beck and Ruth Cardello are here to help. Today they are stopping by to make their case for why you are sure to fall in love with their suited and booted heroes. Take it away ladies!

Samantha Chase, author of MEANT FOR YOU:

My immediate response is: give me a man wearing boots! But then when I have a minute to think, I’m kind of thinking suits. I love them both but most of my heroes wear a suit all day. So I guess in reality, I like the boots (and the well-worn jeans that go with them), but I enjoy writing about those sexy men is suits because we can change them into a more casual mode during the story.

I think Ethan Reed from my newest release Meant for You pulls off the suit look very well. With his rugged good looks, he’s very easy on the eyes. He’s got a boyish charm about him that makes him comfortable in almost any situation – unless it’s admitting that he’s been in love with his best friend’s sister for years. The sexiest thing about Ethan is the fact that while he isn’t perfect, he finally does figure out what he wants and refuses to let anyone intimidate him. He wants Summer to be his and nothing is going to stand in his way.

Want more of Ethan? You can pick up a copy of MEANT FOR YOU here: And join in a romance conversation with author Samantha Chase on her Facebook page:

Andrea Laurence, author of FEEDING THE FIRE:

I would have to say the sexiest heroes wear boots. Grant Chamberlain, the hero of my current release Feeding the Fire, wears the boots of a fireman. Firefighters aren’t just sexy because they’re strong and brave. They also have to be smart, thinking strategically under pressure with lives on the line. He doesn’t just save you, he does it well and knows exactly how to comfort you when it’s over.

Grant is on sale now...ehem...his story is on sale now. His story. Get it here: And head over to the author Andrea Laurence’s website to say hi!

Victoria Vane, author of ROUGH RIDER:

A man in boots is often the strong silent type who knows that actions speak louder than words.

Here’s a taste of my boots wearing hero from Rough Rider:

He was nearly boiling over with frustration. He’d come to apologize to her, to try and make things right, but he just seemed to mangle his words at every turn.

“This is what I meant.” He yanked her into his arms, closing his mouth over hers, kissing her, on and on, long, and fierce, refusing to let her go, refusing even to let her breathe. Dirk poured himself into the kiss that he he hoped would overcome his ineptitude the kiss that he hoped spoke for his heart. He’d laid it all on the table. There was nothing more he could say or do. He released her slowly.

She stared back at him in silence and slowly shook her head.

It was done. Another royal fuck up. The lump in Dirk’s throat choked out any other remark he might have made. He picked up his hat and turned to leave.

She cocked a brow. “Where you going?”

Dirk shrugged. “I’ve got nothing more to say.”

Her gaze met his. She licked her kiss-swollen lips. “Wait a minute, cowboy. I’d better make sure I understood all that.” She slid her hands up his chest, linking her fingers around his neck. His pulse sped up with rising hope. She drew his head down to hers and kissed him until his head reeled. “Is this what you meant?”

“Yeah, Red.” He grinned when she drew back. “I think that’s about the gist of it.”

If you are looking for a man with, Dirk is ready for you to pick him up at your local bookstore and online here: And make sure to visit author Victoria Vane on her Facebook page to ask her about more cowboys coming your way!

Jamie Beck, author of WORTH THE WAIT:

The question is, what doesn’t make David St. James from Worth the Wait sexy? Model-caliber good looks—check. Dior Homme suit—check. Fluent in two languages—check. But most importantly, he’s ambitious. From the earliest days, he worked hard to be the best in the classroom and on the lacrosse field. After attending a top notch college and law school, he went on to become a partner in a major NYC law firm at the early age of thirty-one. He approaches all his goals with single-minded determination, which means he’ll also invest such dedication in the woman in his life. To be the center of such focused attention is surely very sexy, isn’t it?

If you want to “meet” David, make sure to get your copy of WORTH THE WAIT, available now: And visit author Jamie Beck on her website for more stimulating conversation!

And finally, we hear from Ruth Cardello, author of TYCOON TAKEDOWN:

Charles Dery from Tycoon Takedown is a man who knows what he wants. Stubborn. He wants you on his terms. Sexy. But, oh, if you give in to him, how he makes you feel. He’s sexy in a suit. He’s delicious in jeans and a cowboy hat. But he’s his best with nothing on at all.

If you are getting ready to take down your own tycoon, you will want to pick up a copy of Ruth Cardello’s newest romance here: And learn more about the book and Charles on the author’s website:

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Jen Rey said...

Wow! What great books! My TBR is growing!

Jen Rey said...

Oops forgot to answer the question...I love both types of heros but if I had to choose I'd pick the guy with the boots! :)

Shannon Williams said...

I like both! :)

Carol L. said...

Since I like both I'll take the suit with the boots. Some great reads listed above.Thanks for the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Linda Romer said...

I have to say i'm partial to my heroes wearing boots!

Terra Heck said...

I'm more into a hero with boots. Thanks.

Penny Kathleen said...

I'm a suits girl all the way!

Samantha Chase said...

This was so much fun to do! Thank you for sharing!!

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