Friday, July 27, 2012

A Hero's Blog Hop Giveaway

A Hero's Blog Hop - Destiny Unhinged

 Are you ready to hear what your favorite romance heroes have to say? Well, we authors are ready to share our hunky heroes! Starting on Friday and ending on July 31st, over 100 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance heroes, a character post from them, and what we love about romance and men in general.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 100 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

Now on to the Hero...(or should I say Heroes)

Destiny Unhinged is my debut Novel. It is written in Vanessa Wilkinson Randolph's POV. 

VANESSA, a soon to be 17 year-old, who anxiously awaits for her birthday, a boyfriend and some much needed excitement in her dull, boring, meager life.
She soon finds herself torn between her destiny that she is expected to have with MAX – a deceased alien from another planet who wants nothing more than to cherish her, offer her his world and make her his Queen - and the one she desires to have with TOBY - the down-to-earth (or so she thinks) good looking guy who will stop at nothing to protect her but also has his own destiny to fulfill, one that unfortunately doesn’t involve her but one he doesn’t want either.
Will she escape fate and what’s meant to be only to decide her own destiny or will life find a way of taking her down a different path only to end up where she was meant to be all along?


Well that will be determined, but wouldn't you like to get in the head of Max and Toby?


Meet Maxzinyea a.k.a Max Harper: A nineteen year old, gorgeous, tall and muscular. The image of Thor radiant from every description Vanessa could possibly describe him as. He appears to be genuinely interested into her and has a strong desire to please her. 

The catch? He is a ghost, oh yeah, he is also an alien, King of Najinial, thrown upon this Earth to find his queen so he may return home and rule as his father wished.

His powers are massive, even in death, on this world.  By making a physical connection to Vanessa by injecting her with part of his essence, he now has a bond with her, both physically and mentally.
Here are some of Max's thoughts on the morning of Vanessa's arrival to his cemetery:  I have been so lonely living as a non-existence piece of this world. I want so much to go home and rule Najinial as my father had planned.  How much of a disappointment I must be to my family?  If they were alive as well, they would surely hold contentment for my actions.  I tried not to get killed on this world.  I didn't know Ravagers were closing in so quickly.

I've found my queen. She is beautiful.  More than I ever could have imagined.  I see life pouring from her veins. I know she belongs with me. I feel her approach. This is it.  This is my chance to finally connect.  I'm tired of waiting, tired of being alone and so tired of not existing.  I must get her to come home with me to Najinial, not only for me but for our people and my parents.  With her return, I can bring my parents back into existence on our world.  She will be the savour for all of Najinial.  My love, my heart, my forever Mirellium.


Meet Toby Clarkston: A friend to Harold, Vanessa's BFF Jules' boyfriend.  Vanessa is instantly drawn to him. His good looks, Will Smith dimples, dark hair that likes to sweep across his forehead to the side, who constantly pulls her heart strings. Not to mention the overwhelming determination to find herself a boyfriend.  She really thinks this down-to-earth kind of guy is just her type.

The catch? Well Toby apparently has another girl lined up to be his.  Unwanted and undesired by Toby, but also unknown to Vanessa.  Toby is part of a Destiny that requires him to be with another. His family moved here in hopes for Toby to fall in love with this girl on his own, rather than forced into an arrangement of some sorts that is required by all of his family.

Here are some of Toby's thoughts on Vanessa when finally getting some one-on-one time with her in the Cemetery: This is wrong, I know it in my heart. Her being so close to me is sending my heart into overdrive.  I shouldn't have feelings for her.  My father would not approve. I can't turn my back on my family or our family requirements. Tradition is tradition but it is so not fair.  If I had not been born into my family then I know I would have found her. Destiny or not, she would be the one I would choose to spend the rest of my life with.

Her long light auburn hair and blue eyes is too much for any man to deny. She deserves so much more than I can promise to offer her but I can't bear to see her with anyone else.  I know I have no right to claim what isn't mine but why can't I have what so many others wait an entire lifetime to


I hope  you enjoyed a little bit of Max and Toby and if you would like to check the book out yourself, Destiny Unhinged. 

 I am giving away a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to the winner of my post.  Make sure you sign up by also leaving your name and email address in the comments below, you will have an opportunity to win one of the THREE grand prizes for the entire giveaway hop.  It's an amazing hop to be a part of. 

Thanks for stopping by.  You can continue on with the hop by clicking on any of the list below. Oh & check out the hop below this one for another opportunity to win! WhooHoo!!


  1. I want to hear more about Vanessa, Toby, and Max.

    jlhmass at yahoo dot com

  2. Wow, Kimber--you don't mind putting your characters into terrible situations, do you? Good for you! I hope that you make your writing dreams come true!

  3. i also wanna hear about vanessa toby and max

  4. It sounds very intriguing! Thanks for joining the hop...


  5. there is ALWAYS a catch - Vanessa learned that early :) Sounds like an interesting story...

  6. Sounds awesome! And thanks for participating!!

    ~Tracy L.


  7. Great excerpt and post! Your book sounds great. I gotta read it!

  8. Great post!
    Enjoy the hop.

  9. hopping along...
    Tiffany Winner

  10. That is a very hard decision for a soon to be 17 year old girl. Even harder when the boys have to make the right decision for themselves. Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Thanks! kay swederski

    kayswederski at yahoo dot com

  12. Awesome excerpt! Looking forward to more.

  13. I want to find out what happens to Vanessa, Max, & Toby. Such huge decisions for such young people to make.


  14. All the blurbs sound great! I'd love to read more about the characters :)

  15. MAX!
    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  16. Wanted to say that your book sounds fantastic. Love the premise. Thank you for the giveaway.

  17. Your Characters sound fascinating! Thanks for sharing them with us, Carin

  18. Thank you for your giveaway..

  19. Congratulations on your new release! I bet you're excited!!

    Thank you for the opportunity!
    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  20. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Wonderful grand prizes, thanks for a chance to win. Blog hops are such fun. Congrats on your release. This sounds like a great read.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  22. thanks for the giveaway

    catherine c

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  23. Wonderful post and thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I love these hops for finding new books & authors.
    GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  25. Thanks for the giveaway. I feel kind of bad for your characters... maybe you should go easier on them... or not ;)


  26. Destiny Unhinged sounds awesome.I want to know more of Vanessa :)
    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  27. thanks for the chance :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  28. OOOooo you totally had my with ghost of an alien king...

  29. Thank you!

  30. Need to find out more on this trio. Thank you for participating in this blog hop.

  31. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  32. <^_^>
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  33. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  34. can you accept me on fb as desiree reilly the book you guys have are great and then i would love to blog your stuff and d then i want the gift 3 i love swag and collect it

  35. Sounds like a great story! Thank you for participating in the hop and for the giveaway.


  36. Congrats, book sounds exciting. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  37. Sounds really interesting. I would chose Max, because I like aliens. :)

  38. Sounds great! Thank you for the chance to win!

  39. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Jody Duffy

  40. Sounds great! :) Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! :)


    Interesting! Aliens should save a lot of us from high school. LOL.

  42. Thanks for participating in the hop!
    OceanAkers @