Sunday, April 15, 2012

Author Jenny Lyn Guest Post and Giveaway

Exciting stuff going on today! A very special Diva has cruised by to talk about her awesome book, hunky hunnies, and she has brought prezzies with her! Please give Jenny Lyn a warm Diva welcome.

First, I want to thank Vanessa for having me on her blog this weekend. I love getting the chance to promote my book, SAVING SYDNEY, and making new friends along the way. 

Now, on to the fun stuff – Hunky Heroes.

Saving Sydney is actually peppered with hunks of various forms. Reece, Sydney’s “hero”, is of course the star of the show.

When I started the book I knew I was going to have a very strong female protagonist in Sydney. She’s well-educated, wealthy, and dreadfully overworked, like a lot of women are these days. Basically, she’s one tough cookie. When it comes to her job and handling her troublesome family, she’s got her act together. Where she falters is in her personal relationships. She doesn’t like to fail, and after trying marriage once and sucking at it, she’s not sure she ever wants to try again.

To counterbalance Sydney, I made Reece a very patient man, which really isn’t your typical “romance novel” guy when you think about it. Most of the time they’re very Alpha and domineering, perhaps even a little pushy, which, don’t get me wrong, can be smokin’ hot too, under certain circumstances. But Reece knew if he was going to stand any kind of chance at having Sydney forever, he needed to show her he wasn’t just there for the sex.

Now, the sex is amazing (of course!), this is after all an erotic romance, and he does turn Alpha in the bedroom. And on the kitchen counter. And on the terrace. Oh, and there’s also the rooftop encounter. ;) So, yeah, the sexy times are frequent and fulfilling.

But, for me, as both a writer and reader of romance, my heroes need to have some flaws as well. Reece is a blue-collar guy who owns a bar that he worked hard to make successful with some help from his best friend, Deke. He’s not rich by any means, but he’s doing pretty well for himself. Sydney’s wealth, however, makes him uncomfortable. Throughout the story you start to see a few cracks forming, but he basically ignores them because he’s crazy about her, until he finds out she’s worth way more than he ever guessed. That makes him insecure. Men don’t like to be insecure, do they? Not. At. All.

You’ll have to read the book to find out the rest. *grin*

I still made him hot as Hell, naturally. Dark hair, blue eyes, broad shoulders – a jeans and boots bad boy. It certainly doesn’t hurt that he’s not afraid of a stove either. That might just be hotter than all the other characteristics, at least in my household. LOL

I mentioned earlier the book was peppered with hunks. In addition to Reece, there’s his best friend, Deke. Deke’s a big ol’ teddy bear, with blond spiky hair and a smile that makes women’s clothes fall off. Being a bartender, Deke is not shy about handing out advice. He also has a “no sleepover” rule which he never breaks.

Then there’s Sydney’s brother, Jonah. One word for Jonah – trouble. But then again, trouble can be fun sometimes too, right?

I hope I’ve intrigued you enough to want to give SAVING SYDNEY a try. As part of being a guest of Vanessa’s blog, I’m giving away a copy of the book, along with a $20 gift card to your choice of either Amazon or Barnes and Noble to one lucky commenter!

Thanks again to Vanessa for having me, and I hope everyone has a Hunky Hero of their very own.

To enter the giveaway please comment below with email address and tell us who's your Hunky Hero. I will announce the winner on Monday April 23. You do not have to be a follower to participate, but I do love all of my stalkers!


  1. Thanks for a fantastic post and giveaway! This books sound awesome! Gotta go check it out :)

    I'd have to say that I love Ryan Reynolds. He's tall, handsome and has snark up the wazoo. Or if I want hunky brawn, I go with Sam Worthington.

    Thanks again!

  2. If you've ever watched the Food Network you know who Chef Robert is. I would love to see him in a romance novel. His guns are something to behold. In his novel, I would keep him as a chef. There is just something sexy about a chef.
    Loved your post as well. The book is one for my TBR list. Looking forward to reading.


  3. Great does this mean that there will be more books featuring secondary characters or do all the characters get linked up in this book?

    Besides my hubby, of course, Pierce Bronson makes my tongue fall out of my mouth as I men!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  4. I love Michael Madsen from Species. I think he is so hot, tough and strong. Please enter me in contest.

  5. I would have to say my Hunky Hero would be Reece from Olivia Cunnings Lover's Leap series. But for YA it's totally Cas from Anna Dressed in Blood.

    Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway!

    mary_reiss @

  6. Oh, this book sounds really good. Adding it to my TBR list.

    My hero is Morgan on Criminal Minds - played by the very sexy Shemar Moore. Just yum - and a nice guy to boot!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  7. My Hunky Hero Is Mark Harmon from Ncis He Is Still So Sexy. My email is

  8. My hunky hero is Chris Hemsworth!

  9. My hunky hero is Dimitri from Vampire Academy series.

    deadtossedaves at gmail dot com

  10. My hunky hero would have to be Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean. Orlando Bloom is an amazingly hot man!!

    Thanks for the great post and great chance to win.


  11. My current Hunky Hero is Tyler from Disapper by Mary Martinez. I am reading it for a blog tour in May :)

  12. My current hunky hero is the actor, Karl Urban. He has played many different roles but he is pretty hunky in all of them.

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  13. Ewan McGregor or Joel McHale


  14. Hugh Jackman is Hunky Hero material. He can sing, dance, act & is easy on the eyes. By all accounts a lovely man & a real gentleman.


  15. I have too many book hunky heroes. Real life men is a much shorter list. :) David Gandy and David Beckham. Hmm...I just noticed I must have a thing for Davids.

  16. oooh, what a fabulous post. I am looking forward to reading this one and all your heroes sound fabulous!!! I love alphas with a bit of vulnerability....YUM! smiles...

  17. Hi everybody! Just popping in to say that I'm loving everyone's "Hunky Heroes". It's funny how different your tastes are. They range from the very funny Joel McHale to the downright sinful David Gandy. Really, that man should come with a warning label. "Looking at me will singe your eyebrows off!" LOL Personally, I have a *thing* for Taylor Kitsch from Friday Night Lights. ;)

    I'm glad you all enjoyed the post, and that Saving Sydney sounds like something you'd want to read. Good luck to everyone in the drawing, and even if you don't win, I hope you'll still give it a shot!
    Jenny Lyn

    Oh, and @books4me - I am going to give Deke and Jonah their own stories, if I can ever finish the project I'm working on now. Thanks for asking!

  18. Gideon from Lords of the Underworld


  19. Adriene on the Highlander, a very old series. That guy could swing a sword!

  20. I'd have to say Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds. He's dorky, a genius, and would match me perfectly. Cause you gotta admit, sometimes nerds are just plain sexy. And I'd also take Morgan from Criminal Minds. Cause menages are just fun!!

  21. reddick in pitch black
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  22. Hi
    I'd go with Bones from Night Huntress series or Curran from Kate Daniels series.
    In a TV show definitely Mark Harmon in NCIS.

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com