Monday, August 15, 2011

Giveaway: Share the Love!

Welcome to another month of Share the Love!

*sigh*  This book is so good.  It's one of my favorite reads of 2011 so far!  I'm currently writing the review for it and am having a hard time with it because the words in my review wouldn't do it justice!  Yes, it's one of those types of books.  So good that you just want to say, it's so good.  Read it. And then you'll know what I mean.  My doode Kat (Mistress Spice from The Order) recommended this book to me back at the beginning of the year and when I was contacted by the publisher of the author to review it I jumped at the chance!  It took me a while to get to it but when I did, I just wanted to kick myself for waiting so long to read it!  IT CONSUMED ME as I was reading it!  I couldn't put it down.  There was mayhem in my house that day because I couldn't put my Kindle down long enough to take care of my kids!  They were on their own. LOL  But you know what I mean, it was that kind of book!  And I want to share it with someone.  My giveaway this month is:


Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard!
Professor Gabriel Emerson, a specialist in Dante and the art of seduction, believes he has already earned his exile to the lower circles of hell. Since redemption is impossible, there is no reason to refrain from indulging in a life of pleasurable sin, using his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm as a means to gratify his every whim. But when he meets Julia Mitchell, a brilliant, lovely, and innocent grad student with the achingly familiar eyes of an angel, all of his cynical convictions are challenged. Her mysterious allure and the havoc she wreaks on his self-satisfied existence cause him to lash out at her, while her quiet beauty and innate goodness consistently undermine his control, tempting him beyond measure. Despite surviving a traumatic childhood, nothing has shaken Julia's faith that redemption is possible for everyone-everyone but her. Her unworthiness torments her, since the only man she will ever love has managed to forget her very existence, failing to even recognize her when they reconnect. Too naive to see that Gabriel's hostility is a mask for his increasing obsession with her, Julia forces him to come to grips with his past while she continues to unwittingly torment his senses. His fascination grows into a dangerous preoccupation, for Julia is forbidden fruit . . . Will Gabriel survive the inferno, or will he succumb to the flames?
Oh I love it so!  It will be getting 5 Bells in my review and the review should be on my blog sometime this week.  I hope you will stop by and check it out.

One is an ecopy from the publisher that will be open to everyone!

Please follow the instructions below to enter giveaway:
  • You MUST be a follower of my blog, Hanging With Bells.
  • This contest is open to everyone! If you are an international winner, you will receive an ecopy.  US winner can choose between an ecopy or paperback copy.  
  • You MUST answer the following question: Who are some of your favorite tortured heroes in books? (yes, I'm pretty much looking for suggestions)
Please include your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win!  Giveaway ends 8/21/11 at 6 PM EST.  Winner will be chosen using and winner will be announced the same day on the blog.

Mistress Spice and myself will also be giving away a copy on The Order!
Click on pic below to find out more info!

Good luck!


  1. I do love the tortured heroes! Some of my favorite tortured heroes are from Kresley Cole- she does them so well.
    GFC Danielle West

  2. Oooh! Want. Like, immediately. If you loved it, I know I will. Tortured heroes, hm? Well, if you haven't read Inez Kelley's Sweet as Sin, you really must. John, the hero in it is the most tortured hero I've ever read (and I've been reading romance for almost 30 years). It's superbly written, lingering romance novel. You've got my email, but if not:

    marykate317 (at) verizon (dot) net

  3. Who are some of your favorite tortured heroes in books? Well, Gabriel above is a favorite tortured soul and SR is my hero ;-)

    Another I'm reading now is Matthew in A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

  4. I know you've read the Black Dagger Brotherhood. They are some hot tortured vamps. Then there is Lora Leigh's Breed and Elite Ops series. More hot men.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  5. My current favourite tortured hero is Zsadist from "Lover Awakened" by J.R Ward. His story was very touching and I was rooting for him from the start. Brenda Joyce has so many dark heroes too, one of them is Sir Rex from "The Perfect Bride" and there is a tourtured hero in the "The Prize".

    GFC follower: Na

  6. Easy answer for me - Larissa's Wraith and Gena's Maddox. Love them both!
    Thanks for the giveaway. I've read several reviews of Gabriel's Inferno and I REALLY want to read it.
    I'm a follower.


  7. First off I have to say the cover of this book is so gorgeous! My fav tortured hero would be Gena Showalter's Lord of the Underworld Series Amun and Reyes. Amun is the keeper of the demon secrets and Reyes is bound by the demon of pain, Never to know pleasure! that would be torture!!

  8. Zadist, hands down. Of course, you've read him. :) Lord Mason from Beloved Vampire (Joey Hill) is also yummy. His history is very dark and pulls you in.

  9. My favorite tortured hero of all time is Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood! Love him : ) thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  10. Danielle West - I love the heroes in her story as well!


    Elli - Yes I love Gabriel as well. :)

    Michelle - I have to read that series. I've heard great things about it!

    N S - YES! I love Z as well!

    Victoria - I love those characters as well!

    bluesun1218 - I love that series! Yes those two sure are tortured.

    JA mah Boo! - I know how much you love that series. :)

    Obscured Vixen - There are so many of us that love Z. :)

  11. I agree with some of the others--Zsadist from the BDB series.

    Thanks for the chance to win this book,it sounds awesome.

  12. From recent books, Zsadist is my favorite tortured hero, but years ago, the first tortured hero that I ever read was Francis Crawford from Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles. Ever since then, I've always had a weakness for those kinds of characters. I haven't heard of this book. I'll have to check it out.

    jen at delux dot com

  13. I can't really think of anyone who hasn't already been named :(
    This book does sound good though. THank you for sharing it with us.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. Zac in Breaking Point by Pamela Clare
    But Darcangleo and Marc - also from Pamela's I-team series are both close the series

    Wrath Z & V of BDB are favs in that genre...oh i could go on...

    seachele71 at hotmail dot com

  15. Z is definitely my fav tortured hero!

    Would love to read this story!!!

  16. I am a follower and email subscriber. Some of the torcher souls I like are Luce and Daniel. from Fallen. To watch the one you love die over and over again must be pure torcher for them. The story is so very romantic. Please enter me in contest.

  17. Acheron from the Dark-hunter series is one of my favorite tortured heroes.

  18. This comment has been removed by the author.

  19. Pooh! Want! Please???

    My favorite tortured soul?
    That would be Phury from the brotherhood series. He gave up so much to find and help his twin. Just to be pulled into the darkness of addiction and to come out strong on the other side. Win!

    Sorry, forgot my email kparedes(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Gabriel sounds wonderfully tortured. Wait, that doesn't sound right. LOL I can't wait for your review. I'm sure it will be awesome. I don't really have a recommendation for you as I follow your reviews so that I can find some good stuff. And I do love Joe. You've found some great photos of him.
    Thanks for the chance to win. mcscraps4(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. I agree Z is #1, then you have Gena's Reyes and Larissa Ione's new Fallen Angel series with Jim.
    But someone mentioned Brenda Joyce, Her Master's of Time is amazing.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  22. I just finished a really good book by Michelle Rowan, Nightshade, and her hero, Declan Reyes, is very tortured :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Zhadist is my number one tortured hero! Thanks for the giveaway!


  24. My #1 is Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters followed by Gregori from Christine Feehan's Carpathians.

    There are some other tortured souls that I love to read about but these two made my heart ache

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  25. Recently the brothers I found in the Blood curse series are tortured Vampires... Im telling you Nathaniel, Marquis you wood totally love Shelby, Nachari and Kagen.
    *whispers read them*

  26. I agree with Acheron from the Dark Hunters series.

    Robin D
    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

  27. Oh boy tortured hero's -- first came to mind was Zadist and Acheron. I can't think of anyone else that hasn't been named yet.

    marniecolette at gmail

  28. I would have to agree with all of the BDB comments. Also I love the Dark Hunters and Christine Feehans Carpathians. Probably all of which you have read. I think it would be hard for me to give you one you don't know because you have definately read way more than I have. I just discovered this genre so I am a newbie.

  29. some of my favorite tortured heroes are Jarvis from Stephanie Rowe's Solfire series, Alexander Roman from Lura Wright's Mark of the Vampire series, Raziel from Kristina Douglas' Fallen series.

  30. One of my favorite tortured heroes is Christian Grey from 50 Shades of Grey by E L James.

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  31. fav tortured doubt Edward from Twilight. that is like awesome!