Sunday, September 22, 2013

Six-Pack Stud-A-Thon Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Six-Pack Stud-A-Thon Blog Hop & Giveaway!!!  I have two fantastic men that are cover models, CJ Hollenbach and Nick Soto that I'll be showcasing here. Both CJ and Nick have given me permission to post pictures from websites and facebook pages.

Let's face it, we all like to look at those smexy book covers. When you're shopping in a book store or online, what grabs your attention to a book? What influences you to then buy that book? For me, the first thing I notice is the cover, if I like it, then I read the blurb. If the cover doesn't grab me, then I'm probably not even going to pick it up to read the blurb. There are some authors for me that are auto-buy and it doesn't matter about the cover. Do you let friends influence you book choices? What about reviews?

Some of my favorite CJ covers.

You just gotta love a man with long blond hair, gorgeous eyes and rock hard abs.   Can you say yummy????

The first time I ever saw a picture of CJ was on Between Your Sheets website. There were several photos of cover models and it was a public vote for a favorite. The first thing I said was, "Who the hell is the that?"
I don't think the pictures had the models' names, but I really don't remember. I voted for CJ. Then I joined a yahoo group and met Mary and DCL Publications. I quickly found out who that gorgeous long blond hunk was. CJ Hollenbach.

I then got the opportunity to attend the Romantic Times Convention in Pittsburgh. I so wanted to met CJ, but was kinda scared at the same time. I mean this man is awesome!! What would I say to him? What would he think about me?  I finally got to see CJ in person and almost fell on the floor in a dead faint. CJ is so freakin' HAWT in pictures, but in person, he's phenomenal. CJ was talking to someone when I approached him and when he was finished, I introduced myself. I was hugged instantly, and his smile was magnificent. We talked for a little bit, and when I was able to walk again, I moved away and sat at a nearby table. I don't know what I was worried about. CJ is sweet, friendly, funny and just great to talk to. I love that man,
he's just exceptional.

Golden Adonis is is such an awesome cover. CJ's eyes seem like they can see into your soul. And there's that strong chin, Oh My!, I just want to lick it. And lay my head on his chest. *big sigh*

I so look forward to seeing CJ at any conference I'm able to attend. He just has a way of making you feel so good. He's genuinely happy to see you and just talk about anything. That's one of the other things I love about CJ. He's so down to earth and very approachable and fun to hang out with.  I'm really looking forward to seeing CJ in October!  I can't wait.

The one thing I will say about CJ is that he is all class!

I have a t-shirt that CJ once wore for just a few minutes, I like to smell it,
hug it and sleep with it. Makes me feel like........ ummmm, errrrr..... you know what I mean.   *blushing*

This unbelievably handsome man is Nick Soto. I first met Nick in 2011 at EC's Romanticon. He was a new Caveman. I spent a lot of time just looking at all that hunkiness that is Nick.

This is my all time favorite cover with Nick. I just can't explain it, but this is so sexy and those abs just scream at me to lick them. And those sunglasses just make him the ultimate bad boy!

          And this cover??? OH EM GEE!!!  I'm going to have to buy this book when it comes out in print so I can sleep with it under my pillow.
I was pretty speechless when I first saw this cover the other day. If this is what's waiting in ecstasy, you can sacrifice me to it any time and the quicker the better. GAWD I just want to squeeze those butt cheeks.

    Oh please, spank me! I really like this cover too, it's so smexilicious.
I just made up my own word! heheh

Last year's EC's Romanticon, it seemed like Nick came out of his shell a little bit, that he was a little more comfortable at the conference. He led a Zumba class on Saturday. I wasn't able to participate, but I so enjoyed watching Nick dance! I could watch him dance forever. Nick's smile and energy are infectious, and before you know it, you just want to get up there and join in.                                                                                                  

Here's a picture of the grand prize up for grabs!!!   Lots and lots of yummy pictures and some books!!!

To enter for the grand prize, just fill out the rafflecopter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And now for a few pictures of CJ and Nick!!!! Enjoy and keep your drool towel handy.

CJ at EC's Romanticon! I think I growled a little.

I can also growl at Nick! *blush*

This is such an awesome picture of CJ. I love it!!


Check out this smile. Nick is always smiling. Even when he's sweating teaching Zumba.  It's a fantastic smile!!  I love it.

CJ is writing a book. I can't wait to see it. I hope everyone will check it out when it's available. It will have to be fantastic because CJ wrote it!!!

Why so serious, Nick?  Geeez, I have to go take my blood pressure now.All this hotness has my heart pounding.

Where can you find these guys???

CJ Hollenbach:

Nick Soto:
Fit The Rhythm Studio

I want to again thank CJ and Nick for agreeing to be on my blog for this hop! Thank You CJ and Nick!!!
You guys RAWK!!!!!!!

CJ has graciously offered two autographed 5 x 7 photographs to two lucky commenters.  So how do win one of the fabulous pictures????
Kate Hofman has also offered one commenter their choice of 2 of her Golden books:
Golden Adonis, Golden Heart, Golden Dreamer, Golden Christmas, or Golden Heart!!!!
I will also be offering 10 assorted Romance Trading Cards. So that is FOUR winners!!
1) Follow my blog by GFC or by email.
2) Leave a comment about the post or ask CJ a question.
That's it. Easy peasy!  CJ is supposed to stop by and leave a comment or two. so I'm sure if you have a question for him, he'll be glad to answer.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop at as many stops as you can for more chances on prizes!!!


  1. thanks for the wonderful giveaway...all the prizes look awesome.

    and question for CJ..what inspired you to write?

    1. Thanks for stopping by Laurie. CJ asked me to relay his answer to your question.
      Writing is a creative outlet for me. It used to be drawing and painting when I was younger. I have always written. I wrote for the local newspaper when I was in high school. It always seemed to come easily for me. I'm always amazed when people tell me they enjoy my work. It's very humbling and inspiring....

  2. I think I'll have to agree with part of what gets your attention: cover, title, and blurb. Thanks for the giveaway and the pictures! Yummmy!!

  3. I am so glad I dropped by this hop. Droop towel is right. Nice format by tbe way. I'm entering the rafflecopter.

  4. I agree with you on some of what grabs your attention... cover is big with me if I don't know the author; some authors have more than earned their place in my "must have" list, so the covers don't have to be as attention grabbing; after that the title, as well as the sub genre is important. If I'm in the mood for historical, I will only look at covers and titles that indicate that. Same goes for paranormal, military, contemporary, etc. Thanks for the great blog post!
    lumanesce AT gmail DOT com

  5. Thanks for the chance to win.Love the pics.

  6. Wow! The only question I have for CJ is he going to be in South Louisiana anytime? Awesome Photos of both CJ and Nick. Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaways. followed by GFC evamillien at gmail dot com

    1. Eva, CJ said that he will be attending the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans next year.

  7. The cover is does catch my eye but if the blurb doesn't sound good I won't buy the book.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com