Valentine Hop- Blog Style

Congratulations to the following winners! 
Debbie B.
PaParanormal Fan
Shannon Leigh 

Again- I am emailing everyone who won, and ht efirst people to respond will get the first choice of prizes. 

Thanks to everyone who commented, 
check back here next weekend for a chance to win my upcoming release, Loving Eden. 

Welcome Readers, To the With Love Valentines Day Blog Hop! 
I don't want to bore you...

I know why you're all here...

And its not to read while I babble..

Okay- so - that blog button over there? It reminded me of something...

actually, someone...

Sean Connery

sigh...lovely man...distinguished, sexy, hmmm...

Enough with the drooling- on to the contest... 

I have the following to give away:

3 e-copies of Truth or Dare book 4, Taking the Dare

Morgan Hawke is happy with the status of his relationship with Dan Blake. After three years though, Dan's ready to move their relationship to the next level.

Having seen his brothers find love and settle into family life, Dan Blake has realized he's ready for change. The only problem with that is that his lover prefers to maintain the status quo. Dan's up for the challenge of changing Morgan's mind. He's got plans, and he's used to working behind the scenes to get his way.
Morgan can't understand the changes he sees in Dan. They've come a long way from the office of the bar where they met, but he's not sure he's ready to move their relationship from the shadows to the front pages. Publicity is okay for Dan, he's got the weight of the Blakes behind him, but the Morgan isn't sure he's ready to let go of the past he's been clinging to.
Can Dan manipuate a happy ending for this script?

2 e-Copies of The Librarian

Valentine Michaels has just taken a vow of celibacy. Adrian Grey intends to take full advantage of that vow to recreate his relationship with Val.

Val is at a crossroads in his life. A college dropout, he’s gone as far as he can in his career as a cosmetologist, owning his own style salon. He no longer finds satisfaction in it though he's put years into proving to his bigoted parents that a college degree and the veneer of straightness aren't the only roads to success. They'd turned their backs on him, and he proved he didn't need them to make it.
His love life is no better than his working life. His relationships always start with a bang and fizzle into boredom, or worse, anger.
Adrian has his own agenda for helping Val: he’s been in love with Val since they were freshmen. The intervening years of listening to Val’s gossip about his lovers and relationships have taught Adrian just what it was he did wrong all those years ago, and he thinks this time around he now knows exactly how to get, and keep, his man.

1 e-copy of Word Play- The Story Orgy's latest anthology 

 Five Fantastic stories, including my own: 

The Park At Sunrise by Lee Brazil
"I see you're dressed for the weather as always, Morgan." Jason's voice was husky, hesitant.
A pair of black knit gloves landing in my lap tipped me over that edge from making a snide remark to throwing an uncalled-for hissy fit.
My jaw clenched tightly. Screw breathing deeply. I yanked the cap from my head, pulling long strands of black hair from the band at my neck, and winced at the tiny pain. I flung the cap to the ground in front of us and looked up the black denim-clad legs to the black pea coat and beyond. My mouth opened to swear, but no sound came out. The hissy fit drained away to something else entirely. My pulse still raced, but for an entirely different reason.
How fair was that? How fucking fair was it that after ten years apart, my hair showed silvery streaks and my face showed my age, but Jason was still the slender, boyish youth of years gone by? Yeah, he'd shaved the dirty blond dreadlocks. Those wire-rim glasses were new, but he appeared as youthful and vibrant, untouched by life, alive as he had when we'd all parted years ago to make those sunrise dreams reality. His black jeans had the telltale smudges of paint, and I'd be willing to bet that underneath those leather driving gloves lurked more paint.
This wasn't the reunion we planned then. It was nine years too late, for one thing. We were one man short, for another.
The bench creaked as he perched next to me on the top slat, and instinctively I grabbed his knee to anchor both of us so we wouldn't topple backward. His hand covered mine before I could jerk it away, and he refused to relinquish it when I tugged. I gave in with ill grace. Jason’s touch stirred physical responses that I’d rather not experience.

See More at http://www.breathlesspress.com/word-play

Okay- tie it all together- if you like what you see and you want to win a copy of one of these fabulous books, then I'm asking you to leave me the name of your favorite romantic male lead.  

Winners are going to be drawn by random number and notified by email. So, if you don't leave an email address of some kind, you won't be eligible to win.  Beyond that, the first person to respond to notification that they have been selected as a winner gets first choice of the prizes, and so on.  If you do not respond within 7 days, then your prize will be forfeited. 

And then- after you've commented here, head on over to the other participants to see what they're offering! 


  1. My favourite is Ewan McGregor (closely followed by Hugh Jackman and Owen Wilson!)


  2. Favorite Bond?? Hands down.....Connery, Sean Connery. *sigh*

  3. Grrr....did it again. One more time.
    My favorite Bond is, without a doubt, "Connery,Sean Connery.


  4. I would love to have Taking the Dare or The Librarian in book form. I have them for pdf.


  5. Sean Connery. I don't remember the movie but I remember as a kid watching it on t.v. and when he stood there in that low-riding square-cut Speedo all I could think of was, "Hubba, hubba!"

    There's always Jason Statham who rocks my you know what.

    And last, but not least, Daniel Craig as 007. Because…well, sometimes even Daddies need Daddies!

  6. Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice. He had Darcy down perfectly. :)

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  8. OK, I'm hopelessly sentimental...I'd have to go with either Hugh Jackman (Kate and Leopold) or Ron Perlman. Yes. You heard me. Both Vincent and Hellboy do it for me.

  9. to me it's daniel craig and wow if that man is like wine better with the years yum * wink* i would love any of the prizes they're all good jessica c


  10. I will stick with the Bond theme and go with the new one Daniel Craig, he might be an ass in real life, but DAMN! he has it going on yes, I am that shallow ;) thanks for the contest sstogner1 at gmail dot com

  11. Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day.

  12. Hmmm....my favorite leading man is a toss up tie between Hugh Jackman and Liam Neeson...and I would so love to win an ebook copy of "The Librarian"...I've been wanting to reading it!


  13. Hi Lee!

    My fave leading men are (I guess):
    Ewan McGregor
    Hugh Jackman
    Timothy Dalton
    either the very young Sean Connery or the older one with the facial hair!

    I bought all the books you are giving away, I just thought I'd stop in and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

    T.t. Miller

  14. Hi Lee!

    I already purchased the books you are giving away...I just thought I'd drop in and let you know my fave leading men...

    Ewan McGregor
    Hugh Jackman
    Timothy Dalton

    either the very young Sean Connery or the older one with the facial hair!


  15. Never been a Bond fav but someone just mentioned Hugh Jackman in Kate and Leopold - OMG, he was so sexy in that. Would love to enter your give-away and please stop by mine too, if you like. :)

    kleemoon66 @ gmail.com


  16. Hmm, gonna say Nathan Fillion (for the heck of it :) ). Gotta love his humor.

  17. Shoot forgot my email. *blush*

  18. Sean Connery is all man baby...when he was Bond and now too...hubba hubba *giggles*
    Daniel Craig runs a close second though...*sighs*

    Have a great Valentine's Day Lee! *hugs and kisses* <3

  19. Hmm my favorite romantic lead would be Robert Downy Jr. with a close tie to Hugh Jackman--Im a sucker for brown eyes!!!Id sure love me a copy of wordplay since i got both of the others!!

  20. I'd have to go with Matt Bomer or Jensen Ackles :). Count me in your contest!


  21. Although Sean Connery is extremely sexy I would have to go with another Scot - Robert Carlyle :)


  22. I would have to say my favorite is Ryan Gosling. Loved him in The Notebook.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  23. Great list of hotties here. I would add Daniel Day Lewis from Last of the Mohicans.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com
    cathy m

  24. I'm going to have to go with Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto. I know he doesn't seem romantic but think of all he went for Letty. Oh and I find him incredibly HOT. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day.

  25. Hmm, it seems to always change. I'm on a bit of a chris pine kick right now.

    joyfullyjay at gmail dot com

  26. Looks like some yummy books!
    author_shannon_leigh at hotmail.com

  27. Hope all your dreams come through this Valentine's Day.

  28. Jean-Claude or Doyle from Anita Blake & Merry Gentry respectively.... Both by Laurel K. Hamilton.

    But Chris Pine in Star Trek: 2009... Mmmmmmmmm... So sexy!

  29. Cary Grant is my leading man. He could do comedy, romance, drama, thrillers. So versatile.


  30. Well, while Sean Connery is absolutely drool worthy, my favorite male lead remains Gerard Butler. He's just...nummy. :-) dcjuris at stny dot rr dot com. dcjuris@stny.rr.com

  31. I really need Dare4, loved the others. Favorite romantic lead? Hmmm, well I'm old ergo my fave would also be old or in this case dead but I loved Cary Grant, suave sophisticated. "sigh"

  32. I guess I would have to go with Hugh Jackman, Denziel Washington, and probaby Sean Connery. Nice variety for any mood *G*!
    June M.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  33. Hmm...does it have to be a movie character? If not, I'd have to say Lewis in Zathyn Priest's "Left of Center". If it has to be a movie star...erm...Alan Rickman for his seeeexy voice and beautiful eyes!


    eripike at gmail dot com

  34. Two of my favorite leading men, Alan Rickman loved Truly, Madly, Deeply, and Gary Oldman in anything!

  35. Hi Lee!
    My favorite male lead would have to be Alexander Skarsgård. I'm a big True Blood fan so I had to go with him. :-)

    Happy Valentines Day!


  36. Fan of Sean Connery and Daniel Craig

    Happy Valentine's Day
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  37. I love me some Connery. Yum
    Happy Valentines Day!


  38. Okay, Tom Hanks in sleepless in seattle.

    if I win could I be up for The Librarian or Wordplay as I have all the Truth or Dare series (my daughters fave series)


  39. Either Nathan Fillion or Ryan Reynolds, they both make me laugh (in a good way ;).

    (my email is in my blogger profile)

  40. My favourite male lead is John cusack love him in grosse point blank and Americas sweethearts

    Happy valentines Lee

    Sarah S


  41. Happy Valentine's Day! I would say Robert Redford. Love the excerpts of your books & would really like to read some of them. Thanks for giveaway.


  42. Cary Grant is the leading man I've loved all my life. He just had a special something. **sigh** Anyway, I love your imagination. Please enter me in your contest. Thanks, and Happy Valentines Day!


  43. Daniel Craig
    or Shamar moore both because of the sweet sexy parts they play


  44. Oh! Tough choice!! I have to say Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt or Heath Ledger! Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Ashley A

  45. Orlando Bloom. I loved him in Lord of the Rings. Something about that blond hair and elf ears.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  46. Hi,
    Please enter me in your contest.


  47. Mmm, either Johnny Depp (I love Captain Jack!) or Viggo Mortenson as Aragorn. And that's me at the arm twisted right up behind my back stage :) (Hate deciding!)

    pointycat at hotmail.co.uk

  48. Laim Neeson so very hot!! Love the voice. Of course John Wayne love his walk. Keanu Reeves in A walk in the clouds.


  49. Happy Valentine's Day!

    My favorite romantic lead is Nathan Fillon from Castle ... love him !!!

    Thanks for participating in such a great hop!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

  50. I adore Cary Grant; love the old-time movies!

  51. I've just seen The Artist and I loved it so much I can't help but be swayed by that...so I'm saying the wonderful Jean Dujardin today! But the "coming out of the sea" scene with Daniel Craig as Bond was pretty damn hot! Thanks for the post, Lee.


  52. I've just seen The Artist and loved it so much I can't help but be swayed by that, so I'm going to say Jean Dujardin today. But the "coming out of the sea" scene with Daniel Craig as Bond was pretty damn hot! Thanks for the post, Lee.

    jenni [at] jenniferlynne.com.au

  53. Sean Connery, no doubt about it

    He's ageless....

    moniqee @ hotmail.com

  54. Hello Lee,

    Thank you for taking part in Drea Becraft's Valentine's Day Blog Hop & being among the 33 M/M Authors for those of us Fans of the M/M Genres.

    The name of my favorite romantic male lead is also Sean Connery, OMG he has definitely GOT IT ALL!!!!!!! Mmmmmm even down to that sexy accent!!! He can make any woman's legs weak...as well as some other things. ;) Oh I can get soooooo Naughty thinking about Sean Connery. LOL

    Lee, I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Blake Brothers’ in your "Truth or Dare Series" & I just started "The Librarian" & what I have read already, WOW. You're a GREAT Author Lee, as long as you keep writing, I'll keep reading your Books!

    I would appreciate the opportunity to enter your Generous Giveaway. I know we can't pick what Book we'd like, but if I am lucky enough to win, I'd Love to read "Word Play- The Story Orgy's Latest Anthology".

    Take care & Happy Valentine's Day Lee,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)

  55. Since I can't pick just one, my 3 favorites are Sean Conery, Cary Grant and Nicholas Cage.

  56. I forgot my addy. LOL

    menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

  57. Thank you sharing and for the great giveaway! Happy Valentines! My favorite male lead is Gerard Butler.

  58. Sean Connery is my favorite.
    Happy V-Day


  59. For my Ryan Reynolds. Love him! Thanks for the giveaway!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net


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