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ARC Giveaway of Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook

Updated: The winners are as follows.

1) Sarah O.

2) Lobo

3) Natalie

4) Jennifer K

5) JK Coi

6) SeaGrace

heart of steelDid you love “Iron Duke” like the DA Reviewers? (reviews here and here with a bookchat here) Were you anxious for the sequel, “Heart of Steel”, featuring Yasmeen and Archimedes? Were you thinking of driving to New York and banging on the door of Penguin in hopes that they might give you an early copy? If so, this giveaway is for you. And now, from the desk of Ms. Brook’s editor, Cindy Hwang:

Meljean Brook’s THE IRON DUKE was one of my very favorite books of 2011, and not just because I edited it! J I really feel Meljean created something very special with THE IRON DUKE and the whole Iron Seas steampunk universe, and I’ve been itching to return to her world and to her characters, especially the indomitable airship captain, Yasmeen and adventurer, Archimedes Fox. I know that many readers felt the same way and now, the wait is almost over–Meljean’s 2nd novel of the Iron Seas, HEART OF STEEL, will be out in November. To make the wait a bit more bearable, and to celebrate the publication of HEART OF STEEL, I have 6 ARCs of HEART OF STEEL to give away to lucky readers.

Okay, for this contest, you will need to stand on your head, take a video of yourself, and chew gum at the same time.   Just kidding.  I know that Meljean and Cindy are big fans of Batman and Wonder Woman.  To enter our giveaway, name your favorite super hero or heroine!  Contest is open until Friday, 8 pm CST.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. erinf1
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 21:51:49

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway! Just got Iron Duke and I hope I get a chance to read this one too :)

    I’d have to say that growing up, my fav x-men was Jubilee. Probably b/c I was a 12 yr old korean girl who was thrilled there were asian superheroes.

  2. Barbara Elness
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 21:59:42

    I did love The Iron Duke and I’m dying to read Heart of Steel. My favorite superhero has always been Daredevil. I’ve always thought it was cool that a blind man could be a superhero.

  3. Ridley
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 22:06:07

    Here’s where my jeans get real tight and I declare that superhero comics are too mainstream. Give me Spider Jerusalem over Spider-Man any day.

  4. Myranda
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 22:06:07

    My favorite super hero would be Batman!

  5. Tralalah
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 22:24:09

    The greatest super hero of them all is of course, The Tick! Comic book series, animated Saturday cartoon, and a live action. You don’t get that without being awesome! Spoon!!!!!

  6. eta_o
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 22:37:25

    Iron man! Snarky and sarcastic for the win!

  7. Nadia Lee
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 22:40:11

    My favorite heroine is Buffy, though my all time favorite super hero is X-Men :D

  8. Shannon H
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 22:45:31

    Tough to choose, but I’d have to go with Spiderman

  9. Emily E
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 22:58:24

    I have to go with my childhood favorite, Batgirl. I think it just was her motorcycle and not actually her. Oh boy, did she have a cool ride. I wanted one. (Then I found Mrs Peel in her catsuit and convertible. Oh yes!)

  10. Quynh
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 23:19:14

    It’s Elektra for me. I couldn’t believe it when Daredevil’s true love died. And I’m surprised to see so many romance readers must have been comic readers as well.

  11. Stephanie K.
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 23:22:24

    Gambit from X-Men.

  12. Jennifer K
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 23:57:29

    I’m going to say Wolverine. There is just something about him. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Missie
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 00:21:41

    Jane! This is so awesome! Thank you.

    My all time favorite super heroine… BUFFY!

  14. Little Lamb Lost
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 00:37:36

    My favorite superhero is Superman.

  15. Abby
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 01:06:36


  16. trude
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 01:14:52

    If you can count Modesty Blaise as a superheroine, she wins hands down. If not: Wolverine! Love-love-love.

  17. Dr Zoe
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 01:48:38

    I hope it’s okay that I pick Dr Who for my superhero :) I love how he just grins when things get really tricky.

  18. Linda
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 02:43:08

    Wolverine & it’s all because of Hugh Jackman!

  19. Kelsey
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 04:02:27

    I have always loved Kitty Pryde from X-men.

  20. msaggie
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 05:00:31

    My favourite superheroes are The Incredibles! I particularly like Elastogirl (Mrs Incredible) and her elder son, Dash – I feel like wathcing it again!

  21. Kerry
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 05:09:32

    Love all the responses. The Iron Duke was my favorite book of 2011 and I adored Ivy and Mad Machen too. Can’t wait for the next installment.

    I’m gonna go with my childhood fave of Aquaman. Water is my haven and I always imagined myself able to dip and dive and swim and swim just like Aquaman :)

    Thanks for the fun contest.

  22. Laura
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 05:57:35


  23. LoriD
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 06:21:46

    Wolverine is my favorite super hero

  24. Aliyah
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 06:43:20

    I loved Dante Valantine but if she doesn’t count then I’ll have to go with Jean Luc Picard. Also love Batman but JLP is cooler.

  25. JC
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 06:50:54

    Favorite Super Hero or Heroine… probably Batwoman, because she was a librarian. I also loved Starfire, from teen Titans. Mostly because her personality seems to be one that would mesh with mine.

  26. Christine
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 07:09:12

    I will always love Rogue from X-Men. It doesn’t matter the storyline or the love interest (although I do love her with Remy), I love Rogue, period, forever.

  27. Knstrick
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 07:17:46

    My favorite hero is batman. My favorite non-hero but not a villain is catwoman! I’m also a big fan of them together.

  28. Knstrick
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 07:21:10

    Batman for the win, but the ultimate costumed character is Catwoman!

  29. Cindy
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 07:31:44

    Oh I have so many favorite superheros, but my favorite is the most unappreciated superhero of them all, Aquamman.

  30. Victoria Zumbrum
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 07:45:06

  31. Jen B.
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 07:56:09

    Please pick me. I haven’t started the series yet but I have it in mount TBR. This would convince me to put it at the top of the pile. Plus, Meljean Brooks is so nice in person, it makes me want to read her books even more. Plus, I love to talk about books with everyone. If I win, I will tell people all about it and post reviews online. I am feeling a little beggy at the moment. Thanks for the giveaway. Favorite superhero: Well, I love them all but the first one to pop in my head was Wolverine. But I love the Hugh Jackman version slightly better than the comics version.

  32. Amanda T.
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 08:16:48

    The Dark Knight of course! Batman is just about the coolest thing ever…

  33. Joni
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 08:20:56

    Not to be boring, but superman all the way.

  34. Cassie
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 08:24:35

    Professor Xavier. I love brains over brawn.

  35. CrystalGB
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 08:47:05

    Wolverine from the X-Men is my favorite. :)

  36. Emily
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 08:48:02

    Rogue. She’ll take your powers. And/Or kill you while doing it. ‘nough said.

  37. Jade
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 08:50:26

    *SQUEE* Ahem. Anywho…favorite super hero or heroine? I would have to say Buffy, even though she wasn’t originally part of the comic culture. Either her or Veronica Mars.

  38. Sara
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:08:52

    With the Avengers movie around the corner and how excited about it, I’d have to say one of the Avengers is my favorite at the moment. So, it would be Ironman.

    I love how snarky he is. I also like the juxtaposition between his power as iron man and his weakness outside the armor. This is carried on into his personality as well with his self-confident conceit and charm coupled with how much he actually dislikes himself.

  39. Rachel
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:15:36

    I love most of the X-Men, but my favorite was always Rachel, the telekentic mutant who was Scott and Jean’s daughter from an alternate future… (She had my name! And my red hair! And my mental powers! Er, okay, maybe not that last one…)

  40. kara-karina
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:17:35

    Yay, thank you for a much coveted Heart of Steel giveaway.
    Buffy Summers is my favorite superhero if we’re talking about movies.
    Kate Daniels, – if we can include books :)

  41. DeeAnn
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:22:01

    My favorite superhero is currently Thor!

  42. Karenmc
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:00:46

    Mighty Mouse, just because of the theme song, especially as lip-synced by the late, bizarre Andy Kaufmann.

  43. Missy_G
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:03:54

    It is a toss up between Batman & Wolverine, love them both!

  44. Tegan S
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:15:49

    My favorite is definitely Batman. There is something to be said for brains, determination, and danger.

  45. Biki
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:27:53

    classically, batman for sure :)

  46. Patrice
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:33:32

    I liked Brenda Starr, intrepid reporter and Robin, the Boy Wonder until I grew up and fell for Superman. The frustrating stand-offish big city hero. lol No wonder I had issues. ;-)

    Great question! TY for the giveaway! :)

  47. Stephanie C.
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:42:22

    Shera! How can you not like the princess of power?

  48. Rebecca S.
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:43:46

    My favorite super-hero is Buffy! My favorite show, ever!

  49. Michelle
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:48:09

    Wolverine is my favorite.
    I normally don’t like steampunk, but I have been loving Meljean’s series!

  50. Michelle
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:51:17

    Wolverine is my favorite. I normally don’t like steampunk, but I am loving Meljean’s series!

  51. Ellie
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:55:59

    My favorite has always been Wolverine.

  52. Kristi
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 11:10:32

    Elastigirl. She’s a mom and a superhero :)

    My second choice is probably Darkwing Duck. Also a parent (and a single one at that), with my kind of sense of humor.

  53. Anneela
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 11:17:25

    Batman has always been and always will be my favourite superhero. It takes skill to be him and with no superhuman powers (I’m looking at you Superman)! How awesome is he!

  54. Kim Phan
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 11:36:20

    I love Buffy! She’s a true a superhero because she just rocks online!

  55. CourtneyLee
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 11:41:03

    I love Superman, especially as portrayed by Dean Cain in the TV show Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman. That man is simply delicious.

    And I’m soooo excited for the new Iron Seas book. Meljean is brilliant. I’m still trying to figure out how Archimedes is even alive. Didn’t Yasmeen throw him into a zombie-infested forest after he tried to take over her airship?

  56. Alexandria Biblia
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 11:46:52

    Sherlock Holmes! So what if he doesn’t wear Spandex…

  57. Bookwormgirl
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:17:01

    So many super heroes to choose from. I have always loved Gambit and Wolverine for my comic book heroes. For TV, I would have to say Buffy. Movie hero would be Eli form the “Book of Eli”. Anime heroes, hmm it would have to be Spike from Cowboy Bebop and the boys from Gundam Wing. Finally from the world of games, Squall from FFVIII. What can I say, geek to my core.

  58. P. Kirby
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:09:34

    Wolverine, particularly the Hugh Jackman incarnation.

  59. T. Carter
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:28:20

    I am a big fan of MelJean Brooks Iron Duke (and Here There Be Monsters) and can’t wait for the next book in the series!

    My favorite superhero would have to be Wonder Woman.

  60. valor
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:33:51

    I am always a Gambit (of the X-Men) girl.

  61. Ajoyce
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:43:20

    Definitely Hawkman. I always wanted to fly!
    And I love all of Meljean Brook’s books. Can’t wait for this one!

  62. Kristy
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 14:31:52

    Spike from Buffy!

  63. brenda
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 15:03:48

    Does Nikki/Jessica Saunders and Tracy Strauss from Heroes count? How about Vampirella?

  64. Kristin
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 15:12:22

    Gonna have to go with Buffy.

  65. Brenda Hyde
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 15:18:09

    I’m going to have to go with Wolverine on this one– wait…or Iron Man…no… Wolverine…that’s my final answer. LOL I LOVE superheroes!

  66. Nonny
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 15:22:47

    Does Catwoman count? :)

  67. Ginny
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 15:47:27

    I’ve always been a sucker for Wolverine from X-men (bad boy complex) and then when he was played by Hugh Jackman for the movie… so hot!

  68. Natalie
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 16:16:19

    Spider-Man for me. The angst, the angst!

  69. Erica H
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 16:56:49

    Flash Gordon. And yay for Heart of Steel! Cannot wait to read it!

  70. Rhianna
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 17:52:42

    I’m more of a villains kind of girl but if I had to pick an all-time favorite a girl can’t go wrong with Bats. ;) Billionaire playboy by day, brooding vigilante by night? Yes, please!

  71. Louise
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 17:56:35

    Got to be Batman. :)

  72. Heather
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 18:55:48

    I’ve had a flame burning for Gambit from X-Men since I was five years old. I also love Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman), even though she’s not a super-heroine, strictly speaking. I guess I have a thing for theives.

  73. Iswari
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 19:21:54

    Hey, thanks for running this awesome contest! Hands down, pants up, my ultimate favorit super hero is Superman. Christopher Reeve made me a true fan with all of his movies and I loved to watch Smallville. I liked the whole concept of how he came from another planet and he was raised by good folks who made him fight for truth, justice and most of all, always trying to find the good in people. All of that while trying to keep his x-ray vision in check and pretending that he could still get hurt of course ;-)

  74. Susan
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 19:45:24

    I like Spiderman. Thanks for the giveaway.

  75. Maggie
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 19:51:31

    My favourite super hero is Spiderman! And thank you for the the giveaway. :)

  76. Natasha Areena
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 19:53:04

    I’d probably have to say that my favourite super hero is Iron Man. The films are pretty kick ass

  77. Jennifer
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 20:10:42

    Batgirl. Gotta go with the librarian.

  78. Kate N. (Yzhabella)
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 20:16:23

    My favorite super hero is Superman! Hubby too!

  79. JMac
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 20:48:52

    Definitely Batman. There’s just something about a man with a split personality.

  80. Beth
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 21:08:18

    THOR!!! Definitely THOR!!!!. Can I count the Doctor as a super hero (Dr. Who)? He has a mighty sonic screwdriver!!!!

    and I would say that I would cut off my left arm for one of those ARCs but Meljean might actually make me do that (I have an embroidery machine that I could replace it with and maybe that would give me more time to sew….)

  81. Jill B
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 21:15:13

    Batman’s my favorite and thanks for the giveaway!

  82. Craven Coward
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 22:53:37

    Aquaman — ’cause who else gets to ride a giant seahorse?

  83. Teri C
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 23:20:04

    Oh yeah I loved the Iron Duke!
    My fav tv heroine would totally be Buffy.

  84. Kaya H
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 23:21:23

    Dude, Martha Steward is my heroine. She can cook, make her dishes disappear, never gain weight after all that food, manage her money, take her jail, and craft like a mothertrucker.

  85. Pam P
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 23:23:37

    When I was a kid reading comics, I never missed Superman, Wonder Woman and Spiderman. Can’t wait to read this book, love the series.

  86. Ying Vaj
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 00:44:26

    I’m excited for this release!!

    Favorite superhero has got to be Rogue. Her power is awesome:]

  87. Tanja
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 01:50:17

    Ooooh, so many superheroes to choose from. My favourites as the uber-competent but slightly broken ones with ready supply of snark. I know someone mentioned Buffy above – can I vote for Faith?

  88. Gemma M
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 03:29:52

    Rogue in any variation from the Xmen. Strong yet vulnerable, totally kickass and despite not being able to touch she still has Gambit following her around. So adorable – I’m ignoring how badly they messed that up in the films.

  89. Jarnail singh badhan
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 03:36:41

    Hi My sweet friends thank you so much for giving me a chance to say some words , I am new to western world and I like Wonder Woman as my wonderful Hero . Greetings and my best wishes for the New book

  90. Jordan
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 03:42:42

    Can I go with a superhero team? Because I just saw The Avengers’ trailer and now I can’t wait for that movie and those characters, most of whom I loved in the recent movies, with the exception of the Hulk, who I just don’t care for. With Joss Whedon of the Buffyverse at the helm, I’m expecting great things.

  91. LadyVampire
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 03:54:14

    I hope it’s okay to mention Marvel superhero’s instead of DC comic hero’s. I like DC but I grew up on Marvel. Spiderman was my hero growing up. And he was a big influence in my life as well. My father actually taught me to read using his old Spiderman comic books. My mom would laugh when I swore I was going to marry Peter Parker when I grew up.

  92. Lani
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 03:57:01

    I love Wolverine from the X-men – and I can admit that Hugh Jackman has a lot to do with that :)

  93. smittenskitten
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 04:50:25

    Big fan of the iron seas series, can’t wait to read Hear of steel :)

    And as for my favorite superhero, that would be Green lantern.

  94. smittenskitten
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 04:53:39

    @smittenskitten: HEART not Hear *sorry for spamming :(

  95. Spav
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 05:22:39


  96. Leigh
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 05:24:20

    i have to go with wolverine.
    Also love the series Mad Machen and ivy…fantastic especially the ending lol and how can you not love the Iron Duke *swoon*

  97. Tiffany
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 05:33:37

    I was going to say I like the team superheroes like X-Men. Something about working as a unit always gets me. Then I saw people naming Buffy above, and I am a huge Buffy Fan. So… Buffy… before she died the second time!!

  98. Kit
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 05:42:07

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Silver Surfer.

    I am really (as in “really, really, really”) looking forward to reading Heart of Steel!

  99. Jen D.
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 06:22:20

    Awesome giveaway! I am counting down to Heart of Steel– I absolutely loved The Iron Duke. =)

    As far as superheroes go, I’m a fan of Superman. (I also remember growing up watching Captain Planet, hehehe.)

  100. MerviR
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 07:02:53

    My favorite superhero is Sandman by Neil Gaiman.He can control all our dreams. Quite a superpower!

  101. Bookluvr4life
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 07:34:51

    Gotta go with Buffy! Man I miss that show.

  102. CYP
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 07:47:29

    My favourite superhero would be….Storm from Xmen!! :D

  103. Natascha F.
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 07:55:33

    My favorite super hero is Iron Man.

  104. AllyV
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 07:58:11

    It’s got to be Buffy!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway So excited to get my hands on this one since I’m crazy about The Iron Duke.

  105. Karla
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 08:00:53

    It’s Batman for me! Heart of Steel is on my TBR list – looking forward to it! Thanks for the chance at the ARC!

  106. Milena
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 09:15:06

    EmoKid and ChemoKid by Amanda Shinga Bussell are my favourites. I know it’s a little outside the norm, but they are superheroes. Really. They are.

  107. Ingrid
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 09:22:16

    I absolutely love this series!!!! Cannot wait for HoS!! Hmmm favorite superhero eh…was never really into the comics as a kid, but did dig the Buffy TV shows and always loved CatWoman :)

  108. Dawn D
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 09:31:43

    Captain America. Although movie Thor is pretty darn, er, compelling too!

  109. EvelynS
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 09:53:20

    Wonder woman!!

  110. kam luen
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:08:07

    yoho.ilove meljean’s books.Luv luv rhys in the iron duke.Yay! Hope hope hope i can win a copy….
    My favourite hero has to be spiderman… full of angst, cant get the chick…
    Good luck y’all

  111. Steph
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:20:20

    I would have to pick Buffy. Love her!

  112. Jennifer O'Brien
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:37:04


  113. Aleena
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:40:54

    Yayy!! I pick Superman!!! A man who can wear red boxers over blue leggings is well and truly a brave man…and a trendsetter to boot *sigh*

  114. Jennifer O'Brien
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:42:29

    My favorite superhero is Inuyasha. He’s got it all big sword, super strength, speed, and healing, angsty love triangle then top it off with beautiful silver hair and cute doggy ears.

  115. Jennifer O'Brien
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:56:02

    I apologize for the extra enrtries. I got a pop-up that said it didn’t work so I tried again. I understand if this disqualifies me.

  116. Jenny Schwartzberg
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:57:23

    I haven’t read comics for many years but I liked Supergirl.

  117. Renee
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:01:23

    I’m a Storm fan!

  118. Michelle L
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:01:35

    I can’t wait for this book! My favorite superhero is Batman.

  119. Jenna S
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:16:13

    I feel like I’ve been waiting forever! It’s a tough call between Wolverine and Batman – I can’t decide!!!

  120. Christine Breen
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:49:26

    I have been waiting for this book since forever! Iron Duke was AMAZING. My favorite superhero is the Highlander if he counts. Otherwise I’d say Wonder Woman.

  121. Sarah O.
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:50:19


  122. Sandy D.
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:56:56

    I have a dorkish love for the Phantom, due to reading the comic strip at an impressionable age.

    But I’m going to go with Dr. Horrible, because I love the sound track so much. :-)

  123. Christine
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:59:53

    So tough to call. But it’s Catwoman.

    I would also say Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible…) but that’s just because it’s Nathan Fillion ;-) or Magneto just because it’s Michael Fassbender…

  124. bthi
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 12:12:32

    Classically, I thought of Superman. Even though I’m not even that big of a fan… but favorite? Hmm.. I don’t think I have one.

  125. Dawn Marie
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 12:15:05

    Gotta love Wolverine.

  126. Kaylee
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 12:19:54

    Storm from X-men was always my favorite. I’ve always wanted to be able to call up a thunderstorm or tornado when I’m angry or someone’s pissed me off. :D

  127. Sariah
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 12:55:44

    I have always liked X-Men. My favorite X-Men superhero is, a tie between Gambit and Wolverine. Thanks for the giveaway.

  128. abookandashortlatte
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 13:07:47

    Buffy is the greatest, technical superhero or no.

  129. Marlene Breakfield
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 13:32:32

    Wonder Woman is my favorite. But I love Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and Gambit, too.

  130. Lisa N.
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 13:41:17

    My favorite superhero would be Superman.

  131. Karrie
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 13:43:22

    Green Arrow from Smallville.

  132. Ruby
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 13:46:54

    Um…don’t tell anyone, but I’m still partial to Jem.

  133. Kalyrra
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 14:07:19

    Sooo many favorite super heroes to choose from. I would have to go with my first favorite ever, BATMAN.

  134. lia
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 14:20:00

    Favorite superhero? Probably Rogue from X-Men.

    Can’t wait for Heart of Steel to come out!

  135. Diana
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 16:02:32

    Yay! I love these giveaways!

    my favorite superhero is Iron Man.

  136. Judy
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 16:51:08

    I love Meljean Brooks! Can’t wait for the next book. My favorite Superhero is Lion-O from Thundercats!!!

  137. Callista
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 18:00:46

    I would choose Batman,he build himself with will and intelligence.That’s what attracts me so much to him,under that mask there is a man,he was not blessed genetically and didn’t came from any other planet,but he became a hero.You call,he answers.Plus,I like his choice of bat,he made that animal look cool! so definitely Batman!

  138. Vivien
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 18:34:15


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  139. Liz Semkiu
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 19:51:03

    I loved The Iron Duke. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

  140. Denise Z
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 20:04:16

    My favorite superhero has to be batman – the song will drum through my brain until the end of my time LOL Thank you for sharing today it was great fun and I know these are enormous odds, but it only takes one and I would love to read Heart of Steele :)


  141. Hydecat
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 20:32:33

    I know this is repetitive, but I’ve got to say Wolverine. Because…. awesome!

  142. Rotna B.
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 20:39:49

    Favourite superhero? Easy! Ironman. Who needs Batman when Ironman is way cooler, AND he has an awesome suit. Way better than the Batmobile.

    After typing all that I sound so American, when in fact I’m British. Lol.

  143. Michelle Gong
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 20:59:35

    Can’t wait for this book to come out! Favorite superhero is Gambit (mad crush on that charming Cajun and I’ve always had a soft spot for thieves – I know, there must be a 12 step program). Favorite heroine would HAVE to be Storm. I’ve wanted to be her since I was 10 (and I’m 42 so that’s saying something!)

  144. wade2121
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 23:35:48


  145. Lindsey Ekland
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 01:01:40

    I have always liked The Hulk.

  146. Norma Todd
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 01:42:50

    I love Iron man especially as Robert Downey Jr.Wow! I love your books.Here’s to crossing my fingers. Thanks for this giveaway.

  147. Katie Knudsen
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 02:17:51

    Jumping on the Buffy train too. She’s awesome

  148. Erika
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 06:04:37

    My favorite hero is a three way tie Dr.Who/Barnabas/Spider man to be I loved the novella and the Iron Duke. I was so excited when i found out Meljean Brook was writing steam punk romance two of the favorite genres in one series!

  149. Erika R
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 10:18:11

    Clark Kent, ala Tom Welling ;)

  150. Miranda
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 10:27:52

    Electra is my favorite

  151. Darchaeg
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 10:31:10

    Been waiting for this all year! My current fictional favourite hero is Locke Lamora, created by Scott Lynch for the Gentlemen Bastards sequence. My favourite fictional heroine is (and always will be) Aerin from Robin McKinley’s ‘The Hero and the Crown’. For superheroes, my favourite superhero is Batman. My favourite superheroine is Rogue.

  152. Christina G
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:58:45

    It’s so hard to pick just 1! I am going to say Emma Frost (pre-January Jones). I’ve always loved her (and her relationship with Cyclops).

    If it helps my odds, I will video myself standing on my head and chewing gum ^_^

  153. Lea Rose
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 12:32:48

    oh wow so many choices! XD welllll Rogue has always been a favourite of mine but gambit, wolverine and emma frost are favourites :)

    thank you for the giveaway! <3

  154. Tanya H
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 14:02:20

    I gotta go with a classic, Wonder Woman!

  155. Joslynn
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 14:56:09

    Love The Iron Duke. I’m going to go with Superman. Thanks for the contest:)

  156. Arianna
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 16:42:08

    I love Iron Duke! My superhero? She’s an heroine, Elektra. Just love the sai

  157. jb
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:18:13

    I’m gonna go with Superman, since I love the old tv series Lois and Clark. Thanks for the contest.

  158. Linda
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:34:06

    My favorite superhero and heroine – Green Lantern and Wonder Woman!!

  159. Ruth Skylark
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 20:55:05

    My favorite is Optimus Prime – a hero by any standard!

  160. Linda Baker
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 13:35:53

    Gotta be Batman!

  161. Kristin Mercer
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 16:36:16

    I would have to pick the Incredible Hulk, mainly for his bad-Arseness.

    Fabulous Giveaway!!

  162. malk
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 10:15:28

    Easy. Superman. Always loved his Lois Lane.

  163. Maritza
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 21:48:04

    I swear this is true.
    Batman. and wonder woman

  164. chong
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 02:02:30

    My favourite is Catwoman! Thank you for this giveaway!

  165. Pauline
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 09:38:59

    My favourite superhero is Batman!

  166. Sherri @ UrbanGirlReader
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 22:22:46

    I am such a Wonder Woman fan. Love the jet, lasso and wrist bands!

  167. maylin
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 05:28:46

    I would have to go with Buffy too. Tackling RL as well as the bad guys shows real guts. Just like Mina.

  168. Alexandra Garcia
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 14:53:46

    I hope I’m really lucky.
    My favorite hero in Captain America. I just love the strong, silent, sensitive types.

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