Don’t we love our Alphas? The more commanding the better. Men who know what they want and then claim it. A dominant man is possibly the sexiest thing on earth–think Brad Pitt, Don Draper, Daniel Craig, Russell Crowe. If you’re old school–Sean Connery, Clark Gable, Daniel Day Lewis, Mel Gibson. What used to be called a “man’s man.” Makes my mouth water just thinking about them. :)
An alpha commands respect from both males and females. He exudes confidence. He is a problem-solver-usually with fists or weapons, but just as often with his intelligence. He may be brooding or brash, violent or tender, cunning or courageous. But in the end, men will follow him without question and women will beg for his touch. A hero for all time.
Let me introduce you to some of my Alpha Males, the heroes of three of my books:
Duncan Ferrers, the Marquess of Dalbury from Only Scandal Will Do. Duncan is a rake of the first order, with a string of conquests and mistresses. He’s a skilled swordsman, having fought several duels and killing two men in the process. The air of command sits easily on his shoulders. No one dares deny him anything.
Until he meets Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam who denies him everything: her body, her respect, her heart. When Alpha Male meets Alpha Female, the sparks fly as fast as their swords.
In Betrothal, Sir Geoffrey Longford, a knight in the service of King Edward III of England, is a strong warrior. He’s seen battle often, fighting in the Hundred Year’s War or jousting for a heavy purse. Whatever the venue, Geoffrey’s skills with a sword have kept him safe and well provided. A born leader of men, he’s looked up to by other, more elevated nobles. He’s made a career of avoiding feminine entanglements–he wenches lustily with the best of them, but seeks no permanent attachment.
Enter Lady Alyse de Courcey, a waiting gentlewoman to the king’s daughter, and the woman his father has arranged for him to marry. Geoffrey’s smitten by the beautiful maid from their first meeting. But Lady Alyse has eyes only for another courtier. He must bring to bear all his charm and skill–both as warrior and ardent suitor–to win the lady’s heart without killing his best friend into the bargain.
Betrothal, Book One of Time Enough to Love, is set to release from Rising Phoenix Publications in late October.
And my final Alpha, Hunter Hopewell, is the mastermind of 7 Days of Seduction. He’s a law student at California Berkeley, a man with a past, and one who knows what he wants in life. Her name is Ashley Thompson, a former student at Berkeley whose luscious body attracts Hunter like a lion to its prey. When he sees her potential for experimentation, he sweeps her off her feet (literally) and proposes an outrageous week of sexual adventure. Looking at Hunter’s gorgeous physique but unable to remember their first encounter, Ashley agrees to let him seduce her with sex. The question is, will she follow everywhere Hunter leads her?
7 Days of Seduction is set to release in late October from New Dawning International Bookfair.
And now for the Prize Packages for The Alpha Male Blog Hop:
Starting on Friday, October 19 and ending on Monday, Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will be doing individual giveaways! That’s right! In this blog hop there will be over 200 giveaways, one on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
But that’s not all….
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
(Includes International Hoppers)
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
(Includes International Hoppers)
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!
(Not Available to International Hoppers)
Plus MY GIVEAWAY: A copy of my erotic contemporary novella, Almost Perfect and a Scandal Swag Pack (which includes a signed copy of my historical romance Heart of Deception) to three commenters on this blog including international hoppers.
TO ENTER TO WIN ANY OF THE ABOVE PRIZES:
You must leave a comment telling me what your favorite trait in an Alpha Male is along with YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. You are NOT entered and cannot win if you do not give your email address in your comment.
Best of luck to all of you wonderful Blog Hoppers! To get back to the Linky List, click the Alpha Male Blog Hop Button below. Hop On!