Friday, October 19, 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop

Welcome to the Alpha Male Blog Hop
Oct. 19 - 22
What is your favorite thing about Alpha Heroes? Over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.
 
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways 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
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A fabulous Swag Pack as pictured here
 
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WHY I LOVE ALPHA HEROES IN FICTION...
I love a good alpha hero in my romance reading, particularly my erotic romance reading. I like to read about strong women (no wimpy, simpering girls for me), and a strong heroine needs a strong alpha man to complement her.
 
A great alpha hero is always in charge, in control and has a slight asshole edge to him. Alpha is mostly about attitude--self-confident, a bit egotistical, self-assured. Maybe even a little bit chauvinistic—he thinks it’s his job to protect the heroine, even if she’s certain she can take care of herself.
 
Like I said, he’s always in control...except when it comes to the heroine. Sexually, she can control him with a kiss, a touch or a lick. She can bring him to his knees with just a look. I love that.
 
 ...and apparently IN REAL LIFE, TOO
Way back when I was dating, I had a couple of rules:
 
1. I wouldn’t date anyone with arms smaller than mine or boobs bigger than mine.
 
2. If was ever threatened in a dark alley, I wanted someone who would have a good chance of defending me.
 
 
This wasn’t a rule, but I was also looking for someone with a strong personality, not a wimp like I can be at times.
 
Thus, I was looking for an alpha male. And I found one. But here’s the cool thing—we’ve been married long enough that I’ve tamed him. Oh, he still thinks he’s the alpha and still acts like the alpha...but we girls know the truth, don’t we?
 
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In my most recent release, MIDNIGHT TREAT, my hero Josh Panetti is most definitely an alpha male, especially in the bedroom. Here’s the blurb:
It’s mistaken identity gone erotically awry.

Josh Panetti breaks into an apartment Halloween night, thinking he’s fulfilling the sexual fantasy of a woman he just met at a costume party. Instead, he’s broken into Cassie Snow’s apartment. Cassie realizes immediately his mistake—she’d seen him at the party with her sexy upstairs neighbor. She should tell him he has the wrong apartment and the wrong girl. But she’s always the wrong girl. Would it be so terrible to be the right girl for just one night?
MIDNIGHT TREAT is available now
 
Thanks for visiting my blog! Leave a comment and your email address for a chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card. Your comment also puts you in the running for one of those great Grand Prizes!
 
Visit our host site for links to all the other blogs. Every comment is another entry for a grand prize.
 

63 comments:

  1. LOVE an alpha male! If he can sport a kilt that's even better. YUM! Thanks for the fun post and chance to win the gift-card, which I am addicted to Starbucks. ;)

    flockparty (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. I love kilts too--especially what's under them. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I love an alpha hero who isn't afraid of a strong female. My favorite alphas are Linda Howards' Mackenzies...yummy. And Cherise Sinclair's Doms from her Shadowlands series.
    Qwillia
    email: qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I'm a big Linda Howard fan, too. The first book I ever read by her was Loving Evangeline--now that was an alpha hero. A bit of an ass, too, but I still loved him.

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  3. lol, I like that arrogant edge to them too. While I enjoy reading about them, I would get real tired of the constant wanting to protect me. I have a lot of martial arts training, I can protect myself in most cases sstogner1 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yeah, alpha males are better left on the page, eh? Although I do love a man with some alpha traits.

      What kind of martial arts have you trained in?

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  4. Alpha Males are so sexy. I love their attitude!

    Jase
    vslavetopassionv(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. What's not to love about an alpha male? The strength and power but always tempered with gentleness. tmadamski(at)msn(dot)com

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  6. LOVE an alpha male! If he can sport a kilt that's even better. YUM!

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  7. Mistaken identity never sounded like so much fun.

    KaseyDean@live.com

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    1. I've always loved mistaken identity. And this was a very fun story to write. :)

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  8. Love the Alpha's, and although they can never really be "tamed"-- she who holds his heart does have the power!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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  9. I love a protective alpha...especially if they are not the typical alpha. Please count me in...I need the caffeine ;) Thank you, chellebee66(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I like alpha heroes in real life and fiction (especially). Their confidence, strength and protectiveness are great!

    cambonified{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  11. I love an alpha that is possessive yet tender.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  12. I love Alphas, because I need someone as confident and dominant as me to be an equal in our relationship - I hate the feeling as if partner is less powerful than me and cannot make it without me.

    My favourite Alpha male is Gabriel from Annette Curtis Klause's Blood and Chocolate, because he's strong, confident and willing to fight for what he wants.

    Thanks for doing this!

    Rachel (oceanrebel333 [at] gmail [dot] com)

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  13. I married an alpha too. I wish I could say that he's tamed, but the only place that has occurred is the bedroom. ;)
    phaedracamille@gmail.com

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  14. Love reading about the strong, confident alpha who is willing to do anything to protect the one he loves.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  15. I love their passion and dedication to their loved ones.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  16. Hey there,

    Doing the Alpha Male blog hop! I‘m excited to be a part of this hop! A perfect opportunity to meet new authors! It’s always fun trying to visit as many sites as possible!

    I love alpha heroes who are take charge men! I'm not talking about obnoxious bullies! They are loyal, loving and caring men. They usually have sexy looks, brains, money and a commanding presence that draws people. When they find their mates and fall in love they will move heaven and earth to stake their claim. This is exciting to watch even when they are not sure why they have to have or be with this particular person. An awesome love dance! It’s definitely addicting to read.


    Thanks for the opportunity to meet you, explore your site and win some great prizes.

    Belinda G

    belgre@comcast.net

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  17. Thanks for the opportunity. This is awesome. xstitchdiva at att dot net

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  18. I need to go get this book! I love the idea behind it - while it may not work out in real life, it is fun to fantasize about :)

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

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  19. I agree, I am a strong woman and I need a man to be stronger :)

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !

    ~Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Gotta have my Alpha male.
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  21. I love alpha males because they take charge, kick ass and look great while doing it! Just their commanding presence in a scene gives me the chills! I can't just pick one so my favorite alpha males are Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series and Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Both are similar and different in so many ways but have the same stubbornness and raw animal magnetism that defines them as alphas.
    Thanks for the awesome hop and for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  22. My husband also has a little alpha in him too, or at least thinks he does ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. Why I love Alpha Males is no real surprise! The perfect Alpha Male for me could be a Vampire, a Scottish Laird, an English Rogue/Gentleman, a Werewolf or Shape-shifter, or a Knight. He’s the rogue who thinks he can’t be reformed into a gentleman. He’s the rough and scarred Scottish laird that has a heart of gold. He’s the werewolf or shape-shifter that needs to heal an aching heart because it took him years to find his true mate. He’s the vampire who has waited decades for that special someone’s blood to sing to him and wake him up. And he’s the knight who can defeat the enemy with a quick swing of his sword, but can’t see the love in front of his face. My Alpha Male has eyes that can see into your soul and are as blue as the sea, or as black as a storm. He’s tall and brooding. His heart can enfold you into its grasp and make you fall in love when he gives it to you freely and completely. He is protective and passionate. In the end he is the one that makes your heart jump and butterflies fly in your stomach, and still kiss you until your legs melt!

    Angelheart618@gmail.com

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  24. Thank you for the wonderful post and the giveaway! Alpha Males are my absolute favorites! They're strong, confident, protective, sometimes a bit bossy, and of cource sexy!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. An Alpha male is strong, passionate and protective.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. "or boobs bigger than mine"
    ROFLMAO
    Classic! Love it.

    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

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    1. This was my second favorite blurb of this blog!
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    3. Guess what, J.Lenni? You won the Starbucks card from this blog hop! I will send you an email as well, then get your card to you. Thanks for stopping by, and I did manage to marry a guy whose boobs were smaller than mine.

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  27. "A great alpha hero is always in charge, in control and has a slight asshole edge to him"
    HAHA Best comment ever! I love your sense of humor. I am definitely adding Midnight Treat to my TBR list and will be looking for more books from you! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!
    Best Wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Yay! Another PNW gal!! lol
    We're totally thinking along the same lines when it comes to the Alpha! I totally love the over confident, strong willed, somewhat over-bearing protective Alpha. With that said, he also needs to have 'the looks' I so love: dark longish hair, over 6'3", green eyes with long black eyelashes, a killer smile, and dimples are a bonus. Don't forget that muscular physique. No doubt he'll have a cocky attitude with all that greatness above, which I also love, but he better have some Snark in his sense of humor. I need to laugh AND want to kick his a$$ at the same time. lmao

    Why doesn't stuff like that ever happen to me? lmao
    Thank you so much, can't wait to dive into this one w/ that AWESOME cover!
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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  29. Master Adam, Master at Arms series!

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

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  30. My favorite alpha is Roarke form JD Robb's In Death series.
    sqwalker2@gmail.com

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  31. Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
    At them moment it'll have to be Neville Rosco from Stephanie Laurens' The Lady Risks All. He is a great soft hearted man (second son of a Duke) who is making money for his family by portraying himself as a bad boy owner of a gambling house. He is also in a club called The Philanthropy Guild.
    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!
    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I love your criteria for your alpha male!

    One of my favorite alpha males is Rhett Butler. I remember having a huge crush on him as a teen. He just had that commanding, devil may care attitude
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  33. 30 years with my Alpha next month so yes I know just what you mean
    sugerlady@aol.com

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  34. Love alphas, thanks for the hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  35. I love the blurb for your book! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Jyl22075 at gmail.com

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  36. Loving the awesome blog hop!
    So many new books I want to read!
    Alpha Males are my fav! So, dominate and fun to tease. And when they talk feelings they mean every word!

    grapeapril75 at gmail dot com

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  37. Thank you for the giveaway! Alphas are so fabulous and what better way to read about one than with a nice cup of something delicious from Starbucks! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  39. Thank you for your giveaway opportunity. I loved the Blurb. My kind of story. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  40. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  41. I love Alpha Males with a hidden soft side, that are strong, fiercely protective, take-charge, and sexy with a little dark n' dangerous thrown in! I have so many favs, it is hard to pick just one! mygirls01@yahoo.com

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  42. I love alphas! Strong, Sexy and Smart!
    awesome blog hop!
    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  43. Alpha males are the best….strong, independent, fiercely protective, but on the inside they are nothing but a big ol’ teddy bear! I love the way their mouths talk filthy, but their eyes portray their sensitive sweet. They can be rough and tough in the bedroom, but still have the gentle caress of an attentive and protective lover. It's all in the heart.....alpha males are the best!

    Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe's REALTOR series rocks!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

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  44. I love that alpha males are strong and dependable :) And they always seem to be very protective of the women in their life

    And yes I know who is really in control lol my hubby just doesn't yet
    savannahm1987@gmail.com

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  45. I love Alpha males who are strong and protecitve!
    What a great blog hop Alpha males are my favorite!
    One of my favorite Alpha males is Decebal from The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  46. So many great posts on what makes up an alpha male. I like the strength and compassion that they show.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I think a good Alpha character must have strength, compassion, and above all, confidence :) My favorite Alpha hero is Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson series. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  48. Great post. Love alpha males. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  49. I like an alpha who is brave, loyal and protective. I also like a sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  50. I love alphas, who are strong, intelligent, protective,loyal and have a wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway!
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I love alpha heros. So hot! :) I love how dominant, possessive, loyal and protective they are. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Alpha Males are super sexy but, if I was to keep one, he would definitely need to be trainable!
    Stephanie
    stephstime@cox.net

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  53. Sounds like a fun, steamy read!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    pennykathleen28(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. i love how powerful, fierce and passionate alpha males can be.
    i totally want to read your books
    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  55. Since I am an Alpha I would need an Alpha. Love The Strong and Passionate Alpha

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