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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop

Thank you to Carrie Ann for hosting the Alpha Male Blog Hop!
Roar! This guy's all "I get hot and powerful when I read books."

Alpha males are wonderful -- I've enjoyed reading their exploits in romantic suspense novels by Pamela Clare and Cindy Gerard.

But my ideal hero has a mix of Alpha AND Beta. He's wounded, physically and/or emotionally, and therefore has a lot of depth. He's intelligent and respectful of women. He's clean-shaven, tall, and lean. And I don't mind him in handcuffs (wait...the Hot in Handcuffs Giveaway just ended!) My ideal hero is not a bad boy, but a man who gets in trouble due to standing up for others.

When I was dating more, I sought a man who was athletic and could talk about his feelings.

And I wonder why I'm still single! *snorts*

Anyway, Carrie Ann offers some amazing GRAND PRIZES if you comment and leave your email address on the comment:

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!


Wow! Thanks, Carrie Ann. Hop to all the blogs and enter 200+ times!

And I'm sweetening the pot by giving away two ebooks of my novels which feature sexy alpha/beta heroes: With Good Behavior (romantic suspense) and Streamline (YA swimming romance).

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68 comments:

Belinda said...

Greetings,

Doing the Alpha Male blog hop….oh yeah! I‘m excited to be a part of this hop! Wow, 200+ authors---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! They are loyal, loving and caring men. They usually have 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 win some great prizes.

Belinda G
belgre@comcast.net

MaryAnn Inabinet said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaways! Love the idea of the whole blog hop!
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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think someone else called that mix a Gamma male? That sound right?

Sherry said...

I love Wrath from the BDB series and he's major alpha.
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Jean MP said...

Love the confident alpha, the one that has that dark edge to him.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Feather Stone said...

Hi Jen. I love the alpha male who can wear pink and knows his masculinity shines through.

Kaylyn D. said...

I think one of my favorite Alphas is Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse novels.Thanks for the giveaway.
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

molly.frenzel said...

Thanks for being a part of the hop.
molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

Jinni James said...

Great hop stop!
jinni_james@yahoo.com

susanmp said...

I love everything about Alphas! They need to be a 80/20 mix, 80% Alpha and 20% Beta! Awesome Blog Hop!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Dani said...

Eric Northman, total alpha.

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Liese2 said...

Roarke from JD Robb's In Death series. He is an alpha.
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Sebrina said...

*raises hand* Alpha male lover here! And I have way too many who are my favorites. Right now, his name is Theron and I'll be dreaming of him for a few days until I meet my next man o' dreams! lmao....
Thanks so much for the chance at your giveaway,
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

Sophia Rose said...

Oddly, I love both types of male heroes. My favorite beta is still Freddie from Georgette Heyer's Cotillion. I love your McSailor too.
As for alphas, my favorite is Adam from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

Jennifer Lane said...

I'm entering for Kym Fullen Amaral who had trouble posting a comment.

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Jyl22075 said...

I love both alpha and beta heroes. My favorite alpha hero would probably be Roarke from the In Death series.

Jyl22075 at gmail.com

Jo said...

I'm with you - I like the combination of alpha and beta heroes - maybe a 75/25 split. My favorite alpha male is Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson books!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

Ashley Applebee said...

My favorite hero is a tie between Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire series and Jericho Barrons from the Fever series...not true heroes, but heroes to me and ALL Alpha Male!!
Thanks for joining the hop!!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

bloodrebel333 said...

I love Alpha men, because I need someone as confident and Dominant as me to have an equal, loving relationship. oceanrebel333@gmail.com

BLHmistress said...

Mine is definitely Alpha= Acheron from the Dark Hunters series


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Barbara B. said...

I love Alpha males, and blog hops! An Alpha male should be sexy, strong, protective, possessive of his female, loyal, and have a soft, tender, loving side, too.

Barbara
bbsbooknook@aol.com

Heather Murphy said...

YUM! What a fun hop! I agree with your choice of men, but a little bad boy thrown in never hurt ;)

Cassandra said...

Alpha all the way! My favorite(s) would have to be Dare, Trace, Jackson, & Spencer from Lori Foster's Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor series & Ash, Sin, Dev, & Fang from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Yvette said...

I love a possessive yet tender alpha male. As far as a favorite...I love Gabrielle Evans alpha's
Yvette
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scott wilcox said...

I love the alpha male in my books but in real life I prefer the beta as I am an alpha female and well, that hasn't worked out too well in the past! Thanks for joining the blog hop and for the great giveaways!
charmedpoms@yahoo.com

Christine said...

I think my favorite would have a bit of both, though More Alpha than beta.
Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for your giveaway
Best wishes
cms72023 at gmail dot com

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I am a more Alpha than Beta person. Just like a take charge man I guess...
Curran from Kate Daniels series is my favorite Alpha.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

rfg72 said...

I prefer more Alpha, but yeah, the damaged side, the Beta side has to be there or he just comes off as total a-hole. Which is not sexy.

rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

Becca Patterson said...

I love a good strong man.

Tamara Hoffa said...

Loving the hop
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LM said...

Alpha lover!! But please don't make me choose a fav!
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Lona said...

Bowen from Immortals After Dark series is my fav, he is alpha all the way.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

latishajean said...

I love Alpha males my favorite strong and protective! Thank you for the great giveaway!
tishajean@ charter.net

Renald said...

Alpha males, all the way.Strong and faithful.
r.d1@myfairpoint.net

DeAnna Felthauser said...

My favorite Alpha is John from The Black Dagger Brotherhood Lover Avenged. He has heart, strength, loves madly and is super protective and considerate!
felthauserdeanna AT yahoo.com

Mydurango618 said...

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

Molly said...

I adore Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe's Realtor series...he's alpha all the way!

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!

Thanks for participating in the hop!

molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

Steph C. Brentson said...

My favorite Hero that would have to be Ethan from Chicagoland vampire series! He's defiantly an Alpha!

s.c.brentson@gmail(dot)com

Mia Downing said...

I love Alphas, but I agree, I do like them to have a touch of Beta, too. I have too many favorites to list, though!

MiaDowning007 @ hotmail.com

Alicia said...

I like to read more about alphas :)

Right now my favorite is Adam from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

Thanks for having the giveaway!

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Bren's Stitches said...

100% Alpha! xstitchdiva at att dot net

clivingston said...

There is no way I could choose a favorite! I read to many series about them, I love all the Alpha Males!!

Joy said...

I love alpha males. I like Blade from Kiss of Steel.
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Sarah said...

I agree with you that an alpha male with a bit of beta mixed in are my favorite. It allows their humanity and vulnerability to peak through.

Sarah said...

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Sharon Clare said...

I like the sound of your alpha male, a man with depth who can share feelings, a rarity except in the fictional world :)

sclare(at)sharonclare(dot)com

Vanessa N. said...

I love Charles from the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs. He's more alpha than beta.

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Lisa said...

My favorite heroes are alphas

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Na said...

Bones is one of my favorite alpha heroes.

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Keetra said...

Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite alpha is Rhage from the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R.Ward! :)
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Veronika said...

Thenk you for participating in the hop!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

K. April Holgate said...

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

miki said...

one of my favorite alpha is adam from mercy thompson series, it's has been hurt but stay really loyal and protective

all the best
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wanda f said...

Im an alpha girl all the way .I dont have one particualr favorite hero from a book I love them each in their own way.

savannah said...

My favorite book hero is Niol from Cynthia Eden's Midnight's Master. And he is all alpha :)

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donnas said...

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

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Phaedra Seabolt said...

My favorite alpha male is Samuel from Patricia Briggs's books. I love that he has a compassionate side and loves taking care of people and animals. He is strong, loyal, loving...He also has a past that I am longing to get resolved. FYI, he is a beta when he is around his dad or brother.
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Shadow said...

I have so many favorites!! One of my favorite alphas is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. I love this book. And the man... hehe I love alpha heros. So hot! :) Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!
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Ruthi Kight said...

I'm going to be honest, I haven't had much reading experience with Alphas, but I have found soooo many wonderful ones through this blog hop and I can't wait to sink my teeth into all of them. (figuratively and literally, lol) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

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

my favorite heros are alpha males with a sweet side.

Marlene Breakfield said...

My favorite hero is Mr. Darcy. He is an alpha. marlenebreakfield)at)yahoo(dot)com

LadyVampire2u said...

My favorite alpha male at the moment is definitely the all-alpha Curran of Ilona Andrew's books. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Beckey said...

There is so many out there and I could end up being here all day listing them...
I like an alpha (or beta) that is strong determined and willing to go the distance for what he desires..

Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop

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Nicki Elson said...

Oohwie - look at all the alpha maleness. But I'm with you & prefer some beta in a guy. Love what you said about him getting in trouble because he's standing up for others. that is Grant all the way.

Oh, and I think I completely neglected to tell you how much I love your one line blurb on your story:

Planning a wedding is never easy, especially when the Russian Mafia want you dead.

LOVE it!

Jolene and Family said...

I love my hero's more Alpha. One of my fav's is Wraith from Larissa Ione's Demonica series


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jessica said...

One of my favorite alpha heroes is Dash from Lora Leigh's Elizabeth's Wolf. I like the alphas. The betas aren't too bad but I'm more for the alphas. Thanks for being a part of the hop.
jessangil (at) gmail (dot) com

J. Lenni Dorner said...

My favorite book Alpha Male is Xavier (from my Existence series).

But for a more romance-book-like character, Noah Clayborne from Julie Garwood's "Shadow Dance" appeals to me as an Alpha because he is strong, intelligent, and has just the right amount of arrogance.

Susan Oloier said...

I always seem to be a day too late on these blog hops. But this one sounds like fun. I totally agree with you, Jennifer. I like a balance of the alpha and beta.

 


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