18 October 2012

Alpha Males- Yum! - Blog Hop

We all love Alpha Men, the no-holds-barred take-no-prisoner type of man who makes our panties wet and turns our senses to mush.  An Alpha man knows how to manage time, focuses on living life as much as he can in twenty-four hours.  An Alpha man wants to make a good life for his mate.  He not only has muscles and is able to defend his mate, but he has good sense, not to mean that he’s always a genus but that he’s able to reason things out.  He takes risks, he’s goal oriented, and he never takes no for an answer.

Writing a ménage can be tricky because there has to be an Alpha and there has to be a Beta who is able to take command and yet also be able to stand toe to toe with the Alpha.  He has to be just as sexy and able to balance the Alpha out.  It’s a delicate dance of harmony creating two equally mouth-watering men and writing them in a way that makes it believable that the heroine could fall for both. 

I think I’ve managed it to do that in my latest two books.  In The Scarlet Dove, Apollo Beck is clearly the Alpha while his cousin Blue is the Beta.  But don’t underestimate Blue.  He’s half Indian and all warrior, and he’ll do anything to keep his cousin ad the love of his life, Liza, safe.

As for The Song Bird, Eli James is definitely driven, aggressive and powerful, and he’s found Jason Braddock, who tempers him evenly.  They are partners in every sense of the word, but his world comes crashing down when he realizes Jason wants a family.  So he hatches an idea and when he sees Avilon, he comes up with a plan.

Of course, there’s danger and adventure in both books!  Each book sets up a fictional city that is the basis for an upcoming contemporary trilogy coming in 2013.  It’s a sort of Ghost Whisperer meets Cold Case and I’m so excited about the three books, so keep an eye out for them!  In the meantime, here’s a chance to win one of the books that sets up this series.  To win the PDF copy of either The Scarlet Dove or The Song Bird, just leave a comment saying who has been your favorite Alpha Male in any series, book or tv/film role!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and make sure to visit the other blogs in the hop! 


  1. Lucan Thorne from Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  2. I've written a few menage and totally agree. It's a balance because writing straight men getting hot and heavy naked together can make for an interesting setting. Most straight guys don't like stripping and sharing a woman but let me just say writing it is so much fun!

  3. Adam Hauptman,from the mercy thompson series i just love that man.


  4. I am new to the genre but it definitely holds my interest!

  5. I have a MAJOR crush on the actor that played ANGEL ...yummmm

    thanks for the hoppin fun !

  6. I love everything about Alphas! One of my all time favorites is Archangel Raphael from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. Awesome Blog Hop!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  7. My favorite Alpha is Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson series.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  8. I love Alpha men, because I need someone as confident and dominant as me to have an equal relationship - I hate the feeling that my partner is less powerful than me and cannot make it without me.


  9. My favorite Alpha is a tie between Eric Northman from the Sookie series or Acheron from The Dark Hunter series.


  10. My favorite Alpha is a tie between Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire series and Jericho Barons from the Fever series! (Non book, I think WWE's Undertaker is totally an Alpha Male and a DOM!)
    Ashley A

  11. Favorite Alpha Male is Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse Novels. I love him. *sigh* lol Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I have too many to pick just one. Jasper Jamieson, Adam Jamieson, Jude from Lauren Dane's Second Chances there are just too many to name. LOL

  13. I do think menage can be tricky, especially if you are trying to show both men as strong, but where one is clearly the alpha.

    As for my favorite alphas, I have many, but at the moment I really love Roarke from the In Death series.

    Jyl22075 at gmail.com

  14. I love Julian from RJ Scott's A Better Man.

  15. i adore hart mackenzie from jennifer ashleys' the dukes perfect wife


  16. I love Lucky from Eden Winters' DIVERSION, and Jason Cooper from Lynn Lorenz's THE BEST VACATION THAT NEVER WAS.


  17. Right now, Eric from Sookie Stackhouse. But it changes as I read and re-read and go oh, yeah!

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

  18. My new favorite Alpha is Damon from Vampire Diaries. :) I was recently introduced to the series and am in lust!

  19. Hmmm Jack Cole from Shayla Black's Wicked Ties. Vincenz and Julian from Lauren Dane's Captivated. ALL of Lori Fosters Alphas and Chloe Lang's Wilde brothers
    Thanks for being part of this awesome blog hop and for you giveaway.
    Best wishes
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

  20. Leroy Jethro Gibbs! yum

  21. It's a balance act to have 2 complete Alphas together-- but sometimes a strong Beta can be just as entrancing!

  22. Alpha , I like Simon Westfield ,A Certain Wolfish Charm ,by Lydia Dare.

  23. I like Zarek from Dance with the Devil (Sherrilyn Kenyon).
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  24. My favorite Alpha is Vishous from the Black Dagger Brotherhood! I also love any of Carrie Ann's Alpha's!


  25. I LOVE Thomas from Lynsay Sands Argeneau Vamp series!

  26. 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!


  27. Right now, I'd say Adam from the Mercy Thompson series.

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  28. Tv series I'd so hands down have to say Mal from FireFly. Granted he's pretty great in Castle too. xstitchdiva at att dot net.

  29. 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!

  30. one of my favorite Alpha males is Decebel from The Grey Wolves Series! Thank you for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  31. I love my Alpha Males. They keep me coming back for more.
    I Love how protective they are of their woman even when they KNOW she can kick some major ass.
    My favorite “Alpha Male” is Jonas from Lora Leigh’s Breeds. He is the Ultimate alpha male.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

  32. Right now its Blade from Kiss of Steel, loving this book.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  33. I love Charles from the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs. Thanks for the chance


  34. I really like Mac from Lora Leighs Guilty Pleasures. He was a strong yet tender and protective man.annpa@gmail.com

  35. I love Masters Marc, Adam, & Damien from the Rescue Me series by Kallypso Masters & the crew from the Powertools series by Jayne Rylon.


  36. I have too many favorites to pick just one!

  37. I love Master Adam :)

    lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. Vishous from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Mmmm yummy :)

    Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  39. I have too many faves to pick just one -- I love Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Severn from Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra series and Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  40. Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe's REALTOR series!

    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

  41. I love Braden from On Dublin Street by Samantha Young.
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. my favorite is bones from teh night huntress series by jeaniene frost


  43. My favorite is actually from a manga~ Vampire Knight's Kaname <3 Super sexy alpha!


  44. I much prefer a man who is strong, but not a bossy jerk. I want to see a tender side to him as well. Edna Curry edna@midco.net

  45. 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

  46. Edward from Twilight
    I love alpha males because they can be strong and a tease. However, they shouldn't be all controlling. I need some room to breathe. lol
    prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com

  47. I have to say that Jason Stathan's Transporter and Expendables characters are some of my favorite alpha hero characters. I love his movies! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Bones from the Night Huntress series.

    Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  49. 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.

  50. I would have to say at this point that my fave is Rhycious from Sheri Fredricks Remedy Maker. Thanks for the awesome opportunity!


  51. I love alpha heros. So hot! :) Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!

  52. I like alphas and their protectiveness.


  53. 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

  54. I would be here all day naming off all the alpha in books I have read, there is just so many to name..
    Love a passionate, strong, determined willing to go the distance type of alpha that is also caring, charming and a bit creative too ...
    Great question and thanks for being a part of the hop

    The books sound interguingly interesting :)


  55. Hi. Wish I knew you before and was able to read some of your work. But these sound awesome. So right now Sam Kage from Mary Calmes series "A Matter of Time" Has got my vote.;)


    (The Song Bird would be my pick If I win;)

  56. That's a hard question to answer. I think I'll pick Acheron from the Dark-hunter series.

  57. I love Wraith from Larissa Ione's Demonica series

    Jolene A


  58. Thanks for being a part of the hop! I love alphas! One that I enjoy is Dash from Elizabeth's Wolf by Lora Leigh.
    jessangil (at) gmail (dot) com

  59. My favorite Alpha Male is Xavier (from my Existence series). I am also quite partial to Dr. Gregory House (of the tv show House M.D.), Sheriff Carter (of the tv show Eureka), and Chief (from "The Laughing Man" in JD Salinger's Nine Stories).
    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com