Monday, October 22, 2012

The Alpha Male Blog Hop and Giveaway

Good morning! Welcome to my post for the Alpha Male Blog Hop hosted by Carrie Ann Ryan!

What is it about an alpha male that makes him so sexy? The way he takes charge? The way he walks or talks? All of the above. Alpha males are considered rulers in our society right? We're told you can't be a leader of you're not an alpha male.

What exactly does that mean? Lets look up the definition of alpha: Having the highest rank of its sex in a dominance hierarchy. Hmm... yep that meets he's on top, the boss in charge. 

Why is this man so attractive to women and men like, ahem... me? I do love a man who can stand up on his own two feet and lead. He wears the pants and therefore takes the responsibility. The leader of the pack and when someone stands in his way look out!

It's even better when your alpha male is a handsome. I mean, bearded or not, tall, muscular, rugged... *sigh* OOh sorry. I just thought of a few I'd like to lead me some where...

Ahem...

Now that you know what being an alpha means, tell me about some of your favorite alpha's in books, movies, TV, or in your actual life. 

 I'll share two of mine who are trying to coexist in the same space. Hmph? Will this work?

Leave comments and you'll be entered into a giveaway 3 GRAND PRIZES so make sure to LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!

One for swag from Carrie Ann and friends. 





The others

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card


Also, I'm giving away a copy of my book, Under the Gun from NBP and a 10 GC from Amazon. It's the beginning of the series Hardy and Day Under the Gun and book two is currently in the works. 







Camdyn Hardy is a former cop who has his own private investigator business. Due to a misunderstanding from a client, he gets into an argument with his lover Tay. Right after, they breakup Camdyn is left alone to think about his future as a PI and his love life.
                                   
Malik Day was recently discharged under the DADT policy and is looking to get his life on track The main reason he joined was because he dreamed of being a ranking officer. Now that it’s been taken away, he desires to start his life anew and find someone to share it with.

After two weeks the men meet at a shooting range and find out they have a lot in common. Once they engage in a one on one match, they proceed to a bar to have drinks and get to know one another better.  They both discover their affinity for guns as well as Camdyn’s need for a new partner at Camdyn &Associates. Malik is intrigued but afraid to ask him and decides to wait till they are closer. Camdyn is excited about this prospect as well but waits for Malik to say the word. Finally, in an erotic encounter, true feelings are revealed.

In subsequent books, the story continues where the twosome begin their work and love relationship. Together they’ll take on cases investigating cheating husbands or wives, companies with defector employees all the while trying to maintain their newfound commitment to one another as well as having a little fun in the process. 

Read an excerpt here 

Here are the rest of the bloggers participating! A lot of chances to win some great prizes so make sure you try to visit a bunch and LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!






56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, I would have to say 2 of my favorite alphas are Acheron from the Dark Hunter books (sherrilyn kenyon), TOTAL alpha there! and Lord Miles Naismith Vorkosigan (lois mcmaster bujold), short, bone probs and all; he is an alpha.

lori
loriwarwick220@yahoo.com

patricia crews said...

first let me say, i love your blogs name (my man tells me that all the time,lol). as far as favorite alphas, i have 4 i compare all others to.
1. jerricho barrons from fever series by karen marie moning.
2. joshua barrington from blood and light series by rue volley.
3. rome kategan from kategan alphas series by t.a. grey.

and my first alpha ever, an oldie but still a goodie...

4. lestat de lioncourt from vampire chronicles by anne rice.

thanks for a great hop and great contest :D

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Sally Bibrary said...

I love my Alpha Males most when they're holding a leash, or at least a pair of fuzzy cuffs, and I definitely love it when comfortably queer or boldly bisexual. :)

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LM said...

Love the Alpha's! Adam from Nobody's Hero is amazing! Lorelei James has some great cowboys also!
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Jason said...

Alpha Males rock! I love to see that smoldering sexiness. mmm!

jase
vslavetopassionv(at)aol(dot)com

Tina said...

So many great prizes! Thanks for participating. tmadamski(at)msn(dot)com

Shannon Ro said...

Sounds like a great series. Thanks for sharing

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Yvette said...

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

Julie Lynn Hayes said...

Oooh, what an interesting blog hop!

Alpha males, eh?

First, I'll go with Klaus von Wolfstadt from Maiden Rose (yaoi manga). Also Count Dracula, from Bram Stoker's novel. And then I'd like to throw in one of my own from WIP - Raoul Marchand, my werewolf from When Will I See You Again.

Thanks for taking part in the hop!

Julie
shelley_runyon@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

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.

Rachel oceanrebel333 @ gmail.com

Debby said...

Alpha males are so much fun. There are so many I enjoy.
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Kasey Dean said...
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Kasey Dean said...

I have many favorite Alpha Males. Two of them will have to be Adam Montague from Kallypso Master's Nobody's Hero and Master Marcus from Cherise Sinclair's Make Me, Sir

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Renald said...

Bring it on Alpha male. You can't have just one.
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Loveless3173 said...

oh yeah, I love the Alpha males that simply and raunchily take what they want and in the end whisper sweet nothings to their partner.. so freaking.. HOT <3 lol...

Judi
arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

Rush said...

Phewww! *fanning self* These boys get hotter and hotter each day!!
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Michelle said...

I just LOVE me an alpha male....especially if he's into other alpha males :) Please count me in, Thank you. Chellebee66(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love to read about Alpha males, but any male will do ;)

Thanks for the hoppin fun !

~Kym
flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

I love alpha males in real life and in books. Alpha males are more than just having a lot of cockiness (no pun intended) or "swagger." My favorite type of fictional alpha male is definitely the cowboy,think Hugh Jackman in Australia or Wolverine. My other favorite fictional alpha male was Dr. Ross in ER.

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

Whoops, forgot my email address
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ilona said...

I love Alpha Males in my romances and my top ones are Acheron from The Dark Hunters and Eidolon from Demonica

Jean MP said...

Love reading about Alpha males, so many great ones out there.
Have enjoyed reading Lorelei James books with all those hot cowboys.
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Keetra said...

I love alpha males because they’re alphas! They’re strong physically and emotionally, but they’re still capable of tenderness and love, and it’s cool! And reading about them is funny as hell :)
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Tore said...

I love alpha males because they are strong, controlling protective and gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

Alicia said...

In books I'll read pretty much anything with a strong alpha - so long as the author doesn't go overboard and cross the line between alpha and arrogant jerk.

Thanks for participating in the hop!

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JanD said...

My alpha pick from the movie word: Sean Connery as James Bond.
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BLHmistress said...

My fave all time Alpha is Acheron, he is everything I love in an Alpha.

movies, Maximus from Gladiator and Thesius from The Immortals.

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Na said...

I like the heroes from the BDB series. here's just something about alphas that catches my attention.

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Bren's Stitches said...

I'm such an Alpha whore. I really can't pick one favorite. xstitchdiva at att dot net

Sharon Stogner said...

what is better than a story with an alpha male? a story with 2! The Cut & Run series has that :) Ty and Zane. sstogner1 at gmail dot com

rfg72 said...

WOW! Want!!

Thanks!

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Phaedra Seabolt said...

I love Samuel from the Patricia Briggs books.
phaedracamille@gmail.com

Jyl22075 said...

Under the Gun sounds great! You don't need to include me in your personal giveaway since I just won some prizes from you, but I really enjoyed checking out Under the Gun.

Jyl22075 at gmail.com

Lacey T said...

My favorite alpha ever is definitely Barrons from the Fever series! He's insanely confident and sexy!
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Liese2 said...

My favorite alpha is Roarke from JD Robb's In Death series. Thanks for the chance!
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Vanna said...

I like the sound of your books ;) will definitley have to check them out!

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Veronika said...

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 course sexy!

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Cassandra said...

Some of my favorite 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 & also the men from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Tamara Hoffa said...

Kade Jameson, All the brothers from KGI, Zeph, Z,V
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Joy said...

I love alpha males and how strong, loyal and protective they are.
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donnas said...

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

J Lenni Dorner said...

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).
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Dovile said...

My favorite alpha is Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series.

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Molly said...

Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe's REALTOR series rocks!

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

Kaylyn D. said...

My favorite Alpha is real life is my hubby. My favorite Alpha in fiction is Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Thanks for the giveaway.
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

latishajean said...

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

Emily said...

My fave alpha is Adam from the Mercy Thompson novels. Absolutely love him! Thanks for the giveaway!

tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ashley Applebee said...

I love Alpha Males because they are strong, protective, take charge and dominate! yummy!! My top two favorites are Jericho Barrons and Eric Northman!! Yummy, yum, yummy!!
Love your Alphas together!! Sounds like a great book!!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

Misha said...

My favorite alpha comes from a manga~ Kaname from Vampire Knight. So sexy and dangerous to all except his lady. I love it!

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Lisa said...

I love the Masters from the Rescue Me series by Kallypso Masters & the crew from the Powertools series by Jayne Rylon

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Mel Bourn said...

I love my alpha man to be Dominant yet have a sense of humor. He is loyal, protective, and isn’t afraid to enjoy the small things in life.
mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Shadow said...


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

Two of my favorite alpha males are Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries and Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series. See a connection here? Nothing I find more sexy and alpha than a vampire! These two stick out for me because of their wicked sense of humor and rock hard abs! At least I am being honest. Thanks so much for being a part of this hop! I am having so much fun.
Best wishes,
Marlena
charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Juliana said...

I love an alpha man that is in control!
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bn100 said...

I like alphas and their protectiveness. I like Zsadist.

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Daniel M said...

strong & protective - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com