Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop -- Gamma Heroes





Welcome to stop #29 of the Alpha Male Blog Hop!

I love alpha male heroes, those men who are decisive, confident, and don't take crap from anyone. Heroes who could snap you like a twig, but who never would because it would go against everything they believe in to harm someone who isn't their equal in size and strength. 

I also love their beta brethren, those men who are sensitive, kind, caring, and able to solve problems with their wits instead of their fists. Men who could and would happily be your best friend and your shoulder to cry on in hard times. Men who may be physically strong, but who rely on a different kind of strength to win their battles. But don't get me wrong--I'm not into wimps! 

My favorite kind of hero is what I've heard referred to as a "gamma" hero--a blend of alpha and beta, the best of both worlds. A man who's protective, brave, and willing to fight to safeguard the people he loves, but who's never an arrogant jerk who pushes others around to suit him and who won't listen to anyone's input (including the heroine's) because he thinks he knows best. A man who's willing to admit when he's wrong and willing to apologize when it's called for. Now that's a true hero in my book! 

Some of my favorite heroesZsadist, in J.R. Ward's Lover Awakened; Jonathan, in Delilah Marvelle's Once Upon a Scandal; Mac in Joey W. Hill's Natural Law; Rehvenge in J.R. Ward's Lover Avenged (I love nearly all of Ward's heroes!); Eidolon in Larissa Ione's Pleasure Unbound; Ares in Larissa Ione's Eternal Rider (come to think of it, I love nearly all of Larissa Ione's heroes too!); Jonathan Lloyd, the Earl of Ruel, in Natasha Blackthorne's A Measured Risk (this book is WAY hotter than Fifty Shades of Grey!)


What kind of heroes do you love? Who are some of your favorites?

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Now that you've heard what kind of heroes I like, are you wondering what kind of books I write? Of course you are! :)

My current romantic suspense series is called Blood and Honor and is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. The series chronicles the battles--both bloody and romantic--between two warring Mafia clans. Books 1 and 2 are available now. Here's a taste of Book 2: 

An Interpol agent playing a dangerous game. A Mafia princess desperate to escape. A man determined to exact retribution...


Nick Clarkston, a young Interpol agent, threatens to undo the fragile peace between the Lucchesi and Andretti families when he tries to take down the Mafia don father who abandoned him. He allies with his father's sworn enemy, a mobster both devious and ruthless. The mobster's alluring daughter helps Nick negotiate the murky criminal underworld, but he soon learns she's using him. Trapped, and with nowhere to turn, Nick makes a tragic mistake that plunges him further into danger.

Delfina Andretti appears to be the typical Mafia princess--but this princess wants out. Delfina dreams of being a fashion designer, and hooking up with Nick is her ticket out of an arranged marriage. Her feelings for Nick are genuine, but he's leery of her. Even worse, his heedless drive for justice threatens to get them both killed and to put everyone Delfina loves behind bars--unless she and Nick can forge a new future for their warring families.

Excerpt:

Nick turned the music up and caught Delfina’s eye. Was it just his imagination, or had she been admiring his bare arse? “Watching me, were you?” he asked, keeping his voice pitched low.

She blushed, roses staining her cheeks. His chest felt lighter than it had in weeks. “I’m not answering that.”

He strode over to her and leaned in, forcing her to sprawl back on the bed, caged within his arms. He placed his lips near her ear. “Your blush told me everything. Every single naughty thought you were having.”

Madonna,” she muttered and braced her hands against his chest. “You’re getting a swollen head.”

He darted his tongue out and ran it along the edge of her ear. “Most certainly.” He put a knee up on the bed and rubbed his hard aching length along her thigh.

She laughed and pushed against him, but he didn’t budge. “Time to get undressed,” he whispered. Her hands went to the buttons that ran down the front of the silk blouse tucked into her skirt. She played with the top one. 

“Now?” she asked, her voice lilting and playful.

“Now.” He rumbled the word in her ear and she shivered. “Take it off. I want to see you. All of you.”

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Want to know what happens next? You can find out in Retribution (Blood and Honor #2), available at these retailers: Amazon (Kindle)Amazon UK (Kindle)AppleAll Romance eBooksBarnes & NobleDieselKoboOmniLitSmashwords, and Sony. If you prefer print, Retribution is also on Amazon (paperback) and Amazon UK (paperback).


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To thank you for visiting my blog and participating in Romancing the Hop, I'm giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice)! To win, you must post a comment with your name and email address. Comments without an email address will be discarded. For additional chances to win, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter.



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Now what are those prizes?

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135 comments:

  1. I love the alpha male! So many to choose from! Adam from Nobody's Hero, Pamela Clare's I-team series, Lexi Blake writes some great ones and of course the Masters from Cherise Sinclair.
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Thanks, LM, for all the recommendations! I love having new books to check out.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  2. I like your idea of the gamma heroes. I love alpha males in books, but probably couldn't handle one full time.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL, Kelsey. I know what you mean!!!

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  3. Great post, like how your describe your heroes. Love reading about alpha heroes, there are so many great ones out there.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jean. Thank you! And yes there are soooo many awesome books with great alpha heroes to read. Just wish I had a few more hours in the day!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  4. Thanks for your insights. I am loving following the hop

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Shannon! Aren't these hops fun?

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  5. Thanks for the great excerpt and thanks for the chance!
    sqwalker2@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Liese,

      I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Nick was a very fun hero to write.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  6. What an interesting subject to write about, I know my daughter would enjoy your books ! ( Ill be passing along the info)

    Thanks for the hoppin fun :)

    ~Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Kym! I really appreciate that, and I hope she does!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  7. I love everything about Alphas! Awesome Blog Hop!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Me too! There's just something about a big sexy man with confidence, isn't there?

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  8. I had never heard the term 'Gamma' hero before, but that really is what I like in real life, even if I prefer Alphas in my books!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Hi Jo,

      Yep, if they were alphas all the time, we'd be tearing our hair out and yelling about what cavemen they were!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  9. 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.

    oceanrebel333@gmail.com

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    1. Exactly. I want someone I can rely on and lean on (when I need to). I don't want to be my partner's mommy.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  10. I love Ares too , I agree its hard not to love any of Larissa's heroes.

    Dawna Newman
    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Dawna,

      I thought Ares was just awesome. I loved hearing the commentary in his head. Larissa does a great job with all her heroes. Wraith is another favorite. He's such a smartass!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  11. Gamma Heroes are great too, but I love the hardheadedness of an Alpha. lol Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kaylyn,

      Oh yeah, a hardheaded guy can certainly be intriguing--when you don't want to smack him in the head with a frying pan. :) Those alphas usually make up for it in the sexiness department though. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  12. I honestly can enjoy alpha, beta or gamma heroes if the story is told well. My favorite alpha hero at the moment is Rourke from the In Death series.

    Jenny
    Jyl22075 at gmail.com

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    1. Hi Jenny,

      Rourke is a good one. Very, very sexy. *sigh*

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  13. I love an alpha. beta, or gamma...I think my favorite is Julian from RJ Scott's A Better Man.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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    1. Hi Yvette,

      Thanks for the recommendation! I haven't heard that one before. I'll have to check it out.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  14. I agree with the men from J.R. and Larissa's books.
    I like a totally Alpha, but not one who is a butt wipe,ya know...
    My favorite character is Curran from Kate Daniels series. He is a total Alpha psycho. HMM, I guess I like my Alphas a little on the crazy side...LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      LOL--I'll have to check Curran out. Sounds like he's fun.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  15. This is my first time hearing about *gamma*. I think that may be more up my alley. A little bit of the best of both worlds!
    Loving the blog hop and thanks so much for participating! I especially enjoy finding new authors and books to add to the ever growing TBR list.
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Glad you're enjoying the hop and finding new books to read. My TBR stack is about 8 feet tall! And my poor Kindle is groaning.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sarah Handrich
    mamamoss08@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  17. Thanks a lot!

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  18. All of Lori Foster's and Lora Leigh's Alphas. Kresley Cole's IAM.
    Vincenz and Julian from Lauren' Dane's Captivated.
    Thanks for being part of the blog tour and for your giveaway
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Christine,

      Ooh, thanks for all the recs!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  19. I love what you are terming Gamma heroes too, Eidolon is a doll, Jasper from Carrie Ann's A taste for a Mate, Laura Kaye's Owen,from North of Need
    sugerlady@aol.com

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    1. Hi Tamara,

      Eidolon is one of my all-time faves. :) Thanks for the recs!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  20. Alpha ,all the way. Thanks.
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  21. I love alpha and beta heroes. I like your term for the combination of the two traits of alpha & beta. One of my favorite alpha is Zarek from Dance with the Devil. I also like Ward's BDB heroes.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Jan,

      The BDB guys are so freaking hot!!! I'll have to check out Dance with the Devil too.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  22. Alphas are so much fun :)

    Liquiddemize@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Grace,

      Aren't they though? So manly, so sexy, so sexy (did I say that twice?). ;)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  23. I love alphas because they are confident, brave and intense.
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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    1. Hi Evie,

      Yes! I love the intensity too. Makes me all melty.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  24. I love a sexy Alpha male who is strong, confident, tall, dark, maybe a bit tortured, loyal, possessive of his female, and protective of those he loves.

    Barbara
    bbsbooknook@aol.com

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      You described everything I like too!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  25. I love Rage in J.R. Wards BDB series and Thomas from Lynsay Sands Argeneau Vamp series! Yummy!
    jinni_james@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Jinni,

      Rhage is my third fave in the BDB series. He was my number two for a while, but I fell hard for Rehv when his book came out.

      I'll have to catch up on the Argeneau vamps--I've only read one (which I loved). So many books, so little time!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  26. I've never heard the term Gamma hero but I can see why they would be appealing :)

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    Alicia
    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Alicia,

      I heard it last year and thought it was perfect to describe the kind of hero I like (and like to write).

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  27. 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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    1. Ooh, sign me up!!! You captured the perfect alpha right there.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  28. Now that you mention it, gammas are way better than Alphas. I think a lot of Julia Quinn's heroes would be gammas.

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

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    1. Hi Krista,

      LOL--exactly. I think a lot of alphas end up gammas by the end of the book. Otherwise the heroine probably couldn't live with him! :)

      I love Julia Quinn's heroes, especially Thomas Cavendish.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  29. I like a hero who is kind, caring and protective. Handsome is okay too.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Handsome is great, but you're right, the other qualities count the most. One of the reasons I love Zsadist in "Lover Awakened" is that he thinks he has nothing to offer because of his scars and his slave tats and his lack of education and polish, but he doesn't realize it's the inside that counts, and there he's a prince. Now I'm getting all teared up!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  30. Pasting in Ashley's comment (accidentally went on the promo post) so that she gets entered in the contest:

    Awesome!! Love Alpha males!! Thanks for joining this hop!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  31. I'm usually more of a beta lover, but favorite alphas include Lucky from Eden Winters' DIVERSION and Jason from Lynn Lorenz's BEST VACATION THAT NEVER WAS.

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I love a lot of betas too. Thanks for the recs!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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

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    1. Hi Cassandra. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  33. I love your books read Revenge was so good I can't wait to read book two! Thank you very much for taking part in this fun blog hop and for the great giveaway love Alpha males!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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    1. Thanks, Latisha! That's so sweet to hear. I hope you enjoy Retribution. :)

      I love doing the blog hops. I learn about so many great books and meet so many cool people.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  34. ALPHA MALES are AWESOME!!! Who doesn't love them.
    Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of the Blog Hop.
    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes, yes, they are awesome!!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  35. ALPHA R TRULY UNFORGETTABLE, HOT ,DELICIOUS & THEY LEAVE A STAMP BRAND ON UR HEART! U CANT HELP BUT B N LOVE WITH THEM 4EVER:D THANQ
    redz041@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Ruby,

      *nodding head* You never forget your first alpha.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  36. 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.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Renee!

      Yeah, the protective thing is cool. Even if you don't need it.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  37. I love alpha males and how strong and loyal they are.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Hi Joy,

      Those are all good points. Loyalty is key, I think. Then you know he'll be there for you, no matter what.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  38. I love gamma heroes too. I love Charles from the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Vanessa,

      Someone else recently mentioned Patricia Briggs to me. Gotta pick that one up!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  39. I love how protective they are of everyone around them and how they have such a soft side for the one they love and kids. Brenda Anderson xstitchdiva at att dot net

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    1. Hi Brenda,

      Yeah, there's nothing like seeing a big scary man go all gooey over a baby or a little kid, is there?

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  40. I love alpha males! Great post! I have revenge already on my nook, I am adding the next one as well! Can't wait to read them both! Both sound great! Enjoy your weekend!
    allysonbrann06@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Allyson,

      Awesome! That's so nice to hear. I hope you enjoy them both. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  41. I love alphas though I think they take on some beta qualities by the end of a book. I love the Masters in the Rescue Me series by Kallypso Masters (Masters at Arms, Nobody's Angel, Nobody's Hero, & Nobody's Perfect) & the crew from the Powertools series by Jayne Rylon.

    Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      I agree. I don't think you could live with a totally alpha male! :) Thanks for the recs! I'm dying to check out Kallypso's series!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  42. I love Gammas as well!!
    mygirls01@yahoo.com

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    1. :) I'm glad you like them too!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  43. I love 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

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    1. Hi Molly,

      I'll check that book out. I love your description of alphas... so very true. That's why we love them!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  44. Alpha males are my favorite :D Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi Veronika,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  45. I love alphas! My favorite is Eric Northman from Sookie Stackhouse series.

    Dovile
    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Hi Dovile!

      Ooh, I love Eric Northman too. Super sexy and oh so devious.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  46. my favorite alpha is loyal and protective like bones from the night huntress series

    all teh best

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Isabelle,

      I have the first book in that series, and I can't wait to start it!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  47. I love my alphas and I love this hop! :) Makes me want to go back and read all of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood books. Love those males! :)

    Thank you for a great giveaway!

    Marie
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Marie,

      I know what you mean--I wish I had the time to re-read them all, but I've only managed to read "Lover Awakened" twice. There are just so many awesome books out there. Someday!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  48. This is the best hop~ alphas are just the best! Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

    MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Hi Misha,

      I know--this is an awesome hop, isn't it? Of course it would be, since it's about our favorite subject, right?

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  49. Pasting in April's comment so she gets entered:

    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

    Thanks for stopping by, April! :)

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway!
    readingromances.contactATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hi Reading Romances!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  51. Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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    1. Hi Donna,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  52. I like both alphas and gammas. I prefer the alpha though since I married one.
    phaedracamille@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Phaedra,

      Lucky you!!! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

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  53. Gamma heroes are perfect, but I love alphas too! Barrons from the Fever series is my favorite :)
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Lacey,

      I love Barrons too. He is super-sexy!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  54. Some of the Alpha's I like to read about are in Lora Leigh's Breed Series, J.D. Tyler's An Alpha Pack novel, Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega Series, and Michelle Hauf's books. I like Alpha's that are strong and know what want & aren't afraid to go for it either even if they have to take risks to get it. I also like Alpha's that's not afraid to let his mate fight that she too can be powerful and together they are a team they work together. Alpha's that fight for what they want, declare their mates and don't let anyone get in their way of their true love and happiness.
    kimdg1993@aol.com or kimdg1993@yahoo.com

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    1. Also the alpha's in Larissa Ione's Demonica Series Eidolon, Shade, Lore, Wraith, Con,Kynan,Luc,Nathan Decker. Lords Of Deliverance Ares, Arik,and Thanatos

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    2. Hi PrincessDiane!

      Thanks for the recommendations! I also love Larissa Ione's heroes. All of them rock. Wraith is such a bad boy, but the rest are usually straightforward good guys... and really alpha at the same time. Delicious!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  55. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Natasha,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  56. Thanks for the fantastic giveaways! Loving this blog hop!

    micciknigh@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi MaryAnn,

      This has been an awesome hop! Be sure to come back for the next one.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  57. I love alpha heros. So hot! :) Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Shadow,

      I'm glad you've been having a blast. These hops really make me smile--it's great to see what everyone thinks about the topic at hand, and when it comes to alphas... oh boy!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  58. There is so many out there that I could list here, I may be here all day so I will list a few of the qualities that I like
    Strong, compassionate, determined willing to go the distance in getting what he desires, caring, charming and bit of creativity as well
    Thanks for being a part the hop and sharing with us

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hi Beckey,

      Those are great qualities. Willing to go the distance--yes!!! A man who won't quit and who will make sacrifices and endure hardships is very, very sexy indeed.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  59. I love Alpha Males :)!!

    Thank you for the chance to win.

    Savannah Miller
    savannahm1987@gmail.com

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  60. Love alpha males! Especially when they are balanced with strong heroines :)

    Some of my favorites are Curran in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and Bones in Jeniene Frost's series.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    yelena(dot)casale(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Yelena,

      Ooh, there's nothing better than a well-matched couple. If the heroine doesn't bring something to the table, the story just doesn't seem as exciting to me. Thanks for the recs!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  61. great excerpt and thanks for the giveaway - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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      I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  62. thanks for joining the hop, this is an awesome giveaway!!
    miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  63. I love alpha males, but the gamma male sounds like a good combination of the alpha and beta. Bones is one of my favorite Alphas and he definitely shows some sensitivity!

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

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    1. Hi Stephanie,

      That's what I've always thought. I think a pure alpha would drive me up a tree!

      You must be the sixth or seventh person to mention Bones. I know what I'll be reading next!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  64. I love alphas, who are strong, intelligent, protective, loyal and have a wicked sense of humor. Two of my favorite heroes are Acheron and Mr. Darcy.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Marlene,

      Me too! And oh man, Mr. Darcy (*fanning self*). One of my favorite books. I have to re-read it every few years.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  65. I love a dominant, take charge, bad boy alpha :) Thanks for participating in the the and for the great giveaway and chance to win

    Jolene A

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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      Bad boys are great, aren't they? ;)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  66. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you have a great week. I love alphas!
    Jessica
    jessangil (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      Thank you--you too!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  67. I like alphas and their protectiveness.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Me too. A protective male makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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  68. Yay! Glad to see you in this hop! :) Hope you are doing well.
    Great post. :)

    Alphas are awesome.

    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

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  69. 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 traci

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