Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop!

I'm so tickled to be a part of the Alpha Male Blog Hop, where a bunch of us authors offer our takes and opinions on the absolute hottest heroes in romance, the alpha male and offer some AMAZING prizes. Make sure to visit all the participating authors in the list at the end of this post for a chance to win free books and a fantastic haul of swag that will make any book lovers mouth water!

Is there anything hotter than a powerful man brought to his knees by the strength of his love for one woman? He will fight to the death to protect what is his, and yes, he is old fashioned enough that the heroine is most definitely his. She should fight against that chauvinism, and indeed, some of the hottest sparks between them comes as she tries to assert her independence. Deep down, a part of her yearns to be taken, ravished and dominated by a man who knows how. The alpha male knows how to strike that balance between control and compromise. He will do anything to get the heroine into his bed, and she will let him because the sensuality and power he oozes from every pore is absolutely irresistible to her.

But the alpha male has no interest in a  weak woman . Indeed it is that push/pull as she tries to resist his hold over her, this delicious passion between them that inflames him so. The alpha male is intense. He does nothing by half measures both in and out of the bedroom and while the heroine most definitely succumbs to the delicious passion between them, she is left stronger, not weaker. Being loved by an alpha male allows the  heroine to flourish because he is able to reach that core of her sexuality that no other man can. She feels power as she has never known because she can bring this powerful man to his knees even as he shatters her defenses again and again. There's a fine line and the alpha male knows just how to take his woman, yet not let her lose herself. He wants her strong. He wants her to keep her fire.

In my contemporary erotic romance Blood Vows Book One-The Vendetta, the hero, Alessandro Dardano is the ultimate alpha. This wealthy Italian stallion is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Brianna O'Reiley.

True, their rival mafia families have been trying to kill each other for over fifty years, but he's alpha enough not to let that stand in his way!

Brianna might have a thing or two or three to say about that but she can't deny that Alessandro makes her feel things no other man ever has. Their passion sets them both ablaze and makes her willing to toss all caution to the wind. Not that she's going to make it easy on him. Oh no. Brianna will fight him every step of the way.

But funny how a lot of those fights end up in the bedroom, where neither of them ever loses!

Blood Vows Book One
The O’Reiley’s and the Dardano families have always despised each other, turning New York City into a war zone and dividing the loyalties of the biggest families in organized crime. When mob princess Brianna O’Reiley’s husband is murdered under the patriarch Bernardo Dardano’s orders, she vows vengeance on the family that has destroyed hers.
Trying to regroup after her loss, Brianna leaves her young son William with her family and leaves the city to spend some time alone. A snow storm blows in and she crashes into another car on the road. Both she and the other driver are unharmed and take shelter from the storm where Brianna allows herself for just one night, to forget her tragedy in this stranger’s arms.
They part, neither knowing the other’s identity only to discover in a cruel twist of fate that the passionate stranger who helped her through her grief is none other than Alessandro Dardano, the eldest son of Bernardo, returned to New York from running his father’s business overseas to now take his place as Bernardo’s successor.
And Brianna is now pregnant with his child.

I'm giving away an ebook copy to one lucky commenter! Just leave me a comment (with your e-mail addy TOO!) and you'll be entered to win a copy of Blood Vows BookOne-The Vendetta. Why do you love alphas? What is it about them that you can't get enough of?

But that's not all. Oh no! Everyone in the US who comments both here and on all participating authors blogs today and all weekend long will be entered to win a mind blowing swag prize. 

  Yep, ALL that! Now as you can imagine, that's a pretty hefty prize so shipping will be restricted to US commenters only, and Carrie, who's running the hop will chose a winner from ALL commenters on ALL blogs but The Vendetta is an ebook so that means even if you're from the moon, you can comment here and I'll pick a winner this coming Monday night at midnight EST!

Now make sure and visit everyone else's blogs to get a chance to win some other great prizes and share your thoughts on the deliciousness that is the alpha male hero!


Jean MP said...

The Vendetta sonnds like an awesome book. Look forward to reading it.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Rachel said...

Mmmm, vendettas...


susanmp said...

I love everything about Alphas! Your book sounds great and I can't wait to read it.
Awesome Blog Hop!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I love how Alphas are confident, but still a bit sensitive..and they are soo committed to their woman.

Thanks for the hoppin fun !

BLHmistress said...

I love that they are strong, stubborn sarcastic and fiercely protective of those they care about.


rfg72 said...

Protective, confident, and loving. Tough but fair.

rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

Liese2 said...

The book sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Yvette said...

The book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

JanD said...

I love an alpha because of his decisiveness when he meets the woman he loves. The hot sexy body is a bonus.
bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

Renald said...

Muscles. ;-)

Alicia said...

I love that "take charge" attitude that they have, they aren't afraid to go after what they want.

Thanks for participating in the hop!

dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

Jyl22075 said...

I love their strength and protectiveness. It doesn't hurt if they have rock-hard abs either. :)

Jyl22075 at

Bren's Stitches said...

Alphas are just strong and sexy. Everything about them happens to be HOTT.
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Christine said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I enjoyed my visit to your blog
Best wishes
cms72023 at gmail dot com

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous said...

I like strong, self-assured, demanding alphas for my books. In real life, my dog is my only alpha in the house. The boyfriend is more of a beta. :)

Thanks for being part of the blog hop! This is so fun!

Tamara Hoffa said...

loving the hop

Joy said...

Love alpha males, thanks for the hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Cassandra said...

I love how brave, strong, possessive, protective, and capable they are :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Ashley Applebee said...

The Vendetta sounds like an awesome book!! I love Alphas so much!! They are strong, protective, take charge and dominate! Totally yummy!!
Ashley A

Belinda G said...

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.

I'm so loving your graphic background! Kudos to your designer!

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

Belinda G

Barbara B. said...

Your books sound amazing!

I love a sexy Alpha male that is strong, protective, possessive of his female, loyal to those he loves, caring, has a sweet, sensitive side, and is a leader.


Kaylyn D. said...

I love that Alpha are so protective. They would do anything to protect their loved ones. Thanks for the giveaway.

latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway sounds like a great book! I love Alpha males fun blog hop!

Veronika said...

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

Nay Nay said...

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. <^_^>

P.S. When I clicked you your website my anti virus software blocked a trojan that was attached. Just wanted to let you know.

Phaedra Seabolt said...

My favorite alpha physical trait is his eyes (but that's true whether he's an alpha or not). Otherwise my favorite characteristic is their determination. They will do anything to achieve whatever their current goal happens to be.

Lisa said...

The book sounds awesoe


Vanessa N. said...

I love alpha males because they're strong, confident, and will do anything for the one they love.

Molly said...

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

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

donnas said...

They are strong, loyal, sexy and caring to those they love

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Natasha said...

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

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

Shadow said...

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

Beckey said...

The book sounds interesting, thanks for sharing :)


J Lenni Dorner said...

I love that Alpha Males are as fun to read about as they are to write about! My favorite quality in an Alpha Male is confidence.

I agree that they don't want weak women.

j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

bn100 said...

I like alphas and their protectiveness.


Jolene and Family said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for participating in the hop


jessica said...

thanks for being a part of the hop. I love alphas. The main thing that I like is that they are so tough and protective but also very loving. I hope that you have a great week.
jessangil (at) gmail (dot) com