Friday, October 19, 2012

Alpha Male Gabfest

Do you love to read about Alpha Males? Who are your favorites? In honor of the Alpha Male Blog Hop, I've invited a group of wonderful authors to answer these questions. I hope you enjoy!

Why do I love Alpha Males?
Which book has your favorite Alpha Male?

After reading everyone's responses, go below to enter to win:

A $5 Amazon Gift Card

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

So, without further ado, please welcome my featured authors. 

Chantel Rhondeau, author of Always and Forever
Well, you've read my book, Melinda, so you know I don't 100% go for those macho, alpha males. I like a man with a softer side. I'd say a blend of alpha and beta - take charge when I need him to, but be kind and nurturing when I need that. However, my new WIP involves a very alpha male and I have to admit, as we peel back the layers and I get to know him better, he is a wonderful man. Hmmm... too many alphas in books to narrow it down without saying Eric Northman again from the Sookie Stackhouse books, but I've got the perfect one from a TV show. Have you ever watched Law and Order, Special Victims Unit? An actor who used to be on there, Christopher Meloni, played Detective Stabler. Not only was he very alpha, but very, very HOT! :-) Hotness always factors in with those alphas, doesn't it? I would recommend watching reruns of this show if you missed him!

Rachel Kall, author of Legally Undercovera romantic suspense to be published by Entranced Publishing April 22, 2013

I think a true Alpha Male is the perfect combination of strength and smarts. The Alpha Male knows what he wants and is willing to fight for it. My favorite Alpha Males can be in found in books by Suzanne Brockmann, Roxanne St. Claire, and Catherine Mann all writers of wonderful romantic suspense. 

Rachelle Ayala, author of Broken Build and Michal's Window

An Alpha male is decisive with a take charge attitude and tough exterior. He doesn't like to talk about his feelings, but if you're the special woman who can squeeze into his heart, you'll find him loyal and utterly adorable. Just don't let anyone else catch on.

Dave Jewell of my latest book, Broken Build, is my favorite alpha male. A hard charging CEO who fires at will, he hides his brokenness with a playboy lifestyle... until Jen uncovers the dusty crib and baby toys.

Dariel Raye, author of Dark Sentinels: Sable

Two of my favorite alpha males are Nalini Singh's Noel and Galen, from "Angel's Flight." Both are men of few words, yet when they speak, they are intelligent, insightful, and direct. They are both powerful, protective men who are not intimidated by a strong woman; in fact, they support and encourage strength in the women they love, taking whatever steps they deem necessary to help them acknowledge and fulfill their dreams. These men make me feel safe, willing to risk their lives to protect me from harm. They show me I am loved instead of wasting time with flowery lip-service.  

Christina McKnight, author of Only in Her Dreams

Alpha males? Women still like alpha males? Well, I’m more of a beta male kinda girl! Five reasons I’m addicted to this type of man: 1. He’ll let his woman pay the tab every once in a while, 2. He’ll admit his mistakes and apologize, 3. He doesn’t need the approval of his ‘pack’, 4. He doesn’t bulldoze people to get his way, 5. He’s not afraid to admit when he’s fallen in love!  My advice…whether your beta man is in the flesh or among the pages of a good book, hold tight to him and never let him go!

ST Bende, author of Elsker, a mythology based novel to be published by Entranced Publishing May 20, 2013

I feel like choosing a single favorite Alpha Male is a Herculean task.  I suppose I could start there - Hercules.  Now that's an Alpha Male.  Even the Disney cartoon version was dreamy - strong, sensitive, powerful... a halfway decent singer.  And I'd be remiss if I mentioned a mythological Alpha without bringing up Thor.  Strong, powerful, most likely not all that sensitive (but who really cares when the guy wields the power of Mjolnir and harnesses the forces of thunder?), and probably really good looking, given his Nordic roots.  But I'm fairly certain the ultimate Alpha Male was James Bond himself.  Sometimes dark, sometimes brooding, always elegant, well dressed, refined, dignified, and able to handle any situation.  Doesn't every woman fancy a man who has it all under control?  And who among us wouldn't love to be a Bond Girl?  I wouldn't object to looking even a smidge like Ursula Andress in that white bikini, walking out of the Caribbean to meet James Bond.  Hey, this blog post is about fantasy, isn't it?  

Melinda Dozier, author of Time Changes Everything, to be published by Entranced Publishing June 3, 2013

Alpha males are attractive because they know what they want. There´s nothing sexier than a confident, fearless, bold man. When it comes to love, an Alpha is ahead of the game. He doesn´t ask for love, but he tells the herione he wants it. He needs it. He has got to have it, and he will do whatever it takes to get it.

Jake in Time Changes Everything is the perfect Alpha. He has all the qualities I mentioned above. Once he realizes he's ready to love Amanda, he goes for it. He only has to convince her to admit it, too. What are some of the ways he convinces Amanda to take the risk on love? Find out in June, 2013 when Time Changes Everything is published.
Like what you heard? Please click on the author's name for their blog site or their book picture to buy their book!

But that's not all....Enter to win on the Alpha Male Blog Hop hosted by Carrie Ann's Blog Hops.

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

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!

And that's STILL not all... For a chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card, enter my own raffle below.
Remember to comment below about your favorite Alpha Males (with your email) and link on to other blog hop participants at: for more chances to win!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. I'd like to read Time Changes Everything. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Elizabeth L.

  2. I'd love to read Time Changes Everything. Jake sounds like my type of alpha male, strong, sexy and willing to take charge

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  3. there are too many alpha's that I like. But Cherise Sinclair feature some of my favorite alpha's

  4. Nicely done! I'm still wary when it comes to those Alpha Men...except for Alcide. :) Alcide, the actual Alpha of his pack in Harris' books and on TrueBlood is perfect.

  5. I love an alpha hero who isn't afraid of a strong female. My favorite alphas are Linda Howards' Mackenzies...yummy. And Cherise Sinclair's Doms from her Shadowlands series.
    email: qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

  6. Jake sounds like a really nice guy. ayala dot rachelle at gmail

    J.R. Ward has some really brutal alphas. LOL

  7. I'm excited for Time Changes Everything to come out

  8. LOVE an alpha male! If he can sport a kilt that's even better. YUM!

  9. My favorite alpha male is ancient I think!

    I like the silent, angst, arrogant, type who puts the woman he loves through hell via his silence, when it would have sufficed for him to embrace her and lesson his own pain! :D

    I'm a dork over the alpha male.

  10. Dark Sentinels: Sable looks good. I LOVE shifters...because they growl and I like an alpha that growls ;) thanks! sstogner1 at gmail dot com

  11. I definitely do read about alpha heroes. They happen to be my favorite. I like the tall, dark and brooding ones.


  12. Dark Sentinels! Looks good!

    flockparty (at) hotmail (dot) com

  13. Dariel Raye's Sable sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for the hop.

  14. Broken Build, I think.

    Thanks for doing this!

    Rachel (oceanrebel333 [at] gmail [dot] com)

  15. Time Changes Everything would be my choice. Jake sounds like a strong, sexy and confident alpha.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  16. I want to win because I am stockpiling books. I like to learn about new authors and this is the best way to do it. I would like Dark Sentinels: Sable.

  17. Jamie from Outlander is my favorite alpha male.
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  18. You gave too many great books to make an easy choice!

    I'm still torn between Legally Undercover and Broken Build.

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

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  19. I can't decide between Dark Sentinels, Sable or Only in Her Dreams.

    My fave alpha is Acheron from the Dark Hunters


    I post as BLHmistress but signed in rafflecopter as Dawna Newman

  20. My favorite alpha is tall, dark, and sexy :) I'm currently reading Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning, and right now my favorite male is Barrons! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Sheri -

  21. I love Roarke in Nora Roberts books :)

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !


  22. Hey Melinda! Thanks for including me in your post. I'm laughing with Sharon Stogner! Something about that growling turns me on, too. LOL

  23. I don't know that I can pick one Alpha male! Different characters show different qualities which makes them appealing! I just added several of those books to my TBR list! Broken build was one of them! This book sounds really good and I love an Alpha male that is strong but has a soft side as well! Enjoy your weekend!

  24. I like Highlanders, alpha males.
    I think Dark Sentinels ,Sable would be interesting.

  25. Follower GFC, r.d1

  26. Dark Sentinels: Sable seems the most interesting to me.

  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!

  28. Only in Her Dreams because I’m addicted to this type of man, too.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  29. My favorite alpha is Duncan from Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard.
    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  30. I like Clayton Westmoreland from Whitney My Love.
    All the books sound great.


  31. i love alpha who are loyal and protective


  32. Thank you for the wonderful post and the giveaway! I think I would choose Broken Build.

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  33. Confident, protective and intelligent! Right now, Master Adam from the Master At Arms series.

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

  34. I love the alpha pic!

    Broken Build sounds like a very intriguing book! I would love to win that to find out more.

    Time Changes Everything sounds great too! I'd like to know how he convinces her.

    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

  35. Time Changes Everything is the one I most want to read!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. I would choose Broken Build
    My favorite alpha is Roarke from JD Robb's In Death series.

  37. Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
    Always and forever!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!

  38. Only in her Dreams is right up my alley as I am not into the super alpha male. I like a bit of beta in him also. Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop. It is my first one and I am loving it.
    Best of luck,

  39. I like the sounds of Dark Sentinels: Sable.
    Thanks for being on the hop!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  40. My favorite alpha male at the moment is Rourke from the In Death series. He's wonderful and alpha without being overbearing.

    I would love to read Sable. It sound great!

    Jyl22075 at

  41. Only in Her Dreams
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  42. I love alpha males! Dark Sentinels looks amazing :)

  43. Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  44. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  45. i would love to win Dark Sentinels: Sable. i have heard amazing things bout this book. thanks for joining the hop!!

  46. I love Alpha Males with a hidden soft side, that are strong, fiercely protective, take-charge, and sexy with a little dark n' dangerous thrown in! I have so many favs, it is hard to pick just one!

  47. SABLE looks really good!!! I'd love to win that one!

    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!

    Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe's REALTOR series rocks!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

  48. I would love to read Only in her dreams sounds so good!
    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

  49. I would love to read 'Only In Her Dreams' because I love it when anyone - man or woman - can admit to their mistakes. I think a good Alpha character must have strength, compassion, and above all, confidence :) My favorite Alpha hero is Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson series. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  50. Sable looks great~ but so does Broken Build! I'd be happy to read either of these~ one of my favorite alphas is actually from a manga~ because I like to read with visuals ;) Kaname from Vampire Knight. Thank you for the hop!


  51. I love alpha males who are strong, sexy, and protective of those they love. Bones from the Night Huntress is one of my favorites.

    Maybe Dark Sentinels: Sable?

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

  52. I think Legally Undercover looks great. I like an alpha who is brave, loyal and protective. I also like a sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. I love alpha heros. So hot! :) I love how dominant, possessive, loyal and protective they are. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!

  54. I love alphas, who are strong, intelligent, protective,loyal and have a wicked sense of humor. I'd like to win Sable. Thanks for the giveaway!