Friday, October 19, 2012

Sizzling Alpha Male Blog Hop

Welcome to the Alpha Male Blog Hop!

What is it about the Alpha Male that makes him such a delicious romance hero?  

I love paranormal romance and one of the reasons is because the hero is often a tough Alpha male. Somehow, I don’t mind an Archangel or vampire or shapeshifter shaking his Alpha ass, whereas for me such behaviour just wouldn’t wash with a contemporary hero.

It doesn’t hurt that these paranormal guys have bodies to die for, eyes that mesmerize at a hundred paces and bedroom skills that make my heart flutter (then again, since these guys are immortal they’ve obviously had lots of practice in this area!)

These Alpha heroes are hot, gorgeous and they invariably know it. Maybe they’re a tad arrogant at times, but so long as his heroine can give as good as she gets, I’m fine with this because let’s face it, there’s nothing quite as delicious as watching an Alpha male fall—irrevocably and forever.

Here's an exclusive excerpt from my upcoming erotic paranormal romance, Archangel of Mercy.  
Over 18s only, please!

A muscled bronzed shoulder greeted her. Definitely male. His face was buried in the curve of her shoulder and neck, and a mass of tangled golden hair teased her cheek.

She hitched in a ragged breath, but not enough to clear the stupor that once again crawled through her brain. He wasn’t dead. She could feel his heartbeat, and it was strong. Gingerly she raised her right arm, the one that wasn’t pinned beneath him, and attempted to push him off her.

It was like trying to push against a mountain. A warm, living mountain, and with horrified disbelief she realized that her fingers were clinging to the taut flesh as if they were magnetized.

He didn’t move, but something stirred. Fingers still glued to his shoulder, Aurora felt her face burn as the unmistakable length of his cock thickened and nudged against her tender core.

The insane urge to part her legs whispered through her mind and if it hadn’t been for the fact it was physically impossible for her to move at all, she had the awful feeling she would have done just that.

Of course she wouldn’t. What was she thinking? Clearly she was oxygen deprived. Her dry spell was catching up with her, and her unexpected thrills on the astral planes were still creating havoc with her libido. There was no way she wanted to shag this stranger. She didn’t even know what he was doing there.

But she knew exactly what he was doing. His erection, even through his jeans or whatever he was wearing, was hard and demanding and angled across her swollen clit. A strangled groan escaped even as she dug her teeth into her lower lip and tried to block the spiraling need that claimed her womb.

She was being turned on by an unconscious man. It was sad and also, if she thought about it, slightly depraved, but she couldn’t help it. He might be out cold, but his cock was the hottest thing she’d felt in years.

His naked chest crushed her and even though she was still wearing her tank top and shorts, her fevered mind imagined them away. Her fingers trailed across his exposed shoulder and hovered over the tempting tangle of golden hair.

This was madness. She needed to pull herself together. Perhaps she could wriggle free? But even as disjointed escape plans hammered through her mind, she wound a silken strand of his hair around her finger.

This couldn’t be happening. Maybe she’d catapulted back into her body too quickly and this was all a hallucination? Did that mean that in reality she was lying unconscious on the ground? Was she seriously trying to convince herself that this was all in her mind?
His weight shifted; a slow realignment of heavy limbs as if, in the depths of his unconsciousness, he was slowly becoming aware of his surroundings. She froze, his hair still twisted around her finger in damning evidence, as his knees languidly eased her thighs apart.

Her heart thudded against her ribs and she tried to ignore the erotic tremors that claimed her sensitized clit. He wasn’t doing anything on purpose. There was no need to get so excited.

But there was a great need for her to drag back control, to squash this crazy lust distorting reality and—

He lifted his head from her shoulder and looked down at her. And her tangled thoughts vanished. For one eternal moment an overwhelming sensation of déjà vu quivered through her. As if his perfectly sculpted face, enhanced by a sexy five o’clock shadow, was as familiar as her own reflection. Mesmerized she gazed into his astonishing eyes, a swirling kaleidoscope of blues, greens and silvers. She had never seen anything so captivatingly beautiful and yet threaded through the awe was a faint echo of haunting recognition.

She might have continued to stare into his eyes forever if he hadn’t once again kneed her thighs farther apart. She gasped and deliberately broke the mesmeric contact as he settled himself more securely against her vulnerable pussy.

“What—?” Her voice was husky, a humiliating reminder of how horny she was for this complete stranger. Why wasn’t she petrified? He could be a crazy ax murderer for all she knew. And yet fear was the last emotion scalding her blood. She glared at his jaw, but his jaw was a thing of masculine perfection and it didn’t calm her skittering pulses in the least.

“Hmm?” The questioning rumble vibrated over her skin as he lowered his head and grazed his jaw along the curve of her cheek. Her mouth dried, throat closed and mind jellified.

For the life of her she couldn’t remember what she’d wanted to ask him.

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I'm giving away some gorgeous Archangel swag for one person who leaves a comment on my blog - please remember to also leave your email addy so you can be contacted if you're a winner! 

Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous authors, reviewers and bloggers participating in this Hop! You can find a list of them at Carrie Ann's Alpha Male Hop

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!

All prizes, except for the swag pack, are international!

Alpha males - love them? Hate them? Who is your fave Alpha hero (books/movie/TV series) or if Alphas make you want to kick their ass, what kind of hero is your fave?
Leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning!


Gigi said...

I have two favorite alpha hero in books:
Roarke from the In Death series by J.D Robb and Alexander Belov from The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. Both of them are to die for! I love them!


laurie said...

my favorite alpha hero would be hart mackenzie from the dukes perfect wife by jennifer ashley

Rachel said...

Archangel swag, mmmmm.

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 @

Brenda A said...

I'm too much of an alpha whore to pick just one! xstitchdiva at att dot net

Mary Preston said...

At the moment by favorite Alpha Male is Jon Snow from the series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by George RR Martin. This character grew in the the role of Alpha due to circumstances.


Anonymous said...

I adore Roarke in Nora Roberts books :)

Thanks for the hoppin fun !


JeanMP said...

Just finished reading Nobody's Perfect and really thought Damian Orlando was all alpha male.
Thanks for being part of this fun hop.
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Jo said...

I like strength, compassion, and above all, confidence in my Alphas. My favorite Alpha hero is Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson series. Thank you for being in the hop!

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Jennifer Mathis said...

i have so many favs but malcolm from demon from the dark is one of my all time favs

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Alpha Males Rule!!!
I totally love Curran from the Kate Daniels series because he's just a little bit crazy...

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Unknown said...

The book looks good!

JanD said...

Nice excerpt. I read more paranormal romance and yes the guaranteed alpha male is a big draw.
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gamistress66 said...

I agree, something about paranormal romance that just requires a good strong alpha male :)
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Alicia said...

Right now my favorite is Adam from the Mercy Thompson series, but that changes depending on my mood and the day of the week :)

I have to admit, I've never seen a book where the heroine was turned on by an unconscious man!

Thanks for participating in the hop!

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rfg72 said...

Loving Master Adam in the Master At Arms series right now!

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Na said...

Alphas are my favorite kind of heroes. Thanks for being a part of this hop!

Natasha said...

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

Jyl22075 said...

Great blurb and that cover is amazing!

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Rita Wray said...

Alpha males are protective, passionate and faithful. One of my favorites is Clayton Westmoreland from Whitney My Love.


Unknown said...

My favorite movie alpha males are James Bond and Wolverine. For my book I have so many.Vampire is Raphael by D.B. Reynolds

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!

Yvette said...

I love the possessiveness yet the tender side they show. I love Julian from A Better Man.

Anonymous said...

Smart is definitely sexy in an Alpha Male :)

Deb PelletierC said...

Sexy ,do I need to say more ;-)

Tamara Hoffa said...

Love the paranormal heroes!

molly.frenzel said...

Great excerpt! One of my favorite Alphas is Bones from the Night Huntress series. He's totally confident, dominant, and a little rough around the edges.
molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

kipha said...

I loved that excerpt!
Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!

Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!

magic5905 said...

Broderick from Ransom by Julie Garwood.
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Fiona Marsden said...

I don't read a lot of paranormal but this could definitely convert me.

Fiona Marsden said...

Oops. princess-fiona01 at just in case you need to send a little (or big) alpha my way.

Qwillia Rain said...

I think the best thing about Alpha Males is that they aren’t threatened by strong females.
If I went with favorite Alphas, not including the ones I write about, I’d have to pick all the Mackenzie men (and Mac) from Linda Howard’s Mackenzie series, then there’s the Doms in Cherise Sinclair’s Shadowland series (especially Master Sam).
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Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

Wow.. sounds real good. I love all the books Im seeing.. alpha overload..

donnas said...

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

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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

Dovile said...

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

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J Lenni Dorner said...

That was a fantastic and very hot read! Thanks for that.

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Kaylyn D said...

I agree paranormal romances have some of the best alpha males. I think it runs in the blood. My favorite alpha male is Eric Northman. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

love the alpha males! you are a new to me author so thank you for joining the hop, and i look forward to reading your stories!

Ashley Applebee said...

I love Alpha Males because they are strong, protective, take charge and dominate! yummy!!
Your excerpt was awesome and my favorite Alpha right now is Jericho Barrons from the Fever series!!
Ashley A

Lisa said...

My favorite alpha males are the Masters from the Rescue Me series by Kallypso Masters & the crew from the Powertools series by Jayne Rylon


Unknown 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.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Misha said...

Yay, alphas! Everyone should love them, lol~ they're wonderfully dedicated, strong and loyal. Can't think of a favorite at the moment but I love them in general!


Anonymous said...

Yet another to be added to the ever growing wish list! :) First time blog hopper and I am already addicted! I do not mind an alpha vampire either and I agree, the contemporary man just doesn't pull it off the same! My favorite alpha fictional character is Damon from The Vampire Diaries-Yum!
Thanks for taking part of this hop!
Best wishes,

Shadow said...

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

bn100 said...

I like alphas and their protectiveness. I like Zsadist.


burbanette said...

I love me all Alpha!

Christina Phillips said...

Thank you to everyone who joined in the Alpha Male Hop fun! So many gorgeous Alpha heroes, it's hard to choose just one (or two!!!)

So happy you enjoyed the excerpt of ARCHANGEL OF MERCY! LOL on the unconscious hero :-)