Alpha Males Hippity-Hop with Photos, Yo…

Alpha Male.

You say that term and every reader of the romance genre and all its subgenres knows what you’re talking about. The consummate leader. He’s arrogant. Good looking. 6-pack abs. Arms of steel.  He drives either a sports car, an oversized pick up or rides a motorcycle. People like him. Girls want him and guys want to be him. He can be an asshole and knows what he wants.

And he wants our heroine.

I thought we’d celebrate this topic with a list of my three favorite Alpha Males!

JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brothers – especially Vishous  – The Black Dagger Brotherhood

 

 

 

 

 

Karen M. Moning’s Jerricho Barrons – The Fever Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlaine Harris’ Eric Northman (only in books 1-9. I quit reading after that) – Southern Vampire Mysteries

 

 

In writing my list, I discovered two things:

  1. The Alpha Male is in most paranormal romance series.
  2. Alpha Males are rare in YA fiction. (If I’m wrong about this, PLEASE correct me J I’m always looking for new books )

 

Anyhoozy.

Back to me and my very own Gamma Male –Aiden Dean. He’s hot. He’s sensitive. He rides a Harley. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

Delilah backed out the porch door and picked up her cell phone.

Aiden shrugged off his heavy fleece jacket and hefted the first screen

in his arms. As she pressed ‘one’ for English, she admired the way

Aiden’s forearms flexed as he wielded the hammer, tapping the

corners of the insert into place. She watched as his shoulder muscles

contracted while she scribbled down the movies and their respective

show times, ogling Aiden as he moved insert after insert into place.

“Woman,” he called over his shoulder. “Quit staring at me. And

go wipe your chin – you’re drooling.”

Delilah huffed. “Whatever, Mr. Arrogant. I was just thinking

about the popcorn you’re going to buy me at the movies.” She turned

away from the porch. “And I don’t drool.”

Aiden snickered quietly as he tapped the last insert into place, lips

pressed together tightly to suppress outright laughter

“And since you need an attitude adjustment, I decided that we’re

going to see ‘Lover’s Lane’ at 2:10.”

“Excellent,” he enthused. “I’ve been dying to see that; it looks

really sweet. But don’t think that I’m going to put out just because

you’re taking me to see a romantic movie.”

“You are such a poop,” Delilah snorted. Part of her wanted to be

offended but the other half, the prudent half, knew that he was just

being himself – a self-proclaimed flirt. The old Delilah would have

raged and hissed about his presumptuousness. She would have felt it

was her duty as a woman to stand up to him, a man, acting as though

he were god’s gift to womankind.

The new Delilah – the one who’d found the strength to leave New

York – heard the gentleness that lay under Aiden’s comments and

knew that it was truly meant in jest. There was no hidden meaning,

no malice in his words.

Aiden insisted on driving, citing the fact that the initial invitation

had been his. After they locked Mucho safely back in the house, he

escorted Delilah to the car and opened the door for her.

“Don’t think that just because you hold the door it means I’m

putting out,” she jokingly threw Aiden’s earlier words back at him.

“Lilah, I’d never think you were going to put out,” he teased. “I

know that you’re never putting out. I’m pretty sure you’re going to be

a nun someday.”

Delilah looked down at her lap and blushed furiously. Just

listening to Aiden talk about her putting out gave her stomach the

warm and tinglies – it was almost as good as hearing him talk dirty.

The attraction she felt for Aiden seemed to be growing by the minute;

everything about him elicited an extreme reaction from her. She was

constantly blushing, even when the innuendo in his words was

imagined.

She spent half of her time reliving their kiss and the other half of

her time avoiding thinking about their kiss.

 

As always, we’re doing a HUGE giveaway blog wide, in addition to my own giveaway here. Comment below – with your email address so Carrie Ann can contact you if you win!

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 one winner from SheLikesItVerbal will win a $10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

All prizes except for the swag pack are eligible to international readers :)

Thanks for hopping!!

♥SB

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72 Responses to Alpha Males Hippity-Hop with Photos, Yo…

  1. samantha atkin says:

    thanks for a great giveaway.x
    samantha
    sams3kids@live.co.uk

  2. Got to love, Eric! Very Alpha. Very Yummy!
    Great post.

  3. Mindy Hildebrand says:

    Great giveaway! :)

    mrs.hildebrand AT gmail DOT com

  4. Lisa w says:

    Loving this blog hop! The Harley just adds to the Alpha!!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

  5. laurie g says:

    love your examples of alpha males in todays blog! enjoyed reading it

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

  6. Shannon says:

    Thanks for the insights. I agree you see a lot of alpha in paranormal romance but not in YA fiction. I think it is just appealing to what each set of readers likes in their hero

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  7. Kelsey S. says:

    Great giveaway. I stopped reading the Sookie Stackhouse books after number 9 too.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Trix says:

    Thanks for the visual aids…just lovely!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

  9. caroline f levy says:

    Great blog love the pics :)
    carolinefelicitylevy(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Rachel says:

    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

  11. Evie says:

    I really like the fact that alphas are always confident and brave.
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  12. Holly Calhoun says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    holcalhoun@comcast.net

  13. May says:

    I like the heros from J.R. Ward too. :) I am still reading Sookie’s books although I do agree that too many things have changed since the beginning….

    maybe31 at yahoo.com

  14. micheleann oboyle says:

    i alwalys love discovering new alpha males to read about it and will always welcome new authors to my reading list angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com and thanks for the chance to win

  15. kym amaral says:

    Forgive me if I drooled a bit on your blog…

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !

    ~Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

  16. Sarah Sarah says:

    Thanks so much for all the blog love Ladies! I had so much fun finding *just the right* pic of each of my Alpha guys!

    Contest winner announced on Monday!

  17. JeanMP says:

    Thanks for the great post.
    Love the heroes from JR Ward’s series.
    Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  18. Jo says:

    That’s an interesting comment that Alpha males are rarely found in YA novels. What about Four in ‘Divergent’? 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!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  19. jennifer mathis says:

    love bdb but i think rhage is my favorite

    meandi09@Yahoo.com

  20. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    Must. Stop. Drooling….
    I love these Alphas.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  21. I am going to have to look into Black Dagger Brothers. You are the third blog to mention it.
    phaedracamille@gmail.com

  22. Lacey T says:

    Great excerpt! And YES! BARRONS! He’s probably my absolute favorite alpha ever :) And the BDB boys are definitely amazing too!
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. Alicia says:

    In YA my favorite book with an “alpha” is Vampire Academy – actually the series in general. But I can agree with you that there are quite a few YA’s where there hero is just not all that heroic to me – maybe I just feel that way because I am trying to finish the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and it is slow going. I really want to hit Sam over the head sometimes and tell him to get a move on and actually do something!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  24. JanD says:

    One of my favorite alphas is Zarek from Dance with the Devil (Sherrilyn Kenyon).
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  25. Dawna Newman says:

    OH yes I agree! Vishous and Eric are definitely my definition of Alpha’s :)

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. Mer says:

    At first I was questioning your comment that there are no alpha males in YA fiction, then I thought about for a minute and have to agree. Sure, there are plenty of gorgeous, arrogant, take charge heroes but a defining feature of the YA seems to be the heroine wondering does he like me? And of course that’s never in doubt with a real alpha (there may be the question of does he want a relationship with the heroine, but that’s a separate issue).

    dancingcelt[at]gmail[dot]com

  27. Krista says:

    Barrons = yum!
    I never thought about it, but I guess there are not many alpha males in YA.

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

  28. Na S. says:

    Barrons is one of my favorite alpha males!
    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

  29. Becca says:

    Love the pics. They are so helpful when trying to picture the kind of action Alpha’s get into (that and they were fun to pick too).

  30. Lynne Parker says:

    Yes, I love Eric too! and Master Adam from Master at Arms!

    Thanks!

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

  31. Lisa Walker says:

    Thanks for the great post and for the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@gmail.com

  32. Tammy Turner says:

    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

  33. Natasha says:

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

  34. rubyswan says:

    N FACT,A Alpha IS THAT ULTIMATE GREEK GO:D!
    WITH A HEALTHY EGO & A SEXY FACADE!
    ANY DAY OF THE WK. IF IT PLEZZZE ME.I’D HAPPBEELY &WILLINGLY GIVE 4 STARS!!
    HE’S FLESHED OUT ALSO FLAWED ,A REBEL WITH A CAUSE,TEMPTING ,NEVER DENYING ALSO IF U MUST KNOW MY FAVORITE HUNK NEVER GIVES UP TRYING NOR WIMPY OR IS SOME FAST TALKING LYING CHUMP.
    COMMANDING& DEMANDING NOR IS HE GOOD AT HIDING HIS LOVE BUT ABOVE ALL HE’S A MASTER PIECE SPECIMEN YUMEE DRIPPING WET & YET HOT POWERFUL NON STOPPABLE I CAN FEEL THAT FEELING THAT GOES THROUGH ME 2 MY BONE CHILLING SPINE AT ANY GIVE TIME TANGLING LEAVING ME TOTALLY WEAK .
    4EVER WILL THIS THRILL (ALPHA HERO)RUN WAY DOWN DEEP N MY SOUL IT’S TRULY TAKEN IT’S ORGASMIC TOLL.
    MY HEART IT’S 4EVER STOLE .
    MY LOVE 4 HIM TOTALLY RUNS & SEEPS HE MAKES LIFE WONDERFUL DELICIOUS ALSO MOST COMPLETE!
    MY PICTURED ALPHA WORK OF ART 4THE MOST PART IS
    DEMANDING N EVER WORD OR DEED, BRANDED ON MY HEART I LOVE MY READZ WITH NATIVE AMERICANS HEROES WHETHER OLD /NEW SCHOOL BREEDZ..4 ME THEY’LL ALWAYS GREATLY APPEAZE ME!
    ALPHA READZ THAT TOPS MY WISH LISTS .
    THANQ 4 UR GIFT SHARING!
    redz041@yahoo.com

  35. Belinda G says:

    Hey Sarah,

    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, caring and protective.. They 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 love Aiden and Delilah’s tension and interaction…He so has her number & she’s clueless! lol You hooked me! I’m putting the book on my very long TBR list… These hops are murder on the book budget! :-)

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

    Belinda G

    belgre@comcast.net

  36. Jenny says:

    I’m hoping to read Delilah’s Passion by the end of the month. All the blurbs just make me more excited to read it! I also love your alpha male choices (and nice pictures as well.) You don’t have to include me in your personal giveaway since I just won a prize from you on a previous hop. :)

    Jyl22075 at gmail.com

  37. I agree with your observations. Love your cover!

  38. Nat says:

    I used to love Eric too, but then I stopped reading, just like you =(
    readingromances,contactATgmailDOTcom

  39. Rita Wray says:

    Great giveaway, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  40. teel says:

    Your visuals are great. Thanks for your being in the alpha hop.
    sunshinetoy2004@yahoo.com

  41. Cassandra Hicks says:

    I agree V & Eric are two of my all time favorites :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

  42. Yvette says:

    I love the possessiveness yet the tender side they show. Great pics!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

  43. Veronika says:

    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!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  44. deb p says:

    Bring on the alpha male.
    Better then a zombie any day of the week
    and twice on Sunday. ;-)
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

  45. Tamara Hoffa says:

    Gotta love some V
    sugerlady@aol.com

  46. ki pha says:

    Thanks for the excerpt.
    Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
    They have be dark, mysterious, protective, humorous, loving, strong, and just be themselves.
    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!
    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

  47. Sebrina says:

    Yep, we’re totally on the same page as for hot Alpha’s!
    Thanks so much for the chance at your giveaway,
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

  48. Joy F says:

    Love alphas, thanks for the hop.

  49. Qwillia says:

    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).
    Qwillia
    qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

  50. donnas says:

    Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  51. Traci G says:

    Love this blog hop. I love alpha males, mine is passed out next to me right now.. and i love eric northman.. :)

    raynekitten@gmail.com

  52. 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

  53. Dovile says:

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

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  54. Kaylyn D says:

    Eric Northman is my favorite Alpha hero. I have read all of the books and I still love him. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

  55. miriam roman says:

    thank you for the giveaway and joining the hop!!
    miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

  56. latisha depoortere says:

    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

  57. Ashley A says:

    Thanks for joining the hop and for the great giveaway!! Some hot photos you posted!! So THAT’S what Barrons looks like!! He and Eric Northman are my top two FAVE Alphas!!
    I love Alpha Males because they are strong, protective, take charge and dominate! yummy!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

  58. Misha K. says:

    This is such a fabulous giveaway~ and you posted some sexy pictures there! Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

    MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com

  59. Stephanie says:

    Eric is definitely at the top of my alphas list! Bones from the Night Huntress series is on my list too!

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

  60. Lisa G says:

    A man with a Harley…totally hot. Thanks for being part of the hop

    Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  61. Renee B says:

    I love my Alpha Males. They keep me coming back for more.
    I Love that they are strong, loyal, confident, and how protective they are of their woman even when they KNOW she can kick some major ass.
    My favorite “Alpha Male” is Smitty from Shelly Laurenston’s The Beast In Him”. He is a real laid back kind of alpha male until you threaten someone he cares about. Then all bets are off and that BEAST comes out to kick ass.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

  62. Savannah Miller says:

    hmm I’m trying to think of a YA alpha the only one that comes to mind is Demitri in the Vampire Academy and he is only alpha when he gets turned evil….. But he was a hot evil alpha lol so it was okay ;)

    thanks for the chance to win :)
    savannahm1987@gmail.com

  63. Vanessa N. says:

    I love alpha males. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

  64. Mel Bourn says:

    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

  65. Marlena Fein says:

    Eric Nothman is also one of my favorite alphas! I just started the series and have up to book five. Makes me wonder why you quit reading at nine….Hmmmm? :)
    Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop. It is my first one and I am loving it!
    Best wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

  66. Christine S says:

    Alphas, Betas, Gammas… They’re all great! Make them tall, dark and sexy, with an assertive nature, intelligence, loads of sex appeal, passion, compassion, protectiveness, and confidence.. and I’ll be putty in their hands..
    Thanks for being part of the blog hop and your giveaway
    Best wishes and continued success
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

  67. Shadow says:

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

  68. bn100 says:

    I like alphas and their protectiveness. I like Zsadist.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  69. Stephanie says:

    I’d go for a mortal Alpha who rides a Harley!
    Stephanie
    stephstime@cox.net

  70. Muriel says:

    Thanks for posting this.. It’s been a pleasure to read :)

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