Friday, October 19, 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop

As a romance author, I had to participate in this blog hop. 

We all know an Alpha male when we see one:


Or read about one:

They are strong, smart and sexy enough to get even the most defiant heroine to drop her panties. But they’re also uncompromising, arrogant and so stubborn at times you want to shake them. Nonetheless, we love them.

For this hop, I want to call attention to another type of hero. The Gamma.

He’s the perfect blend of an Alpha and a Beta—a hottie with a heart of gold that also happens to be a badass.


While he’s saving the day and rescuing the heroine (if she needs his help), he’s also winning our vote as stud of the year.
For more about the Gamma hero, read this previous post.

Thanks to Carrie Ann Ryan for hosting this hop.

I’m giving away a $15 Amazon gift card & an exclusive excerpt booklet of my debut  paranormal romance, KINDRED OF THE FALLEN.


Serenity’s soul-reading ability lets her easily create custom tattoos. Everything else in her life is a struggle, from trying to make it work with her best friend, Evan, to nightmares and visions that make her question her sanity.

Then she meets a man who sharpens her craving for something more.

Cyrus has been preparing to claim Serenity as his Blessed mate—the other half of a split soul that, once reunited, is his only chance to break the curse that plagues his people.

One moment, armed militants are firing questions Serenity cannot answer. The next, she is safe in Cyrus’s arms…and learning she isn’t even human. She is Kindred, blessed with preternatural powers, cursed to suffer the twin horrors of the blood rage and the dark veil.  

Their union is the greatest hope for redemption in a thousand years, but not all Kindred want to be saved. A dark secret could snuff out their lives before love has a chance to unite them…and redeem the Kindred for all time.

Kindred of the Fallen is the first in a series following the same couple and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Please enter on the rafflecopter. This is an international giveaway.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

To be eligible to win one of the Hop Grand Prizes (winners will be chosen from one of the 200+ participating blogs), all you have to do is leave a comment with your email address.

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 (Int)

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (Int)

3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack! (US only)


To return to the list of participating blogs, click here.

Don’t forget to LEAVE A COMMENT with your email.



  1. Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a wonderful day!

    Elizabeth L.

  2. I'm all for Gamma heroes, if they include Aragorn. :))

  3. Wow such a great contest

  4. Awesome! I don't do rafflecoptors but I'll be glad to spread the word.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  5. "A hottie with a heart of gold"...I love it!

  6. i like your choice^^ really ( aragorn hum, wolverine so good)

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

  8. Love this blog hop! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. I love the Gamma males. The moment I saw Aragon's picture, a smile lit my lips and heart did a little double pitter-patter.


  10. Awesome, Isis. I got distracted by all those purty pictures. Especially Aragon. Nice.

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

  12. KINDRED OF THE FALLEN looks amazing!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  13. like the sound of your book...Alpha, beta, gamma, delta..whatever he is if he loves unconditionally he is a winner :) sstogner1 at gmail dot com

  14. Smart and sexy are wonderful traits for an alpha to have!

  15. Wolverine! LOVE that pick, total alpha male. :)

    flockparty (at) hotmail (dot) com

  16. Thanks for the giveaway! Kindred of the Fallen looks amazing. xstitchdiva at att dot net

  17. Great picks! Nice excerpt. Thank you for being a part of this fabulous blog hop!
    DeAnna Schutlz
    sacredmoon1 (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. I really need to look into J.R. Ward.

  19. Love Viggo! Loved the blurb, book sounds really good.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  20. 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.

    Thanks for doing this!

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

  21. Thanks for the giveaway. Fav Alpha Male? Christian Grey :)

  22. I love Roarke from Nora Roberts :) I love JR Ward also..way too many to mention !

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !


  23. 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 agree with that there are way way too many to name just one. lol

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

    Belinda G

  24. I love Lothaire too (wasn't sure if I would be its one of my faves). my fave book wise is Acheron in the Dark Hunter series.


  25. I had not heard the concept of a gamma guy until this blog hop - it is interesting :)

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  26. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Follower GFC . r.d1
    Love Highlander alpha males.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. 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!

  29. Love the gamma hero concept!!

  30. Alphas are great in fiction but gammas are better in real life. I like Wolverine but I prefer Aragorn.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  31. Thanks for the chance!
    GFC follower as Lisa Walker

  32. Love the Blog Hop.


  33. 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 cource sexy!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
    Gamma heroes!

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

  35. I think of gammas as the best of both worlds. I enjoy all types of heroes as long as they aren't complete push-overs. That's just not hot.

    Jyl22075 at

  36. Gammas are awesome! The pictures are great!!
    Thanks for being on the hop.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  37. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  38. Signed up for all three of the Rafflecopters. Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop. While it is my first, it definitely will not be my last.
    Best wishes,

  39. Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  40. 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.
    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

  41. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  42. 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

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

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  44. 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

  45. 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!

  46. 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

  47. I love Captain America :)! From all your choices up top he is my favorite :)

  48. Ooh - I'll take a Gamma :) I think an Alpha must have strength, compassion, and above all, confidence. My favourite Alpha is Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson novels. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  49. A Gamma sounds like an intriguing idea, too!

    Thanks for participating in this hop!
    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

  50. Thank you for the awesome hop! Loved the pictures (so many of my favs up there!) and I didn't know about the term Gamma until this blog, thanks!


  51. Great post and pics. Love alpha males. Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. Great post! Gammas are the perfect blend. 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 alpha males, even of sometimes they're possessive and hard to deal with,

    1. I forgot my email: dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  55. I love alphas, who are strong, intelligent, protective,loyal and have a wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. I like alphas and their protectiveness. I like Zsadist.