Alpha Male Heroes: Hot or What?

by Vanna on October 19, 2012

Alpha Male Blog HopThis weekend (Oct. 19 – 22) I am participating in an awesome blog hop organized by Carrie Ann Ryan: The Alpha Male Blog Hop. The prizes are awesome, a huge number of readers and writers are participating, but best of all, it is about Alpha Males and their place in romance and other fiction 😉

Personally, I’m a huge fan of alpha males (which is probably why my novel Protector is so full of them LOL). However, it’s not their force, strength and leadership qualities that I admire most. For me, the thing I like most about alpha male heros lies in the part of the story when the strong and silent, stoic and macho, alpha male realizes he is really not all that strong. This usually happens when he falls in love for the first time. That’s when the mask comes off and the firecrackers begin. Because alphas are nothing if not passionate and capable of pretty much anything. At least the ones I like best, and the ones I write 😉

My favorite alpha male hero is, of course, Protector Kae, the main male character in my novel Protector (Anniversary of the Veil, Book 1). In the story Kae falls madly, deeply in love with Princess Issa. Not only is this kind of love prohibited, but Issa also only looks on Kae as just a friend. Still, he is the only one who can help her when things go awry. Will he stay as far away from her as possible in order to forget her, or risk his own pain to help her? A tough choice for anyone to make, most of all an alpha male.

Alpha Male Blog Hop


Book Description:

Duty versus love is the one battle warrior Kae doesn’t know how to fight.

Kae has trained his entire life to become an elite Protector of the Realm. But when he earns that honor he finds himself protecting something far greater: the Veil separating two worlds. On one side of the Veil lie untold stores of magic. On the Realm’s side, magic is all but obliterated, and Kae is one of the few who can use it. The priests who secretly rule the Realm will do everything they can to control his growing magical abilities. He’s willing to pay the price, even though it comes between him and Issa, the princess he loves.

But the Veil has weakened over a thousand years and powers on both sides will stop at nothing to keep it intact. Strangers from the other side have kidnapped Issa to take her across the Veil and sacrifice her to strengthen it. Kae is the only one who can find her. If he goes after Issa, he loses everything he’s worked so hard for. But if he chooses duty over love, Issa will die.

Buy Links: Amazon US & Amazon UK

Paperback also available from B&N, Book Depository and elsewhere.

What about you? Do you usually prefer the Alpha or Beta Hero?

Comment below, for a chance to win these awesome prizes:

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet – Winner’s Choice (International)
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card- Winner’s Choice (International)
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack! (US Only)

On Sunday a winner will be picked from among all the commenters on all the blogs participating in this blog hop. IMPORTANT: To be eligible for the grand prize drawing you must leave a comment on the first blog post of the hop, i.e. the one posted on October 19!

So after you comment on my blog, visit the blogs of the other participants of the Alpha Male Blog Hop and you can enter into the drawing for the grand prizes there as well. Yup, you can enter over 200 times!

But that’s still not all. I am also doing a little giveaway of my own 😉 I’m giving away a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (winner’s choice)! You know, to go toward the purchase of all the awesome books available through during this Blog Hop. Enter through the RaffleCopter below. There are many ways to more entry points! Remember to also leave a comment to be entered into the grand prize drawing. And, if you also use the option to sign up to my New Releases Newsletter you get 3 entries into my Gift Card giveaway and a handy list of all the characters in the book. IMPORTANT: After you sign up for my newsletter and comment on this post, remember to confirm you did both those things on the RaffleCopter widget, otherwise your entry does not register).

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Here is a list of all the authors and bloggers participating in the Alpha Male Blog Hop. Visit their blogs, comments on their posts, and win awesome prizes!

The Hop will last from October 19th at 10am EST until October 22nd at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!!!

{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth H. October 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I love alpha males because they take charge, kick ass and look great while doing it! Just their commanding presence in a scene gives me the chills!
I can’t just pick one so my favorite alpha males are Bones from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series and Barrons from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. Both are similar and different in so many ways but have the same stubborness and raw animal magnetism that defines them as alphas.
Thanks for the awesome hope and for the chance to win!

ehaney578 at aol dot com


Shannon October 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Thanks for being a part of the hop. The book sounds really interesting


Vanna October 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thanks, and thank you for stopping by 😉


samantha atkin October 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

thanks for a great giveaway.


Qwillia October 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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


SharonS October 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

thanks for the give away! I like the confidence of an alpha

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Vanna October 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Thanks everyone for stopping by! Good luck in the final draw 😉


Katie Dalton October 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! LOVE alpha males in all shapes and sizes! Rarrr!


Trix October 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I tend to prefer betas, but I like men who have a little bit of both archetypes. Part of why I prefer m/m is because there’s a wider range of male personalities presented, and the dynamic between the lovers is less predictable.



laurie g October 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Thanks for being a part of the hop. The book sounds really interesting


Damaris October 20, 2012 at 12:04 am

Thanks for the giveaway. I love alpha heroes.


Evie October 20, 2012 at 2:48 am

I love alphas because they’re always brave and confident.
Thanks for the giveaway!
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br


Fiery Na October 20, 2012 at 6:46 am

I prefer alpha heroes. I like their strength, confidence and protectiveness.


Kelsey S. October 20, 2012 at 11:33 am

I love alpha males (at least in books). Thanks for the opportunity!



J. Lenni Dorner October 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Sounds like an interesting book.

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Brenda Anderson October 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I love the Alpha males. xstitchdiva at att dot net


Rae M. October 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I do love an alpha hero! But there’s also something to be said about abeta hero. Because they can definitely be dominant and have some alpha qualities, but with a bit more reason to them.



Danita Minnis October 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm

The Protector sounds fantastic! Enjoying this hop :)


Belinda G October 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Hey There,

Doing the Alpha Male blog hop….oh yeah! 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! 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. Ahhh…Protector Kae!

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

Belinda G


micheleann oboyle October 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm

thanks for the chance to win


Yvette October 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I love the alpha…possessive and tender all rolled into one.


Lacey T October 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Your book seems interesting! And Kae sounds like a perfect alpha :)


Phaedra Seabolt October 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I am all about the alpha. I married one.


Rachel October 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I usually prefer to read about the beta hero, because their struggles are often more interesting and relateable…

Rachel (oceanrebel333 @ gmail . com)


JeanMP October 21, 2012 at 1:06 am

Love the confidence of the alpha, the willingness to go above and beyond to protect the one he loves.
skpetal at hotmail dot com


Booksie October 21, 2012 at 1:40 am

I prefer the alpha male


Krista October 21, 2012 at 1:57 am

I usually prefer my book boyfriends to be alphas. Thanks for doing this giveaway!
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Dawna Newman October 21, 2012 at 3:12 am

I love that they are fiercely protective, sarcastic with a tortured past.



Alicia October 21, 2012 at 3:40 am

I usually prefer alpha :)

Thanks for participating in the hop!

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deb p October 21, 2012 at 4:07 am

Gotta love Alpha males. Thanks.


Natasha October 21, 2012 at 6:27 am

I prefer alphas. Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com


rubyswan October 21, 2012 at 10:08 am



kym amaral October 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I like their confidence and loyalty :)

Thanks for the hoppin fun !



Christina Livingston October 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

great post! I love Alpha Males!!


Allyson Brann October 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I love Alpha males:) Your book sounds great! I can’t wait to read it! I have added it to my TBR list!


Nat October 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Thanks for the extra giveaway!


Mel Bourn October 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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


Dovile October 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I love alphas! My favorite is Eric Northman from Sookie Stackhouse series.

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Marlena Fein October 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I love the alphas in my books (tall, dark, mysterious, with a snarky sense of humor) however in real life, I like my beta so I can still where the pants in the family. Except for my beautiful Pomeranian, Cosmos, he is the alpha in my life. :)
Thanks for participating in the hop.
Best wishes,


Tammy Turner October 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm

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!


Veronika October 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Thank you the wonderful giveaway!
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JanD October 21, 2012 at 8:33 pm

The majority of my reading featured alpha heroes and it’s only recently that I’ve encountered beta heroes. I like the confidence and assertiveness of alphas.
bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com


Rita Wray October 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Thank you for the giveaway.



Sebrina October 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Thank you so much for the chance at your giveaway on the awesome blog hop!
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com


Lynne Parker October 21, 2012 at 10:42 pm

The resourceful and protective alpha is my type.

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Lisa Walker October 22, 2012 at 12:14 am

I love the confidence and protective nature of an alpha!


ki pha October 22, 2012 at 1:07 am

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


Joy F October 22, 2012 at 2:41 am

I love alpha males and how strong, loyal and protective they are.


Misha K. October 22, 2012 at 3:40 am

Alpha all the way for me :)



Jenny October 22, 2012 at 4:30 am

I don’t have a preference when it comes to alphas and betas. I enjoy reading about both depending on my mood.

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donnas October 22, 2012 at 4:46 am

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

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Traci G October 22, 2012 at 7:13 am

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


Angelia Almos October 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Thanks for the chance to win. Your book sounds great.

author (at) angeliaalmos (dot) com


Beckey October 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Love an Alpha (or Beta-both are my personal preferance) that is Strong, caring, compassion, affectionate, determined (the willingness to go the distance in what he desires most) and creative too

Thanks for being a part of the hop



Cassandra Hicks October 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I like both but I prefer alpha :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


Carin W October 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I love the protective nature of alphas :O) Thanks Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com


Molly at Reviews By Molly October 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

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


Stephanie October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! I am definitely an alpha male girl! I love alphas who are strong, sexy, and protective of those they love. Bones from the Night Huntress series is one of my favorites.

snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com


latisha depoortere October 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

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


Michelle Bledsoe October 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I love the strength and compassion an alpha shows those he love.

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Lona Stringer October 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Thx for the hop stop.

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Renee B October 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

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.


Jo October 23, 2012 at 12:08 am

In real life I prefer an Alpha/Beta mix, but I do love to read about Alpha heroes. 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


Marlene Breakfield October 23, 2012 at 1:18 am

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


Shadow October 23, 2012 at 3:01 am

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!


Holly Calhoun October 23, 2012 at 3:37 am

Thanks for the giveaway!


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