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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alpha Males, Do You Love Them? #Bloghop Erotic Regency, Rubenesque, BBW, BDSM for 18+

Contest Over.
Hello and welcome to my stop on The Alpha Male Blog Hop!
Let's start out with a big THANK YOU to Carrie Ann Ryan for organizing and hosting this blog hop.
The giveaways for this hop are listed at the bottom of this post.  
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Copyright © Natasha Blackthorne, 2012
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As a reader, I enjoy well written stories that focus deeply on the characters and their emotions. I enjoy reading about Alphas and Betas (as well as Gamas and Thetas- lost soul) equally so long as I can feel this deep connection to the characters and their struggles.

When I am developing my own stories, I am not always comfortable labeling my heroes Alpha or Beta. I just like to write the characters as faithfully as they come to me and not have any preconditions imposed on them.
Even after a story is written, I am not wholly comfortable with labeling the characters, especially the heroes for some reason. Therefore, I will let some of my readers/reviewers tell you about the hero of A Measured Risk:
"I wanted to recommend a super-hot erotic romance that I just read: 'A Measured Risk' by Natasha Blackthorne.

It's set in the Regency period, has a too-die-for alpha hero who loves to dominate the heroine, and an interesting storyline. I really enjoyed this book and ripped right through it--I love how the author writes. She puts you right into the characters' heads and bodies, so you feel what they feel.

This was definitely one of the best erotic romances I've read this year, and I've already recommended it to several people. Jonathan Lloyd, the Earl of Ruel, is my new Christian Grey!" ~ Author Dana Delamar, posted on my Facebook profile, Wednesday October 10, 2012.

Five Stars for A Measured Risk From Romance in Review!
"...Yes, I am hopelessly in love with the Earl of Ruel and I don't care if he's a fictional character! So, ladies, read at your own risk and don't say I didn't warn you. 

Experience the elegant, and frequently excessive life of the privileged during this romantic era. This story is a bit different than other Regency Era stories you have probably read. The heat level is high and the story has a bit of a twist that makes it fresh and unique.

I still don't want to leave the world of Lady Cranfield and the Earl of Ruel. I need to move on to my next book on my review list, but honestly, I would rather curl up and read this one all over again!..." Review from Michelle at Romance in Review. Click here to read the entire review:

Five Stars for A Measured Risk From Salacious Reads!

" knew this man as dominant as he was, was falling in love with this woman..."

Reviewed by Sharonda

"I loved everything about this story, it was so good. But want I loved most was Jon patience with Anne. He was a strong male lead and very dominant, but his patience with her was just…I can't even explain it. I mean just reading this story, you knew this man as dominant as he was, was falling in love with this woman...I haven't been disappointed with a Natasha Blackthorne historical romance as of yet and I don't think I ever will be. Her writing always draws me in from beginning to end. There always seems to be this power struggle between her characters. But it always a good struggle, you know? Like I said before, these woman are strong and independent in a time when as a woman you're not supposed to be, you are suppose to depend on the man. And the men, yes..they are strong and dominant, but they also support their women in everything. These men are written with strength and purpose Thank you Natasha for helping me love historical romance once again."

Read the entire review here:

 Five Stars from Let's Get Romantical.

Masterpiece! Loved it with a passion
"After reading this I automatically think "Fifty Shades of What"?
If you are a Fifty Shades of Gray fan than you will totally love and adore this book for sure.

Natasha Blackthorne's book's just get better and better. This one is by far the best. It's really a work of art and a total masterpiece for this genre.

This book was so enticing and inviting. Natasha writes real characters in real life situations that you can relate to on my different levels.

Ann, an educated, curvy , full woman, cold on the outside but inside she has passion burning and dying to get out. She is emotionally scarred. She sees Jon as brave and courageous. She wants to ask for his help with her fear of horses and carriages but she gets more than she bargained for. He soon shows her what she has inside herself.

Jon is a sexy, confident, dominate, trustful and honorable man. He is sure of himself and knows what he wants and goes for it. When the luscious Ann gives him a come get me look. He cant help but follow her.

It took me a few days to read this book because I didn't want it to end. Not only did this book affect my heart and mind but it also affected my body and soul.

Its really going to be hard for me to find a book in this genre to top this one. Its truly amazing.

Sensual, erotic, romantic, steamy, sexy, sweet, arouse, masterful and loving are all the words that come to mind when I think of this book." Reviewed by Dawn of Let's Get Romantical.


Excerpt from A Measured Risk

"Why did you run away?" His deep voice settled in her belly, rich and warm, like crème brûlée on a cold winter's night.

"Because I wanted you to follow." She tried to sound sophisticated and seductive, but her voice choked off on the last word.

Ruel placed his hand on the shelf above her head and blocked her path to the door. His tall, solidly muscled body leaned over her, surrounding her with the sumptuous, sinful scents of tobacco, Scotch whisky and something masculine and undeniably dangerous. A slow, sensual smile stretched his hard mouth.

He appeared different. Softer. More approachable.

At the change, her insides seemed to flip over.

"Well, sweeting, getting us off alone was a very inspired idea." He touched one of her fallen ringlets. "I am bored to distraction with endless hunting and fencing."

As he slowly wrapped the curl around two fingers, he brushed her collarbone. Fiery sparks tingled down her spine, so intense that she shivered and her nipples beaded, pressing against her stays. By some instinct she hadn't even known she possessed, she arched her back, presenting herself for his assessment.

His eyes shone so vividly blue against his bronzed face that they resembled cornflowers. She swallowed tightly and wished for a long drink of claret. This more personal side of him suddenly seemed far more hazardous than his usually fierce exterior.

Well, no matter. There was nothing to fear. She would allow only as much contact as need be to get to know him a little. Since being torn from her lonely yet secure life in Ireland and thrust into society at age sixteen, she'd spent her time allowing people only as near as was comfortable. She was an expert at emotional evasion.
It should be easy to regain her control.

But now, as late afternoon sun rays played over his pale hair, turning it to the colour of winter wheat, all her carefully rehearsed words flew away.

Say something—anything—else he will think you're a bird-wit.
An intimate smile, one that invited her to play, tugged at his mouth.

"In a situation like this, alone with a gentleman, it's perfectly normal for a lady to feel some apprehension." His hushed voice, barely audible above the piano and boisterous singing from down the corridor, accentuated their isolation. He brushed his fingertips over her cheek and his gaze became so piercing that she had to lower her eyes. "She will invariably ask herself if he will try to kiss

She jerked her eyes back to his face. God, he couldn't mean to—Not yet, surely… Peculiar, heated chills swept over her. She tried to take a step back, but found her arse flush against the bookshelf.
He leaned closer; so close that his Scotch-scented breath tickled her face. "And just in case you are wondering, Lady Cranfield—the answer is most assuredly yes."

She should demand that he put his arm down so she could pass by and leave. She really should. But she couldn't stop looking at his hard mouth and wondering what it would feel like upon hers. He was so close to her, his breath blew on her lips. If she moved but a fraction, she'd be kissing him.

Kissing him.

Dear God. Her breath began to come very fast and short. Her throat went tight with a suppressed moan.

His eyes burnt as brightly as aquamarines. He looked so fierce. If he kissed her, if he dared… Oh God, it would be so harsh. That cruel-looking mouth could express itself no other way.

Excitement rushed through her, sending tingles to every point of her body, even her toes.

But no, he wouldn't. Not yet.

He kept leaning closer. He didn't close his eyes. Instead, he seemed to focus all the harder upon her.

Heart pounding and unable to move away, she braced herself for his assault.

His lips brushed hers, barely. A gossamer caress.

He lifted his head.

It was done.


And it hadn't even begun.

He held her chin, appearing so cool, so unaffected. His kiss had seemed to sear her. An urge to put her fingers to her lips arose in her. She resisted it, for it would give away too much of how she was affected.

Never show your feelings.

He traced his thumb along her lower lip, slowly, deliberately, as he studied her with eyes that now glittered with something powerful and predatory. Heat pooled in her pelvis, low and spreading even lower.

She went weak all over, as if she'd lain in a sunny window seat for too long. Her knees almost buckled. She forced them to lock. To be strong.

It should not have affected her so profoundly. It had just been a peck—not a true kiss at all. William had poured out all of his skill upon her and hadn't garnered even a tenth of the reaction in her that this man's peck had.

Ruel traced her jaw line with his fingertips. Unthinkingly, she leaned in to his touch.

"Of course, once he has kissed her, then it's his turn to wonder…" His voice sounded unnaturally loud to her ears. "How will she respond? Will she withdraw, or can he ignite some hidden fire?"
She sensed that he was toying with her. She'd didn't understand flirtation—why had she imagined she could carry this ruse off? Was he making advances in order to have a laugh with Francesca and her simpering friends later? Hurt blossomed in her chest. She resented him for that. She ought to feel indignant, superior, uncaring—anything but hurt.

"Please don't make sport of me."

She cringed. Was that quavering, pleading voice really hers?

An infinitesimal pause. "Now, why on earth would I do such a thing?" His voice was as smooth as velvet.

"To please your vanity," she replied, trying to regain her wits.
"Here." He placed her hand to his chest. The contours of his muscles were hard, powerfully developed. Even more so than she'd expected. His body heat radiated through the satin and, beneath her hand, his heart beat was rapid and strong.

"Is that vanity?" He put a finger under her chin, giving her no choice but to face him. "Is it?" He gentled his grip.

The warmth in his voice settled over her like luscious hot chocolate. Melting her insides to quivering burgoo, rendering her speechless, unable to move.

"My dear, lovely Lady Cranfield, I am going kiss you again."
Then he touched his mouth to hers, more firmly this time.

Delicious, steady pressure. Her lips trembled and she clutched his lapels. He lifted his head. At the loss, a throaty, pleading moan sounded in her ears. Had it really come from her?

Clearly, now was the time for her to reassert some control over her reactions. To put him at a more comfortable distance.

"Kiss me back." At the commanding edge in his voice, hot, sweet honey pooled in her belly.

No. Focus.

What had she wanted to ask him? Focus? Dear God, what rubbish. She could scarcely remember her own name, much less anything else. What madness had made her think she could maintain control over him?

He traced her mouth with his tongue. Deliberately; lingeringly. This time she couldn't hold back a moan. She had grown to dislike it when William kissed her opened mouthed. It had always seemed such an overheated, messy thing. But where was her coldness now? She was burning to know what it would feel like to know Ruel's full kiss. She had to know—just once—or she would surely die.

Just once. Certainly once wouldn't hurt.

Tentatively, tremulously, she opened her mouth...

So what happened next? Click the link below to read the entire first chapter and find out:


Book one in the Regency Risks Series

He is her most dangerous temptation, the only man she has ever trusted and now he is demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk?

Emotionally scarred in the horrific accident that took her husband's life, Lady Cranfield is imprisoned by her lingering terror of horses and carriages. Lady Cranfield longed to be closer to the fascinating Earl of Ruel. She sensed intuitively that he could teach her how to overcome the terrors that held her in bondage.

And now she's willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue-to find out. But what he proposes startles her.

When the shy, studious and socially awkward young widow approached him, Ruel instantly sensed she would be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust. He makes her a non-negotiable offer. His help in return for her submission and obedience.

But Lady Cranfield grew up neglected by her ducal parents, raised by servants and then later ignored by her handsome, charming husband. She's learnt to protect her heart at all costs and she trusts no one but herself.

How can the jaded Earl of Ruel break through her self-protective defences and show her how to love when he has spent his lifetime avoiding that tender trap?

Reader Advisory: This is a BDSM romance. This book contains anal sex, spanking, light bondage, D/s themes and brief F/F touching. 

This is a work of historical fiction, it is not meant to be an accurate portrayal of or guide to how people recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As a work of historical erotic romance, it is also not intended to portray modern BDSM or D/s lifestyles.

A Measured Risk is an Erotic Historical Romance. This means it contains graphic sexual language. It also means that there is a greater focus on the development of the romance through eroticism than in Mainstream Steamy or Spicy Romance.

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1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet (International)

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

3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack! (USA ONLY)

In addition, I will be giving away a $6 Amazon Gift Certificate. To enter in my personal contest, fill out the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.
You must be 18 years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in your country/state of residence to enter my contest. Void where prohibited by law.
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  1. I love them both!! A strong male with a good sense of humor works for me.
    Mel Bourn
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    1. Hello Mel,

      Nice to see you. How is school so far this year?

  2. Like beta heroes...but really love alpha heroes. The take-charge when the going gets tough vibe just hits a soft spot.

    1. Hello PC,

      Thank you so much for stopping by. :)

  3. I think Alpha heroes, but all heroes work for me. DebP

    1. Hello Renald, thanks for checking out the hop. :)

  4. I like my hero in charge but able to step back if needed. He/She doesn't always have to be the leader and is comfortable in a secondary role as needed. My most favorite heroes are Navy SEALs. Each SEAL has a specialty and when his isn't needed they step back to let others lead. Don't get me wrong ... a SEAL will step up and lead if needed.

    thanks for participating in the hop!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

    1. Hello Mimi,

      I think you might be talking about what they call Gamma heroes. I really have a soft spot for Theta heroes, lost souls, myself. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my post. :)

  5. Love, love, love them both. As long as they are protective in a cocky sort of way. It's funny though, I hate someone who is too cocky. But when it comes to fictional characters...ahhh!! lol!!!

    1. Yes, Isabel V, this about fictional loves. :D Thank you so much for visiting my blog and entering the contest. :)

  6. I like both -- and it really depends on the story. ^_^

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    - Tin
    khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. I guess it depends on the story, but there is a certain appeal for an alpha!

  8. A hot alpha male for me, but if the story needs a female and it's well done, I have no objections either.



  9. I love them both. I don't think I could pick one over the other.

  10. I am more int to alpha types, they seem more... commanding :D

  11. I love both, but I have a soft spot for the alpha types.

  12. I love them both, =) i´m a sucker for an Alpha taking charge but the Beta has his +, too.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  13. I love alpha heroes! But the beta hero isn't to far behind :D

  14. I love them both. Sometimes you just want a take charge protector type but sometimes they are a lot of work. I've read and enjoyed A Measured Risk and look forward to more.

    1_trouble at msn dot com

    1. Hello Donna,

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed A Measured Risk. Thank you so much for letting me know. You made my morning. :)

  15. I'm an alpha hero guy. I love male characters that are strong with a little edge to them.


  16. I like all heroes but I def get a bigger kick out of the growl worthy Alpha Males ;)


  17. You need both to balance-- but I have a weakness for the overpowering Alpha!

  18. Definitely alpha. I like strong confident men. I also am always attracted to the bad boys.

  19. I love both. A male that can take charge and one the is willing to back up his friends! Thanks so much!!!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  20. Hi! Thanks for this giveaway! I'm in love with alpha hero! I love men who can take things in charge and love/protect/care for his woman!

    1. oups forgot the email : proserpinecravedfor(at)hotmail(dot)com

  21. I love them both. Balance in characters normally allows the author to create a more definite contrast.

  22. I love both. They are strong, take charge males.


  23. I tend to lean towards the alpha male, that strong, rogue character.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  24. Alpha. I like the tough looking strong type.
    Thanks so much.

  25. I like an alpha male. I love a man who is a man and acts like one.

  26. I guess I would say I like both alpha and beta males, but I prefer alphas.
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  27. I have to say both, as I love to change up what I am reading. variety is the spice of life, right ? for me in books it is !!

    I really enjoyed learning about your writing and added to my TBR list :)


  28. I love everything about Alphas! Their strength, compassion, attitude, and six pack abs (they have to have them to be an alpha!). Awesome Blog Hop!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  29. I love Alpha men, because I need someone as confident and dominant as me to have an equal relationship - I hate the feeling that my partner is less powerful than me and cannot make it without me.

    And: my favourite Alpha male is Gabriel from Annette Curtis Klause's Blood and Chocolate.

  30. I love alpha males because they are so confident.

  31. I love alpha with maybe a touch of beta but not too much. Love they are strong and stubborn as well as sarcastic but has a heart of gold buried deep within.


  32. I love them both!! A strong male with a good sense of humor works for me.

  33. I love alpha males and I love Regencies! I especially like to see the alpha male challenged by a strong female!

  34. I enjoy the alpha! :)

    brooke811 at ymail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. The blend, the damaged Alpha.

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

  36. Alphas all the way. They are so gooey when they fall in love...LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  37. I like alpha heros, that have a bit of beta in thme, so they are considerate of the heroine and her gentle feelings.

  38. I like both. The man just need to be confident and have a good sense of humor.
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  39. I love Alpha heroes because they are strong, protective, take charge and dominate! yummy!!
    Ashley A

  40. I love a really good alpha hero. There is nothing better.

  41. I am with you in that I like both as long as the character is writtin in a way that I can identify with him. He needs to come alive on the pages.

  42. Alpa heros always add something extra to the story. I love their level of dominance. Its exhilarating. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  43. I love them both because they both tend to be strong, possessive men.

  44. I love both! I think either can make a great hero. I don't like to limit myself by only read books with alpha males.

    Jyl22075 at

  45. I love Alpha males! Who doesn't love a strong hero who's willing to give up everything for his woman! This is such a great blog hop!

    ~Julie K (

  46. Both they are all great.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  47. 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!

  48. I agree with the person who said that they like betas but love alphas - I think alphas are just more fun to read about.

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  49. I like both and enjoy reading about both. To me, both alpha and beta males are both strong, caring, passionate with hidden facets that sometimes need uncovering to find their worth.
    Thanks for being part of yet another great blog hop and best wishes and continued success to you.
    Christine S
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

  50. I love a sexy Alpha male who is strong, confident, tall, dark, maybe a bit tortured, loyal, possessive of his female, and protective of those he loves.


  51. I love Alpha males. Strong, caring and protective.

  52. I love alpha. Possessive, strong, loyal, and a wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the hop.

  53. I love alpha's. I need a strong willed man to put up with me. ;) xstitchdiva at att dot net

  54. I love my alpha male at home, my Pomeranian, Cosmos. And my beta, my boyfriend. :)


    1. :D At least everyone understands the pecking order.

  55. I normally gravitate to alphas but betas are good too because they normally have most of the same characteristics :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  56. I usually read more about alphas, but I love betas too! They're so sweet and caring, yet sexy at the same time!
    Lacey T

  57. I love both! For me it doesn't matter as long as its well written and the characters are connectable. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  58. I love Alpha males who are strong loving and protective!
    Thank you for the great giveaway fun blog hop!

  59. Alpha males are awesome!! So does Beta but still love them all!
    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!!

  60. Gotta love the alphas! I love their passion and dedication to their loved ones.

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

  61. I like all types of heroes

  62. I prefer Alphas but the rest have a time & a place. I loved A Measured Risk! It was awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Hello Kaylyn,

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed A Measured Risk. Thank you so much for letting me know. :)

  63. I love them both. Thanks for the hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  64. I love both, but lean more towards the alpha male. He would be strong, confident, and sexy.

  65. I love both because the alpha male depends on the wisdom and loyalty of the beta in many instances. Often it is only a matter of circumstances that the beta is not the alpha. The beta can be every bit an alpha type as

  66. Alpha! Appeals more to me.
    (Heidi Back on rafflecoptor)

  67. 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.

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

    Belinda G

  68. ilove alapha males who are stranmg protective loving a bit of an edge and swag to them

  69. I could go for either but I think I prefer Alpha just a tad bit more. :)

    Terri M
    oklahomamommy0306 @

  70. Definitely the alpha male :)

    Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  71. I like both, though I tend to choose the alpha more often.


  72. Alpha for me :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Tiffany Hearn

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

  73. Alphas! They're strong and protective!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  74. I like both, but alp[has are hotter!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  75. I love alphas! They are strong inside and out.


  76. Beta heroes. Alphas are just oo much to take.


    I love the Alpha male and the romance and of course but in the erotica and BDSM and you' ve gotta a great story going.

  78. I love my Alpha Males. They keep me coming back for more.
    I Love how protective they are of their woman even when they KNOW she can kick some major ass. Betas are OK but I like the alphas.
    My favorite “Alpha Male” is Jonas from Lora Leigh’s Breeds. He is the Ultimate alpha male.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

  79. I love both. When the story is about the Alpha Male, I like it to be about the alpha male. I don't mind the beta hero making his appearances. The beta hero is like a side-kicked, a partner in crime type of thing. In some instances, they do compliment each others.


  80. I like both but lean a bit more towards Alphas~ Betas can be a bit too soft for me sometimes. It's better to have someone who is a mix of both. ;)


  81. I don't really care for Betas. What attracts me to Alphas is their confidence and dominance.
    molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

  82. 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

  83. i love both
    because they're awesome

  84. I prefer alpha heroes. I love to read about dominant take-charge men.
    Tara Woods
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  85. Loving the awesome blog hop!
    So many new books I want to read!
    Alpha Males are my fav! So, dominate and fun to tease. And when they talk feelings they mean every word!

    grapeapril75 at gmail dot com

  86. i am a bit old school - i like the alpha heros

    Bucbaby1042 at gmail dot com

  87. I love them both can't choose one both are well written


  88. I can't like your Facebook I get the following error

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    1. Sorry, Bob. I don't know why some people's accounts have a problem with that page.

  89. I do love an alpha hero especially against a strong heroine. Love the sparks that fly.


  90. Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  91. I'm a alpha girl so I have to stick with the alpha males, I need someone stronger than me! :)


  92. I prefer alphas, but I also like gammas.

  93. Love all heros especially if they are saving me :)

  94. I love both types :) The variety keeps things interesting :)


  95. I love alphas because they are strong and confident.

  96. Like a bit of both.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  97. Alphas are strong and confident, so really what's not to like about them? This is a fantastic hop! Love the reviews and the excerpt. Thanks for the opportunity!

  98. 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!

  99. 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

  100. i like alphas because they seem more take charge

  101. Love them both :)
    Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop


  102. Like them both. But the confidence an alpha male possesses can't be ignored.

  103. First of all let me say I love your books. Hot Hot HOT! Secondly I love Alpha males and Beta males. I think they both bring something to the table. Especially if your talking a menage!

    Ebonysbbwnikki (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Nikki Prince

    1. Thank you, Nikki, for the lovely compliment and for visiting my blog. :)

  104. Doesn't really matter to me--there is a time and place for both types, and since in books it is all fantasy anyway, why not enjoy the variety!

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

  105. I like both. After all, if all guys were alpha males, how would we ever get anything done?


  106. It's definitely Alpha for me, I like guys strong, confident..even if a bit commanding and arrogant.

    lilianxcheng AT

  107. I like all heroes, as long as they're more good than bad!

    sonya421 at gmail dot com

  108. I tend to like both. I usually lean a little more towards the alpha heros but betas can be just as good. It really depends on the storyline, the characters the authors writing. If the author can pull me into a story, no matter if the character is strong willed or a little weak, if it's good and I'm going through different emotions, I'm sold and hooked!!

    Jolene A


    1. Yes, I totally agree. For me, the attraction of the story is all about the emotions and connection to character. :)

  109. I love both, it just depends on the story

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

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

  111. I prefer the Alpha hero. They seem to go the extra mile.

    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

  112. I like both. The alpha always catches my attention first because of there attitudes. Thanks for being a part of the hop.
    jessangil (at) gmail (dot) com

  113. I love them both.

  114. I love to read about Alphas but I love my Beta at home :)
    anya at anyabreton dot com

    1. That's so sweet. <3 Thank you for checking out my contest.

  115. I like both depending on the character.

  116. I like beta heroes because I like to root for the underdog. (Roxann)

  117. I subscribed by email.. email is in my profile.


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