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Friday, October 19, 2012

Helllooo Alpha Male!











I was trying to decide what to say about Alphas and all I could think about was Thor.  Specifically, Chris Hemsworth as Thor. 

Let’s face it, as readers we are drawn to Alphas.  They are in control, but not controlling.  They are sexy, without being so full of themselves we’d kick them out of bed for eating crackers.  In otherwords . . . Thor.  Ok, ok.  I’m letting Thor go (for now anyway).

Ultimately, an Alpha is the ideal combination of “nice guy” and “jerk.”  I know, I know . . . right now some of you are thinking “I sooo do not want any element of “jerk” in my Alpha.” 

To that I say – Really? 

Every woman (who is honest about it) will admit that she doesn’t want a guy who is a pushover.  The same goes for our Alphas – fictional or not. 

I’d have to say, if I were to give my definition of an Alpha male, it would be a little something like this:

He’s a natural leader, doesn’t necessarily know all of the answers, but he’s wicked smart and exudes confidence.  He’s a problem solver, can figure his way out of a tight spot. He tends to not be outwardly emotional, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t care deeply.  Just means he isn’t going to sit around eating from the carton of Ben & Jerry’s talking about his feelings.  He can sometimes come across as abrupt and insensitive, but that’s simply because he’s on a mission and goal oriented and that can be taken the wrong way.  Physically, he’s a force to be reckoned with.  Imposing, strong, athletically fit, tall and in general all around hotter and sexier than the average guy.  (Did I mention Thor?)
 
How about you?  What THREE characteristics do you think are imperative to have in an Alpha male?
Comment with your thoughts (and your email if you want to be considered for the awesome giveaways! - check out the prizes and swag pack up for grabs below)
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56 comments:

  1. 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.
    Qwillia
    email: qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

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  2. I love the strength, dominance, possessiveness, and protectiveness of alpha males.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. How did I forget to add Chris Hemsworth to my hunk list!

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  4. I like them to be protective, confident and brave.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  5. Okay!!! Thor/Chris Hemsworth........is the ideal Alpha Male! Grrrr!!!
    angelarosebooks@yahoo.com

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  6. Confident, strong and protective.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  7. 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 (and here's my list of three traits) strong, confident and willing to fight for what he wants.

    Thanks for doing this!

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

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  8. confident, compassionate, leader...can I add one more? wide muscular shoulders! and being able to shift into something ;) thanks! sstogner1 at gmail dot com

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  9. I like confident, strong, and protective men. A sexy smile helps too !

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !

    ~Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Only three characteristics?

    1) Take charge attitude
    2) Willingness to fight for what they want
    3) Protectiveness

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I love that they are 1. Fiercely Protective, 2. sarcastic 3. have a tortured past

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

    I post under BLHmistress but signed in rafflecopter as Dawna Newman

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  12. Sexy, Demanding, and how are we supposed to think after that post>? xstitchdiva at att dot net

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  13. Alpha males, to me, are compassionate, loyal, honest, determined, strong, and have something in their past that made them into the men they are today. phaedracamille@gmail.com

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  14. Some Alpha traits are fine, like confidence, but I do need someone who will talk with me. :)- Tara Berke Torres

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  15. i love the dominant, protective, and dare i say...filthy minded and mouthed alpha (i think i may have revealed too much about myself,lol). 2 of my all time faves include jerricho barrons (fever series) and lestat de lioncourt (vampire chronicles), just to give you an example of 2 of my perfect alphas ;)
    thanks for the blog hop, and the contest :)

    adamsgirl4602@yahoo.com

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  16. They protect and care for their loved ones.
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  17. Great alpha choice!! Love me some Thor! 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 stubbornness and raw animal magnetism that defines them as alphas.
    Thanks for the awesome hop and for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  18. Confident, takes charge, and compassionate.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

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  19. (Blogger is irritating me...been TRYING to reply to you all & it won't let me post as ME...so here is what I was TRYING to post...Still me..only w/o the little blogger pic)

    Love these comments guys!!! Keep them coming. I have to agree...it's hard to pick ONE fav alpha, but some of you have mentioned Jerricho Barrons...Ohh...I SOOO love that character!

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  20. I totally love the over confident, strong willed, somewhat over-bearing protective Alpha. With that said, he also needs to have 'the looks' I so love: dark longish hair, over 6'3", green eyes w/ long black eyelashes, a killer smile, and dimples are a bonus. :) Don't forget that muscular physique. No doubt he'll have a cocky attitude with all that greatness above, but he better have some Snark in his sense of humor. I need to laugh and want to kick his a$$ at the same time. lmao
    Thanks so much for the chance,
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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  21. I love an alpha male's confidence!
    sqwalker2@gmail.com

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  22. An Alpha male must be protective, passionate and faithful.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I love the alphas "you're all mine" attitude
    sugerlady@aol.com

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  24. I totally agree about Thor/Chris Hemsworth. Intelligent, protective and resourceful.

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  25. I love Thor! (Although I'm more of an Iron Man gal myself.) The three characteristics I think an alpha male should have are strength, confidence and a protective nature.

    Jyl22075 at gmail.com

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  26. Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
    They can be dark and mysterious but mostly 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

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  27. Yes, Thor is THE perfect Alpha Male. Lets see my alpha's have to be strong, both physically and mentally. protective of those they care about, handsome of course, and not afraid of anything.

    thanks for sharing your thoughts
    christina
    cgricci@yahoo.com

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  28. I love alpha males and how strong, loyal and protective they are.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  29. You had me at Thor!! MMMMM!

    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

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  30. Since I HAVE to narrow it down to three I guess I will go with confident, intelligent, and a snarky sense of humor in no particular order. :) Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop. I am enjoying reading about everyone's takes on what they feel makes an alpha male. I do have to second your thought on him not eating the Ben & Jerry's. I mean if he does that, then there wouldn't be any left for me!
    Best wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. They are strong, sexy and loyal

    Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  32. 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. I also admire their leadership and determination.
    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

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  33. I like that they are strong and protective. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  34. I love how brave, strong, possessive, protective, and capable they are :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  35. I like that alphas are strong, confident and good-looking.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  36. 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

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  37. OMG... I am having trouble leaving your blog. I adore looking at Chris. He is just so freakin' cute...
    I so enjoy alpha males because as strong as they are in all aspects, when they love, they love with everything they are and their woman knows it...

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Strong- not just physically but emotionally as well. Protective- of his and what he thinks is his- lol, and Trustworthy- trust goes a long way

    wlm167 at yahoo dot come

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  39. confident,strong,protective! love the alpha males! thank you for joining in on the hop!
    miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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  40. 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! mygirls01@yahoo.com

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  41. 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

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  42. I think Alpha's are protective strong and dependable :)
    savannahm1987@gmail.com

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  43. I don't want a jerk :( Maybe this is why I do much better in real life with an alpha/beta combo. I like strength, confidence, and compassion in my alphas - I guess part of me thinks that he is hot beyond words is just a given! My favourite Alpha is Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson novels.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  44. I like my alpha males to be strong, sexy, and protective of those they love. Bones from the Night Huntress series is one of my favorites.

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

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  45. 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

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  46. Smart, strong and protective! Thank you for the chance to win :)

    MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com

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  47. Protective, physical strength, and sexually dominant :) THank you so much!

    lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. I think they need to be loyal brave and protective. Thanks for giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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

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  50. I like alphas and their protectiveness.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. They MUST be intelligent assertive and protective
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

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  52. 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
    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  53. Smart, confident and protective of what he considers his

    purple975@msn.com

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  54. I love alphas, who are strong, intelligent, protective,loyal and have a wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway!
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. I love alphas that are have a strong sense of what they want and are not afraid to go after it especially while showing that sensitive side......

    www.christiecay.com

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