Carrie Ann Ryan.
Let the celebrations begin!
Welcome to the Alpha Male Blog Hop! Big thanks go to Carrie Ann Ryan for hosting.
There’s something so delicious about an Alpha male, isn’t there? A take charge kind of guy, who is no-nonsense and forceful and single-minded in his actions. However, my favourite kind of Alpha is one who protects and guards his heroine. Hmm. I don’t think I’m explaining it too well…I’ll try again.
I LOVE a story with a strong heroine, who may be the leader of a country, and the alpha male who is sworn to serve her. LOVE THIS WITH A PASSION! A great example of this is The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop. These books are fairly littered with the alpha-iest of Alpha Males, and yet they crave being in the service of a worthy female. LOVE THIS SO VERY MUCH! I highly recommend these books, peeps, and suggest you check them out. Right now, in fact. I’ll wait
Are you back? Good! How cool are they? Super cool, right??
As for my own books, I would LOVE to write an alpha male, but I just don’t think I’m wired that way. Maybe one day, if I’m real good and eat all my vegetables (and, you know, write a character who’s an alpha), then it will happen. In the meantime, I’ll take the lovely Rupert from ROUGH DIAMOND!
Owner of the Diamond Saloon and Theater, Alice Reynolds is astounded when a fancy Englishman offers to buy her saloon. She won’t be selling her saloon to anyone, let alone a man with a pretty, empty-headed grin…but then, she reckons that grin just might be a lie, and a man of intelligence and cunning resides beneath.
Rupert Llewellyn has another purpose for offering to buy the pretty widow’s saloon—the coal buried deep in land she owns. However, he never banked on her knowing eyes making him weak at the knees, or how his deception would burn upon his soul.
Each determined to outwit the other, they tantalize and tease until passion explodes. But can their desire bridge the lies told and trust broken?
And now, the contest#!
So, peeps, do you like an alpha male? Or is a beta more your style? A combo of the two? Let me know your thoughts, and please leave your fave books featuring your males. I’d love to have some springtime reading, so comment below, leave your email address, and you’ll go in the running to win!
One lucky commenter will win a USD$5 Amazon.com Gift Card, as well as a signed ROUGH DIAMOND postcard, and a ROUGH DIAMOND magnet. International entries are welcome – if Australia Post can reach your country, you can enter!
But wait, there’s more!
There’s also THREE GRAND PRIZES! Make sure you leave your email in your comment and you’ll go in the winning to 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*!
So comment away, peeps, I’m looking forward to reading them all!
# The small print: Comment before midnight on 22/10/2012 (Australian Central Standard Time) to be entered to win a USD$5 Amazon.com Gift Card, one (1) signed ROUGH DIAMOND postcard and one (1) ROUGH DIAMOND magnet. Winner will be selected via random.org, with winner’s name posted on this blog by 23/10/2012. Cassandra will also contact the winner by e-mail; the winner will be required to reply with their postal address so Cassandra can send the prize to them.
Only one entry per ISP address. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. By entering, you agree Cassandra can use your name when announcing the winner if you should win. If potential prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. International entries are welcome. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law.
Grand Prize giveaway is hosted by Carrie Ann Ryan (http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com). Cassandra is not responsible or liable in any way for this giveaway. For more details, please visit http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com.
* Unfortunately, due to postage, the swag pack is only available to commenters with a US postal address.