The Alpha Male Blog Hop

Welcome to the Alpha Male Blog Hop hosted by Carrie Ann.
With fall upon us, the days are getting cooler. Which means more and more people will be hunkering down and looking for a good book to keep them warm. 

As I look through the books on my bookcase (and flipped through the choices on my Kindle), I began to wonder what it was about the hero that stood out for me when I was browsing the bookstore shelves and bought each particular book.  Was it the strong, silent ones? Or the joking, friendly guys?  And what exactly did I consider to be the “alpha” hero?

I always thought it was the strong silent types for me.  But then I started looking at the stories I’ve written and the ones I have coming out.  Very few of my heroes are the strong, silent type. Most of my characters tend to be easy going, fun to be around, life of the party guys. 

I came to the conclusion that maybe my head goes for the brooding, hard to reach, dangerous heroes. But that I tend to give my heart to the easy going, fun to be around, working with their hands type guys. 

Which leads me to my question for this hop.  Do you consider the happy, joking hunks part of the alpha group?  Or is the alpha title reserved for the strong silent types?

The HOP is hosted by:

When does it start?

The hop started this morning, Friday, October 19th at 12:01 am and ends midnight Monday, October 22nd. 

What do you win?

I have two prizes being offered for this hop.  Two prizes means two different winners!

1) The first prize is an e-download of my novella, In Her Wildest Dreams.

Blurb: How does a divorced, single mother rationalize a short fling with one of Atlanta’s Hottest Bachelors? By telling herself no one would ever know, and since he's moving, she would never see him again. What could go wrong?


2) Second prize is a $10 Amazon Gift Card. 

How do you enter?

Simply fill in the Rafflecopter information below. There are 5 chances to win,
1 mandatory entry and 4 optional chances.


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Last October I released my FREE short story, Drool Worthy.  You can find a link to the book at Smashwords, Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble. 

Will all-work-and-no-play keep Marianne from finding a great guy? Or will the pastry chef be in exactly the right place when opportunity walks through the front door?

And for a peek into Jason and Marianne’s (from Drool Worthy) Halloween honeymoon, check out my guest post from last year at Carol Kilgore’s Under the Tiki Hut blog.    

Thanks a ton for stopping by on your Alpha Male Blog Hop  stop. Now HOP on over to the others and good luck!!!



sam atkin said...

I personally believe that the happy, joking hunks are part of the alpha group they just show it in a different way.


Shannon Ro said...

I would say more just the strong silent type.

Anonymous said...

I love the more strong/silent type. But the joking hunk could also be an alpha male ;)

Jean MP said...

I think the joking hunk could be a alpha male, as long as he is confident and strong in his manner.
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Anonymous said...

I beleive the fun hunks are Alpha too !


susanmp said...

I love everything about Alphas! Some alphas do have a sense of humor! Awesome Blog Hop!

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Rachel said...

I think the Alpha title is not reserved to either of those types - Alphas, to me, are confident, self-assured, respectful men who are capable of taking charge but also able to trust their partner to do the same.

Rachel said...

I think the Alpha title is not reserved to either of those types - Alphas, to me, are confident, self-assured, respectful men who are capable of taking charge but also able to trust their partner to do the same.

BLHmistress said...

I think they can be, I know a few secondary characters Nick for example in The Dark Hunter series , used to be fun and joking but could kick butt as the rest of Alphas then tragedy struck and he became broody but I still thought of him as an alpha.


Liese2 said...

I think both types qualify!

Sarah Handrich said...

I think they can be, but are reserved about it!

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Alphas come in all types of personalities. You really have to watch out for those joking alphas....

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Mel Bourn said...

YES! It takes all kinds to make the world go around. I love them all!
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Renald said...

I like joking Alpha males, they are so much fun. ;-)

JanD said...

Of course the joking and fun types can be alpha too.
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Yvette said...

I think the more strong, silent type,

rfg72 said...

What makes an alpha an alpha is his strength, protectiveness, determination and love. This can be expressed in different ways, so he doesn't have to be the strong, silent type, but he will break your fingers if you touch his girl again.

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Carin said...

I think both can be alpha males :O) Carin
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Alicia said...

I don't think the group is limited to the strong, silent types at all :)

Thanks for participating in the hop!

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Jyl22075 said...

I definitely think that happy, joking guys can be alpha too. I think a sense of humor is one of the most attractive qualities a man can have.

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books4me said...

Hmmmm....not given that much thought. I guess when I think of alpha males, I think of strong, silent, tough dudes. But why can't alphas be funny too? Sure, both could be alphas!

Ashley Applebee said...

In my opinion the alpha title should be reserved for the strong silent types. That just screams Alpha to me :)
Ashley A

Christine said...

Yes I do consider the happy, joking hunks part of the alpha group. Absolutely! The "happy" "joking" is only part of the persona. There's always a whole other side to them. Maybe it's a side they only show to a chosen few, or they save the "darker" side for the bedroom.

Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for your giveaway
Best wishes and continued success
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Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

I think the strong brooding types are more of what are considered the alpha males than the happy jocks. I think personality plays a big part in being an alpha. Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for the giveaways!

Cassandra said...

I think it's for both. They each have their own attractive qualities :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Barbara B. said...

I absolutely believe the happy, joking hunks are a part of the Alpha male group! Rhage, of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, for instance, is a jokester, but, has all the characteristics of the Alpha male, as well. He is sexy, good looking, strong, loyal, protective, possessive, and has that sweet, loving streak that I so love!


Ann Q said...

Yes, certainly part of the alpha group. They are my favorite kind. They know when to be serious, but, can relax and have a bit of fun as well.I feel that they are more of a complete person.

Tamara Hoffa said...

I don't think alpha makes need to be strong and silent types, I think they can be fun loving too

Kaylyn D. said...

I don't think an alpha male has to be a silent strong time. I love a man who can make me laugh. lol Thanks for the giveaway.

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Joy said...

Absolutely, the laughing joking types, this is the type I love.
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Bren's Stitches said...

I love an Alpha with a since of humor! xstitchdiva at att dot net

Mary Preston said...

Alpha encompasses so many different types of men. Humor is important.

latishajean said...

I would say both I love Alpha males what a fun blog hop! Thank you for the great giveaway!

Veronika said...

I like joking and funny Alpha Males too!
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Lisa said...

A happy, joking man can definitely be an alpha. Confidence, protectiveness, strength, & passion are what make a man alpha


Nay Nay said...

I love my Alpha Males. They keep me coming back for more.
I am already signed up for your newsletter, liked your Facebook page and joined the Beach Bum friends as Nay Nay.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

Nay Nay said...

I forgot to answer the question :) I think the happy, joking hunks should be part of the alpha group. Just because they're happy and joking doesn't make them any less an alpha then the strong silent type.

mariehahn13 said...

Of course they're alphas! :) Rhage in J.R. Ward's BDB is hilarious and jokes all of the time... but he's DEFINITELY an alpha. A very hot alpha ;)

Thank you for a great giveaway!

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miki said...

alpha can have humour ^^ but foremost he is loyal and protective


Diana said...

Both but the truth is that I find the strong silent type more attractive.
Thank you for the giveaway!

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molly.frenzel said...

I suppose both could be Alpha even though they're mostly depicted as the strong and silent type.
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Misha said...

I think alpha personality traits can vary~ it's the values and how they execute them that makes them the alpha. Altho, I prefer the strong silent type myself. :)

Molly said...

Strong,silent type most definitely with a few of the others mixed in!

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!

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K. April Holgate said...

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!

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Phaedra Seabolt said...

I definitely think there's room for the fun and joking men in the alpha category. I think the primary characteristics that an alpha has to have are determination, honesty, loyalty, compassion, and strength. There's room for fun in my description.

donnas said...

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

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MaryAnn Inabinet said...

Yes, the happy joking types can be considered alphas to me.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shadow said...

I consider happy joking types alphas too! 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!

Beckey said...

The silent type is the ones you should watch out for cause they are the ones that are more determined but quietly contemplating on how to get what they desire and sneaky too :)


Miriam Whitewolf said...

yes i consider the happy, funny, joking males apart of the alpha male. it all on how they deal with serious situations, is how i see if he is alpha or "beta" thanks for joining the hop!

J Lenni Dorner said...

I think the happy, joking hunks can be Alphas, so long as they aren't jerks who are joking in a mean way because they are actually insecure.

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Stephanie Huff said...

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

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bn100 said...

I like alphas and their protectiveness.


Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. i love how powerful, fierce and passionate alpha males can be. I love humor its super important.
i totally want to read your books