The Alpha Male Blog Hop Is Here!

Yes, the Alpha Male Blog Hop is here!  Over 200 bloggers and authors celebrating all the wonderful things about those hot alpha male heroes.  No gammas or betas allowed, at least not today!

So, what’s involved?  Lots of fun and prizes, that’s what. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that author or blogger.

But that’s not all….

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

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:

Zounds!  That’s a pretty fantastic collection of prizes, I’d say.

What’s my favorite thing about the alpha male hero?  I love that once he sets his sights on one particular woman, there’s no turning back.  He’s determined to woo her, protect her, and get her into his bed, no matter what.  You’ve got to love the idea of all that formidable energy and will focused on one woman.

The hero of my latest VK Sykes contemporary romance, Bigger Than Beckham, is that kind of alpha guy.  Tony Branch is a British soccer star who’s intent on building a sports empire of successful soccer teams.  He determined to buy a U.S. team owned by sports writer Martha Winston, and he’s not letting anything stand in his way of acquiring it–including Martha, who’s just as determined to hold onto her team.

But Tony is alpha all the way.  When he decides he wants Martha as much as he wants her team–watch out!  Nothing is going to stand in the way of this tough, sexy man and his relentless, seductive pursuit of Martha.

Here’s the blurb:

Sports journalist Martha Winston loves her career, but her life goes sideways when she inherits a pro soccer team from her father.  The team is almost bankrupt and on the skids, but Martha has vowed to save her beloved father’s legacy.  But she needs to get a financial infusion fast, or else lose the team to the wolves baying at her door.

Former British soccer hero Tony Branch wants to add Martha’s team to his growing sports empire.  But he wants it strictly on his terms—full control, not a partnership.   When Martha turns him down flat, he’s determined to change her mind by any means necessary.  If that includes using the sexual heat flaring between them, Tony is more than willing to play a game of seduction.

And you know what’s really fun?  How hard Tony falls for Martha.  When he sets his sights on her…well, let’s just say it gets pretty steamy!

So, readers, tell me your favorite thing about alpha male heroes?  Is it their determination to win what they want, their protective instincts, or how hard they fall for the women they love?  One person who comments will win a $10 Amazon gift card and a copy of Bigger Than Beckham.  And once you leave your comment here, click on this link and start hopping to the other blogs.  The hop ends on the 22nd.

Have fun!


109 thoughts on “The Alpha Male Blog Hop Is Here!”

  1. Jason Montgomery, The Duke of Eversleigh in Stephanie Laurens The Reasons for Marriage,is one of my favorite alpha males. He is totally in charge. Even when it comes to picking a bride. He doesn’t ask Lenore to marry him, he tells her they will be married and he tells his friend he will not make a ‘cake’ of himself by telling her he has any feelings for her. He even goes so far as to order her wardrobe and her wedding gown. Of course, he falls and falls hard. When he ASKED her if she would marry him because they loved each other was just letting her know just how far & how hard he’d fallen.

  2. Vanessa, I love your books. I think it is their determination to win what they want. I like when the hero takes control but leaves some space to his heroine! My man protects me but is not in full charge lol. By the way, I was the one who propose to my husband! We have been together since 86. I would love to win the swag pack, that should keep me reading for part of winter. lol

  3. My favorite thing about Alpha hero’s is that they are so decisive …. they don’t worry if they are politically correct or offensive. They are who they are…and that’s who you’ll get forever.

  4. I love how confident they come across, but when it comes to their women they usually turn into mush.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Meg G.

  5. Alpha males go to extraordinary measures to keep their women safe and protected. They will battle anyone who comes between them.

  6. My favorite thing about alpha heroes is their intensity, especially when they don’t get what they want. Couple that with gentlemanly ideals and you have the perfect alpha hero!

  7. 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

  8. I am a fan of Alfa males because of their protective natures, they always take care of what they consider theirs. I enjoy JD Robb’s Roarke who does things for Eve, even though she is a a strong woman.

  9. What’s not to love? hahahha!
    I love the possessiveness and the determination to get what they want (which is usually the heroine) no matter what/who gets in the way. He loves the girl beyond his own life and will protect her till death.

  10. I would say all of the above that includes their determination to win what they want, their protectiveness, and how they can fall hard for the women they love because this combination of traits just melts me. I love that they are sweet and soft for the women they love and would do anything for her 🙂

  11. Hi Vanessa! Alpha heroes are my favorite type of heroes. I like them to be strong, fiercely protective and loyal to their woman. If they have some vulnerability that is appealing as well.

  12. I love their confidence and hopefully intelligence. I don’t want a brute alpha, but a caring, loving, strong principled man.

  13. I love the sexy looks they give you from across the room. The ego and confidence that comes with it and the passion and power they bring!

    flockparty (at) hotmail (dot) com

  14. He might be big and strong and arrogant, but he’s just an old softy when you really get to know him…all he needs is a good woman!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  15. I love all those things about an alpha! Especially their fierce protectiveness 🙂 And it’s so sexy the way they’re so sweet to the woman they love.

  16. 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 strong, confident and willing to fight for what he wants.

    Thanks for doing this!

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

  17. I love the fact of their fiercely protective of those they care about, I love that they are sarcastic and that are loyal to those they care about as well then there is their stubborn streak.


  18. I love that “take charge” attitude and the willingness to fight for what they want.

    Right now I’m reading a book where the “hero” is anything but an alpha and it is driving me crazy, I want to shake him and tell him to get off his backside, stop writing mopey poetry, and go save his girl! It is incredibly frustrating and I am spending half my time wondering why I am bothering with this book – ugh.

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  19. Hi Vanessa, I just love how confident an Alpha male is, but he is also loyal. I need a man that is strong, but trust is my most important trait.

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !


  20. What I love about Alphas is that they fight fiercely but love deeply, they protect but stop short of smothering. Plus, they’re just drop dead sexy when they go into protection mode.


  21. 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

  22. I love that they´re are capable and you can lean on them *sigh* someone to take care of me. A bit possessiveness isn´t bad, either, =) *rawr*

    best wishes, Linda

  23. 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!

  24. I love their passion and dedication to their loved ones.

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

  25. Thank you for the wonderful post and the giveaway! Alpha Males are my absolute favorites! They’re strong, confident, protective, sometimes a bit bossy, and of cource sexy!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. i love how protective and passionate they are about a certain women, especially when they go all gonzo and start acting like cave men :L haha

  27. I think my favorite qualities of an alpha male are being strong (minded, willed, and physically) but to really win me over, they must have a snarky sense of humor! Currently Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries is my dream alpha! Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop.
    Best Wishes,

  28. Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
    They have be dark, mysterious, protective, humorous, loving, strong, and just be themselves.
    At them moment it’ll have to be Neville Rosco from Stephanie Laurens’ The Lady Risks All. He is a great soft hearted man (second son of a Duke) who is making money for his family by portraying himself as a bad boy owner of a gambling house. He is also in a club called The Philanthropy Guild.
    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!

  29. One of my favorite alpha males is Rhett Butler. I remember having a huge crush on him as a teen. He just had that commanding, devil may care attitude
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  30. I love their take charge attitude and protectiveness toward their significant other.

    Love the cover of your new book. It sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Jyl22075 at

  31. I like my alphas confident, intelligent and extremely protective of what they consider theirs. It’s also important to me that he be loyal and true for those he cares about~ while having the ability to be extremely dangerous toward everyone else.


  32. I am a modern woman who can take care of herself, but, who doesn’t like a take charge alpha with your best interests at heart? Yes stubborn hard headed men can make you crazy, but when the reveal that vulnerable side it makes your heart melt! Or reading when the alpha just takes what he wants (as in his woman) be still my heart!

  33. I love Alpha males. Kilted Highlanders weaken me just reading about them. 🙂 I love a big man, such a protected and secure feeling. Love the devotion, loyalty and tenderness they aren’t afraid to show.Thanks for participating. One of my favorite Alphas is Jamie Fraser from Outlander.
    Carol L

  34. 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!

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. I think a good Alpha character must have strength, compassion, and above all, confidence 🙂 (I can do without the snark.) My favorite Alpha hero is Adam from Patricia Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson series. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  38. I think a good Alpha character must have strength, compassion, and above all, confidence 🙂 If they have a great sense of humor, so much the better! My favorite Alpha hero is Adam from Patricia Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson series. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  39. Hi Vanessa!

    My favorite male heros and the thing I love the most is their ability to love without restraint!

    Just as their determination to be the best at whatever they do they also want to protect not only those they love but those in need.

    When they finally meet their perfect mate they give all of themselves and not just what others see in them.


  40. 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

  41. 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!


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